Posts Tagged ‘disney’

CLIP: New “Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic” Videos Released

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2014
In advance of its release on March 18, 2014, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released two clips from Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic, the latest DVD of Disney Jr’s hit series. Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic will be in stores on March 18, 2014.

NY Times Magazine on Autistic Child’s Therapy Through Disney Movies

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
An article in The New York Times Magazine chronicles author Ron Suskind’s experience in developing a therapy program for his autistic younger son using animated Disney films. Suskind’s son Owen suddenly stopped speaking just before age 3, leading to a diagnosis of regressive autism. One of Owen’s few activities was repeated viewings of Disney animated […]


PR: Disney’s “Frozen” Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2014
DISNEY’S “FROZEN” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE Winner of Two Academy Awards® Is Now Second Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever BURBANK, Calif. – March 3, 2014 – On the same day it won two Academy Awards® including Best Animated Feature, “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd feature film, crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. […]


Review: “The Wind Rises” – Miyazaki’s Solemn Tribute to Invention

by Todd DuBoison March 3, 2014
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]


Odds Are Frozen Walks Away With Oscar

by Alex Beanon February 28, 2014
As we close in on the 86th Academy Awards, it is becoming more apparent that Walt Disney will finally get their first Disney-only Oscar as their 2013 runaway hit, “Frozen” has been predicted by virtually everybody and their grandmothers to win the gold statuette for Best Animated feature Film. In fact, it doesn’t even look […]

Defenders Set For NYC-Based Netflix Debut

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2014
Disney has set a deal to film a Marvel series – “The Defenders” – on Netflix. While the roster of the Defenders [who were defending Earth from all sorts of evil] was rather large, for the purposes of the Disney-Netflix-Marvel series, there will be four NYC-based Defenders – Daredevil, Iron Fist Jessica Jones and Luke […]


“Frozen” Composers on Internationalizing Music; Idina Menzel Profiled by NY Times

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, composers for Disney’s Frozen, about the challenges of internationalizing the score for the film. The pair discuss working with Disney Character Voices International senior vp creative Rick Dempsey, noting specific linguistic usages that were avoided to make translation easier, and details other instances where […]