At this year’s annual meeting of the Walt Disney Company, Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced that sequels were in the works for both 2004’s The Incredibles and the Cars franchise (which produced the original movie in 2006, a sequel in 2011, and the Planes spin-off movie last year, with a second Planes movie […]
With over a billion dollars made, tons of merchandise, and lots of little girls replaying “Let it Go” incessantly (much to the annoyance of their parents), Disney’s Frozen is a phenomenon now. It almost feels pointless to review a movie that virtually everybody has seen, but I know some of you are interested in my […]
Walt Disney Studios has released new character poses and descriptions for the cast of Planes: Fire and Rescue, the sequel to last year’s Planes. In the new movie, cropduster-turned-racing plane Dusty Crophopper switches to aerial firefighting. The movie is scheduled for release on July 18, 2014. FACT SHEET PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (In 3D) DISNEY […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]