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Sofia Coppola Goes After The Little Mermaid

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Sofia Coppola [“Lost in Translation”] has expressed an interest in directing a live-action reboot of the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Little Mermaid”. The reboot would likely veer away from the lighter 1989 animated Disney version and more toward the darker side of the original Andersen tale where a mermaid makes a deal to become […]
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Review: Newest “Transformers: Rescue Bots,” “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Doc McStuffins” DVDs

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2014
In the span of the past two weeks, three of my favorite shows have gotten new DVD releases, and they form an interesting cross-section of modern kids cartoons. All three are excellent shows with surprising cross-demographic appeal, and all three get a selection of good-to-great episodes on these newest DVDs. The Hub’s Transformers Rescue Bots […]

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Disney’s “Frozen” Co-Director Jennifer Lee on Her Career & Shifts in the Movie Business

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
In an appearance on CBS This Morning, Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee discussed the runaway success of the film and expressed her hopes that it marks a shift in Hollywood away from the perception that “it’s boys that drive the moviegoing” towards more dynamic characters of either gender, and her hope that more women will take […]
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In Fortune’s Top 20 Fictional Leaders: “Ferngully”‘s Crysta, “Frozen”‘s Elsa, “Toy Story”‘s Woody

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
Fortune magazine has published its list of the top 20 leadership figures out of Hollywood, and three animated characters have made the list. Crysta from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was named for her bravery and for inspiring her new human friend to protest deforestation. Elsa from Disney’s Frozen was named for her self-imposed exile to […]

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Review: “The Jungle Book 2” Blu-ray – What a Bear

by SB20xxon March 21, 2014
Oh my, did this one hurt. The Jungle Book is one of my favorite Disney films, so this sequel (which arrived almost forty years after the first film!) had its work cut out for it right from the start. Let it be known that I have nothing against sequels, if a worthwhile story can be […]

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Fast Company Talks with Disney/Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Management Secrets

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has spoken to Fast Company in a series of articles in conjunction with his upcoming book Creativity, Inc. In addition to a lengthy excerpt from the book about the Pixar “Braintrust,” several smaller articles give a more focused look at more specific topics: How Disney […]
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Disney Announces “Incredibles 2,” “Cars 3” On the Way

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2014
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 […]

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Review: “Frozen” Blu-ray Warms My Heart

by SB20xxon March 17, 2014
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 […]