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The Pixar Crisis of 2013 and What Ed Catmull and John Lasseter Did About It

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
An article on Bloomberg News focuses on a portion of Creativity, Inc., the recently published book by Pixar President Ed Catmull, which details three crises that Pixar confronted in 2013: “the cost of making animated films was rising, the DVD market was shrinking and there was a feeling among management that a tenet of the […]
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CLIP: New “Planes: Fire and Rescue” Trailer and Character Poses Released

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
Disney has released a new trailer and character poses for the upcoming Planes: Fire and Rescue, the sequel to last year’s

Review: “The Pirate Fairy” Charts a Course for Adventure

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2014
While watching Disney’s The Pirate Fairy, it struck me that the Tinker Bell franchise was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic before there was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They’re films that aim squarely at young girls as their target demographic, but they’re done with so much skill and charm that the boys who […]

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Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]
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Hollywood Reporter on Disney’s Success with “Tinker Bell” Movies

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter examines the “stealth success” of the Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated features for Disney, the fifth of which (The Pirate Fairy) was released last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The article examines the franchise’s troubled start, where a movie already several years in production was scrapped with the arrival of John Lasseter and Ed […]

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CLIP: Five Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Disney’s “The Pirate Fairy”

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2014
In conjunction with the release of The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released the following clips and 5 surprising things you might not know about The Pirate Fairy (or, at least, that you might not know if you haven’t been paying attention to our earlier coverage): 1.Tom […]
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Everything’s Coming up “Frozen”: Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing “Let It Go”

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]

Disney IMAX-ifying Its Upcoming Movies

by Alex Beanon March 26, 2014
Disney, as part of their long-running agreement with IMAX, has agreed to release several of their upcoming movies in the IMAX large screen format. Among the movies selected for IMAX release are next week’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and next year’s newest “Star Wars” episode. Additional films set […]

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 […]