Posts Tagged ‘disney’

Pixar President Ed Catmull on Sequels and Grooming New Talent

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2013 has spoken with Pixar President Ed Catmull, who stated the studio’s strategy of releasing “one and a half” films per year, with one original film per year and a follow-up to an earlier film every other year (including the upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo). While Pixar’s first 10 films were all […]
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“Monsters University” Tops Box Office Again in Second Week with $46.18M Take

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2013
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has taken the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with an estimated $46.18 million in ticket sales, representing a 44% dip from its opening weekend debut. The drop is better than the second week drops for Toy Story 3 (46%), Brave (49%), or Cars 2 (60%), […]


PR: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Coming September 10, 2013

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2013
20th Anniversary Edition of the Cult Classic TIM BURTON’S ‘THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ Trick-Or-Treating Into Homes September 10, 2013 Scarily Real Picture and Sound in Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Film Synopsis:                                   Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates […]

Review: “Lilo & Stitch” Double-Pack Blu-ray – One’s Great, The Other…Not So Much…

by Weathermanon June 28, 2013
Sometimes a movie pops out of the great machine that doesn’t exactly fit with everything else the machine has made. What’s the usual template for a Disney movie? Singing, dancing, talking animals of some type, dead parent(s), sniggering villain…ok, well Lilo & Stitch hits 2 of those 5, but the lack of singing and dancing […]


“Monsters University” Valedictorian at the Box Office with $82M Take

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2013
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University handily took the top spot in US domestic box office ticket sales, with an estimated $82 million take, representing the studio’s second-best opening ever (behind Toy Story 3‘s $110 million opening weekend) and just behind Monsters Inc.‘s opening weekend of $87 million (which represents the 2001 $62.57 million opening adjusted for inflation). […]

Review: “The Emperor’s New Groove”: Hilarious Film, Weak Blu-ray

by SB20xxon June 24, 2013
When I was a young teenager, I went through a phase where I had an irrational hatred of Disney. Between thinking I was “too old” for their films and learning some unpleasant facts about their corporate policies and controversies, I essentially boycotted the studio. In fact, I even engaged in the unfair practice of judging […]


Review: “Monsters University” – Bright but Really Familiar College Years

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2013
Monsters University is an extraordinarily enjoyable movie, populated with denizens of affable (and sometimes not so affable) characters. It is remarkable for being one of the very rare breed of modern G-rated college films, and the fact that it is still so successful on those terms indicates that the increased amounts of sex, alcohol, drugs, […]

RDJ Says – “Two More, Please”

by Alex Beanon June 20, 2013
“The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3” are two of the most highly successful films in the past two years and Robert Downey, Jr. has all the money from his stints as Iron Man/Tony Stark in those flicks as well as the previous two films in the Iron Man franchise – so it can be safe […]


New “Frozen” Trailer Released; Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk Join Cast

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released the newest trailer to Frozen, the animated feature film coming to theaters on November 27, 2013. They have also made an announcement that Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, and Alan Tudyk will join Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff in the cast of the movie. In addition, the following first-look images […]

Disney Has “Planes” Sequel at the Gate and Plays Musical Chairs With Release Dates

by Alex Beanon June 17, 2013
You can say what you want about Disney – and many people have – but you cannot say they are not prepared to make even more money than they already have. Toward that end, Disney has already announced a sequel to its yet-to-be-released Planes film, changed the title on its Muppets movie and switched around […]