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CLIP: Meet Crocky, the Young "Tick Tock Crock," from "The Pirate Fairy"

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Review: "The Pirate Fairy" Charts a Course for Adventure

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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 […]

Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney's "The 7D"

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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 […]

Hollywood Reporter on Disney's Success with "Tinker Bell" Movies

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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 […]

CLIP: Five Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Disney's "The Pirate Fairy"

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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 […]

Everything's Coming up "Frozen": Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing "Let It Go"

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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

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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

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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 […]

Review: Newest "Transformers: Rescue Bots," "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," "Doc McStuffins" DVDs

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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 […]

Disney's "Frozen" Co-Director Jennifer Lee on Her Career & Shifts in the Movie Business

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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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