It’s Official! JJ Abrams Will Return To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

(AOTN) After much speculation and a ton of shifting Disney has officially confirmed that director JJ Abrams will be returning to the “Star Wars” film franchise and is set to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX”.  Abrams will direct, as well as, co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Disney and Lucasfilm were left in a tizzy more »

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The Secrets Of ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’

(PCM) When it was released in 1937 no one imagined that the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” would be come the biggest film of all time, at least until it was eventually dethroned with the release of “Gone With The Wind” in 1939, but a two year reign is still a pretty […]

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Bob Iger Gives New Details Regarding Disney Streaming App

After news broke about a month ago revealing Disney’s plans to pull their films from Netflix in order to start their own streaming app, many questions needed to be answered. Will Star Wars and Marvel films stream on the service? Will the service have exclusive content? How much content will it have? How much will it cost?

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Colin Trevorrow No Longer Directing Star Wars Episode IX

Yet another director is out of a job when it comes to directing a Star Wars film. This time it’s Colin Trevorrow. Disney has released a statement regarding the departure of Trevorrow from Star Wars: Episode IX. Via StarWars.Com Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin more »

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Disney Launching Their Own Streaming Service

Unlike Mickey Mouse Club’s “see you real soon” send off, Disney is saying so long Netflix! Disney has announced that the company will pull its films from Netflix and launch their own streaming service in 2019. Not all the details about the streaming service are out as of yet but Disney CEO Bob Iger has more »

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Disney Reveals Plans For A Fully Immersive ‘Star Wars’ Hotel

(PCM) Disney has just made the dreams of millions of “Star Wars” fans worldwide come true by revealing their plans to create a fully immersive “Star Wars” themed hotel. When they say fully immersive, they really do mean fully immersive as each guest will actually receive their very own story line which will play out […]

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‘Bambi’ Signature Collection Blu-ray Review

Disney’s timeless masterpiece Bambi has hit its 75th anniversary which means it gets an updated in-home release. This will make it the fourth in-home release of the film within the past twenty years. I don’t really feel the need to get into too many details in regards to the film itself. Bambi is still the same more »

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Calling All Disney Fans! Here’s A List of All Disney Movies Hitting Theaters in 2015!

DisneyBanner(PCM) Walt Disney Studios has lit the silver screen and hearts everywhere with magic for over 90 years, celebrating imagination the power of love along the way.

Entering its 91st year, Disney show no signs of stopping; twelve films will be released in 2015 including four animated features and eight live-action films. 2015 releases include the the long-awaited and much anticipated J.J. Abrams helmed Stars Wars:The Force Awakens and the Paul Rudd-starring Marvel comic adaptation, Ant-Man.

Check out the full list of the Disney releases coming to a theater near you in 2015!

Strange Magic – January 23, 2015

Directed by Gary Rydstrom (Finding Nemo, Saving Private Ryan) and starring Alfred Molina, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, and Bob Einstein, Strange Magic is an animated feature from LucasFilms that uses popular songs from the past six decades to Read more

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New Trailer for Disney’s “Cinderella”

Cinderella(PCM) It’s been sixty-five years since audiences were first delighted by an animated film telling the classic European folk tale of Cinderella.

Now, we’re just 3 months out from the release of Disney’s live action Cinderella, opening in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015, and Disney has graced us with a new trailer to hold us over.

Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother, Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden looking very dapper as Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias) and fellow Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera star as the Evil Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella.

Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) also stars along with Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Speech), Nonso Anozie (… Read more

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Young Girls Puts Disney’s Gaston In His Place

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(PCM) An adorable video of a young girl confronting the character of Gaston from Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” has gone viral. The encounter took place at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The young lady in the video named Isabella …

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Pixar’s “Finding Dory” Releases Plot and Setting Details

FindingDory(PCM) When Pixar released Finding Nemo in 2003, the animated feature about an anxious clownfish, Marlin, on the hunt to find his son, Nemo, with the help with an endearingly forgetful fish, Dory, became an instant classic.

When news broke in 2012 that a sequel to Finding Nemo was in the works, the excitement was palpable. Then in 2013, Disney announced that the sequel would be titled Finding Dory and would star returning stars Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen Degeneres as Dory.

After campaigning for a sequel for some time, Ellen made an announcement on her show expressing her excitement at Disney’s official announcement, saying:

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script … Read more

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A ‘Frozen’ Sequel Could Already Be Underway

FRozen(PCM) Disney’s Frozen, released in 2013, captured the hearts of children, families, and even some grown adults everywhere, sweeping people up in it’s story of acceptance and sisterly love.

With Frozen being the highest-grossing animated film of all time, it makes perfect sense that Disney would capitalize on that success and start working on a sequel.

Well, Frozen fans can rejoice because Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, confirmed in an interview with The Telegraph that work on a Frozen sequel, as well as a 6-minute short and a theatrical production are all in the works!

When asked about her involvement in the sequel and theater show, the veteran Broadway actress said, “Not the stage show – I don’t know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride.”

The actress/singer also gave Frozen fans some advice for singing … Read more

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Emily Blunt and James Cordon Lose the Cow in New Clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Awards season is upon us and with awards season comes rampant speculation as to which movie is going to be nominated for what award ; Disney’s musical Into the Woods is at the top of many pundits’ lists for at least the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip leading up to Into the Woods‘ Christmas Day release, giving fans more footage of the interaction between Meryl Streep as the Witch and James Cordon and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife. 

The Witch gives the Baker and his wife a scare after they lose their cow, a crucial part of the magic needed to lift a curse. Watch the new clip below!

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the Read more

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Toy Story 4 Is On The Way From Pixar

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(PCM) The news was revealed that Pixar has signed on to make “Toy Story 4″ and what is even more exciting is that it will be directed by John Lasseter who helmed the original film.

The new film is set for release on June 17th, 2017 and according to the LA Times the new film will pick up where the previous film left off with a bit of a love story, where Andy gave all of his toys to a young girl named Bonnie.

Lasseter will create the story along with Lee Unkrich, who directed “Toy Story 3″, Pete Doctor who directed “Up” and Andrew Stanton who directed “Finding Nemo”! With such an array of Pixar all-stars, “Toy Story 4″ is sure to be a stellar hit.

It is said that the treatment for “Toy Story 4″ has been in development for nearly two years and they have brought in … Read more

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First Full Look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

EWIntotheWoods(PCM) Johnny Depp, no stranger to outlandish and outrageous make-up and costumes, has finally revealed his full look for Disney’s film adaption of Stephen Soundheim and James Lapin’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Into the Woods, on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

Until now, fans have only been able to catch a fleeting glimpse of Depp as the Wolf in the film’s trailers, but now thanks to EW, you can catch a full look at the Academy Award nominated actor decked out in furs, bushy eyebrows, and a spindly mustache.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by Read more

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Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is Here!

(PCM) Disney/Pixar have released the teaser trailer for what will most likely be next summer’s biggest family film, Inside Out, and the trailer is sure to delight and entertain Disney/Pixar fans.

The teaser features a compilation of footage from previous Pixar classics, including Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Monster’s Inc. Check out the trailer below!

Here ist he official synopsis for Inside Out:

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.

Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.

As Riley and her emotions struggle to Read more

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Woman Accuses Disney Of Stealing Her Life Story For The Movie “Frozen”

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(PCM) A woman by the name of Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney for the amount of $250 million claiming that they stole excerpts of her life story for their mega-hit film “Frozen”.

Tanikumi, who is originally from Peru, says that “Frozen” pulls directly from her life and her book titled “Yearnings of the Heart” which was published back in 2010, which is her autobiography about her immigration from Peru to America.

Officially Disney has claimed that “Frozen” is based off of the Hans Christian Anderson story “Snow Queen”, however Tanikumi feels that the film is direct plagiarism of her own work. She only recently discovered the similarities after purchasing and watching the film with her young daughter.

Tanikumi, whose real name is Amy Gonzalez, has filed a copy right infringement suit in New Jersey and we have to admit that her story does share a few similarities with the Disney film … Read more

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The Sad Reason Why Most Disney Characters Do Not Have Mothers

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(PCM) Like us, I’m sure that many of you were left pondering just why it appears that so many Disney characters are lacking a mother figure or that the mother figures are often tragically killed within the beginning of the …

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‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Hits Theaters Oct. 10

AlexanderandtheTerribleHorribleNoGoodVeryBadDay(PCM) Have you ever had a bad day? How about a day so bad it deserved it’s own title? That’s the kind of day Alexander is having in Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, in theaters nationwide October 10.

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.

He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom, dad, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Anyone Read more

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The Battle Is On Between Disney And Deadmau5

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(PCM) EDM superstar Deadmau5 is gearing up for quite the legal battle between himself and entertainment company Disney. The fight is over the similarities between Deadmau5 aka Joel Zimmerman’s mouse ears logo and the famed Mickey Mouse logo owned by …

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Have You Seen the Trailer for Disney’s “Into the Woods” Yet?

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Just like it seems to do every year a little too soon, the summer season is fast approaching its end, and with its end comes anticipation for the next big movie season: Christmas.

Disney is adding to the anticipation with the release of the trailer for Into the Woods, hitting theaters nationwide this Christmas.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. 

Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Read more

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Tina Fey to Star and Produce Disney’s “Untitled Witch Project”

tina_fey(PCM) Tina Fey, well known and celebrated for her hilarious and quirky brand of humor, displayed on such shows as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, will be producing and starring in Disney’s new Untitled Witch Project.

Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) is producing the project alongside Tina Fey.

Many had high hopes that Tina Fey would be attached to the rumored sequel to Hocus Pocus, a 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as three witches terrorizing a brother and sister in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween.

After The Tracking Board released news that Fey would be producing the sequel, many began to rejoice, but the celebration started a little too soon; Deadline released news that Tina Fey was not attached to the Hocus Pocus sequel but to a different supernatural project in the vein of Ghostbusters.

Tina Fey is … Read more

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‘Maleficent’ Review

Maleficent manages to put an entertaining spin on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, by attempting to tell the story from the villains perspective. Early scenes of the character, and later interactions between Malificent and Aurora successfully add depth and intrigue, but overall falls short in creating a unique backstory for the character. Despite the immersive visual effects and Angelina Jolie’s more »

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‘Mad Men’s Jon Hamm Switches it Up for ‘Million Dollar Arm’

MillionDollarArm_lakebell_johnhamm_disney(PCM) If you’re looking for a movie that will have you feeling inspired when you walk out of the theater, put your money down for a ticket to Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” opening Friday nationwide. Based on the true-life story of JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), a down-on-his-luck agent, who fails to sign the sports superstar client who would save his agency, so he comes up with a wild scheme. He creates a contest — “The Million Dollar Arm” — that takes place in India, where he hopes to find a couple of cricket players with great throwing arms that he can turn into Major League pitchers here in the U.S. He discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”).

“It’s a story about working hard,” Hamm says. “The journey that these two boys went on from literally never having … Read more

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“Planes: Fire and Rescue” Hits Theaters July 18

PlanesFireAndRescue(PCM) The sequel to Disney’s 2013 Planes, Planes: Fire and Rescue opens in 2D and 3D theaters nationwide starting July 18!

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.

Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Planes: Fire and Rescue stars Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month), Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Happy Gilmore), Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, Gravity), Regina King (Jerry Maguire, Ray), Jerry Stiller (Zoolander, Hairspray), Kari Wahlgren (Bolt, Tangled), Wes Studi (Heat, AvatarRead more

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Get A Sneak Peek of Disney’s “Maleficent” Before It Hits Theaters on 5/30!

Maleficent_13(PCM) Starting today, Disney fans can get a sneak peek at Disney’s new Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, before it hits theaters nationwide on May 30!

This special extended sneak peek will play daily in RealD 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure park.

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.

Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora.As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.

Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace Read more

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Kristen Bell Performs “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” Live

(PCM) Actress Kristen Bell blew everyone away were her recent live performance of the song “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” from the hit Disney film “Frozen”. The performance was part of a small and intimate concert experience where the actors and actresses from the film were performing hit … Continue reading

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Maleficent in Theaters 5/30

(PCM) Disney’s latest action adventure Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, hits 2D and 3D theaters nationwide May 30. Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Arm in Theaters May 16

(PCM) Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s new baseball film, opens in theaters nationwide stating May 16! Based on a true story, Disney’s Million Dollar Arm follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have … Continue reading

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Bears in Theaters April 18

(PCM) In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes … Continue reading

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Sam and Nia Lip Sync ‘Love Is An Open Door’ From Disney’s Frozen

(PCM) Watch this near-perfect lip sync performance of Love Is an Open Door from Disney’s Frozen, by young parents (and high school sweethearts) Sam and Nia. From Sam: “So I think my wife and I enjoy Disney’s Frozen soundtrack more than our daughter, but I’ll let you all be the … Continue reading

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Muppets Most Wanted in Theaters March 21st

(PCM) Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along Coming to a Theater Near You

(PCM) Disney announced through a press release today plans to re-release their huge animated hit Frozen as a sing-along. The sing-along version of the film will feature the lyrics on screen with a bouncing snowflake to encourage audience participation. This sing-along re-release is perfect timing for Disney; Frozen was just nominated … Continue reading

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Tyra Banks Confirms Life-Size Sequel

(PCM) Supermodel and host of America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks announced on Digital Spy that a sequel to Disney’s 2000 made for TV hit Life-Size has a sequel in the works. Banks confirmed that a sequel was being developed and could be released in late 2014 or 2015. The actress has … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Banks, Might Just Save Us All

(PCM) There are times when words fail. When an experience is so engrossing and captivating that you can’t quite find the way to put what happened to you into nouns verbs adjectives sentences and paragraphs. Such is my dilemma here as I write about seeing Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Saving … Continue reading

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Toy Story of Terror Features this October on ABC

(PCM) Disney have announced that everyone’s favorite talking toys will return for another installment in the Toy Story franchise and Pixar’s first television special. Gearing up for Halloween, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang return in a brand new spooky adventure titled Toy Story of Terror, and will … Continue reading

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“Star Wars: Episode 7″ Casting Rumors

(PCM) As most people already know, pre-production of another Star Wars film has begun, and is expected to begin shooting in early 2014. The internet has blown up with rumors and speculation ever since Disney announced another installment in the franchise, slated to release in Summer 2015. We know the franchise is now under the direction of J.J. Abrams’ and will most likely feature the return of iconic actor’s, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill. We are now hearing about some of the new talent, Abrams’ and company could quite possibly be bringing in. According to LatinoReview, young actress Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) was recently brought in to audition for one … Continue reading

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