Despite Pixar’s pairing with Disney, the digital animation studio has managed to stay out of the arena of the Disney Princess. Pixar almost distanced themselves from the familiar fairytale style films of the Disney empire to usher in a new age of computer wizardry to tell different stories. 17 years after ‘Toy Story’, Pixar have finally found their princess in ‘Brave’ and she’s a welcome addition to the family.
Looks like Jon Hamm is going for a lead film role with Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’.
Deadline is reporting that the ‘Mad Men’ actor has signed on to the film that tells the true story of sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who discovered professional baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players.
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After delivering success with ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’, director Brad Bird has found his next film titled ‘1952’.
Deadline is reporting that Disney has confirmed Bird’s involvement and has already hired writer Damon Lindelof (‘Lost’ and ‘Prometheus’) and Jeff Jansen, who have been working on the script for almost a year.
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With big name Pixar directors moving onto making live-action films including Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) and Andrew Stanton (John Carter), the next crop of Pixar films will usher in new talent and a few remaining veterans.
Collider is reporting that at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Disney/Pixar chief creative officer, John Lasseter, announced a few of the animated projects in long term planning.
Mexican holidays, dinosaurs and a trip into the human mind are keeping Pixar busy
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Be prepared for a LOT of gushing over Marvel Studio’s ‘The Avengers’. I’m going to give it to you straight; the film is phenomenally awesome. No review for the film really matters anyway because you’d be mental to miss the biggest superhero film event since we were pooped out from the big bang. Therefore, the burning question – is it the greatest superhero movie ever made? Our yardstick for the perfect superhero film is Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ and Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’. ‘The Avengers’ gets the bronze medal behind these films but serves as one of the best blockbusters ever made and is a fantastic accomplishment of Marvel Studios and writer/director Joss Whedon.
A few cool movie posters released today for Disney’s ‘Wreck it Ralph’ and Sony’s ‘The Amazing Spiderman’.
By now you probably know a lot about ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ so we won’t blab more about it, but For the uninitiated, ‘Wreck it Ralph’ is an animated adventure that takes place in the world of 8-bit videogames and centers on a classic videogame villain voiced by John C. Reilly who yearns to be a hero.
The poster for ‘Wreck it Ralph’ captures the tone of the film perfectly and you’ll be craving some ‘Donkey Kong’ action.
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2012 is the year of Snow White themed films and 2014 is set to be the year of Sleeping Beauty.
OK, there is only one Sleeping Beauty themed film in the works but it’s a big one with Angelina Jolie playing the horned villainess.
‘Maleficent’ is the Sleeping Beauty tale re-told told from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent.
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‘Captain America 2′ has a release date of 4 April 2014. It was made official today by Disney and Marvel Studios. The date had already been flagged by the studio but without a film attached.
Disney and Marvel Studios also provided brief details on the films plot and how it relates to ‘The Avengers’.
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