When it was first announced that Disney was purchasing Marvel, the minds of many fans leapt immediately to the possibility of a Disney-Pixar animated Marvel movie. We're sorta getting that in November with 'Big Hero 6' but as that movie approaches, it's become very clear that it's not really much of Marvel movie at all, other than being loosely based on the obscure 90s comic. What fans really want to know is if we'll ever see a Disney or Pixar animated movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. John Lasseter, who runs both Disney Animation and Pixar, has your answer: no.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz,' the classic 1939 film that stands out in the minds of many as one of the greatest films in cinema history. But what you may have forgotten is Disney's often overlooked 1985 sequel, 'Return to Oz' -- the arguably more faithful but much darker and totally terrifying follow-up that eschewed the musical elements and the vibrant colors to embrace metaphors about childhood trauma and escapist fantasies ... you know, for kids.
Now that Disney XD's forthcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' series has officially set an October premiere, the crew of the starship Ghost are becoming less and less conspicuous with their heroic efforts. Enter the brutish-but-intelligent, Chewbacca-inspired Zeb, as he single-handedly takes on a squad of Stormtroopers in the newest clip from 'Star Wars Rebels!'
Disney XD's 'Star Wars Rebels' has been artfully teasing us for its fall premiere with a series of short clips from the new animated series, though fans finally have a target to stay on for the official premiere. The network has officially granted 'Star Wars Rebels' a one-hour October debut, but how can Disney viewers see the premiere even earlier?
The Disney Channel's long-running 'Phineas and Ferb' has managed some impressive guest stars and tribute episodes in recent years, but its latest get is a slice of fried gold. Ten years after its release, 'Shaun of the Dead' stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have announced that iconic zombie-killers Ed and Shaun will return in animated form for a forthcoming Halloween special of 'Phineas and Ferb.'
'Frozen' hit theaters in November of last year and fans are still singing its praises to this day -- quite literally. So, now that its director and co-writer has chosen her next project in adapting 'A Wrinkle in Time,' will she have another international sensation on her hands?
We were as surprised as any to learn that ABC's fairy tale mashup 'Once Upon A Time' would dip into more recent fare with an appearance from 'Frozen''s Elsa, Ana and Kristoff, but those expecting to see Idina Menzel or Kristen Bell reprise the roles may be left in the cold. 'Fringe' star Georgina Haig has landed the role of 'Frozen''s ice queen Elsa, while the fairy tale has also cast the season 4 roles of 'Once Upon a Time''s Anna and Kristoff.
The idea behind 'Big Hero 6,' Walt Disney's first animated Marvel movie since they acquired the home of The Avengers, is an exciting prospect, one that we've been tracking for some time. While the full cast is still to be announced, today brings our first look at this new team of superheroes through unofficial movie posters.
"Let It Go" isn't just a song from a Disney movie - it's a flat-out cultural phenomenon. The Oscar-winning 'Frozen' song has had everyone singing along (in the car, in the shower, in the kitchen) for months, but now even the professionals are getting into the act. Over the weekend, rock superstars Pearl Jam performed in Milan, Italy and busted out their rendition of the new Disney classic.
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from the front of 'Star Wars Rebels,' the forthcoming animated TV series. Though, in spite of the many character reveals and teaser trailers, at least one aspect of the new Disney XD series has remained a mystery. The show hasn't officially confirmed the voice behind its Jedi-hunting baddie "The Inquisitor," but a new report suggests 'Harry Potter' villain Jason Isaacs might be our man.