There was a post-”princess movie” moment where Disney chased the “boy demographic.” It didnt' work out so well; Films like 'Atlantis' and 'Treasure Planet' came and went. Under the current Disney brand, 'Big Hero 6' isn't as aggressively alternative — not with Marvel as an in-house entity — but but the competition raises questions of what the Mouse House can bring to the table. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was basically a cartoon. Guardians of the Galaxy's five-character team had two fully CG characters. The Transformers moves are basically the pixel equivalent of a Stan Brakhage film. And now there's 'Big Hero 6,' a fully animated feature competing with live-action bombast. How will it stand out from the crowd? The Walt Disney legacy, and the idiosyncratic creative process that comes with it.
The beginning of September marks just over a month remaining until 'Star Wars Rebels' begins our descent into unexplored periods of 'Star Wars' history, so why wait to get in on the fun? The fourth short clip from the new Disney XD animated series has arrived, offering a major clue into how Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) aligns with the crew of the starship Ghost.
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.