This November sees the release of 'Big Hero 6,' the upcoming Disney film based on the Marvel comic from the 90s. They might not be as well known as The Avengers or X-Men, but that could change very soon. Today, we have a first look at the characters from the film and the making of one of the big heroes.
"Well, well..." Maleficent has indeed arrived. Before Disney's 'Maleficent' makes its grand entrance in theaters on May 30, a new clip and a massive gallery of movie stills and concept art have been released to both preview Angelina Jolie's turn as the iconic 'Sleeping Beauty' character and to dive into her world of magic, fairies and fantastical creatures.
As Angelina Jolie mentions, we all know what happened in 'Sleeping Beauty' -- an evil fairy curses the young Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday, etc. -- but what about the story of Maleficent? Director Robert Stromberg's behind-the-fairy-tale movie of 'Maleficent' will hit theaters May 30, and Disney released a new featurette, a batch of new photos, and will be releasing a sneak peek to be exclusively shown at Disney Parks that takes fans deeper into her backstory than ever before.
Disney is known to lock animated films away in its vaults for safekeeping, to be re-released at a later time, but we went digging around and discovered this hidden treasure that's been locked up for far too long: a 1946 Disney animated short film called "The Story of Menstruation," which deserves to be honored along with the rest of the studio's classics. Too bad you won't see this playing in front of the next Disney princess film.
The Mad Hatter is going to be dealing with some daddy issues in 'Alice in Wonderland 2,' which is apparently serving up twice the Hatter craziness. Disney's upcoming sequel is casting theater actor Mark Rylance in the role of the Mad Hatter's father, a role created specifically for the new film.
Last year, Disney announced development on its first animated Marvel feature film, 'Big Hero 6,' though after the studio debuted the first concept trailer and images at last year's D23 Expo, we had still yet to learn of any voice cast additions. That all changes as stand-up comic and 'Cloverfield' star T.J. Miller becomes the first actor to land a role in the film.
If nothing else, 'Maleficent' looks like a grand showcase for Angelina Jolie's ability to vamp it up on screen. The new trailer for Disney's revisionist take on 'Sleeping Beauty' is as gorgeous and mysterious as the rest, giving Jolie plenty of time to shine and ham it up as the title anti-hero.
One of Disney and Pixar's most beloved hits of all time was undoubtedly Brad Bird's 'The Incredibles,' which saw a family of superheroes thrusted back into heroics after years of remaining in hiding. The director previously said that he was extremely interested in the possibility of continuing the story with 'The Incredibles 2,' but now, during a meeting with the Disney investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Bird is currently at work on a script!
Disney's latest 'Maleficent' trailer sure brings back fond memories of watching the animated rendition of 'Sleeping Beauty' as a kid (or watching them with your kids), but this is not that story. Angelina Jolie smolders (quite literally) as Maleficent in this origin tale of how the iconic witch came to be so ... well, malevolent.
Where the first 'Maleficent' poster featured a close-up of Angelina Jolie rockin' her devilish new look (horns and all), the latest one-sheet released by Walt Disney Pictures reveals ... sadly, nothing new except for a wider shot of the celeb in costume. Still, the A-lister pierces directly into our souls.