Disney has announced that its first-look deal with Jerry Bruckheimer, who's produced such Disney staples as the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'National Treasure' movies, will end when the current contract expires next year. This follows the studio's biggest flop in recent memory, 'The Lone Ranger,' which was projected to lose millions, but Disney assures everyone this decision has nothing to do with that disaster.
Just as talk is reigniting about the use of phones and electronic devices during screenings thanks to one movie blogger's instantly notorious call to (and inappropriate use of) 911 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Disney has announced that they'd like to encourage you to bring your iPads to the theater. For their upcoming re-release of 'The Little Mermaid,' the studio wants you and your kiddos to bring your iPads to screenings for a special interactive experience. Oh brother.
With the release of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5,' titled 'Dead Men Tell No Tales,' moved to summer 2016, little is known about what we can expect from the fifth installment of the popular movie franchise. Jeff Nathanson is busy rewriting his initial script treatment for directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, but now it seems the first details of the story have spilled out.
It was announced back in May of this year that 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' scored directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg of 'Kon-Tiki' fame, with a July 10, 2015 release date on the horizon. Though production isn't expected to kick off until early next year, a golden nugget of info has been unearthed, and it's the official title: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.'
Disneyland has always been about transporting its guests to detailed fantasy worlds, so it makes perfect sense that the park will continue to squeeze the Marvel brand for all that it's worth. After showcasing Iron Man armor earlier this year and making Captain America a new staple on board Disney cruises, Disneyland will allow visitors to visit the realm of Asgard and meet Thor himself ... just in time for 'Thor: The Dark World,' of course.
During the D23 Expo's second day of movie presentations in the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Sean Bailey, Walt Disney Studios' president of production, came out to the stage to present the upcoming live-action offerings, including the first footage of Angelina Jolie as the evil witch in 'Maleficent.'
Marvel Studios and Disney previously announced that they would be embarking on their first animated Marvel movie adventure with 'Big Hero 6,' adapted from the relatively unknown comic book of the same name. During this year's D23 Expo in California, the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center got a preview of the film via concept footage, art and some teaser tidbits of the story.
'Zootopia' (which is a working title) was announced to be the next big Walt Disney Animation Studios film coming in 2016, announced at this year's D23 Expo.