James Cameron’s Avatar blew a lot of people away back in 2009, and it’s going to be really interesting to see how the sequels turn out. But in the meantime, here is some really cool concept art giving us out first look at Avatar Land, which will being set up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They are bringing the world of Pandora to life, and it looks like it will be pretty spectacular. The plan is to complete it by 2017. [Read more...]
Finally Disney has announced that there will be a sequel to the 2003 Finding Nemo film that was hugely successful for the studio entitled “Finding Dory” a character that was voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. Check out the full press release after the jump.
When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003′s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”—an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said DeGeneres. “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original film. “There is no Dory without Ellen,” said Stanton. “She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met Marlin. In ‘Finding Dory,’ she will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way.”
According to Stanton, “Finding Dory” takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.
Disney proactively taking a stance against the stereotype they’ve perpetuated on the idea of being a princess. [Read more...]
With the deal announced earlier today, Netflix and Disney have pushed streaming video into a new era. The deal is obviously huge content-wise: Netflix scores first-run flicks from 2016 on and direct-to-video titles from 2013.
But the biggest portion of this deal isn’t the content. Instead, it’s about the fact that Netflix is getting its content directly from Disney as well and it’s being allowed to show that content to its subscribers much, much earlier. The terms of the agreement mean that Netflix will now be able to show Disney movies in the ‘first pay TV window’, which advances the timing massively from when you would normally see content appearing on Netflix.
Stunning news coming out of California today will have some diehard Star Wars fanatics thinking George Lucas has capitulated to the Dark Side: the Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, giving the entertainment giant control of the Star Wars franchise. Additionally, Disney has announced plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, with episodes VIII and IX to follow in subsequent years. “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.” Lucas says he and new Disney studios president Kathleen Kennedy, who will executive produce the new Star Wars films, have already begun work on the films with an unspecified group of writers. Naturally, the deal also includes plans to incorporate Star Wars characters into Disney’s theme park and TV properties. Check out video featuring the official announcement of the deal from Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as well as George Lucas’ official statement.
TUESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) — A new strict set of nutritional standards is being introduced for all products advertised on the Walt Disney Company’s child-focused television channels, radio stations and websites.
The company said its new advertising standards largely follow recommendations proposed last year by federal regulators, The New York Times reported Tuesday. [Read more...]
For the ultimate Disney and/or Snow White fan you may know: The Seven Dwarves double finger ring.
This is one of my favorite villains ever. Disney made her look super real for the park, watch the process!
Another type avatar maybe…yeah.
“This is the video for my track ‘Bloom’, a patchwork of vocals and musical chords from various Disney films. I recorded the harp sample from ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and a series of chords from ‘A.I: Artificial Intelligence’ to form the base of the chorus. The vocals are sampled from Disney films, each of which are illustrated in this video.” Pogo
Talk about your Cartoon Brew: A new Australian beer campaign has co-opted Disneyâ€™s Snow White and renamed her Ho White â€” and the seven dwarves are now Randy, Filthy, Ugly, Freaky, Dodgy, Dirty and Smarmy. The initial ad features Ho White wearing a negligee, in bed with the naughty dwarves, blowing smoke rings. The concept was created by The Foundry for Jamieson Brewery.
The Walt Disney Company is not pleased.