Posts Tagged ‘Disney’

How is Frozen connected to every Disney animation?

How is Frozen connected to every Disney animation?

With over $1 billion earned at the worldwide box office, chances are you've seen and love Disney's hit animation, Frozen. Did you know that the film has connections with the production company's other animated feature films that might surprise you?   AllFancyDress.com have created a really cool infographic that illustrates exactly how Frozen...

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Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – A Review

Feel-good tunes, colourful characters and slick graphics ensure Planes 2 is certainly worth a watch. Balancing jokes aimed at adults as well as the kids, this is fun for the whole family. Planes 2 is set in the skies above the world of Disney’s Cars. If you have seen Planes (1) then you’ll be pleased to hear that...

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Maleficent – Review

Maleficent – Review

We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty, as told by Disney’s adaptation. The evil fairy Maleficent casts a spell on the young princess Aurora, so that on the day of her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by True Love's Kiss. Do we ever question...

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Frozen – Review

Frozen – Review

Having grown up during the Disney Renaissance – the period between 1989 and 1999 when animated Disney Classics dominated – I'll admit to still watching and anticipating new releases. From the makers of Tangled (which underwhelmed me a bit, if I'm honest), Frozen is back on form, a watered down adaptation of The Snow Queen that proves...

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Star Wars Episode VII: Is that you, RTD2?

Star Wars Episode VII: Is that you, RTD2?

Talk to anyone about Star Wars, and one character will always crop up in conversation: R2-D2. So it is with much rejoicing that our favourite droid has been confirmed for Star Wars Episode VII. Oh yes, people who were worried our diminutive friend would be left out for the first time in history (he practically opened the series), you can...

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Films in time for Christmas 2013

Films in time for Christmas 2013

2013 has been a very good year for movies. Comedies, animations, action movies, fantasy adventures, adaptations of classic novels – we've had it all from the Hollywood conveyor belt. And now the winter, spring and summer theatrical releases are available to download and own on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time time for Christmas! Well,...

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Angelina Jolie stars in Maleficent teaser

Angelina Jolie stars in Maleficent teaser

It feels like we've been waiting forever for a teaser trailer of Disney's Maleficent, but finally (finally!) we've been granted one. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this prequel to Sleeping Beauty. Check out the trailer here! Maleficent is not due out until May 2014, but the teaser trailer has certainly done its job. Watching a...

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Disney/Marvel announce five superhero shows for Netflix in 2015

Disney/Marvel announce five superhero shows for Netflix in 2015

One live-action Marvel show on Netflix would be great. Two? Fantastic. Five? Five? Are you kidding me right now? I need some fresh air. In what's being dubbed an "unprecedented deal", Marvel and Disney are going to grant Netflix what may become some of its biggest ever content - five new shows, four of them live-action and one miniseries (which...

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Planes – Review

Planes – Review

It's safe to say that Disney just gets it when it comes to making animated movies. With its colourful characters, slick graphics and witty script, Disney's Planes is a heart-warming family flick which will have both adults and children giggling for different reasons.   Planes has a star-studded voice cast which features the...

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Emma Watson to play Cinderella

Emma Watson to play Cinderella

We're used to seeing Emma Watson with a wand in her hand, but soon we could see the actress with a broom instead, since she's been courted to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh's new fairytale project. The Harry Potter starlet, who's known for her role as fuzzy-haired Hermione, will be filling the glass slipper to portray Cinders in...

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Two Hercules films set for release next year

Two Hercules films set for release next year

Known for his super-strength, bulging muscles and accomplishment of seemingly impossible tasks, Ancient Greek hero Hercules is set to be portrayed in two big-budget blockbusters by rival film studios. Paramount and MGM Studios will be battling it out against Millennium Films in true sword-and-sandals style for the box office top spot...

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Disney releases artwork from Frozen

Disney releases artwork from Frozen

As a particularly Siberian blast recently transformed the UK into a snow-covered winter wonderland just too late for Christmas, it seems very apt that Disney have just released images from their upcoming animation, Frozen. Rough sketches and concept artwork were published last year, but now Disney have released two teaser posters...

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Avengers Assemble box office takings are … wow!

Avengers Assemble box office takings are … wow!

Avengers Assemble (known as The Avengers in every other country) has had some inter-dimensional hype for a lot of the last year, and it has finally made its expected impact on the box office. It took $178.4 million in ticket sales before the US release. We were expecting it and we're still speechless. Joss Whedon's blockbuster...

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Frankenweenie trailer released

Frankenweenie trailer released

Tim Burton has brought his 1984 movie Frankenweenie back to life and we can now have a sneak peak in the recently released trailer. The kooky director has resurrected the original monochrome short and revamped it into a children's spooky stop-motion feature, which also has no colour. Frankenweenie, which features the voices of Winona...

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The Wizard of OZ set for 2014 re-release

The Wizard of OZ set for 2014 re-release

The classic American musical film, The Wizard of OZ is to be restored and re-released, to tie in with its 75th anniversary. Warner Brothers have announced that they will stop shipping the DVD from May this year and will begin digitally remastering the film, ready for its release in 2014. After its restoration, the well-loved family...

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Disney is geared up for Hovercar, the movie

Disney is geared up for Hovercar, the movie

Disney are zooming into action to bring Matthew Reilly's Hover Car Racer book to the big screen. It is thought that Dan Harris, who wrote Superman Returns, will be turning the popular young adult book into a live action film. Giving Harris a hand will be screenwriters Miles Millar and Alfred Gough. Together, Millar and Gough have...

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Tim Burton to direct Pinocchio?

Tim Burton to direct Pinocchio?

Tim Burton wants to 'Burtonise' another classic tale: this time by directing a dark version of the children's classic, Pinocchio. The Oscar-winning director, known for his unique twists on other children's tales such as James and the Giant Peach, Alice in Wonderland and this year's Frankenweenie film, is pulling the strings for Robert...

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ film idea finally thaws

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ film idea finally thaws

If you thought a lion, a witch and a wardrobe was a strange combination for a film, wait until you see Disney's upcoming winter wonderland film, which features a raven, an old sorceress and a troll. Disney is set to release a magical winter epic called Frozen which is based on the fairytale, 'The Snow Queen' by Danish author Hans...

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Beauty and the Beast 3-D trailer released

Beauty and the Beast 3-D trailer released

Release your inner child. Following The Lion Kings re-release in 3-D, Beauty and the Beast will dance onto the big screen again at the beginning of next year too. Tale as old as time ... sigh. Yes, we know its just another way for Disney to make money off their most successful films, but come on - it's Beauty and the Beast! Some may...

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Lost Disney short discovered in UK archive

Lost Disney short discovered in UK archive

A long lost short film of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who provided inspiration for iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse has been discovered in a film archive in England. Once upon a time, in 1927 to be precise, Walt Disney and his cartoonist partner Ub Iwerk's created a creature called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit with Universal Pictures. After...

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Programming the-VISITTFRDAILY-Nation review

Programming the-VISITTFRDAILY-Nation review

I really enjoy documentaries, and not too long ago I started reading about hidden imagery in Disney animations. Sounds like an odd combo? I'd found out about writer and director Jeff Warrick's documentary on subliminal messages, and was curious, to say the least. The topic of hidden propaganda in popular media is one everyone should be discussing,...

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Brave trailer now online

Brave trailer now online

If you're curious about Pixar's latest project, Brave, then you'll be excited to know that a rather intriguing trailer has been released. Brave is a somewhat different animal to what has come before. It has a Scottish protagonist, it had a female director (before she was removed, a move which is causing waves of bad PR as Pixar are still...

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Rising Brit star Douglas Booth wins Romeo role

Rising Brit star Douglas Booth wins Romeo role

Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? Well, it looks like we've found him in the form of Brit actor Douglas Booth. Booth, who you might recognise from the Burberry ads or playing Boy George in the TV movie Worried About The Boy, will play Romeo to True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet. Director Carlo Carlei reportedly chose him from...

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A Week of Controversy in Film

A Week of Controversy in Film

The Human Centipede sequel saga has continued this week, as the distributors have appealed against the decisions made by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). By refusing to give the film any classification, the BBFC have ruled that it cannot be legally screened, sold or downloaded anywhere within the UK. While the first film...

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Hailee Steinfeld cast as Sleeping Beauty

Hailee Steinfeld cast as Sleeping Beauty

True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld is attached to another cinematic reworking, this time of the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Following her big screen début playing Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers' film, True Grit, the fourteen-year-old was nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award, amongst numerous others awards. Now it seems...

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New trailer for Water For Elephants & Disney’s Prom

New trailer for Water For Elephants & Disney’s Prom

As it's Friday we thought we'd treat you two exciting new trailers to whet your appetite. First up, the third and most revealing trailer yet for Water For Elephants has been released. And they just keep getting better, we can't wait for the film now. Water For Elephants tells the story of veterinary student Jacob Jankowski, played by our...

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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in Jungle Cruise

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in Jungle Cruise

Disney are looking to cash in on the huge success of the rides-to-riches story that was Pirates of the Caribbean. This time around, they've hired Woody and Buzz. Jungle Cruise, the ride in question, is pretty much what it says on the tin - a cruise, through a jungle. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it goes wrong, and there's...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 teaser released

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 teaser released

If you, like many a Depp fan, have been eagerly awaiting seeing him in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, titled On Stranger Tides, then you're in luck - the teaser's hit the interwebs. It certainly looks like a riotous romp back through the lands of pirates, a very angry bunch of posh sailors and, as ever, the mad Jack Sparrow, who,...

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Trailer for Beastly, starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens

Trailer for Beastly, starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens

The trailer for Beastly, which stars Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris, has appeared online! The film is based on Alex Flinn's 2007 supernatural novel of the same name, which provides a teenage take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast. Beastly will see British actor and model Alex Pettyfer take...

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Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp reunite for The Lone Ranger

Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp reunite for The Lone Ranger

Both the Pirates Of The Caribbean director, Gore Verbinski, and actor Johnny Depp have been confirmed for The Lone Ranger film. This is a project that has been in the works for some time now, with Disney confirming that Depp would take on the role of the Ranger's Native American companion, Tonto, back in 2008. Jerry Bruckheimer, who...

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Trailer for Disney’s Prom is here

Trailer for Disney’s Prom is here

Everyone loves a good high school prom, don't they? Well I do anyway and now there is a whole film called Prom, squeeeeel! It's the latest creation from Disney, who of course brought us the amazing High School Musical franchise. Directed by Joe Nussbaum, who has been involved with a whole range of teen movies like Sleepover, and...

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Hair-larious new trailer for Disney’s Tangled

The new trailer for Disney's latest 3D film, Tangled, has been released today...and we're suddenly feeling about ten-years-old again. Tangled is updated version of the Brothers Grimm classic, Rapunzel - which is actually the title under which this film will be released in some countries. This modern-day take on the tale follows Flynn Rider,...

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Tarzan is about to go three-dimensional

Aaaaahaaaahaaaaah! Yep, if you thought you'd heard the last of the tree-climbing, vine-swinging macho-man, you'd be wrong - he's coming back to cinemas, this time in 3D. A lot of people would argue that the Disney rendition of the Tarzan story was the epitome of how it could've been done. Those people would be largely correct, especially when...

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Wizard of Oz fever

Wizard of Oz fever

This story could get a little confusing but it looks like there are to be no less than seven follow ups to The Wizard of Oz. First up is Summertime Entertainment's animated 3D musical Dorothy of Oz which is set to star Glee's Lea Michelle. This will be here debut movie role and one that couldn't really be more perfect for her. She will sing...

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Prince of Persia Premiere

Last night was the premiere of the Prince of Persia at Westfield shopping center. The film, which stars British lovely Gemma Arterton and Brokeback Mountain star Jack Gyllenhaal, is based on the popular video game and is backed by Disney. For those of you not familiar with the story, it is about an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival...

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