D23: Excitement, Confusion, and Disappointment from Disney Live Action (With Thoughts on STAR WARS Land)

The Walt Disney Studios live action panel at the 2015 D23 Expo was something of a mess. For months Disney has been positioning this panel as a big deal, announcing that Marvel Studios would be abandoning their long-held position of supremacy in Comic-Con’s Hall H and that the Star Wars panel at SDCC would be … Continue reading D23: Excitement, Confusion, and Disappointment from Disney Live Action (With Thoughts on STAR WARS Land)

LAIKA’s Next Film, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, Coming in 2016

Despite being somewhat disappointed by The Boxtrolls, I very much admire the type of work LAIKA does. Coraline and ParaNorman are both beautiful, inventive films that are as heartfelt as they are ambitious, and it pleased me to no end when they signed on to release three more film with Focus Features. Today they’ve announced the first of … Continue reading LAIKA’s Next Film, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, Coming in 2016

Why I Just Can’t Get Excited for Finding Dory

The year is 2004. The long-brewing feud between at-the-time Pixar Studio head Steve Jobs and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has just become explosive. Pixar is actively seeking a new partnership with another company while Disney establishes a new animation division called Circle 7 Animation, a division created with the purpose of making unnecessary sequels to … Continue reading Why I Just Can’t Get Excited for Finding Dory