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)
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
A while back rumor started floating around that Disney was looking at making an animated movie based on Marvel’s comic series Big Hero 6, and today Disney officially announced that Big Hero 6 would indeed be Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 54th animated feature, scheduled for a release in November of next year. You’d be forgiven … Continue reading Thoughts on Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6
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
Stop it Marc Webb! Stop trying to trick me into being excited for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 For those of you just tuning in, I thought The Amazing Spider-Man was an awful movie and the worst kind of garbage that exists only to further studio politics (in this case Sony keeping the film rights to … Continue reading Well, At Least the Suit Won’t Suck This Time
There has been a great disturbance in the Force. By now, I’m sure all of you have felt it. Today Disney made a deal with George Lucas to acquire LucasFilm and all of its subsidiaries (ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, etc.) to the tune of roughly $4 billion. This is huge, and shocking, and it seemingly … Continue reading A few hours ago in a Hollywood office far, far away….