Archive for July 14, 2017

Why This Year’s Emmy Nominations Were So Disappointing


With every round of awards season, be it for film, television or something else, we are reminded of the generally underwhelming nature of the entire process. The months of campaigning, round-table interviews and industry schmoozing come to a head with the nominations announcement, and every year we are inevitably disappointed.

Yet this year, with the 2017 Emmy Awards nominations, the dissatisfaction was greater than usual. Even the most seasoned awards prognosticators couldn’t hide their cynicism at the potential winners. Expectations were relatively low but noting the major omissions alongside the undeserving repeat nominees made the whole hoopla more exhausting than usual. Given how painfully aware the Emmys are of their diminishing power in the ...

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Monsters University’s Dan Scanlon Directing Untitled Pixar Film


Pixar has announced that Dan Scanlon will be returning to the director’s chair for one of their new untitled films. The Disney-owned animation studio has been hard at work on Brian Fee’s Cars 3, which released last month and has been considered by audiences and critics alike to be an improvement over its predecessor. Now, the studio is focusing on their next project, Coco, an original tale directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina inspired by Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

In addition to bringing audiences more original stories, the famed animation studio has two major sequels in development: Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 and Josh ...

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 Scene Features Favorite Original Disney Princesses


A Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 scene from D23 features Disney princesses new and old – voiced by the original actresses. Walt Disney Animation Studios has been around for nearly a century, and the concept for which it’s arguably most famous – the Disney princesses – originated with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Since Snow White sang her way into the hearts of moviegoers, Disney’s animated films have introduced all kinds of princesses, from Beauty and the Beast’s Belle and The Little Mermaid’s Ariel to the titular heroines of Mulan and Moana.

Of course Disney’s animation studio has been responsible ...

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Thor Battles Gladiator Hulk in Stunning New Ragnarok Poster

Marvel artist Andy Park shares the new poster he designed for Thor: Ragnarok, which is on display at D23 this weekend.

D23: The “Wreck-It Ralph” Sequel


“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has joined the cast of the upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” from Disney Animation.

The news was revealed at the D23 convention this weekend at Anaheim where Henson appeared on stage and revealed she played the character ‘Yesss’ who is dubbed an expert on the viral parts of the internet and is actually an algorithm for a site called Buzzaholic.

John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as Ralph and Vanellope who head out onto the Internet to find a spare part to fix Sugar Rush after it breaks.

A clip was shown in which Vanellope meets with all of the Disney princesses who are mixing with “Star Wars” characters and apparently a bunch of them bicker with each other. It even boasts a scene in which Cinderella smashes off part of her glass slipper to use like a broken bottle in a bar fight.

Many actresses who’ve voiced the ‘princess’ roles over the years appear not just in film but most showed up on stage including Kristen Bell (“Frozen”), Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Jodi Benson (“The Little Mermaid”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Paige O’Hara (“Beauty and the Beast”), Linda Larkin (“Aladdin”), Anika Noni Rose (“The Princess and the Frog”), Mandy Moore (“Tangled”) and Kelly MacDonald (“Brave”). Ming Na Wen (“Mulan”) and Idina Menzel (“Frozen”) are also in the film but didn’t turn up on stage.

Rich Moore and Phil Johnson are directing the sequel which opens November 21st 2018. Check out a brief glimpse of footage from the film that is on display on the floor of the convention:

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