Put down your bows and arrows, Brave fans. After more than a week of concern over the changed appearance of our favorite animated redhead, a Disney rep tells EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Merida’s seemingly sexier image was only created for the heroine’s official induction into the Disney Princess Collection and was always planned to be phased out within a few months of the coronation. READ FULL STORY »
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Disney Animation releases concept art and early footage from Marvel comic book adaptation 'Big Hero 6' -- VIDEO
Disney Animation is making its first feature film of a Marvel property, an adaptation of the Big Hero 6 comics. Though the Japan-based superhero team of Big Hero 6 is less well-known than The Avengers, it’s still an adaptation worthy of some buzz.
But rather than focusing on Marvel and the series’ comic book heroes, Disney decided to highlight the animation studio’s new invention they’re bringing to the adaptation: San Fransokyo, a hybrid city merging characteristics of both San Francisco and Tokyo. (The original comic books were set in Tokyo.) Check out how Japanese architecture and the Golden Gate Bridge come together in the concept art below:
Didn’t get your fill of superheroes with Iron Man 3 this past weekend? You’re in luck — or at least, your kid is.
Disney XD has a special one-hour preview of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, airing Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET. The show officially premieres Sunday, July 7 at 11 a.m. ET as part of the “Marvel Universe” block on the channel.
In the first part of the special preview, Captain America is apparently destroyed by Red Skull, so Iron Man re-unites the team to try and avenge his friend and stop Red Skull’s army. In the second part, Red Skull steals Tony Stark’s armor, and the Avengers must galvanize the team to stop him and M.O.D.O.K. from destroying New York City. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble stars Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) reprising his role as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (Wreck-It Ralph) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (Shelf Life) as Thor, Troy Baker (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (The Super Hero Squad Show) as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson (The Game) as Falcon.
The search for the actress to fill the glass slipper is over: Downton Abbey’s Lady Rose, a.k.a. Lily James, will play the iconic princess in Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella. The remake, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, will also star Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother. A release date has not yet been set.
Cinderella is having a bit of a pop culture moment lately. In addition to the James news, the Broadway version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein tale was nominated for 9 Tony Awards this morning.
Outside of the stage, Cinderella last hit theaters in 2004 in the modern-day high school tale A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. (The movie spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels starring both Selena Gomez and Lucy Hale as the heroine.)
Murray is probably a bit too old for Prince Charming this time around. Who would you like to see play James’ Prince?
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Penguins assemble! Disney’s Club Penguin, a game website for kids, is teaming up with Marvel for the second Marvel Super Hero Takeover event. Starting Thursday, Club Penguin members can dress up like their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, or Super Villains, and fight to save, or destroy, Penguintropolis. And we’ve got an exclusive first look at two of the 27 Marvel costumes. Check them out below! READ FULL STORY »
A new family-friendly game show is coming to Disney Channel later this year! Disney’s Win, Lose, or Draw will bring the well-known drawing board game to a new audience with motion control, interactive multi-touch screen displays and the occasional comedic physical challenge.
Justin Willman, the host of Cupcake Wars, has been named the host of the game show, which will feature two teams, each composed of two young contestants and one Disney star. The teams will then compete in battles to win prizes. The show’s announcement was made by Senior Vice President of Original Programming at Disney Channel, Adam Bonnett, who said, “We’re eager to introduce a generation of kids and families to a 21st century version of the popular Win, Lose or Draw, and are confident its creative game play plus its incorporation of physical comedy will complement our programming line-up.”
Disney previously aired Teen Win, Lose or Draw from 1989-1992. Will you watch the new game show when it hits the air later this year?
In this Friday’s episode of Jessie, our heroine, Jessie Prescott (Debby Ryan) decides to celebrate her first anniversary with Tony (Chris Galya) by writing him a love song. What could go wrong? Well, after mistakenly thinking he has forgotten their special day, Jessie writes an angry song instead. And it goes viral.
Judging by our exclusive clip, these crazy kids reconcile by episode’s end. In the video, Jessie performs ”The Best Year” (a song that Ryan co-wrote with producer John Fields) and there’s an adorable montage of the happy couple. Watch it here:
Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, more voice cast revealed for Pixar's 'Monsters University' -- EXCLUSIVE
Pixar’s Monsters University is a bit of a class reunion for our favorite creatures of the one-eyed and furry variety. In the prequel, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi will reprise their voice roles from 2001′s Monsters, Inc., but the new film will also feature plenty of new characters.
EW can exclusively reveal more actors who are bringing life to the animated movie’s monsters. Among the talent lending their voices to the film are Nathan Fillion (Castle), John Krasinski (The Office), and Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper By the Dozen).
Hunt’s acceptance into Monsters University marks a return to the Pixar family. She also voiced characters in A Bug’s Life, Cars, Toy Story 3, multiple short films, and even Monsters, Inc., though as a different character than her role in the prequel. READ FULL STORY »
Disney’s nature film label is bugging out with Wings of Life, a new documentary that takes a closer look at things that fly — including butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, and bees. The film, currently in an exclusive, week-long theatrical engagement at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and shortly in home release, is also narrated by a woman who may well be capable of flight herself: multiple Oscar winner Meryl Streep.
Get a taste of the flighty flick’s breathtaking visuals — courtesy of high-def cameras capable of capturing up to 1500 frames per second — in this exclusive featurette with director (and award-winning cinematographer) Louie Schwartzberg. You won’t even be tempted to swat your screen:
Interested in spending a few hours watching these furballs frolic across the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness? If so, you’ll love Bears, the next film to be released under Disney’s Disneynature label. The movie documents a year in the life of two mother bears “as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs,” according to a release. Unfortunately, these lessons will not be delivered musically, as real bears can’t sing.
Get a first glimpse at the upcoming film in the featurette below; skip to the 1:33 mark for pure Bears footage, or take in the entire video to see clips from the studio’s other breathtakingly beautiful films.
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