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[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Plans to Develop Stage Adaptation of ‘The Princess Bride’

Bringing Buttercup and Westley to the stage is not so inconceivable after all.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced this week that plans are underway to develop a stage adaptation of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. There is no word on whether it would be a musical or not.
Goldman’s epic tale of love between Buttercup and Westley first came to life in his 1973 book and was then adapted into the cult and fan-favorite 1987 film starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal.
The screenplay for the film …

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[17 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming | ]
Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming

Disney fans who love Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and other Disney movies are going to want to tune in to Disney XD beginning July 30 when the network transforms itself into Disney Fandom.
This three-night programming event celebrates the fans and showcases programs from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and more. The event is geared toward viewers ages 13 and older and will feature Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a Star Wars documentary, and special programs created for Disney Fandom.
During the event fans will get a sneak peek at Phase …

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[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced – Ceremony to Take Place at D23 Expo in August

Next month at the D23 Expo, eight individuals will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy when they are named Disney Legends, bringing the total number of Disney Legends to 237.
The 2013 Disney Legend Award honorees are Tony Baxter, Collin Campbell, Dick Clark, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Jobs, Glen Keane, and Ed Wynn.
The Disney Legends Awards is a 26-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. The first Disney Legend was actor Fred MacMurry (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor) who was given the honor in 1987. Other …

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[18 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Full Voice Cast Revealed for Disney/Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are lending their voice talents to Monsters University, the latest Disney/Pixar film opening this summer.
Joining original Monsters Inc. voice talents Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski) and John Goodman (James P. Sullivan) are Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger.
Bonnie Hunt and John Ratzenberger are Pixar “veterans” of sorts. Hunt voiced characters in A Bug’s Life, …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Poster Released for ‘Monsters University’

After releasing the Monsters, Inc. 3D Blu-ray last week, Disney is fueling the anticipation for the prequel Monsters University by releasing a brand new poster for the upcoming film.
The new poster showcases a variety of characters, including Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman.) While it’s likely we’ll see these characters make some type of appearance in the film, the movie is truly about when Mike and Sully meet at university and how they became the best of friends.
In addition to Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprising their roles, Frank Oz and Steve Buscemi will …

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[25 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Billy Crystal Reveals New Details About ‘Monsters University’

While the release of Disney/Pixar’s next film Monsters University is still almost a year away, we’ve been getting more information about the film this summer that makes us even more excited to see what Pixar has in store. This week, Billy Crystal, who will give voice to star Mike Wazowski in the film, revealed new details about the Monsters Inc. prequel in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
While we already knew that the film would focus on Mike and Sully’s relationship in college, and the teaser trailers revealed them in the …

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[20 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney/Pixar Releases Teaser Trailers for ‘Monsters University’

Disney/Pixar has just released four new teaser trailers for Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. We have two to show you today, and all four teasers are of Mike Wazowski muttering something in his sleep.
The films official synopsis says:
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the …

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[27 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
D23 Expo Gives Look at New Films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Last weekend’s D23 Expo gave us a look at many new and exciting things coming from the Walt Disney Company, but perhaps nothing was more exciting than the big arena presentation from Walt Disney Studios on Saturday, August 20. The presentation gave a look at some of the highly anticipated upcoming films from Walt Disney Studios, including their live-action division, Marvel, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. We’ll be giving you the details on the live-action and Marvel presentations soon, but here are some highlights of what audiences …

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[19 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Releases New ‘The Muppets’ Teaser Poster

Who among us isn’t excited for the upcoming movie featuring everyone’s favorite puppets – The Muppets!
While the picture isn’t set to theatres until Thanksgiving, excitement among Muppets fans is building, and Disney aims to ramp up the anticipation with a new teaser poster just released.  (Thanks to Jim Hill Media for the heads up.)
The film will star Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and the full cast of Muppet favorites, and will even include a brand new Muppet character.  As usual, the Muppets have friends in high places, so be prepared for …

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[14 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Pixar Releases Official Synopsis for ‘Monsters University’

Pixar has officially made public the title treatment and synopsis for Monsters University, the prequel to the box office hit Monsters, Inc.
Here’s a brief summary:
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters Universityunlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
A hi-res color version of the official film logo, seen above, was also released. Monsters University will feature Billy Crystal and …