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[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Netflix Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Disney

Netflix has just finalized a deal with Disney that gives the streaming service exclusive rights to show Walt Disney Co. movies in as little as seven months after their theatrical release.
While new Disney films won’t be available on Netflix until 2016, older films and direct-to-video releases are already starting to filter in. Analysts are wondering, however, whether the deal – which could cost between $300 to 500 million annually – is worth it for the streaming service.
Netflix has already said they won’t increase their prices, but that they are looking to boost …

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[28 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Disney’s Live Action ‘Cinderella’

Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella has been under development since 2010, and now rumors are circulating that Cate Blanchett is in talks to be the first cast member to sign onto the project.
Blanchett is rumored to play the role of Cinderella’s evil stepmother, in a re-telling that ex music video director Mark Romanek is slated to direct. He’ll be working from a screenplay directed by Chris Weitz, who took inspiration from Aline Brosh McKenna’s initial pitch to the media giant.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, we’ll be sure to update …

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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Full Theatrical Trailer Released for Disney’s ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

Walt Disney Studios have released the first full theatrical trailer for their upcoming flick Oz: The Great and Powerful.
The events of the film take place before L. Frank Baum’s book and the original film. The official synopsis:
When Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking… that is until he meets the witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams) who …

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[20 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tom Hanks Discusses ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ and Playing Walt Disney

We can’t wait for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mary Poppins. This week, actor Tom Hanks opened up about his work on the film, in which he plays the legendary Walt Disney.
Now almost a month into production, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the tale of the long negotiations that took place between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, with a particular emphasis on Travers’ trip to visit Disney during Poppins‘ pre-production period in 1961. About the film’s plot, Hanks …

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[8 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches Video On-Demand Service in Portugal

Disney announced plans for a new movie on demand service in Europe, in cooperation with local media group ZON. This will be the first movie on demand service in Europe for Disney.
The new service will launch in Portugal, and will offer on-demand selections of popular Disney and Pixar films including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Ratatouille and Enchanted.
It’s a smart move for the media giant, who continues to strive to control the distribution and branding of its feature content internationally – regardless whether it owns …

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[8 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature to Release New Film ‘Bears’ in 2014

Following the success of such previous projects as Chimpanzee, African Cats, and Oceans, Disneynature has now announced the subject of their newest film: Bears. Disneynature is currently in production on the upcoming film Bears, which is slated for release in 2014.
Bears will take place in coastal Alaska, focusing on the lives of the brown bears who call the mountains and shores of Alaska their home, revealing “through tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures.” Disneynature filmmakers are currently in production for the film in Alaska’s Katmai National …

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[7 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Video: New ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Trailer Released With Reimagined Disney Castle Opening

We can’t wait for the debut of Disney’s new film Wreck-It Ralph in theaters next month, and this week brought the release of a new trailer that makes us even more eager to see what this fun new film has in store.
The new trailer, which was released by Walt Disney Studios UK, gives us some brand-new footage that we haven’t seen in previously released trailers. In addition, the trailer puts a new 8-bit spin on the classic Disney castle opening that perfectly fits the film.
Check out the new trailer below:

Wreck-It …

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘The Brave Little Toaster’ Getting CGI Reboot

Disney’s 2D animated classic The Brave Little Toaster will be getting a CGI reboot, sources say.
The film rights were acquired by Waterman Entertainment, who are looking to remake the 1987 film in a fully computerized world. Initially, the movie was pitched to Disney by Pixar giant John Lasseter, but CGI costs were prohibitive back then. Thus, the film ended up with 2D animation.
With Waterman Entertainment acquiring the rights, however, a CGI remake is coming. There is no word on when we can expect work to begin on the reboot, but …

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[20 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Remaking ‘The Flamingo Kid’

Deadline.com has announced that Disney plans to remake the 1984 film The Flamingo Kid.
In the film, a high school graduate takes a job at The Flamingo Club where the owner eventually ends up mentoring him. Throughout the film, he struggles with his own blue collar upbringing and finds himself drawn to the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but eventually realizes that life comes with a high price.
Disney’s re-make will be produced by Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment and Michael Phillips’ Lighthouse Productions. Nzingha Stewart will pen the script. We’ll …

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[6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
New TV Promo Released for ‘Wreck It Ralph’

Editor’s Note: Today, we have another story from guest writer Cari Keebaugh.  Take it away, Cari!
Remember playing arcade games back in the good old days? The beeps, blips, and various other sound effects filled the popcorn-perfumed arcade with a symphony of power-ups and special moves. Disney’s upcoming movie Wreck-It Ralph, directed by Rich Moore (who has worked on such various projects as Futurama and The Critic) promises to revitalize those nostalgic moments. But this time you’ll be eating your popcorn in a theater, not an arcade.
A recent TV spot …