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[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film Finally Gets a Release Date

After several delays it appears that Captain Jack Sparrow is returning to the big screen.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – which had a working title of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at one point – is now slated for release in July 2017, nearly two years later than originally scheduled.
The film has suffered several delays and other issues, including Jerry Bruckheimer’s departure from Disney last fall.
The original issue with the film’s delay was reportedly script issues. It was also reported last year that Johnny Depp’s filming …

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[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios Announce 2014 Movie Release Dates

After a huge year at the box office in 2013, Walt Disney Studios has just announced the release dates for its 2014 movie slate.
Starting out the year on February 28 is The Wind Rises from Touchstone Pictures. The movies stars the voice talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, and more.
The film was director Hayao Miyazaki’s final film and follows the story of Jiro who dreams of flying but is unable to become a pilot. Instead, he becomes one of the world’s most …

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[24 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Studios Set another Company Record with 2013 Domestic Box Office Results

Despite a slight bump in the road thanks to a certain masked ranger, this year has been a rather great year for The Walt Disney Studios.
Earlier this month, the Studios set yet another company record when it reached an all-time high at the domestic box office breaking the previous record of $1.547 billion set in 2012.
The domestic box office record means the Studio was a triple threat this year, breaking records internationally, globally, and domestically.
In November, the Studio announced it reached the $4 billion mark, surpassing the $3.791 billion mark …

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[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Hollywood Producer Jerry Bruckheimer to Appear at a Book Signing at Disneyland Park

Fans of award-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer have a chance to meet him at a special book signing at the Disneyland Park on December 14.
Bruckheimer will be signing copies of the new book Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes | Four Decades of Filmmaking by Michael Singer. The coffee table book showcases 40 years of Bruckheimer’s career in movies and television including his work hit movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Armageddon, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
The book features a foreword by Johnny Depp, an interview with Bruckheimer’s wife Linda, …

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[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix to Develop Live-Action Series Based on Marvel Characters

The Walt Disney Company and Netflix recently announced a deal to develop live-action series featuring four of Marvel’s most popular characters to be broadcast on the Netflix television network starting in 2015.
Marvel will develop four series programs and one mini-series that will feature all four of the Marvel characters.
The first series will focus on Daredevil – the blind superhero who was portrayed on film by Ben Affleck in 2003. Daredevil’s series will be followed by three more series featuring Jessica Jones (superhero turned private investigator), Iron Fist (a martial arts …

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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on The Walt Disney Company and Jerry Bruckheimer Part Ways, Ending a 20 Year Partnership | ]
The Walt Disney Company and Jerry Bruckheimer Part Ways, Ending a 20 Year Partnership

Last week the Walt Disney Company announced that after more than two decades of working together it was severing ties with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
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The news comes a few months after the more-than-dismal and very costly theatrical release of The Lone Ranger, which Bruckheimer produced. The poor box office receipts from that film will likely cost Disney nearly $190 million.
The separation also came about a week after Disney announced that the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was put on hold.
The Disney/Bruckheimer relationship resulted in 27 films, …

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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Principal Photography Begins on Disney’s Live Action Film ‘Cinderella’

Production has started on Disney’s new live action feature film Cinderella, starring Lily James and Richard Madden.
The film is being directed by Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and in addition to James (Downton Abbey) and Madden (Game of Thrones), also stars Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) as Lady Tremaine, and Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland) as the Fairy Godmother. Holliday Grainger (Anna Karenina) and Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey) play stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella, respectively. Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Nonso Anozie (Game …

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[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Mysterious ‘Tomorrowland’ Begins Filming in Vancouver

Filming has started in Vancouver on Walt Disney Studios’ mystery-adventure film Tomorrowland.
The film stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Syriana), along with Hugh Laurie (House), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Thomas Roberston (The Switch).
No one knows for sure what the movie is really about, but the studio provided this description:  Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of …

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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Next Installment in From the Vaults Series

The next installment of D23’s From the Vaults series is a screening of the digitally restored classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
This Disney classic starting James Mason as Captain Nemo and Kirk Douglas as the harpooner who finds himself aboard the Nautilus will be screened at the Studio Theater at the Walt Disney Studios on November 23.
The 1954 film won two Academy Awards is famous for the squid attack scene which was filmed on the Walt Disney Studios Lot inside Stage 3. A special water tank was built for the …

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[3 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Developing Film Adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’ with Harvey Weinstein

The popular book series Artemis Fowl will soon be adapted into a film, it was announced this week, as Disney revealed that they will be developing the film with former head of Miramax Harvey Weinstein. This will be Weinstein’s first time working with Disney since the two famously parted ways in 2005, when Weinstein and brother Bob Weinstein left the company to form The Weinstein Co.
Published by Disney Publishing Worldwide, Artemis Fowl tells the story of the 12-year-old millionaire and criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, who takes on more than he realizes …