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For Disney Animation, Thanksgiving Weekend Is Now a Cry for Help

This Thanksgiving continues Disney’s multiplex tradition of a major animated release with today’s release of “Strange World,” which joins the ranks of “Encanto,” “Frozen” and its sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Coco,” and “Moana.” Unlike those titles, “Strange World” probably won’t debut at #1.Granted, the #1 money will go to the same place with Disney’s […]

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Disney Announces Wish, New Animated Feature Film For The Company’s 100th Anniversary [D23]

Of all the catchy songs from Disney’s movies, the one that is most linked to the company is probably “When You Wish Upon A Star” from “Pinocchio.” Walking down Main Street at Magic Kingdom or Disneyland? You’ll hear it pumped through the loudspeakers. If you listen to any compilation of their songs, it’ll be right on top of the playlist. […]

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‘Baymax’: ‘Big Hero 6’ Spin-Off Makes the Inflatable Robot a Healthcare Superhero

.Baymax gets his own animated series — the first Disney+ series from Disney’s feature animation unit — and it’s a far cry from his superhero antics in the “Big Hero 6” feature and previous animated spin-off series. “Baymax!” (streaming Wednesday) finds the affable, inflatable robot (voiced by Scott Adsit) returning to his original programming as […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Oscar Nomination Puts Him One Step Closer to Egot

Lin-Manuel Miranda is one step closer to achieving Egot status after earning an Oscar nomination in the best original song category for “Encanto’s” “Dos Oruguitas.” Miranda already has Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards.Should he succeed in winning the Oscar, he would join the elite group of artists who have achieved the status, including John Legend, […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Admits Movie Musicals Are Really Weird, But Knows How To Make It Work [Exclusive]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has no good reason to be nervous about writing songs for a Disney movie, but he is. For starters, this isn’t his first go-round with the House of Mouse — the actor-playwright previously penned songs for the Polynesian-focused tale “Moana” in 2016, earning him a best original song Oscar nomination for “How Far […]

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Channeled Disney Legend Howard Ashman for the ‘Encanto’ Animated Musical

With Disney’s “Encanto”, Lin-Manuel Miranda finally got to work on his first animated musical from the ground up after getting a taste with Disney’s “Moana” (featuring his Oscar-nominated song “How Far I’ll Go”) and Sony/Netflix’s “Vivo.” In fact, it’s the latest milestone in what has been an incredible year for the very hot Miranda, following […]

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Disney Continues To Bet Big On Streaming; ‘Raya,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Enchanted’ Sequel & More Headed To Disney+

Hot on the heels of WarnerMedia’s announcement that every WB film in 2021 would be heading to HBO Max on the same day it arrives in theaters, Disney decided to announce what the studio plans to do with some of its big 2021 films. And yes, some of them are going straight to streaming.Read More: […]

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Disney Animation’s Upcoming Slate Includes A ‘Moana’ Series, ‘Encanto,’ Zootopia+ Short-Form Series & Much More

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee made several announcements today, including the studio’s next feature film, its first foray into animated series, and a first-of-its-kind collaboration with a Pan-African entertainment company.The first big announcement concerning their upcoming feature film slate is that animated film “Raya & The Last Dragon” will be heading […]

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Disney World’s Polynesian Resort Closed for a Year for ‘Moana’-Inspired Renovation

Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, one of the best and most popular hotels in the Disney stable, was slated to reopen this October. But now Disney says the resort is staying shuttered until next summer, and it’s all because of Moana. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been closed since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic caused […]

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