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Mufasa: The Lion King: Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know So Far

Mufasa: The Lion King is the prequel to Disney’s 2019 “live-action” remake of their animated classic The Lion King, which in the vein of other recent Disney remakes subs out colorful hand-drawn animation with photorealistic CG animation. Although this new Lion King received mixed reviews for ultimately being a shot-for-shot remake that critics claimed lacked […]

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Tom Hanks: There Were Talks Of A ‘Forrest Gump’ Sequel That “Lasted All Of 40 Minutes”

The live-action remake of “Pinocchio” hit Disney+ today to a mixed-to-negative reception from critics. No surprise there, given the critical response to Tim Burton‘s dismal “Dumbo” and Jon Favreau‘s “The Lion King” in 2019. But it makes one think of more halcyon times when star Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis teamed up for 1994’s […]

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Can a ‘dark’ Pinocchio reignite Disney’s live-action remake strand?

Despite the surprisingly gruesome source material, the new remake looks to be playing it safe with genteel morality. Will it work for the House of Mouse?How do you solve a problem like Disney’s live action remakes? Well, from the Mouse House’s point of view, it’s arguable whether there really is any problem at all. After […]

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UK-Ireland box office preview: ‘DC League Of Super-Pets’ is widest animated release ever

Festival favourites ‘Fire Of Love’, ‘Hit The Road’ also out.Warner Bros’ DC League Of Super-Pets receives the widest release ever in the UK and Ireland for a fully-animated title this weekend, opening in 725 locations.It is the joint-eighth widest release of all-time in the territory, alongside Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi from 2017.Among animated […]

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Why The Northman Has The Same Plot As The Lion King

Warning: spoilers ahead for “The Northman” (and also for “The Lion King” and “Hamlet“).First appearing in Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum, “Deeds of Danes,” the story of Amleth has been told and retold since the early 13th century — and has now been brought to the big screen in Robert Eggers’ direct adaptation, “The Northman.” Over […]

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Hans Zimmer Wins Oscar for ‘Dune’ Score, Accepts in a Bathrobe

Hans Zimmer triumphed in Sunday’s best original score category at the Academy Awards, claiming the Oscar for the music of “Dune.”Zimmer did not attend the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre as he is on tour with his band in Europe.It is Zimmer’s second Academy Award; he previously won for 1994’s animated “The Lion King,” although […]

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The Future of Visual Effects with Guru Rob Legato — Q&a

IndieWire turns 25 this year. To mark the occasion, we’re running a series of essays about the future of everything we cover.As part of IndieWire’s 25th anniversary series, who better to forecast the future of VFX than three-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Rob Legato? The 2021 recipient of the Ves Award for Creative Excellence, Legato […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Original Score Predictions

The race for Best Original Score is marked by experimentation and invention, highlighted by the innovative frontrunner “Dune,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Spencer,” “Cyrano,” “King Richard,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “Nightmare Alley,” and “Candyman.” Plus, two animated musicals — both graced by the songwriting chops of the very hot Lin-Manuel Miranda — experiment with […]

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