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‘Luca’ First Look: Pixar’s New Film is Coming-of-Age Riff on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Some of Pixar’s greatest masterpieces come from simple existential questions: What if toys could talk? What if feelings had feelings? What if pre-born souls could walk this Earth? The animation studio’s next film asks a more niche question: What if The Little Mermaid was given a coming-of-age twist? Luca, the vibrant Italian Rivera-set film helmed […]

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Glen Keane Brings Disney Animation Legacy to Oscar Contender ‘Over the Moon’

Great animators are also actors, comedians, and scientists. They study the way animals move, the flow of long grass, the grace of scudding clouds, the expressions humans make when they are frustrated, hungry, happy, or in love. And Glen Keane is one of its masters.In the Disney 2D era he was known for drawing fierce […]

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‘Come Away’ Director Brenda Chapman Stands Up to ‘Racial Bigots’ Who Review Bombed Her Colorblind Film

For her first live-action feature, Oscar-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman was determined to play the hits, but with the kind of personal twist she’s put on animated classics like “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Brave” throughout her career. A fairy tale obsessive from the jump — she literally grew up reading Classics Illustrated […]

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Zendaya in Talks to Star in Ronnie Spector Biopic From A24

Zendaya is stepping into the shoes of Ronnie Spector, frontwoman of musical group the Ronettes, in an A24 and New Regency-produced biopic of her life.Variety has confirmed that the film companies have acquired Spector’s life rights in addition to her autobiography “Be My Baby,” which Spector wrote with Vince Waldron. They are eyeing Pulitzer-winner Jackie […]

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Kelly Asbury, Director of ‘Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’ and ‘Shrek 2,’ Dies at 60

Kelly Asbury, an animator who directed Oscar-nominated films such as “Shrek 2” and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” has died. He was 60.Asbury died Friday morning in Los Angeles following a long battle with abdominal cancer, a representative for Asbury, Nancy Newhouse Porter, told Variety.Asbury, who started his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation in […]

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‘Loki’ & ‘WandaVision’ Join Marvel Disney+ Shows Affected by Coronavirus

Marvel Studios has chosen to halt production on Disney+ originals Loki and WandaVision due to coronavirus concerns just a few days after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was shut down. These are also not the only Marvel or Disney titles which have been affected by the ongoing global impact of coronavirus. Earlier this week, […]

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‘Undine’ Trailer: Christian Petzold’s Berlin Drama Riffs On The Myth Behind ‘The Little Mermaid’

For years now, filmmaker Christian Petzold has enjoyed a bit of notoriety among international film fans for his career of very unique projects. Last year, his film “Transit” seemed to crossover and become a bit more of a mainstream film, attracting plenty of acclaim from critics and enjoying a spot in many top 10s. Now, […]

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Song of the South: the difficult legacy of Disney’s most shocking movie

The 1946 film won’t be showing up on Disney+, but its insidious racism serves as an important reminder of the company’s dark historyFor all the uncertainty surrounding the streaming wars – even for a dominant company like Netflix, which is still hemorrhaging billions of dollars – there’s reason to believe that Disney+ is a safe […]

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‘Little Mermaid’ Live: Auliʻi Cravalho Becomes Disney’s Second Colorblind Casting of Ariel

Disney is getting into the live TV musical game, and it’s gone colorblind for its casting. ABC President Karey Burke announced at Monday’s Television Critics Association summer press tour that Auliʻi Cravalho will star in the live musical of “The Little Mermaid” on Nov. 5 as part of the “Wonderful World of Disney.”Cravalho – who […]

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