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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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The Daily Stream: The Bad Guys Dares To Try Something Different

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “The Bad Guys“Where You Can Stream It: PeacockThe Pitch: What if “Ocean’s Eleven” starred Sam Rockwell instead of George Clooney as Danny Ocean? Better yet, what […]

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‘The Bad Guys’: DreamWorks Embraces the Latest 2D Trend for Its CG Heist Comedy

The influence of “Into the Spider-Verse” continues to infiltrate the Hollywood mainstream, with DreamWorks’ latest heist comedy, “The Bad Guys,” following in the footsteps of “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” to subvert CG animation with a handmade, illustrated look. First-time feature director Pierre Perifel definitely wanted to break through the “boring” […]

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‘The Batman’ Shares the Box Office with a Surprise Hit: ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’

This weekend is the two-year anniversary of when theaters closed and began the unprecedented disruption of a century-old business. Its impact remains a work in progress, although positive signs continue: “The Batman” crossed the $300 million domestic mark in its third weekend. That’s two days earlier than “Batman v Superman” in 2016, which opened $30 […]

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Skydance Animation Signs Exclusive Overall Deal With ‘Zootopia’ Filmmaker Rich Moore

Skydance Animation has landed another major talent.Rich Moore, director of “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” is joining the team in an exclusive, multi-year overall deal. Under the new pact, Moore will create, develop and produce original animated features for the studio.After leaving Disney in 2019, Moore did a brief stint at Sony […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Animated Feature Predictions

Updated: February 8: The Oscar nominations are out and Disney dominated with “Encanto” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and Pixar’s “Luca.” This marks the first time that Disney has had two in contention since 2016 and the first time it’s had three since 2012. The other two slots were taken by Sony/Netflix’s “The Mitchells […]

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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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‘Onward’ on Track to Earn $40 Million Box Office Opening

Disney/Pixar’s “Onward” is heading for a $40 million opening weekend after making an estimated $12.1 million on Friday from 4,310 screens. While that hits the lower end of $40-45 million pre-release projections set by Disney and independent trackers, that result would still stand as one of the lowest opening weekends ever for a Pixar release.Only […]

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