Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekly Disney Roundup September 23rd, 2013

It's been a while, but it's time to do another Weekly Disney Roundup.

First up, Disney has announced that they have begun principal photography on their live action adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale, as well as releasing the first image from the film as seen below.

Cinderella is currently scheduled to be released on March 13th, 2015.

The Walt Disney company has decided not to renew the "first-look" deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer has produced a total of 20 movies under the Walt Disney banner including the Pirates of the Caribbean series and the National Treasure series. However this does not automatically mean that the producer will never work with the Walt Disney company, and as a matter of fact, they will both continue to work together on the fifth Pirates movie which is currently in production. 

This year at the Sundance Film Festival, We learned about a film that was shot at Disneyland without Disney's knowledge or approval. IT was assumed that legal actions would prevent the general public from ever seeing this movie, yet it unexpectedly seems that things are moving forward with the movie as a trailer and poster for the film have been released. You can watch the trailer below, but be warned, this movie is not in the standard "Disney Magic" vein of what Walt Disney tends to put out. Still it's worth a look just for the amazing story behind the film. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Disney Magic #62: A Trip to Disneyland Paris

Back again, and we need to take some time to let host Megan tell us about her grand adventure to Disneyland Paris. In her question to visit all of the Disney Parks, Megan has gone to Paris to see Sleeping Beauty's castle and all of the unique Paris Disney things. (As an added game, count the number of times Megan uses "cute" to describe something at Disneyland Paris.)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Frozen Trailer is out...Kinda

Today we got our first glimpse at the latest addition to Disney's animated lineup with our first Frozen trailer. Well, kind of. What we get is a short where a snowman and a moose (or elk? winter deer of some kind?) fight over a carrot.
No Queen or Princess in this one, so I'm guessing that the title change to Frozen is probably a good one, as this movie, like Tangled will bear a minimal resemblance to the source material at best (not that Disney's fairy tales have ever stayed rigidly loyal to the original stories) 

Anyway, the trailer is below, so take a look at it.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Disney Magic #61: Two Johns, a Girl and London

The second Pocahontas movie takes our hero out of her village and to London where she meets a new John, the same old John, Ratcliffe, and a bear.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Disney Magic #60: The Disney That Never Was

We take a break from the Disney Sequels to take a look at some Disney movies that never quite made it to theaters. Weather there was never anything more than a proposal, or the company got years into development, we take a look at some Disney Movies that never were.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekly Disney Roundup: April 21st, 2013

Back to the Roundup!

First of all, in case you haven't heard the most important news when it comes to video games, Capcom has announced that a remastered version of the DuckTales video game for the NES will be released this summer for download on all three major consoles.
All together now: WOO-OO!

 Tomorrow, April 22 will mark the 15th anniversary of the opening of Animal Kingdom at Disney World.

 I remember the last time I was at Disney World there were advertisements for Animal Kingdom "Opening Soon." This means I haven't been to Disney World in over 15 years! This needs to be rectified at once.

A rather neat post has been floating around the internet the past few days showing some of Disney's animated characters superimposed over the images of live action reference models for that scene. You can find the complete album here.

And finally on the newly acquired Star Wars side of Disney, it was announced at CinemaCon this week that starting in 2015 Disney plans to release a new Star Wars movie every single year that will be a combination of (perhaps alternating?) the episodic releases an character focused spinoffs. This is probably hoping to mimic the Marvel model that has been so successful over the past few years releasing sometimes multiple movies that take place in the same universe in one year. You can read more about the announcement here.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Disney Magic #59: Beauty and the Beast 3: This Time, It's Personal

We continue down the rabbit hole that is the Disney Direct to Video sequels. This time we watch our first "three episodes of a TV show that never happened." entry with "Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World. Meet brand new characters! Learn about the Beast's unexplainable hatred for birds! Question if they are slowly killing a man every time a letter is written! And Marvel at the potential love triangle between a candlestick, a human and a feather duster (with a little bit of a clock thrown in for good measure.) All that nonsense and more in the final installment of the Beauty and the Beast franchise. Direct Download Link Here

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Disney Magic #58: Is Now A Good Time To Celebrate Christmas?

In the first (of many) midquels that we're watching, we go back to the middle of Beauty and the Beast. Apparently while all that stuff was happening in Beauty and the Beast, there was a whole Christmas season that we never knew about before. There was also a giant Organ that was hanging out for the first have of the original movie. We just never knew about it... until now. Direct Download Link Here

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekly Disney Roundup: March 24, 2013

Finally back with a roundup you guys! It's about time.

A little bit of a peek into what happens after the credits roll. Love this!
This was found via reddit from tumblr, so I can't really source it properly, but it is hilarious none the less. Seriously, Belle, Shakespeare?

The possibility of a Star Wars park happening since Disney bought the franchise has been tossed around quite a bit, and it looks like they might actually go through with it! A survey was sent around to some of the annual passholders for Disneyland in California, and hopefully all of them said "YES PLZ STAR WARS PARK NAO." least, that's as coherent as I can get on the idea. Source!

Downtown Disney in Florida is getting a makeover and a rename, Disney Springs! I'm super excited about this. Downtown Disney has been pretty messy theming-wise and downright sad-looking in some places for a while now, and this all looks lovely. More plans here!

On a more personal note, I'm headed to Disneyland Paris in May! Just a day trip, part of a larger trip to London and Paris, and I'm so excited. I don't know if we have any readers who've been to the parks, but if anyone has any suggestions, do let me know! Photo source.

Team Starkid's next musical is a Wicked-style production based on Jafar from Aladdin called Twisted! There's also a Kickstarter happening over here, and while it's already reached fully-funded, there's still plenty of room for improvement!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Disney Magic #57: One last trip to Agrabah

This week we conclude the Aladdin trilogy with Aladdin and the King of Thieves. This time we get the original Genie back, and also get to meet new characters such as Aladdin's father and...some bad guy with tiny wolverine claws. He didn't have a very memorable name.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Disney Magic #56: And When Disney Magic Returns, So Does Jafar

In this episode, we finally begin our long journey through the world of Disney Sequels. The first of these movies is Return of Jafar, the sequel to Aladdin and what seems to be the first episode of that Aladdin TV show that aired in the 90s. So while the animation is a bit different than our first time with Aladdin, (and the Genie sounds just a tiny bit different as well for some reason) we're off on a brand new adventure.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Disney Magic #55: Disney Magic Returns to Wreck-It!

After taking an extended break to recover from being forced to pick our top ten Disney movies of all time, The Disney Magic podcast returns with a movie that may very well force both Megan and Joel to rethink that list all over again. Disney's latest movie is given the Disney Magic treatment as we talk about Wreck-It Ralph just days after its release on DVD.

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