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Why Pete’s Dragon and Other Disney Family Films Are Getting Buzzier Directors

This article originally appeared in Vulture. If you didn’t know better, recent news might make you think that Walt Disney Studios has turned into an alumni-placement program for the Sundance Film Festival. The directorial hires madeShow More Summary

Why Pete’s Dragon and Other Disney Family Films Are Getting Buzzier Directors

If you didn't know better, recent news might make you think that Walt Disney Studios has turned into an alumni-placement program for the Sundance Film Festival. The directorial hires made of late in the studio's live-action department have carried with them a brand-new whiff of indie cool: To reboot its ... More »

Disney Donates $1 Million to Orlando Shooting Victims

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Disney Studios reaches out to help victims of the recent Orlando nightclub shooting by donating $1 million to their recovery.

‘Zootopia’ Earns 1 Billion Dollars; Disney Releases Pictures Of Characters Who Wound Up On The Cutting Room Floor

Zootopia, Disney Studios’ 55th animated feature, just passed the one billion dollar mark according to USA Today. It’s due out on Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday, June 5, despite the fact it’s still playing in some theaters..@Disney #Zootopia...Show More Summary

'MARY POPPINS' Sequel Set For Dec 2018 Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Walt Disney Studios announced today that INTO THE WOODS star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the P.L. Travers-created nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, Jack, the street lamplighter. Show More Summary

Disney Studios Promotes Tendo Nagenda To EVP Production

Tendo Nagenda, a Walt Disney Studios live-action senior creative executive who oversaw Disney’s 2015 hit Cinderella, has been upped to EVP Production. In his former post since 2010, he shepherded a slate through development, production,...Show More Summary

Captain America: Civil War Dominates Box Office; Black Panther Steals the Show

Captain America: Civil War continues to dominate the box office, having earned enough in the past ten days to keep the accountants at Walt Disney Studios very happy for the foreseeable future. According to ScreenRant, as of Friday, May 13, Captain America: Civil War has earned more than $800 million worldwide, making it the third... Show More Summary

Disney Sets Records In Race To $1B Domestic, $2B International, $3B Global

With such films from the Disney stable as Zootopia, The Jungle Book and now Captain America: Civil War swinging at the global box office, The Walt Disney Studios scored a hat-trick of records this weekend. In 128 days of 2016, the Mouse crossed $1B domestic with $1.121B to date. Show More Summary

Was Disney's Beauty and the Beast Re-Tooled Because Belle Wasn't Enough of a Feminist?

A peculiar challenge exists when you are writing a film for a large corporation such as Walt Disney Studios is that there are so many executives to answer to on each movie that it is difficult to maintain a cohesive voice for any given film. Show More Summary

'Jungle Book' dominates box office for third consecutive weekend

A little tabby cat isn't faring very well against the rest of the animal kingdom at the box office this weekend. For the third consecutive weekend, Walt Disney Studios' "The Jungle Book" is dominating ticket sales — spelling bad news for Key and Peele's kitten-themed comedy "Keanu." The new take...

Chris Hemsworth Disses 'Captain America' While Doing Pull-Ups - Watch Now!

Chris Hemsworth puts his Thor muscles to the test in a funny video posted by Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday (April 27). The 32-year-old actor set the record straight about whether he’s Team Cap or Team Iron Man while doing some pull-ups in the clip. “Who cares? I mean, where was the invite for me [...]

The Time Walt Disney Almost Lost His Job at Walt Disney Studios

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When Walt Disney first arrived in California, he had a demo reel, no money, and few prospects.

Guillermo del Toro Wants to Share His Bleak House with the World

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Partially inspired by the original research library at Disney studios, where artists were surrounded by inspiring images, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wanted to create a space for himself to fuel his imagination. The Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson...Show More Summary

'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau keeps the 19th century Kipling tone but updates the classic for modern times

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jon Favreau has a strategy for adapting a classic — remember what you liked about it in the first place. That's the approach the "Iron Man" and "Chef" director took when Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn charged him with updating Rudyard Kipling's 19th century "Jungle Book" tales using contemporary...

How Consumers Can Purchase and Download Their Own Copies of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — and It’s Just the Beginning

A new licensing deal gives consumers a chance to purchase and download their own copies of popular movies distributed by Walt Disney Studios, including the recent blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal...

Comcast Xfinity on-demand store stocks Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm movies

Comcast Corp. has signed an agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will allow subscribers to purchase and download their own copies of popular movies distributed by the Burbank entertainment behemoth, including the recent blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The content licensing arrangement...

‘The BFG’ Hears Your Lonely Heart in a New Trailer

3 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

If this isn’t family movie gold, it’s hard to imagine what would be: a Walt Disney Studios adaptation of a Roald Dahl book directed by Steven Spielberg. The BFG represents a reunion on many levels with Spielberg re-teaming with his Bridge of Spies actor, Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance; his preferred composer John Williams, who had […]

John Debney's Real Life Disney Dream -- Writing the "Jungle Book" Score

Composer John Debney just about grew up at Disney Studios. His father, Louis Debney, began working for Disney as a teenager, banging the clapperboard to identify the live-action footage shot as reference for "Snow White" and going on...Show More Summary

Snow White Has A Sister Named Rose Red And Disney Is Bringing Her To Life

Once upon a time…Snow White had a sister and her name was Rose Red. Although this may sound like a gimmicky campaign launched by Disney Studios to capitalize on the classic Snow White tale without subjecting the world to yet another live action retelling of that same, familiar fairy tale, it’s not. Show More Summary

Former Disney executive Dick Cook inks $500-million production deal

Dick Cook Studios, the namesake venture of the former Walt Disney Studios chairman, has inked a $500-million production deal with Film Carnival, a Chinese movie company. Under terms of the agreement announced Tuesday, Film Carnival, which is based in China's Zhejiang province, will finance 100%...

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