Of all the recent live-action retellings of classic Disney films — Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and there’s even talk of the possibility of a live-action The Little Mermaid — we’ll admit that we have been most eagerly anticipating the live-action Beauty and the Beast ever since it was first confirmed and word got out that Emma Watson would star in the role as Belle.
Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.
Disney recently released the Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer, giving viewers a sneak peek of the beast’s enchanted castle. If you don’t quite remember the trailer for the 1991 animated movie, we don’t blame you because that was 25 years ago, but Disney Dorks on Facebook put the trailers side-by-side for a comparison that will likely give you chills. Check it out:
Beauty and the Beast is coming to theaters everywhere March 17, 2017.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is one of this year’s most anticipated comic adaptations. Though the movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 4, Marvel has just released the very first teaser trailer.
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under their wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Witness the power of the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.
In case you missed it, fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a special look behind-the-scenes of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” by Director J.J. Abrams, Producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. You can watch the behind-the-scenes reel below:
In Comic-Con’s Hall H, the filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie. To the surprise and delight of fans, “Star Wars” alum cast members returning for “The Force Awakens” Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford were also seated on the panel to talk all things “Star Wars.”
Comic-Con goers were in for a truly spectacular treat as part of the “Star Wars” panel. At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire audience of more than 6,000 fans were invited to continue the celebration. They joined the cast and filmmakers at a surprise fan concert where the San Diego Symphony performed the classic “Star Wars” music from John Williams at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18.
What goes into the creation of a Disney/Pixar movie? Allow the hilarious cast of “Inside Out” to attempt to explain how the animation process works in the new featurette, “Animation Explanation.”
Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith give us their unique take on what they think goes into making a Pixar animated movie (something involving fever dreams), and how they were each able to truly bring their characters to life. Watch:
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.
Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair, and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind — taking some of her core memories with them — Fear, Anger, and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places — Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, and Abstract Thought and Dream Productions — in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
“Inside Out” opens in theaters everywhere this Friday.
Disney’s “Tomorrowland” blasts into theaters May 22, and the level of excitement surrounding this mystery adventure experience only continues to rise as opening day approaches.
If, like us, you have been looking forward to this movie since Disney released its first teaser trailer, we’ve got some goodies you’ll want to check out as you count down the days until next Friday. Get acquainted with the stars of the movie in character posters and featurettes, plus get a unique glimpse of the world of “Tomorrowland” and how it was transformed from an idea into a magical place we all no doubt want to visit.
George Clooney stars as Frank Walker, a former boy-genius and grizzled inventor jaded by disillusionment.
Portraying the young Frank Walker is Thomas Robinson.
In the role of Casey Newton, the bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, is Britt Robertson, who we know and have loved in roles in “Life Unexpected,” “Triple Dog,” and “Under the Dome.”
See more of Britt Robertson as Casey Newton in her character featurette:
Raffey Cassidy plays Athena.
We don’t know much about Athena yet, but the character featurette below lets us know that she is the future of “Tomorrowland.”
What is Tomorrowland Featurette
What if the best parts of mankind — the secret society of geniuses, the scientists, and the artists — were able to come together and build this beautiful, gleaming metropolis? That’s “Tomorrowland.”
Citizens of Tomorrowland Featurette
Get an intimate behind-the-scenes look at how “Tomorrowland” was created, from the people who worked to bring the dream to life.
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
Will you be visiting “Tomorrowland” when it releases in theaters May 22?
Meet Enoki and Bunapi, two Winter White Dwarf hamsters who are living the high life in their very own miniature apartment.
If you think you aren’t a hamster person then let us assure you, you are wrong. You just haven’t seen hamsters relax with a snack in front of the TV, take a dip in a sand-filled bathtub, and nap in their very own sleeping quarters.
And if you think tiny hamsters hanging out in a tiny apartment wasn’t cute enough, watch as little Enoki is tucked into a pink and white bed fit for mini royalty, complete with a matching polka dot blanket to keep them warm.
While these videos are undeniably adorable, let us quell some natural questions that arise with videos such as these.
The creator of these “Happy Hammy” videos, Jaieden Ace Shen, has clarified in the comments of both videos that their hamsters absolutely do not live in this “apartment” full-time. Enoki and Bunapi have a natural hamster habitat with proper food, water, bedding, tunnels, exercise toys, and lots of space. They are under no stress when placed in their apartment setting, as is easily seen with how comfortable and well-adjusted they are roaming around and utilizing the amenities.
Everyone has a Disney side. An entertainment legacy that has been charming kids and adults alike for generations, Disney has taught us all how to laugh more, scream more, and live life to the fullest.
To celebrate the upcoming live-action “Cinderella” movie, Disney has offered up the chance for one lucky family to show their Royal Disney side at Disney Parks with the Perfect Fit Sweepstakes.
One grand prize winner will win a 5-day, 4-night enchanting vacation for four to the Walt Disney World Resort, including one special night in the Cinderella Castle Suite.
The grand prize vacation includes:
One night in the Cinderella Castle Suite
3 nights at a Walt Disney Resort hotel
5-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper and Water Park fun
A makeover for one child (age 3-12) at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
$500 gift card
Enter for your chance to win the Perfect Fit Sweepstakes here. You can enter once per day, per person, from now until March 27.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons who are thirteen (13) years of age or older and legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec). Sweepstakes ends 11:59 PM (PT) on 3/27/15. Limit one (1) Entry per day, per person. There is only one (1) prize available to be won. To enter, follow the instructions on this website. Click here for full Official Rules.
“Cinderella” stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter, and opens in theaters everywhere on March 13.
An all-new “Cinderella” trailer is available now! Check it out:
If you’re a fan of “Frozen,” you’re likely counting down the days until March 13, when the new short reuniting Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf will premiere immediately before “Cinderella” in theaters.
In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
“Frozen” directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee had a little talk about how exciting it has been for them to give the beloved characters from the movie a new story, and how much fun they have had playing with them again. Take a look at the behind the scenes featurette of “Frozen Fever.”
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter, responsible for the beloved “Monsters, Inc.” and “Up,” has taken us to unique and imaginative places. In the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated movie, “Inside Out,” he is taking audiences to the most extraordinary place of all — inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
The official trailer for “Inside Out,” which you can watch above, is hilarious. We are totally looking forward to this movie, if only for the chance to hear some of the situations we’ve been in our lives narrated by the likes of Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Lewis Black.
Here is your first look at the emotional personalities of “Inside Out.”
“Inside Out” opens in theaters everywhere June 19, 2015.
From J.J. Abrams, Walt Disney Pictures, and Lucasfilm comes “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” A continuation of George Lucas’ saga set 30 years after the 1983 adventure, “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”
The teaser trailer was released online earlier today, as well as to 30 movie theaters across North America. It will begin airing in theaters around the world in December.
Here are some first look images from the movie:
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” brings back alum cast members Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and opens in theaters December 2015.