Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' remake is coming very soon
Disney have released the official trailer for Pete’s Dragon, an upcoming remake/reimagining of the 1977 film of the same name, directed by David Lowery. The trailer follows a young boy named Pete, who was lost in the woods for six years, as he introduces his magical dragon ‘Elliott’ to forest ranger Grace Meacham and her family. Starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Robert Redford, Pete’s Dragon is scheduled for release in August 2016. Brings back so many fond childhood memories – check it out 🙂
The BFG film adaptation from Disney is almost here
Looking forward to Disney’s film adaptation of the much-loved Roald Dahl novel The BFG. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, this highly anticipated film features the voices of Mark Rylance as The BFG plus Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement as giants Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater. In Australia, The BFG will be released in cinemas on 30th June 2016. This should be a big hit! 🙂
Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer finally drops
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Trailer has finally been released this afternoon so we’ve posted a copy below for anyone who happened to miss it (which is highly unlikely). Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on 18th December 2015. Looking forward to this one 🙂
The Jungle Book: Disney has released the first official trailer for their upcoming live action remake of the classic 1967 animated film The Jungle Book based on Rudyard Kipling‘s book of the same name. Scarlett Johansson voices the snake Kaa while the film also stars the voices of Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, and Idris Elba as Shere Khan with Neel Sethi as Mowgli. The Jungle Book will be released in April 2016. Looking forward to this one 🙂
Dismaland Bemusement Park: So on the back of its opening, Banksy has released the official trailer for his Dismaland Bemusement Park art installation which highlights several pieces Banksy curated from more than fifty artists around the world, collectively providing a dark and decayed view of theme parks and commercial recreation. Love it!! 🙂
Dismaland is a satirical group exhibition inspired by Disneyland
Dismaland: So we lost our shit when we saw street artist Banksy had finally unveiled Dismaland, a satirical group exhibition inspired by Disneyland. Dismaland brings together many artists from around the world in a giant parody of our consumer society as seen through a trashy, decaying theme park. After rumours and first photos began popping up on the web, the Dismaland project released an official website presenting a map of the park, but also the list of artists including Damien Hirst, Josh Keyes, Escif, Axel Void, Brock Davis, Espo, Mike Ross and of course Banksy. The Dismaland exhibition, located in the Weston-super-Mare in the UK, is open from 22nd August until 27th September 2015. Amazeballs! – LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE 🙂
The Walt Disney logo evolves over the past three decades
Walt Disney Logo: Ethan Jones has created an amazing compilation video of Walt Disney Pictures‘ various animated logo openings featured in their films over the past three decades. According to Jones, the 1985 animated film The Black Cauldron was the first to showcase a modified version of the intro logo with animated variations of the logo initiated by Toy Story in 1995. Although in 1989 and 1990, Disney began to use digital ink-and-paint animation via CAPS (Computer Animation Production System), the Walt Disney logo (along with Disney-produced animated programs made for TV) still used traditional cel animation, with two computerised variants introduced in 1995 and 2002. Even after 1995, Disney still used production cels painted by hand throughout the late 1990s and into the mid-2000s. They last used the production cels for the Walt Disney logo in a theatrical trailer for the 2005 movie Chicken Little. The hand-painted cels looked pretty outdated and cheap by this time. In 2006, Walt Disney Pictures started using a new intro with a new CGI animation containing a very complex depiction of the Cinderella Castle and its surroundings. It was a clear change from the old blue and white intro with its stylised castle and 2D animation. The new intro was first used on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, which premiered in the United States on July 7, 2006. The first Pixar movie to feature this logo was WALL-E. Starting with the release of The Muppets, the words ‘Walt’ and ‘Pictures’ have been removed from the theatrical logo, which was shortened to ‘Disney’. This was used before 2011 as the on-screen logo for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment starting in 2007. This video concludes a great journey through history with the 2014 film Into the Woods withDisney always seeming to add a little something extra to the Walt Disney logo to fit the film being watched. Walt Disney Pictures, Inc. is a film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company. The division is based at the Walt Disney Studios and is the main producer of live-action feature films within the Walt Disney Studios unit. It took on its current name in 1983. Today, in conjunction with the other units of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures is classified as one of Hollywood’s “Big Six” film studios.Nearly all of Walt Disney Pictures’ releases are distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through home media platforms via Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and through television syndication by Disney–ABC Domestic Television. Check out this fantastic video below – it’s long but well worth watching!
Mary Poppins: Andy Rehfeldt has created a fantastic mashup featuring English super nanny Mary Poppins belting out a death metal version of the her trademark song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“. Singers Sera Hatchett of Mercy Brown and Thomas Hinds performed the vocals, Andy Rehfeldt played all the instruments, and music producer Grant Cornish did all the arrangements. Mary Poppins is a 1964 musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, loosely based on P. L. Travers’ book series of the same name. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in the role of a magical nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Mary Poppins was released to universal acclaim, receiving a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture—an unsurpassed record for any other film released by the Walt Disney Studios—and won five; Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Now check this out, it’s so great!