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Gong Li, Jet Li, Donnie Yen Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’

Disney’s live-action Mulan film has scored some major Chinese talent in the form of Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern), Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Hero) and Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Drunken Tai Chi). Jet Li, one of China’s most enduring megastars, will play the Emperor of China. Li was a martial arts ...

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in first trailer and poster

Disney has been making a mint going back to the well of some of its most famous properties, most recently with the live action version of Beauty and the Beast which earned over $500M domestically and was nominated for two Oscars this year. Coming this Christmas is Mary Poppins Returns and it looks like a winner. This sequel features a ...

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2017 Oscars: 70 Animated Shorts Contend for Shortlist of Ten

A longlist of 70 animated short films contending for the Academy Award has been revealed by Cartoon Brew, including their top picks, synopsis, and trailers. This is a significant jump from last year’s total (60) and a continuing trend in this category. Back in 2010 only 33 films qualified. This is not the “official” list from the Academy, that comes in November. ...

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Annie Chang Joins Academy’s Science and Technology Council

LOS ANGELES, CA – Annie Chang, vice president of technology for Marvel Studios, has accepted an invitation to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2016–2017 membership roster to 25. During Chang’s 11 years at Disney, Marvel’s parent company, she has shaped technology standards and strategies, helped research and ...

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Disney’s MOANA trailer featuring new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda

A brand new trailer and poster for (one of) Disney’s Animated Feature Oscar contenders, Moana is here. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a ...

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REVIEW: ‘Into the Woods’

Stephen Sondheim’s musical treatment of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales has been all but canonized by lovers of “highbrow” musical theatre. As such, the selection of Rob Marshall to helm the film adaption of Sondheim’s Into the Woods was not a that inspired much confidence: his disappointing Nine drew glaring attention to his repetitive tricks and ticks as a director ...

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Boxtrolls Dominate Annie Awards Nominations

While most awards pundits kept their eyes glued on the NYFCC today (or at least their Twitter account), the animators guild quietly revealed their own set of nominations today. This article would be far too lengthy if we would list all of their 327 categories, but we can say that Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls took in a big haul with ...

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TRAILER: Cate Blanchett Gives Joan Crawford Realness in Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ (2015)

Swooping down today with nothing less than a trailer, a poster and a glorious set of production stills and shots from Annie Leibovitz featuring Oscar-winner Sandy Powell’s costumes is Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella, starring Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (intensely channeling Joan Crawford), Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the titular character. ...

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TRAILER: Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

Disney’s big push in the Animated Feature Film Oscar race, Big Hero 6, the Marvel-based comic series about nerds turned heroes against a kabuki-masked villain has dropped an action-packed trailer. It’s slickly animated, with a Tokyo-meets-San-Francisco setting (but with some really unfortunate and dated alt-rock music) and a tone that veers from perilous to sentimental. Take a look here: Disney’s ...

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