First Look: ‘Aladdin' on Broadway | EW
First Listen: New ‘Frozen' song “In Summer" performed by Josh Gad, written by Robert Lopez | Hitfix
'Book of Mormon' reunion alert!
Alex G & Peter Hollens - A cappella Disney Medley | Alex G
Concept Art: ‘Avatar' comes to Disney World | Disney
Basically, they’re trying to avoid drawing more attention and free publicity onto the film. Works out for both parties I suppose, though it would be interesting to see how a lawsuit would play out. Is ‘Tomorrow’ enough parody to fall under Fair Use?
The full cast has been announced. Jonathan Freeman will play the villain, Adam Jacobs is taking on the title character, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie and Courtney Reed as Jasmine.
Character Stills: Disney’s ‘Frozen' | Yahoo
Trailer: ‘Saving Mr. Banks' - Dec 13
Directed by John Lee Hancock, written by Kelly Marcel, starring Tom Hanks, Ruth Wilson, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and BJ Novak.
Warning, the trailer is very plot heavy. Obviously, we all know the outcome (Walt gets the movie made), but the structure of the movie seems to be coming through in what is essentially a 2.5 min recap of the film. Doesn’t look that bad though.
First Look: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in ‘Saving Mr. Banks' | TIME
Yes yes yes. Do it.
Disney Theatrical Prods. has quietly initiated early explorations of a live stage show featuring the Muppets, commencing late last month with a short but elaborate presentation directed by Alex Timbers.
The brief showcase, staged May 31 at Disney’s New Amsterdam Theater for a group of DTP staffers and a handful of others connected to the potential project, incorporated a handful of sets and more than 85 Muppets in an experiment intended to reveal whether it would even be feasible to present the Muppets in a live theatrical context, juggling puppetry needs with audience sightlines and all the other physical demands of legit theater.
“It was a test of concept,” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and prexy of Disney Theatrical. With the focus on the tech requirements of such an endeavor, a short selection of pre-existing Muppet material was performed. (Yes, Kermit sang “Rainbow Connection.”)
Fun fact: In the 70s, Jim Henson wanted to do a theatrical show called ‘The Muppets at Lincoln Center.’ It was accepted but never produced.
Disney Princess, Tardis, Juggalo and more!
Didn’t even know the Epcot globe could do this.
After Fox failed to reboot the character in time, Kevin Feige has confirmed that the rights now belong to Disney and Marvel.