When Disney Plus launched last November -- with all 30 seasons of "The Simpsons" -- it was immediately met with a backlash from fans. The problem: Older episodes were truncated to fit into a 16-by-9 frame, killing many of the show's visual jokes. Disney quickly pledged to restore the classic segments to their 4:3 aspect-ratio […]
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a discrimination suit against Disney and CBS Studios, alleging the companies allowed "Criminal Minds" cinematographer Greg St. Johns to get away with sexual harassment for 14 years. According to the suit, St. Johns habitually touched men on the groin and butt, and kissed and caressed […]
Here's your first look at the toymaker's newest superhero sets that remix some of the biggest moments of the MCU. And check out the Iron Man helmet.
Former Disneyland Paris cast members came together virutally to recreate the The Wonderful World of Disney parade.
The release of Artemis Fowl has been uniquely impacted by the pandemic, and it’s now set to be the first major franchise launch of the coronavirus-era.
The film version of Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton” is heading exclusively to Disney+ — what the move means for the streaming wars as HBO Max preps its long-anticipated entrance.
Timothy Olyphant has joined the cast of the “The Mandalorian” for the Disney+ “Star Wars” show’s second season, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Details about Olyphant’s role are being kept deep inside the Sarlacc pit. Olyphant most recently starred in Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.” Filming wrapped on the second show and names have started to leak out. Temuera Morrison will play fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett in the second season, and Michael Biehn, best known for starring in James Cameron’s “The Terminator” and “Aliens” has been cast in the second season as well. Additionally, Rosario Dawson joined the second season of “The Mandalorian” as Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi character introduced as Anakin Skywalker’s padawan during the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”Dave Filoni, who directed the pilot for “The Mandalorian” has written many other episodes and is a key creative voice on the Disney+ series, co-created “Clone Wars.”Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Temuera Morrison to Play Boba Fett in Season 2The series was created by Jon Favreau and featured episodes directed by Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow and Rick Fukuyama. The second season is scheduled to premiere in this fall. It stars Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and Giancarlo Esposito. And of course: Baby Yoda (aka “The Child).Olyphant is repped by UTA.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Read original story ‘The Mandalorian': Timothy Olyphant Joins Season 2 Cast At TheWrap
The Disney Legend looks back on his career as Goofy and shares stories of "A Goofy Movie."
When Broadway re-opens, it will do so without a certain snow queen. Disney Theatrical Productions announced Thursday that "Frozen" and its ubiquitous anthem "Let It Go" have hit their last high notes at the St. James Theatre. The show will close having played its final performance on Wednesday evening March 11, right before Broadway went dark […]
The son of Poseidon is ready to make a splash at Disney+. Author Rick Riordan announced on Twitter on Thursday that he is helping to develop a TV series adaptation of his Percy Jackson & The Olympians YA book series. After making the announcement in a short video alongside his wife Becky (below), Riordan said […]
Disney added "The New Mutants" back to its release calendar, setting the "X-Men" superhero adventure to debut in theaters on Aug. 28. The studio also moved "Ron's Gone Wrong," an animated film from 20th Century, back a few months from Feb. 26, 2021, to April 23, 2021. An untitled 20th Century title previously set for […]
In a wide-ranging interview, the "Capone" director describes how Stan Lee endorsed his vision for a key "Fantastic Four" character, and what his Boba Fett movie might have had in common with "Unforgiven."
Filmed version of the hit musical will premiere on streaming 15 months earlier than its original theatrical release date
Once known as the happiest place on earth, Disney Resorts may now earn a new title: the most cautious place on earth. Disney's Shanghai Resort has been closed since late January, as all theme parks worldwide have been. But the Shanghai reopening, set for Monday, is seen as a key to how the company's other […]
ABC is bringing back "The Wonderful World of Disney" this summer with a quartet of titles from the Disney Plus film catalogue. The network has announced that it will air "Moana," "Thor: The Dark World," "Up" and "Big Hero 6" across four Wednesdays this summer, starting with the world broadcast debut of the Auliʻi Cravalho […]
George Lucas’s far, far away galaxy is on the verge of several new beginnings on the big screen and beyond. Here’s a look at all of the different movies and TV shows currently in development.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s youngest daughter remains Moana-obsessed during quarantine. But it still doesn’t register that her dad voiced Maui.
Disney is in early development of a live-action remake of its 1997 animated movie "Hercules," with "Avengers" filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo producing through their AGBO production company. Disney has hired action specialist Dave Callaham to write the "Hercules" script. Callaham teamed with Sylvester Stallone for the original screenplay for "The Expendables," creating his character […]
Disney is going zero to hero as the studio is in the works on a live-action adaptation of “Hercules,” tapping “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings” writer Dave Callaham to write the screenplay, with the Russo Brothers attached to produce, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Joe and Anthony Russo, best known for “Avengers: Endgame,” will produce through their AGBO banner the adaptation of the 1997 animated film, a retelling of the classic Greek myth of Hercules.No casting has been set.Also Read: ABC Sets 'Disney Family Singalong: Volume II' Special for Mother's DayThe movie shows Hercules, the son of the God Zeus, growing up on Earth as a human but gifted with superhuman strength as he works to become a true hero and stop an evil plot by the lord of the Underworld, Hades, to release four monstrous titans to wreak havoc on the world.The animated “Hercules” starred Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan and the late Rip Torn along with Bobcat Goldthwait, Hal Holbrook, Matt Frewer, Samantha Eggar, Josh Keaton and Paul Shaffer. The film grossed $252.7 million and was nominated for an Oscar for the original song “Go the Distance.”While the original film included a variety of songs, particularly in the form of five musical muses who help narrate the film’s action, it’s unclear if the remake will be a musical or incorporate the original songs. Though there has been a lot of fan rumors and speculation about the project for weeks, in part after Ariana Grande performed a version of “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” during a recent Disney singalong special.Also Read: Carlos Lopez Estrada to Direct 'Robin Hood' Remake For Disney PlusDisney’s next live-action remake is the equally action-heavy “Mulan,” and the studio is also in the works on a remake of “Robin Hood,” which is planned for Disney+.Callaham is the writer who created “The Expendables” characters and wrote the screenplay for the first film. He also wrote the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984” for Warner Bros. and the recent “Zombieland 2: Double Tap” for Sony.The Russo brothers recently produced the Chris Hemsworth Netflix action film “Extraction” through their AGBO banner.THR first reported the details of those involved. DisInsider reported Thursday morning that the film was in development.Read original story ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Film in Development at Disney, Russo Brothers Producing At TheWrap
Here's your first look at Disney's new masks that will benefit families in vulnerable communities.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in honor of “May the 4th,” a.k.a. “Star Wars Day,” Disney announced Monday.The final chapter in the Skywalker saga joins Disney+’s previously announced May the 4th offerings, which includes the launch of a making-of docuseries for “The Mandalorian” (titled “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian”), and the series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”With the addition of “Rise of Skywalker” to Disney+ on May 4 (May 5 in the Netherlands, due to the Memorial Day holiday), fans will be able to stream the complete nine-part Skywalker saga all in one place for the first time ever, along with other “Star Wars” movies and TV series including, “The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”Also Read: 'Star Wars' Series in the Works at Disney+ From 'Russian Doll' Co-Creator Leslye HeadlandPer the streaming service, “In addition to new content offerings, Disney+ will also honor the artistry of Star Wars with a week-long concept art takeover on the service. Like a commemorative gallery, each film and series’ artwork will be updated on May 4th to feature its original concept paintings. From ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ to ‘The Mandalorian,’ the updated art will feature work from celebrated artists such as the legendary Ralph McQuarrie and Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang. On the Disney+ home screen, the animated ‘Star Wars’ brand tile, viewable on web and connected TV devices, gets upgraded with a new animation that honors the signature hyperspace jump.”Directed by J.J. Abrams, “The Rise of Skywalker” stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio and Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow and Abrams and Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.Read original story ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ to Begin Streaming on Disney+ on May 4th At TheWrap
The pop star got frank about her past with her former Disney Channel co-stars.
The voice of Goofy and Pluto goes to the dogs with his new Disney+ series "It's a Dog's Life."