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Category: Arts & Culture

Taika Waititi Set to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

Before showcasing his newest original film to Canadian audiences, Taika Waititi will recognized by TIFF for his achievements in directing. Today, Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award honours a ...

Universal Orlando Announces Fourth Theme Park: Epic Universe

After much speculation, Universal Orlando has officially announced its fourth theme park: Epic Universe. The company revealed Wednesday that "Universal’s Epic Universe" is currently under construction. Officials from Universal Orlando said it will introduce an “entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment” when it opens. The exact timeline for the park ...

‘Friends’ Pop-Up Experience Opening in NYC in Celebration of the Series’ 25th Anniversary

Get ready Friends fans, because the series is no longer on a break! “The One with the Pop-Up” is here! It’s been 25 years since viewers met Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe, so set your calendar back to 1994 and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience ...

At Least 33 Dead in Devastating Arson Attack at Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan

Kyoto Animation Studio, known for productions such as Violet Evergarden and A Silent Voice, was hit this morning in a devastating arson attack that has left 33 dead and many more injured. Japanese police confirmed that a 41-year-old man walked into the company's 1st Studio Building in Fujimi Ward, Kyoto City just after 10 a.m. and doused what is ...

Spotify Partners With Disney to Launch Official Playlists With Music From Movies, TV Shows

Fans of Disney movies and TV shows can now enter into a dedicated music hub on Spotify, featuring seven playlists filled with top hits from Disney animated favorites and music from Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars films. Terms of the deal were not announced. Spotify did note that its users have streamed nearly 2.5 billion minutes of Disney music on ...

Disney Announces 2019 D23 Expo Schedule, Featuring Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+, and More

Disney's star studded fan convention has officially unveiled its schedule. Thursday afternoon saw the house of mouse unveil its schedule for the 2019 D23 Expo. This year’s D23 is especially exciting with the upcoming November launch of Disney+, the Disney streaming platform that will feature original and already-released titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. In addition, fans can ...

The ‘Toy Story 4’ Canadian Road Trip Stops in Toronto this Weekend

Toronto fans of Disney/Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the films when the Toy Story 4 Canadian Road Trip makes a rest stop in Toronto this weekend! It’s the first chance for enthusiasts of the films to get up close to a life-size replica motorcycle of Canada’s greatest ...

The Walt Disney Company and Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund Announce ‘The Lion King’ “Protect the Pride” Campaign

To celebrate the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau, The Walt Disney Company has launched a global conservation campaign to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa. The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign focuses on protecting and revitalizing lion populations and the habitats ...

Disney Announces “The Launchpad Program;” Calls for Diverse Filmmakers to Pitch Short Films for Disney+

With Disney+ set to launch in November, Disney has announced a new program for the platform that looks to spotlight diverse filmmakers and their stories. Titled "The Launchpad," the new program will select up to six filmmakers to make a short film for Disney+ over a 7-month program. Filmmakers will work closely with Disney mentors to ...

George R.R. Martin Discusses how His Books will Differ from the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

George R.R Martin has finally broken his silence on the much talked about Game of Thrones finale. Martin’s post on his blog, which he titled "An Ending,” discusses his thoughts on the series as well as provides hints as to how the novels will differ from the series. Martin begins by thanks those who were involved in ...

Stan Lee’s Former Business Manager Charged With Elder Abuse; Arrest Warrant Issued

You hear that? It's the sound of the entire Marvel fandom uniting to bring Keya Morgan down. Keya Morgan, former business manager for Stan Lee has been charged with multiple counts of elder abuse related to the late Marvel co-founder, including alleged false imprisonment. An arrest warrant has been issued for Morgan, according to officials, ...

WB Filing Copyright Claim Over Donald Trump’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Campaign Video

"Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up" Warner Bros. Pictures is set to take (or possible has already taken) legal action against a video posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump as part of his 2020 reelection campaign.  You read that right. WB is filing a copyright claim ...

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