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Disney Becomes First Studio in History to Reach $10 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

It's become second nature for Disney to break box office records, but today's achievement is unlike anything previously seen before. The house of mouse has become the first studio in history to pass $10 billion at the global box office. Its latest hit, Frozen 2, helped the studio pass the marker, as it now stands ...

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 Unveils First Poster and Teaser Trailer for Live-Action ‘Mulan’

Disney's latest live-action remake of an animated classic is set to drop in 2020 and the company has finally dropped a teaser poster and trailer for it! Mulan, the epic tale of the Legendary Chinese Warrior is directed by Niki Caro and features a celebrated international cast, including Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as ...

‘Aladdin’ Film Review

When it comes to remakes of beloved films, there are generally two schools of thought; the first says, “why would they risk ruining a story that was already done so well before?” while the second school says, “the two films are separable from one another – even if the remake tanks the original will always ...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Film Review

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the second installment of our journey with the Banks family and our beloved nanny, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt). Its Mary Poppins Returns!  Mary Poppins Returns is set in a 1930’s London and Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw) are all grown up. With the Banks ...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Star Emily Mortimer on Recreating the Magic of the First Film & Working with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Last night in Toronto, Talkies Network was invited to take part in the Canadian premiere for Disney's highly anticipated, 54-years in the making, Mary Poppins Returns! Set in 1930s London, the story follows Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), who are now grown up. After Michael has a personal loss, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) comes ...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Has Screened: Here are the First Reactions

54 years. That's how long it has been since the original Mary Poppins graced the silver screen. And now, five decades later, Disney has crafted a sequel to their original masterpiece, with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the lead roles. The film has carried major buzz throughout its lead up to its December release date and ...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Film Review

Six years ago, Walt Disney Animated Studios debuted its 50th feature film: Wreck-It Ralph. The film encompassed everything that brought Disney to the forefront of animation, from its superb animation to its hilarity and its core, a pair of beautifully fleshed out video game characters. A sequel almost seemed inevitable but alas, nothing was announced. ...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Review Round-Up: Here’s What Critics Are Saying

Six years ago, Disney debuted a film that brought together the best the video game world had to offer and crafted an exciting original story titled Wreck it Ralph. The film earned critical and commercial acclaim but surprisingly, a sequel was not quickly announced like some expected. Fast forward and now, the anticipated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet is finally ...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Film Review

The November 1st release date for this movie tells all. Once again, as soon as Halloween passes, Christmas takes a stranglehold of the market for the following couple of months. Walking into an Indigo Book store (or, for you purists out there, a Chapters), the decorations were festive, and the music of Michael Bublé has ...

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull Announces Retirement

Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar along with Apple's Steve Jobs and John Lasseter and in doing so irrefutably changed the animation industry, is retiring after 50 years in the entertainment industry. Catmull oversaw dozens of hit films from Toy Story to Tangled to Frozen to this year's Incredibles 2. Catmull, who currently acts as president of both Walt Disney and Pixar ...

Disney Announces ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Remake in the Works

A live-action remake of the cult favorite animated film Lilo & Stitch is in the works at Walt Disney Pictures. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are already working on the project according to The Hollywood Reporter. The production will be a blend of live-action and CG similar to how Disney is approaching its live-action remake of Aladdin. The Hawaii-centric ...

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