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Tag: Walt Disney Studios

‘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 ...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Producer Clark Spencer to Present Exclusive Footage at Fan Expo Canada

Fans attending this year's FAN EXPO CANADA in Toronto will be in for quite the treat as Ralph Breaks the Internet Producer, Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Lilo and Stitch), will join the convention to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Ralph Breaks the Internet with some never-before-seen footage from the film. During the subsequent Q&A, Spencer will ...

Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Despite a widespread campagin from fans, critics and even people inside the company, DIsney is sticking to its decision to not bring back James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following his firing from the project. The decision came (via Variety) following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn. Gunn and ...

Disney Announces Production Has Begun on Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Film

Production on Disney’s “Mulan,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in theatres on March 27, 2020. Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan (check out the first photo of the ...

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