Mar
20
2017
1

The ‘Coco’ trailer. (Disney/Pixar)

Looks like Coco’s going to be Day of the Dead-style urban fantasy with a metric butt-ton of Spanish-style guitar playing, which means that I’m probably going to be buying the soundtrack during the second half of the movie. I am an absolute sucker for good acoustic guitar playing. And, oh yeah: Pixar movies, too.

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Feb
22
2017
7

Disney figures out how to get a sequel for Rogue One.

It’s a book called… Inferno Squad. And I’ll allow it:

The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad. After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire — no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?

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Feb
21
2017
4

Disney works on Tesla radiant power scheme for recharging devices, death rays, killer death robots…

Yes, I’m extrapolating. So far the prototype is only going to charge your devices for you while you’re close enough to the Tesla Omni-Directional Radiant Energy Projector* (but not too close).  But we all know that Tesla was working on death rays; and as for the killer death robots, well.

While their system is far from commercial ready, it’s no less impressive and as they develop it further in the coming years, it’s not hard to believe that Disney could (eventually) equip their theme parks with wireless power zones, allowing guests to charge their electronic devices by simply entering the space. If entire attraction queues were flooded with wireless power, guests would never have to worry about draining their batteries by killing time with their devices while waiting. Likewise, one could imagine Disney’s parks one day being populated by free-roaming Audio-Animatronics figures, able to run throughout the day via wireless power sources.

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Feb
08
2017
1

Covert Media /Broken Road to create Star Wars parody, lawsuit(?).

Well, I ASSUME that there’s going to be a good chance for the latter:

A spoof of the Star Wars franchise is in development with Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose credits include the Scary Movie franchise, “Epic Movie” and “Vampires Suck.”

The duo will write and direct the project, titled “Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (“District 9”) is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner (“True Memoirs of an International Assassin”).

…(Via GeekTyrant) This should be a fascinating contest of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object.  On one hand, we have the Mouse.  On the other hand, we have the entire question of just how protected parodies are… which is danged convoluted. Seriously, the more I refreshed my memory on this, the more complicated it got. And on the gripping hand, Disney pretty much does nothing to go after porn parodies of its stuff (DO NOT SEARCH FOR EXAMPLES, IF YOU LOVE YOUR EYES), so maybe they won’t care, after all.  Which sounds… weird, no?

Dec
20
2016
--

Disney’s recycling program.

I saw a variant of this on Facebook – ironically, the video seems to be a recycling of the two videos found below (which is why there’s no link) – but i’m not entirely certain what the point is. (more…)

Dec
19
2016
7

It is time that Disney think about optioning ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.’

Given that Rogue One is busily racking up the numbers for Disney, to the point where the Mouse can now feel reassured that the Star Wars gravy train is indeed up and running, it is time that they start thinking about the next non-episode movie after the Han Solo flick.  It is my suggestion that they pick a definitely modified version of Alan Dean Foster’s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.  Which means, yes, no Luke or Leia.

Why?  Permit me to point out the following: (more…)

Nov
14
2016
3

A Wrinkle in Time out in April 2018.

April 6, 2018, to be precise.  Disney did this Mannequin Challenge thing to reveal the date; clearly, filming has started.

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Oct
25
2016
1

Watch this Disney Smash Mouth video before the lawyers descend!

Although they haven’t, yet. Just saw a non-embeddable version this on Facebook, though, so maybe nobody at the Mouse noticed. Or maybe somebody figures that it’s sometimes smarter to leave things be.

Jul
26
2016
6

Disney planning many, *many* solo Solo films.

Alternate title: Film Studio Plans to Lovingly Cultivate Money Tree.

In a move that should come as no surprise to anyone, The New York Daily News reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are in talks to produce more Han Solo movies. In what has become the norm in Hollywood, Alden Ehrenreich, the recently confirmed casting choice for young Han Solo, has been quietly signed on for a three film contract, which if it comes to fruition will no doubt make many fans giddy with happiness.

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Jun
13
2016
1

The ‘Moana’ teaser trailer.

Full points for getting Dwayne Johnson for the Maui voice: Disney has a knack for this kind of casting.

Also getting a little bit of a Genie-from-Aladdin vibe here, which is fine by me.

May
23
2016
1

Netflix would like to let you now that BOOM, BABY, they got first crack at Disney and Marvel now.

Here we go:

From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive U.S. pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content, wrote on their company blog.

…Dannnnnnng. I mean, you can get a bunch of the old stuff from most of those shops at any given time; but exclusive first-look?  That’s pretty neat-o, if you have Netflix. Which I do.

Mar
12
2015
5

The Mouse to release a *proper* Star Wars DVD?

If so, then everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

But I’ve been burned before on this story, so we’ll have to wait if I’m foreseeing properly this time.  Gotta get it right some time, surely?  I mean, it’s not like they’re gonna wait until Lucas is dead before they sell us the thing that we all wish to buy.

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