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.

(more…)

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.

Feb
10
2015
7

The Mouse pries a couple of Sony’s fingers off of Spider-Man.

The news in the first sentence may be normally problematic, but it’s made up for by the second one:

In the wake of its deal to co-produce Sony’s next “Spider-Man” movie, Disney has delayed the release of four upcoming Marvel superhero movies to make way for it.

Sony and Disney said Monday that they will co-produce the next “Spider-Man” film, marking a new creative direction for the character, which will be released by Sony on July 28, 2017.

Forgive me for saying this, but I’d delay the Ms. Marvel movie and Thor sequel in order to get Spidey in the rotation of a sensible Marvel Universe franchise as early as possible, too.  …I’d make a sardonic comment about the new Spider-man movies right now, except that I haven’t seen them.  No, I don’t know why that’s stopping me, either.

Via @MelissaTweets.

Jan
26
2015
13

Let it go, State Department. …Yes, I am a bad man for that.

Missed this when it came out: apparently a State Department guy (Admiral Robert Papp, the Special Envoy to the Arctic*) asked a chief minion over at Disney to go do some global warming agitprop.  The Mouth of Mouse’s response? “The Disney exec had a very “perplexed” reaction and apparently told Papp they’re in the business of “optimism and happy endings.””

Translation: …dude.  Do some demographic research**. We’re not going to tick off the people who are still committed to producing replacements of our target audience.  Notice how Disney largely*** stays out of this stuff? That’s precisely why. They like money. They don’t much like getting in grudge matches with the parents of said target audience.

Via @NoahCRothman. (more…)

Jul
14
2014
2

I pretty much randomly came across this one.

Old, but this is pretty funny, especially given that it’s from the actual Mouse itself.

Apr
19
2014
11

Tweet of the Day, IT MUST BE MINE edition.

This is not actually happening.

Dammit.

Via @AoSHQ Headlines.

Moe Lane

PS: I regret nothing.

Apr
12
2014
8

Tweet of the Day, This Is A Portent edition.

I dunno a portent of what, yet, but there’s some definite portent-like activity going on, there.

Sep
28
2013
2

New trailer: “Frozen.”

This is not a flattering movie trailer.

The thing is, Frozen was done by the same people who did Tangled, and those people presumably did this trailer: (more…)

Mar
07
2013
5

Wow. It worked! The Internet broke George Lucas!

There’ll be no living with it now.

The criticism got to Lucas. He found it difficult to be creative when people were calling him a jerk. “It was fine before the Internet,” he says. “But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ ”

Well, the most obvious answer there is: you don’t.  Instead, you sell your intellectual property to Disney, which has this weird idea that you’ll sell more product if you produce product that people want to buy.

Nov
21
2012
11

All hail the Soulless Corporate Behemoth! #starwars #disney

The rumor is that they’re tapping the Guy Who Wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the Guy Who Wrote Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class to do the scripts for the upcoming Star Wars movies.  Apparently The Mouse likes to makes a metric [expletive deleted]-ton of money off of geeks: who knew?

Thanks, guys.  Mind you, we still need to reform that absurdly punitive copyright scheme that the Mouse has inflicted on the country.

Moe Lane

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