Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Strange Magic – a ‘madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be the company’s first theatrical release since the company was acquired by Disney.
Strange Magic stars an amazing voice cast – Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Chenowith, Maya Rudolph and Peter Stormare among them – and will be released through Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. For details, follow the jump.
XPRIZE has found six real-life counterparts to Disney’s Big Hero 6. The six are winners of a contest – open to people between eight and seventeen years old – that selected winners on the basis of innovation through the use of science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).
The winners were: Kamran Ansari, age 9, Jasmyne Mendoza, age 11, Dominick Quaye, age 12, Chase Lewis, age 15, Carolyn Mennecke, age 17, and Kelsey Ann Murobayshi, age 17. They will travel to Los Angeles where they will walk the red carpet at the Big Hero 6 premiere – and meet the creative minds at Disney Imagineering.
You can read about their winning ideas following the jump. Big Hero 6 will open on November 7th.
Moana, ‘a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest, is scheduled to be the late winter, 2016, release from the Walt Disney animation Studios.
Rod Clements and John Musker – of Aladdian and The Princess and the Frog – are directing the project about Moana, a born navigator who sets sail in search of a legendary island.
Steven Spielberg has begun shooting his currently untitled spy thriller starring Tom Hanks. The film is based on the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who was given the assignment of negotiating the release of an American U-2 pilot.
Details, such as they are, follow the jump. The film will premiere on October 16th, 2015.
The Calgary International Film Festival has released its list of award winners – and Whiplash has won taken the Audience Choice Narrative award, as the festival reached record attendance of nearly 28, 869. That’s a 42% increase from last year’s 20,000 attendees.
For complete list of award winners and more, check out the festival’s press release following the jump.
And the posters for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar just keep on coming… Also, they’re genuinely beautiful, while still telling us next to nothing about the actual movie. Check out the other two after the jump.
Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will be honored at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® Jaguar Britannia Awards – to be presented on Thursday, October 30th and airing on BBC America on Sunday, November 2nd (9/8C).
Robert Downey Jr. is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Mark Ruffalo will receive this year’s Britannia Humanitarian Award; Emma Watson is the recipient of The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year; Mike Leigh is set to receive The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Dame Judi Dench has been awarded the 2014 Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
Rob Brydon (pictured, The Trip To Italy) will once again host the show. For further details, follow the jump.