Bolstered by franchise hits from Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar – along with solo hits from Disney and Walt Disney Animation Studios, The Walt Disney Studios will be the first studio to surpass the $7 billion mark in theatrical grosses some time today.
Coming into today, the combined grosses from all Disney-owned studios sat at $6,988.3 million.
For details on how Disney reached this milestone, read on.
Here’s your chance to experience all things Disney! Fan-favorite events, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, take center stage in new 7,500-seat “Hall D23” venue at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Pixar’s Inside Out goes inside the head of Riley – a young girl whose family moves from the Midwest when her father gets a new job in San Francisco – as we meet her emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
Pixar has released its first poster for the Inside – which you can see after the jump. Inside Out opens on June 19, 2015.
If you’re a history nerd, like many of the folks over at GeekScholars Movie News, you’re going to especially love this week’s podcast. To start, the hosts delve into the details regarding two very intriguing biopics in the works: Leonardo DiCaprio playing U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) tackling the life of prolific screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Trumbo may not be a very recognizable name, but his story is extremely fascinating.
From there, the GeekScholars have an in-depth roundtable discussion about animation powerhouse Pixar, including whether or not the studio has peaked, given lackluster receptions to their last couple of films, and tales of woe coming out of their production teams.
It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
The Blue Umbrella is the Pixar short that will precede Monsters University when it premieres on June 21, 2013. The charming poster looks like a classic fifties piece.
Each Pixar film is released with an original short film and, with Blue Umbrella – paired with Monsters University, the tradition continues.
Tagline: It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
From Pixar Animation Studios, director Saschka Unseld and producer Marc Greenberg, The Blue Umbrella opens in theatres on June 21, 2013, in front of Monsters University.
With its first ‘princess’ movie, Brave, Pixar recovers from the creative (though not financial) disaster that was Cars 2. The story of Merida, the tomboy teen at the heart of Brave, takes familiar princess tropes and spins them enough to feel fresh and fun. And, as always, the animation is stunning.
Unfortunately, Pixar has stiffed DVD buyers with only an audio commentary track and two shorts (one of which is very disappointing).
Finding Nemo is on the top five Pixar movies, which means it is already a bona fide classic in 2D. With this weekend’s re-release in 3D, it doesn’t really get all that much better because the 3D is only intermittently effective – though when it is, it’s really, really effective.
It’s a big week for cool trailers and the first one for the holiday re-release of Monsters, Inc. in 3D is no exception. The funniest (and scariest) thing about it is that it plays like a collection of best moments from the film – but it barely scratches the surface! Which, of course, is why the film is so loved.
Follow the jump to watch the trailer.
Monsters, Inc. returns to theaters in 3D on December 19th, 2012.