The Studio Ghibli adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, The Secret World Of Arrietty, is a tiny tale told extraordinarily well.
We all know the story – the beautiful Belle sacrificing her freedom to save her father; the arrogant princeling whose ill treatment of a poor old woman leads to being cursed to become a beast until he finds someone who can love him despite his ferocious appearance. The question is whether it’s worth seeing the film in 3D.
Short answer: Yes!
On February 17, 2012, Walt Disney Studios will present The Secret World of Arrietty – Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s classic novel, The Borrowers. Co-written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi [a key animator on Miyazaki’s brilliant Ponyo], the English voice cast of The Secret World of Arrietty features Bridgit Mendler [Wizards of Waverly Place], Amy Poehler [Parks & Recreation], Carol Burnett [The Carol Burnett show, Horton Hears a Who], Will Arnett [Up all Night, Arrested Development], David Henrie [How I Met Your Mother], Moises Arias [Astro Boy].
Follow the jump for the trailer, official synopsis and three stills.
You’ve been amazed by the teasers; amused by the parodies… Now, it’s time to get things started with the newest [and quite possibly final] trailer for this Thanksgiving’s epic adventure, Walt Disney Studios/Muppets Studio’s The Muppets [in glorious, full-color 2-D!] in theaters November 23rd.
Follow the jump and prepare to be dazzled!
The success of its 3D release of The Lion King has inspired The Walt Disney Studios to convert four more of its classic animated titles for re-release in the format: Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid.
The press release – which includes release dates – follows the jump.
It’s been a while since The Muppets put out a parody trailer. Then they saw the trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo…
The Muppets, in theaters this Thanksgiving.
With the movie The Muppets only three months away, OK Go – noted for quirky songs and even quirkier music videos – has teamed up with the Muppets for a new take on The Muppets Theme [and a trip through their prior videos]. It’s a marriage of mutually beneficial quirks that just works.
Check out the video following the jump.
Normally, you would think that releasing a movie on the same weekend as the Harry Potter juggernaut would be nuts, even as counterprogramming – and yet, Disney has done just that. Winnie the Pooh is as unlikely a challenger for box office as you could find in these circumstances, but it’s a charming, whimsical film that is perfectly tuned for a family audience.
Based on the stories by A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh is about as unpretentious a film as you will ever see. It’s a collection of three separate, short tales that are blended into a continuous narrative that never feels forced, nor precious – two things it could have easily become.
They’ve taken shots at romantic comedies; they’ve mocked The Hangover Part II; and they’ve taken the pi$$ out of Green Lantern. Now, they come clean in their first full trailer for The Muppets! Prepare yourself – the first legitimate trailer for The Muppets follows the jump!
In Prom, Walt Disney Studios has created a lively, reasonably smart teen film that won’t insult the intelligence of any adults who should happen on it. Sure, it postulates a truly mythical version of high school and prom, but movies are all about the imagination and the Disneyverse lives there.
It has begun!
Marvel Entertainment’s effort to replicate a world where several superheroes exist in the same continuum for the big screen has gotten underway. Led by writer/director Joss Whedon, Avengers began filming today – bringing together the stars of the Iron Man films, Captain America: First Avenger, Thor, and mixing in yet another version of The Incredible Hulk and adding Clint ‘Hawkeye’ Barton, among others, into the mix.
After the jump, check out the Disney press release for details on cast, crew and plot summary.