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Disney’s FROZEN has a new trailer for us to check out. Additionally, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will feature original songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and original score composed by Christophe Beck, avai...
Disney’s FROZEN has a new trailer for us to check out. Additionally, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will feature original songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and original score composed by Christophe Beck, available from Walt Disney Records on November 25, two days before it opens in theaters. Click here to view the embedded video. FROZEN (In 3D) Voice Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Producer: Peter Del Vecho Screenplay by: Jennifer Lee Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). Featuring original songs from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Winnie the Pooh), and an original score by Christophe Beck (The Muppets, Oscar®-winning short Paperman), Frozen hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013. In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad)in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Originally published on ComicMix as Frozen Trailer Finally Tells us What it’s About
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Every single year one of my daughters wants to be a princess for Halloween. They usually pick their favorite Disney princess and sometimes it can be difficult to find a costume tutorial. Well, thanks to these amazing, talented ladies we...
Every single year one of my daughters wants to be a princess for Halloween. They usually pick their favorite Disney princess and sometimes it can be difficult to find a costume tutorial. Well, thanks to these amazing, talented ladies we can create our own fairytale costume for the little princesses in our lives! 1. Tinkerbell or The Princess and the Frog Costume Tutorial by The Modest Homestead - Grab some beautiful green fabric and create this beautiful Tinkerbell costume that can also be used for the Princess and the Frog costume! Two in one! 2. DIY Snow White Princess Costume by The Fleeting Thing - does your daughter want to be the fairest of them all?! Check out this fabulous tutorial. 3. Rapunzel / Tangled Costume Tutorial by Do It Yourself Divas - I love the beauty and simplicity of this Rapunzel costume. Need a coordinating Pascal costume? They have you covered! 4. Cinderella Costume Tutorial by Homemade Toast - you can never go wrong with this classic costume. Leisha shares a beautiful tutorial along with princess Belle. 5. Princess Bustle Dress Tutorial by The Girl Inspired - take any princess dress and make it fancy by adding this simple bustling technique. What a beautiful pink princess! 6. DIY Jasmine Halloween Costume by Midwest Family Life - create a modest Jasmine costume with Erika at Midwest Family Life. She has a Princess Jasmine Shoe Tutorial that is fabulous, too! 7. Sleeping Beauty / Aurora Halloween Costume Tutorial by Crafterhours - maybe princess Aurora is your little gals favorite princess. You won’t want to miss this tutorial! 8. DIY Brave / Merida Costume by Sew Can Do - that fun red hair! Hop on over and create this feisty princesses costume - love the accessories, too! 9. Beauty and the Beast Belle Halloween Costume by Homemade Toast - love the Cinderella costume above? Leisha also shows you how she made a beautiful belle costume. What talent! 10. DIY Princess Peasant Dresses at U Create - Come and see the Disney dresses Becky made for all of the girls when we went on a trip to Disneyland! One Pattern = 4 Dresses! Are you interested in non-Princess costumes, too? Don’t miss this… DIY Halloween Costumes for Girls
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Disney has an amazing new animated movie coming to theaters this November. Frozen looks to be cute, chilly, and downright hilarious. Check out the newest poster that is available. What a great way to end Thanksgiving, by going to the mo...
Disney has an amazing new animated movie coming to theaters this November. Frozen looks to be cute, chilly, and downright hilarious. Check out the newest poster that is available. What a great way to end Thanksgiving, by going to the movie and seeing this family film. Check out the new trailer here. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is in theaters in 3D on November 27, 2013. “Like” FROZEN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyFrozen Follow FROZEN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyAnimation Visit the official website: http://www.disney.com/frozen FROZEN opens in theatres everywhere on November 27th!
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Disney has released the full theatrical trailer for Frozen, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The trailer emphasizes action including wolf chases, blizzards, snowmonsters, sorcery, and mountain climbing. It’s quite a change ...
Disney has released the full theatrical trailer for Frozen, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The trailer emphasizes action including wolf chases, blizzards, snowmonsters, sorcery, and mountain climbing. It’s quite a change of pace from how Disney marketed its princess films as recently as four years ago, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
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Here’s the full trailer for Frozen, the new film from Walt Disney Animation. The film is loosely based on the story The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Anderson, and based on this trailer the movie looks like it is aimed squarely at ...
Here’s the full trailer for Frozen, the new film from Walt Disney Animation. The film is loosely based on the story The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Anderson, and based on this trailer the movie looks like it is aimed squarely at the kids, and those who loved Tangled. What this trailer doesn’t do is give much of an impression that the film is a musical, but at this point perhaps it goes without saying that a Disney animated movie has a big musical component. Check out the footage below. Frozen opens on November 27. Yahoo has the trailer. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013. New Images: Finding Dory, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and More‘Tomorrowland,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ and ‘Thor 2′ Will Be at D23 Expo; No Mention of ‘Star Wars Episode VII’Photos: Meet The Characters From Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’‘Frozen’ Japanese Trailer Reveals First Footage of Anna and Elsa‘Frozen’ Teaser Trailer: Cold War Erupts Between a Snowman and Reindeer‘Frozen’ Images Reveal a Sisterly Bond, a Princely Suitor, and a Talking Snowman
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Tonya Lewis Lee, producer of ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’ *”1963 is not an end, but a beginning,” Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said as he talked about his “dream” of his four little children being “judged on the ...
Tonya Lewis Lee, producer of ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’ *”1963 is not an end, but a beginning,” Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said as he talked about his “dream” of his four little children being “judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin” – when speaking to hundreds of thousands of people gathered near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The difficult days of segregation and racism the slain civil rights leader spoke about 50 years ago are superbly captured in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.”  It premieres on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT. Daniel and Wilona Watson, played by Wood Harris, (“The Wire” and “Remember The Titans”) and Emmy Award winner Anika Noni Rose, (“Dreamgirls” and “The Princess and the Frog”) are raising their three children in Flint, Michigan, like a picture perfect Hallmark card. Tonya Lewis Lee, the film’s producer, says, “It’s about this family that travels from Flint, Michigan down to Birmingham in 1963. They happen to end up in the middle of, well as the marches are ending – but in the middle of one of the hotbed instances – the 16th Baptist Church bombing that killed the four little girls.” Lee explains, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” is more than about the sorrow of the civil rights era.  It shows how even in the best families there can be challenges; in this case the older son, Skai Jackson in the role, is causing major problems. “The film is really about this family, this mother and father, who are parenting their three children. Their oldest son Byron is a teenager getting into trouble, challenging his parents, the way teenagers do, (and) being the mother of two teenagers I know what that’s like. And they’re trying to figure out what to do to keep him on the straight and narrow path.” They decide to take him to his grandmother in Birmingham to try to straighten him out. “But it turns out the grandmother is not the thing that straightens him out – although her love is important.  It’s really being in an environment seeing other young people who are so serious about their education. They’re so serious about their lives that they are willing to put themselves on the front line in the face of grown men with dogs, batons, fire hoses,” Lee maintains. She wants to entertain as well as educate with this movie that took her nine years to get to the small screen. Lee hopes families will sit down together and watch, “The film was put together by Walden Media, Procter and Gamble and Walmart as part of their Walden Family Theater series on the Hallmark Channel. The idea is to bring back family film viewing like back in the day when I was a kid when we watched the “Worldwide World of Disney every Sunday or every other Sunday with my family.” The wife of legendary filmmaker Spike Lee has a production company, Tonik Productions that is overflowing with other projects. She confirmed Tonik optioned the film rights to the Gallagher Girls (6) book (written by Ally Carter) series, “We are so excited. It’s a great book series. It’s a very diverse group of girls who attend a spy school.  We look forward to delving in and getting that up and on the big screen. Hopefully it won’t take nine years.” Lee’s production company will soon start filming  a motion picture drama called “The Giver,” “Think “Hunger Games” but without the game of killing people. That is filming in South Africa, Cape Town this fall. We’ve got Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Lee says look for “The Giver” to be released in the Fall of next year. What about her husband? Will they be making any movies together? “I don’t know it’s funny after seeing “The Watsons” he said ‘Oh we gotta do something together. You write it. I’ll direct it.’” Also starring in “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” is three-time Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“Porgy and Bess,” “PEEPLES,” “In Living Color”), LaTanya Richardson Jackson
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Are you looking forward to November 27th? My family and I will be standing in line at the movie theater waiting for the new Disney movie to open — FROZEN! Check out the newest poster that is available. What a great way to end Than...
Are you looking forward to November 27th? My family and I will be standing in line at the movie theater waiting for the new Disney movie to open — FROZEN! Check out the newest poster that is available. What a great way to end Thanksgiving, by going to the movie and seeing this family film. Be sure to check back around the end of September as we will have a brand new trailer to share with you. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is in theaters in 3D on November 27, 2013. “Like” FROZEN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyFrozen Follow FROZEN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyAnimation Visit the official website: http://www.disney.com/frozen FROZEN opens in theatres everywhere on November 27th!
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Veteran film animator Frans Vischer (Cats Don’t Dance, Curious George, Rover Dangerfield, The Princess and the Frog) has completed his second illustrated children’s book featuring the chubby cat Fuddles. The book is called A ...
Veteran film animator Frans Vischer (Cats Don’t Dance, Curious George, Rover Dangerfield, The Princess and the Frog) has completed his second illustrated children’s book featuring the chubby cat Fuddles. The book is called A Very Fuddles Christmas and will be released on October 1st by Simon & Schuster’s Aladdin imprint. Like the earlier Fuddles book, this new story is accompanied by a charming and lovingly animated book trailer by Frans that gives life to his feline star.
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Police don't suspect foul play in the disappearance of 7-year-old Willow Long from a rural Illinois home over the weekend. But they're wondering if the movie she'd been watching at the time may have something to do with it: Disney's "The...
Police don't suspect foul play in the disappearance of 7-year-old Willow Long from a rural Illinois home over the weekend. But they're wondering if the movie she'd been watching at the time may have something to do with it: Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."
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It's easy to forget that there are different generations of Disney films, and hence Disney fans. As I was born at the end of the '60s, it was the films Uncle Walt made in that decade, and that his studio churned out for a few years after...
It's easy to forget that there are different generations of Disney films, and hence Disney fans. As I was born at the end of the '60s, it was the films Uncle Walt made in that decade, and that his studio churned out for a few years after his death in 1966, that loom largest for me: Mary Poppins, Robin Hood, The Aristocats, 101 Dalmations, and of course The Jungle Book. I also got a healthy dose of the studio's classics from the '30s, '40s, and '50s, of course, all in re-release in actual theaters (they were not very freely or ever shown on TV, if I recall correctly) and dutifully followed its late '70s efforts (Pete's Dragon, anyone?). For millennials and younger, of course, it's the second wave of Disney animated musicals, starting with The Little Mermaid and cresting with The Lion King, that loom largest, which is one reason that post-1990 catalogue is what Disney Theatrical Group has seemed most intent on turning into stage musicals (Aladdin will be flying its carpet to Broadway sometime next year), and the older stuff not so much, apart from Mary Poppins, which was already a fully realized live-action musical on film. (The Pixar films are arguably an even bigger deal for many millennials and after, and in fact there is a Toy Story musical with tunes by Groovelily, out roaming the high seas on Disney Cruise Lines, that may one day make it to land). So that's one reason that Mary Zimmerman's new adaptation of The Jungle Book at the Goodman and Huntington Theatres is such a big deal. There are a host of other reasons, too, most of which I hope I covered in my new feature for the New York Times. But in my reporting for that piece I was fascinated to learn that the Disney folks, while they're excited by and open to the possibilities of these older "properties," don't quite view them with the reverence or sanctimony you might expect. "We can love it, but I defy you to sit here and tell me the story [of The Jungle Book]," said Tom Schumacher, head of Disney Theatricals, when I interviewed him. "They're all these vignetted stories that, in this picaresque way, become the story of Mowgli, and because of that, kids bond with it. The movie has a very clever trick, by the way: They say the character's names all the time: 'Where are you going, Baloo?' 'Come with me, Mowgli.' Which is good, because who could remember them?" When I mentioned that the two Disney films that loomed largest in my childhood, largely thanks to LP records with songs and dialogue excerpts (this is how we endlessly replayed our movie experiences before we had VCRs, let alone Netflix), were Robin Hood and Jungle Book, Tom said bluntly, "Robin Hood is not a good movie." When I began to stammer in protest, Tom helpfully offered, "I have nostalgia for 'Quick Draw McGraw,' but it's not good animation." (Fair enough, though what I chiefly love about Robin Hood is Roger Miller's laconic score; Tom challenged me to sing some of it, and I haltingly obliged with a little "Oo-De-Lally.") The good news, though, is that in the age of on-demand video, Tom said, "The kids don't know what order they came out in, unless they're technically savvy about animation." I can vouch for that, having a four-year-old who toggles happily between Cinderella and The Princess and the Frog. And here Tom couldn't resist one last dig at my childhood favorite; viewed in this freshly leveled landscape of old mixed with new, he said, "Your beloved Robin Hood looks like crap." And I guess Roger Miller already has a Broadway musical. Related: A sidebar on other Disney adaptations that may be in the theatrical pipeline.
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