Trailer: Toy Story 3

9 10 2009

Toy Story 3 Trailer

I wouldn’t expect this to stay on YouTube long, but the first trailer for Toy Story 3 by Pixar is up now. If you went back and watched Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in the 3D double feature (as you should), you’ve seen this before but it’s still work another glance. If you haven’t been following the news, Andy is moving off to college (yes that makes me feel old) and his old box of toys is accidentally shipped off to a day-care center. The laughs and all the heart from the first two are here and I can’t wait for this to drop in June. The official trailer should be out next week, but enjoy this while it lasts. Trailer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disney and Universal Pick New Chairmen

6 10 2009

Disney & Universal Pick Chairmen

Disney Studios stayed in the news yesterday as the Mouse House officially named Rich Ross as the replacement for former Disney chairman Dick Cook. The move had been somewhat expected as the head of Disney Channels Worldwide emerged as the favorite shortly after Cook left the company.

According to Variety, Ross has been largely responsible for Disney’s branding efforts over the last five years, and is likely to focus on building franchises that can not only become tentpoles at the box office but transfer to other media. Ross will be in charge of the company’s live-action and animated feature labels, including Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone, Miramax, Marvel Entertainment and Pixar. Ross will also oversee its music group and theater productions including Broadway and tours like High School Musical and Disney on Ice. Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Preview: Lying Toys Whip Zombies

2 10 2009

September is finally over and it is quite clear from the movie releases: all four movies are actually being viewed as quality cinema. It almost makes me want to shed a tear. Your weekend preview is right after the jump.

The Invention of LyingToy Story Double FeatureZombielandWhip It

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Dick Cook Out At Disney, Could Johnny Depp Follow?

21 09 2009

Disney_Dick Cook

After a relatively quiet week in Hollywood, Disney dropped a bombshell Friday night as they announced Dick Cook was out as their chairman. The official company line maintains that Cook left the company as reported by THR, meanwhile Nikki Finke and others are reporting that the former chairman was forced out by President and CEO Bob Iger. I’m more inclined to believe Cook was fired, but this move is arguably more important for the impact it may have on Johnny Depp’s future in Pirates of the Caribbean as well as Pixar and Marvel entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »