Pirates Jumps the $400 Million Mark

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

In less then a weeks time the new “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has easily surpassed the $400 million mark. With this it sets a very big new record as the first movie that reached the $400 million target the fastest.

It made $104.4 million in North America and made about three times that much, $310.8 million, in other territories.

Other movies that are going strong at this time are Universal “Fast Five” with a grossed total of well over $500 million, Twentieth Century Fox’s “Rio” with over $450 million in total and Paramount’s Marvel production “Thor” that is also on the $400 million mark.

Good times for the movies!

Cars II Royal Wedding Trailer

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Just in time for the Royal wedding: a new fun Cars II trailer…

(via StitchKingdom)

Tron Trilogy Rumors and News

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

It’s not a big surprise that Disney is looking at making 2 more Tron movies to complete a “new trilogy”. The movie made a global gross of $399 Million during it’s theatrical run. It’s a “small” profit on a approximately $340 million price tag (making and marketing costs combined), but enough to convince Disney to take it further. It also puts Joseph Kosinski on the map as the highest grossing first time director of a live action movie.

Another reason why a second and third movie is a good idea are the very good Toy sales! This might become yet another one of these Cars successes where the after sale of merchandise is the big money magnet. Add the DVD sale that has just started to the total and everybody at Disney, including their shareholders, will be more than happy. I know I am! Not just because of the positive news above, but especially for 2 more movies. Another nice success is the very popular music from the movie. Daft Punk’s soundtrack sold 615,000 copies world wide. (more…)

Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom Movie (April Fool’s)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

It was already green lighted, the Magic Kingdom movie, now we also know who will be the leading part in the movie. A rumored new full length Mickey Mouse movie is in the making. However, it has come to our attention that the Magic Kingdom movie and the Mickey Mouse feature are one and the same. Mickey Mouse will star as the lead role in the Magic Kingdom movie.

It is not clear yet if Mickey will be fully CGI or if they will use other methods of bringing him to live. Nothing is said or known about the story yet but according to our sources it will not be the Playhouse Mickey version, but a version that both young children as well as their parents will appreciate. Goofy and Donald could also be part of this new adventure.

Mickey Mouse Feature Movie

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Burny Mattinson, who is working on a new Winnie the Pooh movie, mention that he has an idea to have Mickey Mouse star in his own full length feature movie

I am working on just an idea of my own which is basically a Mickey, Donald, Goofy feature film idea. We have to present it first to the bosses to get the green light. (via Bleeding Cool)

Burny Mattinson, born in 1935, started working for Disney in 1953 and has been in the company for his entire career. He worked on many Disney movies including The Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, The Black Cauldron, Aladdin, The Lion King and many more.

Disney’s Miss Marple

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Disney is looking at modernizing the classic Miss Marple stories for a big screen feature. Since her firs appearance in a 1927 short story the character has been shown in many forms on television, the big screen, stage shows and on radio shows. There have been 12 original Marple novels. The first full novel was published three years after the short story, back in 1930.

Disney will be making a modern version and will have a younger Miss Marple to tell the story. At this time Jennifer Garner is attached to the project as the younger Miss Marple. The screenplay is written by Mark Frost who worked on Twin Peaks and Fantastic Four.

New Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Below you’ll find a fantastic new trailer of the 4th Pirates movie. Looks like it will be a lot of fun. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush. The movie will be released on May 20th 2011

New Magic Kingdom Writer found

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Disney has been working on bringing the Magic Kingdom to the big screen. A movie, not only about 1 attraction but the whole park, has been on the works for a while. Ron Moore, better known for his work on the fantastic Battlestar Galactica TV series has written a first draft, but when Jon Favreau come on board as the director a search for a new writer started too. Jon latest work as a director include Iron Man II and Cowboys & Aliens.

It looks like the have found their man with Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. He isn’t new at Disney as he already worked on scripts for a new Snow White project (Snow and the Seven), worked on the adaption of the John Carter of Mars series and is writing a book for the Dumbo Broadway musical.

Via Hollywood Reporter

Tron Opening Weekend Numbers

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Tron did get some heat and bad reviews from the press, but the numbers aren’t to bad as the first weekend Box Office brought $66,6 million worldwide. Especially the IMAX 3D version did very well, grossing a sweet estimated $10,3 million of that total $66,6 million on this first weekend. The $100 million is near and with the movie still to be released in multiple countries for sure an easy target. (more…)

Tron Legacy Doomed?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Although the movie isn’t out yet first reviews are in from advance screenings for the media and it doesn’t look good. One should not listen to the media reporters and make up your own minds, but it still doesn’t look very promising when most of them don’t have that much of good stuff to say about it. I still can’t wait to see this (I am a fan of the “old” movie), but am a little worried now that this could kill the franchise if the public won’t like it and the Tron universe might be gone for good after this movie. (more…)

Tron Legacy Month

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It is almost time! Tron Legacy will be released this month on December 17. Not long to wait anymore, but for those that can’t check out some of the new featurettes that are online.

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Disney Store is Going to Belgium

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Disney Company has announced the opening of their very first Disney Store in the Benelux. The location has been picked and has been announced. Disney will open their store on “De Meir” in Antwerp, Belgium. This is one of the biggest shopping locations in the city. The store is said to carry exclusives as well as all your well known Disney items too. The shop will also be a place full of interactive magic. Their will be a special magical mirror where you will be placed inside a fairy tale setting while watching in it and their will be a interactive theater where short movies will be shown. The shop is expected to open somewhere in the beginning of 2011.

Cars 2 in Europe (and Teaser Trailer)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Disney/Pixar has release a teaser trailer for their Cars 2 movie. The new movie looks like it might carry a Spy theme where the cars will visit many  locations in Europe. Three pieces of artwork shows Lightning McQueen racing in London and also show stills of Paris and Italy.

The new Cars 2 website has gone live too. Visit it to see the new teaser.

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Tron going Retro

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

A new Tron Legacy poster has been released and it is taking us back to the 1982 movie. Nice little touch by the Tron crew! Below you see the old movie next to the new one.

Iron Man 3 and Avengers are Disney Movies

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Both Iron Man 3 and Avengers are coming home… sort of. Disney has struck a deal with Paramount Pictures. Disney offered Paramount a nice amount to get 2 of the 6 Marvel movie distribution deal back under their wings making their billion investment just that little better. Irom Man and the Avengers are now part of that big Disney/Marvel deal that was made a good year ago.

Disney will now distribute the above two movies under their label but will leave the Marvel team in charge of the movie itself. Paramount will not loose out much as the deal will give them approximately the same amount of money what they would make if they distributed the movies. The difference is that they will not have to spend any money to advertise the movie.

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