The recent announcement that the Matterhorn in DisneyLand would be getting its own movie got me thinking. With Pirates also being a very successful franchise, what other rides could Hollywood take advantage of and make movies out of? After a ton of research and a sudden desire to go to an amusement park, I’ve come up with 6 theme park rides that could make awesome movies.
John Carter is a very intriguing movie to me. The live action debut of arguably the best director at Pixar is enough to get me excited, but the sci-fi adventure tale based off of Edgar Rice Burrough's famed classic has been in development for decades now. But now the project is real, and our first look at the film has come to us in the form of this brand new teaser trailer. Check out the trailer and some of my brief thoughts after the jump.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was, to put it mildly, a complete and utter disaster of a film that almost obliterates all good will that the franchise has ever earned. To put it harshly, it was a very bad movie. But can Disney atone for its bad behavior? Will they actually try to form a cohesive film? If this director shortlist is any indication, they're at least going to TRY.
Disney Animation is not in the best of places right now. Although Tangled did pretty good, it wasn't the huge success it should have been. Tron: Legacy might have made its money back, but nothing more. And Mars Needs Moms? Let's not talk about that one. So who will Disney call on to rejuvenate their studio? Well, the big man himself; none other than Mickey Mouse.
What do you get when you combine the magic of Disney, the camera of Annie Leibovitz and some of the biggest stars in Hollywood? Well, you get a stellar collection of photographs by Annie Leibovitz. The Disney Dream Portrait Series is an ad campaign featuring a collection of iconic portraits by the famed photographer recreating scenes and portraying beloved characters from classic Disney films. The famous Disney characters are as easily recognizable as the stars portraying them and are truly marvelous and enchanting to behold.
Is Tron doing well for Disney? I honestly can't say. Box office numbers aren't super hot (it's made about 300 million dollars worldwide, which is suprisingly low for films of this type). Disney spent a pretty big hunk of change marketing the film, with events such as Tron Night and ElecTRONica costing them in the big bucks. But counting soundtracks, toys, and the eventual DVD release, is there enough cash in this property to countinue the franchise? Well, according to one source, that's just what they plan to do--and sooner rather then later, I might add.
An homage to a decade. That’s the mantra that kept running through my mind while I watched Joseph Kosinski’s directorial debut, TRON: Legacy. The film cannot be divorced from its incredibly ‘80s-drenched source material: a fact that leads to TRON: Legacy's greatest achievements and most disappointing failures.
It has been over a decade since the Muppets have headlined a movie for theaters (1999's Muppets From Space), but for fans of the furry felted ones, the wait is over. Disney has finally gotten its act together and will put Kermit and company back on the big screen next Thanksgiving.