Posts tagged with ‘disney

Afternoon music: Pogo ‘The Trouble”

Because I heard you like Pogo Disney remixes in your Pogo Disney remixes.

Sunday animated short films: “Duet” by Glen Keane

Glen Keane, the fan-fucking-tastic Disney animator who oversaw The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled, recently released this amazing little animated short to the internet.

And now, here’s Pearl Jam doing a cover of Frozen’s “Let it Go” at a show in Italy

First it took over Tumblr, now Pearl Jam is doing a cover version. Where was Pearl Jam with “Hakuna Matata” back in the 90s? Huh?

Simba’s son gets a mohawk and a tattoo in Disney’s new Lion King TV series

Disney is launching a Lion King cartoon series, but not based directly on the events of the 1994 movie, because that was sooooo long ago. Instead, the show will focus on Kion (above), the son of Simba and his punk tween ways and his animal friends, including a honey badger (who presumably don’t give a shit), a cheetah, a hippo and an egret. Disney describes the show as “Lion King meets the Avengers”… uh, okay. Does Simba’s kid have Hulkbuster armor or something?

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Robert Pattinson rumored to be on the short list to play Indiana Jones. Are we okay with this?

I mean ultimately, in a perfect world, Indiana Jones would always be a young Harrison Ford and no one else ever, but that’s not how things work. Even though Star Wars has been their highest Lucasfilms priority, Disney also now owns the Indiana Jones franchise, so you knew sooner rather than later, they were going to start planning more Indiana Jones films. Even though Star Wars is a universe that can go on forever and Indiana Jones is pretty much Harrison Ford, as in the character is as inextricably linked to Harrison Ford and his style and personality. But, Disney’s going to do what they’re going to do regardless of what you or I say, so with that, apparently the internet rumors have Robert Pattinson pegged to play a “new” version of Indiana Jones. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this— Twilight aside, Pattinson isn’t the worst actor in the world, but he was well cast to play a bland vampire, and while he wasn’t bad in Cosmopolis, and he certainly looks like someone who could play Indy, he doesn’t have even a fraction of a fraction of the on-screen spark and personality that Harrison Ford has. So Indiana Jones specifically? No. Could Disney expand the Indiana Jones universe to include perhaps a couple other swashbuckling archaeologists? Maybe, and in that world, Pattinson might work fine, as long as the character’s name isn’t actually “Indiana Jones”.

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Check out the trailer for Big Hero 6, Pixar’s first animated Marvel movie

"Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Disney releases a vague teaser trailer for a live action Cinderella movie coming in 2015

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods…

Disney invents “PixelBots”, a swarm of robots that arrange themselves into colorful animations

RGB LEDs allow each unit to glow in thousands of colors and a two-to-four hour battery life means the pixels are ready for feature-length applications. Project lead Dr. Paul Beardsley and doctoral candidate Javier Alonso-Mora call this emerging art form at the intersection of graphics and robotics “display swarms” and took the ambitious step of trying to depict the big bang, the formation of our solar system, the emergence of life in the oceans, and the rise of dinosaurs and humans, all using fewer pixels than a FitBit.

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