Need a little Monday distraction? Disney recently put every episode of it’s hit 1990s animated series ‘Gargoyles’ for free up on YouTube. Brb, defending the night.
This rumor has been blazing all around the internet the last couple of days, there’s no actual basis behind it, but anyone with half a brain cell could put together that since Disney owns Star Wars, Disney owns Pixar, Disney wants to make as much money as possible off Star Wars… at some point, they’re bound to order up a Pixar made Star Wars movie. Ta da. It’s good to dream.
With Disney now in charge of the Star Wars universe, they’ve appointed a group that will create one large official, canonical Star Wars that will be consistent through movies, games, books and TV shows. No more Expanded Universe, no more old universe and game universe, just one thing, pulling together all the best bits into a single story. Sort of just like how the Bible was written.
This one’s for anyone that wants to get in a Disney Princess’ panties. Thank you Japan, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The film, which features CG animation which will be evocative of the 2012 short “Paperman,” is being directed by John Musker and Ron Clement, best known for Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog. The film will be a “mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.”
I must admit at the outset of this that a serious part of my childhood is missing. For in all of my years and across the entirety of my childhood I have never watched the Disney classic “Marry Poppins” in its entirety. I may have watched a scene or two along the way and know a tid-bit of the songs but somewhere along the way I never quite copped on to Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke dancing through the park accompanied by tap dancing penguins. So aside from the collective cultural conscience of the film I really didn’t know what to expect when going in to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, however I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards.
After the takeover of everything Star Wars, it may not be a surprise that Disney wants to continue to snap up Lucas properties to keep propped up forever, before it buys Lego, Transformers, GI Joe, Barbie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Back to the Future and your grandmother’s best recipes and totally owns your and everyone’s childhood. Star Wars is an easy bet— it’s a huge sci-fi world that can keep going and going with different stories and different characters and stories. Disney could keep Star Wars alone going for the next 10,000 years. Indiana Jones however is a bit different in that, as the name implies, it’s about one awesome character, played by one awesome Harrison Ford and I don’t have faith any Indiana Jones spin-offs or outright replacement of Indiana Jones by another actor would be worth a fuck. But I also wouldn’t have guessed Disney could enslave Johnny Depp for eternity to make movies about a Disneyland ride.