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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS WELCOMES “WRECK-IT RALPH” BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A SMASHING SEQUEL

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS WELCOMES “WRECK-IT RALPH” BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A SMASHING SEQUEL

 

Original Voice Cast Members John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman Set to Return Ralph Wrecks the Mobile Game Disney Crossy Road in Celebration of the Announcement 


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BURBANK, Calif. (June 30, 2016) – Wreck-It Ralph is heading back to the big screen, and this time, he’s wrecking the internet. The Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios team from the original film is reteaming for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “The Simpsons”) and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Bolt”). Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”) joins Moore as director and a writer on the project. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as the bad-guy-turned-good, Ralph, and the girl with the game-winning glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz. The untitled sequel will hit theaters—literally—on March 9, 2018.

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“FINDING DORY” WELCOMES LOW-VISION AND BLIND AUDIENCES TO THE MOVIE THEATER FOR GROUNDBREAKING EXPERIENCE

“FINDING DORY” WELCOMES LOW-VISION AND BLIND AUDIENCES TO THE MOVIE THEATER FOR GROUNDBREAKING EXPERIENCE

Audio Descriptive Narration Available in Theaters for the First Time Via Disney Movies Anywhere App

BURBANK, Calif. (June 16, 2016) – As Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims into theaters this week, low-vision and blind fans are invited to enjoy the film alongside family members in theaters, thanks to a breakthrough in independent moviegoing. Smart-syncing audio description, a new feature introduced to in-home audiences four months ago on the Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) app, heads to theaters nationwide for the first time with the release of “Finding Dory.” Accessed via one’s own iPhone® or iPad® and a set of ear buds, the feature provides users with free audio description that elegantly narrates important on-screen action for those who can’t always follow along visually.

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DOMHNALL GLEESON AND MARGOT ROBBIE TO STAR IN ‘GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN’ DIRECTED BY SIMON CURTIS

DOMHNALL GLEESON AND MARGOT ROBBIE TO STAR IN ‘GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN’ DIRECTED BY SIMON CURTIS

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 14, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that Domhnall Gleeson (THE REVENANT, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) is set to play well known author and Winnie the Pooh creator A. A. Milne with Margot Robbie (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) as his wife Daphne.  The film will be directed by Simon Curtis (WOMAN IN GOLD, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (MILLIONS) and Simon Vaughan (“War and Peace”).  Damian Jones (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, THE LADY IN THE VAN) and Steve Christian (BELLE) will serve as producers.  GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN continues Jones’ long term relationship with Fox Searchlight and is part of his first look deal.

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES “MARSHALL” STARRING CHADWICK BOSEMAN AND JOSH GAD, JOINED BY KATE HUDSON, DAN STEVENS AND JAMES CROMWELL

OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES “MARSHALL” STARRING CHADWICK BOSEMAN AND JOSH GAD, JOINED BY KATE HUDSON, DAN STEVENS AND JAMES CROMWELL, REGINALD HUDLIN DIRECTING PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAHY HAS COMMENCED IN BUFFALO, NY

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2016) – Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to MARSHALL, starring Chadwick Boseman (upcoming “Black Panther,” “42,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”) as legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “The Wedding Ringer,” upcoming “Beauty and the Beast”) as lawyer Sam Friedman.  Joining the previously announced cast of MARSHALL are Kate Hudson (upcoming “Deepwater Horizon,” “Mother’s Day,” Oscar® nominee for “Almost Famous”), Dan Stevens (upcoming “Beauty and the Beast,” “Downton Abbey”), James Cromwell (Oscar® nominee for “Babe”), Sterling K. Brown (“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) and Keesha Sharp (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”). Oscar® nominee Reginald Hudlin (producer of “Django Unchained”) is directing and Paula Wagner (“Mission: Impossible,” “The Last Samurai”) is producing through her Chestnut Ridge Productions banner along with Jonathan Sanger (“The Elephant Man”) and Hudlin.

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BROAD GREEN PICTURES BOARDS ‘VILLA CAPRI’ STARRING MORGAN FREEMAN AND TOMMY LEE JONES AS U.S. DISTRIBUTOR AND CO-PRODUCER

BROAD GREEN PICTURES BOARDS ‘VILLA CAPRI’ STARRING MORGAN FREEMAN AND TOMMY LEE JONES AS U.S. DISTRIBUTOR AND CO-PRODUCER 

Film Set for Nationwide Release August 25, 2017

Broad Green Pictures has finalized a deal to distribute Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton’s Villa Capri starring  Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me 2, Unforgiven, Lucy) and Tommy Lee Jones (Jason BourneThe Fugitive, JFK) in the United States and to co-produce the film with Entertainment One (eOne), Billy Gerber and Endurance’s Steve Richards.  John Mass and Alan Simpson are executive producers on the film. The movie will be released nationwide just ahead of the Labor Day weekend on August 25, 2017 and is slated to begin principal photography in New Mexico this summer. 

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Master Magician’s feature film conjures six awards at Wild Rose Film Festival

Master Magician’s feature film conjures six awards at Wild Rose Film Festival

 

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Twice Magician of the Year, widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage Magician of the past century. Now, add award-winning filmmaker to his extensive list of accomplishments. Lance Burton yielded to his muse, and immersed himself fully into his dream of making a family feature film. “Billy Topit Master Magician” made its film festival world premiere with Burton serving as the production’s co-writer (with Michael Goudeau), director, producer and its star. The Wild Rose judging team showed their love of this fun, magic-infused romp by awarding “Billy Topit Master Magician” six awards, including a coveted Best Award as the Best Family Film at the 2016 festival.

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Lance Burton and Gabriella Versace
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO SCORING WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ “ZOOTOPIA”

AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO SCORING WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ “ZOOTOPIA”

BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2015) – Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever feature collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for next spring’s big-screen adventure “Zootopia.” Featuring an 80-piece orchestra and conductor Tim Simonec, Giacchino’s score is being recorded this week.

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AARP THE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 15TH ANNUAL MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® AWARD WINNERS

AARP THE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 15TH ANNUAL MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® AWARD WINNERS

Spotlight Selected as Best Picture; Bryan Cranston and Lily Tomlin Score Top Acting Honors - Kathy Griffin to Host Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 5, 2016) AARP The Magazine has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, continuing its integral role in awards season with its tradition of honoring the best in films with particular relevance to a 50-plus audience. With the film Spotlight and actors Bryan Cranston and Lily Tomlin included among the top honorees, this year’s winners will be feted at the star-studded AARP Movies for Grownups® Awards on February 8th at the historic Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin will host the evening for the second time. 

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Disney Sets New Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Disney Sets New Dates for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

 

Wednesday morning, January 20,  The Walt Disney Studios announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises.

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MORGAN FREEMAN, MICHAEL CAINE AND ALAN ARKIN TO HEADLINE DIRECTOR ZACH BRAFF’S COMEDY “GOING IN STYLE”

MORGAN FREEMAN, MICHAEL CAINE AND ALAN ARKIN TO HEADLINE DIRECTOR ZACH BRAFF’S COMEDY “GOING IN STYLE”

BURBANK, CA, August 11, 2015 – Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy “Going in Style,” directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”). Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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