Disney's 2018 Box Office Breakdown
Disney had an amazing run at the box office in 2018. They look to carry over that dominance in 2019. For now, let's examine what movies helped Disney at the box office in 2018. Disney had films from themselves, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.
'Mary Poppins Returns' Is A Whimsical Sequel That Follows The Original 'Mary Poppins'
Mary Poppins Returns has the longest sequel gap in history at 54 years. There was monumental pressure to live up to the original classic. Mary Poppins Returns is a fun, whimsical sequel that follows in the footsteps of the original.
Lucasfilm Reveals The Full Cast for 'The Mandalorian'
The highly-anticipated Disney+ show has revealed its unique cast. — It was confirmed that Pedro Pascal will be the long gunfighter in The Mandalorian. Joining Pascal is Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Rocky series), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), and Nick Nolte (Cape Fear).
Pixar Announces Suburban Fantasy World Film 'Onward'
Last year during Disney's D23 Expo, Pixar announced there would be a film based on a "suburban fantasy world." That film would be revealed today as Onward.
Boardwalk Round-Up: The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Marvel Mania
This past month in Disney has been crazy. To put it in simple terms. Disney is prepping their new service Disney+ while starting the hype trains for their mega 2019 slate.
The fourth 'Avengers' will be titled 'Avengers: Endgame'
Marvel Studios has let the anticipation build up to record heights. Now we finally have some answers. Some people speculated the fourth Avengers would be titled Infinity Gauntlet or Annihilation. That actually wasn't the case. Like today it was revealed the fourth installment would be Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel Studios' Avengers Endgame Trailer
Tom Hanks Is In Early Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'
Paddington's Paul King is set to direct. King, Chris Weitz, and Simon Farnaby have written the latest script. Pinocchio will be produced by Weitz and Andrew Miano.
Disney's Streaming Service Will Be Called Disney+
Staying in line with other Disney direct-to-consumer service ESPN+. Disney+ will be the showcase for family entertainment centered around five distinct brands Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
DreamWorks is creating new installments to 'Shrek' and 'Puss in Boots' with 'Minions' Producer
Universal's DreamWorks Animation Studio is reviving Shrek and Puss in Boots. Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri will be overseeing the projects. — These projects won't be total reboots. As Meledandri hopes to get Eddie Murphy back for the next Shrek film, and Antonio Banderas for the next Puss in Boots. Universal wants Meledandri to develop new adventures so a new generation can fall in love with the characters. (Do studio executives forget kids have the ability to watch Netflix, and I'm sure this generation has seen Shrek?)
Boardwalk Round-Up: Stitch Getting Live-Action Treatment, 'Pirates' Reboot, and The Mandalorian
Disney is bringing back Experiment 626 for more fun. The Mandalorian gets an impressive set of directors and more on today's Boardwalk Round-Up. — Disney announced they are rebooting Lilo & Stitch. I should've known better. I knew they would eventually put that reboot into action. Maybe I should start writing my "Disney's Next Live-Action Remake is Hercules" article now. Rumor even has it that the Lilo & Stitch script is done. Could this film possibly leap-frog other Disney films in development?
Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire, Will Stay On As An Adviser Through 2019
The president of Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios will step down from his current roles at the end of the year. — Ed Catmull has been a revolutionary creative in Hollywood. From co-founding Pixar along with John Lasseter and Steve Jobs. To having a five-decade career which saw the revival of Walt Disney Animation and the emergence of Pixar in pop culture. The young man who was inspired by Peter Pan and Pinocchio would go on to revolutionize animation itself.
Disney Finalizes Film Studio Executives Post-Fox Deal
Disney is going to let Fox still be Fox! What a shock, most people are surprised Disney is going to let Fox continue its Rated-R content and its edgy dramas. I'm not surprised its good business and its part of being separate entities.