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Top 5 Disney Movie Flops

Walt Disney has produced more than 50 animated features since its first inception. While budget and box office numbers are limited for most of their films, their placement on the list is a manifestation of losses and profits as listed in Disney’s annual report of the year when the film was released. 5. Pinocchio (1940) Walt Disney produced Pinocchio following the immensely successful Snow ...

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5 Disney Films That Barely Broke Even

Even if you don’t count the LucasFilms and Marvel properties that are now part of their portfolio, there’s no denying that Disney owns a large cache of film properties that continue to print money for the house of mouse. However, what most people don’t know is that many of these films weren’t profitable when they originally debuted, and some even struggled to break even. Here are 5 of the ...

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Review: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty – Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, Digital HD

Last October 7, Disney once again opened its vaults in order to release their iconic take on the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, as a Diamond Edition superset, which includes Blu-Ray, Digital HD, and VOD via Disney Movies Anywhere. The release is notable enough on its own, but made even more so by the fact that it marks the first time the film will be released on Digital HD, with polished ...

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Walt Disney Records: Legacy collection

Walt Disney Records announced on May 6th that they are releasing a line of collectible CD’s on the anniversaries of of Disney’s most loved films. “Through 2015, Walt Disney Records will celebrate 12 anniversaries including Pinocchio (75th), Fantasia (75th), Cinderella (65th), Lady and the Tramp (60th), Sleeping Beauty (55th), Mary Poppins (50th), The Lion ...

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Disney Changes Maleficent Release Date

It seems like Disney is meticulously rearranging their slate in order to optimize the returns. We have previously heard of the change in Pirates of the Carribean 5’s release date, now it’s the Angelina Jolie-starrer Maleficent. According to Walt Disney Studios’ announcement, the live action Sleeping Beauty spin-off will be released on May 30, 2014 – a little bit earlier ...

Sleeping Beauty to be screened at The Last 70mm Film Festival
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Sleeping Beauty to be screened at The Last 70mm Film Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening the 1959 Disney classic adaptation of Sleeping Beauty as part of its “The Last 70mm Film Festival” series on Monday, July 16, at 7:30 PM at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening will be hosted by animation veteran Andreas Deja (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog) and character ...

Release Date for Disney’s Maleficent
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Release Date for Disney’s Maleficent

Disney has finally announced March 14, 2014 as the release date for the new live action retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, entitled “Maleficent”, with Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie helming the project as Maleficent herself. Other stars slated to join the project are Jude Law and Elle Fanning, but the actors have yet to sign any contracts. ...

Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City
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Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City

Nearly a century ago, a man named Walt Disney dreamt up his iconic Mickey Mouse, which would later flourish into cartoons, movies, mascots, and, literally, a whole World of Disney, where everything was bright and cheery and forever known as the happiest place on earth. A few decades ago, a man named Frank Miller dreamt up his iconic Sin City, which would later flourish into a comic book graphic ...

Discuss Disney's Tangled with Byron Howard and Nathan Greno
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Discuss Disney’s Tangled with Byron Howard and Nathan Greno

We’re lucky. We’re smack dab in the middle of a golden era of animation. There are dozens of cartoon channels, all types of animated films, and even a variety of animation formats, from CG to stop motion to traditional cel animation. As fans, this is a glorious time for all of us. So just imagine how amazing it must be to be part of the animation process! That’s just what ...

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales
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So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid ...

Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney's build to The Little Mermaid
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Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s rebound to The Little Mermaid

Last week, fans were invited to learn one of the greatest Disney stories ever – not Rapunzel’s Tangled (though that was a great film!) – this time, it’s the story-behind-the-story that has us fascinated. Waking Sleeping Beauty notes Disney’s past 20 years, with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, UP, The Princess and the Frog, ...

Could Tim Burton take on Sleeping Beauty after Alice in Wonderland
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Could Tim Burton take on Sleeping Beauty after Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton knows cinematic success. Disney ain’t too shabby either. Recently, the two paired to recreate one of the Magic Kingdom’s animated classics, Alice in Wonderland, to phenomenal success. With a full stable of other blockbusters in their lineup, it’s not too surprising that the grouping could work together once more on another film — and rumors point to Sleeping ...

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