Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer by NMA

Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer by NMA

It’s Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer by NMA! Walt Disney will pay $4.05 billion for Lucasfilm, giving the House that Mouse Built control of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Disney now controls Pixar, creators of the successful Toy Story franchise, and Marvel Entertainment, which has the Avengers. In making the announcement, Disney announced the first of a new trilogy of Star Wars films will be released in 2015. How will the new films differ from Episodes 4 through 6, which everyone loves, and Episodes 1 through 3, which everyone hates? George Lucas will be kept on as a creative consultant, but will he direct or write?

Iron Man 3: Made in China – a Disney-Chinese collabo

Iron Man 3: Made in China a Disney-Chinese co-production

Iron Man 3 will be made with a Chinese partner, Disney has announced, in Hollywood’s latest effort to tap into the growing Chinese film market. The film will be co-financed by Chinese company DMG Entertainment, which will be responsible for scenes shot in China. DMG will also distribute the film in China. “We know Chinese audiences love Iron Man. So we are going to add Chinese elements and a Chinese story into Iron Man 3,” Stanley Cheung, Disney’s general manager for Greater China, told the BBC. Iron Man 3 is scheduled to be released in the US in May 2013. Co-productions with Chinese firms skirt import quotas, as China only lets in 20 foreign films…

John Carter: Disney loses big on big-budget sci-fi flop

Disney loses big on sci-fi flop John Carter

Disney’s film division has announced it expects a huge second quarter operating loss of around US$100 million on the back of a poor box office showing by animated science-fiction movie John Carter. The story of a Civil War soldier who gets transported to Mars, the US$250 million movie is estimated to post a $US200 million loss after losing badly at the box office to Universal’s animated Dr Seuss tale The Lorax. The film is the first live-action movie to be directed by Andrew Stanton, the man who won double Oscar glory for Finding Nemo and Wall-E. Industry sources blamed the movie’s poor performance on Disney’s disorganized marketing campaign, adding that heads are expected to roll,…

NMA to animate Toy Story 4: Don’t Toy With Me

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Burbank, California and Taipei, Taiwan (1 April, 2011) — The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced the appointment of Taiwan-based Next Media Animation to produce the next installment of the Toy Story franchise. Toy Story 4: Don’t Toy With Me, will appear in theaters the second half of 2011. Don’t Toy With Me picks up where Toy Story 3 left off. It follows the adventures of Andy, now a college drop-out struggling to adapt to life beyond the parental nest. As with the earlier Toy Story films, themes of friendship are prevalent, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear helping to guide Andy through a brutal and unforgiving world. “The original Toy Story was released in 1995…

Hudgens nude photos overshadow movie premiere

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High School Musical starlet Vanessa Hudgens is dealing with yet another nude photo scandal. The pictures, allegedly of her kissing Nickleodeon star Alexa Nikolas, sparked fears she is the target of hackers. Could the third nude photo scandal of her short career mean Hudgens will be the latest in a long line of Disney starlets to go off the rails? Or is it just good publicity for her new movie? Why do you think there are so many nude photos of Hudgens lying around? Leave a comment.

Little Princesses means big bucks for Disney

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In the book ‘Cinderella ate my daughter‘, author Peggy Orenstein details how pushing girly girl princess culture means big bucks for Disney. But now they have expanded their marketing drive to include maternity wards, some say Disney has finally gone too far. Has the Little Princess culture gone too far? Or is it only natural for little girls to want to wear something frilly and pink? Guest starring Melissa Millsap as Mom.