As if to counteract some unreasonably critical opinions that the Star Wars saga and Lucasfilm has been driven to the ground by Disney following the contentious reception to The Last Jedi and Solo, This new live-action series spinoff being overseen by Jon Favreau in Disney+ streaming is proceeding quite nicely.
We already know that The Mandalorian takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens (before Star Wars Rebels too), and that it follows the titular bounty hunter from the mercenary society that Boba Fett (allegedly) hails from. In addition, several planned episodes have attracted some high-profile directors.
Now, we’ve received word on the first castings done for the show. There’s already a rough idea on what role one of them plays, but no actual character names have been provided thus far. So let’s get to the list:
There was a time perhaps, when Disney took a relaxed, even chill approach to the prospect of having one of their movies being nominated for a film award or two. With the advent of some massive cinematic franchises under their umbrella however, the House of Mouse has become more openly ambitious in seeing one of their productions in the Golden Globes or even the Oscars.
Such a determination to earn accolades for their movies can be seen in their website “For Your Consideration” (disneystudiosawards.com) which showcases some of their major 2018 films that they feel is good to go to the Academy for Oscar statuettes.
The website is operated by the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Awards Office, a division of Disney’s film distribution arm that apparently liaises with award-giving bodies regarding nominations of any movie among its recent releases.
Here’s a list of the films that Disney is putting up “For Your Consideration” to the awarding organizations for 2018:
Black Panther (16 possible categories)
Avengers: Infinity War (11 possible categories)
Incredibles 2 (12 possible categories)
Mary Poppins Returns (17 possible categories)
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (12 possible categories)
It’s said that the most easily memorable period in the life and superhero career of Peter Parker/Spider-Man was when he was still a high school student, something that’s been reflected on his most recent animated series adaptations. Still, Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man (2012-17) somewhat divided the fan-base with its presentation, leading to a newer Spider-Man series that started in 2017.
While some might have been put off at seeing a high-school aged Peter again (older animated series had him in college, or an adult), and disapproving for multiple from limited animation to the introduction of other Spider-powered characters, Spider-Man was popular enough in terms of its ongoing storylines to warrant a second season, now ongoing.
Meanwhile, here’s a list of the episodes from Season 1:
Introduction! – June 28, 2017
Observation! – July 25, 2017
Hypothesis! – July 26, 2017
Prediction! – July 27, 2017
Experimentation! – July 28, 2017
Conclusion! – July 29, 2017
Horizon High Part 1 and 2 – August 19, 2017 (two-part episode)
Osborn Academy – August 26, 2017
A Day in the Life – September 2, 2017 (two standalone episodes in one week)
Sandman – September 16, 2017 (three standalone episodes in one week)
Ultimate Spider-Man – September 23, 2017
Kraven’s Amazing Hunt – September 30, 2017
Halloween Moon – October 7, 2017
Spider-Man on Ice – October 14, 2017
Venom – October 21, 2017
Screwball Live – October 28, 2017
The Rise of Doc Ock Part 1 and 2 – January 21, 2018 (two of four-part episode)
The Rise of Doc Ock Part 3 and 4 – January 28, 2018 (rest of four-part episode)
Spider-Island Part 1 and 2 – February 4, 2018 (two of five-part episode)
Spider-Island Part 3, 4 and 5 – February 11, 2018 (three of five-part episode)
The Hobgoblin Part 1 and 2 – February 18, 2018 (two-part season finale)
Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 in 2010 seemed like the perfect ending to the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys of a growing boy named Andy. Andy was going to college and eventually left his toys in the care of a family acquaintance’s young daughter. This however could also qualify as a sequel hook; and indeed Toy Story 4 is now coming up.
The first trailer for the distant sequel and soft franchise reboot was released this Monday, November 12. Initial plot info has the good old gang of toys going on another adventure to find Woody’s long-sold girlfriend Bo Peep, accompanied by a new face who insists that he’s not a toy.
It might be easier to list the characters old and new who appeared in it.
Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks)
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen)
Jessie (Joan Cusack)
Mr. Potato Head (voice unknown, as Don Rickles passed away before any recording last year)
Mrs. Potato Head (Estelle Harris)
Rex (Wallace Shawn)
Hamm (John Ratzenberger)
Green Man (Jeff Pidgeon)
Slinky Dog (Blake Clark)
Forky (Tony Hale) – a new character, being a plastic spork with a Play-Doh face and spiral spring arms; he keeps saying he’s not a toy
It was bound to happen sooner or later, and this week it had. Comic book writer-publisher Stan Lee, once a major creative force of Marvel Comics who created many of its famous characters, later a Marvel brand ambassador and popularly-acclaimed “King of Cameos”, has died Monday, November 12 at 95.
To celebrate Stan’s life and the mythic status he had in the comics and superhero media industry even before his passing, we’re presenting a nice long list of every cameo appearance he made, not only in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series but also other media under the Disney umbrella.
Marvel Cinematic Universe – Films
Iron Man (2008) – mistaken by Tony Stark as Hugh Heffner
Incredible Hulk (2008) – accidentally drank soft drink with Bruce Banner’s gamma-radioactive blood
Iron Man 2 (2010) – mistaken by Tony as Larry King
Thor (2011) – pickup truck driver trying to pull Mjolnir from the Earth with a chain, only to lose his vehicle’s bed
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – World War II general in Cap’s medal award ceremony (“I thought he’d be taller”)
Avengers (2012) – chess-playing bystander interviewed by news (“Superheroes in New York?”)
Iron Man 3 (2013) – beauty pageant judge
Thor: The Dark World (2013) – mental ward patient and fellow inmate of Erik Selvig
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Smithsonian guard who discovers Cap’s stolen WWII costume
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – elderly citizen of planet Xandar
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – WWII veteran in Avengers Tower party (“Excelsior!”)
Ant-Man (2015) – bartender in Luis’ backstory about Sam Wilson/Falcon looking for Scott Lang
Captain America: Civil War (2016) – FedEx postman with delivery for “Tony Stank”
Doctor Strange (2016) – bus passenger oblivious to magical battle outside the vehicle
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – astronaut talking to the Watcher extraterrestrials
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Gary the irate neighbor
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Grandmaster’s barber (“My hands are not as steady as they used to be”)
Black Panther (2018) – Busan casino patron taking T’Challa’s chips
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – driver for Peter Parker’s school bus
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – bystander whose car is shrunk by Hope Van Dyne/Wasp
upcoming Avengers 4 (2019) – final cameo
Marvel Cinematic Universe – Series
ABC’s Agents of SHIELD (Season 1: “TRACKS”) – train passenger
ABC’s Agent Carter (Season 1: “The Blitzkrieg Button”) – borrows Howard Stark’s newspaper
Netflix’s Marvel series – Irving Forbrush/Forbrush Man; backgrounds change from police captain to lawyer across various series
Hulu’s Runaways – Runaways’ limo driver
Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger – painted cameo
Marvel Animation – Disney Channel/XD
Ultimate Spider-Man – Stan the Janitor, Agent (and founder and namer) of SHIELD
Hulk and the Agents of SMASH – Stan the Salesman; Mayor Stan of Vista Verde
Big Hero 6: The Series – Frederick Frederickson III/Boss Awesome
Big Hero 6 (2014) – Frederick Frederickson III/Boss Awesome
upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) – himself
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013) – NYC hot dog vendor
“Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!” at Disney California Adventure – Collector specimen/prisoner
When Disney Pixar’s Brave was released in 2012, it marked several milestones in the history of animated films. The title itself is a fitting tribute to the film’s many firsts: it is a film that featured the talents of Pixar’s first female director, Brenda Chapman; it also made use of the most complex animated visual effects at Pixar’s disposal at that time causing an overhaul on Pixar’s animation system; and the first ever animated film to make use of the Dolby Atmos sound format. Plus, the story in itself is a maverick attempt to go against conventions to pursue what is truly the desire of one’s heart.
Consequently, Brave bagged the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, and was also honored with the Golden Globes Best Animated Feature Film both in 2013. Overall, it earned a total of 19 awards, including 48 nominations – a testament to the superb story telling magic of Disney and Pixar that resonates with the powerful message of courageously pursuing your dreams while strengthening family bonds at the same time.
If you’re a fan of Merida as much as we are, then you might want to relive those exciting moments with our new series of Brave coloring pages. Simply click on the links below to get our coloring pages in high-resolution and have it printed or saved in JPEG or PDF formats.
Watch out for more of our Disney Movies List coloring pages in the next few days so stay tuned!
When it’s said that Disney and its various major subsidiaries like Lucasfilm/Star Wars and Marvel are the people’s choice, it can be meant as a figurative compliment; or it can be interpreted as a fact. Their films and series have been nominated – and won – in the E! People’s Choice Awards.
In fact, the 44th People’s Choice Awards held this past Sunday, November 11, saw some big victories for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular. It’s no surprise when you have some massive productions from earlier this year, appropriate to celebrate the 10th year of the greatest superhero movie franchise ever.
Let’s list the Awards won and other achievements of the MCU at People’s Choice 2018:
Movie of 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War
Action Movie of 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War
Male Movie Star of 2018 – Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther)
Female Movie Star of 2018 – Scarlett Johansson as Agent Romanov/Black Widow (Avengers: Infinity War)
Action Movie Star of 2018 – Danai Gurira as Okoye (Black Panther)
Most nominations received – 6 (Avengers: Infinity War)
Ever since Disney announced that they would launch their own streaming service for their media library and new original exclusive content, a platform that now has the name Disney+, they have also given a lineup of all those original movies and series they plan to debut with the service’s launch.
Among the many general franchises we can expect to be found on Disney+ in 2019 is of course, the space opera saga of Star Wars from Lucasfilm. The initial content announcement had one live-action Star Wars series to be written by Jon Favreau. We now know its title, and that it’ll also be accompanied by two more Star Wars shows.
These are the current Star Wars exclusive content to expect on Disney+ in the future:
The Mandalorian – Star Wars series written by Favreau; about the titular member of the Galaxy’s bounty hunter society
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7) – revival of Cartoon Network and Netflix 3D-animated spinoff series between Episodes II and III of the prequel trilogy; set for 12 episodes
untitled Rogue One prequel series – proposed espionage thriller set before the Rogue One spinoff film; starring Diego Luna reprising his role as Rebel Alliance intelligence officer Cassian Andor, who would eventually die delivering the Death Star plans during the Battle of Scarif
All three series are thus far still on the order phase, with no word yet on full production will begin.
When Disney began pulling out its streaming content from Netflix, binge-watchers waited with bated breath for what would happen next. Disney then announced its own in-house streaming service, to be launched in 2019, featuring both existing media library and original content to really draw in subscribers to check them out.
Recently Disney has finally given a name to their in-development platform that has been referred to only as their “streaming service” over the past few months. Now fans can look forward next year to the opening of Disney+ (pronounced “Plus”), with its content falling under five particular Disney sub-brand labels.
Here are the label subcategories for all content old and new that would be found in Disney+ upon its launch:
Disney – Animated Canon, classic family-oriented films, beloved Disney Afternoon and later animated series
Pixar – their animated films and shorts
Marvel – Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, TV series, Marvel Animation content, new programs
Star Wars – all films in the saga, all Star Wars Story anthology spinoffs, Lucasfilm animated series, new programs
National Geographic – documentaries and reality programming
Christmastime is almost upon us, and already the holiday decorations are coming out everywhere even this early. Walt Disney World is no exception, as it has started to pretty up its Disney Springs outdoor commercial and entertainment complex with a yuletide motif that’s still unmistakably of the House of Mouse.
To wit, one of its central attractions is the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail. Set up at the area that was once the Marketplace bus loop, it features a score of Disney-themed Christmas trees with favorite characters from popular movies either inside lantern-like ornaments or decorating the branches by themselves.
The trees are laid out in an easily followed path that’s also dotted with stores selling specialty drinks, snacks and merchandise, and other photo-op spots aide from the trees themselves.
Here’s a list of the featured Disney themed Christmas trees:
Alice in Wonderland
The Jungle Book
The Haunted Mansion
The Princess and the Frog
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail is open seven days a week, from 11 AM to 11 PM, for all the Holiday Season.