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)
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
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 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
In just a matter of weeks, before this month is out, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet – sequel to the surprise animated hit Wreck-It Ralph in 2012 – will arrive in cinemas with more adventures for Ralph and friends as they leave the arcade to explore the internet in order to fix one of their faulty games.
One of the major draws of the Ralph movies was the sheer amount of cameos that populated the background of their respective stories. The first was limited to videogames while “Breaks the Internet” had them expanded to media properties under the Disney umbrella: Star Wars, Marvel, and the Disney Princesses.
The release of the official cast for Ralph Breaks the Internet by Disney again shows that there are yet more cameo characters than just the Princess heroes from Disney (voiced by their original talent where possible). Here’s an updated list:
Played by Original Talent
Baby Groot (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) – Vin Diesel
Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story) – Tim Allen
Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh videogames and Christopher Robin film) – Brad Garrett
C-3PO (Star Wars) – Anthony Daniels
FN-3181 (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) – Michael Giacchino
Sonic the Hedgehog (games since 2010) – Roger Craig Smith (returning from Wreck-It Ralph)
Iron Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
A cameo with Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequel trilogy was planned, but dropped due to the character supposed to act like a spoiled child in film.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will premiere in two weeks, this November 21.
Big Hero 6 is in many ways, a courageous film. Other than the brave, anime-inspired characters and artwork, it is Disney’s first animated feature to include characters from Marvel Entertainment since its acquisition of the latter in 2009. The venture turned out to be a huge success, with the film earning $657 million worldwide, and bagging the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year in 2015.
Well, I’m speaking in terms of numbers but putting these figures aside, Big Hero 6 is one of Disney’s best animated films so far, fusing elements from Japanese manga with those of Marvel’s high-powered characterization. I love the concept of how a group of seemingly ordinary teens can become technologically empowered in their fight against a mysterious enemy. Throw in a fluffy, battle-ready personal health care companion and you have one hilariously action-packed film.
If you love Baymax and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team, then you may want to download these latest coloring pages that we’ve included in our collection. Let me know your thoughts and if you wish to include additional scenes or characters in our database, especially those from the Big Hero 6 TV series.
Even after 27 years since its theatrical debut, the magical story of an arrogant, cursed prince and the ever so hopeful village girl never fails to inspire especially when told through the lens of the story-telling wizards of Disney. After almost three decades since its release in 1991, the magical story of Adam and Belle continue to resonate to a modern generation. It was even expanded to include several spin-off short films and a ground-breaking soundtrack. I was just 14 when I first saw Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the cinema, and since then my heart was forever captured by this film.
To celebrate the 27th year anniversary of Beauty and the Beast this November (Disney’s multi-awarded animated film first made its debut in the US on November 22, 1991), we’ve updated our database of coloring pages to include your most memorable and beloved Disney characters in the film. From Belle to Philippe, we have all of your favorite Beauty and the Beast characters. Simply click on the links below and have them printed on any paper of your choice. Let us know if we missed out on one of your faved characters in the film so we can include them in our coloring pages.
In this day and age of bleeding-edge information tech, it’s easy to eventually forget about doing simple actions for children like reading them stories from a book. But the same smart home tech that’s phasing out that sort of activity can revitalize it into something magical. And leave it to Disney to demonstrate just how.
Disney along with Penguin Random House Publishing and Google has collaborated to create a new storytelling experience in conjunction with the Little Golden Book storybook series. New Little Golden Book releases adapting various Disney films can, when read by a storyteller in range of a Google Home smart speaker, will activate various audio cues in time with the tale’s events.
Here’s a list of fairly recent Little Golden Book Disney storybooks that have the appropriate audio backing on Google Home:
The Three Little Pigs
Alice in Wonderland
Mickey Mouse and His Spaceship
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (exclusive on Target)
Toy Story 3
Jack Jack Attack
So when reading, for example, the Disney’s Coco Little Golden Book, sound effects like strumming guitars will sound when certain passages are read. And when the teller pauses, background music from the film pipes up. Finally, Google Home can detect when the reader’s skipping scenes, automatically shifting audio to always match what’s happening in-story at present.
Amidst a recent buzz that Disney may have decided to retire actor Johnny Depp from the role of Captain Jack Sparrow on the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, there’s also talk that at the same time the movie series may be getting a reboot from the House of Mouse.
One reason being brought as to the sudden resurgence of discussion in Disney regarding the pirate series that began in 2003, based off a Disney theme park attraction, was that it would be considered as a possible fallback should the audience tire of Star Wars (somewhat likely) and Marvel (quite possibly) films coming every year.
In the years between The Curse of the Black Pearl and 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Pirates franchise overall has expanded into alternate forms of media, such as books and videogames. The latter portion comes in the form of actual game titles based on Pirates of the Caribbean, and appearances of characters from the franchise in another game series. Here’s a handy-dandy list.
Pirates of the Caribbean Videogames
Pirates of the Caribbean (Akella; Windows and Xbox; 2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (7 Studios; PlayStation 2 and Windows; 2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War (JOYCITY Corp.; Android and iOS mobile devices)
Pirates of the Caribbean Online (Silver Tree Media; Windows and Mac OS X; 2007-2013)
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Traveller’s Tales; Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS/3DS, PlayStation 3/Portable, Wii, Xbox 360; 2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned (Propaganda Games; Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, CANCELLED 2010)
Games with Pirates of the Caribbean Appearances
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (Capcom, NES, 1990)
Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix, PlayStation 2, 2006)
Disney Infinity (Avalanche Software, multiplatform, 2013-2016)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, RELEASING in 2019)
The concluding volumes of the second series of Disney’s Sing Along Songs home video franchise following “A Friend Like Me” in 1993 were all mostly original and traditional songs outside of the Disney musical library barring a few selections; one of the volumes in fact was yet another Christmas album.
Come 1994 however, a third series of the whimsical Disney karaoke was begun, with its inaugural volume released in time to celebrate the then-recent premiere of The Lion King. Thus, that animated classic’s main theme is the central song for the volume, which was later re-released in 2003 with additional songs from some animated series and home video animated films.
Here’s a list of songs from both versions of Disney’s Sing Along Songs series 3 volume 1 – “Circle of Life”, which was hosted on its original version by Jiminy Cricket.
“Circle of Life” (from 1994’s The Lion King)
“Part of Your World” (from 1989’s The Little Mermaid)
“Prince Ali” (from 1993’s Aladdin)
“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” (from The Lion King)
“Belle” (from 1991’s Beauty And The Beast)
“Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” (from 1970’s The Aristocats, US Version) / Following the Leader (from 1953’s Peter Pan, UK Version)
“When You Wish Upon a Star” (from 1940’s Pinocchio)
2003 Reissue Additions
“Hakuna Matata” (from The Lion King)
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (from 1995-1999’s The Lion King’s Timon & Pumbaa animated series)
“Yummy Yummy Yummy” (from The Lion King’s Timon & Pumbaa)
“W-I-L-D” (from 2003’s The Jungle Book 2 home video sequel)