Jul 12

Disney Has “Hocus Pocus” Movie Sequel in the Works

hocus-pocus-1993 castChildren of the 90’s listen up! Disney has a “Hocus Pocus” movie sequel in the works. It’s unlikely that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be reprising their roles as witches however. Twenty years after it’s theatrical debut we are likely to be introduced to a new lead character as the proposed title…proposes. “Hocus Pocus 2 : Rise of the Elderwitch” should be completed sometime next year according to Moviehole.

I leave you with the original “Hocus Pocus” movie trailer as a refresher…

Jun 12

First Images Released of Disney “Paperman” Short to Premiere Before “Wreck It Ralph”

Paperman Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that “Paperman,” a groundbreaking short film combining the best of the computer-generated and hand-drawn animation worlds, will make its theatrical debut in front of “Wreck-It Ralph,” which hits theaters nationwide on November 2, 2012.  Taking the art of animation in a bold new direction, “Paperman” is directed by John Kahrs and produced by Kristina Reed.

Kahrs, a veteran animator who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007, led an innovative team of 2D and CG artists who used a proprietary program called Meander to create the short. Employing a technique called final line advection, artists were able to add a level of grace and expressiveness never before seen in an animated film.

Paperman Disney Girl

Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what fate has in store for him.

Paperman Disney Movie Short

Jun 12

New Disney “Monsters University” Movie Image Released – Monster Disco

Monsters Inc University Mikle Sulley Disco Disney

Synopsis – Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21st, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.


· “Monsters, Inc.,” originally released on November 2, 2001, was nominated for four Oscars®: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song—“If I Didn’t Have You,” for which it won.

· “Monsters University” will hit U.S. theaters nearly 12 years after the “Monsters, Inc.” theatrical debut.

· Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley.

· “Monsters University” features a host of new faces and a few returning favorites from “Monsters, Inc.”