And she’s really not kidding. Onward follows two teenage elves, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who use a magical staff to bring their father, Wilden, back to life for a single day. As can be expected in any Pixar film, things don’t go exactly to plan, and they end up on a pretty wild and dangerous adventure. In the end, Ian realizes that his older brother has been there for him in all the ways that Wilden couldn’t be, and the brothers are able to move forward with their lives after getting a chance to say goodbye to their father.
Producer Steven Spielberg Was Originally Set To Make An Animated Version Decades Ago
Steven Spielberg, whose production company Amblin would produce the 2019 Cats, was previously attached to make an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical, only instead of live-action, the acclaimed director’s version would have been animated. According to Gizmodo, Amblimation, as it was called, had been working on a lot of the pre-production work before the studio shut its doors in 1997, ending the project in the process.
The funniest thing about all of this is that even without a Butthole Cut, Cats is easily one of the weirdest movies out there. Though it’s been out in the world for less than half a year, it’s already become a bit of a cult classic, a once in a lifetime, so-bad-it’s-actually-still-just-really-really-bad-but-we-can’t-stop-watching-it movie event. If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? It’s available to stream and, when watching it, make sure to keep an eye out for a stray butthole.
Some may be disappointed to know that they’ll have to wait a bit longer for the iconic horror villain’s big-screen return, but the move makes sense. Given the state of things, Universal would ideally want to make as much as they can on their investment. At this point, releasing it during the summer would more than likely lead to a loss on the company’s part.
Naturally, if The Wizard of Oz were made today, there’s no way in hell they would allow this to happen. PETA would be surely slamming down every door at MGM, throwing protests galore because of this information. But The Wizard of Oz was originally released back in 1939, which means that such animal ethics and animal protection groups weren’t around back then (at least, not to the same size and scale they are today). Also, it should be noted that in the ’30s, fake fur designs weren’t what they are today. That might’ve played a factor in using real opposed to fake lion fur while creating this classic costume.
There’s a lot that isn’t happening right now on the theme park front, and for obvious reasons, but interestingly, the biggest current project of them all is reportedly still moving forward. Universal Orlando’s fourth gate, Epic Universe, is, according to the company, still moving forward. Universal states that all appropriate protocols are being followed, but the massive new park, which is scheduled to open in 2023, apparently isn’t slowing down even a little bit, though that can always change.
The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Long before my wife and I had children (actually before we were even married), she introduced me to The Princess And The Frog, Disney’s 2009 reimagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story The Frog Prince. From that first viewing, I was transfixed by the beautiful imagery, engaging story, and those well-crafted songs. And while the Anika Noni Rose’s performance as Tiana, and Burno Campos’ take on Prince Naveen were great, it’s Keith David’s spin as the villainous Dr. Facilier that steals the show. I mean, who doesn’t love “Friends On The Other Side” and all its demented magic. With elements of a classic love story, voodoo, and good Louisiana culture, The Princess And The Frog is a crowd pleaser for the whole family.
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Teaming up with the surviving Avengers, Scott embarked on the Time Heist, i.e. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes using the Quantum Realm to travel through time and collect past versions of the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ genocide. Ultimately they were successful, and now that Scott has reunited with Hope, Hank and Janet, the next chapter of his superhero career is ready to be explored, likely with Hope suiting up as The Wasp alongside him again.
During the production of Justice League, Zack Snyder’s daughter committed suicide, prompting the filmmaker to leave his directing duties on the project. Joss Whedon took over as director, but much of the vision of his film was lost along the way. During fans’ push for Snyder’s own cut of the film, they have raised over $150,000 to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
As Ben Schwartz explains, he found the reaction to be a positive one because he thought of it as fans showing a real passion for the movie. In the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, the Sega character had smaller eyes, human-looking teeth and long skinny legs that fans just couldn’t look away from. It became somewhat of a meme being passed around and laughed at. But on the flip side, fans also were voicing their concerns, with some artists even taking it upon themselves to fix things up.