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Cara Whitney, Reagan Whitney, Wyatt Whitney and Daniel Whitney (aka Larry The Cable Guy) at The Walt Disney Family Museum 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala held at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, California, United States - Tuesday 1st November 2016

Larry The Cable Guy and Walt Disney

Richard Sherman - World premiere of Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book' held at El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 4th April 2016

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Walt Disney and Molly Allen
Walt Disney and Lupita Nyong’o
Walt Disney and Lupita Nyong’o
Walt Disney and Lupita Nyong’o

Sophie Reynolds - Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Zootopia' held at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 17th February 2016

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Walt Disney, Zach Mcgowan, Emily Johnson, Matt Mcgowan and Doug Mcgowan
Walt Disney and Sophie Reynolds
Walt Disney and Sophie Reynolds
Walt Disney and Brighton Sharbino
Walt Disney and Brighton Sharbino

Adam Shapiro - Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Zootopia' at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 17th February 2016

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Walt Disney and Adam Shapiro
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Sleigh Bells - Clip


Walt Disney directed the black and white animation with Ub Iwerks in 1928. The film was only a short and it was thought to be lost by the studios but in 2015 the BFI found a copy in their archives - thought to be the only one in existence.

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The BFG, Pete's Dragon And Finding Dory - Disney's Five Year Schedule Promises Lots Of Family Favourites!


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Walt Disney Pictures have been having a field day with the amount of fairytale re-makes and endless sequels being released and announced recently. No doubt one of the most prestigious film companies in Hollywood, being nearly 100 years old, the unit and its studio parent Walt Disney Studios are responsible for some of the greatest classics ever produced - but what can we expect on our screens in the next 5 or so years?

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book is set for release next year

Everyone's excited to see Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the 2017 live action re-make of 'Beauty and the Beast', and we've already received a teaser for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray. But did you know Disney are also re-launching the likes of 'Mary Poppins', 'Winnie The Pooh', and 'Pinocchio' with a script from Peter Hedges? As for sequels, 'Toy Story 4' is a no-brainer, and 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Frozen 2' already have a buzz about them, but what about 'Wreck-It Ralph 2', 'National Treasure 3' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'?

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It's Official! Work Has Begun On 'Frozen 2'!


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Well, there can’t have been anybody who seriously wasn’t expecting it to happen. The most obvious movie sequel in the history of film has been confirmed, with the news that Frozen 2 is in the works.

According to CNN Money, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at an investors meeting on Thursday that work had begun on a follow-up to the insanely successful 2013 original. Along with the studio’s chief creative officer John Lasseter, he also said that much of the team from the first movie, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, had signed on to develop the sequel.

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'Frozen 2' is officially in the pipeline, though no release date has been given.

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The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory: Assessing Animated Sequels, Old And New


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You don’t have to be a under 12 years old to be a fan of animated movies (we are probably the best example of this!), so we’re hoping that you lot are as excited as us to hear that The Incredibles 2 is in the works. The Incredibles was first released in 2004 and tells the story of Helen and Bob Parr, ex superheroes who have hung up their capes to lead a suburban life with their children. If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that superheroes can’t get away from their calling for too long, and before they know it the whole Parr family are donning matching outfits and saving the world.  Just your everyday family activity.

the incredibles 2 sequel Brad Bird is currently penning the script for The Incredibles 2

Director Brad Bird, who was in charge of the first movie, will also be writing The Incredibles 2. Recently Bird revealed, “I have pieces of things that I would love to see in a sequel, but I haven’t got them all together yet.” Get started, Brad, we’re on tenterhooks here!

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Is 'Frozen' The Best Disney Movie Of All Time?


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If we told you that Frozen looks set to overtake Toy Story 3 as the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, would you be surprised? Probably not, the film has been so popular since it’s release in November 2013 you’d have to have been living under a rock to not have at least heard about it.

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Disney's Frozen

Not only is the Frozen soundtrack currently in it’s sixth week at number one in the charts, the film is also number one in DVD/Blu-Ray sales and digital downloads. Described by Paul Dergarabedian as “unstoppable”, Frozen has certainly captured the hearts and minds not only of its target audience...but their parents, too.

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Mars Needs Mom, R.I.P.D, 13th Warrior: The Forgotton Box Office Flops


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You know that old saying ‘Money can’t buy you happiness’? Well it can’t buy a box office hit, either! You can pump millions of dollars into a movie, but it doesn’t guarantee it will be a success, take these box office flops for example.

Mars Needs MomsRemember 'Mars Needs Moms'

2011’s Mars Needs Moms had a production budget of $150,000,000, but only took $38,992,758 at the international box office giving it an estimated loss of $130,503,621. That would buy you around 7,676 Hermes Birkin bags or 652 Lamborghinis. So, essentially, it’s quite a substantial loss and we can't imagine that Walt Disney, who produced the movie, were too pleased.

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Woody Allen Will Be Honoured At Golden Globes With Lifetime Achievement Award


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Woody Allen is to be awarded the Golden Globes' Cecil B. De Mille Award at next years awards show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Friday, 13 September. The prolific writer, director, producer and actor will be bestowed with the award at the 71st Annual Golden Globes ceremony taking place on 12 January 2014.

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Allen has been working in film for six decades

“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” HFPA president Theo Kingma said in the official announcement. He added, “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he is an international treasure.”

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Tom Hanks In Saving Mr. Banks [Trailer + Pictures]


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The long-awaited Walt Disney film, featuring Tom Hanks as the controversial man himself, is getting closer and closer, and we’ve got some stills of Hanks in action as well as his co-stars, Emma Thompson, B.J Novak and Jason Schwartzman.

Tom Hanks Saving Mr. BanksTom Hanks as the controversial Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks, which is to be showcased at Disney's annual D23 Expo, follows the story of Mary Poppins’ journey from page to screen as Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood to see her novel change in front of her eyes. She didn’t want Disney to do whey they did with her creation; wasn’t what she had planned.

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Stan Lee Media In Lawsuit Against Disney Over Marvel Characters


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Stan Lee Media are to enter litigation against Disney over the rights to some Marvel characters, including Spider Man and Iron Man. The lawsuit is seeking seeking "billions of dollars of profits,” reports Reuters.

Disney bought Marvel Enterprises, which had been renamed Marvel Entertainment, for $4.3 billion 2009, but Stan Lee, a man no longer involved in the company, had created many of Marvel’s most loved characters. The company claims Lee assigned it his rights to those characters in 1998 but then agreed a month later to assign the same rights to Marvel Enterprises. "The Walt Disney Company has represented to the public that it, in fact, owns the copyright to these characters as well as hundreds of other characters created by Stan Lee," the suit alleges. "Those representations made to the public by the Walt Disney Company are false." The suit asserts that Stan Lee Media owns the rights "to the billions of dollars that Disney has generated, or allowed others to generate."

Here’s what Disney have had to say on the matter: "This lawsuit is without merit," they said in a statement. "It arises out of the same core facts and legal claims that have been rejected by three federal district court judges." The Avengers will be heavily implicated, as not only does the film contain most of the characters in question, but it also grossed $1.5 billion in worldwide sales. This could get messy.


Andrea Guasch and Walt Disney - Friday 2nd May 2008 at Disney Orlando, Florida

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Andrea Guasch and Walt Disney
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101 Dalmatians (1961) Review


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She may not be subtle, but Cruella De Vil is without doubt one of animation's greatest villains. How bad is she? So bad she's looking to kidnap a load of Dalmatian puppies (101 of them to be exact) in order to fashion them into a white-with-black-spots fur coat.

Such is the central plot to 101 Dalmatians (note the spelling: It's not "Dalmations"), an unabashed Disney classic with all the necessary elements: Love story, heinous baddy, talking animals, and a happy ending. Kids love the movie -- my two-year-old son refers to it as merely "Doggies!" -- but you'd be surprised how straightforward the thing is. Dogs get kidnapped by Cruella's goons, dogs eventually escape. Everything else that happens (and it isn't much; this is a 79-minute long film) is just what you'd expect.

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