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Disney's Touching Tribute To Robin Williams

August 14th, 2014 12:33am EDT
Disney's Robin Williams Tribute
Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie played by actor Robin Williams in Disney's Aladdin, created a touching tribute to the late star, who died earlier this week.

Goldberg drew an image of the Genie's head made of stars looking down and smiling over his magic lamp and a desert oasis.

The company used the image to pay tribute to Williams, and a statement from chairman Robert Iger reads:

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin wil...
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15 Kids Movies That Never Get Old

March 18th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
15 Kids Movies That Never Get Old
It may have been decades since you were a kid, but there are some surefire kids movies that will always bring your childhood back to life. Whether they be animated Disney classics whose quality only improves with age, or modern Pixar marvels whose storytelling abilities are out of this world, nothing brings back that youthful light into our lives quite like a quintessential childhood film. Here are 15 kids movies that never get old.

1. The Lion King (1994)

Just as we’re all part of the Circle of Life, there will always be interest in this Disney's animalistic take on Shakespeare's “Hamlet...
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16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Avatar
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...
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Lindsay Lohan Stars In 'The Real Housewives Of Disney' In Hilarious 'SNL' Spoof (Video)

March 5th, 2012 8:36pm EST
SNL Real Housewives Of Disney
Lindsay Lohan made her return to television Saturday night hosting a rather lackluster episode of Saturday Night Live; but the star did have one gem up her sleeve - a parody of Bravo TV's Real Housewives.

Lohan, along with cast regulars Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliott, Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer, starred as Disney Princesses Rapunzel (Tangled), Cinderella, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin) and Snow White, respectively, in the skit, and they mocked the usual drama of the hit Bravo series (watch it below).

During her opening monologue, the Mean Girls star unsurprisingly poked f...
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Zachary Levi 'Freaked Out' By His 'Tangled' Role

December 1st, 2010 11:05am EST
Zachary Levi
Actor Zachary Levi "freaked out" when he was put up for the male lead in new animated movie musical Tangled - because he has always loved Disney movies.

The star voices the prince charming character opposite Mandy Moore's Princess Rapunzel, but Levi was convinced he'd miss out on the role - so he decided to give the audition his all.

He tells JustJared.com, "I heard about this from my agent and then freaked out. I mean, I think everyone in our generation grew up with these movies and loved them."

"You're hard pressed to find any kid who didn't like at least one of them on some level l...
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'Tangled' Review: Disney's Magic Is Back With Charming, Rousing Songs & Storyline

November 22nd, 2010 9:21am EST
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Disney has had some hits and misses with animated films in recent memory. Sure, the mighty house of mouse made “Beauty and The Beast” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” but “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was sad, “Pocahontas” was oddly animated, “Hercules” was grotesque, and “Mulan” was lacking in song quality. The less said about “Home on The Range” the better.

So Disney went to CGI animated films and tried to play catch up to Pixar. The results thus far have been mixed. “Meet the Robinsons” was cute, “Bolt” was adorable, “Chicken Little” was middling, and nothing really captured the 90's magic...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Princess And The Frog,' 'Invictus' & More

December 7th, 2009 9:47am EST
Invictus
Last Tuesday I had the privilege of seeing Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" and I have to say, it's a brilliant film. Much like he does in "Thank You for Smoking," Reitman takes a character that has the potential to be very unlikable and makes him sympathetic to the audience.

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a man whose career involves laying people off around the country, which is a sensitive subject in America given the current economic state. Reitman exercises great care with Bingham, showing us that the man isn't coldhearted. Bingham inspires those he lays off to find new careers ...
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Look For Kristen Bell's Embarrassing Childhood Music Tapes

October 21st, 2009 9:45am EDT
Kristen Bells
Every celebrity has a dirty little secret in their past. Kristen Bell hopes you'll never see, or rather hear, hers. As many kids do, she recorded tapes of herself singing. Most parents save those for posterity, but when the child gets famous, that can be incriminating evidence.

"This is going to get weird," Bell admitted. "I remember watching The Little Mermaid and Aladdin and so many others, but those were definitely my two favorites, and deciding I've got to get me singing some of these songs on audio tape and feeling like that was so necessary."

If Bell could go back and talk to he...
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Best Celebrity Voice Acting Roles

June 12th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kung Fu Panda
Voice acting is a much more lucrative business than one might imagine, with the actors in question providing their voice for animated movies, video games, television shows, voice overs, and anything else that requires a voice but no face. Some actors do only that kind of work, giving themselves a certain amount of fame in that industry, such as "The Simpsons" cast.

Everything changed when voice acting became a business not only for unknowns, but also an attractive fad for celebrities who wanted to broaden their horizons ... or make a movie "for the kids." Now it seems that no animated...
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Concert Review: Britney Spears Makes A Significant Return, But She's Not The Same Girl

April 30th, 2009 11:26am EDT
Britney Spears
I once told a friend of mine, "Britney Spears will never tour again." That was said during a time when her life was marked by car accidents, divorce, custody battles, hospital/rehab visits and even a little head shaving. Her once successful singing career was no where to be found. But I'll admit when my theories go awry, and after this past Tuesday I can candidly say, "I was wrong."

Britney graced the stage this week at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, and I was in the fifth row to witness this ultimate comeback. Accompanied by my best friend, Jessica, I initially became nervous that ...
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Tim Rice Set For Walk Of Fame Honor

November 16th, 2008 4:00pm EST
The Lion King
Acclaimed British songwriter Tim Rice is to be honored with the 2,375th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Oscar winner Rice will be inducted into the famous Tinseltown landmark by Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook on November 20.

Rice has contributed lyrics to hit Disney movies Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King - and was named a Disney Legend in 2002 - but he enjoyed much of his success with theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The two Brits first teamed up to pen the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the late 1960s.

As lyricist behind...
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Happy 'Slutty' Halloween

October 27th, 2008 10:52am EDT
Slutty Halloween
We've all done it ladies! We've put the word "slutty" in front of whatever it is we've chosen to go as for Halloween. Things that aren't normally slutty will find a way to be slutty like police officers or even our favorite Disney character. And dressing up in a bra and booty shorts is a perfectly acceptable costume. This must be a guy's favorite holiday! Who needs to go to a strip club? Just go to a bar on Halloween!

The movie Mean Girls describes it best - "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." On the ...
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Pet Owners Turn To Film, Show Biz To Name Their Furry Friends

May 6th, 2008 12:38pm EDT
Bambi
Bambi...Cinderella...Tinkerbell -- all fictional characters from Disney films, and also some popular pooch names, according to research collected by nationwide pet insurance provider, PetFirst Healthcare.

"It seems to be an emerging trend for pet owners to give their furry friends a name that resembles a favorite automobile, favorite food or even favorite character," said Katie Grant, PetFirst vice president. "It's reassuring that owners associate their pets with their favorite things -- as, we hope, that translates into ensuring those pets receive the loving care and treatment they de...
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Excel-Lent: What Some Celebrities/Companies Should Have Given Up This Season

March 19th, 2008 10:35am EDT
Brad & Angelina: no more kids!
With Easter coming up this Sunday many Christians will rejoice, not only because their religion tells them to but also so they can once again indulge in the activities they gave up for Lent. These activities are extremely variable - ranging from serious sacrifices like chocolate and sexual intercourse (40 Days and 40 Nights, anyone?) to simple activities such as playing video games or watching TV.

Not only average Joes give up things for Lent, so do celebrities! Well, at least they do in our March Madness-inspired fantasy celebrity Lent sacrifice bracket. Here are seven celebrity and e...
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Top 10 Worst Disney Films

February 29th, 2008 3:43pm EST
Snow Dogs
Disney has produced some huge animated hits (The Lion King, Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp) and extremely popular live-action flicks (Pirates of the Caribbean, High School Musical, National Treasure). But the studio that brought us Pocahontas also subjected Mickey Mouse fans to Snow Dogs. Here's our list of the top 10 worst Disney films:

10. The Haunted Mansion

Oh, Eddie Murphy, what were you on when you agreed to do a movie based on a Disneyland ride? I wonder what the execs at Disney were thinking: "Let's put Eddie Murphy in anything, he can sell it! We could have a whole movie of...
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