We got a second trailer for Disney's upcoming October 18th sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, & it definitely didn’t cement the hope I got from the first. Where it does still look like we’re gonna get a much more evilesque Maleficent this time around, my biggest gripe from the first, we got the reason for this in this trailer. Which if I'm reading into correctly it looks like once again there's worse at hand. I have a feeling Michelle Pfeiffer is going to have a much more manipulative evil to her than we see in the trailer. Not to mention the scene after getting wounded where Maleficent is rescued, finding her lost people. Which is what this will them turn into next with Aurora in the middle. Or a facsimile of. Anyway, I’ll pass. I’m gonna see it anyway obviously. Curiosity and all. I’m just definitely not as pumped as I was at first. As it looks like we'll be getting some of the same out of this oneas we did its predecessor. What a waste of great casting. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The first Official Trailer for Disney's upcoming live-action Mulan is here, & it's awesome. I am not a fan of the original animated film. I felt it was a story of a girl turned warrior with no real evidence of which contained in the film. I’m not talkin' Kill Bill, but at least a little Ninja Turtle martial arts action could've worked. That why when I heard they were going the martial arts epic route with the remake I was totally intrigued. This trailer was everything I wanted from this adaptation. I absolutely loved it. They're really talong this seriously, & first & foremost it's a martial arts epic. I can’t wait for this film. It's got giant names in martial arts for years with Jet Li & Donnie Yen, two of my favorites, & according to the synopsis even, is staying closer to the original content: “When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”” I’m super pumped for this. Crazy considering it's essentially a remake of a film I don’t really care for. How bout y’all? In or no? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
A new TV Spot for the more live-action yet still animated version of the Lion King came out yesterday to announce today's tickets going on sale. Not only do we get some more actual talking animal footage from Mustafa, we also get our first listen to Donald Glover & Beyonce's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?". It's a total plus on both fronts as well. I'm going to have to listen to the song a few more times to see how it weighs in against the original. First thoughts on the snippet here are good though. Even if it's highly noticeable Beyonce's got a better voice than Glover. Mufasa talking was pretty impressive as well. We've come a long way on the talking animal front it looks like. I also loved the lightning Mufasa in the sky shot. Got my tickets now though. That's as all in as I can get. Now I just have to wait until July 18th. What did y'all think of this TV spot though? In fact, how many are on the fence for this one? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Bo Peep takes center stage along with some of the new additions in this new TV spot for "Toy Story 4". Including a total laugh out loud moment for me involving Ducky & Bunny & a cat. My worries when it comes to this film are starting to fall away with every new look. Luckily there's a lot going on to fill the time until June 21st. Love this spot though, curious what y'all thought? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The new trailer for Lion King has arrived, & with it we finally get our first speaking animal in the form of Scar. Even then though we still don't get much. A couple lines actually come out of his mouth with any other speaking parts off screen. Still a little concerning, but otherwise this movie looks absolutely amazing. Showcasing many iconic scenes, every moment was stunningly real. We even get a little Hakuna Matata , with a very quick glimpse of our second talking animals. If you blink, you'll miss their mouths moving though. Despite my concerns of them seemingly hiding the whole talking aspect, this trailer is probably the best, most fleshed out look yet. I'm a little more excited, after seeing this. I have a feeling we're still going to see more before this thing releases on July 19th. Namely get some more talky type interactions. This was a step in the right direction to get me on board though. What about y'all? Am I the only person worried they're shying away form one of the biggest aspects of this film? Let me know in the comments, like, & share.Read More
Walt Disney Studios put up this amazing video capturing the magic that has been Disneynature for the past 10 years. If you've been missing these, this is a great place to get a sample of the beauty that Disneynature is & more. I was first put onto these with Born in China , & I was pleasantly surprised. I bought the tickets mainly when I found out the first weekend sales go to helping the animals & environments depicted in the films. I wasn't expecting however, to be thoroughly entertained by a nature documentary. Even my children couldn't keep their eyes off the screen. This was a great way to not only see nature in a way we don't while trapped in our day to day, but also really realize that we share this Spaceship Earth with a host of other beings not too different from ourselves. That, & there's the fact that the ticket price goes to help so much as I mentioned earlier. Anyway, if you've been sleeping on Disneynature, do yourself a favor & check out this small sample of all the beauty up until now, with a taste of what's to come.
This official trailer is the first real trailer for the upcoming Toy Story 4. And if anything, it proved that the Toy Story franchise has found yet another way to tug on our heartstrings. June 21st we'll see Woody embark on an adventure to find a runaway toy that was homemade by little Bonnie from a spork. Forky is her favoritest toy in the world right now, & losing it would crush her. If that wasn't enough to get to us Woody seems to find another purpose in this trailer as he's reunited with Bo Peep. Who's been living amongst a group of lost toys. She starts to show him all the things a life outside of a child has to offer. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang attempt a rescue of their own it looks like. I was very pleasantly surprised by this trailer. I found myself wondering if it was to late for this. Not to mention, it's always dangerous to add a fourth to a trilogy. Especially a trilogy that's considered perfect like Toy Story. Just based on what we've seen here though this will contain all the heart of the originals, & leave us all weeping like little babies all over again. This has done exactly what it was supposed to do. It's amped up my excitement level more than it was before. I'm now all in for this round 4 with Woody, Buzz, & the rest of the gang. How about y'all though? What do y'all think after this? One too many, or has this put you on the same page as me, ready to go? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I feel like we just keep seeing the same thing out of July 19th's upcoming Lion King remake. The closer the not-so-live-action live action remake of the beloved classic animated film comes, I'm really starting to wonder when we're gonna see some talking animals. We're once again covering the "coronation" scene. In fact I'm pretty sure this is now pretty close to the whole scene now. What I'd really like to see is even a sentence actually coming from an animals mouth. We've heard some lines out of Mufasa in one of the trailers, but not with the visual of him saying it. I don't know why this troubles me so much, but it does. Honestly, that said, this trailer was a real letdown. I get it, the first minutes of the original are there. And even though I don't wanna see too much more, I wanna see something new. Just a little of what to expect out of more than just the beginning. In all honesty, I'm more excited about the absolutely beautiful poster that came out. At least it doesn't take place in the opening scene. Still close though, as if I had to guess this is the "all the land the light touches" scene. For that matter, I'd have took that in the trailer. I mean, what do y'all think though? Is this pretty much exactly what we've seen already minus some more species? Am I the only one that would like some talkin', singin', animals form this thing? Let me know in the comments, like, & share.
Disney’s first teaser for Artemis Fowl was released today. The film is coming August 9, 2019. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer. I've actually never read it, though I've came really close many times. That said, I really have no idea what I was looking at in this teaser. I've always thought the synopsis sounded cool. Which we get again in the teaser description. Where they say it, "..follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance." This sounds awesome, judging from the teaser this looks like it's going to walk a dangerous line. A line very few have pulled off. The first that comes to mind is Harry Potter . Those films danced on a thin line between being a children's film, & not so much. That's a really hard thing to do too. If it's too juvenile you lose your adult audience. Which just so happens to be the people who grew up with this series. I know many adults who still haven't made it past The Sorcerer's Stone just due to the fact they thought the whole series would be geared towards children. However, it still has to be accessible to a younger audience at the same time, to keep them growing up with said series. Could you imagine if the first Potter film had the same dark overtones as the fourth? Kids would have ran away, & never wanted to see it again. They'd have been horrified. So I'm very curious to see how this unfolds. The teaser has definitely done its job, & peaked my curiosity even more so than it was. I'd be really curious to see what fans of the series think. I'm sure there's some inside things in there just for them. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers, with a screenplay by Conor McPherson. Can't go wrong with Gad & Dench. I'm pretty excited to see some more of this. I'm hoping an actual full length trailer can boost my curiosity to full blown excitement, but we'll have to see. This teaser has done its job though. It has peaked my curiosity, & I want to see more. What did y'all think? Anyone out there who read these? I'd love to know how this first look stands up to the pictures that were in your head. Anyway, put it in the comments, like, & share.
I love all these different names for trailers now. Essentially that's what this is. It's a minute long short trailer, preview, teaser, but specifically in this case, it's a "special look" at Mary Poppins Returns. That said, I totally dug it. Who dosen't want dolphins in their bathtub? There's a lot of quick jumps to a bunch of fantastic looking scenes. I really get the feel of the original in some of these. I've still got my fingers crossed this actually feels like a follow up sequel, & doesn't come off as remake. Some of these double digit years later sequels try to pay homage so much they just go through the original motion. Fingers crossed until December 19th, but this special look at proves we're in for at least a visual treat that will pay homage to a beloved classic. If we also get a classic sequel to match, all the better. Anyway, I really liked the look of this "special look". What about y'all? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Between trying to get ready in this new place, hurricanes, & just life stuff, I feel like I've been missing a lot. Even though I'm not fully back on track though, I said I wouldn't miss the big stuff, & this is pretty big. A couple of days ago Will Smith put out the poster for the upcoming Aladdin . I've been noticing a pattern. The poster release has usually been followed within a day or two by a trailer. So, last night I had about gave up, when I got a notification in bed that sure enough it was here. I wasn't expecting much, the movie doesn't come out until May 24th 2019, but I was looking forward to it after seeing the poster. It was basically an upgraded version of the original animated poster. Now the trailer. It's impossible to make any real decisions on these small teasers, but this one had three things that really stuck out. Aladdin was an instantly a classic for me when it released. This familiarity gives us a little more to work with in these quick looks. Out of my three standouts, we've got one bad & two good. So, I'll start with the bad. I wasn't really digging the reflection shot of Agrabah. I don't know why offhand, I just wasn't that impressed with the model. I thought the Cave of Wonders looked amazing though! Right after it bit down though, I remembered the original teaser. I immediately thought there is only one way this trailer can end to make me fully happy. Sure enough, we get that shot of Aladdin walking up on the lamp for the first time. Loved it! So one trivial, don't really care dislike. Followed by two amazing "love its" all in the course of a minute & twenty-eight seconds. A lot of which is the title. Which looks really good by the way. Once again, paying homage to the classic, but having a distinctive new, real feel as well. Very impressed, especially for just a teaser. I know it won't happen, but part of me wants them to hold off on Will Smith's Genie until I'm actually in the theater. Anyway great teaser in my book, what'd y'all think? Put it in the comments, like & share.
Being without internet has even set me back on the important stuff. Getting all settled in is a real chore. I finally got some time to check out the final trailer for Disney's Nutcracker & the Four Realms & by far, this is the best this film has looked so far. I mean, I'm still not super excited, & this trailer dosen't show much in the way of things we haven't seen yet. Something about its layout though. This really separated it from the Chronicles of Narnia feel I got from the first trailer. Even though I'm not super pumped, this look was the first to make me think November 2nd could hold something. This could wind up being surprisingly epic. We'll have to wait until then, but this trailer has me dreading the date a lot less than I was. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
A new trailer was released for Nutcracker & the Four Realms , along with this description: "All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale." There's a little more to go on for people like me who have never really fully seen the full story of The Nutcracker . I've seen excerpts here & there, but have never really been interested enough to see the whole story. And if I'm being totally honest, this trailer didn't make me want to hold my breath til November 2nd. Don't get me wrong, it looks visually amazing. In fact, I'm blown away by the visuals displayed here. I just didn't get much from the trailer that I hadn't already known. It looked like it would definitely grab anyone who's a Nutcracker fan already, but I didn't see anything that grabbed me except the synopsis. The synopsis actually sounds more appealing than what they've shown. This thing could have some hope for me yet. Won't know for sure until November 2nd. Maybe future trailers, with a little more story will help curve my excitement up. Anyway, what do y'all think? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
As with every other trailer for Christopher Robin , I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this extended look. The wisdom of Pooh is just great throughout this whole thing. My only real concern is if they're showing us too much of it. I really hope they're saving some quips that are just as good, or even better than what they've showed us now so far. They're getting to the point where if they don't have your money yet, you're probably just not that into Winnie the Pooh. All in all though, that's kinda how I'm getting with all these extended peeks. Luckily, most of it is from other trailers, but this will be the third film in a row with a full scene or two I've already seen. Honestly, it takes a little away from me. Which seems crazy, as they're primarily scenes we've basically seen. Usually just all chopped up throughout a course of trailers. I guess when it's like that & spread out over the course of trailers, it gets trickier to put it all together. Anyway, back to this actual extended look. Putting aside the fact that I don't need to see anymore, I loved every second. They had my money after the first trailer, & every bit of this peek had me smiling. I can't wait! What do y'all think? Is this silly ol bear in your future or not? Also, what do y'all think of this new pattern of extended sneak peeks? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
A teaser is finally upon us for Disney's live-action Dumbo , & it looks amazing! It looks like a best of Tim Burton mash up going all the way back to Big Top Pee Wee . This was the live action film I've been most curious about. Burton's mark on a Dumbo? The idea intrigued me, & I'm loving how it looks in this teaser. Burton has a habit of overtly putting his mark all over his films. You can turn on later Burton films for a second & know they're his. The first thing I loved about this teaser is even though you can see his mark in spots, it seems more subtle like his older films. We've really got to address the elephant in the room though. Dumbo. I know when I first saw the pics earlier this year, I found them quite unsettling. Little soulless abomination, I think were my words. I did also say I reserved full judgment until I see him in motion, & once they breath life into him, he's friggin adorable. Not much story wise to the trailer, but a real good sense of what to expect from the visuals. Even what looked like a pink elephant scene was thrown in there. This teaser did its job though. I'm now pretty pumped for this March 2019 release, which the description reads as "the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets." There's definitely a lot more to this than the animated classic. I was kinda "meh" on this one until this teaser. What do y'all think? Did this do it for ya? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Stormtroopers!!! I never thought I'd be saying I have to see Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 would be stormtroopers!! This trailer has me begging for this film to hurry up & get here. Released along with this absolutely great new poster, November 21st I know where I'll be. Before that if I can. We finally get to see the princess footage from 2017's D23, & it's every bit as great as they say it was. I have a feeling none of us will look at the internet the same way after this. Speaking of which, comedy aside, I love the model of the internet used in this film. The way they bring the world to life is so amazing, this film dosen't even need plot beyond that. I could watch them aimlessly roam around this internet for hours. In fact, this would've even made an awesome series. There's literally no end to where they can go with this. I had so much fun with this trailer I'm probably going to watch it a third time when I'm done writing this. I can't wait to see this movie. You have to check this out. Let me know what y'all think of it when you're done. Put it in the comments, like, & share.
So, yesterday this new poster came out for Incredibles 2 , announcing the new trailer release for today. The poster's great, it looks like it was designed as a comic book cover. Even giving us some small looks at some new characters. The real treat however, was this trailer. It was amazing, incredible even. I'm starting to think we might have one of those rare situations where the sequel winds up being better than it's predecessor. I throughly enjoyed this. Funny thing is, due to extensive comic reading, I think I know exactly how most of this will play out. I don't even care though. This could follow the exact path I have in my head, & it still looks like it has the potential to surpass the first & dominate this summer. Looks like we're gonna see some more Frozone this time around, & I'm really loving the reverse family dynamic. Like I said, this looks absolutely great, & I can't wait til June 15. What did y'all think of this newest trailer? Can the sequel wind up greater than the original? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I was not expecting this while watching the Academy Awards last night, & at first I was a little confused at the timing. I mean, this film doesn't release until Christmas. I'll be surprised if anyone remembers this by August's Christopher Robin. Then I realized who this was for, when I saw how surprised & excited my mom was. She had no idea Mary Poppins Returns was even going to be a thing. As big as Disney wants this to be, it makes a lot of sense to go ahead & put it in people's heads. That said, I enjoyed the hell out of this tease. I felt the same emotions I felt with "We're home" tease from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This short tease gives you a quick intro to the family, as well as your first look at Emma Blunt as Mary Poppins. Might I say, she looks practically perfect in every way. Anyway, this was a very unexpected surprise, & an amazing teaser or announcement trailer. So amazing that who knows? Maybe we will remember it by the time we start ramp up marketing closer to this film's release. What did y'all think? Did you get the nostalgic feels? Put it in the comments, like & share.
Disney just dropped this trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2 , & it looks friggin' hilarious. This thing is going to go total commentary on the interweb as the arcade gets Wi-Fi. IMDB, EBay, it even has pop-ups, but I walk away with one thing in particular that I will be saying for the next forever, "The bunny gets the pancakes.." I was excited for this sequel already, but this just kicked that into overdrive. Thanksgiving I know where I'll be. What did y'all think? Did this trailer do it for you? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I didn't think they could top the last trailer for Disney's upcoming A Wrinkle In Time . However the newest trailer "Gift" does just that. This movie could be horrible, but to judge it by it's last set of teasers & this thing looks epic. I'm dialed to 11 for this film, & I really hope it can live up to that. The visuals are stunning, & just going off the trailers, this film seems like it's going to have a sense of urgency to it. Like it's going to be a mindwarp slash fast paced action movie that takes place in a fantasy environment. This is a strong year for Disney in Live-action with Winnie The Pooh & Mary Poppins Returns . That said, & as much as I love Pooh & Poppins, I'm more excited for this, than either of those. This is looking like it has a chance to really be something spectacular. We won't know for sure until March 9th. Anyway, check this out & let me know what you think. Put it in the comments, like, & share.