A beloved Disneyland attraction returns to Fantasyland on Friday, Feb. 6, when "it's a small world" opens with some new storytelling magic. With the premiere of a new "Spirit of America" scene, new musical enhancements, and a new look for some of the attraction's familiar child dolls, "it's a small world" will once again take guests of all ages on "the happiest cruise that ever sailed."
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Last night at the Directors Guild in Hollywood, Director McG introduced four new clips from his highly anticipated TERMINATOR SALVATION (opening May 22 from Warner Bros.), and encapsulated his filmmaking journey thus far in an informal Q&A with journalists.
Two animes are the lone home video releases of December 30 -- NURSE WITCH KOMUGI and WELCOME TO THE NHK.
WELCOME TO THE NHK: Season One, Part One and Two on DVD
ComingSoon reports that Bruce Boxleitner is returning for Disney's upcoming TR2N, joining fellow cast member Jeff Bridges and newcomers Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett. In the original 1982 film, hacker Kevin Flynn (Bridges) gets trapped into the graphical world of his computer, joining forces with Tron (Boxleitner) to outsmart the software pirate that holds them captive.
Blizzard Ent.'s WORLD OF WARCRAFT, its subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now played by more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide. This new high was reached following the November 13 release of the game’s second expansion, WRATH OF THE LICH KING.
Actresses Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett will portray the female lead characters in Disney's upcoming TRON sequel, TR2N, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Details are sparse on the plot, but Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world and Wilde will portray a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the intelligent computer that was the nemesis in the original film.
The official site for CORALINE, the first 3-D stop-motion animated feature, is now live.
Produced by Oregon-based Laika Ent., directed by Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) and based on Neil Gaiman's novella, CORALINE opens Feb. 6, 2009 from Focus Features. It's a Grimm-inspired fairy tale about a melancholy young girl who discovers a hidden passageway in an old house to an opposite world.
Sunday night at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California, everyone partied like a "rock star" as winners were announced for Spike TV's 2008 Video Game Awards. Hosted by Jack Black, the sixth annual event gathered the world of entertainment to recognize the outstanding artistic and technical achievement in the gaming industry over the past year.
Contender Entertainment Group has sold children's puppet-and-animation-based show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD to television channels in four major territories.
Contender, the company behind preschool properties PEPPA PIG and TRACTOR TOM, holds the international rights for the hit PBS Kids show, which has now secured slots on DR Denmark, YLE Finland, Canal+ Cyfrowy Poland and Al Jazeera Kids in the Middle East.
Paramount has hired QUANTUM OF SOLACE director Marc Forster to helm WORLD WAR Z, per VARIETY.
CHANGELING writer J. Michael Straczynski is penning the screenplay, based on Max Brooks' novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. Brad Pitt's Plan B is producing.
Forster is unlikely to return for another James Bond film.
Animated TV series SLANGMAN'S WORLD, from Veritas Studios, is set to air on American Forces Network (AFN) this winter in 175 countries. This will be one of AFN's first original children's programs in its 66-year history.
The subscribership for Blizzard Ent.'s WORLD OF WARCRAFT, the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), now exceeds 11 million players worldwide. This milestone was reached as the beta test for WRATH OF THE LICH KING, WORLD OF WARCRAFT's second expansion, nears completion. WRATH OF THE LICH KING will launch in several regions around the world starting on November 13.
Activision Publishing's GUITAR HERO is putting famous fans front and center in its television ads for the October 26 release of GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR, the latest installment in the top-selling video game franchise of 2007. Paying tribute to the famous lip- and guitar-syncing scene that appeared in the popular film RISKY BUSINESS, each ad will highlight different celebrities jamming on instruments from GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR to the song "Old Time Rock and Roll," performed by Bob Seger.
James Brusuelas looks back at Blood + Vol. 2 and Speed Grapher Vol. 1 and checks out new titles Bleach Vol. 12 and Strait Jacket.
With Election Day just around the corner, presidential candidates (and baseball fans) Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama took time out of their hectic campaign schedules to take an active role in FOX Sports' World Series coverage.
Blizzard Ent.'s WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WRATH OF THE LICH KING, the second expansion for its award-winning subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), will arrive in stores on November 13 in North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia, and November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The expansion will be available in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on November 18. Details regarding the launch of WRATH OF THE LICH KING in mainland China will be announced at a later date.
Canadian Comet Ent. has entered into a co-production and worldwide distribution deal with Spain-based Somuga Produktora for the production of animated feature AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, FREE!.
Boot camp will soon take on a new meaning, as Activision Publishing and developer Treyarch have confirmed plans for CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR multiplayer betas in October for Xbox 360 and separately for download on Windows PC.
These betas will serve as an early chance for players to practice the tactics needed for survival in the intense chaos of CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR's Pacific and European theaters. Players will experience the game's new squad system, as well as fan favorite perks and kill streaks.
Andrew Farago reviews five short films: The Breakout by Arnaud Demuynck, John and Karen by Matthew Walker, The White Wolf by Pierre-Luc Granjon, The Bridge by Vincent Bierrewaerts and A Mouse's Tale by Benjamin Renner.
Epcot guests at Walt Disney World Resort will be treated to a brand new, highly interactive attraction inspired by Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning animated series, Disney's KIM POSSIBLE. The new experience is slated to premiere in late 2008.
Using the latest technology, DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE WORLD SHOWCASE ADVENTURE invites guests of all ages to become secret agents, teaming up with members of Team Possible to save the world from various comical villains and their mad inventions.
Start your television and rev up your excitement this fall, because a comical cast of canine friends is bringing high-octane fun to qubo this October the world television premiere of TURBO DOGS. This new innovative 3-D CG animated series debuts on qubo's broadcast blocks on NBC, ION Television and Telemundo on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 and follows the hilarious antics of Racerville, a wacky dog-filled community that's wild about racing.
Spike TV is teaming up with GameTrailers.com to present "E3 Invasion," providing viewers with around the clock comprehensive coverage of the year's biggest video game convention, the 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit. From July 11-18, "E3 Invasion" is an unprecedented week of HD programming across both on-air and online channels, anchored by blockbuster world exclusives that will air before E3 even opens to the media.
Financial infotainment site Minyanville has introduced a series of episodes called HOOFY AND BOO'S NEWS AND VIEWS -- the first-ever animated news show devoted to entertaining and educating audiences about the world of business.
Eric Post takes us on a ride through some of the summer tools that are setting new standards for vfx excellence.