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Watch: Disney/Pixar Releases A Clip From Their New Short Film ‘The Blue Umbrella’

Released with 'Monsters University'
"Amidst the rain in a singing city"

Next June, Disney/Pixar will release the animated prequel film Monsters University in theaters and, as usual, they will also release an animated short film to go with it. Today we get our first look at a clip from the short film The Blue Umbrella that will show exclusively in front of Monsters University next Summer. This clip only gives us a taste of what’s to come but I think, based on what we see, Disney/Pixar have another hit on their hands. Check out the clip above and see what you think.

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Watch: Would YOU Like To Attend Classes At ‘Monsters University’

Is Scare U Right for You?
Open the Door

Later this year, the prequel film Monsters University will open in theaters and to promote the film’s release, Disney/Pixar has released a video promo and is meant to look like a recruitment ad for the fictional Monsters U. The clip aired during the Rose Bowl football game this week and is meant to look exactly like a real life college recruitment ad. It’s really cute, check it out above. Then, click below to see what the official website for Monsters University looks like … yes, Disney/Pixar created a fully fleshed out site for the fictional university. It’s brilliant! More »

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Disney Releases New Promo Art From Their Next Animated Film ‘Frozen’

Meet the Anna & Kristoff

Back in August we learned that Disney is planning the forthcoming release of a new animated film titled Frozen that is based on the story of The Snow Queen. As you may recall, we got to see some cool concept sketch art from the film over the Summer. Today we get to see a new promo image from Frozen that was unveiled on the film’s official Facebook profile. Click below to meet Anna and Kristoff, two principal characters in search of the Snow Queen in Frozen. More »

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Justin Bieber Gets A Beat Down On ‘Family Guy’

"Step away from my wife!"

Earlier today we saw video of Justin Bieber‘s appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter last night but it turns out that he was a special guest star on a different TV show last night as well. JB made a cameo in animated form on Family Guy and, well, things didn’t work out too well for his animated self. As you can see in the screencaps and video below, The Biebs suffered a beat down at the hands of Peter Griffin after a small misunderstanding involving his wife Lois. Basically, if you want to see the cartoon version of Justin Bieber get beat up, you’re gonna wanna click below. More »

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Disney Now Says That Sofia Is NOT A Latina Princess After All

WTF?!

Yesterday we learned that Disney was finally ready to introduce their first Latina princess with the introduction of Sofia this Fall. Today we learn that Sofia‘s Latinaness has been stripped from her and that, according to Disney, she is NOT considered a Latina princess after all. While promoting the animated movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, Disney made it crystal clear that Sofia was a Latina character … even if her ethnicity would not be discussed at all in the movie. A storm of backlash erupted and now Disney is backpedaling with a new clarification that, nope, Sofia is not Latina after all. Click below to learn how Sofia went from being Disney‘s first Latina princess to their merely their newest non-Latina princess. More »

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Disney Introduces Sofia, Its First Latina Princess

But They Don't Really Want to Talk About It

Great news out of Disney to share today, they have finally created a Latina princess to add their collection of Disney Princesses! The bad news is that this new princess’s Latinaness is never discussed — at all — in her very first straight-to-video movie. As you may know, Disney has a long history of Caucasian princesses (Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc.) and has, in recent years, created an Arabic princess (Jasmin), Native American princess (Pocahontus), an Asian princess (Mulan, who isn’t really a princess but close enough) and an African American princess (Tiana). At last, Disney has a Latina princess named Sofia … even if they don’t really want to talk about it. More »

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A ‘Peanuts’ Animated Film Is On The Way

Look For It in 2015

Are you ready for another piece of your childhood being exploited by Hollywood? ‘Cuz, another piece of your childhood is about to be exploited by Hollywood. Today we learn that the classic Peanuts characters created by the late Charles M. Schultz are being adapted into a big screen animated film by the folks who make the (endless) Ice Age movies. Scheduled for 2015, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang will come to new life in their first theatrical animated film. HMMM. As much as I love the Peanuts characters, I’m a bit concerned that this new incarnation of the characters will be a gross misappropriation. Click below to learn more about this planned Peanuts film. More »

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Disney/Pixar Releases A First Movie Poster For ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’

You Won't Believe Your Eye!

Back in October of last year, we learned that Disney is planning to rerelease in theaters some of their animated films in 3D. Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King have already been rereleased in 3D and Finding Nemo will return in 3D later this month. Next January, it will be Monsters, Inc.‘s turn to get the 3D treatment and to tease the film’s forthcoming rerelease, Disney/Pixar has revealed the first movie poster for the film. Click below to see this very cute, very clever new poster for Monsters, Inc. 3D. More »

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Disney Characters Get SUPER Skinny For An Upcoming Ad Campaign For Barneys New York

Yikes!

Disney has teamed up with Barneys New York for an upcoming ad campaign that allows some of their most iconic characters to be used in a very surprising way. Barneys has slimmed down and stretched out these characters to ridiculously skinny proportions so that they can “model” their fashions. As you can see below, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy are almost unrecognizable in the just-released promo images from the ad campaign. Take a look below and see what these Disney characters look like as super skinny stick figures. More »

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Ellen DeGeneres Is In Talks To Reprise Her Role As Dory In ‘Finding Nemo 2′

Hunky Dory

Last month we learned that Disney/Pixar are planning a sequel film to the hugely popular animated film Finding Nemo. Today we learn that Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the Nemo character Dory, is in “serious talks” to reprise her role for this planned sequel film. IMHO, the only way you can do a Finding Nemo 2 film without Ellen DeGeneres is to cut out the character of Dory altogether … and it doesn’t make sense to me to do that. Click below to learn more about Ellen‘s negotiations to get back into the recording booth and voice Dory back to life. More »

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