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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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Justin Bieber Will Guest Star On ‘The Simpsons’

The Biebs Gets Animated

Justin Bieber broke the news on his official Twitter profile that he will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. It would appear that JB jumped the gun with his announcement because the tweet has since been deleted … but Simpsons producer Al Jean has confirmed that, YES, The Biebs will make his animated debut on the show in a small cameo role. Click below to learn more about Bieber‘s upcoming stint on The Simpsons. More »

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Watch: Disney/Pixar Releases A Video Clip Of ‘Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex’

Bath Time!!!
Rex Gets The Party Started

Last week we got our first look at the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated short film Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex with the release of a couple of promo photos. Today we get to see a clip from the short film itself. As you may know, Partysaurus Rex will show exclusively with the forthcoming theatrical re-release of Finding Nemo in 3D, due out next month. This short clip is really cute and is really getting me excited to see the full short film. Enjoy!!

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First Look: Disney/Pixar Releases The First Images From The New Animated Short ‘Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex’

Dino-Mite!

In May we learned that Disney/Pixar will re-release Finding Nemo in 3D in theaters next month and today we get our first look at newly released promo images from the Toy Story animated short that will show in front of Nemo‘s 3D re-release. As you might guess, Toy Story Toon: Partysaurus Rex is centered on our favorite Toy Story T-Rex. Click below to see two new promo images from the animated short film and learn more about the plot. More »

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Disney Is Planning A New Princess Movie Titled ‘Frozen’ For 2013

A Redux of 'The Snow Queen'

Back in 2010, it was reported that Disney decided to try and market its animated take on the Rapunzel fairytale to boys by titling the film Tangled and focusing on the swashbuckling nature of the story (the reasoning was because it was believed audiences had tired of Princess fairytale stories). Around that time, it was also reported that Disney was planning to move away from adapting classic fairytales altogether. It would seem that the plan to move away from Princess fairytale stories is no longer … because today we learn that Disney is planning its 12th Princess film for next year, a film titled Frozen that is based on the classic tale The Snow Queen. Click below to get your first look at Frozen. More »

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