There was almost a Batmobile Cameo in CARS 3

Cameos are nothing new in Pixar’s Cars Universe, but they almost got a little bit batty in the latest installment, Cars 3.

In a recent interview with Screen Junkies, director Brian Fee said that in an early draft of the film, Lightning McQueen almost ended up going to a Hollywood party that would have been full of movie stars, including two different generations of Batmobiles. That scene didn’t make the cut but it came pretty close. Fee said:

“At one point, part of the story took place in LA and we had a scene where McQueen went to a Hollywood hills party and it was full of actors, and we had the old Batmobile and the new Batmobile talking to each other at a party.”

Fee doesn’t explain exactly how much the Batmobiles would have been in the movie, but it would have been interesting to hear what they were talking about with each other. Would they merely be movie cars that are sharing movie production stories or would they actually be the property of Batman, or two different Batmen?

What do you guys think, would you have enjoyed seeing the iconic Batmobile as a cartoony cars character or did we all dodge a bullet?

DUCKTALES Get an Opening Credits Sequence with New Theme Song and a Premiere Date

We have known for sometime that an updated version of the beloved Disney animated series DuckTales is coming soon, but now we know when to watch our favorite adventures in Duckburg.

EW reports the new series will begin with airing a one-hour TV movie on August 12, beginning at midnight. Then the show will officially launch with two new episodes on September 23 on Disney XD, VOD, and the network’s app.

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Walt Disney Kept A Devastating Secret, And You Can See It In His Films

Many people have noticed that the protagonists of Disney films often have a missing or dead parent. From Snow White to Anna and Elsa in Frozen, the motif is clear and hard to ignore. Although it is impossible to know the exact reason for this recurring theme, we do have some clues.

Don Hahn, a producer of The Lion King, believes he knows the answer to the question. Hahn thinks that the motif stems from Walt Disney’s own life. When Walt and his brother Roy found huge success with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, they decided to share the wealth. The brothers bought their parents a home in North Hollywood, California.

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Apple Buying Disney?

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Apple could potentially find the cash to pull off a $200 billion-plus takeover of Disney — creating a company worth $1 trillion with “almost limitless opportunities in content and technology.”

That’s according to a speculative analysis from RBC Capital Markets, which in a note to client Thursday said such a colossal tie-up would be contingent on Apple getting tax breaks to “repatriate” overseas cash.

“Recently, investors have increased their expectations that Apple could seriously consider acquiring Disney,” RBC analysts Steven Cahall and Leo Kulp wrote in the note. Continue reading

WDW For the Single Guy: An Experiment – Part 2 (resorts)

(DISCLAIMER: The following was originally written by Jerry Skids back in 2009. He is a big Disney fan. He has his own WDW-themed podcast, which you can find here, or here. This is 100% Jerry’s words, completely unedited, out of respect to Jerry. I have not fact-checked any of this information. Obviously the prices have definitely changed since 2009, and should be used for comparative purposes only, not as actual real-time price quotes. And many attractions have come and gone since the time this was written. However, that does not invalidate his suggestions one iota. This is still useful, and I think this is so amazing, that I want to share his knowledge and wisdom. Thank you Jerry! Posted with his permission. – Editor)

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort-Night Jan. 1991
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Details on How the Original Ending of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Played Out Have Been Revealed

It’s long been known that the original ending for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was completely scraped for the ending that we ended up seeing in the film. In the alternate ending the plan was for Jyn and Cassian to live to fight another day.

In an interview with EW, co-writer Gary Whitta talked about coming up with the ending, saying: Continue reading

WDW For the Single Guy: An Experiment – Part 1 (intro)

(DISCLAIMER: The following was originally written by Jerry Skids back in 2009. He is a big Disney fan. He has his own WDW-themed podcast, which you can find here, or here. This is 100% Jerry’s words, completely unedited, out of respect to Jerry. I have not fact-checked any of this information. Obviously the prices have definitely changed since 2009 , and should be used for comparative purposes only, not as actual real-time price quotes. And many attractions have come and gone since the time this was written. However, that does not invalidate his suggestions one iota. This is still useful, and I think this is so amazing, that I want to share his knowledge and wisdom. Thank you Jerry! Posted with his permission. – Editor)

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WDW For The Single Guy: an experiment

A Brief Introduction

Welcome to Walt Disney World! All together, WDW comprises 43 square miles! That’s two times the size of Manhattan, or roughly the size of Boston. Within the confines of this vast are four theme parks: (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom), two water parks: (Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon), 34 hotels (see later), two nighttime-entertainment areas (Downtown Disney, and The Boardwalk), five golf courses, campground, over 100 restaurants, four interconnected lakes, a sports complex, three convention venues, a nature preserve, and a transportation system consisting of four-lane highways, elevated monorails, and a network of canals. PHEW!

They have 60,000 employees – well they had 60,000 employees … also known as “cast members.” That makes them the largest single-site employer in the United States!

If this were a real book, I’d go into more, but instead, I’ll go right ahead and start talking about the best times to go – so, here we go! Continue reading

Joseph Kosinski Says Disney’s TRON Sequel Is In “Cryogenic freeze”… just like Walt’s Head

Tron 3 Story Teased by Joseph Kosinski, Says Sequel Isn't Dead

It’s been over six long years since TRON: Legacy hit theaters, and the last time we heard anything about a follow-up, it was Walt Disney Pictures pulling the plug on it in May of 2015, shortly after the failure of Tomorrowland. However, Collider just hosted a special IMAX screening of Legacy with director Joseph Kosinski in attendance, and the filmmaker gave away some TRON 3 story ideas he had before the studio took it off the grid. Continue reading

Star Wars announces September 1, 1017 as Force Friday II

Attention, Star Wars fans: It’s time to make some room on your desk, toy shelf, bookshelf, and in your closet.

Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. In addition, packaging for the new line, featuring striking images of a lightsaber-wielding Rey, Poe Dameron, and Finn, was also revealed today and can be seen above. Continue reading

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the official name of Episode VIII

Disney revealed on Monday morning that the next installment of the main Star Wars saga will be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As was previously confirmed, Rian Johnson is the film’s director, Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman are the producers and J.J. Abrams serves as the executive producer this time around. Continue reading