Watch: Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Official Trailer- In Theaters October 18!

Movies News Desk “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy […]

Interview: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Dick Van Dyke Sing the Praises of Mary Poppins Returns

In an exclusive photo shoot and interviews for this weekend’s Parade, Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manual Miranda—co-star collaborators in the new Mary Poppins Returns (in theaters Dec. 19)—spread the love for song, dance and Disney delights. Dick is back! Van Dyke, who’ll turn 93 on Dec. 13, also starred in the original Mary Poppins, released […]

Watch: Disney Drops Teaser Trailer For Live-Action “Aladdin”

    Movies News Desk Disney  have just released the teaser trailer for the much-anticipated, live-action remake of Aladdin and we could not be more excited. The one and a half minute trailer gives audiences glimpses of the evil Jafar, his pet parrot Iago and of course the hero Aladdin, played by Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story ‘Set To Lose More Than $50m’

  ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ is set to lose more than $50 million for Disney. The Ron Howard-directed movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month, but it has failed to capture the imagination of ‘Star Wars’ fans, with its global box off takings expected to peak at around $400 million. In a […]

Planned Parenthood Slammed Over Disney Abortion Tweet

A Planned Parenthood branch has come under fire after suggesting there should be a Disney princess “who’s had an abortion.” Planned Parenthood Keystone sent out the message in a since-deleted tweet that suggested Walt Disney Co. should have a variety of princesses, including one who is transgender, one who is a union worker, and one […]

Voice Of Muppet Kermit The Frog Fired For ‘Unacceptable Conduct’

Displayed with permission from International Business Times The long-standing voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, was fired for “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years,” the Muppets Studio, a division of the Walt Disney Co., said in a statement Monday. Whitmire provided the iconic voice for Kermit for 27 years until it […]

On The Teen Beat: Girl Meets World Rowan Blanchard & Wilmer Valderrama to be Honored at CMH

  Via press release “Girl Meets World” star Rowan Blanchard and actor Wilmer Valderrama will be honored for their commitment to empowering communities and changing lives at Children Mending Hearts’ (CMH) 9th Annual Empathy Rocks fundraiser on June 11 in Bel Air, Calif. Additional attendees includeHolland Roden, Misha Collins, Pamela Adlon, Perry Reeves, Rosanna Arquette, […]

Movie Culture: Much Anticipated Frozen Sequel Will Hit Theaters in 2019

  Shop Avon Online 24/7 Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook   Joanna Grana Special to TMW   The good news is the 2013 Disney movie, Frozen, is  finally getting a sequel. The bad news is they have to wait over two years to see it. According to the announcement on Tuesday, April 25, the highly anticipated sequel is scheduled […]

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Scenes Will Not Be Changed

  Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency    LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will not be changed because of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actress, who died in December, appears throughout the next installment of the blockbuster series and won’t be replaced by a hologram, Walt Disney Co.’s top executive announced Thursday. […]

The Glorious Corner: R.I.P. Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin, Peter Jackson’s Kong and More!

  G.H. Harding  HAIL HAIL CHUCK BERRY — Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, famous for writing and recording songs such early rock classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” was found dead at a residence outside St. Louis, Missouri on the weekend. Local law enforcement “responded to a medical emergency on Buckner […]

Is Disney Buying Netflix?

Love chocolate? Discover all you can do with Dove Chocolate. SHOP NOW! Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Displayed with permission from International Business Times   Netflix is one of the largest and most successful streaming services worldwide, and now it looks like it could be acquired by something bigger. The latest rumor going around is that Disney is […]

20 Movies Still to Come in 2016 That We Can’t Wait to See

Show the love! Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook. Shop Avon Online 24/7.   It’s been a mixed bag for movie lovers in 2016: Captain America: Civil War knocked it out of the park, but Batman and Superman’s big cinematic team-up didn’t quite live up to expectations. In a year that has already seen Disney sweep up at the box office—with hits […]

‘Dory’ Swims to Box-office Records in its Opening Weekend

  LOS ANGELES — The prescription for an ailing U.S. box office came this weekend in the form of the forgetful blue fish of Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Pulling in an estimated $136.2 million in the U.S. and Canada, the picture became the highest-debuting animated film of all time, boosting a sluggish summer moviegoing season. “These […]

Captain America: Civil War’ Hits $38.7 Million Overseas in Two Days

  Show the love! Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War has earned a super $38.7 million to date as it rolled out in an additional 15 foreign markets Thursday to take the total number opened to date to 30 territories. The superhero film opened No. 1 in all markets, […]

Welcome To The Jungle: All-Star Cast Talks To Parade About Jungle Book Remake

The original 1967 Disney animated musical is a classic, with generations of fans whistling its tunes and drawn to the story of Mowgli, the Rudyard Kipling-created character raised by wolves in the jungle. So director Jon Favreau tells Parade that ushering The Jungle Book back onto the big screen was not a task he took lightly.  Favreau, and the […]

The Glorious Corner: Big Grammy Night, MACCA Songs, Regis Again and More!

by G.H. Harding  GRAMMY NIGHT —The  58th Grammy Awards on CBS tonight should be quite the show. There’s a David Bowie-tribute to be led by Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers; a Glenn Fry tribute featuring Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Joe Walsh and Jackson Browne, sitting in for the late guitarist. Additional performers slated to perform are:  Adele, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie […]

Books: Buddy Baker, Big Band Arranger, Disney Legend, and Musical Genius Revealed From BearManor Media Books

It’s a small world. Anyone familiar with Disney’s films, TV series, and theme parks is familiar with Buddy Baker’s music. Filmgoers first heard his arrangements in Toby Tyler (1960). He scored more than fifty feature films and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on Napoleon and Samantha (1972). As the chief composer and musical director of Disney’s […]

Disney Showcases Live Action Slate With Exciting News Exclusively For Fans At D23 Expo 2015

 Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman […]

Disney Bans Selfie Sticks at Theme Parks Over Safety Concerns

Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons. Beginning Tuesday, the company will not allow selfie sticks – extension rods used for taking self-portraits with smartphones – […]