August 16, 2013
Weekly Ketchup: Disney Schedules Zootopia for 2016
The Dog Days of Summer brought us and Hollywood a sort of "meh" week in movie development news stories. Included in the mix in this week's Ketchup, however, are stories involving one of Disney's big animated movies for 2016 (Zootopia), new projects for directors Darren Aronofsky and the directors of Mud and Oblivion, and new roles for Vin Diesel and Kristen Wiig.
April 22, 2011
Tom Cruise Attached to Tangled Writer's Next Project
Warner Bros. has won the bidding war for an untitled pitch from Dan Fogelman ("Tangled") about a disgraced politician who goes back to his hometown to "lick his wounds, repair relationships and confront his past." Tom Cruise is attached to star.
December 6, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Tangled Takes Crown Over Weak Frame
The annual post-turkey blues kicked in as the North American box office plunged with the Top 20 dropping by 53% from last week's Thanksgiving holiday. The action entry The Warrior's Way was the only new wide release and was dead on arrival landing in ninth place. Last weekend's top two choices swapped positions as all films suffered steep declines. Overall, ticket sales slumped to the second lowest point of 2010 as moviegoers found almost nothing to be excited about or worth paying top dollar for. Outside of the top two films, no wide release averaged more than $2,500 this weekend.
November 30, 2010
The Missing Disney Animated Film
Much has been made recently about Disney's "Tangled" marking the studio's 50th animated film, but one's missing from their video tribute -- and you can find out which one here.
November 24, 2010
Critics Consensus: Tangled Weaves A Fun Web
This week at the movies, we've got a hairy situation (Tangled, with voice work from Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi); cabaret dreams (Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher); a revenge rampage (Faster starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton); and amour pharma (Love & Other Drugs, starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal). What do the critics have to say? Disney has always had a knack for taking classic fairy tales and making them fresh. And while the critics say Tangled, a reimagining of Rapunzel, may not have the depth of the studio's animated classics, it's a visually stunning, emotionally resonant piece of family entertainment.
September 29, 2010
Mandy Moore Talks Tangled
In a new interview, Mandy Moore discusses her experiences making "Tangled," including the awesome responsibility of joining the elite group of Disney princesses.
July 29, 2010
Tangled Directors Share Details
For a glimpse into the creative process behind Disney's "Tangled," have a look (and listen) to this interview with directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno.
September 29, 2009
Exclusive: Mandy Moore Talks Rapunzel
Earlier in the month, John Lasseter took to stage in London to unveil a host of fresh Disney/Pixar announcements, among them the news that Mandy Moore would voice Rapunzel in a new Walt Disney Animation Studios adaptation of the Grimm fairytale. So when RT sat down with Moore, currently in London shooting Swinging with the Finkels with Melissa George and Martin Freeman, we couldn't resist asking about the project and its take on the classic fairytale. "She's definitely the quintessential sassy, young Disney heroine," Moore told us. "She's a bit of a spitfire too, and a very curious young woman. She's really curious about the world she's never really seen and she's coming into her own."
July 21, 2009
First Look at Disney's Rapunzel
Disney is developing a new take on the story of Rapunzel, and thanks to a magazine scan that's been posted, you can get your first look at the CG-animated feature today.
February 13, 2009
Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios - A Photo Tour
Welcome to Walt Disney Animation Studios headquarters in Burbank, California. Adjacent to the main Walt Disney studios lot where the live-action magic happens, and opposite the ABC building, this is Disney's most striking architectural creation. It's the house that the mouse built, with Mickey's tall, blue Wizard hat dominating the building's exterior and reminding all who pass through the front doors of the century's worth of history upon which Disney is founded. Join us as we find out how the Pixar effect is rubbing off inside Walt Disney Animation Studios.