by Susana Polo | 9:30 am, January 29th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Susana Polo | 9:30 am, January 29th, 2013
by Alanna Bennett | 4:15 pm, August 8th, 2012
Brenda Chapman has had a career worth following. Based at Disney, Dreamworks, and then Pixar, Chapman’s contributed to the story of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, storyboarded classics like The Little Mermaid, and directed The Prince of Egypt. Now, Chapman’s announced she’s leaving Pixar for LucasFilms, to consult in their animation department on a mystery project.READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 1:14 pm, July 13th, 2012
Truth be told, it probably takes hours upon hours to record the script for a 2 hour animated film. Ever wonder what happens between takes that make the final cut? Here’s a video of Lion King bloopers that were recorded and later animated for our enjoyment — in other words, here is possibly the best thing you’ll see on the Internet today. You can thank me later.
(via Panther Grace.)
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:35 am, May 31st, 2012
We here at The Mary Sue are huge fans of the fan trailers that have come out of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Sure, there are a lot of talented people out there who’ve edited together bits from all three films to create super-trailers but what we really love are the ones where individuals recreate the trailer using something else. For instance, there was a LEGO, stop-motion version of the trailer and not one but two mash-ups with Batman: The Animated Series. Oh, and let’s not forget the epic Lion King mash-up. But here is something I’ve never seen before and never in my life expected to see. It’s the TDKR trailer reenacted by ground up meat in casings. Yes, hot dogs. And it was created by a group called Sausage Party. Then again, I never thought I’d see a hot dog eating Batman either, but that happened. Enjoy Commissioner Gordon’s mustache, Catwoman’s hair, and about twenty other awesome moments.
(via Topless Robot)
by Jamie Frevele | 1:15 pm, April 23rd, 2012
You know Frank Welker. Or, at least, you know his voice … well, at least you know his characters, because he can do so many things to his voice that he can play so many different characters that have spanned over four decades. From Fred Jones on Scooby-Doo to Nibbler (and Seymour the dog) on Futurama, Welker has provided the voices of so many people and animals that he’s become one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood whose face you’ve rarely ever seen. But I’ll bet you had no idea he made the real-sounding lion noises in The Lion King, and you would not be alone. Did you also think they just somehow recorded lions roaring? Well, it was Frank Welker all along. Here is behind-the-scenes footage.
I’m fairly convinced that Frank Welker might be all of the voices.
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, January 2nd, 2012
Be prepared, everything about this parody is perfect. I love The Lion King and I love Batman but I never imagined I’d see them together and certainly not like this. I don’t even know how or why YouTube user MovieMaestroTen (Brad Hansen) thought combine the two but we are so, so glad he did. I’m not ashamed to say Michael Caine doing the voice of Zazu almost made me lose it.
Watch and be amazed.
(via The Awesomer)READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:16 pm, October 4th, 2011
With the huge success of Walt Disney’s re-release of The Lion King in 3D, the company has decided to go for gold by converting several other classics. Beauty and the Beast, Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid will be back in theaters in 3D in the next two years. Just imagine that giant splash coming towards you!READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:21 pm, September 26th, 2011
After topping the box office for the second week in a row — and only showing a 27 percent drop — Disney has announced that it will be extending its engagement of The Lion King 3D for at least one more week. It was originally only going to run for two weeks, ending this Friday, but now that 1994 movie is attracting a huge audience (and beating Brad Pitt‘s Moneyball in the process), the studio has realized something that spells wonderful news for the movie theater industry: people definitely like going to the movies again.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:48 am, September 19th, 2011
This weekend’s box office totals were interesting in a number of ways, first, in that the clear winner was a seventeen-year-old rerelease, second, in that it made almost three times as much as the next highest grossing weekend opener, and third, that it was the first hand-animated movie to top a weekend box office in two years. Yes, I’m talking about the 3-D rerelease of The Lion King.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:55 pm, September 13th, 2011