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Can positive word-of-mouth now help "John Carter" overcome its poisonous advance buzz?
It's the story that entertainment reporters has been flogging since last Fall. How terrible the advance tracking on " John Carter " reportedly was. Which is why it was rumored that Walt Disney Studios was getting ready to take a $100 - $165 million write-off on this new Andrew Stanton film...
11 Mar 2012
ABC Family Acquires Network Television Premiere Rights to Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
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Burbank, CA (May 23, 2011) - ABC Family has acquired the Walt Disney Pictures film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, executive vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group...
22 May 2011
"On Stranger Tides" will attempt to recapture the fun & adventure of Disney's first "Pirates" picture
By now, you have to have seen the trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." (And if not ... Well, here it is then) ... And ever since this first popped up on the Web last week, I've been getting all sorts of e-mail from "Pirates" fans who now have questions about...
21 Dec 2010
Will Johnny Depp’s version of the Mad Hatter soon be making appearances at Disney’s theme parks?
First up, Mark K. writes to ask about WDW ’s Night Kingdom / Jungle Trek project: There was considerable talk several years back about a potential 5th park opening but I have heard no mention of it recently. Did the recession and the decision to remake fantasy land doom this project? Dear Mark K. – There...
4 Jun 2010
“Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion” will make all other making-of books green (screen) with envy
When he was in the press room at Comic Con last July, Tim Burton talked about how “ Alice in Wonderland ” wasn’t actually the first film that he’d used green screen on (2007’s “ Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ” was). But because so many scenes for this Walt Disney Pictures release were...
31 Mar 2010
Disney, Tim Burton & Linda Woolverton deliver an “Alice” for the ages
"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop." Said by the King to the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” Okay. Then let’s start with the obvious. Which is that – up until now – there really hasn’t been a good movie version of “Alice in Wonderland...
5 Mar 2010
Monday Mouse Watch: Will Dick Cook’s exit trip up “Pirates 4” as well as the Muppets’ big-screen return?
As I sat in the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center earlier this month, watching the Walt Disney Studios presentation at the D23 EXPO, I remember thinking that no one but Dick Cook could pull off a show like this. Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Disney's Dick Cook at Walt Disney...
21 Sep 2009
Do eye-popping effects & an emotional thru-line really hold the key to audiences connecting with “Alice” ?
In response to last week’s Alice in Wonderland touring exhibit article , Cheshire Brat wrote in to say: In today’s article, you say that Tim Burton wants his version of “ Alice in Wonderland ” to be different from all the movies & TV shows that proceed it. That this time around, Burton wants to emotionally...
5 Aug 2009
Licensing International Expo 2009 offers sneak peeks at new films from Fox, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios
Did you ever wonder what it might be like to be able to see into the future? Well, as I wandered up & down the aisles at Licensing International Expo 2009 , I got a little taste of what that must feel like. As I came upon promotional display after promotional display for motion pictures that would...
8 Jun 2009
Arrrr you ready for an all-Pirates edition of Why For?
R. Noble writes in to ask: Jim – I just read your article about Disney’s decision not to go forward with that “Pirates of the Caribbean” character dining experience at the Magic Kingdom . That is very disappointing news for me personally. My kids are obsessed with Disney's “Pirates” movies as well as...
8 May 2008
"The Art of the Pirates of the Caribbean" pays tribute to this film trilogy's talented production design team
It's one thing for Disney Studio executives to decide to base a motion picture on the " Pirates of the Caribbean " theme park ride. It's quite another to take that bare-bones idea and then turn it something truly special. A series of films that people the world over could then enthusiastically embrace...
29 May 2007
Depp Perception : Why For did Johnny really want to work for Walt Disney Studios ?
Kelly T. wrote me yesterday to say: You didn't forget about that Matt McConaughey story that you started last week , did you? At this point, JHM readers have been waiting for almost a week for you to finally finish that story. Please don't leave us hanging ! Dear Kelly -- Sorry about that. Why don't...
24 May 2007
"Bring Me That Horizon" features a treasure trove of tales about Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy
Look, if you're a regular reader of JHM, I'm just going to assume that you already know what this is a picture of. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved Yep, that's Johnny Depp. Making his memorable entrance as Captain Jack Sparrow in the very first film of Disney's " Pirates of the...
22 May 2007
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