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April 2, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her role as Dory, the blue fish introduced in 2003’s Finding Nemo, and co-director Andrew Stanton will return to helm Finding Dory as well. We hope you’ve been practicing your Whale. source
Update: For all of those concerned about a possible April Fools’ prank, it’s worth noting that this story wasn’t posted until after the start of normal business hours on April 2. Oh, and Ellen confirmed the news on her show. — Scott @ SFB

Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her role as Dory, the blue fish introduced in 2003’s Finding Nemo, and co-director Andrew Stanton will return to helm Finding Dory as well. We hope you’ve been practicing your Whale. source

Update: For all of those concerned about a possible April Fools’ prank, it’s worth noting that this story wasn’t posted until after the start of normal business hours on April 2. Oh, and Ellen confirmed the news on her show. — Scott @ SFB

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March 22, 2013
14:38 // 1 year ago
December 5, 2012
This GIF explains pretty well what Netflix did to Starz today, by usurping Disney’s exclusive contract and making it their own. As you might remember, a year ago, Starz dropped their deal with Netflix, which cost them this content. While it’s not everything in the Starz bag (and the deal doesn’t take effect until 2016), it was one of the biggest pieces and a huge blow to the network.

This GIF explains pretty well what Netflix did to Starz today, by usurping Disney’s exclusive contract and making it their own. As you might remember, a year ago, Starz dropped their deal with Netflix, which cost them this content. While it’s not everything in the Starz bag (and the deal doesn’t take effect until 2016), it was one of the biggest pieces and a huge blow to the network.

0:15 // 1 year ago
November 5, 2012
You know what the real problem is? There is nothing interesting about this video game at all. The gameplay is nonexistent, and instead of having a controller to play it. You have to sit in a theater and watch a really long cutscene. This game lacks any gameplay whatsoever.
The best user review of “Wreck-It Ralph” on Metacritic.
3:08 // 1 year ago
October 30, 2012

Star Wars news: There’s no good on this one…

  • The Bad Disney just bought Lucasfilm for a total of $4 billion, and already has plans for an iconic franchise. I think you know where this is going…
  • The Ugly In the acquisition announcement, Disney also announced plans to begin work on Star Wars: Episode 7 and hopes to have the new movie in theatres by 2015. Additional Star Wars movies will follow until the franchise stops acting as a license to print money. source

(Update: Ernie found the Good, so I guess I can officially throw my support behind this acquisition. I’m sure the execs at Disney and Lucasfilm have been losing sleep while waiting for me to do so. — Scott @ SFB)


16:26 // 1 year ago
August 9, 2012

Custom controllers: Using a single wire placed in the soil of a potted plant — doesn’t matter whether it’s live or artificial — Disney Research has created the Botanicus Interacticus system. Through the wire, the Botanicus software can detect where/how someone is touching the plant, strokes across the plants body, or even a person’s proximity to the plant in question. The new tech is currently being displayed at the SIGGRAPH 2012 computer graphics convention in Los Angeles. Excuse us while we try to get over how weird this video is. (ht to The Verge) source

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15:05 // 1 year ago
July 10, 2012

Report: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers 2’ earnings will be record-breaking

  • $20 million paycheck to reprise the role of Black Widow source

» Think this has anything to do with rumors that Johansson will be starring in a Black Widow spin-off and/or S.H.I.E.L.D. movie? Or the massive payday that Robert Downey Jr. saw as a result of the first ‘Avengers' flick? Then again, maybe Disney and Marvel realize that — after you release the third-highest grossing film of all time — you’re going to have to pay your all-star cast a bit more money to get them all back for the sequel.

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15:23 // 1 year ago
July 8, 2012

WTF: A Mickey Mouse affair in North Korea

A first for Disney: Classic Disney characters performed on North Korean stages for the first time ever this weekend. The country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, has a “grandiose plan to bring about a dramatic turn in the field of literature and arts this year,” according to the KCNA. The performance featured performers dancing around while dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and other characters as footage from Disney movies were projected onto the backdrop.

13:45 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012

hypervocal:

Before the Mickey Mouse Club discovered the now-ubiquitous actor/hunk/superhero, Ryan Gosling was a gawky Canadian kid with a horrible bowl cut who just happened to have some nasty dance moves. Here he is in 1991, melting hearts with this angelic cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman” and breaking it down to C+C Music Factory’s “Everybody Dance Now” with his sister, Mandi.

At one point he pushes his sister out of the way to upstage her. Top that.

10:23 // 1 year ago
June 8, 2012
sunfoundation:

Poll: Majority oppose New York City soda ban

It appears a majority of Americans aren’t too sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.


Key line: “About seven in 10, or 71 percent, say they don’t believe that limiting soda cup sizes will actually have an impact on obesity rates.” For comparison’s sake, would like to see a formal poll on the Disney thing. This non-scientific poll is mostly in favor of Disney’s ad policy changes.

sunfoundation:

Poll: Majority oppose New York City soda ban

It appears a majority of Americans aren’t too sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.

Key line: “About seven in 10, or 71 percent, say they don’t believe that limiting soda cup sizes will actually have an impact on obesity rates.” For comparison’s sake, would like to see a formal poll on the Disney thing. This non-scientific poll is mostly in favor of Disney’s ad policy changes.

23:26 // 1 year ago