Disney: The Last Wish
Disney Animation has revealed their first look at their next movie, Wish, which I think is about the magic of Disney making a wish upon a star. Just like how Puss in Boots made a wish upon a star?! I kid. But so far, this teaser looks pretty generic. Heroin, villain, animal sidekick.
They even included the little star dude from the Mario movie!
Still kidding. Anyway, I’m a big fan of Disney animation in recent years. Encanto was great! I don’t remember what they did after Encanto…oh right, Strange World! Yeah, Strange World was fine. So we’re just gonna have to hope — rightfully so — that Wish will also be fine. That’s my hope, at least. Or perhaps it’s my…wish?
Anyway, Wish comes to theaters on Nov. 22.
Pixar’s Elemental Looks Pretty Bland
The next Pixar film is called Elemental, and we got the first full trailer today. It clearly looks like a movie where someone said “what if elements had feelings”. And then they whipped together a pretty bland and basic script about love interests from different families getting together, despite being told that their kinds don’t mix.
Elemental looks really, really bland. The two main characters look bland. Their families look bland. Their conflict looks bland. Their world looks bland. Why make a joke about chain link fences not mattering to elements? Why not make a world so amazing that it doesn’t need chain link fences? Why not do something that actually involves elements instead of just using them as unnecessary metaphors?
I dunno. I’m not a Pixar filmmaker. But Elemental is what they’re sending to theaters on June 16.
The Little Mermaid Movie Looks Wild
We finally got our first, full trailer for the live action Disney Little Mermaid movie, and it looks wild. I think the CGI just looks slightly off, in both Ariel and in the talking animals, like Sebastian the crab. The rest of the movie looks fine, maybe. Disney hasn’t proven themselves very successful at these live action adaptations.
But hey, what do I know? Maybe people love The Little Mermaid so much that this will be fine. I’m just saying that things look pretty wonky in this first big trailer.
The Little Mermaid comes to theaters on May 26.
Disney to Try to Make Haunted Mansion Happen Again
You know, I don’t think I ever saw the first Haunted Mansion movie, with Eddie Murphy. I must have. Did it play on ABC some night while I was still living with my parents before college? Surely I saw it then. Anyway, time heals all wounds and reboots all movies, so let’s try it again!
Looks fine. Some OK gags. Some OK special effects. Great cast. Danny DeVito and LaKeith Stanfield? That sounds like a dream team. But hey, it’s a Friday, I have the day off work and I plan to bury myself in video games and junk food. So enjoy a movie trailer and hope for the best!
Haunted Mansion is actually coming to theaters and not going straight to Disney+ on July 28!
The Mandalorian Season 3 is Definitely For Me!
After years of waiting, and multiple Star Wars shows in between, we’re finally going to get the third season of The Mandalorian. I still think it’s weird that we had some major story movement during The Book of Boba Fett, but I watched that, so I’m fully up to speed. They can make these shows how they like. I’m ready for this new season and I’m ready for this story!
Looks great! It’s a little funny that all these other Mandalorians are rainbow-colored, while he gets to stay this cool, gleaming silver dude. But if it works, it works. We’re gonna learn a lot more about the Mandalorians as a people, and that should be cool. And we’re gonna get even more about Grogu’s backstory, which we’re all dying to see!
The third season of The Mandalorian comes to Disney+ on March 1.