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Is Goofy a Dog?

Is Goofy a dog? That has been the question many Disney fans have been asking since 1932 when the character was first created and introduced. Luckily Bill Farmer has some insight into this mystery since he has been voicing both Goofy and Pluto for over 30 years now. Farmer has his own opinion on the matter, which he shared in a recent interview that spanned a number of topics, including why A Goofy Movie is still so incredibly popular.

When Goofy was introduced, he was known as Dippy Dawg and then Goofy. However, he has gone under a number of names over the years. George G. Geef was also used in the early cartoons and recent comics have even called him Goofus D. Dawg. But is he really a dog? Bill Farmer had this to say when asked about the mystery in a new interview.

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The Complete Skywalker Saga

Disney+ has released the Complete Skywalker Saga trailer. The footage spans over 40 years of storytelling, taking a look at all nine movies. It’s enough to get even the most hardened Star Wars fan emotional as they think of their personal history with the franchise. It’s hard to believe that George Lucas had a hard time getting people to get behind his vision before A New Hope hit theaters, especially now since it went on to become a cultural phenomenon.

J.J. Abrams returned to put the Skywalker Saga to rest with The Rise of Skywalker, which is coming to Disney+ next week. The director kicked off the sequel trilogy with 2015’s The Force Awakens and did not anticipate coming back. However, there was some trouble behind-the-scenes with Colin Trevorrow and Abrams was asked to return...

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‘National Treasure 3’

National Treasure 3

National Treasure 3

‘National Treasure 3’

Buried in a Hollywood Reporter article about plans for a Bad Boys 4 (which, okay, fine) is a much more interesting bit of news. Chris Bremner, who is working on Bad Boys 4 and co-wrote the new Bad Boys For Life, is also writing a screenplay for National Treasure 3 — which is urgent and important and hugely exciting.

National Treasure is, of course, the two-film series of the 2000s starring Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, a treasure hunter who gets mixed up in various adventures involved wild conspiracies and famous bits of American history. Part Indiana Jones, part Da Vinci Code, with more than a dash of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, both of the produced films — 2004’s National Treasure and 2007’s National Treasure: Book o...

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Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3

Ryan Reynolds Says He’s Working on Deadpool 3 For Marvel

Disney’s takeover of Fox’s entertainment assets mean that the original X-Men franchise is over. However, Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool will apparently survive the Disney purge. That’s not a huge surprise considering that Reynolds recently shared a photo of himself at Marvel Studios. However, Reynolds has now taken things a step further and confirmed the development of Deadpool 3.

David Leitch, who directed the second film, has opened up about his “crazy ideas” for how the next film could be incorporated into the MCU.

“In everybody’s world, everybody wants to make it,” he told Comicbook.com “So, if I was ever approached to make Deadpool 3, my answer would be, ‘Hell yes,’ but I think there’s a lot of things ...

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The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker

The RealD 3D poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has some major A New Hope vibes. This is the second poster of the day, following the epic IMAX version. Disney and Lucasfilm are bringing out the big guns for the early promotion and it looks like Star Wars fans are starting to get even more excited than they were before. Part of that excitement comes from The Mandalorian Disney+ series, which has been getting positive reviews from even the most negative fans of the franchise.

The RealD 3D poster for The Rise of Skywalker looks like it could have been made back in 1977 when A New Hope was released in theaters. We’ve got Kylo Ren and The First Order at the top, taking up the darkness of space, while the Resistance is below, led by Rey as she wields her Lightsaber...

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Frozen II

Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen

Frozen II

Frozen II

Can you believe it has been six years since the original Frozen hit theaters? Sure we remember all the words to “Let it Go” like we heard it yesterday… and I’d bet some of us literally did with the holiday season simmering in. The animated musical is now a bona fide modern classic, one of Disney’s biggest hits and became a swift cultural phenomenon when it blew into cinemas back in 2013. But with Frozen II coming out this weekend, you might be in need of a recap!

There’s more to the Frozen story then you likely remember. Disney+ subscribers certainly have the option to log on to the fresh streaming site and give it a rewatch before heading out to see the highly-anticipated sequel (a free seven-day trial deal is still being offered)...

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‘Sister Act’ Musical

 'Sister Act' Musical

‘Sister Act’ Musical

Sister Act is clearly a hard habit to break.

(I’m very sorry.)

There’s really no way around the fact that watching top-to-toe clad, Rosary-wielding women of the cloth bounce from one spotlit cue to another is…just funny. Nuns have a long and illustrious musical theater history, into which The Opera House Players, Inc. is not afraid to lean with unabashed joy – and for that silliness, at the very least, this critic feels divinely blessed.

Next summer, Whoopi Goldberg is returning to one of her most famous roles, as lounge singer turned nun Deloris in Sister Act. This time, though, she’ll be doing it on stage, as part of a revised version of the Sister Act musical that played in London and on Broadway through the late 2000s and early 2010s. Today on The View,...

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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

 Jon Favreau's The Lion King

Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

Even before folks saw what it was and the end result, there were plenty who had reservations about a remake of The Lion King. Today’s audiences claim they’re soured on re-imagining’s of Disney classics to begin with, and the original animated movie definitely strikes a chord with audiences. It wouldn’t be surprising if any director was less than thrilled to take on the challenge of re-adapting the story, but Jon Favreau was actually excited to make it.

Favreau, who has directed various few projects for Disney, Marvel and, more recently, Star Wars, was thrilled at the opportunity he had with The Lion King...

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Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio!

Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio!

Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio!

Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio!

Disney’s live action Pinocchio remake has let its conscience be its guide and chosen Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) to direct! According to Variety, Zemeckis’ longtime collaborator Tom Hanks was at one point in talks to play Geppetto, but now the search is on for a new star to fill that role.

The outlet does not say how Zemeckis intends to bring the titular puppet, but it seems likely he would employ the performance capture techniques he used on earlier films like The Polar Express and Beowulf. The last film he did in that style, 2009’s A Christmas Carol, was also for Disney. He had planned to make a version of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine in perf...

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New Muppets From Disney

For years, the Muppets have been Disney’s unused puzzle piece. Despite being such a timeless and beloved corner of entertainment, Disney hasn’t been able to figure out how to best use Kermit and the rest in modern times. The 2011 movie The Muppets brought them back in style, but relied heavily on pressing nostalgia buttons. Its 2014 follow-up Muppets Most Wanted didn’t quite hit the same highs and so we got an ABC series, again called The Muppets, which focused on Kermit and Piggy’s post-break-up in a semi-improvisational, Larry Sanders Show, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm style. While it had its strong points, there was a lot of creative meddling and the show was unable to find its footing, and so it ended after one season...

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Lady And The Tramp Live Action

Lady And The Tramp Live Action

Lady And The Tramp Live Action

For those of you who were wondering if Disney+’s take on Lady and the Tramp Live Action would be moved to a modern day setting, that won’t be the case. Just like its predecessor, it will take place sometime in the late 1900s-early 1910s. So as you would expect, just like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and others, this new Lady and the Tramp is a relatively faithful adaptation, as opposed to a drastic re-imagining like Maleficent.

For those unfamiliar with Lady and the Tramp’s story, it follows an American cocker spaniel named Lady who is raised in an upper middle-class family, living the life of luxury...

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DuckTales Season 2

DuckTales Season 2

DuckTales Season 2

Disney unveiled the DuckTales season 2 trailer and poster at San Diego Comic-Con, confirming the September 2019 premiere. A reboot of the 1987 animated series, DuckTales chronicles the adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck after being reunited with his nephew, Donald Duck. Tasked with babysitting mischievous triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Scrooge and the ducklings embark on treasure-hunting expeditions.

Developed by Matt Youngberg and Frank Angones, DuckTales serves as an updated version of the beloved original cartoon. Youngberg and Angones grew up watching the original series and became keen on revamping the cartoon for a new generation...

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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s most popular animated films ever. It’s the movie that launched the Disney Renaissance and brought Walt Disney Animation Studios back from the brink of closure.

It’s also one of the next films to receive the Disney live-action remake treatment, with the role of Ariel being recently announced as going to young actress and singer Halle Bailey. This is a movie that a lot of people will be feeling passionately about, largely because the animated original means a lot to them, but it was almost a very different movie

Part Of Your World Was Almost Cut From The Film

It’s hard to believe that the most iconic song from The Little Mermaid almost wasn’t in the movie...

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The Little Mermaid!

 The Little Mermaid!

The Little Mermaid!

Halle Bailey to star as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that 19-year-old Grown-ish actress Halle Bailey of the R&B group Chloe x Halle will play the lead role of Ariel in Disney’s Little Mermaid live-action movie adaptation!

“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” said director Rob Marshall in a statement.

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Jacob Tremblay will play Flounder, Ariel’s best friend who is a fish, while Awkwafina will play Scuttle, the seagull friend of the princess...

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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

As promised, a new version of Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters today, supposedly the last big push for the film before it leaves theaters, hopefully (at least as far as Disney’s concerned) as the new #1 biggest film of all time.

Marvel said fans that they would get “a video introduction by director Anthony Russo and an unfinished deleted scene from the film, and it will be a chance for fans to get a head start on the upcoming Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” via a special sneak peek!” The “unfinished deleted scene” involved the Hulk, and would have introduced the character instead of the way he’s revealed in the film, having lunch with Captain America, Black Widow, and Ant-Man...

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