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"Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe." The NY Post reports, adding "It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people. And...
Tags: Comedy, Law, South Park, Censorship, Disney, Puppets, Ethnicity, Children's Tv, Flags, Warnings, Ny Post, Gary, Carter, Johnny Cash, Fantasia, Jim Henson


Now Scream This: Have a Spooky Valentine’s Day With These Streaming Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: I hope, I presume, you’ve clicked into another edition of “Now Scream This” searching for the latest and greatest streaming horror recommendations. If not? Well, can Chris and I interest you in viewable-this-second selections with thrills, chills, and copious amounts of gore? Maybe we should have p...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Indonesia, Horror, Features, Hulu, Grant, Panama, Chris, Matt, Fantasia, Coen, Sam Raimi, David Arquette, Mick Foley, Red Devil


Revisiting “The Story of the Animated Drawing,” Disney’s Early Look at the Evolution and Power of Animation

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) The earliest days of the Walt Disney anthology TV series aired among the earliest days of television itself. So just as television as a medium was trying to figure out what it could be, the concept of what the show could be was equally flexible, changing from week to week. This chameleonic ability to shift was baked into the title cards for the show, which introduced t...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Abc, Disney, Features, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney, John Lasseter, Tomorrowland, Donald, Anaheim, Tchaikovsky, Fantasia, Walt


Crossing into a Multiverse Has Consequences in 'Parallel' Film Trailer

"This is the biggest unfair advantage in human history." Vertical Ent. has released an official trailer for a sci-fi thriller titled Parallel, from filmmaker Isaac Ezban (of The Similars, The Incident). This originally premiered in 2018 at all the fall genre fests: FrightFest, Morbido, Sitges, Utopia, and a few others including Fantasia in Montreal. A group of friends stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a "multiverse", but soon discover that importing knowledge from the other si...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Montreal, Fantasia, David Harewood, Isaac Ezban, To Watch, FrightFest Morbido Sitges Utopia, Aml Ameen Martin Wallström Georgia King, Mark O'Brien Alyssa Diaz, Kathleen Quinlan


Cool Stuff: ‘The Lion King’, ‘Hercules’ and More Expand Ben Harman’s Disney Dreamland Art Series

Throughout this year, artist Ben Harman has been fleshing out his Disney Dreamland art series, bringing to life beautiful images from Disney’s classic animated movies. Each of his prints is like a vertical widescreen image with meticulously recreated architecture, amazing landscapes, astounding skyscapes, and incredible detail. And more are arriving today. Bottleneck Gallery and Eyeland Prints UK are releasing seven new Disney Dreamland posters today inspired by six of Disney’s beloved animated...
Tags: Art, Movies, Disney, Animation, Hercules, Pocahontas, Cool Stuff, Fantasia, Ben Harman, Disney/Pixar, Bottleneck Gallery, The-Lion-King, The-Princess-and-the-Frog, Lady and the Tramp, Eyeland Prints UK, Disney Dreamland


Anna Sui Fantasia Forever

  ANNA SUI has launched another fragrance belonging to the fairytale world of her brand, to the special collection, FANTASIA, as the third fragrance of the line. Fantasia was presented in 2017 as the first creation of the Fantasy collection, celebrating the unicorn in a golden color decorating the lovely flacon. The second creation was Fantasia Mermaid from 2019 with the metallic mermaid a... Read full article: Anna Sui Fantasia Forever from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Fantasia, Fragrantica Perfumes, Anna Sui


Fantasia 2020: Natasha Kermani's 'Lucky' is a Dark, Chilling Thriller

Screened as a selection of the virtual 2020 Fantasia Film Festival. It seems as if one of the common themes in many films this year is stalking. Back in February, we got to see Elisabeth Moss fighting the "Invisible Man". This heinous act, appearing more and more in TV & film, relates to many people on a personal level, especially women. We can see similar themes (and more) in Lucky, the spine-chilling thriller directed by Natasha Kermani (her third film following Shattered, Imitation Girl) an...
Tags: Movies, Review, Elisabeth Moss, Fantasia, Brea Grant, Natasha Kermani


Fantasia 2020: 'Unearth' is a Chilling Eco-Horror Film About Farmers

Screened as a selection of the virtual 2020 Fantasia Film Festival. When nature is one of the key elements of a film, it usually touches on humanity's relentless power of destruction. This theme is a major part of the newest eco-horror feature, Unearth, co-directed by John C. Lyons (Schism, There Are No Goodbyes) and Dorota Swies (Schism), from a script written by Lyons and Kelsey Goldberg. This self-described "fracking horror story" captivates audiences with its intense storytelling and, most...
Tags: Movies, Review, Horror, Fantasia, Lyons, John C Lyons, Allison McAtee, Kelsey Goldberg


The Morning Watch: Animators React to ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, Modern Gonzo Blockbusters & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Corridor Crew digs back into animation with a new edition of Animators React, this time focusing on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fantasia, Spirited Away, and more. Plus, a new video essay from Patrick ...
Tags: Movies, Entourage, Vinny, Fantasia, My Cousin Vinny, Spirited Away, The Karate Kid, Video Of The Day, Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio, Alita, The Outsiders, The Morning Watch, Patrick H Willems, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Eric Koenig


The Key to Adapting Stephen King and More: Everything We Learned From Mike Flanagan’s Fantasia Film Fest Panel

“In college, I wrote an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s The Midnight Club and sent it to his agents,” Mike Flanagan tells filmmaker Mick Garris over Zoom. “They sent me a cease and desist letter.” Back before he became the world-famous showrunner and director of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House , Mike Flanagan was just hustling like the rest of us.  A constant reader who hails from Salem, Massachusetts, Flanagan seems destined to adapt the dark prose of Stephen King, to walk where br...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Horror, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Features, Netflix, Stanley Kubrick, Vancouver, Kubrick, Warner Bros, Jackson, Abba, Jack, King, Henry James


John Carpenter Masterclass: The Future of Horror, Changing Careers, and More [Fantasia Film Festival]

John Carpenter has never been one to mince words. A film legend in the eyes of many and a deity in the eyes of horror fans, the Escape From New York director has a reputation for telling it like it is, no matter how hard his punches land. Claiming most horror movies are bad. Saying his favorite part of filming The Fog was being done with it. Telling up-and-coming filmmakers that the best advice he can give them is to take a good, hard look in the mirror and ask themselves whether or not they re...
Tags: New York, Movies, Greece, Horror, Superman, Peter Cushing, San Francisco, Features, Green, David, Justice League, John, Quentin Tarantino, Henry Cavill, Chevy Chase, Jeff Bridges


Fantasia Film Festival Dispatches: ‘Slaxx’, ‘The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw’, ‘Lucky’, ‘Tezuka’s Barbara’, ‘Detention’, ‘Bleed With Me’

Usually, the genre-heavy Fantasia International Film Festival is held annually in Montreal, but with things the way they are this year (terrible), the festival has gone virtual. This year, Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato are covering Fantasia for /Film, firing off dispatches featuring capsule reviews of the titles we’ve watched from the safety of our own homes, all while dreaming of poutine. In this edition: killer jeans, pioneer horror, blood, and more. Slaxx Is Dressed To Kill, Startin...
Tags: Movies, Taiwan, Features, Movie Reviews, Detention, Montreal, Grant, Lucky, Brendan, Rowan, Agatha, Emily, Fantasia, Barbara, Reynolds, Film Festivals


Fantasia 2020: 'The Oak Room' Engages with Enigmatic Storytelling

Screened as a selection of the virtual 2020 Fantasia Film Festival. Many stories begin with, "a man walks into a bar." They are often light jokes, but some involve bone-chilling circumstances and plot twists that we would never expect to follow. The latter transpires in The Oak Room, a suspenseful thriller from Canadian filmmaker Cody Calahan (Let Her Out) and written by Peter Genoway (Masks). The creators set the story during a frosty storm in a small, dim-lit bar. What captures our attention...
Tags: Movies, Review, Fantasia, Calahan, Cody Calahan, Peter Genoway


Fantasia 2020: '12 Hour Shift' is Chaotic with an Edgy Sense of Humor

Screened as a selection of the virtual 2020 Fantasia Film Festival. Working is generally exhausting. Even if you love your job, it can still be draining. Every one of us has had a bad day at work, and it can be because of many different factors. However, I guarantee that you haven't had as horrible of a day at work as Mandy (Angela Bettis) in the film 12 Hour Shift. The second feature written & directed by actress Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever), is deeply entertaining and bloody. While enga...
Tags: Movies, Review, Horror, Fantasia, Brea Grant, Mandy Angela Bettis


Review: Although 'Peninsula' Stumbles, It Still Remains a Worthy Watch

How far would you go to save someone in the face of danger? Or would you only care about yourself? Those questions and many survival quandaries are present in the original Train to Busan. Writer / director Yeon Sang-ho focuses the story on humanity, self-preservation, and greed. Coincidentally, I watched the original movie just a few weeks ago, and it completely changed my perspective on zombie films. Returning for the sequel, Yeon Sang-ho touches on similar themes in Train to Busan 2: Peninsu...
Tags: Movies, Review, Horror, Busan, Fantasia, Yeon Sang


‘Fugitive Dreams’ Interview: Director Jason Neulander Talks Cinematic Influences, the Challenge of Cutting a Trailer & More

Yesterday, we premiered the teaser trailer for Fugitive Dreams, marking the directorial debut of filmmaker Jason Neulander. The film follows two lost souls who form a surprising bond with each other as they confront their traumatic pasts while drifting across the American Midwest, meeting a handful of intriguing characters along the way. Ahead of the film’s virtual premiere as one of the official selections of Fantasia, /Film was offered a sneak peek at the movie and a chance to interview direc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Interviews, America, Features, John, Jim Jarmusch, Independent, Coen Brothers, Mary, Fantasia, Sullivan, Film Festivals, Ingmar Bergman, Neulander


‘Fugitive Dreams’ Teaser: Two Drifters Take an Emotional, Surreal Journey Across the American Midwest

For most of this year, film festivals haven’t been what they used to be. While some have simply been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, others fortunate enough to arrive later in the year are doing the best they can with limited theatrical screenings and many virtual premieres. One of those festivals is Fantasia, which will see the (virtual) world premiere of filmmaker Jason Neulander‘s feature directorial debut Fugitive Dreams. Based on  Caridad Svich ‘s play Fugitive Pieces , ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, America, John, Movie Trailers, Independent, Midwest, Mary, Fantasia, Film Festivals, Robbie Tann, American Midwest, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jason Neulander, April Matthis, Caridad Svich


John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival

There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days. John Carpen...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, France, China, Kung Fu, Taiwan, Athens, Belgium, Brazil, Chevy, Stephen Chow


Fantasia Virtual Announces Third & Final Wave of 2020 Titles!

Fantasia Virtual announces third & final wave of 2020 titles! The Fantasia Film Festival has unveiled a massive new assortment of feature films in the third and final wave of its virtual 24th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes and special events including a masterclass with horror maestro John Carpenter and more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[],...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Fantasia Film Festival, Movie News


Cool Stuff: Super7 Launching Outstanding Disney Action Figure Line, Starting with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice & More

When it come to the classic animated Disney movies, finding quality collectibles paying tribute to them can be rather difficult unless you want to spend a hefty amount of money. That’s especially true when it comes to action figures inspired by the Disney movies of decades ago. But the toy makers at Super7 are about to change that. Today, Super7 announced a new partnership with Disney that will have them created a line of Ultimate Figures inspired by the many characters of Disney’s long history...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Robin-Hood, Disney, Animation, John, Cool Stuff, Mickey-Mouse, Figaro, Fantasia, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Hiss, Disney/Pixar, Pinocchio, Super7


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Still Works Like Gangbusters

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: You know those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid? In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, all those cartoons actually happened and were shot on sound stages with cartoon actors who occupy the same world as live-action humans. That’s the backdrop for this ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Hoskins, Chinatown, Noir, Mickey Mouse, Fantasia, Roger, Hoskins, Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Roger Rabbit


Official US Trailer for Jungle Action Thriller 'The Prey' from Cambodia

"Now I am the tiger, and you are the prey." Dark Star Pictures has released the official US trailer for an action thriller titled The Prey, set in Cambodia, made by an Italian filmmaker (who has lived and worked in both London and Cambodia for nearly a decade). This originally premiered in 2018 at the Busan Film Festival, and also played at the London Film Festival, and at Fantasia last year. After years of tracking down international criminals, a trip to a remote jungle prison will force un...
Tags: London, Movies, Trailer, US, Cambodia, Fantasia, Indies, Xin, To Watch, Foreign Film, Rous Mony, Dark Star Pictures, Gu Shangwei


Fantasia Fest 2020 Second Wave Includes Killer Jeans, a New Film From the Director of ‘The Strangers’, Mermaids, and More

The virtual Fantasia Fest 2020 just unleashed its second wave of programming, and, as is par for the course for the fest, it’s wild. Full of genre titles, foreign language films, and a movie about a pair of murderous jeans. Because of the coronavirus, Fantasia is going fully virtual this year, with scheduled live screenings, program libraries, panels, and workshops. The fest will also be accessible across Canada and geo-locked to the country. See the line-up of Fantasia 2020 second wave titles ...
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Fairplex in Pomona ready to take center stage as film production resumes

“Lights … camera … mask on … action!” Directors might be using these words soon to begin production on movies, television, and music videos following a three-month shutdown of filming caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, June 10, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Public Health announced that crews could resume filming on Friday, June 12. But with that decision came a lengthy list of safety protocols that must be implemented, meaning it’s unlikely film...
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Top 10 Underrated Disney Animated Films – Up the Waterfall Episode 28

This week on Up the Waterfall, we take a lighthearted look at our favorite Underrated Disney Animated Films. Will our picks match yours? Did we… The post Top 10 Underrated Disney Animated Films – Up the Waterfall Episode 28 appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Parenting, Fantasia, Tarzan, Disney Animation, Movies & Books, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney Movie News & Reviews, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Up the Waterfall podcast, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Brother Bear, Emperor's New Groove, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, Top 5 Underrated Disney films


Alex Essoe & Precious Chong in Horror Comedy 'Homewrecker' Trailer

"I get it. Why would you want to hang out with a weirdo, like me?" Uncork'd Entertainment has unveiled the first official red band trailer for a brutal horror comedy titled Homewrecker, with a nod to Bloody-Disgusting for dropping this. The film premiered at Fantasia last year, and also played at Fantastic Fest and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in the fall. Loneliness turns violent when a young interior designer makes a dangerous new friend. It quickly becomes clear that Linda has s...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Linda, Fantasia, Chong, To Watch, Alex Essoe, Anthony Matthews, Kris Siddiqi, Alex Essoe Precious Chong


Fantasia Film Festival 2020 Announces First Wave of Programming

The Fantasia Film Festival is going virtual this year, and the first wave of programming has just been revealed. As is usually the case with Fantasia, it’s wild and eclectic, offering plenty of surprises, genre offerings, and more. Neil Marshall‘s The Reckoning is set to open the fest, which will take place online from August 20 through September 2, 2020. While the fate of many of this year’s remaining film festivals remains up in the air, The Fantasia International Film, which traditionally...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, England, Movies, Sweden, Uncategorized, America, David, Canada, Cape Town, Montreal, Shakespeare, New Delhi, Sarah, Joe Anderson


First Wave of Virtual Fantasia International Film Festival Unveiled

First wave of programs for virtual Fantasia International Film Festival unveiled The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating this year’s edition as a virtual event accessible to movie lovers across Canada, with a wild assortment of scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops taking place online from August 20 through September 2. The decision to launch a digital edition of the famed genre festival was born from Fantasia’s desire to keep the health and safety of its attende...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Hbo, UK, England, Movies, Sweden, Horror, Germany, Time, America, David, Canada, Healthcare, Cape Town, Takashi Miike


Stephen McHattie & Juliette Lewis in Strange Trailer for 'Dreamland'

"You have to understand one thing - we start out as a bunch of people, but we end up as one." Dark Star Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for the wacky weird indie film Dreamland, the latest from eccentric Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Hard Core Logo, This Movie Is Broken, Hellions). This originally premiered at Fantasia and a few other genre film festivals last year, and is arriving on VOD this summer. The single-line description: On the night of the strangest weddin...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Juliette Lewis, Bruce, Fantasia, Indies, To Watch, Stephen McHattie, McDonald Pontypool, Guillaume Kerbush, Stephen McHattie Juliette Lewis


Fantasia Film Festival Will Be Online-Only This Year; Locarno Film Festival Canceled

Film festival season is coming, but it’s going to be very hard for most fests to stick their usual plans this year. With that in mind, the Fantasia Film Festival, which is traditionally held in Montreal, Quebec, has made the decision to go fully digital this year. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival is officially canceled this year, and will instead set up an initiative to support independent cinema. Fantasia Goes Online The Fantasia International Film Festival was hoping to lau...
Tags: Movies, Mpaa, Motion Picture Association of America, Fantasia, Montreal Quebec, Locarno, Film Festivals, Mitch Davis, Fantasia Film Festival, Piazza Grande, Lili Hinstin