“Animation Fascination” Episode 67: AF News – April 2014

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Stanford Clark joins Marc Vibbert to review a whole slew of Blu-rays & DVDs, amongst them Saving Mr. Banks, The Pirate Fairy, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 casting rumors, Rio 2 review, new trailers for How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Planes: Fire and Rescue, and so much more…

(Recorded on 04/15/14)

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Shiver me Timbers! Hook Croons in New ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Clip

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Ahoy there! Your official The Pirate Fairy news coverage continues with a new clip of Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers) as Hook singing “The Frigate that Flies.” This clip may actually turn some away from what was beginning to look like an interesting addition to the Pixie Hollow treasury as the song isn’t exactly Frozen-esque in its awesomeness (or lack thereof.)  Singing pirates? Check it out for yourself.

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Arrrrrrr You Ready for ‘The Pirate Fairy’?

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We’re now only a few weeks away from the release of Disney’s newest addition to the successful Fairies franchise, The Pirate Fairy. As we reported in January, this installment will introduce a new character, Zarina, voiced by Christina Hendricks (TV’s Mad Men).  Disney has now released an extended clip showcasing the chief conflict in the movie—a scene in which Zarina steals the blue pixie dust and takes it to a band of pirates.

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Christian Siriano Designs New Character for Disney’s ‘The Pirate Fairy’

"THE PIRATE FAIRY"

Like it or lump it, the Disney Fairies franchise’s newest addition, The Pirate Fairy, which releases April 1st is the latest swashbuckling successor. Disney has enjoyed a good deal of critical and monetary success from the Fairy films, even though they have been direct-to-video releases. Tinker Bell, the first of the CG films based in Pixie Hollow, has an 89% Rotten Tomatoes rating. For The Pirate Fairy, Disney has something else to be proud of, having netted the highly acclaimed fashion designer Christian Siriano, who was the youngest winner of Project Runway and whose brand is worth millions in revenue to date, to work on character design.

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D23 Expo 2013: The Good, The Bad, and The Whatever

LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN

I just got back from spending the weekend in sunny Anaheim, CA at this year’s D23 Expo 2013. As you know, The Walt Disney Company throws this event every other year as their own Disney-specific Comic-Con, so to speak. The first D23 Expo was held in 2009, the second in 2011 and the third one just took place on August 9 -11, 2013. Having been to all three, I have a few comparative things to say along with an overall review of what I experienced at the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend.

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D23 Expo: Disneytoon Studios Announces New Films

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John Lasseter, Disney’s chief creative officer, announced new films today coming from Disneytoon Studios, Disney’s direct-to-video division during his epic “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation Friday, August 9 at the D23 Expo 2013. First up were two new films from Disneytoon’s Fairies label: The Legend of the Neverbeast and The Pirate Fairy followed by a sneak peek at 2014’s Planes sequel Planes: Fire and Rescue.

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