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The 2011 Walt Disney preview!

01.27.2011

The 2011 WALT DISNEY PREVIEW features much of what you'd expect from a Disney movie slate and that is a lot of films focused on kids, family and animation. Since I have no kids, haven't started a family of my own yet and ain't the biggest animation fan in the world (although I dig most of what Pixar puts out there), it doesn't surprise me to find very little that interests me from them in the coming year. That said, I'll be sure to check out the latest PIRATES flick, CARS 2 (even though the first one was only so-so, I thought), and hope that films like I AM NUMBER FOUR and REAL STEEL manage to be kinda cool.

I'm a huge fan of the original FRIGHT NIGHT, so I'm sorta interested to see what they've done with the remake (especially with Colin Farrell in it), but I don't remember it being a "comedy-horror" as described in the Disney plotline below. Finally, even though the film's storyline almost put me to sleep, the master himself, Steven Spielberg, is back in the directing chair (he's only directed one film in the past 6 years and that was the latest INDIANA JONES film) with WAR HORSE. I'm not saying I will/won't see it just yet, but its trailers better be dang good!

You can check out the whole Walt Disney Pictures roster below (with links to all the other 2011 studio previews as well) and as per usual, click on any of the pics for more info on the film, or check out the entire list of 2011 UPCOMING MOVIES, and let us know your thoughts below...

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GNOMEO & JULIET
(February 11)

The greatest love story ever told, starring…garden gnomes? In the upcoming “Gnomeo & Juliet,” Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (“Shrek 2”) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

I AM NUMBER FOUR
(February 18)

Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) helms a suspense-thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

MARS NEEDS MOMS
(March 11)

Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. This film showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.

AFRICAN CATS
(April 22)

An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).

PROM
(April 29)

At PROM, every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; PROM portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it's a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De'Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school's most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there's only one PROM.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
ON STRANGER TIDES
(May 20)

Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love— or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Clafl in as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

CARS 2
(June 24)

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.

WINNIE THE POOH
(July 15)

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. "Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there," said Pooh. "And yours isn’t… there." Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny.

THE HELP
(August 12)

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, THE HELP stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives—and a small Mississippi town—upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Viola Davis stars as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.

Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times. 

FRIGHT NIGHT
(August 19)

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

REAL STEEL
(October 7)

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. 

THE MUPPETS
(November 23)

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, THE MUPPETS hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

WAR HORSE
(December 28)

From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW!!!

Extra Tidbit: I once got a blowjob from a girl while on the "Magic Mountain" ride at DisneyWorld. I swear that's 100%...false!
Source: Walt Disney

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9:49PM on 01/27/2011
Looks like some good films. I'm really pumped for Pooh and Pirates.
Looks like some good films. I'm really pumped for Pooh and Pirates.
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7:32PM on 01/27/2011

extra tidbit...

...i had sex on Spaceship Earth (the EPCOT golfball), mid-ride...

my hand to god.
...i had sex on Spaceship Earth (the EPCOT golfball), mid-ride...

my hand to god.
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4:11PM on 01/27/2011

Too bad

Not a single movie on my "must see" list.
Not a single movie on my "must see" list.
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1:47PM on 01/27/2011

I had no clue...

That I am number 4, Fright Night and real steel were being released by Disney interesting. well im sure Fright Night will be the better than the other two.
That I am number 4, Fright Night and real steel were being released by Disney interesting. well im sure Fright Night will be the better than the other two.
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12:50PM on 01/27/2011

Spielberg + Disney?

I don't recall Spielberg & Disney ever teaming up. Should be interesting, especially considering Spielberg's "Adventures of Tintin" comes out the exact same day: 12/28/2011. That'll change.
I don't recall Spielberg & Disney ever teaming up. Should be interesting, especially considering Spielberg's "Adventures of Tintin" comes out the exact same day: 12/28/2011. That'll change.
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11:25AM on 01/27/2011
The plot of The Muppets sounds familiar. Especially that part where they all are in different jobs when they went their seperate ways. Muppets Take Manhattan, anyone? Those scenes were some of the best parts of that movie.
The plot of The Muppets sounds familiar. Especially that part where they all are in different jobs when they went their seperate ways. Muppets Take Manhattan, anyone? Those scenes were some of the best parts of that movie.
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10:02AM on 01/27/2011
Cars 2 is my #1 for the whole year, but I'm totally psyched about The Muppets, also
Cars 2 is my #1 for the whole year, but I'm totally psyched about The Muppets, also
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9:45AM on 01/27/2011

Hm...

Not the best list of films...
I'm looking forward to THE MUPPETS! As I'm watching old Muppets Tonight episodes I can't believe next december these beloved characters will be back on the silver screen!

I'll see War Horse and Pirates as well. Real Steel, maybe.
Not the best list of films...
I'm looking forward to THE MUPPETS! As I'm watching old Muppets Tonight episodes I can't believe next december these beloved characters will be back on the silver screen!

I'll see War Horse and Pirates as well. Real Steel, maybe.
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5:02AM on 01/27/2011

WOW Disney!!

This doesnt look like a good line-up.
No interested in most of the movies but slightly looking forward to Real Steal (mainly due to Lilly) and Muppets.
This doesnt look like a good line-up.
No interested in most of the movies but slightly looking forward to Real Steal (mainly due to Lilly) and Muppets.
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4:58AM on 01/27/2011
.....meh
.....meh
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3:43AM on 01/27/2011
That's a very weak animation lineup. And a bit creepy.
That's a very weak animation lineup. And a bit creepy.
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2:00AM on 01/27/2011
If I wasn't already sold on the next muppet movie the sentence "Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management" would've definitely done it! I haven't laughed that hard at a single sentence in a while.
If I wasn't already sold on the next muppet movie the sentence "Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management" would've definitely done it! I haven't laughed that hard at a single sentence in a while.
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1:26AM on 01/27/2011

Good year...

Cars 2, Muppets, Pirates, and that silly ol' Pooh Bear.
Cars 2, Muppets, Pirates, and that silly ol' Pooh Bear.
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1:25AM on 01/27/2011
Pirates, Cars 2? and Muppets.
Pirates, Cars 2? and Muppets.
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