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Disney finds its live-action Mulan director with Niki Caro

Finally, Walt Disney Pictures has announced their pick for director of the live-action adaptation of MULAN, one of many films belonging to the House of Mouse's legendary library of animated classics. As reported earlier today by The Hollywood Reporter, Whale Rider and McFarland, USA director Niki Caro will be helming the project, marking only the second time a female director has...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: District 9, Jason Voorhees, Mulan

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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A live-action version of Mulan is in the works at Disney

So can we just assume that every Disney animated film is going to get the live-action treatment now? The Hollywood Reporter brought us the news that Disney is developing a live-action version of their 1998 animated film MULAN, having bought a script from Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek. The animated film's synopsis: To save her father from death in the army, a young...
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Ink & Pixel: Mulan

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I’m always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at so we can...
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Review: Walking With Dinosaurs

PLOT : WALKING WITH DINOSAURS follows Patchi and his dinosaur clan on a prehistoric adventure. Along the way they face foes from other animals as well as a dangerous fire and an ever-changing world which will eventually lead to their end. REVIEW : You’d think a movie entitled WALKING WITH DINOSAURS would be a majestic experience. Too bad this trip to a prehistoric past is so damn...
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New trailer for Walking With Dinosaurs looks like a perfectly harmless dino adventure

"That was awesome!" Probably not the reaction everyone will have, but that's what my 4-year old said when he saw this. For the older, cynical crowd it may be the opposite, but let's face it, we're not the dyed-in-the-wool demographic for WALKING WITH DINOSAURS. That said, it's dinosaurs, man! Okay, so they talk and the "moving the herd" story...
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C'mon Hollywood: Where's Your Christmas Spirit?

I get giddy every Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. The lights, the trees, the celebration, the thoughtfulness, and the tradition; everything about it makes me swoon with glee (minus the show). With Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas looping on my iPod from late November to early January, I’m as happy as can be. And one of my greatest treats is breaking out the...
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