News Archive for Dan Short

Darkness reigns in the full trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Not content with just the Mulan teaser trailer, Disney has launched a full trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which can be viewed above. Set five years after the blockbuster original re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty through the perspective of its antagonist, the sequel continues to explore Maleficent’s complex relationship with Princess Aurora ahead of the […]

Disney launches dramatic teaser trailer to the live-action Mulan

Disney has launched the teaser trailer to the live-action re-imagining of their animated classic Mulan, which can be viewed above. The live-action film will use the animated feature as a template while setting its own narrative path with new characters developed specifically for the film. It will be directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu […]

Milton Quon, original Disney animator on Fantasia and Dumbo, passes away at 105
Disney casts singer Halle Bailey as Ariel for live-action version of The Little Mermaid
Big panel for The Simpsons scheduled for 2019 D23 Expo
Tracee Ellis Ross to star and executive produce MTV’s Daria spinoff Jodie
Elsa unleashed in the epic new Frozen II trailer

As previously announced, Disney has launched a new trailer to the highly-anticipated Frozen II, which can be seen above. The epic sequel to the highest grossing animated feature of all-time world-wide will center more on Elsa’s powers, in particular why she has them and how they may be the key to protecting her kingdom of […]

Hall D23 major programs schedule announced for 2019 D23 Expo
Japanese Frozen II poster hints at possible plot

As shared by Disney producer Don Hahn on his Facebook page, the Japanese poster for Frozen II┬áhas been released. Though simple in its design, it nonetheless includes a hint to what the highly-anticipated film could be about, which Disney has been keeping quiet about even after the release of the teaser trailer in February. The […]

Welcome to the neighborhood in the first teaser trailer for Onward

Disney and Pixar have launched the first teaser trailer to the upcoming animated feature Onward, which can be seen above. Set within a suburban fantasy world where unicorns are pests and gnomes mow the lawn, two elven brothers set off to see if magic still exists. Directed by Dan Scanlon, the voice cast features Tom […]

Behold! The epic teaser trailer to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is here

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have launched the epic first trailer to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which can be viewed above. The highly-anticipated television series will take place before the events of the original 1982 feature film and follows three Gelflings as they uncover the horrible secrets of the Skeksis and begin […]

DreamWorks launches trailer to Abominable

DreamWorks Animation has launched the trailer to their upcoming feature Abominable, which can be viewed above. It marks the second film to be released under the Universal Pictures banner and a co-production with the Chinese-based Pearl Studio, which was formally known as Oriental DreamWorks. The film is written and directed by Jill Culton and features […]

Disney conjures the first teaser trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Disney has released the first teaser trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The sequel to the blockbuster re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty story through the perspective of its antagonist sees the complex relationship between Maleficent and soon-to-be Queen Aurora further explored ahead of the latter’s pending marriage to Prince Phillip and the continuing conflict between […]

Latest Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer deals in aftermath of Avengers: Endgame

With the spoiler embargo lifted, Marvel and Sony have launched the latest trailer to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. As such, they placed a message at the very beginning of the trailer of Tom Holland letting folks know that the trailer would contain spoilers to the few […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid director David Bowers tapped to direct live-action Rugrats film
Hakuna Matata! The full trailer to The Lion King live-action feature is here!

Disney has released the full trailer to the highly anticipated live-action remake to their animated masterpiece The Lion King. It features a full look at Scar, Timon, and Pumbaa as well as how they sound as voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bill Eichner, and Seth Rogen respectively. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and will […]

The birds and pigs team up in The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer

Sony has launched a new trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2 that reveals a little more of the film’s plot. The film will be directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice and will feature the return of Jason Sudeikis as Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as Leonard/King […]

Get wild with the first trailer for the live-action Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Paramount and Nickelodeon have released the first trailer to the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular educational animated series Dora The Explorer, which can be viewed in the player above. Entitled Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the film takes place years after the original series. After having spent much of her life with her […]

Hit the road with the full Toy Story 4 trailer

Disney and Pixar have released the full trailer to Toy Story 4. In the film, Woody does what he can to lift up the spirits of Bonnie’s self-made toy Forky. But when they become lost during a family road trip, Woody unexpectedly reunites with Bo Beep and finds her newfound adventurous spirit putting him at […]

Whatever it takes, the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer arrives

Disney and Marvel have launched the latest, and presumably the final, trailer to the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame. The film will serve as the finale of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring an expanded roster of Marvel superheroes, the film is set to premiere on April […]

Sing-along to the full Aladdin trailer

Disney has released the full trailer to the forthcoming live-action adaption of their animated classic Aladdin. The trailer is notable for providing a first peak at the “Friend Like Me” and “A Whole New World” musical sequences. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Mena Massoud as the title character, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari […]

Gremlins animated series in development for WarnerMedia streaming service