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TRAILER: ‘Moana” Gets First Public Look

TRAILER: ‘Moana” Gets First Public Look

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on

Diversity Aboveground: Asians Ignored

Asians haven’t had it easy in Hollywood. For most of American film’s existence, East Asian characters have been portrayed by Caucasians in yellowface and/or consistently the villain or man servant. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong complained in a 1933 interview, “Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain of the piece,

Black Cat, Misty Knight and Black Widow

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Most Wanted

Did the holiday season of gift giving come early? It certainly seemed that way this week as Disney gave its fans two precious gifts…and that’s not including all the new Star Wars merchandise on Force Friday. Isaac Perlmutter has been Chief Executive Officer of Marvel since January 1, 2005 even after Disney took over the

Dwayne Johnson

Diversity Aboveground: Dwayne Johnson Rock Bottoms Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson first cultivated his good looks, charisma and excellent sense of timing into a multi-million dollar business with WWE. After the Rock became a household name, he expanded to films under his real name. While he’s had a couple of bombs like Southland Tales and Faster, the rest of his acting roles have been

D23: Orlando Bloom Returns as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

After sitting out of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the highly lucrative Disney franchise, it looks like Orlando Bloom is ready to hit the high seas once more. This afternoon at D23, Disney’s biyearly convention for the biggest Disney fans, confirmed that Bloom would be reprising his role as

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