Theme Park Bits: A Celebration of Harry Potter Videos, Legoland Castle Hotel Preview, Pixar Pier Easter Egg

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Guess which Guardians of the Galaxy actor turned up at Disney California Adventure this week? See video of A Celebration of Harry Potter and Star Wars Day at Sea. Get a sneak peek of the Legoland Castle Hotel before it opens. What can background details at Paradise/Pixar Pier tell […]

Coco: ‘New Pixar movie will have adults and kids in TEARS’

Released this weekend, the latest film from Pixar, finds a young boy in the Land of the Dead on a mission to find the truth behind his family’s history. But parents shouldn’t worry, not only has Coco had incredible reviews, but despite claims of tears from audiences, director Lee Unkrich is adamant it’s suitable for […]

John Lasseter and Beyond: How Does Pixar Get Out of This Mess?

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: in the wake of the allegations against John Lasseter, where does Pixar go from here?) Over the past week, I’ve been thinking a […]

Pixar & Disney chief takes ‘leave of absence’ over harassment claims

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 02:14 Walt Disney Animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter has reportedly taken a six-month leave of absence following reports of sexual misconduct towards employees at the company. In a memo announcing his temporary departure to company employees, Lasseter alluded to the allegations. The statement, which has been seen by Reuters, […]

Pixar chief John Lasseter confirms leave of absence from Disney, as report breaks accusing him of inappropriate ‘grabbing, kissing’

Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar because of “missteps,” he wrote in a memo to Disney employees. There are reported allegations of misconduct by Lasseter toward Disney employees, including “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.” Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from […]

Daily Podcast: The Best TV Shows Of The Past 5 Years, Star Wars, Twilight Zone, Shazam, Orville, Pixar, Fast & Furious

On the November 2, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall and Chris Evangelista for the latest news, including a Twilight Zone reboot from Jordan Peele, Shazam casting, The Orville get a second season, the future of Star Wars films, and some theme park news including Fast and Furious: Supercharged […]

Pixar Pier Details Revealed: Incredicoaster, Inside Out Land, RIP Cove Bar, Opening Date

At D23 Expo 2017, Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Paradise Pier in Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park would be transformed into Pixar Pier. Details at the time were non-existent, but they hinted that rides would be rethemed to Pixar films, that new restaurants would open up, and that there might even be […]

Theme Park Bits: New ‘Toy Story’ Land and Pixar Fest Details, Disneyland Eastern Gateway Project Cancelled

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Watch video of the ubiquitous James Franco invading Halloween Horror Nights. Take a peek inside the revamped Universal Studios’ Classic Monster Cafe. See concept art of Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. Find out more about what Pixar Fest will entail at Disneyland Resort next […]