Mitchell Stein- As we prepare to close 2013 and now look ahead to 2014, instead of taking a look back at the year that was 2013 like most Disney fan sites are doing, we decided to go the other way and look ahead to what we’re most looking forward to and hoping for in the coming year in no particular order at all.
Phineas and Ferb Star Wars Special:
While the Marvel/Phineas and Ferb special could’ve been better, I have high hopes for this one. It should be fun, exciting and maybe even take a look at Star Wars Episode 7, coming out in the far, far away date of December 2015.
Another attempt at a Star Wars TV show. After The Clone Wars ended earlier this year, Disney/Lucasfilm is producing another series, this time based on the timeline in-between Episode 3-4 as the Sith hunts down the final living Jedi in the world. It sounds like a much darker, less kid-friendly and more intense series. You had us at ‘Star Wars’.
Looks like Disney is continuing in their fairy-tale reboots since the success of Once Upon a Time on ABC, but this movie looks somewhat different. This story is actually based off the 1987 Tony Award winning Broadway musical of the same name.
The film centers on a baker and his wife’s quest to break a witch’s curse in order to start a family.
On the way, they encounter many fairy-tale characters including Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and many more.
The movie stars Meryl Streep (pictured), Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Cordon and many more. Film opens December 25th 2014.
Three Disney Channel Shows Ending:
If there’s anything I mock Disney for, it’s for their current Disney Channel shows. Some of them are bland and un-enjoyable, especially compared to what Disney Channel and Disney Afternoon would produce years ago.
I’m excited for Fish Hooks, A.N.T. Farm and Good Luck Charlie to air their series finales. I’m starting to get tired of all three of them. I don’t know if there’s a big fan-base for these things, but I personally just can’t stand them anymore. Hopefully we can start getting some better shows on the channel, it’s too bad Tron: Uprising didn’t work out.
Big Hero 6:
The next animated feature from Disney is a Marvel crossover, but not technically a Marvel film. It will focus on a group of six heroes protecting a fictional city of San Fransyoko (a mix of San Francisco and Tokyo). It looks like lots of fun is to be had around.
The movie opens November 7th.
That’s it folks! Have a Happy New Year!