Disney announcements galore

The Walt Disney Company had a big presentation a couple of days ago where they announced a bunch of new movies, including three starring Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street). These are a new adaptation of The Lone Ranger written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (National Treasure: Book Of Secrets) where Depp will play Tonto and George Clooney (Burn After Reading) might play the titular character, a new part live-action/part CGI adaptation of Alice In Wonderland written by Linda Woolverton (Mulan) and directed by frequent collaborator Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd…) so yeah obviously, and as expected, a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film.

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It was also announced that Cars 2 would be released in 2011 instead of 2012 and that the story will have Mater joining Lightning McQueen on a world tour. Additionally several short films entitled Car-toons will be set between the two films and will air on the Disney Channel and perhaps before some theatrical films. Thus, the Disney/Pixar film originally planned for 2011, Newt, will instead be released in 2012.

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Movie Of The Day: Holiday Reunion/Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)

A famous Hollywood anesthetist yearns for a more simple, authentic reality, so when his long lost cousin invites him over for Thanksgiving, he drags his snotty spoiled family along to meet what of course turn out to be a bunch of rednecks with a heart of gold.

Holiday Reunion, also known as Thanksgiving Family Reunion, is a TV-movie directed by Neal Israel (Bachelor Party) and written by duo Marc Warren & Dennis Rinsler (creators of Disney Channel’s Cory In The House). It stars Judge Reinhold (Swing Vote), Bryan Cranston (Malcolm In The Middle), Penelope Ann Miller (Blonde Ambition) and Hallie Todd (Lizzie McGuire) among others. It is released under the National Lampoon banner. Trailer and review after the jump.

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