Sunday, August 21, 2011

D23 Diary: Taylor Kitsch Previews 'John Carter'; Jon Cryer Previews 'Planes'; Disney Studios Recruits Top TV Voice Talent; 'Once Upon A Time' Preview

"Taylor Kitsch strips off his Panthers jersey for John Carter"

Look at Tim Riggins now! It's a far cry from the skinny, stringy-haired kid we met drunk on game day-- actually, it's a far cry from the "just out of jail" ex-football star literally building his own way from the ground up, too-- but fans of #33 can next see Taylor Kitsch (still with the trademark Riggins locks) on the big screen, and in 3D to boot, in Disney's John Carter. And earlier today at the D23 Expo, we got a little taste of what life after Dillon looks like for Kitsch... [MORE]

"Jon Cryer will go from mere Man to machine in Disney-Pixar's Planes"

Everything's coming up aviation! Well, for ABC and Walt Disney Studios anyway. The alphabet network will be airing Pan Am, a brand new period drama revolving on the friendly skies this fall-- that's one thing. But their movie studio counterpart has a big aviation animation feature coming, as well. Aptly titled Planes, Disney-Pixar even managed to steal away a leading man from a competing network to voice their main character. Jon Cryer was on hand at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA earlier today to preview Planes alongside animator, director, and Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter... [MORE]

"Disney Studios animates Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Kevin McKidd, and more!"

On television you have to reach across shows, genres, and networks to see the likes of Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kevin McKidd, Steve Buschemi, Kelly Macdonald, Craig Ferguson, John Goodman, Dave Foley, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders. But today you only had to be in one place to see them all (though admittedly, not all were live and in-person): the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA! That's right, all of these fabulous talents were celebrated as some of the newest stars of Walt Disney Studios' films... [MORE]

"Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz discuss the fairytale mash-up of Once Upon A Time"

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are best known for their work on LOST, such a successful series that rumors have flown about a theme park being created out of the imagery and intricacy of the storylines. Though they have often publicly laughed off those rumors, something about the idea seems to be ingrained in their minds. After all, their newest ABC drama, Once Upon a Time, takes a magical look at famed fairytale characters we actually can visit at an already existing theme park that is advertised as the place where "dreams do come true." And in fitting with that theme, Kitsis and Horowitz' message for Once Upon a Time is not the redemption factor of LOST but instead simply one of hope... [MORE]

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