The Paradox of the Incredible Shrinking Comic-Con Expansion

When people talk about "the good old days," they're mourning the death of simplicity. For San Diego Comic-Con attendees, nostalgia has always rested with the diehards who haunt the floor of the Convention Center, lining up to buy artwork from their favorite illustrators or hunting down a copy of that formative book from their childhood. They're the ones who have seen SDCC go from comics convention to infrastructure-overwhelming pop-culture pilgrimage, the ones who can't help but feel a little territorial about the movie and TV fans flooding the city. Recent years have been a Gilded Age for those other fans, though, the ones who are here for a pan-pop spectacle. The ones who treat the overnight wait outside Hall H, …

Storyboards, Marvel’s Parts Unknown, Is Coming to Disney+

Ever since Disney announced its forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, there's been a question in the back of comic book fans' minds: What about Marvel? There's been talk of stand-alone shows for Loki, Wanda Maximoff, and Hawkeye; an animated series based on the Marvel's What If … ? comics is also in the works. Yet those shows are expected to be a year or two away. Today, Marvel is finally revealing one of the shows that'll arrive when the Disney+ service launches: Storyboards. Adam Rogers Here's How Disney+ Will Take Over the World Angela Watercutter John Wick's Writer Is Heading to Marvel's Falcon & Winter Soldier Brian Raftery The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse Unlike the Star …

Disney’s New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

For the 26 million people who watched Friends in the mid-’90s, Jon Favreau was Pete Becker. Not the star filmmaker who would make Elf a holiday classic; or who’d launch the Marvel juggernaut by directing Iron Man; or who’d update The Jungle Book for the CGI generation. Just Becker, a tech whiz who—before wooing Monica in a six-episode arc—had become a gazillionaire by creating a piece of business software called Moss 865. It was so named for a reason. Moss 1 exploded. Moss 2 would only schedule appointments for January. Becker, convinced his idea would change the world, pressed on. Today, it’s hard to describe Favreau’s latest project, the much-anticipated Lion King remake, without thinking of Pete Becker. In fact, …

My 23 Illustrations Show What Famous Characters Would Buy At The Supermarket

In our consumeristic society, I wondered what they could buy if they could do their shopping just like us in a supermarket… With all those mass market products within easy reach. Tell me what you buy and I will tell you who you are… #1 Deadpool And Unicorn Soft Toy 6 reply #3 Minions And Bananas 3 reply #5 Sadness And Tissues 8 reply #7 Popeye And Spinach 12 reply View More Replies… #9 Shaggy And Tape Rolls 14 reply View More Replies… #11 Chewbacca And Shampoo 1 reply View More Replies… #13 Ryuk And Apples #14 Rick And Pickles 7 reply View More Replies… #16 Baymax And Scotch Tape 13 reply #18 Bob Parr And Cookies 3 reply #20 …

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Art of Worldbuilding

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm from Star Wars creator George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012, many fans had the same thought: Disney's got to make a theme park set in the galaxy far, far away. It's the peanut-butter-in-chocolate of worldbuilding: The creative minds at Lucasfilm know how to build cinematic universes; Disney's Imagineering team knows how to construct fantastical lands IRL. If the Mouse House didn't build Star Wars worlds at its theme parks, it would be a huge missed opportunity. Today, nearly seven years later, the first of those worlds opened its doors. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now a fully functioning "land" at Disney's Anaheim park. Its twin will open at the company's Florida resort later this year. …

Heres How 25 Disney Characters Looked In Their Original Concept Art

Scroll down to see these comparisons and don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comments! #1 Rapunzel In Tangled (2010) Back in 2004, a very talented illustrator called Claire Keane started working at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a concept artist. Being the daughter of the very talented animator Glen Keane, Claire was surrounded by this type of art her entire life. In 2006, Claire started working on Tangled. Claire had an amazing opportunity to work alongside her talented father who was the director of Tangled, so it’s safe to say that we should be very thankful for the Keane family that this incredible movie exists. In one of the interviews, Glen Keane even said that Rapunzel’s personality …