High School Musical 4
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" is scheduled to hit theaters in the fall, but Disney Channel is already starting work on "High School Musical 4." Rich Ross, Disney Channel Worldwide president, says: "We are writing 'High School Musical 4.' It's likely to be a TV movie unlike 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year,' though that could change. Are we going to have all the cast back? Probably not. Will we have some of them? I hope so." Filming begins in two weeks in Utah.
Next 10 Disney Animated Movies
Toon Zone says here that Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have announced their next 10 animated movies. Here is a list of the films that will be released between now and 2012:
JUNE 27, 2008: "WALL•E"
NOVEMBER 26, 2008: "Bolt"
MAY 29, 2009: "Up"
OCTOBER 2, 2009: "Toy Story in 3-D"
CHRISTMAS 2009: "The Princess and the Frog"
FEBRUARY 12, 2010: "Toy Story 2 in 3-D"
JUNE 18, 2010: "Toy Story 3"
CHRISTMAS 2010: "Rapunzel"
SUMMER 2011: "newt"
CHRISTMAS 2011: "The Bear and the Bow"
SUMMER 2012: "Cars 2"
CHRISTMAS 2012: "King of the Elves"
Plus the Disney Fairies direct-to-video movie franchise will launch later this year with the following releases:
OCTOBER 28, 2008: "Tinker Bell"
2009: "Tinker Bell North of Never Land"
2010: "Tinker Bell A Midsummer Storm"
2011: "Tinker Bell A Winter Story"
Here is the press release here with movie synopses and cast and crew information.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Tattletales" (Best of . . .) here, "What's My Line?" (Best of . . .) here, "Transformers: Animated" (Transform and Roll Out) here, "Life with Derek" (New DVD) here,and "The Andromeda Strain" (Mini-series) here.
Earth vs. Moon
Universal will produce the film, with a script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Very few plot details are known, but it is described as "a space-set epic."
NBC is skittish about the possibility of another industry strike. NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker said: "Our film business has prepared. But it would have a real impact on the TV business, and I don't think the economy or the TV business would be able to survive something like that." He may have a chance to heave a sigh then. As the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that negotiates labor contracts with the movie studios and television networks, has announced that they expect to sign a contract with the Screen Actors Guild that will essentially be modeled after those already negotiated with the writers' and directors' unions. In a statement they said: "If our industry relies on this new framework, we can all avoid more harmful and unnecessary strikes." But, then again, SAG leaders have criticized the previously contracts for its provisions on DVD residuals and payments for work shown on the Internet. The guild has been so adamant in its stand that studios are refusing to start production on any film unless it will be completed by the end of June when the SAG contract expires. Maybe Zucker better hold his breath, after all.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Amazing Spider-Man #556,
A Dummy's Guide to Danger: Lost at Sea #2,
Halloween: Nightdance #3,
& Usagi Yojimbo #111