• The most-streamed Disney songs revealed
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    The most-streamed Disney songs revealed

    New research has analysed the number of times some of the most popular Disney songs have been played on Spotify to reveal the world’s favourite Disney songs.With the release of Toy Story 4 and the upcoming Lion King remake, the buzz around Disney and its famous soundtracks is bigger than ever, but it’s their most recent releases that dominate the most-listened chart.7 of the films featured in the top 10 were released after 2005, and the number 1 song is VERY number 1. For more details on the research conducted by Play Like Mum, and the full top 50 Disney songs click here.

  • Why the 'Zootropolis' filmmakers aren't rushing to make a sequel (exclusive)
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    Why the 'Zootropolis' filmmakers aren't rushing to make a sequel (exclusive)

    The animated film was a hit for Disney upon its release in 2016.

  • Total Recall writer slams lawsuit on Disney claiming Zootropolis plagiarism
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    Total Recall writer slams lawsuit on Disney claiming Zootropolis plagiarism

    Gary L. Goldman, the writer of movies including action classic ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Big Trouble In Little China’, is suing Disney, claiming that it ripped off his idea with its movie ‘Zootropolis’. Goldman filed his complaint in Los Angeles yesterday, saying that he pitched the idea to Disney on two occasions – once in 2000 and again in 2009 – providing a treatment, synopsis, character descriptions and illustrations. “Instead of lawfully acquiring Goldman’s work, Defendants said they were not interested in producing it and sent him on his way,” reads the complaint.

  • Was 2016 the greatest ever year for animated films?
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    Was 2016 the greatest ever year for animated films?

    2016 may be remembered for a lot of things, but even with movie highlights that saw ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ greet the New Year and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ see it out, there have been plenty of massive titles such as ‘Deadpool’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

  • Biggest movie plot holes of 2016
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    Biggest movie plot holes of 2016

    The tangled and twisted ‘X-Men’ universe is so full of plot holes and parallel timelines it’s impossible to join the dots. By far the biggest plot hole in ‘Apocalypse’ is the fact that none of the characters seem to have aged at all – the film is set in 1983, 21 years after the events of ‘X-Men: First Class’, but the cast have barely aged a day.

  • Idris Elba’s latest movie has bombed at the box office
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    Idris Elba’s latest movie has bombed at the box office

    Idris Elba’s ‘100 Streets’ is one such film. Elba, famed for his role in ‘The Wire’, has appeared in a host of features like the ‘Thor’ franchise, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Pacific Rim’, and this year’s ‘Zootropolis’. Joining him in ‘100 Strets’ are Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, and Franz Drameh, yet the British flick could only muster £245 in its opening weekend, according to HuffPost.

  • Disney record their most successful box office year ever
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    Disney record their most successful box office year ever

    Disney are going from strength to strength when it comes to their movie output but with two months of 2016 left they’ve already had their best ever year. While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ isn’t part of the episodic instalments, the spin-off is still predicted to do very well. The question is, will it go toe-to-toe with last year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

  • Finding Dory tops $1 billion at the box office
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    Finding Dory tops $1 billion at the box office

    ‘Dory’s’ financial success is something of a high point for Pixar over the past couple of years because neither ‘Inside Out’ or ‘The Good Dinosaur’ managed to reach the same milestone. While ‘Dory’ reviews were generally positive, it wasn’t as universally adored as many of their other movies. In total, ‘Finding Dory’ has taken $1,001,480,568, making it the fifth highest grossing animated film of all time.

  • ‘Zootopia’ Hops Past $1B Global Box Office; Disney’s 11th Time Over The Mark
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    ‘Zootopia’ Hops Past $1B Global Box Office; Disney’s 11th Time Over The Mark

    With an additional $4.4M worldwide this weekend, Disney’s <em>Zootopia</em> has become the studio’s second $1B grosser of the year at the global box office. Judy Hopps & Co have an offshore cume of $662.8M and a domestic take of $337.22M for a total $1,000.020M. This is the 11th Disney film (out of an industry total 26) to ever hit the milestone. <em>Zootopia</em>, from directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, is the No. 1 animated film of the year and the No. 2 movie of 2016. It falls in…

  • China’s Love Of Disney Movie Zootropolis Threatens Rare Fox Numbers
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    China’s Love Of Disney Movie Zootropolis Threatens Rare Fox Numbers

    ‘Zootropia’ – or 'Zootropolis’ as it’s known in the UK – has been a record-breaking smash hit in China, but it’s had something of an unexpected knock-on effect. According to the LA Times, the movie has caused a surge in demand for the fennec fox by families wanting them as pets. It’s thanks to the character Finnick, the sidekick to Jason Bateman’s con artist red fox Nick Wilde, who is a fennec fox.

  • Zootropolis Quietly Sets Box Office Records For Disney
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    Zootropolis Quietly Sets Box Office Records For Disney

    While all eyes focussed on whether or not ‘Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ would overcome its critical mauling at the box office, 'Zootropolis’ has been quietly setting records for Disney. The ambitious, thought-provoking, anthropomorphic adventure has just sailed past $800 million (£567 million) at the worldwide box office, putting it up there with the biggest Disney earners of all time. Currently, it sits only behind 'Frozen’ as Walt Disney Animation Studio’s most successful movie ever in its original release, and in third place overall (behind 'The Lion King’).

  • Zootropolis Is The Most Important Animation In Years
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    Zootropolis Is The Most Important Animation In Years

    Anyone who still considers animated films to be for kids are not only doing themselves a disservice, but are metaphorically slapping the faces of all the pros who create the likes of ‘WALL-E’, ‘Mary and Max’, and ‘Iron Giant’. The medium of animation (and yes, it is a medium and not a genre) has been pushing boundaries for decades. Disney has tackled social issues - granted, not always in the most politically correct way, especially with how some of their classics have aged - but modern animation appears to generally have meaningful messages woven within.

  • Zootropolis Stars: Animation Is Overlooked By Hollywood Awards
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    Zootropolis Stars: Animation Is Overlooked By Hollywood Awards

    The actors and directors behind Disney’s hit new animation ‘Zootropolis’ think their craft is greatly under-appreciated in Hollywood, particularly by the big awards shows. Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays rookie bunny cop Judy Hopps in the film which arrives in the UK on 25 March, says that segregating animation at awards like the Oscars is a huge part of the problem.

  • Disney’s Zootropolis Smashes Box Office Record In China
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    Disney’s Zootropolis Smashes Box Office Record In China

    Disney’s latest animated movie ‘Zootropolis’ isn’t even out in the UK for another few weeks, but it’s already taking the US by storm, having now broken a record at the Chinese box office.

  • Zootropolis Smashes Frozen's Box Office Record For Disney
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    Zootropolis Smashes Frozen's Box Office Record For Disney

    ‘Zootropolis’ has shattered 'Frozen’s opening weekend box office record for Disney, bringing in a staggering $73.7 million (£52 million). It bodes enormously well for the star-studded movie, which centres around a city populated entirely by animals, and a rookie rabbit cop (Ginnifer Goodwin) who teams up with a con artist fox (Jason Bateman) to uncover a conspiracy.

  • There’s A Cool Frozen Easter Egg In Disney’s Zootropolis
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    There’s A Cool Frozen Easter Egg In Disney’s Zootropolis

    ‘Frozen’ may have been released almost two-and-a-half years ago, but it hasn’t prevented Disney from including a sneaky Easter egg in upcoming animation ‘Zootropolis’.

  • This New Clip From Disney’s Zootropolis Is Hilarious
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    This New Clip From Disney’s Zootropolis Is Hilarious

    Having already been introduced to a majority of the supporting cast, including Idris Elba’s Chief Bogo and JK Simmons as Mayor Lionheart, it was Flash the sloth that caught our eye, and it seems for very good reason. - Zootropolis Cast Revealed - Alien 5 Will Feature Newt The new clip centres around Nick (Jason Bateman) and Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) visiting Flash at work, which results in a rather amusing exchange.  After its initial teaser there was plenty of reason to get our hopes up for this one, but this extended clip should get Disney fans even more enthused because it’s got that quirky, comedic tone synonymous with Pixar.

  • Idris Elba And J.K. Simmons Will Be In Disney’s Zootropolis
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    Idris Elba And J.K. Simmons Will Be In Disney’s Zootropolis

    The full cast for Disney’s ‘Zootropolis’ (that’s ‘Zootopia’ to anyone outside of the UK) has been announced, and it includes Idris Elba and J.K. Simmons.

  • Shakira Joins Disney’s Zootropolis Cast
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    Shakira Joins Disney’s Zootropolis Cast

    Columbian pop star Shakira has joined the cast of Disney’s ‘Zootropolis’, after she made the announcement at D23 Expo. The singer tweeted an image of the character she’ll play - a gazelle named, ahem, Gazelle, and Disney have done a spot on job of anthropomorphising the recognisible celeb into an animal cartoon character. Firstly, the original, worldwide title of the film is ‘Zootopia’, but is known as ‘Zootropolis’ here in the UK.