• Whoopi Goldberg Wants Disney to Bring Back 'Song of the South' to Start Conversation About Controversial 1946 Film
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    Whoopi Goldberg Wants Disney to Bring Back 'Song of the South' to Start Conversation About Controversial 1946 Film

    Whoopi Goldberg was named the "surprise" Disney Legend Friday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and she had some surprising things to say about the most infamous film in the studio's history.

  • Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Make 'Sister Act 3' — as a Director
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    Whoopi Goldberg Wants to Make 'Sister Act 3' — as a Director

    While nowadays she’s most closely associated with her hosting duties on The View, Whoopi Goldberg is an Oscar-winning actress with acclaimed credits like The Color Purple, The Player, The Lion King, and Ghost to her name. Goldberg was being recognized for these films and more at this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, where she was honored as a Disney Legend — and where Yahoo Movies wondered if she would ever be interested in reprising the role of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer forced into witness protection at a convent, in Sister Act 3.

  • The 'Avengers' Stars Reveal What They Miss Eating (It's Pizza, Donuts and Ice Cream)
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    The 'Avengers' Stars Reveal What They Miss Eating (It's Pizza, Donuts and Ice Cream)

    You’ve seen how toned — outright buff (we’re looking at you, Josh Brolin) — actors get after locking down roles as big-screen superheroes. Obviously it all requires exercise, discipline, and above all, a strict diet.

  • Marvel Takes Us Up Close With 'Black Panther' Costumes, Thor Gear, and Thanos's Buddies
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    Marvel Takes Us Up Close With 'Black Panther' Costumes, Thor Gear, and Thanos's Buddies

    Marvel blew away D23 Expo with a stage-filling collection of heroes (and villain) assembled for Avengers: Infinity War. Back at its booth, the studio displayed costumes and props from its upcoming slate: Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3, 2017), Black Panther (Feb. 16, 2018), and Infinity War (May 4, 2018). Flip through our photo highlights to go behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Watch the Cast of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Show Us Their Best Blaster Noises
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    Watch the Cast of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Show Us Their Best Blaster Noises

    We don’t know all that much about the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the Resistance leader played by franchise newcomer Laura Dern in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But after this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, we do know that Holdo is handy with the steel (a still from the set showed her gripping a blaster in the fog).

  • Watch This Real-Life Avengers Fight Caught on Camera
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    Watch This Real-Life Avengers Fight Caught on Camera

    There are something like 32,000 Marvel characters in the upcoming superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War, so naturally when the stars hit the red carpet at this weekend’s D23 Expo, we wondered what the vibe has been like on set so far. Is it chaotic? Is it cliquey? Are they all just one big happy family?

  • The Disney Princesses Assemble: See the Actresses Reveal How They All Came Together for Upcoming 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel
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    The Disney Princesses Assemble: See the Actresses Reveal How They All Came Together for Upcoming 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel

    Disney broke the Internet Friday at the D23 Expo when it showed footage for the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that revealed the sequel would unite many of its most famous animated princesses. Backstage, Yahoo Movies talked to a handful of the women behind the famous voices — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin) — about the unexpected revelation and how it all came together.

  • 'The Lion King': Filmmakers, Cast Reveal Little-Known Facts, From Original Title to Elton's Rejected Tunes
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    'The Lion King': Filmmakers, Cast Reveal Little-Known Facts, From Original Title to Elton's Rejected Tunes

    Filmmakers, animators, and cast members reunited to reminisce about the making of the film — and disclose some fascinating facts about a project they once nicknamed Bambi in the Jungle. Here are the highlights.

  • Attention, 'Star Wars' Fans: Disney's Working on a Way for You to Play Holochess
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    Attention, 'Star Wars' Fans: Disney's Working on a Way for You to Play Holochess

    Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality system in development from Disney, promises to let fans play a cutthroat game of holochess on the coffee table or experience the visceral thrill of firing up their own lightsaber.

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Best Shots From the D23 Panel
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    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Best Shots From the D23 Panel

    While the highlight of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi presentation at the D23 Expo was undoubtedly the behind-the-scenes footage showing new aliens and some tender moments among the cast members, the segment also included a selection of on-set photographs by writer-director Rian Johnson that candidly captured the ensemble. We’ve collected the best of those shots, along with a few others from the session, and present them here.

  • With 'Mary Poppins Returns' Set 25 Years Later, Emily Blunt Confirms Magical Nanny Is Ageless
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    With 'Mary Poppins Returns' Set 25 Years Later, Emily Blunt Confirms Magical Nanny Is Ageless

    Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall and star Emily Blunt took to the stage at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim Saturday where they shared the film’s first trailer and some tidbits about the sequel, including the fact that it’s set 25 years after the original 1964 classic. Given that Blunt is only a few years older than Julie Andrews was when she took on the iconic role of a flying nanny who saves a British family in turmoil, this got us thinking: Is Mary Poppins immortal? “She is ageless,” confirmed Marshall (Chicago) on a more earnest note.

  • Ava DuVernay Made Oprah, Reese, and Mindy Her 'Little Dolls' in Their Colorful 'Wrinkle in Time' Looks
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    Ava DuVernay Made Oprah, Reese, and Mindy Her 'Little Dolls' in Their Colorful 'Wrinkle in Time' Looks

    The first thing that jumped out from those initial photos released from A Wrinkle in Time? Undoubtedly it was the electric and colorful wigs, costumes, and stylings of Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon’s Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling’s Mrs. Who, the supreme beings who guide the young heroine Meg Murry (Storm Reid) in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved novel.

  • Marvel Chief Kevin Feige Debunks Rumor That the Fantastic Four Are Joining the MCU
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    Marvel Chief Kevin Feige Debunks Rumor That the Fantastic Four Are Joining the MCU

    Some intriguing speculation swirling around Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend suggested that, after a pair of false-start franchises at Fox, the Fantastic Four could be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and specifically, in the upcoming super-ensemble Avengers: Infinity War). Plus we’ve already heard there are something like 32 major characters in Infinity War. Marvel chief Kevin Feige put all the buzzing to bed, though, when Yahoo Movies caught up with him at D23 Expo.

  • Not Even 'Incredibles' Stars Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter Thought Pixar Would Ever Make a Sequel
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    Not Even 'Incredibles' Stars Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter Thought Pixar Would Ever Make a Sequel

    As confirmed Friday at D23 Expo, Disney and Pixar will release The Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018, 14 years after the original animated superhero hit became an instant favorite and eventual two-time Oscar winner. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl — were in Anaheim to tout the upcoming sequel, but both admitted to Yahoo Movies that they are surprised the film has finally come to fruition. “I didn’t think they were going to do it,” Nelson said.

  • Forget 'Star Wars' — Mark Hamill Says He Always Aspired to Work at Disneyland
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    Forget 'Star Wars' — Mark Hamill Says He Always Aspired to Work at Disneyland

    Disney has owned Lucasfilm for five years now, and self-professed Disney-phile Mark Hamill could not be happier with life in the Magic Kingdom.

  • Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oprah Winfrey, Stan Lee Named Disney Legends (Exclusive)
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    Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oprah Winfrey, Stan Lee Named Disney Legends (Exclusive)

    Four confirmed as 2017 recipients of the highest honor Disney confers upon artists who have made an indelible impact on the company

  • Sir Ben Kingsley on Finding the Voice of Bagheera in 'The Jungle Book'
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    Sir Ben Kingsley on Finding the Voice of Bagheera in 'The Jungle Book'

    Sir Ben Kingsley may be playing an animated cat in Disney’s The Jungle Book, but he’s not one to rest on his laurels. The Oscar winner put great thought into developing the voice of black panther Bagheera, who becomes a kind of father figure to the abandoned child Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi). “I offered an Indian accent to [director Jon Favreau] for my Bagheera,” Kingsley tells Yahoo Movies.

  • Watch The Rock, Chris Evans, Ellen, and More Stars Try to Name All Seven Dwarfs
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    Watch The Rock, Chris Evans, Ellen, and More Stars Try to Name All Seven Dwarfs

    This past weekend’s D23 fan expo in Anaheim celebrated all things Disney — an ever-expanding universe that also now includes Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

  • Evolution of 'Star Wars' Stormtrooper: From Concept to 'Force Awakens'
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    Evolution of 'Star Wars' Stormtrooper: From Concept to 'Force Awakens'

    Beyond ‘The Force Awakens’ costume reveals on the exhibit floor of Disney’s D23 fan expo was another nifty 'Star Wars’ surprise: a display titled 'Evolution of the Stormtrooper’ tracing the development of the Empire’s white-armored enforcers from sketch pad to the new-look First Order models. We took some quick photos for a little Stormtrooper 101.

  • 'Star Wars' Surprises, Captain America, and Captain Jack: Disney Pulls Out All Stops at Movie Showcase
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    'Star Wars' Surprises, Captain America, and Captain Jack: Disney Pulls Out All Stops at Movie Showcase

    Only Star Wars could trump Star Wars. On a day when Disney showcased a lineup of would-be blockbusters — from Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie teasing Captain America: Civil War to a stumbly Johnny Depp in full Captain Jack mode out to hype Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — to salivating fans gathered at the biennial D23 exposition across the street from Disneyland, the best was saved for last.