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.
Flip through our D23 Expo photo highlights to go behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For those of you unable to make it to D23 Expo to see the model in person, Yahoo Movies has brought the exhibit here; click through for a virtual visit to the Star Wars land.
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.
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,' Marvel, live-action adaptations of animated classics, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' Disney Animation, and theme-parks updates get our attention at D23
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.
Johnny Depp — who attended the studio’s D23 convention on Saturday to tease his next Pirates of the Caribbean movie — came face-to-face with Harrison Ford, who was in Anaheim to plug the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Both Depp and Ford made surprise visits to the fan convention, which ran from Friday to Sunday.
It’s been nearly 23 years since Aladdin impressed a whole new world into the hearts and minds of moviegoers. The mood in the room was palpable, as a year has now passed since Robin Williams, who voiced Genie, died. “He was bigger than life,” recalled Aladdin animator Eric Goldberg, who made the memorable, gregarious blue character.
On Friday afternoon (and into the evening) at Disney’s fan-centric D23 fest, John Lasseter held court, unveiling the slate of animated features coming from Disney and Pixar. Over the course of nearly three hours, a parade of filmmakers and stars presented concept art, test animation, finished clips, and live music from eight different works, including the newest princess film, Moana, and the hugely anticipated sequels Finding Dory and Toy Story 4. Finding Dory will be huge (and finally make Ellen DeGeneres happy).