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‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Finally Unveiled!

It’s time to brush up on your whale speak, guys, because the first official trailer for the highly anticipated Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, is finally here!

Check it out below:

Ellen DeGeneres (who voices Dory) debuted the trailer earlier today on Ellen, which, just in case you live under an anemone, is her extremely popular talk show.

The footage we have so far is pretty brief and uneventful (as most teasers are), but based on this trailer it seems clear that Finding Dory will not be a literal journey to find Dory (like how Finding Nemo was about.. well.. finding Nemo), but rather Dory’s emotional journey to find herself. 

Sounds deep, huh?

Ellen Degeneres (Dory) and Albert Brooks (Marlin) will be reprising their roles from the first film, and they’ll be joined by the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Ty Burrell.

Alexander Gould will not be reprising his role as Nemo as he is 21-YEARS OLD NOW. 

Can you believe it’s been 12 years since the first film hit theaters?!

Prepare to feel nostalgic and old when Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17, 2016.

Excited for the film? Let us know in the comments below!

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Surviving the Summer Break for ‘Once Upon a Time’ Fans – 4 Things You Might Have Missed About Season 5

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Oncers are counting down the days ’til we’re finally reunited with our friends in Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest! But in the meantime, here are four things we can look forward to this season with absolute certainty…though some details may be open to creative interpretation as the season goes on!

4. The 100th episode is coming up and it’s gonna be CRAZY MAGIC

The 100th episode was teased at San Diego Comic-Con and at D23, but not much is known about it. There’s talk of it being a musical episode, and several cast members brightened up when the idea was mentioned.

Adam Horowitz, series co-creator, alluded to it very vaguely:

 We want to make it very special, and we want the 100th episode to be our spring premiere. We’re hard at work trying to not to tell you anything.

What’s a Disney movie or show without some music? We’ve had so little of it these past four seasons that it seems like it’s time for a number or two already! Ursula’s singing and Snow White’s whistling are nice little nods, but I’m looking for a full-on community sing!

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“A ha’penny? C’mon, guys, I’m literally singing for my supper!”

 

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“This is the last time I answer a Craigslist ad for housekeeping.”

3. Emma isn’t going to fight the Darkness as much as she’d like to think she is

Jennifer Morrison, who plays the main hero and Savior Emma Swan, tells fans:

Emma went through a lot in her life. She had a tough childhood. She’s had to overcome a lot of things. She’s tried to be the bigger person. Now that she’s going to face the darkness, she’s free of that… She’s going to face the darkness in herself and figure out how to overcome it.

GOOD, I say! I don’t like static characters. Not that Emma hasn’t grown a lot since we first met her (and since her days in foster care), but we’ve never really seen her let go before. Sure, she’s thrown some punches, extracted her revenge via Regina’s apple tree, and shot Cruella in the chest when the villainess kidnapped Henr, but we’ve never seen Emma’s powers go truly dark before. Emma is a good person, and she’s a hero, but that doesn’t mean she’s perfect. I want to see her push the limits and explore the side that she didn’t really know she had. I want to see who she becomes after she finally gets to know all herself.

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Remember kids, apples are a gateway drug to Evil!

2. Merida isn’t going to be a solo act

Horowitz made sure to entice fans with this teaser:

 We’ve always wondered what would happen if Belle and Merida went on an adventure together. We hope you do, too, because it’s coming!

I would love to have heard that Merida and Mulan were going to partner up, but Merida and Belle sound just as amazing! Belle’s life is going to change so much this season. Rumple may or may not have magic, so he’s going to need to recover and readjust to no longer being the Dark One. And Belle may or may not stay with him romantically. Belle’s sense of adventure will most likely be sparked by this new, non-flouncy princess who would rather have a ball than dance at one. I’d really like to see Belle re-energized. She’s one of my favorite characters in both Disney and OUaT, and I think she deserves more credit and opportunities to shine without Rumple around.

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“Hey, wait a minute, this master script says Belle is supposed to have her own house, her own bank account, and her own car by season 3! CARLYLE! GET OVER HERE!!”

1. Merida will not be Zelena and Robin’s daughter

I can’t even begin to express my joy over this news. Honestly, it was my least favorite fan theory ever. Horowitz gives it to us in no uncertain terms.

It’s just a fun theory, but the reality is we are sticking to the canon of the movie Brave in terms of who her parents are and where she came from, but post-movie is where our Once Upon a Time spin comes into play.

Which sea goddess do I bow before? Which Fairy do I bring gifts to? Is there a Rock Troll that needs more moss? I cannot begin to express my gratitude. Zelena is the embodiment of insecurity and selfishness. Merida is, in a word, BRAVE. And I refuse to believe that Zelena could ever be worthy of a daughter like Merida.

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“Spoiler alert, I’m actually Merida. Watch out for bears, or something.”

How have you been coping with the countdown? Send us a comment below to tell us what you think of the news!

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Disney Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Trailer is Here!

Disney Pixar has released the official trailer for The Good Dinosaur, and you have to check out the sheer and utter cuteness!

The film centers around an Apatosaurus named Arlo and his unlikely human friend. For those of you screaming BS at the historical notion of dinosaurs and man coexisting in the same time plane, just know that this film is basically a giant “what if” scenerio that explores the possibilities of friendship between the two species in a parallel universe where the asteroid passed by Earth rather than crashing down upon it.

It’s basically Jurassic World minus the carnage and ridiculous high heels (okay, that might be a stretch).

Peter Sohn (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles) directs, with Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games series) and Raymond Ochoa lending their voice. 

The Good Dinosaur will be released in theaters this Thanksgiving.

What are your thoughts on the film? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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‘Once Upon a Time’s Newest Princess Aims True at San Diego Comic Con

I was at Comic Con San Diego for the great 2013 Once Upon a Time panel in Ballroom 20, and it was quite a time to be alive. Once Upon a Time: Wonderland was in the works and we were treated to a 10 minute cut. Good Morning Storybrooke premiered and has since become a Youtube guilty pleasure for many Oncers. And Ariel stole Grumpy’s dinglehopper and our hearts with her brief, but thrilling, sneak peak!

And as much as I squeed, furiously clapped, jumped up and down in my seat, and made grabby hands at the stage and screens, I probably would have passed out if they had played this for me:

On a side note, I love that OUAT’s music can be so magical yet so stressful at the same time. *chills* Not only does Amy Manson walk with the comfortable stride of of her animated counterpart…

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…but she also possesses all her sharpness of skill, too!

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And even more importantly, our new Merida-in-the-flesh looks ready to take on the whole sorted forest!

Now here’s the thing about Merida: the movie was called Brave, not Free Spirit or Merida the Adventurer, but Brave.

Brave can be quiet. Brave can be small. Brave can be stalwart and steadfast. Brave can be graceful and clever. Brave is something anybody can be, but they have to choose to be it. And if you look at who the heroes are in OUAT, you see that those who earn the title “brave” chose to be bold, chose to put others ahead of themselves, chose to embrace who they really are and the strengths and sacrifices that go along with that acceptance. If there was ever a mascot for Season 5, Merida will be it!

There is speculation as to what other role she’ll play in the upcoming season.

With Emma becoming the Dark Swan and the Apprentice’s dying admonition to find Merlin, it’s quite possible that Merida may have her own hand to lend in the search for history and folklore’s greatest magician of all time. Or perhaps she runs afoul of the new Dark One when Emma makes her way to the Enchanted Forest, as teased in ABC’s other promo video here.

Some of Amy Mason’s more recent geeky roles include Alice Guppy from Torchwood (2008), Daisy from Being Human (2010), and Medea in Atlantis (2014). But devotees will remember her fondly as Jodie Hatfield from 2007’s Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud.

What do you think of our first look at Merida? Do you think Amy Mason is a good choice for our new princess? What do you think Merida’s role will be in Season 5? 

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