The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing songwriters from diverse backgrounds, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there.
Speaking on NPR's Fresh Air show, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez told host Terry Gross that some of the preconceptions outside of the industry folks might have about Disney may not be exactly true.
"Disney is not this sanitized place that you might imagine it to be. I mean, they hired Ashman and Menken after they did "Little Shop of Horrors," which was sort of the Avenue Q of its day. It was very campy and very kind of...a little off color and racy. And I don't think Disney has any problem with employing people who have, you know, done off-color stuff in the past," Lopez, who co-wrote the satirical Book of Mormon, said. more >>
Warner Bros. together with Alcon entertainment launched the first trailer for "Dolphin Tale 2" which, like the original, is yet again based on another true story.
As the first film followed the story of Winter, a dolphin rescued in 2005 by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that had an prosthetic tail attached to her, the new movie will document a brand new rescue of a baby dolphin named Hope that was saved during the wrap party for the first film.
"Dolphin Tale 2" is directed by Charles Martin Smith and stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson. It will also feature an appearance by the Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton. more >>
Jon Stewart poked fun at religious conservatives unhappy with Darren Aronofsky's Noah on Tuesday night in a segment called "Haters of the Lost Ark."
After showing a Fox News montage with commentators asking why Hollywood had paid scant attention to Christians and Biblical stories, Stewart noted dryly: "That's how you show respect for religion. You get in there, you churn some s--- out."
The Comedy Central star then suggested that because the movie had made $200 million in its first two weeks of release, "religious filmgoers must have something to cheer about," before juxtaposing his remarks with clips of Glenn Beck calling it "awful" and film critic Kevin McCarthy on Fox News informing the audience that Noah "is definitely not a documentary." more >>
National Sibling Day arrives each year on April 10, bringing brothers and sisters across the U.S. closer together. Here is a compilation of 10 photos of celebrities with their siblings to celebrate.
1. Miley Cyrus and her half-sister, Brandi
2. Kate Hudson, step-brother Wyatt Russell more >>
Heaven Is For Real opens in theaters on April 16 and tells the story of the Burpo family, whose son Colton experienced a vision where he traveled to heaven and met Jesus when he was just 4 years old.
The film, based on a book of the same name, is Colton's father and small town church Pastor Todd Burpo's account of what his son saw during this vision, which took place during emergency surgery on the boy's appendix around 10 years ago. The family partnered with T.D. Jakes and director Randall Wallace to bring the story to the big screen. The film is generating a lot of media attention, however, the Nebraskan family still claims to function like any other American household despite the fame that might come with Heaven Is For Real.
"[After all the promotion for the film] we go home. We're normal at home. Sometimes you just have to disconnect. It's a lot easier for me to disconnect [from Facebook] than mom," Todd Burpo told The Christian Post. "When we go home I go back to pastoring, I'm a fireman. I do what I've always done. It's a good change of pace for me." more >>