This week we talk with Sound Effects Wrangler Steve Lee about the Wilhelm Scream, a sound effect that has been around for more than 50 years in Hollywood and has connected all of the Disney properties even before they were purchased by Disney.
In this episode we talk about:
How Steve Lee became a Sound Effects Wrangler in Hollywood
The History of the Wilhelm Scream and how it gets into movies.
The movies he placed it in and the times he was overruled
Will the Willhelm Scream ever die?
What has changed in Hollywood that he wishes hadn’t
What you need to know about being a Sound Effects Wrangler
Visit Steve Lee on his website:
This week on episode 23 of The Disney Movie Review we talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A new Stormtrooper toy is giving keys to the plot of the film. Disney settled a copyright infringement lawsuit on the Frozen teaser trailer. In the parks, Disney bans selfie sticks, stops selling poop-shaped snacks and announces closures for Disney Quest in Orlando’s Downtown Disney and The Magic of Disney Animation attraction in Hollywood Studios. That and much, much more.
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We got a sneak peek at Pixar's Inside Out and provide a review of the film that is 100% spoiler free..
Pixar's Inside Out, which comes to theaters June 19, tells the story of five emotions—Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness. They live inside a girl named Riley and help her navigate changes in her world. At one point, Joy and Sadness get accidentally lost inside the memories of Riley's brain. (See Trailer below).
To learn more about Inside Out read our preview article here.
Angelique Reisch is a technical lighting director at Pixar and has worked on such Disney/Pixar classics as Up, Ratatouille, Monster’s University and many more. Her latest challenge? Make Inside Out's heroine Joy appear to be a lightbulb throughout the entire film. We talk about it this week.In this episode we discuss the following:
This Week we talk with Bill Desowitz, the former editor of Animation Magazine. We geek out on the past 20 years of computer animation, talk about the current state of computer graphics, and chat about where he thinks Disney and Pixar are heading in the future.
Here is a link to Bill's blog, Immersed in Movies
Here is Bill's article on how Pixar lit Joy for Inside Out
This is Bill's article on the history of Toy Story
Here is where you can find Bill's book, James Bond Unmasked
'Ant-Man' TV Spots - This one has great music
Ant-Man Avengers TV-Spot
Who is Andy's monster?
Here's another Disney movie website and podcast to check out.
Tomorrowland opens to questionable reviews. What Director Brad Bird says is the most important thing about making films. One new animated film will have Disney’s first nude scene! We’ll talk about it in our Fast Flicks segment.
For the week of May 25, it’s episode 14 of the Disney Movie Review
‘What is Tomorrowland’ featurette
Disney’s International Trailer shows the differences between Frank and Casey’s pins.
Will Disney hit $3 Billion in revenue?
The Largest Disney Store in the World Opened in China
Lewis Black gave a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about silencing your cell phone during a movie and it is funny.
Star Wars Characters will be in Disney infinity 3.0. Check out the trailers
Show your #DisneySide and you could win a trip to Disney World and a night in the Cinderella suite!
Tomorrowland opened to some negative reviews and other positive reviews. I think this is a great movie that has a message that needs to be heard. This week we look at the movie with no spoilers in 10-minutes or less.
Director: Brad Bird. He won Oscar’s for Ratatouille and The Incredibles.
Screenwriter: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant) and Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, Lost (TV Show))
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank and optimistic teen scientist Casey embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Frank Walker (George Clooney)
As a kid, Frank Walker encounters Tommorowland at the 1964 World’s Fair. Walt debuted the “It’s a Small World” attraction at the event and while riding on the happiest cruise that ever sailed, Walker is selected to venture into Tomorrowland by a special pin. (See Trailer Below)
Somehow, Walker is returned to our world and become disillusioned about the future. When he encounters Casey Newton, he is thrust back into the fight for tomorrow. Walker is played by two-time Academy Award winning actor and director George Clooney. He is known for his roles as Danny Ocean in Ocean’s 11 and Matt Kowalski in Gravity.
Casey Newton (Britt Robertson)
As an inquisitive teen with a knack for fixing things, Casey Walker is obsessed with fixing the future. When she encounters a strange pin that takes her to another dimension, her curiosity is piqued. She sets out on a journey to find anyone and everyone who knows anything about the pin. View her featurette below.
Newton is played by Britt Robertson. The 25-year-old actress is known for her roles as Aubrey Miller in The First Time and Cara in Dan in Real Life.
Athena (Raffey Cassidy)
If you blinked, you’d probably miss Athena in the trailers. Aside from the featurette below, you probably wouldn’t even know she exists. However, Athena is the reason Newton and Walker both encounter Tomorrowland. She apparently has a limited number of pins to give out and is looking for someone who can save the future. She is also well-trained in combat and will participate in action scenes, as seen below.
Athena is played by Raffey Cassidy. She played the young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman and Young Angelique in Dark Shadows.
David Nix (Hugh Laurie)
While he is presented as a villain, my gut is telling me the David Nix character will be a little more complex than a standard villain. The Tomorrowland website describes him as an individual who prefers concrete science and data to dreamers.
Nix is played by Hugh Laurie, who is known for roles as Mr. Frederick Little in Stuart Little and Dr. Gregory House on the television show “House M.D.”
Glad you asked. Brad Bird has kept a tight lid on details for the movie, but little clips of the film have been released.
We all know Disney reuses animation and this YouTube clip puts a lot of the proof back-to-back
Age of ultron breaks records in China despite bad translation
Josh Gad (LeFou) and Luke Evans (Gaston) recording for the live-action Beauty and the Beast.