Why Disney passed on Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’: He’s ‘dumber’

“Lightyear” producers are speaking out about why they passed on hiring Tim Allen for the new blockbuster Disney flick — amid whispers he was snubbed because of his conservative political beliefs. Allen, 69, famously voiced the Buzz Lightyear action figure in all four “Toy Story” movies, so fans are surprised the actor isn’t involved in … Read more

Disney morale terrible after CEO Bob Chapek fires Peter Rice

Morale is at an all-time low at the beleaguered Mouse House after Disney CEO Bob Chapek dumped TV content boss Peter Rice. Rice, who joined Disney after the media giant acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019, was replaced on Thursday by his number two, Dana Walden, in what many have described as a “shocking” shakeup. … Read more

A character guide before the Disney Plus series

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvelphoto: Daniel McFadden/Marvel Studios Step aside, Spider-Man: There’s a new friendly neighborhood superhero in town. Come June 8, Kamala Khan, to drop her her non-made-up name, will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the small screen in Disney+’s Ms. Marvel before transitioning to the big screen next … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Vader Duel Is Anakin Skywalker at His Pettiest

Alright Anakin, we get it, calm down.screenshot: Lucasfilm Darth Vader is Star Wars‘ ultimate villain. We’ve always known that, but the revived era of the franchise has dug deep into Vader as a character beyond his iconography to re-establish why we’re fascinated with him, why we’re so scared of him, and why we ultimately invest … Read more

Is Halsey an Industry Plant? The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture

photo: Featureflash Photo Agency (shutterstock) I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think that every human on earth being constantly connected to a source of infinite, unverified information might actually not be the best avenue to a healthy, productive society. My evidence this week: Music industry plants, stupid new slang, a ruined Disney … Read more

Disney World guest says she was asked to leave park or buy shirt to match dress code

A woman who visited Walt Disney World Resort says she was “dress-coded” by theme park staff, and the viral TikTok detailing the alleged incident has led to a larger debate on the organization’s dress code policy. Content creator Nicole DeLosReyes took a Mother’s Day family trip to the Orlando resort in early May, according to … Read more

Star Wars Prequel ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Is Masterfully Guided by Ewan McGregor

Time may not heal all wounds, but it does sometimes allow one to overlook the bad in favor of the good. That’s certainly been the case with George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, whose many shortcomings (The dialogue! The wooden acting! Jar Jar!) were rightfully ridiculed at the time, and yet now seem amusingly quaint and … Read more

Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2

Obi-Wan KenobiImage: Lucasfilm There’s a moment early on in the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s two-part premiere that, while an astute observation about how the Jedi work as characters, it seems explicitly designed to be an explanation for why everything happens the way it does: Reva, the Sith Inquisitor known as Third Sister (Moses Ingram), … Read more

Rescue Rangers’ to the ‘Dick in a Box’ Guys

Akiva Schaffer prefers to stay behind the scenes. But that doesn’t mean he’s any less funny than his Lonely Island bandmates Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone. The three middle school best friends started shooting videos right out of college before landing a plush gig making digital shorts for Saturday Night Liveincluding hits like “Lazy Sunday,” … Read more

Ugly Sonic in ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ and All the Wildest Cartoon Cameos

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is a Who’s Who cavalcade of cameos. It’s a cartoon and animation fan’s Wonderland. If Bugs Bunny interacting with Mickey Mouse in Who Framed Roger Rabbit warped your fragile little mind as a kid, Rescue Rangers will detonate your brain faster than you can say “Ugly Sonic.” (Oh, he’s there…) … Read more