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‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch

‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch
Fans of “All Dogs Go to Heaven” might not recall a scene in which one of the gone-too-soon pooches descends into the fiery belly of hell and narrowly escapes taking up permanent residence among the other condemned souls. And that’s apparently for good reason, as the full sequence in question was cut. It’s made its way online, as all such things eventually do, and is now available to retroactively ruin your childhood on YouTube. Watch the entire uncut scene below if you dare.

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The film was directed by the underrated Don Bluth, who provided a darker alternative to Disney fare throughout the 1980s and ’90s: “The Secret of Nimh,” “An American Tail,” “The Land Before Time,” “Rock-a-Doodle,” “Anastasia.” This chthonic sequence, although found in low quality, finds canine hero Charlie B. Barkin (voiced by Burt Reynolds) sucked
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Fascinating Disney animated films that never were

Feature Mark Harrison 5 Mar 2014 - 06:39

For every animated movie that gets made, there are dozens more that never make it. Mark looks at some failed Disney projects...

In the age of the internet, Hollywood studios are much quicker to announce the projects they have in development than they used to be. Now that the demand is there, there's a huge turnover of movie-related news every day, and if you follow it in any significant way, there are probably a whole bunch of projects that you've heard about, maybe even gotten excited about, that never came to fruition.

Still, it's not only via the easier availability of such information that we know about projects that never came to be. At a studio like Disney, projects will get as far as being fully developed in animatic form before falling apart, and the artefacts left behind from such abridged projects have made for some fascinating reading.
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'The Prince of Egypt' anniversary: The 10 greatest songs from (non-Disney!) animated musicals -- Video

'The Prince of Egypt' anniversary: The 10 greatest songs from (non-Disney!) animated musicals -- Video
Fifteen years ago today, DreamWorks released The Prince of Egypt — an epic Exodus adaptation with an incredible cast, including (but not limited to) Val Kilmer, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, and Patrick Stewart. (Seriously, how great would it be to have a dinner party with that group?)

But the people who are perhaps most responsible for The Prince of Egypt’s legacy don’t even appear in the film: They’re Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, the voices behind a little diva duet to end all diva duets called “When You Believe.
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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Five-Year Engagement,’ ‘The Raven’ and ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ Alternatives

Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to The Five-Year Engagement, The Raven and The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Jason Segel co-stars with Emily Blunt in a comedy he penned with Nicholas Stoller that follows the bumpy journey of one couple from the proposal to the wedding day. Chris Pratt & Alison Brie co-star.

Longing for some R-rated rom-coms:

Then She Found Me (2007) Helen Hunt stars as a woman whose husband (Matthew Broderick) walks out when she decides to adopt. Then she discovers the identity of her biological mother (Bette Midler) and meets the man of her dreams (Colin Firth, major upgrade.) But things get tricky when she discovers she’s pregnant with her husband’s baby.

Frankie and Johnny (1991) Scarface co-stars Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer re-team for this
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Project Parlor & Junk Food Dinner present:

  • Junk Food Dinner
March 1st is a red letter day for us here at Jfd. It's the first (of hopefully many) Junk Food Dinner nights at Project Parlor (742 Myrtle Ave.) in Bed-Stuy. Your charming hosts for this event are Mark Freado, Jr. and Kevin Merryman. Drink specials, trivia, drinking games, bickering, peanuts, couches, VHS prints- what's not to like? We're gonna kick things off at 9pm. Join us won't you?

StarCrash (Aka: The Adventures of StellaStar) [Italy, 1978]

A couple of smugglers pick up a mysterious castaway - the only survivor of a mission to destroy a super-weapon designed by the evil Count Zartram.

Released one year after Episode IV: A New Hope, Luigi Cozzi (Hercules/Demons 6) proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery with arguably the best of the Star Wars knock-offs. Former child evangelist Marjoe Gortner heads up a cast that includes Caroline Munro (Slaughter High/Maniac), Joe Spinnel (Forbidden Zone
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Robert Paynter obituary

UK cinematographer with credits including Thriller and Superman

The film directors Michael Winner and John Landis have every reason to be grateful to the British cinematographer Robert Paynter, who has died aged 82. Paynter helped visualise 10 of Winner's films and five by Landis, one of which is considered the most popular music video in history. Directed by Landis, the 14-minute video for Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983) vividly merged a pop song, innovative dancing and horror movie. Shot on 35mm stock, it featured Jackson metamorphosing into a werewolf and a zombie. Both Paynter, who created the eerie mood, and Rick Baker, credited with the stunning makeup effects, had previously teamed up effectively for Landis on An American Werewolf in London (1981).

Paynter was born in south London and educated at Mercer's school, Holborn, before being evacuated to Horsham, West Sussex, during the second world war. While still in his teens, he became a camera
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