My newest interview subject, Mark A. Mangini, is an accomplished sound designer and editor. He’s helped create the soundscapes for films of all sorts. Ranging from multiple films in the Star Trek franchise to a frequent collaboration with Joe Dante, from Disney Renaissance classics like Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin to Mad Max: Fury Road, which would win him his first Oscar, Mark A. Mangini has created memorable soundscapes for almost half-a-century, with no signs of stopping any time soon. Mark took some time to speak with me this past December, and today I share my epic conversation with this great talent.
Beauty and the Beast
A look back at most of my articles for Pop Geeks, as well as my previous writing base of RetroJunk, will show you that I’m not really a 90s fan. I’ve often discussed all the pain and turmoil that I went through in the 90s, everything from my dad’s death in 1995 to extensive school bullying to time spent in a mental hospital to the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome to multiple school transfers, and how I retreated into the pop culture of the 80s as both a form of escape and a coping mechanism for my troubles back then. There was some 90s pop culture that I liked, though, and so I wanted to do something a little different with my newest editorial.
The name Mickie McGowan may not be familiar to you, but you’ve certainly heard her voice before, or at least those of the talents she’s gathered together when doing ADR casting for films from the 80s to the modern day. I first came to know of Mickie McGowan via seeing her posts on the Facebook walls of some of my other friends, and when I looked up her filmography, I was stunned. Name an animated movie of the past 30 years, and she was most likely involved, either as a voice-over talent or ADR coordinator. Her live-action resume is rather impressive as well. I interviewed Mickie McGowan on Tuesday, December 5th, about her long and varied career, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know this unique talent.
One of the most anticipated film releases of 2017 is the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. One big reason for that is that it features Harry Potter star Emma Watson portraying the role of Bell. You can check out a new TV spot that Walt Disney Studios released this week below.
The release of Disney’s upcoming live action remake of Beauty and the Beast draws ever closer. A new TV spot was released this week that shows a lot more footage, which you can check out in the player below.
Walt Disney Studios revealed a number of new photo still images this week for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. You can check out all the new images in pristine quality in the gallery below. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size images.
My first exposure to Kimmy Robertson’s work came as a young Disney fan. In 1989, I saw Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, where Kimmy played Gloria Forrester, and that was followed by seeing The Little Mermaid and Beauty And The Beast in theaters. In the former, Kimmy voiced one of Ariel’s sisters, and in the latter, she voiced Fifi (often incorrectly called Babette in current merchandise), one of the many enchanted objects in The Beast’s castle. As I grew older, I saw her as Rose in The Last American Virgin, another movie I came to admire very much after having some initial worries about the picture. I first introduced myself to Kimmy on Facebook in 2013, and I had the great pleasure of interviewing her on March 1st, 2016. I hope you all enjoy getting to know her as well as I did.
Walt Disney Studios unveiled the first teaser trailer today for the upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You can check out the new video in the player below, which offers a brief glimpse of the upcoming film, based on Disney’s animated classic. The new film refashions the characters and musical numbers from the animated version.
Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast Remake Set for 2017 Release, Alan Menken Composing New Songs
Walt Disney Studios announced some new details for a tale that is as old as time and true as it can be with the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The latest film where Disney re-imagines its classic animated feature library in a live-action lens will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017.