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Disney is celebrating 100 Years of Wonder this year, and that is one mighty event that could be rewarded. We have already seen plenty of new collectibles debut for the event, and it looks like more are on the way from Funko. Funko has recently kicked off its yearly Funko Fair, which consists of plenty of new Pop Vinyl and Funko Soda reveals. Some of those reveals consisted of a massive assortment of Disney Pops from classics like Walt Disney and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Princess and the Frog and Encanto. The whole line-up of new Pops will consist of:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Snow White (Cleaning) – Target Exclusive
- Snow White & Woodland Creatures – Pop Movie Posters
- Little Mirabel (Glow in the Dark)
- Young Walt Target Exclusive
- Walt with Camera – Funko Shop Exclusive
- Walt Disney on Engine
- Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Car
- Die-Cast Mickey Mouse
- Die-Cast Mickey – All Metal Chase
- Cinderella – Diamond Collection – Barnes & Noble Exclusive
Princess and the Frog
- Princess Tiana
- Princess Tiana – Diamond Collection – Books-A-Million Exclusive
- Tiana and Prince Naveen Dancing – Movie Moment
- Queen Elsa
- Queen Elsa – Diamond Collection – PartyCity Exclusive
- Maria, Berlioz and Toulouse – Flocked 3-Pack – Walmart Exclusive
- Carl and Ellie – Movie Moment
- Flynn and Rapunzel – Movie Moment
- Mary Poppins on Carousel
- Bert on Carousel
Lilo & Stitch
- Reuben with Grilled Cheese – Books-A-Million Exclusive
This is an incredible set of Disney collectibles, even if you are not a fan of Funko or the Pop collectibles. The Movie Moments are delightful, the Movie Posters Series is brilliant, and Rebuen from Lilo & Stitch is nothing but pure fun. Funko continues to impress, and their Pops is getting more intricate as time goes on. That Wayfinder Moana is beautifully crafted and will make an excellent display piece for any Disney fan’s collection. Some of these Disney 100 Years of Wonder Pops are retailer exclusives, but all standard releases are set for an April 2023 release. Pre-orders are already live right here, and check the specific retailer to reserve your exclusive Pop as well.
Anurag Kashyap, even back in 2022, predicted that SS Rajamouli’s RRR has a huge chance of winning the Oscars. He told that the historical-fiction will mostly secure an Oscar nomination because the West sees the film as something better than Marvel or DC. His predictions have come true as Naatu Naatu, the song from RRR, is among the Oscar contender for Best Original Song. Now, Anurag has come out with a lot of praise for SS Rajamouli and the song.
Speaking to Network 18, Anurag said, “RRR is all about its storytelling, and for the global audience, Naatu Naatu is a visually incredible song because it’s rooted.” He added that he would never shoot a hard song like Naatu Naatu, which takes several days and a lot of courage. “Here’s a director who pursues a sequence and takes as many days as required to shoot it! That takes a lot of vision, courage, and nerves of steel. And that has translated.”
The Dev D director says that with the global success, Hollywood would reach out to Rajamouli and ask him to direct a film there. “Everybody in the West is trying to reach out to Rajamouli now. He’s like the perfect director for a DC or a Marvel film. Conversations about collaborations between India and the West have been going on for a very long time. But with SS Rajamouli, it wouldn’t be a collaboration. What will happen is that they will steal him from us,” he said.
With Hollywood legend James Cameron asking SS Rajamouli to reach out to him to make a movie in Hollywood, the recent prediction of Anurga might also come true.
Meanwhile, people in India are waiting with bated breathe for March 13, when the winners of Oscars 2023 will be announced. If Naatu Naatu, which has already won the Golden Globes, brings home Oscars, RRR will become the first full-fledged Indian film to pull off the feat. RRR has already won many international awards including New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Director, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Original Song, and Best Foreign Language Film.
Rajamouli will next direct Mahesh Babu in a yet-untitled Telugu film.
Know the latest about Pathaan movie and its box office collection
Bollywood’s beloved Badshah aka Shah Rukh Khan is one person who certainly doesn’t need any introduction. The man has been on top of his game since the very beginning of his career and no wonder today, he deserves all the success, fandom and appreciation that comes his way. He’s a man of masses and through himself, he manages to connect the entire country in a very unique and special way. After the failure of movies like Raees and Zero in the box office, SRK took a hiatus from acting for some time and well, it certainly worked in his favour. He came back in a movie after 4 long years and well, the feeling couldn’t have been better.
Day 1 collections of Pathaan were excellent as it collected more than 56 crores in the Hindi domestic market. As far as day 2 is concerned, it earned around 70 crores thereby taking the total collection of two days to above 126 crores ladies and gentlemen.
Well, absolutely brilliant and fantastic stuff, right folks? Well, if SRK makes a return to cinemas after 4 long years, such numbers are only normal, ain’t it?
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Ayo Edebiri, the breakout actor known for The Bear, has landed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Edebiri is joining the cast of the villain-centric The Thunderbolts, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Edebiri rose to prominence last year with The Bear, the Hulu critical darling set in a high-pressure Chicago sandwich shop. The role of Sydney Adamu earned her a Critics Choice Award nomination. She is also known for work in the Netflix animated series Big Mouth.
The Thunderbolts centers on a team of Marvel anti-heroes, villains or otherwise shady characters, which at D23 last year Marvel said would include Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) David Harbour (Red Guardian), Wyatt Russell (US Agent), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine).
“It tells you a lot about the team when beloved Winter Soldier is the most stable among them,” Marvel boss Kevin Feige quipped at D23 in 2022 introducing the team.
Jake Schreier, known for Robot & Frank, is directing, with Black Widow scribe Eric Pearson writing.
Edebiri, who just had the Ben Platt feature Theater Camp debut at Sundance, is repped by CAA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Range Media Partners. Deadline first reported the news.
I have complicated feelings about Funkos and the Funko phenomenon, but I own a handful (mostly gifts that I love) and cherish them. Among the few I’ve kept over the years, my favorites include Amphibian Man (from The Shape of Water), Ava DuVernay because of course, and—even though I never choose him—Webber (Don’t Starve Together). Still, I found myself glancing at the company’s new releases and was disappointed to see the newest Princess and The Frog toy among the slew of Funko Fair 2023 announcements.
In this scene, recreating the film’s Down In New Orleans finale, Funko whitewashed the character Naveen. There are many theories as to what Naveen’s race and ethnicity are, with common assertions being SWANA (South West Asian and North African) due to his name and features. However, no reasonable person looks at Naveen and sees a white man. Maybe if you’re looking at the voice actor (Brazilian actor/lawyer Bruno Campos), but the character (including his portrayal on Once Upon A Time by actor Jeff Pierre) is clearly a person of color.
Naveen is one of two non-white canon Disney princes and really the only one with any degree of prince status at the start of the story (unlike Aladdin).
That’s not Naveen, that’s—
I wasn’t the only person that found issues with this rendition of Naveen. Within three hours, Funko took down the post featuring the couple as Prince Eric started to trend across social media platforms. It probably would’ve trended more if people weren’t making jokes and calling him stereotypical white names like Nathan, Neville, and Nigel. Our sister site, We Got This Covered, also found that Funko has a history of whitewashing characters (and people) of color. Just last year, people found a whitewashed Jimmy Hendrix and a pale America Chavez.
Twitter users thought he looked more like Eric from The Little Mermaid. There was a faction of people making jokes that she cheated on Naveen with Eric. Some even saw Prince Christopher from the 1997 Cinderella. Not only does this look like Paolo Montalban, but the cream-colored suit with black pants is just like the ball scene fit. Seeing it as Montalban though … I don’t hate it.
This isn’t even Funko’s first rodeo with lightening Naveen even though it’s certainly worse. If we’re being honest with ourselves, Tiana is also made much lighter. Though at least here she is undeniably Black and unlike her depiction in the original Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer.
This movie’s legacy doesn’t need more issues
As is, Princess and the Frog invokes many mixed emotions among Black audiences. On the one hand, features the first and only Black Disney princess. The music is amazing, and Tiana is both gorgeous and ambitious. There’s the rare female friendship on-screen, and the animation sequence for Almost There is a stunning homage to one of my favorite artists ever, Harlem Renaissance muralist Aaron Douglas.
However, Tiana is a frog for most of the movie, the film villainizes an already persecuted (and commodified) faith, and her story is a bootstrap narrative. Not just that, but she’s overcoming racism, classism, and sexism while all of this context is made into a subtext that can be wholly left out of the story. Because of how she was written, it’s kinda damned if they address these issues and damned if they don’t.
Naveen is loved as a musically inclined himbo, but also, he’s racially ambiguous and Disney has still failed to depict a Black prince. They didn’t need to do it in 2009 with Naveen, but it’s been 13 years since this film and 86 years since the first Disney princess film (Snow White) was released with no Black princes. There’s absolutely no issue with interracial couples being depicted in media by itself, but this pairing is often fetishized and put on some sort of pedestal right behind white couples. Not much has changed in that regards since this movie was released, and if anything it’s gotten worse via Netflix and the Kenya Barris Industrial Complex (both as separate and united entities.)
This Funko blunder really didn’t need to be making things worse with this poor adaption of these characters, especially Naveen.
(featured image: Disney)
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Pathaan has demolished all records at the box office on it’s second day by an unheard margin as trends indicate a second day total in the vicinity of Rs 70 crore. The Shah Rukh Khan led actioner was running to packed houses across the board with unprecedented demand for addition of shows in tier 2 and tier 3 centres. The Siddharth Anand directorial clocked an occupancy of 65 percent on it’s second day, despite releasing on over 5500 screens with over 20,000 shows a day. Be it the single screens or the multiplexes – Pathaan has recorded unimaginable occupancy all across and managed to surpass all the expectations on its second day. The Hindi version is looking to collect in the range of Rs 69 to 71 crore, the Tamil and Telugu dubbed version are expected to put in another Rs 2 to 3 crore to the total.
Pathaan runs riot at the box office across India
While the national chains were already operating with optimum capacity on the opening day, the real growth has come at relatively smaller multiplex chains like Rajhans and MovieMax, apart from the single screens.. While Rajhans scored a record-breaking growth of 150 percent over the opening day, MovieMax grew by 45 percent on it’s second day. These jumps have come despite the film performing at excellent occupancy on the day of release. It’s a single day record in both the chains and this shall stand tall for a long time. Even Miraj has shown excellent jump of 40 percent on it’s second day and created an all-time single day record in the chain.
Wednesday: 0.79 Lakh
Thursday: 1.15 crore (+45%)
Wednesday: 2.15 crore
Thursday: 3.00 crore (+40%)
Wednesday: 27.02 crore
Thursday: 31.75 crore (+18%)
There are some single screens too which performed to optimum capacity on second day. Ashok Cinema (Pune) collected Rs 91,000 on Wednesday and showed over 100 percent growth on Thursday to collect Rs 1.92 Lakh. There’s Radhakrishna Cinema in Chandrapur which as jumped 3x from Rs 76,000 on Wednesday to Rs 3.25 lakh on Thursday. It’s a similar scenario at single screens all across the nation, as Pathaan has pumped in oxygen in multiple dead cinema halls in the interiors of India. There are some other cinema halls in Mumbai like Fun Square in Sanpada and Nishant Cinema in Grant Road, which have been running to empty house for years now and it was a sight on sore eyes to see them put up a houseful board. UMA in Solapur grew from Rs 1.99 lakh to Rs 2.65 lakh.
Pathaan clocks the biggest single day collection of all time
Pathaan has recorded the biggest single day ever for a Hindi Film and also the biggest single day ever for a film in Hindi Market. The film has destroyed all the previous records by a margin of 27 percent, and the second day biz of Pathaan is a record that shall stay intact for a long time. The two-day Pathaan (All India) stands at approximately Rs 128 crore, and the film is fast headed to score a record-breaking opening weekend in the range of Rs 150 crore. The film is already the #1 film of Bollywood as far as records like biggest opening day, biggest single day, biggest second day and biggest opening weekend is concerned and in the days to come, it will topple many more records. In-fact, by the end of it’s run, there is a high chance for every major box office record, including the biggest grosser of all time, to be under the name of one man i.e. SHAH RUKH KHAN. The 2nd day business of Pathaan is of unheard proportion, surpassing all the predictions and theories of the film industry.
Pathaan Day Wise Box Office:
Wednesday: Rs 56.50 crore
Thursday: Rs 70 to 73 crore (Estimate)
Note: These are estimates based on samples received from limited centres and actuals might be marginally higher or lower than the estimated range. We shall bring out another update on exact business of second day by Friday at 1 pm. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates on the box office of Pathaan.
Ayo Edebiri, the breakout star of Hulu’s critically beloved sleeper hit The Bear, is joining Marvel’s Thunderbolts in an undisclosed role, according to Deadline Hollywood.
She joins a star-studded cast that also includes Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), David Harbour (Red Guardian), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), and Wyatt Russell (U.S. Agent).
Jake Schreier is set to direct, with Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow’s Eric Pearson writing the script. Thunderbolts is currently slated to release July 26, 2024 as the second-to-last film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 5, which will begin with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania next month.
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The Bear debuted on Hulu to widespread critical acclaim last summer, following the struggles inside a Chicago-based beef sandwich shop. Though much of the attention has been paid to Jeremy Allen White’s leading performance as a chef who leaves fine dining to run the restaurant after the tragic death of his brother, Edebiri has also garnered acclaim as Sydney Adamu, a talented and ambitious if less experienced young chef. She’s collected nominations from the Gotham Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards for the role, and is expected to be a contender for Emmys as well.
For more on Thunderbolts, check out our breakdown of the ragtag team of villains that could reshape the MCU as we know it.
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