The 7 dark original stories that inspired 7 popular Disney movies

Disney movies almost always have happy endings but in order to get to the living happily ever after part, some pretty dark things usually have to happen. But they’re not as dark as the original stories the movies are based on. Those are basically horrific tales of torture that have been cleverly repurposed to… »10/05/15 8:00pmMonday 8:00pm

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon Loves The Guardians of the Galaxy Film A Little Too Much

The very first shot of Marvel’s new Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon is of Star-Lord’s cassette player. A hand reaches down onto it, the thumb presses play... and then Hooked on a Feeling blares out, as if a million executives simultaneously cried out “Oh god you loved that weird movie we made last year. What do we do… »9/28/15 5:30pm9/28/15 5:30pm

It's the First Trailer For Disney's Wild(ly Unnecessary) Live-Action Jungle Book

On the plus side, Disney’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic The Jungle Book seems action packed. Certainly, watching a realistic Bagheera and Shere Khan tussle adds a certain spice to the proceedings. And seeing a super-young Mowgli toss himself of a cliff is pretty damned exciting. Plus, Idris Elba… »9/15/15 12:00pm9/15/15 12:00pm

Disney Infinity 3.0: The Kotaku Review

I played the first Disney Infinity. Hated it. More importantly, my kids hated it too, because it had too many menus, janky controls and some tedious mission design. Yet here we are, having skipped the sequel, for Dadtaku purposes playing our way through Disney Infinity 3.0. Or as most kids will know it, “the Star Wars »8/28/15 2:11pm8/28/15 2:11pm

Why Disney/Pixar Hired One of Its Biggest Critics to Work on Its New Movie

Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz just announced that he’s joining the crew of Pixar’s Coco, an upcoming movie inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Why is this news? Well, in addition to being a fantastic artist and the creator of the syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha, Alcaraz is a political cartoonist who’s been sharply… »8/19/15 7:30pm8/19/15 7:30pm

Disney Is Adding A Massive 14 Acres of Star Wars To Its Theme Parks (Updated)

Years of rumors have finally be made official. Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced at the D23 Expo that they are making not one, but two, full-on Star Wars-themed lands at their theme parks. One at Hollywood Studios in Orlando and one at Disneyland in Anaheim, marking their largest single land park expansions ever. »8/15/15 6:47pm8/15/15 6:47pm