Here’s The Trailer For Cars On The Road

Cars is the only PIXAR franchise that has never made me cry.  This is largely because it’s about talking cars.  It’s easy for me to get emotionally worked up over toys fearing that they’ll be forgotten or WALL-E losing its personality and returning to collecting trash.  Don’t even get me started on some of the emotional trauma that I suffered from UP and Inside Out.  But Cars …. I mean, I know that cars don’t talk to each other so it’s difficult for me to get too emotionally involved in their issues.  In PIXAR’s defense, though, the Cars films have always been pretty honest about the fact that they’re just meant to be silly fun.  No one is going to mistake Cars for Toy Story but then again, PIXAR has never asked anyone to.

Cars on the Road is the latest entry in the franchise.  This original series will be premiering on Disney Plus on September 8th.  Here’s the trailer:

Here’s The Trailer for Star Wars: Andor

The upcoming Disney+ original series, Star Wars: Andor, is a prequel to Rogue One, which was itself the fourth prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope.  If Andor is a success, I’m sure it will lead to another prequel and then a prequel to that and then a prequel to that and eventually, we’ll have a Star Wars series that takes place right before the Big Bang.  

(As you may have guessed from the tone of that last paragraph, I’m a bit skeptical of prequels in general.  It’s rare that they’re ever worth the trouble.  Better Call Saul is really the only prequel that I can I think of that actually enriches the experience of watching the show from which it was spun off.)

Anyway, Star Wars: Andor will be available to stream on September 21st.  Here’s the trailer:

Comic-Con 2022: I Am Groot Is Coming To Disney+

The teaser below was actually released yesterday, at Comic-Con.  I’m sharing it a day late because it’s taken 24 hours for me to get over the pure cuteness of I am Groot.

I am Groot is going to air on Disney+.  It’s advertised as being five short films about everyone’s favorite talking tree.  Of course, when we say talking, we mean that he repeats the same four words over and over again but those words mean something different every time.

I like Groot.  Seriously, who doesn’t like Groot?  It’s probably wise to limit him to five short films, though.  I don’t know if you could really pull off a Groot series without the concept wearing out its welcome.  But five short films, featuring different stages in the life of Groot …. that sounds great!

Here’s the teaser:

Here’s The Trailer for Pinocchio!

When you wish upon a star….

Well, I guess you get another live action remake of a beloved Disney classic.  In this case, the remake is Pinocchio.  Now before anyone rolls their eyes at another Disney remake, it should perhaps be considered that this one is being directed by Robert Zemeckis and it stars Tom Hanks as the lonely puppet maker.  To be honest, this seems like a good fit for Zemeckis’s style of storytelling and Tom Hanks seems like a good fit for Geppetto and he’s got experience playing a toy so he should at least understand Pinocchio’s point of view.

The film is set to drop on Disney+ on September 8th and I know at least one member of the TSL crew will be watching.  At the very least, this will probably be a little bit better than the Roberto Benigni film.

Here’s the trailer!

Here’s The Trailer For Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers!

Wow, Peter Pan has really let himself go!

This screeenshot above is from the trailer for Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, which finds Chip and Dale estranged but forced to once again work together.  It also features Peter Pan looking like he just spent a night drinking at Bada Bing.

This movie will be be streaming on Disney+, starting on May 20th!

Here’s The Trailer For Home Sweet Home Alone!

Good Lord, people, how hard is it to make sure that all of your kids are in the car before you leave for the airport!? You make out a list, you look in each car, you put a check mark next to each name, and you don’t go anywhere until every name has a check! It’s not that difficult!

Anyway, Home Sweet Home Alone is the new version of Home Alone. It’ll be premiering on Disney Plus in November so that will be your chance to watch this new kid, Max, be traumatized for the rest of his life. Here’s the trailer:

Seriously, if you’re going to totally abandon your child for the holidays, you should at least make sure that you abandon them in a big house. Sure, they might have some problems with the burglars but that’s to be expected, I guess.

Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner hit their marks in the Hawkeye Trailer

Hawkeye finds Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) back in the spotlight when a vigilante similar to the Ronin appears in NYC. This leads him to Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee), an archer who’s just as good as our Avenger. What she’s into, we don’t know, but it makes for an excellent team up. The show bridges the character we know with the 2005 comic counterpart (with some changes to tie things into the current Marvel Cinematic Universe). With a Christmas setting, part of me hoped that Shane Black had a hand in it some where. Not to worry, as Mad Men and Bridgerton writer/producer Jonathan Igla is the showrunner here.

Hawkeye also stars Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep), Ava Russo (Avengers: Endgame), and Florence Pugh (Black Widow).

Hawkeye premieres on Disney Plus on November 24th.

Here’s The Trailer For Loki!

Like many people, I was broken-hearted when it appeared that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was killed during Avengers: Infinity War. Then I was happy to see that he came back (in a fashion) in Avengers: Endgame! As for the upcoming Disney+ series featuring Loki …. well, let’s just watch the trailer and patiently wait for June 11th, shall we?

It looks good to me but, of course, you knew I was going to say that. I’m among those who feels that Tom Hiddleston can do no wrong so I’m going to be happy to see him in just about everything. Does this series make Loki the first Marvel villain to get his own MCU vehicle? Good for him. Who doesn’t love Loki?

Here’s The Latest Teaser For The Falcon and The Winter Soldier!

Here’s the latest teaser/trailer for The Falcon and The Winter Solider.  This show will begin streaming on March 19th, at which point we’ll see if it’s destined to become a pop culture phenomena like WandaVision or if it’s going to go the route of Netflix’s Marvel shows.

Judge for yourself: