Chris E. Hayner

Chris E. Hayner writes about TV, film and pop culture. He is a member of the Television Critics Association and has previously contributed to places like IGN, The Hollywood Reporter, Nerdist, Mashable, CBS Interactive, and Tribune Media. He currently serves as Associate Entertainment Editor at GameSpot.

How The Little Mermaid Brought Disney Animation Back From The Dead

It's been nearly 30 years since The Little Mermaid swam into theaters on November 17, 1989, ushering in a new era for Walt Disney animated films. At the time of its production, Disney Studios' animation division was no longer the powerhouse it has once been. Mermaid, however, was just the film the company needed to turn its cartoon division around.
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Wreck It Ralph 2's Alan Tudyk On Finding His Disney Voice And Going Full-Blown Villain In Doom Patrol

For any voice actor, joining the Walt Disney Animation Studios roster of talent seems like it should be a dream come true. After all, you've become part of a fabric of movies that includes iconic titles like Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Robin Hood. For Alan Tudyk, who has now appeared in six Disney animated films--along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story--it was another movie that drew him to the studio growing up.

Future Man Season 2: 9 Things You Need To Know, Straight From The Cast and Producers

Get ready to head back… to the future. The second season of Future Man is almost here and the Hulu original series is somehow more bizarre and absurd than ever before. After seemingly saving the world at the end of Season 1, Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), Tiger (Eliza Coupe), and Wolf (Derek Wilson) are headed forward in the timeline, only to realize something got very screwed up along the way.

How MoviePass Changed The Way We See Movies

It's a good time to be a movie exhibitor. In 2018, movie theater revenue broke records, thanks in large part of massive event films like Black Panther and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Because of those major tent pole titles, along with many others, it's expected that the year will end with theaters bringing in $11.8 billion domestically--besting the former record of $11.4 billion in 2016. However, while the films themselves are a hugely important driver of the current boom, there's something else that deserves at least some of the credit: MoviePass.

Simon Pegg Says Amazon Prime's The Boys Adaptation is "Bittersweet"

While a release date has not been announced for Amazon Prime's upcoming adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book The Boys, one actor appearing in the show is glad something that's been so important to him for over a decade is finally coming to life. Mission Impossible: Fallout star Simon Pegg has a long history with The Boys and it's one he's able to carry over to the adaptation.

Aquaman Writer Says A Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Is Still Happening

The status of A Nightmare on Elm Street has been stuck somewhere in limbo over the past several years. After a 2010 reboot failed to reignite the franchise, fans have been waiting for yet another return for Freddy Krueger, in some form. It was first reported in 2015 that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) would write a new reboot, though there's been no news of the film in the time that followed.

The Flash 100: How "What's Past Is Prologue" Aims To Be More Than A Greatest Hits Episode

To celebrate 100 episodes, The Flash is doing something it's been very fond of over five seasons. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is going back in time--again--and will hopefully not screw up the timeline--again. In a trailer for the momentous episode, "What's Past is Prologue," it's revealed that Barry will be revisiting the biggest villains from the show's past, and he's not doing it alone. This time, his speedster daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) is along for the ride.

The Flash 100: What's Next After That Insane Cliffhanger?

Making is to 100 episode of TV in the modern landscape is no easy feat. So many shows last only a season or two before meeting an untimely end. That's what makes The Flash's achievement so special and worthy of celebration. What you might not have expected, though, was an episode that also served as a game changer for not just this season, but the series as a whole. Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Flash's 100th episode, "What's Past is Prologue."

Batman: The Animated Series Blu-Ray Review: The Box Set We Deserve

What is there to say about Batman: The Animated Series that we haven't been repeating to ourselves and our friends over the last two decades? It's the cartoon that defined a generation of comic book fans and introduced us to the likes of Mark Hamill's Joker, a brand new character in Harley Quinn, and an animation style that fit its subject so perfectly that no live-action version of the Dark Knight could possibly compete.
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