With the home video release of Oz the Great and Powerful on June 11, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be launching a new service, ‘Digital Copy Plus.’ Taking a cue from the Disney Movies Anywhere initiative, in which consumers will be able to purchase a film and stream it across multiple devices, the Digital Copy Plus replaces the digital copy disc previously offered and transfers it into the cloud, so consumers can choose how and where the digital copy is stored/accessed from.
The way it works is relatively simple: consumers will take the Digital Copy Plus code included in their purchase and enter it into the DigitalCopyPlus.com website. They will then choose a cloud provider: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, each with their own offerings on multi-device playback via download and streaming, including access via Roku devices. This means at launch (and depending on chosen provider), Disney films will be available on televisions, iOS devices, Roku, Android tablets, Kindle Fire, gaming consoles, PCs, Macs and even — ironically enough — BD players that offer access to these providers.
The service is not just limited to Disney releases, however. It will apply to all of Disney’s studios including Pixar, Marvel, Touchstone and even DreamWorks, which Disney currently has a distribution agreement with.
At launch, it appears the service will be available only to consumers in the United States and Canada, with Canadian access limited to the iTunes service.
It’s still a far cry from the promised Disney Movies Anywhere service, but it certainly seems a step in the right direction, especially for the company which can now trade off manufacturing and supporting additional discs and materials for leveraging existing services from third party providers.
Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions have provided us with these ‘fun facts’ from their upcoming release, The Lone Ranger (July 3, 2013), starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. They also provided us with a new teaser poster for the film, displayed here (click to see the larger version).
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
- The Lone Ranger releases in 2013, exactly 80 years after the character first made its way onto the airwaves courtesy of WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan, on January 30, 1933. And coincidentally, Detroit is the city in which producer Jerry Bruckheimer was born and raised!
- Two background players attired in period costume for the Wild West Exhibition sequence were Ann Simon and her 10-year-old daughter Jenna Jewell Simon, respectively the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of James Jewell, who directed the very first broadcast of ‘The Lone Ranger’ radio series on January 30, 1933, and many thereafter.
- The creation of The Lone Ranger’s mask required much trial and error from Joel Harlow’s makeup department, with ten different designs and seven fittings with actor Armie Hammer. The final version was vacuum-formed over Hammer’s face, and was made of very soft goatskin leather.
- The film’s visual consultant Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery was so hands-on that he hand-carved the Native American petroglyphs that adorn the wooden frame around Old Tonto’s diorama in the Wild West Exhibition tent, and personally painted symbols on the walls of a 200-foot-long train tunnel that he designed, which was built in Creede, Colorado.
- To bring his and Gore Verbinski’s physical world of The Lone Ranger to life, visual consultant Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery’s art department staff was composed of six art directors, eleven set designers, two illustrators, a scenic artist, multiple storyboard artists, two graphic designers, two model makers, a research coordinator, an art department production assistant and 274 members of the construction team.
- Twelve full-size structures comprised the ‘town’ of Colby, Texas, built in Rio Puerco, New Mexico, including a train station, livery stable, saloon, rooming house, bank, sheriff’s office and various shops.
- Built adjacent to Colby was another town meant to be in a different state, Promontory Summit, Utah, more solidly built than the decidedly ramshackle Colby with brick and wood. The town was a crucial element in the re-creation of the famed Golden Spike ceremony that took place on May 10, 1869, when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific trains met head-to-head after completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
- The colorful and wonderfully bizarre ‘Hell on Wheels’ set was prefabricated in the art department warehouse in Albuquerque for five weeks and then, over the course of another six weeks, assembled for filming in the rolling hills of Lamy, New Mexico. The end result was a fantastical cornucopia populated by a splendid and weird combination of snake charmers, human oddities, fire eaters, tea merchants, intestinal complaint medics, dentists, religious fanatics and railroad workers, set against a backdrop of lavish tents, stages and ramshackle booths anchored by the imposing exterior of Red’s Traveling Entertainments.
- Academy Award®–winning set decorator Cheryl Carasik got advice on the dressing of Red Harrington’s chambers from Helena Bonham Carter herself, who portrays the saloon owner. Among Carter’s requests for the set were a pair of period handcuffs, riding crops, period-correct 1860s books on medicine and some risqué books that showed little more than exposed shoulders.
- The Sleeping Man Mine set, constructed in mountainous Creede, Colorado, at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet above sea level, was designed to blend in with the historic town’s actual 19th century silver mine buildings. New structures included a 200-foot-long train tunnel with a 40-foot-tall faux rock front, a mile of railroad track, elevated tracks and trestles for ore carts, plus mining shacks that, although newly built, looked aged enough to fall apart at any moment.
- Creede, Colorado, one of the film’s most important locations, has quite a Wild West history of its own. It was in Creede that Robert Ford, the ‘dirty little coward’ who shot Jesse James, was himself gunned down in 1892.
- The terrifyingly perched ‘Spirit Platform,’ on which John Reid (Armie Hammer) awakens, really was terrifyingly perched at the very edge of Moab, Utah’s Dead Horse Point, with a nearly 2000 foot drop to the valley floor and Colorado River below. The rickety platform itself was an additional 18 feet high, and yes, that really is Armie Hammer and not a stunt performer on top of it!
- Although he carries no firearms, Tonto equips himself with two knives, one of which is ironically fashioned from a railroad spike.
- Red Harrington’s (Helena Bonham Carter) ivory leg was designed by visual consultant Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery and illustrator Jim Carson, with the artwork done by Texas scrimshaw artist Linda Capstone. Three different versions of the leg needed to be fabricated, one of which was outfitted by John Frazier’s special effects department with a moveable gun barrel, fire, smoke and pneumatic controls.
- Costume Designer Penny Rose made certain that all the wardrobe was of fabrics authentic to the time and place: wool, cotton and silk. There are no zippers, buttons have only two holes per the period and every single female background player wears a corset.
- To properly age the wardrobe, Penny Rose and her team used a variety of innovative techniques, including putting them along with pebbles in a cement mixer, using cheese graters to wear them down and, occasionally, taking blowtorches to materials as well!
- Before shooting actually began, all main cast members of the film had to attend ‘Cowboy Boot Camp’ at a ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico, learning to ride, shoot, rope, saddle a horse, drive wagons — whatever the action required.
- Among the technical adviser specialists assigned to work with the cast were expert gunslinger Keith Meriweather, who demonstrated the finer points of gun handling, including quick draws and twirling; and Steve Brown, one of the world’s eight acknowledged yo-yo masters, who needed to teach Tom Wilkinson the distinctive way in which his character, Latham Cole, twirls, catches and releases a pocket watch.
- Shooting in all four seasons, the company of The Lone Ranger experienced nearly every weather condition imaginable, from huge amounts of wind and blowing dust to snow, rain, freezing rain, lightning strikes, hail and burning heat. The cast and crew worked in temperatures ranging from 29 degrees Fahrenheit to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Before filming began, the film’s Comanche adviser, Wahathuweeka-William Voelker and his associate Troy ‘The Last Captive’ performed a traditional blessing ceremony on the grounds of Albuquerque Studios, which included a magnificent Golden Eagle named ‘Nue Pi’ (‘Tornado’) they raised at Sia, their ethno-ornithological facility in Cyril, Oklahoma.
- The winds were so strong at Rio Puerco, New Mexico, the site chosen for the ‘towns’ of Colby and Promontory Summit, that a crewmember dubbed it ‘The Devil’s Sandbox.’ Gusts of wind blew anywhere from twenty-five to seventy miles per hour, forcing the crew to wear scarves, bandanas and goggles for protection. By the end of the day, nonetheless, all were covered with dust from head to toe.
- Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer deliberately chose the iconic landscapes of Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation as a backdrop for much of The Lone Ranger’s action because of its heralded place in the history of the American western, made particularly famous in the films of John Ford.
- Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski and the rest of the film’s company were warmly greeted by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, Vice President Rex Lee Jim and a large delegation from the largest tribe in the United States.
- Filming in Canyon de Chelly, another natural landmark in the Navajo Nation, required the crew to utilize local safari vehicles, which are converted sixty-year-old, four-wheel-drive trucks from the Korean War, humorously dubbed ‘Shake ‘n’ Bakes’ by the local people.
- In both Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, several key cast members and filmmakers — including Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, James Badge Dale and Gore Verbinski — lived out of their trailers at base camp, enjoying nightly campfires and music. They were sometimes fed traditional stews and fry bread by a local Navajo family on whose land they were staying.
- Another sacred Navajo Nation locale used by the filmmakers was the famed Shiprock, a 1,583-foot-high rock formation known to the local people as Tse’Bit’Ai (‘rock with wings’).
- After wrap on the final day of filming in tiny Creede, Colorado, Johnny Depp held an autograph-signing session with local people for nearly four hours, and despite the fact that the town has a population of only 290, nearly a thousand souls magically appeared for the occasion.
- Another lofty location in Moab, Utah, was Fossil Point, where the production somehow created a full-size train, workers’ camp and 154 costumed extras. Fossil Point is also known as ‘Thelma & Louise Point,’ where the two cinematic outlaws drove off a cliff at the finale of the famed Ridley Scott film.
- In Moab, the town’s sole sushi restaurant honored the film by creating such specials as ‘Tonto-maki’ and ‘Kemowasabee Roll’ and a drink called ‘Kemo-sake Mojito.’
- Another lofty location that tested the cast and crew for their tolerance of high altitudes was the 8,600 foot high Angel Fire, New Mexico, usually known as a popular ski resort. It was here that the company completed its last location filming outside of California.
- On the final day of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer’s filming in late September 2012, a large cake was wheeled out with a picture decorating its top — not of the two stars, but rather their popular New Mexico-based stand-ins, Wes Trudell and James Blackburn — to the actors’ great amusement.
- At wrap, it was calculated that The Lone Ranger had four-and-a-half months of prep, three preshoot days, one hundred and fifty shooting days, thirty-one weeks of filming in five states, twelve major company moves, three thousand camera setups, a thousand-plus shooting hours and a million-plus man hours.
- For a scene in which a derailed locomotive comes dangerously close to crushing Tonto and John Reid to powder, special effects supervisor John Frazier and his coordinator Jim Schwalm and their crew mounted a 25,400-pound locomotive on a 4,000-pound turntable which, pulled by cables, twisted and turned its way down a 10,000-pound track.
- For a scene in which The Lone Ranger gallops through a railroad passenger car on Silver, firing his pearl-handled six-shooter at full speed while passengers duck for cover, stunt coordinator Tommy Harper recruited such stunt legends as Terry Leonard, Hal Burton, Mic Rodgers, Randy Hice, Mike Runyard, Donna Evans and Lisa Hoyle, many of them second or third generation in their field and descendants of stunt performers who would have worked in the Golden Age of Hollywood when the Western was at its zenith.
- Rather than hire existing trains, the demands of the script meant that the production needed to build two 250-ton trains, and the five miles of track on which they rolled. An Albuquerque-based railroad and excavating service company called Gandy Dancer hauled in 3,8789,425 pounds of the 33-foot rail, bars, tie plates, and ties on 82 flatbed truckloads from Blythe, California. A whopping 60,429 pounds of bolts, washers, and turnouts were sent on two flatbed trucks from Kansas City, and 402,000 pounds of ties and spikes from Stockton, California.
- For a sequence depicting the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, train coordinator Jim Clark and experts from railroad company Gandy Dancer had to educate the one hundred background players portraying railroad workers in the numerous tasks necessary to build a railroad: carrying rails and ties, driving spikes, tightening joints, shoveling ballast, refilling water tenders, driving mule teams and surveying.
- The two trains built for the film (converted into three by switching rail cars) were period-authentic down to the last detail, save for the fact that they worked on modern hydraulic power rather than steam, and were all built like shipping containers so that they could be lifted off the train chassis and onto specially created flatbed trucks for “road rig” filming on various highways and byways in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and California.
- The filming required that several actors — among them Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner and Ruth Wilson — stand on top of trains moving at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
- The Lone Ranger’s ‘Spirit Horse,’ the famed Silver, is incredibly enough ‘played’ by a ten-year-old Thoroughbred-quarter horse mix named Silver, with which head horse trainer Bobby Lovgren of War Horse fame was already familiar.
- The film’s Comanche technical advisers, Wahathuweeka-William Voelker and Troy ‘The Last Captive’ worked closely with various departments for historic and cultural accuracy. This included creating, for the first time, accurate Comanche Numu kahni (teepees) with a four-pole foundation.
- The film contains some 1,300 visual effects shots under the supervision of visual effects supervisors Tim Alexander, who also collaborated with Gore Verbinski on the director’s Academy Award®–winning Rango, and Gary Brozenich.
- Two principal The Lone Ranger cast members are the sons of legendary Broadway musical theater stars. The parents of James Badge Dale, who portrays Dan Reid, are two-time Tony Award® nominee, actor/dancer/director/choreographer Grover Dale, who among so many credits was one of the original Jets on stage in ‘West Side Story,’ and Anita Morris, who starred in the original cast of ‘Nine’ and received a Tony Award® nomination for her efforts. And JD Cullum, who plays Latham Cole’s associate, Wendell, is the scion of the great John Cullum, who has starred on the Great White Way in so many musicals, amongst them the original production of ’1776′ and winning Tony Awards® for both ‘On the Twentieth Century’ and ‘Shenandoah.’
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that for a limited time, every guest who purchases a ticket to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 in RealD 3D will receive a free Iron Man comic book. Beginning Friday, May 24 until Monday, May 27, more than 400 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will distribute the special edition comic books, while supplies last.
‘Iron Man 3 is the reigning box office champ so far for 2013 and this free comic book gives our guests another reason to see it again in RealD 3D over the Memorial Day weekend,’ says Ted Cooper, senior vice president of film for Regal Entertainment Group. ‘For fans and collectors, this special edition comic book will be a hot item, and best of all its free when you purchase a ticket.’
Regal’s exclusive comic book is titled Iron Man 3 Prelude. The storyline focuses on the character Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine while also providing many additional connections to Iron Man 3. This free offer for Memorial Day weekend moviegoers is made possible by Marvel Entertainment, Regal Entertainment Group, Fandango and RealD.
‘This comic book provides a wonderful storyline to accompany the already successful movie,’ says Ken Foreman, vice president of film marketing for Regal Entertainment Group. ‘It really gives the characters life and will help build continued excitement for our guests wanting to see this action-filled movie again or for the first time.’
The free comic is only available when purchasing tickets at the box office. For a list of participating locations visit http://www.regmovies.com/Promotions/Iron-Man-Comic-Book.
‘Monsters University’ Soundtrack to Feature Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia (Updated)
Amazon.com has listed begun listing the track list for the soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University.
Primarily featuring the music of composer Randy Newman, the soundtrack also features an appearance by Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia. It will be available to own on June 18, 2013 and is now available for pre-order.
The track list is as follows:
1. Main Title
2. Young Michael
3. First Day at MU
4. Dean Hardscrabble
6. Scare Pig
7. Wasted Potential
8. Oozma Kappa
9. Stinging Glow Urchin
10. Field Trip
11. Rise and Shine
12. The Library
13. Roar (Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia)
14. The Scare Games
15. Did You Do This?
16. Human World
17. The Big Scare
19. Mike and Sulley
20. Monsters University
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer — and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University. But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, ‘Sulley’ (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University is directed by Dan Scanlon, produced by Kori Rae and features music from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman. The film also stars the vocal talents of Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger and opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in 3D in select theaters.
UPDATE: In addition, we have learned that ‘Roar’ will be digitally released on its own on June 4, accompanied by remixes by MC Yogi and Style of Eye.
This latest trailer for Monsters University also features ‘Roar’ by Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso
UPDATE: Also featured in the film is the music of Mastodon, used to ‘serenade one the film’s new monsters.’
‘We wanted to capture the college feel in Monsters University, said Scanlon, ‘and music is a big part of that. The score and the inclusion of other great musicians like Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso [of Swedish House Mafia] and Mastodon help us convey a fun, freewheeling college atmosphere.’
Today, via an Amazon.com listing, we have learned that ‘Roar’ will be getting its own digital EP which will feature remixes by MC Yogi and Style of Eye.
The ‘Roar’ track along with its remixes will be available for digital download on June 4 according to the listing, while the film’s soundtrack will be available June 18, just a few days prior to the film’s theatrical release on June 21.
This latest trailer for Monsters University also features ‘Roar’ by Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso
Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon.com has taking pre-orders for the the 1979 classic, The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment with a release date of August 13, 2013.
Celebrate The Nearly 35th Anniversary of the ultimate frogs-to-riches story with the one that started it all — The Muppet Movie. Laugh along with the mostly-true story of how the Muppets got their start, now for the first time ever in vibrant Blu-ray hi-def picture and sound.
From the very first ‘plunk!’ of Kermit’s banjo playing ‘The Rainbow Connection’ (Oscar nominee, Best Original Song, 1979), to the hysterical road trip that brings our fearless frog together with Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and most importantly of all, Miss Piggy, join the jam-packed heartwarming hilarity, outrageous antics and big-shot Hollywood cameos. It’s bursting with hilarious bonus extras including an all-new Frog-E-Oke sing-along with your favorite Muppet songs.
As Kermit and the gang sing — ‘Life’s like a movie!’ Make The Muppet Movie part of your family, and have the time of your life as the Muppets share laughter and fun with ‘the Lovers, the Dreamers…and You.’
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
Ahead of any official announcements, multiple etailers have begun listing several Disney animated classics (and neo-classics) for a release date on Blu-ray of August 6, 2013. (NOTE: Return to Never Land has now been given an August 20 release date).
Amongst the releases scheduled are Return to Neverland Special Edition, Sword in the Stone 50th Anniversary Edition and Robin Hood 40th Anniversary Edition. No information on bonus features is currently available but we will update as it becomes available to us.
Also of note being listed for an August 6 release is the Disney Channel animated special, Pixie Hollow Games Pixie Party Edition.
NOTE: Image shown above is not official art for United States release / Source
UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed a couple of the releases and provided details, offered below:
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Disney proudly presents the unforgettable animated classic Robin Hood on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Experience all the fun, thrills and celebrated music (Academy Award® Nominated Music for Best Original Song ‘Love’ in 1973) of this legendary adventure with perfect picture and sound!
Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won’t rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne. One of Disney’s most beloved movies is even better on Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Bonus Features: Deleted Storyline ‘Love Letters’ (NEW), Alternate Ending, ‘Oo-de-lally,’ Disney Sing-Along Song, Disney Song Selection, Robin Hood Storybook, Robin Hood Art Gallery, ‘Ye Olden Days’ Bonus Short & Sing Along with the Movie.
Disney proudly presents the 50th anniversary edition of a spellbinding and beloved animated classic. Conjure up magical family fun with the humor, adventure and Academy Award®-nominated music (Best Score – Adaptation or Treatment, 1963) of The Sword In The Stone — now on Blu-ray Combo Pack for the first time ever!
Take an amazing journey with a young orphan named ‘Wart’ and the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind you find inside yourself!
Bonus Features: New Alternative Opening: ‘Where Wart Meets Merlin’ plus all the original Classic DVD Release Bonus Features including Music and Magic: The Sherman Brothers, Sing-along with The Movie, All About Magic (excerpt), A Knight for a Day & Brave Little Tailor
Let your imagination soar as your favorite characters from Peter Pan, Disney’s classic adventure, Return to Never Land, available to own August 20, 2013. Now, for the first time through the magic of Blu-ray, experience all the thrilling action with digitally restored picture and spine-tingling high-definition sound!
Wendy’s very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. It’s up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust and pixie dust. With the first-ever Lost Girl at his side, will Peter Pan finally defeat Hook and his swashbuckling band of pirates?
Share the power of believing with your family in Return To Never Land — now more spectacular than ever on Disney Blu-ray. (No bonus features specified).
Featuring no vocals and simply titled ‘Disney’s Planes Takes Flight,’ Walt Disney Studios has released what could be tantamount to a sizzle reel, promoting the epic scale of its upcoming animated film from DisneyToon Studios, with background music supplied by the film’s composer, Mark Mancina.
Inspired by the world of Cars from Pixar Animation Studios, Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing — and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
Disney’s Planes features the vocal talents of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe, Brent Musburger, Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer. It will be released in theaters on August 9, 2013.
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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a very hi-res version of the concept art recently shared from Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
When a prophecy traps the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter, Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and featuring original songs and music written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen journeys into theaters on November 27, 2013.
Our gallery of concept art from Frozen is below. Click any of the thumbnails to see a larger version. When the resize arrow appears, click it to view the image in its original resolution.
Apologies all around as we’ve actually been sitting on these images for a while, but without further ado, here are some hi-res versions of concept art recently released for both Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). Our galleries for both are presented below. As always, click on the thumbnail to see a larger version. When the resize arrow appears, click it to view the image at its original resolution.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will pick-up where Marvel’s The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
Images courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios.