Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Given that the tree-like lead in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stays true to character and speaks only three words in a specific sequence — i.e., ‘I am Groot,’ — it would probably be fascinating enough to watch and listen to actor Vin Diesel record the lines with various inflections. That just wasn’t enough for Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios, however, who have shared with us this video of Diesel recording the line, not in English, but in Brazilian Portugese, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and French. Recorded at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Diesel sports stilts to help him get into character in the following B-roll footage. (Links in previous statement go directly to the :30 international spots featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy dubbed in the various languages, which include Diesel’s performances.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have taken
a back seat the trunk at Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation this past weekend, but behind the scenes, it trudges on. On Friday, July 25 (the day before the panel), Marvel filed for several trademark applications for the comic title including:
“DOCTOR STRANGE” (86348245) filed by Steve Ackerman on July 25, 2014: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Education and entertainment services
After a bit of a dry spell, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have now provided us with dozens of high resolution versions of newly released stills from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new images have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the full, credited cast list for Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) and while we don’t see any big surprises in terms of who will show (or not show) their face in the film, we do have role names for them, hinting at where they can be spotted throughout the film. Also is a mention of a particular property which will definitely ruffle some feathers.
If you don’t like spoilers, this is definitely the post to skip.
Ahead of the home video release of Muppets Most Wanted: Unnecessarily Extended Edition on August 12, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared the Statler and Waldorf cut, one of three to be featured, which you can find embedded below.
Starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais as Dominic Badguy, Ty Burrell as Jean Pierre Napoleon and Tina Fey as Nadya the Prison Guard, Muppets Most Wanted also features very special guest appearances by Tony Bennett, Sean Combs, Rob Corddry, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Ray Liotta, Ross Lynch, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christoph Waltz and more!
Walt Disney Studios has announced that Christopher Walken will assume the role of King Louie in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ live-action/animated hybrid, while Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack.
Walken and Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The Jungle Book also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
ABC Studios has released a taste of the gag reel that will be among the bonus features of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season‘ when it debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. You can find the gag reel embedded below.
Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon has begun listing the Blu-ray edition of Disney’s Maleficent with a release date of November 4, 2014.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Ahead of any official announcements, Walmart today began accepting pre-orders for two upcoming DVD releases: ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion‘ and ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.’ Neither title offers a release date at this time, although the timing could not be more appropriate given the start of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
Presumably ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion‘ is the full title of the upcoming hour-long special that will air in October, serving as the lead-in for the Disney XD series which takes place between Episodes III and IV in the Star Wars saga.