Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘On the Steps of the Palace’ as performed by Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below. In addition, a related featurette has also recently been released offering a clip and some behind the scenes from the song in the film.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ today confirmed that its all-new short Frozen Fever, which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s Frozen.
Confirming recent reports that he was in talks to voice a starring role in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016), former WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he will be assuming the role of Maui.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. A born navigator, Moana sets sail from the ancient South Pacific islands of Oceania in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana arrives in theaters in late 2016.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released some behind-the-scenes b-roll footage from the upcoming Pixie Hollow film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (March 3, 2015), which is now available for pre-order. The footage features lead actors Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Ginnifer Goodwin (Fawn) and Rosario Dawson (Nyx) recording lines from the film. Since it includes actual dialogue from the film, it should be considered a spoiler. You can find the video embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have released the second trailer from their 2015 film, ‘Monkey Kingdom.’
The trailer, which you can find embedded below, introduces us to Maya and her newborn, Kip.
Nominations for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards were announced earlier today, honoring the best animation in film, television, video games and beyond for the previous year. The Walt Disney Company made a strong showing, as one might expect, with Big Hero 6 and ‘Disney’s Mickey Mouse’ cartoons, but Craig McCracken’s ‘Wonder Over Yonder’ on Disney XD is also respectable in its showing, while new series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ struggled to make an impact with just one nomination, as did ‘Sofia the First’ which failed to show at all.
Walt Disney Studios UK has released a new featurette announcing former Spice Girl and now reality television judge Mel B in the role of Fury, a scout fairy in the upcoming Pixie Hollow film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (March 3, 2015), which is now available for pre-order. Ahead of any official announcement from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, it appears Mel B’s role may be localized for the UK as her video makes reference to fellow X Factor judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell. You can find the video embedded below.
Although moviegoers to select Regal, AMC and Cinemark theaters this weekend are being treated to a first look at the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), it appears the Walt Disney Company had another surprise in mind by dropping the trailer online this morning, which you can embedded see below.
Not to be outdone by the release of the first Jurassic World trailer, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a very high resolution version of recently released concept art for Peter Sohn’s The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015). In addition, a new, revised synopsis has been released. As it’s commonly known that some of the ‘key elements’ such as the asteroid’s fateful miss of Earth are still being kept in tact, the new synopsis is mostly the same. Key differences include: it appears Arlo’s family is impacted specifically, rather than his entire community; the human boy is not named; and a whole lot of marketing terms have been added to the end. The newly revised synopsis is as follows: