Walt Disney Studios has released the first official clip for Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The clip, titled ‘Intro to Shere Khan’ (or ‘Meet Shere Khan’) has Shere Khan detecting a disturbance in the forest as he lays down the law.
UPDATE: Disney has now confirmed four new LEGO Frozen Northern Lights shorts to debut this fall on Disney Channel
Several months ago, we received an anonymous tip which went something to the effect of ‘Frozen Northern Lights, have fun with it!’ While it was greatly appreciated, we weren’t sure exactly which direction to run with it. It’s fairly common knowledge that given all the known (and presumably unknown) projects tied to Frozen, that we couldn’t begin to know where to apply such a simple title.
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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a gorgeous set of photos from a special photo shoot for Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016). The photos feature the voice actors alongside their on-screen counterparts: Christopher Walken with gigantopithecus King Louie; Scarlett Johansson with Kaa; Lupita Nyong’o with Raksha; Ben Kingsley with Bagheera; Giancarlo Esposito with Akela; and Idris Elba with Shere Khan.
About a month ago, we shared a teaser video for ‘Try Everything’ from the Japanese dub of Zootopia which features Dream Ami in the role of Gazelle. Since then we have uploaded a full version of the sequence as it was released by Walt Disney Studios Japan — who in true Japanese style decided to include additional kawaii and emotional footage of Judy leaving her family for the big city. You can watch the full 3 1/2 minute sequence below:
Earlier today, the Walt Disney Studios made it official: A fifth installment of the Lucasfilm Indiana Jones franchise will debut in theaters on July 19, 2019. Both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will be involved in the project as its director and star, respectively, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall as producers.
‘Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,’ said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. ‘It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.’
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have offered several STEM-related contests in the past tied to films, often limiting entries to girls in particular to encourage their science and math educations. For Captain America: Civil War, however, they’re raising the stakes, offering a top prize of an internship with Marvel Studios.
The contest is called MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE and can be found at captainamericacivilwarchallenge.com. It’s open to girls ages 15-18, in the 10th-12th grades. Entries must consist of a 5 minute video, proposing a STEM related project to make the make the world a better place.
In honor of today’s release of the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016), Walt Disney Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of the final poster for the film as well as several new stills taken from and inspired by the trailer, including first official looks at Spider-Man, which you can find in our gallery embedded below.
In addition to the final poster for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a first round of official character descriptions as well as details for locations in the film. Note that the information only includes what has been officially released so far, so we will have to wait for additional information on characters such as Becky the loon; sea lions Rudder, Fluke and Gerald; Baby Dory; the Otters; etc. Also worth noting is that the details confirm what we recently reported regarding the film taking place one year after Finding Nemo, not six months, as reported elsewhere.
Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, a feature-length documentary will have its world premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW®), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. The documentary, a bonus feature on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.