‘Modern,’ ‘Tangled,’ ‘Alice,’ ‘Toys’ Golden Globe Noms for Disney

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its list of nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globes this morning and Walt Disney Studios, Disney/Pixar and Disney-ABC Television Group (DATG) offered up a solid selection of nominations in films and television.

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Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ New Hi-Res Stills

Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have provided us with these new stills from the upcoming Earth Day film, African Cats. An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.  Disneynature brings The Lion King to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (Earth).

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Photos: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer Event at Disneyland Resort

Early this morning, a few hundred very lucky Pirates of the Caribbean fans had the opportunity to congregate at the Disneyland Resort where they were treated to an exclusive ‘Fans First’ first look at the first trailer and sizzle reel for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides in 3D. After checking in for the event, guests were entertained by several area pirates before heading over to the AMC theater where Pirates director Rob Marshall introduced the trailer and footage to the attending crowd.

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First Look: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides’ Trailer

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Teaser PosterHere’s your first look at the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios while it lasts.

The trailer also features an introduction by Captain Jack Sparrow, the very same that was first shown at San Diego Comic-con earlier this year at the end of the TRON: Legacy panel.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Giveaway: Win a ‘TRON: Legacy’-Inspired Baseball Cap from New Era

'TRON: Legacy'-Inspired Baseball Cap from New EraCourtesy of our friends at Disney Consumer Products, we are pleased to be able to give two of our lucky readers a TRON: Legacy-inspired 59Fifty cap from New Era. Available in five unique styles, the stylish caps utilize the eye-catching visuals of the TRON world, exhibiting the colors, symbols and icons from the film and featuring glow-in-the-dark embroidery. The caps retail between $34.99 – $35.99 and are available from specialty hat stores such as Hat World (Lids), East Bay, NewEraCap.com, D-Street at the Disneyland Resort and other independent specialty retailers.

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Disney Looks Strong on Visual Effects for 2010 Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist of contenders for Achievement in Visual Effects (VFX) last night and a third of them are films by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios, although they’re definitely up against some tough competition. Selected for consideration are: Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Price of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and TRON: Legacy.

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‘Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure’ Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on April 19

'Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure' on Blu-ray/DVD Combo PackAmazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for the Disney Channel Original Movie, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, starring Ashley Tisdale who revives her role of Sharpay Evans from the High School Musical series. The movie will be available on 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy as well as a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD-only editions. The 3-Disc set will include a limited edition pink clutch purse.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Surpasses $100M Mark at Domestic Box Office

Disney’s 50th animated feature film, Tangled, passed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office today. Tangled, which began its theatrical run over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, becomes the 68th title in the history of The Walt Disney Studios to reach this milestone. In addition, Tangled is the only film this year to earn an A+ CinemaScore, the highest rating to be given by moviegoing audiences.

“With its creative storytelling and lovable characters, Tangled is the sort of cinematic adventure that makes Disney films so appealing to audiences of all ages,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re so thrilled that audiences love it as much as we do, and we’re looking forward to a great run through the holiday season.”

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First Images: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ – Six New Hi-Res Stills

Walt Disney Studios has graciously provided us with six brand new stills from the upcoming epic adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. The stills feature Johnny Depp returning as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, Penelope Cruz as Angelica and Ian McShane as Blackbeard.

In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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Disney’s ‘The Muppets’ Official Synopsis Released

Jason Segel in Disney's 'The Muppets'Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the official synopsis for its upcoming Thanksgiving 2011 release, The Muppets, starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and — of course — the Muppets, featuring newcomer Walter.

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