Sneak Peek: ‘Toy Story 3’ Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Features


In anticipation of the November 2 release of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 on Disney Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD and 10-disc trilogy set editions, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released these two sneak peeks at just a couple of the many bonus features to be found along with the smash film.

The first is a clip from the accompanying short Day & Night. When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities–and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world–the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Video: ‘Found: Legendary Person Grounded For Life: Rapunzel’

Yesterday we brought you a series of clips from Disney’s Tangled which focused on thief (and perhaps hero) Flynn Rider which featured clips from the film not yet released. As we also reported, the series continues today, this time focusing on Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore. It contains plenty of eye candy in the form of never-before-seen footage from the film, most particularly highlighting Rapunzel’s day to day activities.

Update 10/08/10 – Replaced Italian version with English version from Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Speculation: Disney’s ‘The Ballad of Nessie’ May Be In Theaters Alongside ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ Summer 2011

'Ballad of Nessie' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosIn 2008, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced an initiative to re-introduce the practice of animated shorts, particularly leading into full-length theatrical features due, in part, to the success of Disney/Pixar’s famed shorts lead-ins.

One of the announced projects was one that immediately caught the attention and affections of many a Disney fan, that being of The Ballad of Nessie. Directed by Stevie Wermers and Kevin Deters, the 2D short is described by the studio as having  ‘art direction evocative of the Disney shorts from the 1940s and 50s’ and being ‘the honest to goodness true tale of Loch Ness and its most famous resident.’

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Video: ‘Hero Wanted: Flynn Rider’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released this video, initially released by Yahoo! Movies yesterday, which takes a closer look at Tangled’s Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi). Titled ‘Wanted: Hero,’ the montage of clips actually contains quite a bit of previously unreleased footage from the film.

We anticipate that this is the first of a series of clips focusing on characters central to Disney’s Tangled which opens nationwide on November 24. Disney’s Tangled also stars the voice talents of Mandy Moore and Donna Murphy. For more information on the film including featurettes, concept art, character art, fun facts, photos of the meet & greet characters at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and more, follow this bookmark.

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Photo Gallery: Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Screening in Lexington, Kentucky

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Walt Disney Studios has shared with us some photos from a screening of its newest release, Secretariat, recently held at the historic Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Joining cast members Diane Lane and Otto Thornton were their real-life counterparts Penny Chenery and Secretariat jockey Ron Turcotte along with others involved with Secretariat’s life including exercise rider Charlie Davis, writer Bill Knack and other jockey hall of famers. Also counted in attendance were director Randall Wallace and Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.

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Secretariat opens nationwide on October 8.

Photos by Doug Prather, © Disney Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

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Photo Gallery: ‘The Tempest’ North American Premiere at New York Film Festival

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This past weekend, the 48th Annual New York Film Festival honored director’s Julie Taymore’s spin on the Shakespeare classic by making The Tempest the Centerpiece of the festival. The first of the two screenings on Saturday night also managed to double as the North American premiere of the film. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the second screening, introduced by Julie Taymor. Noting The Tempest was celebrating its 400th anniversary, Taymor reflected on her experiences with the Shakespearean play dating back to directing a staged version of the play some time ago. Despite the material’s origins and mostly native British cast, she also quipped it was an American film as it had been filmed on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, a place she had once vacationed at and decided then and there ‘it was The Tempest.’ It’s also worth noting that portions of the film were also filmed in New York soundstages in addition to Hawaii.

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Report: Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Screening and ‘TRON: Legacy’ Preview (Spoilers)

I was invited to a press event late this afternoon in New York City at which Walt Disney Studios screened Tangled in its semi-current unfinished format as well as a 20+ minute compilation of various scenes from TRON: Legacy, not unlike those recently held in Burbank. The event was hosted by Studios production head Sean Bailey who opened the presentation by presenting a 30 second tv spot for Secretariat, reminding us all that the movie opens on Friday.

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Photo Gallery: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sing-Along Premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood

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A red-carpet premiere for the Beauty and the Beast sing-along limited theatrical release was held yesterday at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California yesterday. Attending celebrities and their families included Marcia Cross, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Andrea Bendewald, Kevin Nealon, Ali Landry, Shanna Moakler, Zane Holtz, Stephanie Pratt, Daphne Blunt, Ryan Newman, Jadin Gould, Chelsea Hobbs and many more. In addition, special appearances were made by the movie’s lead actors, Robby Benson and Paige O’Hara along with composer Alan Meken and Belle and Beast themselves.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Blu-ray/DVD and Library Prize Pack

'Beauty and the Beast' Blu-ray/DVD and Books Prize PackCourtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, we are pleased to bring you this exciting opportunity in two of our readers will be randomly chosen to receive a Beauty and the Beast gift pack consisting of Beauty and the Beast on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (available to own October 5) and a collection of Beauty and the Beast inspired books that Belle herself would treasure. Included in the gift pack are: Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast, Disney Princess Collection: A Treasury of Tales, Belle: The Mysterious Message, and Beauty and the Beast Read-Along Storybook and CD.

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