Walt Disney Studios made some announcements earlier today regarding its upcoming slate. Fearing sparkling vampires, Mike Wazowski and Sulley will be making their triumphant return to the silver scream in Monsters Inc. 2 a whopping two weeks earlier now on November 2, 2012.
Production has begun in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the music-driven “Lemonade Mouth,” a Disney Channel Original Movie that tells kids and tweens that building your confidence rocks and finding your destiny rules. The story follows five disparate high school students who meet in detention, realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.
The movie was written by April Blair based on the book Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, and is directed by award-winning Patricia Riggen (“La Misma Luna” aka “Under the Same Moon”) and executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies) and choreographed by Chris Scott. It is scheduled to premiere in 2011 on Disney Channel.
As a follow-up to our first look at Katie Holmes in Miramax’s chilling remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark directed by Troy Nixey and produced by epic filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Mark Johnson, MySpace released the teaser trailer first revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-con. Miramax Films and Walt Disney Studios have also provided us with the title treatment for the film to help set the mood.
Disney Channel has shared with us these publicity stills of the cast from its upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High, based on the book by Meg Cabot.
Although no official press release has been issued yet regarding its release, Amazon.com has now listed both the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack
and DVD versions for pre-order, available to own September 14 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
DVD bonus features include:
- An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia
Blu-ray bonus features include:
- Deleted scene: The Banquet: Garsiv Presents Heads
- CineExplore: The Sands Of Time: Take Control Of The Dagger And Use It To Unlock Secrets Behind Your Favorite Scenes!
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today the sale of Miramax Films to Filmyard Holdings LLC for over $660 million subject to certain adjustments. Partners in Filmyard include Los Angeles businessmen Ron Tutor, Tom Barrack, Colony Capital LLC and other individuals. The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and is expected to close between September 10, 2010 and the end of the calendar year.
The sale of Miramax Films includes rights in over 700 film titles, including Academy Award winners like Chicago, Shakespeare in Love and No Country for Old Men. Also included are non-film assets, such as certain books, development projects and the “Miramax” name.
From Miramax Films comes The Tempest directed and adapted for the screen by Julie Taymor who last directed the Beatles’ music-filled Across the Universe and created and directed the Disney Theatrical adaptation of The Lion King on Broadway. The film — which stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones and Tom Conti — is adapted from the William Shakespeare play and will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 10, 2017, followed by a wide release on December 17. This will be Taymor’s second adaptation of a Shakespeare play, the first being Titus (based on ‘Titus Andronicus’).
Apparently what we know of fairy lore stems from Lizzy’s time with Tinker Bell as we see in this new clip from the upcoming release Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. After finding some comfort in Lizzy’s doll house, Tink helps Lizzy answer the ages-old question of where fairies come from. Despite that Lizzy is unable to understand Tink when she speaks, the two find a way to communicate and help Lizzy get started on her very own fairy journal.
Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has just released a teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast in Disney Digital 3D. According to the trailer, it begins performing in the country August 12 in a very limited release.
The 3D theatrical release of the film, which was originally slated for Valentine’s Day of 2010 in the United States, has been generating tremendous buzz to the point where it’s been suggested that The Lion King and other Disney animated classics may soon follow suit.
It’s expected to open domestically in 2011, most likely during the Valentine’s Day timeframe, but no official date has yet been announced.
Passer-bys of the UD Replicas booth at the 2010 San Diego Comic-con can’t help but stop to admire some of the most meticulously detailed superhero costumes on display at the convention. So much so that the live model sporting the Batman Dark Knight suit is virtually a tourist trap in itself. Only they’re not actually costumes in the traditional sense (but just try explaining that to their newly found fans); they are fully functional leather motorcycle suits designed to be worn while riding.