Hot Topic Exclusive Edition of ‘Almost Alice’ with Bonus Tracks Now Available for Pre-Order

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The special Hot Topic exclusive edition of Almost Alice, music inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is now available for pre-order at a special price. Available March 2, the Hot Topic edition includes exclusive bonus tracks from Never Shout Never and Family Force Five.

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Two New Clips from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — Alice Loses Her Clothes and a Thief Loses His Head

In this first clip, titled Clothe This Girl, Alice, after returning to the Underland, encounters the Red Queen. Already virtually unrecognizable as the little girl she was ten years prior, Alice learns that just a little upelkuchen goes a long way as she increases herself to the size of a giant. Needless to say, Alice’s clothes don’t manage to grow with her so when a naked giant suddenly appears behind some bushes, it’s sure to catch the Queen’s eye.

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Disney/Pixar Introduces New ‘Toy Story 3′ Pal Trixie

Trixie the Triceratops from Toy Story 3Empire has exclusively debuted Trixie, the triceratops toy featured in the new trailer for Toy Story 3, who appears to have a special online dino-friend.

This is Trixie’s official manufacturer’s description: Trixie is a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime! Visit the era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Made of rigid, durable plastic and in friendly shades of blue and purple, Trixie features an expressive mouth and movable legs. This gentle Triceratops will feed any child’s imagination. Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.

Makes one wonder what the T-Rex model might look like.

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Photos, Interviews from Special ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Event Featuring Cast, Music

Walt Disney Studios held a special Alice in Wonderland event last night in association with Hot Topic at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on the internet where tens of thousands watched Kerli, 3OH!3, Metro Station and Never Shout Never perform their respective tracks off of the Almost Alice soundtrack. In addition, the enthusiastic crowd was greeted by cast members Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp as well as Tim Burton himself.

We are pleased to share with you several photos from the event, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, as well as interviews with the cast that took place backstage.

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Larger Images of New ‘Toy Story 3′ Characters Made Available

img_1024 Disney/Pixar has graciously provided us with these images of the new Toy Story 3 characters that have already been introduced to the world. These are the same images as those posted on the movie’s official Facebook page, only quite a bit larger. With the new, bigger images, it’s easier to admire the quality and detail of the toys themselves.

We hope to continue to update the gallery below as new images become available as the rest of the new gang is revealed. Until then, please enjoy these images of Ken, Peas-in-a-Pod, Lotso and Buttercup. As always, click on the individual thumbnails to see larger versions of the characters and, if it appears in the lower right-hand corner, click on the resize arrows to view the original size photo.

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Pixar President Ed Catmull to be Honored at 2010 VES Awards

The 8th Annual Video Effects Society (VES) Awards, which takes place on Sunday, February 28, will honor Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar President Dr. Ed Catmull with the Georges Méliès Award for Pioneering. Dr. Catmull helped pioneer the 3D animation process at a division of Lucasfilm which would eventually become Pixar and was a key developer of RenderMan, the software environment which made films like Toy Story possible.

The VES Awards will air on the ReelzChannel on March 5 at 10 pm ET/PT with replays on March 6 at 7 pm ET/PT and March 7 at 3 pm ET/PT.

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Watch 3OH3!, Metro Station, Johnny Depp and More Online Live Tonight at 8ET/5PT!

Walt Disney Studios has teamed up with KIIS-FM and Hot Topic to produce a free Alice in Wonderland extravaganza in Los Angeles tonight and we’re lucky enough to be offering you the opportunity to watch it all LIVE tonight!

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT and will feature live performances from 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli and Never Shout Never. Also in attendance will be the cast of the film including Tim Burton himself. He’ll be joined by Mia Wasikowski, Helana Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen and Johnny Depp. You’ll also get to see some exclusive new footage from the film. All right here, tonight!

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ShoWest 2010: Pixar to Screen ‘Toy Story 3′; Receive Special ‘Big Ten’ Award

The ShoWest Big Ten Award will be presented to Pixar Animation Studios for their extraordinary achievement of creating ten beloved blockbusters in a row, it was announced today by Robert Sunshine, managing director of ShoWest, which will be held March 15 – 18, 2010, in Las Vegas. Pixar Animation Studios will be presented with the ShoWest Big Ten Award at ShoWest on Tuesday, March 16, at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Disney/Pixar will also screen Toy Story 3 for ShoWest attendees on Tuesday, March 16.

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment to Re-Issue Low Cost DVD Bundles on May 11

On May 11, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release low-cost bundles of older live-action  films from Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures, all of which are now available for pre-order from Amazon.com at an additional discounted cost.

Listed so far on the shopping site are:

  • M. Night Shyamalan DVD set consisting of: Signs, The Village and The Sixth Sense for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
  • Bette Midler DVD set consisting of: Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Down and Out in Beverly Hills for $13.99 ($19.99 reg)
  • Kurt Russell DVD set consisting of: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Strongest Man in the World for $10.99 ($15.99 reg)

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First Look: Theatrical Poster for Disneynature’s OCEANS

OCEANS from DisneynatureDisneynature has provided us with the theatrical poster for its second North American release, OCEANS which opens nationwide on Earth Day, April 22.

Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, Disneynature’s OCEANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture.

Remember that Disney will make a donation to The Nature Conservancy to save coral reefs in honor of every guest who sees OCEANS during opening week (April 22-28, 2010). So see OCEANS, save oceans.

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