‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Conjures Up Motion Comic, New Clip: ‘Sorcery 101’

With just less than a week before the nationwide release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Walt Disney Studios has offered up this motion comic which offers to take you on a journey of hundreds of years in just three and a half minutes. If you can forgive the terrible and melodramatic Nicolas Cage impression, the ‘South Park’-inspired power-walking and the fact that Balthazar Blake (a sorcerer to the 777th degree mind you) has to rely on children to protect him with their magic instead of using his own, it’s a bit more backstory to the film.

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New ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Clip – The Eagle Has Landed

Walt Disney Studios has released a new clip from its upcoming film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. In the clip, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) arrives just in time, swooping in aboard his Chrysler Building steel eagle to save apprentice Jay (Jay Baruchel) from Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). The clip, which takes place at a NYC subway station features the wolves we told you about in a previous article. In that article, you can also find a link to a photo gallery from the sanctuary where the wolves live that shows a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from the film shoot.

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‘TRON Legacy’ Soundtrack by Daft Punk to be Released November 23

Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the TRON Legacy soundtrack which was scored by electronic music pioneers Daft Punk. According to the site, the album will be released on November 23, 2010 but it does not have any additional information listed at this time.

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First Look: ‘Secrets’ Music Video for ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ New Promos

OneRepublic’s smash hit Secrets is prominently featured in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios Russia has offered up this cut of the popular music video which replaces the non-performance segments with clips from the upcoming movie. Interestingly enough, the scene where Balthazar Blake’s (Nicolas Cage) car flips through a mirror and exits into the streets of a reversed-New York was flipped in the video, so everything appears to be normal (the scene where older Dave first encounters Balthazar is also flipped, although that’s less of a plot point).

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MINDstyle Offers Look at ‘Alien Invasion’ Project by Disney and Pixar Artists

'Alien Invasion: When Aliens Meet Artists' exhibition by MINDstyleWhat happens when more than 30 Disney and Pixar artists are asked to put their spin on the adorable little green men from the Toy Story trilogy? That’s what MINDstyle asked and what they got was the ‘Alien Invasion: When Aliens Meet Artists’ sculpture exhibition that recently opened in Hong Kong.

Using a basic mold of a Toy Story Alien, each artist put their spin on the film icon and MINDstyle has begun sharing just a few of them for those of us unable to attend the exhibition in person. Included are artists Anthony Whitfield, Ben Butcher, Bacon Tan, Brian Godlewski, Ben Su, Charlie Price, Chris Meeker, Dennis Cannon, Elaine Chang, Elena Eghtesady, Hyun Ju Park and Pat Au.

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Extended Five-Minute Clip from ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice:’ Dave’s First Lesson

Yahoo! Movies has unveiled this five-minute extended clip from the beginning of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer.

In the clip, young Dave Stutler (Jake Cherry) meets his future mentor Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) for the first time, at Blake’s shop, the Arcana Cabana. While Balthazar goes to dig out homework for his young apprentice, curious Dave stumbles upon the Grimhold, a prison for the most evil and dangerous of sorcerers. The first sorcerer to be released from the Grimhold is Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), a centuries-old rival of Balthazar in more ways than one…

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Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Dozens of New Hi-Res Stills, Movie Surfers and the Experience

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In case you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty darn excited about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer. We’re just a few days away from the world premiere and the publicity is stepping up accordingly.

Disney Channel recently released this Movie Surfers segment in which the Surfers meet up with Jay Baruchel who talks about impressing his mom by saving the world, learning valuable lessons and providing sage advice: if you’re going to go on a quest to save the world, use the restroom first. A small amount of new footage in this segment very much directed at its demographic.

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Voice of Cinderella and Disney Legend, Ilene Woods, Dead at Age 81

Disney D23 has reported that Ilene Woods, best known to Disney fans as the original voice of Cinderella, has passed away at the age of 81. No additional details have been provided at this time.

Woods was offered the opportunity to audition for Cinderella after she had recorded demos of songs from the film for songwriters Mack David and Jerry Livingston who had become friends with her through a music radio show she once hosted. After hearing the recordings, Walt Disney extended an invitation for Woods to audition for the film — she won the role, but never met Walt until after the film had been completed.

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New ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Featurette: ‘The Coolest Job Ever’ with Never Before Seen Footage

With two weeks left to go before we see the theatrical release for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, we wanted to offer you a little something extra. While other sites are still scrambling to show you clips we shared with you days ago, we (virtually) traveled halfway around the Earth to Walt Disney Studios Australia just so we could bring you this spankin’ new featurette (and nearly fell off the planet in the process!).

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July 6 Designated ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice Day’ in New York City; Free Concert at Bryant Park

It’s not often that Walt Disney Studios holds a world premiere in New York City, but having filmed just about all of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice throughout the city, we were thrilled to learn that the Big Apple will be playing host to one of the greatest summer blockbusters from Walt Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer.

In addition to a formal ceremony dedicating the day to the film and Fantasia segment, rock bands OneRepublic and Alpha Rev will be holding a free concert in honor of the film that evening at Bryant Park. The concert, open to the public, will take place shortly after the world premiere at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney Theatrical’s Mary Poppins.

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