The Academy ‘Animation Masters’ Program to Salute Winsor McCay, Walt Disney

'Animation Masters' EventThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that animation historian John Canemaker will be paying tribute to animation pioneers Winsor McCay and Walt Disney in a three part program that ends with a screening of Disney’s Fantasia. All three events will take place on Saturday, September 13 the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse: Season One’ on DVD in December

'Mickey Mouse: Season One' DVDAhead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing ‘Mickey Mouse: Season One‘ with a release date of December 2, 2014, although it’s worth noting that Walmart (where the artwork came from in this case) has been listing it for an August 26, 2014 release for some time now.

According to the new listing, the DVD will contain nineteen of the shorts from the award-winning series’ first season as well as a bonus ‘making of’ featurette. The  bonus feature, ‘The Making of Disney Mickey Mouse,’ features creators discussing ‘the fun of working with one of the world’s most beloved and recognized characters as they create a fresh new take on an iconic character — Mickey Mouse — for the new millennium.’

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‘Big Hero 6′ New Hi-Res Still Featuring Baymax, Hiro

Pictured (L-R): Hiro & Baymax ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of a recently released still featuring Hiro and Baymax from their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). The photo, seen left, has also been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film, which you can find embedded below.

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‘Into the Woods’ New Hi-Res Still Featuring the Witch, Rapunzel

Meryl Streep stars as the Witch and MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel Photo by: Peter Mountain. © 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a high resolution version of a recently released still featuring Meryl Streep stars as the Witch and MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel from the upcoming film, Into the Woods (December 25, 2014). The photo, seen left, has also been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film, which you can find embedded below.

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Sofia the First’s ‘Holiday in Enchancia’ on DVD in November with Light-Up Ornament

'Sofia the First: Holiday in Enchancia' on DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced it will be bringing the holiday episode from the popular Disney Junior franchise, ‘Holiday in Enchancia‘ to DVD on November 4, 2014 (now available for pre-order). The DVD will consist of the special plus four additional episodes as well as a free light-up holiday ornament. The episode has previously been released in book form.

When a snowstorm prevents King Roland from returning home in time for the holidays, Sofia leads her family on a brave expedition to find him. Princess Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty makes a special appearance to help Sofia and her animal friends reunite the royal family.

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Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Wind Rises’ on Blu-ray in November

'The Wind Rises' on Blu-rayAhead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun listing Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises on Blu-ray and DVD with a release date of November 18, 2014. Earlier today we announced that Kiki’s Delivery Service will also be released on November 18 with a 2-disc Blu-ray featuring never-before-seen bonus features as well as Princess Mononoke on Blu-ray for the first time in the US.

In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

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FIRST LOOK: Paul Rudd in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ (Hi-Res)

Paul Rudd in 'Ant-Man' (Zade Rosenthal © Marvel 2014)Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with this high-resolution image giving a first look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Marvel’s Ant-Man (July 17, 2015). The film has just begun filming in San Francisco, as indicated by the image sent to us.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production in San Francisco

Marvel's 'Ant-Man'Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man; Michael Douglas as his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym; and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

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WATCH: ‘Toy Story of TERROR’ ‘Pencil Topper’ Deleted Scene, ‘Designing Mr. Jones’ Featurette

'Toy Story of TERROR!' on Blu-rayWith just a day to go before its home video release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a deleted scene as well as another clip from the ‘Team of Specialists’ bonus feature from ‘Toy Story of TERROR!,’ available to own on Blu-ray on August 19, 2014 (now available for pre-order), along with Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere releases. You can find both clips embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Dancing Baby Groot’ Clip from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

L to R: Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) Ph: Film Frame ©Marvel 2014

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have recently released the mid-credit scene from Guardians of the Galaxy which features a young Groot offshoot secretly dancing to the Jackson Five’s ‘I Want You Back,’ as seen in the clip embedded below.

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