One might imagine it should not be too difficult for one describe the infamous Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum’s iconic Oz series, beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In fact, one could probably close one’s eyes and simultaneously click one’s heels three times whilst describing her to a T. Whether it’s Theodora from Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful or Elphaba from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked series/Broadway musical, one would instantly recognize the Wicked Witch by her green flesh, pointy black hat and broomstick upon which she travels. Her green complexion is so identifiable with her, that it’s even a significant plot device in Maguire’s books.
After a fairly successful run with The Little Mermaid, Disney will continue bringing its ‘Second Screen Live’ experience to select theaters nationwide. Beginning October 18, Disney will present Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas just in time for Halloween. The Nightmare Before Christmas was actually the first film to receive the special treatment, which has gone through focus testing several times within the past year.
El Capitan Theatre moviegoers will kick off holiday celebrations early with an exclusive advance engagement of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, beginning five days before the film’s nationwide release. El Capitan is frozen over this holiday season, welcoming guests into a snow-covered wonderland — complete with ice-capped opera boxes and a flurry of snowflakes. Frozen showings, which will run Nov. 22, 2013, to Jan. 5, 2014, will be preceded by ice carving performance artists on stage, as well as Frozen characters Anna and Elsa in their first live-on-stage appearances.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of two newly released character posters from their upcoming epic, Thor: The Dark World — those of Fandral (Zachary Levi) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson). The new additions have been added to the beginning of our Thor: The Dark World poster gallery embedded below.
Production has begun on the first Disney Junior Original Movie, Lucky Duck, a music-filled, animated adventure at sea starring the voices of Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh. The movie follows a plucky rubber ducky named Lucky (Borle) who, after accidentally being tossed off a cargo ship, sets off in search of the perfect home. Along the way, he teams with a group of misfit tub toys including a sassy hippo, Flo (Hilty) and an apprehensive turtle named Snap (Cavanaugh). The movie is slated to premiere in summer 2014 on Disney Junior in the U.S. and thereafter on Disney Junior channels around the world. The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior.
We have previously shared news that the original motion picture soundtrack for Disney’s upcoming animated film, Frozen, would be a two disc set, featuring an original score composed by Christophe Beck with new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Up until now, however, other than previously announced details such as Elsa’s ‘Let it Go’ (performed by Idina Menzel) and Olaf’s ‘In the Summer’ (performed by Josh Gad) along with a supposed leaked track list, there has been very little in the way of additional details.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with these fun activities in support of its upcoming animated film, Frozen (November 27, 2013). Be sure to click each of the thumbnails below and then click on the resize arrow to be sure to get them at their full resolution before downloading and printing them out.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of several newly released stills from their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013), along with some new behind-the-scenes photos and character posters for Heimdall and Malekith. Each of the new additions have been added to the beginning of their respective galleries embedded below. UPDATE: We have also just added newly released concept art featuring Thor and Odin inside the Asgard coronation chamber.
According to the Home Movie Day Project, Home Movies Day — which takes place this year on October 12, 2013 at the Linwood Dunn Theater, Pickford Center — is an annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking at many local venues worldwide, providing an opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience in their community.
First up, an entire series of 2-inch Marvel Minimates will be dedicated to Thor: The Dark World. The 53rd Marvel assortment available only at comic shops and specialty stores will include four different two-packs: Thor with Malekith, Loki with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig with Dark Elf and Darcy Lewis with Dark Elf. Designed by the team at Art Asylum, each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Malekith, hands for the Dark Elves, a helmet for Loki and bare legs for Selvig.