Disney’s Into the Woods kicked off production last week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical Chicago and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics — including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. Into the Woods is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, ‘Wicked’ producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. Shooting in studio and on location throughout England, the film is slated for a December 25, 2014, holiday release.
UPDATE: DISNEY HAS CONFIRMED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE
Ahead of any official announcement, we have been able to obtain at least a partial list for bonus features for the Blu-ray release of The Lone Ranger from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. The latest news to us via the British Board of Film Classification.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, America’s oldest operating chocolate manufacturer, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest soda fountain and chocolate shop on Friday, November 15th, joining The Walt Disney Studio’s El Capitan Theatre and Disney Studio Store on Hollywood Boulevard. The shop—the first in Los Angeles—will give moviegoers, visitors and locals a chance to experience Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundaes, shakes, floats, and delicious assortment ofchocolates and beautifully wrapped gifts. Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli SQUARES® chocolate. The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and Disney Studio Store will be located next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Boulevard) and open seven days a week.
Walt Disney Studios and DreamWorks Studios have provided us with these high resolution first look images at their upcoming release, Need for Speed, based on the popular video game by EA. The new images feature Aaron Paul of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame with Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi) and Dominic Cooper with Dakota Johnson.
Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ Need for Speed captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, Need for Speed taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with hi-res versions of a recently released still from Thor: The Dark World featuring Loki (Tom Hiddleston) being held captive along with two hi-res versions of character posters of Loki (the second so far) as well as Odin (Anthony Hopkins). All three high resolution images have been added to the beginning of their respective galleries below.
While it’s still far too early to anticipate a release date and additional information about the Blu-ray release of Disney’s Planes (now available for pre-order), thanks to the British Board of Film Classification, we have additional details on what to expect on the Blu-ray in way of bonus features, which we have detailed below.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a hi-res version of a new still from its upcoming animated feature, Frozen (November 27, 2013). The new still has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue’ will be coming to DVD on November 19, following its television debut on Disney Channel at 6 pm ET/PT on September 29. The special marks the first appearance of Tinker Bell on the popular Disney Junior series. In addition to the news, we have been provided with several stills from the special featuring Tinker Bell which we feature in our gallery below.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a series of ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks (limited release December 13, wide release December 20, 2013). Admittedly they start out a bit slow with nothing really new to add to the mix, but as you go through the list, there’s sure to be a fact or two that will impress — especially the roles that the Walt Disney Studios Archive and Walt Disney Family Museum too on with aiding the production of the historical dramedy.
SAVING MR. BANKS FUN FACTS
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a list of main characters and their descriptions from their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World in theaters on November 8, 2013. In case you may have missed it, you may also want to review the list of fun facts about the film we previously shared.