‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Screening and Panel for Disneyland Passholders

The Disneyland Resort has announced it will be hosting a 25th Anniversary screening and panel for Who Framed Roger Rabbit for its Annual Passholders at the AMC Theatre located in its Downtown Disney district on Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 pm PT.

The panel will be moderated by associate producer Don Hahn and is expected to include Director of Special Projects at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dave Bossert, Visual Effects Animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit.

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‘Super Buddies’ Extended Clip: ‘Learning Super Powers’

Disney's 'Super Buddies'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released an extended clip titled ‘Learning Super Powers’ from its direct-to-video Super Buddies on Blu-ray, available to own of August 27, 2013.

An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. Before you can say, ‘Buddies, assemble,’ the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. But can they succeed in kicking major tail without revealing their new secret identities?

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Carly Rae Jepsen to Record ‘Part of Your World’ for ‘The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition’

This October 1, The Walt Disney Studios animated classic The Little Mermaid becomes a part of our world like never before as an all-new Diamond Edition release. To celebrate the return of the movie that gave voice to a whole generation, Disney has teamed up with the voice of a new generation, Grammy®-nominated music superstar Carly Rae Jepsen, to record a new version of The Little Mermaid’s beloved song ‘Part of Your World,’ which will appear as a music video on the upcoming Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack releases.

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Disney Dates ‘Planes 2,’ ‘Tomorrowland,’ Untitled Marvel, ‘Into the Woods’ and Renames ‘Muppets… Again’ Again.

Walt Disney Studios has made several announcements regarding its upcoming film slate:

  • Planes 2: Fire and Rescue in 3D is slated for release on July 18, 2014
  • Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been re-scheduled for December 12, 2014 (up from December 19)
  • Two ‘Untitled’ films from Marvel Studios have been slated for May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017
  • The Muppets… Again has been renamed to Muppets Most Wanted
  • Saving Mr. Banks opens for limited release on December 13, 2013. Wide release remains December 20, 2013

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PHOTOS: ‘Lone Ranger’ Statue Tour Sweepstakes, Free Local Screenings

Lone Ranger Statue Tour - Union Square, NYC

If New Yorkers felt a little safer today, it wasn’t without good reason. Atop one of the many buildings encasing popular Union Square stood Tonto with his kimosabe, the Lone Ranger. The life-size likenesses of The Lone Ranger stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer on horseback were part of a nationwide contest from Delta Vacations for a vacation to New Mexico. Moviegoers are encouraged to tweet or instagram photos of the statues along with the hashtag #LRRideForJustice for a bonus entry to the sweepstakes. Currently the statues are in New York City, visible from Union Square north, but they will be appearing at other locations nationally including Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, New Orleans, LA, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, Burbank, CA and Hollywood, CA. A map is available at the official Ride for Justice micro-site as well as clues tweeted by the official @LoneRanger Twitter account.

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‘Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess’ DVD Available September 17

'Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that ‘Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess‘ — featuring five episodes, including a visit by Disney’s Princess Jasmine — will be arriving on DVD on September 17, 2013. In addition to the five episodes, each DVD comes complete with a bonus exclusive Sofia Doll Dress Up Kit.

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‘Monsters University’ NASCAR Limited Edition Diecast Available

'Monsters University' NASCAR DiecastWhether you’re a fan of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, NASCAR, diecast vehicles or any combination thereof, this limited edition replica of the Lowe’s NASCAR #48 Chevy SS driven by Jimmie Johnson is sure to be a fine addition to your collection.

The diecast is available in two sizes and three configurations. The 1:64 scale model measures approximately 3″ in length and is available for $6.95 while the 1:24 scale models measure 8″ in length. The stock finish model retails for $64.95 while the color chrome finish model retails for $89.95.

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Living Social: ‘Monsters University’ Discount at El Capitan Theatre

Ticket to "Monsters University" in 3D - Ticket to "Monsters University" in 3DLiving Social is currently offering a discounted general admission ticket to see Monsters University in 3D at Disney’s El Captain Theatre in Hollywood (applicable performances begin June 21, 2013). For a limited time, moviegoers can purchase a ticket for just $14 each, which represents a savings of over 20% the regular box office price.

In addition to the film, each showing includes a live stage performance of the ‘Monsters University Pep Rally’ featuring Mike Wazowski and James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan live on stage along with the Spirit Squad.

For more information or to purchase tickets at this discounted price, visit the official deal page on Living Social.

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New ‘Monsters University’ Glow-in-the-Dark Crocs, Jibbitz are Scary Cute

'Monsters University' CrocsThe world of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University and Crocs clogs have collided and the result is glow-in-the-dark show that’s so horribly cute, kids can’t help but cheer.

Each pair of the Creative Crocs Monsters clog features a stylized version of Mike Wazowski and James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan as they appear in the new prequel. The heel strap, which helps provide a more secure fit, also serves as the perfect spot to insert a Monsters University Jibbitz charm, available separately.

For more information or to purchase one of the items from Crocs’ new Monsters University collection, visit the MU page on the official Crocs website.

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‘Monsters University’ New Hi-Res Stills, Concept Art

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

In addition to the all new fun facts about Monsters University they shared with us earlier, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have plied us with several new hi-res stills and recently released concept art for the Monsters Inc. prequel, which we have added to the beginning of our galleries below. As always, click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version. When the resize arrow appears, click it to view the image at its original resolution.

Monsters University stills:

Concept art gallery:

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