Earlier today, IMAX and Walt Disney Studios cemented their distribution agreement by announcing that several films beyond Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also debut in IMAX format. Films for the remainder of 2014 include Maleficent (May 30) and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1).
In honor of the release of the full length trailer for Maleficent (May 30, 2014), Walt Disney Studios has provided us with two new high-res stills from Maleficent, in theaters May 30, 2014. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery embedded below.
When it comes to future film productions, Iger announced that The Incredibles director Brad Bird is working on the story for a sequel. He also acknowledged that Disney/Pixar is working on a third installment of the Cars franchise. While he had little to offer on the Star Wars Episode VII front, he did state that the story takes place thirty years after the Return of the Jedi installment and will feature ‘familiar faces’ as well as a ‘trio of young new faces.’
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Marvel Studios UK has just released this a new clip from its upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), titled ‘Good vs Bad.’ In addition, they’ve also released a small featurette focusing on Sam Wilson/The Falcon as portrayed by Anthony Mackie.
In honor of today’s Blu-ray release of Frozen (with a still unconfirmed release of the 3D Blu-ray in October), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Disney Movies Anywhere released this featurette focusing on co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, art director Michael Giaimo and others as they explore the Frozen suite at the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, Canada. Long before the creation of the suite, however, the hotel itself was crucial to the animation process for Frozen as it served as reference material for the way light was reflected against the ice creations.
Walt Disney Studios and Muppets Studio have recently released a new clip from their upcoming film, Muppets Most Wanted (March 21, 2014), titled ‘Meet the Manager.’ In the clip, which you can find embedded below, Dominic Badguy introduces himself to the recently re-united Muppets clan and offers up a proposal they simply can’t refuse … or can they? No, they can’t.
As part of its annual tribute to Oscar winners (and sometimes nominees), Mondo has announced it will be releasing its poster for Frozen by artist Tom Whalen at a random time tomorrow, March 18, 2014 (usually between 10 am – 12 pm ET, but never guaranteed). Those interested in attempting to grab a copy are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement.
Known to sell out in mere seconds, the Mondo poster series entry for Frozen is limited to an edition size of just 440 pieces. It measures 24″ x 36″ and will retail for $50. For those that miss the opportunity tomorrow, there are no guarantees, but Whalen sometimes sells artist proof variants at his online store at a later date.
Just ahead of tomorrow night’s television special ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe’ premieres on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm ET/PT, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us with several dozen newly released high resolution stills as well as behind the scenes photos from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), which we have assembled at the beginning of their respective galleries embedded below. Because of the sheer number we were provided at one time, we are hoping that there are no duplicates and that we didn’t miss any, so please accept our humble apologies in advance if such is the case.
Walt Disney Studios and Muppets Studio have recently released a new clip from their upcoming film, Muppets Most Wanted (March 21, 2014), titled ‘The Evil Plan.’ In the clip, which you can find embedded below, Constantine /aka/ Number One /aka/ Der Evilen Froggen and Dominic Badguy /aka/ Number Two consult with each other on their evil plans to steal the Crown Jewels.