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.
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
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.
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.
Whether 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.
Living 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.
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.
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:
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with even more fun facts from their upcoming prequel, Monsters University, which you can read below.
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer — and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University. But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, ‘Sulley’ (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Via its official Facebook page, Walt Disney Studios UK has released this new poster for Disney’s Planes from DisneyToon Studios. The poster features Dusty alongside Ripslinger and Rochelle with Colin Cowling in the distance.
Inspired by the world of Cars, Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing — and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.