If announcing Strange Magic just a couple of months before its theatrical release is any indication, Lucasfilm has some pretty interesting cards up its sleeve that it seems ready to produce at a moment’s notice — providing it’s when it’s least expected.
Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘Stay With Me’ as performed by the Witch (Meryl Streep) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Earlier today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on the CBS Network on February 8, 2015 at 8 pm ET. To be considered eligible for the 2014 award season, songs and albums must have been released between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars, three of which are both Disney and/or Marvel properties. They are: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent. X-Men: Days of Future Past also remains in the running, with the other finalists being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘On the Steps of the Palace’ as performed by Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below. In addition, a related featurette has also recently been released offering a clip and some behind the scenes from the song in the film.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ today confirmed that its all-new short Frozen Fever, which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s Frozen.
Confirming recent reports that he was in talks to voice a starring role in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016), former WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he will be assuming the role of Maui.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. A born navigator, Moana sets sail from the ancient South Pacific islands of Oceania in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana arrives in theaters in late 2016.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released some behind-the-scenes b-roll footage from the upcoming Pixie Hollow film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (March 3, 2015), which is now available for pre-order. The footage features lead actors Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Ginnifer Goodwin (Fawn) and Rosario Dawson (Nyx) recording lines from the film. Since it includes actual dialogue from the film, it should be considered a spoiler. You can find the video embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have released the second trailer from their 2015 film, ‘Monkey Kingdom.’
The trailer, which you can find embedded below, introduces us to Maya and her newborn, Kip.
Nominations for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards were announced earlier today, honoring the best animation in film, television, video games and beyond for the previous year. The Walt Disney Company made a strong showing, as one might expect, with Big Hero 6 and ‘Disney’s Mickey Mouse’ cartoons, but Craig McCracken’s ‘Wonder Over Yonder’ on Disney XD is also respectable in its showing, while new series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ struggled to make an impact with just one nomination, as did ‘Sofia the First’ which failed to show at all.