‘The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition’ on Blu-ray August 13

'The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition'Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon.com has taking pre-orders for the the 1979 classic, The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment with a release date of August 13, 2013.

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‘Sword in the Stone,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘Return to Never Land’ Among August Blu-ray Releases (UPDATED)

Ahead of any official announcements, multiple etailers have begun listing several Disney animated classics (and neo-classics) for a release date on Blu-ray of August 6, 2013. (NOTE: Return to Never Land has now been given an August 20 release date).

Amongst the releases scheduled are Return to Neverland Special Edition, Sword in the Stone 50th Anniversary Edition and Robin Hood 40th Anniversary Edition. No information on bonus features is currently available but we will update as it becomes available to us.

Also of note being listed for an August 6 release is the Disney Channel animated special, Pixie Hollow Games Pixie Party Edition.

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‘Disney’s Planes Take Flight’ Featurette Serves as Sizzle Reel for Film

'Planes' Teaser PosterFeaturing no vocals and simply titled ‘Disney’s Planes Takes Flight,’ Walt Disney Studios has released what could be tantamount to a sizzle reel, promoting the epic scale of its upcoming animated film from DisneyToon Studios, with background music supplied by the film’s composer, Mark Mancina.

Inspired by the world of Cars from Pixar Animation Studios, 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.

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‘Frozen’ New Concept Art of Arendelle (Ultra Hi-Res)

A CHILL IS IN THE AIR – Concept art from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming “Frozen” introduces Arendelle, a kingdom trapped in eternal winter thanks to one sister’s icy powers—and another’s inability to stop them. In theaters Nov. 27, 2013. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a very hi-res version of the concept art recently shared from Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

When a prophecy traps the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter, Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Hi-Res Concept Art

Concept Art by Ryan Meinerding © 2013 Marvel

Apologies all around as we’ve actually been sitting on these images for a while, but without further ado, here are some hi-res versions of concept art recently released for both Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). Our galleries for both are presented below. As always, click on the thumbnail to see a larger version. When the resize arrow appears, click it to view the image at its original resolution.

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First Look: ‘Big Hero 6′ Hi-Res Concept Art, Film Clip

SAN FRANSOKYO AT NIGHT – Pictured in concept art, the high-tech city of San Fransokyo is home to brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his team of first-time crime fighters in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ action comedy adventure “Big Hero 6”—in theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Animation Studios today announced a November 7, 2014 release for Big Hero 6, a full-length animated feature based on a popular Marvel television series in Japan.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Big Hero 6, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated Big Hero 6 hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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Disney’s ‘Planes’ Hi-Res Stills, Fun Facts and Activity Sheets

PLANES

In support of Planes from DisneyToon Studios, landing in theaters on August 9, 2013, Disney has provided us with newly released hi-res stills, along with some fun facts regarding the film, inspired by  Pixar’s world of Cars.

From above the world of Cars comes Disney’s Planes, 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.

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CONFIRMED: ‘Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ on Blu-ray; Includes New Bonus Features

'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our report from this past weekend that the 1977 animated classic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is headed for a Blu-ray release on August 27, 2013.

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Share all the fun, whimsy and wonder of The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh in this amazing original Disney classic  — now digitally restored and remastered in high definition to thrill a whole new generation!

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‘Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ to Have Blustery Blu-ray Day in August

'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our report from this past weekend that the 1977 animated classic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is headed for a Blu-ray release on August 27, 2013.

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Share all the fun, whimsy and wonder of The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh in this amazing original Disney classic — now digitally restored and remastered in high definition to thrill a whole new generation!

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UPDATED: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Lands on Blu-ray June 11; Costume Design Art (Hi-Res)

'Oz the Great and Powerful' on Blu-rayAccording to a listing on DisneyStore.com, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray beginning June 11, 2013. Although the listing itself is for the 2D edition, Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the 3D Blu-ray/digital copy edition as well as the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

Disney’s fantastic adventure Oz The Great and Powerful is the story of Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician of dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot — until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting.

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