D23 Expo: Treasures of the Walt Disney Studio Archives Photo Tour

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Disney D23 Presents the Treasures of the Walt Disney Studio Archives is easily one of the most popular attractions during the biennial D23 Expo, arguably second only to the star-studded arena presentations, and this year is sure to be no different.

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Disney Animated: 75 Years of Animation History Literally in Palm of Your Hand

'Disney Animated' provides unprecedented access such as this Pinocchio maquette which had been lost for decades. Photo by Kiki LevinImagine if there was a way to explore every single frame of every single production from Walt Disney Feature Animation, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through Wreck-It Ralph and beyond. Imagine if you could have the ability to take a CG model of Vanellope von Schweetz based on an import of the real one and not only easily animate her with more than a hundred points of articulation but save and share your creation with your friends and even allow them to collaborate on your animation (app required). Imagine if you could harness the power of Elsa’s magic snow from Frozen and control its every move and appearance using the same software principles as the film’s animators used.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ New Hi-Res Still Features Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

Loki (Tom Hiddleston)Ph: Jay Maidment© 2013 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2013 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

In honor of the release of the latest trailer for Thor: The Dark World, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have furnished us with a hi-res still from the film featuring Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s wayward brother, Loki. The still has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film embedded below. As always, click on the individual thumbnails to see a larger version and then proceed to click the resize arrow to see the image at its original resolution.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Teaser Trailer; Hi-Res Stills

(L-R) SAM THE EAGLE and JEAN PIERRE NAPOLEON (Ty Burrell). ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo by: Jay Maidment

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the new teaser trailer and some initial stills from its upcoming Muppets sequel, Muppets Most Wanted. You can see the trailer embedded below.

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine — the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit — and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. The new film will hit the big screen March 21, 2014.

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diamond Edition Blu-rays in 2014

The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce the addition of animated classics The Jungle Book and Sleeping Beauty to its prestigious Blu-ray™ Diamond Edition Collection. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, The Jungle Book opens to colorful new life on Blu-ray Diamond Edition in February 2014, while Sleeping Beauty awakens on stunning Blu-ray Diamond Edition in October 2014.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Theatrical Poster (Hi-Res)

'Thor: The Dark World' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of the theatrical poster for Thor: The Dark World, in theaters November 8, 2013.

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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‘Planes’ ‘Wings Around the Globe’ Stills, Concept Art, Vintage Posters (Hi-Res)

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From the Statue of Pitty located in the heart of ‘the Big Axle,’ to the Taj Mahal to the Great Wall of China, Walt Disney Studios and Disney Toon Studios have supplied us with stills, concept art, behind-the-scenes photos and more as Dusty Crophopper darts his way around the planet in the hopes of winning the ‘Wings Around the Globe’ race.

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D23 Expo: ‘Get A Horse!’ Newly Released Animation Cels in Hi-Res

Get A Horse!Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with these hi-res scans of newly released animation cels from the Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse!, which features the original voice of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney himself.

The black-and-white, hand-drawn short’s story follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal, Minnie, and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The gang is enjoying a musical haywagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows Get A Horse!up and tries to run them off the road.

The short recently made its world premiere and will be shown for the first time ever to public audiences in North America during the Disney Animation arena presentation at the Disney D23 Expo, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9-11, 2013.

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‘Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition’ on Blu-ray in December

'Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray‘Winds in the east, mist coming in… like something is brewing and about to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.’

Except that what will be in store hasn’t happened before — at least not like this. On December 10, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the beloved 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, on Blu-ray for the first time ever. That would place its release just a few days before Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13 and on the same day its soundtrack, with music composed by Thomas Newman, is slated to be released.

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‘Artemis Fowl’ Live Action Film to be Co-Produced by Disney

The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that it is in development on the film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with producer Harvey Weinstein. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s best-selling children’s fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project.

“With its balance of mystery, adventure and family appeal, Artemis Fowl is a natural fit for Disney,” said Sean Bailey, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with Harvey on this exciting project.”

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