Disney announced today that Saving Mr. Banks has been chosen to open AFI FEST 2013, presented by Audi, on Thursday, November 7. The film, which will have its North American premiere at the festival, stars Academy Award®-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, both of whom will be in attendance at the Opening Night Gala, along with director John Lee Hancock and other stars from the film.
Disney has kicked off production on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated children’s classic. The film, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. Shooting in the Los Angeles area, with locations in the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia, the San Fernando Valley and Melody Ranch in Newhall, the film hits theaters nationwide on October 10, 2014.
It’s so true what they say: when it rains, it Thors. Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with a ple-Thor-a of hi-res stills, concept art, behind-the-scenes images and even character posters featuring Thor and Loki, all of which have been added to our existing and new galleries below.
If you haven’t yet purchased both the Mike Wazowski and Randall ‘Randy’ Boggs figures for ‘Disney Infinity’ yet, first: what’s wrong with you? You must feel like Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; second: don’t. At least not if you plan on purchasing Monsters University when it’s out on Blu-ray October 29, 2013 and you don’t plan on buying the 3D version or care about digital copy.
That’s because Walmart is offering exclusive gift sets for the 2-disc Blu-ray combo-pack which includes a free ‘Disney Infinity’ figure. That is, basically for the same price as the separate 2 disc edition of the film, you get the Blu-ray plus one of the figures: either in Mike Wazowski or Randy Boggs flavors.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a new hi-res still from its upcoming feature, Saving Mr. Banks, which has been added to our gallery of images from the film below.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise — one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
As a follow up to introducing the The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray earlier this year, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will bring two more of the Muppet films to Blu-ray on December 10, 2013 as a combo-pack: Muppet Treasure Island and The Great Muppet Caper. The films are now available for pre-order from Amazon.
A treasure trove of hearty laughs is yours when two of the funniest, most action-packed Muppet movies of all time make their Disney Blu-ray debut in a 2-Movie Collection. From the special star-studded lunacy in Muppet Treasure Island to the jewel-heist hilarity of The Great Muppet Caper, these two classic comedy-adventures are packed with mirth, mayhem and, of course, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie, Gonzo and all your Muppet favorites.
Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson. The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird. Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Chernov are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.
Jeff Jensen and John Walker will executive produce with Bernard Bellew and Tom Peitzman, VFX producer serving as co-producers.
Although some of the bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been revealed, thanks once more to the BBFC, we now have full, explicit details for all of the additional content you’ll find on the discs.
Available to own October 29, 2013 with a digital release in both HD and 3D HD formats on October 8, it’s now available for Monsters University.
Below you’ll find a complete list of what we know about the bonus features which includes the initial list of items already announced earlier this month. In addition, we have added lengths of each of the features in minutes/seconds.
Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles based entertainment company, announced today that it is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment to create ‘The Marvel Experience,’ an innovative, traveling experience, featuring dozens of Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes. This attraction will appeal to a multi-generational audience and will leverage state-of-the-art interactive and multimedia technology, including a 4D motion ride and original 3D animated features, allowing fans to be a part of the action. The tour comes to life in 2014.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have once more provided us with a series of what they call ‘fun facts,’ this time in support of their upcoming film, Thor: The Dark World in theaters on 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.