About a week ago, Disney Movie Club introduced some new details regarding the Peter Pan Diamond Edition blu-ray that will be available to own on February 5, 2013 (available for pre-order from Amazon.com) and now thanks to an official press release as well as a special pre-order offer from DisneyStore.com, we have even more information to share.
‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz‘ will be released on DVD on February 5, 2013. And that, in a nutshell, is all we know. The news comes courtesy of Amazon.com which has recently begun accepting pre-orders for the title. According to cursory searches on the interwebs, there is nary a mention of it short of release dates in the mideast, often referring to it as ‘Wizards of Dizz’ [sic].
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. Among the films submitted are Disney/Pixar’s Brave, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, DisneyToon’s Secret of the Wings and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Films from other studios that have been submitted for nomination consideration are:
The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: Adventures in Zambezia, Delhi Safari, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, From Up on Poppy Hill, Hey Krishna, Hotel Transylvania, Ice Age Continental Drift, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, The Mystical Laws, The Painting, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Rabbi’s Cat, Rise of the Guardians, Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas and Zarafa.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have shared with us a brand new still from Iron Man 3 which features Sir Ben Kingsley as Mandarin. Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
In honor of Wreck-It Ralph‘s debut in theaters tomorrow, Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with this hi-res image which they refer to as a standee, but essentially amounts to a triptych which combines the worlds of ‘Sugar Rush,’ ‘Fix-It Felix Jr.’ and ‘Hero’s Duty.’ Unfortunately the original image is a bit too large to share here, but we trimmed it down just enough to fit, so be sure to click on the image to expand it, then find and click on the resize arrow to see it at its much larger version.
Yahoo! Movies has exclusively debuted the first of three panels featuring the witches featured in Saim Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful set to open in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
While there are, of course, four witches in the land of Oz, the Good Witch of the South never quite gets her due, so the triptych instead focuses on the remaining directions, beginning with the Wicked Witch of the West. Y! teases the figure represented in the piece is unknown, but we can’t help but notice a striking resemblance to Mila Kunis — who portrays Theodora — moreso than Rachel Weisz (Evanora) and certainly not Michelle Williams who plays the good witch (of the North) Glinda. Just sayin’.
Last night, Walt Disney Animation Studios held its world premiere for Wreck-It Ralph at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, where cast and crew gathered for the event. In addition to cast such as John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and more, guests included music contributors Henry Jackman and Skrillex along with Disney Animation’s Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Paperman director John Kahrs.
Another site has posted several Monsters University character poses it has received from Disney/Pixar. Among the illustrations of a younger, thinner James P. Sullivan and a younger, metallic Mike Wazowski are newly revealed characters including Art, Don, Squishy, Squishy’s Mom and the twin
s, Terri and Terry.
Interestingly enough, a cursory search turned up only one other mention of Squishy and that was in a PEZ candy sales page which displays a photo of Squishy, Mike W, Sulley and Randall as PEZ dispensers, available May 2013. On a tangent, the brochure also mentions an all new Disney Channel Original Movie for ‘Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation’ in 2013 when introducing its Candace dispenser.
Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon.com is now listing the DVD edition of the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ music special ‘Mickey & Donald Have Farm‘ will be available to own on December 11, just a few short weeks after it debuts on Disney Channel on November 5, 2012.
Get set to roll up your sleeves, ride the Clickety-Clack Tractor and lend a helping hand in this farm-tastic barnyard adventure!
Yesterday we brought you the first viral video for Wreck-It Ralph, a ‘behind the music’-style expose on Wreck-It Ralph titled ‘Behind the Screens.’ Today, Walt Disney Animation Studios has shared its second video, ‘The Fix-It Felix Hammer by Fix-It Felix, Jr.’ which is a take on the classic ‘as seen on tv’ ads. It’s not quite as spectacular in our opinion and we’re not sure why they didn’t jump on the opportunity to call the ‘Mini Fix-It Felix Jr.’ the ‘Fix-It Felix Jr. Junior’ instead, but hey.