VIDEO: ‘Monsters, Inc 3D’ Trailer Debuts Online

Monsters Inc 3D Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have debuted the trailer for Monsters Inc 3D, which debuts in theaters nationwide on December 19, 2012 (the embedded version below comes from Walt Disney Studios UK which is why it features an alternate date).

The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ New Hi-Res Still

Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly), the bad guy in a 1980s arcade game, sets off on a hilarious game-hopping journey and joins forces with tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch). But as a rookie soldier, Ralph is not prepared to take on the deadly Cy-Bugs he encounters in Calhoun’s modern first-person shooter game. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with this new hi-res still from its upcoming release, Wreck-It Ralph, which debuts in theaters on November 2, 2012.

In the new still, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly), the bad guy in a 1980s arcade game, sets off on a hilarious game-hopping journey and joins forces with tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch). But as a rookie soldier, Ralph is not prepared to take on the deadly Cy-Bugs he encounters in Calhoun’s modern first-person shooter game, ‘Hero’s Duty.’

The still has been added to our gallery of images from the film below:

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Once Lost ‘Hungry Hobos’ Oswald Short Fully Restored, Debuted at Telluride Film Festival

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director and head of special projects for WDAS. The film, which was found in a private film vault in England in 2011, was acquired by Disney that same year and has undergone extensive digital restoration. Hungry Hobos will debut in Telluride, Colorado as part of a special animation shorts program presented by leading film historian and restoration expert Serge Bromberg.

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‘Frankenweenie’ Victor and Sparky Ad, New Hi-Res Stills

ELSA VAN HELSING, VICTOR and EDGAR. ©2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Via its YouTube channel, Walt Disney Studios has shared its latest ad for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which opens in theaters nationwide on October 5. They have also provided us with two new stills from the film which have been added to our gallery below.

A feature-length stop-motion remake of the original short film by Burton, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.

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‘Disney Movies Anywhere’ Trademark Applications Filed

Disney Movies AnywhereLast month, we offered up evidence that Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) proprietary digital film access system, once known as Disney Studio All Access, had undergone a name change to now be known as ‘Disney Movies Anywhere.’ Although DISNEYMOVIESANYWHERE.COM ultimately goes to the DSAA preview site (via disneymoviesanywhere.disney.go.com) and the company has kindly removed the website pictured here (which was never at the aforementioned domain name ironically enough).

Despite making changes to hide the new name, however, the Walt Disney Company formally filed several trademark applications last week for ‘Disney Movies Anywhere’ for the following areas:

  • Online retail store services

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Sneak Peek: ‘Cinderella Diamond Edition’ Bonus Features, Alternate Opening and ‘Real Fairy Godmother’

'Cinderella' Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVDCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, where the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray has already released, we catch a (literal) glimpse of some of the bonus features that will be available when the Blu-ray is released on October 2, 2012.

Among the new bonus features are an introduction to the film presented by Diane Disney Miller, a recently discovered alternate opening and a segment titled ‘The Real Fairy Godmother,’ a documentary that examines the life of Mary Alice O’Connor who married Disney animator and Imagineer Ken O’Connor and inspired the character of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.

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‘People Like Us’ on Blu-ray October 2

'People Like Us' on Blu-ray/DVDFrom the studio that brought you the award-winning blockbuster The Help, comes an emotional and inspirational story about a young man’s journey of self discovery as he connects with a family he barely knows. Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Olivia Wilde (Tron) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), DreamWorks Pictures releases People Like Us, a must-own, heartfelt and relatable story – on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on October 2, 2012 and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

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‘Monsters Inc. 3D’ First Teaser Poster is a Feast for the Eye

Monsters Inc 3D Teaser PosterCourtesy of MoviePoster.com (via impawards.com), here is our first look at a teaser poster for Monsters, Inc. 3D which will make its theatrical debut on December 19, 2012.

The Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure Monsters, Inc. returns to the big screen—now in 3D—with lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as they struggle to help a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) find her way home from Monstropolis in the midst of a wild and mysterious cover-up.

Monsters, Inc. 3D will be followed by its prequel, Monsters University, which debuts theatrically on June 21, 2013.

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Presto! Disney/Pixar Short Films Volume 2 on Blu-ray in November

Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the hotly anticipated follow-up to Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, Volume 2, available to own on November 13, 2012 and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Details are sparse at the moment, but shorts are expected to include La Luna, Dug’s Special Mission, Toy Story Toon: Hawaiian Vacation, Partly Cloudy, Presto and Day & Night.

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First Look: Tinker Bell and Periwinkle Characters from Disney Parks; New ‘Secret of the Wings’ Clips

Tinker Bell and Periwinkle at Disney ParksThe official Disney Parks blog today shared this first image of Tinker Bell and Periwinkle /aka/ Peri /aka/ Tink’s sister as they will appear at both Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in mid-September (September 17 in Orlando according to this site, to be precise).

Peri will be joining Tink in Pixie Hollow in honor of their upcoming 3D Blu-ray release, Secret of the Wings, available to own on October 23, 2012. For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Secret of the Wings takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.

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