‘Frankenweenie’ Early Screening in New York City on September 23

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'Frankenweenie' PosterIn conjunction with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, Walt Disney Studios will be offering a special pre-release screening of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie this Sunday, September 23 at 11 am at the IFC Center in New York City.

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‘Frankenweenie’ Featurette Delves Into Film with Cast and Crew

'Frankenweenie' PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released this rather lengthy featurette for its upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which debuts in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012. Joining Burton for the featurette are cast members Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Martin Landau. Also featured from the creative team are executive producer Don Hahn, producer Allison Abbate, production designer Rick Heinrichs and puppet designer Joe Holman.

The featurette also includes quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage including the voiceover work as well as shooting the actual sets and props. A small amount of new footage is also shared.

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D23 Offers Free ‘Frankenweenie’ Screenings Nationwide Ahead of Film’s Release

'Frankenweenie' PosterDisney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, has announced that it will be offering its members the opportunity to see Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie from Walt Disney Studios during the week of September 24 for free, ahead of the film’s official opening on October 5, 2012.

Metro areas included in the opportunity include: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

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‘Pixar Shorts Volume 2′ List of Included Shorts Announced

'Pixar Shorts Volume 2'Nearly a month after we first announced the upcoming arrival of ‘Pixar Shorts Voume 2‘ on Blu-ray (available to own November 13, 2012), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially confirmed the release and date along with a list of all of the shorts included in the second collection of short films from Pixar Animation Studios as well as student films from John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton.

The included shorts are as follows:

  • BURN-E —  BURN-E is a dedicated, hard working robot that finds himself locked out of his ship and quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a difficult endeavor. Based on characters from WALL-E. (Directed by: Angus MacLane)

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‘Lincoln’ Trailer Debuts Online

'Lincoln' Theatrical 1 SheetDreamWorks has released its first official trailer for Lincoln online, which you can view below. The trailer made its debut during a Google+ Hangout featuring Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Soundtrack to Feature Music by Skrillex, AKB48, Owl City and More

'Wreck-It Ralph' Teaser PosterThe story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, Wreck-It Ralph journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ’80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music. ‘Music is another way to set the stage and make these worlds completely different,’ said producer Clark Spencer.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ New Hi-Res Stills for National Video Games Day

(L-R) VANELLOPE VON SCHWEETZ (voice of Sarah Silverman) and RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) in the video game world of Sugar Rush. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

In conjunction with the release of the new Wreck-It Ralph trailer in honor of National Video Games Day, Walt Disney Animation Studios has also provided us with a few new hi-res stills from the film.

The new stills, which feature Fix-It Felix Jr. with the Nicelanders, Ralph with Vanellope von Schweetz, Sgt. Calhoun and ‘Hero’s Duty,’ have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version:

And just in case you missed it, the new trailer is below, featuring new cameos from Frogger, Dig Dug and Tapper as well as Games Central Station safety monitor, Sonic the Hedgehog as well as music from Lipps Inc and FUN.

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Watch New ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Trailer — It’s Your Duty and It Doesn’t Stink

'Wreck-It Ralph' Teaser PosterYahoo! Movies has debuted the newest trailer for Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Set to background music including ‘Funky Town’ by Lipps Inc and ‘Some Nights’ by FUN., the trailer takes a better look at Ralph’s plight to become more than just the bad guy as he departs from his home of thirty years to explore other options, landing him in games such as ‘Hero’s Duty’ and ‘Sugar Rush,’ where he (eventually) finds a kindrid spirit in Vanellope von Schweetz, a glitch who feels out of her place in her own world too.

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‘Frankenweenie’ ‘Lightning’ Clip, Ads Introduce Shocking New Footage

'Frankenweenie'Walt Disney Studios has just released this new clip from its upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. While New Holland seems like the picturesque town, it seems to attract more lightning than most locations. Could it be a result of the town windmill? Or is there more at play. In either case, in this clip titled ‘Lightning,’ new science teacher Mr. Ryzkruski (voiced by Martin Landau) explains to the class lightning’s rationale. But just what happened to the previous teacher anyway?

Also, from down under, we have a look at two new television ads for the film which contain quite a bit more animation, previously unseen.

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UPDATE: ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!’ on Vinyl Exclusively from Amazon; Features Bonus Tracks

Frankenweenie Unleashed!

Amazon.com has recently added an exclusive vinyl edition
of ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!’ from Walt Disney Records. At this time, a track list for the Amazon exclusive hasn’t been posted, so it’s unknown whether it will simply be the same as the CD/digital edition or will contain remixes of the songs inspired by the film. Even missing the cover art, all the entry states is that it will be a double album and released on October 30, more than a month after the CD release and nearly a month after the film’s introduction to theaters.

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