Photos: Scarlett Johansson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several images from the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony held earlier today in which Marvel’s The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson was awarded a star on the legendary promenade.

Johansson stars in the summer blockbuster as Black Widow. At the event, she was joined by fellow co-stars Clark Gregg and Jeremy Renner along with her grandmother.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Marvel’s The Avengers opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 4.

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‘Paperman’ to be Screened at LA Film Fest in June

According to its official Facebook page, Disney’s revolutionary short, Paperman'Paperman' will make its North American debut at the LA Film Fest in June. Just prior to that, it is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Annecy International Film Festival.

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Report: Marvel ‘Avengers’ Exhibit Opens at Madame Tussauds New York

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The Avengers have assembled once more, but this time in wax. Late last week, Madame Tussauds in New York City’s Times Square introduced a new Marvel experience to commemorate the theatrical debut of Marvel’s The Avengers on May 4, 2012.

The exhibit is comprised of several figures, amongst which are Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, although only the latter two are new figures for the Museum chain. In fact Hulk stands at an astounding 15 feet tall, which is almost double that of the film’s character, and while Tony Stark may be made of wax, the Iron Man suit on display is not. Captain America and Thor, however, are absolutely true to their individual film counterparts, dress in film accurate costume and patterned after actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.

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Lasseter to Participate in CG Animation Panel Moderated by Tom Sito

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced it will be conducting a panel on computer-generated film animation ‘from Vertigo to Toy Story to the 3D spectacles of today.’ The panel, moderated by legendary animator and historian Tom Sito, is titled ‘The Development of the Digital Animator,’ and well be held Monday, May 21 at 7:30 pm PT in Beverly Hills as part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation.

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Photos/Videos: Merida Character Begins Testing at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Princess Merida at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Photo by abelle2 / FlickrPrincess Merida, the heroine of Disney/Pixar’s Brave, made a surprise appearance in Future World at Epcot yesterday. Although she will officially begin meeting guests in a play and greet environment at the Magic Kingdom starting later this month, she is apparently making random appearances as she gets acclimated to the harsh Orlando weather.

A batch of photos have appeared on Flickr from abelle2, although it appears more photos can be seen currently on this tumblr post (via @DisneyProjects).

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‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition to Include ‘Tangled Ever After,’ Second Screen and New Fantasyland Preview

'Cinderella' Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Cinderella Diamond Edition will be available to own on Disney Blu-ray/DVD on October 2, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from both Amazon.com and DisneyStore.com (as a 2 disc edition, along with their usual exclusive bonus set of lithographs).

In addition, there will also be a six disc limited edition Cinderella Trilogy boxed set packaged inside a functional jewelry case (also available for pre-order). The boxed set will consist of a the Cinderella blu-ray, a single blu-ray containing both of the sequels (Cinderella, Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True, and Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time) along with individual copies of each on DVD and the digital copy disc). The discs themselves come inside a storybook packaging (Amazon.com has a photo as well as a demo unboxing video).

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‘Brave’ Soundtrack to be Released on CD in June; Now Available for Pre-Order

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarThe original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be released on June 19, 2012, just three days ahead of the film’s release, according to Amazon. While it’s known that Patrick Doyle has assumed the position of composer for the film’s soundtrack, little else is known regarding what else may be featured on the soundtrack in the way of additional music. According to the film’s article on Wikipedia, the soundtrack will feature a song performed by Julie Fowlis, but the quoted source only mentions that one of her songs was used in the television ad for the film, not that it would necessarily be included on the soundtrack itself (the song used has already been released).

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Louboutin to Design Slipper in Honor of ‘Cinderella’ Diamond Edition

The ultimate fairytale that has represented, for centuries, the definitive expression of timeless love, transformation, the fulfillment of a dream come true and, above all, the happily ever after, comes alive in 2012 as The Walt Disney Studios and famed red-sole designer Christian Louboutin, come together to celebrate the magic and inspiration behind of one of the greatest fairytales of all time, Disney’s Cinderella.

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Photos/Video: Disney Presents Slate at CinemaCon 2012

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several hi-res photos of some of the talent that appeared at their presentation held last night at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas. In addition, they have provided us with some of the presentation which features Tim Burton discussing Frankenweenie, Jennifer Garner discussing The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer discussing The Lone Ranger, James Franco and Mila Kunis discussing Oz the Great and Powerful, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy discussing the Muppets sequel, John C. Reilly discussing Wreck-It Ralph and John Lasseter with Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian discussing Brave along with Monsters University.

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Disneynature ‘See “Chimpanzee,” Save Chimpanzees’ Campaign Extended

Disneynature's 'Chimpanzee'Swinging into theaters April 20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, Chimpanzee proved so popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative for a second week. For every moviegoer who sees Chimpanzee through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.

“In theaters just five days, Chimpanzee has already given us a lot to celebrate,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “Led by a young chimpanzee named Oscar, Chimpanzee has won the hearts of audiences nationwide. It’s because of that success that we decided to extend our program with the Jane Goodall Institute.”

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