WATCH: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Extended Trailer from National Preview Event

'Guardians of the Galaxy' IMAX Sneak Peek PosterLast night, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios offered a free nationwide sneak peek at their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). In addition to the nearly fifteen minute preview which involved the Guardians being incarcerated in — and subsequently breaking out of — the Klyn, the preview concluded with a new extended trailer which even includes a bona fide clip. You can find the newly released extended trailer, courtesy of Marvel Studios UK, embedded below.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos featuring Groot, Rocket Stand-Ins (Hi-Res)

Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) Ph: Jay Maidment ©Marvel 2014

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of newly released behind-the-scenes photos from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new images — which prominently feature stand-ins for Groot and Rocket Racoon — have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.

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LISTEN: ‘Still I Fly’ by Spencer Lee from ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have shared this first listen to ‘Still I Fly’ as performed by Spencer Lee, from its upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014). You can find part of the song — as well as new accompanying footage — embedded below.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Fun Facts, IMAX First Look Poster (Hi-Res) (Minor Spoilers)

'Guardians of the Galaxy' IMAX Sneak Peek PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with several ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). Additionally, we have been given a hi-res version of the film’s IMAX sneak-peek poster that will be provided to attendees of the upcoming 17-minute look at the film at participating theaters throughout North America on July 7. While some cities have already run out of the free tickets, many cities are still available here.

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WATCH: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Clip, ‘We Got A Situation’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new clip for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014) titled ‘We Got A Situation,’ which you can find embedded below. In the clip, the Piston Peak Air Attack team goes in action as they fight the forest fire.

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Sir Ben Kingsley Cast as Bagheera in Disney’s Live Action ‘The Jungle Book’

Walt Disney Studios has announced that Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Big Hero 6′ Baymax Toys from Bandai

Baymax sound and lights figure

At its annual holiday preview tour in New York City, Disney Consumer Products today shared the first look at some upcoming toys in support of Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

From master licensee Bandai, on display were a sound and lights action figure of Baymax featuring Hiro on his back. Baymax goes into fly mode with wings that pop out and lights up and produces sounds accordingly. Also on display was a replica of Baymax’s arm (in scale) which features a launching fist made of soft foam when the trigger is pressed. Photos and video of the items can be seen below.

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‘Lava’ Musical Short to Open Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ (Hi-Res Poster)

'Lava' from Disney/PixarWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have announced that a brand new Pixar short, Lava, will premiere and open before Inside Out in theaters beginning June 19, 2015. It will be directed by James Ford Murphy and has the following synopsis:

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

Along with the news of the new short, Pixar has also released the official title treatment for Pete Docter’s Inside Out whose full synopsis is as follows:

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WATCH: Disney Research Produces Short Film, ‘Lucid Dreams of Gabriel’

Disney Research is expanding into the film business with its first short film titled Lucid Dreams of Gabriel which will be released in August. A teaser trailer for the film was released today, showcasing some of the special effects and filming techniques Disney Research employed using what it is calling ‘The Flow-Of-Time,’ consisting of ‘local frame rate variation, local pixel timing and a variety of artistic shutter functions.’

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WATCH: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Clip, ‘Perfectly Good Airplane’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new clip for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014) titled ‘Perfectly Good Airplane,’ which you can find embedded below. In the clip, the Piston Peak Air Attack team goes in action as they fight the forest fire.

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