Disney-IMAX Deal Extended Through 2017, Includes Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ and Pixar Films

The Walt Disney Company and the IMAX Corporation today announced that their exhibition agreement has been extended through 2017 and includes films from Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Pixar Animation Studios.

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‘Star Wars’ Series of Films Available on Digital HD in April with New Bonus Features

'Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection' As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of ‘The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.’ For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Still Shows Riley’s ‘Islands of Personality’ (Hi-Res)

Anger, Fear, Joy, Sadness and Disgust look out upon Riley's Islands of Personality. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a newly released still from Inside Out (June 19, 2015) in high resolution. The still features Riley’s emotions as they stare out into Riley’s ‘Islands of Personality.’

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s original new film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out.

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Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Character Backstories and Set Details (Minor Spoilers)

'Tomorrowland' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios has provided us with some additional details regarding the cast and sets of its upcoming film, Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), some of which you can find summarized below.

According to co-writer Damon Lindelof, the main character of Frank Walker was always described as ‘George Clooney-esque.’ ‘Whenever we would talk about actors for Frank, the thinking was: who’s like Clooney?,’ recalls Lindelof. ‘We crossed our fingers and did our best job of writing it, infusing Frank with a curmudgeonly humor and a heroic quality, all of which we think George embodies. And then we sent it off into the universe.’

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WATCH: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Featurette, ‘Re-Assembled’

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Theatrical PosterCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have a new featurette for Marvel’s upcoming film, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), titled ‘Re-Assembled’ which features the cast talking about re-uniting to film the second Avengers movie, along with new footage and even some behind-the-scenes action.

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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Pixar ‘Inside Out’ Screening and Talkback in New York City on May 29

Pixar Inside Out Theatrical PosterThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in association with The School of Visual Arts have announced that on May 29, 2015, they will be offering a special advanced screening of Pixar Animation Studio’s Inside Out (June 19, 2015) to be followed by a Q&A with co-writer/co-director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera. The event serves as the finale of a series of presentations focused on the history of animation titled ‘An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI.’ Docter and Rivera are promised to ‘share behind-the-scenes details about the movie, its inspiration and what it took to bring it to the big screen.’

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WATCH: Disney ‘Tomorrowland’ Ad with Revealed Plot Point; Viral Site Updated

'Tomorrowland' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios today released the first television ad spot for Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015) outside of the Super Bowl ad titled ‘The One,’ which you can find embedded below. Interestingly enough, while most of the footage isn’t new, there is a new clip of Casey being shot at as she runs from the sci-fi/comic shop, the same one we saw her talk to Keegan-Michael Key and Kathryn Hahn’s characters in the Japanese trailer, only they don’t appear so polite in this clip. One can only imagine that Casey’s pin is quite coveted by quite a few others.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Fun Facts and Easter Eggs

Pixar Inside Out Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with an initial list of ‘fun facts’ and Easter Eggs to keep an eye out for when you go see heir new film, Inside Out (June 19, 2015). Check out the list of tributes to Pixar films and San Francisco friends below.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s original new film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Updated Synopsis, Writing Credits

Pixar Inside Out Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a brand new, updated synopsis for Inside Out (June 19, 2015):

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney/Pixar’s original new film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out.

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned — both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

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Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘The Cat Returns’ on Blu-ray in June

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that it will be bringing two Studio Ghibli films to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015, including the Oscar-winning film, Spirited Away from beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki.

'Spirited Away' on Blu-rayFrom Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), Spirited Away, filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, Spirited Away will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray! Now available for pre-order.

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