To satisfy consumer demand and serve the growing base of Blu-ray™ households, The Walt Disney Studios recently announced plans to add more than 30 popular and iconic films to its ever-expanding Blu-ray™ library. Each film selected for release has been fully digitally remastered, with dirt and anomalies cleaned to a pristine level, offering viewers optimum high definition picture and sound quality of some of their favorite films.
In honor of one of the most highly anticipated films this summer, Marvel and RealD have formed an alliance to offer fans the opportunity to own their very own pair of limited edition RealD glasses themed to Marvel’s The Avengers. Patterned after Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America, fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on a pair of the RealD 3D glasses at special events, fan screenings and upcoming giveaways beginning this April. Of course they will also be available at select AMC and National Amusement theaters as well as other independent theaters beginning midnight on May 3rd. Note the glasses will be available in adult sizes only.
On its official Facebook page, Marvel’s The Avengers recently ran a promotion in which fans could purchase tickets to midnight screenings of the film which opens nationwide on May 4, 2012. Through geo-targeted posts, the first six cities that assembled the most number of fans got to see one of the posters. Thanks to Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios, we are now able to bring each of the posters to you in a special gallery presented below.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of the Wocka Wocka edition of Disney’s The Muppets on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with free digital soundtrack download, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others as they get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.
Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. The extended version of the song is included on the digital soundtrack and features Disney Music Group Tenor, Nathan Pacheco. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.
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From producer Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.
The Lone Ranger will ride into theaters May 2013.
Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has released the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie which will be released in theaters later this year. Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with several new stills, which include first looks at the characters of Edgar ‘E’ Gore (get it?) and Persephone.
From Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, comes this image of young Victor Frankenstein laying in bed while his faithful pup Sparky lays beneath it. A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, 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. Frankenweenie opens in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012.
Just ahead of its exclusive domestic release on iTunes, Walt Disney Studios UK debuted the newest trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers (known in the UK as Avengers Assemble to avoid ‘confusion’ with the famous television series). The 2 1/2 minute trailer features plenty of special f/x and plenty of team poignant moments including what appears to be The Hulk saving the life of Iron Man while destroying a building in the process.
Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure The Lone Ranger. The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean blockbusters — producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski — with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning Rango.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the final theatrical poster for Marvel’s The Avengers. The poster is released ahead of a new trailer which will debut on Apple’s iTunes Trailers website tomorrow at 12 pm ET/9 am PT.
From Marvel Studios comes Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.