EXCLUSIVE: New Hi-Res Still from Pixar’s ‘La Luna’

'La Luna' (L-R) Nonno, Papa and Bambino. © 2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.For being the first to correctly identify the favorite childhood Miyazaki series of writer/director Enrico Casarosa on Twitter this morning (the answer is ‘Future Boy Conan’), Stitch Kingdom won the right to exclusively premiere a brand new still from Pixar’s latest short, La Luna (full image after the jump).

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‘John Carter’ Clips: ‘I’m On Mars,’ ‘Mars Best Friend’ and ‘Canyon Escape’

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) and Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins)Ph: Frank Connor©2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

Walt Disney Studios has recently released three clips from its upcoming epic adventure, John Carter of Mars.

From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter —a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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Shut Up! ‘Princess Diaries’ on Blu-ray in April at Target; May Elsewhere

'The Princess Diaries'As part of the inaugural National Princess Week collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, Target will sell the The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement movie pack on Disney blu-ray beginning April 15. Target will be the exclusive seller of the set through May 12, it has been confirmed to us.

The films paired Anne Hathaway, in her cinematic debut, screen with Disney and film legend Julie Andrews, will then become available for purchase at other retailers beginning on May 15, 2012. While retailers such as Amazon.com are now accepting pre-orders, Target will not be accepting them until its online princess boutique rolls out in early April.

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‘John Carter’ Dozens of New Hi-Res Stills, Progressions, Behind-the-Scenes and More

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) and Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins)Ph: Frank Connor©2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios, we have added more than 75 newly released hi-res stills from John Carter to our already substantial collection, bringing the total number to nearly 100. The new stills highlight some of the more iconic scenes from the original trailer as well as characters that haven’t yet been released in images.

We also received a couple of dozen behind-the-scenes shots including progression shots of John Carter with Woola, a ship over Helium, how Willem Dafoe became Tars Tarkas along with several shots using green screen and panoramic views as the film crew shot on location in London, Utah and Arizona.

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First Look: Brave Dolls and Toys from New York Toy Fair

Merida Doll

If there’s one thing to take away from Disney/Pixar’s Brave’s showing at this year’s International Toy Fair in New York, it’s that Brave is not a franchise. While there may be more merchandise coming down the pipeline as not all merchandise (or manufacturers for that matter) is represented at the trade show, the amount that has been shown for Brave pales in comparison to recent franchises such as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. As a poor example, even Monogram International, which was showing a slight handful number of items for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (no photos, sorry, is offering one sole item for Brave– a journal.

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Sneak Peek: LEGO Debuts Marvel Avengers Hulk Statue at Toy Fair

LEGO Hulk Sculpture at Toy Fair

Since he was first introduced to the world some fifty years ago, he’s been called a lot of things, but statuesque is probably not one of them. In honor of their new Marvel license and the 109th American International Toy Fair New York City, LEGO has assembled this slightly less than life-size sculpture of The Hulk, which is indeed Incredible. Based on the film version from Marvel’s The Avengers, Hulk will be greeting industry professionals at the Toy Fair when it kicks off tomorrow morning.

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‘Father of the Bride,’ ‘Bringing Down the House’ on Blu-Ray in May

'Father of the Bride,' 'Bringing Down the House' on Disney Blu-rayAhead of any official announcement, retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.com have been listing a 3-disc 20th anniversary platinum edition of Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride (Walmart, Amazon) double-pack and a 10th anniversary edition of Bringing Down the House (Walmart, Amazon) on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs. Both editions are slated to be released on May 15, 2012.

At this time, it does not appear that the Blu-ray releases will have any additional bonus materials than what had already appeared on the original DVD releases. We will update as more information becomes available to us.


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Disney’s ‘Paperman’ to Revolutionize Animation?

Regarding a listing in the MPAA ratings bulletin awarding it a G rating, Bleeding Cool discovered Disney’s best kept secret, an animated short titled Paperman directed by John Kahrs. And while it’s only natural that the filmmakers are touting how wonderful it is, the accolades don’t stop there. Apparently every one who has seen it so far is going gaga over it. While Steve Hulett of The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 says ‘the look of it is terrific and unlike anything else out there,’ Pixar animator Catherine Hicks just took to Twitter with the following review:

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Cameron’s ‘Ghosts of the Abyss’ Titanic Doc Sails on Blu-ray 3D for Centennial

Ghosts of the Abyss © WDSHE. All Rights Reserved.Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment plans to release Ghosts of the Abyss, the James Cameron documentary on the RMS Titanic, on Disney Blu-ray 3D on April 17, just a couple of days after the centennial marking of the ship’s fate.

Originally shot exclusively for IMAX 3D, the film has previously been released on DVD in 2D format, making this the first time the film will be available for 3D viewing in the home.

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‘John Carter’ New Hi-Res Stills Feature Landscapes, Tars Tarkas, Sarkoja, Dejah Thoris

©2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

In conjunction with the release of the extended Super Bowl commercial, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several new hi-res stills from its upcoming release of John Carter. The new stills Taylor Kitsch as John Carter along with Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), Sarkoja (Polly Walker), Deja Thoris (Lynn Collins) and some magnificent landscapes.

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