It appears to us that several screenings of Disney’s John Carter will be offered at the Walt Disney World Resort prior to its theatrical release on March 9, 2012. The as-of-yet-unconfirmed, unannounced news comes to us by way of a newly established website/domain, wdwscreeningtickets.com. While it’s the wdw prefix that leads us to believe the events will take place at Walt Disney World, the site also actually directs to disneynow.com which is used exclusively by Disney Parks and Resorts to the best of our knowledge.
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment plans on releasing Up from Disney/Pixar on 3D Blu-ray on May 1, 2012. The first of the Pixar Animation Studios films to be released theatrically in 3D, it will now follow the Toy Story trilogy and Cars 2 in the home video market.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us a new hi-res still from its upcoming release of John Carter. The new still features John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) along with the Woola.
From Academy Award®winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars)– 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.
Just a week prior to Disney D23′s ‘Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation’ at the Disneyland Resort, the Hollywood Bowl will pay homage to more recent animation from Disney/Pixar with the ‘Pixar in Concert.‘
According to the site’s description, ‘from the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Hollywood Bowl presents “Pixar in Concert,” with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies (including its latest release, Brave) performed live by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.’
Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence in Hollywood, California. In regards to Disney films’ performances in the main category, there were, unfortunately, little surprises, but it’s unfortunate to report that even in the technical categories, Disney failed to shine. DreamWorks — whom Disney markets and distributes films for, much as they once did for Pixar Animation Studios — shines across the board, however, in particular for the Steven Spielberg epic War Horse.
The critically acclaimed and fan heralded The Muppets will be making its debut on Disney Blu-ray/DVD on March 20, 2012. It will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, a 3-disc Wocka Wocka Value Pack which includes Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download plus the downloadable soundtrack and single-disc DVD version.
We should have more details soon, but we have received a preliminary list of bonus features found with the Blu-ray edition of the film:
DVD BONUS FEATURES
- The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made in Muppet History
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES
- The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made in Muppet History
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a new hi-res image from its upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. The image, which features Victor with his newly reanimated pet, Sparky, initially made its debut in an article on the LA Times website. Interestingly enough, the image we received appears to be quite darker than the smaller version previously seen.
Yo ho ho! Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced today that the upcoming prime-time special of ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates,’ ‘Peter Pan Returns’ (airing February 13 at 7 pm ET on Disney Channel) will be available to own on Disney DVD and Disney Digital Copy on April 3, 2012.
In the special, which features six all-new original songs, Peter Pan returns to Never Land and travels to Pirate Island to enlist the aid of Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has just provided us with two hi-res stills from its upcoming animated short, Tangled Ever After, which will premiere before Beauty and the Beast 3D when it opens in theaters beginning tomorrow, January 13.
Tangled Ever After picks up where Tangledleft off. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?
Moviegoers who go to see Beauty and the Beast 3D in theaters beginning this Friday are in for a treat in addition to the Tangled Ever After short — the teaser trailer for Finding Nemo 3D which swims into theaters on September 14, 2012.
The teaser trailer will give viewers their first look at what the world of Nemo and friends will look like in 3D, but for those that can’t wait, Disney/Pixar has posted the teaser video on its YouTube channel.