UPDATE: After Stitch Kingdom’s reporting on Disney’s myserious Strange Magic project, news has finally come to light. Lucasfilm has announced that Strange Magic is its own title which will be distributed through Disney’s Touchstone label with a slated release date of January 23, 2015.
Strange Magic is a ‘madcap fairy tale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award-winning film Rango, bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down.’
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Disneytoon Studios today announced that ‘Daredevil’ actress Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (March 3, 2015) as a fiery and courageous fairy called Nyx. Now available for pre-order.
Nyx is a Scout Fairy charged with protecting the lushious land of Pixie Hollow and all of the fairies who reside there. A true professional who takes her job very seriously—maybe a little too seriously—allowing facts and logic to guide her every move. Driven to succeed, Nyx is often willing to let compassion take a back seat. The Scout Fairies are a group of fearless fairies who protect the residents of Pixie Hollow. They are agile and athletic with a keen ability to spot trouble before it gets out of control.
Yesterday we shared a brand new trailer from DisneyToon Studios’ Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast on Blu-ray and Digital HD on March 3, 2015. This morning, however, Walt Disney Studios UK — who will be releasing the film in theaters this December — has released an extended / full-length trailer for the film, which you can find the new trailer embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and DisneyToon Studios have just released the second trailer for Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast on Blu-ray and Digital HD on March 3, 2015. You can find the new trailer embedded below.
The official track lists for both the standard edition soundtrack and deluxe edition soundtrack for Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), have been published on Amazon. Comparing the soundtrack listing to the original cast recording does present some changes, however: ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye / Maybe They’re Magic’ is not included here; ‘First Midnight’ does not appear to be included; ‘Careful My Toe’ by Christine Baranski has a track; ‘Agony (reprise),’ ‘Back to the Palace,’ and ‘Boom Crunch’ are all missing.
Last month, we told you about a limited edition bundle for Big Hero 6 which combines the Big Hero 6 soundtrack on CD (which is already available separately later this month — the digital release is already available), a 7″ vinyl single of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Immortals’ sporting the face of Baymax and an exclusive poster.
Today we have good news for those who aren’t married to the poster but want the 7″ vinyl — it too will be available a la carte. Amazon is now listing it for a December 16, 2014 release. Walt Disney Records has confirmed to us that it is the same vinyl that will be available in the limited edition bundle.
In addition to news on Toy Story 4 and the mysterious Strange Magic, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm also caused a near meltdown today when they casually announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015) had completed principal photography (and oh! it has a subtitle too, we guess).
To commemorate the neo-historic event, a title treatment for the film was also revealed. Through a few mindtricks of our own, we managed to get our hands on an ultra high res version of the title treatment (20+ megapixels in fact) and are presenting it here to you in its full glory. Fortunately most of it is space and as it turns out, space compresses pretty well, so we didn’t have to reduce it to get it here.
Disney’s Big Hero 6 arrives into theaters tomorrow, November 7, so what better way to spend Big Hero 6-eve with a new official installment of ‘Fun Facts’ direct from Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios? Below is the list of fresh fun facts, some of which you may know already, but hopefully we’ll all learn something new. So read on!
- SLAM DUNK — Baymax is 6 feet tall and 75 pounds — until Hiro mechs him out. Baymax, in his super suit, is more than 7 feet tall and can lift 1000 pounds. ‘He’s all air,’ says head of
animation Zach Parrish.