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'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterMarvel Studios announced today that they arranged with NASA to transfer their record-breaking blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, which will uplink the film to the International Space Station (ISS), currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The film will then be screened for the space station crew’s exclusive enjoyment.

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‘Brave’ Clip ‘Suitors’

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarAlthough bits and pieces from this clip have been seen before, the clip from Disney/Pixar’s Brave titled ‘Suitors’ clocks in at a whopping 89 seconds, as each of the clans’ Lords (MacGuffin, Macintosh and Dingwall) present their eldest son for consideration to be betrothed to Princess Merida.

The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.

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Alan Horn Named as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that Alan Horn has been named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios effective June 11. Horn will oversee worldwide operations for The Walt Disney Studios including production, distribution and marketing for live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar and Marvel, as well as marketing and distribution for DreamWorks Studios films released under the Touchstone Pictures banner. Disney’s music and theatrical divisions will also report to Horn.

Horn has been a prominent figure in the film and television industry overseeing creative executive teams responsible for some of the world’s most successful entertainment properties including the Harry Potter film franchise and the hit television series Seinfeld among others.

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‘Frankenweenie’ Poster Has Electrifying Bite

'Frankenweenie' PosterVia its official Twitter account, Walt Disney Studios has revealed the latest domestic poster for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, premiering in theaters on October 5, 2012.

A feature-length stop-motion remake of the original short film by Burton, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, 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.

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Disney Cruise Line to Offer Pixar Themed Cruises in Fall

A new cast of characters will stroll the decks and visit with guests aboard the Disney Wonder as Mr. Incredible, Remy, Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and other memorable characters from Pixar Animation Studios’ award-winning films make their shipboard debut during four special Pixar-inspired seven-night California Coastal cruises Sept. 16 through Oct. 14, 2012.

During these voyages, Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to interact with and explore the world of Pixar and their beloved films while the Disney Wonder sails to popular port cities along the coast of California. Special entertainment and offerings designed for both children and adults include:

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‘Brave’ New Hi-Res Concept Art, Storyboard and Travel Progressions

With less than a month before Disney/Pixar’s Brave makes its theatrical debut, we are pleased to provide you with new concept art and storyboarding courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. In addition, we also have a few new concept art pieces which have been added to our constantly growing gallery provided below.

The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.

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‘Great Mouse Detective’ on Blu-ray in September

'The Great Mouse Detective' on Disney DVDAhead of any official announcement, Amazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for The Great Mouse Detective for a release on September 18, 2012.

From the creators of The Pricess and the Frog and The Little Mermaid comes the story of a clever little hero on a great big adventure. Join the Sherlock Holmes of Mousedom on a heroic journey unraveling clues through London. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you’ll love The Great Mouse Detective. When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps the city’s master toymaker, the brilliant Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson set off to track down Basil’s lifelong nemesis. Little do they know that the evil rat’s trail leads all the way to The Queen at Buckingham Palace! Get on the case with Basil, the master of disguise, as he tries to elude the ultimate rattrap and foil the perfect crime. Now digitally remastered, fully restored and complete with exclusive bonus features.

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‘Brave’ to Make World Premiere at Dolby Theatre; Will Join ‘Paperman’ at LA Film Fest

Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios today announced that Disney/Pixar’s Brave will hold its world premiere at the newly-redubbed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film will be the first to premiere at the theatre since Dolby assumed the role of sponsorship at the theatre, which is also home to the Academy Awards. The world premiere on June 18 and subsequent screening on June 19 are also being held in honor of Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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‘Brave’ Clip ‘Fergus Shares A Legend,’ New Hi-Res Concept Art

 BRAVE Lords and Sons concept art by Artist Daniel López Muñoz, Production Designer Steve Pilcher, Shading Art Director Tia Kratter, Character Art Director Matt Nolte and Artist Tony Fucile.

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with some additional concept art and character poses from their upcoming film, Brave, focusing on the other clans featured in their film and their sons: Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin; Lord Dingwall and Wee Dingwall; and Lord MacIntosh and Young MacIntosh. The newly added concept art has been added to the beginning of our gallery below:

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‘Paperman’ Unfolds Behind-the-Scenes Web Series, ‘Paperclips’

'Paperman' visual developmentWalt Disney Animation Studios has begun a new web series titled ‘Paperclips,’ which takes a look at the making of its new short, Paperman, which has been celebrated as revolutionizing animation, even well ahead of its world debut at Annecy.

In the first webisode, titled ‘The Idea,’ director John Kahrs talks about the seed of the idea for the film, based on his own experiences as a commuter in New York City. Recalling ‘crossing paths with people’ at Grand Central Terminal, Kahrs adds, ‘you feel like there’s some connection there… then that person’s gone forever, that connection’s broken… I would always kind of wonder who that person would be, what they were like… I did kind of wonder how would people that had lost that connection — if they ever met, or how would the fates conspire to maybe bring those people back together.’

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