‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’ to Have Limited Engagement at El Capitan

'Beauty and the Beast 3D' at the El CapitanPrior to its release on 3D Blu-ray on October 4 and the limited engagement of The Lion King 3D, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California has announced that it will host an exclusive limited run of Beauty and the Beast 3D from September 2, 2011 and end on September 15, followed immediately by The Lion King 3D on September 16.

Tickets for both films are currently available online at the El Capitan’s website.


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Photos: ‘Winnie the Pooh’ VIP Screening in New York

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez with Winnie the Pooh © Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com This past weekend, Bobby Lopez, who recently took home multiple Tony Awards for his contribution to ‘The Book of Mormon,’ and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez held a private screening of Winnie the Pooh at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City. Below are some photos of the event whose attendees included Broadway star Kerry Butler (currently starring in Broadway’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and was once Belle in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast), actress Edie Falco (of  ‘The House of Blue Leaves on Broadway) and her daughter and the film’s star himself, Winnie the Pooh. Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich, and Pooh theme song chanteuse Zooey Deschanel were also reportedly among those who attended the event.

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ABC Family Original Movie, ‘Teen Spirit,’ Premieres August 7

Blind ambition and bad behavior have a queen bee headed for a fiery demise unless she can pull off a high school miracle — turning a shy, unassuming wallflower into Prom Queen material, in the ABC Family two-hour original movie, “Teen Spirit,” starring Cassie Scerbo (“Make It Or Break It,” “Bring It On: In It To Win It”), Lindsey Shaw (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Tim Gunn (upcoming “The Smurfs” feature, “Project Runway”), premiering Sunday, August 7 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The movie premieres as part of the network’s annual “Campus Crush” programming event.

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‘Brave’ Teaser Trailer Officially Released Online

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarDisney/Pixar has officially released the teaser trailer for its 2012 film, Brave, which is attached to digital projection screenings of Cars 2 3D.

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. The film also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. Brave, full of heart, memorable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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Hold Your Bullseyes! ‘Toy Story 4′ *May* Be in Development, According to Hanks

Is Pixar Animation Studios’ mystery film of 2013 yet another in a growing line of sequels for Disney/Pixar? While in the UK to promote Larry Crowne, actor Tom Hanks was asked during an interview for ‘BBC Breakfast’ whether there will be a Toy Story 4, to which the star first appeared to be speculating, stating ‘I think there will be, yeah,’ quickly adding ‘I think they’re working on it now.’

Unfortunately this is going against the conventional wisdom of most of the media reporting on the matter, somehow substituting the phrase ‘I think’ with ‘I am absolutely, positively certain.’

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Limited Edition ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Plush Collection Now Available on DisneyStore.com

Limited edition Winnie the Pooh plush from Disney StoreThe limited edition 6-piece replica set of the Winnie the Pooh plush used for the live-action opening sequence of Winnie the Pooh is now available for purchase on DisneyStore.com. The plush represents the real-life set of toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne which inspired the stories loved by generations (Rabbit and Owl were of A.A. Milne’s own creation and did not have respective plush).

Each plush is made of a special fabric that gives it a unique, worn-out feel and has articulated joints. The set comes in a canvas bag which features the Winnie the Pooh logo, along with a certificate of authenticity. It’s limited to a production size of just 300 pieces and retails for $299.95

For more information and to order, visit DisneyStore.com. There is an enforced limit of 2 per order.

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‘The Lion King’ – Does This 3D Conversion Process Make Me Look Flat?

I still remember the day when I had first learned that Walt Disney Studios had been planning a theatrical release for a new 3D conversion of Beauty and the Beast, one of my absolute most favorite films to date — I was literally even sharing the news with virtual strangers on the streets of New York. Unfortunately it first got postponed (reportedly due to not being ready for its release date) and then removed from the slate completely until it was announced early this year that it would be available on 3D Blu-ray. Despite this, the film has had limited releases abroad such as in New Zealand and Australia, where it appeared to be well received and reviewed.

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‘Cars 2′ Easter Eggs (Spoiler-Free Edition)

Obviously this will only be a partial list by nature because Pixar Animation Studios is the absolute champ when it comes to building in hidden messages and images and it can often take until well after the blu-ray is released before many of them are found, but here’s our feeble attempt at finding just some of the easter eggs in Cars 2, hopefully in a spoiler free way. We’ll provide mentions and hints about what we’ve found and heard about and will put more details inside a hidden paragraph that can be found by clicking on the text displayed beneath it.

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‘Brave’ Bootlegger Posts ‘Brave’ Teaser Trailer on YouTube

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarIf you can’t make it to a digital projection showing of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 anytime soon and if you happen to read this before someone from Disney’s legal department does, a moviegoer has opted to make a video recording of the Brave teaser trailer.

Despite the fact that the teaser trailer is in 3D and the camera is not and it appears that the bootlegger is about the size of a smurf, it’s not unwatchable from a quality perspective, but be forewarned that he’s no Jerry Seinfeld. It’s also worth noting that one Pixar animator has noted on Twitter that it will not be available online officially, so this may be your only opportunity for those that don’t wish to see Cars 2.

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‘Cars 2′ Mel Dorado Interview Transcripts (Franceso, Lightning/Mater, Finn/Holley)

Mel DoradoYou know him better than you know your own brother, even if you don’t have a brother. He’s the Caddy with the golden touch, Mel ‘Are you there, Caller?’ Dorado — host of the 14 Gold Fender-winning syndicated talk show, the ‘Mel Dorado Show.’ With a career spanning more than three decades, when he started as an assistant at WCNC (World Car News Chicago), nobody steers an interview quite like Mel.

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