‘John Carter’ Fun Facts and Official Character Descriptions (Minor Spoilers)

'John Carter' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios has provided us with the following character descriptions and fun facts from its upcoming science fiction action adventure, John Carter, in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2012.

THE EARTHMEN (From the planet Earth of the late 1800s — light years from Barsoom, a.k.a. Mars)

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‘Frankenweenie’ Hi-Res Stills, Behind-The-Scenes Image

Director/Producer Tim Burton studies a model of Sparky Ph: Leah Gallo© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these hi-res, first look images of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, as first premiered in Entertainment Weekly. 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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‘Muppets’ Parody Trailer is Filled With Parabnormal Activity

'The Muppets' One-Sheet FinalIn what promises to be the last of the great parody trailers for The Muppets from Walt Disney Studios and Muppet Studios, the self-parodying trailer below also takes quick stabs at other upcoming films such as Paranormal Activity 3, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Puss in Boots and Happy Feet 2, not to mention Neil Patrick Harris mahna’ing it up with a couple of snowths.

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

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‘Secret World of Arrietty’ Hi-Res Stills, Trailer

Human boy Shawn (right, voice of David Henrie) is astonished when he visits the garden and discovers Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) a tiny person who lives hidden with her family under the floorboards of the house where he’s staying, in Disney’s release of the Studio Ghibli animated feature, 'The Secret World of Arrietty.' (Opening in theaters Feb. 17, 2012) © 2010 GNDHDDTW. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us hi-res stills from its upcoming English release of The Secret World of Arrietty (pronounced AIR-ee-ett-ee) from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo). Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  The Secret World of Arrietty is an animated adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series The Borrowers.

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Photos: ‘Mary Blair’s World of Color: Centennial Tribute’ Panel

Pictured here (left to right): art director Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi, animation historian and host Charles Solomon, art director Susan Goldberg, animator/director Eric Goldberg, Oscar®-winning Composer Richard Sherman, Oscar-winning animated feature director Pete Docter and animator Michael Giaimo. (Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

Last night, the art of Mary Blair, along with the artist herself, was feted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by a panel of animators, each talented in their own right. The panel included Pete Docter and Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi from Disney/Pixar and Disney animators Mike Giaimo, Eric Goldberg and Susan Goldberg. The attending audience was also filled with notables such as composers Richard Sherman and Michael Giacchino.

We are fortunate to have some photos from the event courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which we present to you below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see larger versions of the photos.

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Photos: Miss Piggy Graces Pages of ‘InStyle’ Magazine

THE MUPPETS In Style November 2011_Page_8

Put lipstick on a pig and she’s still a pig, but dress her in the designs from folks such as Opening Ceremony, Suno, Brian Atwood, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung and Giles & Brothers and what you have is tres magnifique.

Miss Piggy takes center stage in the November 2011 issue of InStyle magazine and we are fortunate to be able to share scans from the pages with you thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Studios and Muppet Studios. The spread also includes an interview with Miss Piggy as well as some fashion tips which we could all learn a thing or two from.

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MeetTheMuppets.com Offers Interactive Muppety Goodness

MeetTheMuppets.comAlthough it’s intended for the UK market, with a little assistance from Google Translate, it’s fairly easy to navigate this self-proclaimed ‘The Muppets Zoom Poster‘ which takes the quad poster into a whole new realm with interactivity. Although you can’t zoom in too high a resolution on the poster itself, clicking on one of the characters offers the opportunity to check out a bio of each (although nothing more than we’ve already revealed here and here), hi-res wallpaper downloads, audio soundbites, video and even more.

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NYCC: ‘The Avengers’ Panel Featuring Cast (Full HD Video, Photos)

'The Avengers' Teaser PosterModerated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), the star-studded panel for Marvel’s The Avengers from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios was arguably the highlight of the 2011 New York Comic-Con, which took place this past weekend. Taking place in the IGN Theatre, the approximately 2,000 seat hall was filled to capacity with a large standby line hours before the presentation. With many Avangers fans lining up when the doors opened to get in at 11 am, announcements began going out around 3 pm advising attendees that if they leave the room, they will not be able to return due to the demand.

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‘The Avengers’ Trailer Shatters iTunes Record with Over 10M Downloads in 24 Hours

'The Avengers' Teaser PosterMarvel Studios announced today that the trailer for next summer’s most highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site’s history.

The trailer, which debuted Tuesday, October 11, exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers, gives fans a sneak peak at Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime — based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

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‘Good Morning, Vietnam,’ ‘Dead Poets Society’ Arrive on Blu-Ray in 2012

For the first time ever, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is introducing two film classics featuring acclaimed performances by Robin Williams to Blu-ray. On January 17, 2012, the 25th Anniversary edition of Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society will be released.

Good Morning, Vietnam © WDSHEEnjoy the unsurpassed digital sound quality of Blu-ray High Definition as Army deejay Adrian Cronauer (Williams) spins a red-hot soundtrack of ‘60s hits. His sidesplitting comedy and rapid fire wit make him a hero to the troops, but quickly get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Williams’ hilarious radio monologues, Good Morning, Vietnam remains the quintessential Robin Williams comedy.

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