GIVEAWAY: Win ‘The Muppets’ on Blu-Ray, Wocka Wocka Value Pack Edition

Disney's 'The Muppets' on Blu-ray, Wocka Wocka Value PackWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of the Wocka Wocka edition of Disney’s The Muppets on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with free digital soundtrack download, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others as they get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.

Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s The Muppets Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. The extended version of the song is included on the digital soundtrack and features Disney Music Group Tenor, Nathan Pacheco. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.

The entry period runs though March 30, 2012. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details).

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First Image: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer in ‘The Lone Ranger’ (Hi-Res)

Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer Photo: Peter Mountain Copyright: ©2012 Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.Walt Disney Studios has provided us with this first look from its upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer production of The Lone Ranger.

From producer Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.

The Lone Ranger will ride into theaters May 2013.

 

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‘Frankenweenie’ Teaser Trailer Debuts, New Hi-Res Stills

Persephone ©2011 Disney Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has released the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie which will be released in theaters later this year. Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with several new stills, which include first looks at the characters of Edgar ‘E’ Gore (get it?) and Persephone.

From Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, comes this image of young Victor Frankenstein laying in bed while his faithful pup Sparky lays beneath it. A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, 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. Frankenweenie opens in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012.

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‘The Avengers’ New Trailer Now Available Online

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterJust ahead of its exclusive domestic release on iTunes, Walt Disney Studios UK debuted the newest trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers (known in the UK as Avengers Assemble to avoid ‘confusion’ with the famous television series). The 2 1/2 minute trailer features plenty of special f/x and plenty of team poignant moments including what appears to be The Hulk saving the life of Iron Man while destroying a building in the process.

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Starts Filming with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer

Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure The Lone Ranger. The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean blockbusters — producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski — with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning Rango.

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‘The Avengers’ Final Poster Debuts Ahead of New Trailer

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the final theatrical poster for Marvel’s The Avengers. The poster is released ahead of a new trailer which will debut on Apple’s iTunes Trailers website tomorrow at 12 pm ET/9 am PT.

From Marvel Studios comes Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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Walt Disney World Now Casting for Merida Meet and Greet Character

Merida ©Disney/PixarWalt Disney World has issued casting calls for Princess Merida, the heroine that will be featured in Disney/Pixar’s Brave which opens in theaters nationwide on June 22, 2012. Expected to begin appearing at Soundstage 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (where the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian exhibit was formerly housed) in May, Merida will become the first face meet and greet character representing a Disney/Pixar property within the Disney Parks.

According to the casting notice, she will be 5’4″ – 5’6″ in height and is described as ‘impetuous, rough and tumble, strong-willed, determined and playful.’ She is also expected — at times — to be accompanied by a puppet version of the three cubs from the film.

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Photos: Oscar Winners Kermit, Miss Piggy Arrive at 84th Annual Academy Awards

Miss Piggy (dress: Zac Posen, shoes: Christian Louboutin, jewelry: Fred Leighton, hair: Kim Kimble) and Kermit the Frog (in Brooks Brothers) at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Not a dry eye was in the house, as Miss Piggy — dressed by Zac Posen with shoes by Christian Louboutin, jewelry by Fred Leighton and hair by Kim Kimble — and long-time partner Kermit the Frog took to the red carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held this evening where they will be presenting, marking the fifth appearance by the Muppets on the telecast. The Muppets was nominated and won for a ‘Best Song’ for ‘Man or Muppet’ written by Bret McKenzie.

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‘John Carter’ ‘White Apes’ Extended Clip Plus New Trailer/Footage

White Apes, John Carter (Taylor Kitsch, center)©2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

With just a couple of weeks before it hits theaters, it appears Walt Disney Studios may finally have a decent grip on the marketing for its upcoming production John Carter. After being ridiculed on the internet for months for its less-than-stellar trailers and ad campaigns, a new, positive buzz is beginning to swell between both early reports from those who have seen the film as well as what was released here by Walt Disney Studios Australia, a two-minute plus sneak peek at the film itself. Apparently the best way to sell John Carter is to actually show it. In this extended White Apes’ scene, John Carter is forced to face the giant white apes and use his brains and new physical abilities to attempt to defeat them. To sweeten the pot, the clip is then followed by what can only be described as a brand new trailer, stuffed with some amazing visuals and a good chunk of footage not yet released.

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Photos: ‘John Carter’ Premiere Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Chief Creative Office of Pixar John Lasseter, actress Lynn Collins, director/writer Andrew Stanton and producer Jim Morris arrive at the Walt Disney Presents

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with images from the star-studded red carpet premiere of John Carpet held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live last night. Among  the film’s stars and other fans were Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, James Purefoy, Mason Cook, Daryl Sabara, writer/director Andrew Stanton, Helen Mirren, Zendaya Coleman, Bella Thorne, Katie Leclerc, Caroline Sunshine, Kevin McKidd, Michael Giacchino, Mark Andrews, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Michael Chabon, Bruce Boxleitner and more.

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