FIRST LOOK: Pixar’s ‘Lava’ Main Character in Super High Resolution

Uku from 'Lava'Meet Uku, the star of Pixar’s newest short, Lava, a love story millions of years in the making. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us this amazing first look at one of the 7 minute, 9 second short’s main leads, Uku (voiced by Kuana Torres Kahele — also the short’s narrator). Uku’s better half, Lele is voiced by Napua Greig.

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes places over millions of years. It is directed by James Ford Murphy and will play in front of Pixar’s Inside Out, starting in theaters on June 19, 2015.

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WATCH: Monsters University Short ‘Party Central’ Clip – Oozma Kappa Party

(L-R) TERRI and TERRY PERRY, SCOTT 'SQUISY" SQUIBBLES, MIKE, SULLEY, DON CARLTON and ART. ©2014 Disney/Pixar. All Rights ReservedPicking up nearly where the previously released clip left off, Disney/Pixar has released a new clip from the upcoming Monsters University short, ‘Party Central,’ which will play in front of Muppets Most Wanted when it hits theaters on March 21, 2014. In the new clip, which you can find embedded below, Mike and Sulley reveal their plan to make the greatest party of the year at Oozma Kappa by ‘stealing’ another party.


Monsters University‘s ‘Party Central’ features the vocal talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Peter Sohn, Julia Sweeney, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Bobby Moynihan and Joel Murray.

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WATCH: Monsters University Short ‘Party Central’ Clip

Party Central © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have our first clip from the upcoming Pixar Monsters University short, ‘Party Central,’ which will play ahead of Muppets Most Wanted in theaters on March 21, 2014.

In the short, Mike and Sulley return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure ‘Party Central’ is the most epic party the school has ever seen.

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Nine New Hi-Res Stills

Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) Ph: Zade Rosenthal © 2014 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

As a follow up to the Super Bowl release of two trailers yesterday, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with eight nine high resolution stills. As usual, the the new image has been added to the beginning of our gallery embedded below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see an expanded version, then click on the resize arrows to view it at its original resolution.

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VIDEO: Natasha Bedingfield Contributes to Tinker Bell’s ‘The Pirate Fairy’ Plus New Still

'The Pirate Fairy' on Disney Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a new clip from its upcoming film from DisneyToon Studios, The Pirate Fairy, available to own on April 1, 2014 (pre-order). The new clip, which you can find embedded below, features the film’s theme song, ‘Who I Am’ as performed by pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. The film also features Bedingfield’s ‘Weightless (Less Is More Version),’ which had been used in the scratch recording of the film and was enjoyed so much by the filmmakers, director Peggy Holmes opted to make it permanent.

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‘Monsters University’ Script Available for Free Download

'Monsters University' Character PosterIn addition to Disney’s Frozen, Walt Disney Studios has also released the the script for Pixar’s Monsters University, which can be downloaded directly here. The script is credited to Daniel Gerson & Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon. The script for Saving Mr. Banks is also expected to be released but as of this time, it has not been.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

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Disney Submits Four Animated Films for Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that a total of nineteen animated films have been submitted for consideration for the Animated Feature category in the 86th Academy Awards, which will air in the United States on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Among the submitted films are Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Planes from Disney Toon Studios, Monsters University from Pixar Animation Studios and Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises. The other entries from other studios are: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Epic, Ernest and Celestine, The Fake, Free Birds, Khumba, The Legend of Sarila, A Letter to Momo, O Apóstolo, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion, Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury, The Smurfs 2, and Turbo.

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Disney’s Dream Award Categories for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University’

'Saving Mr. Banks' For Your Consideration AdWith Awards season upon us, Walt Disney Studios is preparing to launch its annual ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign which will promote three of its films along with two animated shorts for consideration of nominations across several categories, which have been detailed below. Being promoted are Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University along with animated shorts The Blue Umbrella and Get A Horse

No particular surprises other than Disney is pushing for Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks as a supporting role.

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‘Monsters University’ Blu-ray with Free ‘Disney Infinity’ Figure from Walmart

'Monsters University' 'Disney Infinity' Gift Set from WalmartIf you haven’t yet purchased both the Mike Wazowski and Randall ‘Randy’ Boggs figures for ‘Disney Infinity’ yet, first: what’s wrong with you? You must feel like Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; second: don’t. At least not if you plan on purchasing Monsters University when it’s out on Blu-ray October 29, 2013 and you don’t plan on buying the 3D version or care about digital copy.

That’s because Walmart is offering exclusive gift sets for the 2-disc Blu-ray combo-pack which includes a free ‘Disney Infinity’ figure. That is, basically for the same price as the separate 2 disc edition of the film, you get the Blu-ray plus one of the figures: either in Mike Wazowski or Randy Boggs flavors.

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‘Monsters University’ Bonus Features Full Details (Easter Egg, Bonus Deleted Scene, Japan Trailer)

'Monsters University' on Blu-rayAlthough some of the bonus features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been revealed, thanks once more to the BBFC, we now have full, explicit details for all of the additional content you’ll find on the discs.

Available to own October 29, 2013  with a digital release in both HD and 3D HD formats on October 8, it’s now available for Monsters University.

Below you’ll find a complete list of what we know about the bonus features which includes the initial list of items already announced earlier this month. In addition, we have added lengths of each of the features in minutes/seconds.

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