In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions’ 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air “Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years,” airing SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 p.m., ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC’s Modern Family. This one hour special, produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a journey through the creation of Disney’s eight Broadway musicals: “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “AIDA,” “Tarzan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Newsies” and “Aladdin.” The special features new commentary and revealing anecdotes by the stars and theatre professionals about the creation and long runs of these beloved titles.
Walt Disney Studios has just released its newest trailer for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can find embedded below. In case you missed any of them, our current gallery of stills from the film is also embedded below.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®. Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
Square Enix today announced that it will be releasing a ‘Collector’s Edition’ of its upcoming Playstation 3 title, ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.’ The ‘Collector’s Edition,’ which also includes 1.5 as well as several other bonus items detailed below, will be available in limited quantities for $99.99 exclusively at the Kingdom Hearts online store.
The Collector’s Edition will include the following:
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Game Discs
- Collector’s Steelbook Case – The steelbook case contains both KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX discs and features premium artwork from the series Director, Tetsuya Nomura.
As per the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, twenty animated films have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Category of the 87th Academy Awards. Among them are Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy and Planes: Fire and Rescue from Disney Toon Studios. Several of the films, however, have yet to complete their required
qualifying run in Los Angeles. Category rules dictate that at least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year in order for the category to be activated, although that does not appear to be an issue at this point in time.
This past weekend, Marvel Television gave attendees at New York Comic-Con the very first look at its upcoming series, ‘Daredevil,’ which will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Based on the popular Marvel super hero, and taking great influence from Frank Miller’s The Man Without Fear, the dark 13-episode series stakes itself in ‘gritty reality’ and will lead into additional series based on Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
In honor of the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared one of the bonus features, the ‘Arrival of Maleficent’ alternate clip as shown in animatics. You can find the clip embedded below.
Via the official app, New York Comic-Con has released the full panel schedule for the upcoming 2014 New York Comic-Con. Below, we have compiled information on all of the official panels covering the Disney universes of Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and ABC television. Please note that all information below was hand-typed and may contain typographical errors, so be sure to compare with the schedule for exact information. Also, it should go without saying that the schedule is subject to change and may not in fact be complete. On that note, it’s only fair to point out that the one ABC series that is on the schedule, ‘Forever,’ is being done so courtesy of co-producers Warner Bros. Television. We will attempt to update this article as much as possible.
New Disney Store arrivals and sales for September 15, 2014
Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at Disney Store. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Disney Store in another window.
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|Grumpy Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
Grumpy marches home with you for the holidays as a fine, fully sculptured ornament that will be the ”diamond” in your holiday display. Dwarf the decorating competition with this delightful figure!
|Star Wars Return of the Jedi Serigraph by Eric Tan – Framed Limited Edition – $399.95 |
Created by artist Eric Tan, this original poster design captures memorable images from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Our framed fine art serigraph is a Disney Store exclusive, limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
|Disney Princess Tiara Set – $16.95 |
This Disney Princess Tiara Set will be a crowning success with your creative royal. It features seven paper tiaras that she can decorate using the selection of gems, glitter pens, foil sheets and stickers picturing her favorite princesses.
|Disney/Pixar 2015 Poster Calendar – 14 Month – $21.95 |
Make every day a reminder of Pixar’s first 20 years. Featuring 14 colorful posters, this 2015 calendar celebrates the great stories and beloved characters Pixar has brought the world since 1995’s Toy Story.
|Tinker Bell Light-Up Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
While tiny Tinker Bell is temporarily imprisoned in Captain Hook’s lantern, she’ll make the most fetching ”firefly” light for your holiday tree. Capture a pinch of Pixie Dust for the season with this lighted figural ornament.
|Gourmet Mickey Mouse Dinner Plate – White/Green – $12.95 |
Delight guests and family with our Gourmet Mickey Dinnerware. This dazzling dinner plate features raised mouse icons at the rim with classic Mickey art glazed in the center. It’s the perfect complement to any Disney kitchen.
|Jack Skellington PokitPal by Olszewski – $19.95 |
Jack Skellington is both happy and sad – but you’ll be delighted with this Jack Skellington PokitPal by Olszewski. A hidden compartment bears the miniaturist’s name. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas circles the edge.
|Dumbo Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
May we direct your attention high in the family tree where our Dumbo Ornament soars through the holiday season. The baby elephant with oversize ears more than proves his worth as an adorable decoration!
|Santa Mickey Mouse Glass Sketchbook Ornament – $12.95 |
|Sofia Slumber Party Book Play Set – $16.95 |
Open up a nighttime world of fun under the stars for Sofia and her friends. The book opens to reveal Sofia’s bed chamber where she’s hosting a sleepover for Jade and Princess Hildegard and listening to Perfect Slumber Party.
Warner Brothers Television today announced that it will be holding a ‘special video presentation’ and cast and crew Q&A session for the upcoming ABC drama, ‘Forever,’ which will enjoy a two-night premiere on ABC on September 22 and 23.
What if you could live forever? Would you find it a blessing or a curse? Meet Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner who has an unusual secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases — he is trying to solve a mystery that has eluded him for over 200 years: his own inexplicable immortality.