Video: ‘Epic Mickey’ Opening Cinematic Part Two: Oswald Meets Mickey

Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios has just released the second portion of the opening cinematic we first shared with you a couple of weeks ago. In the new footage, Mickey Mouse awakes to find himself in the laboratory of the Mad Scientist who is hard at work at experimenting on the world’s most beloved animated character. The Mad Scientist doesn’t realize who he’s up against however when Mickey finds a way to make even the Phantom Blot do his disappearing ink act. The cinematic also shows Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as he encounters Mickey in the flesh for the first time, although the rabbit-mouse relationship exploration is tabled as its apparent that Oswald simply wants out of the situation.

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Disney Channel, ABC and ABC Family Offer High-Definition TV Per-Episode Rentals via iTunes (Details)

iTunes 10As expected, Apple today announced that television programs in HD format will now be available for rent through iTunes 10, which is now available for download. Apple promises thousands of episodes, many of which will be available the day after broadcast. The Disney/ABC Television Group is well represented in the initial offering, with shows from ABC, ABC Family and Disney Channel joining shows from Fox and BBC America.

Each episode rental costs $.99 and can be viewed on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV. You’ll have thirty days from rental to begin watching the episode and 48 hours from that point to complete watching it before the rental period expires.

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‘TRON Evolution’ Collectors Edition for Xbox and PS3 Includes Lightcycle Replica

Hot on the heels of the announcement for the collectors edition of Epic Mickey,Disney Interactive Studios has announced that it will offer a special collectors edition for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 editions of TRON Evolution.

The collectors edition which sells for around $130 includes the game and a miniature replica Lightcycle produced by Sideshow Collectibles. Included with the package is a plastic display case for the Lightcycle which also includes a tray that the game’s disc can be stored in.

'TRON Evolution' Collectors Edition from Disney Interactive StudiosScheduled to be released on December 7, 2010, the collectors edition of TRON Evolution for the PS3 and Xbox is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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Disney’s ‘Epic Mickey’ to be Available in Limited Edition Collectors Edition with Wii Skin, Collectible Figure, Bonus DVD and More

'Epic Mickey' Collectors Edition from Disney Interactive StudiosDisney Interactive Studios today announced that the internationally acclaimed upcoming video game Disney Epic Mickey will also be released as a Collectors’ Edition in limited quantities. Available for pre-order beginning today in North America and alongside the standard edition at retail this holiday, the Collectors’ Edition of Disney Epic Mickey will include the full version of the game, a five inch collectible Disney Epic Mickey figurine, Wii™ console skins and remote faceplate, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes video and more. With its innovative style of gameplay using paint and thinner to dynamically change the game world, Disney Epic Mickey is one of the most anticipated titles of 2010.

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‘Toy Story 3: Operation Camouflage’ Released for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

'Toy Story 3: Operation Camouflage' from DisneyTitle: Toy Story 3: Operation Camouflage (link)
Publisher: Disney
Released: August 26, 2010
Cost: $1.99
Device: iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad
Description:

Code Red Soldier! Operation Camouflage: Execute! Let’s Move, Move, Move!

Heads up recruit, it’s time for Recon Basic Training! Your mission is to find top secret items camouflaged throughout Andy’s Room, Bonnie’s Room and Sunnyside Daycare. Only the best of the best can find them all. Are you up for the task soldier?

Operation Camouflage has 20 missions throughout four locations: Andy’s Room, Bonnie’s Room, Caterpillar Room and Butterfly Room!

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Epic Mickey: New Gameplay Video Shows Transition Levels Based on Classic Animated Shorts, ‘Gremlin Village’

The video below highlights many of the transition levels in the upcoming Epic Mickey for Nintendo Wii from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios. Previously released footage included levels from Walt Disney animated classic shorts such as Steamboat Willie and Plutopia. Here, we get a good look at other levels such as Alpine Climbers and Clock Cleaners. In addition, there is some gameplay from Gremlin Village, the area loosely based on Fantasyland, which we told you about earlier.

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Video: Epic Mickey’s Warren Spector Geeks Out with G4; New Gameplay Footage

G4 has just posted this video clip of Warren Spector providing an update on Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios. In the interview, Spector basically geeks out as he talks about being a life-long animation fan and talks about all of the animators from Disney and Pixar who they have consulted with on the project as well as the involvement from other business units such as Disney Consumer Products.

He also spends a bit of time talking about the music which was scored by Jim Dooley (evidently there are plans to release the soundtrack itself on audio CD in mid-September). Dooley has won an emmy for his scoring of the ABC cult-hit Pushing Daisies.

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Highly-Rated Undercover Tourist Walt Disney World iPhone App Now Free for a Limited Time

Recently featured in Travel + Leisure, recognized by Apple’s iTunes team and highly rated amongst its customers, everyone now has a rare opportunity to pick up the best-selling Disney World Wait Times, Dining and Maps by Undercover Tourist for free thanks to the FreeAppADay project.

Features of the app include:

  • Detailed Maps and GPS Locator – Enjoy accurate wait times, integrated in real-time, with park maps for Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. All of these locations can be found in just one App!

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First Half of ‘Epic Mickey’ Introductory Cinematic Released by Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive Studios along with Junction Point Studios released the first half of the opening cinematic film to their upcoming Nintendo Wii title Epic Mickey earlier today at GamesCom 2010 in Germany.

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‘Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound’ for Nintendo DS Announced by Disney Interactive Studios

'Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound' for Nintendo DS by Disney InteractiveDisney Interactive Studios announced today the upcoming release of Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound for Nintendo DS™. Inspired by the hit Disney Channel TV series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” the video game will take players through five exciting episodes in a brand new mystery as they play as some of their favorite characters from the show.

In Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound, players will take their Wizard skills to the next level to find out what happened to a dress designed by Alex Russo that goes missing just before her big fashion show. Fans can play as their favorite wizards-in-training – Alex, Justin and Max Russowhile interacting with familiar characters and exploring locations from the show, including the Waverly Sub Station, Tribeca Prep and others.

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