Walt Disney Studios has presented us with just about 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes ‘b-roll’ footage from Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), which you can find embedded below. The bad news is with so many small segments/quick cuts, the footage is probably best enjoyed by a cat. The good news is that despite not seeing much of each segment, there’s actually some pretty good stuff to be found within it, including a nod that Athena isn’t the only one with a non-aging problem. Towards the end, there’s also quite a bit of the recording sessions for the score by Michael Giacchino.
Walt Disney Studios Japan’s movie trailers have always managed to deviate from the ‘norm.’ They tend to feature different footage — often including spoilers, which would be considered taboo in other countries — and are edited to create an emotional story, rather than just splashy glimpses of various, unrelated scenes. Perhaps never has this been demonstrated more in this trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron which touches upon just every moment in the film that had audiences gasping. To put it mildly, if you have not seen the film yet, we do not advise you watch the trailer below. Unless you are a diehard Hawkeye fan that is.
After filming a pilot for the new series, ABC has gone ahead and ordered ‘The Muppets’ to bring back to network television. The first official still for the series has been released, seen here, featuring Kermit the Frog and Gonzo. The official series treatment is as follows:
‘The Muppets’ return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.
Amazon has put up a track list for the upcoming Cinderella entry in the Disney Music Emporium Legacy Collection, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the animated film. Featuring artwork by Walt Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bove, Amazon describes the 2 disc set as containing 7 lost chords (which all appear to have been previously released as part of the ‘Lost Chords’ collection), along with 9 bonus tracks. The track listing, as per Amazon, is as follows:
Leslie Ferraro has been named President, Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company.
A 16-year Disney veteran, Ms. Ferraro most recently served as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Travel Operations, where she was responsible for leading the marketing and sales teams in developing numerous highly successful consumer campaigns worldwide.
Season Four of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ returns Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring actress Jackee Harry swapping lifestyles with pop icon Traci Lords.
Emmy-Award Winning actress Jackee Harry, best known for roles on the hit comedy ‘227’ and ‘Sister, Sister,’ lives in Los Angeles, CA with her ex-husband Elgin Charles. Even though the couple is divorced, they still share a home and life in which Jackee and Elgin enjoy the finer things, frequently going out for drinks, dinner and dancing with friends late into the evening.
After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and a record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie, the final episode of the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ will air on June 12, following a 73-hour long marathon of every preceding episode. The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world and it will be followed up by a standalone hour-long special ‘The O.W.C.A.Files’ later this year.
Every ‘Phineas and Ferb’ story ever told will be presented in a 73-hour marathon beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT leading to the ultimate story capper, ‘Last Day of Summer,’ which premieres on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 pm ET/PT, simulcasted on both Disney XD and Disney Channel.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announces the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 EXPO 2015, August 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday, August 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Disney Animation and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks Chairman Bob Chapek.
Arlo may be a good dino, but his synopsis may have to go to obedience school to learn how to sit. We have received a third(?) official synopsis for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015), courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios which now reads as follows, removing all references to Arlo’s family and the ‘traumatic event’:
Walt Disney Studios Australia has released a new featurette for Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), which you can find embedded below. Although there’s just a teeny bit of new — and obviously very odd — footage, there’s tons of behind-the-scenes footage of the filming, along with anecdotal contributions from cast members George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson, along with filmmakers Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof.