The LEGO Group today announced that Disney XD has acquired the five-episode ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ mini-series to air later this year. The animated mini-series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
With just a couple of weeks to go before the release of Cinderella (March 13, 2015), Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a wealth of information and details for the short that precedes it, Frozen Fever. In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday (which falls on the summer solstice as Elsa’s is the winter solstice) and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk. And if you’re one of everyone who saw the trailer for the seven minute short that was released yesterday, you know there’s a lot more to Elsa’s simple plans.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released part of a deleted scene from the upcoming Pixie Hollow film, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (March 3, 2015), which is now available for pre-order. Presented in animatics, the scene, titled ‘Feeding Gruff,’ can be found embedded below along with an introduction from the director.
We have already reported on a mysterious title currently known only as Winter Tales Book and Magnetic Play Set — which many are assuming is tied to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — but now Disney Publishing has announced plans for four novels to be published a month earlier, all on the same date.
Known only as Autumn Travels #1, Autumn Travels #2, Autumn Travels #3 and Autumn Travels #4, all four titles are slated to be released on September 4, 2015. The first three titles are listed as having a page count of 240 pages each and recommended for readers aged 8-12, while the fourth skews slightly older at 10-14 and clocks in at 304 pages. All titles are described as hardcover titles, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5″.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a new promotional video for the Blu-ray and digital release of Into the Woods, available to own on March 24, 2015 (now available for pre-order). Although the bulk of the ad isn’t anything to particularly crow about, it does feature a snippet (read: one bar) of Meryl Streep as The Witch, performing ‘She’ll Be Back’ (‘when she knows who to trust’), an original song written by Stephen Sondheim for the film.
Additional bonus features are as follows:
Confirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Walt Disney Records today announced that the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella (March 13, 2013), will feature both Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter performing covers of ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ and ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’ respectively. The two songs will appear over the end title credits in addition to the original song ‘Strong’ which is performed by Sonna Rele. Walt Disney Records also announced that those who purchase the physical CD edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella will also receive a code to download the all-new song from the short Frozen Fever, which was written by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and features the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell ‘and cast.’ The soundtrack will be available for purchase on March 10 and is currently available for pre-order.
Walt Disney Studios UK has released a new clip from its upcoming film, Cinderella (March 13, 2015), which you can find embedded below. The new clip, effectively takes place right after the moment that Ella and Kit encounter each other for the first time, just shortly after Ella convinces a stag to run from its hunters and certain death, which we previously shared (and are also including below for the sake of continuity). In the new clip, Ella shares her life philosophies of ‘simply have courage and be kind’ and ‘just because it’s what’s done doesn’t mean it should be done’ — which is, of course, very convenient to the plot. You can find the clips embedded below.
Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) took to Twitter this afternoon to share a character poster featuring him as an unmasked Iron Man (seen here) from the upcoming film as well as to tease a ‘big announcement’ in eight days.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Earlier this morning on ‘Good Morning America,’ Walt Disney Animation Studios’ premiered its ‘trailer’ for Frozen Fever, which will play in front of the live-action Cinderella (March 13, 2015) in theaters. You can find the trailer embedded below. The trailer also features a glimpse of the little snowmen that will also be featured in upcoming merchandise promoting the film.
In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.
According to the report in the Wall Street Journal, the series will feature Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Donald, as well as Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail ‘Webby’ Vanderquack.
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