In the next step of the bizarre story of the sequel to the 2003 film Bad Santa, several domain registrations have appeared on Disney’s servers. The registrations appear to suggest The Walt Disney Company’s involvement in the troubled sequel which had already been promised in 2011, 2014 and (reportedly) 2016.
Our bad. We saw that Walt Disney Studios Russia had released a new trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out (June 17, 2015) yesterday, but judging by the first half of it, it looked exactly like the Spanish trailer, but boy were we wrong. Now that Bing Bong — who still isn’t officially unannounced — is available as a plush from Disney Store — not to mention fruit snacks — other countries don’t appear to mind sharing him. While the dialogue is no Richard Kind (or English), at least we can get a good visual instead of the glimpses in previous domestic promos.
Walt Disney Studios has released a new featurette for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015), which you can find embedded below. The featurette, titled ‘What is Tomorrowland?’ features the cast and filmmakers talking about the place that can be found on ‘one trippy’ map along with a bit of new footage.
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney) — jaded by disillusionment — and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever.
For the Marvel fan that has almost everything, Beast Kingdom will offer life-size sculpts of the Hulkbuster from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is now available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth, although the 9 3/4 foor tall statue — which clocks in at a whopping 1500 pounds — is equally as heavy on the wallet, costing a mere $18,000 plus the custom shipping (not to mention the required lift for ‘installation’). For all that moolah, it’s worth noting that it also lights up. The official description is as follows:
Last nite, Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015) director and co-writer Brad Bird shared a sneak peek at the original motion picture soundtrack with score by Michael Giacchino, revealing the track list, which can be found below. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order and will be released digitally on May 19 and physical CD on June 2. Earlier today, we also shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the film which also includes some of the recording session, so you can preview the score now.
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.