A new trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, which debuts in theaters domestically on November 2, 2012, has been making its way around the world this morning. In addition to the 8-bit treatment for the Walt Disney Pictures logo that appears at the beginning of each film, this time modified to the film’s theme. The trailer also features a variation of the ‘when the game is over,’ tagline we’ve been seeing on posters, but ends with ‘a new world comes to life’ which is a particularly odd way to describe something that’s presumably existed for decades.
Aside from that, set to Flo Rida’s ‘Good Feeling’ and Usher’s ‘More,’ the trailer features a combination of some previously seen animation along with plenty of new animation, once again focusing on the relationship between Ralph and Vanellope, although this time it’s much less about emotion and much more about empowerment. And being adorable.
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It was the most coveted promotional item at 2012′s E3 and San Diego Comic-Con; it’s one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year — and now they can both be yours to treasure and best of all, you’ll save money doing it!
GameStop is now accepting pre-orders for ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ for Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is not only offering a discount of $5 when the game is purchased in advance, but is exclusively offering the ‘Epic Mickey 2′ Oswald Ears. A new take on the classic Mickey Mouse Ears found at Disney theme parks, the ‘Epic Mickey 2′ Oswald ears bear a different badge than the ears sold in the parks (if you can even manage to find them), so this is the perfect opportunity to start (or grow) your collection.
For more information and to pre-order ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2′ to stake your claim for you very own set of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ears, visit GameStop.
ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, the leading independent Nashville-based record label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, announced today an exclusive partnership to release and market music from the critically-acclaimed upcoming ABC series “Nashville.” Stars Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio are among the cast slated to sing original content created for the series by established and breakout songwriters. Grammy® Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett serves as the executive music producer. Dubbed one of fall’s most anticipated new TV dramas, “Nashville,” premiering Wednesday, October 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network, was shot entirely in Music City, and pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of the music industry.
Under this new partnership, Big Machine Records will release original music from “Nashville” each week on both iTunes and ABC’s Music Lounge. Multiple songs from the show’s first episode will become available on iTunes beginning October 9, including “If I Didn’t Know Better” — a song written by John Paul White and Arum Rae and sung by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio.
“This is a dynamic and innovative partnership,” said Peter DiCecco, senior vice president, ABC Music Business Affairs. “Unlike any other show, the music originates with the story. By doing this, television’s next great drama will have a soundtrack to match.”
“Nashville is a project that is very close to our hearts, and we are elated to have found a partner with the same passion and vision for the accuracy we are trying to achieve in the show,” said Dawn Soler, senior vice president, ABC TV Music. “Scott Borchetta and the Big Machine Label Group came to the table with a great sense of enthusiasm and commitment to creativity that will uniquely maximize the music experience”.
“We are very selective of where and how we place our music into visual media,” said Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “Music has to feel organic, appropriate and authentic when it is paired with on-camera visuals. When I saw the pilot for ‘Nashville,’ I knew instantly we needed to be part of it. Not only does our partnership make sense given how closely the show reflects the nature of the music business, but the show’s talent has created some incredible music. We look forward to working with all of the amazing actors and actresses on the show.”
Music by Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) artists will also serve as the soundtrack for the series. The premiere episode of “Nashville” opens to the Eli Young Band’s No. 1 hit song, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” a dynamic vocal group and song that are both nominated for CMA Awards (airing Thursday, November 1 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on ABC). Other BMLG artists featured in the first episode include Greg Bates’ current Country radio hit, “Did It for the Girl,” as well as Justin Moore’s No. 1 smash hit, “Small Town USA.”
The Big Machine Label Group is composed of Big Machine Records, The Valory Co. and Republic Nashville (a joint partnership with Universal Records). “Nashville” is a co-production between ABC Studios and Lionsgate Television.
We first mentioned the ‘Summerween’ episode of ‘Gravity Falls’ in our coverage of the Disney Television Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year and now the time to celebrate is almost here! This Friday, the ‘Summerween’ episode premieres on Disney Channel and we’ve been given this first look at some of the hilarity that is sure to ensue.
Summerween is the Gravity Falls version of Halloween in Summer with Jack-o-Melons and lots of trick-or-treating. Dipper and Mabel are excited to join in on the fun, but when Wendy casually mentions that trick-or-treating is for kids, Dipper’s whole outlook on the evening changes. The night gets even more complicated when a monster that Dipper accidentally insulted makes them fulfill his candy quota by night’s end or else he will eat them. The all-new episode premieres Friday at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.
Below are a few stills as well as a video clip from the show provided to us by Disney Channel in which Soos warns Dipper and Mabel about the Summerween Trickster. Warning: This clip may contain small spoilers and leave you hanging with an uncontrollable and insatiable hunger for a Mr. Adequate Bar.
Walt Disney World has just released this image of the Rose Gallery located inside the ‘Be Our Guest’ restaurant located in the Enchanted Forest section of the New Fantasyland Expansion at the Magic Kingdom.
Featuring a large music box centerpiece nearly 7 feet tall with Belle and the Beast slowly twirling atop, the Rose Gallery is one of three dining rooms at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Adorned with rose accents, paintings and tapestries, the Rose Gallery features French-inspired cuisine for quick-service lunch. Part of New Fantasyland, Be Our Guest Restaurant will grand open December 6, 2012.
Walt Disney Studios has released the first teaser trailer for The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, exclusively through Apple’s Trailers site. From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Yesterday, we shared some hi-res stills from the film, which we are sharing once again below in case you missed it:
Just as they did for the original ‘Epic Mickey’ title, PDP will be releasing a new paintbrush controller in honor of ‘Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’ Exclusive to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U, the PDP paintbrush is an upgrade from the original model, introducing an interactive element which causes the tip to glow blue or green depending on Mickey’s actions inside the game.
The paintbrush wont be the only offering, however. As ‘Epic Mickey 2′ incorporates couch co-op play featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, PDP is also introducing a clicker controller patterned after Oswald’s remote control from the game.
Both controllers plug into the Wiimote via the nunchuk port and will be available to own on November 18, 2012. Both controllers are currently available for pre-order.
For those in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas interested in seeing Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie from Walt Disney Studios, LivingSocial.com is offering tickets for just $14 each, representing a savings of 22%. Several showings are available including the midnight screening which includes ‘a costume contest, prizes and surprises.’
Additionally, at all showings, guests will have the opportunity to witness the all new SPARKTACULAR lighting and effects curtain show as well as view concept art, sketches and actual props from the film on display at the theater as well as an interactive display from the Discovery Science Center.
Each customer may purchase up to six tickets at the discounted price. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit LivingSocial.com.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the teaser poster and some hi-res stills from its upcoming action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.