CONFIRMED: ‘Penn Zero: Part Time Hero’ Animated Series Coming to Disney XD

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First Look: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and Alfred Molina in Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’; New Stills from ‘Secretariat,’ ‘The Debt’

Helen Mirren in 'The Tempest' (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon / ©2010 Tempest Production, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

Walt Disney Studios and Miramax Films have just sent us some amazing new stills from some of their upcoming holiday releases which we have added to our existing galleries.

First up is The Tempest from famed director and Broadway wizard Julie Taymor. In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller The Tempest, Academy Award®–nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. The Tempest opens in limited release on December 10 and wide release one week later on December 17.

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Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’ to Open Nationwide December 17; Limited Release December 10

From Miramax Films comes The Tempest directed and adapted for the screen by Julie Taymor who last directed the Beatles’ music-filled Across the Universe and created and directed the Disney Theatrical adaptation of The Lion King on Broadway. The film — which stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones and Tom Conti — is adapted from the William Shakespeare play and will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 10, 2017, followed by a wide release on December 17. This will be Taymor’s second adaptation of a Shakespeare play, the first being Titus (based on ‘Titus Andronicus’).

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New ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Clip: ‘You Should Run’

On this, the eve of the release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney has released the following clip from the film they’ve aptly titled ‘You should run.’

In the clip, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) and his apprentice Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) have journeyed to New York City’s Chinatown on a quest to find the Grimhold which has been missing for the past ten years. Unfortunately they find that the Grimhold has already fallen into the hands of Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) who has just released Sun Lok (Gregory Woo) from his wooden prison. Dragons and hilarity ensue (with a ton of amazing f/x).

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New ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Clip – The Eagle Has Landed

Walt Disney Studios has released a new clip from its upcoming film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. In the clip, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) arrives just in time, swooping in aboard his Chrysler Building steel eagle to save apprentice Jay (Jay Baruchel) from Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). The clip, which takes place at a NYC subway station features the wolves we told you about in a previous article. In that article, you can also find a link to a photo gallery from the sanctuary where the wolves live that shows a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from the film shoot.

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Extended Five-Minute Clip from ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice:’ Dave’s First Lesson

Yahoo! Movies has unveiled this five-minute extended clip from the beginning of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer.

In the clip, young Dave Stutler (Jake Cherry) meets his future mentor Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) for the first time, at Blake’s shop, the Arcana Cabana. While Balthazar goes to dig out homework for his young apprentice, curious Dave stumbles upon the Grimhold, a prison for the most evil and dangerous of sorcerers. The first sorcerer to be released from the Grimhold is Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), a centuries-old rival of Balthazar in more ways than one…

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New ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Featurette: ‘The Coolest Job Ever’ with Never Before Seen Footage

With two weeks left to go before we see the theatrical release for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, we wanted to offer you a little something extra. While other sites are still scrambling to show you clips we shared with you days ago, we (virtually) traveled halfway around the Earth to Walt Disney Studios Australia just so we could bring you this spankin’ new featurette (and nearly fell off the planet in the process!).

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New Stills and Fun Facts from Disney’s ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

Walt Disney Studios recently sent us a couple of new stills from their upcoming release The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell and Monica Belluci.

They also asked us to share a few behind-the-scene facts from the movie with you:

In the film, Maxim Horvath (Molina) conjures up a small pack of wolves that chase title character Dave (Baruchel) through a New York City subway station. Although the station is — at times — a rather incredible set, the wolves are very real and are named Bandit, Sierra, Samson and Takoda. They live at Howling Woods Farm, a wolf sanctuary in Jackson Township, NJ. Howling Woods even has a fascinating collection of dozens of behind-the-scene photos from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as well as the four-legged stars’ appearance in the film’s calendar.

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New Trailer for Disney’s ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice:’ More F/X Than Ever!

It’s hard to imagine given what we’ve already seen from the new Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer joint The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, loosely based on the Fantasia segment of the same name that there could be even more F/X to ogle.

Truth is though, most of the F/X shots you’ll find in the new trailer have been seen in previously released clips, but the trailer now pays special attention to them, offering us more of the amazing sights the film has to offer. Of special note is the Wall Street Bull that temporarily takes over the Bowling Green area of Manhattan, the initial insect-ized appearance of Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and — of course — the homage to the film’s inspiration, the quintessential mop scene that results when the apprentice Dave (Jay Baruchel) defies the wizard Balthazar’s (Nicolas Cage) strict rule to never use magic as a shortcut.

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‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Character Poster #2: Maxim Horvath

Sorcerer's Apprentice: HorvathContinuing the series of character posters from the upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer is #2, titled ‘The Villain.’

Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) was, along with Balthazar Blake and Veronica, a disciple of Merlin and a force of good more than a thousand years ago.  But their mutual love for Veronica split the colleagues apart and Horvath has instead become an ally of the wicked Morgana, who murdered Merlin and is seeking to conquer the world with her minions.  He and Balthazar have battled through the ages, finally bringing their conflict to modern-day New York City.

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