Proving a challenge in it of itself, Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with the recently released concept art for the Untitled Wreck-It Ralph sequel, which we are attempting to share in its original 54 megapixel resolution for your benefit.
Following the success of the first release in the new Walt Disney Signature Collection series, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is set to release the 25th anniversary edition of the immortal classic, Beauty and the Beast, on Blu-ray September 20, 2016 (now available for pre-order), with an earlier digital release on September 6.
Twenty-five years ago, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Sept. 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20 on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation announced earlier today the new animated series, ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series’ has been licensed to Disney Channels Worldwide, including the United States, for a unnamed premiere date in 2017. The order consists of 26 22-minute episodes.
Produced at the Nelvana Studio in Toronto, ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series’ focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on ‘Official Vampire Business,’ Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but …enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and much meaner sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.
‘Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two’ delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.
‘Future-Worm!,’ an animated comedy adventure series about an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box, and then meets and befriends a fearless worm from the future (with titanium-enforced abs), will premiere Monday, August 1 at 11:00 am ET/PT on Disney XD. Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Quincy, the comedy follows Danny and Future Worm as they embark on adventures through space, time and study hall. The characters were introduced last year in a popular ‘Future-Worm!’ short-form series on Disney XD and Disney XD’s YouTube Channel.
Inner Workings, a new short from first-time director Leo Matsuda is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced stylethat blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
Inner Workings opens on November 23, 2016, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana.
Directed by Alan Barillaro, Piper shares the story of a hungry baby sandpiper that suffers from the fear of water (or hydrophobia according to Pixar, though that implies Piper has rabies), who meets a young hermit crab who teaches Piper about the ocean’s waves. The six minute short was scored by Adrian Belew, the lead singer of King Crimson.
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped — and no one today knows why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
Princess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one-hour premiere event FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The theme song is performed by Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero.
Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a few new hi-res still from Finding Dory (June 17, 2016) as well as concept art, which can be seen in our galleries below.
In addition, the final credits confirm that the entire Tank Gang from Finding Nemo do in fact return in Finding Dory, all voiced by their original respective voice talent (Willem Dafoe as Gill, Brad Garrett at Bloat, Allison Janney as Peach, Austin Pendleton as Gurgle, Stephen Root as Bubbles and Vicki Lewis as Deb (& Flo)), with the exception of Jacques who was originally voiced by the late Joe Ranft and now voiced by his brother, Jerome Ranft.