‘Wreck-It Ralph’ International Trailer Features 8-Bit Disney Logo, Adorableness

Walt Disney Pictures 8-bit LogoA 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.

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Sneak Peek: ‘Summerween’ in ‘Gravity Falls’

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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.

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‘Sofia the First’ to Premiere November 18 on Disney Channel

Sofia the FirstDisney Junior has quietly launched a microsite at sofiathefirst.com in anticipation of its first original Disney princess, ‘Sofia the First.’ An original movie is set to premiere on November 18, 2012 at 7 pm ET on Disney Channel, to be followed by a series commencing in spring 2013.

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‘Pixar Shorts Volume 2′ List of Included Shorts Announced

'Pixar Shorts Volume 2'Nearly a month after we first announced the upcoming arrival of ‘Pixar Shorts Voume 2‘ on Blu-ray (available to own November 13, 2012), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially confirmed the release and date along with a list of all of the shorts included in the second collection of short films from Pixar Animation Studios as well as student films from John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton.

The included shorts are as follows:

  • BURN-E –  BURN-E is a dedicated, hard working robot that finds himself locked out of his ship and quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a difficult endeavor. Based on characters from WALL-E. (Directed by: Angus MacLane)

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Preview ‘Cinderella’ ‘The Lost Chords’ Available to Own October 2

Disney's 'The Lost Chords: Cinderella'As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.

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Glen Keane, Other Disney Artists Show at GRworks ‘First 10+’ Exhibition This Weekend

First 10+ Exhibition by GRworksGlen Keane and other Disney artists will be joining their contemporaries in participating in the GRworks ‘First 10+’ art show taking place this weekend at the Robert Reynolds Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Featuring original art (some of which can be sampled on the official website), the exhibition kicks off this evening with its opening reception from 6 pm – 10 pm. The exhibit will open on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 11 am – 7 pm.

Original artwork and prints will be available for purchase (we are told Glen Keane’s work will be among that available) and a portion of proceeds go to support local art projects.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Soundtrack to Feature Music by Skrillex, AKB48, Owl City and More

'Wreck-It Ralph' Teaser PosterThe story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, Wreck-It Ralph journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ’80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music. ‘Music is another way to set the stage and make these worlds completely different,’ said producer Clark Spencer.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ New Hi-Res Stills for National Video Games Day

(L-R) VANELLOPE VON SCHWEETZ (voice of Sarah Silverman) and RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) in the video game world of Sugar Rush. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

In conjunction with the release of the new Wreck-It Ralph trailer in honor of National Video Games Day, Walt Disney Animation Studios has also provided us with a few new hi-res stills from the film.

The new stills, which feature Fix-It Felix Jr. with the Nicelanders, Ralph with Vanellope von Schweetz, Sgt. Calhoun and ‘Hero’s Duty,’ have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version:

And just in case you missed it, the new trailer is below, featuring new cameos from Frogger, Dig Dug and Tapper as well as Games Central Station safety monitor, Sonic the Hedgehog as well as music from Lipps Inc and FUN.

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‘Frankenweenie’ ‘Lightning’ Clip, Ads Introduce Shocking New Footage

'Frankenweenie'Walt Disney Studios has just released this new clip from its upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. While New Holland seems like the picturesque town, it seems to attract more lightning than most locations. Could it be a result of the town windmill? Or is there more at play. In either case, in this clip titled ‘Lightning,’ new science teacher Mr. Ryzkruski (voiced by Martin Landau) explains to the class lightning’s rationale. But just what happened to the previous teacher anyway?

Also, from down under, we have a look at two new television ads for the film which contain quite a bit more animation, previously unseen.

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Once Lost ‘Hungry Hobos’ Oswald Short Fully Restored, Debuted at Telluride Film Festival

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director and head of special projects for WDAS. The film, which was found in a private film vault in England in 2011, was acquired by Disney that same year and has undergone extensive digital restoration. Hungry Hobos will debut in Telluride, Colorado as part of a special animation shorts program presented by leading film historian and restoration expert Serge Bromberg.

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