First Listen: ‘Lightbike Battle (3OH!3 & JT Remix)’ from ‘TRON: Uprising’ Soundtrack

'TRON: Uprising' SoundtrackWalt Disney Records has shared about a third of one of the tracks from its upcoming release of the soundtrack to ‘TRON: Uprising‘ which will be available to own on January 8, 2013.

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‘Monsters University’ Viral Ad Promotes Campus Life, Website

'Monsters University' Teaser PosterPremiering during today’s Rose Bowl game, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios began its television campaign to promote the upcoming Monsters University prequel. The ad, which mocks traditional campus life-style advertisements, features students explaining why Monsters University is the right school for them. The ad finishes by promoting the viral website for the film, MonstersUniversity.com/edu, which launched last year.

The new ad even has its own page on the University’s website in which it is accompanied by an article about its production.

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First Listen: ‘Beck’s Theme’ from ‘TRON: Uprising’ Soundtrack

'TRON: Uprising' SoundtrackWalt Disney Records has shared about half of one of the tracks from its upcoming release of the soundtrack to ‘TRON: Uprising‘ which will be available to own on January 8, 2013.

The title of the track below is ‘Beck’s Theme (Lightbike Battle)’ which clocks in at 3:57 on the soundtrack. It is one of 20 tracks all featured on or inspired by the Disney XD animated series. With exception to ‘Rezolution’ by Cole Plante, all tracks are credited to the show’s composer, Joseph Trapanese (remixes by 3OH!3 & JT, David Hiller and Opiuo are also included).

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‘Monsters University’ Gear for Four-Armed Students Now Available

'Monsters University' 4-Armed HoodiesJust in time for the theatrical release of Monsters, Inc 3D featuring alumna from next year’s prequelthe Monsters University campus store is now stocking its popular 4-armed hoodie, just almost in time for the holiday season.

We first reported on the Monsters University merchandise some time before the viral site went — well, viral, but it’s seemed to go under the radar that despite a couple of items that appeared to be jokes, the site’s Campus Store is a fully-functioning shop filled with (mostly) real products and serviced by Disney Store.

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Jonathan Groff Joins ‘Frozen’ to Voice Kristoff

Frozen © DisneyWalt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) has given voice to its extreme mountain man from the comedy-adventure Frozen. Tony Award® nominee Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening,’ TV’s ‘Glee’) is on board to help bring Kristoff to life in the epic journey slated for the big screen November 27, 2013.

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‘Brother Bear,’ ‘Atlantis,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘Hunchback’ All Slated for March 2013 Release on Blu-Ray

'Brother Bear' and 'Brother Bear 2' on Disney Blu-RayKida fans rejoice! Walt Disney Studios has called in the plumber and the clog has been cleared, resulting in a deluge of animated classics all being released for the first time on Disney blu-ray on March 12, 2013. While not all of have been officially confirmed to us by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, now is the time to start saving those pennies to complete your home video collection.

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‘Monsters University’ Still Has Young Sulley Taking Mike for a Ride (Hi-Res)

SULLEY and MIKE ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

While we hope to have a larger version soon, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released yet another new still from their upcoming prequel, Monsters University, via the studio’s official Tumblr.

UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have provided us with a hi-res version of the image. You can click on the smaller image here to enlarge it, then click on the resize icon to view it at its original resolution.

According to the image caption, When it comes to college life, Mike and Sulley have VERY different ideas of what it means to have a good time — it’s a wonder these two mismatched monsters ever settled their differences.

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First Look: ‘Frozen’ Concept Art Featuring Anna, Kristoff (Hi-Res)

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Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, today we get our first look at newly released concept art from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film, Frozen, featuring Anna and Kristoff.

When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

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Music From ‘Paperman,’ ‘The Circle Sessions’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’ on Digital Download

'Haunted Mansion,' 'The Circle Sessions' and 'Paperman' on Digital DownloadThere’s a definite odd-man-out in this trio of mentions, but as they all came up in one of our routine product reviews, all have the same release date and should all be on most everyone’s wish list this holiday season, here they are all presented as one beautiful-sounding package.

First up is a recent Disney Parks release, ‘The Circle Sessions: The Music of Carthay Circle,’ which was released as a CD not all that long ago exclusively at Disney California Adventure. Already heralded as a must have, the digital album features twelve Disney classics with an all-new jazzy spin as heard at the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street at the Disneyland Resort theme park.

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Disney’s ‘For Your Consideration’ Site Features Scripts, Music and Images from Films

'Brave' For Your Consideration AdOver the past couple of months, Walt Disney Studios has been slowly ramping up its ‘For Your Consideration’ website (available at WaltDisneyStudiosAwards.com), dedicated to promoting various aspects of its films for consideration by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar nominations/awards.

Although the site is still missing a few promised elements, such as the music from the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, Paperman, most of them are there, including an introductory video which introduces and goes behind the scenes of the promoted films: Frankenweenie, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Paperman.

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