Sneak Peek: ‘The Blue Umbrella’ from Pixar, Plus Full Synopsis (Hi-Res)

"THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with this still from their upcoming short, The Blue Umbrella, which will play before Monsters University in theaters beginning June 21, 2013. The full synopsis for the short is as follows:

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ on Digital Download Weeks Before Blu-ray

'Wreck-It Ralph' on Blu-RayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that Wreck-it Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios would be available for digital download on February 12, nearly one month before the 3D Blu-ray and its variants are available to purchase on March 5.

According to the announcement, the download (available as both high definition and standard definition formats), will include all of the aforementioned Blu-ray bonus features with exception to the Disney Intermission featuring Chris Hardwick.

This move marks a first for the company, although the move is not unprecedented as Disney was one of the first to release Blu-ray discs weeks before their DVD-only counterparts and is indicative of the company moving closer to the Disney Movies Anywhere initiative.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Features Include ‘Paperman,’ Disney Intermission with Chris Hardwick

'Wreck-It Ralph' on Blu-RayAhead of any official announcement, we have received a list of the bonus features that will be available when Wreck It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios becomes available to own on 3D Blu-ray on March 5 (now available for pre-order).

First up is confirmation that Paperman, the groundbreaking short that played before Wreck-it Ralph in theaters will be included as one of the Blu-ray bonus features.

The Blu-ray will also include Disney’s new favorite element, Disney Intermission, which is a special viewing mode that takes place when you put the film on pause. This time around, Disney Intermission consists of ‘The Gamer’s Guide to Wreck-It Ralph,’ hosted by Nerdist Chris Hardwick.

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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.

The title of the track below is ‘Lightbike Battle (3OH!3 and JT Remix)’ which clocks in at 4:43 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’ 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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