Glen 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Via its YouTube channel, Walt Disney Studios has shared its latest ad for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which opens in theaters nationwide on October 5. They have also provided us with two new stills from the film which have been added to our gallery below.
A feature-length stop-motion remake of the original short film by Burton, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the hotly anticipated follow-up to Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, Volume 2, available to own on November 13, 2012 and now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
Details are sparse at the moment, but shorts are expected to include La Luna, Dug’s Special Mission, Toy Story Toon: Hawaiian Vacation, Partly Cloudy, Presto and Day & Night.
The New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14, 2012) , conducted by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, has recently partially announced its slate of ‘sidebar films.’
As part of its ‘Masterworks’ series, the film festival will present Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As an added bonus, Walt Disney Animation Studios will also present John Kahr’s revolutionary short, Paperman alongside the film. The short, which takes advantage of Disney’s meander technology, is just finishing up a short run at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where it played in front another Disney classic, Cinderella. It will debut in theaters nationwide on November 2, where it will play in front of Wreck-It Ralph.
The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced its newest special exhibition, ‘Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation,’ on view from September 27, 2012 to April 28, 2013 in the Museum’s Theater Gallery. Curated by WDFM Registrar and Curatorial Assistant Anel Muller, the exhibition explores the evolution of stop motion animation in the United States — especially in special effects, television, and film — while examining some of the key milestones and innovators including Willis O’ Brien (King Kong), Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Art Clokey (‘Gumby’), Ray Harryhausen (It Came From Beneath the Sea), Henry Selick (Coraline and James and the Giant Peach), Phil Tippett (Star Wars and Jurassic Park) and more.
Walt Disney Studios has just shared its IMAX policy trailer featuring Frankenweenie which comes alive in theaters beginning October 5, 2012. Inspired by the old black and white B film trailers of yore, the etiquette trailer also introduces a bit of new footage from the film, including a very cryptic message from Weird Girl’s ‘pet,’ Mr. Whiskers.