Presto! Disney/Pixar Short Films Volume 2 on Blu-ray in November

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Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2Ahead 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.

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‘Snow White,’ ‘Paperman’ to Play New York Film Festival

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.

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Walt Disney Family Museum to Explore Stop-Motion Animation; Exhibit Opens September 27

Coraline armature and puppet Coraline (2009) Steel and rubber Courtesy Merrick CheneyThe 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.

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‘Frankenweenie’ IMAX Policy Trailer: It Came From the Audience!

FRANKENWEENIE

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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Sherman on ‘The Aristocats’ and the Best Song You Never Heard

Richard Sherman © Disney EnterprisesYesterday, I had the distinct honor of speaking with Disney (and all-around) legend Richard Sherman, half of the Sherman Brothers, one of the most beloved and prolific songwriting teams whose music has been known and loved by generations of fans from all walks of life.

The occasion for our petit chat is the upcoming re-release of The Aristocats from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on August 21, 2012. Available for the first time ever in Blu-ray high-definition format. The exciting tale takes place in the heart of Paris where a kind and eccentric millionairess, wills her entire estate to ‘Duchess,’ a high society cat, and her three kittens. When the bumbling butler Edgar tries to pull off the ultimate catnap caper in order to secure the fortune for himself, it’s up to alley cat Thomas O’Malley and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

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VIDEO: ‘Partysaurus Rex’ Sneak Peek; Bruce Delivers Warning to Moviegoers

'Partysaurus Rex' © Disney/PixarDisney/Pixar has just released this sneak peek at its upcoming Toy Story Toon short, Partysaurus Rex, which is playing ahead of Finding Nemo 3D in theaters starting September 19, 2012.

As the only available toy with limbs, Rex puts his tiny arms to good use by turning on the water and getting the party going for those dried-out toys on his own – which leads to a sort of bubble-filled rave, complete with glow-in-the-dark toys making disco lights under an overturned colander and dance music by Grammy-nominated electronica musician BT.

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‘Phineas and Feb & You’ Virtual Experience to Debut at Walt Disney World for Limited Time

Phineas and Ferb and You Virtual ExperienceStarting this fall, Walt Disney World Resort guests will become the stars of ‘Phineas and Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality.’ The virtual experience will allow guests to play with animated characters from Disney’s Emmy Award-winning animated series ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ The fun happens at Downtown Disney West Side, next to Bongos Cuban Café from September 1 through December 1, 2012 from 2 pm – 9:30 pm daily.

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‘Frankenweenie’ New Still – Beware the Were-Rat!

 (L-R) PERSEPHONE, EDGAR 'E' GORE, ELSA VAN HELSING and Were-Rat ©2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a brand new hi-res still from its upcoming film by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie. The still features Persephone, Edward ‘E’ Gore, Elsa Van Helsing and the Were-Rat (insert spooky audio cue here). We first told you about the were-rat when we discovered him and his merchandise at the ‘Art of Frankenweenie‘ exhibition at San Diego Comic-Con.The exhibition will soon be on its way to Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort from September 14, 2012 through November 5, where it will be accompanied by a special sneak peek at the film.

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Disney to Release ‘New’ Music from ‘The Aristocats,’ ‘The Rescuers’

Disney's Lost ChordsWe first told reported plans for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s plans to release the animated classics The Aristocats andThe Rescuers for the first time on Blu-ray back in May. Today we have learned in conjunction with the films’ release on August 21, Walt Disney Music will also be releasing rarely heard music from the soundtrack of the films, which never made it to the final production in a series called ‘The Lost Chords.’

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‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’ to Debut September 17 with Special Preview August 13

“Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja,” an action-packed, animated comedy series that follows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his super human ninja suit, the ‘NinjaNomicon’ (an 800 year-old Ninja guide) and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction, is set to premiere on Disney XD. A special preview will air Monday, August 13 at 9:00 pm ET/PT with the series premiere on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 pm ET/PT. New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday at 7:00 pm ET/PT.

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