In support of today’s official announcement regarding the Blu-ray and Digital releases of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has also provided us with two ultra high resolution stills featuring Kylo Ren taking on Rey in their epic battle as well as Rey, BB-8 and Finn aboard the Millennium Falcon. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our already immense gallery of high resolution stills.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide. Confirming an earlier report by Stitch Kingdom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders today announced the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and coming home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.
Ahead of any impending official announcement, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has solidly confirmed an April 5, 2016 release date for the Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The news initially came to our attention via Disney Store who has updated their listing to include the new date, although they do not list any bonus features. In our experience, when Disney Store lists an ‘expected by’ date, it’s pretty solid as far as release dates.
In honor of today’s earlier release of the first trailer for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with an ultra high resolution still from the film featuring Dory encountering her old friend, Destiny, for the first time all over again. Voiced by Kaitlin Olson, Destiny is a whale shark — so does that make her a whale or a shark? There’s no way science could know for sure. Destiny is just one of Dory’s many new friends in the film such as Hank, Bailey, Little Dory, Gerald and more.
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
The film also features tons of new characters including Destiny, a (very confused) whale shark, Hank the
octopus septopus, Bailey the beluga whale, Little Dory, Otter and Gerald the Sea Lion.
Several days ago, we noted on Twitter that Walmart had begun accepting pre-orders for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a dummy release date of 12/31/16. While we accept that Walmart may do this type of pre-order often, we rarely see them do so with Disney titles without a semi-solid release date. Apparently their system can’t handle the ability to accept pre-orders without a release date like Amazon does and given that the title is such a hot seller, we can’t argue the temptation.
Known for his viral magic videos on Vine, Internet star Zach King (currently appearing on CBS’s ‘The Amazing Race’) also has a cameo in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia (March 4, 2016), in which he lends his voice to a very sneaky wolf being held in a Zootopia PD cell.
Walt Disney Studios Japan has released a new music video for Zootopia featuring ‘Try Everything’ as performed by Dream Ami, who also provides the voice of Gazelle in the Japan version of the film. You can watch the video which features new footage (including the Frozen Easter egg first reported by Stitch Kingdom) embedded below.
Following the release of the first teaser trailer for its Disney’s upcoming remake of Pete’s Dragon (August 12, 2016), Walt Disney Studios has provided us with three hi-res stills from the film, one of which offers a very up close look at Elliott the dragon.