The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars, three of which are both Disney and/or Marvel properties. They are: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent. X-Men: Days of Future Past also remains in the running, with the other finalists being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Interstellar, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ today confirmed that its all-new short Frozen Fever, which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen, will open in theaters on March 13, 2015, in front of Disney’s Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Aimee Scribner, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen Fever marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s Frozen.
Confirming recent reports that he was in talks to voice a starring role in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016), former WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he will be assuming the role of Maui.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. A born navigator, Moana sets sail from the ancient South Pacific islands of Oceania in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana arrives in theaters in late 2016.
Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have released the second trailer from their 2015 film, ‘Monkey Kingdom.’
The trailer, which you can find embedded below, introduces us to Maya and her newborn, Kip.
Although moviegoers to select Regal, AMC and Cinemark theaters this weekend are being treated to a first look at the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), it appears the Walt Disney Company had another surprise in mind by dropping the trailer online this morning, which you can embedded see below.
Not to be outdone by the release of the first Jurassic World trailer, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a very high resolution version of recently released concept art for Peter Sohn’s The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015). In addition, a new, revised synopsis has been released. As it’s commonly known that some of the ‘key elements’ such as the asteroid’s fateful miss of Earth are still being kept in tact, the new synopsis is mostly the same. Key differences include: it appears Arlo’s family is impacted specifically, rather than his entire community; the human boy is not named; and a whole lot of marketing terms have been added to the end. The newly revised synopsis is as follows:
Last week in Shangai, The Walt Disney Company announced that its movie label Disneynature would be producing Born in China for a global release in 2016. The film enjoys nature and film lovers to ‘join Disneynature on a remarkable journey to see the beauty of China and experience the epic stories of animal families set against a vast canvas.’
In addition to featuring the giant panda seen here, the film also promises to include ‘rare footage’ of endangered snow leopards.
On April 17, 2015, Disneynature will release Monkey Kingdom domestically, which will spotlight the attempt to survive by a family of monkeys of the Temple Troop in South Asia.
Regal Cinemas, AMC, and Cinemark theaters have announced they will be debuting the first trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015) in select theaters this upcoming weekend, November 28 through November 30. The trailer will play before every movie being shown at a handful of participating theaters.
Locations are as follows:
All this week we’ve been introduced to Sadness, Disgust and Anger from Pixar’s Inside Out (June 19, 2015), so now it’s time at last to meet Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler). Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released a new video which you can find embedded below.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney/Pixar’s original movie Inside Out, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all — inside the mind.
Touchstone Pictures and Lucasfilm have debuted the first official trailer for Strange Magic (January 23, 2015) via Yahoo Movies!, which you can find embedded below. They have also released a few new stills from the film which you can find in our gallery, also embedded below.
Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom from a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.