Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a high resolution version of a recently released still featuring Hiro and Baymax from their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). The photo, seen left, has also been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film, which you can find embedded below.
ABC has announced it will air an hour-long special titled ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic’ which will premiere on the ABC television network on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The special promises to share the behind-the-scenes secrets in producing Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter — the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle — the fictional kingdom — and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot,and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our earlier report that the ‘Sing-Along’ edition of the smash animated hit Frozen will be released on DVD and digital on November 18, 2014. As we previously announced, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders. Amazon has also begun listing the title.
The DVD will contain both the standard theatrical cut as well as the special edition sing-along cut that played in theaters earlier this year. Also included will be the Mickey Mouse Get A Horse! short as well as the ‘Breaking the Ice – The Real Making of Frozen’ six minute featurette that was initially promised on the original Blu-ray release but was never delivered.
Ahead of any official announcement, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders for a DVD format of the Frozen: Sing-Along edition that enjoyed a theatrical run earlier this year. According to Disney Store, the DVD will be available to own on November 18, 2014.
According to the DVD’s description on the item page, it will include the full theatrical sing-along cut as well as a digital copy of the film. Also promised is an unspecified, ‘never-before-seen’ bonus.
Based on prior experiences with Disney Store, the lack of a Blu-ray version on the site does not preclude one from being available through other retailers as Disney Store has been slow to adopt the Blu-ray format.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have taken
a back seat the trunk at Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation this past weekend, but behind the scenes, it trudges on. On Friday, July 25 (the day before the panel), Marvel filed for several trademark applications for the comic title including:
“DOCTOR STRANGE” (86348245) filed by Steve Ackerman on July 25, 2014: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Education and entertainment services
Walt Disney Studios has announced that Christopher Walken will assume the role of King Louie in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ live-action/animated hybrid, while Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack.
Walken and Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The Jungle Book also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
At the Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) booth from Disney Consumer Products at San Diego Comic-Con, attendees are able to preview much of the upcoming toy line from Bandai that will be available at mass market retailers beginning in September. Among the items, however, are also a sneak peek at upcoming Vinylmation figures based on the titular characters from the film, to be available exclusively at Disney Store.
According to a tweet by ERCboxoffice, the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will sail into theaters on July 7, 2017.
The production which has faced troubles and delays is rumored to be subtitled Dead Man Tell No Tales but details on its plot are few and far between and even farther from official. Filming is set to begin in January 2015 in Puerto Rico and New Orleans, amongst other locations.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
With just under one week to go before San Diego Comic-Con, Disney Consumer Products has shared with us some of the upcoming merchandise for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) that attendees can find previewed at the film’s booth (#3635A). In addition we have been provided with our very own SDCC exclusive 6″ metallic Baymax action figure along with a t-shirt from Mad Engine and a baseball cap from Concept One.
Exclusive to SDCC is the 6″ tall Fist Edition Baymax with punching action which will sell for $30. He’ll be available for purchase at the Big Hero 6 booth each day from Thursday through Sunday in limited quantities. Tickets required to purchase Baymax will be distributed at the booth each morning while supplies last.