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Actor James Franco attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Just ahead of tomorrow’s debut of Oz the Great and Powerful from Walt Disney Studios, its star James Franco received a star of his own today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. To commemorate the even, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several images from the event.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Inventor and Innovator National Fair Competition for Students; Finalists to Win SoCal Trip

Calling all aspiring inventors! It’s time to channel your inner Iron Man/Tony Stark and let your inventing imagination go wild. Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide Marvel’s Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair in conjunction with the May 3rd release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ New Stills Feature Kansas Characters (Minor Spoilers)

Girl in Wheelchair (Joey King) Ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP..©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

We have just a few more days before Oz the Great and Powerful debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013 and so far we’ve seen plenty of images of the mystical land and its inhabitants. Today, Walt Disney Studios has decided to share with us stills of a couple of characters from Oscar Digg/Oz’s world in Kansas, where he performs in the traveling Baum Brothers Circus. While we have a photo of the sideshow Strongman (portrayed by Tim Holmes), we also have a photo of a young lady who bears a striking resemblance to actress Joey King. How’s that? You know how the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz ends (the book itself does not share the same ending in the slightest), so it’s only fair that you know just how this prequel begins. It’s already been shared that Zach Braff, who voices Finley, also serves as Oz’s assistant in Kansas. In fact, there may be even another friendly face or two in the opening scenes, so you’ll want to keep an eye out.

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WATCH: ‘Iron Man 3′ Iron-Men Filled Trailer

'Iron Man 3' Payoff PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have just released the new trailer for Iron Man 3 which debuts in theaters on May 3, 2013. You can watch it embedded below.

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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‘Iron Man 3′ Hi-Res Stills Feature Killian, Potts, Starks and Rhodes

 L to R: Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) & James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) Ph: Zade Rosenthal © 2012 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2012 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have shared with us a few new hi-res stills from Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, in theaters on May 3, 2013. Of particular interest is the image of a smirking Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), founder of Extremis developer A.I.M, entering the Stark Industries Headquarters with right-hand-woman Pepper Potts (Paltrow) not looking quite as pleased. The other stills feature Stark hard at work in what appears to be a garage/shed of some sort (with what appears to be a bit of the Iron Man suit lurking in the background) and Stark (in Team A.I.M. clothing) alongside Rhodes (Cheadle).

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Clip – ‘China Girl Joins the Party’

China Girl (voiced by Joey King); James Franco, right ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand, we have a new clip from Disney’s upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful (in theaters March 8) titled ‘China Girl Joins the Party.’ Although we have seen many photos of China Girl to date, this is the first clip that actually shows her talking and interacting with fellow Ozians. In this case, it’s Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) and Finley (voice of Zach Braff) after encountering her in China Town while in pursuit of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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‘Monsters University’ Poster Full of Character, Intrigue

'Monsters University' Character PosterA new international poster for Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has been released and it’s chock full of characters from the film along with several confirmations (such as Randy Boggs (aka Randall) being affiliated with the Roar Omega Roar (ROR) fraternity as well as George Sanderson being in Jaws Theta Chi (JOX)), but what’s perhaps most telling is that none of the Omega Kappa (OK) students are in their respective uniforms. Instead, Mike, Sulley, Don, Squishy, Terri & Terry and Art all simply appear in clothing reading Monsters University. This and the fact that Omega Kappa’s fraternity house is actually in the basement of Squishy’s Mom’s house starts to make one wonder just how official OK starts out.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Nine New Hi-Res Stills Reveal Darker Side of Oz

Rachel Weiss Ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In support of recently released clips, Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with nine new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.

Quite a few of the new stills feature China Girl (voiced by Joey King) as well as Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) and Finley (voice of Zach Braff) exploring the ruins of China Country. We also get a few additional looks at the darker side of the land including the forest as well as Evanora (Rachel Weisz) getting her witch on as well as some up close and personals between Diggs and Glinda (Michelle Williams).

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‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Avengers,’ Get Oscar Noms; ‘Lincoln’ Leads Charge

Earlier this morning, awards show host Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominations for the primary categories for the upcoming 85th annual Academy Awards at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Disney’s only nominations announced thus far — unsurprisingly — have been for Best Animated Feature Film in which Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, Pixar Animation Studio’s Brave were all nominated. Other films in the category are Laika’s Paranorman and Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

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‘Blue Umbrella’ New Hi-Res Still from Pixar’s Upcoming Short

"THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved."THE BLUE UMBRELLA" (Pictured) BLUE and RED. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Yesterday we shared a hi-res still with you of the new short, The Blue Umbrella, from Pixar Animation Studios. Today we are pleased to bring you another still from the short, this one an aerial view of the street where we catch a glimpse of Blue and Red amongst the sea of black umbrellas.

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