After an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and all throughout the United States and India, Walt Disney Studios has announced that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book. Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions, and his role in The Jungle Book marks his first foray into acting.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below. At the 1:15 mark, you might even notice a familiar face Frozen to the police department billboard. In addition to Hans, Bolt also makes a brief tiny appearance in one of the photo frames on the police desk.
Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with super high resolution images of the newly revealed cast of Big Hero 6, in theaters on November 7, 2014. We were so excited, that we opted not to reduce the size of the images as we typically would, so they are presented in our gallery below in their glorious 15MP+ original resolution. Just a reminder to click on each of the thumbnails to expand it to fill the screen, but then to click the resize arrow to view it at its original resolution.
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Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released its teaser ad for its upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) which aired during the 2014 World Cup Finals between Germany and Argentina. The teaser features the first time Hiro has spoken as well as the second video featuring the voice of Baymax. You can find the teaser ad embedded below.
Confirming our earlier report when we offered a first look at upcoming toys from Bandai in support of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, a limited edition 6″ metallic paint Baymax will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
The ‘First Edition Baymax’ will come in exclusive premium packaging and be available only at Disney‘s Big Hero 6 booth (#3635A). Due to limited quantities, tickets to purchase the item will be distributed Thursday through Sunday morning starting from the show opening; sales to exhibitors are limited to Sunday only.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
Just in time for the World Series, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that its inspirational sports film, Million Dollar Arm, will be available to own on Blu-ray as well as DVD, On Demand, Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD on October 7, 2014. Set against the backdrop of America’s favorite pastime, the must-own baseball drama stars Jon Hamm as a sports agent who sets out in search of the next great major league baseball pitcher and ends up discovering the true value of teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Meet Uku, the star of Pixar’s newest short, Lava, a love story millions of years in the making. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us this amazing first look at one of the 7 minute, 9 second short’s main leads, Uku (voiced by Kuana Torres Kahele — also the short’s narrator). Uku’s better half, Lele is voiced by Napua Greig.
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes places over millions of years. It is directed by James Ford Murphy and will play in front of Pixar’s Inside Out, starting in theaters on June 19, 2015.
Walt Disney Studios has announced that Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.
At its annual holiday preview tour in New York City, Disney Consumer Products today shared the first look at some upcoming toys in support of Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
From master licensee Bandai, on display were a sound and lights action figure of Baymax featuring Hiro on his back. Baymax goes into fly mode with wings that pop out and lights up and produces sounds accordingly. Also on display was a replica of Baymax’s arm (in scale) which features a launching fist made of soft foam when the trigger is pressed. Photos and video of the items can be seen below.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have announced that a brand new Pixar short, Lava, will premiere and open before Inside Out in theaters beginning June 19, 2015. It will be directed by James Ford Murphy and has the following synopsis:
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Along with the news of the new short, Pixar has also released the official title treatment for Pete Docter’s Inside Out whose full synopsis is as follows: