Disneynature’s 2014 motion picture Bears cozies up to the brown bears who call Alaska’s stunning coastal mountains and shores their home, revealing through tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures. This shooting location provides some of the most spectacular visuals ever for a Disneynature film. The film is directed by Keith Scholey (African Cats) and Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee).
Initially purported to be a clip exclusive to the Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book iBook, Walt Disney Studios has recently released this extended clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie through Apple’s trailer website (this particular embed comes to us via Walt Disney Studios Australia).
Titled ‘Goldfish Reanimated,’ the clip takes places shortly after Edgar ‘E’ Gore confronts Victor in his home about how he knows Sparky has been brought back to life. Blackmailed, Victor shares his secret reanimation process with Edgar on a specially-selected goldfish, but neither understand the shocking result.
Frankenweenie debuts in theaters nationwide on October 5, 2012
From Walt Disney Studios Australia/New Zealand comes this teaser poster for Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios. In addition to featuring Ralph, Fix-It Felix, Vanellope von Schweetz and Sergeant Calhoun, the poster also features licensed characters including Sonic the Hedgehog, Neff, Zangief, Dr. Eggman, Q-Bert and M-Bison in a pose reminiscent of the iconic scene inThe Right Stuff under the tag line ‘when the arcade closes, the fun begins.’
The poster’s image also takes place inside Game Central Station and shows the electrical sockets leading to the movies’ original games (‘Fix-It Felix Jr,’ ‘Hero’s Duty’ and ‘Sugar Rush’) as well as popular, licensed games such as ‘Street Fighter,’ ‘Q-Bert’ and another title that appears to end in ‘Racing.’
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these images from the ‘white carpet’ last night as Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie held its Los Angeles premiere at Disney’s El Capitan Theater. Much of the cast along with several celebrities were attendance for the event which was covered by a special section known as the ‘puppy-razi.’
After the premiere, the celebs moved across the street to The Annex at the Hollywood & Highland Center for the afterparty, which featured neat decor such as prop movie posters for films based on the pets seen in the film such as the turtle monster and the mummy hamster.
Did you ever wonder what puppet excrement looks like? You’re about to find out, but before we get to that revelation, we have a couple of other clips from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie from Walt Disney Studios to share with you.
First up is one of the more embarrassing of the trio and many of us can empathize. Picture this: you’re a young boy on the verge of manhood and you’re curious about anatomy, experimenting as much as you can in the privacy of your attic lab. Then suddenly — when you least expect it — your mom bursts into the room and discovers your dirty, little secret — you’ve resurrected your dead dog. So goes this clip titled ‘Mom Finds Sparky:’
Walt Disney Animation Studios last night released a new television spot for its upcoming film, Wreck-It Ralph, out in theaters on November 2, 2012. Whereas the Paperman short that will open for the film is a real game changer, Ralph is a literal game changer as evidenced in the new commercial. The ad features plenty of new footage including an overview of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade and all other sorts of goodies.
Still attempting to keep the new name for its movie cloud a secret, Walt Disney Studios has officially stopped promoting the service which allows consumers to play back movies across all devices as being called ‘Disney Studio All Access’ (DSAA). The DSAA teaser site (dsaa.com) now points to http://disney.go.com/movies-rewards-more which features a new, abbreviated version of the teaser video featuring the song ‘Everything At Once’ by Lenka. The new video makes no reference to ‘Disney Studio All Access,’ nor the replacement name we’ve been reporting of ‘Disney Movies Anywhere.’ Instead the video promises simply ‘movies, extras, rewards and much, much more’ and advises the viewer to visit MoviesRewardsMore.com which is owned by Disney but is not yet operational despite the video being on a well known page.
Our Frankenweenie news cup hath run over today and this gorgeous publicity shot of director Tim Burton with a ‘dead’ Sparky puppet is just the very tip of the iceberg. Walt Disney Studios has now provided us with several new hi-res stills featuring characters such as Mr. Burgermeister, Nassor, Weird Girl, Bob, Mrs. Frankenstein and more, along with the Turtle Monster and a beautiful shot of Edgar ogling a tank full of fish. We’ve also been given a few behind-the-scenes images reflecting just a tiny fragment of the production process.
What better way to commemorate attending your local IMAX midnight screening of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie on the night of October 4, 2012 than walking away with an exclusive poster created just for the event?
Featuring a Tim Burton sketch of Sparky, this poster will only be available free to midnight screening attendees at select IMAX locations, while supplies last.
Disney began production today on Saving Mr. Banks, the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the project’s pre-production in 1961.