The world of women’s sports was kicked upside down on July 10, 1999. Before a sold-out crowd of more than 90,000 at the Rose Bowl and an estimated 40 million Americans watching on television, the women’s soccer team reached a cultural and athletic pinnacle with its penalty kick shootout victory over China to win the Women’s World Cup. As part of ESPN Films’ new ‘Nine for IX’ series, The ’99ers explores the story behind this incredible team. Attendees of the D23 Expo 2013 can catch an exclusive advance screening of this film featuring a Q&A with director Erin Leyden and producer (and ’99er) Julie Foudy. The screening and panel will take place in Stage 28 on Sunday, August 11 at 2:30 pm PT.
Disneynature’s Wings of Life, will be available to own domestically on Blu-ray, Digital and On Demand beginning April 16, 2013, it was announced today by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. It’s now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep and directed by Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life takes a spectacular, closer-than-close, high-definition look at the intricate world of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and bats, and their life-sustaining collaboration with flowers. It has previously been released internationally under the title Pollen.
Below is a look at the film as well as its director from a previous presentation from the 2011 TED conference:
One of the many gems to be found on the Peter Pan: Diamond Edition blu-ray, available to own this Tuesday, February 5 (now available for pre-order) is a brand new documentary short titled Nine Old Men.
The short examines the lives of Walt Disney’s fabled ‘Nine Old Men’ (the term referring to a book on the justices of the Supreme Court, not their ages): Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman and Frank Thomas. Together, these animators were responsible for some of the most beloved films in the history of film, let alone animation and Disney.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will bring Oscar home to the Disney blu-ray family on August 21, 2012 when it releases Disneynature’s Chimpanzee (now available for pre-order).
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee — a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy and a love for mimicking others, they are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom.
November 30, 2010 will see the release of all three critically acclaimed documentaries which offer insights into historical periods of The Walt Disney Company rarely seen by those outside of it.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the astoundingly prolific, Academy Award®-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment for five decades with unforgettable songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous” from Mary Poppins, “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book and the most translated song ever written “It’s a Small World (After All)” from the Disneyland attraction. The feature-length documentary, conceived, produced and directed by two of the songwriters’ sons, take audiences behind the scenes of the Hollywood magic factory and offers a rate glimpse of a unique creative process at work. It also explores a deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their unparalleled professional partnership.