WATCH: ‘McFarland, USA’ Second Trailer Featuring Music by Juanes

'McFarland, USA'Walt Disney Studios has released the second trailer for McFarland, USA (February 20, 2015), which you can find embedded below. The new tailer features an introduction by Latin recording artist Juanes, who also supplied the end title track featured in the trailer. While the introduction is in Spanish, the trailer itself is in English.

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WATCH: ‘Strange Magic’ Television Spot

'Strange Magic'Touchstone Pictures and Lucasfilm have released the first television spot for their upcoming film Strange Magic (January 23, 2014) which you can find embedded below.

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom from a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.

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‘Strange Magic’ Teaser Poster Released

'Strange Magic'Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have released the first teaser poster for Strange Magic (January 23, 2015) which you can see here.

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom from a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Manga to be Published in March 2015

'Big Hero 6' MangaOn March 24, 2015, Orbit’s Yen Press imprint will publish Haruki Ueno’s Big Hero 6, Vol 1, a 192-page collection of official manga first published in Japan to introduce the story of the Marvel-inspired film from Walt Disney Animation Studios to the public. The official publisher’s description is as follows:

Hiro’s a genius, but what he really wants is to be like his inventor big brother, Tadashi — but one day, Tadashi vanishes while saving Hiro’s life. The only thing left behind to console the grief-stricken Hiro is Tadashi’s last invention, the health-care companion robot Baymax. But the friendship that grows between the gentle bot and the lonely boy is only the beginning of their adventure…

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‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Trademarks Reveal New Character, Captain Phasma

Star Wars: The Force AwakensLucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios recently announced the names for several of the characters featured in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015). On December 11, Lucasfilm went ahead and registered several related applications for several of these characters, including: BB-8, the ball-droid; Kylo Ren, the sith; and Poe Dameron, the X-Wing Fighter pilot.

Among the registrations, however, were many for a ‘Captain Phasma,’ for which we were unable to find any previous documentation outside of an extensive fan-fiction titled Tarkin’s Fist and random usernames.

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FIRST LOOK: Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Concept Art

'The Jungle Book' Concept ArtVia the film’s official Facebook page, Walt Disney Studios has released the first concept art for Jon Favreau’s live action/CGI hybrid The Jungle Book (October 9, 2015), currently in production.

According to the concept art’s description, Mowgli — a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves — embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

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‘Ant-Man’ Additional Credits; Jordi Molla Cast as Villain

Marvel's 'Ant-Man'Admittedly it’s not much news in it of itself, but an updated synopsis for Ant-Man (July 17, 2015) provided to us by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios assigns character names to many of the ensemble cast. Details are as follows:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in
scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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WATCH: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Full Length Trailer

'Inside Out' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have released the first full length trailer for Inside Out (June 19, 2015), which you can find embedded below. It appears that a great deal of the ‘new’ footage was actually first shared at the Animation presentation at the 2013 Disney D23 Expo, if memory serves.

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney/Pixar’s original movie Inside Out, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all — inside the mind.

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REPORT: ‘Big Hero 6′ on Blu-ray in February

'Big Hero 6' Blu-rayAhead of any official announcement, Walmart has begun listing the Blu-ray and DVD editions of Big Hero 6 for a release date of February 24, 2015 (also available from Amazon without a release date posted). No additional information in regards to bonus features have been offered, but we will certainly provide updates as they become available to us.

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Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Theatrical Poster (Hi-Res)

Disneynature 'Monkey Kingdom'Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have provided us with the first poster for Monkey Kingdom (April 17, 2015).

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is
forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities — and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

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