SDCC: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Student Film to Screen at Comic-Con

'The Forgotten Rabbit'Though you’d be hard-pressed to find someone inside the Disney fan community today who doesn’t know of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, you don’t have to go very far outside of it or back in time to find many who don’t. Created by Walt Disney under contract for Universal Studios in 1927, Oswald was an instant and phenomenal success, but when Walt was kicked to the curb, Mickey Mouse would emerge a year later and after a bit of struggling of his own, Oswald was condemned to oblivion for decades.

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FIRST LOOK: Pixar’s ‘Lava’ Main Character in Super High Resolution

Uku from 'Lava'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.

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LISTEN: ‘Still I Fly’ by Spencer Lee from ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ (Full Track)

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterLast night Walt Disney Studios, DisneyToon Studios and VEVO released the full audio to ‘Still I Fly’ as performed by Spencer Lee, from its upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014). You can find the entire song embedded below.

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LISTEN: ‘Still I Fly’ by Spencer Lee from ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have shared this first listen to ‘Still I Fly’ as performed by Spencer Lee, from its upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014). You can find part of the song — as well as new accompanying footage — embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Clip, ‘We Got A Situation’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new clip for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014) titled ‘We Got A Situation,’ which you can find embedded below. In the clip, the Piston Peak Air Attack team goes in action as they fight the forest fire.

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Sir Ben Kingsley Cast as Bagheera in Disney’s Live Action ‘The Jungle Book’

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.

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Big Hero 6′ Baymax Toys from Bandai

Baymax sound and lights figure

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.

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‘Lava’ Musical Short to Open Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ (Hi-Res Poster)

'Lava' from Disney/PixarWalt 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:

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WATCH: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Clip, ‘Perfectly Good Airplane’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new clip for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014) titled ‘Perfectly Good Airplane,’ which you can find embedded below. In the clip, the Piston Peak Air Attack team goes in action as they fight the forest fire.

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WATCH: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Clip, ‘Needle Drop’

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have released a new clip for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014) titled ‘Needle Drop,’ which you can find embedded below. In the clip, Dusty gets his first look at the Piston Peak Air Attack team as they prepare to fight their next fire.

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