Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘The Cat Returns’ on Blu-ray in June

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that it will be bringing two Studio Ghibli films to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015, including the Oscar-winning film, Spirited Away from beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki.

'Spirited Away' on Blu-rayFrom Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), Spirited Away, filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, Spirited Away will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray! Now available for pre-order.

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WATCH: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Featurette, ‘Super Siblings’

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Theatrical PosterCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have a new featurette for Marvel’s upcoming film, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015), titled ‘Super Siblings’ which takes a closer — but brief — look at brother and sister Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), also known as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively. Through clips and interviews, the featurette offers a bit of their characters’ backgrounds as well as their capabilities and how they’ll play into the film.

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Pixar ‘Inside Out’ Activity Sheets, Additional Details (Minor Spoilers)

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Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with the family press kit for Inside Out (June 19, 2015), consisting of coloring sheets, Easter egg decorating tips, door hangers and more. You can find the activities in our family press kit gallery embedded below.

In addition, we have been provided with a little bit more information about the subject matter tackled in the film. Inspired by Pete Docter’s own daughter, Ellie (who incidentally provided the voice of young Ellie in Up and was eleven years old when Inside Out production began), the film sets out to explore the mindset of Riley, who — like Ellie — begins to become quiet and withdrawn around that age.

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Official Character Descriptions

Pixar Inside Out Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with official character descriptions for the main emotions belonging to Riley, the protagonist of Inside Out (June 19, 2015), which you can find below.

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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Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ Gets DVD and Digital Release on May 19

'Strange Magic' on DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic will be available to own on DVD and Digital on May 19, 2015, and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

Strange Magic, a new animated film coming to DVD and Digital, is a fairy tale — but not your average fairy tale. This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today.

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WATCH: ‘Frozen Fever’ ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ Lyric Video

'Frozen Fever'Walt Disney Music and Vevo have released a lyric music video for ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez from Disney’s newest animated short, Frozen Fever, which you can find embedded below. The song is also available digitally for purchase from iTunes and Amazon. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.

In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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WATCH: Pixar ‘Inside Out’ Spanish Trailer Featuring Baby/Toddler Riley, Train of Thought and Bing Bong

Pixar 'Inside Out' Screen GrabWalt Disney Studios Spain has released its second trailer for Pixar Animation Studio’s Inside Out (June 19, 2015), which you can find embedded below. While it shares some footage in common with the recent domestic trailer(s), there’s plenty of new animation in here including Riley as an infant (in which it appears Joy and Sadness first meet), as a toddler and then growing into her 11 year old age that we see through the majority of the film. Also featured are the ‘train of thought’ and what may very well be our first official head-on glimpse of Bing Bong, who appears to be with both Joy and Sadness inside long term memory before escorting them through Imagination Land and Dream Productions, which certainly appears to fit with his rumored position in the film.

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REPORT: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Unannounced Toon Voiced by Pixar Alum (Minor Spoilers)

Pixar Inside Out Theatrical PosterAccording to a source who wishes to remain anonymous, despite claiming a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) was not required on their behalf, the voice being lent to the Bing Bong character in Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out (June 19, 2015), belongs to none other than comedic actor Richard Kind. The information was obtained via a test screening recently held for the film. No stranger to the Pixar Animation Studios roster, Kind has previously voiced peripheral characters for A Bug’s Life, Cars and Toy Story 3. Bing Bong, believed to be the childhood imaginary friend of protagonist Riley, can actually be spotted several times in the most recent trailer for the film, both in whole and in parts — he’s the one seen leading Joy and Sadness into ‘Imagination Land’ and through ‘Dream Productions,’ as well as riding on the rocket device that expels rainbows.

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REPORT: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ New Clip, The Other ‘Inside Out’ Trailer and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Concept Art (Spoilers)

Even if you aren’t a fan of Disney, there is probably little doubt you’ve heard some of the news coming out of the annual shareholder meeting that was held earlier today at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco: a Frozen 2 sequel is in the works and Star Wars: Rogue One is headed to a galaxy near you in 2016.

And then there are the parts you didn’t get to hear and see, the clips — unless, of course, you were in the at-capacity audience. Fortunately, I was one of them and I am about to detail (to the best of my memory) what I heard and saw when the live stream was blocked.

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WATCH: ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer from Japan (English) Featuring New Chilling Footage, Plot Details (Spoilers)

'Tomorrowland' Theatrical PosterWhile most of the viral marketing you know that’s tied to Tomorrowland is actually the work of unofficial fanbois, Walt Disney Studios Japan has one for the books. Last night, Walt Disney Studios Japan uploaded and then immediately removed a new trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015) which features tons of new footage and hints of the plot details that noone stateside wants you to see. This is viral marketing at its best.

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