Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and John Carls with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
Walt Disney Studios UK has released a new clip from Alice Through The Looking Glass (May 27, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The clip, titled ‘Meet Young Hatter’ finds Alice encountering a familiar face (to her, not him) as she travels through time.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Amazon has released the track list for the upcoming score to Alice Through The Looking Glass by Danny Elfman and featuring ‘Just Like Fire’ by P!nk. The soundtrack will be released on May 27, 2016 and is now available for pre-order.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Zootopia will be available to own on June 7, 2016 in several formats including the Ultimate Collector’s Edition which features the film in 3D Blu-ray format as well as Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD formats. Other formats include Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Disney Movies Anywhere. The Blu-ray will feature 28 minutes of additional footage not seen in the original film. In addition, Target has announced a retailer exclusive with cover art plus over 15 minutes of content including voice cast interviews and first cuts from the film.
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Those following news of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016) will no doubt have seen a batch of dozens of stills recently released. While we’re a little late to the party, we are pleased to share those same images with you, only this time completely free of watermarks, with many at a significantly higher resolution than previously seen as well. You can find all the stills in our gallery embedded below.
Along with the theatrical release of Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature has released the first teaser trailer for Born in China which will make its global debut in 2016. The film invites nature and film lovers to ‘join Disneynature on a remarkable journey to see the beauty of China and experience the epic stories of animal families set against a vast canvas.’
While Adam Aron, the CEO of movie theater chain AMC Theatres, recently caused himself a bit of internet backlash by suggesting that some seating sections should be designated texting zones, Disney is working behind the scenes to make something like this happen.
Disney has actually experimented with a product they call ‘Second Screen’ before with special organized showings of The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas which encouraged theatergoers to being their iOS device to the show and supplement the film with interactive games and trivia as audience members compete for the highest score, but this is not that.
Walt Disney Records has released the full track list for Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book (April 15, 2015). As previously reported by Stitch Kingdom, the score by John Debney is accompanied by performances of some of the animated classic anthems by the film’s stars. Not only does Scarlett Johansson perform Kaa’s ‘Trust in Me’ and Bill Murray performs Baloo’s ‘Bare Necessities,’ but Christopher Walken performs a brand new version of King Louie’s ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’ featuring brand new lyrics by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.