Magic is everywhere in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer’s apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!
According to Amazon.com, the bonus features are as follows:
DVD Bonus Features
- The Making of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Deleted scene: Blathazar recruits Dave
Blu-Ray Bonus Features
- Magic In The City
- The Science Of Sorcery
- Making Magic Real
- Fantasia: Reinventing A Classic
- The Fashionable Drake Stone
- The Grimhold: An Evil Work Of Art
- The Encantus
- Wolves & Puppies
- The World’s Coolest Car
- Deleted Scenes
- A Candidate In Calcutta
- A Model Student
- Balthazar Recruits Dave
- Oh No, It’s Andre
- Man’s Best Friend
- Easter Eggs
- 3 Visual Effects Demos
On this, the eve of the release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney has released the following clip from the film they’ve aptly titled ‘You should run.’
In the clip, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) and his apprentice Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) have journeyed to New York City’s Chinatown on a quest to find the Grimhold which has been missing for the past ten years. Unfortunately they find that the Grimhold has already fallen into the hands of Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) who has just released Sun Lok (Gregory Woo) from his wooden prison. Dragons and hilarity ensue (with a ton of amazing f/x).
On what reportedly turned out to be the hottest day in New York City in more than thirty years, the cast and crew of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films (not to mention yours truly) braved the sun to celebrate the world premiere of the film earlier this week.
The event kicked off at the beginning of the carpet where New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the film’s talent and the original Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Mickey Mouse, gathered to declare July 6 as Sorcerer’s Apprentice Day throughout the city. Then the stars began parading down the red and shadeless carpet to the New Amsterdam Theatre, where the screening was to be held. Unfortunately due to carpet position and the sun’s unwilligness to forgive, many of the invitees would eventually break away from the carpet and dash inside, so the opportunities for one poor Disney blogger were rare.
To that end, there were a couple of standouts. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer eventually made his way down the carpet, paying his regards to the press. Star and executive producer Nicolas Cage, however, was truly exceptional, not only responding to all, but answering questions at length, all the while waving to his adoring fans who were staked out across 42nd Street or simply driving by.
It was also very difficult not to be captivated by the lovely Teresa Palmer, who portrays love-interest Becky Barnes. Although one would never know it from her performances, Teresa is an Aussie and has a very heavy (but charming) accent to prove it. The children from the film — Jake Cherry, Peyton List and Robert Capron were also delightful.
After the screening of the movie, the night’s festivities moved on to Bryant Park where the stars of the film along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turtletaub conducted a brief Q&A session at an event open to all. Although One Republic — whose hit song Secrets is featured in the film – was expected to perform during the mini-concert, cited health reasons kept lead singer Ryan Tedder at bay. Instead, Hollywood Records recording artist Alpha Rev doubled-up on their performance, treating the crowd to an impressive show consisting of about six or seven songs.
Epilogue: I really ought to be a concert photographer.
With just less than a week before the nationwide release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Walt Disney Studios has offered up this motion comic which offers to take you on a journey of hundreds of years in just three and a half minutes. If you can forgive the terrible and melodramatic Nicolas Cage impression, the ‘South Park’-inspired power-walking and the fact that Balthazar Blake (a sorcerer to the 777th degree mind you) has to rely on children to protect him with their magic instead of using his own, it’s a bit more backstory to the film.
Walt Disney Studios has also released the following clip titled ‘Sorcery 101′ in which Balthazar (Cage) teaches his new apprentice Dave (Jay Baruchel) about the physics of magic.
Walt Disney Studios has released a new clip from its upcoming film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. In the clip, Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) arrives just in time, swooping in aboard his Chrysler Building steel eagle to save apprentice Jay (Jay Baruchel) from Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). The clip, which takes place at a NYC subway station features the wolves we told you about in a previous article. In that article, you can also find a link to a photo gallery from the sanctuary where the wolves live that shows a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from the film shoot.
We’ll be covering the red carpet of the world premiere later today, so be sure to follow us on twitter and check in later for a first-hand report and many photos from the day’s events.
OneRepublic’s smash hit Secrets is prominently featured in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios Russia has offered up this cut of the popular music video which replaces the non-performance segments with clips from the upcoming movie. Interestingly enough, the scene where Balthazar Blake’s (Nicolas Cage) car flips through a mirror and exits into the streets of a reversed-New York was flipped in the video, so everything appears to be normal (the scene where older Dave first encounters Balthazar is also flipped, although that’s less of a plot point).
On July 6, OneRepublic will be teaming up with Alpha Rev to offer a free outdoor mini-concert in New York City’s Bryant Park in celebration of the world premiere of the film as well as Mayor Bloomberg’s declaration of July 6 as ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice Day’ in New York City. The concert is expected to begin around 8:15 pm.
In another promotional video, this one released by Walt Disney Studios New Zealand, we not only get to see the relationship between Balthazar and his apprentice Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) but the video also goes on to explore Dave’s relationship with Becky Barnes (Teresa Palmer) and even features a tiny clip from when the two are children (although we have seen young Dave before, this is the first time we’ve seen young Becky).
In case you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty darn excited about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer. We’re just a few days away from the world premiere and the publicity is stepping up accordingly.
Disney Channel recently released this Movie Surfers segment in which the Surfers meet up with Jay Baruchel who talks about impressing his mom by saving the world, learning valuable lessons and providing sage advice: if you’re going to go on a quest to save the world, use the restroom first. A small amount of new footage in this segment very much directed at its demographic.
With two weeks left to go before we see the theatrical release for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, we wanted to offer you a little something extra. While other sites are still scrambling to show you clips we shared with you days ago, we (virtually) traveled halfway around the Earth to Walt Disney Studios Australia just so we could bring you this spankin’ new featurette (and nearly fell off the planet in the process!).
In this new featurette titled The Coolest Job Ever (which is coincidentally the film’s tagline), Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, director Jon Turtletaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer offer up some additional insight into the relationship between the Sorcerer and his Apprentice. In addition, there’s quite a bit of new footage, mostly dealing with Horvath (Alfred Molina) and the grimhold, some new f/x which I don’t believe have been shown before and the film’s leads saying ‘money’ a lot.
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Walt Disney Studios recently sent us a couple of new stills from their upcoming release The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell and Monica Belluci.
They also asked us to share a few behind-the-scene facts from the movie with you:
In the film, Maxim Horvath (Molina) conjures up a small pack of wolves that chase title character Dave (Baruchel) through a New York City subway station. Although the station is — at times — a rather incredible set, the wolves are very real and are named Bandit, Sierra, Samson and Takoda. They live at Howling Woods Farm, a wolf sanctuary in Jackson Township, NJ. Howling Woods even has a fascinating collection of dozens of behind-the-scene photos from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as well as the four-legged stars’ appearance in the film’s calendar.
Every single page of the enormous and constantly growing Ecantus, which is featured in one of the new stills with Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, had to be aged individually. It was done so by experts in medieval bookbinding who used a battery of methods to do so, ranging from sanding the papers to wetting them with tea.
Sorcerer Sun Lok’s (Gregory Woo) armored skirt was made by the costuming department from more than a thousand hand-pounded leather plates and was bounded row by row. If that wasn’t enough, they even made a second copy of the armored skirt exactly the same way.
The seven domains in the Merlin Circle are: Space-Time, Motion, Matter, Elements, Transformation, Mind and, in the center of it all, Love — the forbidden domain. The multi-colored flames that shoot out of the Merlin Circle in the underground lab were created like a gigantic stove-top burner with five rods, each six inches below the deck in the water tank.
Below is our gallery of all the stills from the film we’ve received so far. The two newest are at the beginning of the gallery.
All images © Disney Enterprises and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice opens nationwide on July 14.
Walt Disney Studios and the Disney Channel have just released this clip of Sorcerer’s Apprentice stars Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel introducing the scene in the new film inspired by the title segment from Disney’s Fantasia in which the apprentice breaks a cardinal rule and attempts to use his new-found craft as a shortcut only to find himself knee-deep in trouble (and water).
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer opens nationwide on July 14. For all of our coverage of the film, check this bookmark.