The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards out of fifty-six films that had originally qualified in the category.
Featuring flying monkeys, the China Girl (as portrayed by Joey King), a munchkin and other fantastical creatures, Walt Disney studios have provided us with the right-side panel of a triptych for Oz the Great and Powerful, with a promise that the final panel will be released next week.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with two hi-res images from their brand new short, The Legend of Mor’du as featured on the blu-ray edition of Pixar’s Brave, available to own on November 13, 2012. The rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind the demon bear Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.
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About a week ago, Disney Movie Club introduced some new details regarding the Peter Pan Diamond Edition blu-ray that will be available to own on February 5, 2013 (available for pre-order from Amazon.com) and now thanks to an official press release as well as a special pre-order offer from DisneyStore.com, we have even more information to share.
In addition to classic DVD features, bonus features for the new release include:
- Disney Intermission
- Disney View
- Growing Up with Nine Old Men
- Deleted Song: Never Smile at a Crocodile
- Deleted Song: The Boatswain Song
Listen up, soldiers: the kitten whispers and tickle fights stop now. With one of the smallest production runs outside of its 25th Anniversary collection, Disney Store is now offering a 17″ collector’s doll version of Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun. Already equipped with the most tragic backstory ever, this faithful replica of the new character voiced by Jane Lynch as seen in the ‘Hero’s Duty’ game in Wreck-It Ralph is limited to an edition size of just 1000 pieces.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have shared with us a brand new still from Iron Man 3 which features Sir Ben Kingsley as Mandarin. Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
In honor of Wreck-It Ralph‘s debut in theaters tomorrow, Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with this hi-res image which they refer to as a standee, but essentially amounts to a triptych which combines the worlds of ‘Sugar Rush,’ ‘Fix-It Felix Jr.’ and ‘Hero’s Duty.’ Unfortunately the original image is a bit too large to share here, but we trimmed it down just enough to fit, so be sure to click on the image to expand it, then find and click on the resize arrow to see it at its much larger version.
Yahoo! Movies has exclusively debuted the first of three panels featuring the witches featured in Saim Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful set to open in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
While there are, of course, four witches in the land of Oz, the Good Witch of the South never quite gets her due, so the triptych instead focuses on the remaining directions, beginning with the Wicked Witch of the West. Y! teases the figure represented in the piece is unknown, but we can’t help but notice a striking resemblance to Mila Kunis — who portrays Theodora — moreso than Rachel Weisz (Evanora) and certainly not Michelle Williams who plays the good witch (of the North) Glinda. Just sayin’.
Last night, Walt Disney Animation Studios held its world premiere for Wreck-It Ralph at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, where cast and crew gathered for the event. In addition to cast such as John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk and more, guests included music contributors Henry Jackman and Skrillex along with Disney Animation’s Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Paperman director John Kahrs.
Another site has posted several Monsters University character poses it has received from Disney/Pixar. Among the illustrations of a younger, thinner James P. Sullivan and a younger, metallic Mike Wazowski are newly revealed characters including Art, Don, Squishy, Squishy’s Mom and the twin
s, Terri and Terry.
Interestingly enough, a cursory search turned up only one other mention of Squishy and that was in a PEZ candy sales page which displays a photo of Squishy, Mike W, Sulley and Randall as PEZ dispensers, available May 2013. On a tangent, the brochure also mentions an all new Disney Channel Original Movie for ‘Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation’ in 2013 when introducing its Candace dispenser.