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.
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.
Marvel and Hollywood Records have announced three editions of the official original motion picture soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) available on July 29, 2014: ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe’ soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film plus the score by composer Tyler Bates ; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘I’m Not in Love’ by 10cc, Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love,’ and The Runaways’ ‘Cherry Bomb;’ and Guardians of the Galaxy digital score soundtrack. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.
After a bit of a dry spell, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have now provided us with dozens of high resolution versions of newly released stills from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new images have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.
Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker team up to star in the comedic buddy adventure Bad Hair Day, a Disney Channel Original Movie scheduled to premiere in 2015. Leigh-Allyn Baker makes her foray into producing as executive producer of the movie.
Marano stars as a high school tech whiz who’s bound and determined to be crowned prom queen. But on the big day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, starting with her sudden and epically uncontrollable hair and her once lovely yet now destroyed prom dress. She soon comes to rely on a down-on-her-luck cop (Baker) who’s in pursuit of a missing necklace that the teen unwittingly has in her possession. Prom day goes from bad to mad as the pair is pursued by a dogged jewel thief on a wild ride across the city. Christian Campbell has been cast as the jewel thief.
Last 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.
Last night, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios offered a free nationwide sneak peek at their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). In addition to the nearly fifteen minute preview which involved the Guardians being incarcerated in — and subsequently breaking out of — the Klyn, the preview concluded with a new extended trailer which even includes a bona fide clip. You can find the newly released extended trailer, courtesy of Marvel Studios UK, embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of newly released behind-the-scenes photos from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new images — which prominently feature stand-ins for Groot and Rocket Racoon — have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.
Walt 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.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with several ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). Additionally, we have been given a hi-res version of the film’s IMAX sneak-peek poster that will be provided to attendees of the upcoming 17-minute look at the film at participating theaters throughout North America on July 7. While some cities have already run out of the free tickets, many cities are still available here.