Ahead of the home video release of Muppets Most Wanted: Unnecessarily Extended Edition on August 12, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has shared the Statler and Waldorf cut, one of three to be featured, which you can find embedded below.
Walt Disney Studios has announced that Christopher Walken will assume the role of King Louie in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ live-action/animated hybrid, while Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack.
Walken and Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The Jungle Book also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon has begun listing the Blu-ray edition of Disney’s Maleficent with a release date of November 4, 2014.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
At the Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) booth from Disney Consumer Products at San Diego Comic-Con, attendees are able to preview much of the upcoming toy line from Bandai that will be available at mass market retailers beginning in September. Among the items, however, are also a sneak peek at upcoming Vinylmation figures based on the titular characters from the film, to be available exclusively at Disney Store.
According to a tweet by ERCboxoffice, the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will sail into theaters on July 7, 2017.
The production which has faced troubles and delays is rumored to be subtitled Dead Man Tell No Tales but details on its plot are few and far between and even farther from official. Filming is set to begin in January 2015 in Puerto Rico and New Orleans, amongst other locations.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with additional 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.
With just under one week to go before San Diego Comic-Con, Disney Consumer Products has shared with us some of the upcoming merchandise for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) that attendees can find previewed at the film’s booth (#3635A). In addition we have been provided with our very own SDCC exclusive 6″ metallic Baymax action figure along with a t-shirt from Mad Engine and a baseball cap from Concept One.
Exclusive to SDCC is the 6″ tall Fist Edition Baymax with punching action which will sell for $30. He’ll be available for purchase at the Big Hero 6 booth each day from Thursday through Sunday in limited quantities. Tickets required to purchase Baymax will be distributed at the booth each morning while supplies last.
Disney Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) from Walt Disney Animation tudios, which you can find embedded below. As usual, the trailer takes a more emotional stance, focusing on the importance and death of Hiro’s brother and mentor, Tadashi, as well as the emoji-filled scene in which Hiro and Baymax meet for the first time.
After an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and all throughout the United States and India, Walt Disney Studios has announced that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book. Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions, and his role in The Jungle Book marks his first foray into acting.
‘Casting is the most important element of any film and finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative,’ said director Jon Favreau. ‘Neel has tremendous talent and charisma. There is a lot riding on his little shoulders and I’m confident he can handle it.’
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below. At the 1:15 mark, you might even notice a familiar face Frozen to the police department billboard. In addition to Hans, Bolt also makes a brief tiny appearance in one of the photo frames on the police desk.