Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy continues to dominate the box office while promotion is already beginning for its sequel and in-between all that, the stills won’t stop coming. Walt Disney Studios have provided us with 17 newly released stills in high resolution and — as with the last batch — there will be spoilers contained among the rest of the photos from the gorgeous film. If you still haven’t seen the film, you probably won’t want to go any further than this.
ABC has announced it will air an hour-long special titled ‘The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic’ which will premiere on the ABC television network on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The special promises to share the behind-the-scenes secrets in producing Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from Frozen stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer and artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter — the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of Arendelle — the fictional kingdom — and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot,and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed our earlier report that the ‘Sing-Along’ edition of the smash animated hit Frozen will be released on DVD and digital on November 18, 2014. As we previously announced, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders. Amazon has also begun listing the title.
The DVD will contain both the standard theatrical cut as well as the special edition sing-along cut that played in theaters earlier this year. Also included will be the Mickey Mouse Get A Horse! short as well as the ‘Breaking the Ice – The Real Making of Frozen’ six minute featurette that was initially promised on the original Blu-ray release but was never delivered.
It may be debatable to call it a spoiler when the film has already been out for a week, but just in case you’re one of the few that hasn’t already seen Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters, you will probably not want to look at many of the dozens of new hi-res stills provided to us by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios — you have been warned.
Amazon is listing Before Tomorrowland, a ‘deluxe novel’ which ‘dives into the history and ancient conspiracy behind the world of Tomorrowland with an action-packed original story.’ The publisher’s description also notes that the title is ‘perfect for fans of Tomorrowland and fans of science fiction and alternative history.’ The 288 page novel — which also includes a 20 page full-color comic insert — is currently slated to be released on April 7, 2015, just shy of two months before the film’s May 22, 2015 release date. The book is a combined effort of Brad Bird (director/co-writer/story), Damon Lindelof (co-writer/story) and Jeff Jensen (story) along with noted comics writer and illustrator, Jonathan Case.
Ahead of any official announcement, Disney Store has begun taking pre-orders for a DVD format of the Frozen: Sing-Along edition that enjoyed a theatrical run earlier this year. According to Disney Store, the DVD will be available to own on November 18, 2014.
According to the DVD’s description on the item page, it will include the full theatrical sing-along cut as well as a digital copy of the film. Also promised is an unspecified, ‘never-before-seen’ bonus.
Based on prior experiences with Disney Store, the lack of a Blu-ray version on the site does not preclude one from being available through other retailers as Disney Store has been slow to adopt the Blu-ray format.
Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the third title in the Disney Legacy Collection, Sleeping Beauty, which will be released on October 7, 2014, in honor of the 55th anniversary of the 1959 animated classic.
The two disc set features the original songs and score from the film as well as album versions of tracks, demos and ‘lost chords’ — songs that were written for the film but were ultimately cut in various stages of production before the film made it to the big screen.
The complete track list is as follows:
As we first reported on Twitter last week, ahead of any official announcement, Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray edition of ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas‘ with a release date of November 4, 2014. A few days later, Walmart also began listing the title but as a 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo bundle of both ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas’ as well as ‘Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas,’ along with the packaging seen here. It is likely that the Amazon listing is for both titles as well but it has not been updated appropriately.
Disney’s Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
James Bobbins helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time. Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.