Confirming an earlier report by Stitch Kingdom, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that Maleficent will be available to own on Blu-ray, Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 4, 2014 and is now available for pre-order.
Given that the tree-like lead in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stays true to character and speaks only three words in a specific sequence — i.e., ‘I am Groot,’ — it would probably be fascinating enough to watch and listen to actor Vin Diesel record the lines with various inflections. That just wasn’t enough for Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios, however, who have shared with us this video of Diesel recording the line, not in English, but in Brazilian Portugese, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and French. Recorded at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Diesel sports stilts to help him get into character in the following B-roll footage. (Links in previous statement go directly to the :30 international spots featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy dubbed in the various languages, which include Diesel’s performances.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have taken
a back seat the trunk at Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation this past weekend, but behind the scenes, it trudges on. On Friday, July 25 (the day before the panel), Marvel filed for several trademark applications for the comic title including:
“DOCTOR STRANGE” (86348245) filed by Steve Ackerman on July 25, 2014: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Education and entertainment services
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.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the full, credited cast list for Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) and while we don’t see any big surprises in terms of who will show (or not show) their face in the film, we do have role names for them, hinting at where they can be spotted throughout the film. Also is a mention of a particular property which will definitely ruffle some feathers.
If you don’t like spoilers, this is definitely the post to skip.
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.
Starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais as Dominic Badguy, Ty Burrell as Jean Pierre Napoleon and Tina Fey as Nadya the Prison Guard, Muppets Most Wanted also features very special guest appearances by Tony Bennett, Sean Combs, Rob Corddry, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Ray Liotta, Ross Lynch, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christoph Waltz and more!
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.