EXCLUSIVE: Richard Sherman on ‘The Aristocats’ and the Best Song You Never Heard

Richard Sherman © Disney EnterprisesYesterday, I had the distinct honor of speaking with Disney (and all-around) legend Richard Sherman, half of the Sherman Brothers, one of the most beloved and prolific songwriting teams whose music has been known and loved by generations of fans from all walks of life.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Frankenweenie’ New Hi-Res Stills

Wreck-It Ralph and a few fellow arcade-game bad guys head back to their games via Game Central Station following a BadAnon support group meeting where Ralph learns that being a Bad Guy in his game doesn’t make him a bad guy. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us new hi-res stills from their upcoming films Wreck-It Ralph (November 2, 2012) and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (October 5, 2012).

In the new still from Wreck-It Ralph, which has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills below, Ralph and his fellow baddies are returning from a BadAnon meeting where the mantra ‘I am bad and that’s good, I will never be good and that’s not bad’ reigns supreme but does not seem to ring true for the would-be hero who’s seen here clutching the cherries he took after entering the Pac-Man game via Game Central Station.

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‘Frankenweenie’ New Still – Beware the Were-Rat!

 (L-R) PERSEPHONE, EDGAR 'E' GORE, ELSA VAN HELSING and Were-Rat ©2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with a brand new hi-res still from its upcoming film by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie. The still features Persephone, Edward ‘E’ Gore, Elsa Van Helsing and the Were-Rat (insert spooky audio cue here). We first told you about the were-rat when we discovered him and his merchandise at the ‘Art of Frankenweenie‘ exhibition at San Diego Comic-Con.The exhibition will soon be on its way to Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort from September 14, 2012 through November 5, where it will be accompanied by a special sneak peek at the film.

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‘Odd Life of Timothy Green’ New Stills, Clips and Soundtrack Details

 L-R Jim Green (Joel Edgerton) and Timothy Green (Cameron 'CJ' Adams)Ph: Phil Bray©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year to the day that we have been able to share images from Walt Disney Studios’ film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. With just a couple of weeks before the film opens on August 15, however, that’s all about to change as Walt Disney Studios has provided us with eight new stills and one behind-the-scenes photo.

Most of the new images appear to reflect on the relationship between Timothy (Cameron ‘CJ’ Adams as he is now billed) and his new parents, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) as well as Timothy’s extra special bond with Joni Jerome (Odeya Rush).

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Hi-Res Concept Art, Character Development

WRECK-IT RALPH

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us with these new hi-res images showing some of the development behind the three new game worlds (Fix It Felix Jr, Sugar Rush and Hero’s Duty) as well as character development, showing how Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) have evolved during the film-making process.

The newly released images have been added to the beginning of our gallery of concept art for the film below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version, then click on the resize arrow to see the image at its original resolution.

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‘Frankenweenie’ Second Wave of Ultra Hi-Res Character Posters

MR. BURGEMEISTER Photo by: Simon Jacobs. ©2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios (NYSE:DIS) has provided us with very high resolution images of all five of the second wave of the Frankenweenie character posters that have recently debuted, along with the official descriptions of each. Unfortunately due to file size restrictions, they had to be reduced to about 8 megapixels to be able to present here, but still much higher than what we usually share.

As usual, we have added the images to the beginning of our existing gallery below. To view each of the images at their original resolution here, click their respective thumbnails below and once the larger version fills the screen, find and click the resize icon which will show the image at 100%.

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‘Odd Life of Timothy Green’ Free National Screenings Announced

'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Pictures has announced that it will be offering free screenings of its upcoming family film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, nationwide beginning later this month. Free tickets to the screenings are now available through the SEE tab of the film’s See & Share app on Facebook. Tickets are available on a limited basis and it should be noted that while specific cities are listed, such as New York, the actual screening location may be elsewhere in the metro area.

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‘Muppet Christmas Carol,’ ‘Prep and Landing’ on Blu-Ray in November

Prior to any official announcement, Walt Disney Studios has announced intentions to bring the Muppet holiday classic, The Muppets Christmas Carol (20th Anniversary Edition), to Disney Blu-ray on November 6, 2012 as a 20th anniversary edition featuring all new bonus features.

Bonus features are set to include:

  • Disney Intermission: Press “Pause” and see what happens when the Muppets Show up at your door to sing your Christmas Carols – Muppet Style!
  • Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets – Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!
  • Muppet Holiday Sing-Along
  • Blooper Reel

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Names Additional Vocal Talent for Film

'Wreck-It Ralph' Teaser PosterTapping stars from the big and small screens, Walt Disney Animation Studios rounds out its voice cast for “Wreck-It Ralph.” Directed by Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) and produced by Clark Spencer (“Lilo & Stitch,” “Bolt”), the hilarious arcade-game-hopping adventure adds to its current roster, which includes John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph, Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix Jr., Jane Lynch as Sergeant Calhoun and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz. “Wreck-It Ralph” hits theaters November 2, 2012.

 Helping to bring to life the diverse, colorful and wildly imaginative arcade-game worlds created for “Wreck-It Ralph” are the following voice cast members: 

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‘Paperman’ New ‘Paperclips’ Featurette on ‘The Drawings;’ Limited Edition Book Announced

'Paperman'Walt Disney Animation has released the third of its installments in the ‘Paperclips’ series, a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind its newest animated short, Paperman. In the new segment, director  John Kahrs touches briefly on the legacy of the hand-drawn animation and how he believes that we are currently in the golden age of computer-generated imagery, but that he believes computers can be used to produce hand-drawn inspired images in addition to photo-realism.

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