REVIEW: ‘Maleficent Free Fall’ Released for iOS and Android Devices

'Maleficent Free Fall' from Disney InteractiveAs we announced yesterday, Disney Interactive today released ‘Maleficent Free Fall’ for Apple iOS and Android devices (now available through the App Store and Google Play respectively), the follow-up to its highly successful (and addictive) ‘Frozen Free Fall.’ So how does the new game stack up versus its predecessor? After about an hour and several levels of play, here’s my take:

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Featurette: ‘Light vs Dark’

'Maleficent' International PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released a new featurette for Maleficent (May 30, 2014) titled ‘Light vs Dark’ which features Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and director Robert Stromberg talking about the focus of the film. The featurette also features a little bit of new footage. You can find the featurette embedded below.

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Clip, ‘Queen of the Moors’

'Maleficent' International PosterWalt Disney Studios has released a new clip from Maleficent (May 30, 2014), titled ‘Queen of the Moors.’ The clip, which can be found embedded below, shows how the Moors have been changed since Maleficent became the de facto leader, ensuring that all potential contact with the human world be cut off by creating the wall of thorns.

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Clip, ‘Finger Prick’ and ‘Maleficent Free Fall’ Game Trailer’

Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) Photo Credit: Frank Connor ©Disney 2014

Walt Disney Studios has released a new clip from Maleficent (May 30, 2014), titled ‘Finger Prick.’ The clip, which can be found embedded below, helps explain how Aurora is able to prick herself on a spinning wheel despite King Stefan’s mandate to have them all destroyed. Meanwhile, Maleficent, who is riding atop Diaval transformed into a horse, is racing to the castle until the deed is done, indicating the ties between the two women.

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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ New Stills

(L-R): Blackout, Dynamite, Windlifter, and Dipper. ©2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have provided us with newly released stills from Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014), which have been added to the beginning of our gallery below.

From the world of Cars soars Planes: Fire & Rescue, a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Fun Facts

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' © DisneyWalt Disney Studios and DisneyToon Studios have provided us with some ‘fun facts’ for their upcoming film, Planes: Fire & Rescue (July 18, 2014), which you can find below.

From the world of Cars soars Planes: Fire & Rescue, a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

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‘Tarzan,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘Bedknobs & Broomsticks’ and More on Blu-ray in August

'Tarzan' on Blu-rayAhead of any official announcements, Amazon has begun listing several Disney films slated for a blu-ray release on August 12, 2014. While the domestic version of the site currently lists dates for just a couple of the titles on DVD format, Amazon Canada is being more forthcoming about the titles and the release date — if they are indeed correct.

The complete list of titles expected to be released on August 12 (so far) are: Tarzan; Hercules; The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad; Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (10th Anniversary); and Bedknobs And Broomsticks: Special Edition.

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WATCH: ‘Maleficent’ Clip, ‘Awkward Situation’

Ph: Frank Connor ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Via Moviefone, Walt Disney Studios has released its first clip from Maleficent (May 30, 2014), titled ‘Awkward Situation.’ The clip, which can be found embedded below, features Angelina Jolie killing it as Maleficent, inviting herself to the christening of baby Aurora. What’s particularly of note in this clip (and the full scene in general) is how much it borrows from the 1959 Sleeping Beauty, particularly the dialogue.

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‘Maleficent’ New Hi-Res Stills and More Insanely Gorgeous Concept Art

Conceptual Artwork ©Disney 2014

Another day and the Maleficent publicity machine continues to crank out tons of fascinating images, both conceptual and straight from the actual film. Walt Disney Studios has once again provided us with several newly released high-res stills from Maleficent, in theaters May 30, 2014, as well as more concept art. Both the new stills and concept art have been added to the beginning of their respective galleries embedded below.

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PHOTO: CG Models for Disney’s ‘Aristocats II’

Thomas O'Malley and Marie CG models for 'Aristocats 2' In late 2005, Disney’s DisneyToon Studios (then the king of direct-to-home-video sequels) began development on a sequel to the 1970 animated classic, The Aristocats. Although some storyboards have been passed around the internet, little appears to be known about the canceled project and based on what is known, there’s probably a very good reason for it.

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