THQ Announces Plans for Global Release of Disney-Pixar’s Up Across All Major Video Game Platforms in Spring 2009

Action Adventure Game Will Take Players to the Unexplored Worlds of South America to Encounter Exotic Animals and Villainous Enemies.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Mar 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. today announced its plans to bring the Up video game, based on the highly anticipated Disney-Pixar film, to all major consoles worldwide beginning in spring 2009. Up is currently in development across seven game systems, including Wii(TM) home video game system, Nintendo DS(TM), Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and Games for Windows(R) and Mac.

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New Disney Channel Movie ‘Hatching Pete’ to Premiere in April

Three talented young actors, each a familiar face to Disney Channel viewers, Jason Dolley (“Cory in the House”), Mitchel Musso (“Hannah Montana” and “Phineas and Ferb”) and Tiffany Thornton (“Sonny With A Chance”), cross over to star in the comedy “Hatching Pete,” a Disney Channel Original Movie premiering Friday, April 24 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The movie will be showcased across SVOD and mobile platforms, and via exclusive games on DisneyChannel.com.

The premiere weekend event will include a guided tour of the set of the upcoming comedy series “JONAS” by stars Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas, as well as an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature film, “Up.”

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Monsters Inc Blu-Ray Promo Video

To promote the release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. on Blu-Ray May 19

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Disney Drops MEGA Brands for LEGO – Cars, Toy Story and Prince of Persia in 2010

Disney has opted to not renew its licensing agreement with MEGA Brands (the MEGA Bloks series covers Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, et al) in favor of a new agreement with LEGO. Announced for 2010 will be LEGO sets for Toy Story, Cars and Prince of Persia. The wide appeal of the collection has LEGO committed to Toy Story products in both the LEGO DUPLO (large bricks for the toddler set) and the more recognizable LEGO Brick System lines, a product decision that LEGO rarely makes.

Details on the sets after the jump. (more…)

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NYCC09: BOOM! Studios on Pixar and More

BOOM! Studios Booth at NYCC09

BOOM! Studios Booth at NYCC09

Chip Mosher, Michael Alan Nelson and Ross Richie headed this panel which covered the most recent and upcoming releases from BOOM! Studios. Editor-In-Chief Mark Waid was expected to appear as well but he was unable to make it, although he did send along a video message. (more…)

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NYCC09: Mattel

Mattels Booth at NYCC09

Mattel's Booth at NYCC09

Fortunately, its recent economic turbulence didn’t keep Mattel away from the show where it presented several upcoming collectibles and toys including those from the Cars and Toy Story franchises. Here’s some of the items you can expect to see hitting your local toy store soon. (more…)

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New York Comic Con to Screen First 50 Minutes of UP

MediumAtLarge.net, the official blog for the NY Comic Con (February 6 – 8 ) has announced that as part of the weekend festivities, it will offer a screening of the first fifty minutes of Disney/Pixar’s UP. The screening will be hosted by director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera.

For those unable to attend the convention, be sure to visit Stitch Kingdom for blogging and exciting in-depth news on the world of Disney in tv and film as well as comics.

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Is Disney’s Super Bowl Ad Really UP?

Here’s an edited down version of the initial trailer for UP. It’s also purported to be the ad Disney will run during the Super Bowl to promote the film:

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