Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Races Home on Blu-ray on January 25, 2011

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Billed as the impossible true story,  Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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Photo Gallery: Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Screening in Lexington, Kentucky

(L-R) KY First Lady Jane Beshear, Penny Chenery, Diane Lane, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Walt Disney Studios has shared with us some photos from a screening of its newest release, Secretariat, recently held at the historic Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Joining cast members Diane Lane and Otto Thornton were their real-life counterparts Penny Chenery and Secretariat jockey Ron Turcotte along with others involved with Secretariat’s life including exercise rider Charlie Davis, writer Bill Knack and other jockey hall of famers. Also counted in attendance were director Randall Wallace and Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.

Secretariat opens nationwide on October 8.

Photos by Doug Prather, © Disney Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

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Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Clip: ‘Diner Deal’

Walt Disney Studios has released this clip from its upcoming film Secretariat. In the clip, Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) has asked millionaire Ogden Phipps (James Cromwell) to a lunch meeting to discuss a business proposal. When Phipps decides to turn the table on Chenery, however, he ends up getting more than he bargained for.

Disney’s Secretariat opens nationwide on October 8. For more information, photos and video clips on Secretariat, follow this bookmark.

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Thoroughly Fun Facts About Disney’s ‘Secretariat’

'Secretariat' Bus Shelter Ad © Disney EnterprisesCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios comes this list of fun facts about the cast, crew and making of Secretariat, the impossible true story starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Opening in theaters nationwide on October 8, be sure to check out all of our stills, facts, music videos and more from the film by following this bookmark.

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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New Stills from Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Feature Amanda Michalka, Diane Lane and More

Diane Lane and Amanda Michalka in 'Secretariat'

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with fourteen new stills and photos from its upcoming epic Secretariat, effectively doubling our existing gallery. The collection of stills gives us our first look at Amanda ‘AJ’ Michalka, Carissa Capobianco, Sean Michael Cunningham, Dylan Walsh, Jacob Rhodes and Kevin Connolly in their roles as well as featuring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Nelsan Ellis and Otto Thorwath. The new stills have been added to the beginning of the gallery displayed below.

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Music Video: ‘It’s Who You Are’ by AJ Michalka from Disney’s ‘Secretariat’

Walt Disney Studios has released the following music video in support of Secretariat, the impossible true story. ‘It’s Who You Are’ is performed by Amanda ‘AJ’ Michalka who is arguably best known for her musical performances with her sister as Aly & AJ, later called 78violet.

Amanda also has a role in the film which opens in theaters nationwide. For more information on Secretariat, including the trailer, posters, dozens of stills and more, follow this bookmark.

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Secretariat Featurettes: ‘Penny’s Story – Against All Odds’ and ‘Making of a Champion’

Walt Disney Studios has released two featurettes today focusing on its upcoming buzz-worthy October 8 release of Secretariat.

In ‘Penny’s Story – Against All Odds,’ director Randall Wallace, producer Mark Ciardi and Diane Lane talk about the challenges Penny Chenery faced when she decided to bring Secretariat to the world of horse racing, in a place where women simply weren’t meant to be, accomplishing something most men couldn’t. Among much of the new footage introduced in the clip are scenes with Dylan Baker and a great introduction to horse trainer Lucien Laurin as portrayed by the incomparable John Malkovich.

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Video: ‘Secretariat’ Director Randall Wallace Relays Penny Chenery’s Reaction to Film

Walt Disney Studios released this clip earlier today in which Secretariat director Randall Wallace discusses the reaction Penny Chenery had to seeing her life played out on the big screen. ‘It was in seeing the movie that she understood for the first time just how lonely she had been in her life, how isolated the journey had been, what it had cost her emotionally,’ he notes.

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New Stills from ‘Secretariat’ Feature Dylan Baker, Drew Roy, Secretariat In Action

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Walt Disney Studios has just sent us several more photos and stills from its October 8 release of Secretariat, ‘the impossible true story.’ The stills, which feature Dylan Baker and Drew Roy amongst the film’s stars Diane Lane and John Malkovich, have been added to the beginning of our gallery for the film below.

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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First Look: Disney’s ‘Secretariat’ Bus Shelter Ad

'Secretariat' Bus Shelter Ad © Disney EnterprisesWalt Disney Studios has just provided us with this bus shelter ad for its upcoming epic Secretariat, billed as ‘The Impossible True Story.’

Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner.  Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.  Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

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