Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Spielberg’s The BFG will be available on Blu-ray, Digital release and Disney Movies Anywhere on December 6, 2016 (now available for pre-order). The announcement coincides with Sunday’s World Dream Day, an annual event honoring the book’s author, Roald Dahl.
Earlier today, the Walt Disney Studios made it official: A fifth installment of the Lucasfilm Indiana Jones franchise will debut in theaters on July 19, 2019. Both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will be involved in the project as its director and star, respectively, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall as producers.
‘Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,’ said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. ‘It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.’
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Walt Disney Studios has had a tumultuous experience at best with companies it has had distribution agreements with. Until it acquired Pixar in 2006, Disney acted as Pixar Animation Studios’ film distribution, a relationship that all but crumbled between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner and was only soothed over by Robert Iger who ended up acquiring the studio altogether.
As production gets underway in Vancouver, The Walt Disney Studios today announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg’s The BFG (July 1, 2016). This marks the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie.
Previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular Big Friendly Giant and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. They are now joined by Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Michael David Adamthwaite, Daniel Bacon, Chris Gibbs, Adam Godley, Jonathan Holmes, Paul Moniz de Sa and Olafur Olaffson, all cast as giants. Buckingham Palace has also found its residents with Penelope Wilton being cast as The Queen and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced that DreamWorks’ The Hundred-Foot Journey will be available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital as well as available On-Demand beginning December 2, 2014 and is now available for pre-order.
From producers Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey and director Lasse Hallström comes the deliciously entertaining story of The Hundred-Foot Journey, available to own on December 2, 2014. Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais and starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren, this flavorful tale of cultural differences, shared passions, and the unifying nature of food is the perfect gift for movie fans of all ages this holiday season! The movie is available for purchase on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand.
DreamWorks has released its first official trailer for Lincoln online, which you can view below. The trailer made its debut during a Google+ Hangout featuring Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.