Walt Disney Studios has released the first teaser trailer for The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, exclusively through Apple’s Trailers site. From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Yesterday, we shared some hi-res stills from the film, which we are sharing once again below in case you missed it:
The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter and will debut in theaters on July 3, 2012
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.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media and distributed by Walt Disney Studios (NYSE:DIS), releases in U.S. theaters exclusively on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of. Unless, of course, you are Timothy Green, who, as this teaser trailer for the film shows, consists of a recipe of many other things, including soccer hero.
Just two weeks short of Disney D23 Expo, at which the Walt Disney Studios will make a (now extended) presentation, a trailer for the mysterious The Odd Life of Timothy Green has surfaced, apparently against the will of the Studios because they are having it pulled any chance they get, so enjoy it while you can. Adding fuel to the fire, the trailer points to a mini-site (http://disney.com/oddlife) which isn’t yet operational.
The film stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as a childless couple who want nothing more than to be able to star their own family, but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
The film was written and directed by Peter Hedges and also stars Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, Odeya Rush, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith and Common. It was produced by Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker and has no known release date at this time.
In what can will undoubtedly smash all world records in the field of cuteness, Disneynature has released the trailer for its next film, Chimpanzee, which will be attached to African Cats which opens tomorrow. As with previous domestic Disneynature theatrical releases, Chimpanzee will swing into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2012.
Chimpanzee tells the story of Oscar, a three year old chimp who suddenly finds himself alone in the world until he encounters a stranger who ultimately accepts Oscar as his own ‘ohana.
Co-directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, with Christophe Boesch, head of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, serving as principal consultant and Alix Tidmarsh as producer, Chimpanzee was filmed in the tropical jungles of the Ivory Coast and Uganda. Look for it in theaters Earth Day, 2012.
Walt Disney Studios has released a third trailer for its upcoming mocap film, Mars Needs Moms, from ImageMovers Digital and adapted from the same-titled children’s book by Berkeley Breathed.
Featuring quite a bit of new animation, the trailer also plays host to an interesting title track that plays throughout the trailer which seems to be a fairly campy rap (using the term very loosely) , featuring lyrics such as:
Can’t even tell
Is that a boy or a girl?
They look so nasty,
make a robot hurl!
In Mars Needs Moms, nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind Disney’s A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, Mars Needs Moms showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.
Mars Needs Moms will be released in theaters nationwide on March 11, 2011.
The second trailer for Disney’s Prom, in which every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike has now debuted online. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; Prom portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one Prom.
Prom is slated to debut in theaters nationwide on April 29, 2011. For more information including stills, expanded plot points and more, follow this live bookmark.
Here’s your first look at the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios while it lasts.
The trailer also features an introduction by Captain Jack Sparrow, the very same that was first shown at San Diego Comic-con earlier this year at the end of the TRON: Legacy panel.
In the film, slated to be released in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
For more information on Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, including brand new hi-res stills, follow this live bookmark.
Although it’s remarkably similar to the initial teaser trailer that debuted alongside Oceans, there is some new material and the trailer also refers to the recently announced campaign in which proceeds from the film’s opening week will go towards protecting the Savanna.
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. Disneynature brings The Lion King to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (Earth).
From famed Japanese animators Studio Ghibli comes “Tales from Earthsea,” a sweeping adventure set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. An epic tale of redemption and self-discovery, the story follows the journey of Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk (voice of Timothy Dalton), the master wizard, as he searches for the force behind a mysterious disturbance that has caused an imbalance in the land of Earthsea—suddenly crops and livestock are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Along the way he rescues Arren (voice of Matt Levin), a troubled young prince who has fled his home and is being pursued by an enigmatic shadow. Arren joins Sparrowhawk on the quest and, moving closer to their intertwined destinies, they cross paths with Tenar (voice of Mariska Hargitay), a former priestess, and her disfigured adopted daughter, Therru. With Sparrowhawk’s magical powers dissipating, all of them must band together to defeat the evil Cob (voice of Willem Dafoe) and his henchman Hare (voice of Cheech Marin) before Cob’s mania to find immortality destroys Earthsea.
The film, which stars the voice talents of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay will open on August 13 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu.
For all of our updates on Tales from Earthsea which includes film stills and more, follow this bookmark.
If you haven’t already gotten enough of the teaser trailer for Tangled released by Walt Disney Studios, we have a little bit more for you to not get enough of. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Netherlands comes the following video which features some extended footage which most notably consists of Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) first entering the tower as well as getting his first glimpse of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore).
And do not fret, my dear readers, despite the dialogue being in Dutch (I understood ‘Hi’), Pink’s Trouble is still tightly integrated. Enjoy:
Now that said, there’s something interesting to note in the marketing of this film — I mean aside from the re-titling. Notice in the Dutch version that Flynn cries out the infamous line ‘Rapunzel, (Rapunzel), let down your hair!’ while her name, all .8 seconds of it, was cut out of the domestic version. Coincidence?
Just for fun, I also spent a little (read: very little) time splicing the new footage into the teaser trailer that was released yesterday. Be warned, my editing software is almost as bad as my editing skills, so other than the noticeable changes in audio, you might notice some other weird stuff. I am aware Rapunzel’s hair goes up twice — if you’ll notice in the extended footage, Flynn is still walking around at the time it goes up, so the teaser trailer has that clip out of chronological order and I didn’t think it was worth trying to cut out of the original.