Disney’s ‘Paperman’ to Revolutionize Animation?

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‘Wreck It Ralph’ Hi-Res Concept Art – First Look at Gaming Worlds

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Today we get our first official look at Wreck-It-Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios which tells the story of the title character, an old 8-bit arcade game villain, who wishes for nothing more than to be recognized for the hero he believes himself to be. Ralph attempts to find solace in a support group for misunderstood gaming villains where they speak the mantra ‘I am bad and that’s good. I’ll never be good and that’s not bad.’

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Disney’s ‘Prep and Landing’ Arrives on Disney DVD November 22, 2011

'Prep and Landing' on DVDThis coming holiday, Disney invites audiences of all ages to make Prep & Landing (the all-new modern classic Christmas tale) part of their family’s ‘must own’ holiday-viewing collection! Arriving to DVD on November 22, 2011 (now available for pre-order), ‘Prep & Landing’ is the perfect blend of Christmas spirit, humor and entertaining characters that will keep the entire family grinning from ear-to-ear. Complete with two new bonus shorts — ‘Tiny’s Big Adventure’ and ‘Operation Secret Santa’ (which features Betty White as the voice of Mrs. Clause) -– ‘Prep & Landing’ will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 in the U.S. and $24.99 in Canada. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for all ages!

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ Clips: ‘Eeyore’s New Tael’ and ‘Pooh Wanders to the Next Paragraph’

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Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK, we have two new clips and a new featurette for Winnie the Pooh (July 15, 2011).

In the first clip, titled ‘Eeyore’s New Tael,’ Narrator John Cleese introduces us to just some of the many items the gang employs to help replace Eeyore’s (Bud Luckey) missing tail. In the end (horrible pun admittedly intended), Kanga (Kristen Anderson-Lopez) approaches the daunting task as only a mother could.

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‘Ballad of Nessie’ New Stills, Concept Art

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Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with a new still and a few concept art images for The Ballad of Nessie, the short that will be attached to Winnie the Pooh when it opens on July 15, 2011. We’ve added them to the beginning of our existing gallery of stills from the short, shown below.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ Full Soundtrack Streaming Online for Limited Time

'Winnie the Pooh' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackIn anticipation of the film and soundtrack’s release later this month, Walt Disney Studios France is streaming the entire original motion picture soundtrack for Winnie the Pooh.

This is your first opportunity to hear the new take on the classic opening theme by Zooey Deschanel, which — as we mentioned yesterday — includes an awkward introduction of Tigger, albeit not nearly as awkward as omitting him completely as the original 1977 film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had done. Yesterday we brought you the film’s opening animated sequence courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Germany.

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First Look: Disney’s ‘Ballad of Nessie’ Hi-Res Stills

(L-R) MacQuack, Nessie ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with hi-res stills from its upcoming short titled, The Ballad of Nessie, which will appear alongside Winnie the Pooh when it debuts this summer, on July 15, 2011.

Narrated by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and directed by the Emmy® Award-winning team of Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (‘Prep & Landing,’ ‘Operation Secret Santa’ and the 2007 Goofy short, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater), The Ballad of Nessie is animated in classic Disney hand-drawn style. Written by Wermers-Skelton, Deters, and Regina Conroy, the film is produced by Dorothy McKim and Tamara Boutcher, and features a musical score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille, Up). Animation on ‘Nessie’ was supervised by five of Disney’s top talents: Andreas Deja, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, Dale Baer and Ruben A. Aquino.

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CONFIRMED: ‘Ballad of Nessie’ Attached to ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Book adaptation of 'The Ballad of Nessie'Walt Disney Studios has confirmed what we first speculated back in October 2010, that the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, The Ballad of Nessie will be the lead-in to Winnie the Pooh when it opens in theaters on July 15, 2011.

Narrated by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and directed by the Emmy® Award-winning team of Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (‘Prep & Landing,’ ‘Operation Secret Santa’ and the 2007 Goofy short, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater), The Ballad of Nessie is animated in classic Disney hand-drawn style. Written by Wermers-Skelton, Deters, and Regina Conroy, the film is produced by Dorothy McKim and Tamara Boutcher, and features a musical score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille, Up).  Animation on ‘Nessie’ was supervised by five of Disney’s top talents: Andreas Deja, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, Dale Baer and Ruben A. Aquino.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ Domestic Teaser Poster (Hi-Res)

'Winnie the Pooh' domestic teaser posterYesterday, Yahoo! Movies debuted the domestic teaser poster for Winnie the Pooh which opens in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2011. Today, we are fortunate to have received a hi-res version of the poster provided to us by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Based on original tales by creator A.A. Milne (‘In Which Eeyore Loses His Tale, ‘In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day’ and ‘In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole’), Winnie the Pooh stars the voice talents of Jim Cummings (Pooh/Tigger), Craig Ferguson (Owl), Tom Kenny, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey (Eeyore), is directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall and features all new music composed by Henry Jackman with lyrics by Robert and Kristen Lopez along with a whole new take on the classic theme by Zooey Deschanel.

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