Multiple Emmy Award Winning ‘Prep & Landing’ Returns with All New Short and Half Hour Special

“Prep &Landing” returns this season with an all new 7-Minute animated short, “Operation: Secret Santa,” airing on ABC in December, while the half-hour animated special, “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice,” debuts in 2011. “Prep & Landing” became an instant favorite with viewers and emerged as TV’s number 1 holiday special in the 2009 season. It was also the highest kids rating (kids 2-11/ 7.5/23), for any primetime telecast on broadcast TV in 2009. The special went on to win four Emmy Awards.

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Speculation: Disney’s ‘The Ballad of Nessie’ May Be In Theaters Alongside ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ Summer 2011

'Ballad of Nessie' from Walt Disney Animation StudiosIn 2008, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced an initiative to re-introduce the practice of animated shorts, particularly leading into full-length theatrical features due, in part, to the success of Disney/Pixar’s famed shorts lead-ins.

One of the announced projects was one that immediately caught the attention and affections of many a Disney fan, that being of The Ballad of Nessie. Directed by Stevie Wermers and Kevin Deters, the 2D short is described by the studio as having  ‘art direction evocative of the Disney shorts from the 1940s and 50s’ and being ‘the honest to goodness true tale of Loch Ness and its most famous resident.’

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Disney and Pixar Innovations Considered for Scientific Achievement Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration, three of which have been created between Disney and Pixar. Although the list has been published, it’s completely preliminary and further innovations are being invited to be considered. The committee will meet in December to make recommendations to Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make the final awards decisions.

Among those devices and processes being considered are Pixar Animation Studios’ Misterd and Alfred (a job queuing and distributing rendering system) and XGen, an arbitrary primitive generator from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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Rapunzel Paints the Tower Red in New Concept Art from Disney’s ‘Tangled’

Concept art for Rapunzel's Tower Interior © Disney EnterprisesOn the official Facebook page for Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios has shared this new piece of concept art which shows how Rapunzel has opted to bide her time as an avid painted for 18 years locked in the tower.

As a plus, it would also seem to double as fine target practice for her chameleon pal, Pascal.

For all of our coverage on Disney’s Tangled, which includes more concept art, video and first looks at many of the upcoming toys inspired by the film, please follow this bookmark.

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Walt Disney Animation Offers Sneak Peek at Newest Short ‘Tick Tock Tale’

peek04 Although it’s fallen behind the anticipated schedule, there has been a lot of talk about Walt Disney Studios taking a cue from Pixar and days of yore and bringing back animated shorts to premiere before every film. Even more recent reports speculate that Disney will be applying this train of thought to live action shorts featuring lesser known characters from the Marvel Universe.

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Photo: Dedication of ‘Roy E. Disney Animation Building’ at Walt Disney Studios

Don Hahn, Mickey Mouse, Robert Iger and Roy P. Disney dedicate the Walt Disney Animation Building in honor of Roy E. DisneyThis past Friday, hundreds of D23 members were joined by Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert Iger, producer Don Hahn, Roy E. Disney’s son Roy P. Disney and, of course, Mickey Mouse, as they re-dedicated the Walt Disney Animation Studios building in honor of the late Roy E. Disney at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Pictured are (L-R): Don Hahn, Mickey Mouse, Bob Iger and Roy P. Disney. Photo courtesy of Disney.

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First Look: Box Cover Art for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Diamond Edition on Blu-ray

Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and DVD © WDSHETheHDRoom has exclusively posted cover art for the upcoming Diamond Edition release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Also available on the site is the DVD edition of the artwork.

No official announcements regarding the highly anticipated release have been announced so far other than the Disney Store has confirmed it will be releasing a special edition Belle doll in the fall as it has done for The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana and Snow White, however we are currently anticipating a release date of October 5 for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

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Enter to Win a Copy of ‘The Princess and the Frog’ on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack

Princess and the Frog on Blu-ray and DVD © WDSHEWe are partnering up with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to offer our readers the opportunity to win their very own copy of The Princess and the Frog on Disney blu-ray and DVD combo pack including a DisneyFile digital copy, available to own March 16.

Two lucky winners chosen at random will be able to bring this new Disney animated classic featuring the first Disney princess in ten years and an Oscar-nominated soundtrack by Randy Newman.

Magic, music and romance are waiting around every corner of the legendary Big Easy as Disney’s newest princess sets out on an exciting adventure through a magical  new world. Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) is a beautiful and hardworking young woman determined to fulfil her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen (Bruno Campos), a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier (Keith David) hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but in a hilarious twist on the classic story, she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the mysterious Louisiana bayou with only a trumpet-playing alligator and a love-struck firefly as guides to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”

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‘Tangled’ Teaser Leaked on YouTube (Video)

While it lasts, here’s the teaser for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled (a.k.a. Rapunzel) expected to be included on the blu-ray/dvd for The Princess and the Frog. The film, which opens in limited release on November 12, stars Many Moore and Zachary Levi.

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First Look: New Title Treatment for Disney’s Tangled

Bearing a striking resemblance to the former title treatment and probably not likely to be the final, final artwork, Walt Disney Animation Studios has just sent us this title treatment for the artist formerly known as Rapunzel but now going under the official title of Tangled. The film, which start pop princess Mandy Moore and Chuck’s Zachary Levi, is still expected to open in November 12 with a limited release followed by a wide release on November 24.

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