Posts Tagged ‘Walt Disney Studios’

Tangled New Trailer

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Here is the new trailer from WALT DISNEY PICTURES’ upcoming film TANGLED . The animated film is directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno. The voice cast includes Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett and Paul F. Tompkins

TANGLED opens in theaters November 24, 2010


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Disney and Sony Drive BLU-RAY 3D™

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Recognized entertainment industry leaders, The Walt Disney Studios and Sony Electronics have joined forces in the United States to provide both consumer and retail education, promotion and marketing support for in-home 3D devices and content. The collaboration includes advertising and retail execution, as well as product bundling, including the Blu-ray 3D debut of one of 2010’s most successful films, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.

Launching during the high-traffic holiday retail season, this innovative campaign, running nationwide in the U.S., incorporates 10 different Sony 3D BRAVIA HDTVs and includes one of the most successful 3D films in history, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.

“We are excited to partner with Sony on 3D offerings and to offer consumers their first chance to experience one of 2010’s top 3D films and the amazing spectacle of Wonderland in their very own homes,” said Lori MacPherson, General Manager of Home Entertainment for The Walt Disney Studios. “We recognize Sony is a leader in HD hardware and we know movie lovers will enjoy the immersive content that is a part of Disney’s 3D titles.”

The marketing campaign features multiple consumer incentives as well as a comprehensive television, on-line, social media and print campaign. With the purchase of select Sony’s 3D BRAVIA HDTVs, consumers will have a choice between Alice in Wonderland or the family favorite Bolt on Blu-ray 3D.

In many markets outside of the U.S., Disney will also make available the Blu-ray 3D version of Alice in Wonderland and Bolt for select Sony 3D products. Details of the campaign in each market will follow.

Tangled New Images

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Here are five new images from WALT DISNEY PICTURES’ upcoming film TANGLED . The animated film is directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno. The voice cast includes Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett and Paul F. Tompkins

TANGLED opens in theaters November 24, 2010















Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

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Fantasia & Fantasia 2000:2-Movie Collection Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Release Date

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 — the magical, animated musical masterpiece and the contemporary classic inspired by it — debut in highly anticipated Blu-ray High Definition and DVD 2-Movie Collection Special Editions on November 30. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is opening the Disney vault to be able to present these two films that broke the boundaries of imagination in the highest quality possible.

The Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition will be available in a 4-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack ($45.99 SRP) and a 2-Disc DVD ($39.99 SRP) for a very limited time only. The Blu-ray transformation of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will reveal the magic, music and majesty of both films as never before experienced, with state-of-the-art picture restoration of the original Fantasia and pristine 7.1 Digital Theater System Hi-Def Surround Sound. The Blu-ray combo pack is a tremendous value featuring, in addition to the two films in two different formats, a wealth of bonus features.

Among those Blu-ray special features is the highly requested Academy Award® nominated short Destino. Available for the first time ever on Blu-ray, the seven minute film is the result of a unique collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali begun in 1946, but put on hold due to studio financial concerns. In 2003, Roy E. Disney worked with a team of modern day animators to complete the film as a tribute to Walt’s pioneering artistic vision. Accompanying the highly anticipated short is an all-new feature length documentary entitled “Dali & Disney: A Date With Destino,” which explores the origins of the relationship between Disney and Dali, their collaboration on Destino, and ultimately how the film came to fruition so many years after its inception.


Fantasia DVD Bonus Features:

  • New Audio Commentary with Disney historian Brian Sibley
  • Disney Family Museum (running time: approx. 5 minutes) – Walt’s daughter Diane Disney-Miller takes viewers on a tour of the new Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California featuring a very large exhibit on Fantasia and most importantly, the Schultheis notebook with long lost Fantasia production notes found in more recent years in the walls of a convent.
  • Fantasia Blu-ray Bonus Features:

    Everything on the DVD plus:

  • Disney View – This viewing mode maximizes the Blu-ray viewing experience with a 16 x 9 aspect ratio. Original artwork created by a Disney artist, in a style that complements the beauty of the film.
  • The Shultheis Notebook: A Disney Treasure (running time: approx. 14 minutes) –An in depth look at the recently discovered Schultheis Notebook. The detailed log was created by Herman Schultheis, an effects man on Fantasia, and intricately breaks down the film from a technical view. Many of the special effects used in Fantasia were a mystery to modern day animators until this notebook was recovered.
  • Interactive Art Gallery and Screensavers – Viewers can explore the artwork of Fantasia as never before, in HD resolution with unique Blu-ray interactivity and programming.
  • Audio Commentaries from Fantasia Legacy Collection
  • Fantasia 2000 DVD Bonus Features:

  • Musicana – Walt’s Inspiration for a Sequel (running time: approx. 10 minutes) – This documentary reveals rarely-seen art created for Musicana, a late 1970’s project intended as a Fantasia sequel with a focus on exploring other cultures via their greatest musical compositions. Viewers are offered a look at the origins of pieces that were started by Walt, such as “The Emperor and the Nightingale” which was then taken over by a very young John Lasseter. Ultimately, Musicana was stopped to begin production on “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” but the memories of this piece still live on with the animators who conceived it.
  • Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray Bonus Features:
    Everything on the DVD plus:

  • Dali & Disney: A Date With Destino (running time: 82 minutes) – This feature length documentary explores the collaborative relationship between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, revealing how and why the Destino short came to fruition under the lead of Roy E. Disney in 2003 so many years after its inception in 1946.
  • Destino (running time: approx. 7 minutes) – The legacy of Walt Disney and Salvador Dali lives on in this highly anticipated short film.
  • Disney’s Virtual Vault — BD-Live Feature
  • Audio Commentaries from Fantasia Legacy Collection (total running time: 84 minutes)
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    The Black Cauldron 25th Anniversary DVD Release Date

    Saturday, August 28th, 2010

    The Black Cauldron, Walt Disney Pictures’ 25th animated feature-length film, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Special Edition DVD release September 14 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Based on Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain books, this mystical, action-packed adventure debuts just in time for Halloween. The film tells the story of Taran, an apprentice pig keeper with dreams of becoming a great warrior, who embarks on a quest to find a magical and powerful Black Cauldron before the evil tyrant Horned King can possess it for his own diabolical purposes. Fantastical characters like the oracular pig Hen Wen, the willful princess Eilonwy, and the droll but annoying Gurgi face witches, elves, magic swords and other obstacles. As they journey through these thrilling escapades, Taran begins to learn the true meaning of what it is to be a hero.

    New Bonus Features Include:

    •Deleted Scene
    •The Witches’ Challenge Game

    Plus Classic DVD Bonus Features:

    •Still Frame Gallery—A compilation of behind-the-scenes artwork and photos.
    •Quest For the Black Cauldron
    •Trick Or Treat—Classic Donald Duck cartoon from 1952.

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    The Walt Disney Studios And Guillermo Del Toro Developing Disney’s Haunted Mansion

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2010



    Guillermo del Toro surprised the 6,500 fans gathered today at Comic-Con with the announcement that he is currently developing a new film for The Walt Disney Studios based on the classic Disney theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

    “Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy. After all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and characters – think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent as the Dragon or the Evil Queen in Snow White,” said del Toro. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of my own adaptation of the original theme park attraction Walt envisioned and that remains- for me- the most desirable piece of real estate in the whole world!”

    “Millions of people from around the world visit The Haunted Mansion each year, but no one has ever had a tour guide like Guillermo del Toro,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Guillermo is one of the most gifted and innovative filmmakers working today and he is going to take audiences on a visually-thrilling journey like they’ve never experienced before.”

    Since August 1969, foolish mortals have dared to trespass on the macabre grounds of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. A hallowed landmark in Disneyland’s New Orleans square, it’s the dwelling place of 999 happy haunts dying to meet new visitors each day. The plantation-style of the mansion’s facade is a sweet deception for visitors. Inside, ghostly doom buggies line the hallways. Since its construction, the mysteries of the mansion have transcended the attraction with stories surfacing about horrifying encounters with the supernatural. Versions of the daunting edifice have been built at other Disney theme parks in Orlando, Tokyo and Paris.

    The Walt Disney Studios Releases Disney Movies App Exclusively For iPad

    Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

    The Walt Disney Studios has launched a new Disney Movies app, exclusively for the Apple iPad, that lets users discover more about current and classic Disney movies. The app is part of the continuing effort to engage fans and provide them with access to their favorite Disney movies on the platform they prefer.

    “The Disney Movies app is a perfect way for our fans to learn more about the amazing creative content that is currently available from The Walt Disney Studios,” said Greg Brandeau, the Studios’ Chief Technology Officer. “Whether they want to head straight to their local theater, buy the latest Blu-ray or DVD, download the newest digital release on their iPad, or search and discover new details about our films, the Disney Movie app provides fans with a dynamic and engaging experience.”

    Once iPad users have downloaded the free Disney Movies app, fans can preview the most recent trailers and read a synopsis of featured movies. Movie lovers can see local theaters and showtimes for their favorite Disney films and immediately buy tickets via Fandango and other online movie ticket providers. The upcoming “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is the first new release to be offered on the Disney Movies app, along with other Disney movies that are already in theaters.

    With movies that are available via the Studios’ Home Entertainment division, the app has the ability to connect consumers directly to online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Disney Store to purchase Disney movies on Blu-ray™ or Disney DVD. More partners will be added with future updates of the app. For users who would prefer to receive movies electronically, iPad users will also have the ability to download them digitally into their iTunes or Vudu account.

    More than 60 movies are featured in the app’s innovative user interface. Due to the nature of its simple and sophisticated design, the app can be updated as soon as new content becomes available. An iPhone and iPod touch compatible app will be available this summer and apps for other smart phones are also in development.