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Disney handwritten letter to Mickey creator and More Disney Auctions

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Live Auctioneers has a big auction coming up this weekend where Disney fans’ hearts will beat either a little harder or might even skip a couple of beats when they see the fantastic collection of items that will go under the hammer. There are to many lots to name but I picked a couple of my favorites to give you an idea on what to expect.

How about a “Complete Gladiator Costume from Tron” for those fans of the 1982 Tron movie. I know there are plenty and there is plenty in the auction from Tron for them. Other Tron items include “Tron Light Cycles print signed by Syd Mead” and a “Tron crew jacket and original press kit” among many other Tron stuff.

Want something special straight from the Disney Parks history. You could own a Lincoln bust prototype estimated $4000 to $6000. There are also some first day Disneyland opening tickets set to go for $1.500 or more. There are even some ride vehicles in the auction lot from Snow White and Mr Toad ride and an original 1962 Haunted Mansion door comings from the attraction.

With the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming up it’s a great moment to have some Pirates items in your auction too. This includes some amazing stuff like “Pirates of the Caribbean Keira Knightly costume”, “Johnny Depp “Capt. Jack Sparrow” stunt flintlock from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “Johnny Depp “Capt. Jack Sparrow” stunt flintlock from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and lots of other cool pirates items.

Tim Burton items are also being sold during the auction. There will be a whole lot of Original Tim Burton hand-drawn ink sketches for Vincent, but also items from Nightmare on Chistmas like a “Collection of 12 color storyboards from The Nightmare Before Christmas” and other artwork. But that’s just the beginning as there is some amazing Nightmare stuff to choose from, including original puppets and items used on the set and in the movie.

But the one and most important items will be a letter written and signed by Walt Disney himself. It’s the “Disney handwritten letter to Mickey creator” written by Disney to Ub Iwerk. This historical document is estimated $60.000 to $80.000 and has been in the hands of the Iwerks family up to now.

This letter documents a major turning point for Disney, urging Iwerks to leave Kansas City, move to Los Angeles and accept his offer to become Disney’s chief animator, marking the moment in time in which history was secured and the Master of Fantasy and the Hand Behind the Mouse came to an agreement that would ultimately change popular culture as we know it today. (Live Auctioneers)

A true gem for a real (and wealthy) Walt Disney collector

Other Disney items include animation production cells, concept art, drawings, Theme Park attraction posters, Club 33 chair, maquettes, and a lot more. There is also a big collection of other movie and TV items not related to Disney.

Auction starts on May 14 and will be divided over 2 days. Early bids can be placed via the site.

Cars II Royal Wedding Trailer

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Just in time for the Royal wedding: a new fun Cars II trailer…

(via StitchKingdom)

HAPPY EASTER

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

… from all of us here at the Mousekingdom Blog to everyone out there – and your families & friends.

As special bonus we would like to share with you a photo of what might very well be the most unique and creative home-made Disney Pixar Easter Egg … presenting EVE from WALL-E! It came to our attention via twitter (you know, you can follow us on twitter, don’t you?) where it was posted by it’s designer IamPumpkinQueen:

Egg #1  #Pixar  #HappyEaster on Twitpic

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer Collection

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Only a couple of weeks and you’ll be able to buy and play the new Lego Pirates of the Caribbean game. The release is set for May 10th, 2011 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Mac and PC. So if you can’t wait for the movie, you can already start playing the game. May 10th to far away? Enjoy the following collection of official Disney preview videos curtsy of Disney.

The trailers include:
Teaser Trailer – a fun and humorous introduction to LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
The Curse of the Black Pearl – Trailer highlighting the game play from the first movie in the blockbuster franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Dead Man’s Chest – Trailer highlighting game play from the second movie in the blockbuster franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

(more…)

Pirates 3D Premier Gala at Disneyland

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Disneyland Park in Anaheim will be hosting the very first outdoor 3D movie event with the exclusive premiere of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie on May 7th. This special gala will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America who will get the income from the tickets. Tickets will be $1000 per person, but in return Disney will give those lucky enough to get one of these tickets a night to remember.

Guests will be able to see the film in 3D and will be invited to a party where they will be able to mingle with some of the movies celebrities. Disneyland guests without tickets will have the chance to see some of these celebrities when they arrive on the red carpet. However, this time the red carpet will be black, keeping in theme with the movie. The Disneyland Park will open at 7 am especially on that day so you can get a good spot to see the celebrities walk the carpet. Spots cannot be reserved so for those that will want to see the movie stars will be in for a long wait. (more…)

Tron Trilogy Rumors and News

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

It’s not a big surprise that Disney is looking at making 2 more Tron movies to complete a “new trilogy”. The movie made a global gross of $399 Million during it’s theatrical run. It’s a “small” profit on a approximately $340 million price tag (making and marketing costs combined), but enough to convince Disney to take it further. It also puts Joseph Kosinski on the map as the highest grossing first time director of a live action movie.

Another reason why a second and third movie is a good idea are the very good Toy sales! This might become yet another one of these Cars successes where the after sale of merchandise is the big money magnet. Add the DVD sale that has just started to the total and everybody at Disney, including their shareholders, will be more than happy. I know I am! Not just because of the positive news above, but especially for 2 more movies. Another nice success is the very popular music from the movie. Daft Punk’s soundtrack sold 615,000 copies world wide. (more…)

Exclusive Hidden Cars II Clip

Monday, April 4th, 2011

During the WonderCon convention guest had the chance to go home and discover a nice special clip from the new Cars II movie. All they had to do is spot a parked car with the twitter handler @ChromeLeaks on it, visit the twitter account and follow the link to Cars-N-Deals.com where they would see a hoax car advertisement that had a hidden URL (chromeA113.com) in it. This URL gets you to the exclusive clip. No worries though. You don’t have to do anything as we added the clip here…

Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom Movie (April Fool’s)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

It was already green lighted, the Magic Kingdom movie, now we also know who will be the leading part in the movie. A rumored new full length Mickey Mouse movie is in the making. However, it has come to our attention that the Magic Kingdom movie and the Mickey Mouse feature are one and the same. Mickey Mouse will star as the lead role in the Magic Kingdom movie.

It is not clear yet if Mickey will be fully CGI or if they will use other methods of bringing him to live. Nothing is said or known about the story yet but according to our sources it will not be the Playhouse Mickey version, but a version that both young children as well as their parents will appreciate. Goofy and Donald could also be part of this new adventure.

Mickey Mouse Feature Movie

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Burny Mattinson, who is working on a new Winnie the Pooh movie, mention that he has an idea to have Mickey Mouse star in his own full length feature movie

I am working on just an idea of my own which is basically a Mickey, Donald, Goofy feature film idea. We have to present it first to the bosses to get the green light. (via Bleeding Cool)

Burny Mattinson, born in 1935, started working for Disney in 1953 and has been in the company for his entire career. He worked on many Disney movies including The Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, The Black Cauldron, Aladdin, The Lion King and many more.

The Mermaids of the Caribbean

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

While they may look sexy it’s no big secret that mermaids can be very dangerous creatures. We’ve already had a glimpse of them in the trailer but now they can show what they got on this great new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides poster.

Once your done looking at the eye candy, let those same eyes wander to the bottom of the poster. See what they are sitting on? Skulls and skeletons!

Looks like Jack Sparrow and his crew will get some problem with the ladies.

Great poster!

Disney’s Miss Marple

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Disney is looking at modernizing the classic Miss Marple stories for a big screen feature. Since her firs appearance in a 1927 short story the character has been shown in many forms on television, the big screen, stage shows and on radio shows. There have been 12 original Marple novels. The first full novel was published three years after the short story, back in 1930.

Disney will be making a modern version and will have a younger Miss Marple to tell the story. At this time Jennifer Garner is attached to the project as the younger Miss Marple. The screenplay is written by Mark Frost who worked on Twin Peaks and Fantastic Four.

New Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Below you’ll find a fantastic new trailer of the 4th Pirates movie. Looks like it will be a lot of fun. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush. The movie will be released on May 20th 2011

New Magic Kingdom Writer found

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Disney has been working on bringing the Magic Kingdom to the big screen. A movie, not only about 1 attraction but the whole park, has been on the works for a while. Ron Moore, better known for his work on the fantastic Battlestar Galactica TV series has written a first draft, but when Jon Favreau come on board as the director a search for a new writer started too. Jon latest work as a director include Iron Man II and Cowboys & Aliens.

It looks like the have found their man with Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. He isn’t new at Disney as he already worked on scripts for a new Snow White project (Snow and the Seven), worked on the adaption of the John Carter of Mars series and is writing a book for the Dumbo Broadway musical.

Via Hollywood Reporter

Flying House – inspired by UP

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

ABC’s Good Morning America reported one of the most unbelievable sights – straight from the imagination of the Disney Pixar creators: a house flying with the help of a cluster of hundreds of balloons!

As can be seen in the video embedded below from the official ABCnews-Website a group of experts and volunteers went out to the desert to see if they could actual make a house fly – just as in the Disney Pixar hit UP that inspired them. Calculations revealed that it should be sort of possible – even if humans would be on-board as pilots. To this length they built a full-size outer shell of a light-weight house (OK, so they did bend the rules a bit there, but at least it looked like a real, full-sized house from the outside) in the desert and tethered it to hundreds and hundreds of huge balloons of various colors each holdinga full-size tank of helium … and got their house to actually soar high in the sky and by doing that settinga record for the largest cluster balloon flight ever!

But don’t just take my word … watch the video below:

And the BAFTA goes to…

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Toy Story 3 has just received the British Academy of Film and Television arts award for best animation. It was up against “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Despicable Me”. Lee Unkrich came to the stage to get the award and do a small thank you speech. It was also nominated for best adapted screenplay but couldn’t win it from the movie “The Social Network”. It also failed to get the award in Special Visual Effects. Inception won it in this category.

Alice in Wonderland won the award in the category Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. It was also nominated in the Special Visual Effects category as well as the Production Design category and Original Music category.

A full list with all the winners can be found here