Robbing Dwarfs

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Brett Ratner, who directed movies like Rush Hour 3 and X-Men 3, is planning to make a new Snow White version. It will be far away from the Disney Classic and will portray the dwarfs as robbers and will involve a dragon. The new movie will have a comedic look at the Brother Grimm story. Script is written by Melisa Wallack who has written and directed the 2007 movie Bill.

Although I don’t mind seeing new and enhanced versions of our beloved Disney classic, it will still feel strange to see the story told in a different way. Disney is not involved in this version.

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Meeting Woody and the Crew

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Are you ready for Toy Story 3? So are the movie theaters! This weekend I encountered Woody in full size Lego at my local movie theater. This Lego figure looked impressive, would fit well in a Toy Story fans house. I wonder if they would miss one of them. I say ‘miss one’ as there where 2 of these full size Lego statues in the hall.

He wasn’t the only Tot Story figure there. There where stand ups with the whole gang, over sized movie posters and even big floor mats. They really want you to go and see this movie. But we Disney/Pixar fans don’t need this kind of convincing. We will be ready for the June 18 release.

Tron: Legacy Animation Series

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The first movie from 1982 wasn’t the success Disney had hoped for but over the years it did became the cult classic it deserves to be and Disney saw potential in a sequel. The second movie isn’t out yet, but is already generating a followers of fans who can’t wait to see it.

This time Disney isn’t going to wait another 28 years before they’ll add another Tron to their list of many projects. It looks like we might get a Tron; Legacy animation series for Fall 2011. If green lighted the new series should find it’s way to the target public of 9 to 14 year olds on Disney DX.

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No Toy Gets Left Behind

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Can’t wait to see the Toys get into action again for the third time? Just download the 3rd trailer for Toy Story 3 and enjoy a preview of the action you can expect as from June 18, 2010. Woody and Buzz will be back with more adventures, more fun and even more toys.

The trailer looks like it will be another fun ride, not something to take for granted with sequels. However Pixar doesn’t seem to have a problem with that. It already proofed it with Toy Story 2 and now it looks like to repeat itself with the third in the series.

Enjoy the Preview trailer 3!

Picture Copyrights Disney.

Cars II New Release Date

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Disney’s company president and CEO Bob Igner has announced that the PIXAR movie “Cars 2” has a new release date. The movie will race into the theaters in December 2011, a push back from its previous June 24, 2011 date. This might result in the Disney PIXAR’s “The Bear and the Bow” to be pushed back too. “The Bear and the Bow” is scheduled for December 2011 too at the moment, but Disney will not want to release two big productions in the same time slot.

Cars II will be directed by Brad Lewis and The Bear and the Bow’s director is Brenda Chapman and will feature the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.

UP going for the “Best Picture” Oscar (updated)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The OSCAR nominations have been made public and “UP” is going for the big one. “UP” has been, as was rumored before, nominated for the Best Picture award. This time the competition is even more fierce as the years before as for the first time since 1943 10 movies will have to battle it out to win the prestigious movie award. The other nominees are “Avatar”, “The Blind Side”, “District 9″, “An Education”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Inglourious Bastards”, “Precious”, “A Serious Man” and “Up in the Air”. It will not be an easy task for “UP” with a powerful list like this.

The more obvious nomination for “UP” is in the “Best Animated Feature” category. Here it is up against “Caroline”, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” and “The Secret of Kells”.

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Dr. Facilier and Mama Odie

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

PrincessFrogFeaturetteAn exclusive look at a new featurette on Walt Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” can be found at ComingSoon.net. It features the villain Dr. Facilier, voiced by Keith David, and Mama Odie, voiced by Jenifer Lewis. The two and a half minute featurette takes you inside the magic of the movie with the directors Ron Clements and John Musker, the producer Peter Del Vecho, supervising Animator “Dr Facilier” Bruce Smith, supervising Animator “Mama Odie” Andreas Deja and the two actors voicing the characters. A real fun treat.

The movie has been shown in a limited release in New York and Los Angeles with a wide release on December 11th.

Picture copyrights Disney.

Animation for the Oscars

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

UPblueR There are 20 animated feature movies that have been submitted for the 82nd Academy Awards. From these 20, the academy will nominated those that deserve to get the Oscar. Among the list we can see a collection of Disney movies. “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”, “The Princess and the Frog”, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”, Ponyo” and the fantastic “UP”.

Other movies on the list are “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”, “Astro Boy”, “Battle for Terra”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” “Coraline”, “The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer”, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, “Mary and Max”, “The Missing Lynx”, “Monsters vs. Aliens”, “9”, “Planet 51”, “The Secret of Kells” and “A Town Called Panic”

A nice selection of animated movie with some real gems. Disney’s chances to be nominated for an Oscar look very good, even with this list of 20, some of them very strong, movies. “UP” has to be up there for sure, together with a couple of other Disney productions, but the competition does look good.

UP Balloon goes Under Tower Bridge

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

UPgoingunderTo promote the new Pixar movie a hot air balloon as passed under the Tower Bridge for the very first time.

The movie will premiere on Sunday at the British Film Institute and will be released in the rest of the UK as from next Friday.

Follow the link for 2 more shots of the Balloon traveling under the famous bridge.

Picture Copyrights Jeff Moore via the Daily Mail

Gallery 4 – The Move to Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

snowwhiteconceptIt was make or break when Walt created the full length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film industry was convinced a feature animation would be a failure and even his wife Lillian and his brother Roy tried to talk him out of it. Lillian, told him: “No one’s ever gonna pay a dime to see a dwarf picture.”. But Walt didn’t listen and continued his dream… the rest is history.

It would be impossible to create a Disney museum without a special gallery dedicated to this milestone in Disney’s life…

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Walt & El Grupo

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Walt-ElGrupoOn September 11, 2009 Disney will release a documentary about Walt and a group of artist and film makers who went to South America during 1941. The movie will tell the story about Walt’s trip, a trip requested by the US government as part of the good neighbor policy, and the influence on some of Disney’s work. As a result of this trip Disney created the “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros” classics…

You can see a trailer, either in standard or in HD, on the Apple website.

Picture copyrights Disney (via Apple.com)

Trailer for Miyazaki’s Ponyo

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

One week after Comic-Con in San Diego, Walt Disney Pictures has released a second “Ponyo” trailer. Release date is set for 14th August.

Galleries 3 New Horizons: The Emergence of the Walt Disney Studio (1928 to 1940)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

thegoofAre you ready to visit some real magical history? Time to order your tickets!

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s website is up and you can now order your tickets for the October opening. For those getting a Museum membership, you could get the opportunity to visit the museum in The Presidio of San Fransisco before the general public during a special preview weekend before the official opening.

Here is another preview, straight from the museum…

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Alice in Wonderland Official Trailer

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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After it was pulled of the internet a couple of days ago, the official Alice in Wonderland trailer has now be made available online by Disney. The trailer can be viewed on the official Disney Alice in Wonderland website.

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San Diego Comic Con Limited Disney Art Work

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

TronLimitedVisitors of the San Diego Comic Convention (july 23-26) will have the possibility to buy and own some special limited Disney art print. One of the prints will be from the TRON movie.

The art print is taken from the original concept art and will be offered in a production run of only 82 pieces. The same amount as the date the movie was released. Price of this piece will be $79

PrincessLimitedThe Princess and the Frog will also have a limited art print.

The piece will have a limited run of only 50 pieces, will be printed on Museum Fine Art Quality Watercolor paper, hand numbered and signed by the talent of the movie. Again offered at $79

If you want want of these make sure to be at the convention on the first day…