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Disney Announces Movie Slate & Release Dates Through 2020


On Wednesday, October 7, The Walt Disney Studios crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office in record studio time, surpassing its previous fastest set November 14, 2014 by nearly six weeks. With $1.433 billion domestically and $2.575 billion internationally as of October 7, 2015, this is the third consecutive year Disney has reached this threshold. It comes as Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out crosses the $800 million mark upon its debut in China this week.

“2015 has been a record-setting year both domestically and internationally thanks to a strong slate of films from all of our brands,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “With an incredible pipeline of both original stories and anticipated sequels featuring our most beloved characters, we are set to deliver some fantastic movies well into the future.”

Further solidifying its branded tentpole strategy, The Walt Disney Studios has set the following domestic release dates:

– CARS 3 now dated on 6/16/17 wide
– COCO is final title of previous “11/22/17 Untitled Pixar Animation”
– 12/22/17 UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 12/22/17 wide
– BLACK PANTHER moves to 2/16/18 wide (from 7/6/18 wide)
– GIGANTIC is final title of previous “3/9/18 Disney Animation”
– TOY STORY 4 moves to 6/15/18 wide (from 6/16/17 wide)
– ANT-MAN AND THE WASP now dated on 7/6/18 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 11/2/18 wide
– CAPTAIN MARVEL moves to 3/8/19 wide (from 11/2/18 wide)
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 3/29/19 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEYTOON STUDIOS now dated on 4/12/19 wide
– THE INCREDIBLES 2 now dated on 6/21/19 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 11/8/19 wide
– UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION now dated on 3/13/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 5/1/20 wide
– UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION now dated on 6/19/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 7/10/20 wide
– UNTITLED MARVEL now dated on 11/6/20 wide
– UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION now dated on Wed 11/25/20 wide

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Tomorrowland To Be Released On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere On October 13, 2015


Dreamers Wanted…Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible.  Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride. Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it. Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 13, 2015!

Join former boy genius Frank (George Clooney), optimistic, science-minded teen Casey (Britt Robertson), mysterious Athena (Raffey Cassidy) and the brilliant David Nix (Hugh Laurie) in a world of pure Disney imagination.  Tomorrowland transports you on an inspiring and magical journey of wonder and adventure to a place where if you can dream it, you can do it.

Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

– Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird

Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird’s perspective.

– Casting Tomorrowland

Join Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of Tomorrowland.

– A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session

Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.

– The World of Tomorrow Science Hour – Hosted By Futurologist David Nix (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.

– Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra

An animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.

– Brad Bird Production Diaries

Diary Entry #1 – “The First Day” (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #2 – “Tomorrowland vs. the Weather” (DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”

– Blast from the Past Commercial

Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

– Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro

Deleted Scene 1 – Joking on the Eiffel Tower

Deleted Scene 2 – Young Casey vs. The Volcano

Deleted Scene 3 – Doomsday Living Room

Deleted Scene 4 – As Originally Written Casey The Downer

Deleted Scene 5 – What Happened to Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 6 – What is Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 7 – Great Big Beautiful World World’s Fair (DMA Exclusive)

Deleted Scene 8 – Frank Walker age 10 (DMA Exclusive)

– 4 Easter Eggs


– Brad Bird Production Diaries

Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”

– Blast from the Past Commercial
Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

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14-Year-Old Native Hawaiian Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho Cast As The Voice of Disney’s Moana


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her sights firmly on her sophomore year of high school. “I didn’t think I would have a chance,” she said. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana—representing my culture in that way.”


Fortunately, the film’s Hawai’i casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition. “Her audition was fantastic – she was such a raw talent,” said producer Osnat Shurer. “Auli’i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank.”

“Auli’i demonstrated a certain fearlessness in her auditions and call-backs,” said director John Musker. “She has a playful, mischievous wit. She can project vulnerability, she doesn’t seem intimidated at all by the challenges ahead, and her Polynesian background has helped shape her connection to family, hard work and music. These are all qualities she shares with Moana.”

“Moana is a vibrant, tenacious 16-year-old growing up on an island where voyaging is forbidden,” added director Ron Clements. “But Moana has been drawn to the ocean since she can remember and is desperate to find out what’s beyond the confines of her island.”

Cravalho has already started recording for the role. Moana sails into U.S. theaters on November 23, 2016.

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Watch The New Trailer For Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur


A new trailer for Disney•Pixar‘s The Good Dinosaur has been released. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, the film opens in theaters on November 25.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa; “The Night Shift,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.




The film’s voice cast will also include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Steve Zahn (“Treme,” Saving Silverman), AJ Buckley (“Murder in the First,” “Justified”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “X-Men”), Sam Elliot (“Justified,” The Big Lebowski). Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge,” Fargo), Marcus Scribner (“black•ish”), and Jack Bright (Monsters University).

Peter Sohn made his directorial debut with the Pixar short film Partly Cloudy. He has worked in the art, story and animation departments, and also has voiced the characters of Emile from Academy Award- winning Ratatouille and Scott “Squishy” Squibbles from Monsters University.

Denise Ream produced the Golden Globe-nominated film Cars 2 for Pixar Animation Studios, and served as associate producer for Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film Up. She also has an extensive background in producing visual effects and animation for live action films.

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Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Announce Track Listing For Compilation Album We Love Disney Due October 30, 2015


Verve Records and Walt Disney Records have announced the 12 artists who are included on the upcoming compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released on October 30th. The album features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. We Love Disney was produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

The album features singer-songwriter NE-YO on the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award-winning song “Friend Like Me,” from 1992’s Aladdin; British pop singer and songwriter Jessie J on “Part of Your World,” from 1989’s The Little Mermaid; multi-platinum pop/R&B singer/songwriter Jason Derulo on the Oscar and a Golden Globe Award-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama,” from 1994’s The Lion King; multi-platinum solo artist and No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani on the Oscar-nominated song “The Rainbow Connection,” from 1979’s The Muppet Movie; multi-platinum pop singer Ariana Grande on “Zero To Hero,” from 1997’s Hercules; singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko on “In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice” from 1961’s Alice in Wonderland; rock band Fall Out Boy on “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” from 1967’s The Jungle Book; singer-songwriter and Capitol Records artist Tori Kelly on “Colors of the Wind,” the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning theme song from 1995’s Pocahontas; critically acclaimed country artist Kacey Musgraves on “A Spoonful of Sugar” from 1964’s Mary Poppins; soul/R&B singer and Verve Recording artist Charles Perry on “Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat,” from 1970’s The Aristocats; British soul singer Jessie Ware on “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” which appears in both the 1950 animated film Cinderella as well as this year’s enchanting adaptation of the classic film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James; and best-selling country group Rascal Flatts, accompanied by Hollywood Records’ artist-actress Lucy Hale duet on “Let It Go,” the top-selling, Oscar and Grammy-winning song from the 2013 film Frozen. The album also features a rendition of “It’s a Small World” performed by all of the artists.

We Love Disney will be released in several configurations, including as a digital album, a standard CD, a Deluxe CD, on Deluxe Vinyl, and as a picture-disc set. The Deluxe versions feature two bonus tracks from Verve Records’ artists Brenna Whitaker (“It’s Not Easy Being Green” from The Muppet Show) and Yuna (“A Whole New World” from Aladdin). We Love Disney will also be available as a Collector’s Edition Box Set, which includes the digital deluxe album, limited-edition double vinyl, standard-edition double vinyl, limited-edition CD, standard-edition CD, limited-edition double-picture disc, four numbered lithographs, a DVD of “The Magic Behind We Love Disney,” a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a one-time only design, an exclusive tote bag, and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Track Listing

1. Ne-Yo – Friend Like Me 
2. Jessie J – Part Of Your World  
3. Jason Derulo – Can You Feel The Love Tonight 
4. Gwen Stefani – The Rainbow Connection  
5. Ariana Grande – Zero To Hero  
6. Jhené Aiko – In A World Of My Own – Very Good Advice 
7. Fall Out Boy – I Wan’na Be Like You  
8. Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind 
9. Kacey Musgraves – A Spoonful Of Sugar  
10. Charles Perry – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat 
11. Jessie Ware – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes  
12. Rascal Flatts, Lucy Hale – Let It Go 
13. We Love Disney Artists – It’s A Small World  
14. Brenna Whitaker – Bein’ Green  
15. Yuna – A Whole New World

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Funko To release Pop! Disney: The Good Dinosaur Figures In November

Pixar’s second film of the year, The Good Dinosaur, is coming soon! Arlo, the young Apatosaurus, teams up with a fearless human boy named Spot in order to return home! Both Funko Pop! figures are essential for any Disney fan and will be available in November 2015.

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Cyclops Print Works To Release Cinderella Print By JC Richard On September 18, 2015

As the live-action Cinderella makes its way to home video this week, a new limited edition print tied to the original 1950 animated classic arrives. And it is a stunner.

JC Richard designed this officially licensed Cinderella print, depicting the iconic castle, for Cyclops Print Works, and it goes on sale on Friday September 18, 2015 at 12pm PST. The $100, 18-color serigraph is magnificently beautiful, full of gorgeous little details that any eagle-eyed Disney fan will appreciate. It’s the kind of piece that you just soak in. What’s more, it’s being released alongside Richard’s “Paperman” print (something he describes as “joyous fun”) and Dave Perillo’s “Feast” print, both of which were (previously) D23 Expo exclusives. If you love Disney and have some empty wall space, this is your time to shine.


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The Trailer For The Jungle Book


Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

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The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

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Star Wars Legion Helmet Vinyl Figures


The Disney Store has introduced Star Wars Legion Helmets, a series of eight vinyl collectible helmets inspired by the Star Wars Legion Helmet project launched in early 2014.

Created by artists celebrating their love of a galaxy far, far away comes the Star Wars Vinyl Figure Legion Series. Each blind box features an artistic interpretation of Stormtrooper helmets, so the design you get is left up to the Force. Each blind-boxed package contains one of seven known designs, or it could be the Mystery Chaser.

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– Single-pack Star Wars Legion Series 2 1/2” vinyl collectible figure
– Each blind-boxed package contains one of 8 different designs in this series. You won’t know which one you’ve got until you open the box!
– Figures in this series include artistic interpretations of Stormtrooper helmets by Disney artists, celebrity Star Wars fans and select street artists

The figures are priced at $12.95 each and are available on DisneyStore.com.


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Tomorrowland Coming To Blu-ray & Digital HD October 13, 2015


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release director Brad Bird’s family adventure Tomorrowland on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on October 13, 2015.

From the two-time Oscar winner, Bird’s Tomorrowland offers a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award-winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world – and them – forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

Tomorrowland is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers.

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