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At Home With Olaf: Disney Launches New Animated Digital Series

Following Frozen 2‘s successful run at the worldwide box office last year with a gross of over $1 billion, Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially announced a brand new digital spinoff series titled At Home With Olaf, which will center on one of the animated franchise’s most beloved characters. 

The series is created by Disney animator Hyrum Osman with Josh Gad once again set to reprise his role as the titular kind-hearted snowman. The episodes will be released for free starting this week on Disney’s social media accounts. 

Check out the first episode of At Home With Olaf below!

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The Walt Disney Studios Announces New Dates for Upcoming Films

The Walt Disney Studios today shared new dates for Disney’s Mulan, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, and more.  Check out the new release dates below:

2020

Soul (Disney and Pixar)— June 19, 2020
Mulan (Disney)—July 24, 2020
Empty Man (20th Century Studios)—August 7, 2020
The One and Only Ivan (Disney)—August 14, 2020
The Beatles: Get Back (Disney)—September 4, 2020
The King’s Man (20th Century Studios)—September 18, 2020
Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios)—October 9, 2020
The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures)—October 16, 2020
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Studios)—October 23, 2020
Black Widow (Marvel Studios)—November 6, 2020
Deep Water (20th Century Studios)—November 13, 2020
Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Animation Studios)—November 25, 2020
Free Guy (20th Century Studios)—December 11, 2020
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)—December 18, 2020
The Last Duel (20th Century Studios)—December 25, 2020 (limited)

2021

The Last Duel (20th Century Studios)—January 8, 2021 (Wide)
The Eternals (Marvel Studios)—February 12, 2021
Ron’s Gone Wrong (20th Century Studios)—February 26, 2021
Untitled Disney Live Action—March 12, 2021
Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Studios)—April 9, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—April 23, 2021
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel Studios)—May 7, 2021
Cruella (Disney)—May 28, 2021
Untitled Pixar Animation—June 18, 2021
Jungle Cruise (Disney)—July 30, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—August 13, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—September 10, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—October 1, 2021
Hamilton (Disney)—October 15, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—October 22, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios)—November 5, 2021
Untitled Disney Live Action—November 19, 2021
Untitled Disney Animation—November 24, 2021
Untitled 20th Century—December 3, 2021
AVATAR 2 (20th Century Studios)—December 17, 2021

2022

Untitled 20th Century—January 7, 2022
Nimona (20th Century Studios)—January 14, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder (Marvel Studios)—February 18, 2022
Untitled Pixar Animation—March 11, 2022
Untitled Disney Live Action—March 25, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—April 8, 2022
Black Panther 2 (Marvel Studios)—May 6, 2022
Untitled Disney Live Action—May 27, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—June 10, 2022
Untitled Pixar Animation—June 17, 2022
Captain Marvel 2 (Marvel Studios)—July 8, 2022
Untitled Indiana Jones (Disney)—July 29, 2022
Untitled Disney Live Action—August 12, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—September 16, 2022
Untitled Marvel—October 7, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—October 21, 2022
Untitled Disney Live Action—November 4, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—November 11, 2022
Untitled Disney Animation—November 23, 2022
Untitled Star Wars (Lucasfilm)—December 16, 2022
Untitled 20th Century—December 23, 2022

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Disney’s Artemis Fowl To Debut Exclusively On Disney+

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that it will debut its new live-action feature film “Artemis Fowl” exclusively on Disney+. The release date will be announced soon. 

Based on the best-selling young adult book by Eoin Colfer, “Artemis Fowl” stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. 

“With audiences largely unable to attend theatres in the current environment, we are thrilled to offer the premiere of ‘Artemis Fowl’ on Disney+,” said Ricky Strauss, President, Content & Marketing, Disney+. “Director Kenneth Branagh and his spectacular cast take viewers right into the vibrant, fantasy world of the beloved book, which fans have been waiting to see brought to life onscreen for years. It’s great family entertainment that is the perfect addition to Disney+’s summer lineup.”  

In this fantastical, spellbinding adventure, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Shaw), a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, embarks on a journey to find his father (Farrell), who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler (Anozie), Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies. 

The film had originally been scheduled for a theatrical release in the U.S. on May 29, 2020. 

The “Artemis Fowl” books are currently available in the U.S. from Disney-Hyperion.

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Rosario Dawson Joins The Mandalorian Season 2 As Ahsoka Tano

Slash Film has brought word that the second season of Disney+’s acclaimed Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian is making a huge creative decision to cast Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap) to star as a live-action version of fan-favorite Rebels and Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano!

Tano made her first appearance in Star Wars lore in the 2008 Clone Wars film that led into the hit TV series, which was revived for its last season that is currently airing on Disney+, and has since spun off into other series such as Rebels as well as video games and comics. She was originally the padawan to Anakin Skywalker and was not well-received by fans of the franchise, but as her character grew and developed over the years, she quickly became one of the highest-regarded characters in the entire franchise.

Fans can expect to see the character in the upcoming second season of the hit series which is set to premiere in October.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) stars as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.

The series also stars Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season included Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who helm the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who have also provided the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.

The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.

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Disney And Pixar’s Onward To Arrive Early On Digital March 20 & To Stream On Disney+ April 3

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5:00PM PST/ 8:00PM EST and on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S.

The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes. With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, Disney will offer the film ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. beginning today at 5:00PM PST /8:00PM EST for $19.99.

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Dan Scanlon (Director, “Onward”) and Kori Rae (Producer, “Onward”).

In “Onward,” teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

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Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition Toy

From Hasbro’s Star Wars Collection: The Child Animatronic Edition with sounds and motorized sequences!

He may look like “Baby Yoda,” but this lovable creature is called The Child — and now you can become his protector with this animatronic toy from Star Wars. Touching the top of The Child Animatronic Edition’s head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the figure’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Boys and girls ages 4 and up can pretend to harness the power of the Force as The Child toy closes its eyes, raises its arm, and sighs as if exerting a great amount of energy.

Features:

– Touch the top of The Child Animatronic Edition’s head to activate sound effects inspired by The Mandalorian, including happy and excited, giggles and babbles, tired and sleeping, and Force effects sounds

– Features motorized movements, including a head that moves up and down, ears that move back and forth, eyes that open and close, and more
Fans will love patting The Child Animatronic Edition’s head 3 times for Force activation, in which the animatronic toy will raise its arm, close its eyes, and sigh, as if using the Force

– Pretending to channel the Force takes a whole lot of energy and requires a lot of rest. Lay The Child toy down and it will close its eyes and take a “Force nap”

– Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition is inspired by the fan-favorite character from The Mandalorian and includes a removable Mandalorian pendant necklace and premium soft goods robe

Pre-order HERE for $59.99.

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Frozen 2 Available On Disney+ Three Months Early, Beginning Sunday, March 15

The Walt Disney Company announced that “Frozen 2” will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15, surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging period.

“‘Frozen 2’ has captivated audiences around the world through its powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family, messages that are incredibly relevant during this time, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. 

Internationally, “Frozen 2” will be available on Disney+ in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, March 17.  In the U.S., the film will initially be available in high definition, with Ultra HD video playback available to all subscribers on Tuesday, March 17.

The No. 1 animated movie of all time, “Frozen 2” follows Elsa, together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, on a remarkable and inspiring journey into the unknown to discover the source of her magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle. From Walt Disney Animation Studios and the Academy Award®-winning team of directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

“Frozen 2” joins Disney+’s lineup of blockbuster movies, original content, and classic library titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.

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Watch The New Soul Trailer

Check out the new trailer from Disney and Pixar’s all-new original feature film “Soul,” which opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2020.

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

 

Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Daveed Diggs, “Soul” is directed by Academy Award winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray (Pixar short “Lou”). Globally renowned musician Jon Batiste will be writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Nine Inch Nails, will compose an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds. 

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Watch The Jungle Cruise Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt

Walt Disney Pictures has released the official trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra’s upcoming action-adventure film Jungle Cruise.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain, Frank Wolff and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission, Dr. Lily Houghton.

Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, The Shallows) directed the film from a story by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa and Michael Green with Ficarra and Requa also serving as the screenwriters.

The film will hit theaters on July 24, 2020.

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Watch The New Artemis Fowl Trailer

Check out the new trailer for Disney’s Artemis Fowl, a breathtaking, fantastical adventure that will astonish and delight audiences of all ages, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film follows the journey of 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis as he searches for his missing father. 

Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis decked out in his cool sunglasses sets out to find his father, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies. “Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. 

To make sure that you see every pulse pounding moment of this film clearly, buy glasses online.

Artemis Fowl opens on May 29, 2020.

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