Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Where to buy 'Frozen' on Blu-ray/DVD

Though Frozen continues draw audiences into theaters, the movie is just a little over a month away from being released on Blu-ray and DVD. Below is a handy guide with links to make the right decision when it comes the movie's home video release. The list will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Barnes and Noble
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Best Buy
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Disney Store
Preorder by March 17th and receive a set of 4 lithographs

Exclusive bonus disc (with Blu-ray): The Voices of Frozen, Frozen Art Gallery, and Deleted Scene
Blu-ray with bonus disc

Two exclusive sets, includes Disney Infinity Anna or Elsa

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WATCH: New clip from 'The Pirate Fairy' featuring Tom Hiddleston as a young Captain Hook

The second clip from the upcoming Tinker Bell movie, The Pirate Fairy has made its way online and features a new look at James (soon to be Captain Hook), voiced by Tom Hiddleston. The Pirate Fairy will be available to own on DVD & Blu-ray April 1st.

From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

'Frozen' takes top honors at the 41st annual Annie Awards

The 41st annual Annie Awards were held over the weekend and Disney's Frozen took home five awards, including "Best Animated Feature." Frozen has already won the Golden Globe and BFCA awards for "Best Animated Feature" and will vie of top honors at the Academy Awards on March 2nd. Check out the film's other Annie Award wins and nominations below.

Winner- Best Animated Feature
Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Winner- Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee 

Winner- Music in an Animated Feature Production- 
Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Christophe Beck 

Winner- Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Michael Giaimo, Lisa Keene, and David Womersley 

Winner- Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Josh Gad as Olaf 

Nominee- Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production
Tony Smeed 

Nominee- Outstanding Achievement in Character Design in an Animated Feature Production- Bill Schwab 

Nominee- Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
John Ripa 

Nominee- Outstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jennifer Lee

Nominee- Outstanding Achievement in Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Jeff Draheim

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Natasha Bedingfield sings "Who Am I" from Disney's 'The Pirate Fairy'

Walt Disney Pictures announced today that Grammy nominee Natasha Bedingfield will sing the song "Who Am I" featured in the upcoming Tinker Bell movie, The Pirate Fairy. Check out a new clip and preview of the song below. The Pirate Fairy features the voice talents of Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston and will be available on DVD/ Blu-ray April 1st.


Sing-a-long with Disney's 'Frozen' this Friday

After nine weeks in theaters, Disney's Frozen continues to draw in audiences as it closes in on $350 million domestically. To celebrate the film and soundtrack's rousing success, a sing-a-long version is set to begin a limited engagement this Friday. Much like the great Disney sing-a-long videos of our childhoods, the film will feature song lyrics on the screen and a bouncing snowflake for audiences to follow along with. Watch the sing-a-long version of the Oscar nominated song "Let It Go" below, as well as a TV spot for the event. Check local listings to find a participating theater near you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WATCH: First clip from 'The Pirate Fairy'

The Pirate Fairy, the fourth installment of Disney's successful Tinker Bell series, will hit Blu-ray and DVD on April 1st and Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first clip. Christina Hendricks joins the fairy cast as Zarina, a dust-keeper fairy, along with Tom Hiddleston as a young cabin boy named James (soon to be Captain Hook).

Click here to watch the clip from Entertainment Weekly.

WATCH: New 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer starring Vincent Cassel & Lea Seydoux

A new trailer for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast is now available online ahead of the film's French release on February 12th. No US release is scheduled at this time.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New 'Maleficent' titles now available for pre-order

Three new Maleficient books are now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, including a deluxe novelization and "making of..." titles. No cover images are available at this time, but check other details below.

Maleficent by Elizabeth Rudnick
Hardcover, 272 pages
Available April 29, 2014

"A deluxe novelization of the Walt Disney Studios film Maleficient, starring Angelina Jolie"

The Curse of Maleficent- The Tale of Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Rudnick
Hardcover, 240 pages
Available April 29, 2014

"This beautifully illustrated novel dives into Aurora's tale in the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures films, Maleficent."

Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent by Charles Solomon
Hardcover, 176 pages
Available June 17, 2014

"With its themes of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and love triumphing over powerful magic, 'Sleeping Beauty' remains one of the most beloved of all fairy tales. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Perrault's vision of the ageless, enchanted princess slumbering in her vine-encrusted tower has fascinated readers and artists for more 300 years three times as long as the heroine slept. This heavily-illustrated book will trace the history of that fascination, which has manifested itself in literature, fine art, poetry, music, and film.

The most celebrated cinematic version of Sleeping Beauty is Walt Disney's, the glorious finale of the animated fairy tales he began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Although Briar Rose/Aurora was the most beautiful and beautifully animated of the Disney princesses, the film was dominated by Maleficent: Perrault's shriveled old fairy was transformed into the epitome of the lovely but terrible sorceress of fantasy literature.

The book will conclude with the development and creation of Maleficent, including interviews with Angelina Jolie, Imelda Staunton, Linda Woolverton, Sean Bailey, Joe Roth, Don Hahn, and director Robert Stromberg (Oscar-winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland); behind-the-scenes details and photography; costumes, props, and makeup; and plenty of movie magic!"

Download Lana Del Ray's "Once Upon a Dream" from Disney's 'Maleficent'

Lana Del Ray's "Once Upon a Dream" is available to download for free from GooglePlay for a limited time. The film's soundtrack, featuring the score by James Newton Howard, is set for release on May 27th with the film's release to follow on the 30th.

WATCH: New 'Maleficent' trailer featuring Lana Del Ray's rendition of "Once Upon a Dream"

Over the last few months, Disney had released several trailers for Maleficent, a live action version of the studio's animated classic, Sleeping Beauty. In the latest trailer, which made its debut during the Grammy's, features Lana Del Ray's haunting cover of "Once Upon a Dream" as well as new footage from the film. Maleficent is set for release on May 30, 2014.