Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Shorts, March 6, 2011

Odds and Ends From the Week in Disney

On Tuesday, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich brought the hardware home to the Pixar studios in Emeryville, where he showed off his bright, shiny, new Oscar for Best Animated Feature. He shared these pics with his followers on Twitter:




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Toy Story alums Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are expected to sign on for Disney's latest theme park ride movie, "Jungle Cruise."  The film is rumored to also have also piqued the interest of John Lasseter, since he, himself, was once a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland.

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Disney Parks released the latest ads by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz for the Disney Dream Portrait campaign. The series casts well-known celebrities as classic Disney animated characters.

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges as Beauty and the Beast
Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid
Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin as the Wicked Queen and the Magic Mirror
from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The ads will run as special inserts in the April issues of O – The Oprah Magazine, People En Español, Real Simple, Essence, and InStyle, and in the March 28 issue of People.

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Demi Lovato, Disney Channel's Sonny With a Chance star has emerged from rehab and promises a video message to her fans on Monday.

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Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation, a new Pixar short cartoon featuring the return of Woody, Buzz and their friends, will debut in theaters on June 24 as an accessory to Cars 2. I posted stills from the movie a couple of weeks ago and this week Disney/Pixar released the first clip. In it, Barbie and Ken believe they've stowed away with Bonnie on a family trip to Hawaii only to discover they've been sadly mistaken.


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The first Spanish-language version of Disney's theatrical musical The Lion King will premiere in Madrid in October.

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Disney acquired Finnish video game developer Rocket Pack for a price tag estimated between $10 million and $20 million. This gives Disney access to Rocket Packs versatile HTML5 gaming engine and a broader platform with which to develop online games.

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Back in the day when Miley Cyrus was still speaking to her father, they appeared together in a little trifle on the Disney Channel called Hannah Montana. Over a hundred episodes and millions of starstruck tweens later, the series wrapped in January. On Tuesday, the final season of Hannah Montana Forever will be available on home video in a 2-DVD set that will include a series retrospective and an alternate ending to the final episode. Also available on DVD Tuesday are the Studio Ghibli releases Tales From Earthsea and Nausicaä of the Valley of The Wind.
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