Disney has just issued a press release announcing that they will be re-releasing several of its films in 3D over the coming years. The films that have been confirmed for release are Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and The Little Mermaid. Late in 2009, Disney found success with the double-feature release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D. Now, just this past month, The Lion King has added to its already sizable box office gross, with the 3D film taking in about $80 million. Read on to view the full press release. [Read more...]
Last Friday evening, a ceremony was held at the D23 Expo to mark the first day of issue of the “Send A Hello Forever Stamps,” which feature several Pixar characters, such as Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E, and Lightning McQueen. John Lasseter was present for the ceremony and gave a touching speech (video clip below) about how honored he and the company of Pixar was to have their characters etched into history. Read on to view the full press release marking the occasion, which includes details on how to order the stamps. Knowing how many collectors will want a piece of the action, they have provided various options for those who want keepsakes. [Read more...]
Similar to previous Pixar’s home video releases, Disney has announced that the Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting retail stores right before the big holiday shopping season kicks off. Included within the sets will be a brand grew short entitled Air Mater, which we described back in February as a film that would set up the Planes universe. Besides the standard box sets, there will be a monster 11-Disc set collecting the two Cars films, along with all of the Mater’s Tall Tales shorts. Read on for the full press release, images of the box sets, and a clip from the upcoming Air Mater! [Read more...]
This year, D23 is set to be bigger than ever, with Disney and Pixar having a large presence at the show. Back in late-2010, we learned of very cool Pixar postage stamps being released by the Post Office to highlight the animation studio’s extensive collection of popular films. Well, the time for their release is now coming up rapidly. The USPS and Disney will co-unveil the stamps in a special presentation on August 19. Additionally, there will be exclusive D23 merchandise available at the expo, such as a Toy Story Woody action figure and a Cars 2 Finn McMissile collectible. Read on to check out the full press release detailing Disney Consumer Products at the D23 Expo! [Read more...]
Disney Interactive Studios unveiled today the classic character costumes of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald who will be joining the mix of Disney and Pixar characters in the upcoming action-adventure videogame Disney Universe set for release this fall. The game brings together for the first time characters and worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney’s Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Pictures. The new classic characters are joined by other characters like Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters Inc., Alice and the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and many more! [Read more...]
Last week, Disney Mobile released a few new Cars 2 apps for the App Store, just in time for the release of the film. Looks like the apps are pretty popular already, as the paid version has toppled popular games such as Angry Birds and Tiny Wings which usually occupy the number one slot. The full version includes a fun pick-up-and-play game, while the lite (free) version allows gamers to play a few levels (both have links to view Cars 2 videos and images and to buy film-related merchandise. To check out some images of the game in action and read the full press release for the game, keep on reading on! [Read more...]
UPDATE: My in-depth review of the game is up here.
It is a big week for Pixar and Disney. Not only is Cars 2 coming this Friday, the video game for the film was just released today! It is available for almost every platform out there – XBox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, DS, PC and MAC. I am currently playing through every nook and cranny of the game and will have a review up soon. Right now, I can say that the game is loads of fun, especially in multiplayer mode. Disney and Pixar worked really hard on this game and taking your first spin around the track really helps you see that. Today, Disney Interactive released a launch trailer (in HD), a few more beautiful screenshots, and a full press release, which you can view here! [Read more...]