Category Archives: Walt Disney Pictures
It looks like the hunt for a director for the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film is finally winding down. We’ve been hearing for some time now that a new ‘Pirates’ film was in development, with the most recent development coming from Jeff Nathanson being hired to write the script. But since then, news has been very quite on the film’s production, which left many wondering what was happening with the series. Most assumed that Rob Marshall, who directed the fourth installment in the series, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, would be coming back to helm the fifth film in Disney’s lucrative franchise. But it seems that won’t be the case after all, because word is that Disney has narrowed its choices down to a few candidates, and Marshall’s name is not among them.
On June 11th, return to the spectacular land of Oz with Disney’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL on Blu-ray Combo Pack! This epic adventure comes to life with vibrant picture and sound and includes an impressive variety of never-before-seen bonus material including “The Magic of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Second Screen Feature,” James Franco’s personal story of his journey to the land of Oz produced and directed by Franco himself, Mila Kunis’ makeup metamorphosis and much more!
Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.
Actor Johnny Depp may star in Disney’s film adaptation of Broadway musical “Into the Woods“. Depp’s role in this film would be his first singing role since he starred in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street. This project would also reunite Depp with Rob Marshall, who was the director of Disney’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Into the Woods is a “darkly comic mash-up” of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker along with his wife, who try to lift a family curse by traveling into the woods to confront a witch that put a spell on them. During they journey, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
As of last October, we knew that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was happening, as was announced when Disney purchased Lucasfilm. At the time, all we knew was that the new series would start with ‘Star Wars Episode VII’, and that the film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, which will be released in the summer of 2015. It’s believed that the new films will see the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as their iconic characters of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, but in what capacity is unknown. There are many rumors circulating about what’s to come, including a rumored TV series, as well as stand alone spin-off films.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition
Rediscover the Film That Gave Voice to a Whole Generation
On October 1, 2013, Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition will splash its way into homes for the very first time in Blu-ray™ hi-definition with new, breathtaking picture and sound restoration!
A whole new generation will discover life under the sea when Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition comes to home video this fall. Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).