Category Archives: Walt Disney Pictures
Peter Pan, that classic movie that has spawned rides all over the world, is coming to Disney Blu-Ray on February 5th, 2013! Why so late, you ask? Well, that is because that is the 60th Anniversary of the original release of the movie!
I am looking forward to the movie release quite a bit, because that is the day before my birthday! The Peter Pan Diamond Edition, which consists of the Blu-Ray Disc, the DVD, the Digital Copy and the Storybook App, has a suggested retail price of $44.99 in the US, and $51.99 in Canada. That would make a great birthday present for me or any other Disney enthusiast who has a Blu-Ray player! Maybe I should send this post on over to my wife!
However, if you pre-order now on Amazon.com, you can receive an $8 coupon to be used at check-out. Also, Amazon.com has the pre-order price marked at $30.99, and when you use the $8 coupon, you’re pre-order price becomes $22.99 before shipping, and around $25 after shipping costs. I haven’t been able to determine how long the coupon is good for, so if you are thinking about waiting and seeing about whether you want to buy the movie, you may end up losing out on that valuable coupon!
To help you decide whether you want to purchase the movie or not, here is a trailer you can watch! Enjoy!
- Amazon Deal: Rio Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digitial Copy $9.99 (couponingtodisney.com)
- Disney’s Peter Pan: Diamond Edition coming to Blu-Ray on February 5th! (chipandco.com)
Disney is shutting down its Web movie service, Disney Movies Online, saying the site wasn’t keeping up with user demands.
In an email to users, the company said the site would be closed as of Dec. 31.
The site allowed visitors to buy and rent both Disney & Pixar Movies. It also allowed people who purchased physical discs to stream the movies from the website.
However, the site did not attract many customers and had limited capabilities. Users couldn’t download their digital movies for offline playback, there was no support for connected devices like game consoles, and it only offered movies for streaming on Web browsers.
Disney did not say when a replacement service would be launched.
- What is Your “Disney Moment”? (chipandco.com)
- Disney Confidential – Disney to purchase Hasbro? (chipandco.com)
The first feature-length animated film made, Snow White has been named the number one animated film by the AFI (American Film Institute). The film was seen by 20 million people in the first three months when it was released in the 1930s.
Many of the works in the exhibit have never been seen before and are now on display in a new gallery at the Walt Disney Family Museum. The exhibit features more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings from the film. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters.
The exhibit runs through April 14th.
- Two New Books Commemorate Making of SNOW WHITE (chipandco.com)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes (chipandco.com)
- SNOW WHITE Collectors’ Edition Books are Timeless Treasures (chipandco.com)
Pre-production work on Star Wars: Episode VII is well underway and with speculation running rampant on who will be directing the new trilogy, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).
Are you looking forward to it? Or are you a Star Wars purist and have no interest in seeing new movies? Let us know in the comment box below.
- The Toy Hall of Fame has chosen STAR WARS (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Stream the First Episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 5 Free (chipandco.com)
Disney Animation’s short film, “Paperman” which is opening for the blockbuster hit “Wreck-It Ralph” is one of 10 animated shorts that have already made the cut for the Oscar nod. It is being reported that “Paperman” is an early favorite for the win but there is a lot of time between now and the 85th Academy Awards that will be held on February 24th and so we will have to wait and see.
Fifty-six films were submitted in the short animated film category; and out of those came a list of the 10 that are moving forward from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The short films and feature animation branch members will select from three to five nominees from that shortlist. The nominees will be announced January 10th.
The shortlist of animated shorts seeking an Oscar nomination are:
- “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
- “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)
- “Dripped,” Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)
- “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)
- “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)
- “Fresh Guacamole,” PES, director (PES)
- “Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
- “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’ ” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
- “Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)
- “Tram,” Michaela Pavlatova, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)
- Wreck it Ralph Meet & Greet in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com)