The Disney/Pixar animated movie “Cars” introduced some iconic characters – Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally Carrera and of course the lovable Mater. The sequel to the ever popular Cars animated movie will bring back some of our favorites including Lighting McQueen and Mater as they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. Cars 2 will introduce several new characters as well.
The 83rd Academy Awards are set to take place 30 days from now and Disney has a pretty good chance on taking home at least one if not more Oscars.They received a total of twelve nominations that cover 6 films including Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and TRON: Legacy to name a few.
Little has been revealed regarding the Monsters, Inc. 2 project in the works since 2008. However, new information released by Disney Central Plaza (via Stitch Kingdom) sheds some light that the movie is going to be a prequel.
Disney/Pixar has released additional details on the Cars 2 sequel. In short, Lightning McQueen and Mater head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. However the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in international espionage.
Disney/Pixar has released the first Cars 2 trailer teaser which clearly indicates that the awaited animated feature will also be a “spy” movie. They also released four pieces of concept-arts showing races in London, Paris, Porto Corsa and Japan.
Whereas the original cars took place in and around old Route 66, this one appears to go international.
Disney/Pixar Animation Studio’s “Toy Story 3D” has crossed the $1 billion threshold at the global box office making it the first animated film to ever reach such a feat. In fact, this is Disney’s second film this year to reach the $1 billion mark -Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” being the other film to reach the astounding number. If that wasn’t marvelous enough, Disney is now the only studio in history to have two films beyond the $1 billion mark in a year.
Guillermo del Toro’s is developing a film based on Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction. Del Toro surprised over 6,000 fans at a panel at San Diego’s comic book convention Comic-Con with the announcement that he is teaming up with Walt Disney Studios to produce a film based on the classic theme park ride, built in 1969.
Disney/ABC Television Group will launch “Disney Junior”, a new multiplatform brand and 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel and online site devoted to preschool-age children. Scheduled to debut in the U.S. in 2012, Disney Junior will invite mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, both classic and new, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7.
The Los Angeles Biz Journal is reporting that The Walt Disney Co. has officially unveiled its long-awaited KeyChest initiative that should it take off will impact digital movie downloads. The initiative would allow a user to purchase a movie or television show that would be stored on a remote server and be standardized in a way that would allow the media to be viewable on multiple platforms including computers, mobile phones and television.
Today the first official trailer for the Tim Burton film “Alice in Wonderland” has been released. You can see it below via YouTube, but for the maximum experience, try watching it in HD on Apple.com. The film hits theaters on March 5, 2010, and the studio has carefully revealed information relating to the film using social media sites like Facebook and Flickr.