Meet Sven and Olaf: a lovable yet unsuspecting duo in Disney'sFrozen that gets into a rather sticky situation on an icy lake
Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) joins forces with a hardy mountain man (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel). Elsa has trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter, and Anna and Kristoff — alongside the many friends they meet along the way — race to save the kingdom from its icy fate.
When I was a child I used to love to play with all my toys at once. My Barbies went on dates with the Ninja Turtles, and the Ghostbusters were found riding around on the back of a My Little Pony more often than inside the Ecto-1.
Intermixing toys is something we all did at some point in our childhoods, and Disney is taking this practice to a whole new level with its Infinity collection due out later this year.
More than just a video game, Infinity is a platform that lends itself to endless possibilities.
During E3 last week, I had the opportunity to play with Infinity, and was generally impressed with what I saw. Read more...
LOS ANGELES — Disney announcedFantasia: Music Evolved for the Xbox earlier this month, based on the studio's classic movie. In the game, you play as the sorcerer’s apprentice (the role portrayed by Mickey in the film) and control the music on the screen, similar to the way the ironic mouse did it in the film.
I had the opportunity to give the game a spin at Disney’s E3 booth this week, and walked away impressed.
Move to the Music
Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of most of the music and moving games out thereRock Band? I'll school you on every instrumentLet’s Dance? No problem. A game like Fantasia is right up my alley, particularly because it combines games, music and moving to create an interactive experience. Read more...
Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band and Dance Central, announced its plans to team with Disney to release a Kinect-based game based on the 1940s animated classic Fantasia
In Fantasia: Music Evolved, players will be able to control the tempo, speed and other aspects of popular songs by artists like Avicii, Bruno Mars, Queen, Kimbra and Fun. The gameplay will be entirely hands-free and focus on the Kinect.
In the trailer released Tuesday morning, young people waved their hands in different directions, presumably influencing the music. Players will participate in different worlds picked by Fantasia's famous sorcerer Yen Sid, according to press release from Harmonix. Read more...
After nearly a year of teasers, trailers and a spoof college admissions website for Monsters University, the prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc., Disney Pixar released the movie's final trailer Thursday. The animated flick lands in theaters on June 21.
The clip focuses on one-eyed student Mike's determination to prove he's scaryMonsters University is set about 10 years prior to what transpired in Monsters, Inc., and will tell the story of Sulley and Mike, rival fraternity brothers who eventually become the best friends fans grew to love more than a decade ago.
According to The Los Angeles Times and Reuters, both the Chernin Group, in partnership with Providence Equity, as well as Guggenheim Digital Media, have placed bids for the streaming video service. The Chernin Group is run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin. Ross Levinsohn, who served as interim chief executive officer of Yahoo before Marissa Mayer took the helm last year, is now the chief executive of Guggenheim Digital Media, which owns a number of media assets including trade publications Adweek and The Hollywood Reporter. Read more...
If you made it through the three Star Wars prequel movies, to the end of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, you'll recall the sense of excitement in the final few shots. We saw all the characters moved into position for Episode IV: A New Hope. We saw the first Death Star — and the Empire itself — under construction
Now what if there were an entire TV series set in that time frame?
Well, that's exactly what Lucasfilm and Disney announced Monday. The show will be called Star Wars Rebels, and will be headed up by Lucasfilm's favorite animation guy, Dave Filoni — a former fanboy who, as you can see in the video above, could not be more thrilled by this most geeky of opportunities. Read more...
Disney has received a lot of flak this week, and it isn't for anything Star Wars-related. The media conglomerate gave Merida, the refreshingly tomboyish heroine of 2012 Pixar film Brave, a sexualized makeover as part of her induction into the elite society of Disney princesses.
As you can imagine, the cinched waist, abundance of sequins and rouged cheeks haven't exactly thrilled fans.
As part of its Star Wars Weekends event (running from May 17 to June 9), Disney is giving fans the chance to put their face on a 3D-printed Stormtrooper figurine
The D-Tech Me experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios uses a high resolution single-shot 3D face scanner created by Disney Research labs.
The 10-minute experience captures an image of the fan, which is later sent to a high-resolution 3D printer to create a figurine. The completed figurine will arrive in seven to eight weeks for domestic shipping.
Disney is also resurrecting a popular “cast yourself in Carbonite” option inspired by a scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Fans will receive either a Carbon-Freeze Me light-up band or a collector button depending on which option they choose. Read more...
The seven dwarfs are known for being the lovable (yes, even Grumpy was lovable) pals of Snow White, helping her survive the wrath of the evil Queen's apple tricks. But artist Jordy Lakiere gave these seven dudes a more rough-around-the-edges vibe for his latest series
Lakiere took Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Doc, Happy, Grumpy and Dopey and created realistic renderings of them. Their new images reflect Hobbit-like features including wrinkles, crumpled clothing and unruly hair that Disney left out of the cartoon Read more...