The “Disney Vault” is being very generous with its HD Blu-ray releases this year. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Sword in the Stone and Robin Hood will be released for the first time on Blu-ray on August 6th joining the previously announced release of Oliver and Company on the same day. Details of the new releases are as follows.
Disney has released a new video of DisneyToon Studios’ upcoming feature Planes entitled “Planes Takes Flight,” which showcases the film’s impressive animation and beautiful soundtrack music. Although the voice cast has been previously announced the clip has no dialogue in it, only new music composed by Mark Mancina (Tarzan, Brother Bear). Check it out and let us know what you think.
Do you see June 4th on your calendar? You might want to go ahead and plan on skipping school and/or calling in to work that day, because Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. are bringing two of their hottest shows to the home high-definition market.
Rovio Entertainment has selected Sony Pictures Entertainment as their global marketing and distribution partner for the new Angry Birds animated motion picture currently under development. The 3D animated comedy will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures on July 1, 2016. David Maisel (Iron Man) has been named as executive producer for the film along with John Cohen (Despicable Me) as producer.
The international teaser for Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2, the sequel to the 2011 animated hit, Rio, has hit the Internet. The teaser, which runs at just under a minute, features a colorful bevy of animated birds (and a dog) dancing in a conga line.
This October, Pixar Animation Studios will release their first holiday special, so it makes absolute sense for the first of Pixar’s characters to star in that special to be the gang from Toy Story. Entitled Toy Story of Terror, the 30-minute special will reunite the voice cast from the Toy Story franchise, as reported by TV Guide.
Jay Ward’s timeless creations are coming back to the comic book world thanks to the good folks at IDW Publishing. The comics publisher, along with DreamWorks Classics and Bullwinkle Studios have joined forces to bring Bullwinkle J. Moose, his pal Rocky, The Flying Squirrel, the nefarious no-goodniks Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale, and the rest of the gang to comic shops nationwide beginning this fall.