Well-known auction house Bonhams along with Turner Classic Movies is going to present ‘An Important Animation Art Collection, The Property of a Gentleman from June 2 to 5. This will feature more than 290 Disney animation drawings, storyboards, posters, concept artworks and cels. Collected over a quarter of a century, the collection encompasses 60-plus years of Disney history from early 1930s shorts, comic strips and the 1980s feature animation revival. The collection previewed at Bonhams Los Angeles and will go on display at Bonhams New York. Highlights include: The Mail Pilot (short, 1933) animation drawing in graphite and colored pencil on paper, matted and framed. Estimate: $1,000-1,500 The Brave Little Tailor (short, 1938) cel of Mickey Mouse in gouache, multi-cel set-up, applie
Admirers of Beauty and the Beast will be pretty excited with this news that the mouse house will release the film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On Demand and on home video (Blu-ray, DVD) on June 6. Home viewers will not only get to see the classic box-office record-breaking movie, but also more than 10 minutes of deleted scenes and lots of backstage insights through special features. Directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, among others. The DVD version includes a music video of the iconic song 'Beauty and the Beast', but the real magic can be found amidst the Blu-ray and Digital HD extras.
Disney has unveiled the Disney Digital Network. The network will aim to deliver digital-first stories through digital platforms and influencers to Millennial and Gen Z audiences at the IAB Digital Content NewFronts next Tuesday in New York City. The new network, which according to Disney reaches more than one billion followers, will combine more than 300 social media channels will also include Disney’s in-house branded content service Disney Co/Op, which pairs up with Disney digital storytellers with advertisers for custom campaigns. Disney editorial brands that will be featured in the network include Oh My Disney, Disney Style, Disney Family, Babble, Polaris, StarWars.com and Star Wars app. Moreover, each editorial brand will connect digital audiences with both Disney and non-Disney
Taking the cue from our prime minister giving a push to yoga by instituting a Yoga Day, Disney India seems to have followed that route. Since yesterday (1 May), the Disney channel has launched its flash animation series YOM (Yogendra Omprakash Mathur) at 4:30 pm for five days a week Monday to Friday. Created by Munjal Shroff who heads Graphiti Multimedia, the show is an attempt to make yoga look cool, not boring like most 11 year olds normally think it is. The show is about a 11-year old yoga enthusiast who performs asanas such as eagle, camel, monkey, crocodile, dolphin, cat etc. He then imbibes the strength, skills and powers related to that animal after whom the asanas are named. The young adventurous lad then uses this special power to protect his city, Chotasheher agains
Looks like Disney and Netflix are going to part ways sooner or later. With Disney moving close to have its own over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, it won't need Netflix forever, it is understood. Then in that eventuality, the question that will come to mind would be what would Disney decide to do? The outcome could vary from taking all its content and putting them up on its (Disney branded) OTT service, to leaving some content on Netflix such as the Marvel superhero shows. Way back on December 4, 2012, Netflix and The Walt Disney Company had in a joint press release announced a multi-year agreement for Netflix to become the exclusive subscription outlet in the U.S. for films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Disneynature star
At last, the final chapter of the Jedi trilogy is on its way. Disney has revealed the release date for Star Wars: Episode 9. It will hit cinemas on 24 May, 2019. While it had become a tradition t6o release a Star Wars film at the end of the year, Star Wars: Episode 9 comes as a pleasant surprise. Incidentally the year 2019 is shaping up to be a busy one for Disney and a strong one for the licensing industry as the entertainment giant has confirmed Frozen 2, Toy Story 4 and the live-action film The Lion King will also hit cinemas in 2019. While Toys Story 4 will release on 21 June, The Lion King will roar into cinemas on 19 July and Elsa, Olaf and friends will bring an end to the year with by hitting to the big screen on 27 November.
The most beloved and inspirational characters of Star Wars will be part of the cast of Forces of Destiny, a new animated micro-series. Produced by Disney and Lucasfilm, the series will launch on Disney’s YouTube channel this July. Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata, narrating the series) will all reprise their roles in the show. The two to three minutes animated shorts will explore all-new adventures of the fan-favourites. A two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts will follow on Disney Channel in fall 2017. Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will remain true to the Star Wars canon and will show how choices both big and small ultimately shape the
In a close encounter of sorts, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and distribution partner 20th Century Fox’s The Boss Baby narrowly unseated Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to take a first-place finish this weekend. The Boss Baby tells the story of how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the viewpoint of his wildly imaginative seven-year-old brother named Tim Templeton, who quickly discovers that his new brother is actually a secret agent. Roping in $50.2 million from 3,773 theaters, The Boss Baby currently stands as the ninth largest opening for a DWA title, it is understood. The opening collection was short by a mere few million of the $52.1 million romped in by Home that opened in the same weekend in 2015 before it went on to gross more than $175 million domestically and $386
Disney’s all-new mobile app Club Penguin is ready to launch as its web operations close officially today. Launching today, Club Penguin Island is a subscription-based app that features immersive game play where players can customise their penguin, embark on island quests, earn special rewards and take on daily challenges to level up their penguins. The app includes a new safety moderation system and a chat filter in addition to more familiar features like reporting tools that allow users to self-moderate the community. The said app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for free download with the option to purchase a recurring US$5 monthly subscription. Original Club Penguin memberships will not be transferred to Club Penguin Island though players were able to pre-r
Among the several animation films in the scene, we pick the 10 best ever made for you to see and appreciate. The Little Mermaid Who can resist singing along whenever ‘Part of Your World’ is being played? While Disney films have always featured music, it’s The Little Mermaid that’s credited with bringing Broadway into cartoons, a move that was honoured by Academy and Golden Globes awards for best original score and song, respectively. What’s more, this film about a fish out of water revived the Disney Animation Studios and spurred on the Disney Renaissance. This led to a period in which some of the most successful and beloved animated films were made. My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki is often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan and Studio Ghibli the film and animatio