Release date: Friday June 24, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Animation, Comedy Director: Brad Lewis , John Lasseter Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Denise Ream Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Turturro, Eddie Izzard Official Site:disney.go.com/cars/cars2 Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:Cars 2 movie posters
Official Synopsis: Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in ‘Cars 2′ when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.
Release date: Friday April 29, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Comedy, Drama Director: Joe Nussbaum Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Justin Springer, Ted Griffin Screenplay: Katie Wech Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Kylie Bunbury, Nicholas Braun, Jared Kusnitz, Jonathan Keltz, De’Vaughn Nixon, Nolan Sotillo, Joe Adler, Cameron Monaghan, Janelle Ortiz, Raini Rodriguez Official Site:disney.go.com/disneypictures/prom Rating:PG Available film art:Prom movie posters
Synopsis At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom.” Featuring an emerging ensemble cast and a powerful soundtrack, “Prom” hits theaters April 29, 2011.
Release date: Wednesday November 24, 2010 (Wide) Genre: Family Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Roy Conli Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins Official Site:adisney.go.com/disneypictures/tangled Rating:PG Brief mild violence. Available film art:Tangled movie posters
Synopsis The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by Mandy Moore) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart.
Release date: Friday December 11, 2009 Genre: Family/Animation/Musical Director: Ron Clements, John Musker Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Screenplay: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Jason Oremland Producer(s): Peter Del Vecho Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, John Goodman, Terrence Howard, Jim Cummings Official Site:disney.go.com/disneypictures/princessandthefrog Rating:None Available film art: The Princess and the Frog movie posters
Synopsis Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.
If you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area, March 30 – May 20, then you might want to bring the kids to the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood where there’ll be a special exhibit highlighting the Meet the Robinsons groundbreaking animation.
Ben Barnes has won the coveted role of Prince Caspian in the sequel to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. But at what price? Read on:
With principal photography set to start next week in New Zealand, there has been a bevy of new developments on Prince Caspian, Disney’s sequel to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
First, the title role has been cast. English thesp Ben Barnes, soon to be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust, has won the coveted part of Caspian, but now faces a lawsuit over his decision to leave a stage play in order to work on the film.
Barnes, 25, was appearing as “Dakin” in a British revival of the Tony award-winning play The History Boys when he won the role of Caspian, according to TimesOnline.uk.
“Ben Barnes has decided to leave The History Boys early, before his contract is finished. It is something we are taking very seriously. He has accepted an offer to be in a children’s Disney film and we have had to fly Jamie King back at extremely short notice this week,” a spokesperson for the National Theatre advised The Times.
The National Theatre is reportedly “furious” at Barnes for exiting History Boys, which he has been a part of since 2006, and are considering suing him for breach of contract.
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Although the marketing campaign for Disney’s Prince Caspian has not yet begun, nonetheless, two promotional images are being circulated on the net. Read on:
Disney’s marketing campaign for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian hasn’t begun yet, but two promotional images found their way online this week, suggesting that real posters and other material could be on their way to theatres soon.
One image shows artwork of a majestic castle with the film’s logo superimposed, and comes from Disney’s online annual report for 2006. No, the fortress is not Cair Paravel, the idyllic royal seat we saw in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; that location lies in ruins, consumed by centuries of intrusion by the surrounding forests and the elements in the time period the story takes place. More likely, it’s the capital of wicked King Miraz, the usurper whom Caspian and the Pevensies will seek to overthrow.