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Cast of Frozen Expands, New Images Released

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has added a talented trio of actors to the voice cast of “Frozen.” They also released a new ice-logo with a teaser one-sheet poster and a couple fresh images from the film.

  • Josh Gad (“The Internship,” “Love & Other Drugs,” Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon”) provides the voice of Olaf the snowman.
  • Santino Fontana (Broadway’s “Cinderella,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Billy Elliot”) lends his vocal talents as Hans.
  • Alan Tudyk (“42,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” ABC’s “Suburgatory”) joins the film as the voice of the Duke of Weselton.

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Pixar Announces Finding Dory, Sequel to Finding Nemo

Update: Added video of Ellen DeGeneres announcement on her show: It should surprise absolutely no one that Pixar today officially announced a sequel to Finding Nemo. Andrew Stanton as much as said he was working on it in the post “John Carter” bro-haha. However, it… Read More »Pixar Announces Finding Dory, Sequel to Finding Nemo

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Disney Animation Reveals Frozen Concept Art, More Details


With Wreck-it Ralph firmly in the category of box office hit, it’s time to turn our gaze toward the next film from Walt Disney Animation Studios – Frozen. Disney promises it will be the ‘coolest’ comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony®-winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters November 27, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

We previously had a look at some of the artwork created for earlier attempts at making Frozen, but now we have the first official concept art was just released:Read More »Disney Animation Reveals Frozen Concept Art, More Details

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Wreck-it Ralph – Clip from Bad-Anon meeting

In Disney Animation’s Wreck-it Ralph, the title character is a video game bad guy who wants to be good. But he’s not the only one who is conflicted about being bad. There’s a whole self-help group called “Bad-Anon” for video game villains. Here’s a preview… Read More »Wreck-it Ralph – Clip from Bad-Anon meeting

Wreck-it Ralph – New TV Ad and Posters

The marketing team for Disney Animation’s Wreck-it Ralph is starting to kick it into high gear. This TV spot titled “Game Changer” gives audiences more insight into the world inhabited by video game characters: Disney has also released four alternate posters featuring different video game… Read More »Wreck-it Ralph – New TV Ad and Posters

Wreck-it Ralph Soundtrack Scores Big Game

Wreck-it Ralph PosterWe are getting more details today on the soundtrack for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-it Ralph. Also, as of today, it’s available for pre-order from Amazon.com. From the trailers we’ve seen so far, the movie is going to tap into the collective love of retro arcade games. These games themselves are tied to a very specific musical landscape, I can’t wait to hear how it all plays out.

Wreck-it Ralph follows the journey of an arcade-game bad buy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy. Along the way he travels through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ’80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music. “Music is another way to set the stage and make these worlds completely different,” said producer Clark Spencer.

But not just any music. Filmmakers tapped diverse and unexpected artists to help tell the story. Composer Henry Jackman created the film’s score, which is complemented by original songs and music from Skrillex, AKB48, Owl City and Buckner & Garcia. Directed by Rich Moore, produced by Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes into theatres on Nov. 2, 2012. The film’s soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available Oct. 30, 2012.

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Disney releases Olympics themed trailer for Wreck-it Ralph

Walt Disney Pictures’ marketing team is attempting to piggy bank on Olympics mania with a special Olympics-themed TV spot for Wreck-It Ralph. The spot features appearances actors Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch who voice Fix-it Felix and Sergeant Calhoun respectively in the film.

Unfortunately Yahoo! Movies has the exclusive for now, so you’ll have to watch it in this player:

For your viewing pleasure, I’ve also included another recent TV spot below the jump:

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