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3D ‘A Christmas Carol’ brings motion picture madness to Disney

Depending on how you define animation, The Walt Disney Company actually has two major animated films coming out this holiday season. “The Princess and The Frog”, Walt Disney Animation Studios return to hand drawn animation is opening December 11th, but before that Disney will enter a new era of animation with its first 3D Motion Picture capture movie “A Christmas Carol”, which will hit theaters on November 8th.

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A few minutes of footage were screened at Cannes this week and we got our first look as Jim Carrey as Scrooge (click above for larger image). You’ll also be able to experience an early look at the film as the ‘Christmas Carol Train Tour’ makes 40 stops around the country beginning this weekend. Click below the cut for the full schedule.

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Actor Jim Carrey, actress Robin Wright Penn and actor Colin Firth attend Walt Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Photo Call and Press Conference at the Carlton Hotel during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo Courtesy Disney, Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com ©Imagemovers Digital, LLC. )

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Thanks to EARTH, Disney plants 2.7 million trees to help heal forest

Making good on its promise, the Walt Disney Company has arranged with The Nature Conservancy to plant 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, one of the planet’s most endangered rainforests. In keeping with the Disneynature EARTH’s themes of protecting the planet and its wildlife, Walt Disney Studios volunteered to plant a tree in honor of every moviegoer who saw the film during its first week of release. The motion picture grossed an impressive $16.1 million at the box office during week one and broke an opening day record as well as an opening weekend record for a nature documentary.

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Race To Witch Mountain finds its target

Race to Witch Mountain found its target at the box office this weekend bringing in the number one spot for Walt Disney Pictures with $25 million. This was also the second largest opening for a film with Dwayne Johnson at the lead (Scorpion King did… Read More »Race To Witch Mountain finds its target

Disney and Dreamworks Ink Long-Term Distribution Deal

The rumors reported on Friday are true. Disney and Dreamworks SKG have signed an exclusive long-term distribution deal that will include about about six films a year starting as soon as next year. The arrangement with filmmaker and DreamWorks Studios co-founder Steven Spielberg, and partner… Read More »Disney and Dreamworks Ink Long-Term Distribution Deal

Disney and Dreamworks? A Match Made in Heaven

020909 Update: The deal is now official. Nikki Finke reported it first, then the NY Times confirmed the news… Dreamworks SKG  (the film and tv, but not the animation, division) has ended negotiations to partner with Universal Studios and instead is heading just a bit… Read More »Disney and Dreamworks? A Match Made in Heaven

Disney Drops Third Narnia Film

Fans of the Narnia films will have to hope some other studio picks up the option to produce and distribute the third Nania film, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, the Walt Disney Studios has passed on its option to renew the series. Frankly this… Read More »Disney Drops Third Narnia Film