First Look At Winston The Dog From Disney’s Upcoming Short ‘Feast’

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Disney’s shorts program is enjoying a resurgence in recent years, highlighted by Paperman, which won an Academy Award for Walt Disney Animation Studios. After John Lasseter took over as Chief Creative Officer of the Disney studio in 2007, he encouraged the creative talent there to produce short films to go along with their features, much like its sister studio Pixar. The next short, which has been playing at festivals around the world before it premieres alongside the feature film Big Hero 6, is Feast. Take a look at the dog, whose eyes we will see the story through, after the break! [Read more...]

Preview: Disney Princess Toys Coming Soon

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There are plenty of products featuring Frozen, Marvel, and Star Wars characters on the way, mostly because their fanbases are growing by the day, increasing the demand for toys and merchandise inspired by the properties. However, Disney became successful through its classic animated films, and the characters from those projects remain as popular as ever. Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Cinderella are only a selection of the characters you will see in stores in the next few months. Get a preview of upcoming products featuring them and others after the break! [Read more...]

Disney To Air ‘Aladdin’ On TV To Celebrate Robin Williams

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The world lost one of its greatest comedians earlier this week when Robin Williams died at the age of 63 on Monday. Many of us have fond memories of the talented actor, but given his wide collection of work, we each may identify with different roles that he played. Since the tragic news of Williams’ death stunned people around the globe, fans have been wanting to re-watch Aladdin, but the film was never available on Blu-ray in North America and is currently locked away in Disney’s “vault,” meaning you can’t go out and purchase the film. As a way to appease the fans and celebrate Williams’ legacy, Disney has announced that the film will play several times across its networks this weekend! [Read more...]

A Tribute to Robin Williams

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The world lost an artist of beautifully controlled chaos yesterday as Robin Williams, one of the greatest stand-up comedians of his era and one of the more underrated film performers of the past 30 years, passed away. (Yes, it’s possible for someone so outsized and gleefully over-the-top to be underrated.) From Popeye to Mork and Mindy to Good Will Hunting to Insomnia to Dead Poets Society, Williams had one of the more diverse bodies of work in cinema for someone so well-known. Of course, to anyone with a love for animation as well as to any child of the 1990s, Williams may be best known for his work in family films like Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, and, of course, Aladdin. [Read more...]

Donald Duck Joins ‘Disney Infinity 2′

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Ever since Disney Infinity was announced, fans have been clamoring for their favorites to join the game as playable characters. It is great to see influences of various properties throughout the game, through weapons, themes, and vehicles, but it is something special to control your favorite character. For many, that character is Donald Duck, and Disney Interactive has now confirmed that he will be joining Disney Infinity 2.0! Get a closer look at his figurine, and see how he looks in-game by checking out the brand new trailer featuring him after the break. [Read more...]

Actor Robin Williams Dead At 63 [Updated]

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Shocking news has emerged as actor Robin Williams died in his home today due to an apparent suicide. He was found unconscious, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s office, from what appears to be asphyxiation. The news has shaken not only the entertainment industry but beyond, as the famed actor had touched generations of audiences around the world. Known for the sheer amount of energy he was able to portray in his performances, both in his acting and comedic work, he has left an indelible mark. (Updated with a statement from Disney.) [Read more...]