Posted by Brian on 07/24/2009
Source: Flynn Lives
Wow. It’s like Disney heard me. There aren’t even words to describe how brilliant this teaser for Tron: Legacy looks (which means that Avatar will probably destroy my retinas and leave me shaking in awe & wonder). This footage was discovered at the Flynn Lives site after entering a series of codes, and premiered at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. While not actual footage from the film, this exciting test reel was used to sell the film. Check it out below, or download at the above link in HD and be blown away by so much awesome.
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Posted by Brian on 07/23/2009
Behold the title treatment for the upcoming Tron: Legacy. At today’s Disney panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Jeff Bridges spoke briefly stating that it was the story of a son’s search for his father. “The first TRON… when we made that in ’81 there was no internet. Cell phones were these big things you carried around in a suitcase! So what you saw was so new and fresh… I can guarantee you’ll get the same kind of pop with this one!”
A bunch of images of concept art from yesterday’s panel have gone up, as well as video of an a recreation of Flynn’s Arcade, (with working Space Paranoids arcade games) and an exciting reveal of the new Lightcycle, aswell as hint of the new score Daft Punk is producing for the film. Alas, Disney are still proving to be douchebags and refusing to release that test footage they showed last year in higher quality. It’s all over Youtube, though. If you haven’t yet, I suggest you seek it out.
Here’s hoping Disney will stop being selfish dicks and release some of this awesome concept art in higher resolution. (I mean, seriously. Why make concept art and not show anyone?) Former commercial director Joseph Kosinski is directing the feature which brings back Jeff Bridges as genius game designer Kevin Flynn, Garrett Hedlund as his son Sean, and a cast that includes Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Karl Urban and John Hurt. The film also includes a younger version of the Jeff Bridges character (via CGI) as his Computer World alter ego, CLU, who has now gone rogue and is remaking the computer world in the imagine of what he believes to be “right.”
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Posted by Brian on 06/16/2009
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth, Odette Yustman, Betty White, and Victor Garber have all joined the cast of Andy Fickman’s (Race To Witch Mountain) upcoming Disney comedy, You Again. The film finds Kristen Bell playing a woman who discovers her brother is planning to marry the girl who made her high school years a living hell and tries to convince him that his fiancee is not the nice girl she pretends to be. Curtis and Garber will play Bell’s parents, White will play her grandmother, Chenoweth plays “a wedding extraordinator”, Sigourney Weaver plays her rich Aunt Ramona, and Yustman will play the evil fiancee. You Again was scripted by Moe Jelline.
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Posted by Brian on 06/10/2009
Disney has just released a few beautiful stills from their return to hand-drawn animation, The Princess And The Frog. Keep in mind, the pictures are insanely huge, but they are absolutely stunning. I’m so glad that John Lasseter decided to keep this animation division open and not just rely on Pixar. If you didn’t already, this is Disney’s first African-American Princess.
The Walt Disney Studios continues its fairy tale legacy in animation by taking moviegoers on an all-new “once upon a time” musical adventure. Set in the legendary birthplace of jazz – New Orleans, The Princess and the Frog will introduce the newest Disney princess, Tiana, a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. From the heart of Louisiana’s mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells and Cajun charm at every turn.
Featuring the voices of Anika Noni Rose (as Princess Tiana), Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Jim Cummings, John Goodman, Jenifer Lewis, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Peter Bartlett and Terrence Howard. Directed by and based on an original story written by Disney’s acclaimed filmmaking duo John Musker & Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin). Scored and music written by Oscar®-winning songwriter/composer and New Orleans native Randy Newman (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc.).
The Princess and the Frog hits theaters with a limited run in New York and LA starting on November 25th, followed by a wide release on December 11th.
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