Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) has tapped a trio of talented actors to join the voice cast in “Frozen.” 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; and Alan Tudyk (“42,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” ABC’s “Suburgatory”) joins the film as the voice of the Duke of Weselton. The talented group of actors joins Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff in the epic adventure, 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”). “Frozen” is slated for the big screen Nov. 27, 2013, and will be presented in 3D in select theaters.
Years and years and years ago, Walt Disney provided the voice for Mickey Mouse. It was the only time the entertainment empire builder did that. For whatever reason, Get a Horse was never released, lost it seemed, forever. A few months ago, the short was found in the Disney vaults, and next week, the movie will finally have its debut.
Lord Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand, and what better place to look than Ollivander’s wand shop? Unfortunately for the Dark Lord, many other wizards go shopping at Ollivander’s too. And some are more powerful even than Voldemort.
Somewhere in the vast void of the Intardwebz, I mentioned that it was only a matter of time before Disney and Marvel teamed to bring us a comic based animated movie. That time is quickly approaching as Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced Big Hero 6, the animated movie.
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning composer Randy Newman (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story 3”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in 3D in select theaters.
When I first heard there was going to be a sequel to Monsters, Inc. I was worried, but the more promotional materials I see coming out of the House of Mouse, the more encouraged I become. The studio has released a new trailer, that you can check out, after the jump.