After owning part of the rights to the franchise as a part of the overall Lucasfilm purchase, Disney has gone a step further and grabbed the distribution and marketing rights to the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount in a new deal today. Hit the jump for the details.
After the North American release of the last Studio Ghibli movie, From Up on Poppy Hill, was handled by GKids, the studio is back with Disney for cofounder Hayao Miyzaki's new The Wind Rises. Cartoon Brew reports that an initial theatrical distribution announcement was made, with more plans to come at a later date. More after the jump.
The North American handling of Studio Ghibli movies has been shifting to GKids, who have been picking up their new titles, like Poppy Hill. Disney however recently revamped their site, relisted their previously released Ghibli movie, and began offering the out of print Princess Mononoke through their Movie Club purchasing program. More after the jump.
Who doesn't love a sexy cartoon villain? Artist "J" recently added their hot take on Sleeping Beauty "Mistress of All Evil" Maleficent as the latest in their series of sexy make-overs of Disney's baddies. Get a look at this, plus Final Fantasy, InuYasha, Kenshin and more after the jump.
The next major play after Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise has been revealed. Following the recent closure of Lucasarts, the Walt Disney Company officially signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Electronic Arts to develop and publish games based on Star Wars. Read on for more.
On one of this week's episodes of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt takes the stand to deliver a whopper of a filibuster. However, his lengthy improvised bit—in which he pitches a version of Star Wars Episode VII that mixes in the Marvel universe and more—isn't even in the episode, but you can watch it after the jump.
When Mamoru Oshii made Sky Crawlers, he had to animate the dog fights in 3D because the talent for 2D mecha animation wasn't there anymore. It's tough to find 2D animators, but it's also tough to be a 2D animator. Described as an effort to keep up with rapidly changing technology, with no "traditionally animated" movies in the pipeline, Disney has laid off a majority of their 2D animators. More after the jump.
In the latest stop in Darth Vader's chase of Rebel spies through the tourist spots of Japan, the Sith Lord scouts out the famous Osaka Castle. Get a look at the new Disney/Star Wars promo spot after the jump.
It's not Hoth. It's Sapporo, Japan in winter! Tracking the Rebel Army, and promoting the May opening of an upgraded Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours attraction, Darth Vader has made his way to the northern island of Hokkaido. Get a look after the jump.
Disney has been accused of plenty of malfeasance over the years, but inviting a Sith invasion? That's pretty low! In a new promo, they have Darth Vader and a pair of storm troopers (presumably neither of which is Danny Choo) scouting the country in anticipation of the May opening of an upgraded Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours attraction. Get a look after the jump.
For those who didn't catch it in front of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has posted John Kahrs' Best Animated Short Film Oscar nominated "Paperman" online. Get a look after the jump.
Between Evangelion 3.0, Pacific Rim and big anniversaries for Macross and Mazinger, these are exciting times for giant robot fans. So, it's a great moment for Bandai to offer a full look at the their upcoming Chogokin (die-cast) Disney combiner mech. Check it out after the jump.