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Disney Collects Their Last 15 Years of Short films into One Blu-Ray

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Disney is bringing their treasure trove of their short films from the last deacde and a half to blu-ray/DVD for you and your family to enjoy together in one complete set. Come inside to learn more about the shorts being collected!

With each new release, Disney continues their tradition of having a short animated film play before their movies, and now they're brining all of their latest (including this year's Frozen Fever) together in one collection on Blu-Ray/DVD...and it's available Now!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection features contemporary shorts starring classic characters, including the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!, holiday treats like Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast.
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Disney's Live Action 'Dumbo' Gets Director Tim Burton

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Disney's Live Action 'Dumbo' Gets Director Tim Burton
Way back in July of last year, Disney announced that it is bringing the 1941 classic animated adventure Dumbo back to theaters with a new live-action take on the story. Today it was announced that Tim Burton will direct that movie. This is the second time Tim Burton has taken one of Disney's animated classics and given it a human-spin, following the box office success of 2010's Alice in Wonderland.

Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey announced the director earlier this morning. Dumbo is still in development and does not yet have a release date. It is just one of a number of animated movies-turned-live action for the studio, with Cinderella in theaters this week. Disney is also currently in production on a live-action/CGI take on The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau, which will be in theaters April of next year. This will be followed by Alice
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Clip Released From Disney’s Short ‘Get A Horse!’

Disney have released a short clip from their reworking of classic short film Get A Horse!, featuring Mickey, Minnie and their friends.

Featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Get A Horse! follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse (voice of Marcellite Garner) and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow as they delight in a musical haywagon ride-until Peg-Leg Pete (voice of Billy Bletcher) shows up and tries to run them off the road. With both classic black-and-white, hand-drawn animation and up-to-the-minute technical wizardry-often in the same frame-this groundbreaking short takes a sharp turn when Mickey finds himself separated from Minnie and must use every trick up his sleeve to find his way back to her.

Adam Green, Head Of Animation, partnered with award-winning animator Eric Goldberg for the film. They collaborated in an effort to mesh the pencil lines and pixels seamlessly.
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Director Lauren MacMullan and Producer Dorothy McKim Talk 3D Short Get A Horse! and Possibility of More Mickey Mouse Shorts

To promote the upcoming November 27th release of the Disney animated feature Frozen, the studio invited members of the press out to see about 30 minutes of the film, along with the short, Get A Horse!, that will be paired with it in theaters. Featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse, the charming and totally cool new 3D short that seamlessly blends 2D black and white animation with color CG follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse (voiced by Marcellite Garner), and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabell Cow, as they enjoy a musical haywagon ride. When Peg-Leg Peter (voiced by Billy Bletcher) shows up and tries to run them off the road, classic meets modern, often stunningly in the same frame. Get A Horse! is so fun that not only did it leave me wanting to see it again, but it made me excited to see
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Contest: Win Dumbo on Blu-ray

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Contest: Win Dumbo on Blu-ray
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the animated classic Dumbo with brand new Blu-ray and DVD editions hitting the shelves today, September 20. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this Blu-ray edition to our readers. You know these prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today.

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Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

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In celebration of this landmark film's 70th anniversary, experience the daring adventures of the world's only flying elephant with a dazzling all-new digital restoration and brilliant Disney Enhanced High Definition Theatre Mix Sound. The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant
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Dumbo Blu-ray Trailer!

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Dumbo Blu-ray Trailer!
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just announced the 1941 classic Dumbo will be re-released in an all new 70th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on September 20. The studio has also released a new trailer for this Bd release, which you can watch below. You can also read the full press release with details on pricing, special features, and the restoration process of this animated classic below the trailer.

Click to watch Dumbo Trailer!

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invites audiences to let their spirits soar with the release of the beloved animated classic Dumbo, for the first time ever in high definition as a 70th Anniversary Edition, coming on September 20, 2011. The Academy Award-winning (1942, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) favorite will take flight for the first time with a premium restoration in stunning Blu-ray highdefinition featuring pristine 7.1 Digital Theater System High-Def Surround Sound, allowing fans to see more,
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The Re-Premiere Of John Ford’s Upstream & The New Zealand Project

On Tuesday morning, Wamg was invited to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ special press preview of John Ford’s Upstream (1927), one of 75 films recently found in the New Zealand Film Archive and repatriated to the U.S. with the cooperation of the National Film Preservation Foundation.

The 1927 silent film, that was thought lost for decades, had it’s re-premiere Wednesday night, September 1, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Many of the VIP’s on hand included Silent Film Historians and those involved with the restoration, as well as the general public.

Having seen the film on Tuesday, I must say the transfer is absolutely beautiful. I was so impressed by the special care taken with the film’s clarity and how vibrant the tinting is on the multiple color frames throughout. The smoky special effects combined with the subtle transitions made me forget I was
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