Sunday, October 28, 2012

Will "Ralph" Wreck The Box Office?

Well, it's only a few days away. Wreck-It Ralph is opening nationwide this Friday. Yes, I am very much looking forward to this and have been pumped about it long before the first trailer was unveiled earlier this summer. As someone who tracks box office, I ask this: How much will it make? How much do you think it'll make?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Taste of Phase 2

Disney and Marvel have the teaser trailer for Iron Man 3 available to watch on iTunes at the moment. All in all, this is a fantastic trailer...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bringing The Magic Home

Walt Disney Home Video certainly got off to a rather slow start, but in the mid-1980s, the launching of the Classics line would start a new, successful era for the company and for their animation studio...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Scheduling Changes

Disney has revised their upcoming slate, this includes some interesting entries: Another untitled Pixar film, Marvel's Ant-Man and an untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios film.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Main Attraction

Perhaps a lot of home video consumers in the early 1980s wondered why they couldn’t own or rent the Disney animated classics. The very films that defined Disney, the first things you think of when someone brings up Disney. As said BEFORE, Walt Disney didn’t believe in showing the animated classics on the small screen. He believed that re-releasing them in theaters every seven to ten years was the way to go, because he wanted these films to be those rare events. Keeping them out of reach would only increase demand, and when they’d return to theaters, people would flock to see them.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Animation News Roundup: "Toy Story", MU, Ralph and Peanuts

A lot has gone around this week...

For starters, Pixar has announced what the title of the upcoming half-hour Toy Story special will be...

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Early Days of Walt Disney Home Video

I had officially started collecting videocassette releases of Disney films in the summer of 2005, and I was mostly interested in getting the Classics titles along with releases from the 1980s. This is when I started to find out more about the early days of Disney's home entertainment division and how the history of it turned out to be something worth looking into.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Keeping Up With Disney

Yet again another rambling about Disney's home entertainment division and how the Diamond Edition collection is being handled... This will be moot by the time we get another schedule of sorts or announcements, but I figured I'd keep up with what's going on and share some more thoughts... Also, disregard the Diamond Edition babble in this article.

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 2012 Disney VHS Update

The last place I would go to for collecting Disney VHS tapes would have to be a donation center be it Goodwill or Savers, it's something I never really looked into. Well over a week ago, I looked in both of my local venues and came across a very good batch of Disney VHS tapes. If I am to get more this month, then the next one will simply be titled "October Disney VHS Update #1". In the mean time, enjoy...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Wreck-It Ralph" International Trailer Review

Like most Disney animation releases, Wreck-It Ralph will open in other countries on different dates over the course of roughly five months. The UK, most notably, doesn't get the film until February 15th. It's also scheduled to come out in Japan a month later. In the mean time, they get this really nice international trailer that is superior to both of the US trailers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cavemen and Rangers

I thought that DreamWorks wouldn't have a trailer for The Croods ready until the release of Rise of the Guardians next month, but they gave it to us now. Like the trailers for Rise of the Guardians, this shows that DreamWorks has really come a long way. Almost everything about this trailer works.