D23 Recap: DisneyToon Studios Presentations for Tinkerbell Films LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST and THE PIRATE FAIRY, Plus PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

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Finishing up our recaps from today’s D23 presentation, including a look at Disney/Pixar’s upcoming slate and new projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios, we have the direct-to-video production wing of Disney, DisneyToon Studios.  Their contributions to D23 include two new Tinkerbell pictures titled Legend of the NeverBeast and The Pirate Fairy, plus a new Planes sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue.  While these DVD/Blu-ray films might not appeal to the broadest base, the D23 presentation did feature some fun guest surprises, including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Dane Cook (Dan in Real Life).  Hit the jump for my recap.

New Images from Disney’s BIG HERO 6, FROZEN, PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE, THE PIRATE FAIRY, TOY STORY OF TERROR, and GET A HORSE!

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We’ve seen quite a bit of news out of Disney’s D23 panel today, having already shared the voice casts and first images from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out, new voice casting for Finding Dory, and the announcement of Disney’s new animated film Zootopia, and now new images for a few other upcoming films have been released.  Briefly:

  • Big Hero 6 – A new image from Disney Animation’s adaptation of the Marvel comic.  The film opens on November 7, 2014.
  • Frozen – A new image from Disney’s animated musical, featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel.  The film opens this coming November 27th.
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue – The first concept art image from DisneyToon Studios’ next film in the Planes universe.  The film opens on July 18, 2014.
  • The Pirate Fairy – The first image from the direct-to-video DisneyToon animated film, featuring the voices of Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks.  The film will be released in spring 2014.
  • Toy Story of TERROR! – A new image from Pixar’s upcoming half-hour Halloween TV special, premiering on ABC on October 16th.
  • Get a Horse! – A new image from the new Disney Animation short, playing in front of Frozen this November.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and check back here on Collider later for our full D23 coverage.

Disney Sets May 2016 and 2017 Release Dates for Untitled Marvel Films; INTO THE WOODS, ALEXANDER, PLANES 2, and More Dated

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Disney has announced a slew of release date debuts and shifts, along with a title for the Muppets sequel.  Briefly:

  • Two new untitled Marvel films have been set for release on May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017.
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner has been set for release on October 10, 2014.
  • The star-studded musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, will open on December 25, 2014.
  • The Muppets sequel has been titled Muppets Most Wanted.
  • The bestseller adaptation The Hundred-Foot Journey, produced by Oprah Winfrey, opens on August 8, 2014.
  • A presumed animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue will hit theaters on July 18, 2014 in 3D.
  • Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, now opens in limited release on December 13th before expanding wide on December 20th.
  • Director Brad Bird’s mysterious new film Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, has been moved up to December 12, 2014 from its previously announced December 19th date.

Hit the jump for more on Marvel’s newly announced projects.

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