Disney Interactive

09.23.12

ORLANDO -- Disney Interactive revealed the Aladdin-based second castle wing of is much anticipated handheld platformer Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and released new screenshots. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion's story bridges the storyline between Epic Mickey and the upcoming Epic Mickey 2 for consoles and fully utilizes the Nintendo 3DS' two screens as well as its 3D capabilities. We talked exclusively to Creative Director Warren Spector and Game Director Peter Ong about the new game and got a hands on preview. Also, check out the new screenshots

09.05.12

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short “Hungry Hobos” at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director and head of special projects for WDAS. Oswald was revived into pop culture by Junction Point Studio’s Disney Epic Mickey game, which has a sequel coming out November 18. Warren Specter talks about Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two in the exclusive video interview below.

08.22.12

Disney Pixar's Scottish fairytale adventure Brave has targeted a November 13, 2012 release date for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. The latest animated feature-length film from Pixar has earned just under $230 million at the domestic box office and over $408 million worldwide. The Blu-ray release of Brave includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, “The Legend of Mor'du,” and much more. Brave actress Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") talks about the movie and Disney Interactive video game in this exclusive video interview below.

08.10.12

TRON lives. With a third movie in development, Disney XD has launched a new animated TV series, TRON UPRISING. The new show, which features the voices of Tricia Helfer, Bruce Boxleitner and Elijah Wood, is set during the same timeframe as Disney Interactive’s TRON Revolution video game – between the original film and TRON Legacy. Disney has released brand new online games set in the TV show world, and is even offering the original TRON arcade game online for free. TRON Legacy and TRON UPRISING writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis talk video games in the exclusive video interview below.

08.06.12

Larry the Cable Guy takes Mater very seriously. The comedian has voiced everything from video games to toys to Cars Land rides at Disney California Adventure, bringing Mater to life for millions of fans. Larry was at the opening of Cars Land, the new 12-acre theme park that brings the Cars movies and game worlds to life on a full-sized Route 66. He talks about Cars and going virtual in the games in this exclusive video interview below.

06.24.12

It's lucky number 13 when it comes to number one openings. Pixar Disney’s Brave is a bona fide hit at the box office with a $66.7 million opening weekend domestically. The computer animated movie featuring Princess Merida (voiced by actress Kelly Macdonald) beat out Cars 2. The movie is also receiving critical acclaim and has managed an “A” Cinemascore rating. This is all good news for Disney Interactive, which has a new Brave game out from Behavior Interactive, which you can see in the exclusive video below.

06.23.12

You've played the Disney Interactive Cars games and watched the Pixar movies. Now live the racing experience. The new Cars Land 12-acre theme park has been packing people in since opening June 15 at Disney California Adventure, next door to Disneyland. Radiator Springs Racers is the highlight of this real-life Pixar world. Guests board cars for a scenic road trip, meandering through the countryside and the town of Radiator Springs. Walt Disney Imagineer Jim Kearns reveals the technology secrets behind this ride in the exclusive video interview below.

06.21.12

Late night talk show host Craig Ferguson returns to his Scottish roots in Disney Pixar’s Brave. The comedian talks about the new computer animated movie, the new video game and 3D technology in the exclusive video interview below.

06.20.12

Gamers can get an early start in exploring the mythology of Scotland with Disney Interactive’s Brave: The Video Game, inspired by the Disney•Pixar movie Brave. The new Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC/Mac and Nintendo DS game offers fans the chance to continue the story of the film and relive highlights from Merida’s heroic journey to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. The third person action adventure game allows players to challenge destiny and change their fate, while playing as Merida who is voiced by the film’s actress, Kelly Macdonald. See the exclusive video interview with Macdonald below.

06.18.12

Nintendo’s 3DS system got off to a bad start when it released last year, with a mostly lackluster launch line-up and lack of features for the system.  But now, finally, it seems to have gained its footing with some stellar game releases, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, amongst others.  And while its showing at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn’t the greatest, there are still some great games to look forward to.

06.16.12

Step out of the theater and become immersed in the world of "Brave" with Adventures by Disney's first-ever Pixar-inspired itinerary, "Scotland: A Brave Adventure." Disney*Pixar's "Brave" tells the tale of the courageous Merida, the film's headstrong teenage protagonist, who defies ancient tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate. This 9-day, 8-night quest through Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Lewis and Inverness takes families through the rugged Highlands, allowing them to experience first-hand the history, culture, nature, legends and lore of Scotland that inspired Merida's story of bravery. The writer and director of the new movie talks about the computer animated film and Disney Interactive Media Group game in this exclusive video interview below.

06.14.12

DISNEYLAND RESORT – Brad Paisley added a little bit of country to the Hollywood grand opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. The singer, who contributed a song to Cars and Cars 2, was on hand to walk the red carpet and give Radiator Springs Racers a spin in the new 12 acre expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Paisley talks about the appeal of John Lasseter’s Cars and what games he plays with his sons in this exclusive video interview below.

06.14.12

DISNEYLAND RESORT -- Disney California Adventure Park is celebrating its grand reopening with the premieres of two highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, home to the Carthay Circle Theatre. These exciting new lands complete a five-year expansion that has brought more Disney and more experiences to guests of the Disneyland Resort, a world-class, family vacation destination with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger talks about Cars Land in this exclusive video interview below.

06.14.12

The man behind Pixar’s most popular film franchise, John Lasseter, was at Cars Land for the grand opening of the new $1.1 billion expansion of Disney’s California Adventure theme park. The director of both Cars films was able to ride the $200 million Radiator Springs Racers attraction, which allows fans to enter the virtual world of Cars. The Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios talks about the role technology played in bringing Radiator Springs to life and how important video games have been to the Cars franchise in this exclusive video interview below.