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Disney’s Multiplane Camera

Disney’s Multiplane Camera

Walt Disney shows off an incredible invention his studio created in the 1950s – a camera which could capture multiple layers simultaneously to produce impressive background depth, a dramatic advancement in animated filmmaking.

Acting Like Disney Movies = Creepy

Acting Like Disney Movies = Creepy

BuzzFeed catalogs yet more things that would seem quite off-putting if done by human adults. In this case, the weird stuff Disney characters do. We’re surprised the guy wasn’t around rubbing his lamp and talking to it.

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Blank Check of Wall Street

Blank Check of Wall Street

If any work of cinema captures the decadence and depravity that comes with shady financing it’s Disney’s Blank CheckWatch Preston Waters tearing things up years before DiCaprio channeled Belfort in this clever trailer parody.

Disney x Del Toro Shoes

Disney x Del Toro Shoes
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Del Toro released a limited edition line of chukkas and slippers featuring Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pinocchio. The chukkas have nappa leather or denim uppers while the slippers have velvet uppers.

Maleficent (Teaser)

Maleficent (Teaser)

Disney gives us the backstory of the imposing villainess from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, a girl who once led a peaceful life, but rises to become the land’s protector with a heart of stone. Stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.

In Summer

In Summer

A musical number from Disney’s animated flick Frozen, in which a snowman named Olaf longs for summertime fun. A catchy, Broadway-quality tune by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit) and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q).

It’s Aladdin!

It’s Aladdin!

(NSFW: Language) The problematic elements of Disney’s Aladdin have been pointed out for a while now but FilmCow really let loose on the absurdity of the storyline in this animated short. It’s ok. You’re still our diamond in the rough Al.

Kingdom Hearts III (Gameplay)

Kingdom Hearts III (Gameplay)

Taking place after KH 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III brings back the gang from the first game: Goofy, Donald, King Mickey and Sora, who’s now a teenager. The game will be released for the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX

An HD compilation for the PS3, KH HD 2.5 ReMIX includes KH II Final Mix and KH: Birth By Sleep Final Mix. It also has HD cinematics from KH Re:coded. It won’t be available until 2014, but KH HD 1.5 ReMIX is out now.

The Imagineering Story (Trailer)

The Imagineering Story (Trailer)

The trailer for The Imagineering Story, a documentary about Walt Disney Imagineering. WDI is the creative group responsible for designing Disney’s world famous theme parks and other attractions. Coming in 2016.

Welcome to the Magic

Welcome to the Magic

Matt Givot and Dan Douglas take us on a brief time-lapse journey through the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. They snapped over 20,000 still images to create their magic, then set it to the ethereal sounds of Pogo.

New York Weenie

New York Weenie

Disney Shorts keeps the hits coming with another amusing retro-style cartoon featuring Mickey, Minnie, and an elusive hot dog that leads Mickey on a chase through New York City. Betty White guest voices in this episode.

Mickey Mouse in Yodelberg

Mickey Mouse in Yodelberg

Another retro-infused original Disney Animated Short features Mickey Mouse courting Minnie with his yodeling. Unfortunately, they live right in an avalanche zone. We’re thrilled to see Disney revisit its classic cartoon roots again.

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Frozen (First Look)

Frozen (First Look)

Disney’s upcoming Frozen is based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale which involves a young girl on an mission to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. (Thanks Ferdi!)

Monsters University (Trailer 3)

Monsters University (Trailer 3)

MU is bustling with all kinds of odd characters, and we see how competitive they are as the students try to get into the Scare Program in the official trailer for Monsters University.

Diary of an ex Disney Employee

Diary of an ex Disney Employee

Swoozie returns to regale us with another tale of working at Disney World, this time telling us about his annoying co-worker, Steven, who manages to get away with acting like a child instead of actually doing his job.

Croissant de Triomphe

Croissant de Triomphe

Mickey Mouse comes to Minnie’s rescue in Paris. This is the first of 19 animated shorts that Disney will release this year, all of which harken back to its art style and slapstick humor from the 30s.

Darth Vader at Disneyland

Darth Vader at Disneyland

Disney has acquired Lucasfilm, owners of the Star Wars franchise. The Sith Lord took time off from his busy schedule to check out his new home. Based on a foreshadowing Disney ad from last year.

Partysaurus Rex

Partysaurus Rex

Disney/Pixar’s new Toy Story short features everyone’s favorite Wally Shawn-voiced T.Rex at the center of the story – and this usually square dinosaur uses his tiny arms to get the party jumpin’.

Wreck-It Ralph (Trailer 2)

Wreck-It Ralph (Trailer 2)

We were hoping for more classic arcade game references in the international trailer for Disney’s first movie about living inside a video game – that doesn’t have TRON in the title. Out 11/2 in the U.S.

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Zombie Disney Princesses

Zombie Disney Princesses

DeviantArtist Witit Karpkraikaew proves how truly deviant he is with these creepy, childhood-ruining images of Disney princesses after they’ve been infected by the living dead.

Beauty and the Beat

Beauty and the Beat

(NSFW: Language) Todrick Hall remakes Belle’s song Little Town from Beauty and the Beast and gives it a ghetto flavor. Hide yo’ kids, because they got no business watching this tale.

Disney-lapse

Disney-lapse

It took Daniel Navarrete a year and over 30,000 individual photos to create this time-lapse video, but it does a great job sharing the experience of Disneyland – without having to wait in long lines.

Carbon Freeze Me

Carbon Freeze Me

Introduced at Disney Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Weekends 2012, the Carbon Freeze Me service will make you an 8″ figurine of yourself frozen in carbonite a la Han Solo. More here.

Touché

Touché

Disney Research demonstrates an incredible advancement in touch-based control with Touché, a system capable of detecting touch and gestures on everyday objects, in liquids, and even on skin.

Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver

Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver

Bryan Boyce infuses Scorsese’s classic with a little shot of Disney, through the use of clever editing and visual tweaks to the explicit original. The ending is particularly clever (and accurate.)

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