A new documentary was announced at Disney’s D23 Expo (read all of our coverage here) from filmmaker Leslie Iwerks, who’s previous credits include The Pixar Story, Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible, and Recycled Life, a documentary short that scored her an Academy Award nomination. Iwerks comes from Disney royalty, the daughter of Disney Legend Don Iwerks and granddaughter to Ub Iwerks, the co-creator of Mickey Mouse and Oswalt the Lucky Rabbit, and recipient of that now famous letter from ol’ Walt himself back in 1924 excitedly talking about what was going on at the time and Ub’s move out west.
Iwerks’ latest project is not yet titled, but will tell the story Walt Disney‘s legendary group of magic makers, The Imagineers. The Imagineers are a group of exceptionally talented people, the wizards behind the curtain if you will, who brainstorm and create the things that make Disney theme parks and attractions so special. The documentary isn’t to be released until 2016 (that’s right, you have to wait longer for this than you do Star Wars Episode VII), but a trailer for the doc has been released and it looks like a fascinating peek behind said curtain.
You can check out the trailer for Iwerks’ Imagineering documentary below.
Finding Nemo 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD l 5-Disc 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
Starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Stephen Root, Geoffrey Rush, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Joe Ranft
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Ready to return to the Great Barrier Reef? Nearly one decade after its initial theatrical release, Finding Nemo 3D swam onto film screens, and now film fans can possess this in their Blu-ray libraries. Mine!
For my thoughts on the brilliant fifth feature from Pixar, read my original review of the movie here. This review is dedicated to all of the special features to be found on the latest version.
A new interactive queue is coming to The Haunted Mansion attraction at Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World Resort in Florida.
Disney Parks Blog has released a video sneak peek at the ride’s queue, which you can watch here below.
If you’ve ever visited this popular haunted attraction, you’ll recall seeing grave stones and other spooky elements throughout the queue that leads to the ride. Now, the Imagineers at Disney have taken some of those familiar elements and placed them throughout the area, and they’ve also added new features that not only introduced never-been-used concepts, but also make them interactive.