Jack White Scores The Lone Ranger; Brave Hits Theaters this June; Disney Pixar Announce Two Year Slate

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The Walt Disney Studios announced at CinemaCon that Jack White will write, produce and perform the score for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ highly anticipated The Lone Ranger.

White, who today released his first solo album “Blunderbuss” to critical acclaim, is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer who first achieved notoriety as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band The White Stripes and then as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. 

The Lone Ranger will mark White’s first foray into feature film scoring. The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger, is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The Lone Ranger is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and hits theaters May 31, 2013.

Additional news from The Walt Disney /Pixar Animation Studios includes the big push for the upcoming animated feature BRAVE.  The newly released trailer for Disney/Pixar's BRAVE debuted exclusively on Apple Movie Trailers at http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/brave.  Check it out!

BRAVE arrives in theaters everywhere on June 22, 2012.

Upcoming from DISNEY•PIXAR

Also upcoming on the DISNEY•PIXAR slate over the next two years includes THE GOOD DINOSAUR and two untitled project currently in production.

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”).

Insiders Notes from THE GOOD DINOSAUR:

             Bob Peterson made his directorial debut as co-director of the Oscar®-winning film “Up,” for which he was also Oscar-nominated as one of the film’s screenwriters. His other credits include “Toy Story” (as layout artist and animator), “A Bug’s Life” (as story artist), “Toy Story 2” (as story artist), “Monsters, Inc.” (as story supervisor) and “Finding Nemo” (as a screenwriter), which was also an Oscar winner. Peterson also lends his voice to a host of iconic characters, including Roz (“Monsters, Inc.”), Mr. Ray (“Finding Nemo”) and Dug the dog (“Up”).

             John Walker produced the Academy Award®-winning film “The Incredibles” for Pixar Animation Studios, and served as associate producer for Warner Bros.’ “Osmosis Jones” and “The Iron Giant.” He also has an extensive background in producing live theatre.

Approved 3/30/08 from Pixar

U.S. Release Date: May 30, 2014

Director: Bob Peterson

Co-Director: Peter Sohn

Producer: John Walker



Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.

U.S. Release Date: June 19, 2015

Director: Pete Docter

Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen

Producer: Jonas Rivera


Insider Notes:

             Director Pete Docter is the Academy Award®-winning director of “Up.” He made his directorial debut with Disney•Pixar‘s smash hit “Monsters, Inc.,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Pixar‘s first full-length feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator. He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life” and wrote the initial story treatment for “Toy Story 2.” As one of Pixar Animation Studios’ key creative contributors, Docter garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original story credit on Disney•Pixar’s Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning “WALL•E.”

             Jonas Rivera produced the Academy Award-winning “Up,” for which he was nominated for Best Picture. Prior to “Up,” he had worked on nearly every Pixar film since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1994, beginning with “Toy Story” for which he served as production office assistant. His subsequent credits include “A Bug’s Life” (as art department coordinator), “Toy Story 2” (as a marketing and creative resources coordinator), “Monsters, Inc.” (as art department manager) and the Golden Globe-winning “Cars” (as production manager).


From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning "Toy Story 3," comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.

Insider Notes:

             Oscar® and Golden Globe®-winning director of “Toy Story 3,” Lee Unkrich began at Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as a film editor on “Toy Story” and continued on to “A Bug’s Life” as the supervising film editor. He made his directing debut in 1999 as co-director of the Golden Globe-winning “Toy Story 2.” Unkrich co-directed “Monsters, Inc.” and served as co-director and supervising film editor of the Oscar-winning animated feature “Finding Nemo.”

             Joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1993, producer Darla K. Anderson counts “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and the Golden Globe-winning “Cars” among her producing credits. Anderson most recently produced 2010’s Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Toy Story 3,” which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and the award for Producer of the Year in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America.

Director: Lee Unkrich

Producer: Darla K. Anderson


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