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Though the Oscars featured plenty of product placement (hey there, Samsung), they didn’t spend much time dwelling on the art of product placement in movies. But the marketing-minded folks at Brandchannel have, and now they’ve released their 2014 Product Placement Awards.

By their metric, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Pain & Gain were among the top movies of the year, while The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a particular low point. If nothing else, the list is worth checking out because it’s probably the only best-of list to include both Philomena and The Smurfs 2. Dig into their results after the jump.

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Idina Menzel‘s Oscar performance of Let It Go was overshadowed by John Travolta’s “Adele Dazeem” mishap, but she hass quickly refocused attention on the song. The star of Frozen appeared on The Tonight Show to perform the popular ‘Let it Go’ with Jimmy Fallon. Better yet, they did it as one of Fallon’s signature bits. He occasionally adapts songs with his house band, The Roots, playing children’s instruments such as xylophones, triangles, tiny keyboards and more. That’s what happened last night. Check it out below. Read More »

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Even though Frozen is still raking in the bucks at the box office, the Blu-ray hits shelves in a few short weeks. It’s already on digital download, but leading up to March 18 release we’ll surely see some very cool behind the scenes content from the year’s biggest animated film.

Odds are none will be cooler than this behind the scenes video featuring Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Kristen Bell (Anna) dancing around Disney Animation Studios singing a brand new song by the film’s award-winning team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez . You won’t actually learn anything about Frozen, but will get an insider look at the iconic building and hear yet another super catchy song to boot. Check it out. Read More »

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Walt Disney Studios has announced a new cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere.  This new service is available in app form on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and also on the Web. The service is set to allow consumers to watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go. Right now the service features Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles and will grow over time. This is good news for consumers because anything has to be better than UltraViolet.

The unveiling coincides with the digital release of Disney’s Frozen.Disney is hoping to get you to join the service by offering you a free digital copy of The Incredibles. This limited time offer is available to Disney Movies Anywhere users who activate and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere account to their iTunes account. And some more good news, the Disney Movies Anywhere digital service includes some bonus features, so The Incredibles comes with two Pixar shorts, some behind the scenes featurettes and more. Not everything from the Blu-ray release, but still something. Read the full press release after the jump.

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Watch Two Deleted Scenes From Disney’s ‘Frozen’

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When Disney released Frozen at Thanksgiving last year, it was met with generally good reviews and solid buzz. But no one could have been prepared for what happened next. The snowball of excitement and box office just kept rolling and now, coming up on its fourth (?!?!) month in release, it’s still in the top ten. Quietly, Frozen became 2013′s highest grossing animated film. It was nominated for multiple Oscars, and was instantly accepted into pop culture. With the Blu-ray set for release March 18, there’s no guessing how many times your kids (and, let’s face it, probably you) will be singing “Let It Go.”

To help promote the Blu-ray, Disney has begun to release deleted scenes from the hugely popular film, and you can watch not one, but two below. Read More »

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Most people think Let It Go, the melodic ballad from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, has the inside track to win the Best Original Song Oscar. It’s catchy, beautiful and has crossed over into the mainstream in a way most movie songs fail to do. However, that also means people want to take it down a peg and YouTube user 2chinTV does just that with this video featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Mr. Freeze from Batman and Robin singing the song. And no, they didn’t just edit Batman and Robin footage with the Idina Menzel vocals. They have a Schwarzenegger’s impersonator sing the song. It’s ridiculous. Check it out below. Read More »

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Disney Animation’s Frozen is a huge hit at the box office, having earned over $337 million domestically, $425 million internationally, thus far since its late November release. And its not cooling off, the film made over $16 million on this past four day MLK weekend. But thats not going to stop Disney from trying to get fans back to the theater one last time to see the film again. Disney has announced they will be releasing Frozen in a Sing Along version at select screenings beginning January 31st.

Hit the jump to watch a video showcasing the show-stopping “Let It Go” musical number, presented in twenty-fix languages.

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12 Years a Slave

American Hustle took home the big prize at the SAG Awards on Saturday night, but as it turned out, its moment in the sun was fleeting. 12 Years a Slave and Gravity regained their awards season momentum at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, as both won the top trophy in a tie — the first ever in PGA history.

The results are a blow to American Hustle‘s Oscar odds, since the PGA Awards are a fairly reliable predictor of the Best Picture trophy. Of the past 24 Darryl F. Zanuck Award winners, 17 have gone on to win Best Picture. The last time the two awards didn’t match up was 2006, when the PGA chose Little Miss Sunshine over The Departed.

Elsewhere, Frozen and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks won prizes for best animated picture and best documentary, respectively, while Behind the Candelabra and Breaking Bad continued to steamroll the competition in the long-form TV and TV drama categories. Hit the jump for the full list of results.

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