More Boxtroll Fun! – Maze & Coloring Sheets

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More Boxtroll Fun! – Maze & Coloring Sheets

I have some fun coloring sheets and a maze inspired The Boxtrolls, which is now on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack! This great film has been nominated for 13 Annie Awards. 

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Happy Australia Day ~ Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Blu Ray 2/10

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G’day mates! In honor of Australia Day and Alexander’s affinity for the Australian culture we have some fun facts about his favorite country in anticipation of the February 10th Blu-ray™, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! 

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STRANGE MAGIC – In Theatres Everywhere + Fun Facts

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STRANGE MAGIC – In Theatres Everywhere + Fun Facts

Have you seen Strange Magic yet?  It’s in theatres now so make sure you do!

The wait is finally over and STRANGE MAGIC (which is from the mind of George Lucas) is now playing in theatres everywhere!!! And in celebration, here are some fun facts on the movie! There is also a new featurette on the making of STRANGE MAGIC featuring never before seen interviews from Executive Producer George Lucas and actors Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, etc. that I have included below:

Strange Magic – “Making of Strange Magic” Featurette

Here is a link to download the soundtrack because if you love the music as much as I do, you will want to listen to it on repeat!

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NAME THAT TUNE – “Strange Magic” weaves together new versions of favorite songs from the last six decades—including songs made famous by artists ranging from Mickey & Sylvia and Elvis Presley to Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT – Filmmakers needed to concoct a magical love potion for the film, so when they discovered that primroses grow where shadow meets the light (part light/part shade)—they knew they had their chief ingredient for Sugar Plum Fairy’s love potion. In the movie, primroses aptly grow on the border of the Fairy Kingdom and the Dark Forest. In an effort to do away with love forever, the ruler of the Dark Forest, Bog King, orders every primrose destroyed.

FLY AWAY – Artists referenced monarch and blue morpho butterflies to create the look of fairies like Marianne, Dawn and Roland. Animation was customized for each fairy and designed to reflect individual personalities and where they were in their character arc. Marianne, for example, goes from clumsy to athletic during the course of the film.

BUGGY BOG – Artists looked at dragonfly wings and grasshoppers when creating Bog’s look. As far as Bog’s performance, animators took him from hunched over and angry to elegant.

SO SURREAL – Executive producer George Lucas, who’s behind the story of “Strange Magic” considers Sugar Plum Fairy to be more magical than your average fairy—“a little more Salvador Dalí,” he says.

GOOD GOBLIN – Artists and animators referenced frogs, lizards and other amphibians and reptiles to perfect the look of goblins like Stuff and Thang.

ANOTHER FINE MESS – Stuff and Fang, Bog’s loyal goblin assistants, were created in the spirit of famous comedy teams like Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello.

THE TRAMP – Charlie Chaplin and his best-known character, The Tramp, served as inspiration for Imp. Both characters cause trouble for no good reason, so animators added Chaplin-esque flourish to Imp’s movement.

REAL ROCK – Lucasfilm artists tasked with creating the royal palace for Fairy King and his daughters found reference in Big Rock Ranch, a property George Lucas owns. A smaller rock was discovered on the property that looked like the signature rock. It was scanned and used as a 3D model for Fairy Rock in the movie—which hosts the great ball.

FRIGHTENING FERNS – Filmmakers found fun foliage to help illustrate the spookiness of the Dark Forest. Fiddlehead ferns, which feature furled fronds, were very effective tools in the film: one unfurls as Marianne makes her way through the forest.

JUST DREAMY – “Strange Magic” is inspired by Shakespeare’s comedy play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and includes a controversial love potion, the theme of love and the spirit of feminism, as well as an infusion of comedy. But the characters in “Strange Magic” are wholly unique—with striking looks and compelling personalities.

SISTER, SISTER – Just like her character Marianne, actress Evan Rachel Wood has a little sister and says she can relate to Marianne’s desire to look out for Dawn. Likewise, Meredith Anne Bull, who provides the voice of Dawn, has an older sister.

PLAYING FAVORITES – Elijah Kelley, who provides the voice of Sunny, says his favorite character in “Strange Magic” is Bog King, who’s voiced by Alan Cumming.

THAT’S NUTS – Roland, a knight in shining armor (at least in his head) makes his way through the forest atop his loyal steed Chipper. But Chipper’s not a horse—he’s a squirrel.

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STRANGE MAGIC is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Celebrating National Hugging Day with Baymax

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Celebrating National Hugging Day with Baymax

plus 10 Benefits of Hugging

Did you know that today is National Hugging Day?! I am a hugger for sure. I love to give and receive hugs.
To celebrate the release of Disney’s Big Hero 6 nationwide on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere Feb. 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Feb. 24, Baymax was named the Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!
Check out the press release and video clip below.
I’ve also included the 10 Benefits of Hugging!

Baymax, Star of Disney’s “Big Hero 6,”

Named Most Huggable Character of 2015

on National Hugging Day™!

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BURBANK, CA, January 21, 2015 – After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!

The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Day.™ Baymax humbly accepted the award from his residence in San Fransokyo where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.

The Most Huggable Character Award coincides with this month’s National Hugging Day™ held annually on January 21. National Hugging Day™ was created to encourage people around the world show more affection in public. There is only one way you are supposed to celebrate the holiday: offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want.

Past winners of the Most Huggable Awards have included Joan Rivers who wrote after receiving her award, “I’m tempted to start saying ‘Can we hug?’ instead of ‘Can we talk'” alluding to her participating in a telephone company ad; Jeff Ondash (aka Teddy McHuggins); Tessla Queen (bingtopia.com); and Mata Amritanandamayi (Kerela, India known as the “Hugging Saint”).

For more information, please visit http://www.nationalhuggingday.com/home, like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Hugging-Day-tm-January-21st, Tweet us at  @hugambassador.

A CLIP FEATURING BAYMAX’S GREATEST HUGGING MOMENTS IN ‘BIG HERO 6’ IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be available nationwide on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 24.

 

About National Hugging Day:

National Hugging Day,™ also known as National Hug Day, is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in Michigan, USA. It occurs on January 21 and is officially recognized by the United States Copyright Office. It was first celebrated in 1986 and has since spread to multiple countries. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to openly express themselves through hugging.  Offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want but remember it is wise to ask first. Whether you hug a family member or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same. For more information, visit www.nationalhuggingday.com.

 

About Disney’s “Big Hero 6”:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure about the poignant friendship that develops between a robotics prodigy and an extraordinary robot as they embark on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery behind a devastating event. “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and produced by Roy Conli. 

 

The film introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

 

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be available nationwide on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 24. For more information, visit http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6.

THE MOST ORIGINAL, HUGGABLE HERO OF ALL

SHARES THE 10 BENEFITS OF HUGGING!

1)    Hugs make us feel “happy”! When we hug another person, our bodies release oxytocin, a hormone associated with “happiness,” according to scientific studies. [1]

2)    Hugs alleviate stress! Just as a good hug increases our oxytocin levels, it decreases our cortisol or “stress” levels. [2]

3)    Babies need hugs as much as water and food! According to researchers at Harvard University, hugs help promote normal levels of cortisol necessary for child development. [3]

4)    Hugs make us better students! Students who receive a supportive touch from a teacher are twice as likely to volunteer in class. [4]

5)    Hugs improve our game! Scientists at University of California, Berkley discovered that the more affectionate members of a team are with each other, the more likely they are to win. [4]

6)    A hug a day keeps the doctor away! A hug stimulates the thymus gland, which in turn regulates the production of white blood cells that keep us healthy and disease-free. [5]

7)    A hug stops the bug! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon proved that individuals who were sick and received hugs had less severe symptoms and were able to get better quicker. [6]

8)    A hugging heart is a healthy heart! Research from University of North Carolina showed that a good hug helps ease blood flow and lower cortisol levels, which in turn help lower our heart rates. [7]

9)    A hugging couple is a happy couple! Couples that experience their partners’ love through physical affection share higher oxytocin levels. [8]

10)    Hugs let someone know you care without having to say a word! According to Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, we can identify love from simple human touch – imagine how much love a big hug can communicate! [9]

[1] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101115160304.htm
[2]http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/touching.makes.you.healthier.health/
[3] http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/06.11/OfHugsandHormon.html
[4] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/health/23mind.html
[5] http://preventdisease.com/news/14/012314_9-Reasons-Need-Giving-Receiving-Hugs-Everyday.shtml
[6] http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/boost-your-immune-system-with-hugs
[7] http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/hugs-boost-immune-health
[8] http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2007/February/docs/01features_01.htm
[9] http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/hands_on_research

Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book

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Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book

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The munchkins love Jake and the Neverland Pirates and this adventure is no different!  They ask to watch it over and over and thoroughly enjoy it with each viewing. The bandana included was a huge score for the little pirates.  This is one you definitely want to add to your collection!

Join Jake and his friends as they battle Captain Hook to save Wendy’s storybook and the story of Peter Pan! Embark on a magical adventure with Jake and Captain Hook in JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES: BATTLE FOR THE BOOK on Disney DVD January 6th! This DVD is value packed with four additional episodes and a FREE exclusive checker board bandana with gold coins fit for any aspiring young pirate!

Here’s some awesome Jake and the Neverland Pirates activity sheets!

Join Jake and His Friends as They Battle Captain Hook to Save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!

 

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES:

BATTLE FOR THE BOOK!

On Disney DVD on January 6th

 

This value-packed DVD includes the Battle for the Book! adventure plus 4 additional episodes, over two hours of fun! Plus FREE inside every DVD is an exclusive checker board bandana with gold coins, you can’t get anywhere else!

 

Synopsis:                                When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan).  The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land.  The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire.  It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!

Talent:                                      Sean Ryan Fox (Life Tracker, East of Kensington) as Jake, Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, The Game Plan) as Izzy, Jadon Sand (Frozen, Wreck it Ralph) as Cubby, David Arquette (Scream movies) as Skully, and Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Captain Hook

Executive Producer:       Rob LaDuca

Producer:                               Mark Seidenberg

Director:                                 Howy Parkins

Street Date:                           January 6, 2015 (Director Prebook: TBC; Dist. Prebook: 11/25/14)

Packaging:                              1-Disc DVD with free checker board bandana with gold coils packed inside

Run Time:                              Approx. 141-minutes

Rated:                                       TV-Y

Aspect ratio:                        1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Sound:                                      2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles:      English, French & Spanish

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON / New Trailer now Available

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MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON / New Trailer now Available

This is the movie I am most excited about for 2015!! I Can. Not. Wait.

The new trailer for Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, which just aired during the national championship game, is now available. Check it out!

Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters May 1, 2015!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – New Trailer

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Genre:                                      Action-Adventure

Rating:                                      TBD

U.S. Release date:                    May 1, 2015

Running Time:                           TBD

Cast:                                        Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Writer/Director:                          Joss Whedon

Producer:                                  Kevin Feige

Executive Producers:                Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham,

           Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau

                                              

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

 

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

 

 

ONE-LINER:

 

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

 

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

 

Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

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Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set

#AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

Did you catch Agent Carter last week?  It was amazing! The show is based on Captain America’s girlfriend, Peggy Carter.  In Captain America the story went from the Captain’s crash to when he woke up in the future. Did you ever wonder what happened to Peggy and all that time in between? They did include an Agent Carter short on the blu ray, but now you’ll see even more about with this brand new series, Agent Carter!  I loved it so much, that I want to BE Agent Carter :)

A huge thank you to Marvel for all of the pictures in this post!

Meeting Agent Carter and Spending Time on Set #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

Back in November I had the amazing opportunity to enter the top secret world of Agent Carter and it was incredible.

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We started out talking with costume designer, Gigi Melton. She gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the costume design of  Agent Carter.

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She had all these poster boards lying around the room. A lot of them had the styles and clothing from the 1940’s. There were also character boards that had each character’s wardrobe on them and the color palette they wear. They do extensive research on the era and the type of clothing people wore.

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They even shared some of Agent Carter’s actual wardrobe!

Then we the Executive Producers and Showrunners, Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas. They took us on a tour of the set!

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It was so very cool walk around the SSR office and check out the diner that Peggy frequents.

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Look! I got to sit at Agent Carter’s desk!!

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Even better, we got to meet the actual Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell!!!  She was so sweet and extremely poised.  We asked her about how she trained for her role of Agent Carter and if she had any special training for her all the “kicking butt” she did.

She shared that she had trained in the theatre. She took basic training for unarmed combat and stage fighting. She learned how to make it look realistic without actually hurting people. She did share that she happen to kick one of the stunt men and hit an actor in the face on the first day.

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We were also curious because the fashion and beauty from that era.  It looks really great on Hayley we wondered if she was taking inspiration from that. We asked if she was looking for pieces that more reflect the era of Peggy or more just looking at it as a role.  She shared that it has helped her appreciate the detail of clothes that are tailored for you compared to clothes that you find in the malls. “You can go into a mall sometimes and pick a nice dress and it’s not quite right. It can kind of leave you feeling deflated and a bit like lack of confidence. When you have well fitting clothes that flatter you it gives you such a lift.”

She added that the era (the 1940’s) was a time when women’s bodies were celebrated  and their curves were celebrated.  “It’s such an elegant time and I think it’s made me made my tastes a little bit more expensive because I find that better quality clothes are more flattering than just kind of the shapeless lycra stuff that seems to be everywhere.” She even shared that she was going to commission the costumier to make her more clothing like Peggy’s.

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We asked her to walk us through the progression from when they first called her and pitched the idea to when she came in and read the script.  First she talked about the one shot she filmed and how it was a lovely kind of epilogue to Peggy’s journey. It took about 9 days and then she went back to London, did a play, and didn’t think about it.  “It was very much an isolated project and there was no talk of anything else.”

When they showed the short at Comic-Con the response was so wonderful and excitable that they started talking in length about if they were to be make a show what they would be exploring. Why would people be relating to this woman from the 40’s? Why is she important now? “She’s capable, she’s intelligent, she’s vulnerable and she’s living this double life and having to juggle so many things at once,” Hayley explained. She was a super spy that had to juggle things and  remain strong all the time. The show explores what the psychological and emotional cost of that is. She really tries to confide in people, but is also really scared of confiding because she puts them in danger as well as putting herself in danger.  In addition to that she is also missing the love of her life, Steve Rogers. Because there was a lot emotionally going on it created quite an interesting character to explore.

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring “Captain America’s” Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” (Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski)


Make sure to check out Agent Carter Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC!

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Marvel’s ANT-MAN – Teaser Trailer and Poster Now Available

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Marvel’s ANT-MAN – Teaser Trailer and Poster Now Available

This is yet another amazing movie that I can not wait to see!! I am so excited :)

I am very excited to share with you the new teaser trailer and poster for Marvel’s ANT-MAN!

ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!

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Ant-Man – Teaser Trailer

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ANT-MAN opens in theaters everywhere on July 17th!

ANT-MAN

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Genre:                          Action-Adventure

Rating:                          TBD

U.S. Release date:        July 17, 2015

Running Time:               TBD

Cast:                            Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “Ti” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà and Michael Douglas

Director:                       Peyton Reed

Producer:                      Kevin Feige

Executive Producers:    Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright,

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Story by:                      Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish

Screenplay by:              Adam McKay & Paul Rudd

 

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket,Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

ONE-LINER:

 

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.

 

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

 

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket,Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s “Ant-Man” with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

 

INTO THE WOODS – “Stage to Screen” Featurette

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INTO THE WOODS – “Stage to Screen” Featurette

 

An amazing new featurette from INTO THE WOODS focusing on its journey from Stage to Screen and featuring new interviews from the cast and filmmakers is now available. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get enough of this movie!! (or the soundtrack!)

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and is playing in theatres everywhere!

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Into The Woods – “Stage to Screen” Featurette

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INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and is now playing in theatres everywhere!


INTO THE WOODS

DISNEY

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

Follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods

Genre:                                    Musical drama

U.S. Release Date:                 December 25, 2014

Rating:                                   PG

Running time:                         125 minutes

Cast:                                     Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine,

                                             Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford

                                             and Johnny Depp.

   Billy Magnussen, MacKenzie Mauzy,Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch

Director:                                Rob Marshall

Producers:                             John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall

Screenplay by:                       James Lapine

Based on the Musical by:       Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by:              Stephen Sondheim

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy® and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay. “Into the Woods” is produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, and will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.

Notes:

·         Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

·         The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.

·         The award-winning production team includes: Oscar® winner Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) as director of photography; Oscar winner Dennis Gassner (“Bugsy,” “Quantum of Solace”) as production designer; and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) as costume designer.

 

BOILERPLATE:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy® and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.  Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014. For more information, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoodsand follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods.

Announcement – Disney’s Big Hero 6 Arrives on DMA 02/03 and Blu-ray 02/24

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Announcement – Disney’s Big Hero 6 Arrives on DMA 02/03 and Blu-ray 02/24

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This was one of my favorite movies!! I’ve seen it 6 times in the theater.  I can’t wait to own this DVD for my own library!!  

From the studio that brought you “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph” comes Disney’s “Big Hero 6” on Digital HD/ Disney Movies Anywhere February 3rd and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on February 24th! Exciting bonus features include the theatrical short “Feast” as well as a host of deleted scenes and extras.

Speaking of extras, here’s a sneak peek at some really cool “Big Hero 6” Easter Eggs!

Stay connected with the latest news and information about ”Big Hero 6”:

·         “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6

·         Check out our website: http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6/

·         Visit www.Disneymoviesanywhere.com and download the DMA App at: http://di.sn/ttI

BIG HERO 6

Own It Early on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) February 3, 2015

Bring It Home on Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 24, 2015

 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), Disney’s “Big Hero 6” introduces you to a lovable robot who will change your world. Join Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) and Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) in a comic adventure that will make your heart soar as they learn about teamwork and becoming more than you thought you could be.

SYNOPSIS:                          With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios,Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters — it’s fun for the whole family!

EXEC. PRODUCER:            John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Cars”)

PRODUCER:                        Roy Conli (“Tangled,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”)

 

DIRECTORS:                        Don Hall (“The Emperor’s New Groove,” “The Princess and the Frog”)
Chris Williams (“Bolt,” “The Emperor’s New Groove”)

VOICE TALENT:                  Ryan Potter (“Save the Date”) as Hiro Himada, Scott Adsit (TV’s “30 Rock”) as Baymax, Jamie Chung (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Go Go Tomago,Damon Wayans, Jr. (“Let’s Be Cops,” TV’s “New Girl”) as Wasabi, Genesis Rodriguez (“Identity Theft”) as Honey Lemon, T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) as Fred, Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”) as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell (“The Green Mile”) as Professor Robert Callaghan, Alan Tudyk (TV’s “Suburgatory”) as Alistair Krei and Daniel Henney (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) as Tadashi Hamada.

                                               

SCREENPLAY:                     Jordan Roberts (“March of the Penguins”), Daniel Gerson (“Monsters University”), Robert L. Baird (“Monsters University”)

COMPOSER:                       Henry Jackman (“The Dark Knight”)

RELEASE DATES:                Digital HD & 3D on February 3, 2015

                                                Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on Feburary 24, 2015

PRODUCTS:                        Digital HD/3D/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand

 

BONUS:                                Digital HD/3D/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

·         FEAST Theatrical Short

·         The Origin Story of “Big Hero 6”: Hiro’s Journey (hosted by Jamie Chung, voice of Go Go Tomago) - Join the team behind the team that brought Big Hero 6 to the big screen as they travel on research trips to Tokyo and San Francisco and go behind the scenes of this epic film. Explore everything comic-book about Big Hero 6, from director Don Hall’s passion for comics to the story’s roots in a lesser known Marvel property. We’ll talk to Marvel’s Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb, who were consultants on the film, to learn what makes a good comic-book story, and how these devices were used to help create Disney’s “Big Hero 6.”

·         Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters - Join the six lead animators of Big Hero 6 as they talk about each of the characters and how they came to be the heroes they are now.

·         Deleted Scenes (intro by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – Includes two alternate openings and more.

·         Big Hero Secrets (Easter Egg) - The movie is filled with Easter Eggs, and this Buzzfeed-type list piece will give you a sampling of some of the hidden treasures in the film. See if you can find this Easter Egg about Easter Eggs! (BLU-RAY ONLY)

·         Gag Animations (intro by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – For fun, animators made alternate versions of scenes they were working on and threw them into the mix at review sessions. The directors will present some of these gags for the first time to the public in this piece. (DMA ONLY)

·         Beatmax - Check out some of Baymax’s greatest lines auto-tuned like you’ve never heard before.  (DMA ONLY)

 

DVD:

·         FEAST Theatrical Short

·         Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters

·         “Big Hero 6” Theatrical Teaser

 

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer               

 

 

FEATURE RUN TIME:       Approximately 102 min.

RATING:                               Feature Film: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF (Additional Bonus Features Not Rated)

ASPECT RATIO:                  Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1

                                                DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1

AUDIO:                                 Blu-ray = 5.1 DTS

                                                DVD = 5.1 Dolby

LANGUAGES:                     English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES:                          English SDH, French & Spanish

 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6

Twitter:      www.twitter.com/DisneyBigHero6

Website:    http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6/

DMA App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-movies-anywhere-watch

 

 

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):

Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 400 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.   In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.  Sign up and access Disney Movies Anywhere for free on DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com and through the Disney Movies Anywhere iOS and Android apps. Users can then simply connect their iTunes, Google Play and/or VUDU at VUDU.com/DMAaccounts to begin enjoying their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across platforms and devices. 

 

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 

Activity Sheets for Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book

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Activity Sheets for Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book

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Take a magical ride with these activity sheets in honor of the upcoming release of JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES: BATTLE FOR THE BOOK – on DVD NOW!
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Download Jake And The Neverland Pirates - Battle for The Book - Activity Pages

INTO THE WOODS – New Featurette

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INTO THE WOODS – New Featurette

Have you seen Into the Woods yet? You totally need to! I keep playing the soundtrack over and over myself :) 

A new featurette from INTO THE WOODS with never before seen interviews from Golden Globe nominees Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt as well as Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Director Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim is now available! 

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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Into The Woods – Music Featurette

Like INTO THE WOODS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

 

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothewoods

 

Check out INTO THE WOODS on Tumblr: http://intothewoodsmovie.tumblr.com/

 

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/into-the-woods/

 

Visit the official site of INTO THE WOODS here: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods/

 

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and is now playing in theatres everywhere!


INTO THE WOODS

DISNEY

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

Follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods

Genre:                                   Musical drama

U.S. Release Date:                 December 25, 2014

Rating:                                   PG

Running time:                         125 minutes

Cast:                                     Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine,

                                             Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford

                                             and Johnny Depp.

   Billy Magnussen, MacKenzie Mauzy,Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch

Director:                                Rob Marshall

Producers:                            John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall

Screenplay by:                      James Lapine

Based on the Musical by:             Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Music and Lyrics by:              Stephen Sondheim

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy® and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay. “Into the Woods” is produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, and will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.

Notes:

·         Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

·         The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.

·         The award-winning production team includes: Oscar® winner Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) as director of photography; Oscar winner Dennis Gassner (“Bugsy,” “Quantum of Solace”) as production designer; and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) as costume designer.

 

BOILERPLATE:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy® and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.  Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014. For more information, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoodsand follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods.

2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

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2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

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I am so excited to share the upcoming 2015 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures! It’s going to be an amazing year at the movies! I can’t wait to see all of them!  Which one are you most excited to see?

January 23, 2015 - Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm)

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February 20, 2015 – McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios)

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March 13, 2015 – Cinderella (Walt Disney Studios)

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April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)

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May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)

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May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios)

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June 19, 2015 – Inside Out (Disney / Pixar)

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July 17, 2015 – Ant–Man (Marvel)

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October 9, 2015 –  The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)

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October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks Pictures)

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November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur (Disney / Pixar)

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December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)

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An Inside Look at Marvel’s Agent Carter #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

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If you have been following me for any length of time you know I am a HUGE Marvel fan! I just love the movies, shorts, television shows, and more.  I am beyond excited to share with you about their newest addition, Agent Carter!!

An Inside Look at Marvel's Agent Carter #AgentCarter #ABCTVEvent

There is an amazing show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that usually airs on Tuesday evenings on ABC.  Did you ever wonder where S.H.I.E.L.D. came from?  It all seemed to start with a movie you might have heard of – Captain America!

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Do you remember the Captain’s girlfriend, Peggy?  We went from the captain’s crash to when he woke up in the future. Did you ever wonder what happened to Peggy and all that time in between?  Yes, there was an Agent Carter short, but now you’ll see even more with this brand new series, Agent Carter!

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MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring “Captain America’s” Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” (Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski)

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I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with  Co-President of Marvel Studios, Louis D’Esposito (also Executive Producer on “Agent Carter”) and Marvel’s Head of TV Jeph Loeb (also Executive Producer on “Agent Carter”) to discuss bringing Agent Carter to series on ABC.

We asked them why they went the direction they did rather than starting with the development of S.H.I.E.L.D. for those who already know and love the show. Why did they go back all the way to the S.S.R. (Strategic Scientific Reserve)?

They explained that then it would look a lot like a show we already have and rather than doing the same thing again they wanted to do the journey that got us there. There was another reason they shared, “Also that would put Hayley in a position where she’s already empowered, for us the Marvel hero has to overcome something in order to become an even better hero is a more interesting challenge. ”

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We asked them if we were going to see more of Agent Carter in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now and the answer was, “I think it’s safe to say  that it’s all connected.”  Of course this lead into a conversation of easter eggs and tying in the cinematic universe into the show. “We love planting easter eggs” we were told and they shared that if you watch Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is wearing the same robe his dad was wearing in the Agent Carter Shorts.

When we asked if Captain America might make a guest appearance the answer was, “That would be fantastic.”  They explained he has an extraordinary schedule, but the door is always open to him as it is to all of their incredible cast.  You can take that however you like ;)

I did have an opportunity to screen an episode and I can’t wait for tonight! This show is going to be amazing. I also had the chance to visit the set and interview Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell!  I’ll posting all of that next week so make sure to watch for it!

Make sure to check out Agent Carter Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC!

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INTO THE WOODS – In Theatres Everywhere Now + Fun Facts

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INTO THE WOODS – In Theatres Everywhere Now + Fun Facts

Have you seen this movie yet?! You need to! It’s amazing. You can read the full review here.

The wait is finally over and INTO THE WOODS (nominated for 3 Golden Globes including Best Picture, Best Actress Emily Blunt and Best Supporting Actress Meryl Streep) is now playing in theatres everywhere!! And in celebration, here are some fun facts on the movie!

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If you loved the music you can download the soundtrack here.

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Into the Woods – Trailer

Like INTO THE WOODS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

 

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothewoods

 

Check out INTO THE WOODS on Tumblr: http://intothewoodsmovie.tumblr.com/

 

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/into-the-woods/

 

Visit the official site of INTO THE WOODS here: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods/

 

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Filmmaking Facts

  • Production on “Into the Woods” began in September, 2013 at Shepperton Studios and on locations throughout England.
  • Stephen Sondheim has received eight Tony® Awards, more than any other composer in history. He has won seven times: Best Music and Best Lyrics for “Company” (1971); and Best Score for “Follies” (1972), “A Little Night Music” (1973), “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Into the Woods” (1988) and “Passion” (1994). His eighth honor was a 2008 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
  • The foundation of the Woods set, built on Stage H at Shepperton Studios, was made up of 2,000 tons of soil, over 600 ferns, acres and acres of ivy and countless pallets of moss and turf.
  • 95 percent of the trees used on the Woods set were real trees, which included 30-foot pine trees and hundreds of 25-foot oak tree branches, the leaves of which had to be removed and replaced with artificial ones (so they would last longer). The remaining five percent were full-sized whimsical trees constructed from plaster.
  • There were four cows cast to play Milky-White. Their names were Tug, Diamond, Two Fold and Pearl.
  • Rapunzel’s hair in the film is 20 feet long. The braid is made from real hair and weighs almost six pounds.
  • The music for the film was pre-recorded over a two-week period at Angel Studios in London with a 56-piece orchestra, composed of some of the best musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic.