THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC / Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf – 9/2 on ABC

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THE STORY OF FROZEN:

MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC

 

Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

 

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff,  Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team

 

AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, “THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS

 

FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF “BIG HERO 6,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE

 

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

 

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

 

            Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

 

            This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

 

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

 

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

 

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.” 

 

Click here for an interactive experience:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fullpage/story-frozen-making-disney-animated-classic-movie-25150046

 

 

ABOUT “FROZEN”

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, “Frozen” posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. The film’s Feb. 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; it’s Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was No. 1 on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks. The “Frozen” soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 and spent 31 consecutive weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.2 million units. The “Let It Go” film clip from “Frozen” has been viewed nearly 300 million times on YouTube.

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, stretching from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph.”

Lincoln Square Productions:

Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in entertaining ways to tell fact based stories.  Clients include ABC Television Group, Scripps Networks, Viacom, Discovery Communications, National Geographic Networks, and more.   Lincoln Square Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City.

 

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY – New Shareables Now Available

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A hilarious new spot and fun shareable images from ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY are now available (high-res versions are attached)! And if you haven’t already done so, make sure you like the Facebook page for awesome updates on the film: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAlexander

#VeryBadDay

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Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – TV Spot

 

 

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters October 10th!

  


 

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

DISNEY

 

Genre:                                      Family Comedy

Rating:                                      TBD

U.S. Release Date:                    October 10, 2014

Cast:                                        Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne

Director:                                   Miguel Arteta

Producers:                                Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine

Executive Producers:                Philip Steuer, Jason Lust

Writer:                                       Rob Lieber

Based on the novel by:              Judith Viorst

 

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.
 
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

 

In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

 

NOTES:

·       Director Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”

·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst,   illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. Viorst penned the sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).
·       The 1972 book was first adapted to the small screen as a half-hour HBO animated musical in 1990 before Viorst collaborated with composers Charles Strouse (music) and Shelley Markham (musical score) for a 1998 stage musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic.

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

 

 

Have a Muppet-Tastic Weekend

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Have a Muppet-Tastic Weekend

 
I mustache you a question! Are you going to have a Muppet-tastic weekend? You will if you check out the fun activities below! Change your identity with the change of a mole and a mustache then indulge in Miss Piggy’s mini carrot cupcakes and Constantine’s potato and onion pierogies!
 
Muppets Most Wanted in now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

Download Muppets Most Wanted Recipes & Secret Identity

Bonus Clips

Muppets Most Wanted Tina Fey Bloopers

Muppets Most Wanted Ricky Gervais Bloopers

 

Film Clips

Clip: I’m Number 1, You’re Number 2

 
Clip: Keeping Up Appearances

 
Clip: Welcome to the Big House

 
Clip: Badge Envy

 

Win a Disneynature’s Bears Prize Pack

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In celebration of Disneynature’s Bears we have an amazing giveaway for you! One lucky reader will win a Disneynature’s Bears Prize pack that includes:

 

  • A sterling silver eco friendly limited edition Bears Pendant {$128 RV} see picture and description below
  • A Blu-ray Combo pack of Disneynature’s Bears
  • A Disneynature’s Bears Dodo Brand iPad Air Cover

Just enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

 

Alex-Woo-Necklace Disneynature's Bears #Giveaway

All Alex Woo pieces tell a story and this pendant isn’t any different. This symbolic pendant captures the essence of American wildlife and significance of the bond between mother and child. Inspired by Disneynature’s latest true-life adventure, Bears, the design features the film’s stars, the mother bear, Sky, and her twin cubs, Amber and Scout, standing against the backdrop of three snow-capped mountain peaks – each representing goals that the National Park Foundation hopes to achieve: wildlife protection, habitat restoration, and conservation research.
This eco-friendly design is available in Sterling Silver or solid 14kt Gold, and is made in NYC from sustainable resources. Alex Woo Inc. will donate 20% of the proceeds from sales of this design to benefit the National Park Foundation in its dedication to further conservation, preservation, and enjoyment of America’s national parks.
The pendant hangs on a 18” chain. When worn, the pendant will hang approximately 17” because the chain loops through the piece. – See more at: Alex Woo’s Website
*This giveaway is open to the US  and Canada and will end on 8/19/14. Good luck!

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The Boxtrolls Poster Revealed

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The Boxtrolls Poster Revealed

Dare To Be Square!
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In anticipation of the September 26th release of Focus Features’ THE BOXTROLLS, we’re delighted to share the official theatrical poster!
THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!

Story: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable

 

Writer: Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow

 

Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan           

      

MPAA Rating: PG                                                                

 

For additional information please visit: http://www.focusfeatures.com/The_Boxtrolls

To view the official trailer please visit: http://youtu.be/z3eHd87dx6M

 

Get social with the Boxtrolls:

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https://twitter.com/TheBoxtrolls

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Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – New Milano Featurette Now Available

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Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – New Milano Featurette Now Available

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? If you haven’t what are you waiting for? It is awesome! You need to check it out. I wanted to share a hilarious new featurette with Chris Pratt giving a tour of the Milano from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette: Check the Milano, Yo!

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theatres everywhere!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

MARVEL STUDIOS

Website and Mobile site: marvel.com/guardians

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Guardians

 

Genre:                                      Action-Adventure

Rating:                                      PG-13     

U.S. Release date:                    August 1, 2014

Running Time:                           121 min.          

Cast:                                        Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as

Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova   Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Director:                                   James Gunn

Producer:                                  Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

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

            Nik Korda, Stan Lee

Written by:                                James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

ONE-LINER:

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe. 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

Clips: Muppets Most Wanted on Blu-ray

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In celebration of  Muppets Most Wanted coming to DVD and Blu Ray on 8/12, I have some clips to share with you!!

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Clip: I’m Number 1, You’re Number 2

 
Clip: Keeping Up Appearances

 
Clip: Welcome to the Big House

 
Clip: Badge Envy


 

 

Film Clips ~ Disney Classics Coming to Blu-ray 8/12

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Film Clips ~ Disney Classics Coming to Blu-ray 8/12

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With the five classics, TARZAN, HERCULES, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, the 10th anniversary of MICKEY, DONALD, GOOFY: THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD releasing for the first time ever on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Copy August 12th we have wonderful film clips to share with you. Please feel free to share with your readers! 

HERCULES
Film Clip: Hades Finds Out

BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS 
Film Clip: Traveling Spell

MICKEY, DONALD, GOOFY: THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Film Clip: Goofy’s Plan

Film Clip: Stay Alert

THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD
Film Clip: Ichabod Crane

 

 

Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Kicks Off Production with Award-Winning Cast & Production Team

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I wanted to share with you the exciting news that Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS begins principal photography this week featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen! It just went into production (so no images are available yet) and all the current details are below! The movie opens in theatres everywhere on May 27th, 2016!

DISNEY’S “ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS” KICKS OFF PRODUCTION WITH AWARD-WINNING CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Filmmakers Return to Beloved Stories of Lewis Carroll for

All-New Adventure to Underland and Beyond

 

BURBANK, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2014) – Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) helms the film, which revisits Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time. “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” is produced by Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Jennifer Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”), Suzanne Todd (“Alice In Wonderland,” “Memento”) and Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Frankenweenie”). John G. Scotti (“Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Muppets”) is the executive producer; Linda Woolverton (“Maleficent,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Beauty and the Beast”) penned the screenplay. Shooting on location and at Shepperton Studios in England, the film is slated for release on May 27, 2016. 

 

The all-star ensemble cast includes:

Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Alice In Wonderland,” “Mortdecai,” “Black Mass”) returns to the big screen as the Mad Hatter—Hatter Tarrant Hightopp.

Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Rachel’s Getting Married”) portrays the White Queen—Mirana.

Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks,” “Jane Eyre” and “Alice In Wonderland”) once again appears as Alice Kingsleigh, who’s on a quest to help the Mad Hatter.

Helena Bonham Carter (“Cinderella,” “Les Misérables,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns as the Red Queen—Iracebeth.

Rhys Ifans (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I,” “Nanny McPhee Returns,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) fills the shoes of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father.

Matt Lucas (“The Labrynth,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns to the revelry in a dual role as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Ed Speleers (TV’s “Downton Abbey,” “Eragon”) portrays James Harcourt in the film.

And Sacha Baron Cohen (“Hugo,” “Les Misérables”) was called on to bring Time to the big screen.

 

“Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” also boasts an extraordinary voice cast.

Stephen Fry (“24: Live Another Day,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is back as the voice of the Cheshire Cat.

Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Infamous,” “The Girl”) provides the voice of Wilkins. 

Alan Rickman (“Harry Potter” film series, “Alice In Wonderland,” director/actor/co-writer “A Little Chaos”) returns as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar.

Michael Sheen (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” Parts 1 & 2, “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Queen,” “Frost Nixon”) once again serves as the voice of the White Rabbit.

Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner,” “The Kings Speech,” “Harry Potter,” “Alice In Wonderland”) returns to voice Bayard.

BAFTA-winning actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse (BBC’s “Harry and Paul’s Story of the 2s” and “The Fast Show”; “Alice In Wonderland,” “Corpse Bride”) is back as the March Hare.

Barbara Windsor (“Carry On,” “EastEnders,” “Alice In Wonderland”) provides the voice of Dormouse again.

 

The film welcomes back several key members of the “Alice In Wonderland” team, including award-winning composer Danny Elfman (“Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Big Eyes,” Silver Linings Playbook”), three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago”), who won Oscar, BAFTA and Satellite awards, among others, for her work on “Alice In Wonderland,” and five-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Ken Ralston (“Forrest Gump,” “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”), who won a Satellite Award for best visual effects for “Alice In Wonderland.”  

 

Bobin’s award-winning production team also includes Oscar®-winning production designer Dan Hennah (“King Kong,” “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Oscar for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”), and Stuart Dryburgh (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” Oscar nomination for “The Piano”) as director of photography. The film welcomes Oscar-winning make-up and hair designer Peter King (“Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” Oscar nominee for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”), and Oscar winner Neil Corbould (“Gravity,” “Gladiator”) is special effects supervisor. Andrew Weisblum (“Noah,” Oscar nominee “Black Swan”) is editor.

 

Announcement: Maleficent Arrives on Blu-ray 11/4

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Announcement: Maleficent Arrives on Blu-ray 11/4

Well, well!  I have an exciting announcement! Maleficent (one of my faves this year) is coming to Blu Ray in November!! Make sure you grab a copy. You will not regret it!
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Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie transforms into one of Disney’s greatest villains in MALEFICENT, coming to Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand November 4th! This wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” comes with spellbinding bonus features including: deleted scenes, “Building An Epic Battle,” the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps in “Classic Couture” and more!   
 

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“Angelina Jolie is wickedly good.”

                                                                                                                              Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

 

DISNEY’S GREATEST VILLAIN COMES TO LIFE

IN THE WICKEDLY FUN, FANTASY ADVENTURE STARRING

ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER ANGELINA JOLIE

 

DISNEY’S “MALEFICENT”

 

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

  

BURBANK, Calif. August 1, 2014— Disney’s most iconic villain “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014.  Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.”   Discover how King Henry and Maleficent’s opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.”  Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.”  Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

“Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning (“Super 8,” “We Bought a Zoo”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”), Sam Riley (“Control,” “On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” series), Lesley Manville (“Another Year,” “Secrets & Lies”), Juno Temple (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Atonement”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Oculus”). It marks the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award® winner Robert Stromberg (Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Avatar,” 2010; Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Alice in Wonderland,” 2011). It was written by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion King”) and produced by Joe Roth (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”).

Bonus Features:

Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere

·       From Fairy Tale to Feature Film - Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation

·       Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces

·       Classic Couture - Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.

·       Maleficent Revealed - Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.

·       Aurora: Becoming A Beauty - Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.

·       Deleted Scenes:

o   “Stefan In King’s Chamber”

o   “Pixie Idiots”

o   “Diaval asks about the Curse”

o   “Pixies Seek Asylum”

o   “Suitor”

·       And More!

 

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

DVD 

·       Aurora: Becoming A Beauty

Disc Specifications:

Feature Run Time:                             Approximately 97 minutes

Rating:                                                        Feature Film: “PG” in U.S. and Canada (CE); G in Canada (CF)

                                                                        Additional Bonus Features Not Rated

Aspect Ratio:                                         Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition/2.40:1

                                                                        DVD= Widescreen 2.40:1 / Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions

Audio:                                                         Blu-ray Feature Film = 7.1, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD=English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

Languages/Subtitles:                        English, Spanish & French

English Captions for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

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ABOUT “MALEFICENT”:

Explore the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty.” In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. But as the child grows, Maleficent finds herself becoming fond of the girl. And as the conflict between the two realms intensifies, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land. Journey beyond the fairy tale in this soaring adventure that is “visually arresting, brilliantly designed” (Andrew Barker, Variety).

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):

Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a cloud-based digital movie service that offers a hassle-free way for consumers to buy, watch, and manage Disney digital content across platforms and devices via the easy-to-use DMA app or atDisneyMoviesAnywhere.com. A DMA-eligible digital title purchased from an iTunes-connected account or redeemed in DMA will be accessible in a user’s DMA and iTunes lockers. There are currently over 400 films from Disney’s rich history available through DMA for streaming and download, including Disney Branded Animation, Disney Live-Action, Pixar, and Marvel titles, along with exclusive, original content. For more information or to redeem Digital Copy codes to build your library and earn Disney Movie Rewards Points for digital purchases, visit http://www.disneymoviesanywhere.com.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For 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!

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY LEGO-Inspired Video

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New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY LEGO-Inspired Video

Guardians of the Galaxy + Legos – Yes, please! This is awesome!!

With Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opening in theatres everywhere this Friday, August 1st, I wanted to share with you this awesome new piece created by Marvel and Lego fan, YouTube star Forrest Whaley! It’s so cool!!!

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st!

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

MARVEL STUDIOS

Website and Mobile site: marvel.com/guardians

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Guardians

 

Genre:                                       Action-Adventure

Rating:                                       PG-13     

U.S. Release date:                     August 1, 2014

Running Time:               121 min.          

Cast:                                         Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as

Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova   Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Director:                                    James Gunn

Producer:                        Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

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

 Nik Korda, Stan Lee

Written by:                    James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

 

ONE-LINER:

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.

 

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

 

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

Vin Diesel Dubs His Lines from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in Five Languages

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Vin Diesel Dubs His Lines from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in Five Languages

Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy?! You need to!! It was awesome.  One of my favorites was Groot.

Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s highly anticipated, epic adventure Marvel’s GUARDIAN’S OF THE GALAXY, dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe.

The YouTube links for the Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian spots are below so take a look!

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

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Vin Diesel Voices Groot in Brazilian Portugese, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and French

Brazilian Portuguese: 

French: 

Russian: 

Spanish: 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

MARVEL STUDIOS

Website and Mobile site: marvel.com/guardians

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Guardians

 

Genre:                                       Action-Adventure

Rating:                                       PG-13     

U.S. Release date:                     August 1, 2014

Running Time:               121 min.          

Cast:                                         Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as

Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova   Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Director:                                    James Gunn

Producer:                        Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

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

 Nik Korda, Stan Lee

Written by:                    James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

 

ONE-LINER:

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.

 

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

 

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

 

INTO THE WOODS – Teaser Trailer & Images Now Available

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The teaser trailer for Disney’s INTO THE WOODS is now available on iTunes Trailers.

INTO THE WOODS opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!

#IntoTheWoods

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INTO THE WOODS opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!

 


INTO THE WOODS

DISNEY

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U.S. Release Date:                 December 25, 2014

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

                                             Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp.

   Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy

   Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Richard Glover,

   Joanna Riding, Annette Crosbie.

Director:                                Rob Marshall

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

Screenplay by:                       James Lapine

Based on the musical play by:   Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm 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 & 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 Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “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 Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for best score, best book 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, Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a television production, DVD recording 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 Dion Beebe (“Collateral,” “Chicago,” “Nine”), Oscar® winner for the Marshall-helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha,” as director of photography. Dennis Gassner (“Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”), who won his own Oscar for “Bugsy,” serves as production designer, and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is costume designer.

 

BOILERPLATE:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm 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 & 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 Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. For more information, like us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyPictures.

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY / Peter Quill Featurette Now Available

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A special look at Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt) from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now available. Feel free to share with your readers!

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

 

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Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette: Peter Quill

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st!

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

MARVEL STUDIOS

Website and Mobile site: marvel.com/guardians

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GuardiansGalaxy

 

Genre:                                       Action-Adventure

Rating:                                       PG-13     

U.S. Release date:                     August 1, 2014

Running Time:               121 min.          

Cast:                                         Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as

Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova   Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector

Director:                                    James Gunn

Producer:                        Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

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

 Nik Korda, Stan Lee

Written by:                    James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

 

ONE-LINER:

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.

 

 

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

 

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

 

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

 

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige, p.g.a., producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman and releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

 

Planes Fire & Rescue – Race To The Rescue Activities #FireAndRescue

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Dusty soars into theaters today so to celebrate his arrival we have some fun activities for you and  your family to enjoy this weekend!
#FireAndRescue

Download Race To The Rescue Activities

 

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Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes

 

Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE now in theaters!