IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS
(IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM)
Director J.J. Abrams unveils the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign’s final week
Campaign benefitting UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs draws participants from over 119 countries
Visit Omaze.com/StarWarsFor A Chance to Win
LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2014 —All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening ofStar Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change," said Abrams. "As we close this final week, we’ve added an additional prize that allows the fans the opportunity to see the movie early as a thank you for supporting such a great cause as UNICEF’s innovative, lifesaving work for children.” By contributing at any level by July 25th, participants will be eligible for all prizes including a chance to be in the movie.
Star Wars: Force for Change impressively raised over one million dollars within the first 24 hours of its launch—a record for Omaze, the fundraising platform. So far contributors from 119 countries around the world have backed Force for Change, in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and programs. UNICEF’s network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through Star Wars: Force for Change will impact the lives of children around the world, through projects like MobiStation, a portable, solar-powered educational kit to ensure children have access to quality learning anywhere, and Rapid FTR (Family Tracing and Reunification), a mobile phone application that helps reunite separated and unaccompanied children with their families in natural disasters. Fans can continue to pledge support and enter for a chance win until 11:59pm on July 25.
The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
·Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
·Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars:Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
·Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
·Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII
Disney committed US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.
Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this new charitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars.
CONNECT LIVE WITH CAST MEMBERS AND FILMMAKERS OF MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”
IN TWO SPECIAL ONLINE FAN Q&A EVENTS
ON TUESDAY, JULY 22
Submitting Your Questions Is Easy…See Below for Details!
WHAT: Two special Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” fan Q&A events, featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige.
·Twitter Fan Q&A:Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, James Gunn and Kevin Feige will do a Twitter Fan Q&A from Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco.
·Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A:Yahoo Entertainment will host Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and producer Kevin Feige on the Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., for a live Tumblr Ask Q&A. Fans tuning in will see an exclusive clip from the film and, If they submit a video question, they have the chance to win a signed cast movie poster. Fans will be able to live stream the event on Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms, including AppleTV, Roku and Xbox 360. Link: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Stars Answer Your Questions Live!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
·Twitter Fan Q&A: 2:30 p.m. EDT/ 11:30 a.m. PDT
·Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A: 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:
·For the Twitter Fan Q&A:Use hashtag #AsktheGuardians to ask your questions.
·For the Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A:Upload a video post to your Tumblr: use #GOTGask and tag @yahooentertainment in the caption, or via the Yahoo Entertainment Tumblr Ask page.
See Chris Pratt talk about what drew him to the role of Peter Quill, who you might know as "Star-Lord," and what makes Quill want to save the universe in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," in theaters August 1!
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Frustrated, Dusty takes to the air to prove to himself that he still has it but his landing causes a fire. This event causes Dusty to change course and sign up to become a firefighter. He sets out to learn from Blade Ranger, a veteran rescue helicopter (voiced by Ed Harris), who runs the fire fighting operation in Piston Peak National Park.
Here Dusty meets the whole team of firefighters including Dipper (voiced by Modern Family's Julie Bowen), a super scooper who has a thing for Dusty and a heavy lifting helicopter named Windlifter (voiced by Wes Studi). The team ends up fighting the ultimate forest fire and Dusty learns what it means to be a real hero.
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