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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Disney's Zootopia - Arrives Home on June 7 plus a Special Look at some of the Easter Eggs!


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wildly Witty, Vibrant World of “Zootopia”
Arrives Home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere
Explore more of Zootopia with an exciting lineup of bonus features!

BURBANK, Calif., April 29, 2016 — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) comedy-adventure, “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years!  Thankfully, there’s more—much more.

When the runaway hit arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand (does not include bonus) platforms June 7, 2016, viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings.

Features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.



Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
  • Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story. 
  • Scoretopia – Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.
  • Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • Alternate Opening  Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement.
    • Wild Times! Pitch  Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends.
    • Alternate Homesick Hopps  After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents.  See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.”
    • Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task.
    • Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level.
    • Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping.
    • The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.
  • ·       “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
DVD:
  • Scoretopia
  • “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:
  • International Character Reel - See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!
Directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It-Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”), the progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and "anyone can be anything." But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the case leads these two unlikely partners to an uneasy conclusion that Zootopia’s "evolved" society is being pulled apart by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city by turning predators and prey against each other. 

Others who helped bring the world of Zootopia to life, include a remarkable roster of voice talent including Idris Elba (BBC’s “Luther,” Golden Globe®-nominated for Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation”) as Judy’s no-nonsense cape buffalo boss Chief Bogo, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child,” “Marcel the Shell”) as Assistant Mayor Bellwether, Nate Torrence (HBO’s “Hello Ladies,” Fox’s “Weird Loners”) as charming cheetah Clawhauser, Bonnie Hunt (“Return to Me,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Don Lake (“Dumb and Dumber To,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show”) as Judy’s anxious, but supportive parents, Tommy Chong (“Up in Smoke,” “That ’70s Show”) as Yax the Yak, J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” Oscar® winner for “Whiplash”) as Mayor Lionheart, Octavia Spencer (“Insurgent,” Oscar® winner for “The Help”) as the distraught Mrs. Otterton, Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Trumbo”) as Duke Weaselton, Shakira as the socially minded international pop star Gazelle, Raymond Persi (“Wreck-It Ralph,” WDAS story artist) as Flash the sloth, Maurice LaMarche (“Pinky and the Brain,” two-time Emmy® winner “Futurama”) as Mr. Big, Tiny Lister (“Friday,” “The Fifth Element”) as Finnick, John DiMaggio (Fox’s “Futurama,” Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”) as Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., Katie Lowes (ABC’s “Scandal,” “Big Hero 6”) as Dr. Badger, and Jesse Corti (“Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast”) as Mr. Manchas.

The film is also supported by an emotional and powerful music score created by Michael Giacchino (“Jurassic World,” Academy Award®-winning composer for Disney•Pixar’s “Up”) and an inspiring original song, “Try Everything,” performed by Grammy®-winning, international superstar Shakira (voice of Zootopia’s biggest pop star, Gazelle) and written by Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs:                                   Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time:                         Approximately 108 minutes
Rating:                                                   PG in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio:                                     Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1, DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1
Audio:                                                    Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
                                                                   DVD = English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles:                  English, French & Spanish/English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook:                                                                                  Facebook.com/DisneyZootopia
Website:                                                                                      Movies.Disney.com/Zootopia

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, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 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.  Using the free DMA apps and website, you can connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies and TV and Google Play and unlock access your eligible movie collections across platforms and devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV/Airplay, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, Android mobile and tablet devices and Android TV, Chromecast and the Roku® platform.  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.

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!.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Disney's The Jungle Book - "Trust in Me" DJDS Remix - Scarlett Johansson & Mark Ronson


Check out the DJDS remix of "Trust in Me" performed by Scarlett Johansson and produced by Mark Ronson, as featured in the end credits of Disney's The Jungle Book!

Disney’s The Jungle Book is NOW PLAYING in theatres in 3D! Get tickets: http://di.sn/6008BjFgq

DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK - Behind the Scenes Tech Featurette


Go behind the scenes with director Jon Favreau and see how The Jungle Book was brought to life.

Disney’s The Jungle Book is NOW PLAYING in theatres in 3D! Get tickets: http://di.sn/6008BjFgq

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sasaki Time's April 2016 Loot Crate Unboxing!


It's time for another unboxing! This time it is the April 2016 Loot Crate box! Let's take a look at all the awesomeness inside!

Sasaki Time Tech: Samsung Gear VR Unboxing!


Time to unbox the Samsung Gear VR! Look for a full review in the coming weeks!

The Team at ILM made a Reaction Video to the Fan Reaction Videos of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer!

When John Knoll saw all of the incredible fan reaction videos to the Rogue One trailer he felt he had to share them with the crew. So what did they do? They made their own reaction video to the reaction videos of course!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - London Premiere Photos


#TeamCap and #TeamIron joined forces at tonight’s premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR at the London premiere at the Westfield London.   Thousands of fans were gathered to greet the team and one lucky fan was chosen to join in and take the ultimate selfie with the group!




CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - London Press Conference Photos


Take a look at some of the photos from the London Press Conference for the London Premiere of Captain America: Civil War!




Monday, April 25, 2016

Behind The Scenes Look at the Creation of this Awesome Lil Oishi Nail Art created by Rachel


My super talented friend Rachel has started her own nail art business, creating sports team logos, hobbies and just about anything you can think of! I challenged her with one of my favorite Lil Oishi logos! Rachel was kind enough to take us behind the scenes of the hard work she put into creating this unique piece of art for my wall!


Rachel started with sketching out the logo.


She than cut out the sketch.


Paint was applied.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sasaki Time's Favorite Disneyland/DCA Photos for Facebook Covers


As many of you know, I love taking photos in The Disneyland Resort. I wanted to include some of my favorites to show you and if you want to use for your Facebook Cover photo then by all means please use them. I may also do another post for some of my photos to be used as phone screensavers. Hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos!


Sleeping Beauty Castle is one of my favorite things to take photos of. The time of day and weather conditions add to every photo.



Friday, April 22, 2016

Disneynature's Born In China - Earth Day Trailer


DISNEYNATURE’S “BORN IN CHINA” MOVIEGOERS
TO BENEFIT WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

Set in Wilds of China, New Disneynature Film Opens in U.S. Theaters Earth Day 2017


Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening week in Spring 2017 will benefit World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.

A new trailer featuring breathtaking footage from the film is now available. 


Directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, Disneynature’s “Born in China” follows the stories of three animal families, transporting audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery captured in the remote wilds of China, the film is produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.

Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting over 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

“Born in China” opens in U.S. theaters Earth Day 2017.

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS PRESENTS "MOANA" AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW SHORT "INNER WORKINGS" AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL 2016


WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS PRESENTS “MOANA” AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ALL-NEW SHORT “INNER WORKINGS” AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Legendary Directors Ron Clements and John Musker Return to Annecy to Present Never-Before-Seen Footage From Their Upcoming Feature “Moana”

From the Studio Behind “Feast” and “Paperman” Comes “Inner Workings,”
an All-New Short From Director Leo Matsuda

“Moana” and “Inner Workings” to be presented Fri., June 17, 2016, at the Bonlieu

BURBANK, Calif. (April 22, 2016) – Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with the renowned filmmaking team Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog”) to present a never-before-seen exclusive preview of the upcoming comedy adventure film “Moana,” which features an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Clements and Musker will unveil new artwork and work-in-progress sequences from the film, and showcase the extensive research their team conducted to bring authenticity to their most ambitious production to date.

“Annecy is the world’s premier festival for animation lovers,” says Musker, “and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share ‘Moana’ with this crowd.”

Walt Disney Animation Studios will also showcase the World Premiere of the all-new short film “Inner Workings,” presented by director Leo Matsuda (story artist, “Big Hero 6” and “Wreck-It Ralph”) and producer Sean Lurie. “Inner Workings” is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half.


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About “Moana”
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. US Release Date: Nov, 23, 2016

“Moana” directors Ron Clements and John Musker made their writing-directing debut on the 1986 feature “The Great Mouse Detective.” They went on to write and direct beloved Disney classics, including the undersea adventure “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, the hilarious hit “Aladdin” in 1992, 1997’s epic comedy “Hercules,” “Treasure Planet” in 2002, and most recently, 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”


About “Inner Workings”
“Inner Workings” is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life. US Release Date: Nov. 23, 2016

Captain America: Civil War - Team Cap Stunt in Singapore


Team Cap lights up the night in Singapore!




Captain America: Civil War Global Press Tour in Singapore


Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and director Joe Russo represented Team Cap when they visited Singapore for a premiere, fan event and photo call. 





Captain America: Civil War Global Press Tour in Berlin


Robert Downey Jr, Paul Bettany, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp and director Anthony Russo represented Team Iron Man and visited Berlin for a press conference and premiere.





Thursday, April 21, 2016

DISNEY AND MARVEL ANNOUNCE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE


Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS and 
National Academy of Sciences

ANNOUNCE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR –

GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE   



BURBANK, Calif. (April 21, 2016) In conjunction with the May 6, 2016 release of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, DolbLaboratories, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS and Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of National Academy of Sciences are proud to announce the MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE Grand Prize Winner and recipient of an internship at Marvel Studios.

Maia Dua, from West Sacramento, California was selected from five finalist as MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE Grand Prize Winner and will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios. Over 1,000 young women from across the nation accepted the challenge to use science and technology to create a project that would create positive world change for their generation and beyond. Maia developed a “seeing eye” robot as a cost-effective and durable alternative to a seeing eye dog. The self-propelled, echo-locating “Seeing Eye-Bot” is made of readily accessible materials, making it more available to individuals of limited financial resources. Maia designed the seeing eye-bot to require minimal maintenance and to have a functional life span in excess of 7 years. Maia hopes her invention can address the needs of the visually impaired, who may be unable or unwilling to own a seeing eye dog.

Maia will spend a week at Marvel Studios, learning firsthand how STEM skills are being used in innovative and creative ways to produce some of the world’s all-time favorite characters and films. At the conclusion of her internship, Maia will join together with the four other finalists form Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Girls Reforming the Future Challenge; Holly Riepling from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Janie Kim from San Diego, Calif.; Margaret Fleck from Emmaus, Pa.; and Vivian Qiang from Marlboro, N.J., to inspire other young girls around the world by participating in a special LIVE global webinar hosted by Broadcom MASTERS. During the webinar, all five girls will discuss how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects and become a finalist of the Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Girls Reforming the Future Challenge. Maia will share her Marvel Studios internship experience, giving girls everywhere a peek into STEM skills in action outside the lab and classroom.

For more information about MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE, please visit http://www.captainamericachallenge.com.

About Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.  

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo and Martin Freeman, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feigep.g.a  producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.


About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on aproven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing andpublishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2016 MARVEL

 


About  Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision

The award winning Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience combines powerful image and sound technologies that transports audiences into the story. Dolby Atmos moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. The lifelike sounds of music, people, and things flow all around the theatre in sync with the action to create a more immersive and moving experience. Dolby Vision uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the world of the movie.

 

About Dolby Laboratories:

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby®. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.


About Synchrony Bank:

Synchrony Bank is part of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ over 350,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital Retail Finance) offers private label and co-branded Dual Card credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at http://www.synchronyfinancial.comhttp://facebook.com/SynchronyFinancial and http://twitter.com/SYFNews.
*Source: The Nilson Report (April, 2015, Issue # 1062) - based on 2014 data.

About Science & Entertainment Exchange:

The Science & Entertainment Exchange (The Exchange), is a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) program designed to facilitate creative collaborations between the science and engineering communities and the entertainment industry. The Exchange facilitates direct communication between scientists and entertainers, bringing them together to create a new community of individuals committed to better portrayals of science and scientists in film and television.  The Exchange’s parent institution, the National Academy of Sciences, is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars that was established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. 

About Broadcom Foundation:
Broadcom Foundation inspires young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through collaborations with community organizations, non-profits, educational institutions and universities that promote project-based learning. Broadcom Foundation's flagship program is the Broadcom MASTERS® — the premier science and engineering competition for middle school students around the world.

About Society For Science & the Public (SSP):

Society for Science & the Public is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit membership organizations dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Established in 1921, the Society is a leading advocate for the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its acclaimed education competitions, including the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning publications, Science News and Science News for Students, the Society is committed to inform, educate, and inspire. The Society reaches more than 15 million people online each year, has more than four million followers across its social media channels, and recognizes more than 50,000 alumni of its competitions. The Society is supported each year by about 90,000 subscribing members and donors as well as by leading corporations, foundations, and other institutions.

FINDING DORY - PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN WELCOMES 13 BRANDS TO THE SEA


ALL-NEW MOVIE “FINDING DORY” INSPIRES MASSIVE PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN, WELCOMING AN UNPRECEDENTED 13 BRANDS TO THE SEA 


 “Finding Dory” Opens June 17, 2016

BURBANK, Calif. (April 21, 2016– As everyone’s forgetful blue tang Dory dives back into the sea—and theaters—this summer in Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” 13 brands have signed on to support the film. The massive promotional campaign features collaborations with Aussie, BAND-AID Brand, Bounty, Coppertone, Ice Chips, Juicy Juice, Kellogg’s, KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese, Nature’s Harvest Bread, Pirate’s Booty, Quaker, Subway and Yoplait GoGurt. “Finding Dory,” which showcases Dory’s life-changing journey to find her family, opens in theaters nationwide June 17, 2016

With its beloved characters and stunning settings, “Finding Dory” inspires a host of creative campaigns. “We all fell in love with Dory and her friends 13 years ago and can’t wait for their new adventure,” said Don Gross, vice president, global marketing alliances, promotions & synergy, Walt Disney Studios. “The caliber and creativity of the brands that have come to the table for this film are extraordinary. This is one of the most fun and robust campaigns this team has put together, reaching fans of all ages. We are thrilled to be working with this remarkable group of brands.”

The “Finding Dory” promotional campaign features the following brands. 
·      Aussie launches its licensed “Finding Dory” product on May 16, supporting the campaign through digital and print media. Additionally, P&G will feature a movie-ticket offer with multiple grocery retailers that will be supported through Disney media. P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. P&G includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.pg.com for news and information.
·      Band-Aid® Brand begins its promotion on May 16 with a custom-animated TV spot that will promote licensed “Finding Dory” character adhesive bandages. The campaign will be featured in national broadcast and Disney digital and social properties; it will return to support the in-home film campaign. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have long been a staple in a family’s first aid kit as a source of caring, comfort and protection. And as the brand has expanded, so has the technology and innovation behind it. BAND-AID® Brand offers a wide variety of products to meet the diverse needs of today’s active families and their lifestyles. For more information, visit www.band-aid.com.
·      Bounty kicks off its licensed-product campaign on May 6, supporting the program with dedicated TV and social media campaigns. Procter & Gamble (P&G) will also feature a movie-ticket offer with multiple grocery retailers. P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. P&G includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.pg.com for news and information.
·      Coppertone® launches its first-ever film promotion in May. The campaign features a custom-animated TV spot promoting sun protection. Consumers will be able to see the “Finding Dory” characters on the Coppertone® KIDS sunscreen spray product. The film’s release will be supported with van wraps, in-store displays and via consumer promotions, including an offer for a free Fandango promo code to see the film with a purchase of $20 in Coppertone® products. Launching the first U.S. sunscreen product in 1944, Coppertone® has remained the industry leader in suncare. Coppertone® has been at the forefront of sunscreen innovation, pioneering the development of the SPF system, creating the Sport sunscreen category and inventing the first-ever continuous spray sunscreens. Through the state-of-the-art Solar Research Center, Coppertone® scientists leverage cutting-edge technology and consumer insights to stay ahead of customer needs and industry trends. Coppertone® is manufactured and marketed by the Consumer Health Division of Bayer.
·      Ice Chips® has signed on for a multi-picture deal. Beginning May 16, “Finding Dory” will be featured on pack and via in-store take-overs. Founded by Charlotte Clary and Beverly Vines-Haines in 2010, two grandmothers with 40+ grandchildren between them, Ice Chips Candy is dedicated to making “Good For You Candy”. Naturally sweetened by non-GMO Xylitol, Ice Chips now comes in 21 mouth-watering flavors using only certified organic and natural flavors. Ice Chips contain no corn, sugar, soy, wheat, or gluten, are great for your teeth, and are safe for diabetics. Ice Chips was recently awarded the 2016 Washington State Encore Entrepreneurs of Year by the Washington Small Business Administration.
·      Juicy Juice kicked off a promotion on April 1, featuring an instant-win game on licensed packaging, plus a hometown-screening sweepstakes. The campaign will be visible though digital and print media, as well as premiere sponsorship. Part of Connecticut-based Harvest Hill Beverage Company, Juicy Juice is the leading 100 percent kids’ juice brand in the U.S. Juicy Juice products are available in single-serve and multi-serve formats. For complete nutrition facts, recipe and activity ideas, and other information, visit JuicyJuice.com. For more information on Harvest Hill, visit www.HarvestHill.com.
·      Kellogg’s kicks off its campaign on May 16 with a custom-animated TV spot, promoting a special in-pack premium “cereal chillers.” The campaign will be visible via packaging, in-store displays, TV and digital media. Kellogg Company’s brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can thrive. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM global hunger initiative, we've provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need around the world. To learn more, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.
·      KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese will promote its “Finding Dory” licensed product through a Disney media buy as well as premiere sponsorship. The campaign begins May 16. KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese shapes are as delicious as they are fun. Parents will love that they now come with no artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes. And kids will love to eat their favorite characters. That’s something to smile about. You know you love it.
·      Nature’s Harvest® Bread kicks off its promotion on April 28, featuring an offer for a Dory plush on packaging and in-store displays. The brand’s first-ever Disney promotion will be shared via digital and in-cinema media. Nature’s Harvest Bread®, one of Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) category leading brands, is an easy & delicious step for nutritionally minded, busy families to get the whole grains they need. Every delicious variety has eight grams or more of whole grains per serving, is verified by the Whole Grain Council, and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors, making it an easy choice for whole grain nutrition. Visit www.naturesharvestbread.com for more information.
·      Pirate’s Booty kicked off their promotion on April 1 with licensed “Finding Dory” packaging and in-store displays. The campaign will also be promoted through print advertising and Disney sampling sponsorships. Pirate Brands has been creating deliciously baked snack treasures since 1987. Pirate Brands was founded on the belief that you shouldn’t have to “snackrifice” taste and fun for products made with goodness. Pirate Brands’ snacks, which include Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings, are free from fryers and ingredients you can’t pronounce, Arrr. For more information, please visit www.piratebrands.com
·       Quaker plans to promote the film via product packaging and in-store displays. The campaign, which starts May 1, will be supported through digital media. The Quaker Oats Company, headquartered in Chicago, is a unit of PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world's largest consumer packaged goods companies. For more than 135 years, Quaker's brands have served as symbols of quality, great taste and nutrition. Holding leadership positions in their respective categories, Quaker® Oats, Quaker® Rice Cakes and Quaker Chewy® Granola Bars are consumer favorites. For more information, visit www.QuakerOats.comwww.Facebook.com/Quaker or follow us on Twitter @Quaker.
·      The Subway® Brand launches its “Finding Dory”-themed kids’-meal program in its sandwich shops on June 6, providing build-your-own 3D scene makers to its younger guests. The campaign will be supported via TV and Digital media and in-store displays. Customers in 110 countries have easy access to a fresh line-up of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at any of the more than 44,000 franchised locations. The company, founded 50-years-ago by then-17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family-friend Dr. Peter Buck, is still a family-owned business, providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary and healthy lifestyle information. To learn more, visit www.subway.comwww.facebook.com/subway and https://twitter.com/subway.
·      Yoplait GoGurt will promote their in-store program with a packaging takeover. Starting May 16, the campaign will be shared via TV and digital media. General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $18.8 billion.

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