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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taste Testing the Candy Corn Popcorn from Disneyland


As someone who doesn't like candy corn, what will I think of the candy corn popcorn from Disneyland?

Vehicle Review: 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring - Lincoln, The Muppets, Christopher Robin and More Disney Related Adventures


Hey, everyone it's Jason from Sasaki Time with another vehicle review! This time it is the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring and I took it on a fun Disney-related adventure for the week throughout Southern California!

Mazda continues to make some of the best looking vehicles in the business and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is no exception! Minor changes for the 2019 version include a refined exterior with a new inner grill design up front and rear lights that look more like the front lights.


Let's hop into the cushy drivers seat. The front seats are now wider and more comfortable.


The console now has faux-suede, the climate controls have red accents and the parking brake is now an electronic one that was moved to the center console.


The Heads-Up Display still makes me feel like a fighter pilot. I love all the key information is right in my line of sight so I do not have to look away as I am driving. Also, all of your turn-for-turn navigation instructions appear here as well for an effortless drive to any destination.


The first Disney-related adventure takes us out to the San Bernardino County Museum. I had never been here before and this is a wonderful museum with great exhibits featuring animals both current as well as ancient that were found in the area. Plus, you get a wonderful history of the people and cultures that made the area what it is today.


But the main reason why we drove all the way out here is for the Mechanized Magic - 40 Years of Garner Holt Productions. Garner Holt Productions creates pretty much all of the audio-animatronics in every theme park for Disney and pretty much every major theme park around the world.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Sneak Peek


See Ralph Breaks the Internet in theatres November 21. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot Joins “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Voice Cast


Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank, a tough-as-nails street racer, takes her role and her tricked-out car very seriously and doesn’t like to lose. When Vanellope finds herself in a street race with Shank, her Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test—and Shank is impressed. “She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”

Said Gadot, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”

According to director/writer Phil Johnston, Gadot adds extraordinary dimension to the character. “There's so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,” he said. “If Ralph is Vanellope's big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can't imagine anyone else embodying that part.”

Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her. Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly as Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

STARS OF DISNEY’S “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN” ATTEND FILM’S EUROPEAN PREMIERE IN LONDON


The stars of Disney’s “Christopher Robin” including Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Sophie Okonedo, Simon Farnaby and director Marc Forster attended the BFI Southbank Cinemas in London for the film’s European Premiere earlier tonight.





Radiator Springs Racers Ride Thru


Take a ride on Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Giveaway: Cheshire Cat Ears from Disneyland


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Friday, August 3, 2018

PHOTOS FROM DISNEY'S "CHRISTOPHER ROBIN" PREMIERE


The stars of Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett joined director Marc Forster and celebrity guests John Stamos, Alison Sweeney and Lesley Ann Warren at the world premiere of the film on the Disney studio lot earlier tonight.

Prior to the screening, legendary composer Richard M. Sherman was on hand for the dedication of the studio’s historic Orchestra Stage (where the music for the “Winnie the Pooh featurettes, “Mary Poppins” and “The Jungle Book” were recorded), which was renamed Sherman Brothers Stage A in honor of Richard and his late brother Robert B. Sherman.





Thursday, August 2, 2018

Movie Review: Christopher Robin - Lessons of Life from the 100 Acre Wood


Christopher Robin has grown up and has put the memories of the 100 Acre Wood far behind him. He is now married to Eveyln (Haley Atwell who continues to be one of my favorite actresses) with a daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). But the film spends the first few minutes to remind us of the books of Christopher's adventures with his friend Winnie The Pooh. A.A. Milne immortalized his son Christopher on the pages of the original Winnie The Pooh books and Disney capture these books on the screen for over 50 years.


It is not uncommon for beloved characters to spend their days in eternal youth for future generations to discover them. Christopher Robin did warn us and his best friend Pooh that he too would one day grow up and leave the 100 Acre Wood. But for generations, Robin never grew up and we were left with preparing for a heartbreaking day of leaving your best friend behind for more grown up pursuits.

In a cross between Hook and Finding Neverland, Christopher Robin shows us that childhood is over and that it is time to grow up. After we are taken through that heartbreaking goodbye at Pooh corner we are thrown into the field of battle and then into post-war London.

Ewan McGregor is perfectly cast as Christopher Robin. Ewan can play both distinguished and boyish at the same time. In some ways his portrayal of Robin reminds me of Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins, someone who needs to be reminded that life is more than just work, that the fun still needs to remain. And that when he finds the fun, his life and those around him, will be all the happier for it. So, as Robin's job begins to take a toll on his work and home life, it's time for something to happen. Enter the return of Winnie The Pooh.


Pooh bear returns when he is needed the most. And our adventure begins. One thing that has to be mentioned is the astonishing detail of the CGI 100 Acre Wood gang. They are not only closer to Milne's original vision of the friends than the Disney animated versions but you can literally see the felt material they are made out of and the stitching on the faces. 


Part of the charm of Winnie The Pooh and friends has been in their simplicity of understanding themselves, each other and the world around them. We learn that what is needed most in life is making time for our loved ones, that there is a difference between living and existing and never let your career take over your life.

Oh and stay to see the cute mid-credit scene.

Giveaway: Winnie The Pooh Plush from Christopher Robin


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Friday, July 27, 2018

Star Wars: Episode IX Begins Production


STAR WARS: EPISODE IX CAST ANNOUNCED
RETURNING AND NEW CAST MEMBERS WILL JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA

Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.

Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).

Release is scheduled for December 2019.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MICKEY MOUSE’S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT UNVEILED


MICKEY MOUSE’S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT UNVEILED

TO CELEBRATE MICKEY’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY, DISNEY ANIMATOR MARK HENN CREATED THE PAINTING “SPREADING HAPPINESS AROUND THE WORLD”

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 20, 2018 – Mickey Mouse’s new birthday portrait was revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con. Titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World,” the painting by legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Mark Henn honors Mickey’s 90th anniversary. The unveiling of the new work—the latest in a longstanding series of Mickey birthday portraits—took place during the panel “Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.”

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day. D23 and the Walt Disney Archives, in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios, commissioned Henn to paint Mickey’s official birthday portrait. Henn follows in the footsteps of artists such as Disney Legend John Hench, who crafted five of Mickey’s official portraits.

“It is one of the great honors of my career to be asked to paint Mickey’s 90th birthday portrait,” says Henn. “I was greatly inspired by the portraits painted by John Hench. I wanted to capture some of the same style and sense of youth that John achieved in his portraits.” The painting will appear on the Fall 2018 cover of Disney twenty-three, the quarterly publication sent exclusively to Gold Members of D23.

The portrait is just one of the many ways Disney is celebrating the landmark anniversary of this beloved character:
·       This fall, ABC will air a star-studded celebration of Mickey in honor of his birthday, with special guests, musical performances, and more.
·       D23 will present Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, a two-day event at Walt Disney World Resort featuring panels, presentations, and fun-filled entertainment.
·       Disney Channel will debut season five of the Mickey Mouse animated shorts, taking the Emmy® Award-winning series total to more than 90 shorts, including a special seven-minute extended-length birthday episode.
·       Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world will celebrate Mickey’s 90th on November 18, marking the day with commemorative merchandise, photo locations, and more.
·       Beginning in late 2018 and into 2019, the World’s Biggest Mouse Party, saluting Mickey and Minnie, will take place at Disney Parks worldwide.
  • Disney On Ice will salute Mickey as the “True Original” host of Disney On Ice since its inception in 1981 by creating Mickey’s 90th pre-shows for productions touring the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, a new production showcasing Mickey Mouse’s memories throughout the years, will launch in Japan in July 2018 and continue touring throughout the Asia-Pacific region until August 2019.
  • In France, 38 design and art schools will take part in “Mickey Is Art,” a unique contest in which students will craft works of Mickey, inspired by their favorite artistic movement. The winning designs will be displayed this summer in 12 major train stations in France and for sale this September at Galerie Glénat in Paris.
·       Disney store will continue to celebrate milestone moments for Mickey Mouse with the Mickey Mouse Memories Collection (launched in January 2018), a monthly, limited-release series of 12 collectible plush, mugs, and cloisonné pins inspired by Mickey’s most memorable movie roles.
·       Disney Publishing Worldwide will introduce more than 30 titles globally as part of Mickey’s 90th, including books, arts & crafts, and comics.

About Mark Henn
Mark Henn is a veteran animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Henn is currently working with the animation team on the upcoming feature Ralph Breaks the Internet. Henn most recently served as a 2D animator for the “Mini Maui” character in the Academy Award®-nominated Moana. Henn also served as the lead 2D animator on the Academy Award®-winning Big Hero 6 and Frozen. Among his many credits at the studio, Henn served as supervising animator for Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine in Aladdin, Young Simba in The Lion King, title characters Mulan and Pocahontas, and Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. In 2000, Henn traded his pencil for a director’s chair on the award-winning short John Henry, based on the popular American legend.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($79.99), Gold Family Membership ($104.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.comand at shopDisney.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story" Arrives To Homes Digitally on Sept. 14 and on Blu-ray Sept. 25


EXPERIENCE THE FUN-FILLED GALACTIC HEIST
“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY” SEPT. 14 ON DIGITAL,
AND ON BLU-RAY SEPT. 25

Extensive extras invite fans aboard the Millennium Falcon with Han, Chewie
and Lando, and behind the scenes with the stellar cast and crew

BURBANK, Calif. (July 18, 2018) — Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Parenthood” and “Splash”—took moviegoers on this summer’s wildest ride with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich). The action-packed journey explores Han’s first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as his adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Watch instantly on Sept. 14th as the Millennium Falcon sets course digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere, and bring the adventure home on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 25.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” bonus content takes fans behind the scenes to experience compelling discussions with the star-studded cast and screenwriters Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan (writer of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi); a revealing feature on Chewie and his enduring friendship with Han; a close-up look at the original version of the Millennium Falcon and Han’s first time piloting the infamous ship; the creation of the film’s otherworldly settings and pulse-pounding action sequences; and eight never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes.


DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
           Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable
Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.   
·            Team Chewie
See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes. 
·            Kasdan on KasdanIconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together. 
·            Remaking the Millennium Falcon Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.” 
·            Escape from Corellia
Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia. 
           The Train Heist
Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects. 
·            Becoming a Droid: L3-37
Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life. 
           Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso
Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac. 
           Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run
Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.

  • Deleted Scenes
o   Proxima’s Den
o   Corellian Foot Chase
o   Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
o   The Battle of Mimban: Extended
o   Han Versus Chewie: Extended
o   Snowball Fight!
o   Meet Dryden: Extended
o   Coaxium Double-Cross

  • The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.

Directed by Ron Howard, the fun-filled galactic heist movie stars Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!,” “Tetro”), Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Messenger”), Emilia Clarke (“Me Before You,” “Game of Thrones”), Donald Glover (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Martian”), Thandie Newton (“Gringo,” “Crash”), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve”) and Paul Bettany (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Master and Commander”). Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) returns to play Chewbacca.

Written by Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are executive producers.

To create the unique look of the film, some of the industry’s top talent was recruited, including Academy Award® nominee Bradford Young (“Arrival”), director of photography; two-time Academy Award–winning editor Pietro Scalia (“Alien: Covenant”); Dominic Tuohy (“The Mummy”), special effects supervisor; Rob Bredow (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), visual effects supervisor; and John Powell (“Jason Bourne”), score composed and adapted by.

They are joined by returning Star Wars veteran crew members: Neil Lamont, production designer; Neal Scanlan, special creature effects; David Crossman and Glyn Dillon, costume designers; Jamie Wilkinson, prop master; Lisa Tomblin-Fitzpatrick, hair designer; and Amanda Knight, makeup designer.

The legendary John Williams is credited with the “Han Solo Theme” and original Star Wars music.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Giveaway: Starbucks You Are Here New Orleans Square at Disneyland Mug


Enter to win the latest Starbucks You Are Here New Orleans Square at Disneyland Mug plus a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Giveaway: Minnie Mouse Iridescent Ears from Disneyland


Enter to win this awesome pair of Minnie Mouse iridescent ears! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Snacking In The Parks: Iridescent Cupcake from Jolly Holiday


Take a look at the iridescent cupcake from the Jolly Holiday at Disneyland. It retails for $6.99 and has a confetti cake and mango filling! Absolutely delicious and almost too cute to eat!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Christopher Robin "Legacy" Featurette


Advance tickets for Disney’s “Christopher Robin” are now available for purchase, and to celebrate, Disney has released a featurette on the legacy of the beloved A.A. Milne characters. The piece features new footage from the upcoming film and interviews with Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and director Marc Forster. And don’t forget to see “Christopher Robin” when it hits theaters August 3, 2018!

Unboxing the Pixar Cars Pullback Vehicle Series


Take a look at one of the sets from the new Pixar Cars Pullback Vehicle Series! This set features Todd Pizza Planet and Darrel Cartrip!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Taste Testing the Inside out Popcorn from the Pixar Pier


Taste testing all of the Inside Out themed packaged popcorn except the confetti one. They are $5.99 each and are currently available at Knick Knacks in the Pixar Pier of Disney California Adventure.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Giveaway: Christmas in July Mug from Disneyland


Celebrate Christmas in July with this brand new Christmas mug from Disneyland plus a $20 Starbucks gift card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Giveaway: Wall-E Mug + Starbucks Gift Card


Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Wall-e by entering to win this cute Wall-e mug plus a $20 Starbucks gift card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop 55th Anniversary Set Unboxing


Take a look at the Disney Theme Park Exclusive Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop Set!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp proves that Big Things Come In Small Packages


After two epic Marvel movie releases this year, that were heavy on drama, with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings us a smaller movie. While it is indeed a smaller film, it also no less important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will pave the way into next years Avengers 4.

This will be some spoilers in this review.

Ant-Man and The Wasp picks up a few years after the events of Captain America: Civil War. We learn what Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has been up during that time. And as Ant-Man's involvement in any of the Marvel films has shown us, Ant-Man is most enjoyable when he is surrounded by others much more capable than he is. The main goal of the film isn't even Ant-Man's but something that he is simply helping with.

The lightheartedness of Ant-Man and The Wasp is the breather we needed after such heavy drama in the last two Marvel films. The humor hits on so many levels whether it is character interaction or even in the action sequences.

We start off in the past as Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) retells the sacrifice his wife Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) makes in a scene we saw in Ant-Man. Hank believes that there is a chance that his wife is still alive since Scott returned from the quantum realm when Hank originally didn't believe that anyone could return from there. Scott is recruited to help get Janet back but he is on house arrest as part of his plea bargain he made for his role in Germany that was a direct violation of the Sokovia Accords.

Randall Park is FBI Agent Jimmy Woo who is trying to keep tabs on Scott while also trying to find Hank and Hope who are fugitives from the law for creating the tech that helped Scott become Ant-Man. Meanwhile Hank and Hope are busy putting together a "quantum tunnel" to find Janet. Here the plot thickens as both black market dealer Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) and Ghost (Hannh John-Kamen) want the tunnel for their own purposes. Also, Hank's one time colleague, Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) comes into play to help Hank with the tunnel. Plus, Luis (Michael Pena) and the rest of the crew are back for an added level of humor as well.

The men get the majority of the better one-liners here but the women steal the show. Ghost is a stunning and at times terrifying villain, Janet shines in her brief on-screen time and The Wasp shows that she is worthy of being in the title of a Marvel film.

The action is fast and fierce. The sight gags of being able to have people and vehicles change sizes at the most unexpected times will keep you on your toes. The chemistry between Scott and Hope brings us the buddy/romantic comedy genre into the MCU fold. And not like I need to tell you to stay through the credits but one of the two post-credit scenes will leave you counting down the days until you can see Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 next year.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DVD Review: Big Hero 6 The Series - Back in Action! Arrives on Disney DVD June 26!


Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action brings the first seven episodes from the first season as well as the 44-minute pilot movie to DVD. The series, currently airing on the Disney Channel, picks up right where the movie left off! 

Hiro begins classes at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and re-assembles Baymax. Fred wants to get the group back together again. Wasabi, Go Go and Honey Lemon only want to continue their education and do not want to use their abilities and gadgets to take down criminals. But a mysterious criminal group appears and the group decides to spring back into action and save the city!

While the animation style has changed from computer animation to hand drawn "anime" style animation, the action is just as intense as ever! And even cooler, most of the original voice cast is back! Even Stan Lee is back as the voice of Fred's father! 

The series is just as fun as the original movie and you will watch the episodes over and over again!

Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action features the first seven episodes from the first season:

Baymax Returns
Issue 188
Big Roommates 2
Food Fight
Muirahara Woods
Failure Mode
Fred's Bro-Trillion

There are also six bonus shorts that appeared on the Disney Channel's YouTube channel.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco - Disneyland and Food Adventures!


It's time for another vehicle review and this time it is the 2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO. The Eco is for economy and let's see if the vehicle delivers in terms of fuel economy and in value. The base features include 15-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capabilities, heated front seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, HD and satellite radio, hands-free trunk, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera.

Of course I am heading out to Disneyland as we welcome back Pirates of the Caribbean back with some changes to the auction scene!


Time to hop in the driver's seat! The seat is large and comfortable!


The cabin is spacious! All the displays are large and bright with all of the controls easily within reach.


Lots of legroom in the back!


My friend Stephanie and I went to Disneyland to check out the changes to Pirates of The Caribbean and on our way we ran into this guy! He was wondering why the rum was gone!