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Monday, June 29, 2020

DISNEY+ HEATS UP WITH “SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS” INCLUDING "X-MEN" AND "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN"



BURBANK, Calif.  (June 29, 2020) - This summer, set a date with Disney+ for “Summer Movie Nights” featuring a sizzling lineup of brand new original and newly announced family favorite movies coming to the service. 

Beginning Friday, July 3 with the Disney+ premiere of “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production, families and fans can come together to watch blockbuster hits and original movies premiering every week. Some of the movies debuting during Disney+ Summer Movie Nights include:

Friday, July 3
“Hamilton” - An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“The Mighty Ducks” - Emilio Estevez portrays a hotshot trial attorney who gets a unique community service assignment: coaching a hapless group of pee wee hockey players. Can he turn the worst team in the league into champs and face his personal demons along the way?

Friday, July 10
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” - The unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
  
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” - Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca in an epic adventure directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan.

Friday, July 17
“X-Men: Apocalypse” - Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant in the universe, tries to destroy all of mankind. To save humanity, Professor X leads the X-Men in a showdown that will determine the fate of the world.

Friday, July 24
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” - Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by old rival Captain Salazar and a crew of deadly ghosts who escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...notably him.

Friday, July 31
“Incredibles 2” - Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!

Friday, August 7
“X-Men” - The X-Men, a group of mutants with extraordinary powers, wage a fight against both intolerance, and a fellow band of radical mutants intent on exterminating the human race.

“The Peanuts Movie”- Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle and flying ace takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

Friday, August 14
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” - As he struggles to balance his home life and Super Hero duties, Scott Lang finds he must suit up as Ant-Man again, joining the Wasp on an urgent mission to uncover secrets from the past.

“The Greatest Showman” - Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical - inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum - celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.

Friday, August 21
“Beauty and the Beast” (2017) - The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

Friday, August 28
“Fantastic Four” (2005) - Transformed into superheroes after surviving a disaster in space, The Fantastic Four struggle to reconcile their powers, responsibilities and relationships as a dysfunctional family. Overcoming their personal conflicts, they finally join forces to defeat Dr. Doom, the malevolent, metallic embodiment of their treacherous former patron.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” - When Alice comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland, she discovers that her friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) has lost his Muchness and embarks on a perilous race to save him before time runs out.

Friday, September 4
“The Wolverine” - The Wolverine returns to face his ultimate nemesis in an action packed battle that takes him to modern day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever.

Fans can use #DisneyPlusMovieNights and follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for live Q&As, watch parties and exclusive content bringing the excitement of the summer movie season into their homes.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

SPECIAL LOOK AT “HAMILTON” THE FILM OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION


To celebrate “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production which premieres this Friday, July 3, 2020 on Disney+, the studio has released a special look at the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. Don’t forget to check out this unforgettable cinematic stage performance this Friday when it streams globally on Disney+.



The filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
      
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.

“BLACK IS KING” - VISUAL ALBUM WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY BEYONCÉ STREAMS ON DISNEY+ ON JULY 31


BEYONCÉ WRITES, DIRECTS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCES VISUAL ALBUM
“BLACK IS KING”
   
New film is based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift” 
   
Teaser for the visual album is now available
     
Disney+ to Premiere the Visual Album Globally on July 31, 2020
  

View Teaser Video:  https://www.beyonce.com/


BURBANK, Calif. (June 27, 2020) – Parkwood Entertainment, in association with Disney+, announced and debuted the teaser video for the visual album “Black Is King” written, directed and executive produced by 24-time Grammy® Award-winner Beyoncé. “Black is King” will premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, 2020 and will arrive on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the release of Disney’s global phenomenon “The Lion King.”
  
This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of "The Lion King" for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity. 
  
The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne. 
  
These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power.  “Black Is King” is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.
  
Based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” and starring the album's featured artists and some special guest appearances, “Black Is King” is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. Videos for “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl” are extravagances of elegance and soul. The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.



Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pixar's Soul | "Finding Soul" Conversation | Essence Festival + a Sneak Peek


The filmmakers from Disney & Pixar’s “Soul,” director Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers and producer Dana Murray, partnered with American anthropologist/educator Dr. Johnnetta Cole and globally-renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste to offer an exclusive sneak peek at the film as a part of the Essence Festival of Culture during a virtual panel titled Finding “Soul.” The sneak peek features the song “Parting Ways” written, produced and performed by Cody ChesnuTT. Both Dr. Cole and Jon Batiste, who lent his expertise to the jazz arrangements and compositions in “Soul,” serve as cultural consultants on the film.  



And below is a sneak peek at Soul:



What is it that makes you...YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”), Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” opens in U.S. theaters on November 20, 2020. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

MUPPETS, MAYHEM, AND MORE! WATCH NEW TRAILER FOR “MUPPETS NOW, ” PREMIERING JULY 31 ON DISNEY+



In a true first for the studio, “Muppets Now” is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throws at him.
  
Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.

Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, “Muppets Now” premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Trailer for Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2


Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming six-episode documentary series, “Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” which premieres on Friday, June 26. 



With the clock ticking and less than a year until the world premiere of Frozen 2, the creative team opens their doors to cameras for a 6-part series to reveal what it takes to create the #1 animated film of all time. For the first time, cameras capture the challenges and breakthroughs, the artistry and complexity of creating a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

TRAILER FOR THE TONY AWARD®- AND PULITZER PRIZE- WINNING MUSICAL “HAMILTON” THE FILM OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION HAS ARRIVED



An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.

NEW TRAILER & POSTER FOR “THE KING’S MAN”!



Take a look at tne brand new poster and trailer for “The King’s Man”!

“The King’s Man” opens in U.S. theaters on September 18.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Budget-Friendly College Cookbook is the MUST have Cookbook for College or for the Home!


I am so excited for my wonderful friend Sara Lundberg and her new upcoming book, Budget-Friendly College Cookbook!

You remember college, bad dorm food, tiny budget, tiny fridge and a big appetite! The Budget-Friendly College Cookbook will be their guide to making tasty, nutritious, low cost and easy to make meals! Learn to make meals from French Toast in a Mug, BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza, Easy Microwave Enchiladas, Birthday Cake in a Mug and much, much more! Hard to believe but many of these meals take less than 5 minutes to prepare while using a minimum of appliances and make use of many ingredients that don't require refrigeration! Learn to cook on a small budget, maximize your limited space and avoid the notorious Freshman 15! You will walk away from college with a lifetime degree in a low-cost nutritional lifestyle!

This is the cookbook that I wish I had while I was in college! You will want to make this a must have book to send with your favorite college student and also pick up a copy for your own kitchen!

You can order your own copy by clicking on the link below:

Budget-Friendly College Cookbook

I am also hosting a giveaway so that one of you will win a copy of this wonderful cookbook!

Disclaimer: Open to US residents ages 18 and up only. Entries must be received by 9pm PST Thursday June 11th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random on June 12th, 2020. No purchase necessary. Est. retail value: $12.  

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