Friday, February 28, 2020

Spoiler-Free Review for Pixar's Onward

Onward opens with a narrative that is two-fold. On one side we learn about the world that the movie is set in. A land of magic and fantasy, where over the years the magic has been lost. And with this lost magic lies the other side of the narrative. Is it a self-reflective thought on if Pixar has lost it's own magic?

As it turns out Onward is one of the funniest films to come out of Emeryville and filled with the emotional punch that we have come to expect from Pixar. Even the subtle music over the iconic Pixar logo as Luxo Jr. comes bouncing out indicates that this is the new Pixar coming out the shadows of John Lasseter and the original Pixar team.

From the trailers, we understand that this is a quest movie. And with the very best of Pixar, this as much about the journey inward as it is about the journey outward or in this case Onward. Brothers Ian (voiced by Tom Holland) and Barley (voiced by Chris Pratt) are dealing with the loss of their father. Ian never knew his father while his older brother Barley dealt with the loss in the world of fantasy games. But their father left them a present to open when they both were at least 16 years old. He left them a spell to bring him back for one day. The spell works halfway and now it is a race against time to bring their father fully back.

Thus, begins the epic quest, out on the open road. The journey is fulled with laughs and surprises along the way. How everything pays off won't be spoiled here but the pay off is huge in typical Pixar pull at the heartstring moments while not losing any of the film's character development.

In the end, Onward shows that the world is still full of magic. It is a new era for Pixar and moves the studio forward or in this case, Onward.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Take a look behind the scenes with a special featurette showcasing the thrilling stunts for Disney’s “Mulan”.

Tickets for “Mulan” go on sale tomorrow everywhere tickets are sold!

Disney’s “Mulan” opens in U.S. theaters on March 27.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” UK Premiere

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” journeyed to London’s Curzon Mayfair where Tom Holland, who voices Ian in the film, and filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director) and Kori Rae (producer), celebrated alongside local fans and celebrities

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” Celebrates World Premiere

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” celebrated its world premiere tonight at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., welcoming stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger and Dave Foley, as well as filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director), Kori Rae (producer), Pete Docter (executive producer), Keith Bunin (screenplay by), Jason Headley (screenplay by), Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (original score composed by), Brandi Carlile, who performs the original end-credit song for the film, and Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, who wrote and produced the song with Carlile.     

Monday, February 17, 2020

Giveaway: Scrooge McDuck Loungefly Mini Backpack

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Thursday, February 13, 2020


BURBANK, CA (February 13, 2020)-  Emilio Estevez is reprising his iconic role as beloved Coach Gordon Bombay in the new Disney+ original series “The Mighty Ducks.” Based on the ‘90s hit franchise, the 10-episode series will premiere later this year on the streaming service.  In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer.

“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” said Emilio Estevez, “and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay's jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise.  Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”

“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”

Estevez will join previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.

In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.

Emilio Estevez is a multi-hyphenate actor-writer-director-producer who recently created the film, “The Public,” which premiered at TIFF in 2018. That marked his fourth invitation to the festival, previously for the films, “The War at Home,” “Bobby,” and “The Way.”  Estevez has established himself not only as an accomplished actor, but also as a talented writer, director and producer. In 2006, he wrote, directed and co-starred in “Bobby,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award.  He made his acting debut in Tim Hunter’s “Tex” and appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s ensemble drama “The Outsiders,” both based on S.E. Hinton novels.  Estevez’ performance as a quintessential high-school jock in John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” won him widespread attention and acclaim.  Later that same year, he went on to appear in “St. Elmo’s Fire” before starring in “That Was Then, This Is Now,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. In 1996, Estevez directed Martin Sheen for the first time in the Vietnam drama “The War at Home” which Emilio also starred in and produced.   Other film credits include, “Repo Man” “Mission: Impossible,” and the “Stakeout, “Young Guns” and “The Mighty Ducks” franchise movies.  Estevez is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.

“The Mighty Ducks” is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.  Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series.  Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”), are co-creators and will serve as showrunners.  Emilio Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing.  Lauren Graham is co-executive producer.  George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.

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Tickets On Sale Now for “Onward” – in theaters March 6 – Plus Film to Hit Theaters Feb. 29 in Advance Screenings

Tickets are on sale now for Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” which opens nationwide in U.S. theaters March 6.

On Leap Day (February 29, 2020), the all-new film hits more than 450 theaters nationwide for one day only in special advance screenings. In the movie, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get a magical opportunity to spend 24 hours with their late father. In honor of 2020’s extra 24 hours on Leap Day, Disney and Pixar are inviting moviegoers to get a first look at the new movie before its official opening.

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” Soundtrack Revealed, Including End-Credit Song by Brandi Carlile

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records Available Digitally on Feb. 28

Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has been tapped to perform an emotionally poignant song, “Carried Me With You,” for the end credits of the upcoming Disney and Pixar film “Onward.” The song is written and produced by Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, for the original motion picture soundtrack, available digitally from Walt Disney Records on Feb. 28.

“‘Carried Me With You’ is a song about not taking love for granted—accepting love even when you don’t feel like you deserve it,” said Carlile. “It’s absolutely wonderful to be a part of a Pixar film! I can’t wait for my little girls to see it! It’ll no doubt have all the wonder, imagination and creative life lessons our family has come to love about Pixar films.”
The all-new, original film features a dynamic score from multiple-award-winning composers Mychael Danna (Oscar® winner for “Life of Pi”) and Jeff Danna. When they ventured to Pixar Animation Studios to learn about a new project from director Dan Scanlon, they had no idea what to expect——and what they heard astonished them. “It’s weirdly and uncannily personal for us,” said Mychael Danna. “As soon as Dan started talking about it, the hairs went up on the back of my neck. The whole story: father is an accountant and dies when the brothers are young, and how the relationship of the brothers is affected. In our case we were 19 and 13.

“As a composer,” continued Danna, “you have to understand and relate to the emotion of the characters. You have to empathize with them and go to your own experiences. Sometimes that can take some effort, but in this case, there was no problem accessing all the personal emotion we have about this story.”

Their score elevates the fantasy aspect of the film, featuring folk and early music instruments, including folk guitars, the plucked-string psaltery, and a crumhorn. Magic is also a key component of the story, so the composers had to design music to complement the spells and effects. “Musically, the magic is big and out of control—trumpets flying around,” said Jeff Danna. “But at the heart of it, there are four notes. Even in the first scene when the magic is out of control—this whirling cyclone of a cue—there are these four notes that hang through it. That’s the thing you can just barely put your finger on. As the film progresses, we present that more and more clearly. Amongst all of the craziness, these four notes tell the story of the magic.”

The score, which features 44 cues, was recorded with a 92-piece orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Dodd.

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” Voice Cast Shares Magic Behind the Movie in New Featurette

Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer—who lend their voices to Disney and Pixar’s upcoming original feature “Onward”—share behind-the-scenes gems in this new featurette that’s now available.

Newest TV spot for Onward!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Giveaway: Baby Yoda Tumbler by Tervis

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Monday, February 3, 2020


BURBANK, Calif. – Feb. 3, 2020  The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail are pleased to announce an agreement for the worldwide distribution rights that will bring the 11-time-Tony Award®-, Grammy Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical to cinema screens. The film will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on Oct. 15, 2021.

Producers for Hamilton, the film of the original Broadway production, include Miranda, Seller, and Kail, who also directs.

The film of the original Broadway cast performing Hamilton is a leap forward in the art of “live capture.” This movie transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater and film, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton. 

The original Broadway cast appearing in the film include Tony Award® winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award® nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”

“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations – The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton – a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible.”

“We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage – and in the audience – when we shot this at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide,” said Thomas Kail.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Universe is Expanding! Marvel Studios’ New Disney+ Series Spot Airs During Big Game

Viewers of the big game just got a special look at Marvel Studios’ three upcoming Disney+ series: “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “WandaVision” and “Loki.” 

Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” – Action Packed Spot + Character Posters Debut during Big Game

An action-packed new look at Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” just premiered during the big game and check it out below! Also, check out four new character posters!

Disney's Mulan | Final Trailer

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” For more information on “Mulan,” follow on: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Hashtag: #Mulan

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Giveaway: Mickey and Minnie Valentine's Day Plush

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