Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW STAR WARS: The Force Awakens and clip from Star Wars Celebration event!

With Star Wars Celebration going on now it just debuted a suspenseful NEW teaser for Disney's upcoming movie STAR WARS: The Force Awakens.


Also shown at the Star Wars Celebration event, we get to meet new droid BB-8! Watch below!

 
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Matterhorn and Peter Pan’s Flight to receive NEW special effects for Disneyland 60th!

Disney Parks blog announced yesterday that, at Disneyland, new effects are being added to Matterhorn Bobsleds and a new audio animatronics for the Abominable Snowman: "Just wait until you see the Abominable Snowman in ways you’ve never seen him before when the attraction reopens in May!

 Also reopening in May is Peter Pan’s Flight, "featuring a reimagined nursery scene and a variety of special effects that will make this classic and beloved attraction come to life in new ways."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Disney/Lucasfilm, and Fox announce entire STAR WARS movie saga in Digital format!

Disney/Lucasfilm, and Fox have announced that the entire Star Wars saga will be available for purchase in Digital HD for the first time ever starting this Friday, April 10th 2015. And the Digital Collection will include a lot of never-before-seen bonus material that fans of the franchise will love. 

 Here is all details in the press release:

As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”

“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” commented Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”

With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually, viewers will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices anywhere – sunbathing at the beach, relaxing in their living room with friends, or waiting to board a flight to Endor (or elsewhere).
Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. These are the droids you’re looking for:

BONUS
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace
Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes.


STAR WARS EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones
Conversations: Sounds In Space
Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.

STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith
Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.


STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope (20th Century Fox)
Conversations: Creating A Universe
Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.


STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back
Conversations: The Lost Interviews
Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.


STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi
Conversations: The Effects
Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.



 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

a NEW Muppet Show may be headed to ABC!

(From:comicbookresources.com) It’s time to play the music and light the lights once again, as ABC is planning to revive “The Muppet Show.”

Following up on a tweet from Production Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation to be shown in May to advertisers. If everyone likes what they see, ABC is expected to give a straight-to-series order.

Bob Kushnell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) is also on board as co-writer and showrunner, with executive producer Randall Einhorn (“Wilfred”) directing the pilot presentation.
TVLine, which says the presentation will be shot under the title “Muppets 2015,” snagged the logline: ““The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new ‘Muppet Show.’ However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”

Initial reports suggest that, like the TV series that aired in syndication from 1976 to 1981, the pilot will be a comedy-variety series featuring celebrity cameos. It’s also expected to introduce new characters, including Fozzie’s girlfriend and her parents.

ABC previously revived the franchise in 1996 with the short-lived “Muppets Tonight.” ABC Studios and its Disney sibling Muppet Studios are producing this new effort.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patricks Day from TDDF & Disney's 'Cinderella' debuts at No. 1 with $70.1M!

 
 

And - “Cinderella” is the belle of the box office, where Disney’s live-action fairy tale debuted with $70.1 million over the weekend at North American theaters, according to studio estimates.
The box office-topping opening added to a string of recent live-action successes for Disney like “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tomorrowland #2 trailer, Innoventions at DL closing, and 2 NEW Inside Out videos from Disney/Pixar!

The 2nd trailer for Brad Bird's highly awaited Tomorrowland is now on line! And in case you missed it, at 1.16 min that you can see in the new Tomorrowland trailer is the building of Space Mountain.

 
 
 
Over at Disneyland in California,  Innoventions is to close on March 31, rumors point to Marvel or Star Wars replacement in its place! More on that as soon as we hear more.
 
 
 
And lastly, the newest trailer for Disney / Pixar’s upcoming film “Inside Out” takes a closer look inside main character Riley’s head at the various emotions that control her behavior – and what can (and will) go horribly wrong inside there.
 
Disney also released a quirky little video introducing the movie’s main voice cast of comedians
 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disney reboots DUCKTALES for Disney XD in 2017!

From: D23.com - Dateline: Duckburg. Oh, how happy it makes us to say that!

Whether you grew up on the Disney Afternoon, or you’re just a fan of iconic Disney animation, we think you’ll be excited to learn that an all-new DuckTales, an animated comedy series based on the Emmy® Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set to be produced by Disney Television Animation (DTVA), the new series will again star Disney’s enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Donald Duck. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming, and General Manager, Disney XD.

Buhaj said, “DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history, it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”

The new series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.

A generation’s seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-winning DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced by DTVA from 1987–‘90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in 1990.
The original DuckTales is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer, and set top boxes.

Disney Interactive features several DuckTales-themed items in the Disney Infinity toy box. A music video of the familiar DuckTales theme song (with real ducks) has amassed more than six million views since September 2014 on the popular YouTube channel “Oh My Disney.”