Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean

Earlier this month, Disneyland marked the 50th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean. Pirates has always been one of my favorite rides. It's rather nostalgic for me, and I never tire of riding it. (Which is a good thing, because it's one of Bean's favorite rides, too.) In honor of the anniversary, the Disney Parks Blog has released a video of Walt Disney telling the tale of the Pirates of the Caribbean. It was the last ride Walt oversaw personally, although he died before it could be completed.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Posters

It's been a big week for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 posters. First, director James Gunn released a poster featuring the whole cast as well as the fact that the movie will be bigger and better in IMAX.

Then came the poster-like covers of Empire magazine, which should be available on newsstands now. I especially liked this Groot cover which was a subscriber exclusive.

Finally, Gunn and several of the actors released character posters on various social media. The first features Star-Lord, looking dashing, as usual.

Gamora looks angry and ready for anything.

Rocket looks ready to take on the universe, 
and hopefully save it in the process.

Baby Groot is absolutely adorable, 
and probably a bit mischievous. 

Drax appears to be preparing for war.

Nebula seems to be a bit annoyed
 with her new position with the Guardians. 

Yondu has also joined the Guardians. 
It will be interesting to see how he fits in.

Newcomer Mantis seems very innocent, 
having never encountered other humanoids before.

Ayesha, a genetically engineered being,
 is as beautiful as she is deadly.

The final poster features Kurt Russell as Star-Lord's dad, Ego, the Living Planet. This is a departure from the comics, and the part was written specifically for Russell, at Chris Pratt's suggestion. When not in humanoid form, Ego is one of the biggest visual effects of all time. 

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 arrives in theaters on May 5.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quote of the Week

Cheer up, child. 
It'll turn out all right in the end.
You'll see.

- Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Posters

The posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are quite extraordinary.

Apparently it's going to be called Salazar's Revenge for the international market.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters on May 26.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Tsum Tsum Set

In celebration of the new Beauty and the Beast film, Disney has released an adorable Tsum Tsum set.

The set of eight mini Tsums store inside a large Tsum Tsum of Sultan the footstool.

The minis include Belle and Prince Adam, "human again" Cogsworth, Lumiere, Fifi, Mrs. Potts and Chip, and Sultan the dog. So cute! The set is available exclusively from the Disney Store.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Trailer 3

I love all of the shots of little Groot. So cute! And Nebula thinking they're the Gardens of the Galaxy. Should be funny!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cars 3 Characters and a New Poster

In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen is no longer the young hotshot. He experiences a brush with death that forces him to reexamine his racing career. While many of his friends are returning to help him, there will also be several new cars joining the lineup.

Lightning's villainous new nemesis is a tech-savvy car named Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer.

A lifelong fan of Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo, comes to his aid, acting as his new trainer.

Sterling, a brilliant businesscar in charge of the Rust-eze Racing Center, will be voiced by Nathan Fillion.

A statistical analyst, who is all about the numbers, Natalie Certain will be voiced by Kerry Washington.

Miss Fritters, voiced by Lea DeLaria, is a demolition derby legend, a giant school bus with a penchant for collecting her victims' license plates.

It sounds like quite the cast. Cars 3 arrives in theaters on June 16.