Monday, July 31, 2017

Lady and the Tramp Tsum Tsums


Tomorrow is another Tsum Tsum Tuesday, and this one has gone to the dogs. The latest collection features Lady and the Tramp and their pals Jock, Peg, and Trusty, and those devious felines Si and Am. The collection will be available starting August 1 at the Disney Store.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Photo of the Week


I love the ever changing windows at World of Disney in Disney Springs. I'm especially fond of this bookish window featuring a quote from Walt Disney: "There is more treasure in a book than in all of the pirate loot on Treasure Island."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Descendants 2 Chillin' Like a Villain


Descendants 2 aired on the Disney Channel recently, and when I saw it, I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure what to expect, after Teen Beach Movie 2 was so terrible, but Descendants 2 was actually pretty good. The music was catchy, the story was cute, and it had a fun ending. It's definitely one to rewatch. In the meantime, here's a song featuring Evie, Carlos, and Jay as they try to help King Ben blend in on the Isle of the Lost.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tron Lightcycle Power Run Coming to Disney World

Courtesy of Disney

Disney World is in for a lot of changes in the next four years. From new lands like Pandora at Animal Kingdom, and Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Hollywwod Studios, to a ton of new rides at all four parks to suit a variety of tastes, there should be something new to please everyone. One of the most exciting rides is coming to the Magic Kingdom.


The TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a coaster-style ride featuring two-wheeled Lightcycles from the popular films. Currently only in Shanghai, the ride is touted as one of the most thrilling at any Disney park.


The ride will sit next to Space Mountain in a currently empty area and should be open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Inhumans Trailer


It looks like the Royal Family of Attilan is in for a bit of a coup.



Inhumans debuts in IMAX theaters September 1st, and on ABC September 29th.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Posters

Courtesy of Marvel/Ryan Meinerding

While footage from Avengers: Infinity War won't be released online for some time, Marvel has released three incredible posters created by artist Ryan Meinerding.

Part one features characters from several different stories: Hulk, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Mantis, Gamora, Iron Man, and Nebula.


Part two is Thanos and the Black Order.


Part three shows Rocket, Groot, Thor, Loki, Star-Lord, Drax, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Black Widow, and a bearded Captain America.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quote of the Week


I know my value.
Anyone else's opinion
doesn't really matter.

- Peggy Carter, Agent Carter

Monday, July 24, 2017

Black Panther Poster


Marvel released a new Black Panther Poster at Comic-Con this weekend. It looks pretty cool. Black Panther arrives in theaters on on February 16, 2018.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer and Poster


The first full trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is finally here! This trailer gives us a better glimpse at what's been happening in Thor's universe. It seems he must now face Hela, the goddess of death, to stop Ragnarok and save Asgard, as well as everywhere else.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Big Hero 6: The Series


Big Hero 6 is coming to DisneyXD as an animated series. Picking up where the film ended, the story follows the adventures of Hiro, Baymax, and all their friends from the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.



Here's the official description from Disney:

As the new kid at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges at the prestigious “nerd school” and the social trials of being the “little man on campus.” Luckily, Hiro has his brains, his ingenuity and his best friend bot to help him find his way. But it’s off campus where things get dangerous. Along with neat freak Wasabi, bubbly mad scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no nonsense Go Go, the friends form an unlikely, but awesome super hero team – Big Hero 6. Together they face madness and mayhem as a colorful array of science-enhanced villains threaten San Fransokyo.

And here's a special clip from Comic-Con showing a scene from the series.


Big Hero 6: The Series will debut on DisneyXD in fall 2017. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Steamboat Willie As Told By Emoji


Steamboat Willie gets the "As Told By Emoji" treatment in the short from Disney.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DuckTales Woo-oo


If you grew up in the late '80s, you probably remember watching DuckTales. The cartoon series followed the adventures of Donald Duck's nephew's, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their great-uncle, Scrooge McDuck.


Disney has created a new series, loosely based on the original, which will feature an amazing cast, including David Tennant as Uncle Scrooge, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, Beck Bennett as Lauchpad McQuack, and Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck.


Here's the official description from Disney:

Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.


The story unfolds as Donald Duck reluctantly takes Huey, Dewey and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthralled by their once-legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis.

DuckTales will debut with a 24 hour marathon of the first episode on DisneyXD August 12.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Photo of the Week


I love the Great Movie Ride! Though I don't know which story is better: the Cowboy or the Gangster.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes

Photo courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm

Disney released a wealth of information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi during the D23 convention. According to this behind the scenes video, we can expect to see new worlds, new fighters, on both sides, new droids, and a lot of new creatures, including the "porgs" which can be seen above. I cant wait to see how it all comes together!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Posters

Princess Leia
Posters courtesy of Disney

The teaser posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are awesome! Featuring glimpses of the main characters dressed entirely in red, the posters are definitely unique. The first poster is of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Luke Skywalker

Next up is Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the last remaining Jedi Knight.

Rey

Here's Daisy Ridley as Rey, the young woman who seeks Luke's help to learn the ways of the Force.

Finn

Former Stormtrooper Finn, John Boyega, was in a coma when last we saw him, so I'm curious to see what will happen when he wakes up.

Kylo Ren

The final poster is Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. Will Darth Vader's grandson follow in his footsteps, or is he lost to the Dark Side forever? Only time will tell. Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Quote of the Week


Listen!
All around you are spirits, child.
They live in the earth, water, sky.
If you listen, they will guide you.

- Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Coco News

Image courtesy of Disney

The latest image from Coco, released at D23 yesterday, shows Miguel and Hector making music together. The songs for the film were written by the fantastic duo from Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Additional music for the film will be composed by Michael Giacchino, who has written several scores for Pixar including Inside Out and The Incredibles. With this much musical talent involved, the soundtrack should be incredible. Coco arrives in theaters on November 22.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tsum Tsum Short: Spook at Graveyard

Image courtesy of Disney

Maleficent and the Cheshire Cat are truly diabolical in this Tsum Tsum Short.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Black Panther Photos

Entertainment Weekly magazine
Images courtesy of Marvel via EW
In the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine, there's an article about Black Panther. It's absolutely loaded with photos and tidbits about the film. Here are a few to get you intrigued.

T'Challa

T'Challa, King of Wakanda and defender of his people as the Black Panther.

The Dora Milaje

The Dora Milaje, part Secret Service, part Special Forces, and all female. They are the king's personal guard. In the center is Nakia, who travels the world to protect Wakanda's secrets, although that takes her away from T'Challa, whom she loves.

Ulysses Klaue and Everett Ross

CIA operative Everett K. Ross travels to Wakanda to work with T'Challa as they seek mercenary Ulysses Klaue, who has stolen Wakanda's most guarded secrets.

The Wakandan Royal Family

The Wakandan Royal Portrait shows many of the key figures struggling to protect Wakanda. King T'Challa looks to his mother Ramonda for advice on how to rule. Nakia is his spy in the outside world. His younger sister Shuri is a technological genius who is in charge of advanced with Vibranium. Okoye is head of intelligence as well as the Dora Milaje. W'Kabi is head of security for the Border Tribe, Wakanda's first line of defense. Zuri is a shaman, advisor, and keeper of the Heart-Shaped Herb which gives T'Challa his superhuman strength. Finally, there's an enemy in the picture. Erik Killmonger is an exile who wants T'Challa's throne.

It looks like Black Panther is not only going to be visually stunning, but with a mulitlayered story as well. Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018. For more photos and to read the full article, be sure to pick up your copy of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Leia and Sabine


In the eighth episode, "Bounty of Trouble", Leia and Sabine encounter an unexpected bounty hunter, a droid called IG-88.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Padme and Jyn


Here are two more episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny to start your week. In episode six, "The Imposter Inside", Ahsoka and Padme encounter an unwelcome visitor.



In episode eight, "The Stranger", Jyn helps a young girl who is being bullied by stormtroopers. 


I especially like the cat.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Quote of the Week

Photo courtesy of Disney

Where there is kindness,
there is goodness.
And where there is goodness,
there is magic.

- Cinderella's Mother, Cinderella

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Princess Leia


Ready for more Star Wars: Forces of Destiny? In episode five, "Beasts of Echo Base", Leia must face off against a Wampa to save Chewbacca.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Ahsoka


Time for another Star Wars: Forces of Destiny episode! Episode four, "The Padawan Path", features Ahsoka Tano.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Leia


The latest episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is called "Ewok Escape". It features Princess Leia and Wicket Warrick on the forest moon of Endor.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Rey


The first two episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny have arrived on YouTube. They both feature Rey and her struggles to save BB-8 from various misadventures on Jakku.

First up is "Sands of Jakku."



Episode two is "BB-8 Bandits."



So far, I like these mini episodes. The animation is pretty good and the stories are, too. The opening voiceover describes these short tales best: "the choices we make, the actions we take, moments, both big and small, shape us into Forces of Destiny." There will be a new episode every day this week on Disney's YouTube channel, and a special on the Disney Channel on July 9.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

Photo courtesy of Disney

Happy Fourth of July!

If you can't head out to see a fireworks display this year, how about watching one from home? Every year, I watch "A Capital Fourth" on PBS. The music is generally really good and the fireworks are fantastic. (There's nothing quite like the 1812 Overture, complete with cannons or howitzers. It really isn't the same without them.) John Stamos is hosting this year, so it should be fun. The show starts at 8 PM on most PBS stations, with a replay immediately after.

If you'd prefer a display with some Disney flair, you're in luck. This year, Disney will be sharing "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" via live stream from the Magic Kingdom. The show starts at 8:55 PM ET and can be found on the Disney Parks Blog. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Best of Pixar Series 2 Tsum Tsum Collection


Tomorrow, Tsum Tsum Tuesday features another round of adorable Pixar characters. This time, they're from Ratatouille and Up. The two Tsums from Ratatouille are Remy in a chef's hat and Linguini. From Up, there's Mr. Fredricksen, Russell, Kevin, and two different Dugs: one with a collar and one with the cone of shame. The collection is available from the Disney Store.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Quote of the Week

Artwork courtesy of Disney

Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life.

- Walt Disney