Ron Howard Shares Photo of New Droid from Untitled Han Solo Film

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Ron Howard gave Star Wars fans a look at a new droid that will star in Disney’s upcoming film about a youthful Han Solo.

The new droid bares a resemblance to franchise regular R2-D2 but with a different silver, white, and gold look.

These droids can be so damn intractable. But we’ll go until we get it right! #UntitledHanSoloMoviepic.twitter.com/tDR6EOW8pn

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

The photo is the newest teaser that Howard has shared on Twitter since he took over the director’s chair in place of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who were relieved of their duties on the project over “creative differences.”

Howard assured fans that the movie is “coming along great” despite the change in directors in his recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“It’s a fantastic script, a great cast and I am having a fantastic creative experience with it,” he said. “It’s a great young cast, incredibly strong – smart, funny people who love their characters and love being part of this. I think we’ll be able to do something that is a lot of fun.”

The movie is set to open in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Source: @RealRonHoward

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‘Dream Big, Princess’ Marathon Brings Favorite Disney Princess Movies to the Big Screen

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Straighten your tiaras and get ready to head to theatres this fall as six classic Disney Princess movies are making their way back to the big screen!

Disney has just announced their Dream Big, Princess extravaganza; an epic Disney Princess movie spectacular that will take place at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood as well as at AMC theatres across the country.

Here’s a look at the line-up:

  • Brave: Coming to the El Capitan on September 8 and AMC Theatres on October 13
  • Princess and the Frog: Coming to the El Capitan on September 15 and AMC Theatres on October 6
  • Mulan: Coming to the AMC Theatres on September 22
  • Tangled: Coming to the El Capitan on September 22 and AMC Theatres on September 29
  • Moana: Coming to the El Capitan on September 29
  • Beauty and the Beast: Coming to AMC Theatres on September 15

The Dream Big, Princess marathon will run from September 8 through October 13, 2017, and will be coming to 304 AMC movie theatre locations! Each movie will run for one week and will have 14 showtimes per week at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. every day. Each theater location will have a total of 70 Disney Princess movie showtimes!

Tickets are on sale now for AMC theaters and will go on sale August 4 for the El Capitan.

Let us know in the comments which Disney Princess movie you’re most excited to see on the big screen!

Source: enews

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Cast as Scar in Upcoming Live Action Version of The Lion King

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According to The Wrap, Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Scar in the upcoming live action retelling of The Lion King. Ejiofor is best known for his role in 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, in which he was an Oscar nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

Chiwetel Ejiofor now joins a star-studded cast alongside Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), and John Oliver (Zazu).

Jeremy Irons played the role of Scar in the original 1994 film.

Credit: The Wrap

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ABC Postpones Live Musical Version of ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ That Was to Air on October 3

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ABC has been planning a live, made-for-TV musical production of The Little Mermaid Live! based on the classic Disney animated film. The live production had originally been scheduled to air on October 3, 2017, under the Wonderful World of Disney brand, but has been canceled. No new air date has been set at this time.

“We are postponing The Little Mermaid Live! special,” said an ABC spokesperson. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”

The Little Mermaid Live! would have been ABC’s contribution to the live-musical broadcast trend that was launched with NBC’s The Sound of Music Live in 2013 and Fox’s Grease Live in 2016.

“We really wanted to be in the game as well, and we’re Disney and we have this library that has an endless amount of classic musicals that really play to everyone, Rob Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, told Variety at the time. But that’s a double-edged sword because you are Disney, you have to do it right. You’ve got to do it so you’re honoring the brand. It took time to find the right take on this.”

Disney announced last summer that it was pairing Lin-Manuel Miranda with Alan Menken for a live-action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid, with the two writing the songs together and Marc Platt producing with Miranda.

News Source: Variety

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs Now Offers Late Night Happy Hour

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Joining in with some of the other Disney Springs restaurants offering late night menus and cocktails, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar has added a late night happy hour. There is a special menu (pictured below) with happy hour pricing on beer, wine, and cocktails along with appetizers including Jack’s Loaded Nachos, Balloq’s Bacon Fries, and Double Agent Sliders priced at a reasonable $8 and under each.

Monday through Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Take a new excursion at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar for happy hour―now available every Mon-Thurs from 3-6:30p and late nights at 9-11p! pic.twitter.com/NAcoCXP39N

— Disney Springs (@DisneySprings) August 3, 2017

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10-Year-Old Girl Robbed of Disneyland Savings, Police Paid for Her Trip

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One has to wonder if the thief who burglarized a home in Salinas, California could have had any idea that they weren’t just stealing $200 cash, they were robbing a child of her dream. It probably doesn’t matter much, because where some people take without thinking, others give because they care: such was the case with police officers who sent the 10-year-old victim of a theft to Disneyland on their own hard-earned dimes.

Andrea Ramirez possessed a dream common among 10-year-olds and adults alike; she wanted to see Disneyland. Unlike many 10-year-olds, though, she didn’t just ask for a trip, she saved. She had acquired $200 for her vacation by the time someone broke into her home and left it significantly lacking in Disney savings.

“I was so happy to go but when they robbed me I thought I wasn’t going to go anymore,” Andrea said about the theft.

Naturally, she went to her local police station.

In the case of a burglary, one would expect for the authorities to file a report. One would not expect, however, for them to make it their responsibility to get the victim to Disneyland.

Police Chief Adele Frese explained, “Our police officers said ‘no way, not on my watch, it was bad enough the burglary happened but we got to make this good for this little girl.”

Police and community service officers donated money to replace the $200, and then some. By the time they called Andrea’s family in, under the guise of identifying stolen property, they had amassed more than a thousand dollars.

“When they did that, they gave me a bunch of money that I couldn’t believe it, it was amazing,” said Ramirez.

Andrea returned from her trip to Disneyland with character photos and souvenirs for her family. Hopefully, she also returned with the knowledge that when one person pushes you down, there are always many more to help you back up. At the very least, she has gained an appreciation of her local community police.

She said, “I don’t know what to say but they’re super nice and they have a big heart to everybody that they help.”

Source: WESH2 (NBC)

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‘The Lion King’ Now Playing Again for a Limited Time in Select Theaters

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Disney’s princesses aren’t the only ones getting some re-release treatment; The Lion King is currently delighting fans again as it plays in select AMC theaters starting today.

Disney just announced the “Dream Big, Princess” event, where throughout September and October AMC Theaters will re-show some of Disney’s best princess-driven films, along with special showings at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre in L.A. Before that happens, starting today in fact, Simba will be getting the same attention.

As of August 4th, The Lion King will be shown at participating AMC theaters for a limited time, with select theaters(including the El Capitan) hosting sing-along viewings.

El Capitan Theatre manager Ed Collins shared some excitement for the event, saying in a statement,

“Disney created an instant classic with the original release of The Lion King in 1994 and its popularity has never wavered. We are thrilled to offer a whole new way to enjoy this beloved Disney film at The El Capitan Theatre. Who can resist singing along to such unforgettable songs as ‘Hakuna Matata,’ ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ and ‘Circle of Life’?”

It is doubtful many Disney animation fans would disagree with that sentiment. Tickets and theater locations are available online from AMC.

Source: E News

Image: Disney

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Universal Annual Passholders Get Special Perks During ‘Passholder Appreciation Days’

It’s a good time to be a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder, as the resort recently announced upcoming perks from August 14th through September 30th as part of their Passholder Appreciation Days.

  • From August 27th until August 31st, Islands of Adventure will host Appreciation Nights, where passholders can experience select attractions from 8 pm – 11 pm.
  • 3-Park annual passholders will get early admission to Volcano Bay from August 14th until September 30th. On these days, guests with annual passes to Volcano Bay can enter the theme park an hour before general admission.
  • From August 20th through September 30th, discounts will be available for 2-Park Express passes.
  • Receive 50% off your second Quick Service Dining Plan when you purchase two.
  • Just $99 for Annual Pass Photo Packages.
  • Free digital selfies available in Jurassic Park.
  • Cold Stone will feature a special ice cream flavor for passholders.
  • Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort will have special rates, starting at $109.
  • Save 20% at Lowes Royal Pacific Resort on the Wantilan Luau Dinner Show.
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Disney Channel Announces Production is Underway to Relaunch ‘Bug Juice’

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If you’re looking for a real blast from the past, you’ll be excited to hear that filming is currently underway at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine to bring Disney Channel’s reality TV show Bug Juice back!

Bug juice was named after the juice drinks often served at summer camps. The show provided a genuine portrayal of the summer camp experience to campers and counselors alike.

While no details have been released on the show’s cast, the show will be “executive-produced by Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Tina Gazzero Clapp and Toni Gallagher. Ross, Clapp, and Gallagher were all involved in the production of the original series, which premiered on February 28, 1998, and ran for three seasons.”

The show was a huge hit back in the day with its realistic depiction of a summer sleep away camp. In fact, then owners Peter and Penny Kerns experienced spikes in enrollment year after year at the popular camp due to the stellar ratings of the successful show. Brothers Gregg and Mitch Parker now own the camp.

Here’s a look at the first episode of the first season in case you a refresher.

We don’t know yet when the re-launch will air, but we’ll be sure to share as soon as we hear!

Source: @DisneyChannelPR and Cosmopolitan

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Disney Pixar Shares Hidden Easter Eggs and Secrets From Several Films

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Disney Pixar has just shared some more secrets and Easter eggs from some of our favorite films!

This one features Inside Out, Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, Wall E, Cars, A Bug’s Life, and Monster’s Inc. Take a look!

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