Friday, April 29, 2011
Blu-ray details and release date perhaps? Check out the Star Wars COUNTDOWN page. I can't wait!
Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be a Tour de "Force" at Disney's Hollywood Studios, celebrating the grand opening of the new Star Tours attraction as the Walt Disney World Resort theme park welcomes Jedi, Sith, Ewoks, Wookiees, galactic bounty hunters and stormtroopers once again for the park's annual celebration of all-things-Star Wars.
The fun takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12, 2011.
Once again, Jedi Mickey and Princess Leia Minnie will be joined by some of the brightest stars from the saga. Celebrity Hosts for the event this year are James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Ashley will host "Clone Wars: Behind the Force," a closer look inside the popular animated TV series. James will present another event-first: he will star in a one-man show that showcases some of the many voices he has performed throughout his career, including those from The Clone Wars.
Opening weekend will kick off the month-long event in grand fashion, as fan favorite Anthony Daniels, who brought C-3PO to life and is the only actor to appear in every theatrical chapter of the Star Wars saga, will make a golden return to the event. Dave Filoni, the talented artist and supervising director of The Clone Wars, also will be a special celebrity guest for Weekend I.
Star Wars Weekends II, III and IV also will feature celebrities from the live-action feature films and voice artists from The Clone Wars. Here is the schedule as it stands. Please note this list and these dates are subject to change.
Weekend II (May 27th-29th)
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) returns, joined by Bruce Spence (Tion Medon from Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith) and Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Captain Rex and all the clones in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Weekend III (June 3rd-5th)
Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Star Wars: Episodes V and VI and Captain Colton from Star Wars: Episode III) and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker from The Clone Wars).
Weekend IV (June 10th-12th)
Ray Park returns, joined by Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars: Episodes III, IV, V and VI) and Tom Kane, the voice of Yoda and Admiral Yularen from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
And while the stars shine, a galaxy-full of events, shows, parades and activities also take place throughout the park during the month.
An event highlight for many is meeting the Star Wars characters, and this year is no exception. More than 60 Star Wars characters will be roaming the theme park, posing for pictures and signing autographs.
From the special "welcome" Guests receive at the turnstile areas from the stormtroopers and Star Wars trivia contests to Jedi Training Academy and the spectacular Hyperspace Hoopla, Star Wars Weekends 2011 will have more fun than you can shake a gaffi stick at. And of course, throughout the event Star Wars Weekends Guests will have the chance to take a ride aboard Star Tours -- The Adventures Continue, when the attraction launches in 3-D on May 20.
News reported by the Disney Parks Blog. Photos by StarWars.com
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
FOR A LIMITED TIME Ultrasabers has got a HUGE sale going on for one of my favorite lightsabers - The Bane! Get it right now by clicking my LINK to their site!
This saber is built with high quality aircraft aluminum. It will stand up to rigorous use time and again. The enlarged flanged emitter gives it a look that is sure to be noticed for all the right reasons. The grips above and below the switch housing have been grooved to provide superb wield-ability and the black anodizing gives it great accent and a dark and sinister look all it's own. - From Ultrasabers
Ultrasbers have also released a NEW accessory for sabers, like the Bane, with sound making it possible to couple two of the sabers together to form one killer battle staff!
The Bane is available in single color or with a "RGB" feature where you can customize the color of your blade on-the-fly! You also have the ability to have a Jedi or Sith soundboard installed as well! Don't let this deal on this incredible saber pass you by!
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Here's a look at my friend "Clone Trooper Bob" and I with my Ultrasabers Nemisis at Star Wars Weekends 2010!
May the Force be with you!
Disney Visa Promotion for travel 8/28 to 9/24
Disney has released a package that includes resort, tickets, photopass photobook and free dining.
Travel dates are 8/28 to 9/24/11
Free Basic Dining when staying at a Moderate, Deluxe or Villa. Free Quick Service when staying at a Value resort.
When you calculate this offer out, you are paying for all components except the dining. So, if you have the previous free dining offer the price is lower since you are not paying the ~$90.90 for the photopass photobook.
This offer is currently available to Disney Visa holders only. We anticipate the offer opening to the general public next week.
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“In addition to a product line that already includes female-focused shirts and undergarments, Her Universe will be premiering two new shirt designs at this year’s Star Wars Weekends event. Featuring images of Jedi Master Yoda and other famous characters from the beloved Star Wars Saga, both designs will be offered in female sizes with female fits – and, for the first time ever, two popular Her Universe designs will also be available in children’s sizes. The new designs will be available exclusively for a limited time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends 2011.
“As the voice of Ahsoka Tano, it warms my heart to see an increase in young girls who are now Star Wars fans because of The Clone Wars,” says Eckstein. “However, it bothered me when those little girls had to go to the boys section to buy their Star Wars shirts. Now little girls can buy shirts that are specially made just for them!”
In addition to regular autograph signings each weekend, Eckstein will also be available for special merchandise autograph signings each day inside the theme park where her exclusive Her Universe apparel will be sold.
“Disney's Hollywood Studios has played a huge part in my life,” says Eckstein. “Growing up in Orlando, my dad worked for Walt Disney World and I was at the theme park the first week it opened in 1989. It was a dream of mine to follow in my father's footsteps and work for Disney. On my 16th birthday, I applied for a job at the ‘happiest place on Earth’ and was assigned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where I would spend my weekends dancing in the parades and working in the restaurants! Now, to return to Disney's Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends as a host and a designer is magical!”
Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20 through June 12, Disney’s Star Wars Weekends is an annual event at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park celebrating the Star Wars Saga, as well the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In addition to offering fans a unique opportunity to join Jedi Masters, Sith Lords and Star Wars celebrities for special shows, presentations and memorabilia, the 2011 event also marks the launch of the all-new Star Tours attraction: Star Tours –The Adventures Continue. For more information on Star Wars Weekends, visit: disneyworld.com/starwarsweekends or disneyparks.com/blog.
For more information on Her Universe, visit www.heruniverse.com
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Attention all Force users! If you haven't downloaded Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the iPod/iPod Touch DO IT NOW! The game app is only $.99 for a limited time in the Apple App Store!
BURBANK, Calif. (April 26, 2011) -- Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of Super Heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of SHIELD, as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.
The creative production team also includes Oscar® nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).
Marvel Studios most recently produced “Iron Man 2” which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. The sequel to “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the number one spot its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million. To date the film has earned over $620 million in worldwide box office receipts.
In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies, “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008 and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million its opening weekend and grossed over $571 million worldwide. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk” marking its second number one opener of that summer. The spectacular revival of the iconic green goliath grossed over $250 million in worldwide box office receipts.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Greetings Disney fans!
Here's the latest news from the crew of Sorcerer Radio!
Time is Running Out for Sorcerer Radio's LISTEN AND WIN D23 Contest!
Tune in daily for the “LISTEN AND WIN” D23 Contest and Disney Geek, Jeffrey Epstein's "cue to call"! This is for the Amazing Grand Prize- D23 Gold Level membership Plus exclusive swag from Disney Geek, Jeffrey Epstein, Disney’s official fan club! Here’s a quick review of the Contest rules and entry criteria: hear the “cue to call” sounder; Skype call the SORCERER RADIO HOTLINE at "SRSounds;" leave your name, age and where you're calling from to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE (entries can be submitted anytime over the course of the day the “cue to call” is played; each day one lucky Daily qualifier entry is selected, announced via Sorcerer Radio’s Twitter @ SRSounds, and placed into the pool for the final GRAND PRIZE drawing; the final GRAND PRIZE drawing and winner will be announced during the live “WDW After Dark” vidcast on May 6th (after 9 p.m./e on SRSounds.com)! So LISTEN daily for your “cue to call” and WIN. THE CONTEST SOUNDER GOES OF RANDOMLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY - INCLUDING THE OVERNIGHT! The winner will be announced on a special "WDW After Dark" vidcast May 6th at 9 p.m./eastern!
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May 13-15 - WDW Tiki Room LIVE from Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival with listener reports from Destination D.
May 20-21 - WDW Tiki Room LIVE from Star Wars Weekends kick off and Star Tours II debut!
July 31-August 6 - Sorcerer Radio 10th Anniversary Trip Meet #1 at Walt Disney World Resort featuring Sorcerer (a.k.a. DJ Sorcey) and the Character Breakfast podcast crew!
August 19-21 WDW Tiki Room LIVE at Disney's D23 Expo at Disneyland Resort!
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The Florida Project - Vinylmation™ Showcase
Epcot® - World ShowPlace
September 11, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Event admission is $40.00 per Guest.
(Event admission does not include Theme Park admission to Epcot® but is required to attend.)
EVENT ADMISSION INCLUDES:
- First opportunity to purchase new Vinylmation™ Figures created for The Florida Project
- Silent auction featuring a variety Vinylmation™ items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Vinylmation™ Trading opportunities.
- Artists Signings with Disney Design Group Artists.
- Limited edition commemorative gift.
- Plus extra special surprises throughout the event.
Click here to download a preview catalog of the Vinylmation™ Figures available in this collection.
Guests do not have to register for Disney Trade Celebration 2011 - The Florida Project in order to attend the Vinylmation™ Showcase on Sunday, September 11, 2011. This is a separate ticketed event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield co-direct this intimate look at the world of chimpanzees, with Christophe Boesch, head of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, serving as principal consultant and Alix Tidmarsh as producer. To be shot over three years in the tropical jungles of the Ivory Coast and Uganda, Chimpanzee will help us better understand this exceptionally intelligent species.
CHIMPANZEE opens in theaters everywhere on EARTH DAY 2012.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
In cooperation with Chip and Company and Sorcerer Radio I was able to have a one-on-one interview with Alastair Fothergill, co-director of Disneynature's new film African Cats. Alastair is no stranger to wildlife documentaries having produced many award winning programs for television and film such as The Blue Planet (2001) and Planet Earth (2006). He was awarded the "Clean Energy Award" by BMW during the Cinema for Peace award ceremony in 2008. That same year, he signed a multi-picture deal with Disneynature, and now spends six months each year on sabbatical from the BBC developing feature documentaries as an independent producer.
Aljon Go: What was it like filming in Kenya?
Alastair Fothergill: I was a co-director with Keith Scholey and we spent three years filming at the Masai Mara National Reserve. We chose it since we've been working there for over 10 years, for television initially. We know these cats really well, like our family almost. We wanted to tell a very dynamic and dramatic story and that's why we went there. We knew some exciting stories would play out - and they did.
Aljon Go: You were able to assign each cat with a name and their personality shown through out the picture. What was it like carving out story lines for them?
Alastair Fothergill: With the cheetah it was relatively straight forward because at the very beginning of the filming we found a cheetah we knew. She had five tiny cubs. We knew that cheetahs struggle to bring up their cubs. We expected there to be interactions with hyenas and there were a lot of things we didn't expect to happen. With the lions it was a different decision. There were a lot of different prides in the Masai Mara. "Fang" the old lion with the broken tooth was getting older and we believed if we kept filming something would happen. We also knew about "Carlie" and her son from the other side of the river. We thought that he wouldn't cross the river, but he did. We thought there would be some type of take over when that happened. We also chose "Layla", the mother, who was an old lioness from the same pride. She was limping when we found her and she had one easily recognizable cub. We thought there would be a chance that "Layla" would have some trouble during filming, which played out. So we carefully developed characters to develop a strong story. We wrote a proper movie script, something that Disney wanted, however we reminded them to keep in mind that these animals are not "direct-able" but in the end we got what we wanted which was a pretty emotionally engaging storyline.
Aljon Go: You are no stranger capturing nature and wildlife for television and film. Was type of difficulties did you have during the filming?
Alastair Fothergill: I think the initial decision about which characters to go with was a hard decision. There was a pretty high risk that the cheetah would have lost all of her cubs, which would have been a hard thing for us to deal with because Disney films have to have a happy ending. Once we had chosen the characters it was then an issue of - was it going to work out and patience for our camera team. Lions do almost nothing 90 percent of the time and yet moments like when "Carlie" came over with her sons and beat up "Fang" and the pride took half an hour in three years of filming. If we had lost that half an hour we would have lost an important piece of our story. So a lot of patience was the most principal challenge.
Aljon Go: You had a great team working with you in order to build drama in your film, composer Nicholas Cooper as well as the voice talents of Samuel L. Jackson. What was is like working with them?We wrote a proper movie script, something that Disney wanted, however we reminded them to keep in mind that these animals are not "direct-able" but in the end we got what we wanted which was a pretty emotionally engaging storyline. - Alastair Fothergill
Alastair Fothergill: We had a massive team working on it. The soundtrack is a very important part of a nature film. We recorded a lot of sound for the film on location. Nicholas Cooper, the composer, started out in wildlife and has done two scores for Harry Potter. We were very delighted to have him. Of course Samuel L. Jackson, were very pleased with him. We knew he was a tough guy, but he did the soft side very beautifully as well. In fact we had to hold him back a bit. The film is more about mothers that nit is about male lions. We were very pleased with his narration and have gotten a great response from his work in the movie.
Aljon Go: What is like working with co-producer Keith Scholey?
Alastair Fothergill: Keith and I are very old friends. We started working 25 years ago in the BBC and we pretty much grew up together. I very much enjoyed working with him. He grew up in East Africa and his knowledge there was an important part of the film. I was more involved in the later stages in the cutting room. I really enjoy working together with him.
Aljon Go: What are you working on currently?
Alastair Fothergill: I'm working simultaneously on the next Disneynature film called Chimpanzees which is slated for next year. Chimpanzzes are our closest relatives. We share 99% of the same genes. You look into the eyes of a chimpanzee and it has more meaning in that look than anything else. We've got a great emotionally engaging story there with a different, more claustrophobic location. Cats has more action, however this film is more like a domestic comedy. Disneynature wants to have a film come out every year and I think it's important that the experiences are very different.
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”). An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
Hear Aljon's interview with Alastair Fothergill on Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room show on Earth Day, Friday April 22 at around 8:00 a.m./eastern time on SRSounds.com! The show will also be available immediately after airing on-demand on the WDW Tiki Room show page on SRSounds.com HERE.
Like Disneynature on Facebook:
By becoming a fan of Disneynature on Facebook, participants have the ability to interact with “African Cats” content daily. Furthermore, liking, commenting on and sharing the content with friends spreads the viral reach of the film's message and philanthropic mission exponentially.
Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful:
Fans pledge to see “African Cats” opening week by logging onto http://eventful.com/africancats. Participants can watch how honoring that pledge can effectively save the savanna. A real-time counter will show how many people have participated, and there will also be a graphical map representing the number of acres across the savanna that are being conserved based upon the number of pledges received. Upon arriving at the theater, fans can check in via their mobile device to win special prizes.
Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes:
Fans can join the “African Cats” grassroots community on Causes by signing the pledge to help Africa's lions and other imperiled wildlife survive and thrive for generations to come. Additionally, users are given the opportunity to enhance Disneynature’s commitment by donating directly to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) via the platform.
Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together, invite friends and Disneynature will double its donation:
Disney Tickets Together, Facebook's first social ticketing application, allows fans to engage with the film by inviting friends to see "African Cats" and purchase tickets for local theaters without ever leaving Facebook. For all "African Cats" events created in Tickets Together, Disney will increase the donation to the Save the Savanna fund for every "Yes" RSVP that the events receive. The application launches during the week of April 18.
“African Cats,” which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
More details on the re-tooled Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction have surfaced today. The cue line seems to stay true to the original attraction. The legendary duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO greet travelers at the busy spaceport while a Starspeeder 1000 prepares for flight. According to the Disney press release, Anthony Daniels, the voice of C-3PO and the only actor to appear in every theatrical chapter of the Star Wars Saga, reprises his role as the golden protocol droid. Daniels worked with Walt Disney Imagineering to record new dialogue for the attraction. From there, riders will take off to one of many destinations the ice planet Hoth, Wookie homeworld Kashyyyk, the lush world of Naboo or the desert planet of Tatooine .
Passengers will be completely immersed in the Star Wars universe with the new flight simulator sequences, classic Star Wars film score by John Williams and the 3D special effects done by Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic. Also new is the fact that riders will be able to experience one of 50 different story combinations while running into such characters as Boba Fett the bounty hunter, Jedi Master Yoda, Princess Leia, Skytroopers, Admiral Ackbar, and the evil Darth Vader.
The new 3-D attraction is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park on May 20, 2011 and at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., on June 3, 2011.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 3 has run its course and was one of the most controversial and entertaining seasons of the series to date! That said, while we faithful fans of the Force await season 4, the ever popular Ashley Eckstein graces the internet with a "Q&A" about her thoughts on this past season. Take a look!
For more about Ashley, Her Universe and her upcoming appearances at Star Wars Weekends and more please visit HerUniverse.com!
Hear more about former Walt Disney World cast member, Disney Channel star and Jedi Padiwan Ashely Eckstein in an interview conducted by myself and WDW Tiki Room co-host Kristen Hoetzel did for Sorcerer Radio HERE!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES sails into theatres May 20th, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D™.