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Thursday, May 31, 2012

WDW Tiki Room Podcast: May 25, 2012


Segments originally aired on Sorcerer Radio 5/25/12.

Highlights include Kristen and Aljon chatting with special guest Dana of "The Dragyn's Lair Blog" www.dragynally.com as they report on Star Wars Weekends and their latest adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort. Aljon also talks to artist Tyler Dumas of the Disney Design Group regarding some of his work for Star Wars Weekends.




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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sorcerer Radio's "WDW Tiki Room" Chats with Sutton Foster of ABC Family's "Bunheads" Friday 6/8/12


ORLANDO Florida - Wednesday May 30, 2012 - The Sorcerer Radio Network, a global leader in fan-based Disney internet radio and programming, is proud to have actress Sutton Foster of the ABC Family Original Series "Bunheads" on the "WDW Tiki Room" radio show Friday June 8, 2012. In 2002, Foster was nominated five times for the Tony Award (each time in the Outstanding Actress in a Musical category), as of June 2011, she has won twice; the first win was for the role of Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2002, and the second was as Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes" in 2011. The other nominations were for the roles of Jo March in "Little Women" (2005); Janet Van De Graaff in "The Drowsy Chaperone" (2006); and Princess Fiona in "Shrek The Musical" (2009). She now stars in the new ABC Family Original Series  "Bunheads" that premieres Monday June 11, 2012 at 9/8c on ABC Family.

Join hosts Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go for "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney", Fridays at 8:00 a.m./eastern on Sorcerer Radio - www.SRSounds.com.

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Official Site: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/bunheads

*This interview was originally scheduled for 5/25/12 but was rescheduled. Thanks to our partners Sorcerer Radio, JediMouseketeer.com, ChipandCo.com and ABCFamily.com.


Kristen, Natalie and Aljon with Mickey Mouse and "Spidey"
About WDW Tiki Room
Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney is broadcast Fridays at 8 a.m./eastern! Join hosts, Kristen, Aljon and Natalie as they answer your questions, share travel deals, discuss Disney park news, Marvel, ABC Family, Disney television, guest interviews, trip reports, food reviews, review films and much more!

Show Times: Friday LIVE on Sorcerer Radio at 8 a.m./eastern Sunday Encore on Sorcerer Radoi at 5 p.m./eastern at SRSounds.com.

Download the best-of WDW Tiki Room Podcast featuring highlights of the Sorcerer Radio show at wdwtikiroom.podbean.com!

About Sorcerer Radio
If you are looking to virtually relive your recent Disney trip or dream of your next one, then Sorcerer Radio is the place for you. Sorcerer Radio is a fan-run, award-winning internet radio station that has been entertaining Disney fans for a decade! With many weeks worth of Walt Disney World park music and attraction audio, as well as Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line you can easily be transported to your favorite vacation destination anytime, while at home or at work. Sorcerer Radio stands out from the pack in our innovative programming and personalities, providing fans with DJ hosted shows every weekday morning providing a balance of Disney discussion and music. Sorcerer Radio plays audio from the Disney universe and has FREE APPS for your iPhone, iPad and Droid! Check out the award winning Editor's Pick on Live365, Sorcerer Radio at www.SRsounds.com, All Disney music, all day long!

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Summer Premiere of "Melissa and Joey" TONIGHT (5/30/12) on ABC Family


Get psyched for the summer premiere of Melissa & Joey with two ALL NEW back-to-back episodes TONIGHT on ABC Family! Check out these clips straight from the episodes direct from ABCFamily.com!

Watch the summer premiere of Melissa & Joey TONIGHT (Wednesday 5/30/12) with back-to-back episodes, starting at 8/7c!

Tune in this Friday at 8 a.m./e when Aljon of JediMouseketeer.com interviews Melissa Joan Hart about the new season of Melissa and Joey! READ THE ARTICLE.

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Wordless Wednesday: Disney California Adventure's ElecTRONica Life-sized Replica Lightcycle


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Special Memorial Day Flag Ceremony at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom (video)


On this day of remembrance please have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Here's a neat video of the flag ceremony at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. At 5:00 pm at the main town center on Main Street the crowd was serenaded by the Main Street Band and the Voices of Liberty from EPCOT.




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Sorcerer Radio's "WDW Tiki Room" Chats with Melissa Joan Hart of ABC Family's "Melissa and Joey" Friday 6/1/12


ORLANDO Florida - Monday May 28, 2012 - The Sorcerer Radio Network, a global leader in fan-based Disney internet radio and programming, is proud to have actress Melissa Joan Hart of the ABC Family Original Series "Melissa and Joey" on the "WDW Tiki Room" radio show Friday June 1, 2012. Hart is executive-producing the half-hour comedy along with her co-star, Joey Lawrence which returns with all new episodes Wednesday May 30th at 8/7c on ABC Family. Join hosts Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go for "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney", Fridays at 8:00 a.m./eastern on Sorcerer Radio - www.SRSounds.com.

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Official Site: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/melissa-joey



About Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart has a list of credits far beyond her years. Having made her first national commercial at age 4, she is now a veteran of television, film and theater.

Hart is best known internationally for her starring role in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” which is produced by her company, Hartbreak Films, in association with Viacom and aired on The WB and ABC Networks. The show is also in syndication around the world and has inspired two “Wonderful World of Disney” movies, “Sabrina Goes to Rome” and “Sabrina Down Under,” both of which she produced and starred in after the success of the first TV movie, “Sabrina,” for Showtime in 1995.

Hart has also directed several episodes of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” Disney Channel’s single camera show “So Weird,” and Nickelodeon’s multi-camera show, “Taina.” Hart directed her short film, “Mute,” which she also produced. “Mute” was in competition at many film festivals in 2006, including Palm Springs, Tribeca, Newport, Vail and Sarasota Film Festivals, to name a few. When Hart was married in July 2003, her wedding was produced by Hartbreak as a reality series and aired on ABC Family.

On the big screen, Hart starred in the romantic comedy “Drive Me Crazy,” for which she won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award. She made a memorable appearance as “yearbook girl” in the graduation night comedy, “Can’t Hardly Wait.” She’s recently starred and executive-produced the thriller “Nine Dead.”

She currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Mark, and two sons.

Kristen, Natalie and Aljon with Mickey Mouse and "Spidey"
About WDW Tiki Room
Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney is broadcast Fridays at 8 a.m./eastern! Join hosts, Kristen, Aljon and Natalie as they answer your questions, share travel deals, discuss Disney park news, Marvel, ABC Family, Disney television, guest interviews, trip reports, food reviews, review films and much more!

Show Times: Friday LIVE on Sorcerer Radio at 8 a.m./eastern Sunday Encore on Sorcerer Radoi at 5 p.m./eastern at SRSounds.com.

Download the best-of WDW Tiki Room Podcast featuring highlights of the Sorcerer Radio show at wdwtikiroom.podbean.com!

About Sorcerer Radio
If you are looking to virtually relive your recent Disney trip or dream of your next one, then Sorcerer Radio is the place for you. Sorcerer Radio is a fan-run, award-winning internet radio station that has been entertaining Disney fans for a decade! With many weeks worth of Walt Disney World park music and attraction audio, as well as Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line you can easily be transported to your favorite vacation destination anytime, while at home or at work. Sorcerer Radio stands out from the pack in our innovative programming and personalities, providing fans with DJ hosted shows every weekday morning providing a balance of Disney discussion and music. Sorcerer Radio plays audio from the Disney universe and has FREE APPS for your iPhone, iPad and Droid! Check out the award winning Editor's Pick on Live365, Sorcerer Radio at www.SRsounds.com, All Disney music, all day long!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Take a Look Inside Darth's Mall at Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney Hollywood Studios Part 2 (video)


Here's our exclusive look inside Darth's Mall, the special merchandise tent set up for Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney Hollywood Studios! Enjoy!




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Happy 35th Birthday to Space Mountain at Disneyland (slideshow and video)


Today marks the 35th anniversary of the landmark Tomorrowland attraction that became an instant classic when it opened on May 27, 1977.




SPACE MOUNTAIN FACTOIDS
The cone shaped peak of Space Mountain is 183 feet above ground. Space Mountain measures 4,508,500 cubic feet -- capable of holding a small skyscraper inside. The base's diameter of 300 feet took two years to build. The basic structure of the mountain is composed of great ribbed slopes -- 72 massive pre-stressed concrete beams forming a gigantic sealed cone. Each of the 74-ton concrete beams was cast near the Space Mountain site and then hoisted into place by mammoth cranes to complete the cone. Each beam is 117 feet long, 13 feet wide at the bottom and 4 feet wide at the top.

RCA was the official sponsor of Space Mountain from its opening in 1975 until 1993. In 1993, Federal Express Corporation became the official sponsor, as well as the official express delivery service of the Disney theme parks in the U.S. Federal Express ended its sponsorship of the ride in the late 1990s.

When Space Mountain officially opened, it joined the Country Bear Jamboree as the only two Disney theme park attractions to debut at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Florida.

When fully operating, there are two sides of Space Mountain which have almost identical ride tracks. One side is 3,186 feet, the other 3,196 feet.

While the main structure is painted "icy white," its base is a light blue color.

The stripe on the side of the Space Mountain ride vehicles is produced by a special clear paint with phosphorous added. The paint is illuminated by the black lights in the load/unload area and by the all-night maintenance lights throughout the ride. There are four incandescent-bound black lights.

Space Mountain can be found at all four global Disney theme parks. It is said that the Disneyland Paris Space Mountain, followed by Disneyland in California, are the best.




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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini at Storybook Circus (HD POV video)


To celebrate Goofy's 80th Birthday Weekend take a ride on his new attraction!

JediMouseketeer.com and Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room show take you on a ride on Goofy's Barnstormer in the Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland. This attraction re-opened recently as part of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland Expansion project at the Walt Disney World Resort. Enjoy!




ATTRACTION DESCRIPTION
The greatest show in the kingdom, The Storybook Circus, has just come to town and set up in beautiful Carolwood Park. There's fun and pageantry to be had for everyone. But if it's thrills you're after, The Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini is one attraction you won't want to miss!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday: Goofy Turns 80


Goofy first appeared in Mickey's Revue, first released on May 25, 1932. Directed by Wilfred Jackson this short movie features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow performing another song and dance show. Mickey and his gang's animated shorts by this point routinely featured song and dance numbers. It begins as a typical Mickey cartoon of the time, but what would set this short apart from all that had come before was the appearance of a new character, whose behavior served as a running gag. Dippy Dawg, as he was named by Disney artists, was a member of the audience. He constantly irritated his fellow spectators by noisily crunching peanuts and laughing loudly, till two of those fellow spectators knocked him out with their mallets (and then did the same exact laugh as he did). This early version of Goofy had other differences with the later and more developed ones besides the name. He was an old man with a white beard, a puffy tail and no trousers, shorts, or undergarments. But the short introduced Goofy's distinct laughter. This laughter was provided by Pinto Colvig. A considerably younger Dippy Dawg then appeared in The Whoopee Party, first released on September 17, 1932, as a party guest and a friend of Mickey and his gang. Dippy Dawg made a total of four appearances in 1932 and two more in 1933, but most of them were mere cameos. But by his seventh appearance, in Orphan's Benefit first released on August 11, 1934, he gained the new name "Goofy" and became a regular member of the gang along with new additions Donald Duck and Clara Cluck.






Mickey's Revue is a Mickey Mouse cartoon that debuted on May 25, 1932. It is notable as the first appearance of Goofy, then known as Dippy Dawg.

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Week 1 Recap of Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney Hollywood Studios (video)


Our favorite Star Wars Weekends correspondent, John, gives us a video peek at the pageantry of Weekend I and a glimpse of things to come in Weekend II.




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Download the "Avengers Origins: Assemble" App for iPod or iPad by Marvel Reads


Save the Earth in the Avengers vs. Namor Mini-game! Play as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow or the Hulk!

• Read Along with Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk & the rest of the Avengers!
• Interactive Activities, Amazing Visuals and Narration from Stan Lee - A Must-Have App for Comic Book fans of all ages!


When one especially dangerous mission went wrong for war-hero Captain America, he became trapped in the frozen North. Now, seven decades later, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and the Wasp need his help to fight for the future of Earth! Will he join them in time to defend the planet from evil?


Experience the story of Captain America and the Avengers in a new format with this original Marvel App!

Features Include:
• Interactive Activities throughout!
• Match the heroic accessory with Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, the Wasp and Iron Man!
• Use Thor’s powers or the Hulk’s strength to stop the Atlanteans and Namor.
• Melt the ice to free Captain America from his frozen prison!
• Find the hidden Avengers symbols to win an extra-special No-Prize!
• Narration from Avengers co-creator Stan Lee!
• Read to Me, Read by Myself, Auto-Turn and Younger Reader Modes!
• Action-packed Artwork, Sound Effects and Music!


Enjoy the story of Captain America and the Avengers in this thrilling Marvel Origins App!

What's New in Version 2.0
Now includes a 3D third-person-view ACTION PACKED mini-game!

• Choose from one of your favorite Mighty Avenger: CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN, THOR, BLACK WIDOW or THE HULK (unlocked if you own the latest version of the "Avengers Origins: Hulk" App) to save the Earth from the attacks from Namor and the Atlanteans.
• Test your skills on 3 exciting stages - AVENGERS Quinjet vs Atlanteans, AVENGERS vs Atlanteans or AVENGERS vs Namor!
• EACH STAGE has 3 levels of difficulty, 3 levels of Star Awards and endless amounts of fun!
• Obtain all 8 Achievement Badges to become a true AVENGER!
• Play as an AVENGER currently featured in the BLOCKBUSTER FILM!


This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
$4.99
Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
TM & © 2012 Marvel and Subs.
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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Disney's "Jake's Never Land Pirate School" Free App Now Available on iTunes


Ahoy and welcome to Pirate School, Matey! Join Jake and crew for four fun-filled pirate themed classes and earn Badges of Honor and an Official Never Land Pirate Certificate. Classes include:

Sailing
Sail Bucky and Jake around obstacles and use Bucky’s gadgets to collect barrels, fruit and to shoot beach balls to whales and dolphins.

Pirate Band
Learn to play five different instruments and make a pirate song with Bones and Sharky.



Map & Spyglass
Navigate Never Land with Cubby and then use the spyglass to find exciting treasures with Jake!

Pixie Dust
Fly through mazes with Izzy and Skully and trace shapes to scare away Captain Hook cutouts blocking your way.


Features
•Characters and locations from the Jake and the Never Land Pirates TV show.
•Create a pirate! Capture or import a photo of your child's face into the game!
•Pirate School Captain's Log tracks class levels completed and Badges of Honor earned.
•Air Play Mirroring (iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 only)
•Air Print compatible (Official Never Land Pirate Certificate)

Designed for ages: 3 and up

AVAILABLE NOW!


This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Category: Education
Released: May 24, 2012
© 2012 Disney
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

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Take a Look Inside Darth's Mall at Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney Hollywood Studios (video)


Here's our exclusive look inside Darth's Mall, the special merchandise tent set up for Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney Hollywood Studios! Enjoy!




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Actors Behind Boba Fett - Bulloch, Logan, Morton and Beer to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI


The actors who portrayed the galaxy's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, will be at Star Wars Celebration VI this August. In addition to anticipated appearances on the live stages, they will be signing autographs and meetings fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall run by Official Pix.
Jeremy Bulloch might be known best for his role as the bounty hunter Boba Fett, but the British actor can be seen on the screen without the iconic helmet, both in and out of the Star Wars Saga. In addition to his role as the merciless mercenary in battered battle armor, Bulloch has also appeared as Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith and as Lieutenant Sheckil in The Empire Strikes Back.

Outside the Star Wars movies, Bulloch's extensive television and movie credits include roles in Doctor Who, O Lucky Man!, Robin of Sherwood and three James Bond movies -- Octopussy, For Your Eyes Only and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Boba Fett spans the entire Star Wars Saga, and the character revealed his boyhood beginnings in Attack of the Clones -- portrayed by television and film actor Daniel Logan. Logan reprised this role, voicing the character in the three-part Season Two finale of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, as well as memorable appearances in Season Four, as young Fett begins his bounty hunting career.


A New Zealand native, Daniel Logan started acting at the age of 10 when local children's rugby teams were being scouted for a TV commercial. From a selection of hundreds of young hopefuls, Logan got the part -- playing a little boy who is knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones. Other roles include New Zealand medical series Shortland Street, a guest appearance on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and The Legend of Johnny Lingo.

Celebration VI will feature others who touched the famed Mandalorian helmet. Both Dickey Beer (pictured as a stunt performer in the sail barge scene), and John Morton performed as Fett, and will be signing in the Celebration Autograph Hall. Morton, better known as Luke Skywalker's gunner Dak Morton, shot a Fett scene with Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader in Cloud City.

And, because we can't get enough of Mandalorian armor, Star Wars fan groups The Dented Helmet and The 501st Legion are hosting an art helmet charity project. Artists are creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces to benefit the Make-A-Wish charity, with roughly half the exhibit and art dedicated to clone trooper helmets, and half to Boba Fett helmets.

This stunning Boba Fett helmet by artist John Brosio was inspired by a Hopi kachina, which is a carved and decorated doll that embodies the characteristics of the spirits of the Hopi Native Americans tribe. Brosio included real horns, snake skin, snake rattlers, and feathers. The helmet, and many more original works of art, will be on display in the Dented Helmet booth at Celebration VI, and auctioned off after the show for Make-A-Wish.

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Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL
The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/

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Happy Birthday to Star Wars and Return of the Jedi


It was on this day, May 25, "Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope" was released in 1977 as well as "Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" back in 1983.

Happy birthday you two!


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Robot Chicken's Seth Green and Matthew Senreich to Attend Star Wars Celebration VI


The twisted masterminds behind Robot Chicken -- Seth Green and Matthew Senreich -- will be attending Star Wars Celebration VI this August 23-26, 2012, in Orlando, Florida as special guests. Star Wars fans from the very beginning, Seth and Matt have been honored guests of past Celebrations since their hilarious Robot Chicken show moved beyond just the occasional Star Wars sketch to full-fledged specials showcasing the hilarious side of a galaxy far, far away. Three Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials later, they're still mining the saga for comedy gold, including working as consultants for the team developing a new animated Star Wars series at Lucasfilm Animation.

Green and Senreich are co-executive producers, creators, writers and directors on Robot Chicken, which for over 100 episodes and five seasons on Adult Swim has used stop-motion incarnations of pop culture's greatest heroes and villains -- as well as celebrity guest voices -- to create award-winning comedy sketches. Their production company, Stoopid Monkey, is hard at work on the sixth season of Robot Chicken as well as a new special. Along with their partner Joe Kavanagh, the duo are producing original stop-motion animation on their YouTube channel, youtube.com/StoopidMonkey. Other productions from Green and Senreich include the online reality show controltv.com, and Titan Maximum.

In addition to providing upwards of 35-60 voices on Robot Chicken each week, Green's voice can be heard in Family Guy, and he can be seen in such upcoming movies as Sexy Evil Genius, and The Story of Luke. Starring in films since he was eight, Green is known for roles in The Italian Job, Without a Paddle, Party Monster, the Austin Powers films, Rat Race, Radio Days, on television in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Greg the Bunny, and in videogames in the Mass Effect series.

Senreich began his entertainment career at age 16, interning for Marvel Comics. He was editor of ToyFare magazine at Wizard Entertainment before becoming editorial director of all the Wizard titles. Collaborating with Green in ToyFare magazine led to the creation of animated online shorts, paving the way towards Robot Chicken. Senreich is currently writing/producing/shooting an animated pilot for Fox called Mt. Pleasant.

Both Green and Senreich are well known in the Star Wars fan community, and both have made appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Always entertaining and unpredictable, Seth and Matt's appearances at the Main Stage of Star Wars: Celebration VI will be a must-see.

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Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL
The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Star Wars Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George Makes First Appearance at Star Wars Celebration VI

Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George has a rich history in the Star Wars galaxy, and will be appearing at a Celebration for the first time this coming August in Orlando.

Starting in Star Wars designing spacecraft for Return of the Jedi, George was Production Art Director for the Ewok television movies, and a matte painter for Episode I The Phantom Menace. Most recently he journeyed in the galaxy far, far away as the Visual Effects Supervisor for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

Since joining Industrial Light & Magic in 1981, George has worked as model shop supervisor, art director, matte painter, commercial director, and visual effects supervisor. Other highlights of his career include miniature construction and design on Blade Runner, art direction and design for five of the Star Trek films, and overseeing model construction on Ghostbusters 2 and Alive.

In 1988, he received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on Innerspace. In 2002, director Steven Spielberg entrusted George to update the beloved character E.T. using digital character animation for the 20th Anniversary Edition of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. George went on to earn nominations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Academy and the Visual Effects Society for work on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as an additional VES nomination for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Recent projects include Visual Effects Supervisor credits on Twilight, I Am Number Four, and G.I.Joe: Relatiation.

Don't miss Bill George at Celebration VI!


LIVE AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION!

Be sure to check back with JediMouseketeer.com for our LIVE coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI with live reports for the Sorcerer Radio NetworkWDW Tiki Room and the WDW After Dark vidcast!

Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/


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ABC Family Challenges Fans to Bring Their "A" Game for the New Season of "Pretty Little Liars"



Mysterious Digital Riddle Unravels Across the Web

In true “A” style, ABC Family is sending fans on a scavenger hunt across the Internet to solve a mysterious riddle from the diabolical lead antagonist in the hit series “Pretty Little Liars,” which premieres for its third season Tuesday, June 5th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT). The new “Pretty Little Puzzle Hunt” game is launching today at www.abcfamily.com/prettylittlepuzzlehunt with a sinister message from “A”: “I love games. Don’t you? But if you want a sneak peek of what the Liars are up to, you are going to have to play MY game...”

In the game, fans must find hidden rebus pieces scattered across popular websites and use them to unlock a secret password on ABCFamily.com/prettylittlepuzzlehunt. There will be new clues on the ABC Family web site every weekday beginning today, May 23, through May 31, 2012 (not including Memorial Day) that lead users to rebus pieces on participating web sites. At the end of the hunt (June 1), the pieces have to be arranged in the correct order to reveal “A’s” message and unlock the secret password to the exclusive clip. Only 250,000 passwords will be accepted so fans will have to be up for the challenge and finish the riddle quickly.

In the upcoming season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars,” Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are thrown back into turmoil after one shocking night in “It Happened ‘That Night’.” Fans can prepare for the return to Rosewood in an all-day marathon starting at 11:00 AM (ET/PT) and running up to the one-hour season premiere at 8:00 PM (ET/PT).

“Pretty Little Liars” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Leslie Morgenstein. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Chad Lowe, Janel Parrish, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse. Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season on DVD will be available June 5th.

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

Pre-order Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season on DVD HERE!

You can also become a fan of the show on Facebook and Twitter at:

Facebook: facebook.com/prettylittleliars
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ABCFpll
Official ABC Family “Pretty Little Liars” website: www.abcfamily.com/prettylittleliars



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Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room Preview - May 25, 2012


On this Friday's WDW Tiki Room Kristen and Aljon welcomes guest Dana of "The Dragyn's Lair Blog" www.dragynally.com as they report on Star Wars Weekends and their latest adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort. Aljon will also speak to artist Tyler Dumas of the Disney Design Group regarding some of his work for Star Wars Weekends as well as actress Sutton Foster, star of the ABC Family Original Series "Bunheads" that debuts June 11, 2012!

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Disleelandia's Marvel Super Heroes Magazine Subscription Giveaway


Lee of Disleelandia.com is giving away a one year subscription to Disney Publishing's new Marvel Super Heroes Magazine! Time is running out on this promotion so enter today! Here are the details!

ABOUT MARVEL SUPER HEROES MAGAZINE
Marvel Super Heroes magazine invites families to bring home the “Mighty Marvel Universe!” Readers must get ready to join forces with all their favorite Avengers. Each issue features exciting comics, brain-teasing puzzles, cool activities and fun cutouts, plus, an amazing looking collectible poster.

FAST FACTS
On-sale: May 1, 2012
Page Count: 36 pages
Retail Outlets: Wal-Mart, Target, B&N, Kroger stores, and Comic Book stores
Target Age: Boys 8 - 10
Retail Price: $4.99 USD
Subscription Price: $29.92 for 8 issues (25% off the cover price)

PAGE BY PAGE: WHAT’S INSIDE THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?
Amazing Comics: All-new adventures of familiar Marvel Super Heroes.
Pull-Out Posters: Hang up full-color posters of the Avengers of the Marvel Universe.
Mighty Marvel Fun: Games, puzzles, cutouts, quizzes, Super Hero IQs, collectible bios plus loads of other fun pages.

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All who comment with the correct answer will be entered into the Giveaway. US residents only, please. So good luck to everyone. The giveaway runs from May 15 - May 31.

ABOUT DISNEY MAGAZINES
From the magic of Disney Princess and Disney Fairies to the exciting world of Disney·Pixar Cars, Disney Publishing Worldwide's Global Magazine division publishes a kaleidoscopic range of children's content with approximately 250 titles in 72 countries around the world. For kids, Disney's Standard Character titles are by far the most popular, including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey and Donald Duck, with content targeting boys, girls, and tweens through familiar franchises, including Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, and Cars.

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D23 Presents Disney Geek - May 23, 2012 (video)


Every other week, Disney Geek gives you an inside look at the latest Disney news from around The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, animation, movies, television, music, home entertainment, special events, and more. In this episode, splash into summer with Disney Geek guest hosts—Jake Whetter from Radio Disney and Ty Ervin from Walt Disney Studios—as they explore how you can stay cool at the Disney parks! Ty and Jake aren't afraid to get their feet wet at attractions including Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Run. So play it cool... and check out this week's episode of Disney Geek!




Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting www.D23.com or www.Disney.com/D23, or by visiting the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort or www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars CG Supervisor Joel Aron to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

CG Supervisor Joel Aron will share both his expertise and his inside knowledge of the hit television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Celebration VI this August.

Aron, who draws on an exhaustive history of creating seamless digital effects for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic has helped bring a feature film sensibility to the weekly animated adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Those at Celebration VI can hear from Aron on The Clone Wars panels with supervising director Dave Filoni, sharing both behind-the-scenes knowledge and spectacular new sneak peeks into Season Five.

In addition to appearing on the larger stages, Aron will again treat fans to master class sessions in the much more intimate "Star Wars University" lecture hall.

Aron joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1991 as a technical assistant on the feature film Hook. He has worked on many high profile films, including Jurassic Park, Men in Black, The Perfect Storm and Pearl Harbor. As a CG Supervisor, Aron continued to push the limits of computer graphic feature film visual effects, while still working on location for principal photography. In the spring of 2008, Aron joined forces with the team behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars to help advance Lucasfilm Animation's production technology. Now, supervising the visual effects and lighting for the epic series, Aron continues to push the look of the show to be the most spectacular animated series on television.

Prior to joining ILM, Aron worked as a freelance computer artist, specializing in 2D compositing, 3D lighting and modeling and animation. He is an avid photographer, and is rarely seen without a camera.

Check out what all is going on at Star Wars Celebration VI!

Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL


The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

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Preview: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Trailer


Fans that attended the "Behind the Force" show at the first week Star Wars Weekends 2012 were treated to an exclusive trailer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5. Here is a high quality excerpt from Cartoon Network. Enjoy!




I've seen the entire epic trailer last weekend and it looks to be the best season of SWTCW to date! We know that there will be more Sith vs Jedi Battles as well as bounty hunters. I also hear from a credible source that it will be a huge season for Jedi Ahsoka Tano!


It looks like we'll have to wait until September to see what the Clone Wars crew has in store for us.  Until then visit StarWars.com to relive season 4 full episodes!

Check back for a full trailer from Star Wars Weekends!

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Gaston Takes Pictures with Belle at Epcot and Talks About His New Tavern and Beast (video)


In the many years I've been to the parks, especially Epcot, I have never seen Belle and Beast do a character meet/photo-op together. Have you?

In this video clip from Attractions Magazine Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast made a rare appearance in Epcot with Belle at Walt Disney World to meet his fans. Watch as he tells us about trying to find a suitable place to put his Tavern in Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom. He sticks round until the beast shows up, then he says he has "other things to do".




Gaton's Tavern will be a quick-serve restaurant in the Beauty and the Beast area of New Fantasyland when it opens before the holidays 2012. Gaston was brushing up on his people skills in preperation of a meeting area at his new tavern.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

The original princess with an attitude, Carrie Fisher, is slated to appear at Star Wars Celebration VI during the show weekend of August 23-26, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center. Fisher, Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall organized by Official Pix, and is scheduled to appear on stage for an interview and a question and answer session with Celebration host James Arnold Taylor.

Fisher, an audience favorite for both her onscreen and onstage roles, was 19 years old when she became a cultural icon as Princess Leia in A New Hope. Her film career started when she was even younger, playing opposite Warren Beatty in Shampoo in 1975. She is the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. In addition to A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, Fisher has performed in numerous movies and television series, including memorable appearances in The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Burbs, When Harry Met Sally, Austin Powers, Heartbreakers, Fanboys, Sorority Row, and in her own television specials, including the autobiographical Wishful Drinking.

Though she is famous for her film, television, and stage roles, Fisher devotes much of her time to writing. She has penned several novels, including the semi-autobiographical Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a successful movie starring Meryl Streep. Her other works include Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful and Wishful Drinking.

Don't miss Carrie Fisher at Star Wars Celebration VI!


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Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/


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Ian McDiarmid (The Emperor) to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI


Ian McDiarmid, the actor who unforgettably played the evil galactic mastermind and the ultimate villain of the Star Wars saga, will be making a rare convention appearance at Star Wars Celebration VI, appearing on-stage and signing autographs.

In 1983, McDiarmid embodied the full depth of the dark side as the Emperor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, his face hidden under ghastly makeup and his eyes concealed behind sickly yellow contact lenses. When his true face was revealed as the apparently kind and helpful Senator Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), he projected a different kind of evil -- a subtle manipulator of galactic events, a villain hidden in plain sight. As the prequels progressed, so too did Palpatine's plans until finally, in Revenge of the Sith (2005), McDiarmid got to play evil at its fullest, and revealed the true power of Darth Sidious.

This will be McDiarmid's first time at a US Star Wars Celebration (he made a brief appearance at the opening ceremonies of Celebration Europe), and his first time ever signing at the Celebration Autograph Hall. (Please visit www.officialpix.com for more details on the Hall.) He will also appear on stage in special behind-the-scenes programming, offering attendees a rare opportunity to hear about the making of Star Wars from his perspective.

Ian McDiarmid is a veteran performer and director on the London stage, and has received acclaim for his work in Shakespeare and modern fare. From 1990 to 2002, he was the joint artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, where he helped transform it into an international theatre of world renown. In addition to Palpatine, moviegoers know McDiarmid from such roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dragonslayer and Sleepy Hollow. A lover of fine music, McDiarmid was the host of the DVD edition of Star Wars: A Musical Journey that accompanied the soundtrack release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

The Emperor is coming here! Double your efforts to attend the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy, August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. For the latest news updates on Celebration VI, check out StarWars.com's Celebration VI page here!


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Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/


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The Highest Grossing Movie Actor Of All Time Samuel L. Jackson Set To Host The "BET AWARDS 12"


This year the BET AWARDS 12 (#BETAWARDS) will be 'Too Big To Miss.' Earlier today at a press conference held in BET's New York studios, it was announced that actor Samuel L. Jackson , declared the highest grossing movie actor of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records, will be this year's BET AWARDS host. In addition, the members of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly were announced to be the prestigious recipients of the 'Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award;' and Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj were revealed as the first confirmed performers.

Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson is an undisputed star as demonstrated in the fact that his films have grossed the most money in box office sales than any other actor in the history of filmmaking. Currently, the Oscar-nominated actor is on screen in "The Avengers," which is part of his 9-picture deal with Marvel Studios. The highly anticipated film opened on May 4, 2012 to a record shattering $200 million opening weekend.

"We are massively excited about having Sam Jackson, the world's biggest box office star, host The BET Awards 12," said Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks. "His wit, presence and gigantic personality are the perfect match for our show."

The BET AWARDS is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The BET AWARDS franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers and athletes in 20 categories. Leading the pack of A-list talent this year is Kanye West with an impressive 7 Nominations: Best Collaboration, Video Director of the Year, and 5 notable nominations for 'The Throne' with Jay-Z. 'The Throne' received nominations for Best Group, Best Collaboration ft. Otis Redding, Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice and 2 nods for Video of the Year for "N*ggas in Paris" and "Otis." Close behind is Beyonce with 6 Nominations: Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video Director of the Year, Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice and 2 nods for Video of the Year for "Countdown" and "Love on Top."

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Six Minute Clip Of "The Amazing Spider-Man" To Run Before "Men In Black 3" In Select Theaters


Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed that six minutes of the highly anticipated film The Amazing Spider-Man™ will be shown in IMAX® 3D and other select theaters with Men In Black™ 3, it was announced today by Rory Bruer, President of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. The footage, which will play before the feature film, is available to fans during the engagement of Men In Black 3.

Commenting on the announcement, Bruer said, "We're thrilled to give moviegoers a chance to get an extended taste of the movie in IMAX 3D and other select theaters. The audience for Men In Black 3 is a perfect match for this footage – there's something new here for everyone, and we think this six minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man will get everyone excited for what we have in store."

"Having seen the spectacular footage I'm even more excited for IMAX moviegoers to experience this new chapter in the story of Peter Parker in anticipation of the film's release in our theaters," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

One of the world's most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves from a story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

In Men In Black™ 3, Agents J (played by Will Smith) and K (played by Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men In Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (played by Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Barry Sonnenfeld directs the film. The film's screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produce, and Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown are the executive producers.

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Dark Horse Comics: "Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison" #1


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #1



The graduation celebration for the first class of Imperial cadets is disrupted by a sudden terrorist strike! But the real targets of the attack are the new Emperor and his second in command, Darth Vader.

Only one man—a disabled, brilliant cadet who, up until the moment of the attack, was experiencing the best moment of his life—stands ready to fight alongside Vader for the life of his Emperor!

• A brand-new series by Haden Blackman!
• Stunning art by Agustin Alessio!
• Covers by Dave Wilkins.
• Vader takes control!

CREATORS
Writer:
Haden Blackman
Artist:
Agustin Alessio
Letterer:
Michael Heisler
Cover Artist:
Dave Wilkins

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Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

The actor behind the mighty Chewbacca will be at Star Wars Celebration VI, greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall.

Peter Mayhew -- originally an English hospital worker who found himself catapulted into films -- stands 7'3", and was discovered when his photo was featured in a newspaper article about men with large feet. Mayhew was subsequently cast as the Minotaur in Ray Harryhausen's Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Around the same time, he was cast by a young writer/director named George Lucas in a space fantasy known as Star Wars. The actor threw himself into the role -- even visiting zoos to study the movement of bears, monkeys, gorillas and other animals with traits that could be used in defining the Wookiee co-pilot's performance. Once inside the costume, Mayhew embodied the character singularly and completely, creating one of the trilogy's most enduring characters.

In addition to bringing the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon to life in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mayhew returned to "a galaxy far, far away" to reprise the role of the Wookiee hero in Revenge of the Sith. Like his onscreen character of Chewbacca, Mayhew has been a long-time favorite in the Star Wars fan community.

More Star Wars Cast and Crew Guests at Celebration:
Look to the Celebration Autograph Hall, run by Official Pix, for more cast and crew appearances all through the show. Official Pix is the official Star Wars autograph and photo provider, licensed by Lucasfilm.

Tim Rose: "It's a Trap!" The performer behind Admiral Ackbar, Tim Rose, will be at Celebration VI. The puppeteer also performed the iconic Sy Snoodles and Salacious Crumb.

Trevor Butterfield: Butterfield performed a variety of roles, including an Imperial Officer and Lt. Blount in Return of the Jedi.

Nick Maley: A make-up artist in The Empire Strikes Back, Maley was involved with Stuart Freeborn in the creation of Yoda.

Paul Springer: Mime artist and puppeteer, Springer portrayed a Gamorrean guard and the character Ree Yees in Return of the Jedi.

For more information on how the Autograph Hall will work, and for tips and tricks how to make the most of your autograph time at Celebration VI, visit www.officialpix.com.

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Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away...

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there's something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what's new, and being the first to see what's next. It's four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

More at http://www.starwars.com/connect/celebration/


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