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Saturday, June 30, 2012

New Images from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s "Paperman" Short


Here is a look at new images for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s PAPERMAN short.

First-time director John Kahrs showcases a minimalist black-and-white style with “Paperman,” an innovative animated short about a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who relies on his heart, imagination, a stack of papers—and a little luck—to change his destiny and win the girl of his dreams.

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

The short makes its theatrical debut in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” on Nov. 2, 2012.



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LA Dodgers Star Wars Night with Nerdist Chris Hardwick July 2, 2012


Join Chris Hardwick on July 2, 2012 as he throws out the first pitch during the LA Dodgers Star Wars night.

Get Tickets here: http://bit.ly/NgimTe
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Interactive 360° Tour of Disney's "Frankenweenie" Sets (video)


Disney invites you to delve into the stop-motion animation process with an interactive 360° tour of the sets of FRANKENWEENIE. In Tour #1, Producer Allison Abbate takes us to the town of New Holland amidst the annual Dutch Day celebration where you can scroll, point, and click to explore and discover new content in this in-depth experience.

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.


A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. “Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Sorcerer Radio 2.0 Android App is Here



You've been waiting for it, and now it's here. The Sorcerer Radio Android App is now available in Google Play.

Listen to your favorite Disney World park music streamed live to your Android!

App Features:

  • Listen to Sorcerer Radio Disney Park Music
  • View the daily Sorcerer Radio schedule
  • Follow the Sorcerer Radio Twitter Feed
  • View the Sorcerer Radio Facebook Wall
  • Disney World Area Map

Get it now on Google Play today!

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New Trailer for Tim Burton’s "Frankenweenie" (video)

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. “Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

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Voice Cast: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder
Director: Tim Burton
Producers: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Executive Producer: Don Hahn
Screenplay by: John August
Based on an original idea by: Tim Burton



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A Look at Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Box Set (video)

A while back I reported details about this HUGE collectors film set. Marvel has just graced us with a preview. Here's a look at what will be the most EPIC box set ever.

"Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled" limited edition box set coming soon Alerting all Avengers fans! The special, limited edition "Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled" is now available for pre-order!

The 10-disc, six-movie collection brings "Marvel's The Avengers" together with the five films that led up to the blockbuster event, and now you can own it all in an exclusive set. Don't delay--there are only a limited number of sets available!

Join your favorite billionaire-genius in "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2," the Jade Giant in "The Incredible Hulk," the original Super Soldier in "Captain America: The First Avenger," and of course the mighty, hammer-wielding Prince of Thunder in "Thor" as they defend humanity from greater evils!

Along with the films, there will be a bonus disc--"The Phase One Archives"--as well as collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



Limited Edition collection includes:
• Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
• The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
• Iron Man (Blu-ray)
• Bonus Disc - “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
• Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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RELATED ARTICLE: "Marvel's - The Avengers" To Set for 3D Blu-ray and DVD Release on September 25, 2012 - Pre-order Details

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Kevin Smith Joins Celebrity Appearances at Star Wars Celebration VI

Kevin Smith - Photo, AP file
Star Wars Celebration welcomes writer, director, and fanboy Kevin Smith to a galaxy far, far away! Making his first official Celebration appearance, Smith will kick off the convention with a special adults-only presentation of "Evening with Kevin Smith" on August 23rd!

Kevin will be appearing for an evening of stories and conversation in the Orange County Convention Center's Chapin Theater, discussing his career, his fandom, and how Star Wars intertwines both. Smith, most known for the world he created in Clerks, and since expanded in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II, has also written, directed, and produced projects including Cop Out and Red State. In the comics world, he's penned stories for heroes including Spider-Man, Daredevil, Green Arrow, Batman, and Green Hornet. Online, Smith is behind the SModcast podcast and SModcast Internet Radio channel featuring regular weekly podcasts from Smith and over 20 of his contemporaries and collaborators.

Star Wars Celebration's "Evening with Kevin Smith" begins at 7:00 PM on August 23rd and is a separate, ticketed event from the rest of Star Wars Celebration. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25th to current Star Wars Celebration attendees and July 2nd for the general public. Tickets begin at only $15 and go up to a limited $75 package, which includes a signed Kevin Smith photo. Tickets are free to Celebration VIPs who have purchased Jedi Knight and Jedi Master tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.starwarscelebration.com. Please note that Celebration's "Evening with Kevin Smith" is recommended for adult audiences only.

More details at StarWars.com

Be sure to catch our live coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI!
Details: Sorcerer Radio's "WDW Tiki Room" and JediMouseketeer.com Report Live From Star Wars Celebration VI August 23-26, 2012

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sorcerer Radio's "WDW Tiki Room" and JediMouseketeer.com Report Live From Star Wars Celebration VI August 23-26, 2012

WDW Tiki Room's Kristen and Aljon
Hosts Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go will be reporting from the show floor during the epic event!


Fanboys and fangirls rejoice! Sorcerer Radio's married duo of Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go, hosts of WDW Tiki Room, will be covering Star Wars Celebration VI August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando Florida as well as other Disney developments from the Walt Disney World Resort.


The team will be live blogging, streaming video and Tweeting about the latest news from the show floor including panels, Disney's presence, fan activities, cosplay and celebrity interviews for the Sorcerer Radio Network as well as the WDW Tiki Room Podcast. Kristen will also have a special look at the latest Star Wars and Disney food news for the CookingwithMickeyBlog.com. JediMouseketeer.com will also host a live video stream from the event as well as post as many HD videos on Jedi Mouseketeer's YouTube channel.


Aljon and Kristen will also be joining the WDW After Dark webcast for reports on the happenings as well.

Coverage is made in partnership with Halloween ExpressCookingwithMickeyBlog.com and JediMouseketeer.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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and Ethan Phillips (Neelix) Added Las Vegas Star Trek Convention


Creation Entertainment's 11th Annual LAS VEGAS Official STAR TREK Convention comes to the Rio Suites Hotel on August 9-12, 2012 and we have four days and nights filled with unparalleled entertainment.

What separates this convention from all others? Well, it's VEGAS and that would be enough, but what we love most is that our schedule is chock full of theatrical performances by many of our sensational guests. While we're up for the regular Q and A sessions we really enjoy seeing the Star Trek stars performing live on stage! There's nothing like it and we are delivering the goods in 2012!

Today we are thrilled to welcome a new world premiere theatrical presentation to our Vegas stages starring Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and Ethan Phillips (Neelix). These former co-stars of the huge comedy TV series Benson have created a live play we know is going to be wonderful. Here's the description:

Kafka meets Escher meets Lenny Bruce when Ethan Phillips meets Neelix, meets Pete meets Clayton meets Odo meets Rene Auberjonois.

Try to imagine Clayton talking to Pete about STAR TREK... or Odo and Neelix discussing archival episodes of BENSON... or Rene and Ethan reminiscing about both shows and the characters they played. All wrapped up in rapid fire, often scatological, gags - It all happens LIVE ON STAGE Thursday.

Here are six more super-cool theatrical presentations that are part of the convention:

• AVERY BROOKS IN CONCERT: We are VERY excited about being on hand to witness the super-talented Mr. Brooks playing piano and singing in concert for the very first time at a convention.

• SHAKESPEARE with Armin Shimerman, Jeffrey Combs, and Casey Biggs (the emphasis on humorous)

• GARRETT WANG, DOMINIC KEATING and CONNOR TRINNEER join forces to do a live theatrical show to be determined: even we don't know what they are doing yet but it should be great knowing these guys!

• STAR TREK: TNG, THE SPOOF starring ROBIN CURTIS (Saavik) & ERIC MENYUK (The Traveler)

• TIM RUSS AND BAND LIVE! Tim is a fantastic singer/performer and we're happy to welcome him back headlining our Saturday Night Dessert Party for our Gold and Captain's Chair Patrons!

• JG HERTZLER and ROBERT O'REILLY in their now classic Blues Brothers-like Revue will be featured at our two VooDoo Lounge Dinner Parties for Gold and Captain's Chair Patrons. Also starring CHASE MASTERSON!

Click on through to grab your tickets to The Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention http://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html ... it isn't the same without YOU!

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Customize Yourself on Disney's Cars Land Website


Cruise through Cars Land in style by customizing your whip (car slang) and Disney California Adventure driver licence. The car's option can change depending on how you answer your questions. It's plenty of fun plus you can post your creation on your Facebook page.

Trick out your ride today!


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Getting to Know... The Sorcerer Radio DJs


Sorcerer Radio has been the internet's premier fan-run Disney radio station for the past 11 years but who are the voices behind your favorite Disney programs? Here's a look at some of the talent behind the microphone and the Mickey ears!

Aljon Go - Air-talent/Station Manager
Host of "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney" - Friday 8 a.m./e
As a child Aljon's family encouraged his love of music and drawing. Eventually it paid off in winning several art and music awards including a Country Music Hall of Fame's Junior Songwriting Award at the age of 13. While at college he taught music while working at several of the top Nashville radio stations playing rock and top-40 music on WKDF, WPRT and WBUZ being the first to play artists like Kings of Leon, Framing Hanley and Paramore. In the early 2000's Aljon was touring world-wide playing guitar with his band Mink performing with acts like Lit, English Beat and Better than Ezra. The band also did several USO/AFE tours being first American rock band to play for American troops in Afghanistan post 9/11 .


These days Aljon still plays guitar and does voiceovers for radio, television and podcasts. He also is the co-founder and co-host of the "WDW After Dark" webcast and shares his love for geek culture at JediMouseketeer.com. Learn more about Aljon on his Sorcerer Radio show page and follow him on Twitter.com/WDWTikiRoom, Facebook.com/WDWTikiRoom, Facebook.com/JediMouseketeer and Twitter.com/JediMouseketeer.

Jeff Davis - Air-talent, News Director
Host of DW:60, Thursday 8 a.m./e
Jeff started his career in radio at the age of 16 after spending years watching his father and listening to him on the airwaves in New York City, taking notes and learning the business. Jeff then started like most DJ's do, doing overnights on the weekends and helping any way he could. By the time he was 17, Jeff had moved to the nighttime position during the week at KIXB playing country music.

As time went on, he was the morning show host at rock station KAGL, and then another country station doing the midday show at KBYB. But you can't take the Disney magic out of someone, and now Jeff is playing the music that he loves best, and that's from the Walt Disney World Resort on Sorcerer Radio. Jeff is also the co-founder and co-host of the "WDW After Dark" webcast. Learn more about Jeff on his Sorcerer Radio show page.

Kristen Hoetzel - Air-talent, Promotions, Moderator
Host of "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney" - Friday 8 a.m./e
Kristen has made a home in Nashville, TN also known as Music City, USA, so it’s no surprise that she has an affection for music. Her passion for Walt Disney World and music is what lured her to the Sorcerer Community. In February of 2008, she launched the first in a series of how-to cooking videos, Cooking with Mickey to teach others how to make their favorite Disney recipes. As well as being a moderator on the Sorcerer Radio forums she is also the co-host of WDW Tiki Room, sharing her love of Disney, music and food (having dined at nearly all of the 77 table service locations).

Besides being involved in the Sorcerer Community Kristen is a music industry consultant writing press releases and working with artists development. She is also a certified Disney travel agent with Magical Journeys Travel and is the official travel agent of Sorcerer Radio. She is also a co-founder and co-host of the WDW After Dark webcast. Connect with Kristen at Facebook.com/WDWTikiRoom, Twitter.com/WDWTikiRoom, Twitter.com/CookingwMickey and visit her site at CookingwithMickeyBlog.com.

Eric Allen - Air-talent, Moderator, Graphic Artist
Host of "SorCom Review" - Tuesday 8 a.m./e
Eric has worn many hats over the years – college radio DJ, comic book artist, print media manager, failed stand-up comedian, and administrative assistant among others – but while few if any of these hats have had actual Mickey ears attached they've never been far away in spirit. He was first introduced to the magic of Walt Disney World when his parents took him during the mid-70s. A fan of sci-fi/space/fantasy ever since being glued to the TV as an infant when Neil Armstrong took his “one giant leap for mankind,” Walt's visions of the future as manifested in areas like Tomorrowland and Future World found a welcome home in his own imagination. Eric is also host of Sorcerer Radio's SorCom Review.

Eric is also known as the resident gamer hosting a monthly segment on the WDW Tiki Room called "Bonus Levels" which reviews the latest Disney, Marvel and Star Wars video games. He is also a  regular panelist on the WDW After Dark webcast. Learn more about Eric and get his Twitter and Facebook links on his Sorcerer Radio show page.

William Hershey - Air-talent, Graphic Artist
Host of the "Weekend Expedition Podcast" and "Disneyland Magic" - Wednesday 8 a.m./e
William grew up in a small rural town in central PA where he relied on his imagination and creativity to discover who he was. Discovering art in school he took his talents to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh majoring in music video. He has since worked for various publishing companies, web design firms and have contracted throughout the US. Now he shares his love for Disney with the team and listeners of Sorcerer Radio where hosts Disneyland Magic and the Weekend Expedition PodcastHe is also a  regular panelist on the WDW After Dark webcast. Follow him on Twitter.com/WeekendXPodcast as well as Facebook.

Sandi Alexander - Air-talent
Host of "Disney Trip Tips" Friday 1 p.m./e
Sandi is originally from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland where she lived year round just a block away from Ocean City’s famous beach & boardwalk. Aside from going to the beach Sandi’s family was friends with the owners of one of the oldest merry go rounds in the country at Trimper’s Rides.( she and the neighbors got a chance to ride all the newest rides first before the summer tourists arrived). She was also in commercial radio for 30 years having wrapped up that career back in August 2011.

Sandi’s always enjoyed watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” when she was a kid and knows the movies, music, cartoons and about Walt Disney himself having read several books about him. She’s also a fan of the “Imagineer” books that give the back story of the parks. Sandi had never been to any kind of theme park since she was quite busy pursuing her radio career and traveling a lot to Europe & the Islands. She’s been a member of the Sorcerer Community since returning from her first trip to Walt Disney World back in 2006 as a devoted listener. She’s happily married with 2 kids. You can follow her on Facebook.com/DisneyTripTips and Twitter.com/DisneyTripTips.

Natalie Henley - Air-talent
Host of "WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney" - Friday 8 a.m./e
Natalie is the budgeting guru of Meet the Magic, a site designed to help people find the best ways to save money for and on their trip to any Disney destination. She puts her degree to good use with "Strategies for Paying for Disney", and shares some of her fun Disney knowledge and advice. At Meet the Magic you can also find information on other Diseny sites, travel deals, planning your vacation, and contests. She frequently visits Walt Disney World with her son and enjoys meeting other Disney fans when touring the parks. Natalie contributes to several Disney websites and co-hosts WDW Tiki Room with Kristen and Aljon.

She has also authored a book called "Strategies for Paying for Disney" that complies many cost-saving tips so you can get the best out of your next Disney vacation. Natalie can be found at MeetTheMagic.com, and on Facebook.com/MeettheMagic and you can follow her on Twitter.com/meetthemagic.

Sorcerer - Station Owner/Programmer
Sorcerer's love for Disney was instilled in him at an early age by his grandfather. Trips to the Contemporary resort were just the beginning. Sorcerer was always encouraged as a child to be creative and to pursue creativity at any cost. When he was in high school, he rekindled his love for Disney with two trips with his high school band. The two things that Sorcerer loved in life came together into one neat little package, music and Disney. And what better way to move forward with this love, than a few years after those trips, to open a website and station dedicated to his love for Disney and Music.

Today, Sorcerer is focused on raising his kids the way he was raised. To pursue your dreams at any cost. Disney trips are the norm for the Sorcerer clan and the lil Sorcerer's are sure to get enough Disney magic to spur some creativity. On the side, Sorcerer still pursues his love for music with his Disney remixes (My Disney Cup and Beverly) and other music creations outside of the Disney realm. Follow Sorcerer Radio on Twitter.com/SRSounds and on Facebook.com/SorcererRadio.

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"Marvel's - The Avengers" - The Biggest Domestic Debut of All Time at $600 Million


Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold today, becoming one of only three films in history ever to reach this milestone. The Super Hero film’s global total is now an estimated $1,438.3 million, and it stands as the #3 film of all time globally and domestically.

Marvel’s The Avengers opened in North America May 4 with a staggering $207.4 million – the biggest domestic debut of all time – and has been shattering domestic box office records ever since including the industry’s all-time second weekend record with $103 million; fastest film to reach $200 million (3 days), $300 million (9 days), $400 million (14 days), and $500 million (23 days); and highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals. It is the #4 film of all time internationally with $838.9 million.

Among only 12 films that have grossed $1 billion at the global box office, Marvel’s The Avengers is one of five billion-dollar Disney releases, which also include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Alice in Wonderland, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Disney-Pixar "Brave" - Wisps (video)


Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) andcantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor.

Brave - Film Clip "Wisps"





BRAVE now playing in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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Disney-Pixar "Brave" - Potion Making (video)


Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) andcantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor.

Brave - Film Clip "Potion Making"



BRAVE now playing in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

"Like" BRAVE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PixarBrave

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See the Locations Where "People Like Us" Were Shot


Head over to the PEOPLE LIKE US Facebook page to see an interactive map with locations from the film shot in Los Angeles, CA! 

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

The film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

A DreamWorks Pictures presentation, “People Like Us” is directed by Alex Kurtzman, produced by Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend, and written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert.

The film releases in U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012.

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WWE Superstar John Cena Talks Star Wars Geekery and Gets Mixed Results on Monday Night Raw


You've got your Star Wars in my WWE... Hey! You've got my WWE in my Star Wars!

If you're a regular reader of this site and have followed my Tweets over the years you'll know that I'm a fan of the WWE Universe and have been all my life. On last night's edition of Monday Night Raw WWE Superstar John Cena attempted to pull a "Big Bang Theory" moment by making a Star Wars analogy of his recent wrestling feud. See it for yourself.



Over the past 17 years of watching WWE programming on a regular basis there were only two references to Star Wars I can remember.

According to the Wookiepedia there were two Star Wars references prior to last Monday night on WWE Monday Night Raw:
  • During a merchandise plug, Triple H and Shawn Michaels of D-generation-X debate whether or not Han Solo would take commands from Chewbacca on where to fly the Millennium Falcon.
  • While plugging a new DVD on WWE, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Dusty Rhodes discuss a former WCW character named The Shock Master, which was a man with a Stormtrooper helmet painted silver and covered in glitter.
With the rise of geek culture I can't help but feel that the WWE was trying it's best to appeal to "Wars" fanboys (and fangirls). On one hand I felt that seeing him rattle off a bunch of Star Wars references and characters made him look  like a cool geek, however there were some lines that also put down fans of the WWE. His controversial promo also made waves on the Twitter-verse as well with the masses taking sides in sheer disgust or geeky glee.

Here's a sample of the aftermath as it unfolded on Twitter:

Jeven W. ‏@5CornersxSmootx
#RAW Not sure what's worse, John Cena having a promo at 10pm or him thinking Star Wars was a TV show. (He SOOO didn't mean the movies)


OMSRB CM PuLs3 ‏@CMPuLs3
John Cena: "#Raw has been like a rotten episode of Star Wars." - Star Wars isn't a show...


Dan Ryckert ‏@DanRyckert
On Monday Night Raw right now, @JohnCena is making the worst Star Wars analogy I've ever heard.


Graham Mirmina ‏@SAVE_US_GSM
John Cena's Star Wars references made this promo ten times more interesting. #Raw


Shev ‏@Shevolution
Did he just diss Star Wars? As if you could rub the nerd crowd even more wrong, John Cena! @WWE #Raw


Nick Navarro ‏@CrossFitMuscle
Oh God John Cena please don't even let Star Wars come out of your mouth please #WWE


Morgan Otto. ‏@BadMoodMorgado
This @JohnCena promo is doing more damage to Star Wars then all 3 prequels and the re-edited originals combined. #RAW


chad erickson ‏@Cenafan1171
I am laughing at @JohnCena's Star Wars story its so hilarious


Ryan Shell ‏@DAsharpshooters
John Cena's Star Wars "episode" sounds like it would be better than Episode 1. #wwe #Raw


Michelle Perlman ‏@phillygirlmich
For some reason I enjoyed @JohnCena 's version of #Raw Star Wars more than any other bit he has done! Esp. when he lost it during his promo!


Joey Styles ‏@JoeyStyles
LOL! @JohnCena, funny you are @StarWars @WWE


Kris Allen ‏@IAmTumblweeeed
John Cena's WWE Star Wars = Best Story Ever. P.S. Chris Jericho is a lovely man.


Dr. Thugs my love ♥ ‏@CenaCitizen54
Hilarious #RAW when @JohnCena was doing his "Star Wars Promo" as Chris Jericho would call it.


Jessica Layburn ‏@jlayburn
John Cena, I love you, you Star Wars nerd. #RAW #CenationForever

Apparently some of the WWE Universe forgot that Lucas named Star Wars films "episodes." After watching the segment again I must say it's pretty cool to see Cena embrace his inner Jedi and loose it like actors cracking up on the set of Saturday Night Live. I give the WWE an "A" for effort. Perhaps next week Chris Jericho will quote something from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."


If the WWE is reading this perhaps we could talk to Cena about his love of Star Wars and chat with R-Truth about his love of Disney! It seems the WWE is truly full of nerds... and that is cool.

May the Force be with you!
Aljon
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Her Universe Announces Women's Summer Line Featuring Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13


Her Universe, a leader in female genre merchandise, announced today the latest releases in its Syfy branded collection of apparel and accessories for Geek Girls. Featured in the summer line are designs from the hit series, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13.

The new line of Syfy fashion tops will premiere at San Diego Comic Con and online July 11th at www.heruniverse.com. Fans will be able to purchase new BSG designs at the Her Universe Comic-Con booth (2913-F in the Lucasfilm Pavilion) including a new design from well-known artist, Cat Staggs. Cat's design will feature the fan favorite character Kara "Starbuck" Thrace and will feature original art designed specifically for this new v-neck top. Additional designs for BSG and WH-13 will be available at Syfy's Comic-Con headquarters in the Rock Shop at The Hard Rock Hotel, across the street from the San Diego Convention Center.

"As a big Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 fan, I am so excited to introduce new designs," said Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. "It's also been a pleasure to work with Cat Staggs again. Cat is a fan favorite artist and I feel that she truly captured the essence of Starbuck with this new design."

"I was very excited when Ashley asked me to design this shirt," said artist Cat Staggs. "What I was trying to capture with this design was a balance of Starbuck's strength and fragility, which is something that drew me to her character and I hope others will enjoy that as well."


Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica. Her Universe will be announcing two new major sci-fi licenses this summer. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Twitter at Twitter and visiting the Her Universe Facebook page.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Photo credit: - Kelsey Edwards Photography

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