Friday, May 30, 2014

Disney's Maleficent opens today - get your tickets here


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From Disney comes "Maleficent"—the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty." A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

"Maleficent" is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. "Maleficent" opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.

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Cosplay Friday - C2E2 2014: Crown Championships of Cosplay


Thanks to YouTuber Skarky Arts you can check out some of the highlights of the C2E2 2014 Crown Champions of Cosplay contest! Some of my favorite costumers from the convention were there and there were plenty of great Marvel heroes there as well as other noteworthy costumes from video games and television. There was also one Star Wars and Disney entry as well! Check it out!


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Meet Richard Gerth the 'Grand' father of Disney greeters


I really like it when Disney Parks shines a light on great cast members. Although my wife and I have made friends with many cast members at the resorts for many years I've never spoken to Richard Gerth. I've seen Richard around the Grand Floridian Resort and now that I know more about him I won't hesitate to chat with him.

The incomparable Richard Gerth, whose friendly greetings have welcomed Walt Disney World Guests for decades to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, sits down with Disney Vacation Club's Disney Files Magazine Editor Ryan March to discuss his endearing approach to spreading happiness.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Walt Disney World's Seven Dwarfs Mine officially opens


This morning, Walt Disney World officially opened the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the latest addition to the Magic Kingdom. The new attraction is the crown jewel of New Fantasyland, and it features just the right combination of heart, humor, and thrill to appeal to everyone in the family. Read more on the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/1tQC8gi

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Now that the Mine Train is open it completes the last phase of New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. What do you think about this attraction? Have you ridden it yet? Leave your comments and questions below. Hear my full review on WDW Tiki Room on Sorcerer Radio this Friday at 8 a.m./e and 7 p.m./e on SRSounds.com.


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Disneyland's Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event recap


If you missed out on the Sorcerer Radio Network coverage of Disney Park's Rock Your Disney Side 24 event have no fear! The WDW Tiki Room special that aired on Sorcerer Radio today (May 29) will available as a podcast coming soon! In the meantime check out this recap of the events that happened at Disneyland!

Guests began lining up in the middle of the night here at the Disneyland Resort to be among the first to kick off summer at the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/1nbgscA

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Axis Reveals That Will Turn You Upside Down - The Watcher Ep 19 2014


You've seen the sinister teaser images for Axis coming this fall! Now join our host, Lorraine Cink, as she sits down with Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, to get the first reveals of this upcoming Marvel shake-up! Don't forget to stick around for the Marvel Minute with the latest comics and tech news... or Lorraine may become eviiiiiil. Mwahahahaha!

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ABC Family's Melissa and Joey get hitched June 4


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE WEDDING OF MEL & JOE ON AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF ABC FAMILY'S "MELISSA & JOEY" WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 AT 8PM ET/PT

Faith Prince, Christopher Rich, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Kevin Fonteyne, David Lascher, Christine Lakin, George Wyner, Sterling Knight and Matthew Lawrence Guest Star

It's Mel and Joe's big day. But first, they need to survive the bachelor and bachelorette parties, late arrivals, medical emergencies, love triangles and unexpected confessions, on all new "Melissa & Joey," AIRING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00PM ET/PT).

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It's Mel and Joe's wedding weekend, but things aren't running as smoothly as they'd hoped. Before they can even make it down the aisle, Joe sees her in her dress, prompting Mel to trash it and get a new one. Plus, someone is injured during Joe's bachelor party, Mel's father is MIA, Marco's making the moves on Lennox in front of Zander and someone accidentally confesses a hidden secret.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Charlie Cox plays the Man Without Fear in Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series


Marvel recently announced that actor Charlie Cox will be playing the "Man Without Fear" Daredevil in the new Netflix series "Marvel's Daredevil,"premiering on Netflix in 2015.

Best known for his acclaimed work in "Boardwalk Empire" and "Stardust," Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

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Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," "Angel") and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of "Marvel's Daredevil), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Smallville," "Heroes").

The all-new 13-episode series "Marvel's Daredevil" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.

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D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind adds more Disney Legends and Imagineers



MORE DISNEY TALENT ANNOUNCED FOR D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, and a host of Walt Disney Imagineers join previously announced guest such as Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis for the salute to beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear.

The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. The event will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will bring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends, and luminaries together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to Disney’s contributions to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair.

Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, and Bill Sullivan have been added to the roster of presenters and panelists.

Plus, current Walt Disney Imagineers will take part in the two-day event sharing their stories and insights on Disney creations of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, including:

· Gary Landrum, show awareness producer, who archives and preserves the history and stories of Walt Disney Imagineering

· Jason Grandt, art director, whose projects include New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom Storybook

· Dave Minichiello, executive director, creative development, whose art direction guided Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

· Pam Rawlins, show producer, whose projects include Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s Millenium

They join previously announced guests Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis; Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline; Disney and World’s Fair historians Bill Cotter, Stacia Martin, and Michael Kelley.*

In addition to over a dozen panels and presentations, the weekend will also include:

· A special exhibit designed by Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.

· Pleasure Island: Rewind, an evening celebration themed around the Downtown Disney nightlife district.

· A pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, featuring a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets are currently available to D23 Gold and Silver Members at $190 each. Beginning May 28, tickets will be made available to D23 Free Members for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift.

More details about the program and tickets for D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND presented by H2O Plus, as well as a special offer just for members of D23, can be found at D23.com/Events. Additional schedule announcements will be made in the coming months.

Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at D23.com and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

About H2O Plus, LLC
H2O Plus, LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of prestige, marine-based skincare products for the face and body. Their parent company, Pola Orbis, is the fourth-leading beauty care company in Japan. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, H2O Plus continues to develop innovative products based on their heritage of water-based formulas powered by exclusive marine blends and state-of-the-art technology. H2O Plus has a large and expanding global presence in more than 9,000 points of distribution, worldwide. For more information on H2O Plus, please visit www.h2oplus.com.

Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past - Game Trailer


Experience one of the most iconic X-Men stories as never before in "Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past," now available for Apple iPhone 4 (or newer), iPad 2 (or newer) and iPod touch 5th Gen worldwide today for $2.99.

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Play as Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Cyclops or Scarlet Witch as Marvel’s finest X-Men fight for the future of mutant and human kind in the two separate timelines of Days of Future Past.

The world around you is in ruins. Sentinel robots have enslaved most of the United States and are set to stage a global war. The X-Men have failed; the few who survived this nightmarish future are imprisoned in Mutant Internment camps. But all is not lost, the battle for the future can be fought in the past. With one chance to re-write history, The X-Men must stop this war by preventing the assassination of Senator Kelly.

Recreate one of the most iconic stories from the X-Men universe, based on John Byrne and Chris Claremont's original comics and expanded to tell the whole story behind the nightmare that is the Sentinel Uprising. Journey through a post-apocalyptic New York City, Washington D.C., Savage Lands, Asteroid M and more.

Experience this exciting new adventure from Glitchsoft, the developer behind He-man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe.


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THRILLING GAMEPLAY
Enjoy fast-paced, side-scrolling action as your favorite mutants, each with unique powers and abilities. Experiment with their distinct gameplay styles.

SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS
Featuring a breakthrough in 2D graphics, Uncanny X-Men combines stunning parallaxing effects with next-gen lighting, shattering the barriers between consoles and your iPhone/iPad.

MASSIVE BOSS ENCOUNTERS
Battle against iconic X-Men villains such as Magneto, Nimrod, Master Mold and more.

CAPTIVATING COMIC-BASED STORY
Co-written by Josh Fine, producer of Wolverine and the X-Men, and based off the original Days of Future Past issues by John Byrne and Chris Claremont.

ASTONISHINGLY INTUITIVE CONTROLS
2 control schemes to suit everyone’s preference. Sentinel destruction can be achieved through virtual buttons or button less swipe controls.

UPGRADE YOUR MUTANT ABILITIES
Each X-Men boasts 4 upgradeable mutant abilities including Wolverine’s healing factor, Shadowcat’s phase punch and Cyclops’ optic blast.

HIDDEN LORE SECRETS
50 Years of X-Men history are hidden throughout the levels. Find character bios, comic book covers, concept art and more.

Join the fight for Mutant equality in Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past, not to be missed by old and new comic fans alike.

*IMPORTANT* Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past requires an iPhone 4S (or newer), iPad 2 (or newer) or iPod Touch 5th Gen.


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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is open - miners wanted


The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is officially OPEN! I was able to ride the attraction during last week's Rock Your Disney Side 24 event and it was stunning. It's a family style coaster that has milder thrills than Big Thunder Mountain and an amazing array of visual effects and Audio-Animatronics. Wait times for the attraction are above 2 hours so if you're planning to visit the Magic Kingdom you should book your time using FastPass+/My Disney Experience. Before you head out toward the Mine Train be sure you visit DisneyMineTrain.com to advance your knowledge of the mines and get a nice certificate from the Dwarfs themselves!

Be sure to tune into Aljon's review of The Seven Dwarfs Mine on this Friday's episode of the @WDWTikiRoom 8 a.m./e - 7 p.m./e on Sorcerer Radio - SRSounds.com!

Hold on for the rockingest, rollingest train ride ever! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has rolled into New Fantasyland!! And, yeah, it rocks! Come rock your Disney Side at the rockingest, rollingest train ride ever, now open at Walt Disney World!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend announced for Disneyland


Experience the true power of the Force at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation!

This NEW race weekend comes to Disneyland® Resort, January 15-18, 2015! In addition to the Half Marathon, the event will include a 10K, 5K, Kids Races, Wookiee Welcome Party and an Expo. Wield your lightsabers in the Rebel Challenge and you'll be rewarded for completing both the Half Marathon and the 10K.

Sign up for the runDisney email to be notified when registration opens at Noon ET on Tuesday, June 10. May the Course be with you!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event Walt Disney World Recap


We kicked off summer with 24 straight hours of fun during our Rock Your Disney Side party at Walt Disney World, here's a recap. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/1nhcPlq

I had a great time meeting up with Jedi Mouseketeer readers and Sorcerer Radio listeners over the course of the Disney Side party! Be sure to listen to my review of the event on this Friday's WDW Tiki Room (5/30, 8 a.m./e & 7 p.m./e) on Sorcerer Radio - SRSounds.com.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Star Wars Weekends 2014: Symphony in the Stars - complete firework show in HD


This past weekend I was able to cover Star Wars Weekends and was wowed by the finale fireworks show Symphony in the Stars. Damouse.com's Raphael De Varona and I spent a lot of time talking about it and how well the music of John Williams lends itself to a firework show done in Disney style. Although the story of the show is not the same as a fully created and composed show like "Wishes" this one stands alone as a beautiful tribute to the original trilogy.

Should Disney Hollywood Studios stick with the current curtain call of Star Wars characters and firework show I would hope they would enhance the fireworks to include telling the Star Wars story from Episode I, include Clone Wars all the way to Episode VI. Having them insert clips of the movies to further enhance the score and colorful explosions.

In the end the firework show was amazing and the crowd absolutely erupted at the end as Williams' music came to a crescendo of  Earth-shattering concussive blasts. It is definitely a MUST SEE show!

Watch as Star Wars takes to the skies over Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park during Star Wars Weekends 2014.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue team with Smokey Bear in New Wildfire Prevention PSAs‏


In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios’ upcoming animated film “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The PSAs are an extension of the Wildfire Prevention PSA campaign, featuring the iconic Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th birthday this summer.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, over the past 13 years, an annual average of 6.7 million acres have been burned by wildfire. The most common sources of human-caused wildfires are campfires left unattended, debris burning on windy days, careless discarding of smoking materials and BBQ coals, and operating equipment without spark arrestors. Nine out of ten wildfires nationwide are caused by humans, yet many can be prevented by taking simple steps to properly put out a campfire.

“When we decided to make ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ our team of filmmakers made several research trips to meet the brave men and women whose job it is to fight wildfires,” says Bobs Gannaway, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” director. “Those research trips changed us and forever impressed upon us the importance of wildfire prevention. To have our character, Dusty, take part in the legendary Smokey Bear’s campaign to prevent wildfires and encourage safe outdoor fire practices is one of the highest honors we could have.”

Created pro bono by Disney, the new English and Spanish television, out of home, digital and radio PSAs feature leading characters from the film, including air racer-turned-fire-fighting plane Dusty, spirited air tanker Dipper, veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and loving tourists Harvey and Winnie. The PSAs encourage audiences to be “Smokey’s Wingman” and do their part in preventing wildfires. The ads teach audiences the proper steps of extinguishing a campfire: drown the fire, stir it, drown it again and feel that the fire is out cold.

“We are excited to have characters of ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ serve as ambassadors of Smokey's wildfire prevention message," said Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "In teaching people campfire safety tips, these PSAs will further the message of wildfire prevention to a broad audience."

The PSAs encourage audiences to visit www.SmokeyBear.com for more safety tips and information on Smokey Bear and the Wildfire Prevention campaign. The website also features an interactive real-time wildfire map and a gallery of historic Smokey Bear ads over the last seven decades. Smokey Bear has an active social media presence, with more than 190,000 fans on Facebook, over 23,000 followers on Twitter and over 689,000 total video views on YouTube.

“These PSAs are a wonderful extension of our longest running campaign and one of the most successful public service campaigns in history,” said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. “I’m confident that both the media and the public will embrace these ads and help continue to spread Smokey’s important wildfire prevention message.”

Announced last week, the campaign has also created new PSAs to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday, which is August 9th. First introduced in 1944, Smokey Bear has become the recognized symbol of wildfire prevention across America. Smokey Bear’s message, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” is known by seven out of ten adults. The Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running PSA campaign in our nation’s history.

The PSAs have been distributed to more than 33,000 outlets nationwide and, per the Ad Council’s model, all of the PSAs will air in advertising time and space donated by the media industry. Since 1980, media outlets have donated more than $1.4 billion in time and space for the campaign.

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U.S. Forest Service
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us) is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The U.S. Forest Service is the agency responsible for overseeing the use of Smokey Bear in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and The Advertising Council. The Wildfire Prevention campaign, featuring Smokey Bear, is the longest running PSA campaign in U.S. history.

National Association of State Foresters
The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the directors of forestry agencies from the fifty states, eight U.S. territories and associated states, and the District of Columbia. Through public-private partnership, NASF seeks to advance sustainable forestry, conservation, and protection of forest lands and their associated resources. As a partner with the U.S. Forest Service, State Foresters are committed to the continued delivery of Smokey Bear's message of personal responsibility in wildfire protection.

The Ad Council
The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization with a rich history of marshalling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has affected, and continues to affect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit www.adcouncil.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.

ABOUT “PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”) and produced by Ferrell Barron (“The Fox and the Hound 2”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014. For more information, visit www.Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes, and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyPictures.

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Star Wars Weekends 2014: Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade - Week 1


Thanks to Attractions Magazine you can see what you've missed during last week's kick off of Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios! Star Wars celebrities included Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla - Star Wars Rebels), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi - Clone Wars) as well as the debut of three new characters from Star Wars Rebels, Chopper the Astromech droid, Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger. Of course there were the usual suspects of Star Wars Saga characters and members of the 501st and Rebel Legion area costumers as well.

Disney Park event description:
Marvel at a grand motorcade featuring several of your favorite Star Wars characters and celebrities. The procession begins at the front of the park and travels all the way to the Star Wars Weekends Event Stage—concluding with a grand celebrity welcome.

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The Sorcerer Radio Network is covering the Disney Side 24 hour party and Star Wars Weekends this Memorial Day Weekend (May 23 – 25, 2014) at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room show hosts Kristen and Aljon will be on hand to deliver reports, live blogs, video and audio from this EPIC event.


Be sure to check back for the latest news for meetups and giveaways during the event! Follow twitter.com/JediMouseketeer and twitter.com/WDWTikiRoom!

DETAILS http://www.jedimouseketeer.com/2014/03/sorcerer-radio-networks-epic-meets-at.html

Special thanks to our 2014 event coverage partners:
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Disney's 'Big Hero 6' trailer and new images revealed


Yahoo just released a glimpse of  Big Hero 6, the 54th film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is based on the Marvel comic of the same name and the footage looks very promising! The creative team behind this project is top notch, as you would expect, so I'm ready to be wowed! Check out the trailer below.


With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.


When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.


https://www.yahoo.com/movies/big-hero-6-exclusive-teaser-trailer-walt-disney-86509088837.html

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT BIG HERO 6

· “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

· Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”


· Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”
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Be part of Star Wars Episode VII - J.J. Abrams Announces Force for Change UNICEF benefit


Have you always wanted to have a role in a Star Wars film? Contribute to the Force for Change benefit and YOU could have that wish become a reality!

FANS HAVE A CHANCE TO BE IN STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
J.J. Abrams Announces “Force for Change” Campaign to Benefit
UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs
Visit Omaze.com/StarWars to Enter for a Chance to Win

In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.


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Disney has committed US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Fans can now contribute directly at Omaze.com/StarWars for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign runs from 12:01am PST on May 21stth until 11:59pm PST July 18th.

The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:

  • Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
  • Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
  • Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
  • Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII


"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects."

Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.

“The Star Wars films were made through George Lucas's adventurous combination of technology and creativity,” says Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We wanted to honor and carry on that positive spirit as we start production on Episode VII and use Star Wars to make a difference in the world. Star Wars: Force for Change will help us do that, letting us give back to the fans who keep Star Wars alive, and raising much-needed funds for programs like UNICEF's Innovation Labs.”

By pledging support for Star Wars: Force for Change, fans are helping UNICEF create a brighter tomorrow for kids and families around the world. Through its global network of Innovation Labs, UNICEF helps create sustainable solutions to major issues facing children in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will help fund innovative, life-changing projects in communities around the globe.

"UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to help the world’s most vulnerable children and young people identify solutions and create change,” says Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Adviser on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit. “We work together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future.”

Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this new charitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars.

May the Force be with you!

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About UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org. Follow us on Twitter: @unicef and Facebook: UNICEF.

Star Wars: Force for Change Program: Restrictions and Limitations

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico,Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand. Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes. Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90408 by applicable mail date; or (ii) visit www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook. Maximum number of entries: 10,000 per Entrant. Travel and accommodations are at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change. Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winner’s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®. Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify. For full entry requirements, details, limitations and restrictions see Official rules at www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Sole Sponsor: Omaze, Inc., PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90408.
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Marvel Studios - Black Panther (official trailer)

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation t...