It’s been quite a week: movie premieres, DCA News, a new wizard, oh . . . and I’m in the middle of a big move and managed to come down with pneumonia. But fear not, this drugged up blogette loves you too much to leave you alone at the keyboard. Here’s what I dug up for you:
Projections Look Good for the Chinese Theater
I know that some people were sad to see the Big Hat go away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, but I loved the Chinese Theater as the park’s “Castle” – and I hear from the peeps up North that it’s getting the Castle treatment, too, a la “Celebrate the Magic”. You’ll get “Once Upon a Time”, but it will be followed by “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” I don’t want to give away too much, but the fact that it IS the Chinese Theater is important.
Even if 1977 wasn’t that long ago to some of us.
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D23 Magazine Salutes Disney Animation
John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and the Feature Animation “Story Trust” reveal secrets behind hits like Tangled and Frozen and a sneak peek into the future with a look at upcoming films Zootopia and Moana Plus, Disney twenty-three unveils rarely seen visual development art created for the Studio’s most recent films. On top of that, add exclusive interviews with GINNIFER GOODWIN, CHRIS EVANS (and a peek with director Joe Russo at Captain America: Civil War!), and The Jungle Book director JON FAVREAU.
Also included in the spring issue of Disney twenty-three:
High School Musical is TEN YEARS OLD!
Floyd Norman shows us concept art from The Jungle Book, the last film he worked on with Walt Disney himself.
A walk through Walt Disney’s office suite on the Studio lot, recently restored by the Walt Disney Archives.
Regular features including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave
Disney twenty-three is available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, So join!
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
This is a little bit of a deja view for me, as I was treated to a preview of the show along with many other D23 EXPO attendees and watched a few episodes on Disney Junior when it started up. The intro movie is now out on DVD, BluRay and digital download. What’s really neat about this release, other than being able to get it on demand even if you don’t have connectability to the rest of the world, is the bonus features – including a really adorable talking backpack pull with Kion’s face and voice! There is also a music video where you can watch Beau Black perform the theme song, “Here Comes the Lion Guard.”
Agent Kallus returns in Star Wars Rebels: “The Honorable Ones”
Zeb and Agent Kallus find themselves stranded on an ice planet after a failed Imperial ambush of the rebels. With Kallus injured from the escape pod crash, he and Zeb must work together to survive the harsh conditions. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.
Filmmakers, voice cast and special guests walked the red carpet at the wild premiere of DISNEY’S ZOOTOPIA at the Historic El Capitan Theatre.
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