ABC Studios Scandal: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Giveaway

With EXCLUSIVE Bonus Features!


The Oval Office is up for grabs, and none of the players are playing nice, including Olivia Pope, who now realizes she can never be content as a wifely First Lady. Domestic bliss pales in comparison with holding the reins of the highest office in the land, so when faced with a chance to wield unrivaled influence at any cost, will she continue to wear the white hat… or prove that she is, indeed, her father’s daughter? Prepare for a battle royale as Olivia, the White House politicians and the O.P.A. “gladiators” play an anything-goes game of blackmail, murder and seduction in a bid for that all-consuming, all-corrupting commodity: Power.

Succumb to all 22 intoxicating episodes, spiced with exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features. Relive every drop of scintillating drama as you raise a glass to Scandal: The Complete Fifth Season.

Cast:  Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope; Guillermo Diaz as Huck; Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan; Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins; Tony Goldwyn (Tarzan) as President Fitzgerald Grant; Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene; Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant; Joshua Malina as David Rosen; Scott Foley as Jake Ballard; Portia de Rossi as Elizabeth North; and Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Marcus Walker.

Disney and ABC Studios are giving one Fab News reader the whole banana, The Entire Fifth Season! Just comment below and use one of the little buttons in the floating box to the left (big machine) or scroll to the top (little device) to like, share, plus, or mysterious wiggly thing this column.

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Are You a Theme Park Fan/Registered Voter in Buena Park Dist. 3?

Fab kind of endorses a political candidate.

Do you want someone Theme Park-friendly (id est, is LITERALLY the Haunt Guy) as your City Council representative, or some Theme Park-hating NIMBY who wants them to cut Haunt down to 10 nights and stop doing fireworks? If you live in Buena Park District 3, you can actually do something that has lasting repercussions on the future of Knott’s in Buena Park. I hope you will choose to help if you can. Also, Jeff Tucker is a more than decent human being – loving dad, swell guy, smart businessman – just look at how well he does with Haunt. That’s the thing that kept Knott’s in the black during the lean years. I’d count my blessings to have him on my City Council.


When the Haunt announcement presentation starts every year, this year it’s on August 25th, everyone LITERALLY screams for Jeff Tucker. I hope he gets in. If he does, he’ll do a lot of good.

Why is it beige? Shouldn't it be boysenberry? If Jeff gets in, that's the first thing that gets fixed, right Jeff? .... Jeff?
Why is it beige? Shouldn’t it be boysenberry? If Jeff gets in, that’s the first thing that gets fixed, right Jeff? …. Jeff?

 It’s Going to be a Good Time to Stay Home

…or to carry around a DVD player in your giant purse instead of a chihuahua/miniature bloodhound mix, because I’m NOT ALLERGIC TO DVD PLAYERS and why are there dogs running all over the supermarket and clothing stores all of a sudden? You’re not doing them a favor with all the loud noises, strong smells and strangers. Let them have the couch, toys, kibble and cool water at home while you go out and NEVER LEAVE THEM IN THE CAR. Wait…where was I? Right! Home! With the dog, on the couch. Or the cat and the kid and the hubby if you’re me, binge-watching all the cool new movies and cartoons coming out on DVD and Bluray in the coming months. Gifting is going to be pretty easy this year. Thanks Disney! Thanks Warner!

LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

This actually came out last month, and I gave it a short mention beforehand, but we actually got to go to the premiere and watch it with a bunch of the stars in Beverly Hills, and the story kept getting bumped by breaking news, then I just said, to heck with it, I’ll save it for the DVD story. So here it is. It’s full of corny, stupid, hilarious LEGO quality jokes that hit on all levels, so it’s safe for kids to watch but their grownups will be entertained beautifully on their own.

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After the screening and panel at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, which featured most of the cast and showrunners (Batman’s voice, Troy Baker, was missing, and so was lovingly lambasted by his co-stars throughout the panel). We’ll have in-detail interviews on the Pink Monorail podcast soon, on the MicePod Podcast Network. Until then, did you hear the brand new MiceChat Podcast that dropped yesterday?

When all that was said and done, they all signed posters for the guests – and that means that they signed one for one of YOU.  Just comment about what you’d do if you had a cool spoon sidekick like Joker does, and like, share, or do one of the other things on the sharing bar at the top of the page or floating on the left, and you’ll be entered to win!


Star Wars Rebels Season 2

Let Dave Filoni get you all emotionally messed up all over again.


Available in Your Galaxy on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 30, 2016

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.

Amid growing Imperial oppression on Lothal, the rebels are forced to seek out new allies throughout the galaxy and additional resources to sustain their fight against the Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance determined to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.

As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the threat of the dark side looms large over the fate of the growing rebellion. Darth Vader himself will dispatch new Inquisitors to snuff any spark of resistance, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which past lives will be revealed, terrible truths will be discovered, and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.

Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.

Featuring the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”) as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall (TV’s “Young Justice”) as Hera, Steve Blum (“The Boxtrolls”) as Zeb, Tiya Sircar (“The Internship”) as Sabine, Taylor Gray (TV’s “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”) as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe apparel) as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad,” “Phineas and Ferb”) as Captain Rex and all the clones, David Oyelowo (“Selma” and “The Butler”) as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.

 Alice Through the Looking Glass Comes Home October 18

Disney’s Spectacular Adventure “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Journeys Home Oct. 18 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere. Step through the magical looking glass and behind the scenes to discover how filmmakers created this riveting return to the whimsical world of Underland!

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland in Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, an all-new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories.
Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland in Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, an all-new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories.
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.
In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.”
Fascinating, in-depth bonus features invite in-home audiences to further explore the whimsical world of Underland. Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood reveals the creative process behind the film’s ornate costuming; P!nk provides on-set access during production of her “Just Like Fire” music video; Sacha Baron Cohen showcases his quirky new character, Time; and Director James Bobin offers insightful audio commentary and introduces five, never-before-seen deleted scenes.
Bonus features include*:
  • A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) explains how costuming helps shape the curious characters of Underland and reveals hidden Easter Eggs within the cast’s ornate outfits.
  • Music Video: “Just Like Fire” by P!nk – “Watch this madness, colorful charade” in P!nk’s music video for “Just Like Fire,” the hit song featured in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that powered to the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
  • Behind the Music Video – Go on set with P!nk for production of her “Just Like Fire” music video, featuring fantastical imagery, aerial stunts, Underland character cameos, and guest appearances by P!nk’s family.
  • Behind The Looking Glass – Jump back and forth through time during this in-depth look into the making of “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” hosted by director James Bobin.
  • Time On… – Delight in this discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Time, the keeper of the Chronosphere, a metallic sphere that powers all time.
  • Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass: A Scene Peeler – View a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes, as Alice enters Underland through a magical looking glass.
  • Alice Goes Through Time’s Castle:  A Scene Peeler – View raw production footage alongside final scenes, as Alice enters Time’s castle of eternity.
  • Characters of Underland – Get to know the quirky and colorful supporting characters in Underland, such as the tubby twins known as the Tweedles (Matt Lucas) and Absolem (Alan Rickman), the blue caterpillar turned blue Monarch butterfly.
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary by James Bobin – Director James Bobin delivers scene-by-scene insight into the creation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
  • Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary – Bobin introduces five never-before-seen scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Disney’s spectacular adventure.
  • A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland
*Bonus features may vary by Digital Retailer
Sacha Baron Cohen is Time in Fab's favorite scene in Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Sacha Baron Cohen is Time in Fab’s favorite scene in Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a spectacular adventure, featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, in which Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the visually-stunning world Tim Burton created on screen with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton and based on characters created by Lewis Carroll. The producers are Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, p.g.a. and Jennifer Todd, p.g.a. and Tim Burton. John G. Scotti serves as executive producer.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the cast from Burton’s 2010 worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter and introduces new characters played by Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen. Also back are the talented voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitehouse, who are joined by Matt Vogel.

Four-time Oscar® nominee and GRAMMY® winner Danny Elfman (“Milk,” “Big Fish”) returns to compose the film’s score, which includes melodies from 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” and additional themes inspired by both new and developing characters.


“Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” October 25

The beloved animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture and its enchanting story and captivating characters have truly stood the test of time. In celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection, the delightful holiday adventure inspired by the timeless tale — “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” — will be released on DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Oct. 25.


“Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” reveals a Christmas past when Belle does her best to warm the Beast’s castle with the spirit and hope of the season. The film’s all-star voice cast features Robby Benson as Beast and Paige O’Hara as Belle, along with the castle’s enchanted staff including Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, Haley Joel Osment as Chip, Bernadette Peters as Angelique and Tim Curry as a grumpy pipe organ who threatens to ruin the holiday festivities.

The film’s original musical score, composed by Academy Award®-winning film composer Rachel Portman, fully captures the spirit of the season. The holiday cheer carries on through extensive bonus material such as a behind-the-scenes featurette detailing the creation of this holiday heartwarmer, the “As Long as There’s Christmas” music video performed by Play, and a sure-fire family favorite—the movie sing-along!

CAST:    Robby Benson (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Legend of Prince Valiant”) as Beast; Paige O’Hara(“Beauty and the Beast,” “Enchanted”) as Belle; Jerry Orbach (“Beauty and the Beast,” NBC’s “Law & Order”) as Lumiere; David Ogden Stiers (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Lilo & Stitch”) as Cogsworth; Bernadette Peters (“Pennies from Heaven,” “Annie”) as Angelique; Tim Curry (Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show”) as Forte; and Haley Joel Osment (“The Jungle Book 2,” “The Sixth Sense”) as Chip. Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Pete’s Dragon Premiere

Last night was the Pete’s Dragon Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood California. We’ve got some pictures for you, courtesy of and the Walt Disney Studios, who were able to turn them around to us within a few hours. Thanks so much!

Yes, Those Birthday Buttons Work!

After the MiceChat Meet and a lunch with the worst service ever – new management at Pizza Port is very different from what we’ve been accustomed to in the past from Disney in terms of excellent Guest Service -. Might have trouble with the concept of scatter service, food allergies, and general belligerence in front of Dusty. I didn’t get the pleasure, but personally, I’d say that Sunday, about half of the usually-cheerful cast there looked and acted like they really, really wanted to punch somebody really hard in the face. Even the ones that weren’t anywhere near me, honest!

Afterward, we went to see my Space Boyfriend in Star Wars Launch Bay. The First Order officer noticed my shirt, lanyard, earrings, pins, fondled my necklace, admired my purse and other Rengear, and wished me a happy life day, then popped inside, then back again, leading us into the hallway. Kylo Ren’s theme music was playing, which sounds a little like Night on Bald Mountain, itself based on themes of light and dark, and who can forget Bill Tytla’s unforgettable demon Chernabog, stretching himself into the darkness, hiding from the light?

It was our turn. The Commander stood sideways, silent – he had no voice today. Suddenly, he pivoted, and pointed through the crowd, right at me, and motioned for me to come out and join him. ‘kay.


We posed for some pictures,


I’m going to try this on Noe next weekend. As Hedley Lamarr says in Blazing Saddles, ”


Then the rest of the group joined him.


Then Jimmy decides to refuse to hand over the droid.


We’re all going to miss you, Jimmy. And your gorgeous, gorgeous ears

So, yes! I didn’t get any desserts or balloons or anything, but I got something that made me a million times happier than all of the above. I got to be The Fab Apprentice (The Fat Apprentice?) for two gleeful, exquisite, make-believe moments at Disneyland. So yes, the buttons work. But hey, I still wouldn’t say no to a belated present, which would be:

Support #WearStarWarsEveryDay

I certainly try to, but this is different and pretty cool. James Floyd, who is sweeter than lychee and cotton candy put together but doesn’t make the kids jittery, is doing a really cool GoFundMe. This is the first time I’m writing about this. It won’t be the last, because later I’m going to actually talk to him about it. I just wanted to get the word out because stuff keeps happening and I wanted you folks to know about this.

Go here to learn all about it.

Thank you!

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Thanks to my pal Roger Colton for showing me a swell birthday weekend

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