Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hi there! It’s an off week, so I’m supposed to do a Star Wars News Friday instead of a Fab News, but I’ll be assisting Dusty Sage with Pixar Fest happenings Thursday, so the site will be jumping with all sorts of constantly-updated information on the celebration from the entire MiceChat team for a few Festive days. Make sure you have @MiceChat on all of your social media and follow our Facebook Page as well so you don’t miss a single thing – it promises to be wonderful and MiceChat is going to bring it right to you as it happens!

Before we get started, I’d like to remind you to enter our Millennial Pink Ears giveaway. You can thank Dusty for buying the ears of the moment for you (multiple chances to win):

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Here’s a page where you can see the ears folks have posted. Add your ears today. Use #winmillennialpinkears @micechat on Instagram today and your entry will show up here:

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Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 199,600,000 BCE!

Do you love Jurassic Park? The movies? The ride? The everything? The Jeff Goldblum, like my daughter? You have two nights to come celebrate at Universal Studios Hollywood, May 11 and 12! Come see the film, in a gorgeously-redesigned theater with deluxe power-reclining seats, Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound and Christie RGB Laser projection or in 7-story IMAX® featuring next generation IMAX dual 4K laser projection and 12 channel sound. Then ride the ride. Don’t be a chicken like Steven Spielberg and get off right before the drop, ride the whole thing all the way through! Other popular rides will be open as well.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD — Pictured: “Jurassic Park – The Ride” Logo — (Photo by: Universal Studios Hollywood)

Go see the actual props from the actual movies!

See movie characters and live dinosaurs!

Eat specially-themed food!

Find out upcoming details about the JP/JW franchise!

Take in Live Entertainment, Interactive Demos and Event-exclusive Merchandise!

All this for only $69. Purchase tickets online at


Hours: Friday, May 11th: Event hours are 7:00pm-12:40am with park entry beginning at 5:30pm and movie screening at Universal Cinema at 10:30pm.

Saturday, May 12th: Event hours are 5:00pm-12:00am with Universal Cinema entry for movie screening beginning at 4:00pm and park entry at 7:30pm.

If you want to do all of Universal Studios Hollywood’s rides, shows and attractions during the day and same-day evening admission to the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration, Day+Night Combo tickets are available for purchase for $125. There are a Limited quantity of tickets available, and there are special tickets for Passholders.

Toy Story 4: The Search for Bo Peep 6/21/2019

Toy Story 4 has had its very own adventure in the making. First, John Lasseter had to take an enforced six-month leave of absence from Pixar and Disney, and Josh Cooley of InsideOut stepped in as director, then writing team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack left, citing “philosophical differences” and unhappiness over the alleged treatment of women and people of color at Pixar, replaced by Stephany Folsom, uncredited writer for Thor:Ragnarok and writer of a genius Black List screenplay about Stanley Kubrick faking the 1969 Moon Landings that Clark Gregg, Lance Reddick and Katherine Hahn. So…it should be really, really different and good.

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 14: Producer Galyn Susman (L) and co-director Josh Cooley of TOY STORY 4 took part today in “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Galyn Susman; Josh Cooley

Apparently, as mentioned at the beginning of Toy Story 3, Bo Peep got sold in a yard sale. According to hints people have picked up, there’s kind of a hippie-type mom that’s been cast, so maybe that’s who bought her. IGN notes that Don Rickles didn’t record any of his Mr. Potato Head lines before his death, so they’ll either kill him off, lose him or bring in a soundalike like they did for the late Jim Varney as Slinky Dog.

John Lasseter is back on the team, and in a soundbite for a UK paper, he notes that Bo Peep is like his wife Nancy. There is no mention of the past controversy; it seems that they are just going to concentrate on the film.

The First Solo Trailer!

We learn quite a bit from this trailer – how he gets his beloved blaster, exactly (to the year!) when this story takes place, based on Chewbacca’s age (190!), and see Chewie and another Wookiee giving each other a little affection. Could it be his wife? We’ll probably find out from all the spoilers that are going to leak from the Cannes Film Festival, where the film will make a non-competition debut shortly before its May 25 opening.

Solo Trading Cards at Denny’s

Denny’s is celebrating SOLO with an upcoming special menu, but they’re handing out SOLO trading cards NOW. In this ad, some kids play Sabacc – in fact, it’s the exact style that Han and Lando played – with betting cubes – when Han won the Milennium Falcon from Lando.

Donald Glover confirmed that they would be playing the game in the film: “Yeah, we are playing a game of sabacc. A lot of it, you know?” said Glover. “We are getting a taste of that. How good is Lando? How good is Han?”

As they appeared, just before disappearing, in The Last Jedi

Avengers:Infinity War 30-Minute Fan Showing


They loved it.

  • “The Guardians’ taste in music is still A+” @awarman
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Drax (Dave Bautista)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

  • “…it was one hell of a trip seeing Marvel characters from all corners of the universe crossing paths. So much potential for humour, and the @Russo_Brothers milked it for every penny.” @TomButler
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018
  • I’ve seen approximately 30 minutes of #Avengers: #InfinityWar, and while I don’t want to give anything away, I do want you to get even more excited. What I saw was fun, fast-paced, fan-pleasing and witty. And I’ll say this: it’s well worth rewatching all *18* previous films.”
Marvel Studios “The First Ten Years” Class Photo
Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), EVP, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier
Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo, Director Anthony Russo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Director Joss Whedon, Paul Bettany (Vision), VP, Physical Production Mitchell Bell, Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Director Anna Boden, Director Ryan Fleck, Letitia Wright (Shuri), Editor Jeffrey Ford
Third Row L to R: Director Peyton Reed, Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Bill Foster), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz, Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Ty Simpkins (Harley Keener), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Executive Producer Stephen Broussard, Director Ryan Coogler, Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne), Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Exe

They didn’t say much more, because the Russo Brothers asked them to keep mum with the hashtag #ThanosDemandsYourSilence.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

“We’re asking that when you see Infinity War, in the coming months, that you maintain the same level of secrecy so that all fans can have an equal experience when they watch it for the first time,” the directors wrote last week. “Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it to be spoiled for you.”

Thanks to @DigitalSpy and Marvel Studios.

Dr. Strange is Coming to DCA!

Marvel Studios announced earlier this week that Master of the Mystic Arts Dr. Strange will be joining the wildly popular Black Panther making personal appearances at Disney California Adventure later this month. The exact date wasn’t revealed, but expect soft appearances any day now, and don’t be disappointed if the unscheduled appearances are cut short; they’re testing how long the Doctor can handle standing out there before he needs to take a break, and how well his clothing, made for the New York HQ, handles the California sun. As with all of the special characters whom we find at theme parks, please be patient and kind.

Where will Dr. Strange appear? It’s a mystery…for now. Disney/Marvel.


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