03 September 2015

Co-Stars of Star Wars™ The Force Awakens John Boyega, Daisy Ridley Surprised Guest On Stage And Gave Away Their Disney Infinity Character Figures To Audience Members


Hey There Gamers, LOTS of News from D23 Expo about:

Limited Edition Star Wars PlayStation®4 Hardware Bundles Unveiled

New Products and Updates From Across Disney Interactive’s Games Slate Announced

Some of the most exciting news to come out of the D23 Expo last week and we were there to see it all. Not only did we have great media seat, BTW thanks to Disney Interactive for that, we got to see hear ands see pics from upcoming releases. And some of them we had only heard bits and pieces about. New games including Disney Infinity 3.0 and Kingdom Hearts, which we play both of these games in our house, we'll the latest versions of them to now we will be including Star Wars BattleFront. Can you say OMG about the outstanding graphics, play modes and the unbelievable interaction.


At the D23 Expo, during the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media they revealed new details about some of the biggest products in the interactive entertainment industry including Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Playmation and KINGDOM HEARTS III plus two new limited edition Star Wars™ PlayStation®4 hardware bundles.

“We have the most exciting slate of upcoming game titles in our history, and we’re also focused on new platforms and technologies that enable us to develop experiences we would never have dreamed possible just a few years ago,” said Jimmy Pitaro, co-chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive.


Highlights from the D23 expo presentation included:

·        On November 17, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation®4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars.  The bundles include a fully customized PS4 featuring an image of Darth Vader, a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit and more.  For full information for the Limited-Edition PlayStation®4 Hardware Bundles visit http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/08/16/star-wars-ps4-bundles.


·        John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, co-stars of Star Wars™ The Force Awakens, surprised guests on stage and gave away their character figures, Finn and Rey, for the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Set based on the film. 

·        Other character reveals also included Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia, Spot from Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and a limited edition set of Light FXStar Wars character figures that light up when placed onto the Disney Infinity Base.  Exciting new Disney Infinity integrations with Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line® were also unveiled.

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Guests who attended the Hall D23 received a special Kingdom Hearts Mickey Costume Power Disc that unlocks 
a one-of-a-kind costume of King Mickey, Keyblade Master and King of Disney Castle forDisney Infinity’s Mickey Mouse character and a classic Mickey Mouse figure.

Kingdom Hearts 


For full information about Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition reveals visit http://bit.ly/1Le7F4B 

·        Coming this Fall, Playmation Marvel’s Avengers Gamma Gear – inspired by the 7-foot Hulk – lets you smash into battle using motion-sensing technology putting you in the Avengers action.  Slip your hands into the Gamma Gear and use the motion-based controls to smash your way through missions and stomp through battlegrounds with different Hulk moves like Ground Slam, Thunder Clap, and other combos.  

·        Square Enix and Disney Interactive revealed that Baymax and other beloved characters of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film Big Hero 6 will make their debut in the ever-expanding narrative of KINGDOM HEARTS III.  For full information about the Big Hero 6 world in KINGDOM HEARTS III visit http://bit.ly/1Kq0aEP. 







·        Disney Interactive announced Disney Magic Kingdoms, a new mobile game being created with Gameloft that lets players build the Disney theme park of their dreams by recreating and placing iconic attractions such as Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, California Screamin’ and many more in a fun animated landscape. For full information about Disney Magic Kingdoms visithttp://bit.ly/1hgFvwo. 



01 September 2015

Breaking News from Her Universe




Actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, Acts and Designs Merchandise for Studio Ghibli.

The Voice of Star Wars Ahsoka Tano has been cast in the English language version of the classic Studio Ghibli film, Only Yesterday, to celebrate its 25th anniversary

BREAKING NEWS - Gkids has acquired North American rights from Studio Ghibli for Isao Takahata’s classic film Only Yesterday. An English-language version is being produced by Studio Ghibli with the cast to include Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe, Star Wars Rebels) and Alison Fernandez (Orange is the New Black). The film will hit theaters in 2016 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Eckstein is no stranger to Studio Ghibli as her groundbreaking fangirl apparel company, Her Universe, has been designing and producing Studio Ghibli merchandise exclusively for Hot Topic. For all the details read the release here - http://variety.com/2015/film/news/only-yesterday-daisy-ridley-star-wars-gkids-1201576763/
Photo Credit: Kelsey Edwards Photography


An English-language version of Isao Takahata’s classic 1991 film Only Yesterday is being produced by Studio Ghibli with the cast to include Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein and Alison Fernandez.

NEW Poster, Plus Trailer for Universal Pictures' STEVE JOBS


This film about the late Steve Jobs looks amazing. I saw the trailer and was mesmerized, I think his story is fascinating. The clip has many emotions in it and looks very intense with all people you know from the Apple story. I cannot wait to see this movie. Pictures and Trailer are below...

HE CHANGED THE WORLD BECAUSE HE WAS CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK HE COULD.

Selected as the Centerpiece feature of the 53rd annual New York Film Festival on Saturday, October 3.




Universal #Orlando News - Final Details Revealed of Halloween Horror Nights 25 #HHN25


SCARY & EPIC  --  HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 25
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS THE FINAL DETAILS 
OF THIS YEAR’S!! 

Fan-Favorite Stories and Characters from the Event’s 25 Year History To Make Monstrous Return, Including 2013’s Top-Rated House, “An American Werewolf In London” Details Below: 

This year, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will celebrate 25 years of scares, screams and terror by bringing back some of the most iconic and blood-curdling stories from event history. This year’s event will feature nine disturbingly-real haunted houses, including one of the highest-rated houses ever, An American Werewolf In London. Guests will also relive their favorite sinister stories from Universal’s Entertainment Team in horrific new ways. Here’s what to expect at this year’s event:   

·         The return of the fan-favorite house, based on John Landis’s critically-acclaimed horror film, “An American Werewolf in London” – a fiercely-immersive experience that pays homage to one of the greatest lycanthropic stories ever told. This year, the wolves are more ferocious and hungry for human flesh…and their pack has expanded.
·         All-new, original houses based on the best and most iconic stories from years past, including ghastly scenes from RUN: Blood, Sweat, and Fears, Asylum in Wonderland 3D, Body Collectors: Recollections and Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem.
·         More “scareactors” than ever before in five spine-chilling, new scare zones, including the escaped inmates from Psychoscareapy – Unleashed, appearances from past event icons including The Caretaker, The Storyteller, The Director, and The Usher in ICONS – HHN and more. 
·         Two outrageous live shows, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure and The Carnage Returns­—featuring the favorite and feared icon Jack the Clown. 

On select nights Sept. 18 through Nov. 1,

30 August 2015

Get all the Details here!!! - The DISNEY STORE PREPARES FOR #FORCEFRIDAY 9/4 IN CELEBRATION OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS



Hi everyone! Very Big News for Star Wars Fans! New merchandise for the force awakens, plus live unboxing at VARIOUS Disney Stores around the world...

Disney Store Flagship Locations in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco Set to Open at Midnight -- Disney Store in Chicago to Participate in First-Ever Global Live Toy Unboxing Event on Sept. 3
The Disney Store is preparing to feel the Force on Friday, Sept. 4, in celebration of the global retail set date for product from the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mine local one is closing at 8pm the night before just to prepare for the 6am opening on Friday, yikes. Must be a lot of stuff to bring out... get there early!!
Disney Store locations in New York City in Times Square, Chicago on Michigan Avenue, and San Francisco on Stockton Street will participate in midnight madness. Doors will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on Sept. 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more from the upcoming film. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.
Additionally, on Thursday, Sept. 3, the Disney Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago will play host to one of the 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world. Starting at 8:30 a.m. CDT, HobbyKidsTV, a YouTube channel part of the Maker Studios network, will be broadcasting live from inside the Store, unveiling new products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. 
In ALL Disney Store locations throughout North America, doors will open for business on Force Friday with Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies, offering a galactic twist on the traditional “Unlocking Imagination” ritual. Other activities taking place at Disney Store locations (excluding Disney Store Outlets) on Force Friday include:
·         A free commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday 
·         Numerous Star Wars events taking place, including:
o   R2-D2 craft activity
o   Ways of the Force
o   Star Wars Story Time
o   Art of Drawing: R2-D2
o   Free Topps vintage trading card giveaway upon completion of an in-store event and while supplies last
·         Epic Star Wars theming that pays homage to both the Dark Side and the Light
On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6. 
Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday.
Global Toy Unboxing Event
Beginning Sept. 3, fans across the world will get a sneak peak of new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and available at retailers worldwide via the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event on the Star Wars YouTube channel. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration. 
The live stream kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), and concludes with a grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events. The full schedule is available at www.StarWars.com.
Fans are encouraged to document their experiences around the event on social media using the hashtag #ForceFriday.
To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates, become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow along on Twitter @DisneyStore.

The global unboxing event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11 and Star Wars fans from around the world, including Chris Pirillo, bringing with them a broad audience and appeal. The global line-up includes:

COUNTRY
CITY
MAKER TALENT
LOCAL TIME 9/3
EDT
Australia
Sydney
Bratayley
07:45
17:45 9/2
Japan
Tokyo
Einshine
11:00
22:00 9/2
Korea
Seoul
Dollastic
12:00
23:00 9/2
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Dante Basco
12:00
00:00 9/3
France
Paris
AyPierre
09:00
03:00 9/3
Spain
Madrid
AlexBy11
11:00
05:00 9/3
Germany
Berlin
Reyst
12:00
06:00 9/3
England
London
GamingBeaver
11:30
06:30 9/3
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Malena010102
08:30
07:30 9/3
USA
New York
EvanTubeHD
08:30
08:30 9/3
Canada
Toronto
Quill18
09:00
09:00 9/3
USA
Chicago
HobbyKidsTV
08:30
09:30 9/3
Mexico
Mexico City
ExpCaseros
09:30
10:30 9/3
USA
San Francisco
Chris Pirillo
08:00
11:00 9/3



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