Musician Drake hosted the January 18, 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live, and one of the sketches was set at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Drake played an enthusiastic cast member at the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, who meets an audience volunteer who doesn’t speak English. As… Read More »Disney’s Hollywood Studios Featured in Saturday Night Live Skit Hosted By Drake
Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando has covered Orlando and the theme parks since 2010. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she may have cried tears of joy when she first saw the Millenium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge. She collects anything to do with Star Wars original trilogy (she saw 1977's "A New Hope" on opening weekend), Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch.
If you want to see Marvel superheroes up close, Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas can help make that happen. As long as you don’t mind your superheroes being made of wax anyways.
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee himself cut the ribbon to the new Marvel exhibit that includes life-sized favorites such as Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, and both Iron Man and Tony Stark in the largest collection of Marvel figures.
The creation of the figures began in 2012 and they were brought to life by a team of sculptors who worked closely with Marvel. As with all Madame Tussauds figures, these superheroes are “true to life” to the dimensions of the actors and costumes featured in the blockbuster Marvel films.Read More »Marvel Superhero Exhibit on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
In a move that isn’t quite unexpected, LucasFilm will be moving its Star Wars comic and graphic novel publishing from Dark Horse to Marvel, starting in 2015. Marvel originally published Star Wars comics for nine years, starting in March 1977 with Star Wars #1, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies.
Dark Horse took over the license in 1991, publishing fan favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. They also released The Star Wars #1 last year, which was an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay for the film.
LucasFilm, Marvel and Dark Horse announced the transfer in their own press releases.
“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had,” said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe.”
“We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels,” said Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President, Dan Buckley. “The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”
Dark Horse, however, had a more melancholy look at the change:Read More »LucasFilm to Move Star Wars Comics From Dark Horse to Marvel in 2015
UK’s Empire Magazine is known for their great film coverage and exclusives, and their upcoming February 2014 issue, featuring Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is no exception.
First, there are two covers. This is the general cover featuring Chris Evans as Captain America:
And this is the “limited edition” cover, which also features Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, aka “The Winter Soldier,” and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow:Read More »Empire Magazine Features Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Its Cover
Walt Disney Studios has released their schedule for films to be released on DVD in 2014, and it contains a mixture of classic favorites and new projects.
Here are the dates to mark in your calendar:
February 11 – The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition
For the first time ever, this classic movie will be available on Blu-ray in high definition. The release will also feature new behind-the-scenes bonus features. It will be available in a Blu-ray combo pack, regular DVD, and digital formats. Save up to 30% by pre-ordering today.
March 18 – Frozen
Of course, Disney’s newest animated hit will hit the shelves in Spring 2014. If you pre-order the blu-ray DVD combo box, you can save 49% off the retail price. Can’t beat that deal.Read More »US Release Schedule for Walt Disney Studios Films on DVD in 2014
It appears Disney fandom and cosplay has reached a new level. You can now purchase Princess-inspired lingerie in Japan. A company called Bellemaison has four different sets for sale, inspired by Aurora, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Belle. I thought at first it might be unlicensed, but… Read More »Disney Princess Lingerie Offered In Japan
Here’s a little fun for a Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the UK release of the Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks, fans gathered at the spot where Mary Poppins first opened almost 50 years ago in London’s Leicester Square, for an rousing rendition of “Let’s Go… Read More »Watch a Flash Mob of Fans Celebrate Mary Poppins with a Singalong in London
If you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World
, yet, you might want to bookmark this for future reading. I’m about to discuss something that happens toward the end of the movie, so you’ll want to see the film first.
If you’ve seen Thor:TDW, there are two credit scenes. The first one is a mid-credits scene that serves as a lead-in to Marvel’s upcoming feature film, Guardians of the Galaxy (due in theaters August 1, 2014).
Sif and Volstagg meet with The Collector to give him the Aether. Surrounding the exchange are glass boxes with various aliens and other collectibles. One of these glass boxes contains a huge cocoon.
It looks suspiciously like Marvel dropped a small Easter Egg in the form of Adam Warlock, who is a key character in the Thanos storyline.Read More »Does Thor: The Dark World Tease Adam Warlock Reference? [Possible Spoilers]