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At SXSW earlier this month, Rian Johnson mentioned that a special "score-only" edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was on the way. This weekend it did arrive, hitting as a digital-exclusive via the Movies Anywhere service, and it's only available for a limited time. Playing like a silent film, this presents a unique way to experience the latest chapter of the Star Wars Saga, with John Williams' score taking center stage. To unlock the score-only version of the film, simply sign-up for Movies Anywhere and link your digital retailer account where you purchased your digital copy. They haven't said when this limited time window will expire, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is now available on digital and arrives on Blu-ray & 4K on Tuesday, March 27th. Check out a teaser for the score-only version below!

At last, the final trailer and poster for Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War have arrived. Tickets for the film, now being released on April 27, also went on-sale, setting a one-day record on Fandango (an affiliate) as the Marvel Cinematic Universe just continues to grow with each additional film. With Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther both having been released in the past six months, audiences are primed for what may go down as the ultimate superhero battle as the Avengers come together with the Guardians of the Galaxy to face-off against the sinister Thanos. See the trailer below!

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi rolling out on Digital HD this week, Lucasfilm released a new episode of The Star Wars Show a day ahead of its usual Wednesday slot, reporting back from Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony that took place last week. The crew sits down for a few words with Hamill, alongside George Lucas and Harrison Ford, and delves into the world of cinematic puppeteering with Brian Herring aka "the guy in the green suit behind BB-8." There's some cool knowledge dropped regarding the process of bringing a character like Rogue One's Admiral Raddus to life, along with the caretakers from The Last Jedi and of course, the famed Astromech ball droid. Check it out below!

This Thor: Ragnarok special feature is presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Life of Dad.

As Bob Dylan famously sung, “The Times They Are a-Changin’” - and those words, recorded in 1963, are just as relevant now as they were back then. The early 60’s were tumultuous times, and in many ways the uncertainty of that era is reflected in today’s society as the waves of right and wrong continue to clash, reshaping our world in the process. It was from that same era that a powerful warrior came forth - The Mighty Thor first wielding his mythical hammer, Mjolnir in the pages of Marvel Comics’ Journey Into Mystery in the fall of 1962. It might not be immediately recognizable on the surface, but the tales of Thor have much to do with an underlying theme of family, and a parent’s desire to raise their children to be warriors. Some warriors are born, while others are forged and a true “warrior” comes in many faces. Just as Odin wanted only the best for his children, I will do my best to ensure the same for mine...

He's come a long way from playing Gutter in the cult-classic, PCU, and now Jon Favreau is firing-up the hyperdrive and heading toward a galaxy far, far away. This morning, Lucasfilm announced that the Emmy-nominated producer and actor has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau has played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and has a role in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story

Wednesday, March 07 2018 10:16

The Trailer for Netflix's LOST IN SPACE is Here...

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I've always been a big fan of LOST IN SPACE. The original series is one of the shows I used to watch in reruns as a kid - a staple of early 80s UHF broadcasts on WFLD-TV channel 32 here in Chicago. The John Williams theme song still gets stuck in my head at times, and there was something unusually appealing about the series as a whole that I can't quite put my finger on. Back in the 90s, they tried rebooting it with a movie that didn't do well, but now it's getting the modern update that it deserves courtesy of Netflix. I first mentioned the update back in 2016, and now it's almost ready for launch. Coming to Netflix on April 13, 2018, see the trailer for LOST IN SPACE below...

I will preface this by saying that I have an overwhelming love for Winnie the Pooh. Our oldest daughter's first nursery (we were in an apartment before moving into our house) was decked-out in "Classic Pooh," and her all-time favorite and most cherished toy is a plush "Poopsie Bear." While I loved Pooh as a child, as a parent I will always have fond memories of sharing the Disney Winnie the Pooh tales with our girls, and this summer a new one will hit theaters. Christopher Robin is a live-action film that will open the world of The Hundred Acre Wood as characters from that world enter ours. See the teaser below...

During the 90th Academy Awards, ABC aired a 30-second spot promising the full teaser for MARY POPPINS RETURNS "tomorrow." Since Disney often does the trailer premieres during Good Morning America, that seemed a likely spot for the clip to debut, but it actually arrived online tonight! From the official Walt Disney Studios YouTube Channel comes your first real look at what should be one of the holiday season's biggest hits - a film I'm very much looking forward to. Check out the teaser for Mary Poppins Returns...

After making their debut in one short sequence from 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan, the Muppet Babies made the jump to television for a long-running animated series that ran until 1991. It's been nearly three decades since the original series came to the end of its run, and now it's time for a long-overdue reboot for a whole new generation. Disney's MUPPET BABIES launches as an all-new original series premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 23 with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app. Today, The Rock Father™ and Disney Junior  have teamed-up to present the EXCLUSIVE premiere of Muppet Babies: Show & Tell - a new short-form series that young audiences can enjoy starting March 2nd. In these shorts, kids can get to know the Muppet Babies and their environment, starting with a first-look at the playroom and backyard through the eyes of Kermit the Frog. How connected is the new series to the classic Muppet tales that that kids like me grew up with in the 70s and 80s? There's a definite connection... you might even say that there's a "Rainbow Connection." Check out Kermit's Show & Tell...

Last spring, I was visiting Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California as part of the ramp-up to the launch of Cars 3. But that wasn't the only film that the studio was gearing up for at the time... down a festive-looking hallway, animators were hard at work on another Disney•Pixar film for later in the year... Coco. I wasn't able to explore further than the entrance to that hallway, but in many ways it served as a metaphor for what was yet to come - a story of a boy that was about to enter a colorful, vibrant world filled with music, and at its core - family. Now available in-home (sent to us by Disney for review), Coco is a film that families will want to experience again and again. Beware that the following contains major "spoilers" for those who have yet to see the film.

It's always a great time to do some good, and now some of The Avengers are getting in on the action in the real-world. The Walt Disney Company has launched Marvel: The Universe Unites, an epic charity campaign combining the super powers of the cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War to help support children’s charities. The week-long event will see stars of the movie team up for a series of #HeroActs and social media challenges to provide funds and raise awareness for charities that support children and families impacted by serious illness. The initiative will culminate the weekend of March 3 when shopDisney.com and Disney Stores in the U.S. will donate 10% of sales of all Marvel products made between March 3-4, 2018 (up to $50,000) to Make-A-Wish to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Wednesday, February 28 2018 00:37

THE ROCKETEER is Getting Animated for Disney Junior...

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The Rocketeer is being reimagined. Perhaps best-known from the 1991 film based on the comic series by Dave Stevens, the story is being given new life as Disney Junior has announced the start of production on a new animated adventure series for young kids and their families slated to debut in 2019. The Rocketeer will follow Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise package on her birthday revealing she's next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who has the ability to fly with the help of a rocket-powered jet pack. Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit is ready to take flight and save the day with her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose, who join her on her epic adventures.

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