Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marvel Studios Announce: Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”), Chris Evans (“Captain America”) and Chadwick Boseman (newly announced “Black Panther”) all made special appearances.


The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.


The announced films are as follows:

·       5/1/15 –  AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
·       7/17/15 – ANT-MAN 
·       5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
·       11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE 
·       5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
·       7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
·       11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
·       5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
·       7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
·       11/2/18 – INHUMANS
·       5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II


Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.


Which film are you most looking forward to?

Images provided by Marvel Studios.

Frozen-Inspired Pumpkins: Anna, Elsa and Olaf Too!

Do you want to carve a pumpkin? Well actually paint a pumpkin. We couldn't wait to show you these Frozen inspired pumpkins, created by the talented as artists known as the Incredible Pumpkin Carvers at Disneyland Park during Halloween Time

We can't think of a more chill way to celebrate Halloween, than decorating our pumpkins with Anna, Elsa and Olaf! Tell us, are you going to create your own Frozen pumpkin creation this year? Halloween is only a few days away...

Click HERE for more amazing pumpkins decorated as your favorite Disney characters.
Click HERE for pumpkins decorated like Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King himself.






Friday, October 24, 2014

"Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" Announced by Disney

INTRODUCING “TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST”:
GINNIFER GOODWIN AS THE VOICE OF ‘FAWN’
AND THE ALL-NEW CHARACTER ‘GRUFF.’ 



Return to Pixie Hollow with the heartwarming adventure “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.” The new story explores an ancient myth of a fabled creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this animal—massive and strange with glowing green eyes—is not really welcome in Pixie Hollow, and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast before it destroys their home. Fawn, who sees a tender heart beneath his gruff exterior, must convince Tink and the girls to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast before time runs out.


DisneyToon Studios is pleased to announce that Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon a Time") will voice the character Fawn in the new Disney Fairies adventure, “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”.   

“Fawn is a character who loves all animals unconditionally,” said director Steve Loter. "She will help any animal that needs her, but sometimes Fawn thinks too impulsively, when she should be thinking with her head, as well as her heart.”

Loter says there’s a lot of Goodwin in the character. “Fawn was inspired by my daughter and her unconditional love of animals,” he said. “But Ginnifer had a very strong hand in crafting the character. Her sense of fun and her wondrous view of the world gave Fawn direction. You can hear the smile in Ginnifer’s voice—this is a character that loves life and lives it to its fullest.”


The film, releasing in-home March 3, 2015, also features the voices of Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Lucy Liu (Silvermist), Raven Symone (Iridessa), Anjelica Huston (Queen Clarion) and is directed by Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”) and produced by Makul Wigert (“Secret of the Wings”).



Are you looking forward to the newest Tinker Bell movie? 
Who is your favorite of the Disney Fairies and why?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visit Disney.Com/Halloween for Halloween Games, Videos and Crafts

Visit Disney.com/Halloween offers online and offline fun for the whole family.

Your kids will love this new interactive way to experience more Disney Halloween fun! Disney.com just launched a new Halloween portal, Disney.com/Halloween, giving fans one destination to discover all of Disney¹s haunting Halloween content, including games, videos, crafts, galleries and more!


Disney invites fans to roam the halls of Disney.com's Haunted House at Disney.com/Halloween to discover spook-tacular games, videos, crafts, and galleries of the most dastardly villains. Every dark corner and hauntingly sweet floor of the page offers online and offline fun for the whole family, including:

  • Disney themed not-so-scary stories told by Disney Blogs
  • Trick and treat ideas inspired by Disney Family
  • A costume destination brought to you by Disney Store

Bring your family's Halloween to life by visiting Disney.com terror-ific haunted house at Disney.com/Halloween this October. Creepy new content will be added throughout the month, so check back regularly for new fun and frights!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Walt Disney Animation Announces #Moana in Theaters Late 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios just officially announced another CG-animated movie in the works. It's the studios 56th animated feature and we couldn't be more excited! Introducing Moana, the newest character that everyone is sure to fall for. Moana is the latest headstrong girl, in a long line of smart, independent, determined young women that headline so many Disney animated films. She sounds like just the type of girl we want to hang out with. Coming to theaters late 2016, and if we know Disney this film will be well worth the wait.


WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS SETS SAIL WITH “MOANA”
Ron Clements and John Musker (“Aladdin,” “The Princess and the Frog”) Helm the Epic Comedy-Adventure

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Frog," "Aladdin”).

“John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog,’” said Clements. “Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania."

In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.

“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She's the kind of character we all root for, and we can't wait to introduce her to audiences.”



Friday, October 17, 2014

360 Degrees of Disneyland Photography during #HalloweenTime

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is gorgeous! The rich fall colors, the amazing orange pumpkins and your favorite characters all dressed up in costumes! It's a unique photo opportunity during the for families and photographers alike. Each degree at Disneyland is magical, but when you can get the full 360 degrees in one shot it makes for breathtaking photographs.

We recently announced that we became Kodak PixPro Evangelists. Yay! There's no place we'd rather shoot with an incredible new camera then at the Disney Parks. We were seriously giddy to get all snap happy during this special time of the year at Disneyland Park. We are so excited to share with you a few of our favorites, as you can see the Kodak PixPro SP360 captures Disneyland at Halloween Time in a whole new way. (P.S. We took video too ~ stay tuned for some amazing footage!)




















Tell us, which is your favorite shot?

*We know your next question is, how can you get your hands on one of these babies, right? The Kodak PixPro 360 is not out yet, but will be debuting in stores later this month, in plenty of time for a an amazing holiday gift.*


Full Disclosure: We are Kodak PixPro Evangelists, we were given a Kodak PixPro SP360 camera before they're available to the public, and we are excited to share our photos and videos with our community. All of the opinions shared on this blog are 100% magical and 100% those of the Disney Sisters only.

All photos taken with the Kodak PixPro SP360 camera, please do not use without permission.

  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Elsa Wedding Dress Unveiled at Alfred Angelo Bridal Fashion Show

Elsa Wedding Dress Unveiled!


In a celebration fit for Queen Elsa herself, The 2015 Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection was unveiled on the runway at the Alfred Angelo NYC Bridal Fashion Show this week. While talented Youtube star, Lexi Walker serenaded the crowd with 'Let It Go' in true Disney fashion, magically snow started to fall on the runway. Then the gown that everyone had been waiting for, the Bridal Gown inspired by Elsa from Disney's Frozen was revealed. "The ice blue softly flared sheath gown has been dramatically beaded to glisten like sunlight on fresh fallen snow and features a sweetheart neckline and dramatic Watteau train" details described by Disney Weddings. Brides-To-Be won't have to wait long to get your hands on this dress as it will be available starting January 2015 at Alfred Angelo stores nationwide and specialty retailers worldwide.

The Elsa Wedding Dress


Feel like Queen Elsa at her royal coronation when you choose the Elsa Bridal Gown arriving January 2015. Disney Weddings describes this dress as, "featuring subtle layering of satin, tulle, glitter net and organza the gown has a soft and airy feel that captures both Elsa's outer and inner beauty. A true modern day bride, Elsa is bold and daring while remaining regal and elegant." If you've finally found that special someone worth melting for, and are going to be tying the knot you can get what we're calling 'Frozen Transformation for Grown-Up Girls' with this gorgeous wedding dress from Alfred Angelo. Olaf ice sculpture not included!





From Disney Weddings, "The 2015 Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection features wedding dresses inspired by eight of the Disney Princesses and, for the very first time, a new bridal gown inspired by the poised and elegant Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. Bridal gowns are available in signature colors or white/ivory starting in January 2015 at Alfred Angelo stores. Gowns in the collection start from $999." See more photos and videos of the full collection over at the blog Stitch Kingdom. You can also check out our friend Mindy at Inspired By Dis who has a close-up look at the rest of the Disney Princess Bridal CollectionThe other Princesses that will be featured in the 2015 Collection are Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana.





 Watch this incredible video by Disney Weddings to see what really happens behind-the-scenes at a Alfred Angelo Bridal Fashion Show in New York City. This video includes the debut of the Elsa Wedding Dress and the 2015 Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection.



Images courtesy of Disney Weddings / Alfred Angelo.
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