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Bill Campbell, Rick Baker & more join Kevin Smith for D23’S The Rocketeer 20th Anniversary Celebration at the El Capitan Theatre

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BILL CAMPBELL, ACCLAIMED MAKEUP ARTIST RICK BAKER,

SCREENWRITERS DANNY BILSON & PAUL DE MEO
AND MORE JOIN NOTED FILM DIRECTOR &

PRODUCER KEVIN SMITH FOR D23'S THE
ROCKETEER
 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

AT HISTORIC EL CAPITAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD
JUNE 21, 2011

Members of Disney's official fan club may
purchase advance tickets now!

Tickets go on sale to the general public
Monday, May 23, 2011.

 

BURBANK, CA, May 19,
2011 

In 1991 when The Rocketeer hit theaters, actor Bill
Campbell
 effortlessly won fans over with his sincere portrayal of the
heroic Cliff Secord. In honor of the 20th anniversary of this Disney film
favorite, Campbell will participate in a panel discussion hosted by writer/producer/director
– and self-proclaimed Rocketeer fan – Kevin Smith.
The panel will occur immediately before an exclusive screening of the
film on June 21, 2011 at the legendary El Capitan Theatre, where the
film premiered two decades ago, transporting audiences to a golden age of
thrills, glamour and, of course, sleek jet packs. Members of D23: The
Official Disney Fan Club have an opportunity to secure tickets for themselves
before seats are sold to the general public. In addition to the rocket man
himself, the panel will also feature Academy Award®-winning
makeup artist Rick Baker (whose other work for Disney includes Enchanted
and Captain EO) the two screenwriters responsible for the acclaimed
film, Danny Bilson (GoldenEye: Rogue Agent) and Paul
De Meo
 (James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing), and as a
special treat, renowned illustrator William Stout (Pan's
Labyrinth
The Muppet Wizard of Oz) will be on hand,
representing his friend Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer comics.* Other talent will be announced in the coming
weeks.

Following the movie,
guests are invited to tour the Hollywood Museum – located in the nearby
historic Max Factor building – and explore the museum's four floors of exhibits
as well as a special exhibition of props and costumes from The
Rocketeer,
 curated exclusively for this event by the Walt Disney
Archives.

The Rocketeer follows the
adventures of stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) who discovers a stolen
rocket pack and sets off on a series of heroic (and sometimes hilarious)
adventures that attract the attention of Howard Hughes, the FBI, gangsters, a
band of Nazis and one aspiring actress, namely Cliff's girlfriend Jenny (Oscar® winner
Jennifer Connolly). Directed by Joe Johnston, the film also stars Terry O'Quinn, Alan
Arkin, Timothy Dalton and Paul Sorvino.  Check out the trailer at:
http://d23.disney.go.com/expo/062111.EE.EVENT_Rocketeer.html

Tickets are
currently available for D23 Members who have the advantage of being able to
reserve their own seats. The general public will be able to purchase remaining
General Admission tickets on May 23. Event ticket cost is $50 per person.

D23 Members and their
guests will receive a special commemorative Rocketeer gift.
All attendees are invited to attend the special Rocketeer exhibit
following the film, where there will also be exclusive, limited-edition Rocketeer collectibles
available for purchase from D23 and event co-sponsor, Creature Features.

Event check-in begins
at 6:45 p.m. at the El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd; panel and
screening begins at 7:30 p.m. The Walt Disney Archives exhibit will follow the
screening from 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Museum located at 1660
N. Highland Ave.

About
D23

The
name "D23" pays homage to the wonder and excitement that began in
1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the
first official community for fans in Disney's 88-year history. D23 gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in
the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney
twenty-three;
 a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a collectibles
line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members
throughout the year. Fans can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23, select shops at
Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort
and www.DisneyStore.com.

About
Creature Features

The
name Creature Features has served the creators and collectors of science
fiction, fantasy and horror as one of the film and TV industry's most
comprehensive resources of memorabilia for over thirty years. Owned and
operated by Taylor White, this popular institution offers a vast array of
genre-themed artifacts through its retail gallery in Sierra Madre, CA whilealso
sponsoring film screenings, publishing books, producing classic soundtracks on
CD and hosting a series of popular art gallery exhibits throughout Los
Angeles.  The company's presence can also be seen at numerous conventions,
including Monsterpalooza, Comic-Con International and WonderFest. For more
information: www.creaturefeatures.com.

*Talent subject to
availability.

 

 

 

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

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Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 

 

“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2”

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS

https://disney.com/ralphbreakstheinternet

https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyanimation

https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph/

https://twitter.com/wreckitralph

https://www.instagram.com/wreckitralph/

 

U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim

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MARVEL ANNOUNCES EPIC EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017 IN ANAHEIM, JULY 14-16

  

BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more atwww.marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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