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Free Super Screenings at Pittsburgh’s museum of the cartoon arts, The ToonSeum



The ToonSeum will be presenting several animated
and documentary film screenings in conjunction with their summer
exhibit Superheroes: Icons and Origins, a exploration of the timeless
characters of Marvel and DC Comics. All screenings are free an open to
the public. Donations are always welcome.

The first half of this series highlights the exceptional work of
animator and producer Bruce Timm. Having cut his teeth in early 80s
working with Don Bluth and Ralph Bakshi, and later on shows like He-Man
and G.I. Joe, Timm soon moved to Warner Brothers animation, where he
worked on the Tiny Toons series. Shortly thereafter, Timm stepped into
the spotlight as the writer, animator, and design artist behind Batman:
The Animated Series. His success led to a Superman, Justice League, and
several spin-off Batman TV series, as well as a on-going stream of
remarkable direct-to-video movies highlighting the best stories of the
DC Universe. In edition to his animated work, Timm and frequent
collaborator Paul Dini have won multiple Eisner Awards for their work in

May 26th, 7:00pm – Wonder Woman (2009) – The ultimate comics
superheroine gets a fierce update in this action-packed retelling of
Princess Diana's origin story. Dark, quirky, and thoroughly modern,
Timm's Wonder Woman follows Diana from her mystical birth to her arrival
as the sworn protector of the World of Men. Featuring Kerri Russell,
Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina and Rosario Dawson. Presented with the
documentary Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream  chronicling the history of
the character from her creation in 1941 through the women's rights
movement of the 70s and today. The film is rated PG-13 for violence and
adult themes.

June 16th 7:00pm  All-Star Superman (2011)  A bold adaptation of Grant
Morrison's landmark 12 issue comic series, All-Star Superman finds the
Man of Steel facing the unthinkable: his mortality. The film was also
the final project of African-American writer Dwayne McDuffie who
redacted the epic series into a surprisingly funny, empathetic, and
explosive animated experience. Starring James Denton, Christina
Hendricks, and Anthony LaPaglia. Presented with several shorts,
including vintage 1940s Fleischer Studios masterpieces. The feature film
is rated is PG for adult themes, all others G.

June 30th 7:00pm  Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)  One of the
earliest and arguably the best of Timm's DC features, Return of the
Joker expands the Dark Knight mythology thirty years into the future,
where an elderly Bruce Wayne acts as reluctant mentor to a new Batman,
Terry McGinnis.    When The Joker somehow returns from the grave
deadlier than ever, Terry must unravel the darkest secrets of Bruce's
past to find a way to stop him. Starring Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, and
Mark Hamill. Presented with a selection of shorts from Batman: The
Animated Series. The feature is rated PG-13 for violence, all others G.

July 14st 7:00pm  Justice League: The New Frontier (2007)  Based on
Darwyn Cooke's re-imagining of the formation of the Justice League, New
Frontier finds the iconic DC superheroes neutralized and hiding in the
wake of the Cold War and McCarthyism. Blending real historical events
with DC mythology (including JFK's landmark inaugural speech), New
Frontier shows the emergence of Hal Jordan and Martian Manhunter as they
must ally with Superman, Wonder Woman and the renegades Batman and the
Flash to save the world from an ancient evil. A unique take on the
Korean War and the Space Race, featuring the voices of David Boreanaz,
Lucy Lawless, and Neil Patrick Harris. Presented with selections from
JLA: The Animated Series. The film is rated PG-13 for violence and adult

July 21st 7:00pm Jack Kirby: Storyteller (2007) This feature length
documentary chronicles the life and career of The King of Comics, Jack
Kirby, from his rough and tumble childhood to his arrival as one of the
most influential artists of the 20th Century. Highlighted with in-depth
interviews with fans, experts, collaborators and fellow artists like
Neal Adams, Walter Mosley, and Stan Lee, Storyteller offers a unique
insight into the Kirby Universe. Presented with Superman/Batman:
Apocalypse, the 2010 animated film that features Kirby's Darkseid and
the New Gods facing off against the team of Superman, Batman, Wonder
Woman and Supergirl. All features are rated PG-13.                      

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 Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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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”



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. 





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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