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Knott’s Merry Farm Creates Holiday Memories for the Entire Family

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BUENA PARK, Calif.  – Knott's
Berry Farm will be filled with the magic of the season this year as it
transforms into Knott's Merry Farm and celebrates with
live entertainment, crafts fair, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree,
and a colorful Christmas parade starting Thanksgiving Day and running through January 6, 2013.

Now a holiday tradition in Southern California, Knott's Merry Farm is proud to present the holiday ice spectacular, "It's Christmas, Snoopy!
The show, performed in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre, is
hosted by the famous skating beagle and his PEANUTS friends as
they look for the true meaning of Christmas.  The show features Knott's
ensemble skaters, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and plenty of
surprises!  
"It's Christmas, Snoopy!" will be presented November 22-25; December 1-2, 8-9, 15-18, 20-24, 26 -31, January 1, 3-6, 2013.

Children and adults alike will enjoy "A Peanuts' Holiday Parade"
which includes seven elaborately themed floats featuring the PEANUTS
Gang.  Join CHARLIE BROWN, LUCY, LINUS, SALLY, SCHROEDER and of course
SNOOPY, as they partake in all the holiday festivities including cookie
making, tree trimming, and even toy building!  
A delightful soundtrack, professional dancers and the appearance of
Santa make this a must-see for everyone. 
"A Peanuts' Holiday Parade" will run from November 22-25; December 1-2, 8-9, 15 – 23, 26 -31, January 1-6, 2013.

Knott's 1880s Ghost Town will again be transformed into
Knott's Christmas Crafts Village, inviting mall-weary guests to
explore one-of-a-kind treasures created by dozens of artisans in a
Victorian holiday wonderland of strolling carolers, musical groups,
community choirs and lavish holiday decorations. The
Knott's Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursdays and
runs from November 22 through December 24.

Adding to the unique Village atmosphere are live performances of Charles Dickens'
"A Christmas Carol" and O. Henry's "A Gift of the Magi" in the Bird Cage Theatre.

Elf Mountain
Christmas
is also back.  The world famous Timber Mountain Log Ride
has once again been transformed this holiday season giving guests an
up-close-and-personal view into the world of Santa's Elves.  Sneak a
peek at Santa's helpers as they get ready for Santa's
busiest day of the year.  Rich with lights, music and the merriest of
times, this attraction will remain open until Jan. 6, 2013.

Guests can also experience the wonder of "Snoopy's Magical Nights of Lights." Hundreds of thousands of twinkling white and multicolored lights merrily light up the nighttime sky accompanied by
a festive soundtrack that brings the Christmas spirit alive from dusk to Park closing. 

A trip to Knott's Merry Farm would not be complete without a visit with the man of the hour – Santa!  Stop by
Santa's Toy Barn for a little one-on-one with the big guy.  Here,
in Santa's cozy hideaway, kids can share their wish lists with St.
Nick, and Mom and Dad can take home a picture of the occasion
(photo requires additional fee).

Village guests can also indulge in the ultimate comfort foods with Knott's world-famous holiday treats,
including fresh-baked pies, cakes, cookies, muffins and gingerbread
men, as well as daily specials and the legendary cooking at Mrs. Knott's
Chicken
Dinner Restaurant. 

Another holiday treat is
"Snoopy's Calico Christmas Tree Lighting" each evening in Calico
Square.  Join SNOOPY, LUCY, LINUS, SALLY and CHARLIE BROWN as they host a
song-and-dance show complete with carolers and a Christmas sing-along
then light a beautifully decorated Christmas
tree, November 22-December 24.

For more holiday cheer, the Peanuts gang and their pal JT are featured in their very own live musical show,
"Winter Wonderland" shown daily in Camp Snoopy.

 Merry Farm guests can combine their holiday treats with Knott's blockbuster rides.  The legendary
GhostRider®, the ultimate wooden sleigh ride; 30-story Supreme Scream®, the world's tallest descending thrill ride; and
Silver Bullet, the longest and tallest suspended coaster in the West will all be available for holiday enjoyment.

Knott's Merry Farm admission covers all
Christmas Crafts Village and in-park shows and activities, including the
ice show, "It's Christmas, Snoopy!" and all regular rides, shows and
attractions.  A Knott's 2013
Season Pass makes a wonderful Christmas present and is available for
only $66.99, and can be purchased with our six easy payment plan now
through 1/13/13.  Buy one now and receive one free visit in 2012 and
additional visits through 2012 for just $9.99 per
day!

Knott's opens daily at 10 a.m.  The park closes Dec. 25 to allow its
employees to spend Christmas with their families.  For information about
the day you plan to visit and available discounts, call (714) 220-5200 or click on
www.knotts.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm mobile app for your smartphone.

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

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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”

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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

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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: RagnarokBlack 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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