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Strange Magic

Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic opened to a very disappointing box office of less than $6 million. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com

George Lucas’ Strange Magic opened to an estimated $5.53 million this weekend, which is one of the worst debuts ever for a movie playing at over 3,000 locations. It’s essentially in the same range as past animated bombs like Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil, Valiant, Everyone’s Hero and Happily N’Ever After.

Strange Magic’s audience was 56 percent female and 38 percent under the age of 13. It’s unlikely that Disney is able to keep these screens after the second week, which means the movie is almost guaranteed to finish below $15 million.

Let’s hope Disney’s next release from Lucasfilm does a bit better.

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In a coded transmission, Gall Trayvis announces a visit to Lothal to rally support against the Empire. But when the rebels realize he will be targeted by Imperials and attempt to rescue him, they discover a terrible truth.

Ezra meets his hero and gets an unexpected surprise when Star Wars Rebels airs at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Monday, February 2nd on Disney XD.

 

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As part of Disney Playist, acapella group VoicePlay performs “Cruella de VIl” from 101 Dalmatians which is coming to Blu-ray, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere for the first time on February 10.

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Following the launch of the Cinderella sneak peek at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was announced that the Disney California Adventure will be showcasing a sneak peek at the upcoming film as well. This special preview of “Cinderella” will be presented in the park’s Bug’s Life Theater for a limited-time, January 30 – March 26.

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Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that David Tennant will star as the villainous Kilgrave in “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.

Tennant will star opposite Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter, who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” The series was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain.”

“Anyone familiar with David’s work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, a level we knew we would need from the man playing Kilgrave,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “While most know him for his roles as a hero, we can’t wait to unleash a whole new side of this talented actor.”

Tennant rose to international fame as the Tenth Doctor in the BBC hit series “Doctor Who,” and most recently starred in “Broadchurch” and its American adaptation, “Gracepoint.”

After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

 

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DisneyStore.com is offering a “Buy One Plush, Get One for $1 Sale” Here are some popular plush. Which two would you buy?

Nemo Plush - Finding Nemo - Large - 28''

Nemo Plush – Finding Nemo – Large – 28”

Winnie the Pooh Plush - Valentine's Day - Medium - 11''

Winnie the Pooh Plush – Valentine’s Day – Medium – 11”

Lucifer Plush - Cinderella - Medium - 17''

Lucifer Plush – Cinderella – Medium – 17”

Stitch Plush - Lilo & Stitch - Medium - 16''

Stitch Plush – Lilo & Stitch – Medium – 16”

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Actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year.

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On the occasion of receiving the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, CNN interviewed screen legend Debbie Reynolds. The Halloween Town actress revealed that her granddaughter is joining her daughter, Carrie

Fisher, in appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

How did you feel about your daughter following you into the business? And now returning to the Star Wars franchise?

George Lucas is a great producer, and I’m very grateful to him for giving my daughter an opportunity to play a great part. My first [big] role was “Singin’ in the Rain,” and my daughter’s first [big] role was “Star Wars.” I had one bun for a hairdo, and Carrie had two buns! She just finished the new “Star Wars” — and my granddaughter, Billie Lourd, is playing a role in it, too! It’s very exciting to see my granddaughter jumping into the fray also.

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ESPN NBA Analyst Chad Ford finds himself at the center of controversy after Reddit users have noticed that his NBA Draft Board has been changed retroactively, with players who turned out to be NBA stars rising and those who’ve become busts dropping.

ESPN released the following statement regarding the controversy:

After reviewing the post on Reddit today, we have found that changes were made manually to Chad Ford’s NBA Draft prospects rankings. We have not been able to determine who made the changes, or when. We have talked to Chad Ford, who strongly denies any involvement, and based on his past work and professionalism, we believe him. Our review will continue but it is unclear at this time if we will be able to ascertain who was responsible.