As would be expected, Marvel will have a huge presence at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and much of it will be broadcast online in one way or another by Marvel. So keep a close eye on their SDCC page here: http://marvel.com/sdcc2014
Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Frozen” Sing-along version Aug. 22 – Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short “Feast” from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
“The El Capitan Theatre is the place to be for ‘Frozen’ fans of all ages” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “Come ‘Let It Go’ at the El Capitan and celebrate winter in summer this August.”
“Pajama Night” screenings will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., where El Capitan guests are encouraged to wear their favorite PJs for a slumber party like no other!
For the “Pajama Night” screenings, El Capitan guests can pre-order an “In Summer” Slumber Party Pack for an additional $10, which includes a Ghirardelli frozen cocoa, a “Frozen” fleece blanket and a travel toothbrush.
Showtimes are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change.
On select dates, El Capitan guests may also enjoy breakfast with Elsa before the 10 a.m.movie. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
D23 has posted a sneak peek of some of the merchandise to be available at their popup store during Destination D: Attraction Rewind November 21-23 at Walt Disney World. Here are a couple of the items.
Variety reports PBS and The American Experience will be producing a two-night, four-hour biopic about Walt Disney to air in 2015.
Deadline.com writes about Disney’s announcement this morning that the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film will be released on July 7, 2017.
On Sunday, July 20 from 11am to 3pm the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Walt’s Barn at the Los Angeles Live Steamers in Griffith Park. On July 20, 1999 Diane Disney Miller, personally dedicated the Barn as a tribute to her father, Walt Disney, saying, “Our heart and our heritage is here in this place.”
At 1:00pm the Carolwood Foundation will be making a major announcement as part of this joyous occasion. Fans of classic Disneyland attractions who attend will be the first to hear all about an exciting new addition coming to Walt’s Barn.
Joining the festivities will be the Founders of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, Michael and Sharon Broggie. Michael will not only be there as Founder of the CPHS, he will also be offering a rare signing opportunity for a new edition of his award-winning book, Walt Disney’s Railroad Story. This will mark the initial release of the revised all color 4th edition, the 432 page account of Walt’s lifelong passion for railroading. An autographed limited edition bookplate will be offered exclusively with each book sold at the event, marking both the barn’s anniversary and the new book’s release. The new edition features many updates of the original that was released in 1997. Copies may be reserved by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn is located at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum at 5202 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. The barn is open the third Sunday of every month. Admission is free. Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn is operated on behalf of the Walt Disney Family Foundation by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve Walt Disney’s railroad legacy. This is accomplished through: sharing our volunteers’ and supporters’ love of railroading; teaching our children to understand the role that railroads served in building America; and encouraging the continued appreciation of railroading. For more information on the Carolwood Foundation please visit www.carolwood.org. For information about this and upcoming events at Walt Disney’s Barn, please visit us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@waltsbarn).
From the Official Disney Parks Blog…
Hello adventurers, Tallahassee Glover here with the first of a series of dispatches from deep in the jungles of Adventureland at Disneyland park. The birds who sing words tell us that a new merchant is opening soon for a limited engagement beginning August 1. Adventure Trading Company will be a provisions and publications company with a knack for selling goods that send the buyers on wild adventures. At the end of these adventures are Adventureland relics known as Juju. These unique artifacts reflect the ancient traditions and importance of storytelling in Adventureland. Collect Juju! Collect adventures! Collect stories! Be sure to make like a monkey and swing on over to the Adventure Trading Company starting August 1 and see what awaits you!
Jimmy Kimmel welcomes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper to a special “Guardians of the Galaxy” episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, July 21 the same evening as the film’s worldwide premiere. The stars of the highly anticipated new film will talk about the project and debut exclusive content. Kimmel will also test the Guardians’ Marvel knowledge as each actor goes head-to-head in a trivia contest against Mia Grace, a 5-year-old superhero expert from Albany, New York.
D23 is reporting Disney Television Animation has just announced they will be creating a television special based on the iconic attraction for Disney Channel and Disney XD. Legendary horror-genre artist and children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes) is attached to executive produce and art direct with Scott Peterson executive producing, story editing and writing and Joshua Pruett consulting producing and writing, both of Phineas and Ferb.
From the Official Disney Parks Blog…
Today, in addition to celebrating the 59th birthday of the Disneyland Resort, we gave guests and fans a sneak peek at our upcoming Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which begins spring 2015. We’re excited for all of what’s to come next year, but in the meantime, here’s your first look at the logo for this sparkling celebration.
“It’s an incredible time at the Disneyland Resort as we prepare for next year’s Diamond Celebration,” said Michael Colglazier, president, Disneyland Resort. “We’re excited to honor our rich history, to celebrate the incredible magic that fills our resort today, and to create unforgettable memories with our guests for many years to come.”
As part of this morning’s festivities, we’re inviting the generations of families and friends who have visited to share their favorite memories through the photos they have taken at the resort. We’ll share some of the photos here on the Disney Parks Blog, and one lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the start of the 60th anniversary celebration in spring 2015. Starting today, fans in the United States and District of Columbia are invited to submit photos that represent their memories from the Disneyland Decades – 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 to the present. Using hashtag #Disneyland60Contest, guests may share the photos via Twitter or Instagram. Let us know the decade in which the photo was taken in the description or tweet. For details and rules, click here.
We look forward to celebrating 60 years of The Happiest Place on Earth with you!