Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Oct. 10–22, 2014, which follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.
“Inclusively with their ticket, El Capitan guests will be invited to reenact Alexander’s Good Day/Bad Day photos with family and friends in our iTouch Photo Booths,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “They’ll get to instantly share their photos through social media and email.”
According to Breier, the El Capitan Theatre will also provide students and teachers a GOOD DAY every day and at any time by offering a reduced price general admission ticket for $9 at the box office during the film run.
Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m. 7 p.m. and 9:15 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.
The El Capitan Theatre will also host Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday at 11 a.m. During this special screening of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way––complete with lights dimmed (rather than out) and reduced sound levels.
Disney is protesting the attempt of the lawyers suing Disney to add additional plantiffs to the lawsuit claiming Disney’s new policies for guests with disabilities violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Disney’s first dispute with the motion is that it violates the rule that a complaint contain “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.” Disney claims that, “Plaintiffs seek to amend their original 171-page complaint by adding 69 new plaintiffs, 154 causes of action, more than 1,400 paragraphs of “facts”, and 334 new pages. Altogether, the amended complaint would exceed 500 pages and 2,000 separate paragraphs. If the motion for leave to amend is granted, it would be one of the longest complaints ever filed in a federal district court. Most of the proposed complaint is repetitive, argumentative, inflammatory, irrelevant and unnecessary”
The second dispute Disney has with the claim was made in bad faith. Disney states that the complaint was timed to generate publicity: “It has been almost five months since plaintiffs initially filed their complaint on behalf of 26 individual plaintiffs. The initial complaint generated the publicity they claim led to the identification of additional plaintiffs. The very prolixity of plaintiffs’ proposed amendment, combined with the inflammatory tone of the allegations and the timing of its filing, demonstrate that it was made in bad faith. It is clear that plaintiffs’ lead counsel, who features articles about this case on his website, spent five months preparing a 334-page amendment primarily for the purpose of generating press for this case, instead of writing a short and concise statement of plaintiffs’ claims as required by the Federal Rules’ brevity mandate.”
Disney fans can enter The Boldly Go Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive some unbelievable perks, including:
- Roundtrip Airfare for 4 to the island of O¹ahu, including ground transportation to and from the resort.
- 6 nights and 7 days in a sumptuous villa inspired by the wonders and traditions of Hawai¹ian island beauty.
- Resort credit for most meals; Aulani features a host of amazing dining options that will please every palate.
- The chance to experience up to 3 exciting excursions of your choice. There¹s a whole new world of Hawai¹ian adventure outside of Aulani. Surf in the crystalline Pacific Ocean, ride horseback through lush valleys, explore sacred waterfalls and more.
The biggest Spider-Man event of all time is just around the corner, and critics and fans can’t get enough Spider-Verse! Today, Marvel is proud to announce that EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1, the return of Spider-Man Noir, has sold out at the distributor level (though copies may still be available at retail level). To meet demand, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 will immediately head back to press for a second printing, available in early October. Writers David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky and artist Richard Isanove return to the grit and gristle of NYC circa 1939 for the return of fan-favorite Spider-Man Noir? But will his return be short lived? Spider-Verse looms on the horizon, and Spider-Men and Spider-Women from every universe are being targeted.
Edge of Spider-Verse brings you five brand new one shots spanning multiple universes and the Spider-powered heroes who inhabit them. No fan can afford to miss the opening salvo of Spider-Verse that has critics raving!
“Isanove creates incredibly moody and haunting environments, which makes him a perfect fit for a story of this sort” – IGN Comics
“Absolutely worth checking out” – Comic Vine
“Edge of Spider-Verse couldn’t have kicked this off in a better manner” – Multiversity Comics
The pieces are moving in to place, and now is your chance to jump on board the biggest Spider-Man event of all time. It will take thousands of Spider-Men and Spider-Women to battle back Morlun, and Spider-Man Noir is just the beginning. Don’t miss one moment of the action when EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 returns for a second printing this October!
Debuting in 2009, “Cougar Town” quickly became a hit with its funny and lovable characters and its fresh and relatable storylines. And now, as it prepares to head into its sixth season, “Cougar Town” will launch into national syndication five nights a week — and weekends too — beginning Monday, September 22, 2014.
Cougar Town centers on the Cul-de-Sac Crew, a tight-knit group of friends who keep things funny while supporting each other through the humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life — with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine. Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mom in her forties facing life’s next chapter. Jules is never far from her friends, including her flirtatious friend Grayson (Josh Hopkins), her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt), her next-door neighbor and confidante, Ellie (Christa Miller), her feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps), and Ellie’s loveably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez). They are also frequently joined by Jules’ son Travis (Dan Byrd), who tends to be far more mature than anyone else in the group.
Cougar Town is produced by ABC Studios and is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The series will enter its sixth season, airing on TBS in the winter of 2015. Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Randall Winston serve as executive producers.
Go to WatchCougarTown.tv for times and channels.
In Orlando, the show will air on WRDQ TV27 at 1130pm. In Los Angeles the show will air on KDOC Channel 56 at 700 and 730.
ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, “500 Questions” (working title), from Emmy®-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Warner Horizon Television (“The Voice,” “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise”). The innovative “genius game show” is the brainchild of Burnett and Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television President Mike Darnell. It is scheduled to air in 2015, with the program testing the smarts — and nerve — of contestants in a pressure-packed, incredibly intense environment.
The series order for “500 Questions” continues ABC’s long and successful relationship with Burnett, who executive produces the network’s Emmy®-winning hit reality program “Shark Tank,” which returns for a sixth season this fall. “500 Questions” also reunites Burnett with Warner Bros.’ Darnell on a new project for the first time since the Burnett-produced game show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?,” which Darnell put on the air during his tenure at FOX.
“I love this show. It (‘500 Questions’) is the first network game show to combine what audiences love about serialized unscripted hits with a huge game show event. It has ongoing characters and huge stakes,” said executive producer Mark Burnett.
Mike Darnell said, “I couldn’t be more excited to be back in business with my close friend and colleague Mark Burnett. We have done many shows together over the years, but one of our best experiences (both professionally and personally) was ‘Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?,’ and ever since, we have been trying to come up with another game show that would break new ground. I think we have finally cracked it with ‘500 Questions,’ and with Mark and his team on board, I have no doubt this is going to be the next international game show hit.”
Burnett is one the most successful producers in the history of television, with more than 2,900 hours of programming regularly airing in more than 70 countries around the world. Recent series produced by Burnett and One Three Media include “Shark Tank” on ABC, “The Voice” (in association with Warner Horizon Television) and “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC, and “Survivor” on CBS. He also produced the MTV Movie Awards from 2007–2011 and the Primetime Emmy® Awards in 2011, and has produced the People’s Choice Awards since 2010.
Burnett and wife, Roma Downey, also produced the hit 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which set ratings records for History Channel in the U.S. and became a worldwide phenomenon, also ranking as the best-selling miniseries of all time on DVD. On the heels of its success, NBC commissioned the follow-up miniseries “A.D.: Beyond the Bible,” which will debut in 2015.
Central Florida families converged on Mill Run Park in Kissimmee, Fla. to celebrate the final stop on the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks. The six-city journey across America provided fun-filled family play events to inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives.
The free event took place this past weekend and featured a play course with activities for families to enjoy together. They designed team flags and made their way through various games and team-building stations to build tunnels, solve puzzles and play together. Families also enjoyed an imagination play zone.
“We are thrilled to work with Disney once again and provide another creative way in which families can spend meaningful and playful bonding time together. We were also delighted to bring the tour to Kissimmee, which was recognized as a 2014 Playful City USA community for its dedication to the importance of play,” said KaBOOM! CEO and Founder Darell Hammond. “At KaBOOM!, we advocate for the balanced and active play kids need to thrive, and are excited to present this unique opportunity for families.”
While there is no doubt to the importance of quality family time, research supported by Disney Parks and completed by the Search Institute and Center for Childhood Creativity has underscored the powerful influence that spending meaningful time together has on a child’s success in school and involvement in their community.
“For nearly 60 years, we’ve made our mark creating places where families can connect and spend meaningful time together,” said Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs. “Through our work with KaBOOM!, we are able to bring that expertise to communities around the country to help nurture, inspire, and empower kids and families.”
The Maleficent Free Fall iOS has been updated to version 1.4.0.
This version features two new gameplay modes and 225 levels.:
- “True Love’s Kiss”- Collect powerful yellow magic to break the spell and awaken Aurora from her deep slumber
- “Free the Dragon”- Destroy the chains to free Diaval and help Maleficent escape the castle
- Use the new Dragon Power-Up to destroy all gems on the board
The Maleficent Free Fall app is available in the App Store.
Disneyland has announced a special treat location for Annual Passholders during Mickey’s Halloween Party
In this special Passholder area, you’ll get to watch ongoing screenings of Halloween-themed Disney classics and enjoy a tasty treat.
No registration is required. Just present your valid Annual Passport and a Mickey’s Halloween Party wristband valid for that day’s party to the Cadaver—make that Cast Member—at the door.
Note: Each member of your party over age 3 must have a valid Annual Passport and a Mickey’s Halloween Party wristband for admittance to this Passholder area.
Disneyland Park – the Opera House at Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A.
This Annual Passholder treat station is open on all 14 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party this year:
- September 26 and September 30
- October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31
- Doors open when the party starts (6:00 PM or 7:00 PM depending on the date) and close 1 hour before the party ends.
As part of an ongoing joke between Bad Robot and Batman V. Superman director Zack Snyder, Bad Robot has revealed the first official in-depth look at the Millennium Falcon in Episode VII with The Dark Knight‘s version of the Batmobile (the tumbler) hidden on the bottom of the famed spaceship which was once called a hunk of junk by Luke Skywalker.