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Among the leaked Sony e-mails that were released by Wikileaks was an exchange between Marvel CEO and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton regarding the lack of success of female driven superhero films. The email was dated August 7, 2014. The full email is below:

As we discussed on the phone, below are just a few examples. There are more.
1. Electra (Marvel) – Very bad idea and the end result was very, very bad.
2. Catwoman (WB/DC) – Catwoman was one of the most important female character within the Batmanfranchise. This film was a disaster.
3. Supergirl – (DC) Supergirl was one of the most important female super hero in Superman franchise. This Movie came out in 1984 and did $14 million total domestic with opening weekend of $5.5 million. Again, another disaster.

It should be noted that Marvel is releasing the female driven super hero film Captain Marvel November 2, 2018.

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Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” from May 22 – June 17, 2015. Internationally acclaimed magician Greg Wilson will present an all-new magic show, “The Magic of Imagination,” before every screening of the movie. Plus, El Capitan guests will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the filmmakers created the world of Tomorrowland, including costumes, props and concept drawings. In addition, El Capitan guests have the opportunity to be among the first to see the film at a special advance screening on May 21 at 7 p.m.

“Tomorrowland” is the first movie being projected in Dolby Vision™! Dolby Vision™ delivers a dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings movies to life before your eyes. Dolby Atmos® transports you into the movie with breathtaking, multidimensional sound that fills the theatre and flows all around you.

“The El Capitan Theatre is truly ‘Tomorrowland’ headquarters,” said James Wood, operations and stage productions for The El Capitan Theatre. “Only at the El Capitan, will guests be treated to an exclusive display from Walt Disney Imagineering, showcasing the Disneyland attractions featured in the movie. ”

Daily showtimes are 9:45 a.m., 12:55 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and a 10:50 p.m. screening on opening weekend and Friday and Saturdays. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Show times are subject to change.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday during the run of “Tomorrowland” at  9:45 a.m. During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

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Martin Freeman, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy has joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War in an unknown role.

“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” said “Captain America: Civil War” Producer Kevin Feige. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Captain America: Civil War will be released May 6, 2016.

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Every eighth grade student in Orange County Public Schools will have their social studies curriculum brought to life onstage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, thanks to a $200,000 donation from Walt Disney World Resort to United Arts of Central Florida.

“This special gift will allow our young children – many for the first time – to experience the theater, sparking a potential life-long appreciation for the arts and culture,” said Flora Maria Garcia, president and CEO of United Arts.

This week, all 13,000 eighth graders will have the opportunity to attend a performance of “The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg” at the Walt Disney Theater inside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The presentation by the Orlando Repertory Theatre tells the Civil War-era story of a young boy following the Union Army in search of his brother. The production is based on a popular work of fiction and complements the county’s eighth grade social studies curriculum.

“The arts play an important role in a student’s overall academic experience,” said Bill Sublette, chairman of Orange County Public Schools. “By adding arts to the science, technology, engineering and math movement, we help students build critical thinking skills through creativity.”

As a company steeped in storytelling and entertainment, Walt Disney World is committed to supporting the local artistic community and fostering creativity among children, families and its own Cast Members. Today’s donation was shared during the district’s annual State of the Schools address.

“While growing up in Central Florida, I attended a performance that opened my eyes to the vibrant world of theater,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “By collaborating with these community organizations, we’re bringing this theater experience to young people to enhance their education in a fun, memorable and engaging way.”

As an entertainment company with 74,000 Cast Members who live and work in Central Florida, Disney supports organizations that value the role of arts in the community. One of the earliest and largest investors in Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Disney pledged $12.5 million for the 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art Walt Disney Theater. In addition, Cast Members provide expertise to local arts organizations through pro bono work, assistance with community stage productions and arts workshops.

In 2014, Walt Disney World Resort donated more than $37.9 million in cash and in-kind support to local organizations, as well as more than 235,000 volunteer hours through the efforts of Disney VoluntEARS.

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Following the sell-out of The Little Mermaid tsum tsum collection, Disney Store has announced that the next series to be released on Tsum Tsum Tuesday will be the Inside Out collection. The tsums based off the upcoming Pixar film will be released June 2.

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Rajat Parr Wine Dinner

James Beard Award winners were just announced and Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco, won the award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, Presented by BACARDÍ® GRAN RESERVA.  Parr will be the special guest at the upcoming Rajat Parr Wine Dinner at Capa, this May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are still available for the special dinner with Parr’s own wines.  For more information, please see below and the attached flyer (available to post on social media, etc.).

May 18, 2015 – Rajat Parr Wine Dinner 
Capa is pleased to welcome Rajat Parr, world renowned sommelier, author of Secrets of the Sommeliers and winemaker of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi Wines, for a five-course dinner by Chef Tim Dacey with wines from Parr’s own projects.  Parr is a 2015 James Beard Award nominee on behalf of the Mina Group for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional.
        Time: 6:30 pm
        Location: Capa
        Price: USD 195 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity
Reservations:  407-313-7777

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This June, the fight continues against the corrupt, Mutant-exploiting government as a classic X-Men crossover is reborn on Battleworld in X-TINCTION AGENDA #1! Writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow Executive Producer) and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (All-New X-Factor) return to the shores of Genosha for a can’t miss Secret Wars tale! It has been ten years since the fall of Cameron Hodge and his fascist regime. Ten years that Havok and Wolfsbane have toiled and labored to rebuild Genosha into the proud Mutant haven it once was. But a decade removed from Hodge and his iron-fisted rule, their work may be undone in an instant. A plague ravages across the nation, infecting mutants and threating them with extinction! With Genosha quarantined and all but abandoned by the rulers of Battleworld — as well as their former teammates, the X-Men – old friends may become bitter enemies in the fight for survival! Havok and Wolfsbane will stop at nothing to save those Mutants trapped on Genosha – but have they doomed Battleworld in the process? What would you do to protect your people? Find out as mutant battles mutant this June in X-TINCTION AGENDA #1!

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Runners, joggers and walkers will take to the streets of Anaheim on Saturday and Sunday mornings, May 9-10, during the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, taking place ThursdaySunday, May 7-10, is part of runDisney’s series of events in Anaheim. Please note the following temporary road closure schedule for Saturday and Sunday mornings only.* Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly.


  • Disneyland Dr. (12:00-7:30 a.m.) between Paradise Way and Magic Way
  • Disneyland Dr. (12:00-8:00 a.m.) between Katella and Paradise Way
  • Disneyland Dr. (4:30-7:30 a.m.) between Magic Way and Ball Rd. (Southbound traffic OK for Access to Mickey & Friends Parking ONLY)
  • Magic Way (4:30-8:00 a.m.) between Walnut St. and Disneyland Dr. (Eastbound traffic OK for access to the Disneyland Hotel ONLY)
  • Ball Rd. (5:00-6:30 a.m.) between Disneyland Dr. and Harbor Blvd. (Westbound traffic OK)
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:00-6:30 a.m.) between Disney Way and Ball Rd. (Northbound traffic OK)
  • I-5 Freeway Off-ramp (5:00-6:30 a.m.) Southbound at Harbor Blvd.


  • Disneyland Dr. (12:00–10:30 a.m.) between Katella and Paradise Way
  • Disneyland Dr. (12:00-8:00 a.m.) between Paradise Way and Magic Way
  • Disneyland Dr. (4:30-8:00 a.m.) between Magic Way and Ball Rd. (Southbound traffic OK for access to Mickey & Friends Parking ONLY)
  • Magic Way (4:30-8:30 a.m.) between Walnut St. and Disneyland Dr. (Eastbound traffic OK for access to the Disneyland Hotel ONLY)
  • Ball Rd. (5:00-9:30 a.m.) between Harbor Blvd. and Anaheim Blvd. (Westbound traffic OK)
  • Ball Rd. (5:00-8:30 a.m.) between Disneyland Dr. and Harbor Blvd.
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:00-10:00 a.m.) between Disney Way and Manchester Ave. (Northbound traffic OK for access to Manchester Ave.)
  • Harbor Blvd (5:00-8:30 a.m.) between Manchester Ave. and Ball Rd.
  • Harbor Blvd. (5:00-9:30 a.m.) between Ball Rd. and Broadway (Northbound traffic OK)
  • Center Street (5:00-9:00 a.m.) between Harbor Blvd. and Anaheim Blvd.
  • Broadway (5:00-9:00 a.m.) between Anaheim Blvd. and Harbor Blvd. (Eastbound traffic OK)
  • Broadway (5:00-9:00 a.m.) between Harbor Blvd. and Manchester Ave. (Westbound traffic OK)
  • Walnut St. (5:00-8:30 a.m.) between Manchester Ave. and Magic Way
  • Manchester Ave. (5:00-8:30 a.m.) between Santa Ana St. and Broadway
  • Manchester Ave./Clementine St. (5:00-10:00 a.m.) between Harbor Blvd. and Disney Way (Southeast and southbound traffic OK)
  • Disney Way (5:00-10:00 a.m.) between Manchester Ave./Clementine St. and Anaheim Blvd. (Eastbound traffic OK)
  • Anaheim Blvd. (5:00-9:30 a.m.) between Disney Way and Ball Rd. (Northbound traffic OK)
  • I-5 Freeway Off-ramp (5:00-8:30 a.m.) Northbound and Southbound at Harbor Blvd.
  • I-5 Freeway Off-ramp (5:00-10:00 a.m.) Southbound at Disney Way.
  • Race concludes on the Disneyland Resort property.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon course will take participants on Anaheim city streets, past landmarks and entertainment stations, and through the Disneyland Resort. The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend also includes the Neverland 5K, Kids Races, and Pasta in the Park party. In addition, a health and fitness expo featuring merchandise products, apparel and guest speakers will take place at the Disneyland Hotel.

For more information please visit

*Times are Pacific Daylight Times and approximations. Information is subject to change without notice.

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Disney Interactive today announced that the Star Wars universe will join Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – the latest installment of the best-selling “hybrid toy / video game” of 2014.  The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will be available this fall at a suggested retail price of $64.99, and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition promises to deliver kids and families with a wider breadth of content and variety of gameplay than ever offered from Disney Infinity, including:

  • Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™
  • Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
  • A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure)
  • More figures of fan-favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others

Disney Infinity is the only game where fans can play with Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in one experience,” said James Pitaro, President, Disney Interactive.  “We worked closely with Lucasfilm to deliver an authentic Star Wars game experience, featuring some of the most iconic stories and characters from the past, present and future.”

Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters.  The Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force™ and Lightsabers™ in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul.  The Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.  Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

Star Wars is a cross-generational franchise, and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition creates an incredible opportunity for families and fans to relive their favorite Star Wars moments,” said John Blackburn, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Infinity.  “With the addition of Star Wars, Inside Out and new Disney and Marvel characters, Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will be the most ambitious and diverse offering yet and also the most accessible, with a lower suggested retail price for this year’s Starter Pack.”

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will also introduce an all-new, 3-D Toy Box Hub that will make it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences – including platform, racing, and farming simulation games.  Two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games will bring action-adventure gameplay in Toy Box Takeover and kart racing in Toy Box Speedway, where kids and families can play with popular Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in a structured setting.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games, and will be available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, PC and iOS and Android devices.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will include the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base and video game software, the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.  Other Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, figures, and Toy Box Expansion Games will be sold separately.

All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box and, for the first time, Power Discs will be sold in labeled franchise-specific packs of four.  Additional Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars figures and Play Sets will be announced in the coming months.

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The front and back of this Star Wars tee both feature a Dark Side. May the 4th be with you as you join forces with Darth Vader whose famous parental confession is celebrated with this commemorative ”I am your father’s day” shirt.

The shirt has limited availability from Monday May 4, 2015 to Sunday May 10, 2015

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