Jennifer Walters ongoing adventures are a smash hit as the sleeper hit of All-New Marvel NOW! continues! Today, Marvel is proud to announce that SHE-HULK #2 has sold out at the distributor level (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will immediately head back to press!
SHE-HULK #2 is just another red-hot All-New Marvel NOW! title to fly off the shelves and return for a second printing! Writer Charles Soule and artist Javier Pulido craft an intriguing tale critics are calling “fun”, “beautiful” and “smart”.
“It’s fun, fast, and easy on the eyes. It’s great to live in an age where Marvel puts out awesome, unique comics like this” – IGN.com
“This is just good comics, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.” – ComicBooked.com
‘There’s basically nothing to dislike about this book” – ComicVine.com
NOW is your chance to jump aboard one of the hottest new series in comics as SHE-HULK #2 smashes back into comic shops this April!
Tom Bergeron has announced that he will depart America’s Funniest Home Videos after next season. In a statement the Dancing with the Stars host says, “I’m embracing change this month. DWTS will sure have plenty of it. And I’ve decided that, after 15 wonderful seasons as host of AFV, next year, the show’s 25th anniversary(!!), will be my last. As Doctor Who fans know, every so often a regeneration is a good thing.”
Tom, who also hosts the Disney Legends ceremony at the D23 Expos, has hosted the show since 2001.
Following a screening last night, several invited guests went to Twitter to share their early thoughts on Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The CAPTAIN AMERICA sequel blew me away. Movie has a fantastic script, amazing action, and great character moments. Just about perfect.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 11, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is absolutely incredible. Best action in a Marvel solo movie and perhaps the best of them all – around. — Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 11, 2014
Captain America 2 might be the best Marvel movie yet. Still processing, but it's insanely good.
— John Campea (@johncampea) March 11, 2014
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is Marvel’s best movie to date. You thought the trailers were great? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
— PJ Campbell (@pj_campbell) March 11, 2014
Variety has written a report on how Kermit the Frog and the Muppets got their mojo back. The article discusses the rise, fall, and resurgence of the famous characters. The article discusses about how the Muppets fit in with Disney:
Lisa [Henson]says that, in a way, the Muppets were a model for how Disney subsequently acquired two other lucrative brands — Marvel and “Star Wars’” parent Lucasfilm. “It seems like a smart move for a creator to land there,” she adds. “We waited for so many years to close the deal with Disney for the Muppets to live forever.”
The article also discusses the future of the Muppets including bringing them back to TV:
“It’s just a matter of time,” [Muppeter Bill] Barretta says. “We’re excited to bring it back.” He has an idea for expanding the series. “I think it would be fun to go home and see their personal lives outside of work, and see things they get into. Simple everyday things, like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ does.”
In a telephone interview, Brian Henson admits he had some reservations over the 2011 Disney reboot. “I felt like in the last movie, the Muppets were in one reality and the actors were in another, ” he says. But he calls “Most Wanted,” which he recently saw, a great Muppets movie. “I think my dad would be thrilled the Muppets are continuing,” he adds. “That’s a big deal.”
Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21.
Walt Disney Records will release DCONSTRUCTED, a comprehensive compilation of classic and current music from the longstanding Disney catalog remixed by today’s hottest DJs/producers from across the globe. The 14-track collection features reworks of material from the multiple Academy Award®-winning films The Lion King and Frozen, as well as two of Daft Punk’s contributions to TRON: Legacy.
EDM superstars Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Kaskade are among the electronic dance music luminaries that have lent their formidable skills to these timeless favorites. The reworked material ranges from more recent heartwarmers from Monsters University, The Incredibles, and The Muppets to beloved and lasting sounds from the Hawaiiannette album featuring the beloved Mickey Mouse Club darling, Annette Funicello, Toy Story, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, as well as music inspired by the original Mickey Mouse cartoons, and the enduring theme from the Disneyland Park’s Main Street Electrical Parade.
The blending of the orchestral world of Disney with the synthetic sounds of the electronic world brings out fresh flavors. The recognizable cries and roars of The Lion King‘s “Circle Of Life” mix headily with Mat Zo’s growling basslines and razor-sharp synth stabs. Daft Punk’s abbreviated “Derezzed” is freshened up with vocals courtesy of Negin and extended with Avicii’s twinkling rhythms. Similarly, the previously unreleased Japanese Popstars Remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” stretches out that track’s inquisitive beats with layers of echo. The newly minted Oscar® winner for Best Original Song “Let It Go,” is transformed to a peak-of-the-night banger with Armin Van Buuren’s tranced out take on Idina Menzel’s sparkling vocals.
Says Van Buuren, “I feel incredibly honored to have remixed an Oscar-winning song—though I didn’t know that yet when I started.”
“My first remix of Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy was so long ago, but it was a significant moment of recognition in my career,” says Avicii. “It’s great to be a part of it again, to refresh the track, and to let everyone hear Negin’s voice.”
The makeovers of these universally appealing songs show off their renovations the most when the sounds from over half a century ago are brought to the present time. Stonebridge takes inspiration from the immutable Mickey Mouse cartoons for his new track, “Hey Pluto!” which takes Mickey’s identifiable squeak and Pluto’s barks and uses them as sound effects for the track’s creeping shuffles. Snippets of Sleeping Beauty‘s carousel-like “Once Upon A Dream” are interspersed through Trion’s tweaked out remix and much of Main Street Electrical Parade’s feelgood vibe is maintained for the updated Extended Mix. Kaskade’s crafted approach to Dumbo‘s sentimental “Baby Mine” maintains the original’s emotions bringing those to the present time with softly rounded beats and gently building house rhythms.
DCONSTRUCTED track listing:
- “Circle of Life” (Mat Zo Remix) – Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. The Lion King
- “Derezzed” (So Amazing Mix) Remixed by Avicii featuring Negin – Daft Punk TRON: Legacy
- “Let It Go” (Armin Van Buuren Remix) – Idina Menzel Frozen
- “Roar” (Yogi Remix) – Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Monsters University
- “Partysaurus Overflow” – BT & Au5 Inspired by the Toy Story Short Partysaurus Rex
- “UNKLE Reconstruction” (U.N.K.L.E.) – Michael Giacchino The Incredibles
- “Fall” (Japanese Popstars Remix) – Daft Punk TRON: Legacy
- “The Muppet Show Theme” (Shy Kidx Remix) – The Muppets The Muppets
- “Hey Pluto!” (Stonebridge Remix) – Stonebridge Inspired by Original Mickey Mouse Cartoons
- “Once Upon a Dream” (Trion Remix) – Bill Shirley & Mary Costa Sleeping Beauty
- “Main Street Electrical Parade” (Extended Mix) – Shinichi Osawa Disneyland® Park
- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (Alfred Montejano Hyper Remix) – Randy Newman Toy Story
- “Baby Mine” (House Version) – KASKADE Dumbo
- “Pineapple Princess” (Kinsey Moore Remix) – Annette Funicello Hawaiiannette
DCONSTRUCTED will be available April 22, 2014 wherever music is sold. Album sampler was revealed yesterday on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/lYAx0pt_Iq
This morning’s Good Morning America featured a report on Life, Animated, the new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind about how is son Owen was helped through “Disney therapy”. The report also features ABC News Medical Editor Richard Besser who discusses regressive autism and what others struggling with autism can learn from the “Disney Therapy”.
The book is currently available for preorder as is scheduled for release April 1.
Marvel will be live streaming the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on March 13 at 6PT. Join LaughingPlace.com as we live tweet the premiere using #LPCap. Captain America: The Winter is released April 4.
ABC Family announces the summer premieres of three highly-anticipated new original series, including the riveting drama “Chasing Life” and hilarious comedies “Young & Hungry,” starring Emily Osment, and “Mystery Girls,” starring and executive produced by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. Fan favorites “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched at Birth” and “The Fosters” also return in June with brand-new episodes.
“Chasing Life” premieres Tuesday, June 10th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new one-hour drama follows April (Italia Ricci), a smart, twenty-something, aspiring journalist who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, Sara (Mary Page Keller), rebellious little sister, Brenna (Haley Ramm), and her grandmother, Emma (Rebecca Schull). We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she’s landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed Boston newspaper editor and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George (Steven Weber) works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. Along the way, she’ll find new reserves of strength and passion within and discover that facing death may really be the only way to truly live.
“Young & Hungry,” executive produced by Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”), premieres Wednesday June 25th, at 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh’s aide, Elliot (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh’s housekeeper Yolanda (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.
“Mystery Girls,” starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth, premieres Wednesday, June 25th, at 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90’s when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a “Mystery Girls” fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test. The series is also executive produced by Spelling and Garth.
“Pretty Little Liars” returns for its fifth season with all-new episodes on Tuesday, June 10th, at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the new season of the hit drama series, the PLLs must dodge their dreaded nemesis, “A,” while navigating a world with Alison back in it. The series will hit a milestone 100 episodes during its fifth season.
“Switched at Birth” premieres with all-new episodes on Monday, June 16th, at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The award winning series returns to complete its third season by picking up the day after the winter finale, as our characters deal with the consequences of decisions made the night before. Kathryn deals with the reality of being a herotica novelist, Regina is torn between the pull of her old neighborhood and her new life, and the girls need to summon courage to face a moment of truth they never anticipated.
“The Fosters” returns for its second season on Monday, June 16th, at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The critically-acclaimed series centers on biracial lesbian couple Stef and Lena Foster, who are raising a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids. The second season will continue to explore the growing Fosters clan, with all the triumphs and travails, twists and turns, that fans of the series have come to expect. Callie and Jude will try to adjust to their new roles in the family, and everyone will deal with the fallout from their previous actions. Past mistakes will come home to roost, consequences will be handed out, and victories will be hard fought, and ultimately well-won. Their deep bonds will grow, enabling America’s most modern family to face the future head on, with love in their hearts.
Tuesday, June 10th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”
Tuesday, June 10th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Chasing Life”
Monday, June 16th, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “Switched at Birth”
Monday, June 16th, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – Season premiere of “The Fosters”
Wednesday, June 25th – 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Young & Hungry”
Wednesday, June 25th – 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT – Series premiere of “Mystery Girls”
Entertainment Weekly has released a deleted scene from Saving Mr. Banks that will be available when the film is released on Blu-Ray March 18. In this scene Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) discuss promise breakers after she discovers Walt planned on putting animation in Mary Poppins. Saving Mr. Banks is available for preorder
ESPN’s Dick Vitale is starring in the latest Disney Side ad for Disney Parks that is currently airing on ESPN Networks. ESPN is also launching a Disney Side sweepstakes where you can win a vacation. ESPN’s Front Row blog also takes a look at the creation of the spot that features the College Basketball analyst and his family.