In the latest Muppets promotion for the Toyota Highlander, Rowlf and Rizzo stop for drive-thru on their way from the Super Bowl to the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. The premiere will be on Tuesday at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre.
Bobby Lopez, who just won an Oscar for his song “Let It Go” from Frozen, recently spoke at the TEDxBroadway regarding songwriting.
At SXSW, ESPN revealed that the new version of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog will launch March 17. Nate Silver moved from The New York Times last July and the statistical journalist is known for his accuracy in predicting presidential elections. Despite being owned by ESPN, the site will cover more than just sports. The site will cover sports, politics, education, entertainment, and more. Evidence of this was Nate Silver’s recent appearance on ABC News in which he talked about statistical trends at the Oscars.
AMC Theatres is inviting guests to catch up on the story of Steve Rogers and Captain America with Marvel’s Captain America Double Feature in RealD 3D at 158 AMC locations nationwide (including both Downtown Disney locations) on Thursday, April 3. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with 2011’s MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, concludes with the 8 p.m. release of MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.
Tickets for Marvel’s Captain America Double Feature at AMC are on sale now online and at participating locations. Fans attending the event will receive a limited edition lanyard and a full size movie poster at participating locations while supplies last.
Tickets for MARVEL’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D and digital formats, are also on sale now. The movie opens nationwide at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3.
Ticket price varies by location and presentation format. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.amctheatres.com/captainamerica.
A new clip from Muppets Most Wanted features Kermit the Frog imprisoned in a Russian gulag as he is mistaken for Constantine by Tina Fey’s Nadya.
Deadline reports on ABC’s upcoming drama Resurrection which premieres this Sunday at 9/8c. ABC has struggled so far this season with most of their series falling flat. The only bright spots are Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which started strong but has lost some of its luster and The Goldbergs which is showing some life in the spot behind Marvel’s show. Resurrection has been heavily promoted by the Disney broadcast network. Have the promos made you want to watch?
Disney XD star Leo Howard’s dad, Todd Howard, will guest star on his son’s show. The episode of Kickin’ It will air on Disney XD March 10. In an interview Leo talks about working with his father:
“The best thing about working with my Dad is that it has always been a dream of mine. It’s something that I’ll have forever and that I can show my kids someday. There wasn’t anything bad about working with him, he is very spontaneous and funny so it was a great experience.”
For more info, read the full report.
Deadline has a report from last night’s premiere of Need for Speed. The premiere of the car-movie took place while the future of DreamWorks Studios is in doubt. The production company, who has a distribution deal with Disney, has a mixed record and money is tight. There is speculation that studio principal Stacey Snider is headed to 21st Century Fox which makes the studio’s future uncertain. The film will be released by Disney March 14th.
Disneyland has announced that they will be hosting an Annual Passholder preview for the refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. APs will be able to use the Stand-by and FastPass queues during the following times:
- Thursday, March 13 – 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Friday, March 14 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight
- Saturday, March 15 – 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Sunday, March 16 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight
For more information visit Disneyland.com
The New York Times has an adaptation of “Life, Animated” by Ron Suskind. The book will be published April 1 by Kingswell, an imprint of Disney Book Group. It tells the story of Ron’s son Owen who at the age of three is diagnosed with regressive autism. Through the storytelling of Disney, Owen is able to make progress both academically and socially. He uses the stories and characters of Disney to learn lessons that many thought he was incapable of learning. The author, Ron Susking, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of four books about presidential power. He is currently the senior fellow at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Here is the description of the book from Amazon: Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn’t speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.