New Images from Into the Woods
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Disney has released new images from Into the Woods. The film-musical is scheduled to be released 12/25/14.

James Corden and Meryl Streep

James Corden and Meryl Streep

 

 

James Corden as the baker and Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood

James Corden as the baker and Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood

Billy Magnussen stars as Rapunzel’s Prince

Billy Magnussen stars as Rapunzel’s Prince

Emily Blunt and James Corden star as a baker and his wife who wish to start a family

Emily Blunt and James Corden star as a baker and his wife who wish to start a family

Daniel Huttlestone as Jack and Tracey Ullman as his mother.

Daniel Huttlestone as Jack and Tracey Ullman as his mother.

Lilla Crawford stars as Little Red Riding Hood

Lilla Crawford stars as Little Red Riding Hood

Chris Pine stars as Cinderella’s Prince

Chris Pine stars as Cinderella’s Prince

Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Tammy Blanchard bring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and stepmother to life

Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Tammy Blanchard bring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and stepmother to life

Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella

Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella

MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel.

MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel.

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ESPN Covers the MLB Trade Deadline
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ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline, highlighted by a one-hour Baseball Tonight: Trade Deadline Special, on Thursday, July 31, at 3 p.m. ET leading up to the league’s 4 p.m. deadline. Host Jon Sciambi will join analysts John Kruk and Manny Acta and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark and Keith Law.

ESPN.com’s MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. on deadline day. Additional ESPN.com coverage includes:

  • Daily Baseball Tonight digital segments throughout the week;
  • “Countdown to the Trade Deadline” hub with a countdown to the 4 p.m. deadline;
  • ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark’s “Daily Rumble” on hot topics each day;
  • Expert trade analysis from ESPN MLB Insiders Jim Bowden and Keith Law;

Baseball Tonight will also provide trade deadline analysis on Wednesday, July 30, at both 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. SportsCenter will also offer around-the-clock, breaking news and trade analysis leading up to and following Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.

Baseball Tonight’s deadline day commentators on Twitter include Sciambi (@BoogSciambi), Kruk (@JohnKruk_ESPN), Acta (@MannyActa14), Olney (@Buster_ESPN), Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN), Stark (@jaysonst), Law (@keithlaw) and Bowden (@JimBowdenESPNxm).

Animal Planet Looking For Pets Showing Their Disney Side
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Animal Planet’s America’s Cutest Pets is looking for pets showing their Disney Side for their upcoming Halloween special. Guests can submit videos of their pets to be included. Here are some filming tips:

- Hold your camera or phone horizontally instead of vertically

- Film in the highest resolution possible and please don’t compress

- No music, radio or TV in the background

- Please include the pets face in the clip

To submit a clip of your pet, visit  this website.

 

Disney Art Exhibit Opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
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Enter into the behind-the-scenes world of Walt Disney with the very special museum exhibition, The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection, debuting in the San Diego market at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) on July 26, 2014 and running until September 7, 2014.

Enjoy this unprecedented collection of over 250 original Disney animation cels, concept sketches, painted backgrounds and storyboard drawings featuring beloved Disney characters including Pinocchio, Snow White, Peter Pan and Mickey Mouse.

During exhibitions, the Museum is open Thursdays – Saturdays (10 am – 4 pm), and Sundays (1 pm – 4 pm). Tickets are $8;members and children under 12 get in free. Senior (60+), military and student discounts are available.

For more information, please call (760) 839-4138 or visit: artcenter.org.
Masterpieces from the Golden Age of Animation are shared by local San Diego collector, David Yaruss, whose passion for collecting was first ignited in 1975 at one of the first Comic-Cons, held in the basement of the El Cortez hotel. Yaruss credits that experience with changing his life forever and kick-starting his collection of original Disney animation art, comics, historical items and books.
“It’s been my purpose for a long time to not only hold this collection privately, but to share it with the masses,” says David Yaruss. “The artwork is amazingly beautiful, I’ve always appreciated the creativity that’s gone into these classic features. It’s truly an inspiration for excellence.”
The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an inviting 9,000-square-foot exhibition space boasting three galleries, a sculpture court, secure collections storage, and a museum store. Disney enthusiasts mark your calendars, and don’t miss The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection!

First Look at Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
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This December, spinning directly out of the pages of the New York Times Bestselling Uncanny X-Men, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with critically-acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino to finally answer one of the burning questions on fan’s minds – what happened to Eva Bell?! Revealed this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the answers you’ve been waiting for are in the oversized UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 – and the accidental adventures of the young, time-travelling X-Man will shock you!

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“It is the utmost grandest X-Men tradition to have your mutant power be the coolest thing about you and the scariest thing,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “It was only a matter of time before [Eva] was thrust into a situation that revealed the scary side of time related powers.”

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Unable to fully control her powers, Eva Bell, Codename: Tempus had disappeared in the blink of an eye during an X-Men training mission. Though she re-appeared moments later, she had aged many years. Trapped in her own time bubble, Tempus embarked on a journey into the far future of the Marvel Universe. A journey that would change the young X-Man forever! This oversized annual also marks the first ever Marvel project for critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow).

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                                                                                                                                       “Andrea is someone we’ve been dying to work with for some time,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts. “It seemed like the perfect tale to capitalize on Andrea’s strengths as an artist, especially his talent of establishing expansive and panoramic settings – which this issue has PLENTY of!”

How long was Eva trapped inside her temporal sphere? What horrors did she witness in an uncertain and dangerous future? And more importantly – why would she keep it a secret from her teammates? All will be revealed when Eva Bell takes center stage in Bendis & Sorrentino’s UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 – and she’ll never be the same again!

D23 Announces Details Of Its Fall Issue
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To celebrate 23 issues of its collectible publication, Disney twenty-three, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club circles the planet to experience Disney’s worlds from Europe, South America, and Asia to the fantastical fictional realms of San Fransokyo and Once Upon a Time’s Enchanted Forest. The cover of the issue features a spectacular photo mosaic with a classic image of Walt and Roy O. Disney with Margie Gay of the Alice Comedies shorts series, courtesy of images of D23 Members from around the globe.

Disney twenty-three’s Fall issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23, starts the journey with a visit to France for an in-depth look at how the creative team at Walt Disney Imagineering brought the spectacular world of Ratatouille to life at Disneyland Paris for Ratatouille: The Adventure. Then it’s off to Japan where Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives is touring the country with a dazzling exhibit featuring more than 70 props, costumes, images, and artifacts. In “It’s A Disney World After All,” D23 goes on a non-stop tour from Latin America to the Middle East to look at Disney’s indelible mark on the rich cultures of many nations. And, in true Disney fashion, we visit the stunning and sleek fictional city of San Fransokyo for a look at spectacular concept art that inspired the upcoming Walt Disney Feature Animation release Big Hero 6.

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Also included in the Fall issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • A rich look into Marvel’s remarkable 75-year history, including a season two preview of the ABC hit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • A chilling glimpse at Once Upon a Time’s upcoming Frozen-themed season with the series’ creators
  • A dive into the Walt Disney Archives to view rarely seen concept art from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year
  • A journey back in time to celebrate 89 amazing Disney milestones from 1989
  • Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, D Society, Ask Dave, and our final edition of PHOTOfiles

All D23 Members are invited to visit www.D23.com for additional members-only content, including an in-depth video interview with Stan Lee who sits down to talk about Marvel’s 75-year legacy.

Other features coming to D23.com include:

  • A soaring look at Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who used his initial score as inspiration for the soundtrack to Ratatouille: The Adventure
  • More scoop on what’s to come this season on Once Upon a Time
  • An extended gallery of concept art from the development of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The publication will begin arriving mid-August

Thanos Stars in Original Graphic Novel From Marvel
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Next week, the Mad Titan embarks on a new journey. But first, Marvel is proud to present your new look at Thanos: The Infinity Revelation OGN – the next original graphic novel in Marvel’s all new OGN line. Featuring the world’s most popular characters brought to life by the best creators, Marvel’s new OGNs debut in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.

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Thanos: The Infinity Revelation OGN sees comic master Jim Starlin (The Infinity Gauntlet, Captain Marvel) return to his most famous creation Thanos for an all-new adventure and a new quest for one of the galaxy’s most ruthless villans. A crusade that will cross paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock, the Silver Surfer, the Annihilators and ultimately his one true love, Death!

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With his once sworn enemy Adam Warlock at his side, Thanos will square off against the most powerful beings in the universe. But to what ends? And when the dust settles, what will remain? Prepare yourself as comic legend Jim Starlin returns to the cosmic arena for a tale of death and rebirth that will leave the Mad Titan changed in Thanos: The Infinity Revelation OGN!

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Additionally, this original graphic novel will also include a code for a bonus digital edition of Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, redeemable for reading via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. This code is included at no extra charge, allowing fans to keep their copy of Thanos: The Infinity Revelation safe on their bookshelves but still carry this exciting story with them on the go to read anytime, anywhere!

THANOS: THE INFINITY REVELATION OGN is on sale wherever comics and books are sold next Wednesday, August 6th!

espnW launches Nine for IX Knowledge Center
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In concert with the debut of espnW’s and ESPN Films’ Nine for IX Shorts, espnW launched theNine for IX Knowledge Center, a resource center for college administrators, professors and student-athletes that examines the powerful lessons in each of the Nine for IX series films released last summer.  The site, located on espnW.com, provides discussion guides, posters and community forums for each of the films, as well as free copies of the Nine for IX box set.Nine for IX, nine documentaries about women, directed by women, premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX.  Visit the Knowledge Center:www.espnW.com/KnowledgeCenter.

“espnW continues to innovate with the creation of the Nine for IX Knowledge Center, which will facilitate thoughtful, in-depth conversations about the important themes in our films,” said Laura Gentile, vice president, espnW. “We believe the Knowledge Center is an important tool for fans, educators, coaches and student-athletes.”

The unique discussion guides for each film were developed by espnW Advisory Panel member, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., the Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at The University of Minnesota. The guides provide thought-provoking discussion topics such as gender equality, social class, sports media coverage, sexism, sports marketing, role models and race.

“The Knowledge Center was developed in collaboration with espnW to go beyond the entertainment value of the films and leverage the richness of the embedded lessons and messages they offer,” said LaVoi. “The Nine for IX series provides educators and students a forum to explore and debate the hard-hitting topics that have, and are, affecting girls and women in sports.”

Yesterday, espnW and ESPN Films debuted a new series of Nine for IX shorts on espnW.com. The short films are an extension of the feature-length, Emmy-nominated, Nine for IX series focused on capturing fascinating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Among those profiled are MMA pioneer Ronda Rousey, WNBA star Brittney Griner, golf champion Jan Stephenson, and the first all-women America’s Cup team.  The participating filmmakers are Melissa Johnson, Nikki Reed, Tina Carbone, Jessica Wolfson and the Mundo Sisters.

 


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