REVIEW – “Fallen Saints: Dia de los Muertos” interactive play brings the Mexican holiday to tragic life

Written by at October 17, 2017

Halloween gets a lot of traction in events around Southern California during this time of year, but what of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (AKA Day of the Dead)? There’s a vibrant seasonal area dedicated to the celebration at Disneyland Resort right now, and on November 1st folks will line up at festivals […]

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VIDEO – Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” sneak peek and costume display arrives at Disneyland Resort

Written by at October 16, 2017

By Odin’s beard! “Thor: Ragnarok” is the highly-anticipated next entry in the mega-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movie series, and to help prepare fans for all the Norse-god action, Disneyland Resort is offering a special limited-time preview of the third “Thor” film! In the Sunset Showcase Theater at Disney California Adventure, the “Thor: Ragnarok” Special […]

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VIDEO – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos “Coco”-style at Disneyland Resort

Written by at October 16, 2017

Dia de los Muertos (also known as the Mexican Day of the Dead) has been celebrated in a variety of traditions for centuries, but only recently has the holiday entered into American pop culture prominence. The upcoming Disney-Pixar film “Coco” continues that trend with a vibrant musical story set in the fictional Mexican village of […]

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VIDEO – FOX Horror Rewind immersive event brings four frightful modern classics to life in Downtown Los Angeles

Written by at October 14, 2017

As announced last week, 20th Century FOX has partnered with the creative team behind one of L.A.’s most popular immersive theater experiences “Delusion” to launch FOX Horror Rewind, a Halloween event unlike any other in Downtown Los Angeles. I visited FOX Horror Rewind at its clandestine dark-alley location last night and walked away having enjoyed an […]

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VIDEO – New “Star Wars” droid J4-K3 being tested for Galaxy’s Edge area in Tomorrowland at Disneyland

Written by at October 13, 2017

The enormous Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion at the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California is still about a year and a half away, but that’s doesn’t mean we’re not steadily seeing incremental progress in the park’s efforts to make the fully-immersive Star Wars experience a reality. This week Disneyland began testing a new “Star Wars” […]

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“Weird Al” Yankovic announces scaled-down “Vanity Tour” with no costumes, no parodies

Written by at October 13, 2017

When most people think of legendary comedy musician “Weird Al” Yankovic, they think of his famous parodies of pop songs covering the past four decades of mainstream music. But over that same timespan, Weird Al has also written and recorded just as many (if not more) fantastically hilarious and catchy original songs, which occupy the […]

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REVIEW – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” LEGO First Order Heavy Scout Walker features amazing spider-like movement

Written by at October 13, 2017

Prepare for a ground assault! The LEGO “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” First Order Heavy Scout Walker was released on Force Friday last month, but we received a review copy this week as a suggested gift guide item for the upcoming holiday season. Set #75177, the First Order Heavy Scout Walker comes with 554 pieces […]

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REVIEW – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” LEGO First Order Heavy Scout Walker features amazing spider-like movement

Written by at October 13, 2017

Prepare for a ground assault! The LEGO “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” First Order Heavy Scout Walker was released on Force Friday last month, but we received a review copy this week as a suggested gift guide item for the upcoming holiday season. Set #75177, the First Order Heavy Scout Walker comes with 554 pieces […]

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VIDEO – Disney Accelerator program unveils next generation of entertainment technology at demo day event

Written by at October 12, 2017

A big part of the future of entertainment technology is in the hands of the Walt Disney Company. The conglomerate controls a vast portion of the media landscape, and as that landscape grows and evolves, Disney must grow with it. That’s why the Disney Accelerator program is the perfect outlet for Disney to invest in […]

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Disney cancels production on “Jack and the Beanstalk”-inspired animated feature “Gigantic”

Written by at October 11, 2017

Disney cancels production on “Jack and the Beanstalk”-inspired animated feature “Gigantic”

In an exclusive story today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Walt Disney Animation Studios has abandoned its long-gestating plans to release the animated feature “Gigantic,” a story inspired by the classic English fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.” “Gigantic” was first announced at D23 Expo 2015, with “Frozen” songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez on board […]

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