Friday, October 31, 2014

Big Hero 6 activities!

Here are some fun new activity sheets, science experiments and delicious movie-themed recipes to get everyone excited about the opening of Big Hero 6!

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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!















BIG HERO 6 (In 3D)
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Genre:                                      Animated Action/Comedy/Adventure
Rating:                                      TBA
U.S. Release Date:                    November 7, 2014

Voice Cast:                               Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph.
Directors:                                  Don Hall & Chris Williams
Producer:                                  Roy Conli

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Notes:
·       “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
·       Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
·       Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

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Into the Woods, December 25th!


 The featurette “A Look Inside INTO THE WOODS” is now available. Feel free to share with your readers!


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INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!





INTO THE WOODS
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Genre:                                      Musical drama
U.S. Release Date:                    December 25, 2014
Rating:                                      PG
Running time:                            TBD

Cast:                                        Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine,
                                                Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford and Johnny Depp.
      Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, MacKenzie Mauzy,
      Billy Magnussen

Director:                                   Rob Marshall
Producers:                                John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall
Screenplay by:                          James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by:                  Stephen Sondheim
Based on the Musical by:                  Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.

Notes:
·       The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
·       The award-winning production team includes: Oscar® winner Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) as director of photography; Oscar winner Dennis Gassner (“Bugsy,” “Quantum of Solace”) as production designer; and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) as costume designer.

Pippin


Tony Award®-Winning 
PIPPIN Soars in 3rd Episode of
“Broadway Balances America” Series

Special Peek at Omaha-Bound Musical Exclusively on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act®, Wednesday, October 29, and Wednesday, November 5, at 6:30 a.m.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – OCTOBER 28, 2014 – PIPPIN, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival, which will be presented in Omaha in March by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America as part of the Omaha Performing Arts 2014/2015 Broadway Series, will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel Wednesday, October 29, at 6:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. The segment will also air at the same time on Wednesday, November 5. Viewers will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the “Broadway Balances America” series. 
The Broadway touring musical production will be on stage live at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 8, 2015. Tickets starting at $30 are available online atTicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587. Ticket Omaha is the official ticket outlet for all performances of Broadway Across America productions and all productions at the Orpheum Theater.
This third episode of the six-part “Broadway Balances America” segment focuses on the strong women behind PIPPIN and how they balance their lives in the demanding theatre industry. Interviews with Tony Award®-winning director Diane Paulus and circus creator Gypsy Snider highlight the creative process of developing a fresh, new PIPPIN for modern audiences. Viewers will get an exclusive look on-stage with Snider working with the show’s Leading Player and various acrobats that make thisPIPPIN truly extraordinary.


About PIPPIN:
PIPPIN, Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical, is now playing in New York City at the Music Box Theatre and across the U.S. on national tour. With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating new production is directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award® nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.  


About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television
Now in its 7th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple - the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings Mon.-Wed. at 7:30 am (ET/PT) and Thursday and Friday at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com

“Broadway Balances America” segments on “The Balancing Act®” will include MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, November 8 and 25. That musical production will play on the Orpheum stage March 25 through 29, 2015. In addition to PIPPIN and MOTOWN the MUSICAL the “Broadway Balances America” segments have included: Annie, Aug. 12 & 19 and Dirty Dancing, September 9 & 16. A segment on Disney’s Newsies will air November 6 & 13.

To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com

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Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the Omaha metropolitan area. Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to the arts extends into its own series, Omaha Performing Arts Presents, as well as education and community involvement programs that help ensure the arts have a far-reaching impact. In partnership with Broadway Across America, Omaha Performing Arts also brings the finest in touring Broadway productions to Omaha,

Core to its mission, Omaha Performing Arts manages two landmark venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater – the former, which includes the acoustically acclaimed Kiewit Concert Hall and Scott Recital Hall and the latter, which includes Slosburg Hall, a proscenium theater. Omaha Performing Arts also provides comprehensive ticketing services for cultural and performing arts within the region through Ticket Omaha.

Omaha Performing Arts’ performances are supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund. For more information on Omaha Performing Arts visit www.OmahaPerformingArts.org



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Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe!

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”), Chris Evans (“Captain America”) and Chadwick Boseman (newly announced “Black Panther”) all made special appearances.

All of the details and release dates are below!

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MARVEL STUDIOS UNVEILS PHASE 3 OF MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.

The announced films are as follows:

·       5/1/15 –  AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
·       7/17/15 – ANT-MAN 
·       5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
·       11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE 
·       5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
·       7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
·       11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
·       5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
·       7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
·       11/2/18 – INHUMANS
·       5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II

Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.

Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.

Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.

For full coverage of today’s event, visit marvel.com.


Avengers: Age of Ultron




A Special Look at Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON that aired on tonight’s episode of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is now available!

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
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Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: May 1, 2015
Running Time: TBD    
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Director: Joss Whedon
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau
Written by: Joss Whedon


STORY SYNOPSIS:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.