Get Ready to Return to Arendelle – The Frozen 2 Trailer
I sat on this trailer for a day before attempting to put my thoughts here. I watched it over and over again and continued to find the trailer dark and grim. Not at all what I expected.
To be honest, I don’t know what I expected but I do know I didn’t expect Frozen 2 to be grim. Over time I think we have all come to think of Frozen as a happy story hugely because we know the ending and love the songs.
This initial trailer is not at all what was expected, but we all know that trailers can sometimes be deceiving, and we’ll certainly see more trailers with different tones and focal areas of the film before November.
This initial trailer feels a wee bit dark to me. It’s a wordless collection of scenes of the characters striving at various unclear tasks.
And then there are the new characters! Who are they? How will they be brought into the film? The new girl looks a lot like Anna – is she a young Anna in a bit of a flashback?
We have been told that Frozen 2 will again be a musical with original songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returning to write the songs.
Officially we have also been told that Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far into the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
The end of the trailer does show our favorite characters walking together and staring out over beautiful scenery and seems to imply they’re going someplace.
Disney will certainly share more trailers as the release date gets closer, along with an official synopsis that will answer many of our questions. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this first trailer?
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2019.
Calling All Dog Lovers – A Dog’s Way Home – Giveaway!!
If you are my good friend, or even an acquaintance – or if you have scrolled by my Instagram once or twice – you know I love my dog! #AdorableDory is a baby moose. 90 pounds at under a year old and I love her to pieces.
Enough about my puppy! Because I’m a huge dog lover, I’m also a huge lover of all movies that star dogs! A Dogs Way Home is one of those movies! I’ve seen the trailers several times and can’t wait to see whole movie this week (opens in theaters this Friday, January 11).
A Dog’s Way Home, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron and chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
Warning! The trailer makes me cry a little! I’ve seen it in the movie theaters a couple of times and seeing it on the big screen really yanks at your heart.
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Here’s the Line-Up! The 2019 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate!
2018 was a great year for the movies and ended the year with everyone’s favorite and an outstanding holiday film – Mary Poppins Returns. I admit I have seen it three times already and to be honest, I’m ready to see it again!
If you think 2018 was a great year for the movies, wait until you see the line-up for 2019! I’m having a hard time deciding which 2019 movie I’m most excited about. If I had to rank which one I’m most looking forward to, I would have to say Dumbo (due out in March).
Below you will find information on the upcoming 2019 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It’s going to be an amazing year at the movies!
March 9, 2019 –CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios) – #CaptainMarvel
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens in March, 2019 in U.S. theaters.
March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios) – #Dumbo
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose over-sized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).
DUMBO flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.
April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature) – #DisneynaturePenguins
Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.
Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.
April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios) – #AvengersEndgame
AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.
May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios) – #Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich (“Death Nate”) with Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hanson”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).
ALADDIN opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.
June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar) – #ToyStory4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).
Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios) – #TheLionKing
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer film-making techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
THE LION KING roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios) – #ArtemisFowl
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay.
Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.
November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – Hashtag Coming Soon
Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.
FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
TRAILER: Coming Soon
December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm) – Hashtag Coming Soon
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX opens in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.
TRAILER: Coming Soon
Get the popcorn ready for a great year of movies!
Mary Poppins Returns Activity Packet – It’s Practically Perfect!
It’s a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Practically Perfect in Every Way kind of day!
Today’s the day! Mary Poppins Returns and hopefully you all will be able to take a break from your holiday preparation and head to the theater to see Mary Poppins Returns – I know I’ll be there!
This new activity packet is full of coloring pages and great projects that will help bring Mary Poppins Returns fun into your house during the holidays (just download and print)
Tick Tock! The House with a Clock in its Walls Now Available on Digital
I’m a HUGE Jack Black fan so looked forward to seeing THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS.I was curious to see how they would bring the story to the screen and was really thrilled with the outcome.
The House with a Clock in Its Wallsis based on John Bellairs’ same-named 1970s children’s book. This can definitely be considered a first “starter horror movie” for families and tweens. But it’s definitely the kind of movie that requires you know your own kid.
The movie will be considered very creepy by some. There are scary toys and dolls, some creepy sounds, a little witchcraft, and the occult. But I think it’s balanced out by the “good” witch and warlocks who ultimately prevail against the forces of evil that threaten them and the world.
Parents who enjoy horror movies themselves should appreciate the introduction to creepy movies with this film for their kids, but families with sensitive kids should think twice.
The movie offers some great messages about teamwork, perseverance, friendship, and facing your fears.
JACK BLACK AND CATE BLANCHETT
CAST A SPELL IN AMBLIN’S MAGICAL
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL (as of NOV.27, 2018)
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DEC.18, 2018
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
A house full of magic, mystery and madness comes to life in The House With a Clock in Its Walls, arrived on Digital November 27, 2018 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD will arrive December 18, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro, this family-based thrill ride is one to remember!
Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be.
The House With a Clock in It’s Wallsarrives on Digital and via the movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted mansion fun” (LA Times), The House With a Clock in It’s Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary.
Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.
Full of wonder and adventure, The House With a Clock in its Walls mesmerizes audiences of all ages and keeps the magic alive when stars Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kung Fu Panda), Cate Blanchett (Ocean’s 8, Thor: Ragnarok) and Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home, Mother’s Day) arrive as Uncle Jonathan, Mrs. Zimmerman and Lewis Barnavelt. In the most unexpected places, fantastical events, miraculous twists and suspense filled moments ensue in this “zany kids adventure” (The Hollywood Reporter) that soon captivates adults as well. In the tradition of Amblin classics, master frightener and director Eli Roth’s The House With a Clock in its Walls is a family-friendly fantasy film that “stands alongside the ‘just for kids’ classics of the 1980’s and 1990’s” (Forbes).
In The House With a Clock in its Walls directed by Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Cabin Fever), Lewis Barnavelt (Vaccaro) goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in a creaky and creepy mansion with an eerie tick-tocking heart. But when Lewis soon finds out he’s in the presence of magic practiced by his uncle and neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Blanchett), his new town’s dreary aura boosts to life in an exciting and dangerous way. Based on the beloved children’s classic book written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in its Walls is written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s “Supernatural”) and co-stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks,”Inside Out), Colleen Camp (Clue), Renée Elise Goldsberry (“One Life to Live”), and Sunny Suljic (Mid-90s, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL:
Warlocks and Witches –Go behind the scenes with the enchanting cast of The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Finding Lewis – A look at the casting of Owen Vaccaro
Jack’s Magical Journey – A look at the unique dynamism and magic that Jack Black brings to the character of Jonathan Barnavelt
The Great Cate – The cast discuss Cate Blanchett’s wonderful performance as Florence Zimmerman
The Terrifying Isaac Izard – Watch Kyle MacLachlan’s creepy evolution from living icon to undead-warlock
The Ultimate Haunted House – Join filmmakers for a guided tour through the incredible house at the center of the film
Automatons Attack – A behind-the-scenes look at the mechanical horrors involved in this chilling sequence
Pumpkin Puke – Behind the scenes with the cast and an army of spooky, snarling, vomiting pumpkins
Moving Pieces – Filmmakers and cast discuss the amazing clock room set
Baby Jack – A behind-the-scenes look at the creepy Baby Jack sequence
Tick Tock: Bringing the Book to Life – Filmmakers discuss how they adapted the book for the big screen
Eli Roth: Director’s Journals – Director Eli Roth takes viewers behind the scenes
New Zebedee Elementary
Owen Goes Behind the Scenes – Armed with his own camera, Owen guides viewers on his own journey behind-the-scenes of the movie
Around the Set
Behind the Camera
The Big Interview
Downtime on Set
Theme Song Challenge – Eli Roth and the cast are challenged to come up with a theme song for the film
Do You Know Jack Black? – The cast compete with each other to see who knows Jack Black the best
Abracadabra! – Eli Roth performs a magic trick for Owen Vaccaro
Jack Black’s Greatest Fear – Eli Roth and Owen Vaccaro play a prank on Jack Black
The Mighty Wurlitzer – Composer Nathan Barr discusses how he created the film’s unique and distinct score
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTMDVD & DIGITAL:
Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
More Books, Please
A Horrible Practical Joke
Tarby Ditches Lewis
Play for Him
Get Out of the Way
Time Is of the Essence
The Clock That Never Breaks
12 Minutes to Go
Feature Commentary with Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black
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Executive Producers: William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis, Mark McNair
Produced By: Bradley J. Fischer p.g.a., James Vanderbilt p.g.a., Eric Kripke p.g.a.
Based on the Novel By: John Bellairs
Screenplay By: Eric Kripke
Directed By: Eli Roth
DOLBY ATMOS® SOUNDTRACK
The House With a Clock in its Walls Blu-ray™and 4K Ultra HD will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.
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