Sleeping Beauty Castle And Walt Disney Funko POP! Set to Release On December 5th

‘To all that come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.” Walt Disney’s words of dedication will be fondly recalled with this remarkable Pop! vinyl set commemorating the 65th Anniversary of Disneyland, featuring Sleeping Beauty Castle and Walt himself.

– Created especially for Disneyland Resort
– Fully sculpted vinyl Walt Disney statuette with Mickey Mouse doll and Sleeping Beauty Castle vinyl miniature with golden accents
– Celebrating Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary July 17, 1955

Order HERE for $39.99.

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Pop! People At Funko HQ & Funko Hollywood

Starting December 11, 2020, you will be able to visit the Pop! Factories, exclusively at the Funko Headquarters and Funko Hollywood Stores, to build your own Pop! People!

With Pop! People, you can create Pop!-stylized figures of yourselves, family and friends! You’ll be able to choose from thousands of unique combinations of hair, apparel, accessories, and more to create a custom Pop! Whether you wear glasses, are rocking pink hair, growing a beard, or looking for the perfect holiday gift, there is a Pop! for everyone!

Pop People is $25 per figure, and includes all parts needed to create the Pop!, two hand-held accessories, and a personalized box.

The stores will have kiosks that display the pieces, and customers will fill out order forms to make their piece selections. They will then bring their completed order form to the Pop! Factory counter and process the order. As soon as the “builder” is done popping the pieces together, the customer will be contacted to pick up their completed Pop! in a customized box!

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The Goonies Cast To Reunite For Script Reading To Benefit No Kid Hungry Charity


The Goonies cast is reuniting virtually for a special script reading event to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, an organization working to help feed kids and families during the pandemic and beyond.

The special event, which is set to air on Saturday, December 5 at 5 p.m. PST, will include Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi as well as special guests Zach Braff, Cary Elwes, Donald Faison and Gad!

The virtual reunion will be broadcast and available for viewers to watch and donate at the official site, with the event being free to the public though No Kid Hungry encouraging donations even as small as $1 as, due to the global pandemic, one in four kids could face hunger this year and every dollar will go towards their plan to make sure kids are fed during this crisis and all year long.

Tune in at 5 PM (PT) on:

Tiltify‘s Twitch Page 

-No Kid Kid Hungry’s TikTok page

The Goonies‘ Facebook Page

More info HERE.

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Watch The Midnight Sky Trailer

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.

Directed by George Clooney, The Midnight Sky will be released on Netflix on December 23.

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Check Out The New Poster For The Mandalorian Season 2

Disney+ has released a cool new poster for The Mandalorian Season 2, featuring Mando, Grogu (The Child), Cara Dune, Greef Karga, Moff Gideon, Ahsoka Tano,  Bo-Katan Kryze, and others. Even Din Djarin’s trusty ship, The Razor Crest is featured.

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Godzilla Vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, In The Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, Matrix 4 & More Films Coming To HBO Max In 2021

Today, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced that it has committed to releasing its 2021 film slate via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. will continue to exhibit the films theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the U.S. concurrent with the film’s domestic release. The hybrid model was created as a strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic, particularly in the U.S. Following the one month HBO Max access period domestically, each film will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and international territories, with all customary distribution windows applying to the title. All films will be available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR on HBO Max. This announcement was made today by Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group (of which Warner Bros. is part) and Jason Kilar, CEO, WarnerMedia.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group’s 2021 expected release slate currently includes The Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In The Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Malignant, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho and Matrix 4. 

“We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group,” said Sarnoff. “No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021. With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films. We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.”

“After considering all available options and the projected state of moviegoing throughout 2021, we came to the conclusion that this was the best way for WarnerMedia’s motion picture business to navigate the next 12 months,” said Kilar. “More importantly, we are planning to bring consumers 17 remarkable movies throughout the year, giving them the choice and the power to decide how they want to enjoy these films. Our content is extremely valuable, unless it’s sitting on a shelf not being seen by anyone. We believe this approach serves our fans, supports exhibitors and filmmakers, and enhances the HBO Max experience, creating value for all.”

“This hybrid exhibition model enables us to best support our films, creative partners and moviegoing in general throughout 2021,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We have a fantastic, wide ranging slate of titles from talented and visionary filmmakers next year, and we’re excited to be able get these movies in front of audiences around the world. And, as always, we’ll support all of our releases with innovative and robust marketing campaigns for their theatrical debuts, while highlighting this unique opportunity to see our films domestically via HBO Max as well.”

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Meet TIME’s First-Ever Kid of The Year

For the past 92 years, TIME has named a Person of the Year. In 2019, then-16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the youngest ever Person of the Year, and the first individual under age 25 to receive the title. Her movement to stop climate change, among other world-shifting youth movements of recent years, make clear that young people carry tremendous influence today, and that they are using that influence to shape a world that matches their vision.

This year, in partnership with Nickelodeon, TIME is recognizing in the U.S. its first ever Kid of the Year, a barometer for the rising leaders of America’s youngest generation. To choose the most influential kids of 2020, we looked across social media and school districts, at actions big and small. “Small steps can lead to big change,” says TIME for Kids editor Andrea Delbanco. “These are everyday kids making change in their communities in a fun and accessible—but very impactful—way.”

Panelists including representatives from the Special Olympics and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA formed an advisory committee to help judge the more than 5,000 U.S.-based nominees on the positive impact they’ve had this year and signs that they’ll continue to lead in the future. A committee of kids, including Nickelodeon stars Young Dylan and Chinguun Sergelen, Disney star Sky Katz, Little Chef Ivy, and Time For Kids kid reporters Tiana Sirmans and Raunak Singh, then worked with comedian Trevor Noah to narrow down the finalists and select the ultimate Kid of the Year.

The five finalists have grown food for those in crisis, designed better toys for kids with disabilities, and started new conversations about racial justice. They include Tyler Gordon, 14, from San Jose, Calif.; Jordan Reeves, 14, from Columbia, Mo.; Bellen Woodard, 10, from Leesburg, Va.; and Ian McKenna, 16, from Austin.

Exceptional leadership is what made the ultimate Kid of the Year, 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao, stand out. Rao not only researches scientific tools such as artificial intelligence and carbon nanotube sensor technology and applies them to problems she sees in everyday life, like cyberbullying and water contamination. She also shows other kids how to tap into their curiosity, aspiring to create a generation of innovators.

Each of this year’s five finalists will be designated a TIME for Kids Kid Reporter, given opportunities to contribute to TIME, and will receive a cash prize from ViacomCBS, Nickelodeon’s owner.

“I really hope the work that all of these kids are doing identifies innovation as a necessity and not something that’s a choice anymore,” Rao tells Angelina Jolie in an interview for TIME. “I hope I can be a small part of that.”

Read more HERE.

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Lucasfilm To Celebrate 50th Anniversary In 2021

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm. The celebration will kick off with commemorative, fan-favorite 50th anniversary Star Wars products. The launch starts in January and will continue throughout the year with special edition product releases.

“Consumer products have always been an integral part of the Star Wars fan experience, and they remain a constant force in pop-culture today,” says Paul Southern, Lucasfilm senior vice president, Licensing and Franchise. “To commemorate Lucasfilm’s 50 years of storytelling, we look forward to honoring this consumer products legacy and bringing to life brand-new products, games, and publishing offerings that celebrate our future with Lucasfilm’s exciting feature films and Disney+ series ahead.”

Lucasfilm was founded in 1971 by George Lucas. Films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones took the world by storm and revolutionized visual effects, sound design, animation, and other groundbreaking filmmaking techniques. The artists and technicians of Lucasfilm have never stopped innovating and continue to influence the film industry today. The Mandalorian is currently one of top series on Disney+. Across the Company, Lucasfilm has won 29 Emmy Awards, 38 Academy Awards, 32 Sci-Tech Awards, 18 Webby Awards, and 12 awards for ILMxLAB’s groundbreaking work in immersive entertainment. Lucasfilm Publishing has had over 180 books on the New York Times Bestseller List and has won a multitude of awards, including the 2020 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book. Lucasfilm Games has delighted fans across multiple platforms and genres with games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards including BAFTA Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Game Developers Choice Awards.

The Company’s impact on filmmaking, entertainment, experiences, and global culture is unmistakable.

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How Online Casinos Bet Big On Superheroes And Won

Online casinos are winning — and they are winning big. Data from Statista show that the online gambling market is now worth $59 billion globally, and is anticipated to reach as high as $92 billion by 2023. This bullish projection is due to a confluence of factors, chief among them being continued digitization, advanced technology that is making online gaming highly accessible, and gamers starting to trust online platforms a lot more.

Another factor is the practice of online casinos tapping into pop culture in order to appeal to younger demographics such as millennials and Generation Z. And lately, online casinos have bet big on the superhero subculture in the same way established franchises have been doing. Just this February, for instance, The Simpsons released an Avengers: Endgame parody poster hinting at an Avengers-inspired episode and underscoring the broad appeal of Marvel’s mightiest heroes and superheroes in general.

Even Lego, in fact, is capitalizing on the global appeal of superheroes, with Reuters reporting how models of the Avengers, like Thor and Captain America, have helped drive sales up by 4% in Q1 of 2019 (which translates to roughly $2.2 billion in sales).

Unsurprisingly, online casinos have gotten into the act as well, with Tuxslots having several slots based on Marvel characters, including Daredevil, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Similarly, there are titles based on DC’s superheroes, including Superman and The Flash. Even lesser known superheroes, like Black Widow, Blade, and Hellboy (of Dark Horse Comics), have inspired their own slots, further underscoring just how big of a bet online casinos have placed on superheroes.

These slots are traditionalist in that their gameplay offers everything one might expect from online slot games. The big difference, though, is that they make use of the most famous and loved fictional characters in pop culture at the moment — and this alone is a differentiator. At times, online casinos need not even reference the actual superheroes, as simply alluding to them is often enough to elicit near-instant recall from fans. Such is the case with titles like Thunderstruck and The Dark Joker Rizes, which fans will recognize right away as being allusions to The Mighty Thor (as the character Thunderstruck closely resembles Marvel’s God of Thunder) and The Joker (with the title being a play on the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises), respectively,

At the moment, though, there is no concrete data yet as to just how much the superhero genre is contributing to the coffers of online casinos. But given the large following of Earth’s mightiest heroes and the loyalty they’ve inspired from their fans, it would be reasonable to surmise that online casinos are making considerable money from their superhero-inspired games. And if Lego’s 2019 gains are any indication, online casinos are likely winning big by betting big on superheroes, like Thor, Iron Man, and Superman. Why else will online casinos continue creating and promoting games inspired by these fictional characters? The short answer is: They have a winner.


MAFEX Armored Batman Figure From The Dark Knight Returns

Medicom Toy continues their journey into Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” with a new MAFEX action figure release – Armored Batman! 

Bruce Wayne’s typical Batsuit has been replaced with armor parts, while the mask and cape remain to keep his iconic silhouette. The 6.3″ tall figure includes three heads, interchangeable hands, and a cloth cape.! 

A poseable figure stand is also included. Be sure to add him to your collection!

Order HERE for $83.

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