Disney+, Hulu, & ESPN+ Offer The Best In Streaming Inside The Disney Bundle Pavilion At D23 Expo, Including Special Perks For Disney+ Subscribers

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ make their return to D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, showcasing the ultimate streaming lineup of live and on-demand content. During the three-day Ultimate Fan Event, presented by Visa, attendees can enjoy immersive experiences, talent appearances, and photo opportunities at The Disney Bundle Pavilion along with live demos of the latest features on Disney+, special perks for Disney+ subscribers across the show floor, and much more.

This year, the global celebration of Disney+ Day returns on Thursday, September 8, leading into D23 Expo from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. To continue the festivities, attendees can look forward to news, first looks, and talent appearances from upcoming Disney+ Originals as part of the highly anticipated Hall D23 showcases including the Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Live Action presentation on Friday, September 9, and the Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Disney Branded Television presentations on Saturday, September 10. Throughout the weekend, Disney+ subscribers attending D23 Expo will be able to unlock special giveaways or promotions at Offer Spots on the show floor when they present their Disney+ subscriber pass, which can be picked up at D23 Expo starting on Thursday, September 8.

In honor of Dancing with the Stars’ new home, Disney+ ​​invites guests to step back into the ballroom for a special celebration on the Backlot Stage on Sunday, September 11. Co-hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro will be joined by a panel of executive producers and judges to share their favorite memories from the show and reveal new details about Season 31, premiering Monday, September 19 on Disney+.

The Disney Bundle Pavilion

On the show floor, The Disney Bundle Pavilion will showcase the unprecedented collection of entertainment and sports content offered across Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ with special programming and experiences.

Disney+ will exhibit two unique installations for fans to experience. A lenticular installation offers guests an opportunity to look for their reflection among the moving images, while a Disney+ holographic display will surprise guests with beamed-in appearances by their favorite characters.

Hulu invites guests to “Check in to Their Obsessions” as they walk through the iconic Hulu green vessel and are transported to a world filled with all their Hulu favorites, offering something for every type of viewer— whether they’re a pop culture aficionado or reality TV buff, or if their watch list is filled with adult animation or critically-acclaimed dramas. They will be able to join the Belchers for a Bob’s Burgers family photo opportunity, and put themselves in the hot seat of a confessional from their favorite reality TV shows, as they navigate a variety of immersive experiences. 

ESPN+ offers fans a backstage pass that will give them a close-up look at some of the most iconic memorabilia in sports, including the College Football Playoff trophy, the UFC Championship belt, an El Clásico game ball, and more. Then, fans can complete their VIP fan experience by snapping a photo sitting behind a sports news desk.

The Disney Bundle Pavilion Stage Programming

Additionally, The Disney Bundle Pavilion stage will host three full days of panels, trivia, activities, fan-favorite screenings, and more, highlighting the diverse offering of shows, movies, and sports from Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

Highlights of the tentative schedule are as follows with times subject to change (all times PT):

Friday, September 9

11:35 a.m. – Pixar’s Onward Story Presentation by Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann

12:00 p.m. – To the Edge of the Unknown from National Geographic with Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold

12:35 p.m. – Sketch with an Animator: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Eric Goldberg

1:55 p.m. – The History of Cars: Road Trip from the Original Film to New Series Cars on the Road with Creative Director Jay Ward

3:50 p.m. – Across the Bundle Spotlights: Hispanic Voices Panel

6:25 p.m. – Hulu Dance Party

Saturday, September 10

12:10 p.m. – A Conversation with Frozen Filmmakers with Academy Award® Winners Chris Buck (Director) and Peter Del Vecho (Producer)

1:10 p.m. – Sketch with an Animator: Solar Opposites’ Lindsay Carrozza

3:50 p.m. – Across the Bundle Spotlights: Made by Her Panel

4:50 p.m. – Meet the Muppets: The Muppets Mayhem Conversation Hosted by Tahj Mowry

6:25 p.m. – Hulu Dance Party

Sunday, September 11 

10:00 a.m. – A Conversation with Encanto Filmmakers with Academy Award Winners Jared Bush (Director/Writer), Clark Spencer (Producer), and Yvett Merino (Producer)

3:50 p.m. – Across the Bundle Spotlights: Black History Always Panel

6:25 p.m. – Hulu Dance Party

Stage Presentations featuring Disney+ Content

Continuing the Disney+ Day celebration, fans will be treated to exclusive first looks at some of the new movies, series, specials, and shorts coming to Disney+ in 2023 and beyond during the following panels, including the newly announced Dancing with the Stars 31st Season Celebration on September 11:

Friday, September 9

10:45 a.m. – The Simpsons! (Premiere Stage)

3:30 p.m. – Studio Showcase, Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar (Hall D23)

5:45 p.m. – National Geographic and Disney+ Special Screening: Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory (Hyperion Stage)

Saturday, September 10 

10:00 a.m. – Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios (Hall D23)

3:30 p.m. – Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza! (Hall D23)

5:45 p.m. – National Geographic and Disney+ Special Screening: Limitless with Chris Hemsworth (Hyperion Stage)

6:00 p.m. – The Santa Clauses: Conversation with Cast and Creators (Premiere Stage)

6:00 p.m. – Sneak Peek at Zootopia+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios (Backlot Stage)

Sunday, September 11

10:00 a.m. – Disney Original Documentary’s Sneak Peek of Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (Backlot Stage)

10:30 a.m. – The Cast and Creators of the Disney+ Series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Premiere Stage)

6:00 p.m. – Dancing with the Stars’ 31st Season Celebration (Backlot Stage)

Disney+ Innovation Lounge Presented by IMAX Enhanced

The Disney+ Innovation Lounge Presented by IMAX Enhanced will feature innovations from across partners and products in a dedicated space to learn and explore the future of the streaming service. Fans can stop by the lounge to see demos of new Disney+ product features and get an inside look at how IMAX comes to life on Disney+ with IMAX Enhanced.

In the Disney+ Innovation Lounge, Disney+ subscribers and D23 Gold Members will receive a Disney+ Collectible Card pack featuring custom illustrations celebrating some of the most popular current and upcoming Disney+ movies and shows.

Bass Pro Shops Announces New Outdoor Superstore Coming To Irvine, California

Bass Pro Shops has announced plans for a new destination retail superstore in Alton Marketplace in Irvine, California. The 140,000-square-foot store is expected to open in late 2022 or early 2023,

Alton Marketplace sits squarely within one of the most desirable retail locations in North America. Located in the heart of Irvine near the junction of the I-5 and the I-405, more than 425,000 vehicles pass this location daily. More than 16.8 million people—nearly 5.6 million households—reside within a 60-mile radius of the store. This highly accessible, centrally located superstore is anticipated to attract customers from throughout the region.

The new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World destination superstore will offer the region’s most comprehensive selection of premier outdoor gear at low prices and with industry leading, friendly, expert service.

More than just a fishing and hunting store, the retail destination will offer equipment and clothing for all outdoor adventures, including hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping and other related outdoor gear. A gift and nature center will feature a wide variety of outdoor-related items, from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Men’s, ladies’ and children’s apparel sections will offer a wide assortment of brands, including RedHead, TrueTimber, ASCEND, Worldwide Sportsman, Bob Timberlake and Natural Reflections, along with popular national brands such as Columbia, North Face, Under Armour and more for greater selection, quality and value. Bass Pro Shops’ unique ability to provide the most comprehensive selection of premium outdoor gear anywhere in the world is not only a brand trademark, but also an offering well suited to the active Southern California lifestyle.

In addition to providing customers with the outdoor products they love, the store will offer an immersive experience hand-crafted by a team of talented artists and craftsmen. The signature creativity and attention to detail are hallmarks of every project crafted by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, who is often referred to as “The Walt Disney of the Outdoors” for his passion for creating awe-inspiring experiences that connect people with nature.

Unique exterior and interior motifs have branded Bass Pro Shops as visually appealing, high-quality outdoor retail destinations that customers love. In addition to providing a fun outdoor experience indoors, Bass Pro Shops locations feature large aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species, thousands of local antiques and artifacts, hundreds of trophy fish and wildlife dioramas, and murals depicting local outdoor scenes.

Stephen Colbert Was Supposed To Star In Severance. Here Are His Deleted Scenes

Stephen Colbert loves everything about the hit AppleTV+ show, Severance, except for the fact that he didn’t get to star in the show. Luckily he found all of his scenes that were left on the cutting room floor, so you can enjoy his performance alongside the show’s real stars, John Turturro, Tramell Tillman, and Adam Scott.

A 2-Part Documentary About The Life & Career of Steve Martin Is In The Works

Steve Martin has been many things — a comic, an actor, a filmmaker, an author, a musician — and he’ll soon be one more. He’s going to be the subject of a documentary.

Martin is participating in a two-part feature from A24 which is set to be released by Apple TV+. Morgan Neville, who helmed Oscar-winning doc 20 Feet From Stardom as well as Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and dozens of other film and TV projects, is directing and producing. There’s no title or anticipated release date as of yet, but production has been ongoing.

For as well known as he is, Martin hasn’t done that much mining of his personal story. He published one memoir, Born Standing Up, about his years as a stand-up comedian in 2007. A book about his years in film, Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions, is due in November and, as Martin describes it, is a collection of anecdotes and illustrations.

Martin, currently nominated for three Emmys for his work on Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building, is the star of such films as The Jerk, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story and Father of the Bride. He’s also a novelist, playwright and Grammy-winning musician. The film will trace his life from his roots in stand-up comedy through today.

The project joins Apple’s growing slate of documentary offerings.

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter

Ad-Supported Disney+ Subscription Tier To Launch In The U.S. On December 8

On December 8, Disney+ will introduce its much-anticipated ad-supported subscription offering in the U.S., delivering more choice to consumers than ever before. With the launch, a new and comprehensive slate of subscription plans will be made available across Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and the Disney Bundle, giving viewers ultimate flexibility in choosing an option that suits their needs.

Subscribers to the current Disney+ plan without ads will see the biggest increase, with prices rising $3 from $7.99 a month to $10.99 a month.

The new pricing for Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming services as of December 8 (except where noted) in the U.S. will be as follows:

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ Standalone Plans:

Disney Bundle Plans:

Hulu + Live TV Plans:

Funko Iron Giant Vinyl Soda Available At Funkon 2022

Funkon 2022 will take place in Everett, WA on Saturday August 20 to celebrate the Funko HQ store’s 5 Year Anniversary.

One cool item that will be available is this Iron Giant Vinyl Soda. Funko has taken the beloved Soda product and enlarged it from a can to a 3-Liter bottle! 

The product includes the collectible bottle, a 7″ collectible figure with chase of a chase, and collectible disc!

Brandi Carlile Curates Songs By LGBTQIA+ Artists & Allies In New Monthly SiriusXM Show

 

Six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandi Carlile has joined SiriusXM for a monthly radio show, Somewhere Over the Radio. The new show features music she loves, with a focus on artists who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.

In the debut episode, Carlile is joined by her wife, Catherine, and together they play songs from Tracy Chapman, Elton John, Antony And The Johnsons, Arlo Parks, The Indigo Girls, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dolly Parton and more. Carlile will also share personal anecdotes between songs and engage in candid conversations with her guests.

Hear new episodes every first Wednesday of every month at 2 pm ET on The Spectrum (Ch. 28) or on the SXM App HERE anytime after the premiere.

In 2021, Carlile delivered an unforgettable set for SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series, playing her biggest hits and songs from her then-new album In These Silent Days on an outdoor stage at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York. Watch her cover of Joni Mitchell’s classic “Woodstock” from the concert HERE.

Click HERE to stream The Spectrum on SiriusXM.

Scott C Announces August Great Showdown Prints

This month artist Scott C welcomes four new timed edition prints to the Great Showdowns family: “The Archeologist and the Big Guy”, “The Law Student”, “The Spy and the Doctor”, and “The Caring Robot”  

All will go live in the Scott C Shop next Tuesday, August, 16th at 1PM EST.

This will be a timed release which means the prints will be available for just 48 hours. The edition size shall be determined by however many have sold in that 48 hour span of time. Ends Thursday at 1:00pm EST.

The Archeologist and the Big Guy”- $15 (5 x 5 inches)

The Law Student”- $15 (5 x 5 inches)

The Spy and the Doctor”- $15 (5 x 5 inches)

The Caring Robot”- $15 (5 x 5 inches)

The Ferryman By Justin Cronin

From Justin Cronin, the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting standalone novel about a group of survivors on a hidden island utopia—where the truth isn’t what it seems.

Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh. 

Proctor Bennett, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people through the retirement process—and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he’s been dreaming—which is supposed to be impossible in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry.

Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group—known as “Arrivalists”—who may be fomenting revolution. 

Soon Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than he realized—and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.

The novel will be released on May 02, 2023 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Cobra Kai Comes In Kicking With These New Season 5 Photos

Get ready to perfect your crane kick because Cobra Kai Season 5 is almost here, and the stakes are higher than ever: Old friends and enemies are joining the crew at Miyagi-Do for a showdown decades in the making. 

At the end of Season 4, Karate Kid Part III baddie Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) took control of the Cobra Kai dojo and turned it into a massive (and soulless) franchise. With Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) putting karate aside, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is going to need to bring in the big guns to take down Silver and his brutal no-mercy style of karate. That means turning to another erstwhile frenemy: Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto), Daniel’s rival in The Karate Kid Part II. Also returning? Sean Kanan as Mike Barnes, another Karate Kid Part III antagonist. It remains to be seen how he’ll enter the fray.

“As Terry Silver calls upon some old friends to put the Valley in a stranglehold, Daniel and Johnny are going to need all the help they can get to stop Cobra Kai in its tracks,” showrunners Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg tell Netflix.

In new first-look photos of Season 5, we get an early peak at this new challenge — and the plentiful training montages it will take to sweep the leg and finally finish off Silver once and for all. 

Cobra Kai Season 5 hits Netflix September 9.

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