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Get Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Early On March 24th On Digital HD & On Blu-ray April 4th

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Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th.

This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.  “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.

Arriving early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4, the release includes never-before-seen “Rogue One” bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.

Bonus features include:

-A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.

-Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen. 

-Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.

-K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.

-Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

-Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.  

-The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.

-Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.

-The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.

-Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.

-Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.

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Han Solo – New Star Wars Story Begins Production

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The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

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Star Wars Force Friday II Will Be On September 1, 2017

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars.

 Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Toys from the new line were revealed via a global live-stream unboxing event that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.

 Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the event but the world-wide launch will tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans. Just like 2015, products for “The Last Jedi” will be kept under wraps until Force Friday II to preserve surprises for fans. As well as introducing new characters from the movie in toy form, the line will build on the success of products like Sphero’s BB-8, introducing more innovative technology to bring the characters and stories from the film to life in unique ways.

Also being revealed today is a first look at packaging for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products which feature leading heroes: Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn. The trio will be featured on Star Wars packaging beginning September 1, 2017.

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Fans can stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details on Force Friday II events, and can follow the conversation on social using #ForceFridayII.

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Funko Announces Disney Treasures Subscription Box

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Finally, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Experience the magic with Funko’s brand-new Disney subscription box, Disney Treasures!

Funko has collaborated with Disney to curate a subscription box service – Disney Treasures – featuring the most memorable Disney movie and parks moments! Each box is filled with 100% exclusive Disney collectibles and accessories created by Funko for Disney fans and collectors!

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Ahoy there mateys! Get ready to embark on the maiden voyage as Funko prepares to ship out their debut Box, Pirates Cove! The Pirates Cove Box includes a Mr. Smee Pop! and so much more Funko exclusive Disney Pirate booty! Disney Treasures will take Pirates Cove orders soon! To be notified right before the site is open for orders, please sign up for email notification at DisneyTreasures.Funko.com!

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One newsletter subscriber will be picked at random each day to win a special Disney prize! Winners will be announced periodically on the Original Funko Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Stay tuned for more information on the Disney Treasures subscription! Follow @OriginalFunko on Twitter, Instagram and Like Original Funko on Facebook for more Disney Treasures news!

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The World of Avatar Will Open May 27, 2017 At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Exciting news from the land of Pandora! Just moments ago on The Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 Earnings call, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger shared that Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27.

AVATAR-Inspired Land Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Explorers will marvel over the unbelievable floating mountains and bioluminescent plants, soar through the world of Pandora atop a Banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage, and sail through a bioluminescent rainforest on Na’vi River Journey. Weary travelers can quench their thirst at Pongu Pongu, or grab a bite at Satu’li Canteen, and souvenir shoppers can explore Windtraders for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more.

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Watch The Pirates of The Caribbean Super Bowl Spot

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the Super Bowl spot for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, offering new footage from the upcoming fifth movie.

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters on May 26, 2017.

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Watch The Final Beauty And The Beast Trailer

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The Walt Disney Studios has has revealed the final Beauty and the Beast trailer.

Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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Beauty and the Beast also stars Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; and Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp. The film also features Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters on March 17.

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21 Royal, A New Private Dining Experience At Disneyland

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Imagine hosting an extraordinary dinner party in the heart of Disneyland Park, in a private residence once envisioned by Walt and Lillian Disney as a secluded family retreat and a luxurious oasis in which to host celebrities and dignitaries.

Some five decades later, the Disneys’ vision has come to fruition. Their original designs for this one-of-a-kind space have been faithfully and painstakingly recreated—only this time as the site of an unforgettable epicurean experience. Welcome to 21 Royal.

On the evening of your 21 Royal experience, your guests will arrive at the majestic Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where they will be greeted by the hotel’s valets. Once your entire party has assembled, they will be given a VIP escort to the site of the evening’s festivities.

Legendary Disney service is on display from the moment your guests are welcomed by the 21 Royal staff. First, signature cocktails are served by professional butlers in the salon, then everyone is invited out to the patio for a casual reception. You and your guests will also have time to explore the different rooms—and discover some of their more magical features.

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Then it’s time for dinner. You and your guests take your seats around a lavish table covered in white linens, fresh flowers and set with gold-plated dinnerware and fine crystal. This is when the evening’s adventure really begins—as a fascinating tale unfolds told through fine food and drink.

In true Disney fashion, you can end your evening with a grand finale—dessert on the private balcony, where you and your guests are treated to a spectacular view of the Rivers of America, and on certain nights, prime viewing of the park’s nighttime entertainment.

Using your chosen theme for the evening as inspiration, the team thoughtfully prepares a menu that weaves together a tapestry of imaginative dishes that combine to tell a tale that is uniquely yours. The result is Disney storytelling at its delicious best.

To obtain the freshest and finest ingredients available, the chefs work directly with premier suppliers—both local and international—including farmers, fishermen and other sustainable sources.

By combining these ingredients with skillful techniques and time-honored traditions, then matching them with the perfect pairings from the extensive 21 Royal wine collection, your culinary team creates a symphony of innovative dishes that are dazzling in both flavor and appearance.

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The cost for this royal experience with a minimum party of 12 is $15,000 including tax, gratuity, valet and park admission.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit 21RoyalDisneyland.com

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Cyclops Print Works To Release Mulan Print By Craig Drake On January 27, 2017

On Friday January 27th — Lunar New Year’s Eve — Cyclops Print Works will be releasing a brand new Mulan limited-edition serigraph print by artist Craig Drake, created to celebrate the Lunar New Year. It also marks the first in a series of Craig Drake’s Disney character portraits, which will feature characters from both live-action and animated films.

Available Friday January 27th at 12 PM PST at www.cyclopsprintworks.com

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Cyclops Print Works Print #09: Mulan
Artist: Craig Drake
Size: 24″ x 36″
Technique: Serigraph | 23 Colors (29 passes)
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 95
Features: Hand-Numbered | Metallic Inks | Varnish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Stardream Crystal 285 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Price: $100
Officially Licensed by Disney

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Cyclops Print Works Print #09T: 花木蘭
Artist: Craig Drake
Size: 24″ x 36″
Technique: Serigraph | 23 Colors (29 passes)
Edition Size: Limited-Edition of 50
Features: Hand-Numbered | Metallic Inks | Varnish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Stardream Crystal 285 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Price: $110
Officially Licensed by Disney

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Check Out These Character Posters For Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Here is your first look at the character posters for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, which include: Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Dan Stevens as the Prince, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon, “Beauty and the Beast” brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. The film will be released in U.S. theaters nationwide on March 17, 2017.

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