Disney Unveils Advance Look At Limited-Edition Merchandise For D23 Expo 2019

Disney today revealed a sneak peek at some of the new collections and limited-edition sets attendees can get their hands on during D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug 23–25. During the show, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collections across the three Disney-operated retail shops on the Expo floor: shopDisney.com | Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale.

D23 Expo 2019 attendees will be introduced to new collections that celebrate milestone anniversaries and fan-favorite characters across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel along with must-have official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories, nostalgic Disney Parks-inspired items, and limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

Below are highlights of some of the exciting merchandise fans will be able to purchase at the show. To purchase tickets to the Expo, visit D23Expo.com.

Limited Edition Talking Woody $69.95

The Lion King’s 25th – Limited Edition Collectible $129.95

Pixar Backstage – Tiki Crew Mug $39.95

Lucasfilm Backstage – Crew Jacket $69.95

Walt Disney Imagineering Collection – Sorcerer Apprentice Mickey Ornament $29.95

Camp Collection – Haunted Mansion Clip Bowtie, Minnie Mouse Ears and Dress

$12.95 (bowtie)
$27.95 (ears)
$89.95 (dress)

Dapper Dan Adult Baseball Hat $27.99

D23 Expo Loungefly Mini-Backpack $75.00

D23 Expo Messenger Bag $70.00

Balloon Collection Acrylic Straw Tumbler $19.99

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DC Commemorates 80 Years Of Batman With Mural Art Series In Major Cities

Heading into the summer celebrations of Batman 80th, DC is bringing fans a series of murals inspired by The World’s Greatest Detective in four cities across the country. The first mural was unveiled last week in Seattle at the city’s landmark music venue, The Crocodile. Painted by locally celebrated artist, Joey Nix, the 10-foot painting is currently on display for fans to visit through the end of June. Batman also appeared in a life-size mural that was revealed today in Bentonville at 116 E. Central Ave. by local muralist, Octavio Logo. Additional installations from a collection of local artists will also debut in Dallas and at the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank later this summer.

Featuring locally-inspired iterations of the iconic Bat symbol, fans can visit the Instagrammable murals and pose in front of giant Bat wings to celebrate Batman in their city and share photos on social media with the hashtag, #LongLiveTheBat. Local artists in the various cities will pay homage to Batman’s 80-year legacy in pop culture through the immersive murals.

One of Seattle’s most prominent muralists, Joey Nix is behind the Emerald City’s newest tribute to the Dark Knight. Known for his photorealistic style in portraits of local heroes, Nix focuses on emotional realism by highlighting personal stories and revealing the inner truths of his subjects. As a longtime advocate for the Seattle graffiti art and mural scene, Nix has also curated an alley beautification program in the local neighborhood of Belltown, featuring artwork by well-known muralists from around the world.

Acclaimed Mexican artist, Octavio Logo brings his signature dramatic style to the Batman mural in Bentonville, mixing vivid colors with bold designs. Growing up in Mexico City, Logo is known for combining his cultural experiences in Mexico and the U.S. through street art, using elements of magical realism and incorporating social commentary into his work. Logo has been contributing to the Bentonville street art scene since 2012, where he actively participates in public murals, local art exhibits, galleries and more.

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2019 SDCC Reveals: Funko & San Diego Comic-Con

Celebrate Comic-Con 2019 and Funko’s Freaky Tiki Fundays theme with the Comic-Con Toucan as a Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Ad Icon and Pop! PEZ.

Also celebrate your favorite DC Superhero with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Batman with an SDCC bag!

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Watch The New Doctor Sleep Teaser Trailer

Warner Bros. has released the teaser trailer for Doctor Sleep which continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”  Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.  Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra.  The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Doctor Sleep will be released on November 8, 2019.

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Burger King Created An Upside Down Whopper For Stranger Things Season 3

Burger King is unveiling an Upside Down Whopper—named in honor of the show’s Upside Down parallel dimension. The tie-in is a co-promotion with Coca-Cola and Netflix.

The Upside Down Whopper sandwich features exclusive packaging and the same ingredients as the original Whopper, served upside down. The burger will only be sold in 11 locations, a reference to the show’s protagonist Eleven. The limited-time product goes on sale June 21 at these locations:

10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL, 33065
25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX, 77494
128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, 30263
2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX, 75075
2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647
35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230

The 11 restaurants will also have limited edition T-shirts, crowns, ketchup packets and pins with a Stranger Things theme.

The campaign also includes a contest in partnership with Coca-Cola. By purchasing any soft drink at participating Burger Kings, 100,000 customers every day will have a chance to win swag, free food, cash, airline tickets, a car or a Stranger Things VIP Experience. Plus, a “Hopper Meal” (named after the police chief in the series) that is ordered through delivery service DoorDash with code “STRANGER” unlocks exclusive content from the third season from June 13 through June 20.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on July 4.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Baccarat

It’s one of the oldest casino games around, and is often overlooked in favor of blackjack. But believe it or not, baccarat is the favored game of fictional secret agent, James Bond. In the Ian Fleming novels, 007 is often found playing a hand of chemin de fer – so, if that’s not enough to get you playing, we don’t know what is. If you like straightforward games with little rules and terminology, baccarat is the one you need to play; if you’re new to baccarat, here’s all you need to know. Once you think you’ve mastered it, check out https://vegas.paddypower.com/ for a taste of Sin City from the comfort of your home.

Basic Rules

It’s incredibly simple in that there are only three bets you can place and you’re betting on the outcome of each hand. You can either bet on the player’s (your) hand, the banker’s (dealer) hand, or a tie. After placing a bet, the player and banker are dealt two cards each. The aim of the game is to be the closest to nine points. The card values are a little different from other games, in that face cards and 10s are worth zero points and all other cards are worth their face value. When adding up the total of your cards, you only pay attention to the final digit. Say for example, you are drawn a 9 and a 7, which totals 16, your hand would be worth six.Therefore, if you place a bet that matches the outcome of the hand, you win.

Drawing A Third Card

This is where things get a little more complicated but if you’re playing online, the software will do all the work for you and you’ll be dealt an additional card if necessary – so it’s not a problem if you don’t fully understand these rules. 

The following two situations explain when to stick:

– If the player or the banker has a total of 8 or 9, they stick
– If the player has a total of 6 or 7, they stick
While the situations for gaining a third card are as follows:
– If the player sticks, the banker will receive a card if they have a total of 5 or less
– If the player has a total of 5 or less, then they receive an additional card

If the player receives a third card, there are also certain situations where the banker also receives a third card, which are even more difficult to understand:

– If the banker has a total of 0, 1 or 2, they will receive a third card
– If the banker has a total of 3, they will receive a third card if the player’s third card was any number but 8
– If the banker has a total of 4, they will receive a third card if the player’s third card was any number between 2 and 7
– If the banker has a total of 5, they will receive a third card if the player’s third card was a 6 or 7

Betting On The Banker vs. Betting On The Player

When looking at odds, the banker’s hand will win 45.8% of the time, which is slightly higher than the player’s hand at 44.6%. A lot less likely are ties, which win 9.6% of the time. It’s not an even-chance game and the banker has slightly better odds, which is why players tend to favor the banker’s hand to win. But when you take a look at pay-outs, betting on the banker successfully only sees the player get a return of 95%, as opposed to the 100% for successfully betting on the player. A 5% commission is taken when betting on the banker and winning, which is collected at the end of the shoe. A tie will earn a player eight-times their stake. 

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LAIKA’s Missing Link Arriving On Digital July 9 and Blu-ray July 23

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents Missing Link, arriving on Digital July 9 and Blu-ray and DVD July 23.

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis lead an all-star voice cast in this globetrotting adventure from LAIKA, the makers of Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. 

Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel Frost, a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is no one else seems to agree. Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

 

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Disneyland Receives Permits To Launch Marvel Themed Land

The Marvel-themed land based on Marvel comics and movies is planned to open next year and Disneyland has already received a handful of permits for its construction approved by the city of Anaheim. Some of the projects include a bathroom overhaul, a retail outlet, a microbrewery, a character meet-and-greet area, plus improvements to behind-the-scenes buildings.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the construction permits assess the value of all of this action-packed work at more than $14 million. Reportedly, one of the permits, approved Wednesday, allows for a 2,071-square-foot merchandise outlet, with three attached canopies.

At Disneyland Resort, the new Super Hero-themed land will begin recruiting guests in 2020, with even more new experiences to follow. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe, furthering the evolution of Disney California Adventure park. This new land will be anchored by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, in the adjacent space that was occupied by Bug’s Land.

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Good Burger Pop Up Announcement

Ahead of the premiere of the All That revival, Nickelodeon announced plans to launch a pop-up Good Burger restaurant in Los Angeles. The team behind Saved By the Max, the Saved By the Bell-themed diner that appeared in 2016, is partnering with the network to help bring Good Burger to life. While the restaurant won’t open until July 10, you can purchase tickets starting Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT.

Visitors will be able to munch on real Good Burgers, Good Chunks, and Good Shakes. A statement from Nickelodeon also promises “Good Burger-themed service experiences, merchandise, games, secret sauce and more.”

The revived All That, executive produced by the original Good Burger team of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, will premiere Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Original cast members Mitchell, Josh Server, and Lori Beth Denberg will make guest appearances, along with the Jonas Brothers.

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Check Out The First New Looney Tunes Cartoon Short: Dynamite Dance

In what was one of the most-anticipated presentations of the week, Warner Bros. Animation today unveiled the first batch of finished shorts from the upcoming series Looney Tunes Cartoons in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

One of the shorts screened during the presentation was “Dynamite Dance,” directed by David Gemmill. In addition to screening multiple shorts, executive producer Pete Browngardt and supervising producer Alex Kirwan gave Annecy attendees a behind-the-scenes look inside the program’s production process.

Looney Tunes Cartoons kicked off its week at Annecy as part of the Opening Ceremony festivities, with shorts screening in front of the festival’s opening night film, Playmobil: The Movie, as well as during the festival’s open-air screenings.

Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premier artists working in animation today, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms — including digital, mobile and broadcast.

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