You know what’s a great month? February. You have Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, my birthday… and Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER finally hits the theaters! In CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, when we first meet T’Challa, he’s already stepped into his role as Black Panther. In this self-titled film, we watch as this hero returns to Wakanda to succeed the throne after the death of his father, the King (as seen in CIVIL WAR).
Disney•Pixar has done it again creating such an imaginative and visually beautiful feature! If you haven’t watch the trailer for COCO yet, you are missing out. I love love love that this movie contains a stunning Dia de los Muertos theme, as Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays. And while my son is excited to see the film on the big screen, I’m thinking about all the delicious Mexican cuisine I can make all in the name of celebrating the release of COCO this November!
As part of my trip to Los Angeles, I attended an event centered around the Walt Disney Signature Collection release of BAMBI! Celebrating it’s 75th anniversary, BAMBI hit Disney Movies Anywhere and became available on Digital HD last month. Today, this fan-favorite Disney animated classic is also available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. What makes this Signature Collection release extra special is that it includes a variety of new bonus material, like recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of BAMBI. Plus there are deleted scenes and character, and you can learn about the stories and effects that BAMBI had on the Studio, other films and artists.
Yo ho yo ho a pirate’s life for me… It’s been 50 years since that song debuted in 1967 on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. Did you know that Pirates was actually the last attraction whose construction was overseen by Walt Disney himself? Sadly, Disney died before the ride officially opened. However it quickly became such a fan favorite, that similar rides later opened in the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Shanghai Disneyland Park! And of course you already know that the ride became the basis for the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film franchise. The latest installment DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES is in theaters now.
Last week I posted several interviews with the cast of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES when we had the opportunity to chat with them at the PIRATES press junket this month in Beverly Hills. The cast wasn’t the only talent with whom we scored exclusive Q&A sessions. Today I’m sharing with you our interview the directing team of the film, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg!