“Moana” Press Junket

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On November 23rd, Walt Disney Animation will debut its next Disney princess in "Moana"--a story of a young girl who must cross the ocean on a quest to save her island from a withering death. To accomplish this task, she must surmount any number of impediments, including a reluctant, egotistical demigod, coconut-wearing pirates, a shiny crab, a demon of earth and fire, and an intellectually challenged rooster. Blogger Jeanine Yamanaka attended a recent press junket with a collection of the impressive talent behind "Moana" gathered to talk about the film's creative process. In attendance were Dwayne (Maui) Johnson, Auli'i (Moana) Cravalho, Lin-Manuel (Original Songs by) Miranda, Ron (Director) Clements, John (Director) Musker, Opetaia (Original Songs by) Foa'i, and Osnat (Producer) Shurer.
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“Moana” Press Day: Filmmaker Presentations

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As the release date for “Moana” rapidly approaches, we continue our look at the film’s development with presentations by the filmmakers. Jared Bush (Screenwriter), Dave Pimentel (Head of Story), David Derrick (Story Artist), and Sunmee Joh (Story Artist) came together to talk about developing the story of “Moana,” in “Building a Legend.” [All unattributed photos … Continue reading "“Moana” Press Day: Filmmaker Presentations"
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“Moana” Press Day: Producer/Director Presentations and “Inner Workings.”

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Fresh off their popular/critical hit “Zootopia,” Walt Disney Animation Studios invited us last month to take a sneak peek at what will be their 56th animated feature: “Moana.” [Non-attributed photos courtesy of Disney] Leading off the day was Director Leo Matsuda and Producer Sean Lurie discussing the conception and creation of their fantastic short “Inner … Continue reading "“Moana” Press Day: Producer/Director Presentations and “Inner Workings.”"
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“Pete’s Dragon” Press Junket

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Opening in theaters this August 12th, Disney’s latest live-action film “Pete’s Dragon” reimagines the 1977 film’s story of a lonely boy, the dragon who protects him, the shyster who threatens him, and the family that accepts him. [All non-attributed photos and video courtesy of Disney.] Recently, a sampling of the talented folk involved in the … Continue reading "“Pete’s Dragon” Press Junket"
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Tick-Tock Tea Time with “Alice Through The Looking Glass” and the El Capitan Theatre

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On selected days throughout the run of “Alice Through The Looking Glass” at the El Capitan Theatre, a special tea service was offered in conjunction at the Chado Tea Room in the Hollywood and Highland complex. “Tick-Tock Tea Time” took place about two hours prior to the start of selected showtimes, and provided guests with … Continue reading "Tick-Tock Tea Time with “Alice Through The Looking Glass” and the El Capitan Theatre"
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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” Press Junket

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On May 27, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to Tim Burton’s hit film “Alice in Wonderland” opens in theaters throughout the US. [All non-attributed photos and video courtesy of Disney.] As part of the recent appearances the cast and crew have been making to promote the movie’s premiere, a press junket was held … Continue reading "“Alice Through the Looking Glass” Press Junket"
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“Captain America: Civil War” Part 1: Team IRON MAN – Press Junket

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This May 6th marks the debut of Marvel Studio’s latest film, “Captain America: Civil War.” Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, the start of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase III sees the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes splintered into two factions over the question of government registration and oversight–Team Iron Man, advocating for accountability, and Team Cap, dedicated … Continue reading "“Captain America: Civil War” Part 1: Team IRON MAN – Press Junket"
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Review: “The Jungle Book”

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“The Jungle Book,” a new live-action retelling of the classic 1967 animated feature from Walt Disney Studios and Director Jon Favreau, reinvents the Rudyard Kipling fable for our time in dazzlingly photorealistic CG. While keeping some of the songs and whimsy of the Disney feature, Favreau’s “Jungle Book” leans more towards the darker tones of … Continue reading "Review: “The Jungle Book”"
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“Zootopia” at the El Capitan Theatre

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People looking for the complete “Zootopia” viewing experience can head towards Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for some charming extras. As usual, House Organist Rob Richards starts off every show with a rousing Disney medley. After the trailers, a Wild Animal Encounter show takes place, in which audiences are given a glimpse of some … Continue reading "“Zootopia” at the El Capitan Theatre"
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