PHOTOS: Cast & Crew Celebrate ‘Tinkerbell & The Legend Of The NeverBeast’ In NYC & LA!

"Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast" LA Screening

Saturday, February 28th was a perfect day for a premiere! The Disney animated adventure film, Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast had two different special screenings in the same day. One was in Burbank, California at the Walt Disney Studios while the other was held at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Cast and crew were all in attendance, even Mae Whitman, the voice of Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is now available on DVD & Blu-Ray! You can check out some amazing pics from the premieres below!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Ride Debuts!

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The spotlight shines brightly on Universal Studios Hollywood as the world-class destination celebrates a milestone 50th anniversary with the much-anticipated opening of the “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride, “Springfield,” an-all new immersive experience surrounding “The Simpsons Ride,” and a “Nighttime Studio Tour” as part of the theme park’s pioneering epic transformation.

This monumental undertaking—the most ambitious in the theme park’s storied 50-year history—will radically alter and reimagine its familiar footprint as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. sets its sights on the next 50 years.

From its humble beginnings five decades ago, Universal Studios Hollywood has emerged as one of the most progressive and exciting theme park experiences anywhere, while remaining true to its roots of immersing guests in the awe-inspiring world of movie-making magic.

Since its inception, Universal Studios has lifted the veil on Hollywood’s most illustrious industry, placing guests at the heart of favorite movies and television shows. It continues to be at the forefront of innovation, imagination and inspiration, working in collaboration with some of the most influential filmmakers in the business and the greatest minds in entertainment—Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Peter Jackson, Michael Bay and Chris Meledandri—to create intriguing rides and attractions.

“For 50 years, Universal Studios Hollywood has given guests unprecedented access to the world’s most alluring business by inviting them to peek behind the velvet curtain and become part of the exciting movie-making process,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “We are reimagining over 75 percent of our destination as we build upon our incredible success and expand our vision for the future, and we look forward to entertaining and inspiring guests for generations to come with what will ultimately be an entirely new theme park experience.”

The “Glamour Trams” of yesteryear that gave way to today’s world-famous Studio Tour is undergoing a top to bottom makeover to coincide with the 50th anniversary, and by 2016, will roll out a fleet of new, contemporary trams, including the installation of ultra-comfy cushioned seats.  A modern exterior and sleek logo design will contribute to the updated aesthetics of these iconic trams, while a new Art Deco-themed Studio Tour entry portal, located within the theme park, will greet guests.

Offered in multiple languages, including Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and English and led by expert guides, the acclaimed Studio Tour remains a hallmark Universal Studios Hollywood attraction bringing millions of guests through an authentic movie and television studio and into its elusive world motivated by three compelling words:  lights, camera, action.

The action, however, is only getting started.

This summer, high-octane excitement will race onto the scene when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride as the new grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour.

This gripping, technologically-advanced ride, inspired by Universal Pictures’ most successful film franchise of all time and featuring the film’s original cast members, will propel guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars and daring escapades traveling at accelerated speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. Situated within a newly constructed 65,000 square foot building on the legendary backlot, the high speed, 3D-HD ride will reunite stars from the Fast & Furious series—Vin Diesel (Dominic “Dom” Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) and Luke Evans (Owen Shaw)—in a revolutionary mega-attraction, conceived as a new installment to the dynamic film series that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

The layout of the park will become unrecognizable when “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite family, The Simpsons, breathes new life to the sprawling and vibrant space surrounding “The Simpsons Ride.”  “Springfield” is designed to capture the spirit of the animated town and engage visitors and fans of the show in the intensely absorbing and colorful world made famous throughout the series’ record-setting 26 seasons.

Guests visiting “Springfield” will have the pleasant sensation of being hurled through their television sets and into the accurately depicted town, complete with signature eateries such as Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, Luigi’s Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s Ice Cream Parlor, along with Homer’s favorite hangouts, Lard Lad Donuts, Moe’s Tavern and Duff Brewery.

Universal’s slate of new 2015 attractions will entertain from sunup to sundown when the theme park broadens the scope of its popular Studio Tour with the introduction of a “Nighttime Studio Tour,” designed to enlighten guests on the art of moonlight movie-making.

Under a blanket of stars, over 20 locations along the famed Studio Tour route will showcase an array of luminous onset lighting and special effects used in nighttime production. Theatrical lighting will cast a glow on iconic backlot sets as Studio Tour guides shed light on Hollywood secrets and tricks of the world’s most glamorous trade, including how filmmakers create the effect of daylight amid the black of night.  Celebrated stars who found fame on Universal’s backlot will also make cameo appearances on the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” including Marilyn Monroe, Norman Bates and Frankenstein.  The “Nighttime Studio Tour” will run every weekend throughout the summer from July 4th through Labor Day.

The excitement that these new rides, attractions and themed immersive lands will bring to guests is only a prelude to the highly-anticipated arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” in 2016.

In the spirit of the popular social media trend, Throwback Thursdays (#TBT), Universal Studios Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will pay tribute to its legacy with a collection of nostalgic photos. Join the conversation and share Universal Studios Hollywood memories using #UniStudios50th and @UniStudios.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.” As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions, including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot.

PHOTOS: Disney & KaBOOM! Team Up With McFarland Community To Build New Playground!

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In celebration of the release of the upcoming Disney film McFarland, USA, Disney and KaBOOM! joined with the community that inspired the film to build a brand-new playground in McFarland, California.

Yesterday, February 15th, over 200 Disney VoluntEARS came together with talent from the film, members of the McFarland community and the McFarland Tri-Agency Partners, and the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to transform an empty lot in McFarland into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours. The playground is inspired by children’s drawings created at a special event in January, which were incorporated into the final playground design.

The new playground is one of many made possible through Disney’s longstanding relationship with KaBOOM! as part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living, an initiative that partners with parents to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles. By the end of 2015, Disney’s support will bring the magic of play to over 83,000 kids and families.

McFarland, USA opens in the U.S. on February 20th.

Check out great pics of the community working together to create this awesome playground!

 

PHOTOS: ‘McFarland, USA’ Premieres In Their Hometown! Cast & Crew Attend!

Bakersfield Special Screening Of "McFarland, USA"

Director Niki Caro, Kevin Costner and fellow cast members of the newest Disney film, McFarland, USA, attended the Bakersfield Special Screen at Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield, California yesterday, February 15th. Even Jim White, the man Kevin Costner portrays (stand next to Kevin in the picture above), was even in attendance with an original McFarland runner or two.

Check out some great pics from the hometown premiere below!

PHOTOS: Cast & Crew Of ‘Cinderella’ Attend Berlin Film Festival Premiere!

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Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helen Bonham-Carter, and director Kenneth Branagh all participated in a photo call and press conference at the Hotel Grand Hyatt as well as the premiere of the beautiful new live-action film, Cinderella, at Berlinale Palast Theater on February 13th!

Check out some fantastic photos of them as they walk the red carpet, appear at the press conference and have fun at the after party!

Remember, Cinderella opens in theaters March 13th!

Who Was Invited To Make A Special Appearance At The Oscars?

annaYesterday, February 9th, Anna Kendrick, star of the Pitch Perfect films, announced on her social media that she was invited by the Oscars to be a part of a special performance.

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What kind of performance do you think she’ll be doing at the Oscars on February 22nd? Only the day of this fabulous event will tell us!

PHOTOS: Jillian Rose Reed Attends KIIS FM & Alt 98.7 Pre-Party & Gifting Suite!

EXCLUSIVE: KIIS FM and Alt 98.7 Pre-party and Gifting Suite Celebrating the Grammy's

Jillian Rose Reed looked casually amazing attending the KIIS FM and Alt 98.7 Pre-party and Gifting Suite celebrating the Grammy’s at the JW Marriott on Friday, February 6th in Los Angeles, California!

Check out more pics below!

PHOTOS: Asia Monet Ray Adorable At KIIS FM & ALT 987FM Pre-Party & Gifting Suite!

 

Asia Monet Ray look amazing and adorable attending the KIIS FM and Alt 98.7 Pre-party and Gifting Suite celebrating the Grammy’s at the JW Marriott on Friday, February. 6th in Los Angeles, California.

PHOTOS: Dylan Riley Snyder Speeds Into His 18th Birthday With Nintendo!!

Dylan Riley Snyder Races Into His 18th Year With Nintendo

Dylan Riley Snyder sped into his 18th year, Mario Kart style, thanks to Nintendo last night, February 7th at K1 Speed in Torrance, California. Nintendo brought Mario Kart 8 to life as friends and family of Dylan were able to take to the go kart tracks and race against their friends. They were also able to participate in a Mario Kart 8 tournament that brought out the gamer in everyone. Teen celebs including Olivia Holt, Austin North, Jake Short, Jack GriffoNolan Gould and many more joined Dylan as he raced into his 18th year in true Nintendo style.

Guests took a break from mingling and racing to get their hands on the new Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U, playing titles like Mario Kart 8Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Super Mario 3D World, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

Check out some fantastic photos from Dylan’s party below!

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PHOTOS: ‘McFarland, USA’ Cast Attend Screening Of Film At Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

The Santa Barbara Film Festival Closing Night Screening Of McFarland, USA At The Arlington Theatre

The cast and crew of Walt Disney Pictures’ newest film, McFarland, USA, was screened last evening, February 7th, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival taking place in Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara!

McFarland, USA tells the 1987 true story of novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

McFarland, USA is set to release in theaters February 20th!

Check out the fantastic photos from the film’s screening at the festival below!