Disney & myLingo Breaks Language Barriers For Moviegoers!

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Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a new collaboration with myLINGO, a smartphone app that allows moviegoers to experience a film in the language of their choice discreetly through personal headphones.  For Disney’s upcoming release of “McFarland, USA,” moviegoers can enjoy the film in Spanish right along side their bilingual family and friends when the film hits theaters on February 20.

The myLINGO app uses the microphone on a moviegoer’s smartphone or other device to “listen” to the audio, once the movie has begun.  The app, through a proprietary algorithm, then matches the unique audio signature to its precise place in the movie, and plays back the alternate language audio through headphones in perfect sync with the film. The audio file will only play if it hears the movie, and once the movie is over, the file self-deletes from the app.

“We are delighted to bring the magical world of Disney films to a broader group of Spanish-speaking viewers and multicultural families at select theatres with this new technology,” said Paul Holliman, Vice President, Strategic Planning at Walt Disney Studios.  “myLINGO provides a rich and customized cinematic experience, where bilingual families and friends can share the same emotion, laughter and excitement together in a whole new way.”

The Spanish audio track for “McFarland, USA” will be offered for free via a promotional code throughout opening weekend February 20 – 22.   Following the opening weekend, filmgoers can access the audio track for $1.99.

“The Walt Disney Company is one of the most iconic and respected companies in the world, and  myLINGO is thrilled to be working together on such an important film about bringing people and communities together,” said Adam Polak, co-founder of myLINGO. Co-founder, Olenka Polak added, “myLINGO is dedicated to creating authentic and inclusive experiences that are accessible to all moviegoers no matter what language they speak.”

Cinemagoers can enjoy their customized audio experience in three easy steps:

  1. Download the myLINGO app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Before going to the theater, choose the Spanish audio file for McFarland USA and download it – either at home, or someplace with a strong Wi-Fi signal.

3. Be sure to bring your smartphone and good earphones that seal the ear canal.

Are you ready for McFarland, USA?

Latin Rock Star, Juanes, Confirmed In Performance Lineup At 57th Grammy Awards!

juanesLatin sensation, Juanes, who wrote the original song for Walt Disney Pictures’ film, McFarland, USA, has been confirmed to be singing once more at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards this year! Juanes had been part of the musical lineup of performers before back in 2013 where he sang an English-Spanish version of Elton John’s “Your Song”.

In an interview with The Associated Press this past Monday, Juanes exclaimed, “I’m very excited. I can’t believe this is going to happen. You know, I’ve been waiting for this moment for many years and we are very excited now that it’s about to come, to happen.”

He also revealed which hit single he would be performing that glorious evening as well. “We are going to perform a new song called ‘Juntos,’ or ‘Together,’ the song that we made for the Disney movie ‘McFarland, USA,'” he added. “So, yes, we’re rehearsing and practicing a lot, and just … (getting) ready for that big night.”

We’re definitely excited that everybody will get to hear that new amazing single “Juntos (Together)” from Disney’s newest film! Are you?

You can catch the 57th Annual Grammy Awards LIVE from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8th only on CBS!

 

Selena Gomez Posts ‘Brave’ Bikini Selfie!

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Selena Gomez has been a busy gal lately but it’s always nice to see the star take time away for herself. Selena took to her Instagram account recently and posted the above selfie. Selena rocked an orange bikini that screaming “summertime” and posted the caption “soy valiente,” which is Spanish for “I’m brave.”

We hope Selena enjoyed the relaxing warm afternoon!

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