Monday, March 30, 2015

Exclusive STAR WARS Droid Announced For Disneyland's 60th Anniversary

Written by Admiral Duke For DisFanReview

With the 60th anniversary of Disneyland rapidly approaching, a lot of details about the Diamond Celebration and the resorts commemorative merchandise have been coming out. This week Disney Parks merchandising arm released a catalog containing all of the anniversary products. 

While most of the products focus firmly on the fantasy,nostalgia and more animated facets of the the parks anniversary, one item managed to put Star Wars collectors in a tizzy. R2-D60. This carded 3 3/4 inch action figure is part of the Disney Parks "Droid Factory" series and was originally announced as being limited to an edition of only 6,000.

After a couple days of fan outrage, Michelle Harker, Disneyland Resort's Manager of Merchandise Marketing and Communication announced that the figure would not be limited after all so that fans might have equal access to this item. R2-D60 should be available at the STAR TRADERS store in Tomorrowland at Disneyland beginning in late May and is expected to retail for $12.95.

If a Disneyland vacation isn't in your near future you should still be able to buy R2-D60 through Disney Parks mail order service beginning in late May. You can contact them by email at,
Phone: 877-560-6477

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jedi Knight and TIE-fighter Pilot D-Tech Me Figures Premiere at Star Wars Weekends Starting May 15, 2015

This Article Originally Appeared On The Disney Parks Blog
Disney Parks Blog is excited to announce that two new D-Tech Me figurines – a Jedi Knight and a TIE-Fighter pilot – are premiering at Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year.


First introduced in May 2012, Star Wars – D-Tech Me is a 10-minute experience that uses the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine. This year, the experience will be located inside Darth’s Mall, near Streets of America across from Studio Catering Company.
In addition to the new figurines, we will again offer the Carbon-Freeze Me figurine, Alderaan Princess figurine, and male and female options for Stormtrooper and X-Wing pilot figurines.

For children, the Carbon-Freeze Me and Alderaan Princess figurines will be available in more youthful appearances.
The Star Wars – D-Tech Me 7-inch figurines are $119.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. For 16-inch figurines, retail is $999.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. All participants will receive a specially designed button.

Completed figurines will arrive within 6-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (it takes a little longer if shipping internationally).

Guests can book their experience by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324) starting March 26. We will only offer the experience during Star Wars Weekends 2015 (May 15 – 17, May 22-24, May 29-31, June 5-7, and June 12-14). Guests attending the Galactic Gathering event on May 14 will be some of the first individuals to experience Star Wars – D-Tech Me this year.

Please note: Separate theme park admission required for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. Guests must be at least three (3) years of age to participate in the Star Wars D-Tech Me experience. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows or reservation cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled experience will result in such credit card being charged a $25 cancellation fee. The experience, due to its personalized nature, is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Certain restrictions may apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change without notice.

Written by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager Disney Parks

FIRST LOOK! Ryan Reynolds Tweets First Official Photo From FOX's DEADPOOL Movie

Written by Admiral Duke For DisFanReview

This morning actor Ryan Reynolds tweet what is the first official photo from the set of FOX's DEADPOOL. If you had no idea who and what Deadpool is this all new image gives a decent place to start. Deadpool is MARVEL comics psychopathic Merc with a Mouth. He's a clinically insane mutant who is happy to kill whoever needs to be killed, and he will usually do it for a warm plate of Chimichanga's. Or Taco's. Or both.

Along with the image FOX released what is essentially the first plot synopsis for the film.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool opens on February 12, 2016. Tim Miller directs from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The cast also features Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, and Gina Carano.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Special Preview Of Disney's TOMORROWLAND Coming To Disneyland's Tomorrowland Theater

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As has become a recent trend with films like Maleficent and Cinderella, Disneyland will host a special preview for their upcoming live action film Tomorrowland. The film comes out on May 22, and the preview begins at Tomorrowland Theater, in Tomorrowland on April 15th.

There will be a similar preview at Walt Disney World. The Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT will be home to the event and will include special in theater effects.

The Disneyland version wont have the luxury of "4D" effects. However, the exhibit at the Tomorrowland Theater will feature a special display containing props and production artwork from the film.

Australian AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TV Ad Is Really Short But Really Sweet

Written By Admiral Duke For DisFanReview

For the most part, Film advertising campaigns don't differ much between the American, European and Australian markets. However, every so often a gem will drop that ends up, for one reason or another, being exclusive to one market. The television ad below is one of those. It is only a scant fifteen seconds long but it contains some pretty awesome sequences that we haven't seen yet. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FOX Releases All New Poster For Their FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot

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When FOX announced that they were rebooting their FANTASTIC FOUR franchise, most fans were excited about the possibility of seeing an FF film done right. However, it's beginning to look like that won't happen.

Before the first trailer even hit there were rampant rumors that the film was having problems. Many fans were angered to hear that the films stars and even the director were not using the comics as a reference. Then the trailer was released and it was received with  a resounding "meh."

Now FOX has released the first poster for the film and they have another chance to get us excited about the film. Unfortunately the poster is just a print version of the final image from the trailer. So the question becomes, how on earth can FOX get general audiences to care about a film that even hard core fans don't care about?

WATCH! STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER A Jaw Dropping, Fan Made, Anime Short Film

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Nearly two years ago we shared with you a two minute and half STAR WARS anime video. The short video trailer was released by YouTube user OtaKing77077. The video was released with no description or any details as to where the video had originated. Some had suspected that it was from a failed Lucasfilm project that had never been released or some similar story.

However, now we know the truth. OtaKing77077 is actually a talented animator named Paul Johnson who has finally released the full short film STAR WARS: Tie Fighter. As it turns out, he did it all. Over the course of 4 years and countless hours of animating and editing Johnson has created a jaw dropping spectacle that is reminiscent of old school Japanese anime and full of all the action and excitement of the very best STAR WARS project you have ever seen.

Monday, March 23, 2015

First Look at Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Merchandise

This Article Originally Appeared On The Disney Parks Blog

We only have a few months to go before the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration begins. Is everyone as excited as I am? It was so tough to decide what to show you for a first look. So, I thought I would take you behind the scenes, into our Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration showroom, where you can see for yourselves some of the amazing items headed your way this May at the Disneyland Resort.

There’s so much more to see, so keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration merchandise updates. And join the conversation with the hashtag #Disneyland60.

Written by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

Doctor Strange! Edward James Olmos! Civil Wars! In This Weeks MARVEL MINUTE

Official Video Description From MARVEL

This week on the Marvel Minute we break down the biggest stories in the Marvel Universe from Civil War returning to Marvel during Secret Wars to Edward James Olmos on “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to throwing down with Doctor Strange in "Marvel Contest of Champions" and more! 

► Subscribe to Marvel:

►Secret Wars’ Civil War:

►Doctor Strange on Marvel Contest of Champions:

►Edward James Olmos on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

►Joe Quesada’s countdown to Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix:

►Comics hitting stacks 3-25-15:

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Plot Synopsis For CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Revealed

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With a release date of  May 16th 2016, it was only a matter of time before CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR began filming. This week a casting call went out in the Atlanta, Georgia area that called for extra's from "all ethnicities." Included in the casting call was two additional details. First that the film is set to begin filming April 1st, 2015. The second being a pretty reveling plot synopsis that spells out how the film ties in to May's AVENGERS: Age Of Ultron and how the film's story will detour slightly from MARVEL's Civil War comic book story.

Plot Synopsis From MARVEL
Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.