D23, TCM Classic Film Festival Screens “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

On Friday, April 13th, TCM and D23 screened "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" at Grauman's Chinese Theater. The screening was for TCM's annual classic film festival and welcomed special guest, and star of the film, Kirk Douglas.The experience started with picking up our media passes at the Roosevelt Hotel. I had always wanted to visit the Roosevelt, as it's said to be haunted by Marilyn Monroe. (Visiting the Roosevelt was actually on my bucket list. Now I just need to stay the night!) The hotel … [Read more...]

A Once In A Lifetime Lecture with Jack Lindquist

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Recently I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by the man that helped guide Disneyland to great success: Jack Lindquist. Disneyland's very first president came to speak to my Walt Disney and Charles Darwin: In Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge course at Chapman University. I was blown away by what this man had to say.Since we are not allowed to have any kind of recording device in this class, I jotted down some notes from the lecture. I thought I would share some of what I have … [Read more...]

Marvel to Debut Avengers Prelude Comics for Free

Beginning this Sunday, a prelude comic to the highly-anticipated "The Avengers" film will be released for free on Marvel's comic app. There will be eight issues in Marvel's The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week series. Subsequent issues will be released weekly beginning Tuesday, February 14, for $0.99 each.Here's the official press release from Marvel. Marvel’s The Avengers Prelude Debuts For FREE On Sunday Lead-In To Hotly Anticipated Blockbuster Film Available on Marvel Comics app  Get … [Read more...]

Are You the Real John Carter?

Disney has just announced the Are You the Real John Carter sweepstakes! If you share your name with the character, you could win a trip to Peru in October!Are you John Carter? Then head to TheRealJohnCarter.com and sign in with your Facebook account or enter your email address for a sweepstakes entry. You can also earn more contest entries by completing weekly missions, which began on January 23.What if my name isn't exactly John Carter? That's perfectly okay -- it doesn't eliminate you … [Read more...]

Disneyland AP Discount Set to Expire May 31

The merchandise discounts Disneyland annual passholders currently receive are set to expire May 31, 2012. For a while now, SoCal select, SoCal and Deluxe passholders have been receiving a 10% discount on merchandise and select restaurants, while Premium passholders receive a 20% discount. These discounts have been repeatedly extended. A while back, only Premium passholders received any kind of discount (20%).It is unsure what will be done once the discount expires. There has been no word as … [Read more...]