POPzilla Gallery’s ‘Mary Poppins’ art exhibition is “Practically Perfect”
Feb14

POPzilla Gallery’s ‘Mary Poppins’ art exhibition is “Practically Perfect”

Just a few miles from Disneyland in downtown Anaheim, Pop Comics periodically hosts POPzilla Gallery curated art shows around a particular theme. Their most recent event selected the greatest theme possible – everyone’s favorite nanny, Mary Poppins! The fabulous event, co-curated by Sam Carter and Christina Karlin, brought some of Southern California’s greatest pop artists together to celebrate Walt’s...

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Lunar New Year lands at Universal Studios Hollywood with bigger-than-ever celebration
Jan30

Lunar New Year lands at Universal Studios Hollywood with bigger-than-ever celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood has brought back its popular Lunar New Year Celebration, this time welcoming DreamWorks Animation characters into the Universal family. As in previous years, Universal Plaza is decked out in beautiful Asian finery, while also playing host to several character meet-n-greet opportunities. Making their Universal Parks & Resorts debut, Po and Tigress from the KUNG FU PANDA series join returning favorites...

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set flies into homes November 15
Aug25

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set flies into homes November 15

The eight people in America who own 3D TVs with accompanying 3D Blu-ray players were dismayed earlier this year when STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was released to Blu-ray without a 3D disc in sight. Turns out Disney just wanted more time to put together an elaborate multi-disc collector’s set! Featuring the film in four formats, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, as well as all previously released bonus features, the set...

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REVIEW: Authentic Chinese delights at DONGPO KITCHEN, new at Universal CityWalk
Aug05

REVIEW: Authentic Chinese delights at DONGPO KITCHEN, new at Universal CityWalk

Our friends at Universal Studios Hollywood invited us to preview the newest restaurant at the ever-changing CityWalk, Dongpo Kitchen. The first of its kind, Dongpo Kitchen takes the gourmet and authentic Chinese cuisine from Meizhou Dongpo (famous in the LA area for its upscale outposts in Century City and Arcadia) into a more casual atmosphere befitting a major tourist destination like Universal. We got to sample several menu items...

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The creators and stars of FINDING DORY dish on life under the sea
Jun17

The creators and stars of FINDING DORY dish on life under the sea

Journalists from around the world (and me) gathered at the Montage Beverly Hills last week for a Q&A session with the creators and stars of Disney/Pixar’s FINDING DORY and PIPER. Things kicked off with a visit from the film’s writer/director, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and producer, Lindsey Collins (Wall-E). The press wasted no time in asking them about the possibility of a lesbian couple in the film, a rumor...

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REVIEW: Triumphant FINDING DORY helps Pixar find themselves again
Jun14

REVIEW: Triumphant FINDING DORY helps Pixar find themselves again

Nemo takes a backseat in the latest Pixar Animation Studios release, FINDING DORY. Having settled into a routine at the reef, Dory (voiced again by the impossibly lovable Ellen DeGeneres) is happy with her newfound family. That is, until she starts to remember that she’s been separated from her parents. With her memory slowly coming back to her, she sets off across the Pacific to find them. RELATED POST FINDING DORY brings...

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REVIEW: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS an expectation shattering event
May24

REVIEW: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS an expectation shattering event

It all started with a mouse, but when it comes to Disney’s never-ending slate of live action remakes mining its own animated classics for inspiration, it all started with Alice. Tim Burton‘s re-imagining of the classic Wonderland story was the beneficiary of impeccable timing. Arriving in theaters just a few months after the earth-shattering AVATAR, Alice was the next major film to be marketed as a must-see in 3D. The trip...

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Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK leads the pack of Disney live action remakes
Apr14

Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK leads the pack of Disney live action remakes

Disney is determined to remake every single of one of its animated films as live action blockbusters, and so far the results have been a mixed bag. ALICE IN WONDERLAND, while fun, doesn’t hold up on subsequent viewings. CINDERELLA, while visually striking, suffered from hobbled writing and uneven casting. The 1967 THE JUNGLE BOOK was not one of my favorite animated classics; it didn’t inspire me to supreme heights of...

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Disneyland releases art showing new look for shortened RIVERS OF AMERICA
Jan11

Disneyland releases art showing new look for shortened RIVERS OF AMERICA

  As of today, Disneyland’s Rivers of America is closed to facilitate construction of a new land dedicated to the STAR WARS franchise. While the River and Disneyland Railroad are being shortened and rerouted, the new concept art released today shows what guests will see when the River reopens in summer 2017. January 10th marked the permanent end of a few other Disneyland standbys and the beginning of extended hiatus of...

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The Brightest Star in the STAR WARS Galaxy is…Gary Fisher
Dec17

The Brightest Star in the STAR WARS Galaxy is…Gary Fisher

MouseInfo was thrilled to be asked to participate in the global press conference for the most anticipated film of 2015, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Press conferences are an interesting animal, with at least a couple hundred reporters jostling for the chance to ask the assembled cast and creatives some burning question about the film at hand. This event was a bit different than most. Security was very tight and we were all instructed...

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