PICTORIAL: Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the 2020 Lunar New Year with updated offerings
Jan24

PICTORIAL: Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the 2020 Lunar New Year with updated offerings

Universal Studios Hollywood has been perfecting their Lunar New Year celebration each year, and for 2020 the the Year of the Rat (this isn’t Disneyland y’all), is the strongest one yet. Some mainstays return, like Mandarin-speaking Megatron, wishing trees, Kung Fu Panda meet-n-greets, seasonal costumes for Hello Kitty and the Minions. No new components were added, but focusing on improvements, like big upgrades to the Mr....

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INTERVIEW: Jamey Ray brings viral sensation VOCTAVE to SoCal this weekend!
Dec13

INTERVIEW: Jamey Ray brings viral sensation VOCTAVE to SoCal this weekend!

Knockout a cappella group Voctave is embarking on their first holiday tour and they’re bringing their Spirit of the Season show to Southern California this weekend. You’ve probably seen one of Voctave‘s videos on Facebook or YouTube, where they’ve been viewed over 100 million times. Disney Parks fans may recognize the singers of Voctave from the ever-popular group at Walt Disney World‘s Epcot, the Voices...

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PICTORIAL: A towering new Grinchmas tree joins holiday 2019 offerings at Universal Studios Hollywood
Dec06

PICTORIAL: A towering new Grinchmas tree joins holiday 2019 offerings at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood are here! Returning to delight guests of the Entertainment Capital of LA, Grinchmas brings over-the-top holiday treats to Universal Plaza, while an entirely different wintry spell is cast over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with nightly performances of The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. There’s merriment in the air and we were invited to come check out what awaits for the...

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Five MUST-WATCH moments from the STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER press conference
Dec04

Five MUST-WATCH moments from the STAR WARS: RISE OF SKYWALKER press conference

At a special press conference today, Disney and Lucasfilm amassed an impressive assemblage to promote this month’s mega blockbuster, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF...

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INTERVIEW: Tom Lenk brings TILDA SWINTON to Gay Days Anaheim October 5th
Oct03

INTERVIEW: Tom Lenk brings TILDA SWINTON to Gay Days Anaheim October 5th

We caught up with actor and fashion icon Tom Lenk, who is making his Gay Days Anaheim debut this weekend with the international hit play Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist. With a one-night-only performance at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on Saturday, October 5th, Tom took a few minutes to let us in on all the secrets behind transforming into mystical enigma and possible alien, Tilda Swinton. Okay, tell us...

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#D23Expo confirms full ‘Disney Parks, Experiences & Products’ panels, events, and offerings!
Jul17

#D23Expo confirms full ‘Disney Parks, Experiences & Products’ panels, events, and offerings!

D23 Expo 2019 is almost here, and for many fans, seeing what Imagineers have up their sleeves is the highlight of the expo. Today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products released their full event and signing schedule for the expo. Here are all the juicy details! Hall D23 Keynote with Bob Chapek The fan-favorite Hall D23 presentation with Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will take place Sunday, August 25,...

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There is no Dana, only Horror (Nights) with new GHOSTBUSTERS mazes coming to Universal!
Jul17

There is no Dana, only Horror (Nights) with new GHOSTBUSTERS mazes coming to Universal!

2019 is shaping up to be quite a year for Universal’s ever-popular Halloween Horror Nights, and in addition to blockbuster properties like STRANGER THINGS, both Resorts announced today even more ’80s magic with GHOSTBUSTERS joining the HHN lineup for the first time! The mazes for both coasts promises to deliver the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture’s most iconic films. About...

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REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING
Jul11

REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING

We’ll start this off with a caveat: THE LION KING was not my favorite when it came out in 1994. I liked it enough, but I was more into BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN as a kid. I didn’t expect Jon Favreau‘s photorealistic CGI remake to really change that. I enjoyed watching THE LION KING on VHS and DVD over and over again through the years, and it was nice enough to sit through it again for this review. I was...

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Behind the Giggles with TOY STORY 4 breakout voice, Ally Maki
Jun24

Behind the Giggles with TOY STORY 4 breakout voice, Ally Maki

Disney/Pixar newcomer Ally Maki (Wrecked) makes a memorable impression in the long-awaited TOY STORY 4 as the tiny Giggle McDimples, a no-nonsense LEO whose loyalty to Bo Peep makes her the shepherd’s perfect confidant. RELATED POST WHY DOES THIS EXIST?? A spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 We got the chance to sit down with Ally to talk about her whirlwind journey to cartoon stardom. Ally has the presence of a...

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true
May22

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true

Instead of burying the lede after some analysis of Disney’s live action remake trend, I’m going to start with the good news: ALADDIN is great. It’s joyful, transporting, beautiful, and filled with pitch perfect performances. It’s big escapist fun. Director Guy Ritchie is known for his frenetic action style and inventive camera tricks, but this film represents two firsts for him: a family film, and a musical....

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