We’re only at the halfway point in March, yet the Disney announcements keep coming left and right. For an avid Disney fan, Marvel fanatic, or Star Wars junkie, it’s been a month of smiles!
So let’s break down all the Disney news you need to know, from Hollywood to the Hundred-Acre Wood!
First up, Marvel!
Avengers: Infinity War: Final Trailer Release and New Date
There was perhaps no better news for those of us who know exactly where we fall in the Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man scenario. For the record, though I do love Cap, I’m solidly in the Team Iron Man camp!
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was simply amused by all the Marvel hysteria. When a new movie came out, my husband ran off for a few hours with his buddies, and I had no clue what I was missing. Enter my very first Disney blogger trip to Hollywood –> Guardians of the Galaxy press trip. Why yes, I sat in the very same room as Chris Pratt, sang a few bars with Vin Diesel, and even asked a question that got Director James Gunn pretty emotional.
In the four years since that trip, I’ve learned just how much I LOVE these characters, having binge-watched all the movies in order! I was in SHOCK as I sat in the audience last summer as one after one, the Marvel characters I’d grown to love marched out on stage (and kept coming). I wrote about it (and photos too) –> Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm Live Action!
So when a conversation on Twitter broke out between Marvel and my much-loved Tony Stark, I was watching…closely! And when they announced the movie would be released SOONER than expected (which by the way, having a Marvel movie release on Star Wars Day didn’t feel right)…WHOA!
But I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous for Infinity War. I don’t want anyone to die! Please, take care of my heroes!
Take a look at the final trailer…
RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2018
Christopher Robin Trailer Release
As I sit here typing, I’m surrounded by Pooh Bear. Yes, oh, one day I’ll share photos of my office! Pooh Bear is staring straight at me, and well, Christopher Robin and Kanga too. They are my bookends on my desk, a special purchase bought over a decade ago. But that’s not all…I have my original Pooh Bear (with a bit of his black nose missing) in my daughter’s toy room (with strict orders that this one is MINE)! Decades old, it’s priceless in my eyes.
So you can imagine how exciting it was to finally see Christopher Robin come to life on the big screen. Though we’ve only gotten a glimpse, I squealed as I first heard Pooh speak. It was perfection.
My daughter is thrilled that a young Obi Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor, plays Christopher Robin. And I just knew that one of my favorite voice actors of all time, Jim Cummings, would voice Winnie-the-Pooh. If you are a Disney fan, you know Jim. He’s been the voice of so many characters we both love and despise! I had the pleasure of listening to him speak at D23 Expo last summer during a session about The Lion King!
For those of us who may have a few gray hairs, and more than our fair share of wrinkles, this trailer tugs at our heartstrings. We may not be kids anymore, but our childhood is always with us!
RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns Trailer Release
I’m in love with the fact that Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake. It’s an entirely new story (and apparently there were many more stories about Mary Poppins, something I learned while at D23 Expo; you can read more –> Disney Marvel Studios Lucasfilm Live Action Films Update!) FYI…I’ve also had a glimpse of the music (practically perfect in every way)!
In the sequel, which arrives in theatres this Christmas, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Let’s take a look…
RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2018 (CHRISTMAS)
COCO WINS at the OSCARS
There are some movies that touch you in a way you can’t even imagine. COCO was such a movie, so it was no surprise at all that it was a big winner on OSCAR night!
- Best Animated Feature Film
- Best Original Song – “Remember Me” – (Listen to Anthony Gonzalez serenade us during our blogger trip & interview)
If you haven’t seen it yet, read my COCO Movie Review – NO SPOILERS! One glance and you’ll know exactly why this needs to be part of your movie collection.
AVAILABLE – COCO on BluRay, DVD, etc NOW!
There’s so much happening right now, it’s incredibly exciting! Don’t forget that you can still see Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time, now playing in theatres everywhere!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Available NOW (GIVEAWAY coming soon)
Yes, it’s here! Available in HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere as of this past week, March 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc March 27th!
Come back very, very soon, as I’ll be hosting a giveaway of the incredible movie we are all dying to see again!
So tell me, what are you looking forward to most with all this Disney news?
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