Prepare to make the jump to light speed!
For those of you living under giant rocks, Disney had its annual D23 event over the weekend. This event is pretty much Comic Con but if you listen very closely you can hear people being asked if “they would like to build a snowman”, over and over and over again. D23 is a magical experience that I hope to enjoy someday, but until then I will have to settle for reading it online and regurgitating it here.
Major movie announcements flooded D23 with the highlights being: The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell no Tales and of course the “it would be stupid-dumb if we didn’t do this” Frozen 2. Other highlights included photos from Star Wars: Rogue One, a Darth Vader themed PS4 and two full on themed Star Wars Disney Parks! So actually, D23 was exactly like Comic Con but with more Star Wars.
The proposed parks are said to be 14 acres with full-on Star Wars themed restaurants, shops and of course, rides. Even teasing a ride where you get to pilot the Millennium Falcon! This makes me very excited, to say the least.
We’re sure you’re off to polish your shoes or whatever it is kids do these days on Friday night, but wait! There’s a new Twitter News Weekly here for your viewing pleasure that you and your friends can talk about while smoking tobacco. In this week’s episode, we talk about the sudden death of Mickey Mouse, the resurrection of Walt Disney, Deflate Gate and the ‘Fight of the Century’. Enjoy!
– The Average Nobodies
Yesterday, ABC decided to stop pulling on our heartstrings and make it official by bringing The Muppets back to primetime. The new TV show, which has been picked up to series, will be a modern-day, documentary-style show that is said to have a more adult focus than in past iterations. Now, this isn’t to say that we’ll find Fozzie Bear shooting up heroin in his run-down Bushwick apartment after bombing at the Comedy Cellar; rather, it simply means that the series is looking to explore the lives of the Muppets outside of the stage, looking into their personal lives, triumphs, failures, relationships, and more. The series comes from writers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, who also serve as executive producers alongside Randall Einhorn and Bill Baretta. According to Entertainment Weekly, the pilot presentation received a standing ovation from ABC executives. If anything I’ve heard about network executives is true, that should be damn near impossible. – Nerdist.com
This is HUGE news! I actually heard about this revival a while ago, but wanted to wait to report on it until everything was official.
Kermit and the gang will be hitting ABC airwaves sometime at the end of this year, which is far too long, but i’ll deal. The Muppets are one of the few things from my childhood that gives me the same EXACT reaction now as the first time I watched them – pure, unaltered, enjoyment. I’m putting a DVR back in my house for this.
Eric Matthews (Will Friedle) Will Be The Voice Of Star-Lord In The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series
Plays With Squirrels – After the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy back in August of last year, Marvel and Disney have made sure to capitalize on the film’s instant success. The film was such a hit with critics and projected for such high box office numbers that a sequel was announced at Comic-Con International, a week before the movie was even released in theaters. After its release, Guardians spawned everything imaginable in merchandising, from action figures to raccoon ear headphones, and made an overnight action star/sex symbol of Chris Pratt.
Back in October, at New York Comic-Con, Disney and Marvel announced plans for a Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series on the Disney XD channel. With all of the success the franchise has seen it is no surprise that Disney would approach Marvel about utilizing Guardians the same way they did Star Wars with Star Wars Rebels. While the series does not have a solid premiere date other than some time this year, more news has come forward about casting voices for the Guardians. Today, Disney has announced that Boy Meets World actor Will Friedle will be providing the voice of Star-Lord, the character made famous by action star/sex symbol Chris Pratt.
It’s always wonderful when two of your favorite things come together to make a beautiful baby, and that is exactly what happened here. Will Friedle, most famously known as Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World, will be voicing Star-Lord for the new Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series on Disney. If you love Boy Meets World (how could you not) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (HOW COULD YOU NOT) then this is pretty cool news. There’s a solid chance I won’t watch the show, but who cares, because Eric Matthews is back on a television screen (sort of) which is right where he belongs. The only left to do is for the creators of the animated series to sneak Plays With Squirrels into an episode and I’ll be able to die a happy man.
Gravity Falls has a pretty stellar cast that includes John DiMaggio (Bender on Futurama and Jake on Adventure Time), former South Park writer and all-around funny girl Kirsten Schaal, SNL alum Will Forte, and Jason Ritter (who you may also have caught on an episode of Drunk History).
Tyson joins an amazing list of guest stars who have graced Gravity Falls. Mark Hammill, John Oliver, Nick Offerman, Larry King, and even Firefly’s Nathan Fillion have previously taken part in the hilarity. Geek.com
I’m not sure where I have been all this time while a show like “Gravity Falls” sneaks right under my nose. Sounds and looks like a cartoon I could sink my teeth into. Something for the kids, something for the adults, and something for the geeks in all of us. Not to mention an all-star cast of guest voice actors! Kirsten Schaal and Will Forte is all I needed to hear.
Jam city, population: “Let it go (Remix)”
Nothing says “let’s go clubbing” like the soundtrack of an Oscar nominated Disney movie.
Whoa Whoa Whoa! Hold the phone Jiminy Cricket! You mean to tell me that there is a movie coming out starring Tom Hanks that tells the untold story of the production of Mary Poppins the movie? and Tom Hanks plays the great Walter E. Disney? This is the best news i’ve heard about the silver screen since I found out that Dumb and Dumber Too was in production. How do you beat Tom Hanks as Walt Disney? You can’t, that’s the bottom line. The only thing that comes close would be if Clooney played Vince Lombardi in a Superbowl 1 movie.
PS- Love the B.J. Novak casting. Sneaky good actor.