How is that for a subject line? Did I pique your interest?
All of these things have one very special thing in common – ME! That is because I’m heading to Hollywood in a few weeks to check out the latest movies from Walt Disney Studios.
On Sunday, September 23, 2012 I’ll be boarding a plane for Hollywood, California. While I’m there I’ll be able to check out the following films. Most of the films you are probably familiar with because I have written about them on my blog already.
Frankenweenie – In theaters on October 5, 2012
From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
Check out the movie’s trailer.
To make this even more exciting, myself and other bloggers who will be on the trip with me will have the opportunity to interview some of the people involved in the making of Frankenweenie. We’re not sure who we’ll be interviewing but I sure hope Tim Burton is one of them. That would be amazing. Some of the other celebrities that voice the characters in the film include Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud, I am Legend), Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), Robert Capron (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men). Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants) also lends his voice talents to the film. I would be super excited to interview any of these wonderful people.
If you have any questions you would like me to ask please feel free to leave a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to ask it of the talent and/or the filmmakers.
You can also check out the movie on these social networking channels.
To add to my excitement we’ll also be attending the Red Carpet movie premiere of Frankenweenie right in the heart of Hollywood at theEl Capitan Theatre. We’ll be walking the Red Carpet too! I am truly very excited about that because the last time I walked the Red Carpet was at the same theater for Gnomeo & Juliet and that is where we had the opportunity to see Sir Elton John perform LIVE on stage. That was a night I’ll never forget. I have a feeling this Red Carpet event is going to be equally as exciting.
Also while I’m out in Hollywood I’ll be attending a screening of the film Wreck-It Ralph.
Wreck-It Ralph – In theaters November 2, 2012
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?
Wreck-It Ralph will be available in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.
Check out the film’s trailer. I was big into video games in the early 80′s when I was a teen (yeah, I’m THAT old). It was fun to see characters that I recognized like Pac-Man and Qbert.
This movie looks like it’s going to be funny.
Be sure to check out the official Wreck-It Ralph website as well as follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to these films we’ll also have the opportunity to see a new animated short film called Paperman. Paperman is a hybrid approach to combine hand drawn animation with computer generated (CG) animation. This feature will debut before the movie Wreck-It Ralph in theaters.
Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man (George) in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman (Meg) on his morning commute. Convinced that the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
As an added bonus we’ll also be checking out Monsters, Inc. 3D which will scare it’s way into theaters on December 19, 2012.
Make sure to follow Monsters, Inc. 3D on Facebook and Twitter.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney had something else in store for us bloggers. You’ll just have to follow my blog to find out.
If you would like to check out the conversation on Twitter use the hashtag #DisneyMoviesEvent . There are 20+ other bloggers attending so I’m sure that there will also be something fun tweeted using that hashtag.
Guess it’s time for me to plan out my wardrobe and figure out what to wear on the Red Carpet.
*I was not compensated for this post. I will be a guest of Walt Disney Studios for this press junket, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.