Saturday, October 11, 2014

Inside The Mouse Castle 10-10-2014 - 'Tomorrowland' and 'Big Hero 6' at New York Comic Con

Tomorrowland panel, New York Comic Con
The Tomorrowland panel (l. to. r.): George Clooney, Brad Bird
Damon Lindelof, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy
and Hugh Laurie
I can't think of a movie we're more excited about right now than Brad Bird's Tomorrowland. At New York Comic Con on Thursday, attendees got a taste of this cryptic and futuristic adventure with a first look at the teaser trailer and a scene from the film. In this special, extended episode of Inside The Mouse Castle, Anthony and I--with a big assist from our good friend Ron in New York--break down what the enthusiastic audience got to see, what we think it all means and why you should be just as excited as we are.

Big Hero 6 was also in the spotlight, showing off a two minute sizzle reel that gave us a better look at our hero Hiro's mad robotic skills, as well as the talents of his cohorts Honey Lemon, GoGo, Wasabi and Fred. We also saw a hint more of the evil capabilities of the mysterious man in the kabuki mask. Of course, the inflatable Baymax is as cute, cuddly and helpful as ever.

Here's what else we have going on in today's show:
  • Robert Downey, Jr. is just messing with us now, telling Ellen DeGeneres Iron Man 4 is a go, then telling David Letterman its not. It's all getting a bit tiresome, all these rumors, cryptic comments and denials, but damned if we aren't fascinated by the whole game.
  • A couple of things we do know: the Marvel Experience, a traveling roadshow of superheroes and super villains, starts a four-city tour in Phoenix on December 12th. We're also looking forward to Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!, a one-hour documentary debuting on ABC November 4th. Aside from some pretty cool history, we're also hoping for sneak peeks at Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is making the jump to ABC on October 26th, in case you missed it on Disney Channel and Disney XD. As an added bonus, James Earl Jones will voice Darth Vader in a cameo not previously shown on the cable channels.
  • Download the free Blippar app for iOS and Android, then use it to scan the Star Wars Rebels logo below. Just do it. Seriously. It's super cool.
  • Fan-made and Lucasfilm approved, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut is the ultimate fan love letter to the very best of the Star Wars films. Culled from over 1,500 15-second film segments submitted by amateur filmmakers and animators, it's a shot-by-shot re-creation of when things got really bad for the rebellion. We also love it because it heralds the return of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards. Details on that popular contest, which disappeared in 2012, will be revealed later this month.

  • A free demo download of Disney's new video game Fantasia: Music Evolved is now available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. So far, I think it's a pretty good interactive music game that evokes the best elements of Guitar Hero and Just Dance with a potentially better Disney-centric story line. It definitely makes me want to get my hands on the full version of the game when it launches on October 21st.
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

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