Lions And Tigers And Bears! Oh My!
That’s almost what I said when I opened my email a few days ago to find an invitation to go to LA next month for the red carpet premiere of the new Disney movie OZ The Great And Powerful. Well, it might have been what I could have said if I’d stopped yelling long enough to form a proper sentence anyway.
I am able share some details of my upcoming trip, now that I’ve calmed down a tad. I’m no longer yelling (well, not as much anyway), but I’m still grinning ear to ear and still singing. Can you hear it where you are?
“We’re off to see the wizard!…”
So here’s the details. I’ll be gone a couple of days, one of them being Valentine’s Day. I wouldn’t want the hubby moping around and missing me, feeling a little green that I’ll be spending time with the very handsome James Franco, so I’m thinking of things he can do here. Like paint. And hang curtains.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
On February 13 I will get on a flight to LA, where I will join 24 other bloggers and 2 awesome Disney reps.
There’s no place like home!
Upon arrival in LA I will check into the hotel, the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.
My home away from home during this trip.
Doesn’t it look lovely? The Bachelorette’s Ashley & JP got married there on TV last month. I’ve only seen pictures and I’m about ready to move in.
Follow the yellow brick road…
Ok, not the yellow brick road really. A red carpet. That evening we will be walking the red carpet and attending the world premiere of the movie OZ The Great And Powerful. The premiere is being held at the famous El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard!
I have been looking forward to seeing this movie since I first heard about it. Just in case you’re unfamiliar, here’s the synopsis.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers
Here’s the first trailer.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
OZ Website and Mobile site: www.Disney.com/TheWizard
OZ The Great And Powerful on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OzTheGreatAndPowerful
OZ The Great And Powerful on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyozmovie
Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning.
On Thursday, Valentine’s Day, we’ll be attending press day at the Disney Animation Studios for the upcoming release of Wreck-It Ralph to Blu-ray and DVD.
In case you haven’t seen Wreck-It Ralph yet, it’s coming to DVD and Blu-ray soon! You don’t want to miss it! Here’s the synopsis.
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” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
From there we’ll be heading to back to the Langham Huntington hotel for the OZ The Great And Powerful reception.
Nobody gets in to see the wizard. Not nobody.
Wrong! On Friday we’ll be interviewing stars of OZ The Great And powerful including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff and Joey King, as well as Director Sam Raimi. We’re going to have the opportunity to ask them our own questions, so if you have any questions you’d like answered feel free to leave them here and I’ll make sure I bring them with me.
I’m melting! I’m melting!
If you see that in my Twitter stream, please don’t send panic or call for help, it’ll most likely mean I’m within breathing distance of James Franco.
You can also get updates from the whole group by just following along with the hashtag #DisneyOzEvent on both Twitter and Instagram.
I will be attending this event as a guest of Disney, with all expenses paid. The information in this post was provided to me by Disney. As always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
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