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MONSTERS, INC. 3D – New Trailer Now Available!!!
“Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams. Directed by Oscar®-winner Pete Docter (“Up”) and produced by Oscar nominee Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), “Monsters, Inc.” features a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson and music by Randy Newman. Rated G by the MPAA, the film is in theaters—again—December 19, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D® in select theaters.
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MONSTERS, INC. is returning to U.S. theatres for the first time in 3D on December 19th!
Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes
Enter the Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes for a chance to win a spooktacular vacation for four to experience all the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. Plus, don’t miss The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit only at the newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park, where you can get an up-close look at the amazing world of Frankenweenie through sets, puppets, props and more. And for a limited time Guests will be treated to a special 4D extended preview of the film at the Muppets Vision 3D Theater before Frankenweenie comes to theaters in 3D October 5th!
Visit www.disney.com/frankenweeniesweeps to enter the Monstrous sweepstakes and you could win Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort for some frightfully family-friendly fun!
Dates: August 23 – October 7, 2012
Mobile – Text EDGAR to DISNEY (347639*) to enter for a chance to win. *Msg and data rates may apply. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
One (1) Grand Prize – A 4 day/3 night vacation for four to Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure Park to experience the world of Tim Burton and Frankenweenie during Halloween Time.
Five (5) First Prizes – An Autographed Frankenweenie movie poster
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FRANKENWEENIE arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!
In celebration of the September 4th release of R.L. STINE’S THE HAUNTING HOUR: VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2 on DVD, here is a new clip called Body.
THE FIFTH SEASON OF WORDGIRL™ RETURNS TO PBS KIDS GO! WITH THE PREMIERE OF FOUR NEW EPISODES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-13
Becky Botsford has been sensing trouble in The City, so her alter ego, WORDGIRL, is back to use her super strength and amazing vocabulary to stop quirky villains in their tracks. Designed to enrich children’s vocabulary, instill a love of language, and foster better reading comprehension, the beloved, Emmy Award-winning series from Scholastic Media debuts its fifth season on PBS KIDS GO! with four new episodes airing the week of September 10.
September 10 – Seize the Cheese/Ms. Question’s Riddle Rampage
** Premiere **
“SEIZE THE CHEESE”
Mr. and Mrs. Botsford drag Becky and TJ away from their video game to enjoy a family hike. Dr. Two-Brains is also outside picking apples with his henchmen, while making plans to seize cheese. Will Becky be able to sneak away from her family and become WordGirl to save the city’s cheese?
Vocabulary Words: Seize, Savor
“MS. QUESTION’S RIDDLE RAMPAGE!”
On their way to the beach, the Botsford family gets stuck in traffic — Ms. Question has put up a toll that citizens must answer a riddle to get through, otherwise, they’ll be stranded! WordGirl must try to to defeat Ms. Question by answering her most difficult riddle.
Vocabulary Words: Stranded, Puzzled
September 11 – The Meaty Dimension/The Case of the Copied Mrs. Botsford
** Premiere **
“THE MEATY DIMENSION”
WordGirl and Huggy must outsmart the Butcher, who has concocted a plan to trap them in the portal where his meat is stored and take over the city.
Vocabulary Words: Portal, Overpower
“THE CASE OF THE COPIED MRS. BOTSFORD”
Copies of important city officials have been sent out into the city by LRW to do her dirty work. A copy of Mrs. Botsford has robbed the bank, sending the real Mrs. Botsford to run from the police. WordGirl must prove her mom innocent!
Vocabulary Words: Grip, Convince
September 12 – The Good, The Bad, and the Chucky/Granny’s Pet Plan
** Premiere **
“THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE CHUCKY”
Chuck is finally fulfilling is dream and selling grilled cheese sandwiches out of the back of his station wagon. But when Dr. Two-Brains smells cheese, he can’t resist. Will Chuck’s dream be foiled by Dr. Two-Brains?
Vocabulary Words: Pursue, Yearn
“GRANNY’S PET PLAN”
It seems as though Granny May has given up a life of crime to knit cute little scarves for pets. But when everyone in the city begins to misplace their things, WordGirl has to determine if someone else is responsible.
Vocabulary Words: Accessory, Misplace(d)
September 13 – Hard-Learned Money/Gift Pony
** Premiere **
After helping him break out of jail multiple times, The Learnerer uses Amazing Rope Guy to learn how to be an efficient criminal. Will he have learned too much by the time WordGirl figures out his plan?
Vocabulary Words: Divvy, Repetitive
When Violet gives Becky a brooch made of mysterious gemstones, Becky begins to feel woozy. Before Whammer destroys the city, she must figure out that the brooch is made of a stone that drains WordGirl’s power.
Vocabulary Words: Brooch, Woozy
For more information on WordGirl, visit www.scholastic.com/wordgirl, PBSKIDSGO.org/wordgirl.