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Disneynature’s BEARS – Trailer & Poster Now Available!!!
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first four Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee,” are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.
DreamWorks Pictures’ THE FIFTH ESTATE – Poster Now Available!!!
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”
“The Fifth Estate” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2013.
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THE FIFTH ESTATE opens wide in theaters on October 18th!
LOVABLE “MIFFY AND FRIENDS” NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ON NETFLIX
Fans Will Rejoice and Sing Along With their Favorite Sweet Little Bunny Any Time of Day
New York, NY, August 15, 2013 — “MIFFY AND FRIENDS,” the adorable preschool television series, is now available on Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network. Netflix members are able to stream online four episodes of the children’s TV series which The New Yorker described as “stunningly peaceful” and “beautiful.”
The episodes featuring the infectious Miffy theme song are 24 minutes long and can be found under the following genres: TV Shows, Kids’ TV, TV Cartoons and Kids TV for ages 2 to 4.
Following are episodic descriptions and titles:
- Miffy: Little Bunny – Miffy is so excited — her mother will be having a baby bunny soon! During the days before she will become a big sister, Miffy stays over with her grandparents and keeps busy. When she arrives home, Mother Bunny has a wonderful surprise just for Miffy
- Miffy Goes to the Zoo – Mother Bunny plans a trip to the zoo for Miffy and her friends so they can see a newborn baby zebra. But Grunty gets lost on their visit and has to find her way back to Miffy and their pals. Little do they all know that a mischievous monkey has some tricks in store for them!
- Miffy’s Birthday – Miffy celebrates her birthday at school, where she receives a very special book. The festivities continue when she goes camping with her family and friends and her uncle arrives with a super surprise!
- Miffy’s Happy New Year – Miffy and Melanie make party invitations and attach them to balloons to really wow their guests. But on the way home, Melanie falls and the invitations fly away into the sky. How will anyone know about or come to the party?
Miffy made her debut in children’s books, which were written and illustrated by Dutch artist Dick Bruna and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. Miffy’s distinct, timeless and versatile design has attracted generations of fans around the world and has turned her into one of the most beloved preschool characters around the globe.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with more than 36 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at www.netflix.com or follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
About Mercis bv
Founded in 1971 and based in the Netherlands, Mercis bv owns the copyright to MIFFY and FRIENDS and is the brand’s worldwide licensor. It has over 250 licensees for Miffy worldwide, featuring over 10,000 unique products, including videos, plush, apparel, toys and accessories. Dick Bruna’s books, over 100 titles translated into more than 50 languages, help young children understand the world around them with familiar story lines. For further Miffy news and information, check out: www.miffy.com.