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Can You Keep it Under Your Hat; Disney’s Mad Hatter Billboard Really was Depp!

11 May

AliceThroughTheLookingGlassPosterBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Visitors to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California were given a rare treat when a stationary billboard at the entrance to the park started talking to them. The billboard advertising Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass left park visitors in awe when the film’s character Mad Hatter reacted to the crowd. The trick was all down to 52-year-old actor Johnny Depp live streamed using current video technology and a little Disney magic. Depp will reprise his role as the Mad Hatter (due in theatres May 27th) from 2010’s Alice In Wonderland.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film is directed by James Bobin with the screenplay by Linda Woolverton and based on the books of Lewis Carroll. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be in theatres May 27, 2016.

Source(s): Digital Spy and Disney Movie Trailers.

Video Source(s): Disney Movie Trailers.

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D23 Reveals Star Wars-Themed Land

15 Aug

By James Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

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Chairman and Disney CEO Bob Iger announced earlier today at the Disney Expo that Disney will be building a 14-acre space dedicated to the Star Wars licensing. The new attraction will be found at both Disney’s Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California theme parks.

Both additions will allow fans to be immersed in a whole planet populated by droids, humanoids and aliens. Visitors will be able to see a life-sized Millennium Falcon and the Mos Eisley Cantina. Each store and restaurant in the Star Wars land

Have a look at the concept art.

D23 News: Tom Hiddleston the Disney Lounge Singer

10 Aug

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

This one is mostly for you ladies out there. I know what you think of Tom Hiddleston, the actor who’ll be portraying Loki in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and the Avengers sequel. You love his looks and you love his acting (okay, I’m with you on this one) but will you love his singing?

At Disney’s D23 held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Tom was just one of the celebrities to make an appearance in front of thousands of fans. Perhaps he made the female geeks swoon with his good looks but were they swooning to his singing. If not they were at least swinging along as Tom snapped his fingers while giving his rendition of the tune “Bear Necessities” from Disney’s The Jungle Book. Jack Benny Show alumni Phil Harris originally breathed life into the 1967 song as the voice of ‘Baloo’ the Bear.

Now tell me ladies, which version do you prefer?