I am so excited to share with all of you that I am heading to LA to walk the red carpet for the premiere of Pete’s Dragon. I have been invited by Disney on an all expense paid trip to LA to be a part of the #PetesDragonEvent. I remember watching this movie as a child and cannot wait to see this new movie.
It is going to be a busy 3 days learning about Disney’s upcoming movies and I cannot wait to share with you all that I learn.
While in LA, I will also be part of exciting events for Queen of Katwe, Moana and the release of the Jungle Book Bluray. You can follow along on social media from August 7 – 9 with the following hashtags:
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Along with 24 other amazing bloggers , I will have the opportunity to interview, Bryce Dallas Howard (“Grace”), Oakes Fegley (“Pete”) & Oona Laurence (“Natalie”).
Pete’s Dragon will be in theaters August 12.
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Pete’s Dragon Trailer in theaters 8/12
In addition to seeing Pete’s Dragon, I will also see an advanced screening of Queen of Katwe.
“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
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QUEEN OF KATWE opens in theaters on September 23rd!
While in LA, I will also see MOANA Footage Presentation and Drawing Demo with Head of Animation Amy Smeed, Head of Story Dave Pimentel, Story Artist Dave Derrick, “Mini Maui” Animation Supervisor Eric Goldberg and Development Sr. Creative Exec Jessica Julius.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Moana will be in theaters November 23.
While in LA, I will also preview THE JUNGLE BOOK Blu-ray bonus features screening and participate in a Q+A with Producer Brigham Taylor and Visual Effect Supervisor Rob Legato.
THE JUNGLE BOOK will be available on Digital HD on 8/23 and Blu-ray on 8/30. We loved The Jungle Book in theaters and cannot wait to have a copy to see it at home.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.
I would love to know if you have any questions that you would like me to ask while in LA. This will be my first press trip in LA and I am so excited!! Woohoo!
I will be tweeting and sharing on Instagram during my trip from August 7 – 9.