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‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD

Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is now available on all platforms including Digital, Movies Anywhere & 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

Bonus material includes gag reel, alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more!

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay.

Check out the home release trailer below:


The Walt Disney Company Announces Amendments to Terms of Exchange Offers for 21st Century Fox America, Inc.

The Walt Disney Company (“TWDC”) (NYSE: DIS) announced today amendments to certain terms and conditions of the previously announced (i) offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) any and all outstanding notes (the “21CFA Notes”) issued by 21st Century Fox America, Inc. (“21CFA”) for up to $18,128,740,000 aggregate principal amount of new notes to be issued by TWDC Holdco 613 Corp. (“New Disney”, and such new notes, the “New Disney Notes”) and cash and (ii) related consent solicitations (the “Consent Solicitations”) being made by New Disney on behalf of 21CFA to adopt certain proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the indentures governing the 21CFA Notes (the “21CFA Indentures”).

New Disney has amended the terms and conditions of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations to provide potential additional flexibility to holders of 21CFA Notes, as follows:

If New Disney has received at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 19, 2018 (as the same may be extended, the “Early Tender Date”), the requisite number of consents to adopt the Proposed Amendments with respect to all three 21CFA Indentures, then:

(1) tenders of 21CFA Notes made pursuant to the Exchange Offers (but not consents delivered pursuant to the Consent Solicitations) may be validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date (instead of no withdrawals being permitted after the Early Tender Date except as required by law, as originally proposed); and

(2) the exchange consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of 21CFA Notes tendered after the Early Tender Date and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date will equal $1,000 principal amount of New Disney Notes of the applicable series (instead of $970 principal amount of New Disney Notes of the applicable series, as originally proposed).

As originally proposed, only holders who tender and do not validly withdraw 21CFA Notes at or prior to the Early Tender Date will be eligible to receive the $1.00 cash portion of the Early Tender Premium (as defined in the offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement dated October 5, 2018 (as amended by a supplement dated October 15, 2018, the “offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement”)) for each $1,000 principal amount of 21CFA Notes. On the settlement date for the Exchange Offers, such cash payment will be paid to such tendering holders, even if on such date such person is no longer the beneficial owner of such 21CFA Notes.

Except as described in this press release, the terms of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations remain as previously announced. The Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations are being made pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement and the related letter of transmittal (as amended by a supplement dated October 15, 2018, the “letter of transmittal”), and are conditioned upon the closing of TWDC’s acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”), which condition may not be waived by New Disney, and certain other conditions that may be waived by New Disney.

The Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations will expire at 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on November 5, 2018 (as the same may be extended, the “Expiration Date”). The settlement date for the Exchange Offers is expected to occur promptly after the Expiration Date and is expected to occur on or about the closing date of the Acquisition. The closing of the Acquisition is expected to occur in the first half of calendar year 2019.

Documents relating to the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations will only be distributed to eligible holders of 21CFA Notes who complete and return an eligibility form confirming that they are either a “qualified institutional buyer” under Rule 144A or not a “U.S. person” and outside the United States under Regulation S for purposes of applicable securities laws. The complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations are described in the offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement and letter of transmittal, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the exchange agent and information agent in connection with the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations, at (866) 470-3900 (U.S. toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers). The eligibility form is available electronically at: http://gbsc-usa.com/eligibility/disney.


‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,’ A Two-Hour Prime-Time Event, Airs Sunday, Nov. 4

ABC announced today a two-hour prime-time special celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films. Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” airing SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

One of the most acclaimed producers and directors of television and live events, Don Mischer has signed on to produce and direct the special prime-time event. “I’m delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life’s work in television,” said Mischer. 

The 15-time Emmy® Award winner and his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, combine their extraordinary talents to help bring this once-in-a-lifetime celebration to life. “It’s remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it’s an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon,” said Haykel and Hare.

The list of stellar performances and special appearances will be announced shortly.

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.

“Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” is produced by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are executive producers. Don Mischer will direct. 


Treasures From The Disney Vault Airs Tonight on TCM

Treasures From The Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on October 15, 2018.  The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.

Here’s the complete programming schedule for Monday, October 15, 2018 beginning at 8pm ET:

8:00 PM Magician Mickey (1937) – animated short; , Mickey stages a magic show despite interruptions from heckler Donald Duck

8:05 PM Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) – Combines animation and live action, stars the delightful Angela Lansbury as an apprentice witch in WWII England, who takes in three children during the London blitz and plans to use a magic spell to help in the war effort. The film, directed by Robert Stevenson, received four Oscar nominations and won in the category of Best Special Visual Effects.

10:15 PM Little Whirlwind, The (1941) – animated short; an encore cartoon, has Mickey Mouse struggling with a small tornado. This short is of particular interest because it employs a redesigned Mickey that was employed briefly during the World War II period. In this version, Mickey has smaller ears, larger head and hands and buck teeth.

10:20 PM Flight of the Navigator (1986) – is a sci-fi adventure about a boy (Joey Cramer) who is abducted by a spaceship and travels into the future. Randal Kleiser directed and the cast includes a young Sarah Jessica Parker.

12:15 AM Black Hole, The (1979) –  concerns space travelers who locate a lost spacecraft that is hovering near a black hole and try to solve the mystery of how the ship defies the enormous gravitational pull. An imposing cast includes Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine and Yvette Mimieux. This film was Oscar-nominated in the categories of Best Cinematography and Visual Effects. It was the first “dark-themed” Disney feature and the first to be given a rating of PG.

2:00 AM Pluto’s Sweater (1949) – animated short; Minnie Mouse knits a hideous pink sweater for Pluto, to the amusement of the kitty Figaro.

2:00AM The Cat From Outer Space (1978) – is a sci-fi comedy feature about an intelligent extraterrestrial cat named Jake who crash lands his spaceship on Earth and seeks help in making repairs so he can return to his own planet. The human actors include Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan and McLean Stevenson.

4:00 AM Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, The (1980) – is a family-adventure film in which a plane carrying various animals is turned into a boat after crash landing on a desert island. (A full-scale Boeing B-29 bomber was used in the film.) This film stars notable actors Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold and Ricky Schroder.

More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.


‘Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic’ Airs Tonight on Freeform

“Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic,” premiers October 14, 2018 on Freeform Channel during their 31 Nights of Halloween event.

This special will give audiences a spooky behind the scenes tour on how Halloween “spirits” spread throughout the Disney parks. From the executive producers of the “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” series and last year’s special “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic,” viewers will learn how the dedicated team of Disney cast members bring Halloween to life with pumpkins, ghosts and ghoulish delights around every corner of these magical destinations.

Freeform has expanded their annual Halloween programming event to “31 Nights of Halloween” bringing more thrills and chills to the entire month. From Oct. 1, the network will be invaded by everyone’s favorite witches, a murderous barber, out of control dinosaurs and everything else that goes bump in the night. “Hocus Pocus” will air throughout the most haunting stunt on television, as well as conclude the event with a day-long marathon featuring the Sanderson Sisters on Oct. 31.