Disneynature’s Bears Review: See it This Friday, Download Activity Kit #DisneynatureBears #EarthDay #MovieReview #Video

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We were invited to a screening of Disneynature’s new film, “Bears” which opens this Friday, April 18th in theaters nationwide. We hope you’ll take your family to see this movie this weekend as part of the proceeds will go to benefit our national parks.

Our Review

Following Sky, the mother bear, as she takes her cubs, Amber and Scout, out of the den and into a world full of majesty, danger, and searching for something to eat. Disneynature’s Bears, captures some of the most amazing footage of the Alaskan Wilderness and the day-to-day life of a grizzly bear family for their first year of discovery.

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters April 18, 2014

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters April 18, 2014

First Steps

The Filmmakers capture not only the grandeur of Alaska’s Katai National Park, but also manage to get so candid with the bears, you, as an audience member, lose awareness that you’re watching a film, and feel more like you’re with the bears.

Digging Up Clams

What took me out of the film most was the narrator, John C. Reilly, while great in Wreck-It-Ralph, he lacked the gravitas that a David Attenborough, whom is most associated with nature and wildlife documentaries. Reilly is an unlikely cypher for this kind of film, he comes off more as the guy sitting behind you in the theatre, talking really loud. Aside from that, the film is engaging, gorgeous, and at times a bit daunting. There are a couple of times that one of the bear cubs gets into a dangerous situation, and you’re forced to deal with the potential outcome. This is real life nature. But in true Disney fashion, there is a happy ending.

Disneynature’s Bears will open nationwide this Friday, April 18th, 2014 to Celebrate Earth Day

Giving Good

The program SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites moviegoers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system.

Thank you Disneynature!

Download the Family Fun Activity Kit

Family Fun Activity KitClick to open or download the family fun activity kit designed for kids to learn more about bears from Disneynature.

More About Disneynature’s Bears

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), and narrated by John C. Reilly, “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

ABOUT 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.

Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book” Program Kicks off April 21st Donating 1 Million Books to Kids in Need

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Great news for kids and families, Disney Junior’s new program, “Give A Book, Get A Book” has a goal of gifting 1 million books to kids in need.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett were on hand at Disneyland on April 12th to announce the rollout of the “Give A Book, Get A Book” program with a goal to donate 1 million books to children in need.

Scroll down for video interviews, how the program works and where to get more info.

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter

DISNEY JUNIOR – Disney Junior stars Tim Gunn, Ariel Winter and David Arquette plus LeVar Burton of the award-winning Reading Rainbow app, participate in storybook readings during today’s announcement of Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book,” an initiative with First Book that will donate up to one million books to U.S. communities in need as well as present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett on Saturday, April 12 at the Disneyland Resort. (Photo Credit: DISNEY JUNIOR/Todd Wawrychuk)

The Importance of Storytelling

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter share their love of storytelling and the importance of literacy.

Storytelling is also an integral part of the program, designed to inspire parents and caregivers to take time each day and read to their children, tell stories and encourage them to share as well. This will help develop the critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills every child needs.

“Through the donation of 30 million books over the last 15 years, Disney Publishing Worldwide’s collaboration with First Book has brought the magic of reading and storytelling to millions of children, unleashing their imaginations and opening their worlds,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re thrilled to expand this program with Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book.”

The Program Kicks off April 21st

Starting on April 21st at Disney store locations and then later this summer at other nationwide retailers, families can participate in the Give a Book, Get a Book program. Stop by your local Disney store for in-store readings and check out the all-new website, GiveaBookGetaBook.com, jam-packed with resources for parents and caregivers to encourage storytelling while offering interactive activities to help keep kids engaged.

“Storytime Powered by Give a Book, Get a Book

At your local Disney store, kids will be able to enjoy two new stories from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” both Disney Junior favorites. In addition to the in-store readings, Disney Store locations will be hosting special storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where children attending these events will receive a free book along with a redemption code bookmark.

How the Program Works with Redemption Codes

For a limited time, purchases of any specially marked Disney Junior book or product will include a redemption code on the receipt or packaging allowing kids and families to decide what region their donated book to First Book will go as well as giving the gifting family immediate access to a free Disney Digital Book to share as a family from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Give a Book, Get a Book bookmarks that have these special redemption codes will be handed out to visitors at participating public libraries and Radio Disney events throughout the summer.

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book
Visit the Website April 21st

Disney Publishing Worldwide Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com. 

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, www.firstbook.org/ or follow their latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

86th Oscars Governors Ball Press Preview #Oscars #Photos

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Tamara Krinsky were invited to cover the preview of the food and décor of the 86th Oscars® Governors Ball, which is the Academy’s official post-Oscar® celebration immediately following the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2.

86th Governor's Ball Preview

86th Governor’s Ball Preview – click to view 115 photos from the event

At the event, the press got to watch as Cheryl Cecchetto unveiled the décor for the ball along with the floral theme unveiled by Mark Garden. Of course, the Governors Ball Press Preview would not be complete without seeing, talking to and tasting Wolfgang Puck and his team of chefs menu samples. Also on hand were Sterling Vineyards with their reserve selection of wines and Champagne Thiénot with the exclusive champagne for the ball. Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Cîroc as revealed their featured cocktails and recipes to share with our audience in hopes of inspiring hostesses for Oscar Sunday.

We also got to see this year’s “envelope” as Marc Friedland unveiled the design of the envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar winners – don’t worry, we didn’t see anyone’s name… we all have to wait until March 2nd, Oscar Sunday!

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Don’t Miss Tonight’s Premiere of Season 2: “Bates Motel” & New Series “Those Who Kill”

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Paige Sullivan were invited to cover A&E’s Premiere Party for A&E’s Season Two of “Bates Motel” and the Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill” at Warwick, Hollywood.

This article is a combination of videos and info for both Bates Motel and Those Who Kill. Everything you need to know for tonight’s premieres!

The night of the premiere party was a rainy, windy one, feeling like the set of “Bates Motel” and even though the weather did not cooperate, we still were able to speak with Nestor Carbonell, Sheriff Alex Romero on Bates Motel and Kerry Ehrin, a writer on Bates Motel about Season 2 and what to expect. Watch their interviews on our YouTube channel or below.

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Those Who Kill and Bates Motel Premiere Party

Season 2 of the hit series Bates Motel and Those Who Kill premieres on March 3rd on A&E TV… Plus a New Show Called Bates Motel:After Hours

Get Social with Bates Motel

Bates Motel Season II

What’s the Plot Line for Season 2?

In season two of “Bates Motel,” we find Norman (Freddie Highmore) fixated on Miss Watson’s death and meet Norma’s brother, which opens up more of the mystery of her past. Then there’s  Dylan, (Max Thieriot), who gets in deeper into the drug war with Bradley (Nicola Peltz), looking for her father’s killer and then there’s our favorite sheriff, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) as he’s involved in everything that’s going on in White Pine Bay.

Here’s the Season 2 Bates Motel Premiere Trailer – Watch Tonight at 9 PM ET/PT

BatesMotel.com and a Flashlight App

Season 2 of A&E’s “Bates Motel” brings some cool new “companion” content with it. Click to visit BatesMotel.com, an interactive site that might keep you up at night with its inside look at the motel which requires you to use the “flashlight” to see where you’re going. You can also chat via a chat room about this authentic replication of the set of the show from TVGla, the agency that created the site. What will you find as you work your way through each room? Clues of course, and links to more info on what’s happening in the series. Watch this clip to see how it works then head over to BatesMotel.com to try it out before tonight’s premiere!

Interviews

Watch our interviews with Bruce Davison,  James D’arcy,  Omid AbtahiNestor Carbonell Kerry O’MalleyKerry Ehrin, from the Premiere Party… or scroll down to watch previous interviews with the cast and crew from Season I of Bates Motel.

Bates Motel: After Hours – Special After the Premiere

Tonight following the Season 2 Premiere of “Bates Motel” and Series Premiere of “Those Who Kill”, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin along with Bates Hotel series stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore will be on hand to talk about the new season on the special half hour show:  “Bates Motel: After Hours.” Fans are encouraged to Facebook, Tweet or Instagram their questions using #BatesMotel to get answers to their burning questions. We love the companion show hosted by Chris Hardwick on AMC for Walking Dead (his show “Talking Dead” is a great way to talk about what just happened in that episode – so we wonder if they will do this for Bates Motel?)… Hope so.

Bates Motel After Hours

Here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s After Hours set! Tweet/Facebook/Instagram your questions for the cast now using #BatesMotel. Bates Motel After Hours will air at 11/10c tonight on A&E!

Those Who Kill Series Premiere

“Those Who Kill” follows newly promoted Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny), and Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychologist whom she turns to for help to track down serial killers as she looks for answers in the disappearance of her brother.

At the premiere, we also got to speak with Bruce Davison, her step-father, James D’arcy, forensic psychologist, Omid Abtahi, a fellow detective, and Kerry O’Malley, the coroner in the show. Watch their interviews on our YouTube Channel or above.

Those Who Kill on A&E

Here’s the Series Premiere Trailer

What is the Series “Those Who Kill” About?

It’s a new A&E drama about serial killers, which take a very special set of skills by law enforcement to track down and catch the killer, this is something that Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) is skilled at and driven by as it seems that she knows and understands the killer’s dark side and the fantasies that plague him.

Get Social with “Those Who Kill”

More Bates Motel Fan Fodder

We’ve talked with the cast and crew from “Bates Motel” at two previous times during Season 1 and have included the interviews below.

Bates Motel: Reimagining a Cinema Icon #PaleyCenter

A&E Network’s “Bates Motel” Premiere Season 1 Cast Interviews

Have Questions for Bates Motel or Those Who Kill Stars?

Don’t forget to tweet them or go on their Facebook pages to ask. Or post your favorite character and what you hope to see this season on our site, Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to share this article with your friends so they can be in the know about these two awesome shows!

Photos Courtesy A&E Network

Get Ready for #TheFosters on #ABCFamily Winter Premiere #Interviews #Photos #Video

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Ashley Bornancin were invited to come out to Warner Bros Studios Lot, Stage 22 for a set visit with the cast of the ABC Family hit series “The Fosters.” We’ve been dying to post this as it actually happened in early December and we had to wait until today to share with you!

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About The Fosters

The series is a one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. From executive producer Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (“Queer As Folk”), who will also serve as writers and executive producers comes The Fosters. Stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”), Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”), Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”), David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”), newcomer Maia Mitchell (star of Disney Channel’s upcoming “Teen Beach Movie”), Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”).

Series Premieres on Monday, January 13 at 9/8c on ABC Family!

“The Fosters” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, January 13, 9:00PM – 10:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. The repercussions of Callie’s decision to run away impact every member of the Foster family, including newlyweds Stef and Lena, who had offered to adopt the troubled teen.  Both Jude and Brandon struggle with their own personal guilt about her running away.  Mariana inadvertently discovers the whole story about Lexi’s upcoming trip to Honduras.   “The Honeymoon” was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige, and directed by Jim Hayman.

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Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Debuts Friday Plus New Online Game #DisneyJunior

reposted from the RCR article

Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will debut this Friday, January 3, featuring guest stars Jack McBrayer and Josh Duhamel

The new season will have new characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and special super powers and  gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries.

Special Guests Include Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES - "Never Land Rescue" - When Never Land begins to disappear, Jake must go on his most heroic mission ever to save the magical Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land. Guiding Jake on his quest is Tinker Bell, who makes her first-ever appearance in the series. This episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs Sunday, September 29 (6:00 PM - 6:55 PM ET/PT), on Disney Junior. (DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES  (Photo credit: DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

Season 3 will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

New episodes will air every Friday in January and February, culminating with the premiere of a special extended episode on Friday, February 28, featuring three 11-minute stories that pit Jake against Hook in an ultimate showdown!

Plus There’s a New Game for Kids too!

Beginning Friday, January 31, DisneyJunior.com/Jake will debut the new game, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Super Pirate,” where players can take on the role of Jake as he attempts to retrieve the Mega-Mecha Sword that Captain Hook has stolen and each Friday through February 28, kids are invited to unlock a new game level.

Don’t forget… “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily on Disney Junior and Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7!

About Jake and the Never Land Pirates

The series stars Cameron Boyce as Jake; Madison Pettis as Izzy; Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby; David Arquette as Skully; Corey Burton as Captain Hook; Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is director, all of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”  The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.