Meet Dusty, He Dreams of Being a High Flying Air Racer in Disney’s New 3D Animation “Planes”

Meet "Dusty" of Disney's Planes

Meet “Dusty” of Disney’s Planes

Coming this Summer:August 9, 2013

  • Voice Cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe, Brent Musburger, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer
  • Director: Klay Hall
  • Producer: Traci Balthazor-Flynn
  • From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.

    Does 3D Lack Depth?

    Why I still need to be convinced. By JD Piche’, Producer, Geek Commentary

    New technology fascinates me, it always has, I’ve always been willing to give chase to new flights of fancy. Everything since the Gameboy first came out I’ve had a have to have it habit. And last summer there was so much talk about 3D TVs being in every home. So, I started saving up to get whatever the best (in my price range) manufacturer had to offer, until one day I stopped and thought ‘what if i don’t care about 3D TV?’ It was a bit of an existential quandary, I’d never had to mull over whether I’d need to be accepting of a new technology.

    When televisions first started coming into the homes of Americans, how many people with radios said ‘TV? Ha, that’ll never catch on’ as this was many years before I was born, I can’t imagine many. The only x factor that would have prevented everyone from running out and purchasing a TV was the price back then. TVs have always been an investment, as far as i can remember, my family has only ever had maybe 7 or 8- but we’ve always had one in each bedroom and one for the living room, which was always the biggest.

    Now you can go to Costco and pick up a TV the size of your mattress for little more than a month’s rent. And many have. my current desktop computer’s monitor is larger than any TV I’ve ever owned, and the same goes for almost everyone I know. But why is there such hesitation against getting a TV adds a depth of field to your viewing? we’re just a few years past the mandatory digital conversion date, and i audibly scoff at any show that is still shot in Standard Definition I see on TV. I’m totally a Television snob living in the digital zeitgeist.

    3D Filmmaker Interview at New Media Film Festival

    3D Filmmaker Interview at New Media Film Festival

    Yet I still can’t wrap my eyes around the idea of wanting 3D in my house. And I’m sure its more than just the aversion to wearing sunglasses at night to watch a scary movie. 3D technology is affordable and very attainable. But I can’t help but feel that everyone is going about it the wrong way and i’m not sure that there even is a right way of doing 3D. I’ve never been impressed by it. At the theatre I actively avoid it. Though I will say I am still curious about it, with the Nintendo 3DS peaking around the corner- and Hollywood’s cavalcade of 3D Super Hero movies due out in the next few months.

    3D is here to stay, and all I can say is ‘try to do it better next time.’

    Here’s an interview that I shot and produced with a digital 3D filmmaker, Ned Weisman.

    Brave – a new Animated Action Adventure Comedy from Disney Pixar

    Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

    Meet Merida from Disney Pixar's Brave

    We received notice of this new animated feature coming (next summer) from Disney-Pixar and thought we’d share it with you. First, because it features the character “Merida” who is a skilled archer and daughter of the King and second because it looks like another one of those animated films that remind you of childhood and living vicariously through the characters of the stories your parents read to you at night. Here’s a sneak peek…

    More about BRAVE:

    Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

    Disney Pixar's Brave

    Disney Pixar's Brave

    Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

    Directed by Mark Andrews (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “John Carter”) and Brenda Chapman (“The Lion King,” “Prince of Egypt”), and produced by Katherine Sarafian (“Lifted,” “The Incredibles”), “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

    Voice Talent:                 Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane

    Directors:                      Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

    Producer:                      Katherine Sarafian

    Like BRAVE on Facebook: facebook.com/PixarBrave

    Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar

    BRAVE hits theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D on June 22, 2012!

    Cars 2 Review – Why We Loved it and You Will Too

    Mingle Media TV was excited to be on the Cars 2 red carpet premiere to talk to the celebs last Saturday night and to be honest, we were even more excited to be invited to the early screening of this film at the El Capitan Theatre last night. Here’s our review of “Cars 2″ without spoilers…

    We’ve been a big fan of Disney forever (this reporter will not admit the year but it is more than 20 years) and found Cars 2 to be even better than Cars. From the moment the movie opened with a very serious mood to the next scene where the mood is comedic to the detail in the animation, music, and realistic scenery surrounding each segment, we found “Cars 2″ to be delightfully engaging. The detail in the characters and their personality, the landscapes and the overall story were captivating. Just imagine Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) traveling around the world and driving on the wrong side of the road in England or driving in Tokyo where the street signs are in Kanji lettering not English. There were lots of kids in the theatre with us last night and we could hear them watching with their eyes and being surprisingly quieter than the adults in the theatre who like us, were laughing out loud and enjoying the ride. In true Disney fashion, this is another movie that transcends age, gender and even geo-location and can be enjoyed by all on planet earth!

    Sidebar: Although we enjoyed Cars when it came out, we have to say that Cars 2 is one sequel that will surpass it in so many ways. (Our prediction: it will be a smash hit and be Oscar nominated – and win!)

    My son and I started going to movies together when he was really young and we started a tradition to talk about our favorite parts as we left the theatre. As he grew older, this changed up from favorite parts to did you see this or that nuance, that might have been missed and is related to the writer, director, studio, like Marvel movies having Stan Lee make a cameo. Well, here are some fun facts about the film that you can share with your family and friends before or after you see “Cars 2″ that we found interesting about the movie:

    • Lightning McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson but is named in memory after Glenn McQueen a Pixar animator who worked on the original “Cars” movie
    • Lightning McQueen’s “Lightyear” tires are a reference to another Disney Pixar character: Buzz Lightyear
    • The #95 on Lightning McQueen’s car is in reference to the year “Toy Story” came out 1995 (wow)
    • Mater is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and the number A113 is a reference to the CalArts classroom where director John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton attended
    • Finn McMissile is voiced by none other than Michael Caine and his small tailfins are inspired by the late 50’s British sports car called the Peerless GT
    • Finn McMissile would have been in the first “Cars” movie but was cut out  – only to be revived by Lasseter due to his love of spy movies
    • Holly Shiftwell is voiced by Emily Mortimer and is equiped with all kinds of state-of-the-art gadgetry
    • Believe it or not, Jeff Gorvette is voiced by and named after NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon
    • The “Cars 2″ character team built 145 new character models for the film with 781 variants making a total of 926 new characters
    • The “Cars 2″ film is an International adventure covering Tokyo, Paris, The Riveria, and London – pay attention to the integration of the landscapes, buildings and characters
    • The PIT lane configuration is based on the Formula 1 track in the Kingdom of Bahrain
    • If you are a car buff, you’ll also notice that the cars in all of the different locations around the globe match up to the country you find them in

    Haven’t seen any trailers yet? Watch this clip to get a feel for the “spy genre” that was incorporated into this film:

    We don’t want to spoil the story but can guarantee you won’t be disappointed one little bit…so we’re going to ask you to go out this Friday, June 24th, to a theatre near you and see Cars 2, in Disney Digital 3D or IMAX 3D. Don’t forget to be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars.

    If you want to see what the celebrities at the premiere had to say about their favorite Cars character  watch this video clip:

    Don’t forget to come back and tell us how you liked it… Vrrroooom Vrrooooom.

    Who is Your Favorite Cars (Cars 2) Character? See What the Stars on the Red Carpet Had to Say…

    Mingle Media TV and our entertainment reporter, Kristyn Burtt, were on the Red Carpet Saturday night for the Cars 2 Premiere. Big question… who is YOUR favorite Cars character?

    Find out what the celebrities we spoke to had to say here:

    Share your Cars character with us and be sure to go see Cars 2 in Disney Digital 3D this weekend.

    To watch in-depth video interviews with all the stars we spoke to, please visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV atwww.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

    See all the photos from the premiere here on our Flickr page:PHOTOS

    For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars

     

    New Media Film Festival – Opening Night Red Carpet LIVE Streaming + Live Panels

    Mingle Media TV Network and MMTVN Productions are proud to announce the LIVE streaming schedule for the 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival at the Los Angeles Film School.

    Watch LIVE Streaming at Mingle Media TV’s Home Page Tonight and Tomorrow!

    LIVE Streaming Schedule for the New Media Film Festival

    LIVE Streaming Schedule for the New Media Film Festival

    In 3D: Linkin Park, Hubble Telescope, Edwin Abbot’s Flatland-Martin Sheen & Kristen Bell, Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last screen at 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival 2011

    New Media Film Festival honors stories worth telling this weekend with an array of screenings in New Media platforms which include Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Sundance Winners and Noms.

    This year’s program includes film starring actors Jason Alexander, Sally Kirkland and Sid Ganis in the 35mm Los Angeles Premiere of NOT YOUR TIME (Jay Kamen Productions), along with Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, and Will Wallace starring in the preview of FLATLAND: SEARCH FOR THE THIRD DIMENSION in 3D, the World Premiere of STAYCATION U.S.A. 3D (directed by Ned Wiseman), THE PHYSICS OF SURFING 3D (Passmore Labs), and absolutely stunning images
    from the Hubble Telescope and Casini Mission in COSMIC JOURNEY 3D.

    Watch content from Webseries Superstar Creators Dane Boe, John Frank Rosenblum, Freddie Wong moderated by Frank Chindamo. Listen and learn from an exclusive discussion with the experts on Distribution, Social Media, and Incremental Monetization with CEO Logan Mulvey from GoDigital, Paul Wagner 8-time Emmy Winner re: Fred Silvermans’ Gabcast.tv, Stephanie Piche CEO of Mingle Media TV Network re: Live Stream & The Biz of Webseries, Mike Rubsamen Director of Digital Distribution moderated by Susan Johnston CEO of award winning Select Services Films.

    The 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival is being held at Los Angeles Film School, (6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028) May 20-21, 2011, and will award over $12,000 in prizes this Sat. May 21st 2011

    Judges from Pixar, UTA & Industrial Light & Magic, moderators Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth), Alison Savitch (Bangkok Dangerous), and Jeanette DePatie along with Interviewer Joshua J. Stecker (Script Magazine) join programming of films from around the world and will include World, North American, and Los Angeles Premieres.

    New Media FIlm Festival shows content in categories include 3D, Apps, Animation, Digital Comics, Shot on RED, Docs, SRC-Socially Responsible Content, LGBT, Webseries, Mobile, Features, Shorts & Music Videos.

    Tickets are on sale now http://newmediafilmfestivaltickets-autohome.eventbrite.com/ 

    THOR Red Carpet Premiere and Movie Opening May 6th – The Hammer Is Back!

    Stan Lee

    Stan Lee, creator of Thor (August 1962)

    For any of you Stan Lee fans (yes, I am a big comic geek, all of us at MMTVN are) you’ll be excited to know that Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures has a big surprise for you (us) this Friday  – THOR will be in theaters.

    Thor debuted in Silver Age comics as a character is based on Thor from Norse mythology.

    Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

    Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

    THOR has starred in several series from Journey into Mystery issue #83 in August 1962 to being a member of the superhero team known as the Avengers.

    About the theatrical release of THOR

    The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

    It was so great to see Stan Lee on the red carpet (and I can’t wait to see his cameo in the movie) and in the THOR Dr. Pepper commercial earlier this year.

    Walking the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre we saw one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Grey and her husband Clark Gregg, who looked amazing! Kenneth Branagh, director of THOR was there and looked as dashing as ever. (check out our complete photo library on Flickr).

    Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

    Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

    The star of THOR, actor, Chris Hemsworth, who is 6’3″ and from Melbourne, Australia was there. He really sells the character of THOR and audiences will be amazed at this movie. I loved this photo with him on the red carpet with his character behind.

    For all you Star Trek (2009) fans, you may recognize him as George Kirk, who saves the day at the beginning of the movie. He’s also in the upcoming Avengers movie as of course the character of THOR (now filming).

    THOR’s love interest Jane Foster (from the original comic story) is played by Natalie Portman who we did not see on the red carpet last night… but we did see her at the Oscars Red Carpet earlier this year… she was spotted in New York however and it’s not unreasonable to skip the 5 hour flight for the premiere as she is expecting her baby in the coming weeks.

    You can watch a clip here (this is the 2nd Official Trailer for the movie)

    We did also see Anthony Hopkins who plays Odin and the lovely Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis along with Jaime Alexander and Rene Russo who looked amazing as well.

    Kat Dennings

    Kat Dennings

    ABOUT the FILM: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment Present a Marvel Studios Production. “Thor” is a Kenneth Branagh Film, Co‐Producers Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso, Executive Producers: Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patricia Whitcher, Louis D’Esposito, Produced by Kevin Feige, Story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, Screenplay by Ashley Edward, Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

    Get your tickets online for this move from MovieTickets.com, Fandango.com, and Moviefone. Special bonus – this movie is projected in RealD- 3D!!

    Be sure to share your thoughts about THOR with us here on Mingle Media TV.

    For more information on this movie, please visit the official site at www.thor.marvel.com.

    Fun fact: MC Hammer was on the red carpet last night as well… It’s Hammer Time!

    For more red carpet coverage, please visit Mingle Media TV Network at www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html.

    On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood

    On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood

    David Arquette at 3D Film Festival Red Carpet and Premiere Coverage

    Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the opening of the 3D Film Festival and the Premiere of StreetDance 3D. The festival is running through October 3rd 2010. THE 3D FILM FESTIVAL 1641 N. IVAR AVENUE HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 3DFF.ORG 323-785-2389 For more detailed information about the event schedule, tickets, or press junkets please visit http://www.3DFF.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707. About The Dream Factory/3DFF The Dream Factory Studio, with primary offices in Hollywood is the world leader in interactive live 3D events. 3DFF is noted as the first digital 3D film & interactive festival program of its kind in the United States. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit http://www.thedreamfactorystudio.com or http://www.3dff.org. About RealD Inc. RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. For more information, please visit our website atwww.reald.com. About Sony Sony?s Digital Cinema Solutions group combines Sony?s full range of technologies, purchasing options, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/digitalcinema. About Los Angeles Film School The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood that includes the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. For more information about LAFS, please visit http://www.lafilm.edu or call (323) 860-0789 Thanks to the Prism Media Group for inviting us for more info visit http://www.prism-mg.com To see video coverage of this event please visit Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

    Graham Reznick at 3D Film Festival Red Carpet and Premiere Coverge

    Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the opening of the 3D Film Festival and the Premiere of StreetDance 3D. The festival is running through October 3rd 2010. THE 3D FILM FESTIVAL 1641 N. IVAR AVENUE HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 3DFF.ORG 323-785-2389 For more detailed information about the event schedule, tickets, or press junkets please visit http://www.3DFF.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707. About The Dream Factory/3DFF The Dream Factory Studio, with primary offices in Hollywood is the world leader in interactive live 3D events. 3DFF is noted as the first digital 3D film & interactive festival program of its kind in the United States. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit http://www.thedreamfactorystudio.com or http://www.3dff.org. About RealD Inc. RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. For more information, please visit our website atwww.reald.com. About Sony Sony?s Digital Cinema Solutions group combines Sony?s full range of technologies, purchasing options, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/digitalcinema. About Los Angeles Film School The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood that includes the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. For more information about LAFS, please visit http://www.lafilm.edu or call (323) 860-0789 Thanks to the Prism Media Group for inviting us for more info visit http://www.prism-mg.com To see video coverage of this event please visit Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

    Axel Wedekind & Stephen Manuel at 3D Film Festival Red Carpet and Premiere Coverage

    Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the opening of the 3D Film Festival and the Premiere of StreetDance 3D. The festival is running through October 3rd 2010. THE 3D FILM FESTIVAL 1641 N. IVAR AVENUE HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 3DFF.ORG 323-785-2389 For more detailed information about the event schedule, tickets, or press junkets please visit http://www.3DFF.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707. About The Dream Factory/3DFF The Dream Factory Studio, with primary offices in Hollywood is the world leader in interactive live 3D events. 3DFF is noted as the first digital 3D film & interactive festival program of its kind in the United States. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit http://www.thedreamfactorystudio.com or http://www.3dff.org. About RealD Inc. RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. For more information, please visit our website atwww.reald.com. About Sony Sony?s Digital Cinema Solutions group combines Sony?s full range of technologies, purchasing options, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/digitalcinema. About Los Angeles Film School The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood that includes the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. For more information about LAFS, please visit http://www.lafilm.edu or call (323) 860-0789 Thanks to the Prism Media Group for inviting us for more info visit http://www.prism-mg.com To see video coverage of this event please visit Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html