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

This is a re-blogged post from the RCR article posted here

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

This article is re-blogged from the RCR article posted here 

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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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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Our Top Picks for 2013 “Year in Review” from the Red Carpet #Hollywood #Celebrities #Video

We hope you enjoy Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report year in review. This is just a snapshot of the 1000s of photos we took on the red carpet this year – you can see them all here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minglemediatv/sets
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Mario Lopez, Christmas Tree Lighting and Special Nescafe #DolceGusto Coupon Code Savings

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Danielle Robay were invited to come out to cover the Official Kick-Off and Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mario Lopez at Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles.

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About the Event
NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto hosted a fun-filled, holiday pop-up featuring a unique hand-crafted Christmas tree made of Dolce Gusto machines and coffee pods. The event kicked off with an official tree lighting ceremony led by EXTRA TV and X-Factor host, Mario Lopez. Guests were treated to celebrity photo opportunities, free NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto specialty beverages and hot chocolate for kids, give-aways and a chance to complete their holiday shopping on-site.

Save 20% using code: HOLIDAYNDG20 through the 31st of December 2013 on a Dolce Gusto machine!

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27th American Cinematheque Award Benefit Gala honoring Jerry Bruckheimer

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host Traci Stumpf were invited to come out to cover the 27th American Cinematheque Award Benefit Gala honoring Jerry Bruckheimer who was toasted by friends and colleagues at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Bruce Willis presented the award to Jerry Bruckheimer with several pre-taped and in-person tributes from Justin Bartha, Cuba Gooding Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Armie Hammer, Marg Helgenberger, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Helen Mirren, Luc Robitaille, Jon Turteltaub, Jon Voight Diane Warren, Hans Zimmer, Eric Bana, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Martin Lawrence and Judge Reinhold.

About the Week Long Tribute
The American Cinematheque is also holding a mini-career retrospective of the work of Jerry Bruckheimer from December 13 – 16 at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres. Bruckheimer will appear in person with a double feature of THE ROCK and BAD BOYS on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. He will sign copies of his brand new book Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes – Four Decades of Filmmaking in the lobby of the Aero at 6:30 PM. The retrospective will also include a Tom Cruise double feature of TOP GUN and DAYS OF THUNDER in 70MM, ENEMY OF THE STATE, BLACK HAWK DOWN, THIEF and AMERICAN GIGOLO. A complete schedule can be found here: www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/lightning-st….

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About Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer has for 40 years produced films and television programs of distinction and quality, in the process becoming the most successful producer of all time in both mediums. Bruckheimer’s films have earned worldwide revenues of over $16 billion in box office, video and recording receipts. In the 2005-6 season he had a record-breaking 10 series on network television, a feat unprecedented in nearly 60 years of television history. His films (19 of which exceeded the $100 million mark in U.S. box office receipts, three of which are on the all-time top ten list and two of which surpassed a billion dollars in international box office) and television programs have been acknowledged with 41 Academy Award® nominations, six Oscars®, eight Grammy Award® nominations, five Grammys, 23 Golden Globe® nominations, four Golden Globes, 118 Emmy Award® nominations, 22 Emmys, 30 People’s Choice Awards nominations, 15 People’s Choice Awards, 12 BAFTA nominations, two BAFTA Awards, numerous MTV Awards, including one for Best Picture of the Decade for “Beverly Hills Cop” and 20 Teen Choice Awards.

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Interview with Andy Garcia for the Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie: Christmas in Conway #Trailer #Song #ABC #HallmarkHOF #Sweepstakes #ChristmasInConway

Repost from the RCR Article Christmas in Conway’s Andy Garcia Will Grab Your Heart and Make this Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie a Classic 

We spoke with Andy Garcia after viewing a screener of Christmas in Conway, where he plays the husband, Duncan Mayor to Mary Louise Parker’s character, Suzy, who is the love of his life. The movie is an emotionally charged one where Garcia plays a hard-working, determined man who says little to those around him, all with a mission in mind for his wife, one last grand gesture that shows his love for her. Don’t miss the trailers below and the original song that is performed by Andy for the movie!

Mark your Calendar

The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Christmas in Conway, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 (9:00-11:00p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Our Interview with Andy… and he sings (below)

We all know Andy as an Oscar®, Emmy® and multiple Golden Globe® award nominee for movies like The Godfather Part III and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story but he’s genuinely an artist as he shares why he made this film.

We asked Andy what drew him to this project? He told us that he was struck by the idea of this romantic notion where a couple would be in this place in their lives, at the end of her life (his wife), and his character challenges himself to get it done, the final gesture was beautiful.

When asked how he got into character for this role, he told us there were no tricks, it’s the craft, you have to live truthfully in this imaginary place created for you to tell the story.

Working with Mary-Louise Parker: Andy tells us that she was magnificent to work with. They shot the movie in 20 days and didn’t have a lot of prep-time and their relationship was very spontaneous in that they felt a kinship. Andy tells us there wasn’t much time to establish the bond they had to portray in the movie but from the moment he brings her home, walking her in the house in the opening scene, they showed up and executed.

Working with Cherie Oteri: Andy said when he heard she would be int he film he was excited because he knew she could bring levity to the role she was cast in and was very fun to work with.

Behind the Scenes

Christmas in Conway  © 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Christmas in Conway
© 2013 HALLMARK/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

We asked Andy what he liked about his character, Duncan Mayor? He told us that being a family man himself, being married for 35 years, helped him prepare for the role as he tells us that you will do for the person that is the greatest love of your life what you have to, especially if you are about to lose them.

His character feels the pain and suffering but doesn’t show it to his wife, everyone sees it, but she sees his love and enjoyment of her company. His character doesn’t want help, or want to ask for help, he wants to do everything for his wife.

Andy tells us that on set they were focused at the task at hand even though there were times where they laughed a lot there was a great ease and enjoyment in making the film, even though they had to make it look like winter while suffering the humidity and heat of a North Carolina summer. The people in the town they shot this movie in were very hospitable.

Andy Sings!

Christmas In Conway End Credits Theme Song performed by the movie’s own Andy Garcia.

Christmas In Conway (End Credits)

  • Performed by Andy Garcia
  • Lyrics by Andy Garcia
  • Music by Arturo Sandoval and Andy Garcia
  • Arrangement by Arturo Sandoval
  • Arturo Music Company ASCAP (Andy Garcia)
  • Sandoval Enterprises of America ASCAP ( Arturo Sandoval)

Sweepstakes

Between now and December 1st, you can enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes for this movie.

  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a Christmas in ConwayTwig Reindeer and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway
  • Second Place Winners will receive a Christmas in Conwayt-shirt and a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD of Christmas in Conway
  • Runners-Up will receive a Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD ofChristmas in Conway.

Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/1/13 for Grand prize and received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/15/13 for remaining prizes (Second Place and Runners-Up). Limit one entry per person/per day.

CHRISTMAS IN CONWAY Social Networks

Airs on DEC 1 @ 9|8c on ABC follow the movie socially with #ChristmasInConway @MLP_Central @TheMandyMoore @cherioteri
Christmas in Conway is directed by John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler). The script is by Stephen P. Lindsey (Hachi: A Dog’s Tale) and Luis Ugaz. Hawk Koch (Source Code, Gorky Park) and Brent Shields (The Magic of Ordinary Days, Remember Sunday) are executive producers. It is produced by Andrew Gottlieb (Have a Little Faith,Christmas with Holly). It is from Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions.

New Muppets Most Wanted Video Trailer PLUS Special Guest Blog Posts from the Gang! #Disney #Muppets

reblogged from the RCR article found here

We’ve got another teaser clip for you plus some special guest blogs from your favorite Muppets! Don’t forget: MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

Muppets Blog? Yes, they do!

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“Muppets Most Wanted” Photo Courtesy Disney Studios

“Muppets Most Wanted”
Photo Courtesy Disney Studios

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Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

National Women’s History Museum #NWHM #WomenMakingHistory2

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Danielle Robay, were invited to come out to cover NWHM’s Women Making History 2, honoring the notable achievements of Fran Drescher, accomplished actress, comedian, best-selling author, leading health advocate who has been appointed the distinguished position of Special Envoy for Women’s Health Issues by the US State Department, and Rita Moreno, legendary
singer, dancer and actress and the only Latina (and one of the few performers) to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

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About NWHM
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation’s history, currently located online at www.nwhm.org

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