59th Annual Golden Reel® Awards Nominee Announcement

GOLDEN REEL AWARDSThis year Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report team will be covering the Motion Picture Sound Editors 2012 Golden Reel Awards. This year, the 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award will be given to film/TV producer Gale Anne Hurd, while the 2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient is renowned sound designer and editor George Watters II.

We’re excited to announce the that nominees in the categories Feature Films, Television and Others are as follows:

FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, AND ADR IN AN ANIMATION FEATURE FILM

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Cars 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • Rio
  • The Smurfs

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, ADR AND MUSIC IN A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
  • Cave of the Forgotten Dreams
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Lemmy
  • Pearl Jam Twenty

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • 1920. The World’s Most Important Battle
  • Circumstance
  • Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within)
  • The Flowers of War
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • Sarah’s Key
  • The Skin I Live In

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hop
  • Hugo
  • Priest
  • Super 8
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Tree of Life

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM

  • Footloose
  • The Muppets
  • Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Pina

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Abduction
  • The Help
  • Moneyball
  • Quarantine II: Terminal
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8
  • War Horse
  • The Way

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM

  • Drive
  • Fast Five
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

TELEVISION CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, AND ADR ANIMATION IN TELEVISION

  • Fanboy and Chum Chum “A Very Brrr-y Icemas #217″
  • Futurama “Law & Oracle”
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil “Truth or Daredevil”
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Legends of Awesomeness “Sight for Sore Eyes – #108″
  • Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
  • The Penguins of Madagascar “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole”
  • Phineas and Ferb “Across the 2nd Dimension”

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM DOCUMENTARY

  • Gettysburg
  • Harlistas: An American Journey
  • Koran By Heart

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION

  • The 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Alphas “Pilot”
  • Avalon High
  • Magic Beyond Words – The JK Rowling Story
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION

  • Big Love “Where Men and Mountains Meet”
  • Cinema Verite
  • Homeland “Marine One”
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″
  • The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

BEST SOUND EDITING: LONG FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION

  • Cinema Verite
  • Homeland “Marine One”
  • Red Faction: Origins
  • Terra Nova “Occupation/Resistance – #12 & #13″
  • The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM DOCUMENTARY

  • Above The Ashes “Above the Ashes”
  • Man Made “Bugatti Super Car”
  • Tim Tebow: Everything In Between

 BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION

  • Camelot “110 – Reckoning”
  • CSI: Miami “Crowned”
  • Damages “Failure is Lonely”
  • Fringe “The Day We Died”
  • Justified “Brother’s Keeper”
  • Raising Hope “Prodigy”
  • Revenge “Pilot”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM MUSICAL IN TELEVISION

  • Glee “The First Time”
  • Grey’s Anatomy “The Song Beneath the Song”
  • The Playboy Club “Pilot”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION

  • The Big C “A Little Death”
  • Game of Thrones “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”
  • Hell on Wheels “Bread and Circuses – #105″
  • Leverage “The Van Gogh Job”
  • Person of Interest “#107 – Witness”
  • Smallville “Dominion”
  • Sons of Anarchy “To Be, Part 2″
  • The Walking Dead “Save the Last One”

BEST SOUND EDITING: SHORT FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION

  • TO BE POSTED ON THE MPSE WEBSITE

OTHERS CATEGORY

BEST SOUND EDITING: COMPUTER EPISODIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Aim High
  • Dagedar
  • Polly Pocket
  • Warehouse 13 “Of Monsters & Men”
  • When You Find Me

BEST SOUND EDITING: COMPUTER INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Diablo III Cinematics – Black SoulStone “Doom” and Intro “End of Days”
  • Gears of War 3
  • Need for Speed “The Run”
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Cinematics

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIRECT TO VIDEO – ANIMATION

  • Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury
  • Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters
  • Megamind: The Button of Doom
  • Quest for Zhu
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIRECT TO VIDEO – LIVE ACTION

  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Love
  • Street Kings 2: Motor City

BEST SOUND EDITING: SPECIAL VENUE

  • Rocky Mountain Express
  • Tornado Alley
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System

VERNA FIELDS AWARD IN SOUND EDITING FOR STUDENT FILMMAKERS

  • Alma
  • Inferno
  • The Maiden and the Princess
  • The Pride of Wade Ellison
  • The Secret Numbers

About MPSE
The MPSE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships and mentorship for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft.  http://www.mpse.org

Merry Christmas from The Muppets!!

Happy Holidays

You’ve see the Obama’s White House card and Fergie’s cartoon card, well, here’s our favorite one – from the Muppets. Have you seen them this year? Perfect time to go catch them a second time – only this time, stand up and sing and dance with them.

Want more Muppets?
Here are a few other articles we’ve posted:

Mahna-Mahna Song Video to Share (Click here to make your own to share)

The Muppets Mahna MahnaThe Muppets Mahna Mahna

Tap Tap Muppets (click here to get this Free app)

 “TAP TAP MUPPETS”“TAP TAP MUPPETS”

Disney Mobile has released a FREE app called “Tap Tap Muppets” for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It’s available now for free from the App Store, “Tap Tap Muppets” brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang together for what fans will surely agree is the most sensational celebration of their favorite Muppet music.


“Tap Tap Muppets” Full Song List Includes:

·         “Life’s A Happy Song” Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter

·         “Let’s Talk About Me” Performed by Chris Cooper

·         “Me Party” Performed by Amy Adams and Miss Piggy

·         “The Muppet Show Theme” Performed by OK Go

·         “Movin’ Right Along” Performed by Alkaline Trio

·         “Night Life” Performed by Brandon Saller and Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)

“Tap Tap Muppets” is also jam-packed with video, character profiles, movie info, and more. In addition, players can connect socially to the Muppets.

Arm Chair Critics Unite – the Official Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominees Announced – What Say You?

It’s interesting to see all the commentary by my Facebook friends on who’s going to this movie, or could you believe how horrible that movie was and then to be at events like this, where a group like the BFCA make talking about how good a movie is – an official event.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, also known as the Critics’ Choice Awards, are bestowed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement at the annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony in January. The awards are currently broadcast live on the VH1 television network.

This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony will take place on January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium. Mingle Media TV is hoping to be there on the Red Carpet reporting – so stay tuned!!

This year’s nominee list: (notice we’re just going to make comments on the first category… you tell us your thoughts).

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

“The Artist”            (Fantastic!)

“Bridesmaids”         (Not so much!)

“The Descendants”    (Clooney!)

“The Help”    (Joyful!)

“The Ides of March”  (Hot!)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius

“50/50” – Will Reiser

“Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen

“Win Win” – Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni

“Young Adult” – Diablo Cody

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Descendants” – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” – Eric Roth

“The Help” – Tate Taylor

“Hugo” – John Logan

“Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The Artist” – Guillaume Schiffman

“Drive” – Newton Thomas Sigel

“Hugo” – Robert Richardson

“The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki

“War Horse” – Janusz Kaminski

BEST ART DIRECTION

“The Artist” – Production Designer: Laurence Bennett, Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” – Production Designer: Stuart Craig, Set Decorator: Stephenie McMillan

“Hugo” – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo

“The Tree of Life” – Production Designer: Jack Fisk, Art Director: David Crank

“War Horse” – Production Designer: Rick Carter, Set Decorator: Lee Sandales

BEST EDITING

“The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius and Anne-Sophie Bion

“Drive” – Matthew Newman

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

“Hugo” – Thelma Schoonmaker

“War Horse” – Michael Kahn

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

“The Artist” – Mark Bridges

“The Help” – Sharen Davis

“Hugo” – Sandy Powell

“Jane Eyre” – Michael O’Connor

“My Week With Marilyn” – Jill Taylor

BEST MAKEUP

“Albert Nobbs”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″

“The Iron Lady”

“J. Edgar”

“My Week With Marilyn”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″

“Hugo”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

“Super 8″

“The Tree of Life”

BEST SOUND
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″

“Hugo”

“Super 8″

“The Tree of Life”

“War Horse”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

“The Adventures of Tintin”

“Arthur Christmas”

“Kung Fu Panda 2″

“Puss in Boots”

“Rango”

BEST ACTION MOVIE

“Drive”

“Fast Five”

“Hanna”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

“Super 8″

BEST COMEDY

“Bridesmaids”

“Crazy, Stupid, Love”

“Horrible Bosses”

“Midnight in Paris”

“The Muppets”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“In Darkness”

“Le Havre”

“A Separation”

“The Skin I Live In”

“Where Do We Go Now”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Buck”

“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”

“Page One: Inside the New York Times”

“Project Nim”

“Undefeated”

BEST SONG

“Hello Hello” – performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin – “Gnomeo & Juliet”

“Life’s a Happy Song” – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – “The Muppets”

“The Living Proof” – performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr. – “The Help”

“Man or Muppet” – performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – “The Muppets”

“Pictures in My Head” – performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman – “The Muppets”

BEST SCORE

“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource

“Drive” – Cliff Martinez

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

“Hugo” – Howard Shore

“War Horse” – John Williams

The Muppets for Thanksgiving instead of Shopping!

Thanksgiving is a time for families and fun, eating and watching football and this year, The Muppets!

Personally speaking, I’m not interested in getting up early or staying up late to shop for bargains – but there are so many who do that. Of course, if you know me, you know that I’m an online shopper so it’s Cyber Monday for me.

If you’re a parent, it’s hard to find good movies that you can take your kids to and as a family enjoy together. Well, this year, Disney has done it, they’ve brought together the cast of characters that we love “The Muppets” and put together some fun ways to fill the time before the movie opens on Thanksgiving.

Mahna-Mahna Song Video to Share (Click here to make your own to share)

The Muppets Mahna Mahna

The Muppets Mahna Mahna

Tap Tap Muppets (click here to get this Free app)

 “TAP TAP MUPPETS”

“TAP TAP MUPPETS”

Disney Mobile has released a FREE app called “Tap Tap Muppets” for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It’s available now for free from the App Store, “Tap Tap Muppets” brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang together for what fans will surely agree is the most sensational celebration of their favorite Muppet music.


“Tap Tap Muppets” Full Song List Includes:

·         “Life’s A Happy Song” Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter

·         “Let’s Talk About Me” Performed by Chris Cooper

·         “Me Party” Performed by Amy Adams and Miss Piggy

·         “The Muppet Show Theme” Performed by OK Go

·         “Movin’ Right Along” Performed by Alkaline Trio

·         “Night Life” Performed by Brandon Saller and Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)

“Tap Tap Muppets” is also jam-packed with video, character profiles, movie info, and more. In addition, players can connect socially to the Muppets.

Get your tickets to “The Muppets” movie online or go early because I don’t think we’ll be the only ones who are going to opening  day to see the movie!

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Here are a few other articles we’ve posted:

Miss Piggy featured in InStyle Magazine

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot

Miss Piggy - InStyle November Issue

Part of being a star is getting styled by the best designers around. Miss Piggy is no exception.

In the November issue of InStyle magazine, Miss Piggy is dressed by Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Brian AtwoodSuno, Opening Ceremony, and Giles & Brother.

In her video interview with InStyle, the porcine diva talks fashion, footwear, Lady Gaga’s faux frogs AND reveals who Kermit’s biggest competition is!

Can you guess? No? Well, we won’t keep you in suspense any longer…

Here’s her InStyle Interview video:

The Muppets- opens November 23rd 2011

Story starts on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

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Cast:    Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Walter

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot - November Magazine

Recap of Days 1 and 2 – D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011

We’re excited to be covering the D23 Ultimate Disney Fan Expo – here are some photos and videos from the past two days in Anaheim. D23 guests got to see first hand – the creative teams and stars of some of  the upcoming films that Disney has planned for release in the coming year.

Day One Video Recap

Day Two Video Recap

Sold Out Crowds on Saturday at D23 

FANS At D23

FANS At D23

A Big Hit today – Marvel Comics Cast of the Avengers!

Marvel’s president of Production Kevin Feige joined some of the top names in film on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walt Disney Studios panel to discuss Marvel Studios’ plans for 2012, including the hotly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers!

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

25 Years of Pixar

John Lasseter (chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) and other key creative figures responsible for twenty-five years of moviemaking magic and 12 heartwarming and groundbreaking films at Pixar were at D23 to talk about past and future projects.
ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

Upcoming Feature Films were highlighted at D23

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

DisneyToon Studios’ Planes
It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”) will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios’ Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film.

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph
Director Rich Moore welcomed Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman on stage where the D23 audience was the first to see the opening sequence from the movie.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave
Filmmakers Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian were joined by actors Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd to present footage from the film.

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
In a special surprise appearance, Billy Crystal, flanked by Mike Wazowski and Sulley, joined director Dan Scanlon to discuss the film and show some behind-the-scenes making of the film.

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

John Carter
Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the film’s stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the film’s epic characters.

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate gave fans a sneak peek at what’s to come in next year’s film, including a demonstration on how these fascinating characters come to life through stop-motion animation.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The film’s star Jennifer Garner was on hand to talk about the inspiring, magical film and her experience making the movie.

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

Oz The Great and Powerful
Unable to join in person as they’re currently filming in Detroit, the film’s director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff provided fans with a first look at the making of Oz The Great and Powerful via a taped piece from the set of the film.

Disney’s The Muppets
Stars Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave fans an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from their upcoming film.

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross presented the next Disneynature film, Chimpanzee.

Marvel’s The Avengers
The Avengers assembled at the D23 Expo, alongside producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige.  Stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Chris Hemsworth made an appearance to present their upcoming film.

Disney Princesses (real and imagined)

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

Photo Gallery of Main Events from D23 Expo

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D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011 Photos

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Via Flickr:
Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO and can be purchased for single days or for the full three days of festivities. Admission is $42 for a one-day adult ticket and $32 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $121 for adults and $91 for children. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will receive a discount for up to four admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.

About D23 Expo 2011
The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks. For schedules, live updates, interactive features and tools, polls and much more, check out the D23 Expo mobile app at www.D23mobile.com! To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo. For questions during the D23 Expo, get answers by sending tweets to @D23Expo.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923, when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.

Where Do Uber-Disney Fans Go? to the D23 Ultimate Fan Event of Course!

D23 Expo 2011

D23 Expo 2011

Starting today at the Anaheim Stadium, is the kick off of D23 Expo.

Before we get into all the happenings, we’ve been asked what is D23 and what am I missing? D23 is an ultimate fan club that includes a special website, Disney twenty-three Magazine, member gifts, events, exclusive merchandise, and the D23 Expo, a Disney fan convention AKA “The Ultimate Disney Fan Event” – wrapped around the name D23 which is “Disney + 1923″ combined.

The Official Disney Fan Club (D23) helps fans old and new celebrate the magic that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his studio in Hollywood. 

Now that you know what D23 is, let’s take a look at the Expo going on right now!

D23 Expo 2011 Highlights:

Exclusive Screenings and Sneak Peeks D23 Expo 2011 guests will sneak peeks and screenings of upcoming Disney TV shows, specials and movies and TV shows from The AvengersThe MuppetsJohn CarterBraveThe Lion King in 3D, Frankenweenie, and Oz The Great + many more.

Special Past, Present and Future Disney Presentations During the three day long expo there will be lots to choose from so guests can go “behind the magic” and get an up close look at Disney theme park attractions and entertainment.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Walt Disney Archives has assembled a 12,000-square-foot exhibition featuring props, costumes and set pieces from LOST and Pirates of the Caribbean; a room devoted to 1982′s Tron, and not to be left out, there will be lots of vintage Mickey Mouse memorabilia. You’ll even get to see Walt Disney’s limousine, a 23-foot-long model of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Dharma Initiative Volkswagen van from LOST.

Convention Center Arena Presentations There’s a 4,000-seat Arena in the Anaheim Convention Center where you can watch special presentations starting with the Disney Legends ceremony, honoring individuals who have contributed to the Disney legacy including Regis Philbin, Jim Henson and the voices of many of the Disney Princesses. You’ll also get to see our favorites Zendaya and Bella Thorne and a performance by the cast of the Disney Channel hit Shake It Up.

Fans will also get to see celebrities from other Disney projects (both on screen and behind the scenes) from Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Jason Dolley, Hayley Kiyoko, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, Kyle Massey, cast members from Marvel’s The Avengers and many more.

We’ll be out at D23 and will be reporting on our experience this weekend! Stay tuned to our Blog for more updates or visit D23Expo.com for schedule details and surprises.

They’re Back!! The Muppets are back this November!

Being Green - Kermit the Frog

Being Green - Kermit the Frog

Yes, Mingle Media TV fans, it’s true after 11 long years, the Muppets are back! We’ve been in communication with Kermie and he’s shared this video clip with us, it’s his “Being Green” trailer for the upcoming new Muppets Move.

About the movie: When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy also wanted us to make sure that we share the official trailer for their new movie written by funny man Jason Segel (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and Nicholas Stoller and directed by James Bobin (director/writer/EP for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords”). Here’s the official trailer:

About the upcoming new movie 

Walt Disney Pictures

Story starts on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

The Muppets Coming November 23rd

The Muppets Coming November 23rd

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Cast:    Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Walter

Producers:  David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman

Executive Producers:  Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Martin G. Baker

Fun Trivia:

  • Kermit received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. His song “The Rainbow Connection” was nominated for an Academy Award®.
  • Bret McKenzie, who starred in, wrote for and served as composer for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” as well as the writer/producer on some of the songs, which include big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.