Disney Launches ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ Sock Drive

(PCM) The Walt Disney Studios announced today that they worked with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), to launch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive on July 9, 2012, aimed at providing new socks for families in need across the U.S.

People are asked to take new pairs of socks to any of the community drop-off locations nationwide between July 9 and September 3, 2012. Besides the community locations, people may also drop off socks at Carmike and Marcus theaters in their communities. Hanes will be standing by to match donations up to 10,000 pairs of socks. AGRM will distribute the socks to the families they aid.

The sock drive was inspired by Disney’s new movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green who can’t wait to start … Read the rest…

Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger Begins Shooting

 

After a rough start, the filming of Johnny Depp’s star-studded Lone Ranger project has finally begun.

 

The latest Disney collaboration was shelved due to budgetary concerns six months ago, but has been picked up again by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Goreverbinski. Shooting has kicked off in the southwestern United States.

Johnny Depp stars as Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s faithful sidekick and Social Network breakout star Armie Hammer will play the titular role. Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fitchner, and Ruth Wilson are also attached to the project.

The reboot of the comedic Western will center around Tonto’s recount about  John Reid’s transformation into the justice-seeking Lone Ranger, which means a lot of Johnny Depp screentime! Depp has been involved with the movie ever since Bruckheimer first brought the idea to Disney.

The movie will be shot in New Mexico and will move on to various locations … Read the rest…

Introducing Disney’s First Kiddie Princess

Disney has announced their newest animated princess, the lavender-gowned Sofia, who will star in her own animated television show and movie that will debut in fall 2012, with the tv series following in the spring of 2013.

Despite the frilly dress and sparkly crown, some of the signature apparel worn by Disney princesses, Sofia’s character is not a member of the official Disney Princess lineup, although her show will feature cameos from Cinderella and the fairies from Sleeping Beauty. 

The new series, entitled “Sofia the First,” will follow the little girl’s journey as she becomes a princess after her mother marries the king of her storybook world. Sofia is introduced to a world of glamour and excess when she moves into a castle where she meets her step siblings Amber and James.

“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter will voice Sofia, with “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez as her mom, Queen … Read the rest…

The Lion King 3D Re-Release Tops Box Office

17 years after its original theatrical release in 1994, The Lion King has managed to accomplish a surprising feat: topping the box office this weekend with its 3D re-release.

While no major blockbusters were slated for release this past weekend, a few decently anticipated and even some highly praised films hit theaters alongside the King, including Drive (which earned $11 million), Straw Dogs (which took in $5 million) and I Don’t Know How She Does It (which earned $4.5 million). But Simba and his gang brought in the most moviegoers, earning an estimated $29.3 million in North America.

Disney had modest expectations for the revamped re-release that would be playing on 2,330 theaters and was intended to promote a BluRay version of the film coming out October 4, expecting to earn about $12 – 13 million.

Instead, what they got was a host of new stats. It is the … Read the rest…

Disney Surrenders to the U.S. Navy

After beginning the attempt to trademark the phrase “SEAL Team 6″ on May 3, The Walt Disney Co. has officially dropped its attempt.

Disney’s interest in SEAL Team 6 arose just two days after the highly trained, counter-terrorism unit was brought into the media when its members killed Osama Bin Laden. The quick movement to own rights to the name not only annoyed the Navy but also made Disney the joke of late night comedians.

Disney’s move to drop the application was made in response to the U.S. Navy’s own filing of trademark applications for the names “Navy SEALS” and “SEAL Team” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 13. A Disney spokesman said, “Out of deference to the Navy’s application for these trademarks, we have withdrawn ours.”

Disney’s ABC-TV had planned a TV show that would focus on elite military units, in much the same way as … Read the rest…



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