Oh my …………………………………..
It was AMAZING!!!
And I have so much to tell you but for now that’s still under wraps! I can however show you the trailer that dropped!!
And this awesome new Captain Marvel Movie Poster
The series stars Taran Killam as Will Cooper, Leighton Meester as Angie D’Amato, Kimrie Lewis as Poppy Banks, Jake Choi as Miggy Park, Marlow Barkley as Sophie Cooper, Tyler Wladis as Graham D’Amato, Devin Trey Campbell as Rory Banks, Mia Allan as Emma Fogerty, Ella Allan as Amy Fogerty and Brad Garrett as Douglas Fogerty. Rebecca Creskoff guest stars as Big Red.
On my last visit to LA I got to walk a LOT of the set of Single Parents. You see, because Single Parents has so many kids in the cast, the set has to be really close and easily changeable. Children have very short working hours because they have to also fit in school during their work day. So they do quite a bit of magic and work very quickly and closely to get as much as they can out of those hours. And executive producer, Jason Winer says they have a lot of fun doing it. He also mentioned that they “cross shoot” to film.
The cameras are firing both directions at once, and it requires the actors blocking to be really specific. Otherwise, you’ll see the other camera. And, again, that’s another way that we trust the kids. They can handle it. We’re saying like, you literally can’t move an inch that way. And they get it, you know what I mean? They’re amazing like that.
Not only did we get to talk to the executive producer, but we also got to chat with Jake Choi who is in love with the twins that play baby Jack. He walked on a lot of the tour with us. Which was really cool. he was a great guy to hang out with.
Another really interesting thing we learned is that certain rooms get re-dressed to be other people’s rooms. Will and Angie’s entire houses are the same set. They just switch them out as needed. Here are a few more photos I have from our set visit.
This week’s episode is called “The Beast”. “The Beast” – Will encourages Angie to rediscover her passion for heavy metal music by taking a guitar class, and in turn, Angie insists that Will get back in the field covering weather by driving both of them into a storm. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang explore their romantic passions as Douglas pursues his crush on Big Red with the help of Miggy, and Poppy feels an instant connection with a dreamy musician, on an all-new episode of “Single Parents,”
Just a few weeks ago I got to walk onto the set of ABC’s new series The Rookie. The Rookies stars Nathan Fillion who plays, John Nolan a small town guy that decides to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer at the age of 40. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
Photo Credit ABC:
THE ROOKIE – “The Roundup” – Nolan, the rookies and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other, while Officer Lucy Chen notices Officer Tim Bradford is obsessed with winning at all costs, on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” TUESDAY, NOV. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell)
Now, you guys know I really like Nathan, having interviewed him before and loving his acting since Firefly so when we ran into him, and yes, I mean ran into him it was very exciting. We were told he wouldn’t be there, but I had a feeling……I just had a feeling.
We also spent a little bit of time with Mercedes Mason, who plays “Zoe Andersen”.
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
We watched and listened to a tiny bit of rehearsals.
Here are some photos from our Rookie Set Tour:
Cast members getting ready to film
“The Hawke” – Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them, on “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
moRalph Breaks the Internet is now in theaters and you should go see it. Ralph Breaks the Internet as my kids say it should be called Ralph Wrecks the Internet and neither is wrong. Ralph so Wrecks the Internet in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Ok, let’s take that back a step.
Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope are the best of friends, they do everything together. At the beginning of the movie she voices that she’s a little bored and would love a new track to race, so Ralph builds her a new track. Of course when she finds the track she has to take it, and she loves it. BUT…. the kid playing the game gets so frustrated with Vanellope going in the opposite direction of where she wants her to go, breaks the controller.
This causes the need for Vanellope and and Ralph to explore the internet. And this is where the fun of the movie starts. The internet is amazing. I have a feeling you could watch this movie over ten times and still see new things in the background. I actually can’t wait to see it again just to look at the background and find all the hidden things.
Now the storyline moves along and Vanellope makes more friends. She meets the princess, and of course that is one of the best scenes in the movie. Then she meets a new gang of characters and Ralph gets very insecure and causes some big big trouble.
Ralph Breaks the Internet really made me think about the friendships in my life. It really made me want to go call my friends and give them a big hug. It’s a great movie with a good lesson for everyone. GO see it this weekend as your Thanksgiving day or day after movie.
Oh My, Oh My! Disney has created an adorable new adventure with Wreck-It Ralph as he travels through the internet with his best friend in the whole world. They are on the hunt for ways to make bank, because they need money to fix Vanellope’s game. As Vanellope is trying to help come up with some money, she ends up at Oh My Disney.
Oh My Disney has EVERYTHING Disney in it, including the infamous Princess Scene. Anything and everything you ever thought about the Disney princesses is said out loud, and it was all from the very creative writer Pamela Ribon. Co-writer Pamela Ribon discussed the inspiration for the scene, and Ami Thompson (Art Director, characters) and Kira Lehtomaki (Head of Animation) also sat down with us to talk about everything that went into creating this crazy busy Disney World.
They spent hours and hours of time watching cat videos. Pamela talked a LOT about The Princess Scene because it was pretty much her baby. She was terrified to present this scene to the team that makes the decision of if it will make it into the movie or not. As she was sweating buckets, she realized they were laughing and nodding and everyone loved it. But how did it come about? She reached out to her friends and asked for help understanding the princesses. She asked questions like, who was enslaved? Who was kidnapped? Who fit into
The three of them were very excited about the entire storyline and the process of creating Oh My Disney. There was an entire process to bringing the Princesses into CG and into the world of comfort. The designers had a lot of fun creating the princesses pajamas. The whole crew came up with ideas for each princess shirts. They had a really hard time narrowing it down into one for each princess. You’ll have fun checking out those Pj’s when you watch Ralph Breaks the Internet this weekend.
Another interesting fact was how they researched the princesses. They went to the parks to meet the real princesses. They met the original voices of all the princesses. They also had a Princesspaloza where they worked with the art and animation department and played with the rigging, the facial expressions and just everything they needed to understand to bring each character into this new world of animation. They also worked a lot with Disney legend Mark Henn. Which is incredible. He really helped them understand how the princesses would move. It’s amazing how they worked together to create this amazing scene..
Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters November 21st.
In just a few days Ralph Breaks the Internet is coming to theaters. Friday, November 21st is the day Ralph Breaks the Internet and we have a ton of fun Ralph Breaks the Internet items to celebrate with, plus they make great holiday toys.
About the movie:
In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
We were given a handful of these amazing Ralph Breaks the Internet Items. Some of our favorites included the Ralph Breaks the Internet Talking Vanellope Doll, Ralph Breaks the Internet Yesss Fashion Doll and the Knowsmore Pop! Vinyl Figure. My husband collects the Vinyl Funko Pop figures and this one makes a great collection for his office figures.
Of course the toys don’t stop there. Also available in the Ralph Breaks the Internet Toy and collectible collections is:
Ralph Breaks VR is a new immersive virtual experience put on by The VOID. The VOID is the global leader in immersive virtual experiences and ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment division, brings Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet into their system and I got to preview it when I was in LA last week.
IT WAS AMAZING!!!
I’ve played around with all different kinds of VR before, but never have I stepped into something that felt so real my brain was making me feel unsure of my footing. I kept telling my brain, the ground is in front of you just as it was before you put the helmet on. You are not 100 stories off the ground, you are planted firmly in the real world. But if you had seen me walking you probably would have been laughing. And it was sooooo fun. I love a good thrill.
In teams of 4, guests will break into the internet with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz disguised as characters from the film called “Netizens” to play the newest, coolest video game ever. Ralph Breaks VR introduces two brand new locations, Dunderdome and Pancake Milkshake Diner, and a new antagonist, B.E.V. voiced by writer Pamela Ribon, which stands for “Built to Eradicate Viruses.” For more on this original hyper-reality story, watch the launch trailer here:
My friends and I put on the gear, which included a set of VR goggles, a boxy backpack, and later inside the game we got to use a plastic gun. We stepped up into the program and they loaded the images into our goggles. Then your imagination will take over because it feels so real. Like I mentioned above, I could not convince my brain that it wasn’t real.
Finding the experience for yourself may be a little challenging as The VOID only has 10 locations:
Las Vegas, NV
West Plano, TX
If you are near a location and have the opportunity to try it, I highly recommend you trying it.
About The VOID
The critically-acclaimed global leader in immersive virtual experiences, The VOID experience centers have marked a new frontier in interactive entertainment. Combining state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, including touch and smell, with Hollywood characters and storylines, The VOID lets participants experience fully-immersive worlds that, until now, have only lived in the imagination. The VOID has eight experience centers globally, including five locations in the United States, two locations in Canada and one location in Dubai, U.A.E. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thevoid.com and follow @voidvr on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
“Step Inside Our Stories”
ILMxLAB was launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to embrace the next truly transformative opportunity in entertainment: immersive storytelling powered by real-time computer graphics. The award-winning team strives to transition from storytelling to storyliving by using VR, AR and other emerging technologies to bring worlds to life and establish deep and intimate connections to characters. ILMxLAB develops and publishes premium, story-based immersive entertainment experiences for the home, theatre and public venues. For more information, visit ILMxLAB.com and follow ILMxLAB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The VOID handle @voidvr, ILMxLAB handle @ILMxLAB and official hashtag #RalphBreaksVR
OH and Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters November 21st.
Just a few days ago I was at the Ralph Breaks the Internet World Premiere and it was a busy busy place. The carpet was FULL of people excited to see the movie for the first time. I mean, what would you expect when you are in front of royalty, princess royalty. By now everyone knows that Ralph Breaks the Internet has what is belovedly called “The Princess Scene”. Well not to give you any spoilers or anything, but there is more than just the scene to look forward to.
So while trying to walk my way down the BLUE carpet, I walked by some of the actresses that play the Disney Princesses giving interviews. They all looked so beautiful, even the newest addition, Sarah Silverman, who somehow changed after watching the movie and before the after party. It was like she used her magic Disney princess wand and transformed into Vanellope.
Speaking of the after party, it was amazing. I walked around with a few friends and took some phots, had an amazing dinner and then found a quiet place to sit. Shortly after, I realized we were sitting across from princess Moana, Auli’i Cravalho. She was nestled in a corner enjoying the after party when all of the sudden she was visited by almost every other princess that came to the party. It was amazing because I was suddenly surrounded by all the princesses. They hugged each other, and then Sarah Silverman jumped into the party of hugs too. Because I kept my phone down, I was able to just watch and enjoy the whole thing. As Sarah was leaving the party she jumped in my face said enjoy the party and bounded out of the room. It was most certainly a night to remember.
So here are some photos from the Ralph Breaks the Internet World Premiere and after party.
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
I’ve been holding onto a little secret and it’s time to let the cat out of the internet. Wait, I mean out of the bag…..
I’m going to LA this weekend, I can’t believe I’m actually getting on a plane in three days. And as always the days that follow are filled with Disney magic. Let’s go over the run down, shall we?
We will be getting a special treat as we are taught how to draw some characters from Ralph Breaks the Internet. These animators always make it look sooooo easy. It’s not I tell you it’s not.
Then we will experience some virtual reality, “Ralph Breaks VR” is a new hyper-reality experience based on the film that’s produced by ILMxLAB in collaboration with the Void!
We will do some DIY crafts, experience artsy pancakes and learn all about Oh My Disney, which my children LOVE.
Then we go to the Ralph Breaks the Internet Premiere.
The following day we will be experiencing ABCTV shows, The Rookie and Single Parents. The Rookie is a show I haven’t started watching yet but is at the top of my list. Single Parents actually looks pretty funny too.
Then I’m on my way back home. It’s a quick trip, and I’m super excited about every little detail.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters 11/21.
Wow, do I have a lot of amazing content to share with you today. A few months ago, I went to Walt Disney Animation Studios to chat with animators and designers that worked on Ralph Breaks the Internet also known as Wreck-It Ralph 2. These people, with bounds of enthusiasm for what they do broke down each piece of creating the story, creating the world and populating it with characters. So here is a quick re-cap of just those three HUGE pieces.
It looks like in this story there is going to be a lesson for Ralph and friendship and liking yourself. Both Ralph and Vanellope are going to have to deal with who are they? Vanellope is going to face that fact that she might not be a car racer anymore. Who is she without her video game. Then we have Ralph and him having with YESSS and what influence is she going to play on the two of them and how will it affect their friendship.
One other key element to the story is going to be Ralph and how he goes viral and how he deals with it. The story team had great fun coming up with “viral” ideas for Ralph’s videos. Of course they played with unboxing videos, cats and many other memes. Remember a lot of things that go viral on the internet are completely random.
As the story develops they do screenings to help them judge their decisions are going. They use these to make necessary changes to the story.
They had 15 story artists
45 total sequences in the film
153 total sequences boarded
Now let’s shift a little from the story and talk about the environments, which is basically creating the world wide web. Of course they had all the environments in the video game store. From there they had to decide how would Ralph and Vanellope get to the internet and what would it look like. They decided to use the cables and translated that into animation. They made the internet look like a metropolis.
In the background you will find some very interesting items if you look closely at the world. You will find a hashtagging, loading wheel, some real world names and some made up names on the business. Every choice was intentional. The transportation devices were important and a lot of consideration went into those. , Some buildings you will see are “under construction” kind of like when you come to a website that is being updated. Screens are everywhere. The entire art department of the entire studio created screens and helped with videos for buzz tube.
Make sure you see Ralph Breaks the internet more than once just so you can see everything in the background.
150 master sets
5,736 unique assets
100,000 elements in the opening shot of the internet
1.9 million render hours/day
Assets were brought back from all movies to create the internet population.
Look up and down and there are a lot of characters.
Bolt had 57 characters
Wreck-It Ralph 223 unique characters and 421 variants
Ralph has 434 unique characters and 6,752 variants plus color swings making it 500,000 options. The internet users which are simplified people that use the internet. The “netizons” are the internet busy bees/workers of the internet.
The characters have been enhanced with extra details, check out the patches, and skin coloring when you are watching it.
How easily are we distracted by the internet and Ralph Breaks the internet will explore that.
Yesss has fiber optics coats, gold plating down her pants
Her hair looks like it has data moving through it.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is in Theaters November 21st.