Disney & XPRIZE Assembling Young Heroes To Form Real-Life ‘Big Hero 6′


Disney loves to partner up with nonprofit groups for exciting contests while tying it to marketing their tentpole films. Sure it may sound like a marketing plug, it also helps the younger audience to be inspired to do good in the field of academics, citizenship, etc. So for the upcoming Big Hero 6, Disney has partnered up with XPRIZE, a leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences.

The two have launched a video contest between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics. Hit the jump to learn more. [Read more...]

Liam Neeson “Kill Map” Charts Actor’s Kills Across His Movies

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Liam Neeson truly has a particular set of skills. He’s been a Jedi, a hitman, a lion, a mythological Greek god, Batman’s teacher, a knight, Jean Valjean, and so much more. But for a man who has many talents, it’s hard to believe that no one has tracked all of his kills throughout his film career. Well today that ends.

To help promote his upcoming thriller A Walk Among The Tombstones, Universal Pictures has released a infographic that charts Neeson’s kills in all of the released films he has been in. The chart also makes a note of who he has killed (humans, battle droids, etc), and how he has killed them (lightsabers, guns, swords, barehands, etc). Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

‘Ghostbusters’ Donuts: Krispy Kreme Celebrates Film’s 30th Anniversary With Themed Donuts

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When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, the first people you call would be Ghostbusters. But when that strange activity is hunger, you need to call Krispy Kreme. The donut company recently announced that they will sell two marshmallow Kreme™-filled Ghostbusters donuts: Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts will be available at participating Krispy Kreme® US locations, while supplies last beginning on September 29th 2014.

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Kevin Smith’s New Horror Film “Tusk” Allows You To Tuskify Yourself Online

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With Kevin Smith‘s new horror film Tusk being released soon on September 19th, several movie theaters have a promotional cardboard standee for the movie with a hole cut out, so you can have someone take a picture with your face where the Walrus’ face should be. If you don’t have time to run out to your local theater to do that, they’ve made it easy for you to “Tuskify” yourself from the comfort of your very own computer chair. Check out all the details on how to do that after the break.

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Zack Snyder Tweets First Official Look At ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Batmobile

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Zack Snyder really loves dropping nifty gifts on twitter. We’ve seen plenty of exciting confirmations for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, from the director, the first of which was a black and white photo of Batman and his Batmobile. Since someone took some alleged photos from the set, the internet went wild. But the photos had a grainy texture to them, and we couldn’t really tell if that was going to be the way the Batmobile looked or if that was the the quality of the photo itself.

Well Snyder took it upon himself to do the right thing, and posted an official photo of the Batmobile on his twitter account. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams Teases Possible Death Star In “Star Wars: Episode VII” Via Twitter Pic

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J.J. Abrams is at it again. He’s posted a Twitter pic that at first glance is just showing his geeky need for the new Apple Watch, but like most things he does, there’s always a hidden agenda. If you look at what’s reflected in the background, you see the familiar hallway walls that were last seen in a planet-sized armored space station. Could another Death Star be popping up in the new Star Wars film? Check out the Twitter pic after the break to make you own conclusions.

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Japanese ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Trailer Embraces Film’s Crazy Fun

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James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the highest grossing films of the year. Though the film has grossed $586 million worldwide, Guardians has yet to open in other international markets like Japan. To help promote the film, Japan has been releasing trailers and TV spots, just like any market would. But Japan doesn’t market the film the same way we do, in fact they have their own brand of quirkiness.

So they have released a trailer that focuses on raccoons and trees as seen on nature channels before switching over to Rocket spraying bullets and a walking tree who can only say “I am Groot.” There’s also the fact that the Japanese voiceover is energetic and enthusiastic. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ Gets A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Tie-In

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Kevin Smith isn’t one to be afraid to kiss and tell about his use of weed. Most of the time the characters in his films are using it. And now in the wake of Washington and Colorado legalizing weed, plus 23 other states legalizing it for medicinal purposes, Smith has found a way to get a weed marketing tie-in into his latest film Tusk. [Read more...]

Annabelle Scare Prank Created for Toronto Fan Expo

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With the upcoming The Conjuring spin-off movie, Annabelle, hitting theaters on October 3rd, the makers used the Toronto Fan Expo to help promote the release with a little scare prank involving the cursed doll. A display was made with a woman dressed up as a human-sized version of the doll and people could have their picture taken in front of it, but once they posed to take a picture, that’s when Annabelle would strike. Check out several of their scared reactions after the break.

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Watch Henry Cavill Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge While Wearing The Superman Suit

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Videos of celebrities doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are a dime a dozen, some of them are doing it while on the set of films currently in production. But few actually do it in character, or at least wearing their costumes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie almost did it until they made a surprise reveal. With the Ice Bucket Challenge showing no signs of slowing down, it was only a matter of time until we got to see someone do it in costume.

Zack Snyder is currently filming Superman V Batman: Dawn Of Justice, and film stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams took some time off during the production to take the Ice Bucket Challenge in full costume. And I don’t mean Cavill sporting a Clark Kent journalistic coats, I mean Cavill as Superman in full Superman gear. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]