Almost two years ago I had the amazing opportunity to be invited to attend the Monsters University premier in LA, this once in a lifetime experience was indescribable and beyond cool. While in LA, I also had the opportunity to preview the movie Planes, interview: Terri Hatcher, Carlos Alazraqui, Director Klay Hall & Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn, get an animation lesson from Assistant Animation Director Ethan Hurd, get a drawing lesson from Art Hernandez head of story at Disneytoon Studios, and the coolest part was I got to do a voice over of the character played by Terri Hatcher, Dottie. This amazing experience was not only about what I got to do, but also about the people I got to meet. There were 24 other amazing bloggers from across the US, and to this day we keep in touch through various social media channels.
As I said before that was a once in a lifetime experience, but guess what? Thanks to Disney, this once in a lifetime experience has once repeat itself. I have been invited to attend a press junket for the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON movie! As you can imagine my excitement is through the roof. Who is not a fan of the Avengers? I have 4 other people in this household who are die hard Marvel fans and that includes this mommy! 🙂
Anyhow, while I am in LA, I will get to interview some of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie cast, I don’t know exactly who, it is top secret! :-). I will also be attending a screening of Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM, visiting the LA ZOO and the best part is that it was just announced that my fellow bloggers and I will be getting a private tour of the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D! How awesome is that? So, I invite you follow along on all of our media channels with the hashtags: #AvengersEvent #MonkeyKingdom #LAZoo #AgentsOfSHIELD #ABCTVEvent
Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be in theaters May 1, 2015. Starting Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. For more information please visit the Avengers Facebook page.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer #3
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM opening in theaters on April 17th, 2015. For more information visit the Disney Nature website here.
A Thank You from Disneynature featurette
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theater
Disclosure: I will be provided an all expense paid trip to L.A to facilitate the review of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, no additional compensation was received. I was provided with the information in this post by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.