Alice’s Great-Granddaughter to Have New Adventures on Disney Junior with ALICE’S WONDERLAND BAKERY

Now, Alice’s great-granddaughter is coming to Disney Junior with her own bakery in a new show Alice’s Wonderland Bakery. This series is definitely going to be an interesting one for kids as food is used as a way to explore culture, creativity, self-expression, and more.Geared to kids ages 2-7 and their families, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories about Alice’s recipe adventures with her best pals—Fergie, a white rabbit; Hattie, her madcap friend; and Rosa, the Princess of Hearts. Everyone knows the classic story of Alice in Wonderland. The series will celebrate the culture and creativity of food, highlight self-expression and impart age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration and community.Nathan Chew (Elena of Avalor) will serve as supervising director, John Kavanaugh (Sofia the First) is the music director and songwriter, Matthew Margeson (Rocketman) will be the composer, Chelsea Beyl (Doc McStuffins) serves as executive producer, and Frank Montagna (Elena of Avalor) will be the art director and co-executive producer. Alice’s Wonderland Bakery is set to premiere in 2022.


THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Adds Zachary Quinto, EJ Johnson, and Billy Porter to the Cast

Johnson will voice the new character Michael Collins described as “Penny’s best guy friend who is a non-conforming trendsetter, serving up fierce looks at school and on the basketball court.” Meanwhile, Porter and Quinto will voice Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins respectively. The series picks up once again following Penny Proud and her family with many of the original actors reprising their roles. This couple are the mixed-race adoptive parents to Keke Palmer’s Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins described as a 14-year-old activist.“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” will pick up the story of its central character Penny Proud and also include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and her grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Disney is currently working on reviving a Disney Channel classic series, The Proud Family with The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. Now, EJ Johnson (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills), Billy Porter (Pose), and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) have been added to the cast. Of course, it would not be “The Proud Family” without Penny’s loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others. Louder and Prouder is slated to release in 2022 on Disney+ with all previous seasons of The Proud Family available on the streaming service now.


Nickelodeon to Launch AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Podcasts This Year

The first new podcast is Avatar: Braving the Elements with hosts Dante Basco and Janet Varney, who voiced Prince Zuko and Korra from the franchise, respectively. Will Pearson of iHeartPodcast Network said:We’re thrilled to be partnering with the team at Nickelodeon to bring such incredibly fun shows to audiences everywhere. The podcast is currently set to run for 40 episodes and premieres on June 22.Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast from Nickelodeon. Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) each week as they re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia. Not only are we extending our beloved franchises and IP to the audio landscape, but we’re also working with creative talent to produce new ideas and concepts for all audiences. They’ll rewatch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and talk about themes, behind-the-scenes trivia, and more with special guests including additional crew and cast members. We can’t wait for fans to hear these shows.Douglas Rosen of Nickelodeon shared:The family podcast market is still nascent, and we’re thrilled to be working closely with our good friends at iHeartRadio producing exciting new content for all audio platforms. This podcast will also have 40 episodes and will be hosted by Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life. I’m not sure you could pick two better franchises to kick things off, and there’s much more to come. The other podcast is SpongeBob BingePants which will re-watch episodes of the iconic show SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon recently announced two new podcasts in partnership with iHeartRadio. Fans will be able to listen to SpongeBob BingePants later this year.Hosted by super-fans Frankie Grande (Henry Danger) and Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry), the official SpongeBob SquarePants re-watch podcast dives down to Bikini Bottom for a recap of every episode, hilarious conversations, and never-before-heard secrets about everyone’s favorite optimistic sea sponge.


E3 Announces Online Portal for Fans to Attend the Virtual Event

The ESA recently announced that there will be an app and digital portal for attendees to use for participating in the events. What do you think we’ll get to see? There will be virtual booths, online forums, avatar creation, and more. Starting June 12, attendees will be able to access the following:Exhibitor Booths – Featuring special events, VOD content and articles, exhibitor booths will act as hubs within the portal for key announcements and game information tied to each exhibitorLounges – Online gathering spots for all E3 attendeesForums – Special boards for focused online discussion and sharing among attendeesLeaderboards – Gamified show elements that can be collected and displayed, encouraging fans to interact in as many ways as possibleProfile Creation – All attendees can create their own unique profiles within the portal and app, which can be customizedTalking about the upcoming event, Stanley Pierre-Louis of the ESA said:From the moment we decided to host E3 virtually, we’ve been focused on providing an interactive experience for fans around the globe that goes beyond the typical livestream. A guy can dream, can’t he?This year’s E3 is going to be done virtually and is free to all who wish to attend. Maybe we’ll even find out the Switch Pro is real, and maybe they’ll mention Metroid Prime 4. I’m excited for E3 this year! Whose presentation are you most pumped for? We are less than a month away from E3. The result is a bespoke online portal and app that will allow fans, media and industry professionals to have an E3 experience designed to run parallel to the four-day broadcast, laying the foundation for interactive E3 elements to continue beyond this year’s all-virtual show.If you can’t use the online portal, don’t worry as you can still watch the live show via Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. The biggest gaming event of the year is going to be huge with big names like Nintendo, Microsoft, Square Enix, SEGA, and many more participating. Registration for the portal will open later this month.


METRO EXODUS ENHANCED Will Make Your PC Work

But those who’ve never played the game can enjoy a fantastic game that will showcase your high-end PC or console. So if you played it already, you’ll be able to enjoy the game again with a beautiful new coat of paint. It received a lot of love, sitting at a 82% on Metacritic and a 9/10 on Steam. But now, players can enjoy the game with a massive graphical update that includes 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and PC. Being released two years ago, it boasted great graphics, a compelling story and deep world. This edition is also totally free to anyone who previously owned the game. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the game originally or if you’re excited to get your hands on this beauty. Metro Exodus is already a pretty great game. With these colossal machines, players can enjoy a truly impressive upgrade to this already great game.Check out the video below to see how amazing the lighting is, the refined textures and silky smooth 60fps are.


Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE Movie Will Premiere This Summer in Theaters and On Disney+

But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.The news hit with Disney’s earnings call, as well as an Instagram post from Johnson, which you can check out below. We love this Disneyland ride, and we love the stars of the film. Jungle Cruise will hit theaters and Disney+ Premier Access for the additional fee of $29.99 on July 30th. Since the drive-in will be super hot, it’s nice to have the option to watch at home. This is a movie that my whole family has been looking forward to. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, and comes from director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Non-Stop, The Commuter).Here’s the synopsis:Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. Where will you be watching? Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie based on the theme park attraction is now set to hit theaters and Disney+ this summer! View this post on Instagram A post shared by therock (@therock) Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine.


Fireside Games Finally Relaunches Kickstarter for CASTLE PANIC DELUXE EDITION

This collection still features the same great mechanics you’ve loved for over 10 years, now in a special, limited edition that includes all-new art, plastic pieces for the Castle, plastic Monster minis that feature a unique spinning base to track damage, wooden Monster tokens, promo items and more! I love Castle Panic from Fireside Games. What do you think of this new edition of the game?The Castle Panic Deluxe Collection is an upgraded version of Castle Panic and all of its expansions, including a brand new expansion, Crowns and Quests. You can go all out though for $350 and get the deluxe versions of the base game and all of the expansions, a playmat, and a cool collector’s edition box. If you want a copy of this version, you’ll need to go through the Kickstarter or be willing to pay a higher price afterward. Featuring plastic miniatures and pieces along with new artwork, Castle Panic Deluxe Collection is sure to wow your gaming friends. This looks really cool and has already more than doubled its $60,000 goal. It’s a really fun cooperative game and the Kickstarter for the deluxe edition has finally relaunched. Pledges start at $60 for just the plastic pieces for the base game or a wood version of the game that does not include the Monster miniatures.


Kathryn Hahn Cast in Rian Johnson’s KNIVES OUT 2

Johnson is also set to direct a third Knives Out film for Netflix. They paid a whopping $450 million for these two films!Source: Deadline Production on the sequel is set to start this summer in Greece. The cast for this film continues to grow, and it’s shaping up to be another impressive ensemble cast.She joins the previously cast Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, and Daniel Craig, who will be back in the role of private detective Benoit Blanc.There are still no story details, but detective Blanc will have a whole new mysterious murder case to solve. WandaVision actress Kathryn Hahn is the latest to join director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2.


A Third PSYCH Revival Movie Titled PSYCH 3: THIS IS GUS Coming to Peacock

The film will begin production in Vancouver this summer.Are you looking forward to another chapter in the Psych saga? Hill is also an executive producer along with Chris Henze of Thruline. Psychos, rejoice! A third Psych movie has been ordered at the NBC streamer Peacock. The film is titled Psych 3: This is Gus, and it will, of course, see the return of Shawn, played by James Roday Rodriguez, and Gus, played by Dulé Hill, as well as Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Karen Vick (Kristen Nelson), and Henry (Corbin Bernsen).In the film, in preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn (James Roday Rodriguez) and Groomzilla Gus (Dulé Hill) go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene’s (Jazmyn Simon) estranged husband, as Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) grapples with the future of his career.Psych creator Steve Franks will direct as well as co-write and executive produce along with Rodriguez.


Don Cheadle Confirms Michael Jordan Is in SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

It’ll be interesting to see how they ended up bringing Jordan to Space Jam: Legacy.Space Jam: A New Legacy was directed by Malcolm D. When asked if Jordan could be appearing in the movie, he replied: “Michael Jordan is in the movie. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, Night School). The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even ‘King’ James by playing the game their own way.”The film is being produced by Ryan Coogler, and the film also stars Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green, who was cast as LeBron’s wife, Don Cheadle as the rogue AI named Al-G Rhythm, Ceyair Wright, who plays the older son, Darius, and Harper Leigh Alexander as his daughter, Xosha.Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in theaters on July 16, 2021. As you know, Jordan, the best basketball player to have ever played the game, led the original ‘90s movie. Will he appear in form of footage from the original film? I’ve been wondering if we would actually make an appearance in LeBron James’s Space Jam: Legacy, and you might be happy to know that he does.Don Cheadle, who plays the villain in the film, confirmed Jordan’s involvement in an interview with Access Hollywood. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. If you’re going to make a Space Jam sequel, you better at least make an attempt to get Michael Jordan involved. But not in the way you’d expect it.”I’m not sure what he means by “not in the way you’d expect.” Will he be appearing as an animated character? “When LeBron and his young son Dom (Cedric Joe) are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.


Marvel’s SHANG-CHI and 20th Century’s FREE GUY Will Play in Theaters 45 Day Before Going to Disney+

But he also indicated that “Disney will continue to pursue its new hybrid release framework as movie theaters in the U.S. Chapek explained that they are a concession to “the relatively fluid nature of the recovery.” He noted that theaters are open all across the U.S., but revenues are still down. Disney has announced that Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and 20th Century’s Free Guy will be released exclusively in movie theaters for 45 days. and the rest of the world attempt to return to a new normal.”Other upcoming films such as Black Widow, Cruella, and Jungle Cruise will be released in theaters and on Disney+ simultaneously. He added, “We’re trying to monitor are consumers ready to go back to theaters.”Source: Variety Chapek went on to say, “Flexibility is a key component of our distribution strategy.”It’s unknown if these shorter theatrical release windows will continue long after the pandemic. With Disney now adopting the 45-day theatrical release like some of the other studios, this will probably be the new standard.Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the decision to release Shang-Chi and Free Guy exclusively in theaters was based on “recent signs of increased confidence in moviegoing.” These will be Disney’s first pure theatrical releases since they released The New Mutants back in August 2020. That was the industry standard before the pandemic, but things have changed. After that, the films will make the transition to home viewing on VOD and streaming via Disney+. Movies have normally gotten an exclusive 90-day theatrical window.


James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan Starring in a COVID Lockdown Drama Titled TOGETHER

This story is set in the U.K. Working with Dennis again – and Stephen Daldry and James McAvoy, both of whom I’ve admired for years — was a joy. The couple share a 10-year-old son, who is the one thing that has kept his parents’ relationship together — until lockdown.”The project is being directed by Stephen Daldry (The Crown). When I heard Sharon was involved with Stephen Daldry directing it was a no brainer. It tells the story of a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship during lockdown.In the story, “Horgan plays a charity worker who is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity, while McAvoy plays a self-employed man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. It’s a hilarious, heartfelt, entertaining and unconsciously funny exploration of a relationship and a couple facing real tragedy across a year we have all lived through.”Horgan added, “I think everyone who got involved in this film had no intention of doing a COVID drama but then we read Dennis’ script and changed our minds. With Dennis’ tender, brutally honest and piercingly funny writing, and Stephen’s visceral directing, James and Sharon have brought this story to life with an astonishing, exhilarating charge which touches on our collective experience of the last very challenging year.”Does this sound like a movie you’d be interested in watching?Source: Variety But it also felt like we were making something important. We shot this in ten days so it was a beautifully stressful experience. With Stephen at the helm and James and Sharon on screen, this is gold standard drama which we’re proud to be part of.”Producers Guy Heeley and Sonia Friedman shared, “We feel hugely fortunate that when a story this powerful and timely comes together with talent of this calibre, we can call the BBC and have it on the screen less than six months later. And the fact that it feels like news means that the COVID death toll, the tragedy of so many lives lost unnecessarily, has not been talked about enough”.Kelly went on to say, “Together is about a couple who totally hate each other, but have somehow found a way of existing together by not talking to, thinking about, noticing, communicating with or being in the same room as each other — then lockdown happens. James McAvoy (Split, X-Men) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Military Wives) are set to star together in a new COVID-19 inspired film project titled Together. and takes place from the first days of the lockdown in March 2020 to the present day. It’s about how humans negotiate their shared experiences when they think they have nothing in common other than staying alive, and it’s about how you can hate what you love and love what you hate. When talking about the project, McAvoy offered, “Dennis writes so wittily for these characters and his script had me within the first few pages. He’s been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables. And Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy are brilliant in it.”Piers Wenger, director BBC Drama, and Rose Garnett, director BBC Film, said, “While rooted in the experience of one family, ‘Together’ tells the story of us all – Dennis has created a script which will powerfully resonate with audiences, at once funny and uncomfortable whilst warm and deeply moving. The project hails from Utopia writer Dennis Kelly.Yep, it’s another project set during COVID-19.


Heartwarming Trailer For The Coming-of-Age Wine Country Film CHASING WONDERS with Edward James Olmos

Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age film titled Chasing Wonders. This certainly looks like a beautifully made movie with some wonderful cinematography.The movie comes from first time feature film Australian filmmaker Paul Meins, and it will be released in select US theaters + on VOD on June 4th. “His journey through the lush landscapes of Australia and Spain leads him to the heart of the human condition — learning to acknowledge the complexity of what comes before us but struggling not to be defined by the past.”Chasing Wonders stars Michael Crisafulli as Sabino, with Edward James Olmos, Paz Vega, Jessica Marais, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, and Quim Gutiérrez. The story is set in wine country of both Australia and Spain and it was filmed over the course of five years.The story follows a young boy, who is “encouraged by his grandfather to live a life of hope and possibility, and he ends up embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to find the magical Emu Plains.


Poster for SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS; First Trailer Is Coming Soon

Joe movie that fans have been waiting for. The poster features the film’s star Henry Golding wearing his Snake Eyes costume and holding the character’s iconic helmet.It was also announced that the first trailer for the film will drop this Sunday during the MTV Awards. Paramount Pictures has shared a poster for its upcoming highly anticipated film Snake Eyes: G.I. Yesterday a bunch of photos from the film were released showing off all of the main characters including Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Ursula Corbero as The Baroness, Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, and Haruka Abe as Akiko. Joe Origins was directed by Robert Schwentke and it opens in theaters on July 23, 2021. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.”I really hope this ends up being the great G.I. Snake Eyes: G.I. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. Joe Origins. The movie also stars Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.In the film, Snake Eyes is “a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent.


Amazon Reveals New Teaser and Release Date for BOSCH Season 7

If you haven’t watched Bosch, you can catch up now on Amazon. A new teaser trailer has been released for the seventh and final season of Bosch on Amazon. “This season is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novel, The Burning Room, (2014) and the real arson case that inspired it. The show stars Titus Welliver as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector as Detective Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. The highly charged, politically sensitive case forces Bosch to face a grueling dilemma of how far he is willing to go to achieve justice.”This is the final season of the flagship series, but a spinoff has been ordered that will star Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, and Madison Lintz. When a ten-year-old girl dies in an arson fire, Bosch risks everything to bring her killer to justice despite opposition from powerful forces. Check out the trailer below, and watch season 7 when it hits Amazon on June 25th. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch, and Lance Reddick as Chief Irvin Irving. That series will begin production later this year.I can’t wait to see what happens with Harry Bosch in the upcoming season, and I’m so glad he will be back with another series.