Since its release, Elemental has become the most-watched animated movie premiere since Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red was released in March 2022.
Additionally, it holds the title of the most-viewed Disney+ movie premiere of all time in Latin America, surpassing Turning Red.
The movie also achieved significant success in theaters, earning $484 million worldwide and receiving a 93% Rotten Tomatoes Verified Audience Score and an “A” CinemaScore.
Domestically, it generated $154 million, which is more than five times its opening weekend earnings of $30 million, an impressive accomplishment for any theatrical release.
Internationally, the film brought in $330 million and performed exceptionally well in South Korea, making it Pixar’s most-watched film in the country.
Disney and Pixar’s movie Elemental made its debut on streaming platforms in a spectacular manner.
It has quickly become the most-watched movie premiere of the year on Disney+ and ranks among the top 10 movie premieres of all time, accumulating 26.4 million views within its first five days of streaming.
Directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and executive produced by Pete Docter, this original film is set in Element City, where residents of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air coexist.
The story revolves around Ember, a quick-witted and fiery character voiced by Leah Lewis, and her friendship with Wade, a more laid-back character voiced by Mamoudou Athie. Their relationship not only challenges Ember’s beliefs about the world they live in but also shapes her personal growth.
The screenplay for Elemental was written by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh, with the story being developed by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel, and Hsueh.
The voice cast includes Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, and Joe Pera.
The exclusive launch of Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season 2 is on Disney+ at 6:00 P.M. PT on Thursday, October 5th. Subsequent episodes will also be available every Thursday at 6:00 P.M. PT.
In “Loki” Season 2, the story continues after the shocking season finale, where Loki finds himself engaged in a battle for the Time Variance Authority’s soul.
Alongside Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a mix of new and returning characters, Loki embarks on a perilous journey through an ever-expanding and increasingly hazardous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes, and the truth behind possessing free will and a glorious purpose.
The six-episode series is directed by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan DeLeeuw, and Kasra Farahani. Executive producers include Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kevin R. Wright, Tom Hiddleston, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Eric Martin, and Michael Waldron, with co-executive producer Trevor Waterson. Eric Martin serves as the head writer.
Today, Disney+ premiered a new featurette for the highly anticipated second season of Marvel Studios’ “Loki.”
Join Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and Ke Huy Quan, along with executive producer Kevin R. Wright, as they delve into the essence of being Loki in this season. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan, and Owen Wilson, Marvel Studios’ “Loki” Season 2 promises an enthralling experience.
After captivating audiences worldwide, The Little Mermaid has made a significant impact on Disney+ this weekend.
The live-action version of the beloved animated musical, which stars Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, has become the most-watched Disney movie premiere on Disney+ since Hocus Pocus 2. It has accumulated 16 million views within its first five days of streaming. This success on Disney+ comes after a successful run in theaters during the summer.
Directed by Rob Marshall, the film earned $117.5 million in North America over Memorial Day weekend and was one of the top five highest-grossing films domestically during the summer, with a total of nearly $300 million.
Additionally, The Little Mermaid, featuring Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, and Awkwafina, is among the top ten films worldwide in 2023, having earned $570 million at the global box office.
The film has received praise from audiences, with an “A” CinemaScore and a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Building upon the legacy of the original 1989 classic, The Little Mermaid continues to bring the story to life through various forms of entertainment, including merchandise, theme park attractions, video games, books, and theater productions. The release of the live-action version has also boosted engagement for the animated films on Disney+.
Disneyland, known for making dreams come true and renowned for its captivating sights and delectable dining food, produces another magical experience with the new addition of the restaurant, Tiana’s Palace.
In New Orleans Square, Tiana’s Palace pays homage to Disney’s first black princess, Tiana, from “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana’s Palace provides guests with an unforgettable culinary experience and a heartfelt tribute to the inspirational journey of Princess Tiana.
Princess Tiana, an energetic young woman aspiring to open her own restaurant, embarked on a memorable journey throughout the New Orleans bayous. Given that Princess Tiana taught us that with dedication and a sprint of magic, desires can come true, it is perhaps no surprise that her restaurant is filled with delectable menu items that encapsulate Tiana’s Palace’s flavors, atmosphere, and spirit. Situated within the heart of Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, this eatery transports guests to the colorful and flavorful you could imagine from the movie.
The culinary offerings at Tiana’s Palace are not anything short of excellent. Pulling from menu items and the culinary vision Princess Tiana had for herself during the movie, the refined and delectable taste of New Orleans showcases a mouthwatering array of Creole and Cajun dishes. House Gumbo, House-filled Beignets, Cajun Spiced Half chicken, Beef Po’Boys, Buttermilk Cornbread, and more, all prepared to perfection, are just a sample of the fantastic flavor of what awaits diners. The gumbo is a standout, with its robust flavors and authentic Creole spices, and remember the cornbread.
What sets Tiana’s Palace apart is its dedication to storytelling through meals. Each dish served here appears like a page from Tiana’s recipe book. Tiana’s Place’s signature dish, “7 Greens Gumbo with Chicken and Andouille Sausage,” is a delightful array of flavors, proposing a medley of New Orleans delights, savory gumbo, and fluffy cornbread. It is almost as if Tiana’s passion and willpower were transmuted to visitors to experience during each bite.
Beyond the delectable cuisine, the ambiance at Tiana’s Place is simply enchanting. The restaurant recreates the vibrant and magical New Orleans experience felt through the movie, “The Princess in the Frog.” With the lively jazz music and the smell of creole-inspired dishes, guests can experience some of the film’s most remarkable and memorable moments. The decor also pays homage to the film,” The Princess in the Frog,” with Tiana’s princess colors and personal touches throughout the restaurant.
Tiana’s Palace is a must-visit in New Orleans Square for your next Disney restaurant experience. Tiana’s Palace is more than a restaurant; it’s an immersive dining experience that captures the essence of Disney magic and Princess Tiana’s unwavering spirit.
Visitors can experience New Orleans’ rich flavors and celebrate the story of the determined princess who made her dream a reality.
Tiana’s Palace is a heartfelt tribute to Tiana, the inspiring Disney princess, with its extraordinary cuisine and captivating decor. With the delectable New Orleans dishes and immersive experience, this eating place is undeniably one of the most exceptional eating destinations in Disneyland.
Next time you plan a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, make sure to make a reservation at Tiana’s Palace for a culinary journey you want to experience.
Check out my reaction to Tiana’s Palace here.
The terrifying new series “Goosebumps,” based on R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series, will premiere on Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, October 13th, it was announced today.
The 10-part series, produced by Disney Branded Television and Sony Pictures Television, will premiere with a five-episode premiere as part of Disney+’s “Hallowstream” and Hulu’s “Huluween” celebrations, with new episodes streaming weekly thereafter.
In addition, the first two episodes of the series will air on Freeform on October 13th as part of its “31 Nights of Halloween” programming. As part of today’s announcement, a premiere date teaser and new images were also released.
“R.L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ franchise is a pop culture phenomenon that holds a special place in the hearts of people of all ages,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “We are delighted to bring this spooky new series to audiences everywhere in a big way on Disney+ and Hulu, which we hope will not only captivate new audiences with its elevated thrills and chills, but also lifelong fans nostalgic for the stories that are a staple of their generation.”
The new “Goosebumps” series, which immerses viewers in a world of mystery and suspense, follows a group of five high school students as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic death three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle — all while uncovering dark secrets from their parents’ past.
“Goosebumps,” published by Scholastic, is one of the best-selling book series of all time, with over 400 million copies in print in 32 languages. “Say Cheese and Die!,” “The Haunted Mask,” “The Cuckoo Clock of Doom,” “Go Eat Worms!” and “Night of the Living Dummy” are among the five most popular middle grade books adapted for the new television series.
The cast of “Goosebumps” includes Justin Long (“Barbarian”) and Rachael Harris (“Lucifer”), as well as newcomers Zack Morris (“EastEnders”), Isa Briones (“Star Trek: Picard”), Miles McKenna (“Guilty Party”), Ana Yi Puig (“Gossip Girl”), and Will Price (“The Equalizer”).
Nicholas Stoller (“The Muppets”) and Rob Letterman (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) developed the series and serve as executive producers, alongside Hilary Winston (“Community”), Neal H. Moritz (“Fast & Furious” franchise”), Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”), Pavun Shetty (“The Boys”), Conor Welch (“Platonic”), Scholastic Entertainment’s Caitlin Friedman (“Stillwater”), Erin O’Malley (“New Girl”) and Kevin Murphy (“Desperate Housewives”). James Eagan (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Nick Adams (“BoJack Horseman”) serve as co-executive producers.