The Enchanted Tale of “Beauty and the Beast” attraction is currently being built in Tokyo Disneyland as part of a large-scale development plan bringing new attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining to the park in spring 2020. Beauty and the Beast Castle, the centerpiece of this area, will tower nearly 98-feet above the surrounding area. The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast will invite guests to step into the animated film aboard ride vehicles that dance in rhythm to the film’s music, filled with next-generation animatronics. Read more for a sneak peek video, additional pictures and information.
The final installment of the “Avengers” franchise is coming, and it’s officially called “Avengers: Endgame”. The first trailer starts off with Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., adrift in space, before we see Thanos’ armor and the supervillain himself, as Black Widow says that the villain did “exactly what he said he was going to do” — wiping out half of all life on Earth. It’s set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019. Read more for two reactions videos and additional information.
It’s inevitable, a Back to the Future prequel, sequel, reboot, or whatever the movie studios decide, but what could possibly replace the iconic DeLorean DMC-12? The upcoming 2020 Tesla Roadster of course, and visual effects artist Jorge Garcia shows us why. Pre-orders of this next-generation Roadster first began in 2017, with a $50,000 USD deposit required. Here’s something you may not know. Tesla owners how participated in the referral promotion that received 55 confirmed referrals managed to obtain a 100% rebate toward a future Roadster purchase. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Sony’s A7S II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera isn’t the latest or greatest, but did you know that it was used to film an entire movie? That’s right, “The Possession of Hannah Grace” is officially the first Sony Pictures film to be shot using full-frame mirrorless camera. “The smaller camera’s ability to see beautiful under low light conditions, the LED lighting technology, and the methods we used in set construction made this whole production a case study in how to be efficient and still tell a great story with a fantastic look,” said producer Glenn S. Gainor. Accessories used include Vantage Hawk 65 anamorphic lenses to squeeze the 16:9 4K image down by 1.3 times to a widescreen size (2.40:1) cinematic format. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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It’s true, The Lion King is getting a live-action reboot, and it’s directed by Jon Favreau. Thisphotorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones. Principal photography began the summer of 2017 on a blue screen stage in Los Angeles, and the film is scheduled for an official release on July 19, 2019. Read more to see how this modern remake compares to the 1994 animated version.
Peter Jackson may be known for bringing JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings to the big screen, but he decided to leave fantasy behind for his latest project, titled “They Shall Not Grow Old”. It’s a World War I documentary, complete with color and digitally enhanced sound. The filmmaker sourced archival footage from The Imperial War Museum, used the original audio from BBC and the voices of war veterans. “Many hours of dramatic footage were filmed on the battlefields, capturing the realities of the conflict in remarkable and unprecedented detail. This footage provided the public at home with astonishing access to the frontline: The Battle of the Somme, a documentary film produced with the cooperation of the War Office, was seen by an estimated 20 million Britons in its first six weeks of release,” said The Imperial War Museum. Read more for another trailer and additional information.
Yes, the one and only DeLorean Hovercraft that we covered many times in the past, is now for sale. Just to recap, it features a styrofoam wrapped in fiberglass body, coated in metallic paint, and its 36″ thrust fan is powered by a 23-horsepower Briggs & Stratton riding mower-style engine, while a B&S push mower engine powers the second 24″ lift fan. This enables it to hover 6-8 inches over nearly any flat surface, and hit a top speed of 31 mph on water. Read more for additional pictures and a link to the auction page.
Yes, it’s true, the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, titled “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” is set to hit theathers in 2019. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, and showcases a variety of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. “The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself,” according to the synopsis. Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.
Halloween may be over, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s festivities. This 3D-printed Ghost Rider mask by “Mikeasaurus” will get your ideas flowing. It started with a Thingverse model of a skull mask that was already set up to be 3D printed in separate pieces, and the designwas modified by cutting out the middle to make it wearable. It lights up courtesy of self-blinking LEDs that are fitted inside the mask, while an e-cigarette device and an aquarium pump provide the smoke effect. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Pursuit Systems decided to transform the new Ford Edge ST into a high-speed camera car, and it packs plenty of power, thanks to a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 generating 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This means that transporting a thousand-pound, gyro-stabilized, remote-control camera rig on the roof is a breeze. continue reading for a look inside the car and more information.