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Written by Jesus Figueroa

A trip to Universal Studios Hollywood is always exciting, even more so with their celebration of the Lunar New Year.

This Lunar New Year marks the year of the rat, which ThisFunktional was born on.

A beautiful arrangement of plum Wishing Trees located at the center of Universal plaza, in the middle of the theme park, grab the attention of visitors to the park.

The red lanterns around the plaza help complete the atmosphere.

Visitors are invited to write down their wishes for the year and pin it on one of the trees.

Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress, joined by community cultural performers doing lion dances on select days, perform in this year’s “Kung Fu Panda” adventure.

The show, which is performed several times throughout the day, is a wonderful stage performance that is fun for the whole family.

Once the show is done, visitors can take photos with Po and Tigress who hangout beside the stage.

Across the Universal Plaza is the DreamWorks theater where a “KUNG FU PANDA ADVENTURE” can be seen.

The popular Mandarin-speaking Megatron is available at the entrance to the Universal Plaza for fans to interact with and take photos with.

For more photo ops, Hello Kitty and the Minions join the celebration in custom-designed Lunar Nee Year Attire.

Mr. Ping’s Noodle House returns with with delicious Chinese food to enjoy and a photo op with Mr. Ping as well.

More than just a photo op, Mr. Ping talks with guests to complete the fun experience.

Visitors can also learn how to draw Po from professionals, being able to keep their works of art as a souvenir.

Along with the Lunar New Year celebration, a full day of rides at Universal Studios Hollywood make for a full day of fun.

From “Transformers: The Ride-3D” to “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” there is rides for everyone to enjoy.

Spending time at the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a fans dream come true.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Universal Studios until February 9.


“Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back–Evolution” welcomes a new CGI style to Pokémon and will be released on Pokémon Day, February 27, 2020, globally excluding Japan and Korea

Newest CGI Animated Pokémon Movie to Debut Exclusively on Netflix on Pokémon Day, February 27, 2020

Netflix and The Pokémon Company International announced that the newest animated movie, “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back–Evolution,” based on the beloved Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world outside of Japan and Korea.

When researchers discover and exploit a fossil of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, they unleash a creation that goes against the very laws of nature: Mewtwo, a Legendary Pokémon intended for use as a tool of destruction.

But as Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge—and Ash, Pikachu, and their friends find themselves at the center of its rampage.

With the future of the Pokémon world at stake, will our heroes be able to overcome Mewtwo’s challenge…and will Mewtwo be able to find a new meaning for its life?

“Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution” welcomes a new CGI style to animated Pokémon movies and is inspired by one of the most popular stories in the long-running franchise.
“The ubiquitous reach and expert team at Netflix make them the perfect partner to bring this special animated movie to kids and fans around the world,” Emily Arons, senior vice president of international business at The Pokémon Company International, said. “Netflix is the ideal platform to help us execute a global simultaneous launch of an animated Pokémon movie on Pokémon Day, a special moment dedicated to celebrating the worldwide Pokémon fan community.”
POKÉMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK–EVOLUTION
Premiering On Netflix February 27

New Year, New You

Participants Will Receive a Collectible Finisher Medal Featuring Trolls Poppy, Branch or Guy Diamond
 
Register here for the Event; Space is Limited
 
Ready to get fit in 2020? Fitness buffs, runners, kids and walkers alike are invited to join Trolls Poppy, Branch, Guy Diamondand your favorite DreamWorks Animation characters in Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest “Running Universal” race with a hair-raising tribute to DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls franchise on April 26.

The event features a 5K, a Kid’s 1K and a 10K run.
All participants will receive a collectible finisher medal featuring their favorite Trolls characters, hair and all.

Runners who complete the 5K can choose between colorful Poppy or Branch medals, while those who complete the 10K will receive a sparkly medal featuring the energetic Guy Diamond.

Kids who run the 1K will receive their own exclusive medallion. 

This spirited run invites guests to get in the groove and find their happy place as they navigate the theme park and portions of the world-famous backlot while being entertained by characters from the 2016 animated blockbuster and the upcoming sequel, Trolls World Tour (in theaters April 17), including Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick in the films), Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) and Guy Diamond, among other DreamWorks Animation characters such as Shrek®, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots; Po and Tigress, as well as Alex and King Julien.

Registration is now open, but space is limited.

Click here for race timesto register and to learn more about the various ticket packages, including Standard, VIP and Play All Daywhich includes a one-day park admissionto Universal Studios Hollywood.

All packages include complimentary parking and post-race refreshments and beverages.

“Running Universal” featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls characters continues Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Running Universal” series, which launched with last year’s popular “Minion Run” and “Jurassic World Run.” 

These unique runs offer participants unprecedented access to sprint their way through Universal Studios Hollywood and parts of Universal Studios historic backlotmade famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows

Universal Orlando Resort will be hosting its inaugural Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend on February 1-2.

For more information about “Running Universal” events both in Hollywood and Orlando, visit runninguniversal.com

About Trolls World Tour
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hitIn an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
 
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along withtheir friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
 
Cast as members of the different musical tribes is one of the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film, including Mary J. BligeGeorge Clinton, Anderson .Paak, Kelly Clarkson, Flula Borg, J Balvin, Ester Dean, Anthony Ramos, Gustavo Dudamel and Charlyne Yi. Kenan Thompson raps as a newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond.
 
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalkentertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“The Addams Family” gets its home entertainment release on January 21, so everyone can enjoy the family movie.

Luckily, some ThisFunktional readers can win it here.

Winners will receive:
  • “The Addams Family” DVD
Here's more ways to enter:
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Disclaimer: Winners will be chosen randomly. Contest runs to  January 26, 2020 at noonNo purchase necessaryPrize provided by AEM Marketing. Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses. Only one entry per household. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. We will not accept entries of contestants who have claimed a prize in the last 6 months.



OSCAR ISAAC, CHARLIZE THERON, CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, FINN WOLFHARD, NICK KROLL, SNOOP DOGG, BETTE MIDLER AND ALLISON JANNEY STAR IN THE HILARIOUS ANIMATED FAMILY COMEDY

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” ON DIGITAL DECEMBER 24, 2019 BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JANUARY 21 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

PACKED WITH FUN AND EXCITING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN CONTENT INCLUDING DELETED SCENES, CHARACTER FEATURETTES, AN INTERACTIVE GAME AND MORE
 
Everyone’s favorite creepy and kooky family is back in the “frighteningly funny and fresh” (Rosie Knight, IGN) animated feature film, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY,” arriving on Digital December 24, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The very first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital showcase the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family with a variety of exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters including deleted and extended scenes, an interactive charades game with Thing, behind-the-scenes footage, music lyric videos and more! Filled with wildly funny moments and a fresh take on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” celebrates the uniqueness of every family and delivers spooky fun all year long.

From directors Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Madagascar 3) and Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party, “Thomas & Friends”), “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” boasts a star-studded voice cast including Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, X-Men: Apocalypse), Charlize Theron (Long Shot, Kubo and the Two Strings), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, The 5th Wave), Finn Wolfhard (It, “Stranger Things”), Nick Kroll (The Secret Life of Pets 2Sing), music icon Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler (Hocus PocusThe First Wives Club) and Allison Janney (MinionsI, Tonya).

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” was recently nominated for two
Annie Awards™ including “Best Character Design – Feature” and “Best Production Design – Feature.”
“Stranger Things”), Nick Kroll (The Secret Life of Pets 2, Sing), music icon Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler(Hocus Pocus, The First Wives Club) and Allison Janney (Minions, I, Tonya).

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” was recently nominated for two Annie Awards™ including “Best Character Design – Feature” and “Best Production Design – Feature.”
Get ready to snap your fingers.

The Addams Family is back in their first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.

Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.
 
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes*
  • Welcome to the Family* – In this combined Making of/Character Profiles, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of The Addams Family about how the film came about, the animation process and insight into the characters. 
  • Life of a Scene* – From black & white storyboards and layouts to animation and lighting, follow along with filmmakers as they bring to life a scene from the movie.
  • Charades with Thing* – There’s nothing quite like a game of Charades with your friends. But what happens when the person giving the clues isn’t exactly a person? What if he’s just… a hand? On talent day, stars of the film are invited to play Charades with Thing. Talent goes head-to-head, competing to see who can guess Thing’s clues. Graphics reveal the answers and keep score for each player.
  • Addams Family Throwback
  • “Haunted Heart” Lyric Video – performed by Christina Aguilera
  • “My Family” Lyric Video – performed by Migos, Karol G, Rock Mafia & Snoop Dogg
 
* Never-before-seen bonus content

#MEETTHEADDAMS


Featuring Po, Tigress and Mr. Ping from the “Kung Fu Panda Adventure” Attraction, a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON from “Transformers: The Ride-3D” and Hello Kitty and Illumination’s Minions, Adorned in Custom-Designed Lunar New Year Attire, from January 23 - February 9
 
Lunar New Year is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood
 
Universal Studios Hollywood ushers in the “Year of the Rat,” the first of the Chinese zodiac animals, as the theme park celebrates with the Lunar New Year event from January 23 throughSunday, February 9.

Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to the theme park.

This spectacular themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the theme park.

Under a curtain of traditional red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

Guests with birthday years that correspond with the “Year of the Rat” are said to be intelligent, witty and charming. 

The immersive event will feature Po and Tigress from the thrilling “Kung Fu Panda Adventure” attraction who will greet guests and pose for engaging photosMr. Ping’s Noodle Shopreturns by popular demand to serve up delicious culture-themed food, and Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos.

Guests can learn how to draw Po and take home the drawing as a keepsake memento and, on select days, community cultural performances featuring traditional lion dances will round out the program. 

Beloved global pop icon Hello Kittycreated by the lifestyle brand Sanriofurther complements this year’s Lunar New Year celebration when she steps out in style wearing her signature red bow and specially designed Lunar New Year attire.

Hello Kitty will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the Animation Studio Store.

Keeping with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year tradition, MEGATRON from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will be speaking Mandarin while interacting with guests at the entry of the festivities.

The imposing robot leader of the DECEPTICONS will engage attendees in real-time conversation reflective of his persona and will be sure to entertain TRANSFORMERS fans visiting the park.

MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.
 
Illumination Entertainment’s Minions from the theme park’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will add to the festivities, entertaining guests in their brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire. 

The world-famous Studio Tour is available in Mandarin at select times throughout the day.

Featuring expertly-trainedMandarin-speaking tour guides, the experience provides insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.

In-language park maps are also available for guests.
Guests can continue their Lunar New Year celebration at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant which featuresupscale and modern Sichuan cuisine.

Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou DongpoDongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

More information is available at UniversalStudiosHollywood.comMandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at ush.cn.  Information is also available on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.


About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff”, and the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

First-of-its-kind effort will work to open doors to Latino creatives in television, film, and digital media
 
Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched LA Collab, an unprecedented effort to connect Latinx talent, executives, and creators to opportunities in the entertainment industry — and double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030.
“Latinos are a powerful force in L.A.'s culture and economy, and our trademark industry should tap into the diverse pool of talent in our own backyard,” Mayor Garcetti said. “On big screens or small, in front of the camera or behind it, our studios, actors, directors, and producers inspire the world with the power of their creativity and imagination — and LA Collab will elevate new voices and empower the next generation of Latinx creatives.”
According to a report by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Latinos represent nearly 25% of the box office.

Yet a recent study by USC Annenberg showed that Latino representation has been stagnant over the past dozen years, averaging roughly 3% of all leads and co-leads in motion pictures. 
 
In 2020, LA Collab will focus on reversing this trend by helping Latinx talent develop their skill sets and promoting collaborations with Latinx creators and top producers, filmmakers, buyers, showrunners, and industry allies. 
 
Mayor Garcetti co-founded LA Collab alongside Beatriz Acevedo, founder of mitú and president of Acevedo Foundation, and Ivette Rodriguez, president of AEM. 

Together, they kicked off the initiative with support from more than 50 leaders and organizations, including Eva Longoria, J.J. Abrams, Eli Roth, DeVon Franklin, Jason Blum, and Zoe Saldana.

Initial funders include the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, Annenberg Foundation, WarnerMedia, and Endeavor Content. 
“The near invisibility of Latinos in Hollywood was the catalyst to rally Hollywood behind this crisis to create change together,” Beatriz Acevedo, co-founder of LA Collab, said. “By facilitating unprecedented collaborations between the creative community, studios, buyers and other influential allies, LA Collab will ultimately drive exponential growth for the industry and our community.”
“As a Latina, I want to see more actors who look like me onscreen and behind the camera,” actor, director, and producer Eva Longoria said. “I started my own production company to create content from our community, and I became a director/producer to be in a position to hire people who look like me. With LA Collab, I want to open the door for many more Latinx creators and fuel the emergence of a better entertainment industry that elevates and celebrates the diversity and richness of my culture.”
Several other entertainment leaders from the founding coalition are supporting LA Collab's mission by providing access and hands-on experience to emerging Latinx creative talent, including Eli Roth, who will support Latinx horror filmmakers via his digital platform, Crypt TV; and Lionsgate's Pantelion Films and Pantaya, which will actively search for new bilingual voices for their scripted OTT and studio projects. 
 
LA Collab has also secured the following deals for the Latinx creative community: 
A finance development deal for a feature script with Endeavor Content
A scripted proof of concept deal with WarnerMedia’s 150
A development deal for a documentary with Shine Global
A podcast development/pilot deal with Southern California Public Radio’s LAist Studios 
A blind digital pilot deal with pocket.watch
 
LA Collab has partnered with The Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC) to complete a report summarizing the group’s achievements over the course of its first year, and track the progress of Latino representation with the development of a first-of-its-kind Database of Latino Working Talent in Hollywood as a master tool for LA Collab's success.
 
The LA Collab advisory committee will serve to support and amplify the initiative’s mission and projects. Members include: 
  • Axel Caballero, WarnerMedia, VP, Talent Incubation and Artistic and Cultural Innovations
  • Deputy Mayor William Chun, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
  • DeVon Franklin, Franklin Entertainment, President and CEO
  • Alexis Garcia, Endeavor Content, Partner
  • Ruben Garcia, Creative Artists Agency, Executive
  • Lorenza Munoz, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Managing Director of Member Relations and Awards
  • Marlis Pujol, Producer
  • Genna Terranova, Amazon Studios, Head of Programming and Audience Development
  • Mary Vernieu, Betty Mae Casting, President 
Other LA Collab supporters include: 
  • Blumhouse Productions 
  • Bad Robot
  • FREE THE WORK
  • Hello Sunshine
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation 
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
  • Sundance Institute
  • United Talent Agency
  • Women in Film 
For more information on LA Collab and a full list of partners, please visit lacollab.org. 

About Evolve Entertainment:
LA Collab builds on Mayor Garcetti's Evolve Entertainment Fund, a trailblazing effort led by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development to create opportunities for young Angelenos that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. In partnership with more than 100 entertainment companies and 23 community pipeline organizations, Evolve opens up professional pathways into film, television, music, and digital media by connecting Angelenos to paid internships and full-time positions, matching youth with industry mentors, and hosting panels, workshops, and events focused on professional development and education. Since its launch in 2018, Evolve has placed students into 364 paid internships and 33 full-time positions, and linked over 80 students with mentors.

In honor of Grace VanderWaal’s 16th Birthday, Disney+ has released the trailer, first look photos and key art for “Stargirl,” a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story starring the singer/songwriter in her film debut.

“Stargirl” premieres on Disney+ on March 13.

The film is directed by Julia Hart and also stars Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito.

“Stargirl” from Disney+ is a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically-acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves…and their world.
 
Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School.

He gets decent grades, is a member of the school’s marching band and has always been content flying under the radar.

But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd.

She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures.

Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, “Stargirl” is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli.

The film stars singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut, Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito. 

“Stargirl” is produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, p.g.a., Lee Stollman, p.g.a., and Kristin Hahn, p.g.a., with Jordan Horowitz, Jim Powers, Jerry Spinelli, Eddie Gamarra, Catherine Hardwicke and Jonathan Levin as executive producers.
 






STARGIRL
Premieres March 13, Streaming Only on Disney+

Follow Stargirl on Social:
Hashtags: #StargirlMovie #DisneyPlus
 
About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content including series “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.” Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment and 30 seasons of “The Simpsons,” the service is the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

GKids, Shout Factory present anime WEATHERING WITH YOU, coming to Blu-ray in Collector’s Edition November 17

North American DVD/Blu-ray debuts on September 15, on Digital August 4 Written by Jesus Figueroa @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com The ...