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New Original Series Premieres Exclusively on Disney+ March 30

Disney+ debuted a thrilling, brand-new trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios’ series “Moon Knight” during Halftime of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams. 
 
A new poster was also released for the original, live-action series streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting March 30.
 
The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt. 
 
“Moon Knight” stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. Mohamed Diab and the team of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes. Jeremy Slater is the head writer, and Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater and Oscar Isaac are the executive producers. Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch serve as co-executive producers.

MOON KNIGHT
Premieres Exclusively on Disney+ March 30

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Newcomer Libby Rue Stars as the Voice of Alice
 
Craig Ferguson, Eden Espinosa, Jon Secada, Bobby Moynihan, Ana Gasteyer, Donald Faison, Yvette Nicole Brown and Vanessa Bayer Among All-Star Guest Voice Cast
 
Disney Junior's "Alice's Wonderland Bakery," a fantastical animated series for preschoolers and their families inspired by the world of "Alice in Wonderland," premieres FEB. 9, 2022, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (10:30 a.m. EST/PST). An initial batch of episodes will also premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and streaming on Disney+. A vibrant new take on the classic 1951 film, the series centers on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where her magical treats help bring a new generation of friends and families together. 
 
Featuring reimagined versions of familiar iconic characters and introducing memorable new ones, the series stars newcomer Libby Rue as the voice of Alice and a slew of celebrity guest stars. A video featurette highlighting the cast was released today and is available here.

Each episode of "Alice's Wonderland Bakery," comprised of two 11-minute stories, centers on Alice's magical recipe adventures with her best pals, who join her in the bakery to whip up whimsical cakes and treats for friends and neighbors with enchanted kitchen tools and ingredients to help them. The series celebrates the culture and creativity of food, highlights self-expression, and imparts age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration, and the importance of community. 
 
In addition to Rue, the lead voice cast includes Abigail Estrella ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas!") as Princess Rosa, the Princess of Hearts and Alice's most artistic friend; CJ Uy ("The Ball Method") as Hattie, a "mad-hatter" boy and Alice's silliest friend; Jack Stanton ("Outmatched") as Fergie the White Rabbit, Alice's best friend and biggest fan; Secunda Wood ("Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous") as Cookie, the magical cookbook that once belonged to Alice's great grandmother; and Audrey Wasilewski ("Mad Men") as Dinah, Alice's pet cat who is always at her side. Max Mittelman ("Spider-Man") recurs as Cheshire Cat, Alice's mysterious and playful friend and one of the most iconic Wonderland characters.
 
Notable recurring and series guest stars include Craig Ferguson ("The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson") as Doorknob; Eden Espinosa (Disney's "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure") as Rosa's mother, The Queen of Hearts; GRAMMY® Award winner Jon Secada ("Just Another Day") as Rosa's grandfather, The King of Hearts; Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan ("Saturday Night Live") as twins Tweedle Do and Tweedle Don't; Donald Faison ("Scrubs") as Harry the March Hare; Rich Sommer ("Mad Men") as Captain Dodo; Yvette Nicole Brown (Disney's "The Chicken Squad") as Mama Rabbit; Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live") as Kiki; Lamorne Morris ("New Girl") as Dandy; Matthew Moy ("2 Broke Girls") as David of Spades; and Lesley Nicol ("Downton Abby") as Iris. The series also features Broadway stars Ali Stroker ("Oklahoma!") as Daisy, Melissa van der Schyff ("Bonnie and Clyde") as Jojo, James Monroe Iglehart ("Aladdin") as Oliver, Mandy Gonzalez ("Hamilton") as Mother Rose, Christopher Fitzgerald ("Waitress") as Thistle, and George Salazar ("Be More Chill") as Dad Hatter.
 
Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing will debut a product line by Just Play inspired by the series featuring dolls, role-play products, figures, and more in Fall 2022. A digital soundtrack featuring songs from the series will be released by Walt Disney Records in February. 
 
"Alice's Wonderland Bakery" is produced by Disney Television Animation. Emmy® Award-nominated Chelsea Beyl (Peabody Award-winning "Doc McStuffins") is executive producer, and Frank Montagna ("Elena of Avalor") is co-executive producer and art director. Ciara Anderson ("Harley Quinn") is producer, Lisa Kettle ("Mira, Royal Detective") is story editor, and Emmy-nominated Nathan Chew ("Elena of Avalor") is supervising director. The writing team consists of Melinda LaRose ("Vampirina"), Michael Rodriguez ("Sharkdog"), Marisa Evans-Sanden ("Fancy Nancy"), Stuart Friedel ("Clifford the Big Red Dog") and Sara Karimipour ("Ryan's Mystery Playdate"), and episodic directors are Steven Umbleby ("Monsters at Work") and Arielle Yett ("The Chicken Squad"). Emmy winner John Kavanaugh ("Sofia the First," "Elena of Avalor") serves as the series' songwriter/music director and Matthew Margeson ("Rocketman") is composer. 
 
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Gravity:
Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.


Nostalgia:
Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.


Small Talk:
Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi.

Introducing an Exciting All-New Team of Super Heroes
to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
 
Marvel Studios’ Eternals Defends Humanity on Digital January 12 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 15
 
Marvel Studios’Eternals debuts on all major digital platforms January 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 15. Marvel fans can enjoy never-before-seen bonus material including four deleted scenes and a gag reel. Eternals will also be available on Disney+ starting January 12.
 
Film Synopsis
Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of ancient heroes from beyond the stars who had protected Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again. 
 
The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.
 
Bonus Features*
 
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
● Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by Chloé Zhao, Stephane CerettiMårtenLarsson
● Immortalized – Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe launches into the cosmos with the Eternals. In this behind-the-scenes documentary, dive deep into the reasons why Marvel wanted to immortalize these superheroes for the MCU.
● Walks of Life – Eternals unveils Marvel's biggest and most diverse lineup of Super Heroes in one film. Hear reactions from the cast on being involved in the film and the instant sense of camaraderie that was felt on the day they all joined each other in their costumes.
● Gag Reel – Watch some of the hilarious mishaps of the charming cast and crew.
● Deleted Scenes
○ Gravity – Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.
○ Nostalgia – Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.
○ Movies – Gligamesh and Kingo connect over movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.
○ Small Talk – Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi.
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20th Century Studios has released the trailer, new poster and still images for “The Bob’s Burgers Movie,” which will open in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2022.
 
“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.
 
"The Bob's Burger's Movie" showcases voice talent which includes Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline, and David Wain. The film's director is Bernard Derriman and its co-director is Loren Bouchard. The screenplay is by Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith. The producers are Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith and Janelle Momary.
 
THE BOB’S BURGER MOVIE
Only In Theaters May 27
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Trailer: Apple Original Films and Selena Gomez Announce Documentary Feature Film, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” Premiering on Apple TV+ on November 4

(Info from press release) Apple and Selena Gomez today announced that the highly anticipated documentary feature film, “Selena Gomez: My Mi...