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Apple and Selena Gomez today announced that the highly anticipated documentary feature film, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” directed and produced by Alek Keshishian ("Madonna: Truth or Dare”), will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on November 4, 2022

After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.

As a recording artist, Gomez has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and amassed over 45 billion global streams of her music. This year, she received a Grammy nomination for her first all-Spanish EP and an Emmy nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed series “Only Murders in the Building,” in which she stars opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short. 

Alek Keshishian directed the most successful documentary of its time - the iconic, critically acclaimed film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” still regarded as one of the most influential films of its genre.  

This film marks the second project for Apple with producers Lighthouse Management + Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy Award-nominated documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.”

Follow @AppleTVPlus to join the conversation on social and get updates on #MyMindAndMe.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have earned 276 wins and 1,153 award nominations and counting.


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Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional

Illumination presents’ “MINIONS: RISE OF THE GRU” is now available on digital and will be available in Blu-ray and DVD.

Some lucky ThisFunktional readers can get a digital code for  “MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU.”

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BRING HOME THE #1 ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR IN THIS COLLECTOR’S EDITION WITH TWO ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIES, OUTTAKES AND MORE!

ON DIGITAL AUGUST 30, 2022, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™AND DVD SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The biggest global animated franchise in history adds an all-new laugh-out-loud gru-vy movie in Illumination’s MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU, available to own with over 60 minutes of despicably entertaining bonus features on Digital August 30, 2022 and on 4K UHD, Blu-rayTM and DVD September 6, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Now with even more frolic and fun from the world’s most irresistible Minions, fans get a chance to learn the comedy-filled origin story of how Gru and the Minions became the world’s most villainous team! Jam-packed with exclusive bonus content, this Collector’s Edition includes two all-new mini movies, hilarious outtakes, a how-to draw (& animate) lesson with co-director Brad Ableson and tons of activities the whole family can enjoy.

 

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When the infamous supervillain group, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader, Gru attempts to join their ranks but soon finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to learn martial arts to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU features more thrilling action than any Despicable Me film ever before!

 

The film is written and directed by Kyle Balda (Minions, Despicable Me 3, The Lorax), co-directed by Brad Ableson (“Minions Holiday Special”) and Jonathan del Val (the Secret Life of Pets 2), and co-written by Matthew Fogel (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and Brian Lynch (Minions, The Secret Life of Pets), starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin. The original score was created by Heitor Pereira.

 

With the purchase of MINIONS RISE OF GRU on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit MyUniversalRewards.com.

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL FOR YOUR COLLECTION:

  • POST MODERN MINIONS (MINI MOVIE) –Experience one Minion’s rise and fall as an artistic genius when he sneaks into a 1970’s post-modern art gallery with a fellow Minion and unintentionally creates an explosive new art form that is declared by a snooty art critic as the greatest art he’s ever seen. When the critic moves onto the next new artist, our Minion tries everything to get back in the spotlight, which accidentally leads to his next unexpected career. 
  • MINIONS AND MONSTERS (MINI MOVIE) – Follow a newbie Minion as he joins three more experienced Minions in playing a 1970’s fantasy role-playing game. After struggling to gain the skills needed to master the game, the newbie unexpectedly rises to the occasion and saves the day, earning him the magical crown and the appreciation of his buddies.
  • EXTENDED SCENE
  • OUTTAKES
  • CHARACTER PROFILES
    • GRU
    • WILD KNUCKLES
    • BELLE BOTTOM
    • MASTER CHOW
    • THE VICIOUS 6
    • BIKER
  • GRU-VY ANIMATION - Join Steve Carell and the directors as they take us through the animation process. From Concept Art, through Storyboards and on to the Final Film, with every Gru-vy step in between explained in fun and fascinating detail.
  • THE '70S - FASHION, FOOD & FUNK - A behind the scenes look at the 1970’s through the lens of MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU.  From fashion to music, cultural phenomenon and back – the cast and filmmakers are bringing the 1970’s to a whole new generation.
  • MINION MARTIAL ARTS - In this 1970s inspired martial arts movie throwback, we hear from the film’s directors about their inspiration, how they created authenticity in animation, the role the many martial artists in the cast played to bring it to life and how you teach a Minion to fight.
  • HOW TO DRAW (& ANIMATE) WITH BRAD ABLESON - Co-director Brad Ableson shows us how to draw all of our favorite characters.
    • MINION
    • YOUNG GRU
    • KUNG FU STUART
  • LAIR FLAIR: MAKE YOUR OWN MINION HIDEOUT - The Minions aren’t the only ones who can build a secret lair — now you can, too! (And yours doesn’t have to be built under Gru’s bed.)
    • THE LAIR
    • DISCO BUBBLES
    • JET PACK
  • SUPER STYLE SHOP - The Minion uniform of overalls and goggles is timeless. Simple yet functional. But sometimes Minions have a casual day out and can abandon their work attire for something more fashionable. Here’s how can create fresh new fashion for YOUR Minions!
    • BELL BOTTOMS AND BANDANA
    • FRINGE VEST AND CHUNKY NECKLACE

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s 50-year History of Wildlife Conservation to be Celebrated with a Float in the 134th Rose Parade Presented by Honda

(Info from press release) Giraffes, Rhinos and Wildlife Safari Truck Represent the Safari Park’s Ability to Connect People to Wildlife and ...