All the Wonderful Worlds of Disney Come Together at the D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-August 14-16, 2015

By Staff Reports (PORTLAND, Ore.) – March 18, 2014 – All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of Aug. 14–16, 2015. Each…Read moreRead more

DuckTales: Remastered Review

By Jason T. Smith Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: Capcom Systems: X-Box 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC (Victorville)—“Life is like a hurricane,” many of us remember the familiar show tune line from the animated series DuckTales, which ran from 1987-1990 on the Disney Afternoon programming block. In the midst of the animated series, a game…Read moreRead more

Disney Consumer Products Ready To Capture Boy’s Imaginations And Dominate Toy Aisles In 2014

By Staff Reports (NEW YORK)– During an action-packed event on Monday, February 17, at the 2014 American International Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products unveiled its dynamic product lines that will dominate boys toy aisles this year with offerings inspired by highly anticipated content: Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, Star Wars Rebels, Marvel’s Guardians of the…Read moreRead more

There is a Disturbance in the Force: Star Wars Comics Go Back To Marvel in 2015, Departs From Dark Horse

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– There is a disturbance in the force. Today, both Disney/Marvel and Dark Horse announced that the Star Wars franchise of comics will be leaving Dark Horse in 2015, and going back to Marvel Comics. This move was anticipated when Disney purchased Marvel, and now we know the official…Read moreRead more

Disney and Marvel Studios Release New Photos and Info on 2014 Marvel Films

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Disney and Marvel Studios released new stills of three of the films slated to hit this year: Captain America-The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6. The photo of Guardians of the Galaxy shows the first official photo of the cast, which to me looks…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Flick Review: Frozen

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley)—Walt Disney Animation Studios have produced some of the most memorable fairy tale based animated films of all time. The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid: the list goes on and on. Now, in 2013, Disney brings another fairy tale to life with Frozen; does…Read moreRead more

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Making Feature Films

Yesterday, the news broke that the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli, which has brought the world Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and more, has retired  from making feature length films. Check out the full article below, straight from Anime News Network: Studio Ghibli President Koji Hoshino announced on Sunday that studio founder and…Read moreRead more

D23 Expo 2013: The Walt Disney Studios Shares Never Before Revealed Details About Upcoming Animation Titles With Fans At D23 Expo

BURBANK, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2013) — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled new details about its upcoming animation slate this morning at the D23 Expo, showcasing new imagery, signature music and behind-the-scenes stories surrounding the roster of upcoming animated adventures. The presentation included information about the just-announced feature film “Zootopia” (working title) from Walt Disney Animation…Read moreRead more

D23 Expo Announces Special 3D Screening of Disney’s Planes

(Burbank)– D23: The Official Disney Fan Club reveals plans for a special 3D screening of the high-flying big-screen adventure Disney’s Planes at the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. D23 Expo attendees will be among the first to see Disney’s Planes on its opening day. An action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure from Disneytoon Studios,…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Flick Review: Monsters University

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation (Victorville)— In 2001, Pixar unleashed a powerful, amazing animation called Monsters, Inc. It was different, it was fun, and it had heart. In those years, Pixar has cemented itself as a master of meaningful animations, with Brave, Cars, Wall-E, and many more to their credits. Now, Disney/Pixar brings the world…Read moreRead more


By Staff Reports (New York)– Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013.  Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.  On October 5 of this year,…Read moreRead more

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble Comes to Disney XD This Summer, Sneak Peak This Weekend

I have an army… we have a…Falcon…? The Biggest Heroes. The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Stakes! It’s the most anticipated new animated series to launch this year and this July, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble reunites Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Falcon! Featuring the team that…Read moreRead more

Disney Pixar Annouce Finding Nemo Sequel- Finding Dory

Time to swim with the big fish. Disney Pixar announced today via Facebook that a sequel to Finding Nemo is on it’s way. Finding Dory is scheduled to hit the silver screen November 2015. This is the second sequel to a Pixar movie announced in a row, as Monsters University is already almost here. What…Read moreRead more

Ultimate Spider-Man Brings Carnage this Sunday on Disney XD

Here comes Carnage! Check out a clip for this Sunday’s Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the other symbiote, Carnage! Now, this isn’t the Cletus Cassidy Carnage that Marvel fans know… this will be much closer to the Ultimate version, which makes since given the name of the animated series. Check out the clip, supplied to us…Read moreRead more

Ducktales Remastered Heads to Video Game Consoles in Summer 2013

Life is like a hurricane… One of the best games on the NES was Capcom’s Ducktales. Based off of the Disney cartoon by the same name that aired on Disney Afternoon, the game put you in control of Scrooge McDuck, the overly wealthy and overly cheap duck with spats and a cane. The game play…Read moreRead more

Disney’s Peter Pan is Coming to the World of Minimates this May

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” Disney’s Peter Pan, which just celebrated its 60th anniversary, is a classic animated feature, one beloved by many generations. Well, now comes a chance to own the classic in a whole new way: in minimate form! This March, fans will be able to get a…Read moreRead more

New Trailer for The Lone Ranger

So far, so good! Check out the newest trailer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger, which stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as the crime fighting duo. Second trailer in, and it looks good to me. I know, many are crying foul that this is going to be the John Carter of 2013…well, I really liked…Read moreRead more

Wreck-It Ralph Sequel to Include Mario?

Someone might be going turbo. In an exclusive from, Director Rich Moore said who he would like to have in the sequel to his wildley popular animated hit, Wreck-It Ralph. It’s everyone’s favorite paunchy plumber, Mario. Even though his nemesis Bowser was seen in the Disney animated flick, the face of Nintendo was nowhere…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley) It’s hard to top a Disney animated feature. The quality, the stories, the emotional connections made: Disney knows how to please an audience. So with it’s latest outing, Wreck-It Ralph, Disney aims at not only its longtime Disney fanatics, but at the gamers of the world…Read moreRead more

Trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger!

So, here it is. Check out the trailer for next year’s The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. What do you think? [youtube]

New Wreck It Ralph Trailer!

I’m gonna wreck it! Check out the newest trailer for Disney’s love letter to video games, Wreck It Ralph! When you look at the sheer wealth of video game characters in this, it’s like a gamer’s dream come true. Bowser, Kano, Zangief, Q-Bert, Pac Man Ghosts, Sonic… I cannot wait for this movie to hit…Read moreRead more

Disneys Oswald the Lucky Rabbit becomes Oswald the Lucky Chaser!

  Back in June at the E3 Expo Disney gave us a first look at a very old character.Locked away in the Disney vault since the early days of the company,Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has been released to star alongside Mickey Mouse in the second installment of the Epic Mickey games. Since then,Vinylmation fans wondered…Read moreRead more

Monsters Inc in 3D Hits Theaters December 19th

Sully, Mike and the gang are back and in 3D!!! Monsters, Inc is heading back to theaters just in time for the holidays! Disney always does an outstanding job with the 3D process, so this is bound to add to an already great film. Check out the trailer below, and get ready to revisit a…Read moreRead more

The Avengers and Brave Return to Theaters This Labor Day Weekend

Time to assemble again! Marvel and Disney’s mega hit The Avengers returns to the big screen this Labor Day weekend, as well as Disney’s Brave. It’s a great plan to add to the box office total as well as to have one more chance to see the crown jewel of the Marvel Films empire. So…who…Read moreRead more

Imperial Snitch gets the Vinyl Treatment

If you’re a fan of Disney’s very popular Vinylmation figures,then like myself, you can’t wait for August 25th to hurry up and get here. That being the release date for Star Wars Vinylmation Series 2 at Disney theme parks and Downtown Disney locations only. Now we’ve already shown you the character line up in our…Read moreRead more

Disney and 20th Century Fox Negotiating: Which Could Mean an Extension for Daredevil Reboot and Characters Returning to Marvel!

He is coming…. Galactus!!! Variety reported some interesting news for Marvel fans. Disney and 20th Century Fox are apparently in negotiations: so that Fox can get an extension on the timeline for their Daredevil do-over, and for several HUGE characters to go back to Marvel, so that they can be used in the core Marvel/Disney…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Walt Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer!

There’s no place like home. At SDCC, Disney astounded the audience with a trio of films, one being Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful. Starring James Franco, the film looks to push the limits of imagination. Check out the trailer below as well as a short description from Disney’s Trailer YouTube Channel. In Theaters…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Masquerade is Tonight!

As they say, the freaks come out at night. Tonight marks the annual San Diego Comic Con Masquerade! The most elaborate costumes are saved for this event, but we wanted to bring you some costumes from the convention floor to hold you over. Check back for pics from the Masquerade and more from the mother…Read moreRead more

Vinylmation invades Funko at SDCC 2012!

If you’re a fan of Disney’s super popular Vinylmation vinyl collectible figures then you’re in for a treat! A tasty treat! It is only here at this year’s San Diego Comic Con that Vinylmation fans will have the opportunity to purchases 8 different exclusive 3-inch vinyls from the So Tasty food series, each with its…Read moreRead more

One Marvel Show is Cancelled, the Other is Renewed for Another Season

It is a bittersweet day for fans of Marvel Comic’s latest duo of animated series. Today came the announcement that Disney XD’s Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes will not be renewed for another series. The animated series brought to life some of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe, from the Black Panther, Power Man,…Read moreRead more