What do Strange Magic, Skywalker Ranch, Inside Out have in common? Well, DISNEY, an the fact that i’ll be able to check them all out in San Francisco!
I am so excited to announce that I will be traveling with an awesome press group to preview Touchstone Pictures’ STRANGE MAGIC movie, pay a visit to Pixar Headquarters for a fun Q&A session with the makers of INSIDE OUT and film short LAVA, and stop by the one and only, Lucas Films headquarters and famous director and creator of Star Wars, George Lucas’ workplace, SKYWALKER RANCH in San Francisco next week! There is so much to cover, I am super excited to be able to talk to the filmmakers and experience all of this. Here’s a quick preview:
Touchstone Pictures’ STRANGE MAGIC
This imaginative, comedic and animated film comes from the mind of George Lucas. He’s best known for the direction of Star Wars movies, he has given his magic touch to many popular films, and I just know that he’s done the same with Strange Magic! This movie comes out in theaters January 23, I can’t wait to take my kids!
About STRANGE MAGIC: Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.
Disney Pixar’s INSIDE OUT
Did you notice that Pixar did not release a film in 2014? I’d like to think that they were hard at work with Inside Out! From the creators of ‘Up’ and ‘Monsters Inc’, Inside Out is a cute story that takes place in the mind.
About Inside Out: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
I will get to visit the Pixar campus and attend an Inside Out reception, where there will be a short presentation regarding the film from the Pixar team. We will also get a glimpse at the short, LAVA, which precedes the movie Inside Out. About LAVA: Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Visit to SKYWALKER RANCH
We’ll head 40 minutes north of San Francisco to visit SKYWALKER RANCH! This is the home to the headquarters of Lucas Film, including their audio postproduction facility, Skywalker Sound. All of the magic is made here on this huge ranch, we will receive a tour of the grounds, interview movie Director Gary Rydstrom, and also interview Elijah Kelley, who voices Sunny in the film!
About Skywalker Ranch: Skywalker Ranch is a 4000 acre working ranch that houses the headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound. Our clients utilize our spectacular guest complex. Skywalker Sound occupies the 153,000-square-foot Technical Building, which features a world-class scoring stage, six mix studios, ADR and Foley stages, 34 editing suites, and a 300-seat screening room. The property also includes the iconic Main House and the beautiful Lake Ewok.
SO… I am majorly excited and I simply can’t wait to get there ans share everything with you all! Let me know if you want to know or see anything in particular at any of these venues. Also, if you have any questions for any of the directors, film makers, or for the tour guide at Skywalker Ranch, let me know and I will ask for you and cover via social media and future posts! Follow along with us next week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the #StrangeMagicEvent and #PixarInsideOut hashtags, we’ll be sharing like crazy!
Cheers to Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and San Francisco!
Disclosure: Travel and experiences for were provided by Disney, I was not compensated for press coverage.