From your TV to Hampton Roads, The Paw Patrol Pups have arrived

Paw Patrol Live is at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia this weekend. We chatted with Paw Patrol Live Spokesperson, Molly Jackson, about the show and what audiences of all ages can look forward to! Come see your favorite characters and help the pups in their newest adventure.

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PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour:

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.
Catch the show happening this weekend only at Chrysler Hall!

‘Finding Dory’ BluRay Review: A Treat For Nemo Fans

Pixar’s sequel to their 2003 hit Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, is one of the best movies made in some time, a plot specializing in humor and heart.

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The movie’s premise is the life of Dory, who cannot remember more than a few seconds at a time. She suddenly remembers that she has parents. As stupid as that might sound, Ellen DeGeneres as a fish using common sense turns into a wild adventure as she attempts to get back to the zoo she called home as a child. As the fish makes her way into the zoo relatively quickly, old characters such as the manta ray and generic surfer sea turtle make a cameo appearance. As one might expect, it’s tough for a fish to navigate through an aquarium that isn’t located in or around Atlantis. This is where interesting characters come in: three seals, a pigeon, Dori’s two whale friends, and, most importantly, the octopus.

The octopus, easily the best character in the cast, has a cynical, hilarious, smart-ass attitude that keeps it safe for the kids, but mature viewers won’t notice a difference. Even when octopus Hank goes through a change of heart, it doesn’t feel entirely forced, rather the character development seems necessary and is all based on the character making a choice. In fact, all of the character development, especially the hard-hitting parts, are written almost flawlessly, touching the heart of the audience in a relatable, deep, and overall powerful form of storytelling.

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What shines in the movie, however, isn’t the events that happen in the movie, but the journey along the way. As such, the plot is rushed towards the end in order to tie up loose ends and create a happy ending. The plot also concentrates exclusively on Dory and her adventures with Hank, voiced by Ed O’Neil, so the previous main characters, Nemo and Marlin, seem almost unnecessary; in fact, Nemo’s dialogue seemed far more interesting than Marlin’s, who was the main character in the previous movie. Also, just so we’re clear, the ending has fish hijack a truck and crash it into the ocean. Whether that is kickass or ridiculous, I’m not sure, but I do know that it’s incredibly out of place in comparison to the rest of the plot.

Slight criticisms aside, no one can deny how expertly this movie was crafted down to the finest detail. The music, visuals and dialogue are some of the best you’ll find in animated cinema. If you didn’t like the first movie, I wouldn’t recommend it; however, even if you merely liked Finding Nemo, you’re bound to love Finding Dory.

‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer Introduces Trey Parker’s ’80s-Obsessed Villain

Gru, Lucy, and the Minions are back, and up against a new villain — the shoulder-pad sporting, moonwalking Balthazar Bratt.

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The “Despicable Me 3” trailer features Bratt (voiced by “South Park” creator Trey Parker) moonwalking on the ocean and up the side of a ship on a pair of skis, while clad in a purple jumpsuit and mullet, as Michael Jackson’s “Bad” pays in the background. Meanwhile back at the Anti-Villain League headquarters, they suspect they are witnessing a monster on the loose, until one member recognizes the villain for who he really is: “That’s no monster — that’s a man wearing shoulder pads!”

Bratt is a former ’80s child star whose show got canceled after he hit puberty. Now he plans on executing a full-fledged world domination.

Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) embark on a mission to defeat their newest nemesis, and it appears that Bratt’s battle of choice against Gru is a dance-off.

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The film is the fourth in the multi-billion-dollar franchise from Illumination Entertainment. Illumination released the “Despicable Me” spinoff, “Minions,” in 2015. It grossed $1.2 billion worldwide. “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2” debuted in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

Despicable Me 3” is directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, and will hit theaters on June 30.

‘Frozen’ Director Just Confirmed Tarzan Is Anna And Elsa’s Baby Brother

Frozen co-director Chris Buck just confirmed one of the longest-standing fan theories that Elsa and Anna’s parents did not immediately die at sea and instead stayed in a jungle after the shipwreck. They had a newborn son and they built a tree house only to meet a tragic end when they were devoured by a leopard.

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Buck’s revelation just confirmed that Elsa and Anna’s parents have given birth to Tarzan. Frozen’s co-director is likewise the director of Tarzan and in an interview with MTV, he talked about the theory.

“Of course Anna and Elsa’s parents didn’t die. Yes, there was a shipwreck, but they were at sea a little bit longer than we think they were because the mother was pregnant, and she gave birth on the boat, to a little boy. They get shipwrecked, and somehow they really washed way far away from the Scandinavian waters, and they end up in the jungle. They end up building a tree house and a leopard kills them, so their baby boy is raised by gorillas.”

For Buck, working on Frozen for years allowed him to explore other storylines. “In my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan. That’s my fun little world. Whatever people want to believe, go for it,” he further said. “That’s the spirit of Disney.”

Frozen 2 is on its way and it is exciting if the cast members will mention the theory. The full-length sequel is expected to come out before 2019 since Disney has pretty much mapped out its releases for 2017 and 2018 with no mention of Frozen 2.

Kristen Bell, who will reprise her role in the film, previously told Collider that the reason Disney is taking so long is that “they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it.”

Meanwhile, while waiting for Frozen 2, fans can look forward to Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that will air on ABC at the end of this year. The Christmas special will of course highlight the beloved snowman’s story. In the sequel, it is believed that Olaf will have a girlfriend.

Another relevant project is the Frozen Broadway show which will premiere in the spring of 2018. There’s no final word yet on the casting, but during the table read held in New York last May, Betsy Wolfe, Patti Murin, and Okieiete Onaodowan gave life to the roles of Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff.

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The story of Frozen 2 remains to be seen but recently, some wondered if Disney will make Elsa its first LGBT lead star. Since Anna has Kristoff, several petitions have been started asking the company to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. Idina Menzel, who lent her voice to the queen, told Pride Source that she’s happy but at the same time doubtful if Disney will listen to the requests.

“Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it’s Disney, but I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening. I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen… But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.”
The 45-year-old already played the role of a bisexual in Rent. Her part as Maureen not only earned her the applause of the LGBT community, but also a Tony Award nomination.

Menzel considers herself lucky to be in a position where she inspires the young ones. She recalls receiving letters from kids who are struggling with their identities. She believes her character in Frozen reminds them to embrace who they are and start changing the world around them regardless of their identities.