SEEKINGCREATIVETECH-SAVVYGIRLSTO FIND THEIR INNER SUPER-HERO BY CREATING SOMETHING "BIG" FROM something VERY SMALL!
BURBANK, CA – May 29, 2015 –Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry
Pi® are proud
to unite to sponsor a nationwide MARVEL'S ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE in conjunction with the July 17th release of Marvel's
Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I."
Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer,
David Dastmalchian and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym.
Building on the success of the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good, Marvel is launching, ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE with Raspberry Pi. The challenge invites girls nationwide, ages 14 – 18, in grades 9-12, to design
and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game. The projects can be utilitarian, artistic or just plain fun.
After completing a project, applicants will be asked to submit a short video demonstrating the project and explaining how it will inspire other girls to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, or math.
The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets
to Southern California, including hotel accommodations, from June 28 through June 30,
2015, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel's
Ant-Man at the Dolby Theatre® in
Dolby Atmos® on June 29, 2015; attend
a special "The Evolution of Technology" workshop on June 30 at The Disneyland® Resort where they will meet Walt Disney Imagineers who will introduce them to the broader scope of technology and how innovation is inspired during a behind-the-scenes tour of The Disneyland® Resort; and receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
Upon completion of the challenge, a STEM-based girls program in each winner's hometown will be selected
to receive "re-create" instructions for each project.
Each winner will have the opportunity to lead a workshop
in building her project with the girls
in the selected program in her community. By sharing their work, the winners will accomplish big things from small beginnings by inspiring other young girls to follow their interests in computing, technology, and engineering.
Entries will be accepted from May 21, 2015 through June 11, 2015. For application forms, eligibility requirements, official
contest rules and more information about MARVEL'S ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE, please visit www.Ant-ManChallenge.com
About the Contest:
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest commences on or about 9AM PT on May 21, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on June 11, 2015.
Open only to girls who are 14-18 years of age on May 20, 2015 and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and not employees of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry
Pi, or any of their parent, related
or affiliated companies nor members of their households or immediate families.
Limit one (1) entry per person.
Winners must be able to travel on June 28, 2015. See Official
Rules at www.Ant-ManChallenge.com for
full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions and limitations. The official contest
sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel's Ant-Man
The next evolution
of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding
member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink
in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace
his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect
the secret behind
his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel's Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man,
Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton,
Michael Peña as Luis, Tip "T.I." Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael
Douglas as Hank Pym.
Peyton Reed directs Marvel's
Ant-Man with Kevin Feige,
p.g.a. producing and Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria
Grillo, Stan Lee and Edgar Wright serving as executive
producers. The story is by Edgar Wright
& Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright
& Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel's Ant-Man delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company,
is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes
its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2015 MARVEL
About Dolby Atmos:
Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved
anywhere in three- dimensional space, including overhead. It
brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive
and emotive experience.
its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all
the major Hollywood studios, 14 Academy Award® winning directors,
and 27 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others.
To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
About Dolby Laboratories:
(NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform
entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and
at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more
vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby®. For more information, please
About Visa Signature:
is a proud sponsor of the theatrical release of Marvel's "Ant-Man".
Visa Signature cardholders get access
to movie ticket offers to
movies like Marvel's
"Ant-Man" www.Fandango.com/VisaSignature. Visa Signature is a premium consumer payment card bringing cardholders benefits and perks that are important
to them, and provide everyday value to enhance cardholder experiences. Benefits include complimentary 24-hour Visa Signature Concierge service, travel
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retailers. For more information, visit www.visa.com/signature.
About Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized
computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
It is a capable little
device that enables people
of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch
and Python. It's capable
of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing
high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing
What's more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability
to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital
maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors
to weather stations and tweeting
birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry
Pi being used by kids all over the world
to learn to program and understand how computers
work. Raspberry Pi is a trademark
of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
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The most iconic movie collection of all time
Becomes available for the first time
On Digital HD on April 10, 2015
Now the Force will be with you – everywhere!
BURBANK, Calif. – April 6, 2015 – As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.
“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”
“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” commented Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”
With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually, viewers will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices anywhere – sunbathing at the beach, relaxing in their living room with friends, or waiting to board a flight to Endor (or elsewhere).
Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. These are the droids you’re looking for:
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace
- Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
- Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
- Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit;plus eight deleted scenes.
- Conversations: Sounds In Space
- Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
- Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.
- Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
- Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
- Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.
- Conversations: Creating A Universe
- Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
- Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.
- Conversations: The Lost Interviews
- Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
- Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.
- Conversations: The Effects
- Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
- Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.
STAR WARS EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones
STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith
STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope (20th Century Fox)
STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back
STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi
About The Walt Disney Studios
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world.
Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Disney|Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. STAR WARS © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
About 20th Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
NATIONWIDE CHALLENGE ASKS 8 to 17-YEAR-OLDS TO IMAGINE WORLD-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE
LOS ANGELES (March 26, 2015) Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie “Tomorrowland,” The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE announce a nationwide challenge for young innovators.
Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video, imagery or stories about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future.
In June, six winners will have a once–in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. In addition, each winner will receive a $3,000 check, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.
“‘Tomorrowland’ has always been a place of possibility in our parks and for the creative team behind our new film,” said Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “The future will be steered by the imaginations of our young people, and Disney is thrilled to work with XPRIZE to encourage and inspire the next generation of thinkers and dreamers to build the future they imagine is possible.”
“We are excited to launch the Create Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge, which gives young people a platform to voice and depict their creative, bold and imaginative problem-solving inventions of the future,” said Trish Halamandaris, Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications at XPRIZE. “At XPRIZE we believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere and one of these young innovators just might come up with an idea that can truly turn Tomorrowland into reality.”
Participants will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years old), and Senior Division (13–17 years old). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Official Rules and details about the Challenge are available at http://XPRIZEchallenge.org/CreateTomorrowland. Official registration and submission period starts April 22, 2015, and runs through May 17, 2015.
Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. XPRIZE will provide a panel of judges who will evaluate and score all submissions, and six (6) winners will be chosen.
Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), 3D Systems and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prizes in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, visit www.xprize.org.
About Disney’s “Tomorrowland”
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.
“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.
Walt Disney Pictures and Genre Films present a 112 minute, PG, Family, Adventure, Drama, directed by Kenneth Branagh, screenplay by Chris Weitz with a theater release date of March 13, 2015.
Walt Disney Pictures, Moving Picture Company and Roth Films present a PG, 97 minute, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, directed by Robert Stromberg, written by Linda Woolverton and Charles Perrault now released on DVD and Blu Ray.
Walt Disney Pictures, DisneyToon Studios and Prana Studios present a 3D, 83 minute, PG, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Roberts Gannaway and written by Jeffrey M. Howard with a theater release date of July 18, 2014.
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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, Perception and Sony Pictures Imageworks present a 136 minute, PG-13, action, adventure, sci-fi, directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with a theater release date of April 4, 2014.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures present a 108 minute, PG, animation, 3D, adventure, fantasy, comedy, directed and written by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee with a theater release date of November 27, 2013.