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Thor: Ragnarok – Superpower of STEM Challenge

Calling on girls to channel their superpowers of STEM for good and get a chance to win a trip to the premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK and a mentorship presented by Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Synchrony Bank.

Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS and Society for Science & the Public are pleased to present the nationwide MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK – SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE in conjunction with the November 3, 2017 theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

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Marvel Studios is, once again, encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE.

This program, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier. MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide, ages 15 -18 in grades 10 – 12 living in the 50 United States and D.C., to use the superpower of STEM to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others.

Five finalists will be selected to come to Los Angeles and present their projects, in person, to a panel of experts and to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK.  Each finalist will receive: Two round- trip  tickets  to  Southern California for the finalist and her parent or guardian, including scheduled meals, ground transportation to and from organized activities, hotel accommodations, from October 8 through October 11, 2017; the opportunity to be on the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, $500 deposited into a high-yield savings account from Synchrony Bank; a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California; and more.

One grand-prize winner will be selected from the five finalists to attend an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering to build her STEM story, creating a professional-level video teaching other young people how to recreate her Challengewinning project. The winner will also have the opportunity to demonstrate her Superpower of STEM project live to the nation with a brief appearance on Good Morning America. (The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Good Morning America / ABC News.)The video created during her mentorship will be made available to students, teachers and families worldwide on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website ScienceNetLinks.com.

Complete contest information will be available from August 23, 2017, through September 23, 2017.  Entries will be acceptedbeginning on August 23, 2017 at 4:00AM PT through 6:00PM PT on August 23, 2017. For application forms, eligibility  requirements, official contest rules and more information  about MARVEL STUDIOS’  THOR: RAGNAROK – SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE, please visit Marvel Studios STEM Challenge website.

About the Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends at 6:00 PM PT on September 23, 2017. Open only to girls between the ages of 15 and 18, in grades 10 – 12, as of August 23, 2017, who are legal residents and physically living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Limit 1 entry per person. Winners must be able to travel on or about October 8, 2017 through October 11, 2017. See Official Rules at Marvel Studios STEM Challenge for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions, and limitations. Void where prohibited. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Eric Pearson, and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson.  Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther coming soon! #BlackPanther

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

You might remember Black Panther from his big screen introduction in Captain America: Civil War. The no nonsense, undecided vote who was a stark contrast to, well, you know, Tony Stark.  Sleek and powerful, commanding respect.

This is one black cat that your going to want crossing your path.

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BLACK PANTHER arrives in theaters everywhere on February 16, 2018!

Marvel Studios Begins Production on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Production has begun on Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!

Marvel Studios announced this week that production has begun on Ant-Man and The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd (“Captain America: Civil War,”  “The Fundamentals of Caring”), Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Lost”),  Michael Peña (“The Martian,” Fury”) and Academy Award® winner Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra,” “Wall Street”), who all return to the roles they originated in the 2015 box office hit “Ant-Man.” Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip “T.I.” Harris and David Dastmalchian also reprise their supporting roles.

The highly-anticipated follow-up welcomes Academy Award® nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne, along with Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, and Randall Park to the ensemble cast.

“Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed (“Yes Man,” “The Break-Up”) returns to helm Marvel Studios’ action-adventure from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on July 6, 2018, will be filmed in Atlanta and San Francisco.

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink.  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Marvel Studios’’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

The director’s creative brain trust includes Academy Award®-nominated director of photography Dante Spinotti (“L.A. Confidential”), production designer Shepherd Frankel (“Ant-Man”), costume designer Louise Frogley (“Spider-Man:  Homecoming”), visuals effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti (“Doctor Strange”) and seven-time Academy Award® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War”).

 

Marvel Studios’ other epic big-screen adventures include “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Ant-Man” and the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” (November 3, 2017), “Black Panther” (February 16, 2018) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4, 2018).

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Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK – In theaters November 3! #ThorRagnarok

 
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! 
THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
 
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THOR: RAGNAROK thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3rd! 

Aunt Tracy Checks it Out! Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes Review

 

Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes 2 Edition

 

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Starter Pack 2.0 Review

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What could be cooler than a combination of Disney characters and Marvel superheroes? The two entertainment powerhouses have come together for a full line of toys and games. And one video game system which includes physical toy components is the unique Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Starter Pack, version 2.0. Expanding your child’s imagination with toys that interactively create story lines on your television through all of the major gaming systems, this Disney – Marvel video game creation needs a closer look.

Key Features Of The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Starter Pack 2.0

* Kids 6 and up
* 3 characters included
* Includes Infinity base and video game
* Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U versions available
* Not to be confused with the Disney Infinity Starter Pack version 1.0

What Makes The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Starter Pack 2.0 a Smart Buy?

Disney originally released an Infinity starter pack with characters from Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles. That original Infinity interactive playset was so popular, they have released this second edition. Jack Sparrow, Sulley and Mr. Incredible from that first Infinity kit are compatible with this system, but only on the 2.0 base.

Here is how it works. When your child places one of the 3 included Marvel superheroes on the Infinity playing surface, that character appears on your TV display through your gaming system. This allows for interactive story creation with your children controlling their favorite Marvel characters.

Thor, Iron Man and Black Widow Marvel superhero characters are included. However, extra characters can be purchased. This allows your children to mix and match superheroes and movie characters, inventing whatever virtual universe their imagination can create.

Buyers of the original Disney Infinity system have noted that version 2.0 is a big upgrade in software. Your children have more customizing abilities with the characters. For instance, focusing on the different flight capabilities for Iron Man is a feature your kids will love.

You just set one of the characters onto the Infinity base and presto, he is on your TV screen. There are different pre-loaded environments on which your children can virtually control superheroes and movie characters. And with the ability to mix and match your children’s favorite heroes, there is really no limit to the game play scenarios which can be created.

Disney and Marvel collectors have definitely got to get their hands on the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Starter Pack 2.0. It also makes a smart purchase for parents of young Disney and Marvel fans. Compatible with Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox One and Wii U and available in a standard or collectors edition, this interactive video game is sure to be a hit with your kids.

Also available in the Disney Infinity series is the super cool Spider-Man play set and Guardians of the Galaxy.Disney Infinity

 

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Aunt Tracy Checks it Out! Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Super Heroes “Knowhere Escape Mission” Review

Oh my goodness, if I’ve stepped on one Lego piece, I’ve stepped on 700. No matter how many yelps, stumbles and curses, though, there’s no denying the power of Lego. For that matter, there’s no denying Marvel and the movie with the coolest soundtrack ever, Guardians of the Galaxy!

This Lego Super Heroes set is the next toy on the “Aunt Tracy Checks it Out” list. I have a feeling I better wear shoes on Christmas morning – it’s probably not cool to curse on Jesus’ birthday, even if you step on a Lego.

Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set 

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The Lego toy company has been releasing hundreds of popular play sets since building their first interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Through 2013, the company estimates they have produced more than 560 billion Lego parts. And in recent years, full-length feature films starring popular superheroes and movie characters in Lego form have given a “must have” quality to the many play sets the company produces. The Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set contains over 400 pieces, so let’s get started building and see exactly what you can expect.

Key Elements of the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set

* 433 pieces in all

* Recommended for children ages 6 and up

* Based on the popular Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

* Set comes complete with three mini-figures and assorted weapons

* Includes Nebula and Groot mini-figures which are exclusive to this set

Why the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set Is a Smart Buy

Guardians of the Galaxy is an American film from 2014, based on Marvel Comics characters that form a superhero team of the same name. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios, the movie has grossed more than $450 million worldwide. Now that smash hit has appeared in the Lego form factor.


  • The Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set includes three of the main characters from the film – Rocket Raccoon, Sakaaran and Nebula. The appearance of the female villain Nebula, as well as the Groot superhero, are exclusive to this set.
  • Collectors of Disney memorabilia will consider this a must-buy just because of that exclusivity. And Marvel Comics collectors will want to add this movie-themed play set to their collection as well.

The package comes with 433 pieces, and includes a superhero action comic adventure. The detail is excellent, evidenced in such features as the trap door and exploding function, firing bazooka and catapult on the mining station.

Weapons included in this Lego building set include Rocket Raccoon’s space blaster, and the mining pod from the film is faithfully reproduced with a cockpit, fuel bombs and grabbing claws.

The mining station measures over 6 inches high and 8 inches wide. The mining pod in this kit is more than 2 inches tall, 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Groot’s mini figure stands a tall 5 inches.

Fans of the film will appreciate the ability to re-create Groot and Rocket Raccoon’s escape from Knowhere. And priced at less than 10 cents per piece, the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set makes a smart buy for your wallet or pocketbook, and an enjoyable creative play set for your little Guardians!

Also available in this Lego Super Heroes line of Guardians of the Galaxy sets are the LEGO Superheroes 76019 Starblaster Showdown Building Set and the LEGO Superheroes 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue Building Set .

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