Did You Know? Trivia about Disney’s Bolt

Posted on 14th November 2014

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Disney’s Bolt was only a modest success at the box office, but the film garnered critical praise for its ability to combine the action-adventure of a spy film with the emotion of a film centered on pet dogs, cats and other animals. The film was even nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture; although it lost most of these awards to WALL-E, released in the same year, it remains one of the better modern Disney films. How much do you really know about Disney’s Bolt? Let’s take a look at some interesting trviai that might just surprise you!

Miley Cyrus wasn’t the original voice of Penny
Chloë Grace Moretz, who voices young Penny in the film, was initially cast as the older Penny as well. Mortez recorded her lines for the entire film but was replaced by Miley Cyrus for unkonwn reasons. Some fans speculate that Disney may have wanted a bigger name attached to the project, and since Cyrus was currently popular due to her Hannah Montana TV series, she was a prime candidate.

Bolt’s name was changed in several countries
It’s not unusual for names to be changed when a film is dubbed for different countries; Bolt’s name was changed to “Volt” in the Russian release because “bolt” is an adult-oriented slang term in Russian. Bolt was also called Volt in the French-language releases, as well as the Hungarian langauge release. In Bulgaria, his name was changed to “Thunder.”

Bolt is an American White Shepherd
Although fans have long speculated on the exact breed of Bolt, the show’s creative team has revealed that he is definitely an American White Shepherd. The breed is well known for their energy, their abilty to learn new tricks quickly, and their loyalty.

In the original storyboards for the film, Bolt is attacked by Doberman Pinschers
One particularly dark scene was storyboarded for the film but never animated; in this scene, Bolt is attacked in an alley by two Dobermans, who not only physically hurt him but rip off his beloved collar. After the attack, Bolt realizes that he has no super powers. The scene was cut because it was considered too dark for the film, and the writers felt that they could portray Bolt’s realization about the TV show in a way that wasn’t as frightening or cruel as the storyboard scene.

 

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11Nov

The Loss of Moral Centers in The Walking Dead

Posted on 19th December 2013

The characters of AMC’s TV series The Walking Dead are often faced with exceptional moral dilemmas. The following are just a few of the moral questions brought up in the past seasons of The Walking Dead:

Is it ever acceptable to kill living people? Is it ever acceptable to leave someone behind, or sacrifice someone in order to save the group? Is it better to lead with an iron fist, or allow everything to work democratically? Is revenge worth the potential cost to everyone around you? Should strangers be integrated into an existing group or left to their own devices? Should you help everyone you come across, or help only yourself or your own group?

walkingdeadmoralsSome of these questions are never quite resolved in the show. Much like real life, they are stuck in a morally grey area, where “I can see why it’s right, but also why it’s wrong” is the status quo. Sometimes, however, the moral quandaries faced by the characters put them on a fence between humanity—and instinctual survival.

In the show’s second season, the disappearance of Carol’s daughter led not only to tension amidst the group, but a question of morality and humanity. Dale, the eldest member of the existing group, was what most people would consider its moral center. His philosophy was to retain his humanity by behaving as he thought people in a civilized and sympathetic society would. This meant not leaving people behind, caring for people’s wounds when necessary, looking for the lost Sophia—and so on. Dale reminded everyone that they were all still people, still friends, still family—and that being kind and human in such a brutal world was the only way that they could retain their humanity.

The death of Dale was the show’s first experience with the loss of a moral center. Without Dale’s objections to more morally questionable actions or decisions by the group, there was no one to raise their voice when the humanity of the group began to slip into survival mode.

Hershel, who essentially came into Dale’s former role as the voice of human reason among the group, also advocated caring for one another, helping strangers, and holding onto morals and empathy for fellow living people. The recent loss of Hershel leaves the show without a character to remind everyone of the difference between the living and the dead. Keep up with the drama of The Walking Dead on Dish Network Satellite TV.

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12Dec

The Blacklist

Posted on 13th December 2013

The Blacklist

Click here to find more details about the cast and characters in The Blacklist.

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12Dec

Top Three Episodes of Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre

Posted on 12th November 2013

Before Once Upon a Time, before Grimm, even before The 10th Kingdom, there was: Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre A generation of children grew up on this believed TV series, hosted by—and sometimes starring—the incomparable Shelley Duvall. The series, which lasted for six seasons and ran from 1982 to 1987, retold 27 different fairy tales for a new generation.

Unlike modern fairy tale shows, Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre did not try to be too contemporary, edgy, or fractured. The goal of the show was to recreate beloved fairy tales, some well-known and others less so, in order to introduce their stories to an audience. Perhaps the most notable thing about the series, aside from its wonderful premise, was the fact that the show was actually able to book many celebrities. Modern fans of the show might be surprised at just how many celebrities show up in these classic fairy tales!

The show retold 27 different fairy tales, including popular ones such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and less well-known tales such as The Boy Who Left Home to find out about the Shivers. But which episodes of this classic fairy tale show were the best?

piedpiper The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the creepiest of the Faerie Tale Theater episodes and certainly the most well designed. This episode, which starred Eric Idle (who turns in a dramatic–yes, dramatic!–performance) and was based on the paintings of Jan Beurghel, did not stray from the dark and creepy implications in the original Pied Piper poem. Who says you need to fracture a fairy tale in order to make it dark?

shivers The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

Another dark and creepy episode, this time narrated by Vincent Price and featuring Peter MacNicol as the titular boy, and Peter MacNicol, Christopher Lee and Frank Zappa in other leading roles. This episode features Christopher Lee as his creepy best, and is a “must see” for anyone who loves their fairy tales creepy.

princess The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea isn’t creepy, but it is fun, witty, entertaining and very charming. The priceless Liza Minnelli is unforgettably witty in an already witty script, which takes jabs at a monarchy system and will have you rolling on the floor.

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11Nov

History Of The Star Wars Movies

Posted on 8th November 2013

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Hop over to this website to find more info about the Star Wars Movie Timeline.

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11Nov

Dr. Who Forever

Posted on 30th September 2013
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I admit I’m only a recent fan of the legendary British Sci-Fi series Dr. Who.  Of course, I know and have known what Dr. Who is for years.  But I knew little about it.  Before the internet it was difficult to find out what shows were all about.  We didn’t have streaming services for TVs and Blu-ray players either, nor did we even have DVDs or VHS to watch.  How else could you see a show that wasn’t on the air any more or even if it was, it was broadcast in England?

Thanks to the aforementioned streaming services and home video, I have been able to connect with the most varied, longest running TV show on the air today.  Part of my reticence to even begin was the sheer amount of episodes and series this iconic show has.  It’s a bit daunting.  But when the revised series came into being several years ago, I began getting more and more curious about what it was.

There are close to 800 episodes of Dr. Who, 106 of which are missing.  Over a hundred missing alone!  That’s more than most shows even have in total.  It’s intimidating for the first time viewer.  I started with a few episodes from the revised series.  I loved it instantly.  David Tenant was so fun and energetic in the role, so commanding and fully realized I knew he would take me on a ride filled with aliens, time travel to the distant future or recent past, fantasy creatures come to life and meetings with historical figures of myth, legend, or real life.

This is the crux of Dr. Who’s greatest.  Anything and everything is possible.  We might find the Doctor and his companion (a girl replaced almost as often as the Doctor regenerates) in the year 5 Million on earth, in the distant past, on another planet far out in space or even in an alternated London.

There are no limits to Dr. Who.  Even when the Doctor dies from injuries that would kill a human, the immortal Time Lord simple regenerates into another incarnation, being replaced by the next actor to take the role.  We are about to witness the eleventh Doctor’s era soon, with the beginning of the upcoming 8th series.  Matt smith is stepping down to allow Peter Capaldi, a much older man, to take over.

I think this is a good move.  We have not had an older Doctor since the revised series came into being so this will be a return to the old school way of the show, maybe with a cranky Doctor like William Hartnell played it.

Either way, Dr. Who shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.  Long Live the Doctor!

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9Sep

Dish Network Is Just About Everywhere

Posted on 12th September 2013

No matter your location, Dish Network supplies you with home programming and accessible remote access relative to your specific entertainment package. What kind of detailed home programming would you like? With Dish Network Satellite TV Promotions you get to choose. They offer a variety of six different packages of television programming to select from. Additionally, you may add to your subject choices with other great content including sports and movie premiums, and International programming packages. Find out more about Dish TV at http://bnter.com/dish-network-satellite-tv-deals-gives-you-value/.

Dish Network Satellite TV offers a brand new HD-DVR that makes it much easier to program and watch. When using the DISH Hopper, you receive a 2TB hard drive capable of 2,000 hours of storage space on the regular definition programming in addition to 250 hours for storage for HD programming. Also, the Hopper has a convenient remote locator to help you find your misplaced remote control.

Presently, Dishnetwork is proposing a huge savings discount by giving you free Blockbuster@Home for the initial three months when you register as a new subscriber. The select Blockbuster programming consists of Blockbuster’s renowned entertaining shows, movies and games, up to twenty various movie channels, plus movie rentals. Dish redefines the idea of convenience since you can access your programming literally anywhere. Regardless of what you’re in the mood for, watch it from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone from the park, train station or the comfort of your own home.

View up to four various TV shows in four separate rooms with a single Hopper when you use a Joey. You can rest easy since setting it up to effortlessly record all your favorite primetime television shows is no problem. Another great feature is the ability to simultaneously record up to six primetime television shows from four various networks automatically.

Because you’re using the DISH Hopper, you will receive Dish Anywhere service which enables you to put together your favorite recordings along with anything else that corresponds to your home package. Watch your preferred programming on any of your mobile devices including your tablet or smartphone. Receive access to watch live television channels with greater than 15,000 On Demand choices and any other content you recorded to your computer’s hard drive.

You will love the fabulous entertainment provided. Dish Network Satellite TV not only offers your family a vast selection of entertaining media, but affordable pricing as well. Sign-up today.

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9Sep

Is Comcast The Best Cable Service Provider?

Posted on 28th August 2013

Comcast has some exciting new features and services to offer its customers. These services and features can help provide an entire family with the kind of programming that makes for a great home theater, as well as great home communications.

Enjoy television channels like Disney, Lifetime, the Discovery Channel, the NFLRedzone, ESPN, or HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and STARZ. These channels can cover a wide variety of topics, including reality programming, children’s shows, sports and movies. You decide the package and channels you get.

Comcast XFINITY TV offers standard, HD and 3D programming. This television formatting gives viewers a choice that other providers can’t give. Comcast also has hundreds of channels, with free HD choices, and 24/7 access to On Demand 3D programming, as well as shows that are shown in standard and HD. Comcast can also provide live action events through Pay Per View. For more details, click Comcast XFINITY TV Deals right now.

While watching these shows, the phone can ring, or nature can call. When that happens, families can take advantage of the DVR, or HD-DVR, to gain complete control over their shows. These devices can record programming, and rewind, pause and fast forward it. When a show is recorded it is there when you have time to watch it, even if it’s a week later. These functions also work for the On Demand and Pay Per View shows, movies and live events.

While trying to decide what you want to watch, you can use the on-screen guide that Comcast offers. This guide can give you programming information and help you decide on what you want to watch, and what you want to record for later. It can also help you decide which channels and shows you want to set with the Parental Controls. Comcast offers these for no additional charge, allowing you to keep complete control over what your children watch, even when you are not home.

Comcast has even more to offer with high-speed internet that can download and stream at 105 Mbps, even with WiFi. This service can provide you with online programming, online security, online Parental Controls and online storage. The online security protects against hackers and malware. The online Parental Controls allow you to decide where they go and don’t go online. The online backup is a way to back up and store your personal information and photos that you don’t want to lose. Check out the current Comcast High Speed Internet Deals right here.

Comcast has unlimited calling within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. This comes with calling features that help manage calls. Comcast can also provide calling features, for no additional charge. When you need to make international texts, do it with the Carefree Minutes that you can use on your personal device. This provider can also give you international minutes for calling loved ones overseas.

When you need these three services in one low price, ask about the Comcast Bundled service package. These packages can give you hundreds of dollars in savings over the course of a year. Bundles provide the benefit of three great services in one monthly bill that you can pay online.

8Aug

Check Out The Cable TV Providers In Your Area

Posted on 28th August 2013

Your local cable TV provider may have more to offer than you are aware of. Did you know you could get the latest in HD-DVR technology? Or that your cable provider has a wide selection of HD channels, with many free HD channels to enhance the value of your programming package? These are just some options that can give you the programming you are looking for.

Your cable provider is family-friendly. Since you want to keep a kid-friendly viewing environment, your cable provider offers free Parental Controls that help you block adult programming. You can use the on-screen channel guide to see what comes on to determine what you want to block and what you want to see. Use the guide to set your DVR or HD-DVR so that you catch all of your favorite shows and movies, not to mention all of your football, hockey or soccer. These selections can be stored on your hard drive to be ready for you when you have the time to watch them.

You can use the DVR/HD-DVR to fast forward, pause and rewind through your recorded selections. You can also use these functions to control the new movie releases and Pay Per View selections you have access to. There are thousands of selections on these services, available to you day or night, so you are never without something to watch.

If you would rather watch your video programming online, your provider has a lot to offer. You can get online programming, as well as a solid broadband connection to watch it with. Go wireless and you can view these selections on your tablet or laptop while you surf, chat or shop and bank online.

The high-speed Internet service comes with online security and online Parental Controls so that you are more in control of what goes on in your home. The online security offers protection from trojans, spyware and viruses while the Parental Controls keep your children off the sites you don’t want them on. You can use the controls to block internet access and to monitor online activities. They give you the control you want.

Your provider also enables you to communicate by phone with a set monthly rate and unlimited local and long distance calling. This rate includes your calling features for managing your calls. It allows you to call within the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. You can even make your international calls and save more money.

With one service provider, your entire home service needs can be met. You can ask about a bundled service plan so that you get the discounts and money-saving offers you deserve. A bundle will combine home programming with home internet and home phone service on one bill. With a Bundle, you can save money by paying the discounted monthly rate. You can save time by paying for three bills through a convenient online bill pay option. It means less time spent with the check book and debit card and more time spent enjoying the services you pay for.

8Aug

Charter Communications Packages Are Awesome!

Posted on 28th August 2013

With Charter Cable Packages you can stop living in the past and start living in the future.  When compared to households with different home services Charter offers the fastest, most efficient, most affordable, and easiest home services to use on the planet!  Including Charter Internet, Charter TV, and Charter Phone you can enjoy all three for maximum savings and features or mix and match to find the perfect cable deal for yourself and your family.

When it comes to the internet, being able to access it when you need to is extremely important, and with Charter Internet you can do so faster than ever!  With Charter’s services you can enjoy the best online experiences like streaming videos in High Definition for stunning visuals right on  your computer, the best online gaming with zero lag so that you can conquer your opponents with ease, and the ability to browse quickly through webpages for research for school or on your own accord.

The ability to add Charter Wireless Home Network is perfect for larger households that require internet access by many people and sometimes at the same time.  Without restrictions on where you can surf in your household, enjoy full bars with the strongest wireless connection ever from Charter Internet.  While you are in the study streaming a close game your kids can enjoy being online in their own room without anybody getting in one another’s way or inhibiting each other’s online speeds!

You can rest assured that while your kids are online they are not viewing age-inappropriate content online thanks to parental controls with which you can administer your parenting rules when it comes to online use without even being there.  Effective 24/7, enjoy not having to constantly look over your children’s shoulders and relaxing instead.

If you love sports then FREE access to ESPN3.com will amaze you with countless sports events available live every day.  You can personalize your online experience with a variety of features including a big bundle of personal email accounts to be distributed as you choose among your family members.

When it comes to entertainment, Charter Cable TV Packages are the best of the best. Offering a full cinematic package that will let you skip out on ever-increasing movie prices without losing the effect of going to the movies, Charter TV offers countless HD movie choices that are regularly on live television and which can also be accessed whenever you like with Movies On Demand.  The HD channels from Charter come with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so that you will constantly feel like you are actually in the movie you are watching!

Letting you entrench yourself in the ultimate visual and audio stimulation, Charter TV also guarantees that you can do so when you please. Charter TV has perfected a bundle of tools designed to let you watch what you want to whether you are planning a movie night or randomly decide to have friends over and want to entertain them.  These include instant access to over 6,500 movies and shows with On Demand, 1,000s which are completely free!

You also get to enjoy Pay-Per-View, yet another instant-access source for the biggest and best live events, the most recently released movies, and so much more.  Tons of HD choices are available with each of these programming tools, as well as with the included DVR, so that you never lose the exciting visuals you will quickly become accustomed to!

Have you ever wanted to make phone calls to anywhere you wanted without having to worry about audio quality OR how much the call will cost?  Now with Charter Phone Unlimited you get a calling plan that lets you call to any state no matter how far it is with zero charges ever applied!  You do not even have to think about what time you are calling if you do not want to because you get to enjoy cost-free calls to all 50 states and beyond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Digital quality audio offers the fastest connection between phones making each and every one of your conversations exceptionally clear.  You are guaranteed to get lost in the best conversations of your life with old friends and distant relatives when you switch to Charter Phone!

Along with affordable calling, over 1.5 million customers that have switched to Charter Digital Phone also enjoy ten of the most popular and advanced calling features including call screening, selective call acceptance, and call forwarding for the ultimate control over incoming calls.

Ordering Charter Communications services is now easier than ever, just like the services themselves!  Simply fill out a form online or make a quick call.  Amazing deals are regularly offered and you will not regret the easy use of online bill-pay and amazing affordability.  Reduce your stress and amp up your entertainment intake only with Charter Cable Deals!

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8Aug