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Disney Swaps Jungle Book/The Finest Hours Release Dates

FinestHoursIt’s that time of year – inevitably within a month or so of our annual movie preview episodes, studios start shuffling around release dates for the coming year. This Fall’s shuffle appears to be relatively minor, but reflects a rather interesting strategy by Disney.

It looks like the dominoes started to fall back in December, when Warner Bros. decided to move Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, Jungle Book: Origins from an October 2016 release to October 2017. At the time, The Hollywood Reporter suggested that Warner Bros. was buying the film some breathing room from the October 2015 release of Disney’s Jon Favreau-helmed Jungle Book film.

Today, Disney decided to suck up some of that oxygen, and chased after Warner Bros. entry by rescheduling the Favreau version of Jungle Book for an April 15, 2016 release. But the 2015 Disney movie slate will remain packed, with the same total of 11 films over 12 months. The Chris Pine/Casey Affleck/Eric Bana disaster-at-sea film The Finest Hours has been moved into the October 9, 2015 release window previously occupied by Jungle Book. The Hollywood Reporter story mentioned above cites a Disney insider suggesting that Disney felt that the more serious disaster film was better-suited to the Fall release period. I don’t know that anyone is really buying that rationale though, given that Disney used this release window in recent years for: Secretariat (2010); Frankenweenie (2012); and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014).

it does seem unusual that an epic, effects-heavy, live-action 3-D film would have its release date moved up by six months. Looking at the swapped release dates, the thing that jumps out at me is that perhaps Disney is trying to buy some breathing room for The Finest Hours. Early Fall 2015 is just about the only bare spot in a busy film release year for Disney, with nothing else on the calendar between the July 17 release of Ant-Man and The Good Dinosaur‘s Thanksgiving release. Meanwhile, pushing Jungle Book to April 15, 2016 gives Disney a bit of counter-programming to Columbia Pictures’ Goosebumps film.

What do you think of this release date swap? Are you interested in seeing a dramatic rescue-at-sea film from Disney this Fall? Are you disappointed that Disney’s latest version of Jungle Book is being pushed back? Why do you think they swapped dates? Tell us about it in the comments.

Hat tip to Kevin Crossman for the heads up on the date swap!

Live Beercast 4 Recording – Saturday, January 3rd

MicrophoneWe’re scheduled to record the fourth installment of our Beercast series a week from today, on Saturday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m. Central Time. While it will be another week or so before that recording is released as a podcast, we thought it might be fun to try recording a Beercast live. So if any of your are interested in joining in the fun, we’ll be broadcasting Beercast 4 on DISDads Radio. If you’d like to drink along with us, the list of beers for Beercast 4 is:

  1. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
  2. Lagunitas IPA
  3. Magic Hat #9

All three of those beers should be pretty readily available in most markets. If you join us live, we’ll invite you to share your opinions as we sample. NOTE: As you can imagine, the atmosphere during a Beercast recording is a bit . . . loose. While the final edited version of the show in the podcast feed will be edited to merit our “Clean” rating, the live feed may not be appropriate for all ages.

The DAD Show #87 – WDW and More with Ryan & Noah Treichler

On this week’s DAD Show, DISDad Ryan Treichler is joined by DISKid Noah, just hours after their return from a vacation that included a variety of Central Florida attractions and new experiences. They tried out a couple of new offsite resorts, the Hilton Bonnet Creek and B Resort in Downtown Disney, in addition to trying out Old Key West, a new (to them) DVC resort. Picking up where last year’s Fall trip report left off, Ryan’s vacation planning was once again inspired by other DISDads Podcast episodes. On the way to Walt Disney World, and before heading back home from WDW, the Treichler family checked out some of the experiences discussed on last month’s Other Side of Orlando show (Episode 242). And if that wasn’t enough, Ryan surprised Noah by reaching all the way back to Episode 17’s discussion of WDW Tours and scheduling a DiveQuest Tour in the Living Seas at Epcot. Throughout the episode, Noah offers his unique tween perspective on a trip full of new experiences.

The DAD Show is your humpday vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

Do you have any questions or comments about the Treichler’s trip? Want to share your vacation story with us? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes.

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ICYMI Saturday

In Case You Missed It – News and Notes from around the DISDads CommunityIMG_0614

1. Our October live podcast will be tomorrow, Sunday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time. Ryan Treichler, David Juart, and Kevin Crossman will be on the panel, as we play Over/Under with the Disney Rumor Mill. We’ll post the recording after the show, but if you join us live you can participate in the show via chat or even by calling in to the Skype call. We’re using a backup server at Caster.fm while the DISDads Radio server is being rebuilt.

2. We’ve opened another round of sales of DISDads.com dri-fit polo-style shirts. They’re available in four colors (Green, Blue, Red and Gray) for $35 each (plus shipping). Reviews from the first round of orders of these shirts have been extremely positive. You pre-order must be placed by November 10, 2014, and we need a minimum of 24 shirts to submit a production run. Place your order here. (Assuming we have enough pre-orders for a production run, these shirts should be received by purchasers by the end of November).

3. Congrats to DISDads John Thomas, Richard Grady, James Cameron, Terry Hawkins, Matt Feeney and Joshua Shusterman on making it to Round 2 of the Disney Moms Panel selection process (and better luck next time to the dads who didn’t advance). Good luck gentlemen, we’re all counting on you!

4. I’m headed to Disneyland next week, and I’m STILL looking for any tips and/or suggestions you might have for me. You can post them as comments to my Disneyland Pre-Trip Report podcast either here on the blog or on Facebook.

5. The next round of DISDads Podcast show panel sign-ups has been posted on the DISDads message boards. We’re always looking to include new participants on the show!

6. There still room for more participants on the DISDads Dream Cruise, sailing from Port Canaveral on June 22, 2015. It’s less than 250 days until the cruise, but still over 170 days until final payment is due. What could be better than relaxing on a cruise around The Bahamas with fellow DISDads (and their families, many of which include capable and eager tween and teen babysitter volunteers)? Request your free, no-obligation price quote today!

As always, thank you all for your support and participation. You are what make this community the friendliest, most generous Disney fan community in all of cyberspace!

The DAD Show #78 – Crowdsourcing Disneyland with Aaron

Photo Credit: David Matt

Photo Credit: David Matt

The week’s DAD Show is something . . . a little bit different. The Rittmaster Family, veterans of the Walt Disney World theme park experience, have their first-ever Disneyland trip coming up in just a couple of weeks. They’ve got a basic structure figured out for the trip, but are struggling with the details. So on this week’s show, Aaron invites the DISDads Podcast community to help crowdsource their vacation plans.

The DAD Show is your humpday vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

What suggestions or recommendations do you have for the Rittmasters? Want to share your vacation story with us? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes.

Drink along with Beercast II

TresPistolesAfter the first Beercast was released back in early July, we had some requests to release the sampling list in advance before the release of next Beercast. We thought that was a great idea, so here’s the list for Beercast II, which will be released this coming Sunday, August 31, 2014.
1. Chimay Blue
2. Unibroue Trois Pistoles
3. Bear Republic Racer 5

Heads up – we discovered that the drought in California appears to be impacting Bear Republic’s production. Racer 5 has all-of-a-sudden gotten very difficult to find, at least in the Midwest. With this list, you can sample over the holiday weekend, or wait to taste along with the show on Sunday!

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