LEARN HOW TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS WITH NINJA GORILLA ON ZOOMOO’S NEW SHOW POP FICTION, EXCLUSIVELY ON DIRECTV

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS WITH NINJA GORILLA ON ZOOMOO’S NEW SHOW POP FICTION, EXCLUSIVELY ON DIRECTV

Pop Fiction debuts this Sunday, May 1 at 1pm ET/12pm CT and rebroadcasts at 5pm ET/4pm CT exclusively on channel 432 DIRECTV

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ZooMoo, the channel that’s “All about animals, all the time,” debuts its latest program Pop Fiction(Cuentos Pop), starring Gorilla Ninja! Like any good ninja, Gorilla Ninja knows how to use his hands in a very creative way and can create amazing animals using balloons.

Pop Fiction (Cuentos Pop) debuts this Sunday, May 1 at 1pm ET/12pm CT and rebroadcasts at 5pm ET/4pm CT exclusively on channel 432 DIRECTV.

In Pop Fiction (Cuentos Pop), Gorilla Ninja opens his storybook and details how animals came to be exactly as they are today. Always with a trick up his sleeve, Gorilla Ninja converts colorful balloons to animal form to better illustrate his stories. Have you ever wondered how the giraffe’s long neck came to be? How the turtle got its shell? Or how do tigers get their stripes? In Pop Fiction (Cuentos Pop), you’ll get all the answers to these questions and more.

Balloons aren’t Gorilla Ninja’s only area of expertise. Watch this video to learn how to make an origami penguin with Gorilla Ninja and his primate friend, the extraordinary Francis the lemur. To learn more about the animal world through the art of origami, don’t miss ZooMoo’s Origanimals (Origanimales)every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am ET / 10:30am CT (repeats at 4:30am and 6:30pm ET / 3:30am and 5:30pm CT).

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Exorcist announcement from Halloween Horror Nights 2016

“WHAT AN EXCELLENT DAY FOR AN EXORCISM”

ICONIC HORROR FILM THE EXORCIST COMING TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

All-New Haunted Mazes will Unleash the Scariest Movie of All Time on the 

Nation’s Premier Halloween Events in Orlando and Hollywood this September

CLICK HERE for a Glimpse of the Horror that Awaits

For the first time ever, supernatural thriller, “The Exorcist,” will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new horrifying mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September.

The twisted minds behind the nation’s best, most intense Halloween events will bring to life one of the scariest and most nightmare-inducing horror films in history.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film.

They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Exorcist” maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring “Halloween Horror Nights’” guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother.

The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil.

Revered as one of the scariest movies of all-time, “The Exorcist” earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of subsequent films since its terrifying debut in 1973.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event.

For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film.

The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner.

Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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Own ‘Zoolander No. 2’ on Digital HD 5/3 and Blu-Ray Combo Pack 5/24

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ZOOLANDER
No. 2
The Magnum Edition

Prepare for the Dangerously Sexy Adventure on Digital HD May 3, 2016 and
on Blu-ray Combo Pack May 24

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Long time no Z. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell reprise their iconic roles in the “ridiculously funny” (Mara Reinstein, Us WeeklyZOOLANDER NO. 2: THE MAGNUM EDITION, which critics are calling “every bit as good as the original classic” (Gersh Kuntzman, New York Daily News).  The highly anticipated sequel hits the catwalk on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 24, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives fashionably early on Digital HD
May 3.

Featuring Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and a host of celebrity cameos including
Justin Bieber and Billy Zane, the hilarious comedy tops the original with even more wild and outrageous situations. When a mystery assassin starts killing off the world’s most beautiful people, haute-shot Interpol agent Valentina Valencia (Cruz) learns the key to this deadly plot lies with Derek (Stiller) and Hansel (Wilson).  Recruited for a top secret mission, they must return to the world of high fashion, reclaim their fame, and save the day. The only things standing in their way: the criminal mastermind Mugatu (Ferrell) and his evil fashion protégé (Wiig).

ZOOLANDER NO. 2: THE MAGNUM EDITION looks really, really ridiculously good-looking on Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes a Digital HD version of the film and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Go on location to Rome with Ben Stiller and the all-star cast as they discuss the legacy of Zoolander and reveal the secrets behind the sequel. Plus, discover the origins of the iconic character Derek Zoolander, and laugh out loud as Kristen Wiig’s Alexanya Atoz introduces her revolutionary new beauty product “Youth Milk.” And for a limited time only, get a bonus digital copy of the original Zoolander with the Blu-ray Combo Pack.

ZOOLANDER NO. 2: THE MAGNUM EDITION Blu-ray Combo Pack

The ZOOLANDER NO. 2: THE MAGNUM EDITION Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English DTS:X, English DTS Headphone: X, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as access to a Digital HD copy of the original Zoolander and the following:

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ZooMoo – Celebrates Earth Day

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ZOOMOO, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH DIRECTV CHANNEL 432, CELEBRATES EARTH DAY AND THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY WITH THE ORANGUTAN FAMILY FUN SPECIAL

“All about animals, all the time,” ZooMoo zeroes in on the orangutan and all the endangered primates who are losing their natural habitat

ZooMoo is celebrating Earth Day and 2016 as the Year of the Monkey with the Orangutan Family Fun Special (Especial de la Familia Orangután). This show pays homage to all the different species of primates that are decreasing in numbers and increasingly facing threats to and loss of their natural habitats. During this program, the orangutan Baby DJ (Monito DJ) scans his family tree next to his father Douglas Orang to learn (and also teach) about the different primates that are part of their extended family, such as the chimpanzees, macaques, proboscis monkeys, Japanese macaques, langurs, gorillas and gibbons. The Orangutan Family Special airs Saturdays at 8am and 6pm ET / 7am and 5pm CT exclusively on DIRECTV’s channel 432.

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The Orangutan Family Fun Special is not the only show on ZooMoo that features fascinating primates. In Storytime, Mom Orang’ (Mamá Orangután) reads stories about the animal world to her baby Baby DJ before bedtime. Check out this clip from Storytime, which teaches children about the African legend of how the bat got its wings: https://youtu.be/pZ8GZM8D5xM

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Watch The First Trailer For ‘THE INFILTRATOR’

OHHH MANNNNN!!! It’s finally here movie fans!! The first trailer for #TheInfiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston.

WATCH IT NOW…

HOLY CRAP BALLS!! I had to watch it again. This movie looks freaking amazing! Did you see the cast? Save the date people!!! #TheInfiltrator comes to theatres on July 15, 2016.

Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

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THE INFILTRATOR

Enter to Win! ‘Mother’s Day’ Screening Passes

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Directed By: Garry Marshall
Written By: Tom Hines, Lily Hollander, Anya Kochoff & Matthew Walker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Britt Robertson, Jennifer Anniston, Shay Mitchell, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Jon Lovitz

SYNOPSIS: Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Did you watch the trailer, movie fans? Looks pretty funny and super sweet cast. #MothersDayMovie hits theaters April 29 but with these passes – you’ll see it first. Good luck downloading these – – better move fast!!

If you end up going – feel free to tag me and I’ll re-share ya!! (FB/iwatchmike, Twitter/mikethemovieguy, IG/mikethemovieguy or SC/mikethamovieguy)

 

SAN DIEGO:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

AMC Plaza Bonita 14
3050 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City CA, 91950

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/YRAKg24018

SAN JOSE:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

AMC Eastridge 15
2190 Eastridge Loop
San Jose CA, 95122

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/HGqnW00862

FRESNO:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Regal Manchester Stadium 16
2055 E. Shields Ave.
Fresno CA, 93726

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/dvQMp84013

NEW YORK:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Regal Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway
New York NY, 10003

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/MWzDj08975

HOUSTON:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Edwards Houston MarqE Stadium 23 & IMAX
7620 Katy Freeway
Houston TX, 77024

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/yZFHO08072

CHICAGO:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Regal Cinemas City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
2600 N. Western Ave.
Chicago IL, 60647

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/DwEha98194

LOS ANGELES:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Cinepolis Pico Rivera
8540 Whittier Blvd.
Pico Rivera CA, 90660

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/QRhAm15478

MIAMI:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

AMC Sunset Place 24
5701 Sunset Dr.
South Miami FL, 33143

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/LVRrp59650

PHOENIX:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

AMC Westgate 20
9400 West Hanna Lane
Glendale AZ, 85305

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/KJVey53317

DALLAS:

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Cinemark 17 and IMAX
11819 Webb Chapel
Dallas TX, 75234

IWM: http://www.gofobo.com/WwNUR69419

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THIS PROMOTION WILL END WHEN ALL PASSES ARE GONE. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. Only U.S. residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate and win. Movie passes do not guarantee entry. Please read screening ticket for all rules.

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#MothersDayMovie April 29

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IG: @seemothersday

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’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ on Digital HD 5/24 and Blu-Ray Combo Pack 6/7

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FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY COMES
A GRIPPING AND ACTION-PACKED STORY OF COURAGE

Intense True Story Arrives on Digital HD May 24, 2016

Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 7

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 7, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD May 24.

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012.  The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with the members of the Annex Security Team.

The 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD includes an hour of bonus content featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the six ex-military operators recounting the extraordinary detail involved in recreating the events from the attack. Plus, join the cast and crew as they highlight the filmmaking process and how director Michael Bay brought the film to life.

The Blu-ray containing the feature film is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment. Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.

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Fear the Walking Dead: “We All Fall Down” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 2
 
Hey #FTWD fans!!!  This week Mike and Jesus got together to talk about Episode 2 of Fear the Walking Dead!  Despite their lies about why Brancey and I couldn’t join them this week, it’s still a great review! LOL!  Never fear…Brancey and I should be back next week!
 
So check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!
 
SYNOPSIS: The group seeks shelter with a survivalist family; and Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Meanwhile, Salazar works to discover Strand’s intentions.
 

 
 

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#WARCRAFT – In Theaters, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D Friday, June 10 (NEW TRAILER)

 

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.  As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction.  From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (MoonSource Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan.  Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers.  Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.  Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures.  www.warcraftmovie.com

Genre: 3D Epic Adventure
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Written by: Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones
Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s: “Warcraft”
Produced by: Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner Stuart Fenegan
Executive Producers: Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Mike Morhaime, Paul Sams

From Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ WARCRAFT is in theaters June 10, 2016.

Follow WARCRAFT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarcraftMovie

PENTATONIX: World Tour 2016 (Review)

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Hey there music fans!!  I wanted to take the time to talk about an amazing show I saw last night in Sunrise, FL and why it was so amazing!

We got to the BB&T Center to pick up our tickets and found out that our seats had been upgraded. Woot woot!  An up-and-coming artist named AJ opened up and was followed by Us the Duo, who were absolutely amazing!!

Pentatonix (Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Avi Kaplan) came out and showed the crowd why they’re putting a cappella on the map!  Their voices together are insane.  I was actually surprised to see how many loyal fans they seemed to have here in Miami because the fans down here are known to be fickle.  Every song they played was sung right back to them with such enthusiasm, it really made me happy to see.  As a former chorus nerd (& proud), I know how difficult it is to sing a cappella, so to see Pentatonix succeed at the rate they’re succeeding is definitely something to commend. They’re not just singing along to a track someone else made.  They have to lay out an intricate plan for each member to ensure the quality of sound they’re known for.  Definitely not your typical artist, and they deserve a ton of recognition for that. Each member brings something different to the table, and if you think Kevin is just a beatboxer, check him out playing the cello! Incredible!

The vocals were on point, the stage show didn’t overpower the group and the crowd was great.  The only “annoying” part about the show was the workers going around stopping people from taking pictures or videos.  On one hand I get it…you can’t truly experience the show behind your phone, but I like to have a few pictures and videos to relive the memories from the show in the future.  In any case, I managed to get a few pictures before having to put my camera away:

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And this picture was posted by Us the Duo on Twitter following the show.  They came out and performed “If I Ever Fall in Love” with the group and it was nothing short of amazing. Especially when Kevin hit those high notes!!

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It was definitely worth it to check this group out live, and I highly recommend the show for anyone who is a true fan of music and the hard work that goes into it.  This group is so incredibly talented and they really appreciate their fans. One of my favorite moments of the night was seeing how emotional they were.  Scott made a joke about having a sappy moment, but I loved it! They deserve the success they’re achieving, and I’m proud to be a fan. Check out the setlist below, and the dates for the remaining stops on the tour!

SETLIST in Sunrise, FL – April 13, 2016

Cracked
Na Na Na
Cheerleader
Can’t Sleep Love
Evolution of Michael Jackson
Love Yourself/Where Are U Now
If I Ever Fall in Love
Kevin – Cello Solo (Bach)
Radioactive/Say/Papa
No
Misbehavin’
Water
Christus
Aha!
Daft Punk
Rose Gold
New Years Day

ENCORE
Light in the Hallway
Sing

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Pentatonix: Official Site
Twitter: PTX Official

 

Fear the Walking Dead: “Monster” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 1
 
Hey #FTWD fans!!! VRO hosts Brancey, Jesus and I got together to talk about the Season 2 premiere episode of Fear the Walking Dead!  We even got a bit of inside information from the press conference for the show from Jesus, who attended the conference in LA. Check out our podcast below and let us know your thoughts!
 
SYNOPSIS: Travis, Madison, and their blended family set sail on Strand’s boat off the coast of California in an effort to escape the apocalypse. While they’re looking for safety, they only find more threats and trouble at sea.
 

 
Fear the Walking Dead: “Monster” Podcast Review

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The Walking Dead: “Last Day on Earth” – Season 6 Finale Review

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Season 6 | Episode 16
 
Mike, Brancey & I reviewed the season 6 finale of #TheWalkingDead. “Last Day on Earth” aired Sunday, April 3 on AMC. We also read Jesus’s Goodshows app review + other community members reviews. See more of The Walking Dead at AMC.com
 
SYNOPSIS: Morgan makes a sacrifice in order to save Carol. Meanwhile, Rick and the group travel to the Hilltop with an ailing Maggie, as the confrontation with Negan looms near.
 

 
The Walking Dead: “Last Day on Earth” – Season 6 Finale Review
 
 

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DIRECTV CHANNEL ZOOMOO PREMIERES ORIGANIMALES

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DIRECTV CHANNEL ZOOMOO PREMIERES ORIGANIMALES

The new and innovative series uses advanced technology to create a world of animals in a creative way that can only be seen in the United States exclusively through DIRECTV on channel 432, every Saturday and Sunday from April 9 at 11:30 am ET

Welcome to Planet Origami! ZooMoo, the first interactive children’s channel in the world designed to promote a love of nature and animals through a unique and safe experience, will debut its newest show called Origanimales (Origanimals). The program takes place in Planet Origami, a whole world of 3D animation where everything is done with origami figures, including water, mountains, rocks, and especially the Origanimales (origami + animals).  The show’s central characters are Khye the Koala, Ryan the Rino, Fiona the Fox and Zoe the Zebra. Together they form the rescue team “Los Fabulosos 4.” Join them throughout their rescue missions where they use their origami ability to create different objects and animals to help any wild animal in need.

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Watchathon is back!! Entertaining Ideas – What Kind of TV Watcher Are You?

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Entertaining Ideas
What Kind Of TV Watcher Are You?

If you’re like most people, you simply cannot find the time to stay current with all the great TV that’s available. Fortunately, there’s Watchathon Week, an annual TV binge-athon that gives Xfinity TV customers free, unlimited access to the hottest shows from premium, cable and broadcast networks on Xfinity On Demand. With carte-blanche access to more than 250 series from April 18 – 24, there may be no better time to hunker down and catch-up on all you’ve been missing. What’s more, most of this great programming will also be available on-the-go via the Xfinity TV mobile app and website.

Of course, not everyone watches the same sort of shows. What kind of TV watcher are you?

The One-Show Die Hard:

You have no intention of moving from the couch until you finish your series from start to finish. Maybe you’ve heard co-workers gab about HBO’s Game of Thrones or you’ve heard good things about STARZ’s Power but never got around to watching. Or maybe you plan to use the week to watch every episode from every seasons of FOX’s The Simpsons. That’s right – every single episode (nearly 600 of them!) from the series are yours for the binging during the week. Here’s your chance to settle in, fire up your set-top box and let the episodes roll on Xfinity On Demand.

 

The One-Genre Fanatic:

Is any and all reality TV your thing? If so, use the week to catch up on current seasons of NBC’s The Voice, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. If you prefer reality that broadens your horizons a bit more you can check out every episode from every season of Discovery’s hits Bering Sea Gold and Gold Rush. Just looking for some good drama? During Watchathon Week, you can follow the infamous trial of the O.J. Simpson case on FX’s American Crime Story or step into the historic worlds of History’s The Vikings and STARZ’s Outlander and Black Sails.  If you simply prefer to watch some laugh out loud comedy, USA’s Playing House, NBC’s Superstore, FOX’s The Grinder and TV Land’s Younger can put a smile on your face and prove a great option for when you’re in the need for something quick and light.

 

The Español Loyalist:

You know you’ve got options and choose to watch your entertainment in Español, because you can. Whether you’re a fan of telenovelas or looking for a new top rated show in English to obsess about in Spanish with SAP (secondary audio programming), Watchathon Week gives you free access to more of the programming you want in your language of preference. So what are you waiting for? Get in on the action today and catch up on all four seasons of Telemundo’s super series El Señor de los Cielos. You’ll also have access to programs available only during Watchathon Week like Nuestra Tele’s La Viuda de la Mafia and Pasiones’ Xica de Silva, as well all episodes of Telemundo’s Dueños del Paraiso and the current season of La Viuda Negra from UniMás.

 

The FOMO Inflicted:

In other words, do you have a “fear of missing out” and always want to be in the know with the latest pop culture developments? If so, Watchathon Week is your chance to catch up on current seasons of all the buzziest TV you’ve been missing, including the FOX’s Empire and AMC’s The Walking Dead. You can also check out the entire first season of the hot new shows that had everyone talking, including USA’s Mr. Robot, FOX’s Scream Queens, ABC’s Quantico and NBC’s Chicago Med.

 

The Indecisive:

Can’t make a decision? It’s hard when there are so many options. Don’t worry—Xfinity’s team of entertainment experts has you covered with a long list of recommendations on www.Xfinity.com/Watchathon to help you make the most of the week.

So, binge on.

 

Season Two for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Can Bring Unexpected Situations

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Written by Jesus Figueroa
With a successful season one, “Fear the Walking Dead” returns with new scenarios which can be interesting to see what comes out of them.
“The Walking Dead” sparked an uproar with a spectacular and haunting final scene and “Fear the Walking Dead” takes no break before coming back with the season premiere the week after the season six finale for “The Walking Dead.”
Although both series come from the same Walking Dead Universe each have a difference to them.
“The difference for us in (Fear the Walking Dead) is there’s not a safe place,” co-creator Dave Erikson said. “We are going from one unsafe place trying to find another safe place. There’s not a safe place out there.”
“Fear the Walking Dead” proved in an outstanding, and record breaking fashion, that it can stand alone as a series and that even though everything the audience has known about this universe is still applicable, there is still so much to be explored.
“I don’t think we will ever truly shake the walking dead,” actor Frank Dillane said. “I don’t think we want to.”
Six episodes in season one for “Fear the Walking Dead” were just barely enough to give the audience a taste of what was skipped over in “The Walking Dead.”
The audience now begins to see how society broke down and through some amazing characters just how far things were pushed to survive.
“I think what is great for this season is that it is 15 episodes,” Actress Alycia Debnam-Carey said. “Six episodes was a very small amount of time for us to establish our own show, to break away from such a huge franchise mothership.”
For the series to break off and show a section of this story which has no comic book background was daring.
The franchise has become beloved by the fans because of the way it stays true and yet deviates from the comic.
It allows for more creative ways to tell the story when criticism for moving away from an original story isn’t present.
“It’s very refreshing to be working on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ because there is no comic book series to draw from,” creator Robert Kirkman said. “It’s all new and exciting and there is a lot more potential to surprise the audience.”
The manner in which these characters grow becomes more natural because the audience is seeing it for the first time.
There is no prior ties with characters in “Fear the Walking Dead” and the audience can relate to them, enjoy them, hate them and watch them grow almost at the same pace as the writers.
“I expect we will see quite a journey from (Alicia),” Debnam-Carey said.
I’m sure there is still much to learn about every character as six episodes just began the back story and the story to everything in this series.
The twist and turns of this series, the characters that step up and become leaders, the beloved characters who become hated for their actions all have created a series with heart and depth.
There’s still one character which can go either way — hero or not — in Victor Strand.
Victor has this mystery around him because the audience hasn’t gotten to know him as well as the rest of the cast.
“I think that Victor (Strand) believes in things in black and white terms,” actor Coleman Domingo said. “I think that what he says he means. I think that he may not reveal too much because maybe it’s about him maybe strategizing.”
There’s much more to be seen and even more to be learned in the story.
The end game for these characters ha not been established and it’s unclear where they are headed, except it has been seen that they are going to be out at sea.
“This season put us in an entirely different environment, on the ocean in a boat in the elements, and none of us are sea farers except for (Victor Strand)” Kim Dickens said. “It’s been very exciting for us. It’s offered us alot of new challenges just as actors.”
Characters have started to change, the innocent are beginning to be exposed to a harsher truth and they are being forced to grow up quicker and adapt to this new world.
The biggest change comes from two characters who have lost their mothers and are now dealing with their loss in different ways.
“(Ophelia) is trying to figure out who she can trust, who is a friend and who is a foe,” actress Mercedes Mason said.
“You see Chris in a very dark place,” actor Lorenzo James Henrie said. “Like Ophelia they both lose their mother. You see Chris in a very dark place.”
These situations define who people, characters, become in the series.
Just like “The Walking Dead,” this series works with character development to logically show where these characters end up.
These characters face difficult situations physically, mentally and emotionally.
Each one of the characters reacts differently and it’s what makes them so real.
“I don’t even know exactly what is too far, I don’t think we know until we are in that situation,” Domingo said. “Honestly, I think that’s the interesting thing about these characters, they have no idea, we have no idea the stuff that we are made of and when we are at these cross roads what we will actually do.”
What has captured the attention of people is the way the story develops, the way the characters adapt, the human element to a zombie story.
The best part of this series is that it tries to work on the psychology behind how humans adapt to a world where zombies are introduced, and how they are changed to survive for the long haul.
“That is one of the thematically elements, that question of what will you sacrifice, in terms of your ethics and morality, to survive,” Kirkman said.
This dive into the human mind, the soul and essence of a person is what makes these series fantastic.
The special effects are amazing and the icing on the cake, but the heart of this show is the way it portrays the human element.
“I think that’s why this genre is so fascinating, because you think the audience can live into these primal fears that we have,” Dickens said. “What if we are not protected, what if society is crumbling around us, what if the government isn’t taking care of me, what if I can’t protect my family.”
The characters are all in situations that the audience can put themselves in.
This isn’t a horror story where the supernatural takes center stage, it’s a psychological drama where humans take the center stage and some supernatural stuff happens around them.
The best part is watching how each of their minds work and what they do to adapt and fit in.
“Where Chris is, everyone who is not his dad, he’s going to be searching for something from them,” Henrie said. “The big thing for Chris is he is trying to find affection from everyone, but at the same time he is trying to find out where does he (fit in).”
This story may be taking place in California, but it’s not limited to the area.
It’s made universal.
“Theoretical it is global, so, whatever our characters, be it in Georgia or California, are suffering through right now they are suffering through out the entire world,” said.
“We are well aware that we are taking on something a lot bigger this time around,” Mason said. “It’s more exciting.”
This show moves fast and the timeline is short.
There’s so much happening and characters deal with so much.
Through it all the story continues and there’s no point where it feels it drags along.
It’s chaotic and thrilling while still insightful and though provoking.
“It’s confusing for our show because this is all happening in a short period of time,” Alycia Debnam-Carey said. “They started setting up things in earlier drafts of scripts, that were quite transformative or character changes, physical appearance and characteristic changes and I think they figured out they needed to stretch it out a little more.”
AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” premieres April 10.