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Rediscovering a Classic

Disney’s awakening force concerning old favorites isn’t limited to Star Wars these days…

Christmas and the holiday season is the time to be surrounded by loved ones, including nieces and nephews who enjoy learning about a fun new movie to get excited about. At this point in the year, there’s an unrivaled collective energy that has the truest power to bring people together. Even the stress of shopping for those perfect gifts in these final days (who, me?) is no match for the Christmas joys of late December and the promise of the impending new year. And one of these joys is the timeless classic “The Nutcracker.” I remember going to the theater with family to see the cinematic version (a longgggg version) when I was a kid. It’s one of those stories you don’t forget.

However, according to Disney, “The Nutcracker” is a story almost as old as time that can be reimagined for a new generation. And, apparently, there are four realms that push the boundaries of vibrant imaginative curiosity we never knew about…

The theatrical release date is a bit off into the future on November 2, 2018. Still, if there’s one studio that can sustain movie magic, it’s Disney.

Actress Mackenzie Foy (the trailer’s young heroine) famously played young Murph in Christopher Nolan’s 2014 space epic Interstellar. In that film, Ms. Foy’s affecting performance was limited to earth. In The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, she’s the one who takes off into unknown galaxies realms.


Happy Monday!

The first teaser for next summer’s highly-anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has (as the kids say) dropped.

Those din-o-saurs are dyn-o-mite!

Get excited because the first full trailer for Jurassic World’s follow-up will dis(e)rupt what you’re doing in the best way imaginable with ground shaking action, adventure, and breathtaking suspense this Thursday. Stay tuned to Jimmy’s Daily Planet to watch the forthcoming trailer later this week.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.  


Cinematic marketing continues to showcase its dynamic, evolving prowess in engaging storytelling.

And, in the short video below, it seems like Warner Bros. Pictures has once again rolled out its marketing response (or equivalent?) to the popular video sharing app Snapchat for their upcoming Christopher Nolan war epic.

Consider today’s blog post as just the 15-second teaser for this Friday’s more complete blog post after the forthcoming full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk premieres at noon ET.

It’s probably a safe prediction that a few more than 400,000 men and women will watch this very brief teaser and, consequently, the full-length trailer this Friday. That’s pretty mind-blowing, considering the infinite content available around us at all times.

Who doesn’t have 15-seconds to spare to immerse themselves into a World War II epic?

Update: Here’s the just released second Nolanchat for Dunkirk. 

Watching Between the Lines

Remember, “the force” started as two words on a page.

The Star Wars universe (movies, TV, merchandise, theme parks, etc.) is not only seeing a massive pop culture resurgence akin to its 1977 fanfare, but this franchise/brand is restyling movie promotions and marketing. For instance, Jimmy’s Daily Planet featured the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII‘s production announcement three weeks ago, which was a video teasing the first scene in the follow-up to The Force Awakens. That was a first; a hype video of the first day of shooting for a new film.

For marketers (and movie fans like myself), this new, dare it be said innovative, kind of announcement is exciting. However, too many teases too early does result in frustrating fatigue. Fortunately, the savvy marketing team for Star Wars has followed up their Episode VIII teaser with another video that will give fans a much quicker return than December 2017.

Remember that picture of the very first table read of The Force Awakens? The one that brought together the original cast and new blood for the revival of a globally beloved series? It appears as if curious fans will be able to get (and hear) the full experience of that now famous moment.

Ladies and gentlemen: Star Wars presents…a table read.

Star Wars has, once again, changed the way we watch movies.

Come April 5th, you can watch this iconic table read and more (as in the actual movie) in Blu-Rey.