#GirlPower! We Are Here For “Cars 3 (@pixarcars)!”

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It has been quite awhile since visited the world of Disney and Pixar’s Cars–six years to be exact! It is is no secret that we love ourselves some animated movies here at HeyMikeyATL, and the Cars franchise is definitely close to the top of the list of our favorite animated films of all times.

Well the resident champion of Cars 3, Lightning McQueen, is back and this time around he is in a race against an entity he probably can’t beat…TIME.

Lighting’s latest racing season begins as usual with him reminiscing on his mentor Doc, and preparing with his hometown friends for the biggest races in the world of Cars. As always, racing season is a time of celebration, fun, and reunions with old friends and rivals. However, all familiarity is shaken–and begins to crumble–with a surprising win from rookie, Jackson Storm. Jackson is haute, disrespectful, and most of all the face of a new wave of racers designed to be sleeker, stronger, and of course faster! Lightning and his compatriots soon find themselves left in the dust. After a tragic accident, Mr. McQueen finds himself back at the drawing board, itching for a comeback. However, it will not be easy with “youngsters” like Jackson in play. It will take all of Lightning’s skills, knowledge, and a surprising new, heroine, to set the world Cars back on track!

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Honestly, we have to say WE LOVE CARS! This film is yet another in a wave of Summer 2017 films that are showcasing Girl Power! Wonder Woman will have every little girl in the world begging for a sword and shield, but Cars will have them storm the gateways of Nascar and be looking to drive their own Cruz Ramirezes! If this is the last film in the franchise we are happy to see it end on an amazingly sweet and powerful note! Let here it for the girls AND LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!

You can catch Cars 3 in theaters everywhere Friday, June 16th!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) Releases First Trailer for “Raven’s Home! (@RavensHome)”

The anticipation continues to build as we all await the series premiere of Disney Channel’s newest sitcom, Raven’s Home!

As you already know the new series is a reboot of That’s So Raven, with Raven (Raven-Symone) and Chelsea (Anneliese Van Der Pol) as divorced mothers trying to raise their children together. One of Raven’s twins, her son, Baxter, inherits her psychic abilities and the fun–and mayhem–ensue!

via Variety:

Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol are now mothers as they reprise their role as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels. The dynamic duo is up to their same crazy antics, but this time, they are living under the same roof raising families of their own.

Raven’s 11-year-old twins Booker (Issac Brown) and Nia (Navia Robinson) join the cast along with Chelsea’s 9-year-old son Levi (Jason Maybaum), and Nia’s best friend Tess (Sky Katz).

While Booker is still coming to terms with is psychic tendencies, his mom, a vision veteran, remains unfazed with her son’s ability. As he comes to tell her about a vision he had, she quips back, “It’s not always about you, Booker.”

Still, family is just as important in the Baxter household, and according to Booker, they’ve got heart — and a whole bunch else.

Symoné will join longtime writer-producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff as executive producers on the series. “That’s So Raven” originally aired four seasons and 100 episodes between 2003 and 2007.

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“Devon Carter” is Back! Johnathan McDaniel (@liljsback) Reprises His Role on Disney’s “Raven’s Home!”

Raven’s Home, the highly anticipated sequel series to Disney’s That’s So Raven is nearly here! July 21st marks the series premiere and we could not be happier–well until now! News has rolled in that another cast member from the original series–NOT Orlando Brown–is reprising their role in their new series.

Yep, the original series’ resident hottie,  Jonathan McDaniel, is returning as “Devon Carter” in Raven’s Home!

via Love B. Scott & E!

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Jonathan McDaniel as “Devon Carter” in Disney’s “Raven’s Home”

Jonathan McDaniel will be reprising the role of Devon Carter, Raven’s boyfriend in ‘That’s So Raven’ seasons two-four. As the new story goes, Raven and Devon got married and had two kids together…and now they’re divorced.

In the new series, viewers will see Raven and her BFF Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) as divorced single mothers, raising their children together in the same chaotic household. And it looks like Raven’s ability to see the future is genetic, as one of her 11-year-old twins Booker (Issac Ryan Brown) has the same ability.

Raven’s other twin, Nia, will be played by Navia Robinson, while Jason Maybaum will take on the role of Chelsea’s son Levi, and Sky Katz will be playing Tess, Booker and Nia’s best friend and neighbor.

E! News was on set for Jonathan McDaniel’s Raven’s Home debut, so tune in tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. for an exclusive interview with Raven and Jonathan, as well as an exclusive first look at the Disney Channel series’ set.

That’s So Raven fans will remember Devon as Raven’s longtime crush-turned-BF, who she remained in a relationship with after he moved to Seattle. He often returned and paid Raven a visit when his father would come to San Francisco for business trips.

“There is only one Raven—and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all—the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny. After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again,” Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement when the sequel series was announced.

We cannot wait for Raven’s Home  to debut. We just wonder what split Raven and Devon up? The series definitely has to explore that. Either way we are just ready to see the old (minus Orlando) and new cast all together!

Written By: Michael  “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[PHOTOS] Disney (@Disney) Officially Orders “That’s So Raven” Spinoff, “Raven’s Home!” Meet The Cast !

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We are singing loudly, “That’s So Raven! It’s the future I can see! That’s So Raven it’s so mysterious to me yeah!”

Well it really is not quite so mysterious any longer as we have received news that Disney has officially ordered That’s So Raven’s spinoff series, Raven’s Home!

Disney also revealed the cast. Get the details below!

via Love B. Scott

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Anneliese van der Pol will reprise her role as Raven’s best friend Chelsea, and Isaac Brown (black-ish), Navia Robinson (Being Mary Jane), Jason Maybaum (Superstore) and Sky Katz (America’s Got Talent) will also star.

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(l-r) Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, Isaac Brown, and Sky Katz; cast of Raven’s Home

Isaac and Navia will play Raven’s 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia, Jason will play Chelsea’s son Levi and Sky will play Nia’s best friend Tess.

via TVLine:

“Raven’s Home” will follow Chelsea and Raven — both divorced single mothers — raising their children in a house together. But as the official description warns, “when one of Raven’s kids begins to show signs that they have inherited her trait of catching glimpses of the future, the already hectic household gets turned upside down, keeping even Raven on her toes.”

We are super excited about this new spinoff. It is yet another reboot of hit series from the nineties and early 2000s we are more than happy to revisit. We are gazing into the future and seeing this show will bona fide hit! However, the premise of the show does feel a bit Fuller Houseish (LOL). One thing is for sure we definitely did not have to be clairvoyant to know that Orlando Brown would be nowhere in sight of this series. If they use Eddie’s character at all we do not doubt it will be a complete recast. Disney is pretty liberal nowadays, but they are not going to want him, his drugs, or his sex tape anywhere near this series! Happy viewing guys!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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“Tale As Old As Time…” Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” (@beourguest) Is EPIC!

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Disney has truly found itself a new niche with these amazing live action films over the last few years.

Maleficent definitely led the way, but the company’s current live action feature, Beauty and The Beast takes the cake!

This film is nothing short of epic and does an amazing job of adapting the original animated film to a live action format!

The film is based on Belle (Emma Watson), a “funny girl,” and inventor who shares her love for art, learning, and invention with her doting father, Maurice. Belle tires of her “provincial life” in her little village where everything is the same day to day. She longs for adventure and something more than a regular life. Beautiful and intelligent, her attributes earn her the affections of the arrogant and narcissistic village “hero,” Gaston (Luke Evans). However, Belle soon gets more than what she bargained for out of life when she finds her father has been imprisoned by The Beast (Dan Stevens) and selflessly takes his place. Whereas Belle sees herself as his prisoner, she is single-handedly the last best hope The Beast and his servants have to regain their humanity.

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Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning attending #BeOurGuestATL’s screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A special screening of the film, the #BeOurGuestATL event, was hosted by Rolling Out correspondent, Romeo International, with artist and dancer, Saidah Nairobi; who has performed with mega artists including Beyoncé, Ciara and Usher. Saidah Nairobi recently released her debut single “We Are” available now.

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Congrats! Donald Glover (@donaldglover) & James Earl Jones (@jamesearljones) Cast as Simba & Mufasa in “The Lion King” Remake!

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Donald Glover (aka “Childish Gambino), may very well be having the best year ever!

Not only will he be a young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars movie, his hit series Atlanta won a number of Golden Globes, and now he has been cast in the role of a lifetime in Disney’s The Lion King remake! It has been reported that the rapper/singer turned actor will voice the film’s protagonist, Simba!

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As you recall, Disney has been remaking its animated films into live action movies;  Maleficent, Cinderella, Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and The Beast have already been released or are soon to debut. Live actions films based on Aladdin’s Genie, and The Little Mermaid are already in the works. The Lion King, however, stands out as the “creme de la creme” of animated films, holding the title of the highest grossing animated film of all time. Its live action remake may very well prove to be the shining jewel in Disney’s new approach to these classic films.

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Get The Details! “Frozen 2” Disney Crossover & Elsa’s Girlfriend?!

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Frozen is undoubtedly one of Disney’s most beloved and legendary films. Although it is not old when compared to films like Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King,  or The Little Mermaid; its characters are just as memorable and may be even more relevant to present times.

Fans everywhere went crazy last year when Disney announced they were making a sequel to the hit film; and now details of what will be happening to Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and the rest of the gang have begun to surface!

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Elsa, Anna and Tarzan

Apparently the sequel feature appearances from other Disney characters. The first interesting detail of Frozen 2 may very well address their long lost brother, Tarzan! As you recall, in an interview last year the creator of Frozen confirmed that the Elsa and Anna’s parents did not perish at sea, but were instead shipwrecked and gave birth to The King of The Jungle. The new film may be set to explore all the siblings meeting in a familiar theme Tarzan fans already know about, “two worlds, one family.”

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