MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT COLLARS SUPER HERO PET PROGRAM WITH FETCH…FOR COOL PETS! AND PETSMART02/27/12 @ 1:31 pm EST
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Marvel-Inspired Pet Toys, Apparel and Accessories to Debut Exclusively at PetSmart®
COMING SOON…08/31/16 @ 5:30 pm EST
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
, a global character-based entertainment company, announced today that is it expanding into the pet category for the first time with a Super Hero inspired pet program. Through a new licensing agreement with Fetch…for cool pets!
, a unique line of Marvel Super Hero inspired pet toys, apparel and accessories will be unleashed at PetSmart
®, the largest pet specialty retailer, beginning this week.
The line will feature a wide array of Marvel-themed pet products for dogs including toys and apparel. Additionally, a wide assortment of aquatic products will follow shortly after and all will be available in PetSmart stores
in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as well as online at www.PetSmart.com
PetSmart, Marvel and Fetch...for cool pets! will support the Marvel Super Hero pet program with an impactful marketing campaign. Highlighting the campaign will be in-store signage, online promotions and a sweepstakes exclusively for PetSmart Facebook fans on www.facebook.com/petsmart.com
“Marvel Super Heroes are a family affair and therefore, should include the family pet,” said Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing, Marvel Entertainment. “As we continue to look to expand the presence of the Marvel brand to new product and retail venues, the pet category is a natural extension. Fetch has developed a truly unique line, and having PetSmart on board as our premiere retail partner will enable us to make a huge statement for the Marvel brand in the pet category.”
Steven Shweky, President of Fetch…for cool pets! added, "Fetch is approaching licensing from a different direction. Instead of using brands that would typically only appeal to children, Fetch has licensed brands that resonate with the ‘pet parent.’ Marvel is the perfect brand to reflect our approach.”
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com
About Fetch…for cool pets!:
Fetch…for cool pets! is the manufacturer of a variety of innovative dog and cat products. Pet Head™ is their most widely distributed specialty grooming brand sold in pet specialty stores, pet shops, and beauty salons all across America, Europe, Australia, Asia & the Middle East. Fetch has expanded into the pet oral care, aquarium accessories, as well as several other pet categories. Founded in 1982, Fetch…for cool pets! will continue to innovate with new product lines & brands as well as push the envelope on market reach. To learn more about Fetch please visit www.pethead.com
. About PetSmart
: PetSmart, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,210 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 189 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel®
dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com
). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training
, pet grooming
, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp
SM day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc
., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 4.7 million pets.
Source: Marvel | Categories: Marvel | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentMARVEL KILLS TWO CLASSIC SPIDER-MAN CHARACTERS08/31/16 @ 5:27 pm EST
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Amazing Spider-Man'DORY' MAKES A WIDE BREAK BEFORE SUMMER ENDS08/31/16 @ 5:14 pm EST
is ramping up to the “Dead No More” storyline with the appropriately-titled “Before Dead No More” lead-in story. As of today’s Amazing Spider-Man
#17, by Dan Slott and R.B. Silva, that story officially has a body count.SPOILERS for Amazing Spider-Man #17 follow.
While Peter Parker has been splitting his time between being the CEO of Parker Industries and, secretly, being his own bodyguard, Spider-Man, his old foe, the Jackal, has returned and begun putting plans into motions without Peter’s knowledge.
The Jackal has been enlisting the aid of several of Spider-Man’s old enemies by restoring their lost loved ones to life. The catch is that these loved ones need a daily pill administered by the Jackal to stay alive, and so the villains are forced into indefinite service to the Jackal.
One of those villains is Electro, Max Dillon. Spider-Man cured Electro of his powers and sent him to prison as a normal human. The Jackal sent Rhino to bust Max and the Lizard out their cells and planned to restore Max’s powers. Max was reluctant to go through with the process at first but agreed when the Jackal presented him with a woman named Francine, whom Dillon had believed dead.
Max had a good reason to believe Francine was dead. He had killed her. Back when he was first having problems with his powers, he was in a relationship with Francine, who is a fan of supervillains. Unfortunately, when the two shared a kiss, Max’s powers misfired and he electrocuted her, killing her and charring her body.
The Jackal cloned Francine from DNA taken from her charred cheek. Francine observes the Jackal’s attempt to restore Max’s powers, but the experiment fails, charging his suit but not his body. Unexpectedly, the DNA in Max’s saliva that was mixed in with Francine’s own DNA attracts the electrical energy to Francine. Desiring more, Francine leans in to kiss Max, reversing their previous fate by killing the original Electro.
The villains didn’t know at the time that they were being observed by the Prowler, Hobie Brown. Hobie’s been working for Peter Parker as a Spider-Man body double to confuse people about Spider-Man’s exact whereabouts relative to Peter (Hobie also doesn’t realize that Peter is
Spider-Man). The Jackal has set up a medical company called New U that promises all kinds of miracle cures for various diseases. New U offered to cure Jay Jameson - Aunt May’s husband and J. Jonah Jameson’s father – of his current affliction. Peter suspects New U is too good to be true, so he sends Prowler in to check things out.
Prowler infiltrates the New U complex with ease but reveals himself in an attempt to save Max’s life, an attempt that the Lizard thwarts. Prowler tries to make a break for it, and the Jackal orders Francine to pursue, with clear orders to capture and not kill Prowler. Francine disregards the Jackal's commands and fries Prowler when she catches up to him.
That’s not the end for Hobie Brown. He wakes up in a cloning device and is greeted by the Jackal, Rhino, and Francine (who now has her own Electro costume). By the end of the issue, Hobie has been convinced to join the Jackal’s cause. Only then does the Jackal inform Hobie of the pill he’ll have to take daily if we want to remain alive.
The cloning of Hobie Brown explains a lot about the upcoming Prowler
ongoing series from Sean Ryan and Jamal Campbell, which will launch in October as part of Marvel NOW! The series has the tagline “You Only Live Twice,” and the cover shows one Prowler burying another. The series is debuting as a tie-in to The Clone Conspiracy
event, so the answer should have been pretty obvious, to begin with.
Now fans are just left to wonder if the Jackal will ever bother to clone Max Dillon.Amazing Spider-Man
#16 is on sale now. Prowler
#1 goes on sale Oct. 26, 2016.
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BILL NYE LANDS NETFLIX TALK SHOW08/31/16 @ 5:07 pm EST
The highest grossing movie of the summer and 2016 to date, Finding Dory,
is making a Labor Day weekend expansion back into 2,075 theaters on Friday. The Andrew Stanton-Angus MacLane movie is currently playing in 345 venues and since June 17 has racked up $479.6M. Dory
is also the highest grossing animated feature at the domestic B.O. Note, Disney put Finding Nemo
back in wide release over Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer when it was released 13 years ago. Worldwide, Dory
‘s wide break is much larger than Nemo
‘s in regards to theater count. Nemo
moved from 838 sites to 1,053 and grossed an extra $2.3M over the summer-end four-day holiday period for a domestic cume of $332.7M. Following Labor Day, Nemo
grossed another $7M in under 1,000 theaters, ending its initial run at $339.7M. A 2012 3D re-release brought Nemo
another $41.1M raising it lifetime domestic gross to $380.8M.
Disney is also releasing its final DreamWorks live action title this Friday, the Michael Fassbender-Alicia Vikander-Rachel Weisz weepy The Light Between Oceans.
The Derek Cianfrance film is premiering at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow night and will debut in 1,500 venues stateside. It is expected to make $6M-$9M over four days.
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR DELETED SCENE FEATURING BLACK PANTHER AND BLACK WIDOW08/31/16 @ 11:05 am EST
Scientist Bill Nye has landed a new Netflix talk show set to launch in spring 2017, the streaming network announced Wednesday. “Bill Nye Saves the World” will explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture.
Each episode of the series will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.
“Bill Nye Saves the World” marks Nye’s long-awaited return to TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which ran for five seasons and introduced millennial audiences to science and engineering.
“Since the start of the ‘Science Guy’ show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Nye. “Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
“Bill Nye Saves the World” is produced for Netflix by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Michael Naidus (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) serves as showrunner and executive pproducer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as Head Comedy Writer; and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.
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ARROW SEASON 4 FEATURETTE EXAMINES THE VILLAINS08/31/16 @ 10:59 am EST
A newly released deleted scene from Captain America: Civil War
features a core member of the Avengers and one of the newcomer heroes to the franchise who made their debut in the film.
Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanov (better known as Black Widow) sits alone with Chadwick Boseman's newly introduced T'Challa (better known as Black Panther) at the German Ops Center which was serving as a headquarters during the film. The scene would have been inserted to the film shortly after Black Panther was arrested after his pursuit of Captain America and Bucky.
"There was a scene between Natasha and T’Challa at the German Ops Center, halfway through the movie when he was sitting in that room,"Joe Russo told ComicBook.com at a press event for Captain America: Civil War
. "Cap and Falcon had been isolated in the other conference room. We didn’t feel like it was moving the story telling forward and they had already had a scene so it felt repetitive so it was something we excised from the movie."
Ultimately, the scene would not have had much of an impact on the grander scheme of Civil War
and has a very similar feel to Black Widow's interrogation of Loki in The Avengers
. However, that scene was crucial as it revealed Loki's plan to unleash the Hulk and tear apart the Avengers from the inside. In Civil War
's case, Natasha's interrogation of Black Panther results in a touch more depth for the characters. Captain America: Civil War
is available on blu-ray and DVD on September 13. If you can't wait that long, it will be available for digital download on September 2.
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SHERLOCK SEASON 4 FIRST OFFICIAL PHOTO RELEASED08/31/16 @ 10:54 am EST
Last season on Arrow
, Oliver and his team had their hands full with not one but two villains that contained abilities and powers well above those of normal humans.
That didn't stop him and his team from going after them of course, and in a new season four featurette, fans get a closer look at the two obstacles in Oliver's way, who go by the names Damien Darhk and Vandal Savage.
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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PREVIEW CLIP: SPIDER-MEN & GUARDIANS UNITE08/31/16 @ 10:51 am EST
The BBC has released the first official photo from Season 4 of Sherlock
. The photo features Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) looking sharp.Sherlock
Season 4 began filming in April 2016 and wrapped in August. Toby Jones has been cast in the season as a villain from Sherlock Holmes lore, though the show has not yet named the character. A trailerfor the season was released at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
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FIRST MOVIE DEAL FOR NEW PUBLISHER'S TITLES08/31/16 @ 10:45 am EST
If you've ever wondered what Spider-Man would be like as a pirate, your wait has come to an end.
In the latest episode of Ultimate Spider-Man
, fans get to meet Web Beard, the Spider-Pirate who has a crew made up of Howard The Duck and Guardians of the Galaxy alumni Rocket Raccoon and Cosmo. Oh, and the boat they're riding on happens to have Groot installed on the front of it, so you probably want to avoid making them angry.
The latest clip from the upcoming episode (via CBR) shows the ragtag group ending their mutiny and following the two misplaced Spider-Men's lead in taking down the Kraken. You can watch the entire clip below, and you can catch the episode on Disney XD on Saturday, September 3rd.
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TV SERIES STARRING SQUIRREL GIRL IN DEVELOPMENT08/31/16 @ 10:38 am EST
New comics publisher Vault Comics has announced the first titles it will launch in early 2017 and shared news on development deals for several titles.
The company, which focuses on original, creator-owned science fiction and fantasy comics, was founded by Adrian Wassel, Damian Wassel, and Nathan Gooden. “Science fiction and fantasy continue to lead the way in diversity among creators and readers,” said Adrian Wassel, Vault Editor-in-Chief. “These genres grant the disenfranchised voices. They create landscapes in which the establishment has fallen. They place minorities, both real and imagined, at the helm of their narratives. They pull apart conceptions of race, gender, and social identity. As genres, they ask some of the hardest questions, and are often the only genres gutsy enough to venture answers, too. Of course it helps that these are four-quadrant genres with historically strong sales and explosive recent growth. But that's really just the icing on the cake.”Karma Police
is written by Chris Lewis (Drones
), with art by Tony Gregori. The story follows Jack Allen, a woman who is recognized as the reincarnation of a Tibetan monk. Jack is trained as a compassionate assassin and sent out to stop the violence in the world. Release is planned for February 1. Fissure
is written by Tim Daniel (Enormous, Burning Fields
), with art by Pato Delpeche. The story takes place in El Sueno, Texas, where a sinkhole suddenly appears, engulfing the town’s main street. Avery Lee Olmos and Hark Wright are a young couple caught in the chaos, trying to escape the sinkhole and the malevolent force at the bottom of it. Release is planned for February 8. Failsafe
is written by F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: Combiner Wars, Cyborg 009
) and Todd Farmer, with art by Federico Dallocchio (Suicide Squad: Kicked in the Teeth
). John Ravane thought he’d executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier 10 years ago. In the midst of social unrest, sleeper agents activate, and Ravane must decide if he can trust the government or the soldiers he once hunted. Release is planned for February 15.Colossi
is written by Ricardo Mo (Propeller
), with art by Alberto Muriel (Propeller
). Trans Atmos Shuttle 34 is sucked into a wormhole and emerge in an alternate universe, where everything is giant. They’ll have to work together to survive the hostile environment and the looming threat that hitched a ride on the shuttle. Release is planned for February 22. Powerless
is written by David M Booher, with art by Nathan C. Gooden (Killbox
). The series is set in a world where everyone has superpowers, until a virus destroys those abilities. A worldwide quarantine is enacted, and elite agent Billy is tasked with helping to stop the spread. Release is planned for March 1. THR
is reporting several future titles written by Tim Daniel (Enormous
) are being developed as Hollywood adaptations byHitman: Agent 47
producer Adrian Askarieh and Silver Fox Entertainment’s F. J. DeSanto. The titles will be published in 2017. The Atoll
follows an Olympic athlete who is kidnapped and taken to Australia where she becomes a contestant in a grizzly combat game where people are forced to fight a 21-foot Great White shark. Spiritus
takes place in a world where criminals have their consciousness relocated into labor machines. An MMA fighter who was convicted of killing her husband finds herself drawn into a plot by a prison syndicate leader to build an army of free machines to overthrow the prison.Morning Star
follows a mother who has lost her forest firefighter husband. She takes her children to the park where he died hoping to get some closure, but she is thrust into an otherworldly experience.Fissure
, mentioned above, is also being developed for an adaptation.
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Marvel and ABC Studios are shopping a new TV series to cable networks and streaming outlets, according to TVLine, citing "sources." The series in development is New Warriors
, a half-hour comedy that will prominently feature Squirrel Girl, according to the report. The superhero team is described as the junior version of the Avengers, a group of super-powered teenagers, with Squirrel Girl playing an important role.
Marvel began rejuvenating the character last year with the launch of a solo title. The character was originally created by Steve Ditko and Will Murray, and was a member of the Great Lakes Avengers.