Meet The Line-Up of The ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Reboot

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Meet the next generation’s Britney Spears or Ryan Gosling. Those stars were all part of the ’90s reboot of The Mickey Mouse Club, a Disney Channel entertainment space for aspiring singers, dancers, and performers. And yes, Ryan Gosling used to be a Disney star.

Now The Micky Mouse Club is getting a 21st century reboot as a digital program called Club Mickey Mouse. And the new line-up of kids could very well be the next pop culture icons (or indie movie darling).

Disney Digital announced the launch of Club Mickey Mouse as a “social-first” variety program for the digital age, which can be viewed on Instagram and Facebook through Facebook Anthology

Disney introduced its first class of “Mouseketeers,” which consist of eight “social influencers” — each of whom already have thousands more Instagram and Twitter followers than me — in a press release and the following video:

Here are Disney’s biographies of the stars of the Mickey Mouse Club reboot:

  • Regan Aliyah (@regan_ux) – Regan Aliyah, 18, is a fourth-generation entertainer, lyricist and MC. Drawing inspiration from the community around her, Regan prides herself on being a socially conscious artist and creator.
  • Jenna Alvarez (@jennazalvarez) – Jenna Alvarez, 15, has been dancing for most of her life and is an expert in ballet and hip hop. A promising young vocalist, Jenna is ready to share her talent with the world through “Club Mickey Mouse.”
  • Ky Baldwin (@iamkybaldwin) – Ky Baldwin, 16, moved from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles with his family to follow his dreams as a singer, songwriter, and dancer. With nearly 100 million views online, Ky’s music videos light up the hearts of his fans around the world.
  • Gabe De Guzman (@gabedofficial) – Gabe De Guzman, 16, is a professional dancer who has shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in music. After being bullied for his love of dance, Gabe hopes to inspire kids to always be true to themselves and do what they love.
  • Leanne Tessa Langston (@leannetessa_) – Leanne Tessa Langston, 17, is an aspiring singer, songwriter, and dancer. Leanne lends her unique lyrics and melodies to original tracks for “Club Mickey Mouse.”
  • Brianna Mazzola (@brianna.mazzola) – Brianna Mazzola, 17, brings her passion for music, dance, and acting to “Club Mickey Mouse.” Originally from Philadelphia, Brianna’s soulful voice makes her performances unforgettable.
  • Sean Oliu (@sean_oliu) – Sean Oliu, 15, is a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist. Inspired by the music of the 1950’s, Sean blends Rockabilly flair with pop music to create a new, fresh sound and style.
  • Will Simmons (@bigwillsimmons) – Will Simmons, 17, is a dancer and choreographer with iconic moves and an infectious spirit. Will has performed with legendary artists and shares his choreography experience with the Club.

Alongside group pictures of them, Disney has released side-by-side comparisons of the ’90s Mickey Mouse Club, which itself was a reboot of a 1955–1959 ABC variety show and a 1977 revival.

mickey mouse club then and now

Disney seems to be relying heavily on the legacy of the last iteration of The Mickey Mouse Club, which jumpstarted the careers of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Ryan Gosling, all of whom can be seen on YouTube acting in hilarious skits and all kinds of embarrassing dance-offs.

Trust me, seeing a baby-faced Ryan Gosling try to sing and dance is a treat alongside future pop stars can’t be unseen.

The journey of the eight new mouseketeers will air constantly on social media. Viewers can follow Club Mickey Mouse starting on September 8.

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9 Most Anticipated Films in TIFF 2017’s Edgy Lineup

Here are the films we’re most excited to see at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

The 10-day Toronto International Film Festival, fondly known as TIFF, has grown from a subcultural gathering for Canadian cinephiles to one of the largest and most internationally renowned film festivals on the circuit. With a projected 500,000 attendees and over 300 films being screened this year, TIFF is a reliable pit stop for Oscar hopefuls and buzz-generator for international indie gems. This year, TIFF programmers cut the lineup by 20%; as a result, the lineup is more refined—and edgier—than ever. The selected films represent a world embroiled in complex issues, from the migration crisis to the definition of modern masculinity to the geopolitical and interpersonal conflicts in which all of us are implicated in some way or another.

Below, we’ve selected nine movies we can’t wait to see.

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Cannes 2017 Lineup: Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, David Lynch, Michael Haneke, and More

The Cannes 2017 lineup has been announced, featuring VR and TV for the first time.

Every year, the Cannes Film Festival celebrates the world’s finest auteurs in the south of France. This year’s lineup is no different, boasting the likes of Abbas Kiarostami, Agnes Varda, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Josh and Bennie Safdie, Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke, Noah Baumbach, Lynne Ramsay, and more.

This year, the traditionally purist festival is venturing into new territory, finally embracing virtual reality and television—albeit from established directors. For the first time, the festival will screen a virtual reality film from none other than Alejandro G. Inarritu. Top of the Lake Season 2 and the Twin Peaks revival will screen from Jane Campion and David Lynch, respectively.


Ismael’s Ghosts, dir: Arnaud Desplechin (Out of Competition)


Top of the Lake: China Girl, dirs: Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman

24 Frames, dir: Abbas Kiarostami

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Arizona’s International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival Announces Key 2017 Lineup

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International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival announces key 2017 feature lineup

Arizona’s International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is celebrating their 13th anniversary this year and recently announced their key films in their 2017 lineup!

The opening night film will be Lake Bodom, a tension-filled homage to slasher genre films, where a group of teenagers try to reconstruct, minute by minute, an infamous and unsolved murder that took place at Lake Bodom in the 1960’s. But as night falls, it turns out not all of them are there to play.

Additional feature films include:

The Transfiguration – an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, The Transfiguration tells the tale of Milo (Eric Ruffin) is troubled teen living in New York City with his older brother Lewis (Aaron Clifton). Milo has a fascination with the lore of the vampire, one that begins to invade his everyday life.

Dave Made a Mazea non-stop mix of fantasy and sci-fi fun, Dave (Nick Thune), an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a cardboard fort in his living room. It’s a creation that ends up trapping him, his girlfriend Annie (Meera Ronita Kumbhani), and a group of oddball explorers inside a fantastical world filled with booby traps, critters, and a bloodthirsty Minotaur

A Dark Song (pictured above) – First-time director Liam Gavin crafts a strong debut with an occult film that is as eerie as it is unique. Sophia (Catherine Walker) is a grieving mother, overwhelmed with sadness due to the untimely death of her young son. In an attempt to find some kind of closure, Sophia desperately reaches out to an occultist named Solomon who has experience with an ancient invocation ritual that brings about dark and deadly forces.

Sequence Breaka surreal sci-fi romance film, a reclusive video arcade technician encounters strange metaphysical forces that result in bizarre bio mechanical mutations and a shocking self realization. Director Graham Skipper will be present for a Q&A with the audience.

The 13th Annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is part of the 17th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, which occurs this year from Thursday, April 6th to Thursday, April 13th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year.  The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

For more on the fest and to order advance tix visit the official festival site.

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Watch: What’s the Best Ever Oscars Best Picture Line-Up?

Out of the 89 years’ worth of Best Picture nominees, which year had the strongest contenders? See if you agree with Fandor’s picks.

When it comes to the Oscars, everyone remembers who won. What tends to fade from memory are the other nominees, and in a category like Best Picture, there have been some years packed with classics (and others, not so much.) This video from Fandor looks back over the 88 previous groups of Best Picture nominees, and narrows it down to their top three years. Check it out and see if you agree.

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PaleyFest 2017 line-up includes ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘This Is Us’, & ‘Pretty Little Liars’

Last month the Paley Center for Media announced the line-up for PaleyFest L.A., taking place on Mar. 17-26, 2017. Highlights of the festival – which will feature panels and talks with the casts and creators of today’s best TV series – include American Horror Story: Roanoke, The Walking Dead, Bob’s Burgers, This Is Us, and Pretty Little Liars. There is a limited number of tickets to most panels available at Check all the details in the full press release below: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 9, 2017 – The Paley Center for Media announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood, CA March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26 and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites. “For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spot on the Los Angeles cultural and popular landscape,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “We are so proud to..

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