Events

Major Disney+ Update

Disney+ has decided to release the vast majority of their catalogue on their new $6.99 streaming service, as stated in the 3 hours plus preview video above.

This catalogue includes over 500 movies and over 7500 television programs from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilms, 20th Century Fox, National Geographic and other companies Disney distributes, which will be made available progessively from November 12th, 2019.

I seriously doubt they will include the cheesy Star Wars Holiday Special and more contentious material without parental guidance warnings, but I’m guessing that they will probably fulfill my wish to access their classic cartoons online.

I am a fan of their classics cartoons, primarily Donald Duck, and have collected the four Walt Disney Treasures – Chronological Donald collections on DVD a decade back. But I had also wanted all of the classic cartoons featuring Goofy and remaining Chip ‘n’ Dale shorts. And apparently, these will eventually be made available via the new service.

I was also waiting for Blu-ray versions of The Cat From Outer Space and The Apple Dumpling Gang films, that I was expecting to be released via their movie club. But I guess I will try this new service out instead.

I will probably continue to buy my very favourite films on Blu-Ray for a while but I guess I’ll be watching the lack luster, passible releases on Disney+ instead.

I’m pretty sure their movie club will continue because the Disney+ service requires high-speed internet connections, which are still unavailable to some. And I’m guessing they will offer more exclusive memorabilia soon so I think i’ll remain a memeber for quite some time.

Good news overall.


Record Shows This Weekend

There are two major record conventions this Sunday, in Toronto and Vancouver.

The Toronto/Mississauga Musical Collectables Record Show & Sale will be held at the Capital Banquet Centre at 6435 Dixie Road in Mississauga and the Vancouver Record and CD Convention will be hosted at the Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver.

The Lighter Side

Record Shows This Weekend

Are you going to be in North Bay, Sudbury or Hamilton, Ontario this weekend? Then you might like to pop in the local record shows that are happening in these cities.

The North Bay Record Show will be occurring on Saturday, the 21st of September 2019 at the The Grande Event Centre at 192 Main Street East from 10am to 3 pm. Admission with be $3.

The Sudbury Music & Collectibles Show will be hosted at the Caruso Club at
385 Haig Street the following day, from 10am to 4pm. Admission will be $4, unless you want to go in early at 9am for $10.

The Hamilton Record & Music Collectible Show will also occur on Sunday, the 22nd, this show happening at the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre at 150 King St E, from 10:30am to 4 pm. General admission will be $4, whilst early admission for 9 am will be $20.

The Lighter Side

This Weekend’s Events & Offers

If you’re in Toronto this weekend, you should probably consider dropping by at the Toronto East Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show, which will be held this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Heron Park Community Centre (at 292 Manse Rd) in Scarborough, Ontario.

This is one of Canada’s largest record and music memorabilia conventions and admission is only $5. But if you’re planning on simply relaxing and buying online, you should probably look at what Indigo Books and Music has to offer this weekend, especially if you’re an RBC credit cardholder.

In addition to the free shipping offer on orders over $25, they will offer ten times the Plum Rewards Points on orders over $30 this weekend. And some RBC credit card orders will get a $10 credit back on their card on purchases over $50, provided they load up this offer and use it by September 30, 2019.

Hopefully this information will help you find something you’ve been looking for this weekend.

Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

Hurricane​ Dorian

As you know, the Bahamas have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian and damage is being inflicted up the Eastern United States coastline. And I thought i’d mention that you can now donate or purchase goods for the effort off wish lists via Amazon.com by clicking here.

Best wishes.

Seeing A Movie This Weekend?

Select Cineplex and Landmark Movie Theatres are offering discounted adult admissions this weekend from August the 30th to September 3rd, 2019, at $6.99 per adult admission. Consult your local theatre for details.

Speaking of Cineplex, you should note that the Cineplex Free Digital Movie Rental Promotion is still active and available to people who purchase select Samsung 4K and 8K televisions until November 7th, 2019.

Canadians who take advantage of that offer will get one free digital movie rental per week, for a year.