Cannot believe it will be 2 weeks this Sunday we were invited to the world premiere of Pan Movie at Leicester Square in London. I can still shiver with excitement and can tell you now, it was an unforgettable day for us all.
To celebrate the release of PAN (in cinemas Friday 16th October) Warner Bros. Pictures transformed LondonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Leicester Square Gardens into Neverland.
On theÃ‚Â day before the actual premiere there were activities for general public to enjoy.Ã‚Â Entering through tropical floral arches visitors could discover an immersive take-over of the gardens:
BlackbeardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pirate Training Tent – With pirate school, green screen booth, map and telescope making, Pirate graffiti wall, face painting and temporary tattoos
PanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Warrior Tent – Drumming lessons, panpipes and musical crafts, headdress making, face painting, colour explosion painting experience
Tiger LilyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Kingdom – Making and decorating fairy wings, magical makeover zone, panning for pixie crystals, fun with bubbles
Jolly Roger Stage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ In the centre of the gardens on a stage dressed as the deck of the Jolly Roger with masts and rigging a large screen was announcing the dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s activities and live performances thatÃ‚Â took place throughout that day.
Being invited to such a premiere was an honour for us, and we made sure we made the most of the time spent on the blue carpet and mixing among the celebrities. I loved every moment of it.
Unfortunately we arrived quite early and for my girls was much more important to get some face painting and hair decorations done than waiting with mummy to get a photo with Hugh Jackman! Anyway, I know for next time to turn up much later…
And what did we think about the movie? Well I absolutely loved it and thought it was utterly brilliant! I enjoyed the different take on the well known story, but IÃ‚Â am not going to reveal much more. The special effects, the choice of actors, costumes, make-up and everything was just perfect!
Both my girls sat down watching closely and Isabelle said it was the best “Peter Pan” movie she has seen.
Can you spot my tweet being featured on the big screen? Follow me as @Kahanka!
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pan,Ã¢â‚¬Â a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Atonement,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pride & PrejudiceÃ¢â‚¬Â).
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destinyÃ¢â‚¬â€to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars OscarÃ‚Â® nominee Hugh Jackman (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Les MisÃƒÂ©rablesÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Inside Llewyn DavisÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Hook; OscarÃ‚Â® nominee Rooney Mara (Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Girl With the Dragon TattooÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (Ã¢â‚¬Å“The DictatorÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. Amanda Seyfried (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Les MisÃƒÂ©rablesÃ¢â‚¬Â) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mystery RoadÃ¢â‚¬Â) as The Chief/Tiger LilyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father; Taejoo Na (Ã¢â‚¬Å“The KickÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Son of God,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“AtonementÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (Ã¢â‚¬Å“SkyfallÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“In the Name of the ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬Â) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.
PAN is released in UK cinemas 16 October 2015, with previews on 10th & 11th October.
Discover more at warnerbros.co.uk/Pan, or find PanOfficialUK on Facebook and TwitterÃ‚Â #PANMOVIE
Warner Bros. UK has also made available an Activity Book for PAN, featuring an assortment of games and puzzles for kids of all ages, and I would love to share it with you here. Just print out the pictures below!
AÃ‚Â Unique PAN Minecraft Experience
To celebrate the release of PAN (in cinemas Friday 16th October) Warner Bros. Pictures has teamed up with BlockWorks to create a unique PAN Minecraft experience. Players will be able to discover the world of PAN within two exclusive games, evoking the adventure of the film.
Players can log into the PAN server on Minecraft with the address maps.panmovie.net and will then discover two thrilling mini-games:
Pirate Ship Battle – Two teams of players will battle in the skies above Neverland, attempting to destroy their opponents flying pirate ship.
Capture The Pan – Explore the depths of Neverland while searching for the elusive Pan token, bringing it back to your base to score points for your team.
Go and watch it!