WE HEAD TO #PIXAR – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 603

It’s a travel day for Fireball and buddy John Grafman as they head to #SanFrancisco. Tomorrow will be #PIXAR!

About Pixar from WIKI… #Pixar, also referred to as #PixarAnimationStudios, is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Lucasfilm computer division, before its spin-out as a corporation in 1986, with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became the majority shareholder.

Disney purchased Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney’s largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated feature films created with RenderMan, Pixar’s own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan image-rendering application programming interface, used to generate high-quality images.

Pixar has produced seventeen feature films, beginning with Toy Story (1995), which was the first-ever computer-animated feature film, and its most recent being Finding Dory (2016).

All 17 of its films have debuted with CinemaScore ratings of at least an “A−,” indicating positive receptions with audiences. The studio has also produced several short films. As of October 2016, its feature films have earned approximately $10.8 billion at the box office worldwide, with an average worldwide gross of $634 million per film.

Finding Dory, along with its predecessor Finding Nemo (2003), as well as Toy Story 3 (2010) are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, with the lattermost film being the third all-time highest-grossing animated film with a gross of $1.063 billion. Fourteen of Pixar’s films are also among the 50 highest-grossing animated films of all time.

The studio has earned sixteen Academy Award

ON LOCATION PLANET OF THE APES! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 602

Fireball and Ken head to a secret Malibu Car Show, then hit Pt Dume to see where they filmed Planet of the Apes. The, a funny wrap-up!

From Wiki… Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction media franchise consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control. The series began with French author Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel La Planète des Singes, translated into English as Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet.

The 1968 film adaptation, Planet of the Apes, was a critical and commercial hit, initiating a series of sequels, tie-ins, and derivative works. Arthur P. Jacobs produced the series under APJAC Productions until his death in 1973; since then 20th Century Fox has owned the franchise.

WORLD’S SMALLEST HOT ROD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG

Fireball and Ken head to Donut Derelicts and spot Bruce Meyer from the Petersen Museum and the World’s Smallest Hot Rod! Plus some great book inspiration!

About THE PETERSEN MUSEUM… The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world’s largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.

Watch! This is the Official FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 600 TRAILER!

Finally, after 600 episodes, Fireball Malibu Vlog has an official TRAILER!

Welcome to Fireball Malibu Vlog. The only Automotive Beachlife Vlog Series on the planet starring Hollywood Designers Fireball Tim and Kathie Lawrence. The show cover CARS, BEACHLIFE, MOVIES, CELEBRITIES, CAR SHOWS, INSPIRATION and more. Join us for and amazing Automotive Adventure and be sure to SUBSCRIBE!

All about MALIBU… Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mediterranean climate, a 21-mile strip of the Malibu coast incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu. The area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Signs around the city proclaim “27 miles of scenic beauty”, referring to the historical 27-mile Malibu coast spanning from Tuna Canyon west to Point Mugu in Ventura County.

Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons. For many residents of the unincorporated canyon areas, Malibu has the closest commercial centers and are included in the Malibu zip codes. The city is also bounded by Topanga to the east, the Santa Monica Mountains (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills) to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Ventura County to the west.

Nicknamed “the ‘Bu” by surfers and locals, beaches along the Malibu coast include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, and Dan Blocker Beach. State parks and beaches on the Malibu coast include Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park, Point Mugu State Park, and Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, with individual beaches: El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador. The many parks within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lie along the ridges above the city along with local parks that include Malibu Bluffs Park, Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, and Legacy Park.

FIREBALL’S WHEELS AND WAVES CAR SHOW: Voted “One of the Best Things to do in Los Angeles!” This Car Show is every 3rd Sunday of the month at The Malibu Country Mart http://tinyurl.com/wheelsandwaves

KTLA 5 MORNING NEWS BEHIND THE SCENES! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 599

KTLA 5 MORNING NEWS BEHIND THE SCENES! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 599 – Fireball heads to Hollywood to set up classic cars for a Behind the Scenes look at KTLA Channel 5 Morning News with Sam Rubin. Also featured is actor Djimon Hounsou.

KTLA, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States. The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of Tribune Media. KTLA maintains studio facilities located at the Sunset Bronson Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KTLA was the first commercially licensed television station in the western United States, having begun operations in 1947. Although not as widespread in national carriage as its Chicago sister station WGN-TV, KTLA is available as a superstation throughout North America via Dish Network (available only to grandfathered subscribers that had purchased its a la carte superstation tier before Dish halted sales of the package to new subscribers in September 2013), as well as on cable providers in select cities within the southwestern United States and throughout Canada.

Sam Rubin is an American journalist who serves as the entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News and as a correspondent for ReelzChannel production Hollywood Dailies. He hosts Live From the Academy Awards and the celebrity talk-show Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin, also on ReelzChannel. Rubin has reported on the entertainment industry for over twenty years and has interviewed many Hollywood stars, including Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, and Larry King. He is also the co-author of two biographies, one on the former first lady Jacqueline Onassis and another on actress Mia Farrow.

Djimon Hounsou – French: born April 24, 1964 is a Beninese-American actor and model. Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing (1990) and gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997). He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator (2000), In America (2003), Blood Diamond (2006), receiving Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the latter films, as well as for his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Furious 7 (2015). He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Academy Awards.

THE REAL ORIGINAL BATCAVE REVEALED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 598

THE REAL ORIGINAL BATCAVE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 598 – Fireball, Ken and Kathie head to Bronson Canyon to visit the real original Batcave from the 1966 Batman TV Series. Also, climb to the peak of the Hollywood Sign!

From Wiki… The BATCAVE is a fictional subterranean location appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. It is the secret headquarters of the superhero Batman, the alternate identity of playboy Bruce Wayne, consisting of a series of subterranean caves typically depicted as being beneath his residence, Wayne Manor.

The 1960s live-action Batman TV series featured the Batcave extensively, and portrayed it as a large but well-lit cavern containing an atomic power generator, a chemistry lab, punch-card computers, and other electronic crime-fighting devices, almost always prominently labeled with their function.

In this incarnation, it primarily served as a crime lab and garage for the Batmobile. Perhaps the most famous aspect of this Batcave is that it is accessed from Wayne Manor via two Bat-Poles (one marked BRUCE and the other marked DICK), which are hidden behind a bookcase that can be opened by turning a switch hidden inside a bust of Shakespeare.

The actual cave that the Batmobile is shown emerging from (and sometimes entering) in the TV show is located in the man-made filming location known as the “Bronson Caves,” in Griffith Park, below the Hollywood Sign.

The HOLLYWOOD SIGN (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.

“HOLLYWOOD” is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m)-tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. It was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development, but it garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up.

The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Trust For Public Land, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park.