Madame Leota Popcorn Bucket Now Available at Select Theatres for ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie

Calling in the spirits, wherever they’re at! A new Madame Leota popcorn bucket has materialized at Cinemark Theatres ahead of the release of Disney’s upcoming film, “Haunted Mansion.”

Madame Leota Popcorn Bucket at Cinemark Theatres

Madame Leota Popcorn Bucket for Disney's "Haunted Mansion" Movie
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This new popcorn bucket features Madame Leota’s blue orb atop a black pedestal. Stylized art of her face is painted on the front of the bucket.

Madame Leota Popcorn Bucket for Disney's "Haunted Mansion" Movie
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On the back, the logo for “Haunted Mansion” and the words “only in theatres” is printed.

Madame Leota Popcorn Bucket for Disney's "Haunted Mansion" Movie
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Did we also mention the Madame Leota popcorn bucket lights up? What more could you ask for?

According to @deedeesadventures_ on Instagram, the popcorn bucket is available at Cinemark Theatres for $20 without popcorn, and $22.50 with popcorn. You’ll have to call or check your local theater to see if it’s available.

What do you think of this new Madame Leota popcorn bucket? Is it a must-add to your collection? Let us know in the comments.

‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie

Disney's "Haunted Mansion" Movie

The upcoming “Haunted Mansion” film follows a doctor (Rosario Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon) moving into a haunted abode in New Orleans. Dawson’s character ends up calling in a priest (Owen Wilson) to exorcise the manor. They also get help from a widowed scientist-turned-failed-paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito).

Jamie Lee Curtis portrays Madame Leota, and Jared Leto serves as the Hatbox Ghost. Curtis called the film “modern, fresh, old-fashioned, and scary, but not scary like a monster movie. It’s scary, like a Disney ride, and funny. If you go on that ride, there’s a lot of humor as well as the scary, ghost-y stuff.”

Curtis, Wilson, and Stanfield recently worked the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland to promote the film.

Disney's "Haunted Mansion" Movie

During the “Studio Showcase Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar” panel at the D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Disney debuted the “Haunted Mansion” trailer. Director Justin Simien took to the stage to speak about the project and detail some of the cameos audiences can expect from Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, and more.

Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at “Haunted Mansion” during Midsummer Scream — Halloween & Horror Convention in Long Beach, California, at the end of July.

The film will be in theaters on July 28, 2023. You can watch the trailer below:

The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Resort

This classic Disney attraction can now be found at several Disney Parks around the world. The first iteration opened in 1969 at Disneyland as part of the New Orleans Square expansion. Two years later, it was an opening day attraction in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom, and in 1983, it was an opening day attraction at Tokyo Disneyland, too.

The Disneyland Paris version of Haunted Mansion is named Phantom Manor, while at Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Manor is a completely different attraction that draws some inspiration from the original whilst avoiding references to the afterlife out of respect toward traditional Chinese cultural precedent.

The Hatbox Ghost inside The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Resort

Haunted Mansion is full of famous ghostly characters and spirits like Madame Leota, the Bride, the subjects of the stretching room portraits, and the Hatbox Ghost.

The Hatbox Ghost was in the original Disneyland Haunted Mansion on opening day. Technology had not quite caught up to the ghost’s vanishing and appearing head, however, so the effect only lasted a few weeks before disappearing for nearly 50 years.

This effect returned to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in 2015. He appears at the end of the attic scene, after the Bride “greets” guests. The Hatbox Ghost will soon be installed in the Magic Kingdom version of the Haunted Mansion, too.

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