Daddy’s Home 2 in Theaters November 10th #DaddysHome2

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daddy's home 2Did you see the hilarious movie, Daddy’s Home? Well the sequel, Daddy’s Home 2, is coming to theaters November 10. It looks like it’s going to be as funny as the last one. I can’t wait.

Directed by: Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow & Mel Gibson
 
In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with t he perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
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#FERDINAND Coming to Theaters December 15th

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ferdinandMy daughter just mentioned the movie Ferdinand to me after seeing a trailer for it so I had to check it out. It will be on our holiday movie list for sure. From 20th Century Fox, inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

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FERDINAND
Animation, in 3D
Release:  December 15, 2017
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre.
SYNOPSIS
FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, the director of “Rio” and inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, “Ferdinand” is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more.
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FERDINAND hits theaters everywhere on December 15, 2017!

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNWRAPS OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE in Front of Disney Pixar’s Coco on Nov. 22, 2017

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olafI shared earlier that Disney and Pixar are coming out with a new movie, Coco, in November. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, showing just before Coco will be Disney’s newest short, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”. I LOVE Olaf!!!

 

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNWRAPS “OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE” 

New Disney Holiday Featurette to Debut in Front of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” on Nov. 22, 2017

Click the link for Entertainment Weekly’s feature on “OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE” complete with a “first look” image and interview with John Lasseter.

BURBANK, Calif. (June 13, 2017– Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”  opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film “Coco” on Nov. 22, 2017. The new trailer for the featurette will run in front of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3,” beginning this Friday, June 16, when Lightning McQueen’s new big-screen adventure opens in theaters nationwide.

“I’m thrilled that Disney Animation’s featurette ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ will be coming to theaters in November with Pixar’s ‘Coco,’” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “It’s a perfect pairing – they’re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.”

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

“Stevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,” said Deters. “We’re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with ‘Coco’ during the holidays.”

“We loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,” added Wermers-Skelton. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.”

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” celebrates characters who won over audiences worldwide when “Frozen” first hit the big screen in 2013. Earning more than $1.27 billion globally, the film won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). Slated for November 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

 

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Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER New Trailer

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Black PantherOMG!!! BLACK PANTHER looks soooooo good! I love Marvel movies so I am so excited that Black Panther is coming out next February.

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

BLACK PANTHER stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

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Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER arrives in theatres everywhere on February 16, 2018!

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FREE CARS 3 Printable Activity Sheets

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Cars3584862619cd5cCars 3 is opening in theaters this Friday, June 16th. I can’t wait! Here are some fun, FREE printable activity sheets for your little ones to enjoy.

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corn fritter board game

memory race

race course

race maze

spot the difference

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CARS 3 races into theatres everywhere on June 16th!

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Pharrell’s New Music Video For DESPICABLE ME 3

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yellow lightGru and the Minions are back in Despicable Me 3. I can’t wait! Who doesn’t love the adorable Minions, right?Pharrell Williams’ new video for “Yellow Light” from #DespicableMe3 debuted online recently. The first song from the original motion picture soundtrack is available on June 23, pre-order today.

Check out #YellowLight below:

“Yellow Light” is one of five brand new original tracks Pharrell wrote and produced for the film. Watch him and the Minions journey through the streets of Hollywood in a virtual video game in the new music video. Another original Pharrell song made for Despicable Me 3, “There’s Something Special,” perfectly captures the tone of the series. Additionally, Pharrell’s anthemic “Freedom” serves as the backdrop as the Minions plot their escape from prison in the film.

Pharrell has written and produced songs and themes for the entire Despicable Me series. Despicable Me 2 featured the Academy Award®-nominated and Grammy Award-winning global smash hit “Happy.” The song inspired a worldwide movement of happiness, with its original music video spawning thousands of self-made videos from fans in dozens of countries. “Happy” has topped countless charts around the globe, with 14 million units sold. It has achieved seven-time-platinum certification in the U.S., making the song the best-selling and most successful single of 2014.

Despicable Me 3 Tracklisting:

  1. Yellow Light – Pharrell Williams
  2. Hug Me – Pharrell Williams feat. Trey Parker
  3. Bad – Michael Jackson
  4. Take On Me – a-ha
  5. Papa Mama Loca Pipa – The Minions
  6. There’s Something Special – Pharrell Williams
  7. Tiki Babeloo – The Minions
  8. Freedom – Pharrell Williams
  9. Doowit – Pharrell Williams
  10. 99 Luftballoons – Nena
  11. Into The Groove – Madonna
  12. Chuck Berry – Pharrell Williams
  13. Fun, Fun, Fun – Pharrell Williams
  14. Despicable Me – Pharrell Williams
  15. Despicable Me 3 Score Suite – Heitor Pereira
  16. Malatikalano Polatina – The Minions

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30

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Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis.  But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Steve Carell not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second part—that of Dru, Gru’s long-lost twin.  Kristen Wiig returns as super-spy Lucy, while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker voices new villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with the evil TV character he played in the ’80s.  Gru’s most formidable and comedic nemesis to date, Bratt is out to take down Hollywood…and anyone who stands in his way.

Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.  www.despicable.me

Genre: 3D-CG Comedy-Adventure

Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel and Julie Andrews

Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda

Co-Director: Eric Guillon

Written by: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio

Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Executive Producer: Chris Renaud

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Disney•Pixar’s COCO – New Trailer

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coco 2I love all things Day of the Dead so I am really excited for Disney•Pixar’s upcoming new movie, COCO. It looks SOOOO good! Check out the new trailer:

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on November 22nd!

coco 3MEET THE EXTENDED FAMILY FROM DISNEY·PIXAR’S “COCO”

Upcoming Film Features Generations of Characters and All-Latino Voice Cast

FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING

  • ANTHONY GONZALEZ (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to MIGUEL, a 12-year-old aspiring musician who struggles against his family’s generations-old ban on music. When a magical mishap lands him in the Land of the Dead, Miguel seeks out his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, to help him return to the Land of the Living before it’s too late.
  • ANA OFELIA MURGUÍA (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Bandidas”) voices Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother MAMÁ COCO. She is very old and fragile, but that doesn’t stop Miguel from sharing his daily adventures with her.
  • RENÉE VICTOR (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of ABUELITA, Miguel’s grandmother and the ultimate enforcer of the Rivera family’s ban on music. She loves her family very much and will do anything to protect them. But when she gets angry, she wields a mean slipper.
  • JAIME CAMIL (CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of PAPÁ, Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.
  • SOFÍA ESPINOSA (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving MAMÁ who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.
  • LUIS VALDEZ (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” & “Cisco Kid”) is the voice of TÍO BERTO, Miguel’s uncle, a hard worker in the Rivera family shoemaking business.
  • LOMBARDO BOYAR (“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) lends his voice to a friendly MARIACHI who Miguel encounters in Santa Cecilia Plaza.

FROM THE LAND OF THE DEAD

  • GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life HECTOR, a charming trickster in the Land of the Dead who is forced to enlist help from Miguel to visit the Land of the Living.
  • BENJAMIN BRATT (FOX’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ, the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead.   
  • EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to CHICHARRÓN, a curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.
  • ALANNA UBACH (“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of MAMÁ IMELDA, Miguel’s great-great-grandmother, the matriarch of the Rivera family and the founder of their successful shoemaking business. Miguel meets Mamá Imelda in the Land of the Dead and discovers she does not share his passion for music. 
  • SELENE LUNA (“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices TÍA ROSITA, Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.
  • ALFONSO ARAU (“Three Amigos,” director/producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of PAPÁ JULIO, Miguel’s late great-grandfather who he meets in Land of the Dead.
  • HERBERT SIGUENZA (“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both TÍO OSCAR and TÍO FELIPE, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles who he meets in the Land of the Dead.
  • OCTAVIO SOLIS playwright “Lydia, Santos & Santos”) is the voice of an ARRIVAL AGENT in the Land of the Dead’s Grand Central Station.
  • GABRIEL IGLESIAS (“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) provides the voice of the HEAD CLERK in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”
  • CHEECH MARIN (“Cars 3,” “Tin Cup,” CBS’ “Nash Bridges”) is the voice of a CORRECTIONS OFFICER in the Land of the Dead.
  • BLANCA ARACELI (“The Bridge”) voices the EMCEE for a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.

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COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!

 

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THE BOOK OF HENRY Opening June 16th In Select Cities #TheBookofHenry

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the book of henry 3The Book of Henry looks like such an amazing movie. I’m really hoping to checking it out with my friends or perhaps a date night with my hubby this weekend.

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.

The Book of HenryThe Book of Henry is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed) from an original screenplay by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X).

Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, and Dean Norris

Running Time: 105 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

The Book of HenryCheck out why moms are falling in love with THE BOOK OF HENRY

Here are a few more clips. Looks awesome doesn’t it?
‘LEGACY’ Clip:

‘APATHY’ Clip:


“They’re Going to Get So Drunk” Clip:

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Disney’s Classic Bambi Is Out on Bluray With New Bonus Features #BambiBluray

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As you can probably tell from my picture I was so excited to find out that the Disney classic, Bambi, which just celebrated it’s 75th anniversary, was just added to the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23rd and on Bluray, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6th. The collection release includes a variety of new bonus material including recording of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of Bambi, deleted scenes and characters, stories and effects that Bambi had on the Studio, and much more. The Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

Bambi

“Bambi,” Walt Disney’s beloved coming-of-age story, will thrill audiences with its breathtaking animation and characters who will touch your heart: Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower and wise Friend Owl. (C) 1942 Disney

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched Bambi and I forgot just how adorable it is. As an animal lover I especially love all the characters. The characters are so precious. This coming of age story is a family favorite and great for all audiences. Small children might get upset when (SPOILER ALERT although I’m not sure it’s a spoiler alert on a 75 year old movie LOL) Bambi’s mother dies. Ok, many adults don’t like that part either, but as sad as it is, it’s a part of life and makes for some great discussion. And the movie goes right into a cheerful spring song so it’s hard to be sad for long. The backgrounds are done in such beautiful pastels and the characters are bright and lifelike. Fun fact- Did you know that Walt Disney brought in live animals for the animators to study to make the animals more realistic? That’s one of the things that makes Bambi so special. You’ll learn about that and so much more on the bonus material of this Blu-ray.

BONUS MATERIAL (BLU-RAY & DIGITAL* HD) INCLUDES:

BRAND NEW:

· THE BAMBI EFFECT – “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time. Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today. (I love how this bonus feature shows how so many Disney movies, such as Lion King and Zootopia, were influenced by how Bambi was made. In this part they even talk about the parallels between Lion King and Bambi that I had never thought about before. Check it out.)

· STUDIO STORIES: “BAMBI” – Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi.” (This is my favorite bonus feature of the movie. Hearing the behind the scenes stories is fascinating!)

· DELETED SCENE: BAMBI’S ICE AND SNOW – Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.

· DELETED SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.

· BAMBI FAWN FACTS – Think you know everything there is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well, it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures that live in the forest he calls home. (This is a great bonus feature, especially for children. There is lots of interesting information about all the forest animals in this section.)

· OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT: “AFRICA BEFORE DARK” – Oswald Short.

· CELEBRATING TYRUS WONG (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings. (Tyrus Wong was such an innovator with the beautiful impressionistic watercolor backgrounds in Bambi that are so beautiful but don’t take you away from the characters and the story.)

CLASSIC:

· DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated

· THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN

o STORY: TELLING THE TALE

o CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE

o ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS

o ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST

o MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY

o HISTORY: BACK TO THE BEGINNING

· TRICK OF THE TRADE (Excerpt)

· INSIDE THE DISNEY ARCHIVES

· THE OLD MILL: ANIMATED SHORT

· ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER

· THE GOLDEN AGE

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 70 min.

RATING: Feature Film: G in U.S.; G in CE; G in CF (Bonus Material Not Rated)

 This Blu-ray also includes a collectible Tyrus Wong lithograph:
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I couldn’t resist snapping this picture of Bambi, Thumper, and Flower when I was at Epcot this week on a field trip with my daughter’s school. This beautiful display was part of the Flower and Garden Festival.

Make sure to check out my exclusive interviews of the original voices of Bambi and Thumper as well as a tour of Walt Disney’s personal office.

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A Peek Inside the Disney Archives and On the Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride #PiratesLifeEvent

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20170519_093049When I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago for the Pirates of the Caribbean premiere, we also had the amazing opportunity to check out the Walt Disney Archives. Talk about a blast from the past! There was so much memorabilia and one of a kind items that you can’t see anywhere else. Everything from items once sold at Epcot, tons of Disney books, props from movies, and even the very first ticket sold for Disneyland. Yes ticket #1 was purchased by Roy Disney and is now in the archives.

disney collageYou could really play a cool game of I-spy looking at everything in the display cases:
archives collage 2I loved seeing so many of the Disney books from my childhood. There was just so much to see and it was such an honor to be able to check it all out.
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IMG_ykb0riMe and the man behind it all, Walt Disney 😉
IMG_20170519_110912_465Here I am holding the actual Oscar that Walt Disney won. I was surprised how heavy it was- over 8 pounds! No wonder why the stars use 2 hands to hold it.
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20170519_094617We even got to see old Disneyland maps. One even depicted how Pirates of the Caribbean was originally planned to be a wax museum! I am so glad they made it into a ride as it’s one of my favorites.

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Walt Disney posing with sculpted models that were used to create Audio-Animatronics figures for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. This was the last Disneyland attraction Walt personally supervised. Pirates of the Caribbean celebrated its 50th anniversary on March 18, 2017, at Disneyland Park in California.

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Photo Credit: Disneyland

A trip to Los Angeles for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales wouldn’t have been complete without a trip to Disneyland, to ride what else but Pirates of the Caribbean, of course! The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are based on this fun Disney ride so I was excited to get to experience it again. I have been on it many times in Walt Disney World in Florida where I live and I went on it once a few years ago at Disneyland. It is one of my favorite rides so I was excited when I found out it would be part of our trip.

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Arrrrrr, gimme all your gold and treasure!

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This iconic scene with the pirates trying to get the key from the dog is one of my favorites. In one of the stores at Disneyland I saw a sculpture for sale depicting the scene. If only I had room in my suitcase for it:
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I’m glad I wasn’t alive during the times that men could buy a “Wench for a Bride” in an auction!20170519_125551This is another favorite scene of mine where the pirate is being drown in the well. That sounds horrible of me to like that scene, doesn’t it? LOL

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20170519_220331If you go to Disneyland make sure to stay to see the Colors of the World show at night. It features so many favorite characters. I expected princesses but I was so pleasantly surprised and excited to see clips from favorites like Toy Story, Up, and even Pirates of the Caribbean. My beloved Captain Jack Sparrow has a part in the show. Swoon!

Speaking of Disneyland, just in time for summer Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park is launching it’s Summer of Heroes starting Saturday, May 27th. Heroes from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, some appearing for the first time in a Disney park, also come alongside the Avengers for all-new, epic adventures during Summer of Heroes. Beginning May 27, guests will live these exciting stories as they encounter some favorite Super Heroes together for the first time. Here are some highlights:

In Disney California Adventure:

Guests will enjoy some of the Super Hero experiences year-round:

  • Super Hero Encounters: For the first time, citizens of Terra (Earth) will come face-to- face with Groot.  They also may encounter the First Avenger, Captain America, and everyone’s favorite web slinger, the friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!”: Star-Lord fires up his old-school boom box to get a party started.  Everyone, including tree-of-few-words Groot, is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash.

Summer of Heroes:

  • “Avengers Training Initiative”: Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Widow: Black Widow arrives on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests.
  • Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action: Special themed merchandise, plus food and beverage items, will be available throughout Hollywood Land.

In addition, the popular “Pixar Play Parade,” presenting the colorful and exciting worlds of the Disney•Pixar pals from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” “Finding Nemo,” “Cars” and others, has returned to Disney California Adventure with daily performances full of fun and surprising movement and effects.

And Princess Elena, the adventurous heroine of the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor” and the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin American cultures will greet her fans in the patio of Paradise Garden Grill.

In Disneyland:

Along with the Main Street Electrical Parade, some classic guest favorites have been enhanced and are set to return in Summer 2017. Dates will be available soon at Disneyland.com.

  • The summer months offer a last chance to view the lights, music and fun of the beloved Main Street Electrical Nightly performances through Aug. 20 feature favorites like Cinderella’s ball, Elliot, the smoke-breathing, tail-waggin “Pete’s Dragon” and the glittering “To Honor America” finale.
  • The popular nighttime spectacular “Fantasmic!” is set to re-open this summer on the Rivers of America, enhanced with new scenes and Guests will find Mickey Mouse in more scenes than ever before, and they’ll discover new roles for Genie from “Aladdin” along with characters from “Tangled,” “The Lion King” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
  • As work continues on a new Star Wars-themed land, set to open in 2019, the iconic Disneyland Railroad is preparing to return this summer to take guests on a tour of the They’ll enjoy a new look along the Rivers of America, with a spectacular new vista of a waterfall, rocky cliffs and a dramatic gorge below.

  • Also returning this summer are the Rivers of America attractions: the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes and Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

  • In Tomorrowland, Star Wars and Disney fans will step into out-of-this-galaxy experiences at Star Wars Launch Bay, meeting some Star Wars characters and getting an up-close look at replica props and models from Star Wars movies, including the latest “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  

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Disclosure- I was invited by Disney to attend this all expense paid press trip but all opinions are 100% my own.

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