Meet The a-Dory-ble Baby Dory! Sooo cute!!

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*WAVES ENTHUSIASTICALLY* Hi everyone! It has been a long time since I have been in this space. Things have been so crazy the past 7 weeks. I have been getting ready for my biggest travel gig of my blogging career, a cruise! It was amazing and I can’t wait to tell everyone all about it. I am hoping this will open more doors for me. As if that wasn’t big enough, I started my own craft business and that has kept me extra busy. Things have been looking up and I am hoping maybe to do another LA trip with Disney sometime. That would be AMAZING! But, first I am going to show you Baby Dory. OMG, have you ever seen anything so a-Dory-able? I swear, no lie, I am going to find a stuffed animal because I have to have baby Dory!

We are one of the handfuls of people that haven’t seen the movie yet 🙁 But we are going this weekend and I can’t wait! I know it is going to be amazing, funny, and probably just a little sad but I can handle that! We still watch Finding Nemo a couple of times a year and I am excited to see Dory’s story continue.

Dory is in theaters right now! For those that haven’t seen it I have a little teaser clip of baby Dory. Watch this and tell me you don’t want to bring her home!

 

SEEEEEEEE! How cute is that? I want to just squeee over her!

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Disney News Digest- That Should Be A New Category!

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Can you believe that it is 2016 already? You know when I started my blog my first post was a Disney post for Brave. So it is only fitting that my first post in 2016 be a disney post. Did you notice I was gone? I took almost a whole month off and boy did it feel good. I was able to recharge and think about my blog goals. I even found my old passion for creating. It was a good time off and I am so happy that I got to enjoy my family.

I even got a new look. What do you think? I wanted to go back to simple. Omg, those super heavy themes were stressing me out. So I went back to a simple, light theme. I really like it and I am in love with my new header. My favorite things, food and disney. The pic of me is from my first Disney event! The Muppets red carpet. One of my best memories!

When I started checking emails I found that Disney had released some AMAZING news while I was gone. Including their 2016 Movie release list but I will save that for another post. I have a lot to tell you, so let’s get ready to rock Disney.

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The Jungle Book

You guys know that I am not one for saying I love something just to say it because I post for a certain company. So, I am going to be honest and say that I really did not like The Jungle Book. It was okay, but not my favorite nor one that I will watch. However, after seeing the trailer for The Jungle Book live action movie I may change my mind. It looks really good and who knows, maybe I will become a Jungle Book fan.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. For more information, check out Disney.com/thejunglebook, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook, and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejunglebookand Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/disneythejunglebook/.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the highest grossing domestic film of all time!

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Umm, did this really shock anyone? The girls and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this movie. If you haven’t seen it (how is that possible?) then you better run! You won’t be disappointed!

Zootopia- New Trailer!!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to this movie! I think the concept is awesome and it looks like it is going to be really cute!

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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016. For more information, check out the website at http://movies.disney.com/zootopia, like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/disneyzootopia, and follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation, and Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyAnimation.

That is all for today! I will be back soon with the Disney 2016 movie slate! I can’t wait to tell you about all the amazing movies coming out and WOW! I have several that are must sees!

Ps. Congrats to Disney’s Inside out for their Golden Globes win!

Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

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Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3, and continuing through Asia,  Europe, Canada, and North & South America, selections from the new toy line will debut to global fanfare leading up to retailers around the globe opening their doors at midnight.

“Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new toy from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line in a different city around the world and sharing the experience live on YouTube.” said Leslie Ferraro, President, Disney Consumer Products. “We’ve seen tremendous excitement for these new products and can’t wait to see the global reaction from the Star Wars fan community.”

The Star Wars YouTube channel will host the live stream, which kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT  (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3. Each of the 15 locations will reveal a new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

These “unboxing” videos will feature online personalities sharing the excitement of opening the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. Unboxing videos overall have captivated millions of Internet viewers and continue to grow in popularity. Eighteen of the top 100 most viewed YouTube Channels worldwide are dedicated to toys and toy unboxings. These 18 channels accounted for 8.1 billion views in Q1 2015.[1]

“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind initiative,” said Chris M. Williams, Chief Audience Officer, Maker Studios. “The unboxing world continues to expand rapidly as audiences around the world connect with digital creators who share their passions. This shared fandom helps attract billions of monthly views and consistently puts the genre at the top of the YouTube charts.”

The global unboxing event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11 and Star Wars fans from around the world, including Chris Pirillo, bringing with them a broad audience and appeal. The global line-up includes:

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JapanTokyoEinshine11:009/2/2015 22:00
KoreaSeoulDollastic12:009/2/2015 23:00
Hong KongHong KongDante Basco12:009/3/2015 0:00
FranceParisAyPierre9:009/3/2015 3:00
SpainMadridAlexBy1111:009/3/2015 5:00
GermanyBerlinReyst12:009/3/2015 6:00
EnglandLondonGamingBeaver11:309/3/2015 6:30
BrazilRio de JaneiroMalena0101028:309/3/2015 7:30
USANew YorkEvanTubeHD8:309/3/2015 8:30
CanadaTorontoQuill189:009/3/2015 9:00
USAChicagoHobbyKidsTV8:309/3/2015 9:30
MexicoMexico CityExpCaseros9:309/3/2015 10:30
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The full schedule also is available at www.StarWars.com.

Several countries will join the live stream from YouTube Spaces (Berlin, Tokyo, London), with Star Wars commentators Anthony Carboni and Andi Gutierrez hosting the event from the YouTube Space, Los Angeles.

Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events.

The global celebration culminates at midnight local time, when many retailers around the world will open their doors to fans to purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more. Visit starwars.com for more details on participating locations. Additionally, select Disney Store locations around the world will take part.  More details are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday.

Fans are encouraged to document their experiences around the event on social media using the hashtag #ForceFriday.

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Keep up with all the latest news, trailers, and other exciting happenings by following Star Wars on social media!

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Star Wars opens in theaters December 18th 2015 !

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TOMORROWLAND Activity Sheets- Opens in Theaters May 22!

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Just in case you didn’t know Tomorrowland is coming to theaters May 22nd! I have heard wonderful things from my fellow bloggers and I just know it would be an amazing family outing!

To get your kids excited, Disney has put together and amazing activity book full of great ways to keep your child(ren) entertained while waiting for the film come out!

You can download it by clicking the download button.

 

 

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About Tomorrowland

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

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Follow Tomorrowland for all the latest news!

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Sandy Powell and The Costumes for Cinderella #CinderellaEvent

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”15414″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Sandy Powell is a bundle of creative energy. I was super excited to see the person responsible for all of the AMAZING costumes used in Cinderella. I am not going to ruin it for those that have not seen the movie so I will just say that some of the costumes for, lets say animal friends are beyond creative.

How does one come up with such amazing frocks? It boggles my mind that someone can be that creative. I will admit I am a little envious of all that talent. What an awesome way to spend the day, creating costumes for some of the most iconic characters in fairytale history.

A group of bloggers and I sat down to chat with Sandy and it was all about the costumes. She was a wealth of information and if I posted the whole interview you would be here an hour reading. So I listed the most interesting facts below.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”15417″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]About the colors she chose for the film.
I kind of chose all the color palettes for each of the characters. And I work closely with the people who design the sets. And the set dressing, so that we make sure that nothing clashes with the curtains and all the furnishings. I don’t intellectualize it that much. I pick colors because they feel right.

Her favorite costume in the film.
The ball gown took the longest. I spent the longest developing it. It might not have worked but it came out exactly how I hoped. I’m proud of that one but there are other that I love also. It’s like they’re my children, you don’t have a favorite. I like the men’s costumes as well as the women’s.  I like them all.

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How long they took to create.
I was actually working on this for over a year, from start to finish. Till the very last day of the shoot. Actually one of the last things we shot was the wedding scene, and the wedding dress was actually the last thing I designed. And that was really right towards the end of filming. So at least a year from start to finish.

Creating the costume that turned a lizard into a man.
It was an interesting process. It actually started with the costume. I had to do a costume that looked like a man and then make that lizard-like. I used the texture of the fabric and it was a fabric we dyed by hand. It was dyed first of all like the greens and the yellows. Over top of that was a lace, like a silver lace that gave it a scaly effect. It was like a tail coat but where the tail’s a little bit more exaggerated. And then the gloves were green and they were dyed with the yellow too. So it was actually all clothes. And then that gave the visual effects department something to build on. Then they designed their lizard, but based on my costume in a way. It was interesting and the first time I got to do something like that.

About the Fairy Godmother’s Costume.
It was an idea I had that was rather ambitious and to be honest, we didn’t have enough time to, to really develop it. It could have gone a lot further, and been a lot more success—not to say it wasn’t successful. I think the costume as a whole works in the film. But I had this mad idea that she actually literally twinkled, and all over. But the lights took longer than we thought they would. We couldn’t really construct the costume till we had the lights done. So we were waiting and waiting, waiting for the lights to be finished. We knew the shape of the costume. So that costume actually ended up being really rather thrown together at the last minute. In a way, I think it’s quite funny that it looks like it’s been thrown together. It looks like she’s made it, you know, [LAUGHS] thrown it together.

Making the costumes camera-ready.
Sometimes you choose a color that looks great to the eye. And then when it gets on, on screen, on camera, depending on how they fit it or how they treat the film after, it completely changes. And then that’s really annoying. ‘Cause you think, that’s not what I intended it to be. So quite often if you’re lucky at the beginning of them, you do camera tests. You actually test different things and different textures. So that you can see how it’s going to work with a kind of lighting that they’re doing. It doesn’t always follow through that you get it right. sometimes things look worse than you’d hoped. And sometimes things look better. But the end product is what you see on the screen.

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Advice for young designers.
I’d advise anybody who wants to do costumes, to learn how to sew. And learn how to make them. ‘Cause you’d be surprised, there’s an awful lot of costume designers who don’t know how to do it. And I really don’t know how you can design and how you can talk to somebody else who’s making something, unless you know how to do it yourself. You have to start at the bottom, and be a maker. bottom, you have to start at the bottom and be a maker. And actually learn how to construct and sew. So you understand the construction and the engineering, which is what it is.

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