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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary with the Release of Disney’s “Bambi” Plus Character Activity Sheets

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“Bambi,” celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and joined the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. It’s also now available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand as well. bambi-cover

The Collection release includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings 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, other films and artists; and much, much more.Additionally, 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.

Take a peek:

Designed to bring together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences to celebrate the power of storytelling, it is only fitting that the Tribeca Film Festival serves as the setting for this year’s announcement of upcoming additions to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. This collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, one of the great visionaries of the 20th century. This summer, “Bambi” will take its place in the collection alongside three other great achievements in storytelling, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Pinocchio.”how-to-draw-bambi

As a fun family activity, Disney has released these “How to Draw” character activity sheets. You can print them out and draw Bambi and Thumper, just like an actual Disney animator. The step-by-step illustrated instructions are so simple to follow along with to create your own animations.how-to-draw-thumperDid you know….?
“Bambi” was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, “Bambi” holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl – and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.

For more information about this Disney classic, visit the official site here.

Images, clips, and activity sheets are property of Walt Disney Animation Studios. 

 

New TV Spot for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast #BeOurGuest

Get your tissues ready! Watch this brand new TV spot that aired during the Golden Globes, which includes a sneak peek of Emma Watson singing “Belle” from the Disney’s upcoming release of “Beauty and the Beast!new-beauty-and-the-beast-poster

Her voice is amazing and I am such a huge fan of her acting and I think she’s the most perfect “Belle”! beauty-and-the-beast.

I’m more exciting than ever for March 17th to get here, the date of the film’s release. Will you be in the theaters watching? We will!

Connect with Beauty and the Beast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too. You can also visit the film’s official website here.

This is not a sponsored post. Images are property of Disney. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Meet the New Characters Joining Cars 3

As if I wasn’t already excited about the upcoming release of Cars 3 in June 2017, some new characters were also announced, which will be joining Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) in this all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world. The two new characters include an unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and next-gen racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer).

Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life. Owen Wilson returns to the racetrack as the voice of the champion.

Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo) is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it? Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) was called on to help bring the character to life.

Cristela is full of optimism and a positive energy that I think really comes through in Cruz’s personality and of course, she’s a hilarious comedian, so that doesn’t hurt either.” Cars Director Brian Fee

Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it. Armie Hammer (“Birth of a Nation”) was tapped as the voice of Jackson Storm.

Armie brought a great combination of intensity and charm to the role of Jackson Storm. His charisma helped create a character you really love to hate.”

Cars 3 is directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and Produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), and cruises into theaters on June 16th!

New Teaser Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Did you see the new teaser trailer yet for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales? I get excited about every new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and this one is no different! Pirates-of-the-caribbean-poster

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” (Although I was sad not to see him appear in the teaser trailer.) The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck
Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill
fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

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Watch the Teaser Trailer: 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters May 2017 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D! How excited are you about it? I can’t wait!

Find the film’s official Facebook page here. Connect with Walt Disney Studios on Twitter and Instagram.

This is not a sponsored post.  Images and trailer are property of Walt Disney Studios. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Simple No-Sew “Belle” Hair Bow #BeautyandtheBeast

We’re really excited in our home right now about all things Beauty and the Beast! First, with the release of the film’s 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 20 and also with the upcoming “real life” version of the story, which will be in theaters in March 2017! How can you not be excited and nostalgic? Right now, I’m having a giveaway to win a code for a Digital Copy of “Beauty and the Beast”. To enter, go herebeauty-and-the-beast-25th-anniversary-edition This “tale as old as time” has always been one of our favorite Disney films to watch as we absolutely adore Belle! She is so beautiful and kind and as a teacher, I love that Belle has such a love for reading! She is absolutely breathtaking in her gown and every time we wave to her in the Disney parade, we can’t help but grin from ear to ear.belle-in-the-paradeIn honor of the release of this Disney classic’s 25th anniversary, we made a super cute no-sew Belle hair bow. It was very easy to put make.no-sew-belle-hair-bowdiy-belle-bow-suppliesHere’s what you’ll need to make your own “Belle Hair Bow”: 

  • One big yellow bow (ours had a rubber band already attached to it.)
  • Tulle “rounds” (I used white tulle rounds that had a touch of gold glitter) 
  • Red ribbon roses
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors

To make your bow:

  1. Take one of the tulle rounds and roll up.diy-belle-blow-roll-the-tulle
  2. Use the glue gun to fasten rolled tulle round to the yellow bow in the center. diy-belle-bow-glue-the-tulle
  3. Snip the ends of the round to shorten. diy-belle-bow-snip-off-the-ends
  4. Use parts that you snipped off to tie around the middle of the tulle “bow”, to cover up the hot glue spots, tying in the back of the yellow bow.diy-belle-bow-tie-in-backdiy-belle-bow-tie-around-to-cover-the-glue
  5. Add the red ribbon roses to the center, using the hot glue gun. “Traditionally”, Belle has just one rose, but we liked adding a few. diy-belle-bow-finishedHow cute did our “Belle” bow turn out?

Do you have a favorite character in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”? Tell me which one in the comments.

 

Official Trailer and Poster for #Moana! In Theaters November 23!

Disney fans everyone have been excited about the upcoming animated feature “Moana” since it was announced long ago. Look at this official poster for the film! moana-posterThe film, starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho, tells a beautiful story about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. 

Watch the brand new trailer:

I love Moana already! She’s a girl on a mission and doesn’t seem afraid of anything! She also doesn’t seem like she’s going to let anyone stop her! What a role model for girls everywhere!

Moana will sail into theatres in 3D this Thanksgiving! Will you be there to see it? I know we will!

Connect with Moana on Facebook and Twitter. Find Disney Animation on Instagram.

This is not a sponsored post. Images and trailer are property of Walt Disney Animation Studios. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

My Thoughts about Pete’s Dragon + FREE Printable Coloring Pages

I don’t even know where to start with Pete’s Dragon! I was so fortunate to attend an advanced screening of the film and it was absolutely beautiful! I swear I’m not just saying that because it stars Robert Redford either, although I wish my grandmother was still here to see him in it!

You may (or may not) remember the original “Pete’s Dragon” back in 1977, which was a Disney original, live-action animated musical film. This Pete’s Dragon is more of a reboot of the origina than a remake and gives the story line a different twist
Have you watched the official trailer yet?

Pete’s Dragon is the tale of a small town where Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) resides and tells his tales to the town’s children, about the dragon that lives deep in the woods.Petes-Dragon-Robert-Redford His adult daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), also lives in the town and works as a forest ranger in the woods. She fails to believe any of her father’s stories are true, as she has never encountered anything such as a dragon in the woods. Petes-Dragon-GraceEverything Grace believed in changed the day she met Pete, a 10 year-old boy, who seemed to be living in the woods and have no family or real “home”.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.After Pete finally opens up to Grace, he talks to her about his giant dragon “Elliot”, who he lives with in the woods. The rest of the film, you’ll have to see for yourself! I don’t believe in posting spoilers for others. Petes-Dragon-Elliot“Pete’s Dragon” is such an exciting and magical journey and will pull on your heartstrings…a lot! I absolutely fell in love with each of the main characters, especially with Elliot!petes-dragon-1It was so special to be able to see this film with my own daughter and share one of the stories from my own childhood with her in a more modern version. The film is rated PG but I’d recommend it for most children. The only thing that might be a little scary would be the dragon, Elliot. Normally, I just tell my daughter that something in a movie isn’t real, in hopes that she won’t be scared. However, I wouldn’t say that about this dragon. Remember…”Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there!”just-because-you-cant-see-somethingWatch this hilarious clip of Bryce talking about what it’s like to work with Elliot the dragon on set:

I’m also including these fun, free printables you can print out! There’s a coloring page and a maze. Just click below each image to print out. Enjoy!petes-dragon-coloring-page-tail

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To download this coloring sheets, go here.

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To download the maze, click here.

Have you already gone to see Pete’s Dragon? If not, I highly recommend doing so with whole family,,,and watch it in 3D! You’re going to love it!

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The New Trailer for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon Is Here! #PetesDragon

Oh, “Pete’s Dragon” brings back some childhood memories for me! They’re not the clearest memories but I remember loving this film. I also remember seeing this float in the Main Street Electrical Parade when it was in Disney California Adventure Park. (You can now watch this parade at Walt Disney World, inside Magic Kingdom Park.) disneys-petes-dragon-1I was super excited when I saw the announcement for a new trailer of the all-new, reimagined version of this classic Disney tale. “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.  disneys-petes-dragon-3For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley).disneys-petes-dragon-2 Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Here, just watch this:, I’m most excited about the fact that I’ll get to share this story with my own daughter now. She obviously wasn’t around for the original so this is something we’ll get to experience for the first time, together! “Pete’s Dragon” opens nationwide on August 12! Are you excited to see it? Did you see the original?

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images are property of Walt Disney Animation Studios. 

 

Watch the New Trailer for Disney’s #MOANA!

I have been so excited about Disney’s “Moana” since I first heard the announcment about it, I was ecstatic. disneys-moana-1Disney Animation Studios never ceases to amaze me! She’s beautiful, as is the scenery! I love visiting Hawaii and cannot wait for this film to be released on November 23, 2016! \Watch the new teaser trailer:

“Moana,” is an animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. disneys-moana-2“Moana” is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements
and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), disneys-moana-poster“Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. Find Moana on Facebook and Twitter

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images are property of Disney Animation Studios. 

 

Disney’s “Alice Through The Looking Glass” Now Playing at El Capitan Theatre Through June 12

Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre will present a special engagement of Disney’s “Alice Through The Looking Glass” from May 27 – June 12, 2016, in Dolby Vision™ 3D and Dolby Atmos®. disneys-alice-through-the-looking-glass-logo

Dolby’s breathtaking projection technology – 3D Dolby Vision™ – is a state-of-the-art laser projection system that delivers richer colors and distinctly brighter images while preserving deep and dark blacks. There is no better place than The El Capitan Theatre to return to the whimsical world of Underland and experience “Alice Through The Looking Glass”. Like Alice herself, El Capitan guests will be transported to a fantastical realm. Alice-Through-The-Looking-Glass-posterBefore the movie, guests at El Capitan will be immersed in the mesmerizing world of Underland in an all-new light and projection show. alice-through-the-looking-glass-before-the-show
See it FIRST at El Capitan
Also, on May 26, El Capitan guests will have the opportunity to be among the first to see the all–new spectacular adventure, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, at a special opening-night screening at 7 p.m. featuring a costume contest, raffle prizes, and more! To purchase tickets, go herealice-through-the-looking-glass-2

Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., with a 10:40 p.m. on opening weekend (Friday through Sunday) and each Friday and Saturday during the engagement of the film. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at http://www.elcapitantickets.com or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.
alice-through-the-looking-glass-tick-tock-tea-timeOn select dates, El Capitan guests may also enjoy Tick-Tock Tea Time at the Chado Tea Room in Hollywood, which includes tea sandwiches, desserts, teas and a surprise gift.  Advance reservations are required with the purchase of a movie ticket by calling (818) 845-3110.

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland in Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, an all-new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special 2D Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday at  10 a.m. during the run of ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.  During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a 2D tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logos are property of Walt Disney Studios and El Capitan Theatre. 

 

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