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Disney’s Christopher Robin Now on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital

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Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the wondrous, live-action film in which Winnie the Pooh and friends venture into mid-century London to help grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), has arrived on Digital and Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™ and DVD with captivating, behind-the-scenes extras. The fun-filled tale features A.A. Milne’s timeless characters from the Hundred Acre Wood — Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl — making their first appearance as three-dimensional characters who remind Christopher Robin, and viewers of all ages, to appreciate the simple pleasures in life.I love that this film is an new take on the Winnie the Pooh stories I grew up knowing and loving. It takes me back to the imaginative, carefree days of my childhood and allows me to share my love of Pooh and friends with my own daughter now, but in a different way. 

“When you are able to make people laugh and cry in the same movie and you are able to tell the story with integrity and ground it in reality and have the magic realism on top of it, it lifts your spirits and connects you with the people you love.  We could all use a little bit of Pooh’s heart and wisdom right now.” – Marc Forster, director

If you didn’t get a chance to see the film in theaters, here’s the official trailer:

Bonus features provide a heartfelt look at the making of “Christopher Robin,” showcasing the magical artistry that brings the classic characters to life, the human actors’ techniques for interacting with stuffed animals, and the filmmakers’ passion for their project.

Bonus Features

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • In Which … A Movie Is Made for Pooh – Filmmakers and cast share their passion for this story in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
  • In Which … Pooh Finds His Voice – Discover what it’s like to voice Winne the Pooh, from voice actors Sterling Holloway to Jim Cummings.
  • In Which … Pooh and Walt Become Friends – How did Walt Disney and Pooh meet? Take a journey through time to explore the legacy of Walt’s first encounter with Pooh.
  • In Which … Pooh and Friends Come to Life – See how Winnie the Pooh and Friends were brought to life as walking and talking stuffed animals in this magical live-action world.

EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE:

  • In Which … We Were Very Young – Meet the actual, original teddy bear who, along with his best friends, has inspired so much love worldwide for almost a century.

With the holidays just around the corner, why not grab a copy of Disney’s Christopher Robin for all of the people on your “Holiday Shopping List”? It’s the perfect gift to give this season!

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Grab the Tissues! The Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer is Here!

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The Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer was released today and is slated to debut with “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (in theaters Nov. 21) I’m gonna need a CASE of tissues when this Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21, 2019! Just when we all thought Toy Story 3 was the end of the story, here comes more.Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. Toy Story 3 was the end of Woody’s story with Andy, but just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip.

“The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose, A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.” – Josh Cooley, Director

Well, here’s the teaser trailer. So watch it!

Toy Story 4 will be in theaters on June 21, 2019! I can’t wait for summer! For the latest updates on this film, follow #ToyStory4 on social!

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Watch the Trailer for the All-New Ugly Dolls Movie

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The trailer for an all-new film, Ugly Dolls is here! This animated musical adventure film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001.and stars the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. 

Watch the trailer:

Here’s a synopsis of the film:

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

Check out the Voice Cast of Ugly Dolls:

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nick Jonas
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Blake Shelton
  • Pitbull
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Emma Roberts
  • Gabriel Iglesias
  • Wang Leehom

Ugly Dolls will be in theaters May 10, 2019. For the latest updates on the film follow #UglyDollsMovie on social.
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Watch the All-New Trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be heading to theaters this summer and we couldn’t be more excited about it! The first one was so adorable and this sequel looks adorable as well! The blockbuster series is focused around the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. (I’m sure my cats are at home partying when we’re gone.) 
Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. Here’s the brand-new Max Trailer:

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). 

The Voice Cast includes:

  • Lake Bell
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Dana Carvey
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Kevin Hart
  • Pete Holmes
  • Garth Jennings
  • Ellie Kemper
  • Nick Kroll
  • Bobby Moynihan
  • Patton Oswald
  • Jenny Slate
  • Eric Stonestreet

Director: Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Jonathan Del Val
Writer: Brian Lynch
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming to theaters this summer on June 7, 2019. For the latest updates about this film, please visit their site at http://www.thesecretlifeofpets.com/

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Celebrate the Holidays at Disneyland Resort Nov. 9 – Jan. 6

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The Holidays are about to begin at the Disneyland Resort. Starting November 9, visitors ro the Happiest Place on Earth can experience seasonal magic in both parks. Guests plan their seasonal visits, year after year, to experience beloved holiday traditions and all the festive cheer at Disneyland Resort. From snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Other festivities include favorite holiday experiences and entertainment such as Disney Festival of Holidays and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. The heartwarming Festival of Holidays honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day, which will be celebrated at Disney California Adventure Park for an additional two days, running through Jan. 8, 2019.Holiday Experiences at Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney Festival of Holidays brings the spirit of the season to life through special
    entertainment, along with delicious food at the Festive Foods Marketplace, which
    features a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
  • Festival of Holidays entertainment includes musical and dance performances by the mischievous Holiday Toy Drummers, Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance
    Company, The Sound, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mariachi Divas.
    The Three Caballeros host the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” street party
    celebration, featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians, and Mickey and
    Minnie in their fiesta best.
  • Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival welcomes the adventurous and kindhearted Princess Elena of Avalor, her magical friend Skylar and royal dancers as they share the joy of the holidays in this charming musical celebration.
  • The residents of Cars Land decorate for the holidays, too. Each address along Route 66, Flo’s V8 Café, Fillmore’s Taste-In, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Casa della Tires and more, gets a holiday makeover that reflects the personality of its “Cars” character resident.
  • Two attractions put the holiday cheer into overdrive, transforming into Luigi’s Joy
    to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa Claus and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail through Dec. 24. (From Dec. 25 through Jan. 6, guests may encounter Santa Goofy in this festive location.)
  • When night falls, guests may stroll through the Grizzly Peak area to experience a
    magical touch of winter, with an occasional snowfall!
  • A dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street. The tree and surrounding buildings, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s, are decorated with vintage-style ornaments. 

Holiday Experiences at Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle enchants from day to night with its shimmering icicles and twinkling lights. After dark, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and its magical snowfall finale create lasting holiday memories.
  • Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching “tin soldiers.”
  • Guests will be amazed by the 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A., a picturesque sight where friends and family gather to take holiday photos each year. This year, the tree includes new lighting and décor, with 3,500 multi-color lights, 1,500 Victorian-inspired ornaments and 100 faux candles that range from 12 to 22 inches tall.
  • Disneyland guests definitely will want to experience the popular seasonal
    transformations “it’s a small world” as it becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with dolls and toys representing children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
  • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday,* with Jack Skellington
    and his friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” causing a
    collision between Christmas and Halloween.

Don’t forget to stroll through the The Downtown Disney District shopping, dining and entertainment promenade during your visit.  The Downtown Disney District the Hotels
of the Disneyland Resort also join the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments,
holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats. For more information about the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, please visit their site HERE.

Truly Custom Holiday Cards from Basic Invite

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It’s here! The holiday season is here! I couldn’t be more excited to see holiday decorations and Christmas trees popping up all around! There are Christmas movies to watch and I can even listen to holiday music when I’m in the car now! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So have you ordered your holiday cards yet? No, seriously! If you haven’t, how about we check that off your “Holiday to-do List” today?Well, let me introduce you to Basic Invite, the “go-to” site for all of your holiday card needs. Basic Invite allows you to create Truly Custom cards and invitations. This season they’re offering over 500 Christmas card designs, including gold, silver and rose gold foil holiday cards in both flat and raised foil designs. If you’re a planner like I am, you’ve probably already been thinking about what type of holiday cards you’d like to send out this year. Will you order traditional Christmas cards, foil holiday cards, photo Christmas cards with your family and/or pets on them, or cards with a newsletter area on them? Also, do you send out holiday cards for business customers? I’m going to share 5 reasons to love Basic Invite for your Christmas cards this holiday season. 1. Try Before You Buy
When you visit BasicInvite.com, you can actually play around with the different Christmas card designs on the site. Instant previews allow you to adjust your card until it is just right. This part gets me extra excited because I get to see it right then and there! Also, Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. Custom samples to preview for the win!2. SO Many Colors to Choose From
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options.  Once you select a Christmas card design, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options, to build your own color scheme, so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it,  For me, it comes down to the smallest details like this and Basic Invite allows you to use trendy colors, in unlimited combinations, to make your card as unique as you are.3. 40 Different Envelope Colors + Address Capturing Service 
Basic Invite is just as colorful with envelopes as they are with their invitations and Christmas cards. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. They also offer an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. What a great way to save time in the everyday hustle and bustle of life!4. No Envelope Licking Required
I don’t think there’s a person on the planet who actually enjoys licking Christmas card envelopes.  Basic Invite offers Free Peel and Seal Envelopes included with most card orders and all of their envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one.This is such a game changer for me! No envelope licking? Yes!5. Basic Invite’s “Love it Guarantee”
One of my most favorite things about Basic Invite though is their Love It Guarantee! Creating a quality card and shopping experience for customers is Basic Invite’s mission. They want you to either love it or they’ll make it right — guaranteed. If you have any issues, Basic Invite will either reprint it for you for free or you may return your items to them for a full refund. To read more about this policy, please go HEREBasic Invite offers such beautiful custom holiday cards at unbeatable prices and value. Plus, they offer other great, innovative products found nowhere else. For more ideas, you can check out Basic Invite’s Inspiration Gallery HERE. Right now, through the end of the year, save 30% off on Basic Invite’s site, including your beautiful Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year card order. Just use code: holi30 at checkout! Head over and order your cards today!

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Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration Returns Nov. 24 – Jan. 4

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Great Wolf Lodge will, once again, ring in the howliday season with its annual Snowland Celebration this year from November 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. Adults and children alike will be merry and bright as they arrive at Great Wolf Lodge’s winter wonderland complete with hundreds of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and other jolly decorations in the Grand Lobby.
Great Wolf Lodge is spreading cheer to families this year with such wondrous offerings as daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby, visits from Santa Claus, and the centerpiece of the Snowland Celebration, a life-sized Gingerbread House, constructed from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,300 pounds of sugar and hundreds of candies. Also, for a truly delectable experience, guests can dine in the life-sized gingerbread house with a small donation to the Ronald McDonald House. For reservations for this limited offering, please go HERE.
At Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration, visiting families will get into the spirit of Christmas and be able to splash in the 84-degree waterpark, all while creating special holiday memories together that will last a lifetime. Snowland will return this year with some of guests’ favorite complimentary activities including:
  • Hot Cocoa with a GreatWolf Kid – the weather outside might be frightful, but the Lodge’s delicious hot cocoa bar will warm even the chilliest of guests up;
  • Cookies with Mrs. Claus, where children have the opportunity to decorate cookies in the Gingerbread House with Santa’s leading lady.
  • The Polar Wolf Walk – a tour of the lobby that teaches children about polar bears penguins and more.
  • Festive Family Flicks  – Families can wind the night down by cozying up to watch a holiday movie in the Grand Lobby during Festive Family Flicks.
  • Santa’s Letter Depot, where kids can mail a letter to Santa in the Grand Lobby
  • North Pole University, where kids complete fun, holiday-themed assignments around the resort for the chance to earn a Snowploma.
Visits from Santa are also available for guests staying at The Lodge
During the howliday season, children’s activities such as Story Time, Yoga Tails and Paws on Projects will also get dash of Christmas cheer.
In addition to two days of play in the water park for each night stayed at Great Wolf Lodge, all of the Snowland activities are included complimentary as part of an overnight stay. Activities vary daily and based on location.  A complete listing of daily activities and times can be found in the Lodge Life event schedule provided to guests upon check-in, or verified in advance by calling the location directly.
For more information about Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland Celebration and to make a reservation for your holiday stay, please visit HERE.
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LG Matte Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances Exclusively at Best Buy

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The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be when I’m home. It’s somewhere our family gathers to cook and bake together and share family bonding time. I think new kitchen appliances are my weakness, especially when there’s smart technology involved. Have you seen LG’s exclusive line of Matte Black Stainless Steel Appliances at Best Buy? I didn’t even know there was black stainless steel! They’re beautiful! LG’s exclusive Matte Black stainless steel combines the timeless look of stainless steel with a luxe & low-gloss matte finish that compliments any kitchen décor.These LG smart kitchen appliances are Wi-Fi and voice-enabled which allows you to control your kitchen appliances remotely! Talk about making your life easier! From changing settings, to checking the status or even turning appliances on or off, LG appliances have such great smart technology.

Great Savings on Appliance Packages at Best Buy
All I can think about is how perfect it would be to upgrade kitchen appliances before the holidays get here, especially with the savings Best Buy is offering on these. LG Matte Black Stainless Steel appliances include a refrigerator, a range, a dishwasher and and a microwave oven. I want them all! The collection, offered exclusively at Best Buy, is available right now at extra savings!  You can *save $250 on a stainless steel package or *save $350 on select LG Matte Black kitchen appliance packages.  For more information please go HERE.

Terms and conditions apply. *Extra $250 or $350 savings applies after any instant savings on individual items.

 

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World of Disney Reopens in Grand Style at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

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Whether you’re at the Disneyland Resort in California, or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, World of Disney is the ultimate shopping destination for all things Disney. Now both of these two dynamic retail experiences are unveiling complete transformations that make shopping easier and more fun, with a dash of pixie dust on top for good measure!

After more than than a year in design and development, World of Disney reopened today, Friday, Oct. 26, at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. Tomorrow,  Saturday, Oct. 27, World of Disney at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will officially reopen.This grand World of Disney makeover touched every feature and function in the store, as if the Fairy Godmother outfitted the store herself. From displays to signage to lighting and much, much more, the new World of Disney creates an exciting, dynamic shopping experience where the products are the stars and guests discover magical Disney storytelling wherever they look.

“We saw World of Disney as an opportunity to reimagine what Disney retail is today. “The new store design highlights the best of what is current and new, while also celebrating classic Disney heritage based in storytelling.”” – Alysia Kelley, vice president of visual merchandising and location strategy for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

The major transformation includes with the store’s exterior, featuring new marquees and magical window displays. When guests step inside, they discover an open, loft-style atmosphere with such great visibility they may even fall in love with an item from across the room. The merchandise also serves as décor in the new World of Disney. In one area, a giant Mickey Mouse Club ear hat beckons guests to the new Mickey Mouse Club Collection. Several spaces throughout the store will change regularly, showcasing the newest and hottest Disney offerings of the season. When new displays debut, their stunning impact will leave guests feeling as if an entire section of the store was reimagined all over again.Complementing these displays are enchanted flourishes inspired by the history of the Walt
Disney Animation Studios and the “Nine Old Men,” the legendary animators who created classic films such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Peter Pan” and “Fantasia.” For instance, ink jars suddenly swirl with color and animate artwork on the walls. Out of nowhere, blank pages fill with pencil sketches as if drawn by an invisible hand. Magical movie posters twinkle with pixie dust before coming to life.When making purchases, eagle-eyed guests may notice the store’s sales counters are inspired by the desks and furniture used by animators of generations past.The new World of Disney is more than a retail experience – it’s truly a Disney experience.
World of Disney will regularly roll out exclusive Disney Parks merchandise, reinforcing its
reputation as a must-visit shopping destination for devoted Disney fans. Unveiled earlier in October was a new Mickey Mouse Club Collection with apparel and accessories featuring a vintage Mickey Mouse from the original television show. Also revealed with the store’s grand reopening is the Nordic-inspired Disney Parks Holiday Collection 2018, complete with Disney-themed holiday décor, ornaments, apparel and more.World of Disney stores at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World now offer guests the option to purchase new reusable bags, rather than use plastic bags. This program is part of The Walt Disney Company’s global commitment toward significant single-use plastic reduction by mid-2019. Featuring artwork of beloved Disney characters, these reusable bags are offered in three sizes for a nominal fee. Traditional plastic bags are still available upon request at no charge.

World of Disney is an anchor location at both Downtown Disney District (Disneyland.com) and Disney Springs (DisneySprings.com). Theme park admission is not required. Select products may also be found at ShopDisney.com.

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