Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tsum Tsum Short - Dino Museum

The Tsums are exploring their local dinosaur museum, with humorous results.

Friday, August 26, 2016

National Park Service

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. In honor of this momentous occasion, Google created a fantastic doodle celebrating the wonders of several parks. I loved it.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stan Lee Cameo

I always look forward to Stan Lee's cameos in Marvel movies. They are absolutely hilarious and perfectly placed. His cameo in Captain America: Civil War was no exception. Without giving too much away, Tony and Rhodey are having a pretty rough day when a FedEx guy arrives with a package for "Tony Stank". This hysterical moment comes just when the characters, and the audience, could really use a laugh.

Perfect! Just perfect!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monsters Inc as Told by Tsum Tsum

It's time for another As Told By Tsum Tsum short. This time, they're telling the story of Monsters Inc. So cute!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Review

I finally had the chance to see Captain America: Civil War this weekend. It was amazing, and sad, and intense, and a great continuation of the Avengers storyline. Caution: Spoilers Ahead!

Steve Rogers and his fellow Avengers are in for a rough ride. The world has decided to hold them responsible for all of the deaths that have occurred while they were saving everyone else. (I have to say, I've always found this line of reasoning to be ridiculous. The needs of the many must outweigh the needs of the one.) When an additional incident occurs in a foreign country, the world leaders come together to create the Sokovia Accords. The Accords require all Avengers to register with a UN oversight committee that will then tell them when and where they can fight, or be forcibly retired. This is the basis for their split.

On one side, you have Captain America, Falcon, Scarlett Witch, Ant-Man, Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier. Steve believes that he and the other Avengers should remain an independent entity, where politics can't decide who they help. On the other side, you have Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Vision, Black Panther, and Spiderman. Tony is in a bit of a funk because Pepper Potts is taking a break from him and he is confronted by a mother whose son was killed in Sokovia and she blames him. He feels that the Avengers should be punished for the deaths they didn't prevent. Both Steve and Tony have valid reasons for choosing their sides, but which side is right?

When Peggy Carter dies and Bucky Barnes suddenly appears and is accused of bombing UN delegates, it's the last straw for Steve. He and his group head out to protect Bucky and the world in the only way they know how. Tony and his group do their best to stop them, although they are constricted by General Ross, who is now Secretary of State. By the time the movie ends, every Avenger is suffering from a major, personal loss. It's hard to see how they'll recover from such a blow, but since the next several movies are solo titles, I guess they've got time to recover.

In all, I really enjoyed this film. It's a bit more political, and makes you think more about what is right and wrong. Captain America: Civil War arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Muppets Present History

The Muppets are coming! The Muppets are coming! This October, Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Sam Eagle will be starring in a new live show at the Magic Kingdom: "The Muppets Present... Great Moments in American History." Joining this wacky bunch is James Jefferson, the town crier of Liberty Square. The show will take place outside the Hall of Presidents and will include historical tales told in hysterical fashion, a new original song, and lots of Muppety humor. The Muppets will appear throughout the day to regale guests with their unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of America, from Paul Revere's ride to the signing of the Declaration. It should be hilarious.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tsum Tsum Villains

The next batch of Tsum Tsums won't arrive in stores until September 6, but I am very excited about this new set: Disney Villains! There are eight Tsums in the collection:

  • Lady Tremaine from Cinderella
  • Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians
  • Ursula from the Little Mermaid
  • Jafar the Genie from Aladdin 2
  • The Evil Queen from Snow White
  • Dr. Facilier 
  • Maleficent 
  • Maleficent the Dragon
I especially like Maleficent and the Dragon. Maleficent is my favorite villain because she's just so deliciously evil. Which villain will you add to your collection?