Friday, April 28, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales POPVinyl

The POPVinyl figures from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales look amazing! They should arrive in stores in time for the movie's theatrical release on May 26. The set includes three figures:

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow

The Ghost of Will Turner

the Ghost of Will Turner

Captain Salazar

and Captain Salazar,

Gold Captain Jack Sparrow

and two special versions: a gold Captain Jack Sparrow 
available exclusively from Hot Topic,

Dead Captain Salazar

and a chase figure, a ghost version of Captain Salazar. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cars 3 Trailer

Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez
Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar 
The newest trailer for Cars 3 is a lot lighter in tone than the previous teaser. Instead of focusing on Lightning's crash and what he may lose, it shows what he's learned and how to be happy as life changes.

Here's the official synopsis from Disney and Pixar:

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Cars 3 arrives in theaters on June 16.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Descendants As Told By Emoji

The latest "As Told By Emoji" short tells the story of Descendants. The scene with Jane wanting Mal's hair and a nose job is too funny!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Star Wars Little Golden Books

I adore Little Golden Books! I love the retro pictures and classic stories. My favorites feature characters from Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars and are perfect for introducing young kids to these stories.

The latest Star Wars Little Golden Books will be released in July, and they look adorable! The four books include: I am a Hero, Heroes and Villains Collection, The Big Golden Book of Starships, Speeders and Space Stations, and The Big Golden Book of Aliens, Creatures, and Beasts. 

I am a Hero includes scenes from Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. The book features brave heroes from the saga, such as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey, and Poe.

The Heroes and Villains Little Golden Book Collection features six previously released I am a... stories and the new I am a Hero, all in one hardcover volume. The six other titles are: I am a Jedi, I am a Droid, I am a Pilot, I am a Princess, I am a Sith,  and I am a Stormtrooper. 

The Big Golden Book of Starships, Speeders, and Space Stations is packed with stories about the incredible vehicles of the Star Wars Universe: from A-wings to X-wings and Death Stars to Star Destroyers.

The Big Golden Book of Aliens, Creatures, and Beasts contains stories about amazing Star Wars aliens, from banthas and wampas to Ewoks and Wookies.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Specialty Drinks of Pandora: The World of Avatar

There are a lot of interesting beverages coming to Pandora: The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom. There are two places to whet your whistle in Pandora: the Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu.

Photos courtesy of Disney
At the Satu’li Canteen, a fast-casual eatery, try the non-alcoholic Pandoran Sunrise, a mix of tropical juices and Powerade Melon. This drink can be purchased with or without a souvenir Satu'li Canteen Flute Flask. If you prefer wine, try Banshee, available in Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. The wine is from a small Napa Valley winery and will be served by the glass.

Dreamwalker Sangria, Banshee Wines, Pandoran Sunrise, Hawkes' Grog Ale, Mo'ara High Country Ale

For something unique, there's the Dreamwalker Sangria, made a lovely shade of blue with a splash of Blue CuraƧao. Two ales round out the menu: Hawkes' Grog Ale, green in color with a fruity hops flavor and notes of apricot, peach, and a hint of wheat, and Mo'ara High Country Ale, a malty amber ale with notes of caramel, toffee and nuts. The ales are also available from Pongu Pongu.

Night Blossom and Mo'ara Frozen Margarita

Next door is Pongu Pongu, the drink station run by an expat who fell in love with Pandora, and chose never to leave. Here you can try the nonalcoholic Night Blossom, a mix of limeade with apple and desert pear flavors topped with passion fruit popping boba balls. The drink can be purchased with or without a souvenir Pongu Pongu mug made "bioluminescent" with a glowcube. For the adventurous, try the Mo'ara Frozen Margarita featuring Sauza Commemorativo Anejo Tequila with strawberry and blood orange flavors, topped with strawberry popping boba balls. It will also be available in the Pongu Pongu mug.

Which drink are you looking forward to trying? I cant wait to taste the Night Blossom. Pandora: The World of Avatar opens on May 27.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cloak and Dagger Trailer

Disney and Marvel have released the first look at Cloak and Dagger, a new series coming to Freeform next year. The show tells the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), teenagers with unexpected superpowers, who fall in love. Ten episodes have been ordered, which will air early in 2018.

Here's the official synopsis:

This exciting new series is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters aimed squarely at young adults. This live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart—but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.