Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tsum Tsum Short Disco

It seem the Tsums love to get down and get funky. I especially like the wigs!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Disney Lego Minifigures

Photo courtesy of Disney
Yesterday, the Disney Parks Blog shared the news that a Disney Lego minifigure series is set to debut this May. There have been rumors of such a collection for years, so it's nice to see them become a reality. The series includes 18 minifigures: Syndrome, Ariel, Aladdin, Captain Hook, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Maleficent, Stitch, Ursula, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Peter Pan,  Mr. Incredible, Buzz Lightyear, Little Green Man, and Genie. Which one(s) do you want most? I think I must have Maleficent and Stitch.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tsum Tsum Short Chocolate Factory

Oh no, the Tsums have stumbled upon a chocolate factory! I see sweet disaster in their future.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tsum Tsum Short Snow Mountain

The latest Tsum Tsum short features Olaf in an appropriately slapstick role.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pirates of the Caribbean Tsum Tsum

I was already ridiculously fond of Disney’s Tsum Tsums when I heard that they were releasing a Pirates of the Caribbean set. I immediately added them to my list of must find souvenirs for my latest trip to Disney World. Previously, Tsum Tsum were only available at Once Upon a Toy in Disney Springs. But they've slowly been adding them to select shops in each park. I found these at Beverly Sunset in Hollywood Studios.

Bean and I had a great time choosing which piratey Tsums to buy. In the end, we picked four: the muddy pig, "we wants the redhead", the peg leg parrot, and the dog with the keys. They seemed to be the most iconic parts of the ride. There are three additional Tsum Tsums available: a bearded pirate, a pirate captain, and a skeleton pirate.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Jungle Book Photos

Disney has released six stunning images of the voice actors from The Jungle Book alongside their digital characters. The photos are beautiful and each included a quote by the actor about their character. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters on April 15.

Lupita Nyong'o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he's abandoned in the jungle as an infant. "She is the protector, the  eternal mother," says Nyong'o. "The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own."

Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. "Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack," says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. "He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He's a great leader, a wise teacher."

Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it's his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it's time for him to leave his jungle home. "Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent," says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. "His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.

King Louie is a formidable ape who desperately wants the secret of Man's deadly "red flower”–fire. He's convinced Mowgli has the information he seeks. "King Louie is huge–12 feet tall," says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. "But he's as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.

Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. "Shere Khan reigns with fear," says Elba. "He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear."

Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can't resist her captivating embrace. "Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling," says Scarlett Johansson. "She's the mirror into Mowgli's past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish."

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day!

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Indiana Jones 5

Well it looks like there will be a fifth Indiana Jones after all. Earlier this week, Steven Spielberg announced that Harrison Ford will once again return to the screen as the archaeologist/adventurer, Henry "Indiana" Jones. Since this will be an odd-numbered film, I have high hopes for it. The latest installment arrives in theaters July 19, 2019.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2

Have you seen the latest Captain America: Civil War Trailer? It looks like Spidey is Team Stark. Captain America: Civil War arrives in theaters on May 6.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Rivers of Light

Photo courtesy of Disney
Disney recently announced the debut of their latest show, the Rivers of Light. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, at Animal Kingdom, the night-time spectacular will feature lights, music, and special effects on Discovery River and the Tree of Life. Two storytellers call four animal Spirit Guides: a turtle, tiger, owl, and elephant, to lead their audience on a journey down the Rivers of Light. Check out a sneak peak below.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

The 23rd EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival kicks off today. The festival runs from March 2 to May 30. It's an event you won't want to miss!

During the Festival, EPCOT is covered in flowers and plants. Everywhere you look you'll find topiaries and floral displays. And don't forget the food kiosks. Featuring fresh tastes from many of EPCOT'S Pavilion countries, the kiosks offer a wide range of small plates and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Most of the dishes cost between $4 & $6 which makes it easy to try many different foods. Be sure to pick up one of the mini gift cards to make paying for all that yumminess quick and easy. Gift cards can be loaded with as little as $15 and include a wristband for easy carrying. There will also be a free Passport again this year. The Passport lists all of the food options and can be stamped as you taste your way around the world. And if you're a Passholder, be sure to pick up your special edition collectible print: Donald Duck in March, Goofy in April, and Mickey Mouse in May. There is a Festival Center where you can watch special presentations and purchase Festival merchandise, but it's only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am-5pm, so you'll want to plan your trip accordingly. If you love flowers and food, be sure to visit EPCOT'S Flower and Garden Festival.  You'll be glad you did!