Thursday, November 30, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Marvel
The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is finally here and it looks incredible. I especially like the shared voiceover that sets the stage for what's to come, "There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become something more. So when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could."



Here's the official synopsis from Marvel:

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Paddington and the Christmas Visitor

Marks & Spencer
Marks and Spencer have released the cutest commercial called "Paddington and the Christmas Visitor". It's like an adorable, short, Christmas film featuring a typically Paddington adventure.


And don't forget, Paddington 2 arrives in US theaters on January 12, 2018.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Lion King As Told By Emoji

Disney
Its time for another As Told By Emoji short. This time, Disney is retelling the Lion King. I love the bit where the bugs taste like chicken!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Disney
Looking for a little holiday fun? How about A Frozen Holiday Wish, a cute little show featuring Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf as they light up the castle for Christmas.



A Frozen Holiday Wish can be seen nightly at the Magic Kingdom until December 31.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Quote of the Week

Disney

"Christmas is a togethery sort of holiday," said Pooh.
"That's my favorite kind," said Piglet.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Paddington 2 Trailer and Poster

Studio Canal
It looks like Paddington is back for another adventure. I absolutely adore the first film and can't wait to see the sequel.



Here's the official synopsis: 

Paddington 2 fin Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief...

Paddington arrives in US theaters on January 12, 2018.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Disney

Now the harvest days are here
Let's sing a song of praise and cheer
For all that makes our life worth living
A song of joy and glad Thanksgiving

- Anonymous

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tsum Tsum Series 8


I love the tiny vinyl Tsum Tsum collectibles from Jakks Pacific. The figures are adorable and their accessories are perfectly themed to each character. And because they're so mini, you can display a lot of them in a small space.


I recently discovered that Series 8 of these cuties had arrived in stores. The set includes ten new figures. I got a little carried away and bought seven of them. The only ones I haven't found are Rafiki in his tree from the Lion King, and Disgust and Fear with their memory balls from Inside Out.


My favorite from this set is Gaston in his antler topped chair. That chair is my favorite place to take pictures at the Magic Kingdom, so I had to have the mini version.


Kermit is sitting on his log, probably getting ready to sing "It's Not Easy Being Green". Moana is steering her boat across the waves and Maui sits in the curve of his fishhook.


Jack Skellington is all decked out for his Christmas ride in his Santa sleigh. Heimlich has nibbled his way through a candy corn, much like in A Bugs Life. And the Maleficent dragon is surrounded by her wall of thorns, and just a whisp of green flames. Which Series 8 Tsum Tsum is your favorite?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time Poster and Trailer

Disney
The latest poster for A Wrinkle in Time is stunning. And the new trailer does a fantastic job of setting up the story.


A Wrinkle in Time arrives in theaters on March 9, 2018. Here's the official synopsis:

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pe┼ła and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Incredible 2 Teaser Trailer

Disney/Pixar
Our first look at Incredibles 2 is here! It's going to be awhile before it arrives in theaters, on June 15th, 2018, but so far it looks like another fun adventure.


Here's the official description from Disney & Pixar:

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Quote of the Week

TNT
Fezziwig once said to me, "Ebenezer, when happiness shows up, always give it a comfortable seat."

- Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Olaf's Frozen Adventure Clip - Ring In The Season

Disney
Time for another sneak peek of a song from Olaf's Frozen Adventure. This time it features Anna and Elsa, too.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Olaf's Frozen Adventure Clip - That Time of Year

Disney
In six more days, Olaf heads off on an adventure to discover what families do at "That Time of Year."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Fun at Hollywood Studios

Christmas has returned to Hollywood Studios with a Flurry of Fun celebration. Along with the return of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, there's the all new Sunset Seasons Greetings along Sunset Boulevard, and a lot of fun retro decorations throughout the park.

Disney
Sunset Seasons Greetings looks like it will be quite magical. It features billboards that come alive with Christmas stories from favorite characters. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be transformed into a pile of gifts, gingerbread house, and a winter wonderland through the use of amazing projections. And special characters will be on hand, such as the Swedish Chef. Olaf, and a few Toy Story pals. And even more incredible, is the snow. There's something truly magical about Disney snow that turns everyone into a child again, if only for a moment.

Disney
Echo Lake has also gotten a makeover. The park's Christmas tree is now in the lake, surrounded by floating ornament that light up. Dino Gertie has a new Santa hat, and the reindeer in front of 50s Prime Time are adorably retro.

Disney
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is once again following those wacky elves from Prep and Landing as they race to get Santa back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The show is filled with music, projections, fireworks, special effects, and a message from the head elf himself.

Santa can also be found in the Once Upon a Time shop every night through December 24. After that, Santa Goofy will step in until December 31.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Black Panther Posters

Marvel
Marvel has released eleven new posters featuring characters from Black Panther. Each poster tells why the character has joined the fight. T'Challa, the Black Panther and king of Wakanda, fights for his father's legacy.

Marvel
Ramonda, his mother, is fighting for her son's survival.

Marvel
Shuri fights because she believes she is her brother's keeper.

Marvel
Nakia, a member of the Dora Milaje, is fighting for her king's love.

Marvel
Okoye, a member of the Dora Milaje, is fighting for her nation's honor.

Marvel
Zuri is fighting as his king commands.

Marvel
W'Kabi fights for his nation's security.

Marvel
Erik Killmonger fights for his people's rage.

Marvel
M'Baku fights for his people's pride.

Marvel
Ulysses Klaue fights for his enemy's revenge.

Marvel
And finally, Everett K. Ross fights on his country's orders.

Heres the official synopsis from Marvel:

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Quote of the Week

E. H. Shepherd

Life is a journey to be experienced,
not a problem to be solved.

- Winnie the Pooh

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them.” 
- John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Olaf's Frozen Adventure Advent Calendar


Every year, I look for a new advent calendar to help count down the days until Christmas. Last year, it was filled with Tsum Tsums. This year, I chose a calendar filled with figures from Olaf's Frozen Adventure.


There are 25 figures featuring Christmas traditions that Olaf discovers in the upcoming short film: a sleigh, gifts, a snowflake fountain, gingerbread castle, kitten, wreath, candy cane, yul bock, and Olaf in several different costumes. It looks adorable! I can't wait until December 1 rolls around and I can start opening doors.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... well, at Disney World anyway. I was in the parks on Halloween night, and by November 1, Christmas was everywhere at Hollywood Studios and the next night, it arrived in the Magic Kingdom, too. It really is an amazing transformation.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coco - Final Trailer

Disney/Pixar
With just two weeks left until Coco arrives in theaters, Disney and Pixar have released one final trailer.


"In this world and the next, family is forever." Coco arrives in theaters on November 22.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cars 3 As Told by Lego

Disney/Lego
Cars 3 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow. Here's an "As Told by Lego" version that tells the entire story in under three minutes. Caution: it's loaded with spoilers.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi "Awake" Trailer

Lucasfilm
There's another new trailer to keep everyone thinking about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I can't wait for it to arrive in theaters on December 15!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Quote of the Week

Disney
If you can't say something nice,
Don't say nothin' at all.
- Thumper, Bambi

Friday, November 3, 2017

Anti-Bullying Message from Disney Features Judy Hopps

Disney
If you've seen Zootopia, you know that overcoming bullying is a big theme in the film. Both Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde were bullied as children, and as adults, but through strength and friendship, they overcame every obstacle. Disney has created a special "As Told By Emoji" short to help spread the word that bullying is not cool, but remember, you're never alone. And in the words of Judy Hopps, "Anyone can be anything."



For additional information on bullying prevention, visit GLSEN and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tsum Tsum Micro Advent Calendar


Disney has released the cutest Tsum Tsum plush advent calendar. The set, which includes 25 micro Tsums, features Mickey and his pals, Winnie the Pooh characters, Bambi and Thumper, Stitch and Angel, and at least one Dalmatian. All of the characters are dressed in something wintery or Christmassy. I especially like Pluto dressed as hot cocoa complete with marshmallow and Louie (Donald's nephew) on an innertube for sledding. The whole set is adorable, but at $125 in the parks or $100 from ShopDisney, its a bit expensive.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017