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Monday, November 20, 2017

Vehicle Review: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE


Take a look at the affordable 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE. Now don't let its small size fool you. The SE model is packed with features! Let's take a look at them as I spend a week driving around Southern California! This would be a perfect car for your kids in college or for a commuter car.

You can see the 15-inch aluminum wheels, the halogen headlights and fog lights all standard on the SE model.


Time to hop into the drivers seat and see what adventures are in store! The cloth bucket seat is comfortable and is adjustable six ways and four on the passengers side. The front seats are also heated!


The driver's cabin is comfortable for a sub-compact vehicle. Everything is easily within reach. There is automatic climate control, proximity-sensing remote locks, push button ignition, cruise control and steering wheel mounted audio controls.


Wait this isn't Disneyland! That's right, we are at Knott's Berry Farm! We are here early so not only do we get great parking but it is time for breakfast at Mr.s Knott's!

Pixar's Coco - Non-Spoiler Review of my Favorite Pixar Film to Date!


Let's start off by telling you that Coco is a triumph from a studio known for knocking it out the park. It is easily my favorite Pixar film ever and it will quickly become yours as well.


Coco is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture and features an almost entirely Hispanic voice cast. This is one of the most emotional Pixar films since those first memorable moments from UP. I am a sappy movie watcher and have no problem telling you that I cried ugly tears during Coco, as did my friend Sara. We both recommend that you do yourself a favor and bring some tissues with you.


This will be a non-spoiler review and I hope that no one will spoil this wonderful film for you. From the trailers we know that this film follows young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), the youngest member of a family that has banned music from their lives. The explanation is given in the simple and charming opening sequence. But Miguel has dreams of being a musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), and after a fateful decision he ends up in the Land of the Dead. But with the help of his deceased relatives, a dog named Dante and a new friend Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), Miguel tries to get back to the Land of the Living.


The film will not only just tug on your heartstrings but it is a fun adventure filled with the gorgeous animation. The clothing, the colors, the food and the celebration of the extended family shines here. Even though the film is centered on the Mexican culture, we are all reminded that even though we are all different people from different places and backgrounds, the love of family is universal.


Solid storytelling and vivid animation give us another animated classic from Pixar. It is art come to life, music that will stay with you long after the end credits are over and just a gem to behold.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Giveaway: Pixar Coco Ceramic Mug from Disney California Adventure Park!


Enter to win this beautiful ceramic Coco mug from Disney California Adventure Park plus a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck and see Pixar's Coco starting November 22nd!

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NEW POSTER FOR DISNEY'S "A WRINKLE IN TIME"


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 Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.

Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented artisans working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar(R)-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award(R)-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer and four time Emmy(R) nominee Ramin Djawadi as composer.

Pixar's Incredibles 2 Official Teaser Trailer


Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is just seven months away!


RISING SON -- Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging—much to Dad’s surprise. Directed by Brad Bird and produced by John Walker and Nicole Grindle, “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018. 


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.

Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Dapper Day 2017 at Disneyland: Indiana Jones Bound on Saturday


As many of you know, I love Dapper Day and when my friend Erin told me she was in town for a day to hang out at Disneyland and wanted to Disney Bound, of course I said yes! She wanted to do an Indiana Jones bound and I was happy to comply! We hit the parks early and it gave us plenty of time to get some awesome photos that look like the park is totally empty!

The truck here is actually from Raiders of The Lost Ark! You can find this at the entrance to the Indiana Jones, Temple of The Forbidden Eye attraction!


We had to recreate the iconic entrance of Indy in Marion's bar from Raiders of The Lost Ark!


I have recovered the idol! Hopefully there isn't a large boulder on it's way behind me!


A quiet moment in the jungle gives me time to reflect on what further adventures await me!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Giveaway: Starbucks Disney Parks Holiday Mug


Enter to win this Starbucks Disney Parks Holiday Mug plus a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Pixar's "Coco" Unveils All-New Trailer plus Tickets on Sale NOW


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the turkey and stuffing comes Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Check out the all-new trailer HERE: 



Plus, tickets are on sale NOW for families and friends who want to celebrate the film’s themes, including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams.

Tickets can be purchased via Fandango and Atom at the following sites:

Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” Makes Marigold-Carpet Premiere in Hollywood


Filmmakers, voice talent and special guests came together at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for the marigold-carpet premiere of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Also in attendance were filmmakers and voice talent from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” the 21-minute featurette that opens in front of “Coco” for a limited time.











Sunday, November 5, 2017

Giveaway: Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Blueprint Mug + Starbucks Gift Card


Enter to win one of my favorite new mugs found at Disneyland! I love the blueprint of Sleeping Beauty Castle and I love the Disney D as the handle on the mug! This giveaway is open worldwide! The winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Unveiling the custom Guardians of The Galaxy umbrella for Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland


Take a look at the awesome custom Guardians of The Galaxy umbrella for Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland created by my super talented friends Amanda and Matt!!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A SPECIAL LOOK AT STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI AIRED DURING GAME 7 OF THE WORLD SERIES


During Game 7 of the World Series, fans got a special, brand-new look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Feel free to share it with you readers!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.



In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. 
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.              

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

JON FAVREAU’S ALL-NEW BIG-SCREEN ADVENTURE “THE LION KING” ROARS TO LIFE WITH ALL-STAR CAST


BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2017– The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film “The Lion King” includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, “The Lion King” is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in “The Lion King,” which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Twelve Years a Slave,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”) was called on to portray Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (“Juanita,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes,” Apple’s “Vital Signs”) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.

Every kingdom comes with a trustworthy advisor or two. John Kani (“Coriolanus,” Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War”) was cast as the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. When Simba goes into exile, he relies on two newfound friends—Seth Rogen (“Sausage Party,” “Neighbors”) lends his comedic chops to naïve warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street,” FX’s “American Horror Story”) joins the cast as know-it-all meerkat Timon.

While most of the animals in the kingdom respect the king, the hyenas have other plans. Florence Kasumba (NBC’s “Emerald City,” Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”) portrays Shenzi, Eric André (Adult Swim’s “The Eric André Show,” FXX’s “Man Seeking Woman”) is Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key (“Predator,” Netflix’s “Friends from College”) plays Kamari.

“The Lion King” is directed by Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man”) and produced by Favreau, Jeffrey Silver (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Edge ofTomorrow”) and Karen Gilchrist (“The Jungle Book,” “Chef”). Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) penned the screenplay based on the 1994 screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Tom Peitzman (co-producer “Kong: Skull Island,” “Alice in Wonderland”) and Thomas Schumacher (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) are executive producers, and John Bartnicki (“The Jungle Book,” “Chef”) is co-producer. The award-winning team of artists tapped to bring the African savanna and its animal inhabitants to life include visual effects supervisor Rob Legato, who conceived the virtual production on “Avatar,” won Academy Awards® for his work on “The Jungle Book,” “Hugo” and “Titanic,” and was nominated for an Oscar® for his work on “Apollo 13.”

The film’s animation supervisor is Oscar®-winner Andrew R. Jones (“The Jungle Book,” “Avatar,” “World War Z”). VFX supervisor is Adam Valdez ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”), who won an Oscar for his work on “The Jungle Book.” Five-time Oscar nominee Caleb Deschanel, ASC, (“Jack Reacher,” “The Patriot”), is director of photography, and James Chinlund (“War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) serves as the production designer. Oscar winner Ben Grossman (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Hugo,” “Star Trek into Darkness”) is virtual production supervisor, and Mark Livolsi, ACE, (“The Jungle Book,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Blind Side”) and Adam Gerstel (“Transformers: The Last Knight,” “The Jungle Book”) are editors. Hans Zimmer (“Dunkirk,” “Hidden Figures”), who won an Oscar for his score for the animated classic, will score the adventure.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

DISNEY•PIXAR’S “COCO” CELEBRATES A HOST OF BRANDS IN FAR-REACHING PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN


DISNEY•PIXAR’S “COCO” CELEBRATES A HOST OF BRANDS
IN FAR-REACHING PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN
Film Opens in U.S. Theaters Nov. 22

BURBANK, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original film “Coco” welcomes a host of brands to the family for an in-depth promotional campaign, including Airbnb, Ancestry, Chatbooks, Guitar Center, the Herdez® Brand, Purple, Southwest Airlines, Subway® and SunRype. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

According to Lylle Breier, senior vice president, global marketing partnerships for The Walt Disney Studios, the story itself is the campaign’s greatest strength. “‘Coco’ celebrates family, chasing your dreams and the power of music,” said Breier. “The film’s themes really resonated with each of these extraordinary brands, inspiring them to create compelling programs.”

The “Coco” promotional campaign features the following brands.
  • Airbnb is set to launch its promotion this month to inspire family travel in Airbnb listings around Mexico. The campaign will be shown in both Mexican and US national TV, and on Airbnb’s digital and social platforms. Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

  • Ancestry will launch an integrated marketing campaign centered around discovering your past to inspire your future, just as main character Miguel does in “Coco.” This includes custom cinema and digital videos telling the story of Miguel’s journey in unlocking his family story to pave way for his future, a digital video of the “Coco” filmmakers getting their AncestryDNA revealed, an interactive Rivera family tree experience on Ancestry.com, and an influencer screening with top Disney influencers prior to film release. Ancestry harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. With more than 2.6 million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites and more than 6 million people in the AncestryDNA network, Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics.

  • Chatbooks is an app to create fast and affordable photo books directly from your phone’s camera roll or social media. The family-founded company offers an easy solution for people (especially parents!) who don’t have time to make photo books. Fans of the film can use Chatbooks to create an interactive “Coco” photo book that encourages everyone from children to the young at heart to celebrate their own unique family story.

  • Guitar Center is working with Cordoba Guitars and “Coco” to inspire a new generation of musicians. Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment. With more than 280 stores across the U.S. and one of the top direct sales websites in the industry, Guitar Center has helped people make music for more than 50 years. Guitar Center also provides customers with various musician-based in-house services, including Guitar Center Lessons, where musicians of all ages and skill levels can learn to play a variety of instruments in many music genres. With an unrivalled in-store experience, an industry-leading online presence and passionate commitment to making gear easy to buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians to experience the joy that comes from playing an instrument. 

  • The HERDEZ® Brand campaign combines the world of “Coco” and the vibrant flavors of HERDEZ® products. Their new television commercial focuses on the joy of bringing families together through food. The animated commercial takes fans to the “Coco”-inspired colorful lands, filled with the great traditions of Mexico. The spot also captures the qualities of Miguel’s family from the movie and combines food, tradition and fun through HERDEZ® -inspired Mexican dishes and family moments. HERDEZ® Brand is the No.1 selling salsa brand in Mexico and a growing staple in homes across the United States. In addition to Salsa Casera, the product line includes Salsa Verde and Guacamole Salsa. HERDEZ® authentic Mexican salsas are available nationwide at major grocery stores. Visit www.herdeztraditions.com/DisneyPixarCoco.

  • Purple launched in January 2016, quickly becoming an emerging leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative comfort products, including the world’s first No Pressure™ Mattress. Purple helps the world sleep and sit more comfortably with patented cushioning technology made from 20 years of innovation and a little bit of pixie dust. Purple pairs advanced products with world-class digital marketing to stand out as the world's only comfort technology brand. No matter how you sit or sleep, Purple is here to help you feel and live better.

  • Southwest Airlines, the largest domestic carrier, serving more than 115 million passengers yearly, is connecting customers to Disney•Pixar's all-new adventure "Coco," celebrating the culture and traditions of Mexico. The airline is showcasing the beauty of the film in a high-flying way with the “Coco”-themed Boeing 737-700 aircraft flying among the carrier’s fleet throughout the United States, Mexico and Caribbean through the end of 2017. Customers can enjoy the airline's Disney•Pixar "Coco" OnDemand Channel onboard WiFi-equipped flights beginning Nov. 1.
  • Subway® restaurants will offer six collectable backpack tags featuring the vibrant artwork from “Coco”—one in every Subway® Fresh Fit for Kids Meal. Broadcast and digital video creative integrate core themes from the film, including a passion for music and the importance of family, with the Subway® Fresh Fit for Kids Meal. The program will also feature creative assets across owned and paid digital platforms along with in-store merchandising in over 26,000 restaurants. Guests in 113 countries have easy access to a fresh lineup of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at more than 44,400 franchised locations. Sandwich Artists™ serve 7 million sandwiches a day around the world. The company, founded over 50 years ago by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family-friend Dr. Peter Buck, is still a family-owned business with thousands of dedicated franchisees in neighborhoods around the world. www.subway.com.

  • SunRype, the maker of healthy snacks, will place co-branded displayers in the produce departments of grocers across the country. Their digital sweepstakes* will award a trip for a family of four to see the film’s Hollywood premiere as well as other great weekly prize packages. SunRype’s featured product Fruit to Go fruit strips are a convenient portable snack made of simple ingredients: apple purees and juice concentrate—natural flavors with nothing artificial. SunRype grew out of the fresh fruit business in 1946, and have since continued to find the perfect balance of great taste and healthy goodness. Their philosophy is to use simple, straightforward ingredients. SunRype goodness is shared with families all across the USA and other parts of the world. *Sweepstakes’ abbreviated rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited.  October 2nd, 2017 at 8:00am PT and ends on October 20, 2017, at midnight PT for the Premiere Trip Sweepstakes & October 23rd through to November 24th, 2017 for the weekly prize packages. US only. 18+ https://buff.ly/2fXK4gI

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. For more information, check out http://movies.disney.com/coco,Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook, Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

SURPRISE VISITS FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO DELIGHT HIS BIGGEST FANS AROUND THE WORLD


SURPRISE VISITS FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO DELIGHT HIS
BIGGEST FANS AROUND THE WORLD 

TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY, DISNEY’S BRIGHTEST STAR WILL VISIT FANS IN ENGLAND, CHINA, JAPAN AND OTHER DESTINATIONS, CULMINATING WITH AN APPEARANCE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA.”

BURBANK, Calif., November 1, 2017 — To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse is surprising some of his biggest fans in eight locations around the globe. Leading up to the big day—November 18—Mickey will take off to such exciting destinations as Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States. These magical moments will be captured and shared on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. Mickey will bring a few more surprises when he visits the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.



Disney Stores and shopDisney.com

In honor of the occasion, Disney’s e-commerce site shopDisney.com will feature special Mickey birthday merchandise from November 16–23, and on November 18, all Disney Stores in the U.S. will host celebrations throughout the day with entertainment and activities.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

On Mickey’s birthday, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as Disney Stores in the United States, will be distributing commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons. Disneyland Park in Anaheim will host a special cavalcade featuring some of Mickey’s friends along with the Disneyland Band; and at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, FL, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed song during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! There will also be commemorative merchandise, treats and photo locations throughout both resorts. Celebrations will also take place at all of Disney’s international theme parks including Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.


Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Special marathons of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will air throughout the weekend of November 17 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and a new Mickey Mouse-themedDisney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes short entitled “Happy Birthday” debuts November 17 on Disney Junior YouTube. On November 18, Disney Channel will air Mickey Mouse shorts every half hour throughout the day, starting with the premiere of “The Birthday Song,” a new short in which Minnie Mouse loses the notes to Mickey’s birthday song and needs to recover them to save the festivities.

Disney’s Digital Worlds

In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Oh My Disney, Babble and other Disney sites will be posting Mickey-related videos, galleries, stories, crafts, recipes and shareables leading up to and on his birthday. And a selection of Disney games and apps will feature special Mickey-themed content and giveaways, including Disney Magic Kingdoms, Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, Disney Tsum Tsum, Disney Magical Dice, Disney Story Central, Disney Jigsaw Puzzles! and Color by Disney.

Mickey’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York City. Since then, he has starred in more than 100 cartoons and can currently be seen on Disney Channel in the Mickey Mouse cartoon series and on Disney Junior in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

Thor: Ragnarok - Non-Spoiler Review for one of the Best Marvel Films Yet!


Thor: Ragnarok is easily the best Thor movie yet. Not only that, it is also the best Marvel sequel to date. It is fun, it is funny and it is dramatic. As Marvel takes their superheroes into various film genres, this is the buddy action comedy film.

Combine Thor and his likability and sense of humor with the Hulk, you have some of the best dynamic interactions of any of our heroes in the MCU. The comedy is spot on each and every time. Everyone gets a great comedic moment from our heroes to the villains. This not to say that the movie is a flat-out comedy, there is still great storytelling and great heart in there as well.

Since this is a non-spoiler review, I will let you know that this film makes great use of misdirection. This misdirection helps to serve the pacing of the film. The pacing of the film is unusual and helps to create this bizarre feeling that the film went by really quickly but yet at the same time you get this overwhelming feeling of learning so much in each of the scenes.


Chris Hemsworth shines as Thor. We finally get the Thor movie that we all deserved. While I consider the first Thor movie one of the best superhero films of all-time, the second one focused on Loki so much that Hemsworth did not get the opportunity to shine in terms of his comedic talents and his charisma. The definitive Thor story had not yet been told. Marvel realized that they needed to correct this ship. They brought in director Taika Waititi, who directed a handful of small films, but showcased his talents. His films allow the characters relationships and interactions to drive the story.


Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is one of the best Marvel villains thus far. Hela feels that she has been wronged and unfairly blamed and is absolutely ruthless. Blanchett plays her with such intensity.


Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie and instantly became one of my new favorite characters in the MCU. Her onscreen presence literally steals every scene she is in. She plays the character with such confidence and swagger. 


Mark Ruffalo as Hulk is once again phenomenal. I can't get into too much detail without giving away too much but a lot has changed in the time we last saw Hulk at thee end of Age of Ultron until now. Playing both Hulk and Bruce Banner, Ruffalo's performance reaches another level as he is literally playing two completely different characters. His interactions with Thor are some of the best, if not the very best interactions in the MCU.


Tom Hiddleston as Loki is back and just as mischievous as before. There is still good inside Loki but clearly he still has his issues with Odin and Thor.

All the characters play against one another to perfection. All of them have a need to show their superiority to one another and in the end lead to an amazingly entertaining movie. This is the Thor movie we have been waiting for and will bring Thor to the top of the Marvel characters. His team-up with Hulk will be tough to beat. If this is the trend for the future of the MCU, then keep it coming Marvel.
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