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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Giveaway: Mary Poppins Returns Mug

Enter to win this practically perfect Mary Poppins Returns mug and a $20 Starbucks gift card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Pish Posh" Featurette | Mary Poppins Returns


See Mary Poppins Returns in theatres December 19, and get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/MryPpnsTx In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character. Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios Instagram: https://instagram.com/marypoppinsreturns YouTube: https://youtube.com/disneymovietrailers Hashtag: #MaryPoppinsReturns

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Giveaway: Massive Holiday Time Prize Pack from Disneyland


You will win this entire prize package! An LGM Santa popcorn bucket, a snowman ornament mug, a snowman Mickey bottle topper and a gingerbread Mickey clip and straw! This giveaway is open worldwide and there will be only one winner and you will be notified by email! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Final Poster and Trailer 2


Take a look at the Final poster for Captain Marvel and check out the new trailer!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Giveaway: Win a Light Up The Holiday Hat from Disneyland

Win this festive Light Up The Holiday hat from Disneyland! The word Holiday lights up! I loved it so much that I bought one for myself! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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"The Story Continues" Featurette | Mary Poppins Returns


See Mary Poppins Returns in theatres December 19, and get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/MryPpnsTx In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character. Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios Instagram: https://instagram.com/marypoppinsreturns YouTube: https://youtube.com/disneymovietrailers Hashtag: #MaryPoppinsReturns

Artemis Fowl Teaser Poster and Trailer


Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL releases in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019! Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson. Follow On Social: https://www.facebook.com/ArtemisFowl https://www.twitter.com/ArtemisFowl https://www.instagram.com/ArtemisFowl

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer


Disney's The Lion King opens in theatres July 19, 2019. From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

Giveaway: Win A Sasaki Time Drinkware Item of Your Choice


Enter to win one of these Sasaki Time drinkware items! The giveaway is open worldwide and there will be five winners. So one winner for each drinkware item! The winners will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Non-Spoiler Review for Ralph Breaks The Internet - A Worthy Sequel That You Will Want To See Over and Over Again


Ralph Breaks The Internet begins six years after the first one. We find Ralph completely content with his life, while Vanellope has grown bored with her game and yearns for more. Ralph has great intentions to help his friend but disaster strikes and her game is taken down due to a broken part. This is where the internet comes into play as both Ralph and Vanellope try to find a replacement part.


The film will appeal to kids, who have grown up all their lives with the internet and to older adults who can understand the struggle both Ralph and Vanellope face in this brave new world of the internet. We see so many different worlds within the internet from online shopping, to online gaming, to social media and even shades of the dark web.


Set between the humor and the fun visuals, the heart of the story is the relationship between Ralph and Vanellope. The ideas of selfishness, insecurities and what happens to friendships over the years all come in to play. These ideas are all powerful ones that we can all relate to in both positive and negative ways.


Then we get the much talked about Disney princess sequence with Vanellope. This scene shown to us at the D23 Expo last year brought the house down. One of the funniest sequences ever created still lives up to it's billing over a year after I first saw it. And yes, while the scene is Disney showing off, it does set up the rest of the movie.

Hopefully you have avoided anyone spoiling any of the movie for you. I hope that you avoid anyone spoiling the tag in the end credits as well as the sequence after the credits have played. There is also a musical sequence in the film that shows that this is really a princess movie.

Despite some of it's clunkiness, the movie is even more well-crafted than the first and the story arcs of both Ralph and Vanellope pay off in deep and meaningful ways. It's overriding message of friendship may leave you in tears and thinking of friends who have come and gone in your own life.

Mary Poppins Returns Character Poster: Topsy


Take a look at the character poster for Topsy played by Meryl Streep.

Mary Poppins Returns Character Poster: Ellen


Take a look at the character poster for Ellen played by Julie Walters.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fall Dapper Day 2018 at Disneyland: My Favorite Dapper Bounds


One of my favorite things to do at Dapper Day is to see what everyone else is wearing! Here are some of my favorite Dapper Bounds from Fall Dapper Day 2018! Since I went as Dapper Spider-Man it should come as no surprise that I mostly took photos with other Dapper folks in Marvel-ous Bounds!

We start first with my lovely friends the Cosplay Parents who went as both Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mouse for his 90th Birthday this year!


The first Marvel Dapper Bound I encountered was this fantastic Captain Marvel! Look for Captain Marvel in theaters March 2019!


Ran into my lovely friend Sara and her boyfriend who were Dapper Bounding as that super adorable couple from the Disney animated short Paperman.


I had to stop and take a photo with this amazing Marvel-ous family! You have Spider-Man on the left, then Black Panther, then probably the cutest Thanos ever and then Captain America!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Giveaway: Vanellope Tumbler

Enter to win this super cute Vanellope tumbler 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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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Toy Story 4 Character Poster: Bunny and Ducky


Take a look at the character poster for Bunny and Ducky voiced by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

Dumbo Official Trailer


Watch the new trailer for Dumbo, and see the film when it soars to theatres March 29, 2019! From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. A new trailer, images and poster are now available. The trailer features Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. Website: https://disney.com/dumbo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/disneymovietr... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyDumbo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dumbo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dumbo/ U.S. Release Date: March 29, 2019 Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker. Director: Tim Burton Producers: Justin Springer, Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder, Derek Frey Screenplay by: Ehren Kruger Executive Producer: Nigel Gostelow

Toy Story 4 Character Poster: Forky


Take a look at the character poster for Forky voiced by Tony Hale.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Toy Story 4 Character Poster: Buzz Lightyear


Take a look at the character poster for Buzz Lightyear, once again voiced by Tim Allen!

"TOY STORY 4" TEASER TRAILER REACTION FEATURES VOICES OF KEY & PEELE


Woody’s journey in “Toy Story 4” includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their plans are rudely interrupted by Woody and his friends, they find themselves on an unexpected adventure with a group of toys who have no idea what it feels like to be tacked to a prize wall.

“Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who voice Ducky and Bunny, are two of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever seen,” said director Josh Cooley. “Of course, they are effortlessly funny, which would be enough. But they are incredible actors that understand story. Their improvs weren’t just for comedy sake, they were story motivated which elevated Ducky and Bunny and the film to a level I never could have expected.” 

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Back to Cherry Tree Lane" Featurette | Mary Poppins Returns


Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers of Mary Poppins Returns before it comes to theatres December 19! In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

Dapper Spider-Man Suited Up By OppoSuits Swings Into Fall Dapper Day 2018


As many of you know, Dapper Day is one of my favorite events at The Disneyland Resort. It happens twice a year, one in Spring and the other in Fall.

What is Dapper Day? Dapper Day was created to celebrate the tradition of stepping out in style. When people would put on their Sunday best and head outside! 

Over the years Dapper Day has not only welcomed those that dress Dapper but people who have been combining Disney Bounding, which one wears colors and accessories to emulate Disney characters without perfectly recreating their costumes which would be considered cosplay, with Dapper and creating what is called Dapper Bounding. I am a huge fan of Dapper Bounding and always thinking of what character in the Disney Universe to create in a Dapper Bounding style.

So, let's follow the adventures of Dapper Spider-Man in this amazing suit by OppoSuits! The fedora came from Amazon and the umbrella was hand painted by my friend Samantha!

Many of you are already familiar with the origins of Spider-Man. Peter Parker was bit by a radiaoactive spider and soon Peter began to notice he possessed new powers.


Dapper Spider-Man on the other hand was given great power the moment he donned the OppoSuits Spider-Man Suit!


But Dapper Spider-Man also knew that with great power came great responsibility. His hero Walt Disney knew this and created a magical world for people from around the world to enjoy.


Tony Stark then recruited Dapper Spider-Man to provide him with greater opportunities to his powers for good!

"TOY STORY 4" TEASER TRAILER AND TEASER POSTER


Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in “Toy Story 4,” welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. “Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”

A teaser trailer slated to debut with “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” in theaters Nov. 21, is available today.



But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. “The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”

Filmmakers called on comedian Tony Hale to provide the voice of Forky. “It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” he said. “But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”

Said Cooley, “When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy... served by hilarious spork.”

How were filmmakers able to convince Hale to give voice to Forky? “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!”

Giveaway: Mickey Mouse Studio Mug

Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday on November 18th with this Mickey Mouse Studio mug and a $20 Starbucks gift card! This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck and Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 Holiday Time Novelty Items from Disneyland


Take a look at all of the new novelty items for Holiday Time at The Disneyland Resort! What items do you hope to get? Leave your comments below!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Mazda6 Signature - Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland


The 2018 Mazda6 Signature takes the midsize sedan market and completely redefines it. While the Mazda6 should be compared with the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord, we could easily compare it with the Audi A4 or the Acura TLX. While the Audi or the Acura will never compare itself to the Mazda6, a similar equipped Acura TLX would cost about $5,000 more and a comparable Audi A4 would cost around $50,000.

The Mazda6 2.5-liter turbocharged engine never works that hard to provide all the power one needs. It has 310 lb-ft of torque and yet still offers great fuel economy. The Mazda6 26 MPG combined actually came in higher during my review period at 30 MPG.



The interior is comparable to both the Acura and the Audi. The rich Napa leather seats are both heated and cooled. The Signature edition also has a heated steering wheel. The remote interface controls for the infotainment system are very similar to the Audi's.


The infotainment screen is large and I love the overhead view of the vehicle.


The Mazda6 Signature was the perfect vehicle to attend Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland. Dapper Day is held twice a year and started as a way to celebrate when people went out in their Sunday best attire. Over the years it has grown to represent any time period of "Best Dressed" and includes Dapper Bounding, which combines Dapper attire with colors and accessories to emulate characters in the Disney Universe. This Dapper Day I went as the one and only Spider-Man in an amazing suit from OppoSuits.


The trunk space is massive. There is a full spare tire and a larger trunk space than the Audi A4. The trunk space might be needed for all the bad guys I catch.


One of my favorite things about Dapper Day is meeting friends such as Steven and Millie otherwise known as the CosPlayParents. Here they are as Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mouse in honor of Mickey's 90th birthday.


And making new friends is another great part about Dapper Day!


The sleek looks of the Mazda6 were equaled by its handling. Steering was very responsive and the vehicle gripped the road. Large adaptive LED headlights are something not usually found at this price point. Tony Stark would approve of this vehicle to take care of his protege Peter Parker.


Speaking of Mr. Stark, it looks like he has bought some land in Disney California Adventure. I wonder what Marvel-ous plans he has?


Even the real Spider-Man was impressed with my suit.


The Mazda6 Signature is a premium sedan in every sense of the word. Coming in at $36,140, the great looks and performance at a great price point move this to the head of the mainstream midsized sedan class.

Superhero approved!

Blu-Ray Review: Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 3

I look forward to the latest Pixar short as much as I look forward to the latest Pixar animated film. So, with that being said, here is the latest Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 3 coming to blu-ray on November 13th!

You get the 11 latest shorts with audio commentary and some fun bonus features!

Let's take a look at those 11 short films:

Short Films and Run Times:
  • Bao (7:43) – Theatrical release of Incredibles 2 (2018)
  • Lou (6:43) – Theatrical release of Cars 3 (2017)
  • Piper (6:05) – Theatrical release of Finding Dory (2016)
  • Sanjay’s Super Team (7:04) – Theatrical release of The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • Riley’s First Date? (4:37) – In-home release of Inside Out (2015)
  • Lava (7:09) – Theatrical release of Inside Out (2015)
  • Radiator Springs 500 ½ (6:11) – An episode from Tales from Radiator Springs series (2014)
  • The Blue Umbrella (6:44) – Theatrical release of Monsters University (2013)
  • Party Central (5:30) – Theatrical release of Muppets Most Wanted (2013)
  • Partysaurus Rex (6:32) – Theatrical release of Finding Nemo 3D (2012)
  • Legend of Mor’du (6:48) – In-home release of Brave (2012)
Bonus Features:
  • Filmmaker Commentary – Each short’s filmmaker(s) will provide commentary on their film.
  • Filmmaker Intros – Each short’s filmmaker(s) will provide an into to their film.
  • Making Bao – Director Domee Shi shares her secret recipe for making an animated short –  discussing how her rich cultural heritage, unique relationship with her mom and her love of food all informed the making of the food-fantasy Bao.
  • Caricature: A Horrible Way of Saying ‘I Love You’ – At Pixar, the utmost sign of respect and admiration from your peers is to become a caricature. Take a look at some hilarious story artists’ representations of their colleagues.
  • 2 Mini-Movies – Marine Life Interviews & Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
Conclusion:

Another outstanding collection of shorts from Pixar with typical stand out video and audio transfers that we have come to expect from a Disney blu-ray release. Throw in insightful commentary and some fun bonus features and this is another must have in your Disney/Pixar library!