Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taste Testing the Candy Corn Popcorn from Disneyland

As someone who doesn't like candy corn, what will I think of the candy corn popcorn from Disneyland?

Vehicle Review: 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring - Lincoln, The Muppets, Christopher Robin and More Disney Related Adventures

Hey, everyone it's Jason from Sasaki Time with another vehicle review! This time it is the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring and I took it on a fun Disney-related adventure for the week throughout Southern California!

Mazda continues to make some of the best looking vehicles in the business and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is no exception! Minor changes for the 2019 version include a refined exterior with a new inner grill design up front and rear lights that look more like the front lights.

Let's hop into the cushy drivers seat. The front seats are now wider and more comfortable.

The console now has faux-suede, the climate controls have red accents and the parking brake is now an electronic one that was moved to the center console.

The Heads-Up Display still makes me feel like a fighter pilot. I love all the key information is right in my line of sight so I do not have to look away as I am driving. Also, all of your turn-for-turn navigation instructions appear here as well for an effortless drive to any destination.

The first Disney-related adventure takes us out to the San Bernardino County Museum. I had never been here before and this is a wonderful museum with great exhibits featuring animals both current as well as ancient that were found in the area. Plus, you get a wonderful history of the people and cultures that made the area what it is today.

But the main reason why we drove all the way out here is for the Mechanized Magic - 40 Years of Garner Holt Productions. Garner Holt Productions creates pretty much all of the audio-animatronics in every theme park for Disney and pretty much every major theme park around the world.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Sneak Peek

See Ralph Breaks the Internet in theatres November 21. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot Joins “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Voice Cast

Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush. Shank, a tough-as-nails street racer, takes her role and her tricked-out car very seriously and doesn’t like to lose. When Vanellope finds herself in a street race with Shank, her Sugar Rush driving skills are put to the test—and Shank is impressed. “She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” said director Rich Moore. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart—that’s the duality of that character.”

Said Gadot, “Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her.”

According to director/writer Phil Johnston, Gadot adds extraordinary dimension to the character. “There's so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,” he said. “If Ralph is Vanellope's big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids—and a lot of adults I know—aspire to emulate. I can't imagine anyone else embodying that part.”

Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her. Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly as Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Sunday, August 5, 2018


The stars of Disney’s “Christopher Robin” including Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Sophie Okonedo, Simon Farnaby and director Marc Forster attended the BFI Southbank Cinemas in London for the film’s European Premiere earlier tonight.

Radiator Springs Racers Ride Thru

Take a ride on Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Giveaway: Cheshire Cat Ears from Disneyland

Enter to win these super cute Cheshire Cat ears from Disneyland! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Friday, August 3, 2018


The stars of Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett joined director Marc Forster and celebrity guests John Stamos, Alison Sweeney and Lesley Ann Warren at the world premiere of the film on the Disney studio lot earlier tonight.

Prior to the screening, legendary composer Richard M. Sherman was on hand for the dedication of the studio’s historic Orchestra Stage (where the music for the “Winnie the Pooh featurettes, “Mary Poppins” and “The Jungle Book” were recorded), which was renamed Sherman Brothers Stage A in honor of Richard and his late brother Robert B. Sherman.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Movie Review: Christopher Robin - Lessons of Life from the 100 Acre Wood

Christopher Robin has grown up and has put the memories of the 100 Acre Wood far behind him. He is now married to Eveyln (Haley Atwell who continues to be one of my favorite actresses) with a daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). But the film spends the first few minutes to remind us of the books of Christopher's adventures with his friend Winnie The Pooh. A.A. Milne immortalized his son Christopher on the pages of the original Winnie The Pooh books and Disney capture these books on the screen for over 50 years.

It is not uncommon for beloved characters to spend their days in eternal youth for future generations to discover them. Christopher Robin did warn us and his best friend Pooh that he too would one day grow up and leave the 100 Acre Wood. But for generations, Robin never grew up and we were left with preparing for a heartbreaking day of leaving your best friend behind for more grown up pursuits.

In a cross between Hook and Finding Neverland, Christopher Robin shows us that childhood is over and that it is time to grow up. After we are taken through that heartbreaking goodbye at Pooh corner we are thrown into the field of battle and then into post-war London.

Ewan McGregor is perfectly cast as Christopher Robin. Ewan can play both distinguished and boyish at the same time. In some ways his portrayal of Robin reminds me of Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins, someone who needs to be reminded that life is more than just work, that the fun still needs to remain. And that when he finds the fun, his life and those around him, will be all the happier for it. So, as Robin's job begins to take a toll on his work and home life, it's time for something to happen. Enter the return of Winnie The Pooh.

Pooh bear returns when he is needed the most. And our adventure begins. One thing that has to be mentioned is the astonishing detail of the CGI 100 Acre Wood gang. They are not only closer to Milne's original vision of the friends than the Disney animated versions but you can literally see the felt material they are made out of and the stitching on the faces. 

Part of the charm of Winnie The Pooh and friends has been in their simplicity of understanding themselves, each other and the world around them. We learn that what is needed most in life is making time for our loved ones, that there is a difference between living and existing and never let your career take over your life.

Oh and stay to see the cute mid-credit scene.

Giveaway: Winnie The Pooh Plush from Christopher Robin

Enter to win this adorable Winnie The Plush from the new movie Christopher Robin! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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