Saturday, April 29, 2017

Giveaway: BB-8 Mug + Starbucks Gift Card

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 Is The Perfect Start to Summer (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Guardians of The Galaxy are back in a movie that is even more action packed and visually stunning that the first! And at the same time, it is also a more deeply personal story, exploring the ever changing dynamics of the relationships between the characters. We find out even more details about the characters, what truly motivates them and sometimes with very surprising results. This isn't to say that there are role reversals but instead that these are real people with many sides to them.

One of the best things about Marvel is that they love flawed characters and showcase their issues as a conflict between who they are and what they do. Here, The Guardians of The Galaxy fight evil alien creatures and yet at the same time have a strong sense of loyalty.

One of the greatest strengths in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is shown here in Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 and it is in the very characters themselves. We love the Marvel characters because of their flaws, they remind us of ourselves, and that maybe, just maybe we can also overcome our own flaws and achieve something more. This movie is more so about family than even the first one. And just like an real family, blood relatives or not, there are times we fight against one another but in the end we work together because we are stronger united.

While all of this deep character development is going on, there is still over the top action and humor that you have come to expect from the first one. If you didn't want all the Groot things before the movie, you will want them after! You will get everything that you expect and more, but the thing you will most remember is what you didn't expect from this movie. The character arcs brings some of the characters closer to one another or further apart. All the returning cast is excellent here. They take to their roles like they have been in them their entire lives. The characters of Nebula and Yondu are the defining arc here. Kurt Russell ass Ego is a welcomed addition to the cast and one can image him as Peter Quill if this film was made in the 1980s.

Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 is a pure joy. The visuals are spectacular, the humor has been cranked up from the first film, and yet it is emotional and full of heart. The nostalgia factor also plays a wonderful role here with great references to the past, Baby Groot is a winner for all age levels, a solid story and summer movie season is off to a flying start!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017



Fan-Favorite Events, Including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, Plus a New Concert by Alan Menken, Take Center Stage in the 6,800-Seat “Hall D23” Venue at the Anaheim Convention Center.

BURBANK, Calif., April 26, 2017 – D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017July 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, July 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek. Sunday afternoon, Disney Legend Alan Menken will take fans on a musical journey during an all-new concert.

These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations are as follows (all events subject to change):

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films in two jam-packed Hall D23 sessions. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, fans will discover what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios’ exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

On Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m., step into the worlds of magic of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe.

To round out the weekend, Disney Legend Alan Menken will perform his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan MenkenThe eight-time Oscar®-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidAladdinPocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre DameEnchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of HorrorsSister ActNewsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant.Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show, which will  be performed Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also availableFor more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

About D23 Expo 2017
D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event, which will take place July 14–16at the Anaheim Convention Center, provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2017 news, visit D23expo.comPresentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow Disney D23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in HollywoodD23 is the first official club for fans in Disneys 90-plus-year historyIt gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publicationDisney twenty-threea rich website at with members-only contentmember-exclusive discountsand special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at and at keep up with all the latest D23 news and eventsfollow Disney D23 on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestand YouTube.

Cars 3 - Official US Trailer

One last chance. One more dream. ⚡ Watch the new Cars 3 trailer.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“What Does Dapper Day Mean to You?” – Reflecting on the Dapper Day Experience by Kristen Nichols

What Does Dapper Day Mean to You?” – Reflecting on the Dapper Day Experience

By now my love of Dapper Day at Disneyland is widely known and has been thoroughly documented in pictures. With each passing season the outfits become more intricate and creative. This past weekend was Spring Dapper Day 2017 at the Disneyland Resort. As has become tradition, Sasaki Time was in attendance with our generous and talented photographer Kevin, Disneybounding as Carl and Ellie from Pixar’s Up! We had an amazing weekend, as usual, and in addition to our usual photo coverage I wanted to turn my focus outward to the other Dapper Day attendees who make this bi-annual tradition so incredible. As we strolled around the parks I posed a simple question to other Dapper folks, “What does Dapper Day mean to you?” I had the pleasure of speaking with many different people throughout the day to gain a 360 degree view of Dapper Day, from 1st time attendees to an employee of the Dapper Day organization.

The Dapper Day Story

The first Dapper Day was held at Disneyland in 2011 and in the following years branched out to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris. Both Spring and Fall Dapper Days have been held every year. According to David McCarthy of the Dapper Day organization (@davidfordisney), “Dapper Day loves to celebrate vintage and current fashion and let people express themselves with any kind of fashion they would like to.” In addition to their Disney Parks events, Dapper Day hosts events around the LA area at places like Clifton’s and the LACMA. Dapper Day is its own brand and remains a separate entity from Disney Parks. Despite the fact that Dapper Days remain unofficial and are not affiliated with Disney Parks, that doesn’t stop them from joining in on the fun. This season various photo spots were set up around the parks where cast members took guest’s photos holding retro-inspired photo frames. Character costumes also appear to be themed for Dapper Day, such as Mickey wearing his Dapper Dan attire. David McCarthy revealed the parks in Orlando also have planned themed food offerings for the Spring 2017 season (April 29th and 30th) such as picnic lunches, themed cupcakes, and even fresh boutonnieres. There are also additional events such as the Dapper Day Expo at Disneyland and Justin, the creator of Dapper Day, will be making a rare appearance for a meet and greet Saturday April 29th in the Emporium at the Magic Kingdom. The Dapper Day brand has done a fantastic job of creating events, both inside and outside the parks, helping to create a strong sense of camaraderie and community for Disney and fashion fans alike.

Dressed to the Nines

Dapper Day is intended as a call back to a time when going to the parks was a special occasion and people dressed accordingly. David McCarthy compared Dapper Day to looking at the original concept drawings and early photos of Disneyland “with everyone dressed to the nines even though it’s hot.” While there’s nothing wrong with the shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes that have become the uniform of a Disney Parks day, one of the things people consistently love about Dapper Day is having the ability to dress up! Darcy Prevost (@darcyeprevost) called Dapper Day “a slice of history” recalling a time when “everybody cared about what they put on.” Victoria Matautia (@toriam16) was attending her first Dapper Day and said her favorite so far has been that on Dapper Day dressing up is the norm when on any other day it would be weird to see someone dressed up in the parks.

Community, Camaraderie, and Creativity

One of the things I have, personally, always adored about Dapper Day is the strong sense of support and community that surrounds these events. Creativity, camaraderie, and coming together were common themes among those I interviewed. No one is a stranger on Dapper Day. Complimenting the outfit of a perfect stranger is not only acceptable but encouraged. Jeanine Ringer (@mrsringer) shared that one of her favorite things is “appreciating the effort and creativity that [other attendees] put into it.” James of @jameschatstv said Dapper Day is a “wonderful day to express yourself, get into the Disney spirit, and get creative”. Alex Ryser (@lex_ryser) at the park for her 4th Dapper Day outing said, “My favorite part is coming together for a whole group Disneybound. It’s a day to be together, bond, and have fun.” 

 Here are some of the other sentiments that fellow park goers shared with me:

Shawn Rios (@cravaliershawn @riosoriginals): “Dapper Day is an opportunity to express creativity but also to connect. In my group there are a wide array of instagramers, cosplayers, designers, people who appreciate vintage [fashion] and it represents an opportunity to bring those many many different backgrounds together in a way that show a similar interest and appreciate each other.”

Taylor Simonds (@taylor_on_tour): “It’s my favorite day of the year! I love having an excuse to dress up.” “It’s amazing to feel beautiful but more importantly I love all the people I’ve met through this. It’s such a wonderful community of people. It’s so easy to instantly spot someone [on Dapper Day] and know that you’re like minded, that you also care about fashion and aesthetic and Disney and looking and feeling your best. It’s such an easy way to make friends with people that have the same interests as you.”

Final Thoughts

David McCarthy on behalf of Dapper Day added, “Dapper Day loves to see everyone’s marvelous styles and see everyone make it their own. We look forward to seeing you out in the parks in the future and at our outside events in your most stylish attire whether it be current or vintage.”

Our ensembles for Fall Dapper Day 2017 are already in the works and we can’t wait to share them with you. Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland is scheduled for November 4th and 5th of this year. Go to for more information. 

 Check out our Instagram accounts (@sasakitime and @krisnick16) for a close-up look of our Spring experience with Dapper Day in the parks. We hope to see you all Stepping Out in Style next season!

Sasaki Time's Carl and Ellie's Adventure at Spring Dapper Day 2017 at The Disneyland Resort

As many of you know, Kristen and I absolutely love Dapper Day at Disneyland. Over the years, I think we have really gotten better about our Disney Bounds and I think our Pixar UP Bound is our best so far! We went as young Carl and Ellie. We really went over the top with our accessories and got rave reviews from everyone we ran into! Thank you to Beware of Ninja on Etsy for making the Ellie Badge Parasol, my lovely friends Amanda and Matt for the UP-inspired Mickey Mouse balloon umbrella and my awesome friend Charlotte for making the Carl and Ellie mailbox bag! And a special thank you to my friend Kevin for taking these amazing photos for us!

Let's join Carl and Ellie on their adventures at Spring Dapper Day 2017!

Our adventure begins on the porch of our house on Main Street USA.

After watching a little television, I decided it was time to go to work.

Maybe sell a balloon or two before we leave.

After work we grabbed our things and headed out.



First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an
All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)—Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About Samsung:
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. For more information visit

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Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby®.  For more information, please visit

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About the Movie:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.      

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Dolby Presents: Escape, an animated short

A cinematic poem about the world-changing power of invention, the short film Escape is the latest example of animated storytelling that showcases state-of-the-art Dolby technologies. Combining techniques such as miniatures and animation with the spectacular imaging of Dolby Vision and the moving audio of Dolby Atmos, Escape invites the audience to imagine and experience a joyous vision of the future. It is a story of persistence and passion that is intended to inspire individuals to never give up on their hopes and dreams. 

After crash-landing on a desolate planet, a lone space explorer must find a way to make her new home habitable. The teenage heroine is an older version of the central character in our Emmy award–winning film, Silent, known there as “the Kid.” This intrepid character displays courage, passion, determination, and curiosity as she transforms the barren landscape she has found into a beautiful planet.

Singer Imogen Heap developed an original soundtrack that wraps the audience in Dolby Atmos sound, unveiling the lead character’s changing emotions as she faces the challenges of a dark, disturbed landscape and persists to transform it into a place of joy and delight.

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Chris Pratt's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Photos

Take a look at some of the photos from the Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Chris Pratt.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in U.S. theaters May 5 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!

Unboxing My Custom Pixar Up Umbrella for Spring Dapper Day 2017 at Disneyland

Take a look at my first reaction to my custom Pixar Up-Inspired umbrella created by my friends Amanda and Matt! This umbrella was a huge hit at Dapper Day! The top was inspired by Andy's Room from Toy Story since it would be above my head and then the inside (as you will see in the video) is a field of Mickey Mouse balloons! With the umbrella on my shoulder it looks like I am holding onto the balloons!

I cannot wait to see what Amanda and Matt make for me next!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Unboxing the Dreamers Treasure Box Beauty and The Beast Theme

Watch our unboxing of the Dreamer Treasure Box, a fan subscription Disney themed monthly box. We are unboxing the Beauty and The Beast one for March 2017. See how amazing the box is and it is one of our must have subscription boxes!

Unboxing of Kristen's Custom UP Inspired Clutch for Dapper Day at Disneyland

Watch the unboxing of the awesome Pixar UP accessories for Dapper Day at Disneyland created by my friend Charlotte! This is truly our first reaction to the items she made for us!



The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast Composer Will Perform Songs from Beloved Disney Films and Share Stories from His Incredible Career During Two Performances at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event

BURBANKCalif. (April 20, 2017) – Disney aficionados, film buffs, and musical theater fans can expect a show like no other when eight-time Oscar®-winner Alan Menken performs his own music and shares entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career at D23 Expo 2017. His songs and music have enchanted audiences around the world, and now they will thrill D23 Expo guests with two performances of his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Menken has won more Academy Awards® than any other living individual. He has received 11 Grammy® Awards, seven Golden Globes, a Tony Award,® and19 Academy Award® nominations. He has been credited with introducing a whole new generation to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidAladdinPocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre DameEnchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of HorrorsSister ActNewsiesA Bronx Tale, and the ABC television series Galavant.

The one-man show is written and performed by Menken and directed by Richard Kraft, the creative director of the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson, as well as the upcoming La La Land in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. 

A Whole New World of Alan Menken is produced by Laura Engel and Richard Kraft and Alison Ahart Williams and Tim Fox, whose credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the Hollywood BowlDisney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood BowlLive from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, which recently won two Emmy® awards for its PBS broadcast, and the upcoming La La Land in Concert: A Live-To-Film Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl.

Alan Menken’s music and lyrics have been an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago. Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (animated and live-action versions), Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Home on the Range, Enchanted, and Tangled. His stage musicals include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Bronx Tale. His television credits include writing songs for the ABC series Galavant, and his chart-topping songs include “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind,” and “Go the Distance.” Menken's notable achievements include induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s No. 1 single (“A Whole New World”) and No. 1 album (Pocahontas). In 2001, he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend.

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Ticketsfor D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Membersof D23: TheOfficial Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day ticketsare also availableFor more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

About D23 Expo 2017
D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2017 news, visit D23expo.comPresentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in HollywoodD23 is the first official club for fans in Disneys 90-plus-year historyIt gives its members a greater connection to the entire worldof Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publicationDisney twenty-threea rich website with members-only contentmember-exclusive discountsand special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at and at keep up with all thelatest D23 news and eventsfollow DisneyD23 on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestand YouTube.