Thursday, May 31, 2018

Retro Unboxing: Walt Disney Company 75th Anniversary Studio VHS Video Collection

Step back in time to 1998 and take a look at this VHS Video Collection celebrating The Walt Disney Company's 75th Anniversary! The set features The Walt Disney Story, The Reluctant Dragon and Frank and Ollie!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Giveaway: Replica Randotti Skull: A Vintage Disneyland Souvenir

To celebrate the return of Pirates of The Caribbean with a new Auction Scene, enter to win a replica for a staple Disneyland souvenir, a Randotti Skull! If you are unfamiliar with the Randotti Skull simply watch the video below!

The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck me hearties!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Christopher Robin Official Trailer and Poster

Out of the Wood. Into the city. Watch the brand new trailer for Disney's Christopher Robin. See the film in theatres August 3. In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again. Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Spoiler-Free Review for Solo: A Star Wars Story

It is time to return to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

You may have heard of the troubles during production of this film but I will tell  you that after watching it, I did not get any sense of a troubled production. You do not get any sense that this is the vision of several different directors. There are also no problems in any of the performances either.

The film is what you expect from a summer film and from a Star Wars film. It is a fun adventure film, filled with action and humor, a simple plot and great performances from the cast. Alden shows why he was picked to fill in the iconic shoes of Han Solo. He provides a strong performance with incredible charm as one would expect from a younger Han Solo. Thankfully Alden's performance does not mimic Harrison Ford's and Alden really makes it his own. This will be important as we get into sequel talk. Without going into spoiler territory, the events of the film literally demands a sequel.

Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra is fantastic. We are introduced to her as being part of Han's early life. While we only learn bits and pieces of her background I hope we get to learn more about her in a sequel. Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian is perfectly cast. Donald brings the swagger to this younger version of Lando. His performance opens the door for more of Lando in a sequel or a possible stand-alone Lando movie. L3-37 voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the perfect match for the egos of both Lando and Han. Her interactions with Lando are scene-stealers. Woody Harrelson plays Tobias, a bad person who sometimes does good things or a good person who does bad things. I am not entirely certain which way he leans and not quite sure he knows either. Val is played by Thandie Newton and is the most daring character of them all. She is also the least trusting of others but loyal to a fault. Chewbacca is played to perfection by Jonas Suotamo. His body language more than tells you what Chewie is feeling and going through. A wonderful introduction to one of the best friends and partners in the Star Wars Universe. Paul Bettany plays Dryden who is more or less the villain. While not in the film for long periods of time, Bettany more than takes advantage of his screen time. Last but not least is Rio voiced by Jon Favreau who provides some humor and a cool character as well.

With a solid cast and script, Ron Howard took a troubled film shoot that was already five months into filming and shot for four months to create a film that is closer to the vibe of the original trilogy. There is also the feel of a space western as I think of Han Solo as a space cowboy. There are definite nods to the western genre not including their version of the train robbery as shown in the trailers, gunfights, a gambler, soldiers fighting and more. And with the film set up for at least one sequel I am sure they will expand on this western theme.

The action is huge and intense. The one massive action piece that we know we are getting as Star Wars fans is a visual tour-de-force. You will be blown away by the visual effects!

Solo: A Star Wars Story brings more than we could have ever wanted. We get to see old friends in familiar settings that we had only heard stories or mentions about in previous films. There is a whole new story to tell and there are plenty of secrets that will hopefully be revealed in another Solo movie.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany were joined by director Ron Howard, producers Kathleen Kennedy and Simon Emanuel, and writers Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan at the European Premiere of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY at the Cannes Film Festival.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Giveaway: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Mug

Enter to win this awesome Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers Mug and a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! The video below shows off all of the Disney Afternoon mugs released so far but this giveaway is for the Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers mug only!

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Unboxing the Target Exclusive Black Panther Blu-Ray

Take a closer look at the Target exclusive Black Panther Blu-Ray in stores now!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Spring Dapper Day 2018 at Disneyland - 2 Days of Pixar Dapper Bounding

So while Spring Dapper Day at Disneyland was on Sunday, Charlotte and I celebrated the entire weekend with two additional Pixar inspired Dapper Bounds! The best part is that we had planned these way before they announced Pixar Fest so it was meant to be!

Charlotte found this amazing lime green fabric filled and decorated with luxo lamps that she made into a dress for herself and a matching camp shirt for me! It made for a perfect 1950s inspired Pixar bound! Charlotte hand painted her parsol, made her ears and added a working mini luxo lamp on my straw fedora.

Our 1950s inspired Pixar bounds fit in perfectly with Lightning McQueen in Cars Land!

The next Pixar bound was Charlotte who made a custom dress to look like Andy's room from Toy Story. She hand painted the fabric and handmade all of the Toy Story characters on her dress. Her purse is the toy box. I was a Dapper Buzz Lightyear with a clear umbrella to look like Buzz's helmet and Charlotte created a custom band for my fedora to show off all of Buzz's buttons that are on his chest.

We had to pay a visit to Buzz and Woody and they loved our outfits! I love all the photos we took with them!

Perhaps my favorite photo with both Buzz and Woody is this random photo that looks like it was staged!

Over at Disneyland they had a lot of fun props to take photos with!

Such a fun couple of days with Charlotte and also thankful for all the love we both received on our outfits! Hope you enjoyed out photos from Spring Dapper Day Weekend 2018 at The Disneyland Resort!

“Incredibles 2” Tickets on Sale Now!

You have powers! There are a host of Super opportunities to see “Incredibles 2” in truly Incredible ways.

The Incredibles Double Feature in IMAX:
    On June 13, Incredibles fans can be among the first to experience “Incredibles 2” and relive “The Incredibles” (shown for the first time ever on IMAX screens) at double-feature fan events. In addition to watching the “Incredibles 2” two days before it opens nationwide, attendees will receive a commemorative mini poster.

IMAX at Regal:
    On June 14, the first 1,000 guests who experience “Incredibles 2” in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive an exclusive collectible ticket. A poster version of the collectible ticket art will be available to IMAX guests in the Regal Crown Club store. Available while supplies last.

    Fans who see “Incredibles 2” in Cinemark XD opening weekend will receive a collectible poster. Available while supplies last. See site for details.

Alamo Drafthouse
    As part of the advanced ticketing promotion, at Alamo Drafthouse you can add an exclusive “Incredibles 2” glass by Mondo to your ticket purchase. Fans also have the chance to purchase a one-of-a-kind sketchbook, both designed by artist Dave Perillo.

·         Each fan buying tickets to “Incredibles 2” on Fandango will receive a gift-with-purchase. Guests can choose from one of two posters available in the Fandango FanShop, Fandango’s movie merchandise marketplace, while supplies last. See site for details.


In Los Angeles, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo were joined by director Ron Howard and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Simon Emanuel for a walk down the red carpet, which featured the Millennium Falcon, and greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of  SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring Dapper Day 2018 - Classic Black and White Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

For Spring Dapper Day 2018, Charlotte and I decided upon classic black and white Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Charlotte created some amazing one of a kind accessories for us including my hand painted music playing tie, our amazing hats and her wonderful hand painted parasol.

No better place to start our day than at the Main Street Cinema and our first cartoon Steamboat Willie.

This is my traditional Dapper Day photo! Happy to have Charlotte now be part of that tradition as well!

My awesome custom umbrella from the always awesome Matt and Amanda!

Sitting on the couch of my house!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Giveaway: Darkwing Duck Mug

Enter to win this awesome Darkwing Duck mug from Disneyland! Take a look at my YouTube video of all the Disney Afternoon mugs from Disneyland! The giveaway is for only the Darkwing Duck mug and a $20 Starbucks Gift Card and is open worldwide to enter!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spring Dapper Day at Disneyland 2018 - Some of my Favorite Dapper Bounds

Take a look at some of my favorite Dapper Bounds we saw at Spring Dapper Day 2018 at Disneyland! All photos taken by my friend Kevin.

I live for Dapper Day and love all the creativity put into all the outfits and accessories! See you at Fall Dapper Day!

My Disney Parks Star Wars Dark Side Stein and Popcorn Bucket Collection

Happy Revenge of the 5th Day! Take a look at my Dark Side Stein and Popcorn Bucket Collection from Disney Parks!

Alaska Airlines gets ‘animated’ with newly themed plane featuring artwork from Disney•Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 on June 15, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring moviegoers’ favorite family of “Supers.” The Incredibles 2-themed plane, Alaska’s first Disney•Pixar film livery, was unveiled to a crowd of more than 2,000 cheering students during Aviation Day at the airlines’ Seattle hangar. The Incredibles 2-themed plane, tail number N519AS, begins flying throughout Alaska’s route network Sunday.

SEATTLE — Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of DisneyPixar’s Incredibles 2 on June 15, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring moviegoers’ favorite family of “Supers.” The Incredibles 2-themed plane, Alaska’s first DisneyPixar film livery, was unveiled to a crowd of more than 2,000 cheering students during Aviation Day at the airlines’ Seattle hangar.

Watch the Incredibles 2-themed plane come to life at

“This plane will delight guests of all ages from San Francisco to New York and beyond,” said Natalie Bowman, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising. “Like all of us at Alaska Airlines, many of our guests have anxiously awaited Incredibles 2. We’re honored to take this incredible family to new heights and share the imagery with travelers across our expansive route network.”

Decked out in their Incredible super suits, the Parr family—Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—spans the fuselage. Guests boarding the Incredibles 2plane will see a logo when they board. An image of the raccoon from the film, Jack-Jack’s nemesis, will delight guests seated over the wings.

“These characters are among the most celebrated characters in the Pixar family,” said Incredibles 2 producers Nicole Grindle and John Walker. “After waiting 14 years to see them on the big screen again, fans will love seeing them on their Alaska Airlines plane, too.”

The unique design is a collaboration between Disney•Pixar and Alaska Airlines. The Incredibles 2-themed 737-800, tail number N519AS, begins flying throughout Alaska’s route network Sunday. With a cruising speed of 530 mph and sporting larger-than-life images of the “Supers,” the plane will visit fans throughout the country via transcontinental routes and flights to Hawaii.
Disney fans can follow @AlaskaAir on Twitter and to learn about promotional activities leading up to the June 15 release of Incredibles 2.

Alaska's Disneyland Resort-themed planes include the "Spirit of Disneyland II," launched in 2009; and the “Adventure of Disneyland Resort” Cars Land at Disney California Adventure plane, which made its debut in 2013.

About Incredibles 2
In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

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

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Learn about Alaska’s award-winning service at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

Vehicle Review: 2018 Toyota Corolla SE - Dapper Day at Disneyland and Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere

It is time for another vehicle review and this time it is for the 2018 Toyota Corolla SE. This sporty vehicle was going to be my ride for the week of Dapper Day Weekend in Disneyland and my transportation to the Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere in Hollywood!

The stunning good looks of this car is what you will notice first. The headlamps are multi-LED projectors with LED accent lights. And the wheels are large 17-inch alloy wheels.

All of the seats are super comfortable and easily adjustable. There is also a huge amount of legroom for the rear passengers,

The cockpit is spacious with plenty of leg room. All of the instrumentation is easy to reach and to adjust if need be. The large 7-inch touchscreen is part of the SE Premium Package and brings SiriusXM and a navigation app.

For our first day of Dapper Bounding, we had to go to Cars Land and meet Lightning McQueen! Charlotte made a 1950s style dress for herself and a matching camp shirt for me in a fabric print only meant for a Pixar Bound. The lime green material is filled with luxo lamps, one of the iconic symbols of the Pixar Animation Studios. We choose to do a Pixar Bound since it was Pixar Fest at The Disneyland Resort with all sorts of fun Pixar related food and entertainment offerings! Pixar Fest lasts until September 3rd, 2018!

For those of you unfamiliar with Disney Bounding, it is just using color combinations and accessories to emulate a particular character. Cosplay on the other hand is trying to completely copy the characters costume. Dapper Day is a huge unofficial event that happens in the Spring and the Fall at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris. The idea was to create a feeling of the early days of Disneyland in the 1950s when people wore nicer clothing to the parks. Dapper Bounding is emulating Disney characters with a Dapper flair. Hope that all makes sense. I live for Dapper Day and cannot wait for the Fall Event!

Black Panther: The Women of Wakanda


The in-home release of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is packed with bonus material including deleted scenes, outtakes and never-before-seen featurettes. The highly-celebrated story of a young African prince named T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the world, and dominated box office charts. Thankfully, the exhilarating adventure will be available Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15.

To celebrate the in-home launch of the mighty Marvel movie, we chat to the cast and crew about the women of Wakanda, which is the subject of one of the exclusive bonus features: The Warriors Within. Look no further if you want to get to know Wakanda’s women and the amazing actors who portray them…

“I love the way Black Panther represents women. Each and every one of us [in the movie] is an individual. We all have our own sense of power and we hold our own space without being pitted against each other. I think that’s a very, very powerful message to send to children – both male and female.

“In Black Panther, we see women going about their business and supporting each other. They argue with each other and have different points of view, but they are not pitted against each other and I think that’s extremely important. In doing this, audiences can get a sense of the fabric of Wakanda as a nation, where we see women alongside men and we see how much more effective a society can be if they allow women to explore their full potential.

“Cinema has the potential to show us who we’ve been, who we are, and who we could be – and Wakanda is an example of who we could be. This is a nation that has been allowed to self-determine because it has avoided the interruption that colonialism was; that assault on a culture and the imposition of a new culture on another. It has figured out how to develop on its own terms. And with that development, it seems they have figured out how to allow their citizens to realize their fullest potential, which means that women can hold their power and not compromise or jeopardize the man’s power. In Wakanda, a woman can assume her own power – but she can also stand with and in support of the man at her side.

“We can see that with the character of Black Panther, who is this all-powerful, vibranium-wearing guy who has Okoye [played by Danai Gurira] by his side. He also has a confidant in my character, Nakia. She’s someone that he can listen to and consider on a level plain. I think that’s really cool to see. I love the way that you get to see it unapologetic and unexplained; it’s just the way it is in a country you’ve never visited before. I feel like this gives you a glimpse as to what is possible in the real world.”