Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Taste Testing the Froot Loops mini donuts from Carl's Jr.

Do the Froot Loops mini donuts from Carl's Jr. taste as good as the cereal? Let's find out! The mini donuts are only $1.99 for a box of 5!

Novoo 20,100 mAh AC Power Bank and a Day at The Disneyland Resort

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Omars Electronics but all thoughts are my own.

Would the Novoo AC Power Bank have more power than either scream or laugh energy from Monsters, Inc.? A friend and I put it to the test with a full day at The Disneyland Resort!

As someone who uses a portable power bank on a daily basis, I am always looking for the next big thing and I have found it in the Novoo AC Power Bank! The massive 20,100 mAh battery comes in a cool cylinderical shape and features three different options to recharge your devices including a USB-A jack, a USB-C jack and a standard AC outlet! Basically, you can recharge nearly every device on the market today and recharge multiple devices at the same time!

The Novoo AC Power Bank has enough capacity to power The Collector's Fortress! In our day at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure we got over 5 charges on our smartphones with a full day of photo taking, video taking and live streaming. Both of our smartphones charged quickly as we never needed to stop to sit and charge our smartphones. This left us with more time to take in more attractions, shows and parades!

The size of the Novoo AC Power Bank is slightly larger than a can of soda, measuring 80mm x 80mm x 155mm and weighing in at just 2.2 pounds. So, you don't have to be as strong as Captain America to carry it around for the day!

After a full day at The Disneyland Resort, the Novoo AC Power Bank showed us that it has enough power to Infinity and Beyond! So what are you waiting for, get your hands on a Novoo AC Power Bank (use coupon code NOVOOESS for 15% off). 

Omars Electronics also makes a variety of other gear for power users such as the Omars 10-Port Hub

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Reviews of the Novoo AC Power Bank

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Giveaway: Candy Corn Ears from Disneyland

As we get closer to the start of Halloween Time at Disneyland, enter to win this pair of candy corn ears! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email! Good luck!

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Unboxing the Disney Parks Exclusive Splash Mountain Funko Pop! Rides

Unboxing the Disney Parks Exclusive Splash Mountain Funko Pop! Rides figure that was released today at Disneyland!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Unboxing The Haunted Mansion Doom Buggy Toy from Disneyland

Take a look and listen to the brand new Haunted Mansion doom buggy toy! Available at Disneyland at Port Royal and retails for $14.99!

DVD Review: Muppet Babies: Time to Play!

Muppet Babies get a reboot with this new computer animated series on Disney Junior and some of the episodes are on the new DVD collection, Muppet Babies: Time to Play!

I was a huge fan of the Muppet Babies hand drawn animated series and happy to see them return but now as a computer animated series for pre-schoolers. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and a new character, a penguin named Summer attend a day care run by Miss Nanny. Each episode contains the Muppet Babies going on two adventures. The episodes often teach a valuable lesson about friendship and there are some fun pop culture references to keep adults entertained.


While the video quality is downgraded for DVD, the 480p still looks quite good. The detail is great where you can see the hair, fur and even felt texture on each of the Muppets. Colors are bright and vibrant as well.


The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track fill the center channel quite nicely and even provide some surround sound if you have Dolby Surround or something similar on your receiver. Dialogue and musical numbers are crisp and clear.

Bonus Features:

All of the bonus material is geared for the younger set, which is, the intended audience.

There are two bonus episodesHow Kermit Got His Groove/One Small Problem and Playground Pirates/The Blanket Fort.

Show and Tell Shorts are ten 2-minute shorts where each Muppet Baby takes his or her turn having Show and Tell for their friends.

Music Videos  where six of the musical numbers featured in a few of the episodes are presented in MTV music video form. The music videos include - What’s So Scary About the DarkNever Have To Say Goodbye To the SummerGet Back in the GameGood Things Come to Those That WaitYou Can Be a Dancer, and Muppet Pirate Shanty.


Muppet Babies: Time to Play! is geared towards the younger set but adults will still find the episodes entertaining as well.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Giveaway: Lightning McQueen Mug

Ka-Chow! As Pixar Fest comes to a close September 3rd, enter to win this super cute Lightning McQueen 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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BURBANK, Calif. – August 16, 2018 – On Thursday, August 23, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 23-25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. D23 Expo 2019 marks the sixth biennial Expo held in Anaheim.

Once again, the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with signature entertainment, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. A massive show floor will feature exhibits, shopping, and photo opportunities from all across Disney and its partners. D23 Expo 2019 marks the return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives; Talent Central, where fans can meet their favorite Disney stars; and a daily parade on the show floor.

Plus, the Mousequerade costume contest is back with actress Yvette Nicole Brown and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein returning as judges for the popular event, which includes dozens of eye-popping creations from fans around the world.

In addition, the D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge will be themed to the popular Haunted Mansion, which first opened at Disneyland in 1969 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Fans are encouraged to create ghoulishly delightful designs, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and models, inspired by the beloved attraction and its 999 happy haunts. Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 Expo weekend at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 Expo and will receive a cash prize of $2,300. Details for Mousequerade and the Design Challenge will be revealed this fall.

D23 Expo 2019 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2017, celebrity appearances included Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Hamill, Kristen Bell, Chris Hemsworth, Mandy Moore, and the stars of Disney’s Descendants. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

This year, discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, and Gold Members who purchase their tickets from August 23–November 20, 2018 will enjoy an additional special “Early Bird” discount. D23 Gold Family Members can save as much as $288 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Gold Member “Early Bird” rate. General admission tickets are $89 for a one-day adult admission and $69 for children. Three-day money-saving tickets are also available. Discounted hotel and Disneyland Resort park tickets are available to all Expo ticket purchasers. For more information on tickets and the ticket prices for Gold Members and general admission, visit

A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,500 per ticket. The Sorcerer Package includes a three-day admission ticket with a commemorative Sorcerer credential; reserved seating at presentations; a preview day with a tour of the show floor and advance shopping opportunities; a Haunted Mansion-themed welcome reception; a packed D23 Expo gift pack, including an exclusive bag provided by D23 Expo 2019 sponsor American Tourister, and more. Members can purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and a complete list of Sorcerer Package benefits are highlighted at

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will also be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend including exclusive discounts and offers at select Disney retail and partner locations; a commemorative gift; and limited priority queueing for Hall D23 and the Expo Arena. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months. To join D23 and enjoy these benefits,

For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2019, visit


BURBANK, Calif. (August 13, 2018)—Production on Disney’s “Mulan,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020. 

Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her in the film are: Donnie Yen (“Star Wars: Rogue One”); Jason Scott Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”); Yoson An (“The Meg”); Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Pitch Perfect”); Ron Yuan (“Marco Polo”); Tzi Ma (“Arrival”); Rosalind Chao (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”); Cheng Pei-Pei (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”); Nelson Lee;  Chum Ehelepola; with Gong Li (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Raise the Red Lantern”) and Jet Li (“Shaolin Temple,” “Lethal Weapon 4”).

“Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

“Mulan” is directed by Niki Caro (“Whale Rider,” “McFarland USA”) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Jurassic World,” “In the Heart of the Sea”) and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Jason T. Reed (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Chris Bender (“A History of Violence”) and Jake Weiner (“Criminal”) with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King“), Bill Kong (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Monster Hunt”) and Tim Coddington (“Crazy Rich Asians”) serving as executive producers.

Disney’s animated feature, which was released in 1998, starred Ming-Na Wen, Miguel Ferrer and Eddie Murphy and was nominated for an Oscar® and two Golden Globe® Awards.

The story of the legendary warrior is one of China’s most popular folktales, and is still a part of the curriculum in Chinese schools today.

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" New Poster and Trailer

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

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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