Are you ready for Christopher Robin? I wasn't sure if I was ready to see some of my favorite childhood characters come to life. I will tell you right now what made it work so well for me, the voices. The voices were spot on. The minute I heard Winnie the Poohs voice, I felt it in my heart. It was like being taken back to my childhood. It was like that every single time one of the characters first appeared. Hearing Eeyores gloomy voice as he floats down the river made me almost giddy. In case you were wondering, Eeyore is my favorite.Read More
The long wait is over, the #Incredibles2 is now in theaters. For years and years every now and then my Dad would ask me, "When are they coming out with another Incredibles?" Well, now! It's out and what I loved about it, is it picked up right where the first one ended. Like no time at all has passed. Except 14 years ago when the first one came out, I was a teenager. This past weekend I took my daughters to see Incredibles 2 at an early screening at the El Capitan Theater.Read More
Check check check it out! I'm sharing the new poster and trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2! I loved the first Wreck-It Ralph, it had heart, I laughed so much and I kinda loved how original it was. It's one of our favorite go-to movies too. We can't wait to see Ralph and Vonellope in their new adventure.Read More
I had the best time celebrating the upcoming digital release of Disney PIXAR COCO at the historic Placita Olvera or Olvera St. We were not only treated to a delicious dinner (and margaritas) at El Paseo Inn, but we were lucky enough to be in the company of Anthony Gonzales, the voice of Miguel accompanied by the Mariachi Divas and folklorico dancers.Read More
The anticipation was real when it came to Coco. From the moment we heard that Disney and Pixar were going to be taking on the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Personally, I could not wait to see how they were going to add their magical touch to an already beautiful Mexican tradition. Through all of the doubt and skepticism, Disney and Pixar came out on top and proved all of the doubters wrong. #PixarCOCORead More
Earlier in the year I talked about how much I LOVED Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3.” I'll be honest, the Cars movies have not been my favorites from Disney, until this one, I loved Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3.” I loved the inclusion of a strong female (Latina) character and the encouraging message. More importantly, my girls loved it. Just the other day my youngest asked when she could watch Cars 3 again and luckily for her, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” has just been released on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and DVD, Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™.Read More
This year I took celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day a little further than even I knew possible. I didn’t just spend this day walking around saying “Argh!” like I normally do. No, this year I was dressed by pirates to look like a pirate, hung out with pirates, took lessons in being a pirate and even hung out with the Black Pearl. This was all made possible of course by Disney and Allied Contigo to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales- out on Blu-Ray/DVD October 3rd!Read More
I am a huge fan of Disney's Dream Big, Princess campaign. Every time I see the commercial on Disney Channel (check it out below) it makes my heart so full and happy. When my girls were very young, I was not crazy about the idea of calling my daughters princess, in fact I would say, "They're not princesses. They're little monsters." But, Disney has changed the tone of being a Princess, and I am on board. No longer do Princesses wait around for a Prince to kiss them or fall victim to a villain. Nope. Princesses take their lives into their own hands, accomplish goals that others wouldn't even dream of attempting, they save the day and save their families and proudly seek out adventures.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Which princess inspires you to follow your dreams?Read More
It seems like we waited all Summer for the premier of the Descendants 2! And now, just as we are getting ready for back to school, Descendants 2 is being released on DVD- Tuesday, August 15th. #Descendants2Read More
When you have two daughters that are only a year apart, it's important to spend some one on one time with them when you get the chance. Now that they're getting older and developing their different personalities, it has become even more evident just how important it is. Thanks to L.A. Mamacitas for inviting us to a Luau in celebration of the release of the new DVD Minnie's Happy Helpers. It was a perfect opportunity for me to spend one on one time with my littlest one-- the Minnie Mouse lover.Read More
Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3.” Fans will take part in a host of activities and get a sneak peek of the movie. Come check out life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen and tech-savvy Cruz Ramirez will be rolling into town to celebrate “Cars 3” with local fans.Read More
Disneynature Movies are some of my most favorite movies... ever! They are so breathtakingly beautiful and educational and emotional and then they tie in the stories and I am just in love. Me and my girls got to see an advanced screening of Disneynature's latest film, Born In China last week and all I can say is... wow. I mean, I'm going to say more than "wow" but you get my point right?Read More
As a Mom to two daughters, I have to say I spend a lot of time with my hands tangled in hair. Washing hair, brushing hair, styling hair, and playing with their hair whenever I get the chance. This Summer my daughters finally decided to cut their waist length hair for a cuter, shorter, cooler- older girl hair do.Read More
In this home, reading is not only one of our favorite things to do, it is one of the most important things that we do. When I was a kid I loved to read and from the moment my girls first learned to read, I could not wait for them to fall in love with reading the way I did. From my experience, the best way to get your kids to fall in love with reading is by giving them books to read that they are interested in. So, for now that's one of my goals- find books that my girls will love to read.Read More
Last week we were invited to screen Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass in 3D and IMAX. If you get the chance to see it this way, I would highly recommend it, it turned the film into a magical experience. I LOVED being able to see it with my family. I kept looking over at my girls to see their reactions during the funny parts, the sad parts, and the kinda-sorta scary parts. Here are my top three reason why you should go see Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass:
- Alice is an incredible role-model for young girls. The Wonderland stories take place in an era when women had little to no rights and the headstrong Alice does not abide by societies rules. With two little girls of my own, I am always up for a strong female lead for my daughters to watch on the big screen.
- The Characters. These characters are fun and funny and they make you want to look through the looking glass to join them. Time, as a character is really interesting and full of insights that you can take home. Personally, I like when movies make me contemplate life, Time did that.
- Majestic. Wonderland has always been fun and inviting. I don't know if it's because I'm an adult now and long for the innocence of believing in magic, but I enjoyed being transported into another land. A land full of magic, bright colors, fun characters and endless possibilities.
The film is fun and magical and the cast does such a great job of bringing these characters and their stories to life. The one thing that drove me crazy was the flighty movements of The White Queen's hands. You'll see what I mean.
About the Film
Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past three years living her dream and sailing the high seas as captain of her own ship. Upon her return to London, she finds that, while much has changed in her absence, the antiquated views as to women’s role in society still remain and the future she envisioned for herself may no longer be possible. While attending a reception at the home of Lord Ascot, Alice causes a scene and flees to the parlour, where she spots Absolem (Alan Rickman), who is now a blue Monarch butterfly, and follows him to a magical looking glass, through which she is able to return to the fantastical realm of Underland. There, she is reunited with her friends the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), the dormouse (Barbara Windsor), the March Hare (Paul Whitehouse), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas) and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who, unfortunately, is not himself. Or as the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) says, “The Hatter’s the matter.”
I just love P!nk and her new song "Just Like Fire" for the film. Check out the video below.
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is now playing in theatres everywhere!
You know the feeling you get when you see the trailer of a movie that you are dying to see? That was me a few months ago when I first saw the trailer to Disney's The Jungle Book. Well, a few days ago I finally got to see it and it is INCREDIBLE!!! As good as you think it will be, it's even better! The graphics are amazing. Watching the film in 3D is an experience, the jungle completely engulfs you and you fit right in along young Mowgli and all of your favorite characters.
Mowgli is played by newcomer Neel Sethi, 12. He was selected from thousands of candidates following a worldwide search for the perfect man-cub and nailed it!
When you grow up knowing one version of the story, such as the animated cartoon The Jungle Book, it's easy to want to draw comparisons. There is no need to worry about comparisons with this movie. The story is not identical, but you will not be disappointed in the differences. The Jungle Book has come a long way since Rudyard Kipling wrote “The Jungle Book,” in the early 1890s from his home in Vermont.
Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, andthe smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret tothe elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
It's almost here! Disney Channel is proud to debut its original movie,
, an epic live-action adventure comedy that presents the teenage kids of Disney’s most infamous villains. My girls and I were lucky enough to screen the movie last week and I have to say, you and your kids will LOVE it.
Disney's Descendants is a contemporary, music-driven story that centers around Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart), the teenage descendants of Disney’s villains — Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and Jafar (Maz Jobrani). Chenoweth nails Maleficent in a fun, energetic, and just evil enough way and Najimy as the Evil Queen does a great job being silly, evil and vain all at the same time.
Set 20 years after all the villains have been imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenagers face challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations. Pressured to follow in their parents’ evil footsteps, the villain kids realize they can determine their own fate and decide if they want to be good or evil.
It's such a cool story and although my girls are still a little young to read the book my oldest is dying to read it. I enjoy a contemporary twist on a classic, and that's exactly what Descendants is, with a little High School Musical thrown in. The musical numbers are catchy, the emotion and story was easy to follow and of course, everyone loves a happy ending and plot twist. Oh and the style! That was our favorite part. I love love love the funky style. My girls have already decided that they need to be Mal and Evie for Halloween this year.
For the past few years my daughters have mostly watched animated films. But, they're growing up and now really love watching all of the shows on Disney Channel. They were really excited that Dove Cameron (Mal) of Liv and Maddie was in this movie. I remember the feeling of excitement when one of my favorite TV stars was in a new movie, I just had to watch it. As sad as it is that my girls are growing up, I like being able to relate to their feelings. It's kinda cool. Darn, Disney does it again, always making me feel the feelings.
Check out the trailer (as if you haven't seen it yet) and make sure to tune in to Disney Channel this Friday, July 31 at 8 PM!