STRANGE MAGIC by LucasFilms on DVD: Printable Coloring Sheets and a Giveaway!

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STRANGE MAGIC by LucasFilms is now on DVD and I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader!

Be sure to check out my Strange Magic review to get my take on the movie, along with the reactions of my husband and my kids!

In celebration of the recent DVD release, I also have some fun Strange Magic printable activity sheets. There’s a fun maze, games and more!

strange magic activity coloring sheets

Enter the Giveaway

One lucky reader will win Strange Magic on DVD! You can visit the Strange Magic product page to learn more about the movie.

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Strange Magic DVD Giveaway

This Strange Magic DVD giveaway ends on June 7, 2015.

Disney’s TOMORROWLAND: A Parent’s Review #TomorrowlandEvent

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Tomorrowland is Disney’s new PG-rated family film. It’s open in theaters everywhere TODAY!

Should I take my child to go see Tomorrowland

The Hollywood Reporter said:
Walt would have approved, and a sparkling work of speculative fiction (and wishful thinking). 

Digital Spy said:
As Hollywood’s biggest movies become ever more reliant on being “dark and gritty” brownie points should go to Brad Bird for countering all that by coming up with something that’s buoyantly optimistic. 

Digital Spy also said:
Tomorrowland’s breezy and upbeat swing at something original is a refreshing contrast to the onslaught of comic book movies and sequels invading multiplexes…the kind of high-spirited adventure that’ll appeal to fans of a new-era ‘Doctor Who’. 

The Guardian said:
Brad Bird’s new Disney film…is enormous fun as it hurtles through space, time and other dimensions. 

Are you wondering why I shared portions of Tomorrowland reviews from other publications? It’s because I’m a mom and I’m a blogger, but I’m not a film critic.

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Celebrating Disney’s TOMORROWLAND at Disneyland! #TomorrowlandEvent

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When I learned that I was going to go to Disneyland for the Tomorrowland press trip, I was overjoyed. After all, there’s nowhere quite like “the happiest place on earth”!

Our trip to Disneyland had one true purpose: to get a taste of Tomorrowland after screening Disney’s Tomorrowland and after getting up close and personal with the beginnings of Tomorrowland at the Walt Disney Archives.

Having one true purpose didn’t mean we weren’t intending to have a whole lot of fun, because we definitely were!

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Exclusive: Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof Share Exactly Why You Must See TOMORROWLAND! #TomorrowlandEvent

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Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird {image credit: Getty Images}

Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s are two of the top names behind Disney’s Tomorrowland; an exciting, inspiring and invigorating journey through space and time.

Brad Bird, Director, Producer and Writer of Tomorrowland, has a bio with plenty of familiar titles! Perhaps best known for writing and directing Disney*Pixar’s The Incredibles, he also directed Ratatouille, The Iron Giant and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Damon Lindelof, Producer and Writer of Tomorrowland, has been writing for television since 1999. Best known for co-creating and showrunning Lost, he also co-wrote World War Z and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

I was a bit apprehensive before the interview with these two fantastically creative minds. Would they be intimidating? Would they engage with our group of mommy bloggers?

It turns out I had nothing to worry about; it was an absolute delight to sit down with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof!

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Going Inside the Disney Archives to View the Vision of TOMORROWLAND #TomorrowlandEvent

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Prompted by the increasing retirement of Disney’s key imagineers and animators, Walt Disney’s brother and Disney’s Chairman of the Board, Roy O. Disney, wanted to ensure that the vast knowledge of Disney history wasn’t forgotten.

In 1970, the Walt Disney Archives officially started operations. Since then, the archives have curated millions of items and produced numerous exhibits!

While the Walt Disney Archives are not open to the general public, I had the unique opportunity to visit the archives a few weeks ago.

I’m not going to lie: this trip included a trip to Disneyland and an interview with George Clooney, but thisthe tour of the Disney Archives–was what I was looking forward to the most! 

Why was I doing this on a press trip for Disney’s Tomorrowland movie? There are items in the Disney Archives that piece together inspiration for key parts of Tomorrowland! [Read more…]

STRANGE MAGIC from George Lucas now Available on DVD and Digital HD!

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Late last year George Lucas surprised the entertainment industry when he announced he’d been working on an animated movie titled Strange Magic. It opened in movie theaters in January of 2015 and it’s available on DVD starting today!

strange magic review dvd

“Strange Magic” is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places.

This magical adventure features a host of colorful characters including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming.

Bring home the enchanting tale the whole family can enjoy today!

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