New Trailer, TV Spot and Pictures From Disney’s MOANA! #Moana

Disney moana movie poster

In my last Moana post I said it was the film of 2016 for me. But now I’m taking it a step further: I’m pretty sure that I’m more excited for Moana than I have been for any other Disney movie!

Lin-Manuel Miranda Disney Moana

Most important to me: Lin-Manuel Miranda is composing music for the movie!

I’ve seen movies just for the soundtrack before, but Moana is guaranteed to have an amazing soundtrack and so much more!  (Check out other things I’ve written about Lin-Manuel Miranda before for more details.)

On top of the music, the movie promises to be gorgeous (look at that poster above!), and the story sounds amazing.

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The Story of Moana:

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.  

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.

Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

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Disney also just released a new Moana TV spot! Check it out below or see it on YouTube:

See the other Moana trailer here!

Disney’s Moana arrives in theaters everywhere on November 23, 2016! Here’s where you’ll be able to get your Moana tickets online.

About Moana

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania.

But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest.

During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Coming to Blu-ray, Digital HD!

Alice Through the Looking Glass blu-ray dvd

I first saw Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass during a very emotional time, and the movie, particularly the Alice Through the Looking Glass quotes about time, hit me especially hard.

The second time I watched the movie was at the Hollywood premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass. I was so distracted and excited by the event that I was able to focus on the good and happy things about the movie.

And there are so many good and happy things about Alice Through the Looking Glass that I’m really looking forward to seeing it a third time.

Alice Through the Looking Glass arrives on digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 18th! 

Here are a few things I mentioned in my initial post about the film:

  • I watched Disney’s Alice in Wonderland for the first time just one week before I saw Alice Through the Looking Glass. I was entertained by the it, but I thought Alice Through the Looking Glass was better — more magical, more spectacular and more gripping — than the first.
  • If you’re wondering: Is Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass is a sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, my answer is: I’m not really sure. Alice Through the Looking Glass can stand on it’s own – it’s not necessary to see the first film to understand the second. But having the first film fresh in your memory would make viewing Alice Through the Looking Glass a richer experience.

These are the bonus features included with Alice Through the Looking Glass:

  • A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood explains how costuming helps shape the curious characters of Underland and reveals hidden Alice Through the Looking Glass Easter Eggs within the cast’s ornate outfits.
  • Music Video “Just Like Fire” by P!nk
  • Behind the Music Video – Go on set with P!nk for production of her Just Like Fire video, featuring imagery, aerial stunts, character cameos, and guest appearances by P!nk’s family.
  • Behind The Looking Glass – Jump through time during this in-depth look into the making of Alice Through the Looking Glass, hosted by director James Bobin. Read my interview with James Bobbin!
  • Time On… – Delight in this discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Time, the keeper of the Chronosphere, a metallic sphere that powers all time.
  • Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass  – View a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes, as Alice enters Underland through a magical looking glass.
  • Alice Goes Through Time’s Castle – View raw production footage alongside final scenes, as Alice enters Time’s castle of eternity.
  • Characters of Underland – Get to know the quirky and colorful supporting characters in Underland, such as the tubby twins known as the Tweedles (Matt Lucas) and Absolem (Alan Rickman), the blue caterpillar turned blue Monarch butterfly.
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary by James Bobin – Director James Bobin delivers scene-by-scene insight into the creation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
  • Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary – Bobin introduces five never-before-seen scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Disney’s spectacular adventure.

I’m excited to see the behind-the-scenes footage of P!nk’s Just Like Fire video. I was in the front row to see P!nk sing both White Rabbit and Just Like Fire at the Alice Through the Looking Glass premiere. I made this video highlighting both songs:

Alice Through the Looking Glass is available for preorder! Order it today and it will be delivered right on release day (October 18th)! 

Printable Pete’s Dragon Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets #PetesDragon

Pete's Dragon posterAnother version of a classic Disney film is about to be released in theaters: Pete’s Dragon opens everywhere on Friday, August 12th!

If you’re not familiar with the movie at all, Pete’s Dragon was originally made in 1977. That film starred Mickey Rooney and was such a classic in my own childhood.

This time around, Pete’s Dragon stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford, among several other talented actors!

Scroll down or click “Read More” to get your Pete’s Dragon printable coloring pages and activity sheets!

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New Trailer and Poster for Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE #DoctorStrange #DrStrange

Doctor Strange posterI have a theory: If you’ve seen Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, you already love him. If you haven’t, then you need to see Sherlock as soon as you possibly can!

While I get excited for almost every Marvel movie, it’s impossible for me to not be excited for Doctor Strange, just because of who’s playing the title character!

I’m convinced that Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant at everything he does, so I have no doubt that Doctor Strange will be amazing!

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Doctor Strange, but I do have a few things to share with you.

First, check out the new Marvel Studios logo:

Marvel Studios Logo

That was just introduced at ComicCon last week!

Second, the top image in this article is the brand new Doctor Strange movie poster that was also revealed at ComicCon!

Finally, here’s the new Doctor Strange trailer that was just released. Watch it below or view it on YouTube:

Stay on top of all the Doctor Strange news when you follow the links below:

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Visit the official Doctor Strange website

Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4th. Get your tickets when they’re available!

 

FREE Disney Cruise Vacation Planning DVD


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Find out how you can visit for less, and maybe your dream of going will come true sooner than you thought!

THE BFG Printable Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets #TheBFG

bfg poster free printable coloring pages activity sheets

I know I’m not the only one who loved Roald Dahl’s The BFG as a child and I’m excited to share these The BFG coloring pages and activity sheets.

I  also not the only one who’s excited to see that Disney is releasing a live-action The BFG on July 1, 2016!

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