The Animation of Disney’s Moana: An Interview with Marlon West #MoanaEvent #MoanaArtistTour

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I recently had a chance to interview Marlon West, the head of Effects Animation for Disney’s Moana, when he visited Minneapolis earlier this month.

If you know me at all you know that Disney will always hold my interest. I’ll take any opportunity to learn more about my favorite source of entertainment!

Even though I don’t live in the Twin Cities area anymore, I didn’t hesitate to take a little road trip to meet with a key animator from Disney’s newest film!

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Free Printable Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets

Scroll down to get your printable Doc McStuffins coloring pages and activity sheets!

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Even as my kids get older we’re still big Doc McStuffins fans in this house. Like other Disney Junior shows, Doc McStuffins is kind, sweet and easily weaves a gentle lesson into each episode.

I’m happy to share that Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital is now available on DVD!

Scroll down or click Read More to get your free printable Doc McStuffins coloring pages and activity sheets.
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Beauty and the Beast: New Images with Emma Watson, Josh Gad and More! #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast

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New images from the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast just hit my inbox and they’re absolutely beautiful!

I’ve been so excited for this movie since I shared the first Beauty and the Beast sneak peek with the modified version of the castle at the beginning of the trailer:

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I’ve always thought that Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast was one of the most magical, perfect movies of all time.

After seeing what Disney was able to do with Cinderella in 2015, I have no doubt that the live Beauty and the Beast will be more than I can imagine!

Check out this picture of Josh Gad (you know he’s my favorite!) as Lefou and Luke Evans as Gaston:

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You also have to see this picture of Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and Plumette to see how amazing this movie is going to be!

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Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters everywhere on March 17, 2017. Get your tickets now and follow the film on all social media channels to stay on top of the news!

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Tilda Swinton on Doctor Strange and Working with Marvel #DoctorStrangeEvent

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Tilda Swinton has been called one of the more unique actresses to come along during the second half of the 20th century. It’s that unique quality that makes her perfect to play her role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

You’ll learn about this as you read the details of my interview with Tilda Swinton below, but it’s absolutely fitting that the director wrote the part of The Ancient One for Swinton.

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See Doctor Strange on November 4th and you’ll understand exactly what I mean!
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Rachel McAdams on Doctor Strange and the Marvel Cinematic Universe #DoctorStrangeEvent

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Rachel McAdams. If you’re not sure who she is, check out her extensive filmography. With films like The Notebook, Mean Girls, Wedding Crashers and Southpaw under her belt, she’s quite a familiar face!

When I found out I would be interviewing Rachel McAdams to learn more about her role as Doctor Christine Palmer in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, I couldn’t have been more excited!

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Queen of Katwe Movie Review


The movie Queen of Katwe, is out in theaters today, with the game of chess playing an important part.  As shocking as it is, I have never played chess. I can tell you from experience, you don’t need to know how to play chess to enjoy it!

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