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I know I have been talking a lot about Big Hero 6, but that’s because it’s amazing! Today I wanted to focus on the short they showed before Big Hero 6 – FEAST!  It was adorable!  Even though it wasn’t a full length film there was so much emotion and such a great story.  While I was in Los Angeles I had the chance to sit down with Feast’s Director, Patrick Osborne, and Producer, Kristina Reed.

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Here are 7 Facts about Feast that I learned:

1. The short was green lit January 13 of this year (2014) and finished at the end of May making their production 16 weeks.

2. Patrick Osborne has had wiener dogs his whole life but felt there was too many winer dogs in animation.  He wanted a simple look and went with a two toned dog so that you could tell he was rotating.

3.  Patrick’s favorite part of the project was the animation.  He’s been animating for twelve years and finds that there are certain parts to animation that are free and creative.

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4. The short was inspired by the one second video app.  They took a six minute video that would be one second every day. The concept is to have a six minute version of the year.

5. The short was “touched” by a lot of people.  In shorts you work in between the big features, which are sort of like the ocean liner that everyone is working on. Therefore you get people here and there when you can. A lot of people get to touch it, but for not very long. There is a few story artists that helped out in the beginning, then a core crew of about five people (head of animation, production designer, a visual effects supervisor ).They had fifteen animators for about three weeks.

“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

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Disney Reveals Cinderella

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS DEBUTS TRAILER FOR “CINDERELLA” ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, OFFERING FIRST LOOK AT THE LIVE-ACTION FEATURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH

Here’s another movie I’m really excited about. I remember watching Cinderella when I was little. It’s a classic. I can not wait to see this one!

The trailer, payoff poster, and images from CINDERELLA are now available!

The payoff poster, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film’s campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine’s December issue, on stands now.

CINDERELLA opens in theaters March 13, 2015!

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Genre:                          Live Action

Rating:                          PG

U.S. Release date:        March 13, 2015

Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård,

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Director:                       Kenneth Branagh

Producers:                    Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron

Executive Producer:      Tim Lewis

Screenplay by:              Chris Weitz

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

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A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”) and starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”), “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I”) and David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) with Tim Lewis (“Goldeneye”) serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”).

“Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.

I am Groot takes in root in Languages across the Galaxy

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Watch Groot’s famous catchphrase taking root in languages across the galaxy in celebration of today’s release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Digital HD!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on Digital HD and for you to take anywhere when you sign up for Disney Movies Anywhere.  To celebrate the release, you can watch a video featuring Groot’s famous catchphrase in multiple languages across the galaxy!

Today also marks Walmart’s VUDU service joining Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) as a participating retailer, further enhancing the ability to manage and enjoy your digital collections of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies at home and on the go.

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For more information about Disney Movies Anywhere now on VUDU

About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 400 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.   In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

Check out Disney Movies Anywhere on VUDU at VUDU.com/DMA. U.S. consumers can sign up and access Disney Movies Anywhere for free on DisneyMoviesAnywhere.com and through the Disney Movies Anywhere iOS and Android apps. Users can then simply connect their VUDU, Google Play, and/or iTunes accounts to begin enjoying their Disney, Pixar, and Marvel digital movie collections across platforms and devices. 

Activity Sheets: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars on DVD Now

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Activity Sheets: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars on DVD Now

In honor of the Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD release out NOW, we have these fun activity sheets to share with you and your Jedi knight children!

May the force be always with you!

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Bonus Clips

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Guardians of the Galaxy Bonus Clips

Must be some kind of feeling you’re going to get when you buy Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! It arrives on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9th!  I have some clips from the bonus features below as a sneak peek to share with you!
 
 
Bonus Clip: Benicio Del Toro as the Collector

 
Bonus Clip: Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon

 
Bonus Clip: Music from the Morag Scene

 
Bonus Clip: James Gunn’s Aesthetic Vision

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I remember about 9 years ago –  June 1, 2005 to be exact – when this brand new show came on TV.  My mom loved it from the first show.  She would watch it every week.  Every time that I see the show I think of her.  Just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Dancing with the Stars set and attend a live show! My mom passed away about 3 years ago but I could totally imagine how excited she’d be seeing me there. In fact it was really special to me because it brought back some fabulous memories of my mom.

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It was a totally amazing experience! As we were walking into the set I passed by both Tommy Chong and Tom Bergeron in the hallway. Then they took us out on the dance floor to take a group picture.

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Doesn’t everyone one look beautiful?!  It was almost surreal.  I also made sure to take a pic by the judges table.

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They walked us up to our seats – we sat in the first row of the lower balcony.  They were incredible seats and we could see everything.

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They were shooting a promo.  We got to watch them film as we were waiting for the live show to begin.

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In fact, my friend TerriAnn from Cookies and Clogs grabbed this great video of them taping the promo.

We saw Episode 1908 of  Dancing with the Stars where they paid tribute to well-known twosomes, both real and fictional, during “dynamic duo” night on Monday, November 3rd (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. The duo dance styles included Jazz, Cha Cha, Contemporary and the Rumba. Additionally and for the first time this season, the couple with the highest overall score for the night was granted immunity from elimination. The duos who did not receive immunity then competed in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score.

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The highest score went to Janel and Val and they totally deserved it! Their dance was so passionate and breath taking.  I really enjoyed watching them.

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I had no idea about everything that went on behind the scenes.  There was a gentleman that taught us when to clap and stand up.  Yes, you really do need a lesson for that. My hands were actually sore after the two hours because I clapped so much! I’m not complaining because it was totally worth it, I just did not expect it.

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Another favorite couple of mine and was Mark and Sadie.  They were incredible!

After the show we were heading to our shuttle then dinner when we ran into Bruno Tonioli.  He was outside and more than willing to chat with us. In fact to told us to send all his love to our friends. So, Bruno sends his love to you!

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After the show we headed to Mixology in the Grove.  I had the turkey there and it was delicious – a lot of flavor!  They also served their fries with the most amazing dipping sauce.  We headed there to watch the show during pacific time and were told that we may have some guest visitors.

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We had some incredible guests indeed! First Lea Thompson stopped by and chatted with us. She was so genuinely nice and down to earth.  We chatted about busy schedules and even laundry.  She actually asked us to stay and chat when we got up to leave. It was such a pleasure chatting with her.

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I also got to meet Sadie! She is adorable and such a sweet heart. It was very cool watching her and Mark watch their performance on TV.

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I also enjoyed sitting down and chatting with Janel and Val.  They were so nice and down to earth as well. I felt like I was sitting around the table with good friends.

Over all it was an incredible experience that I will never forget!

Here is what’s coming up this week 11/17.  It’s “Plugged/Unplugged” night.

“Episode 1910” – Five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals and perform two routines during plugged/unplugged, on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The semi-finalists including Tommy Chong, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Sadie Robertson will perform to two different versions of the same song. In the first round of the competition, the couples will perform a Jazz, Quickstep, Samba, Paso Doble or Argentine Tango to an original or “plugged” version of their selected song. In round two of the competition, the couples will perform an Argentine Tango, Rumba, or Contemporary routine to an acoustic or “unplugged” version of that same song. Special musical guests will accompany the unplugged performances including singer Christina Grimmie, who will perform “Love Runs Out,” Time For Three, who will perform “Blame,” and YouTube sensation Noah Guthrie, who will perform his cover of “Problem.” At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated and four couples will move on to the finals.

Couples will be dancing to the following “Plugged/Unplugged” songs:

  • Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd – “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell and “unplugged” version by Hannah Peel
  • Bethany Mota & Derek Hough – “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 and “unplugged” version by The Civil Wars
  • Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “Blame” by Calvin Harris, featuring a guest “unplugged” performance by Time For Three
  • Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson – “Love Runs Out” by One Republic, featuring a guest “unplugged” performance by Christina Grimmie
  • Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas – “Problem” by Ariana Grande, featuring guest “unplugged” performance by Noah Guthrie

This year is unprecedented in terms of the level of interactivity. #DWTSAllAccess is available to watch every Monday on ABC.com/dancing and offers six live streams from key positions at the show venue, allowing fans to choose views of the Red Room, judges’ table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide angle of the dance floor and a feed hosted by Dominic Bowden and DWTS alum Lacey Schwimmer that highlights relevant social media conversations. Viewers on the West coast are able to live chat with Bowden and Schwimmer during the broadcast. Throughout the season, fans have opportunities to participate in the outcome of the show, using social media to weigh in on everything from songs, dance styles, and even partners.

Two-time Mirrorball champion and actress Julianne Hough joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges’ desk. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines vying for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.

The Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour will launch December 27th and run through February 15th.  Tickets are on sale now. During the official 90-minute show “Dancing with the Stars” dancers will choreograph brand new never-before-seen numbers and re-create some of the show’s most memorable moments. Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe and two-time champion Kym Johnson will be on the tour. Further announcements will be made throughout the season.

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OFFICIAL BLU-RAY TRAILER – Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray 12/9

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OFFICIAL BLU-RAY TRAILER – Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-ray 12/9?

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We’re excited to share the official home entertainment Trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY onDigital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere 11/18 and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th! Enjoy the epicness!

 

From Marvel, the Studio That Brought You “Iron Man,” “Thor,”

“Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,”

Comes the Year’s Must-Own Blockbuster!

 

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Get it First on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th,

and on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th

  

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.

Synopsis:                                 From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!

Cast:                                           Chris Pratt (“The Lego Movie,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista(“Riddick,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Fast and the Furious” series, “Riddick”) as Groot, Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) as Rocket, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit” series, “Lincoln”) as Ronan, Michael Rooker (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu Udonta,Karen Gillan (“Oculus,” TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (“How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Gladiator”) as Korath, John C. Reilly(“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”) as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close (TV’s “Damages,” “Tarzan”) as Nova Prime andBenicio Del Toro (“Traffic,” “The Usual Suspects”) as The Collector.

Director:                                 James Gunn (“Movie 43,” “Super”)

 

Screenplay:                           James Gunn (“Dawn of the Dead,” “Scooby Doo”) and Nicole Perlman (“Thor”)

 

Producer:                               Kevin Feige, p.g.a. (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark                                                                        World”)

 

Executive Producers:      Nik Korda (“Robin Hood,” “The Golden Compass”)

Stan Lee (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”)

                                                      Victoria Alonso (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Thor: The Dark World”)

                                                      Jeremy Latcham (“Marvel’s The Avengers, ”Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”)

                                                      Alan Fine (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”)

Louis D’Esposito (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark    World”)

 

 

Release Date:                       11/18 for Digital 3D and Digital HD

12/9 Digital SD, 3D Blu-ray Combo pack (3D Blu-ray + Single Disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy), Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand

 

Bonus Features:

(Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray)

·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

·       Making-of Featurettes

·       Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”

·       Gag Reel

·       Audio Commentary

 (DVD)

·       Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron”

·       Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene

* Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

 

Ratings:                                    PG-13; PG for CE; G for CF

Feature Run Time:            121 minutes

Aspect Ratio:                        Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD: 2:40:1

Audio:                                       Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

                                                      DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages:                             English, French & Spanish

Subtitles:                                English, French & Spanish

BIG HERO 6 – New Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages Now Available

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BIG HERO 6 – New Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages Now Available

Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet? I love the movie and it’s perfect for kids any age! With BIG HERO 6 now playing in theatres everywhere, I wanted to share some fun new activity sheets and coloring pages themed to the movie!

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Big Hero Scramble

 

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BIG HERO 6 is now playing in theatres everywhere!


BIG HERO 6 (In 3D)

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Genre:                                      Animated Action/Comedy/Adventure

Rating:                                      TBA

U.S. Release Date:                    November 7, 2014

 

Voice Cast:                               Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph.

Directors:                                  Don Hall & Chris Williams

Producer:                                  Roy Conli

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.

 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

 

Notes:

·       “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

·       Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

·       Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”

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From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

STRANGE MAGIC to be released January 23, 2015

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STRANGE MAGIC to be released January 23, 2015

STRANGE MAGIC, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015! It sounds like it will be a great film. I’ll keep you posted as I get more info.

STRANGE MAGIC is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

With a story by George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to “Strange Magic,” including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC’s “Nashville”), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “The Butler”), Bob Einstein (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.

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STRANGE MAGIC opens in theatres everywhere on January 23rd!

McFARLAND, USA – Poster Now Available

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I had the opportunity to screen this movie a few weeks ago and it was so awesome! It’s a very inspirational film that I highly recommend.  I’m also excited to share with you that the poster for Disney’s McFARLAND, USA is now available.

McFARLAND, USA is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!

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McFARLAND, USA is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!


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Genre:                                      Drama

Rating:                                      PG

Release Date:                           February 20, 2015

Running Time:                           128.5 min.

Cast:                                        Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva

Director:                                   Niki Caro

Producers:                                Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi

Executive Producers:                Mario Iscovich, Mary Martin

Story by:                                  Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois

Screenplay by:                          Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson

 
 
STORY SYNOPSIS:
 

Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

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Do you have a dream job?  I have to admit my job now is pretty much a dream come true, but the ultimate job for me would be a cartoon character. Yes I realize that cartoons are just animated films voiced by humans, but I’ve always wanted to be that voice behind the cartoon character. Even when I was younger I wanted to be in cartoons. Growing up people always told me I had a unique voice and I’ve even done a few radio commercials.  That was a long time ago. I also love to get on stage and perform.  I’d still love to be a cartoon character.

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Disney is where wishes come true and for me that happened this past week when I was in Los Angeles.  I’ve been sharing with you that I had to opportunity to walk the red carpet for Big Hero 6 and even interviewed some of the stars from the movie. While we (myself and 24 other bloggers) were there we visited the Disney Animation Studios.  While there I had the amazing opportunity to jump into the recording booth. It was so much fun!

I had such a great time getting to see behind the scenes. While you’re in the recording booth you have a screen that shows the animated clip you are voicing.  You also hear a series of beeps.  There are three beeps and where the fourth beep would be you start your line.  You have a script on a movie stand and you read your lines into the microphone.

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It was such a great experience and now I want to be in the recording booth even more! It really was a dream come true! Check out my “cartoon character” debut:

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I’ve been telling you about how awesome Big Hero 6 is, have you seen it yet?! I love the two female characters- GoGo and Honey Lemon.  I think they’re great “super heroes” for little girls (and boys) to look up to. I had a chance to sit down with some other bloggers to interview them.

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We asked them what their favorite part was about playing their characters.  Jamie said that her character, GoGo doesn’t say a lot but when she does “it’s very on point and quite sassy.”  She described her as the female version of Clint Eastwood. She had a lot of fun with the character.

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When asked if they dressed like their character Genesis shared that she did dress like Honey Lemon in her audition. “What’s weird is that I did the audition exactly like Honey Lemon and I hadn’t seen the character at all. I took a very bold fashion choice; I did socks in heels, an undershirt, and then a dress over it. I don’t know why I went like that and then I saw Honey Lemon and the way she dressed and then this is freaky. I couldn’t have planned it better.”

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They’ve both been huge Disney fans all of their lives. They’ve also both been Princesses.  Jamie shared with us how she would literally would comb her red hair in restaurants as Ariel. “It’s like a dream come true to be able to play these strong Female Characters and bring that down to future Generations.”

When asked if they had ever voiced an Animated Character before Jamie shared that she had never done anything on this caliber.  “You know, once you’ve done a Disney Animation Film, it’s like kind of the top of the top, you know what I mean?”

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Jamie continued sharing that she loves that there is no stereotype in this film.  “You know, it kind of breaks all of those boundaries in terms of  being a Nerd and not being cool.  This is the absolute opposite of that. In terms of strong female characters, like Honey Lemon and Go Go, they are so different from each other and yet they both represent strength in their own way. What’s great about Disney is they’re not like a Cookie Cutter example of  a strong woman. They both come in different shapes and sizes. That’s what I love about this.”

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We asked them about their favorite scene in the movie with theirr Character.  Jamie’s favorite scene included what she called the best line in the whole movie – “Woman Up”.  Genesis loved the car chase scene.

We also asked them who their favorite characters where in the movie other than their character and Baymax.  Genesis thought Fred was hysterical and Jamie’s chose Wasabi – she especially loved his scream.

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Genesis shared that the movie is a lesson about doing the right thing. Jamie added that even though it’s a Superhero Movie it stresses the importance of education and Science. “I love that the message that it sends is that intelligence and smarts is not sex biased, no more is it race biased. You know, everyone’s equal and everyone has that same opportunity to reach that milestone in terms of education. So I think it’s cool to part of that and also in terms of 10, 20, 30 years from now, this Movie still will be relevant.”

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Genesis added “I was so excited for a movie to talk about Robots and Technology. I was into Robotics too and I’m an official Nerd.  I hope girls especially will be wanting after this movie, to be the first ones to raise their hands in class and realize that being smart is empowering. Robotics is cool. Science is cool.”

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A Sneak Peak into the Making of Big Hero 6 #BigHero6Event

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I love all things Disney. I know, I know, that’s a really broad statement, but it’s 100% accurate. One of my favorite places to visit is Disney Animation in Los Angeles.  If I lived in CA I would probably apply to work there. It’s such a fun place.  I happened to stop by again (along with 24 other bloggers) to get a sneak peak into Big Hero 6, Disney’s newest movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really must!

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Big Hero 6 Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams Photo Credit: Staci Salazar from 7 On a Shoestring

We had the opportunity to sit down with two of the filmmakers of Big Hero 6 – Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams.

We asked them what  attracted them to the story of Big Hero 6, being that it’s sort of a small-publishing in the comic book world.

Don explained that it was the title that originally attracted him. “It sounded interesting.”  After he researched the story further he thought the Japanese superhero theme was super cool and he was really struck by the characters.  Chris agreed that the characters were fun. “They were fun and appealing characters. They had goofy names, like Honey Lemon. And you could tell that the creators loved Japanese pop culture, and that’s why they did the book. They wanted to take their sort of love and anime,  all things Japanese, and infuse that with a sort of Marvel superhero story. So, I love that.”

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When asked about the biggest change from the initial script to the final cut of the movie Don answered. “One thing that just comes to mind is that Baymax became more central — we sort of realized that when he is driving the story, and driving the plot it really helps. And he became a real interesting character in uniting the sort of “boy and his robot” story and the superhero origin story.”

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Chris agreed. He added that it might not have been the biggest change but it was the most significant. Prior to that Hiro was really driving the story. He went on to explain that when they put Baymax front and center it came together. “He was always a great character, but when you’d put him front and center and make him proactive, he’s the one engaging a lot.”

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Don expanded his answer to include the scene on the wind turbine after that first flight scene. “That really kinetic scene where they’re flying through the city. The scene where it’s just the two of them sitting on the wind turbine above the clouds — that really sort of sweet scene — was a very late addition, but that’s the way we worked.”

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“We keep sort of questioning our assumptions and keep challenging the story. And we realized there was something missing. And we added that scene, and it really solidified the relationship, and we understood then how much they were invested. How much they loved each other. We became invested in their relationship, and that was a fairly late addition. And I think a credit to the way that we make movies here, where we allow ourselves to constantly reassess so I was really proud of that scene.

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Big Hero 6 Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams Photo Credit: Staci Salazar from 7 On a Shoestring

We asked them who their favorite character was in the movie.  We did disqualify Baymax. Chris told us that he identified a lot with Fred. “He’s really a dork and a geek and  into monster movies and sci-fi. I don’t have the collection that Fred does, bu I can identify with Fred, and there’s moments, I guess, for Fred, during the superhero shenanigans part of it, I — I keep remembering the feeling that I had when I was a kid and we played superhero, and I had the trash can lid for a Captain America shield.”

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Chris agreed then explained we werein a building full of Freds. He also connected with Fred. “I guess I would aspire to be as cool and capable as Go Go.  I like the way that she carries the team for a good stretch. She is really the only one who seems to be qualified, initially.”

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They also shared with us that Damon Wayans Jr really formed the character of Wasabi. “That character probably changed the most after we cast Damon. We kind of had an idea of what that character was going to be, but Damon comes in, and he has this really great comedic skill set that really guided us.”

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The scenery is really exciting, mesmerizing, and there is so much to see in it. We asked about how they researched what the actual backgrounds would be and how much attention they wanted to draw to it. They shared that it has a very cinematic look by design. They wanted to push that with this movie. They laughed and said they’d love to take all of the credit for everything, but they had an incredible production designer and art director. Even the placement of the sun in the sky was studied. The sun will always be in the right place in the sky, depending on the time of day in the scene.

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Big Hero 6 Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams Photo Credit: Staci Salazar from 7 On a Shoestring

We questioned them about the technology. The technology in the film is not only futuristic, but it’s kind of ultra-modern. We wondered if it was based on anything or if they worked with a science team.  It turns out the did. They did extensive research. They had a roboticist who was a consultant on the film early on. “We kind of ran not just the robot stuff, but technology through him – like plasma blades. We want Wasabi to have plasma blades. Can that happen?  And he’s like, “Well, yes, if you do this, and you did that,” and some of it, we’d use, and some of it we pulled back just for design reasons. But everything in the movie is researched and grounded, because we tried to keep it as real as possible. Even like, telekinesis, which we thought we were really bending the rules there, come to find out that people are actually working on that.”

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Jin Kim, the Character Design Supervisor on BIG HERO 6 Photo Credit: Kelly Stillwell from Virtually Yours

We also received a drawing demonstration from Jin Kim, the Character Design Supervisor on Big Hero 6.  He helped us draw Baymax. He made it look so easy. I mean it’s  just a big marshmallow right? It was a lot harder than I thought!

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I didn’t do too bad, but mine looks like Baymax’s brother or cousin – not Baymax. It was a lot of fun.  I was really impressed with his skills.

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He started with a blank page and drew Hiro and Baymax in about 5 minutes for us.

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Were you able to find me in the picture at the top? I gave you a little hint ;)

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Big Hero 6 Fun Facts

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CHARACTERS

SLAM DUNK – Baymax is 6 feet tall and 75 pounds—until Hiro mechs him out. Baymax, in his super suit, is more than 7 feet tall and can lift 1000 pounds. “He’s all air,” says head of animation Zach Parrish.

GO AHEAD – Artists looked at actors like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper and other cowboys to study cool, emotionally reserved traits while developing GoGo Tomago’s look and personality.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BLINK – Baymax sports a standard nine-frame-blink, says head of animation Zach Parrish. “We play with the speed of his blink throughout the film, but for the most part, it’s a standard blink. It’s the amount of time we give the audience to think before he blinks that says a lot—the longer it is, the more time he’s processing. A double blink shows confusion. We used that a few times in the film. That could be an acting choice for a human character, too.”

NEED FOR SPEED – Artists looked at speed skaters to inform the body type and movement for GoGo Tomago, a passionate student of speed.

DUUUUUUDE – Artists studied snowboarders, skateboarders and surfers to develop movement and posture for Fred.

CHILL OUT – Wasabi, at one time, was a very Zen character with very Zen dreadlocks. When filmmakers tweaked his personality, they initially decided the neatnik wouldn’t be a fan of the not-oft-shampooed-do and gave him a haircut. The look didn’t last. It turns out, everyone was just too attached to his cool locks.

LOOSE TOOTH – To ensure Hiro’s charming gap-toothed grin stayed intact from any angle, controls were added to his teeth so animators could make adjustments as needed.

 

TALENT

ROBOT LOVE – Ryan Potter, who voices Hiro in “Big Hero 6,” was obsessed with building robots as a kid. “I was 9 or 10 when I got a robotics kit,” he says. “I absolutely love science.”

MORE ROBOT LOVE – Genesis Rodriguez, who lends her voice to Honey Lemon in “Big Hero 6,” was on her school’s robotics team. “I was a welder,” she says. “So I made sure my weldings were just perfect and very aesthetically pleasing as well. People didn’t expect us to be so good. That was the beauty of it. We were just this bright group of girls who had an idea, executed it and beat the guys.”

SMART GUY — James Cromwell, who lends his voice to Professor Robert Callaghan, studied at Carnegie Mellon University (then called Carnegie Tech). “Big Hero 6” filmmakers spent time at the school, learning all about the innovative field of soft robotics, which ultimately inspired Baymax, a huggable vinyl robot that takes care of people.

FULL CIRCLE – As a child, Damon Wayans Jr., who provides the voice of Wasabi, wanted to be an animator when he grew up. He even studied animation after graduating high school before he decided to pursue acting.

 

FILMMAKING

LET IT GROW – The “Big Hero 6” animation team topped 100 members (103, to be exact). That’s about 15 more animators than 2013’s feature film “Frozen.”

MARTIAL ARTISTS – Filmmakers selected karate to broaden Baymax’s skillset—but animators had to adjust some of the movements to work for the voluminous character’s build. A few members of the team visited a nearby martial arts studio to get a feel for the practice. Pros were asked to attempt some of the moves while on their knees to simulate Baymax’s signature proportions.

I CAN FLY – Filmmakers consulted with flight specialist Jason McKinley, who worked on both “Disney’s Planes” and “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” to choreograph and execute the flight sequences with Baymax and Hiro.

670’S A CROWD – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ proprietary system Denizen allowed filmmakers to create bigger, more believable crowds for “Big Hero 6.” created around 670 unique characters, compared to 270 in “Frozen,” 185 in “Wreck-It Ralph” and 80 in “Tangled.”

  • Each of the 670 characters has up to 32 different clothing look combinations, plus 32 different hair and skin tones. That means, filmmakers could invite 686,080 unique characters to the San Fransokyo party before there were any exact repeats.
  • Denizen was made available to everyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios and employees were encouraged to model themselves in the system to join the crowd. More than 200 characters were created, and employees will see themselves up on the big screen—walking among the “Big Hero 6.”

 

COUNT ON IT — The “Port of San Fransokyo” scene has over 6000 people in it.

  • 23 districts were built in 3D.
  • 83,149 lots of the 150,000 in all of San Francisco were built.
  • 8 million building parts.
  • 215,000 streetlights.
  • 260,000 trees.

Disney Movies Anywhere is now Available in the Google Play Store

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Disney Movies Anywhere is now Available in the Google Play Store

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I really enjoy watching movies and I love being able to watch them on my tablet.  I think it’s so nice to bring my tablet when I’m flying or hand it to the kids when we have a long road trip.  Lily, Kelsey, and I have even had slumber parties where we will watch movies in bed on my tablet.

One of my favorite apps is the Disney Movies Anywhere App.  Most all of the movies we watch are Disney. I was so excited when DMA came out that I downloaded it on my iPhone and iPad immediately.  One of my favorite features is you can live stream the movies so you don’t take up storage (you can also download the movie if you don’t have wifi).

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Just last week Walt Disney Studios and Google Play announced a partnership! This is huge! My husband has a Nexus Tablet and had movies in the Google Play store but we had to watch his tablet for the movies in his library and mine for the movies in mine. It was kind of crazy since they were OUR libraries. Now we can merge our libraries! I downloaded the app on his tablet had the two libraries sync.

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Free Digital Copy of Disney’s “Wreck–It Ralph” Available For A Limited Time Through Disney Movies Anywhere

Right now when you connect DMA to Google Play they will give you Wreck-It Ralph for free!! Pretty sweet, right?  We also have a Roku and you can download the Google Play store app on your Roku which means you can play your digital copies on your TV too.

With Disney Movies Anywhere, you can enjoy your Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere you go. It’s free to join — no subscription needed. And when you sign up and connect your digital movie accounts, you get a FREE movie on us! You also get exclusive videos, special offers, and earn reward points for all your eligible digital purchases. And it’s great for kids, with parental controls built right in.

With Disney Movies Anywhere:
• Watch your Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies anywhere you go, across all your devices!
• Build your digital movie collection with a library of hundreds of movies to choose from.
• Access exclusive Disney content for free, including original programming, never-before-seen videos, and much more.
• Watch movies while connected or download movies to your device for offline viewing.
• Earn Disney Movie Rewards points for every digital transaction.

Download the Disney Movies Anywhere App in the Google Play Store

Download the Disney Movies Anywhere App in the iTunes Store
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