November 18

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2If you haven’t seen the second movie in the series, you need to get it on your list.  This is the continuation of the story of how the Vikings transform their lifestyle and learn to live with dragons.

It’s an adventure filled with everything take Disney ways provides.

 

Category: latest-news, Movies
July 23

The Disney Frozen Review

Disney FrozenDisney’s Frozen, like most Disney films¸ originates loosely based on an old tale known as The Snow Queen, there is however a major difference between the main character of  The Snow Queen and Frozen. Elsa, the princess turned queen of Frozen, cannot control her powers. This is shown early in the film when young Elsa (Eva Bella) almost loses control and kills her younger sister, Anna (Livvy Stubenrauch). Their parents, desperate to save their daughter, take her to the trolls where it is reviled that Elsa learns that she is extremely dangerous and can hurt others. Elsa and her parents seem to agree to lock her away until she can control her ice powers, and things get worse when Elsa’s parents die in ship wreck at sea.

The audience is then brought into the present on an important day, Elsa’s coronation day as queen. Anna (Kristen Bell) is excited for two reasons: to see her sister in the first time in forever and also because the castle is reopened to the public. We see Anna run through the town of Arendelle where she runs into Prince Hans from the Southern Isles and, like most Disney films, they fall in love and get engaged. After Elsa’s coronation, Anna introduces Elsa (Idina Menzel) to Hans (Santino Fontana) and asks for her sister’s blessing. Elsa, however, denies the couple her blessing which spurs into a fight between the siblings where Elsa loses control of her powers and reveals them to the whole down. Elsa flees the town of Arendelle incase in an eternal winter.

Frozen works in a world of grey, instead of black and white. Unlike where most villains are easily identified, that is not the case with this film. People hide their true intentions or mistakes happen, as in the case of Elsa, and they are perceived as villains.

The soundtrack and script of the film work together in a natural pace and never get tiring. These two aspects work beautifully to create both emotional and hilarious scenes on screen, such as Olaf’s (voiced by Josh Gad) song, “In Summer”, where Olaf speculates what summer must feel life and how he wishes it be summer.

The animation of the film is superb in its continuation of the idea of the fairy tale, from beautiful icy castles to where snowmen dream of summer. This is one of Disney’s greatest movies in all time.

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May 15

Frozen Heats Up

Frozen

If you haven’t heard of Frozen, you have probably not been outside lately. Frozen is the biggest block buster since… Well, it’s huge. You’re probably singing “Let It Go” because the song is everywhere.

Disney’s Frozen underwent several story treatments for years, before being commissioned in 2011. The screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee, and both Chris Buck and Lee serving as directors. Frozen features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana. Christophe Beck was hired to compose the film’s orchestral score, while husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned the songs.

Once again, this is one of my favorite movies. Did you notice the girl from Tangled? Disney places characters from other films into new films. You need to pay attention, but you’ll be able to find them yourself.

October 11

The Three Musketeers: All for One and One for All

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. And they are starring so many movies together. The last movie they starred together is The Three Musketeers.

three musketeersThis movie is the animation adaptation of the The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, perè. This movie is directed by Donovan Cook, produced by Disney Toon Studios. It was released in a form of VHS and DVD, and distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

The voice of the characters are still filled by some of the stars such as, Wayne Alwine as Mickey Mouse, Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck, and Bill Farmer as Goofy (as well as Pluto). We also can find another stars such as Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse, Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck, Jim Cummings as Pete, April Winchell as Clarabelle the Cow, Rob Paulsen as the Trobadour (a French-speaking turtle as the narrator), Maurice LaMarche and Jeff Bennett as the Beagle Boys.

In this movie, once again, Mickey Mouse, along with his friends, Donald Duck and Goofy, are together. It’s all started when they were little children, they were helped by the real Musketeers. Little Mickey was given a hat (although it was too big for him). Since then, Little Mickey, Little Donald, and Little Goofy always wanted to be the Musketeers. Until they have grown up, they still want to be the musketeers, although they live as the janitors (together with Mickey’s loyal dog, Pluto). Mickey still have the hat, and he is still hoping that someday they will become the Musketeers. The captain of the real Musketeers is Pete-Leg Pete. He tells the buddies why they won’t become the Musketeers: Mickey is too short, Donald is a coward, and Goofy is too clumsy.

 

three musketeers

Until one day, the Princess of France, Minnie Mouse, are discussing with her lady-in-waiting, Daisy Duck about how Minnie wants to find her true love. Then when Minnie is taking a walk, The Beagle Boys tries to kill her. Minnie feels in danger and she asks Pete to protect her by giving the best musketeers as her bodyguards. The one that Minnie doesn’t know that the Beagle Boys are taking the order to kill by Pete. Pete is the bad-guy!!! Pete does intends to kill Minnie, so he can take over the whole France. That reason makes him to choose Mickey, Donald, and Goofy as Minnie’s bodyguards.
three musketeers

The friendship is challenged when finally the Beagle Boys successfully kidnap Princess Minnie. Donald, who is too coward to act, refuses to help Minnie. Mickey, who has already fallen in love with Minnie, wants to help her. Goofy, the clumsy, are lured by Clarabelle the Cow, Pete’s lieutenant, to leave his duty: guarding the palace.

three musketeers

Can the Three Musketeers successfully protect the princess?
Can Mickey finally take Minnie into his arms?
Can Donald also make Daisy fall in love with him?
Or can Goofy find his true love?

Find it by yourselves! ;)
If you want to watch it, make sure you buy the original one.
I found a great package here… Watch The Three Musketeers while holding the doll!

June 10

A Letter for Skandar Keynes

Skandar KeynesDear Skandar,

Thank you for your roll in the Chronicles of Narnia.  The movie turned out great and I enjoyed how you made it come alive.  Was it hard being in the movies?

I spend a lot of time watching movies.  There are many good movies; however, there are many more bad movies.  I have to say that your movie has been one of the best.  I have enjoyed watching it many times with my brothers and sisters.  All of us really enjoy it.

How did you get involved in movies?  Is it what you want to do?

If you could tell us fans one thing that would be meaningful, what would you tell us?

Please keep the movies coming.  I can’t wait to see you in future movies.  In the meantime, I will keep watching the Chronicles of Narnia.

Your Fan,

Wendy

 

Category: characters
June 9

News Update Tangleds Concept Art

TangledA classic firm with a modern twist.  Disney’s Tangled is a fun story to watch for the entire family.

I have to be honest, I did not know what to expect. I thought it was going to lack substance or be too far off from the original story. Fortunately, Disney did a great job and I was wrong.

The story is really Rapunzel. It’s about a girl with really, really, really long hair. She lives in a tower where no one can find her. However, one day some does find her. They go on a journey together. They face some danger together. And then they fall in love.

That’s really the short version of a much longer story, but you get the point of Tangled. It’s a fun movie and worth watching. It’s more for girls, but boys may like it too. I hope you enjoy.

Category: latest-news
March 24

Bayou Beats on iPod/iPhone

Do you like Princess and the Frog? Do you love the music? If your answers to both questions are “Yes”, then you should download application named “Bayou Beas” for your iPod/iPhone.

As seen on the picture (I captured it right from my iPod), the game needs music to play. You can choose some songs to be played, and all of the songs are from the original soundtrack of Walt Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”.

All you have to do is to hit the crown when the lights up. Listen to the music to help you finding the beats.

On Extras menu, you can see short character-clips that never been seen on the movie before. You can choose Tiana, Big Mama and other characters, Naveen, or Louie. You can also watch the full version of music video “Never Knew I Needed” by Ne-Yo.

So, what are you waiting for? Open your iTunes and find Bayou Beats right now! And guess the best part! It’s free!!

March 21

Disney Quotes of Today

Walt Disney on Business & the Walt Disney company

Almost everyone warned us that Disneyland would be a Hollywood spectacular-a spectacular failure.
But they were thinking about an amusement park, and we believed in our idea-a family park where parents and children would have fun-together.

And guess what? It has become the happiest place on Earth…

December 25

Fun Facts

Are you looking for some fun facts about Disney?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Disney animator put past characters into new movies.  Pay close attention the next time you watch a Disney movie.  Odds are that there is a Disney character from a prior firm in it.  Look for scenes with lots of characters in it.  They’re most likely playing an “extra” roll.

2. Wall-E was named after Walt E. Disney.

3. Ariel’s perfect figure in the Little Mermaid is based on a true person.  Yes, you can thank Sherri Stoner for giving Ariel that perfect body.  And she wasn’t airbrushed.

4. Did you know that Disney owned Technicolor and was the only one making color animations for a period of time?

5. Main street is based on an American town in 1910.  Tomorrow land is based on 1986.  They were both years Haley’s Comet fly by.

December 12

More About the Princess and the Frog

Princess and the Frog

If you live in New Orleans or Louisiana, you are going to love this film. Wait… If you live everywhere else you are going to love this film. The Princess and the Frog is one of the best Disney films I have ever seen. It’s completely original and the story was brought to life.

Living in New Orleans, I appreciate all the buildings, swamps, and Spanish moss. They really got it right. And the music was great too. I was dance to the jazz the entire night. It actually made me want to go to the French Quarter.

The story brings together many things that are New Orleans. If you have never been to New Orleans, you need to come to our city. It is one of the only cities that has an amazing character. You feel like you are in a different time, in a place outside the United States. Please come and visit our city.

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