May 25

Georgie Henley Lucy Pevensie

TLucy Pevensiehe Chronicles of Narnia make Lucy a star.  Lucy is played by Georgie Henley.  She does an outstanding job in the movie.  You wouldn’t know it, but that was her debut in 2005.

Today, Henley is currently living in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. She was a member of the Ilkley Upstagers’ Theatre Group. She has recently finished her education at Bradford Grammar School. She currently attends Clare College, of Cambridge University. There, she is studying English. She is a supporter of SOS Children’s Villages, an international orphan charity providing homes and mothers for orphaned and abandoned children. This information was provided by Wikipedia.

May 24

Skandar Keynes Edmund Pevensie

Skandar Keynes

He is the star of the Chronicles of Narnia.  Skandar Keynes has done it… it’s an amazing performance and the movie was a success.

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Edmund betrays his siblings to the White Witch while he is under her influence.  However, as the story progresses, he accepts the that he is wrong. He is redeemed with the intervention of Aslan.  He joins the fight against the witch.

Fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Skandar becomes King Edmund the Just, King of Narnia.  And together, with sisters Susan and Lucy, co-ruler under High King Peter. Edmund is described in the books as being part of a ‘group of fair haired men’ and is specifically described as having a ‘golden beard’ so is most likely blond.

The stories are great.  The movies are wonderful, but the books are even better.  I recommend buying the books on Amazon.  You’ll spend hours hearing the tails and will remember them for the rest of your life.

May 22

This Month May History in Disney

PixarThe amazing thing about Disney is that it has been around so long that every day is history. In May, Disney made the major purchase of Pixar Animation Studios.  A that same time, it gained the services of Ed Catmull and John Lasseter to be creative heads of Disney Feature Animation.  Disney Pixar’s Cars was released a few months later in June.

May set in motion the next great decade of animated fields from Disney.  Although the movies are not hand drawn anymore, they are more spectacular then ever.  Have you noticed that the new movies are in high definition?  The classics are amazing, but the picture quality of new movies are well worth the investment in Pixar.

CarsOne of my favorite Pixar movies is Cars.  The story is well thought out and who doesn’t love cars in America?  It brings two favorite things together, cars and racing.  It’s basically an animated Talladega Nights for everyone.

The story has drama, suspense, and love.  If you haven’t seen Cars, I highly recommend to go and watch it.

 

 

May 20

Anna Popplewell Susan Pevensie

SusanAnother star of the Chronicles of Narnia. Anna Popplewell is the oldest of three children. She began acting at the age of six, taking classes at the Allsorts Drama School.

Anna’s role in the Chronicles of Narnia make the movie better than ever.  She adds that edge that the movies needs.  It’s hard to describe unless you watch the firm, however, her character makes you want to keep watching.

Maybe it’s the 3 siblings together, or maybe it’s them working as individuals, but the combination of the three make the Chronicles of Narnia a movie to watch.

Bring you family together and pick this movie.  You’ll enjoy watching it and it will give you something to talk about afterwards.  It’s one of those movies that’s good for the entire family over, and over, and over again.

 

May 5

The Work Song Cinderella

A great song that I enjoy.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Anastasia and Drizella:
Cinderella!
(Annoyed, Jaq kicks the door closed.)
Jaq:
Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day, it’s Cinderelly!
“Make the fire, fix-a breakfast, wash the dishes, do the mopping…”
Female Mice:
“And the sweeping and the dusting!”
They always keep her hopping!
Jaq:
She go around in circles, till she’s very, very dizzy
Still, they holler!
Female Mice:
Keep a-busy Cinderelly!

(Song temporarily stops)
Jaq: Yeah, keep a-busy! (Kicks thimble)
Gus: (Sits down on thimble)
Jaq: (Looks up at dress) You know what? Cinderelly not go to the ball.
Female Mouse:
What?
Male Mouse:
Not go?
Mice:
What did you say!?
Jaq:
You’ll see; they’ll fix her!
Work, work, work!
She’ll never get her dress done!
Gus: (Stutters) Poor Cinderelly!
Female Mouse:
(Looks at picture in book thoughtfully) Hey! We can do it!

(Song resumes)
Female Mouse:
(Sings while other mice look in approval) We can do it, we can do it
We can help-a Cinderelly!
We can make the dress so pretty
There’s nothing to it, really!
Mice: (Mice begin to dance) We’ll tie a sash around it
Put a ribbon through it
When dancing at the ball
She’ll be more beautiful than all
(Birds begin to join in helping) In the lovely dress we’ll make for Cinderelly!
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Gonna help our Cinderelly!
Got no time to dilly-dally
We’ve got to get a-going!
Gus: (Dragging scissors) I’ll cut it with the scissors!
Jaq: (Holding sewing needle) And I can do the sewing!
Female Mouse: (Takes sewing needle) Leave the sewing to the women!
You go get some trimming!
Female Mice: (Sing as Jaq motions for Gus to follow him) And we’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly! Woo!
Gus and Female Mice: We’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly!

(Skip to second part of song, lyrics are from “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”)
Female Mice: A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
Female Mouse: (Begins to scat a tune)
Female Mice: In dreams, you will lose your heartaches
Female Mouse: (Finishes scatting) Whatever you wish for, you keep… Oh! (Pulls tail out of path of scissors)
Gus: (Scats while using scissors with Jaq’s help)
Female Mice: Have faith in your dreams and someday
Birds: (Chirp the lyrics “Your rainbow will come smiling through”)
Female Mouse: No matter how your heart is grieving
Gus: (Uses sewing needle to hold part of dress into place) If you keep on believing
Jaq: (Uses sewing needle to hold another part of dress into place) The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: (Vocalizing as they work; the dress continues to be assembled)
Jaq and Gus: (Placing spools of thread into a shoe) Whatever you wish for, you keep!
Jaq: (Whistles)
Female Mouse: All right! (Pulls on string)
Bert and Mert: (Begin pulling on string to lift shoe full of string) Heave-ho! Heave-ho! Heave-ho!
Mice: No matter how your grieving
Female Mouse: (Sings while threading a needle) Hmm, hmm, hmm, believing
The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: Will come true! (Last note is held)
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep… (Begins to vocalize)
Birds: (Chirp as they notice an uneven part of the ribbon)
Jaq: (Vocalizes as he cuts the uneven part of the ribbon)
Mice: (Finish vocalizing) The dream that you wish will come true!

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