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5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating in 2017

It’s a good thing Disney has an amazing coffee partner because this mama needs a constant dose of caffeine to keep up with everything the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year!

(HELLO- have you tried Joffrey’s Coffee yet?! It’s not all about Starbucks, people!)

As you may have read in our Disney Cruise post, Modern Boca Mom was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! #DisneySMMC (for short) is an invitation-only conference where digital/social media influencers and bloggers are asked to come together, collaborate and learn. We were also filled in on many of the exciting developments (some even secret at the time) happening at Disney in 2017.

We already covered a few of them HERE and HERE if you want to check them out. 🙂

For the rest, we’ve narrowed down the major excitement to 5 top items. Some of which are happening now or REALLY, REALLY soon! Check them out:

5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this Year

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Post-film Q&A with Producer Roy Conli
1- Disneynature Born in China- Released on April 21, 2017

We had the opportunity to screen this stunning film in its entirety and absolutely loved it! Influencers were even part of a behind-the-scenes discussion post-film with producer, Roy Conli. This is definitely something the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year!

Narrated by John Krasinski, “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth. You will witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.


A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey, who feels displaced by his new baby sister, joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.

Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain. From the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, on the wings of red-crowned cranes, this film seamlessly ties the extraordinary tales together. You have to see it!


5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this year

2- MagicBand 2 + MagicKeepers Accessories

I personally think it’s been a long time coming, but Walt Disney World is finally allowing you to take your MagicBands…and conveniently wear them in style!

With the launch of the MagicBand 2, which we got to try for ourselves during the #DisneySMMC, we found out that you can now easily remove the center disc. That allows you to place it in a keychain, pendant– you name it– to wear it how you want! Disney has dubbed these accessories: MagicKeepers. These are only a few of the design options Disney showed us during the conference:

5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this year

How will you wear your Magic Band 2?


5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this year

3- Disney Springs

Modern Boca Mom covered the NEW, improved Disney Springs at length in this blog post, but it’s important to note that us influencers did have a few hours of fun there during our trip!

5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this year
Lovingly gazing into Lilly Pulitzer…

Have you ever tried Disneybounding? I did for the first time during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and had a blast. It’s where you choose to dress in an outfit inspired by a particular Disney character.

Disney held a little social media contest for us and we were able to compete by either showing off our fashionable side, Disney fan side or our Disneybounding side! What do you think of my Maleficent?

5 Things the Walt Disney Company is Celebrating this year
Dress x Lilly Pulitzer
You can purchase my Lilly Pulitzer dress through this LINK.

5 things the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year

4- Pizzerizzo at Disney Hollywood Studios

Disney Hollywood studios needed a good pizza place after Pizza Planet shuttered last year. It now has that and more in quick service restaurant Pizzerizzo located in Muppet Square!

Stop on by for pizza, a meatball sub or antipasto salad at this friendly neighborhood joint run by Rizzo, the wise-cracking rat. The ambience is fun and casual…and you may even meet a few colorful characters…

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#dailybocaavery and #minigolightly

It’s also quite delicious!


5 things the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year

5- 2017 Walt Disney Studios Films

You can check out this post to see the complete Walt Disney Studios 2017 movie slate, but let’s just say we got a BIG sneak peek into a few of the films to come. Since the conference, a few new trailers have even been sent our way and we’re excited to share!

Cars 3

The best part about Cars 3 was that we were able to see the Pixar short film, Lou, that will screen prior to the movie! The director of the film was even on hand to walk us through his creative process. It was fascinating!

5 things the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year

This short is about a ‘creature’, named Lou, who resides in a school’s lost and found bin. After seeing the school bully, J.J., push the other kids around, Lou decides to take action.

It’ll make you laugh. It will make you cry. It’ll definitely be a nice visual appetizer prior to Cars 3.

COCO

COCO

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Coco opens on November 22nd.

Thor Ragnarok

In this Marvel Studios’ film, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer. He finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. That is a major cast y’all! Can’t wait.

THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I’m absolutely giddy to be able to share with you the first official teaser trailer and teaser poster from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, which debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

This is where I would normally insert a film synopsis, but you don’t get that with Star Wars…please. Instead, try to insinuate what you can from this awesome trailer.

It’s going to be epic. Probably the top item the Walt Disney Company is celebrating this year. December 15th can’t come soon enough!


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Beauty and the Beast Coloring Sheets + HSN Collaboration Details

It’s Disney news day! We have NEW featurettes from the film to share along with some awesome Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets to download and print for your Boca Belle…or beast. 🙂 We also have some details on the movie’s upcoming collaboration with HSN. Let’s just say the collection is nothing short of magical!

Having seen the first 8 minutes of the film at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (!!!), you MUST check these new clips out:



Download these Beauty and the Beast coloring sheets:

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To recap, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. It refashions the classic characters from the “tale as old as time” for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

How do I look with the Beast’s enchanted rose?

Did you know Disney and HSN recently collaborated on a special Beauty and the Beast collection?

Bloggers and influencers had the opportunity to preview HSN’s offerings at the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and the collection was pretty spectacular– not cheesy at all like I was expecting! (You never know!!!)

Beauty and the Beast Coloring Sheets
Handcrafted hook pillow [“Be Our Guest”] by Clever Carriage, ($69.95)

I’m obsessed with that pillow.

On Wednesday March 1st, HSN will launch a digital storefront on HSN.com, with all of this special “Beauty and the Beast” merchandise. Beginning at 11 p.m. on March 14th through midnight on March 15th, HSN will invite customers to “Be HSN’s Guest” as it launches the exclusive collection via an interactive on-air shopping experience inspired by the Disney movie.

Items in the Beauty and the Beast collection include clothing, shoes, jewelry, china, glassware, home decor items and more!

Beauty and the Beast for HSN
Bone china tea sets and accessories by Royal Albert

Are you counting down the days until the movie is released on March 17th? I know we are. Hopefully this HSN collection tides me over in the meantime…


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Snag these Beauty & the Beast Shoes for Your Boca Belle + Movie Trailer

Um, I totally wasn’t ugly crying as I watched this…I swear. The new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST debuted Monday night on ABC’s “The Bachelor” featuring new footage and Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the iconic song Beauty and the Beast.

OMG, it was actually good. Like really good! I’m so relieved because Celine and Peabo slayed that song back in the 90’s…I think it was one of the first music tapes I owned.

Directed by Bill Condon, the film brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. And, it looks so, so stunning.

On top of the new trailer release, our favorite store for girls right here in Boca Raton, JoBella Girls Boutique, just informed Modern Boca Mom that Mini Melissa has created special edition Beauty and the Beast SHOES inspired by the new movie! It’s coming out on March 17th by the way.

Beauty and the Beast SHOES!!!

How cute are these? I need them immediately.

These beyond adorable Beauty and the Beast shoes will be available at JoBella Girls Boutique in west Boca sometime in February (SRP $65). We can’t wait to see them in person and promise to keep you posted on their availability at the store.

Call JoBella Girls Boutique at (561) 617-5334 to reserve your pair!

9858 Clint Moore Rd C129

Boca Raton, FL

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Beauty and the Beast Posters for Disney’s Live Action Flick

Here is your FIRST LOOK at the character posters for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. We’re so excited for these NEW Beauty and the Beast posters!

The NEW Beauty and the Beast posters feature:

Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and as the Prince. You’ll also see Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Josh Gad as LeFou. Look forward to Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette! And, who can forget about Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts?

Directed by Bill Condon, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life. The movie will be a stunning, cinematic event coming to theaters on March 17, 2017!

MOANA Sing-along was at Theaters Nationwide

The epic journey continues for MOANA fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new MOANA sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure, coming to theaters nationwide January 27th! 

MOANA Sing-along Coming to Theaters Nationwide

Disney's MOANA Sing-along

Fans are invited to warm up those vocal cords and set sail with an all-new MOANA sing-along version. It is launching in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Jan. 27. Here’s a little preview:

MOANA audiences were swept away by the film’s original songs and score. The music comes from a dynamic team that includes:

  • Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”)
  • Mark Mancina (“Tarzan,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”)
  • Opetaia Foa‘i (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka)

The sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics. Audiences can belt out the words to their favorite songs, such as the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.”

Moviegoers can check local listings for showtimes and theaters. The sing-along run will vary by location.

Disney's MOANA Sing-along

MOANA has received, so far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart. The soundtrack is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.

Audiences can also soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home. It will be packed with a variety of bonus extras when MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21. The movie will also be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7.

We can’t wait to to sing!

2017 Walt Disney Studios Movies to Look Forward to

We’re so excited for all of the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies coming out this year! In fact, we’ve already written about a few of them as information became available. Thank you Disney PR!

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I’m sure Modern Boca Mom will get some additional sneak previews when we attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference February 7-12 (#disneySMMC). We can’t believe the event is less than a month away! This year is flying already…

Here’s the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies lineup, so you can keep track of their release dates:

March 17, 2017 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney Studios)

#BeautyAndTheBeast; #BeOurGuest

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

The 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The film is directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated feature, “Beauty and the Beast.”

Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.


April 21, 2017 – BORN IN CHINA (Disneynature)

#BornInChina

Narrated by John Krasinski, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.

A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.

Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.


May 5, 2017 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (Marvel Studios)

#GotGVol2

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell.


May 26, 2017 – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Walt Disney Studios)

#PiratesOfTheCaribbean; #APiratesDeathForMe

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa. 

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directingPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. One of the most anticipated 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies!


June 16, 2017 – CARS 3 (Disney / Pixar)

#Cars3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!


November 3, 2017 – THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel Studios)

#ThorRagnarok

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.


November 22, 2017 – COCO (Disney / Pixar)

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. We can’t wait to write more about these 2017 Walt Disney Studios movies.


December 15, 2017 – STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII (Lucasfilm)

#StarWarsVIII

TRAILER:

Coming Soon…the world is holding its breath for this film!

 

CARS 3 Cast Members & Extended Look Released by Disney Pixar

More CARS 3 news, MBMoms! Key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film were announced last week PLUS an extended look.

Joining Owen Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are CARS 3 cast members Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer. They play unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively

Cars 3 Cast Members Announced

Learn more about the CARS 3 cast and characters through these fun video featurettes:

Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.

Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

Owen Wilson returns to the racetrack as the voice of the champion.

Meet Cruz Ramirez

Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?

Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) was called on to help bring the character to life. Alonzo’s debut stand-up special for Netflix, “Lower Classy,” which debuts on Jan. 24, 2017, showcases the comedian’s life as a the daughter of an immigrant, touching on important issues like social class, breaking the glass ceiling and how she can’t get the hang of Zumba.

Meet Jackson Storm


Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.

Armie Hammer was tapped as the voice of Jackson Storm. Hammer recently appeared in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

We can’t wait for this film to come out! CARS 3 will be released on June 16, 2017.

Cars 3 Cast Members Announced
NEXT-GEN TAKES THE LEAD — Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasn’t seen. “Cars 3” is in theaters June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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We Can’t Wait for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

There are movies that you decide to see and literally have no expectations for. That’s how I felt when we saw the first Guardians of the Galaxy film a few years ago. My husband and I loved it. It was smart, funny, a little silly and immediately made its mark in the world of pop culture. Now, #modernbocadad (and okay, me too) cannot wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 to come out next summer! Obviously.

In honor of advance tickets now being on sale for Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, I wanted to share a brand new special look at the film as well as character posters!


NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Movie Poster + Character Posters:

Marvel Studios just released a new trailer in addition to the teaser trailers released earlier last year!!!

Check them out below MBMoms…and start planning a date night for May 5th!




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L to R: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana)
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Mark your calendars: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 is in theaters (3D and Imax 3D) May 5, 2017!

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Trailer Released

In October, my family and I took a trip to Walt Disney World to see their Wonder-FALL offerings one more time before the holiday decorations took over the parks. This visit, we stayed at the Art of Animation Resort and had so much fun exploring the different areas of the property! We stayed in The Little Mermaid section of the Resort, but there was also Lion King, Finding Nemo…and CARS!

It was so cute and really made me want to visit “CARS Land” at Disneyland in California. Maybe someday…

CARS 3 Trailer

CARS 3 Trailer

And now, the NEW CARS 3 Trailer has been released. Check it out below! 🙂

CARS 3 Trailer


Are you as excited for this movie as I am??!! Cars 3 will be released in theaters on June 16 (2017).

Beauty and the Beast Photos/Trailer + MOANA Soundtrack Details & Featurettes

It’s all Disney all of the time at my house lately. We’re in the “full on princess” stage with my 3.5 year-old. And, I just got back from my first ever blogger conference at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. So, it’s only appropriate that there’s even more Disney news afoot! MOANA Soundtrack details are out along with a slew of new photos and trailers from the upcoming live action version Beauty & the Beast!


Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. It refashions the classic characters from the “tale as old as time” for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. And refashion they did. Check out these amazing photos from the film:

Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic and a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
In Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle’s father. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event…a celebration of one of the most beloved tales ever told.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s classic animated film.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
Belle (Emma Watson) in the West Wing of the Beast’s castle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
The mantel clock Cogsworth, the teapot Mrs. Potts, Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.
Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
The Beast (Dan Stevens) and Belle (Emma Watson) in the castle library in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which is a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos

Moana Soundtrack & Beauty and the Beast Photos
Director/co-screenwriter Bill Condon on set with Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event…a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

And a new poster was released:

We are counting down the days until the movie is released on March 17, 2017!


As for MOANA soundtrack news, the Moana original motion picture soundtrack features seven original songs (and a full original score), two reprises as well as two end-credit versions of songs from the film.

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The diverse and dynamic team behind the film’s inspired music includes Tony®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who counts among his credits Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning “Hamilton” and the Tony-winning “In the Heights.”

The creative team also includes three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” and the Oscar®-winning “Training Day”). Opetaia Foa‘i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, a winner of numerous world music awards.

Fun MOANA Soundtrack facts:
  • “How Far I’ll Go” is Moana’s song written by Miranda. It is performed in the film by newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho.
  • Written by Miranda and performed by Dwayne Johnson in the film, “You’re Welcome” showcases the colorful personality of Maui.

The Moana soundtrack can be pre-ordered today HERE.  It will be available wherever music is sold and streamed on Nov. 18, 2016. The Moana two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack features additional tracks. These include demos, outtakes and instrumental karaoke tracks.

My copy is already reserved! Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Check out these new film clips and featurettes in the meantime:

MOANA filmmakers invite moviegoers to venture behind the scenes with “The Way to Moana.” Featuring commentary from filmmakers, voice talent, songwriters, and key advisors from the Pacific Islands, the new featurette dives into the research and collaboration that went into the film, helping to ensure the story celebrates the Pacific Island cultures that so deeply inspired it.

Also available is a look at the stunning realization of the original song “We Know the Way.” Written and performed by Opetaia Foa‘i and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” showcases the rich and vibrant voyaging life of Moana’s ancestors. Love it!