Jan 022014

At the start of 2013 I shared with you my favorite Disney movies of 2012.  There were so many great new additions this past year that I wanted to share a 2013 Disney movies roundup with you.  All of these movies – listed in chronological order – are can’t-miss and if you didn’t catch them at the theater or pick up DVD copies yet, you should plan to for this year.

Oz the Great and Powerful

2013 Disney Movies: Free Printable Oz the Great and Powerful Activities & Games
A visually stunning movie, Oz the Great and Powerful provides you with information about the world of Oz with which you might not previously have been familiar.  The movie is more for adults than kids, but there are plenty of kid-friendly tie-ins for the movie, like the Oz Fashion Dolls.  And don’t forget to check out my post with Oz Party Ideas – I think an “Over the Rainbow” theme would be an awesome way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too! Continue reading »

Dec 232013

Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks is in theaters right now, and DreamWorks Pictures’ Need for Speed releases in the spring.  Here is a look at both of them, plus a free Saving Mr. Banks iBook for you to download!

Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr. Banks is one movie I have been seriously counting the days for since I originally learned of it’s creation.  Now that Ashley is home from college she has offered to babysit for us so hubby and I can go after Christmas.  I love the above photo for a lot of reasons, one of which is that I recently had the chance to stand in front of that same Mickey face at Disneyland when visiting the Treasures of Asgard exhibit. Continue reading »

Jan 022013

2013 Disney Movies

On New Year’s I posted a recap of my favorite Disney movies in 2012.  There were so many great ones!  Next year will be no different: the line-up of releases that fall under the Disney umbrella are spectacular!  As each movie gets closer I’ll have more updates for you about each and hopefully some reviews, too!

I honestly can’t pick which one I’m most excited about.  Monsters University, Iron Man 3, and Thor are probably my top choices: we love the Marvel franchise and Monsters, Inc. is one of my favorite Disney movies so I’m excited for this “prequel”.  But Saving Mr. Banks is high on my list, too, as I love Disney history and I’m interested in the story of how Mr. Walt Disney brought Mary Poppins to the big screen.

How do you choose just one??

Oz The Great And Powerful – March 8th

2013 Disney Movies: Oz The Great And Powerful with James Franco and Milla Kunis

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Nov 212012

Lincoln Declares Thanksgiving A National Holiday

I think most folks know the story of the origins of our modern Thanksgiving.  And some might know that President George Washington declared November 26th, 1789 as a day to give thanks.  After that, celebrations of thankfulness continued, but no official holiday was named.

DreamWorks Pictures movie Lincoln - a Thanksgiving lesson

Then President Lincoln – in an attempt to foster a sense of unity between the northern and southern states – declared Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.  (Roosevelt later came along and changed it to the fourth Thursday for economic reasons.  So I guess you can thank Lincoln for Thanksgiving, and Roosevelt for Black Friday.)

Learn more about Lincoln by hitting the theaters this weekend and catching the movie!  Consider taking your older kids with you for an interesting history lesson!

Nov 142012

Download A Free Book From DreamWorks Pictures’ Lincoln Movie

Free behind the scenes book of DreamWorks Pictures Lincoln Movie

The DreamWorks Pictures’ Lincoln movie opens nationwide on Friday!  We’re hoping to have a date night and see it at some point over the Thanksgiving holiday week (A1 will be home from college, so free babysitter!).  I’ve been catching trailers for it on TV all this week and it’s getting me very excited.  You can see the cast photo from the world premiere below.  There are a lot of well-known names and faces including Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steven Spielberg. Continue reading »