Jan 122013

Disney’s 2013 Oscar Nominations

I’m always sharing my favorite Disney movies and activities with you and today I have more Disney news.  I’m excited to announce that The Walt Disney Studios picked up a total of SEVENTEEN Oscar nods this year!  How amazing is that?  Lincoln was a standout receiving a total of 12, including one for the coveted Best Picture.

2013 Oscar Nominations - Disney Receives 17

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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 »

Sep 202012

Official new Lincoln movie trailer!

Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln in the #LincolnMovie Trailer

The trailer for the DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox Lincoln movie is now available!  I was really excited to watch it and I can tell it’s going to be an excellent movie.  Even in the trailer you can feel the weight of the decisions that were pressing on Lincoln’s shoulders.  I have a feeling I’m going to need a packet of tissues while watching.

Follow Lincoln on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss any upcoming announcements!


Aug 222012

Interested in the story of Lincoln?

DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox movie Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis

Steven Spielberg, who has brought us a number of amazing movies, has turned his attentions to the 16th President.  His new movie Lincoln, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day Lewis in the title role (the resemblance is uncanny), focuses on the last four months of the President’s life.  A war is dividing the country and Lincoln must find a way to unite the people, end the war, and forever outlaw slavery.

Based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, the movie also stars Sally Field, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  I really enjoy history, so I’m excited to see this movie, especially with the great cast they’ve put together.

Daniel Day-Lewis in the DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox movie Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Lincoln

Lincoln is a DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, and will be opening in limited release November 9, expanding on November 16, 2012.  In the meantime, you can follow the movie on both Facebook and Twitter.

What about you?  Are you a history buff and looking forward to the movie?