fanDANGo! The Lion King Edition – Giveaway – ENDED

Gratuitous Grand Daughter picture in Lion King costume

Gratuitous Grand Daughter picture in Lion King costume

Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, is teaming up with The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Studios and the Walt Disney Signature Collection to host an exclusive screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the famed outdoor venue on Saturday, August 5. The evening will kick off with a special musical performance by the sensational Tshidi Manye, who currently stars as Rafiki in the long-running Broadway production of The Lion King. Manye will perform the show’s iconic opening number, “Circle of Life,” live at The Greek Theatre.

The beloved Disney classic will be available for all fans on Fandango’s premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW, on August 15, followed by the Blu-ray™ and DVD release from Disney on August 29.

In addition to the live musical performance, the Fandango event will feature family activities and special guests. Attendees will enjoy the animated adventure’s soundtrack under the stars, while laughing with Timon and Pumbaa, crying with Simba and Mufasa, and bursting into song with their favorite characters during this special screening of the beloved film.

“We’re excited to bring the ‘Hakuna Matata’ spirit to Angelenos this August, with a special screening of The Lion King Sing-Along at the iconic Greek Theatre and a live performance by the incomparable Tshidi Manye,” says Fandango Chief Marketing Officer Adam Rockmore. “The event is part of our multi-year partnership with The Greek, designed to create memorable experiences for movie fans of all ages throughout the year.”

The fun-filled screening event is open to the public and tickets are available for $12.00 each at Ticketmaster or at The Greek Theatre box office.  I told you there was a giveaway and here it is!  I am giving away a Family 4-Pack of tickets!  All you have to do is comment below with your favorite Disney ANYTHING!  I love Disney, and my favorite character is Minnie Mouse and my favorite movie is Aladdin and my favorite song is anything from Tangled!  So you tell me what is your favorite Disney anything.  Comment more than once, comment for each of your favorite things.

But wait!  There’s more! One person will also win a digital code for a $20 credit on FandangoNOW – which is where fans can watch all of the Disney classics, in addition to a long lineup of other films, but really it’s all about Disney!

“The Greek Theatre is excited to host this one-of-a-kind event with our valued partner, Fandango,” says Becky Colwell, General Manager of the Greek Theatre. “It makes perfect sense to show Disney’s animated epic musical film, The Lion King, at a venue that has hosted thousands of musical greats over the years!”

Fans who buy tickets to see The Lion King Sing-Along at The Greek Theatre will also have the opportunity to purchase other Disney classics on Digital HD at a discounted price on FandangoNOW.

Featuring more than three hours of classic bonus material, the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of The Lion King will invite viewers to observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation about the film’s extraordinary legacy.

 I told you there was a giveaway and here it is!  I am giving away a Family 4-Pack of tickets!  All you have to do is comment below with your favorite Disney ANYTHING!  I love Disney, and my favorite character is Minnie Mouse and my favorite movie is Aladdin and my favorite song is anything from Tangled!  So you tell me what is your favorite Disney anything.  Comment more than once, comment for each of your favorite things.

But wait!  There’s more! One person will also win a digital code for a $20 credit on FandangoNOW – which is where fans can watch all of the Disney classics, in addition to a long lineup of other films, but really it’s all about Disney!

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The winner of the tickets is KATRINA!

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The winner of the $20 code is Avi!

D23 and Cinderella

DisneyTwentyThree_02_2015_CoverWith Cinderella set to grace movie theaters on March 13 in Disney’s new live-action adaptation of the beloved animated classic, Disney twenty-three, the publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, sat down with the creative team to get all the details—from the tiniest mouse to the biggest pumpkin coach. And star Lily James opens up about her first nerve-wracking day of filming, taking on the role of one of the most iconic princesses, and the challenges of dancing in a spectacular couture creation. 

 Also in Disney twenty-three’s Spring issue, available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, is an interview with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultronwriter/director Joss Whedon, who reveals some surprising details about the highly anticipated spring release, including why Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were two must-have characters in the film. In addition, stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. put in their two cents about the helmsman.

Plus, the issue features an exclusive interview with Britt Robertson about working on the upcoming film Tomorrowland, and a celebration of 40 years of Space Mountain with a look back at some of the original designs, early photography, and opening day materials for the Walt Disney World attraction. Also, the Walt Disney Archives unveils 14 of the newest treasures added to its incredible collection, including an original Donald Duck doll circa 1935, a pair of out-of-this-world space boots from the Epcot attraction Horizons, and Sam Eagle’s CIA travel badge from Muppets Most Wanted.

Also included in the Spring issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • How runDisney has turned Disney fans into marathon runners—and colorful characters
  • A sneak peek at the design, menu, and costumes of the soon-to-reopen Cinderella’s Royal Table at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  • Original concept art and drawings for the 1950 animated classic Cinderella
  • A look back at how Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television series seamlessly transformed into The Wonderful World of Disney
  • Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave

 D23 Members are invited to visit D23.com for additional features and members-only content, including a gallery of additional images of Cinderellafrom the Animation Research Library.

 Other features coming to D23.com include:

  • More exclusive interviews with the cast and filmmakers of the live-action Cinderella
  • Tomorrowland’s Britt Robertson talks about filming at Disneyland and her Disney favorites
  • A Turkey Pot Pie recipe from Walt Disney World’s Cinderella’s Royal Table that lets you bring a taste of Disney to your dining room table

 Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving late February.

 About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

 Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99) and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

MORTDECAI

I am a fool for anything with Johnny Depp (ok not anything, I never did see the Alice In Wonderland he did and I will not see the Barber of Seville shudder).  But this looks really good.  And although I know most of the world can’t stand Gwenyth I actually adore her, so there!

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MORTDECAI opens nationwide JANUARY 23, 2015!
SYNOPSIS:
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment Present, An Infinitum Nihil / Mad Chance / Lionsgate Production
Cast: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, with Jeff Goldblum, and Paul Bettany
Directed by: David Koepp
Screenplay by: Eric Aronson
Based on: The novel entitled “Don’t Point That Thing At Me” by Kyril Bonfiglioli
Produced by: Andrew Lazar, Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski

All Hail King Julien

King Julien_001_S1E2The world’s biggest party animal is getting ready to ascend to the throne in DreamWorks Animation’s ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, an all-new Netflix original TV series.  The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning on Friday, Dec. 19.

Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court – not to mention nightly revelries – over a colorful cast that includes fan favorites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer.

Keeping tune with the dance-crazed taste of its lead character, the humor of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN is backed by a pulse-pounding original score that includes a brand-new, infectiously upbeat theme song.  The series features a talented voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Julien’s regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, alongside Emmy-winning actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Andy Richter (ConanArrested Development) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice, and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as Clover, the king’s special-ops expert.

ALL HAIL KING JULIEN joins the hit series Turbo FAST in a growing lineup of Netflix original animated productions from DreamWorks Animation.  By the end of 2016DreamWorks Animation will debut 10 additional new series on the world’s leading Internet TV Network.

“The combination of comedy, original music and stories of simple lemur life turned upside-down and fabulous by King Julien makes this series unique,” said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation. “All Hail King Julien is really a showcase for our talented artists to bring the Netflix audience the great storytelling, compelling characters and fantastic design that is the hallmark of DreamWorks Animation.”

 “We are excited to add a series focused on one of the most beloved characters from Madagascar to our growing line-up from DreamWorks Animation,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix.  “King Julien knows how to throw a great party and we expect families around the world will enjoy spending their holidays with him.”

New 22-minute episodes of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN will debut throughout the coming year.

 

Shark Tank Swag

When I first saw people tweeting about the new show Shark Tank back n 2009 I thought, ugh, I never liked “shark week” why would I watch this stupid show?

Then I saw what it really was.

Yes these sharks have teeth but deep down inside they are gentle as lambs.  Original episodes air on Friday evenings, but now CNBC has back to back off-network episodes every Tuesday evening at 8 and 9PM.

Thousands of products have been brought before the sharks and only a select few have been chosen tobe invested in!  I have a giveaway for you of a few of those products!

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A Gobie reuseable water bottle with filter.

Park Barrel BBQ Sauce.

Nuts ‘n More Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Marzsprays ReBoot Spray Energy.

Origaudio Fold and Play Recycled Speakers.

All you have to do is fill out the RaffleCopter entry form below.

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Disclosure: I received a box of goodies, in exchange for this post my contact is providing the prize for this giveaway.  isn’t that nice of them?  Let’s all tell them thank you!

 

 

Maleficent

I just got the invite to an advanced screening of this. Not gonna lie. I am terrified to see it. In 3D no less. But it will happen. I will do it for YOU.

Tree Fu Tom

I get information from the Sprout Channel all the time, and I don’t have access to the channel on my present cable network.  But soon when I move it will be available so I guess I better start paying more attention.

 Movement will continue creating magic as Tree Fu Tom launches for a second season on Sprout this week.  Encouraging preschoolers to move and develop their motor skills throughout each episode, Tree Fu Tom engages children in action, adventures and physical activity unlike any other show on television.  Encouraging each child to become a superhero like Tom and participate in special movements designed by child development specialists, the second season of Tree Fu Tom will take kids on completely new explorations of the magical world of Treetopolis.  The new season of Tree Fu Tom premiered on Sprout the other day – Earth Day – at 2:30 PM (ET).  The show will continue airing on an ongoing basis at its regularly scheduled times of weekdays at 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM and weekends at 6:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

In addition to viewing the new season of Tree Fu Tom on Sprout, children will also be able to download the show from several online providers including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and NOOK®.

 “There’s no show on television that benefits the development of preschoolers to the level that Tree Fu Tom does,” said Bob Higgins, Executive Vice President, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.  “Tree Fu Tom is the one show that parents should want their preschoolers to watch and we look forward to another great season on Sprout.”

“Sprout is committed to delivering the very best preschool content to our audience,” said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President, Programming, Sprout. “Tree Fu Tom has been a fantastic addition to our gold standard programming lineup, and we know that season two will encourage even more physical activity while taking viewers on new exciting outdoor adventures.”

“Helping to develop the movements in Tree Fu Tom has been a highlight of my career, said Dr. Lynda Foulder Hughes, PhD and Occupational Therapist. “Tree Fu Tom truly is a show that can positively impact children for the rest of their lives.  Exposing them to fun movement challenges early in life can help to prepare them for school, as well as impact their daily living skills.”

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Aimed at preschoolers, Tree Fu Tom is set in an enchanted world where movement creates magic. Tom appears to be a normal eight-year-old boy, but by putting on his magic belt and performing a special sequence of magic action-movements known as Tree Fu, he is transformed into a tiny but mighty magical superhero.    The BAFTA nominated CG series is a global success, airing in more than 75 territories around the globe and is supported by an extensive consumer products program. Tree Fu Tom is a co-production between FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and the BBC for CBeebies, with animation by Blue Zoo Animation.

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It isn’t easy being Green – Not a Wordless Wednesday

Today I am lazy so I’m letting my best blogging friend Desiree Eaglin of The Funny Mom Blog post a Wordless Wednesday picture on my behalf. I trust her completely and this should be mighty awesome.

Hello everyone! It’s Desiree Eaglin of The Funny Mom Blog here. Last week I attended Disney’s The Muppets Most Wanted Press Junket in Beverly Hills. It was a really cool experience and I felt so cool being a part of it. I have a thing for little green men (and I have a thing for Ricky Gervais’s teeth too) so I wanted to share this picture with you in honor of our “Emerald” Wordless Wednesday theme this week.

As Kermit the Frog always says: “It isn’t easy being green”

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Disney’s The Pirate Fairy

This is seriously the Best of both worlds for my grandchildren.

From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014. 

 

 

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Raini Rodriguez Goes Back to School With Radio Disney and Macy’s

IMG_1665I got the chance to attend an event with Raini Rodriguez of Ally and Austin last weekend.  Full disclosure, I had no idea who she was until I saw her picture and even then all I knew was she is Rico’s (Manny of Modern Family) sister.

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I am alone on an island apparently because there was a line of almost 300 there to meet her and autographs.simply get a picture with her.  I spoke with the first family in line.  The girl is 10 and was so excited for this day that she woke up at 5am!  Her family arrived at the store as soon as it opened at 10am and stood in line until Raini came out at 2pm.  9 hours waiting, 4 hours standing in line!

Raini was duly impressed by not only them but all of her fans, gracious for pictures and laughing through

PS. I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me compensation for this post about Macy’s and Radio Disney Back to School. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

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