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Enter to win a Toy Story 4 Blu-ray Combo Pack (giveaway ends on 10/12/19)

 

Are you a fan of the Toy Story movie franchise? Me and my family are. In fact, the very first movie my husband and I saw when we started dating was the first Toy Story film. I think that is part of the reason why we love the franchise so much, the other part being that the characters are endearing and the movies are a lot of fun.

We’ve seen the first film and the third film in the movie theater. The second film we didn’t get a chance to see until it came on television. So far the first film is my all time favorite, followed closely by the third film. The second film is my least favorite of the three.

Sadly, we never had the opportunity to see Toy Story 4 when it came out in the theater. We had every intention of going, but it never worked out. Thankfully, Toy Story 4 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and I believe 4K, on October 8, 2019 (that’s next Tuesday!). The film is already available on digital.

Here is your theatrical trailer for your enjoyment. The film is no longer in theaters.

 

I can’t wait to see it! I’m especially looking forward to “meeting” Forky. I’ve already seen kids at school make Forky out of plastic forks and Play Doh. Too cute! He’s pictured in the top photo, as well as in the trailer. 

Check out Toy Story on Facebook and Twitter. They are also on Instagram.

In honor of the film’s release on Blu-ray and DVD, I have a Blu-ray combo pack to give away to a lucky reader. The combo pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy of the film, so you can watch it where ever and when ever you want.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 12, 2019. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter, please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway?

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated in any way for this post. The opinions expressed are my own. The sponsor will be providing the prize package.

Upcoming Movies for 2019 from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, DisneyNature and Lucas Films

 

Can you believe it’s almost a month since Christmas? January 2019 is almost over. Before you know it we’ll be planning for Memorial Day weekend.

I’m a big fan of movies (in case you haven’t noticed from all my movie reviews). My husband and I love to go out on dates and most of the time we go and see a movie. We prefer to go to matinees so that the theater is less crowded. We also wait to see movies until they have been out for at least two weeks, that way the theater is not as crowd.

Here are some upcoming movies for 2019 that you might be interested in.

March 9, 2019 – CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios)

#CaptainMarvel

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer. 

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens on March 8, 2019 in U.S. theaters.

 

I know A LOT of Marvel fans are super excited to see this film Even the kids I work with are talking about how they cannot wait to see Captain Marvel.

From the trailer I’ve seen (above), this film looks A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios)

#Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

DUMBO flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

 

Dumbo is one of the Disney films that ALWAYS makes me cry – ALWAYS! I cannot watch the part where Dumbo’s mom is taken away from him. I also cannot listen to the song “Baby Mine”  without getting all misty-eyed.

Disney has done an incredible job turning beloved animated films into live action films. I’m excited to see how they do with Dumbo, especially because Dumbo is one of my favorite Disney films (and I happen to love elephants).

April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature)

#DisneynaturePenguins

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.

I’m a big fan of the DisneyNature films. I have yet to see one that I didn’t truly love. Not only are they visually stunning, but they also are very educational.

I plan on seeing this in the movie theater. I enjoy seeing DisneyNature films on the big screen.

April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios)

#AvengersEndgame

 

Marvel Studios hasn’t released many details about this sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.

I know A LOT of people are super anxious to see this film to find out what happened to their favorite Marvel characters. I’m one of those people. I have to see if they are all ready dead, or if there is a way to bring them all back alive.

May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios)

#Aladdin

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich (“Death Nate”) with Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hanson”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).

ALADDIN opens in U.S. theatres nationwide May 24, 2019.

 

Just like with Dumbo, I am excited to see this beautiful animated film come to life. I’m also looking forward to seeing how Will Smith does as the genie, which was voiced by the late Robin Williams. Will Smith seems like an odd choice, but who knows, he might totally “own” this role.

June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar)

#ToyStory4

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).

Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

 

On one of our first dates my husband took me to see Toy Story (the one that started it all). He even had a Buzz and Woody dolls. He had them to “collect” (keep on a shelf to look at, not touch), but his many nieces had other plans for them. They loved playing with them. So he let the kids have them.

Funny story.. when we were dating we wrote up a “contract” that we’d be together for 99 years. We had Buzz and Woody “sign” our contract. To this day we still have it and we joking count down how many years are left on the contract (77 years left).

July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios)

#TheLionKing

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer filmmaking techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

THE LION KING roars into theatres on July 19, 2019.

This is another Disney film that I love. Actually, I LOVE this film. It’s another one of those “tear jerker” Disney film’s where it’s impossible for me to watch it without crying, but I power through because this is such a beautiful movie – both the story and the animation.

I LOVE how adorable Simba is in this film. I have a feeling there will be a lot of Lion King merchandise available because kids will want to have their own lions.

I met the artist who drew Scar in the film, Andreas Deja, during a press junket for Disney. He drew me Scar and autographed it for me. I keep it hanging above my desk. I love it!

I bet this film is going to look breathtaking on the big screen. This is another film that I must see in theaters because I know seeing it on the big screen will be an incredible experience.

August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios)

#ArtemisFowl

Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay.

Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.

 

Admittedly I don’t know much about this film. I have seen the books in the bookstore, but I have never purchased one to read.

The trailer looks interesting. In fact, I was contemplating purchasing one of the books to read, just so I can get an idea of what this film is about.

November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.

FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

Not much is known about the sequel to the insanely popular Frozen movie. And by “insanely popular” I mean that pretty much every child has seen it and can sing along to all of the great songs from the film

Sadly, there is no trailer available. One is coming soon, but I bet it will just be a teaser trailer and not the official trailer (not yet anyway).

December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm)

NOTHING is known about the final sequel in the popular franchise. Not a single story line has been released. There are not even any on set photos (at least hone that I have seen).

I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters when it was first released. I have been a fan ever since. We even had two cats named after Star Wars characters (Anakin and Padmé). I also have a 4′ Darth Vadar and robotic Yoda “guarding” our front door.

I didn’t really like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, but all of the other Star Wars films, including Solo, I really loved.

I can’t wait!

Are you excited about any of these upcoming films? Which film (or films) are you most excited to see? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

The Incredibles 2, in theaters on June 15, 2018 (FREE activity pages!)

 

FINALLY! The long awaited sequel to one of my family’s favorite Disney Pixar film, Incredibles, is coming to theaters in just a few short weeks. Arriving in a theater near you on June 15, 2018 is Incredibles 2.

We never thought this day would come. We heard about the possibility of a sequel years ago. We’re thrilled that the new movie is about to be released. We are huge fans of the original film.

I’m happy that they went with the original actors to voice the characters in this film too. It wouldn’t be the same without the original cast voicing the beloved characters.

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

I love it! We can’t wait to see it when it opens in a theater near us.

If you would like to learn more about Incredibles 2, visit the film’s official website. You can also follow/like the film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #Incredibles2.

To get you excited about the film, I have some fun, FREE activities you can download and enjoy. Simply click on the links below.

Incredibles 2 Coupon Book

Incredibles 2 Dash Coloring Page

Incredibles 2 Door Hangers

Incredibles 2 Helen Coloring Page

Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Coloring Page

Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack’s Cookie Recipe

Incredibles 2 Memory Game

Incredibles 2 Mr Incredible Coloring Page

Incredibles 2 Underminer Activity Page

Incredibles 2 Violet Coloring Page

Incredibles 2 Waffle Recipe

Are you a fan of the Increidbles? Are you excited for the new film? Who is your favorite character and why? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

Enjoy Family Movie Night with Disney * Pixar’s Coco – now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download

 

Simply one of the best animated films of the year (2017), Disney * Piaxar’s Coco, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download. The film has even been nominated for Best Animated Film for this year’s Academy Awards (Oscars).

The film features the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor and Ana Ofelia Murguía.

Decades ago, Imelda Rivera and her three year old daughter Coco were abandoned by her husband (Coco’s father) Hector to pursue a music career. As a result, music was banned from the family.

Fast forward to today. Her 12 year old great-great-grandson, Miguel, dreams of becoming a famous musician. His idol is a man named Ernesto de la Cruz.

One day, Miguel accidentally damages of photo of Coco with her parents in the family’s “ofrenda.” A ofrenda is “a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebration.”

Miguel discovers that her father’s face has been torn out. The odd thing is that he is holding the guitar of his musical hero, Ernesto.

Miguel thinks that means that Ernesto is his great-great-grandfather, so he enters a talent show for the Day of the Dead.

Miguel takes it a step further and steals Ernesto’s guitar from his mausoleum to use it in the talent show. Suddenly Miguel becomes invisible and no one in town can see him. The only ones who can see him are a dead dog named Dante and his dead relatives that came to visit for the Day of the Dead festivities.

Miguel also learns that stealing from the dead makes him cursed. He needs to return to the Land of the Living BEFORE sunrise or he will remain dead. But in order to return to the Land of the Living he must receive a blessing from one of his dead relatives. Imelda agrees to give him the blessing, under the condition that he gives up his dream of becoming a musician. Miguel refuses to accept that deal and sets off to find Ernesto to get his blessing instead.

I received a Coco blanket that we “fought” over (it’s SO soft and snugly!).

While searching for Ernesto, Miguel meets a skeleton named Hector. Hector agrees to help Miguel if Miguel agrees to take a photo of him back to the Land of the Living and give it to his daughter before she forgets about him and he completely disappears.

Miguel learns that Hector and Ernesto were once friends, but Ernesto murdered Hector and stole the music that he had written in order to make himself so famous.

To get rid of Hector entirely, Ernesto steals the photograph he gave to Miguel and destroys it.

Hector is actually his great-great-grandfather and Coco is Hector’s daughter – the only living person who still remembers him.

With his help, Miguel helps Hector and Imelda to reconcile. They then decide to work together to get the photo back from Ernesto to get to Coco before it’s too late and Hector totally disappears.

Will they be able to retrieve the photo, and if so, can Miguel get it to Coco before it’s too late?

Will Miguel ever get to return to the Land of the Living? If he does, will he give up his dreams of being a musician after learning the horrible truth?

To find out you need to pick up a copy of Coco. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Our plush Coco guitar is super cute (and comfy!). It was the perfect addition to our Family Movie Night.

There are A LOT of bonus features for this film (on the Blu-ray and Digital versions – no so much on the DVD version). I can’t possible list them all, so I’ll highlight a few. You’ll need an extra “Family Movie Night” just to get through them all.

 

Blu-ray & Digital

  • Deleted Scenes – There are several interesting ones, so this section is worth watching.
  • Filmmaker Commentary – I am not a fan of commentary so I always skip over that option.
  • The Music of Coco – This movie is all about the music. This is an interesting look into the music made especially for this film.
  • Paths to Pixar: Coco – Her the crew’s personal stories and how they go along with the themes of the film.
  • How to Draw a Skeleton – A quick and easy drawing lesson.
  • A Thousand Pictures a Day – Explore Mexico through the photos of Coco’s crew.
  • Fashion Through the Ages – Since the cast of the film (animated cast) are from different eras, it was fun to see how they came up with the various costumes for the characters.
  • The Real Guitar – Go behind the scenes to learn how Pixar artists created this unique creation.
  • Dante – Learn more about how they created this lovable dog and how the crew fell in love with the character.

There are many more bonus features (too many to list).

The DVD only features the commentary and Dante featurette.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if this film was going to be my “cup of tea,” which is why I never saw it when it was out in theaters. I totally regret that decision now. I bet this film would have been amazing on the big screen.

I have heard a lot about the film. One thing many people have told me is to make sure to have tissues handy. They weren’t kidding! You do need a box of tissues (or two) for this film (no worries, most are “happy tears.”).

I love everything about this film – the story, the characters, the music, the breath-taking animation. No wonder it’s up for an Oscar!

I watched this film with my husband, twenty year old daughter and eighteen year old son. My kids tend to be a bit harder to impress when it comes to movies. They BOTH thought this was a great film. WOW! I was shocked to hear them say that.

No Family Movie Night would be complete without snacks. We loved the very colorful (and yummy) Coco themed popcorn.

My husband sometimes falls asleep during films (in his defense he gets up early for work and does a lot of work during the day). He stayed awake for the whole film. I find that impressive too.

Honestly, I cannot rave enough about this film.

The animation – WOW! This film is incredible. It’s so colorful too. It’s almost like a dreamy place to live. There is also A LOT of detail put into each character from their tiny strands of hair to movement of every joint on their bones.

There is so much going on at all times that it’s hard NOT to be totally engrossed by this film. It’s also a film that the whole family can enjoy – no matter how old (it impressed my teen and young adult).

Did you see Coco? If so, what did you think about the film? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section of this post.

Kimberly

*I received a free copy of the film and other movie related goodies. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

 

Each year I look forward to the films that will be released. The #1 studio slate that I look forward to is Disney. I always have – and always will be – a HUGE fan of Disney films.

Below is a listing of upcoming film releases from Disney, Marvel, Disney/Pixar and Lucasfilm.

February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)

#BlackPanther

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  

 

March 9, 2018 – A WRINKLE IN TIME (Walt Disney Studios)

#WrinkleInTime

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.

Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee

Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.

Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented and skilled craft persons working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar®-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer with music by Ramin Djawadi.

 

May 4, 2018 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel Studios)

#InfinityWar

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

May 25, 2018 – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Lucasfilm)

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

June 15, 2018 – INCREDIBLES 2 (Disney / Pixar)

#Incredibles2

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer).

July 6, 2018 – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Marvel Studios)

#AntManAndTheWasp

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walter Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Lawrence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay.

August 3, 2018 – DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)

In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

November 2, 2018 –  THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Walt Disney Studios)

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All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

November 21, 2018 – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”).

December 25, 2018 – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Studios)

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In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”). The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy and introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the original film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.

So… which film are YOU most excited to see? Comment and tell me. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

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Car 3 races into theaters June 16, 2017!

 

REAR VIEW — The legendary #95 may be leading the pack, but the high-tech Next Gen racers are closing in fast. Directed by Brian Fee and produced by Kevin Reher, “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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WOW! I just learned that there is a Cars 3 coming to theaters on June 16, 2017. I didn’t even know they were making a new film for the popular franchise.

Interesting fact – Our son has never liked going to the movie theater. Even as a teenager he’s not a fan of movie theaters. I think the dark, close quarters and loud sounds makes his a bit too anxious (he does have anxiety issues). There is only one time he was actually excited about going to the movie theater, and that was the see the original Cars film. From the moment he saw the trailer he knew he wanted to see it. He loved that film.

I don’t know much about the film, as far as a synopsis. But I do have a teaser trailer for you to check out.

 

It looks so real!

Oh my! What is going to happen to Lightening McQueen? I hope he’s going to be OK?

What do you think about the trailer? Has it piqued your interest in Cars 3?

If you’d like to keep up to date on the film you can check out it’s official Facebook page, as well as follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter.

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©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers.