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Make Your Own Baby Groot Cupcakes and Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios can say so very much with so few words. Why, just three little words in fact can move even the stiffest of hearts. No, I'm not talking about, "I love you." I'm referring to the tree-like alien Groot, who's famous for his extremely limited vocabulary that consists almost entirely of, "I am Groot." We just saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend to celebrate my son's 14th birthday and the movie was unbelievably amazing. I think I may've liked it even better than the first, and I really loved the first! But that's not what this post is about. It's about being hooked on a feeling. And that ...

I Raced at Sonoma Raceway, Took the Cars 3 Pit Stop Challenge and Learned the History of NASCAR Racing

Photo by Marc Flores You know your day's going to be amazing when it starts out with your bus driving straight onto the race track at Sonoma Raceway. No, this wasn't a dream. Nor a video game. It was one of the wildest (and longest!) days of my blogging life. It was surreal. It was competitive. It was pure adrenaline. It was.... early. Very very early. I'm so not a morning person. Not at all. So when I saw the itinerary for the Disney Blogger #Cars3Event trip, I definitely had some mixed feelings. Sure, the interviews, experiences and fellow blogger interaction sounded out of this world. But there was that one thing... Our bus ...

My Pixar Studios Tour Revved Me Up for Cars 3

Walking along the sun-filled campus of Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California, you can't help but feel the physical presence of creativity in the air. It sounds cliche, I know, but after getting a private tour of the grounds, along with two dozen fantastic bloggers on a #Cars3Event, I now have a better understanding of why Pixar's movies are so incredibly entertaining, adorable and full of pure imagination. Pixar isn't just another film studio cranking out movie after movie with the almighty dollar in mind. Uh uh. It's one gigantic brainstorming session mixed with the ultimate in team-building exercises. Pixar is an incredibly creative company because of one very simple idea: they foster creativity. ...

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi ‘Forces’ Its Way Into My Fanboy Heart

My favorite Star Wars film of all-time is still The Empire Strikes Back. There's just something chilling about the middle part of a trilogy that ends on a sour note. The good guys win, kind of. But the bad guys get a victory of their own, and for that 9-year-old boy still inside of me, that ending still haunts me to this day. Plus the fact that AT-ATs are THE coolest vehicles ever and the entire fight on Hoth is amazing and finally meeting Yoda is beyond amazing and... okay, okay. You get the point. I love, love, love everything about the Star Wars Original Trilogy. I also am beyond stoked ...

Puppy Dog Pals Barks Up the Right Tree for Young Animal Lovers

Rolly and Bingo perfect their selfie poses. (Disney Junior) There are two types of people in this world: Dog People and Cat People. I am most definitely one of the former, which is why a show called Puppy Dog Pals is way more appealing to me than if it were called Furry Feline Friends or something. Disney Junior's newest cartoon Puppy Dog Pals debuts on Friday, April 14 at 10:30 am ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes on the Disney Channel. You can also catch it the very same day on the Disney Junior app and Disney Junior YouTube page. Bingo and Rolly soak up some rays in Hawaii! (Disney Junior) As the ...

Disneynature Monkeys Around With Pandas, Snow Leopards and More in ‘Born in China’

Cinematographer Justin Maguire filming golden snub-nosed monkeys. "I want a golden snub-nosed monkey." Those were the first words out of my mouth after screening the upcoming DisneyNature film Born in China. Due out on April 21 (Earth Day, yeah!), I joined a few dozen bloggers out in California recently for a #Cars3Event at Pixar Studios, and as part of the fun, we were shown an advanced screening of Born in China. Set in the breathtaking land of China, this latest animal-filled documentary is hosted by John Krasinski (The Office) and follows the lives of a variety of animal families including: pandas, snow leopards and the previously mentioned golden snub-nosed monkeys. We get to ...