This Week’s Family Movie Night: Disney’s PLANES

We’ve covered Disney’s Planes quite a bit on here (thanks to some fantastic field work from my roving blog reviewer Kenda), including a red-carpet premiere. But I never had a chance to see the film myself. Until this weekend. Disney was mouse-erific enough to send me a review copy of Planes. Their timing couldn’t have been better, because we were in desparate need of a good Friday Family Movie Night film! We popped the movie …

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The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Giveaway #LittleMermaidEvent (Ends 10/19)

My time here as your roving Disney reporter is coming to a close. Don’t be sad! While it means this is the last post for the Little Mermaid and Disney Planes event – it also means we’ve come to the best part of all: The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition! I know what you’re thinking: I already have the Little Mermaid DVD. Why do I want to buy a second one? I know because that’s what …

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Fall In Love With Disney’s FROZEN: Official Trailer

During our trip to the Disney studios we were given an exclusive first look at Disney’s upcoming movie FROZEN. We were able to watch unfinished scenes and see the work that went into Disney’s 53rd animated film. It’s hard to imagine, after 76 years, that there could be any unexplored territory in family films — but Disney has done it again. FROZEN is a perfect blending: the contagious comedy of Tangled, the heart of The …

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Jodi Benson, Voice of Disney’s Ariel: The Interview #LittleMermaidEvent

In 1989 a new voice hit our ears that was like waves on the ocean; soft, lilting and absolutely hypnotic. Disney’s mermaid wild child, Ariel, had us giggling about dinglehoppers and clutching at our shirts anxiously as we waited for true love to come through at the end. Her voice rang out across movie theaters and television sets across the world …and is still, today, echoed by children everywhere as they pretended to be in …

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Peek Inside Disney’s Animation Research Library #LittleMermaidEvent

When I found out that part of my trip to Disney Studios was going to include a tour of the Disney Animation Research Library I geeked. I geeked hard. The only thing I love more than drawing and designing is seeing the work done by the masters. I couldn’t believe I would actually see the original artwork from classics such as Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and more. The ARL (Animation Research Library) is …

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