Pocahontas and Pocahontas II Arrive on Blu-Ray August 21!

I'm super duper excited to let you all know that both Pocahontas films will soon be available to own on Blu-ray! I have very fond memories of Pocahontas as a child, so I'm excited that I can re-watch the film in HD!Here's the official announcement from Disney!Two Great Adventures -- First Time Ever on Blu-ray™ High Definition!Available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital -- August 21, 2012!Includes Both Pocahontas Films and Exciting All-New Bonus Features Burbank, Calif., July … [Read more...]

Disney California Adventure’s Grand Reopening Nothing Short of Magical

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend California Adventure's grand reopening this past weekend. If you're planning a visit sometime in the future, you're definitely in for a treat.Hundreds of people filled up the esplanade area, lined up to get into DCA for a chance to see the opening ceremony. The lines zig-zagged for what seemed like forever! Before the ceremony began, I was lucky enough to be standing right next to the new "Storytellers" statue. Someone very special came over to … [Read more...]

Disney Launches the Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition

I'm very excited to announce that Disney is launching the Art of Frankenweenie exhibition this month, which is set to tour seven countries! Tim Burton's latest stop-motion masterpiece arrives in theaters on October 5, 2012.The exhibition's tour kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, June 18 through the 21st at CineEurope. It will make its way to the US by heading to Comic Con San Diego in San Diego, California, July 11-15. Once the tour is complete, the exhibition will have visited seven countries, … [Read more...]

Disney Legend Alice Davis Will Receive an Honorary Window on Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrow Morning at Disneyland

Tomorrow morning marks a very special day for Alice Davis: she has earned her place on Main Street with a window. Employed by Walt himself, Davis is known for developing costumes for the theme parks, films, and television programs. She was married to Marc Davis, an Imagineer and one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" animators.Davis' work in Disneyland park ranges from the costumes the children wear on "it's a small world" to the dirty, raggedy attire worn by the pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean. … [Read more...]

Marvel Comics and Benefit Cosmetics Join Forces to Create Female Comic Hero

Marvel Comics and Benefit Cosmetics have joined together to bring the world a new female comic book hero, SpyGal. SpyGal's persona is based off the POREfessional product from Benefit Cosmetics, which features a vintage female hero with a pore-zapping ray gun.I'm excited to see these comics. I've been looking for new comics to read, and having one featuring a respectable female figure is really catching my attention (not all female superheroes need skimpy outfits!). I plan on getting my hands … [Read more...]

D23, TCM Classic Film Festival Screens “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

On Friday, April 13th, TCM and D23 screened "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" at Grauman's Chinese Theater. The screening was for TCM's annual classic film festival and welcomed special guest, and star of the film, Kirk Douglas.The experience started with picking up our media passes at the Roosevelt Hotel. I had always wanted to visit the Roosevelt, as it's said to be haunted by Marilyn Monroe. (Visiting the Roosevelt was actually on my bucket list. Now I just need to stay the night!) The hotel … [Read more...]

A Once In A Lifetime Lecture with Jack Lindquist

Recently I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by the man that helped guide Disneyland to great success: Jack Lindquist. Disneyland's very first president came to speak to my Walt Disney and Charles Darwin: In Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge course at Chapman University. I was blown away by what this man had to say.Since we are not allowed to have any kind of recording device in this class, I jotted down some notes from the lecture. I thought I would share some of what I have … [Read more...]

Marvel to Debut Avengers Prelude Comics for Free

Beginning this Sunday, a prelude comic to the highly-anticipated "The Avengers" film will be released for free on Marvel's comic app. There will be eight issues in Marvel's The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week series. Subsequent issues will be released weekly beginning Tuesday, February 14, for $0.99 each.Here's the official press release from Marvel. Marvel’s The Avengers Prelude Debuts For FREE On Sunday Lead-In To Hotly Anticipated Blockbuster Film Available on Marvel Comics app  Get … [Read more...]