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Disney has a language all it’s own. If you have a fan of Chip and Co long then you will hear us speak in many Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms just like you would a 2nd language. We get asked all the time what many of these mean so here are a few of our favorites. For the most complete list All Ears has just about everyone that I am familiar with.
WDW – Okay, sure. It’s obvious. Walt Disney World.
MK – Magic Kingdom. You’ll see this everywhere.
CRT - Cinderella’s Royal Table. The hardest reservation to get at WDW, it’s located in Cinderella Castle (and yes, there’s no apostrophe s in that one).
BBB – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Where you get your princess makeover and your fancy new ballgown.
BWV – Boardwalk Villas
BW – For Disney’s Boardwalk which is a great place to hang out!
The latest feature film from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton Animation, Frankenweenie, will be released to 4-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand on January 8, 2013.
The stop-motion Frankenweenie was an immediate success when it hit theaters last month as a “plussed” revival of Tim Burton’s 1984 live-action short by the same title. Burton’s original effort featured a young boy named Victor Frankenstein who uses the power of science to bring his beloved, deceased dog Sparky back to life. (You can view a clip here; also included in the Combo Pack.) With an all-star cast that includes Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, the 2012 version takes that story line a little farther with its plot twists and quirks, paying homage to classic fright fests like Dracula, Frankenstein, and Gremlins. Critics have called Frankenweenie one of Burton’s best works and recommend it for anyone who is a fan of these films, or is a fan of Tim Burton’s work in general.
The 4-Disc Combo Pack includes an all-new original short, a behind-the-scenes featurette with Tim Burton, a showcase of the film’s touring exhibit, Tim Burton’s live-action short of the same name, and more electrifying content (see below).
Add the Frankenweenie 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack to your video library January 8. Suggested retail prices are 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack $49.99 US/$56.99 Canada; 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99 US/$46.99 Canada; and 1-Disc DVD $29.99 US/$35.99 Canada. Rated PG in the United States and Canada. Feature run time is 87 minutes.
Disney’s PREP & LANDING: TOTALLY TINSEL COLLECTION released to Blu-ray & DVD combo pack on November 6, just in time to ready homes around the globe for Santa’s Christmas arrival.
The TOTALLY TINSEL Collection contains TWO 23-minute holiday adventures—“Prep & Landing” and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”—and a slew of entertaining extras that will turn anyone on your naughty list into a jolly old elf, er person.
In “Prep & Landing,” the first of the series, a high-tech team of North Pole elves from the elite Prep & Landing unit sets out on Christmas Eve to prepare homes around the world for Santa’s landing. Wayne, an experienced elf is dejected because he was passed over for a promotion and has lost interest in doing his job well. When his attitude nearly “figgy puddings” a little boy’s Christmas, Wayne’s new, rookie partner Lanny reminds him that Christmas is not about selfish desires, but about giving and sharing and making holiday wishes come true. The pair must face unexpected challenges and overcome great obstacles to keep Santa on course and bring a memorable day to little Timmy and children all over the world.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Disney Epic Mickey” video game. “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” for Wii U™ is now available for digital download in the Nintendo eShop and for purchase at retailers nationwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems from Nintendo. In addition “Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion,” the first Nintendo 3DS™ title for “Disney Epic Mickey”, is also available at retailers nationwide and for download in the Nintendo eShop.
When I originally sat down to play Epic Mickey 2 – The Power of Two I was going to hit it up solo like I normally do. Then I remembered when I was out in Disneyland for the Epic Mickey 2 event, Disney was nice enough to give me some goodies to bring home. As you can see in the picture above I received the Oswald Remote and the Mickey Paintbrush. So I figured why not do a Daddy & Daughter review of Epic Mickey 2 – The Power of Two, I mean both Mickey and Oswald are finally together so why not?
After some tough bargaining and promises of ice cream after dinner I got to use the Epic Mickey Paint Brush and she used the Oswald Remote. Since she is only 6 so I think the remote was a little more forgiving than the brush so that worked out better.
We both loved the opening movie. I don’t like to include spoilers in my reviews but I think Disney really needs to make a full fledged movie out of the Epic Mickey storyline. I wanted to go get some popcorn and watch it. We were both in awe on how good it looked even on the Wii.