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When people talk about Disney’s back catalog of animated feature films, most think of the films like ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Aladdin’, and ‘The Lion King’. But for every great, and critically renowned film the animation division releases, it seems there’s always two or three that fall by the wayside, never quite getting the following that they deserve out the gate. But over time, many of them gain a following, and one that seems to finally getting appreciation is the severely underrated film, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘, Walt Disney Animation’s 34th animated feature.
The film features some of the studio’s best animated work, featuring some incredibly beautiful and majestic art that is nothing short of breathtaking, as well as some of Disney’s most sweeping music, and an all star cast, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ proves that Walt Disney Animation is still the best at what they do. Its movies like this that always deserve some of the best treatment, and its good to see that Disney has given ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ done just that.
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, which is loosely based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel of the same name, follows the film’s namesake, Quasimodo , who starts life as an deformed child. He’s confined to the bell tower of the Notre Dame Cathedral, where he spends his entire life, believing he should hide from the world, thanks to how he was raised by the Master of Justice Frollo (Tony Jay). When Quasimodo finally steps outside the walls of the Cathedral, his life is changed forever. When a gypsy named Esmerelda (Demi Moore) befriends him, it starts to break down the walls of his world, and it begins to show Quasi that the man he once to be a saint may be more of a cruel and terrible person. As revolt and unrest begin stirring in Paris, Quasi is forced to look at his life and make the ultimate decision between the man who raised him, or the woman he loves.
ABC Family will be showing Alice in Wonderland (1951), Mulan (1998), The Lion King (1994) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31.
The Disney movies weekend kicks off with 1951′s Alice in Wonderland, March 30 at 5:30pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 3:30pm ET/PT). It’s the animated adventure about young Alice, who finds herself in the strange, scary and whimsical world of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn and Sterling Holloway.
Next, Mulan airs March 30 at 7:05pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 5:05pm ET/PT). This story follows a young Chinese princess who disguises herself as a soldier so she can fight to keep her people safe. Mulan features the voices of Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, George Takei and Pat Morita.
Finally on Saturday, The Lion King airs March 30 at 9pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 7pm ET/PT). This classic tells the story of a guilt-ridden lion cub who flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King after being tricked by his scheming uncle into thinking that he caused his father’s death. The Lion King features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly and Nathan Lane.
Easter Sunday, March 31, will feature an airing of Beauty and the Beast at 9pm ET/PT. The first-ever animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, the film tells the timeless tale of a young woman who trades herself to a reclusive, wealthy beast in exchange for her imprisoned father’s freedom. While learning to live with the monster, she soon discovers there is a misunderstood man inside. Beauty and the Beast features the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers and Angela Lansbury.
the following is the lineup for the weekend
- Alice in Wonderland (1951) – March 30 at 5:30pm; March 31 at 3:30pm
- Mulan (1998) — March 30 at 7:05pm; March 31 at 5:05pm
- The Lion King (1994) — March 30 at 9pm; March 31 at 7pm
- Beauty and the Beast (1991) — March 31 at 9pm
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Starting this Spring you can meet Mickey and Minnie at their very own exploration headquarters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The all new Adventurers Outpost is a place where explorers come together to share tales from their expeditions around the world. The all new Adventurers Outpost will be located on Discovery Island. One good thing about the new meeting place is that is indoors and air conditioned, does it get any better than that in Florida?
You can still head on over to Camp Minnie Mickey and catch some of your other favorite Disney characters. While you are there I also highly reccomend that you see Festival of the Lion King. That show is worth a trip over the Animal Kingdom all in itself.
So who is up for the new adventure? I know if Mickey and Minne are involved I will be up for it!!
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I recently had the pleasure of staying at the new Art of Animation resort. It is an amazing and beautiful resort. It is considered a “value” resort but it does not look like a “value” resort in anyway. They have mainly suites and some standard rooms.
When you first drive up to the resort you see the huge paintings outside of Animation Hall representing the characters that have suites or rooms in their honor. There is quite a little winding road to get there but then when you see the big reveal it is worth the wait. This resort is very colorful and it will definitely lift your spirits.
When you enter Animation Hall you are greeted by a ton of sketches and drawings on the wall and the ceiling, so don’t forget to look up as you enter. The drawings and sketches are from some of your favorite characters before they became what you know them as today. My daughters favorite sketch is all the way down in the upper right corner, it is a sketch of Ursula, not as we know her today but as a skinny Ursula. After you have checked out the sketches you must check in. The wall behind the check in desks is full of bright colors. As you look down the wall the colors gradually change. In Animation Hall you will also find the Pixel Play Arcade. The Ink and Paint Shop (also known as the gift shop), and Landscape of Flavors Food Court.
Chip’s Tips: When you go into the Ink and Paint shop pay close attention to the walls because the walls are designed to look like big ink wells or big paint jars!
The buildings that are closest to Animation Hall are the suites, which are the Cars, Nemo, and Lion King buildings. The Little Mermaid rooms are the farthest away from Animation Hall, but that may not be a big thing because I found the Little Mermaid building to be the quietest. The Cars Suites have 3 buildings, Nemo and Lion King have 2 buildings and finally The Little Mermaid rooms have 3 buildings.
The courtyards of these buildings are amazing. The suites have the best courtyards in my opinion. The Little Mermaid rooms have the standard “value” resort courtyard feel. I was told that the Little Mermaid rooms are the same size as every other standard value resort room but to me these rooms felt a little bigger. This resort is an attraction in itself. Even if you don’t stay at this resort I would suggest that you take a stroll through the courtyards because they really make you feel like you are in the movie. The music, the feel of the courtyards, the painting on the buildings, everything makes these courtyards incredible. Those of us who are Disney addicts know that Disney pays great attention to detail and these courtyards show that.
I am not much of a pool person but what kind of review would this be if I left out the pools. The pool that stands out to me the most is The Big Blue pool, where you will find Marlin and Nemo peeking out there home. Next to them you will find a larger than life Crush and Dory. There are 2 other pools, The Cozy Cone pool, and the Flippin Fins pool. It seemed like the Flippin Fins pool was the quietest and least used. The Big Blue pool was extremely crowded.
Chip’s Tips: I have been told there is music playing under the water in the Big Blue Pool. I will have to take there word for it because I will not be going under the water to find out.
I would highly recommend this resort. It is the best “value” resort, in my opinion. The food here is very good but it is not some of the typical food court food that you are used to. They have a lot of “Create Your Own” style dishes, so you can get anything pretty much the way you want it. The Cast Members at this resort somehow seem different to me. I know for the most part Cast members are beyond friendly and helpful but they seem extra friendly and extra accommodating at this resort. They all smile at you as you walk by and ask you how you are doing. To be fair I have only stayed at 2 other Disney resorts. Our Mousekeeper was amazing and left my daughter her very first towel animal, not only once but twice. She also left the most adorable window display in every window on our floor. We never had this at any other Value resort.
Have you stayed at Art of Animation? Would you? Tell us your experiences?
Sunshine is a Disney fanatic. You will find her counting down the days until she goes back to Disney, while annoying her daughter with all things Disney.
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For a new engagement, the critically acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s duo is bringing “Cinderella” to Broadway. Previews begin January 21, 2013 and Opening Night is February 21, 2013. To learn more about this exciting show read on to hear what it is being billed with:
This season’s Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella marks the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo.
Mr. Beane’s book for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ”Cinderella” offers a new romantic twist on the ultimate makeover story of a maid-turned-princess, mixing fresh comedy and wit with the beloved tale’s classic elements’ - the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more.
In addition to musical numbers from the original score, there will also be songs from the duo’s back catalogue.
I am so excited to have a chance to see this Broadway show, mixing Disney and Broadway has been successful in the past with such beloved shows as “The Lion King” and “Mary Poppins” I am sure “Cinderella” will be a wonderful time.
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