New Mary Poppins Live Action Musical In Development!

The opportunity to bring Disney Addicts news and updates is always an exciting one for me.   Today however, I am jumping up and down and shouting the news from the rooftops as I step in time with joy!My all time favorite Disney Movie, Mary Poppins is back!  Well not exactly back, Walt Disney Studios is taking it one step further by making a new original live-action musical.Rob Marshall is directing and John DeLuca and Marc Platt are producing the new film which takes place approximately … [Read more...]

Two very special and affordable events coming to Orlando for Disney fans: Don’t Miss Out!

Two very special events are coming to Orlando for Disney fans - and you won't believe how affordable they are. Coming VERY soon is The Walt Disney Birthplace: An Evening with Imagineer Bob Gurr. Bob Gurr is an American amusement ride designer and Imagineer. His most famous work was for Walt Disney's Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. In 1953 he inaugurated R.H. Gurr Industrial Design - a company of one, whose first big job was to consult with the Walt Disney Studios on the design … [Read more...]

The Jungle Book Blu-Ray Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing The Jungle Book on Blu-Ray that is set to be released on February 11th. This is my favorite Disney animated movie, so I was ecstatic to watch it once again and review the bonus features that are included in this release. The color and sharpness of the movie were incredible, so different from the VHS quality that I remember as a kid. If you're a fan of The Jungle Book or Disney history, you will absolutely love the bonus features included. I have to say, I'm not … [Read more...]

AFI Fest Opening Night Gala Screening of “Saving Mr. Banks”

The American Film Institute's annual celebration of artistic excellence held their Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood California on November 7, 2013.   Each year the AFI FEST, which is free to the public, hosts new movies from recognized film icons as well as new films from around the world by amateur talent.  AFI Fest which also hosts Red Carpet Premieres, began their week long festival by honoring Emma Thompson (starring as Author, P.L Travers) with her handprint - … [Read more...]

Bluray Review – The Aristocats is loaded with special features

The Aristocats Blu-ray and DVD Special Edition, now available in stores, is fantastic and worth adding to your family’s Blu-ray collection. As always, the animation is beautiful and the songs are fantastic, but the real jewels of this special edition are the special features. You will love the movie, and you’ve likely seen it, so I’m going to focus on the great special features that Disney collectors will love.The Lost Open- In this segment, Richard Sherman, one of the famous songwriters for … [Read more...]

The Tigger Movie Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition Review

The Tigger Movie Bounce-A-Riffic Special Edition focuses on the loveable Tigger as he comes to realize that "being the only one" isn't so great and embarks on a search to discover his "family tree." This special edition includes the film version on both Blu-ray and DVD, in addition to some special features.The Tigger Movie features all of the characters we know from the Hundred Acre Wood; but there seemed to be something lacking. Perhaps I am partial to the original Winnie the Pooh shorts … [Read more...]

Orange Bird Returns to Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom

Great news this morning!  D23 representatives announced the return of the historic Orange Bird character live in Adventureland before a small group of D23 members and on twitter.In case you aren’t familiar, Orange Bird was a character who was developed specifically for Magic Kingdom Park in the 1970s. This cheerful bird originally greeted families at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland, where guests could also enjoy citrus drinks like the Citrus Swirl and buy Orange Bird gifts. At one … [Read more...]

Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

Sad news this morning. Oscar winning song writer Robert Sherman passed away March 5th in London. He and his brother Richard, together known as the Sherman brothers, wrote so many of my favorite Disney songs including "It's a Small World" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".  Few details are known at this time but the news of his death was posted by his son on Facebook.Robert Sherman's son Jeff posted the following statement:Hello to family and friends,I have very sad news to … [Read more...]

It’s A Small World After All…Now Mobile!

Get ready for a journey to the snowy Russian hilltops and across the sunny African plains – and learn to say “Hello!” in sixteen languages.  The classic Walt Disney song and ride “It’s a Small World” is now a colorful, animated app, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!   Disney Publishing Worldwide has launched the official It’s a Small World app, taking parents and children on an intricately illustrated and interactive journey around the globe.This animated app features whimsical interactive … [Read more...]

Wednesday with Walt: Yep, That’s What It’s All About

I can easily say that ‘Disney’ is one of the best things in my life. I cannot imagine a world void of the influence of Walt Disney: a world with no Mickey Mouse; no example of eternal optimism and the importance of  a good attitude when I was a child; no Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mary Poppins or Sleeping Beauty by which to learn to dream big dreams; no Disneyland or Walt Disney World at which to share precious and lifelong memories with my family. I believe with all my heart that Walt … [Read more...]