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Disness: Pinocchio!

Pinocchio is the second animated film released by Disney in 1940. Its a story about a living puppet who has to prove himself worthy to become a real boy with the help of his conscience, name Jiminy Cricket. The film is 1 hour and 28 minutes long and is based off of the Italian book The Adventures of Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi written in 1883.

md16816927669In oder for people to root for Pinocchio, they drew him as a real boy and added the nuts and bolts to make him a puppet. Disney also changed up the story a bit but also stayed true to the book. For instance, there was a cricket in the original story but Pinocchio smooshed him with a hammer and the cricket returned as a ghost…whereas in Disney’s version Jiminy is Pinocchio’s conscience and doesn’t get smooshed by a hammer.

giphyWhen i think of Pinocchio i think about mainly two things; the art and of course the song “When You Wish Upon A Star”. When i watch the movie, you can see a lot of small detail that make Pinocchio stand out from the others, for example when you are watching all the cuckoo clocks for Geppetto’s shop were based off of working models built as guides for the animators. Not only that but if you look to the left of the screen when the spotlight hits Jiminy as he is singing ‘When You Wish Upon A Star” you can see two books behind him titled: Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953).

4AcN2fcIt was the first animated movie EVER to win an Academy Award in a competitive category. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs won an Honorary Academy for being the first ever animated film. Pinocchio was also the first ever film (animated or not) to win an Academy Award for best Score and best Song. This wouldn’t happen again until 1964 with Mary Poppins.

51pMZfQET3L._SY445_Unfortunately the movie didn’t succeed in its initial theatric run due to many different war efforts going on in Europe and Asia, but it made its money back when it was re-released in 1945. Pinocchio was the first Disney film to be released on DVD, plus this Disney classic was re-released several times in theater from the initial released date to 1992.

Cleo-and-Figaro-Pinocchio-1Pinocchio is one of my favorite because i love the Blue Fairy, Figaro and of course Cleo. The movie definitely implanted in my brain to always let my conscience be my guide which i use in everyday life. What is your favorite thing about this Disney classic? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disney Updates!

Disneyland announced some pretty big news about the downtown disney parking, and on the other coast Disney’s Vero Beach Resort with their annual Tour de Turtles event and of course the cast release of the live action Dumbo! So lets get started with Disneyland!

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The new parking policy goes like this, guests can receive up to 2 hours of free parking with a minimum of a $20 purchase at a single DTD location including shopping or dining, but you can receive up to 4 hours of free parking by going to any DTD table service or the AMC Theatre. This new policy will begin August 16.

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Racing over to Walt Disney World, Celebrating its 10th anniversary the annual Tour de Turtles! Every year on July 29 guests can go to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to watch as two nesting turtles race to get to the ocean. This year marked its 10th anniversary and while your there you can talk to conservationist where they can tell you how you can do your part in saving the ocean!

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Dumbo live action directed by the one and only Tim Burton is an adaption of the 1941 Disney classic. The story follows a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war his name is Holt. The circus owner Max Medici enlists him to be the care taker of a new born elephant whose oversized ears which makes him the laughing stock in an already struggling circus. Its Holds children are the ones who discovers that Dumbo can fly, while a very persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and aerial artist Colette Merchant swop in to make a star. The cast includes: Joseph Gatt, Colin, Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DaVito, Michael Keaton, DeObia Oparei, Nico Parker, Finley Habbins, Roshan Seth, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.

What are your thoughts about these Disney Updates? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Bug Juice Revival?

The original productions of Bug Juice premiered February 28, 1998 originally produced by Ross, Clapp and Gallagher who will be returning for the revival along with  Alex Baskin. The series ran for three seasons: first season took place at Camp Waziyatah, second season was filmed at Camp Highlander in Horse Shoe, North Carolina and the last of the series took place at Brush Ranch Camp in Terror, New Mexico. It was the first unscripted show that Disney Channel aired.

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Nearly 2 decades after the original series, it is now time to head back to Camp Waziyatah the premier of the show will coordinate with the shows 20th anniversary, as a new group of children will return to the camp in 2018 as the production is currently underway in Waterford, Maine. Since reality TV has changed so much since its original debut, i hope there is room for 14 year olds as the show is expected to mirror the original by featuring a cabin of teen boys and teen girls.

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So what are your thoughts on the revival of a Disney Channel Classic? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disness: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

Walt Disney;s First ever animate feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater December 21, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA. The film was directed by William Cottrell and David Hand,its 1h 23 min long and rated G.

 

The storyline goes as such: Snow white is pursued but a jealous queen which she has to then hide with the Dwarfs while later the queen finds out Snow white is still alive and prepares to feed her a poison apple. The voice starred  Adriana Caselotti as Snow White, Cordelia Ferreira as the Evil Queen, Lucille La Verne as the Queen/Witch, Moroni Olsen as the Magic Mirror and Harry Stockwell as the Prince.

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Without the Dwarfs the movie wouldn’t be as entertaining because the Dwarfs stole the show. Dopey one of my favorite dwarfs because he is very dog like…he sleeps like a dog, he chases the soap like a dog and shakes water off like one and i LOVE it which is why he is my favorite aside from Grumpy. Grumpy starts off hating Snow White and throughout the course of the movie makes snarky comments about women, but in the end Grumpy does the most to save her.

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Snow White is the first film to have a soundtrack. It has a lot of amazing songs like my favorites Im Wishing/One Song and of course With A Smile and A Song. Don’t get me wrong i love Heigh-Ho, Whistle Whistle You Work and Someday My Prince Will Come but those are definitely my favorite.

 

Roy Disney created the sound of the floor creaking with Dopey’s slow footsteps by slowly bending an empty leather waller back and forth. Behind the Queen as she stride down to the basement to perform her spell you can see a hidden Mickey formed by three stones. Snow White was the first full length movie to use the multi plane camera to give the animation cells more depth.

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Convinced that the film would fail the Hollywood film industry labeled the film “Walt Disney’s Folly” but instead of failing the film won a special Academy Award, one standard Oscar and seven miniature statuettes on a stepped base. It was also the highest grossing film ever for exactly one year but it was knocked out of the top spot by Gone with the Wind (1939). The profits the movie made allowed Disney to Build the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for me is a very respectable movie because years and years later children still know who she is and in 2014 Walt Disney World built a new ride  based off the film and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

-Dezi

 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms!

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is inspired by the 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman. The Disney Live action film is said to be released November 2, 2018 but is now pushed back to 2019.

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The director will be  Lasse Hallstrom which i am personally excited because i love  A LOT of the movies he directed so i can’t wait to see what he does with this one, The movie will star Kiera Knightly, Morgan freeman, Helen Mirren, Eugenio Derbez, Mackenzie Foy and Ellie Bamber. Im excited to see what Disney magic this story will bring. What are your thoughts on this movie? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

D23 Updates!

D23 was intense…there were so many updates to the parks, upcoming movies a new ship, Disney Legend and so much more so here is a small rundown of what happened this weekend.

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Disneyland/DCA:

Bob Chapek announced that Star Wars Land which is named Star Wars: Galaxy Edge in Disneyland and WDW is set to open in the year 2019 and it will be the LARGEST single themed land at 14 acres.

In 2018 get ready to hang out with some more Pixar friends at the newly named and themed Paradise Pier will soon be known as Pixar Pier which will debut during a limited time celebration called Pixar Fest!

Guardians of the Galaxy(GOTG) will soon be joined but Spiderman and the Avenger because Disney is completely immersing a Super Hero Universe at DCA.

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Walt Disney World:

Disney Skyliner will soon connect Disney Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts along with Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at Epcot as well as other locations.

Minnie Vehicles will get you point to point anywhere you want at he Walt Disney World Restort in a classy Minnie Mouse vehicle

Mickey Themed Ride called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction will take us into a Mickey Cartoon….This will be taking over The Great Movie Ride over at the Chinese Theatre, so the your last chance is August 13, 2017.

GOTG: Mission Breakout! will be taking over Universe of Energy in EPCOT so be sure to get that ride in because its final day is August 13, 2017 as well.

Ratatouille attraction will be added to the France Pavilion, similar to the 4D attraction in Disneyland Paris. Both attractions will be open in time for the 50th anniversary of WDW in 2021.

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Movies:

Aladdin: Due to casting difficulties the production was pushed back to August instead of July. Disney also announced some casting: Aladdin- Mena Massound, Jasmine- Naomi Scott and Genie- Will Smith.

Jungle Cruise is happening and Disney definitely brought on board the one and only…Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

2019:

2018:

  • Wrinkle in Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Ant Man
  • The Wasp
  • Han Solo

2017:

  • Coco
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This is barely skimming over the surface of what was announced, but i know if i were to day EVERYTHING that was announced this post would never end. I will definitely be getting into more detail and writing about other updates later in the week so keep a lookout for those! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite announcement was!

-Dezi

 

 

Disney Animated Film Eras!

From the movies animated and directed by Walt Disney to the digitally-made movies, lets take a trip down memory land and explore the 7 years of Disney filmmaking.


Golden 1937-1942:

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Pinocchio
  • Fantasia
  • Dumbo
  • Bambi

Wartime 1943-1949:

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  • Saludos Amigos
  • The Three Caballeros
  • Move Mine Music
  • Fun and Fancy Free
  • Melody Time
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Silver 1950-1967:

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  • Cinderella
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Peter Pan
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • 101 Dalmations
  • The Sword and the Stone
  • The Jungle Book

Bronze 1970-1988:

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  • Aristocats
  • Robin Hood
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The Rescuers
  • Fox and the Hound
  • Black Cauldron
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Oliver and Company

The Renaissance 1989-1999:

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  • The Little Mermaid
  • Rescuers Down Under
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Pocahontas
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Hercules
  • Mulan
  • Tarzan

Post Renaissance 2000-2007:

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  • Fantasia
  • Dinosaur
  • The Emperors New Groove
  • Atlantas
  • Lil & Stitch
  • Treasure Planet
  • Brother Bear
  • Home on the Range
  • Chicken Little
  • Meet the Robinsons

The Revival 2008-Present:

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  • Bolt
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Wreck It Ralph
  • Frozen
  • Big Hero 6
  • Zootopia

A lot of people can pick their favorite Disney Era but to be honest i can’t…I LOVE all Disney movies and in each era there are so many of my favorite movies in each era so i can’t choose. DO you have a favorite Disney Era? Let me know in the comments below.

  • -Dezi

Cars 3 Inspired Food!

So if i couldn’t fall in love with cars anymore Disney had to go an make Cars 2 inspired food and drinks at Disney California Adventure! These cars inspired food are sure to fuel us into a fun filled Cars Land day, so lets cross  right into these fun filled foods!

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You can find a Ka-chow spice breakfast burrito over at Flo’s V8 Cafe. This red tortilla is filled with scrambled eggs with chorizo, potatoes, tomatillo salsa and sour cream, you can order it Parked (wet) or On the Road (dry).

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Have no fear if you need something to cool your mouth down you should try the Dinoco Blue Shake, a blue raspberry shake topped with glittering yellow sprinkles and sugar crystal to quench your thirst.

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Over at Cozy Cone Motel you gotta choose your racing stripe with a racer churro, you have red, blue or yellow to choose from. Than race a few cones over to get a delicious Champions Corn Cup the perfect snack for a speedster on the go…its corn topped with lime, cojita cheese, mayonnaise and tajin.

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These speedy snacks are only here for a  very limited time so be sure to race on over to DCA before September 10 to get a taste of all these fun filled Cars inspired snacks! I honestly can’t wait to get back to my home away from home and taste these amazing food and drinks! What are you looking forward to trying the most? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

We Wants The Redhead!

What is this madness?? Changes are coming to the Pirates of the Caribbean, starting with Disneyland Paris, Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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When the attraction re-opens July 24 at Disneyland Paris you will se some changes. Imagineers added new audio-animatronics, costumes, lightings and sound. You will be able to spot some characters from the film.  In a new scene which guests can only experience at Disneyland Paris you can see Captain Barbosa make his debut.

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Now at WDW and Disneyland’sPirates of the Caribbean there will be a pretty big change with the Red Head…Beginning 2018 after the scheduled refurb the Redhead is trading her bonnet for a pirates hat. As she joins the pirates she helps the locals unload their valuables at the mercado auction, meaning no more “we wants the red head” or selling of the ladies.

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My heart breaks a little because its a major part of the ride that they are changing, so I’m not fully excited about that major change coming to Pirates…what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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