Disney Twenty-Three Fall 2016 Issue Details

2016 Fall Disney Twenty-three D23 Beauty and the Beast

Disney Twenty-Three Fall 2016 Issue Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Beauty And The Beast & More

Interviews with Paige I’Hara, Robby Benson, Alan Menken, Angela Lansbury, Lina Wollverton, and many more give fans a rich look at the creation and enduring legacy of the beloved classic.

 

This year, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast—the first animated film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture—celebrates its 25th anniversary, and Disney twenty-three is giving fans a spectacular look at the film from its inception to its timeless legacy. The issue features interviews with Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth), Richard White (Gaston), composer Alan Menken, screenwriter Linda Woolverton, producer Don Hahn, and many more, as well as stories about how the film has been equally successful in Disney theme parks and on stage. Plus, readers will learn more about the live-action adaptation of the film, coming to theaters in 2017.

The issue, exclusively for Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, also features a Fall TV Preview, which includes interviews with ABC’s Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz; the producers and stars of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; and Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (who created Phineas and Ferb), who reveal details about their new Disney XD show, Milo Murphy’s Law. Plus, Hayley Atwell of Agent Carter and Cinderella gives fans a preview of her new ABC show, Conviction, and shares with readers her favorite Disneyland attractions.

Also included in the fall publication of Disney twenty-three is an exclusive interview with Benedict Cumberbatch about his upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange; a look at how Disney Theatrical Group creates spectacular shows for Broadway and beyond; a peek at the creation of Disney’s newest princess, Elena of Avalor; and a story focusing on the timeless artwork ofDumbo to toast the film’s 75th anniversary. The issue also includes regular columns such as Ask Dave, From the Vault, A Walk with Walt, and a special “From the Desk of” to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

The celebration of Beauty and the Beast’s 25th anniversary continues on September 5, when D23 Members—and Disney fans—are invited to join the festivities as the club kicks off its annual Fanniversary event. D23 will be holding member screenings of the groundbreaking film around the country, Gold Members will receive special “selfie kits” with the fall publication, and D23.com will offer fans exclusive features, new videos, printables, recipes, and much more. Fans are invited to “be our guest” for this 25-day event, and to use the hashtag #D23Fanniversary on social media to join the conversation. More details will be available in the coming weeks at D23.com/D23Fanniversary.

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in late August.

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About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Important Timelines For Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

Earlier this year it was sadly announced that Disney Interactive will discontinue the production of Disney Infinity, but recently information and  timelines for the closure of the game’s online versions and community features have been released.

It’s important to note that:

  • The console versions of Disney Infinity will continue to operate as usual with full access to figures and play sets only with the exception of community content features and online multiplayer
  • Until September 30, 2016, Community Content will still be available and you will be able to upload and download any of your favorite Toy Box creations

Important Timelines For Disney Infinity

As of September 30, 2016

  • You will no longer be able to log in to play the PC, iOS, Google Android and Amazon Android versions of Disney Infinity, these will no longer be available on the respective app stores
  • The Steam versions of Disney Infinity 2.0 & 3.0 will remain operational with the exception of all online services and community features as these will be discontinued
  • Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity will be removed from the AppStore
  • The Disney Infinity Community team will no longer be reviewing or approving any new Toy Boxes that are submitted to Disney for all console, mobile and PC versions of the game. However if you are playing on any console, Apple TV or Windows 8/10 versions of the game, you can continue to download your favorite Toy Boxes from the Community Content section until March 3, 2017

As of January 3, 2017

  • No in-game purchases can be made within the Windows 8/10 versions of the game as this feature will be removed

As of March 3, 2017

  • Apple TV and Windows 8/10 versions will no longer be available, supported or playable
  • All game online services and community features for all versions will be discontinued

Disney Infinity

To learn more about which services of Disney Infinity are being removed or information related to your game version across all platforms, visit the Disney Infinity website and FAQ pages frequently prior to March 3, 2017 should the status change.

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D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

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D23 Expo 2017 Tickets On Sale Now!

Discounted Tickets Available for a Limited Time ~ D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits

The D23 Expo 2017 will take place July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and you can purchase tickets for the the D23 Expo now!

The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm); Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media; and Media Networks (including ABC, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney). D23 Expo 2017 marks the fifth biennial event held in Anaheim.

Once again the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with live events, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. D23 Expo 2017 marks the return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, which spotlights costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; and the Mousequerade costume contest.

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Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From now until December 31, 2016, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $46 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $41 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $296 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

D23 Expo 2017 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2015, celebrity appearances included Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Dwayne Johnson. The event also featured performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2, and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

 

D23 Gold and Charter Members will be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months.

For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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Adventures In Babysitting Out On DVD Today

Adventures In Babysitting

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Adventures in Babysitting for this review, but all opinions are my own.

As a child of the 80’s Adventures in Babysitting was one of my favorite movies to watch! So when I saw that a newer version would be the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM) I was really excited.

In “Adventures in Babysitting,” a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away.

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If you approach this version of the movie expecting a remake of the original you will be disappointed, because while the movie draws inspiration from the original this is definitely a movie for a younger generation.

You will find that in this version the references and shenanigans are updated to include cell phones, the internet, and scenarios that ‘kids these days’ may find themselves in, there are still a ton of throwbacks and nods to the 1987 classic movie. That being said there is one change that was made that definitely stuck out, or at least it did for me because I clearly remember watching it when I was younger and realizing it was the first time I heard a ‘bad word’ in a movie. But while you won’t be able to join in the fun of the ‘Don’t F**** with the Babysitter’ line, there is still a moment in the movie that pays homage to that iconic line…I mean, this is Disney after all!

Watching the newest version of Adventures in Babysitting as a family was a really fun way to spend a summer night, and Zoe has already asked to have it join the rotation of our favorite movies!

As a total side note, all 100 DCOMs are available on XFINITY On Demand!

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Check Out The Latest Moana Teaser Trailer

Moana Teaser Trailer Collage

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why… 

Moana doesn’t hit theaters until November, but I have been extremely excited about this movie since the D23 Expo and the new teaser trailer is here!

httpv://youtu.be/C6PbWhWGUrY

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

Moana Teaser Trailer - Moana

During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Moana Teaser Trailer - Maui

Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Moana is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”).

Moana Movie Poster

Moana sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

For more information, visit the official site, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Check Out The Latest Trailer From The BFG

The BFG

Check Out The Latest Trailer From The BFG

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life.

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Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.

The BFG

Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. ‘The BFG’ brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

‘The BFG’ opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

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Trophy Room Opening At Town Center May 23rd

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

Town Center At Disney Springs Welcomes The Trophy Room May 23rd

An exclusive athletic retail boutique to open in Walt Disney World’s Town Center at Disney Springs

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

Marcus Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, will be opening the first Trophy Room boutique in Town Center at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort on March 23rd at 5:23 am, which is a fitting nod to Marcus’ father.

Trophy Room Store Disney Springs

The Trophy Room is a unique athletic footwear and apparel boutique featuring premium products, memorabilia and exclusive merchandise – all in a one-of-a-kind setting. The store takes its name from the place in the Jordan family estate where the family’s awards were displayed and that served as a source of inspiration. The retail environment will include a display of rare Jordan family photos, home videos and limited edition memorabilia.

“I’m thrilled to bring Trophy Room to life as part of the world-class shopping and dining expansion at Disney Springs,” said Marcus Jordan, Founder and CEO of Trophy Room. “As a University of Central Florida grad, I spent much time learning about Walt Disney and was inspired by his pioneering spirit. It is a true honor to build my dream business at Walt Disney World.”

Attending the Grand Opening of the store is sure to be a hot ticket, and here is some information you will need to know if you are looking to snag a pair of the exclusive sneakers.

Trophy Room Grand Opening Details

About Trophy Room

Trophy Room was founded by Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan. It is an elevated and unique retail boutique experience, inspired by the Trophy Room in the Jordan family estate. Trophy Room offers footwear, apparel and exclusive merchandise that will serve as trophies for its loyal and dedicated consumers. For more information, visit TrophyRoomStore.com and follow @TrophyRoomStore on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat.

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Disney Twenty-Three Summer Issue Journeys To Shanghai Disney Resort

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Disney Twenty-Three Summer Issue Journeys To Shanghai Disney Resort

Disney Twenty-Three has unlocked the gates to Shanghai Disney Resort with spectacular photos and in-depth articles giving Disney D23 Members and Fans an advance look at the one-of-a-kind theme park that is authentically Disney and Distinctively Chinese.

Also in the issue you can find D23’s Summer Movie Preview with exclusive interviews with Finding Dory’s Ellen Degeneres, Pete’s Dragon’s Bryce Dallas Howard, and BFG Director Steven Spielberg.

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On June 16, Disney will officially open Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disney twenty-three is giving fans an advance peek at this breathtaking one-of-a-kind destination. From its opening pages, with a welcome from Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, to the back cover, featuring a map of the park—in Chinese—the issue is packed with exciting details about this new resort that celebrates everything guests love about Disney, while honoring China’s distinct cultural heritage.
The issue, exclusively for Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, provides a detailed look at how Shanghai Disney Resort was built from concept to concrete, including fascinating insights into the partnership between Walt Disney Imagineers and the incredibly talented artisans of mainland China. Readers will be able to explore all the exclusive attractions opening at the park including Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, which recreates moments from beloved Disney animated films as riders travel by boat through, around, and under the Enchanted Storybook Castle—the largest castle in any Disney park. The thrilling adrenaline rush of TRON Lightcycle Power Run puts guests in the driver’s seat of a high-tech race, and the high seas adventures of Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure boasts some of the most advanced technologies of any Disney attraction.

More than 30 pages of exclusive interviews and vibrant photography come together to highlight this jewel in the Disney Parks crown, from all-new shows, experiences, merchandise, and dining options to a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of the resort.

Plus, Disney twenty-three turns up the heat with its annual summer movie preview. Highlights include exclusive interviews with Ellen DeGeneres discussing the upcoming Finding Dory as well as her first trip to Disneyland, Bryce Dallas Howard talking about the reimagining of Pete’s Dragon, and Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg revealing details about his Disney directorial debut, The BFG.

Disney Twenty-Three D23 Summer 2016 Issue Moview Collage

Also included in the summer issue of Disney twenty-three is a look at how The Reluctant Dragon, celebrating its 75th anniversary, gave audiences a peek at the making of Disney animated films, while paving the way for the Disney Studio’s respected documentary films.

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in late May.

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About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

 

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Enhancements Coming To The Florida Mall

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Dramatic Enhancements Announced At The Florida Mall

Premier Orlando Shopping Destination Enhancing Customer Experience

 

Simon (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, announced today that The Florida Mall will undergo a significant interior and exterior makeover. These improvements will enrich the guest experience, seamlessly blending with the design concepts found within the recently completed Dining Pavilion and exterior Plaza. The announcement comes as The Florida Mall celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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Scheduled to begin in May, the improvements will create a brighter, more inviting atmosphere inside the center. Overall, The Florida Mall will be modernized with a timeless color palette and clean architectural lines. Additional plans include:

  • More than a dozen new or enhanced seating lounges throughout the property featuring mobile device charging stations and upgraded furniture, giving shoppers the opportunity to relax and recharge in a comfortable space during shopping breaks.
  • Improved lighting throughout the center with illuminated ceiling fixtures featuring state-of-the-art LED lighting, expanded sky lights, and raised ceilings to maximize the property’s existing natural light.
  • New neutral tile flooring in light tones throughout the center, along with upgraded and remodeled mall entrances.
  • Colorful, resort-style landscaping improvements incorporating native Florida plants and additional palm trees at all four property entrances.
  • Updated way-finding signage to further assist shoppers in locating a store, restaurant or entertainment venue.

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The dramatic enhancements will also include a new, experiential play area located in the wing by Crayola Experience and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The immersive playscape will be designed to promote creative play among children ranging in age from toddler to early elementary. A social environment for kids and parents, the play area will include interactive and multi-sensory elements like soft-touch floor matting, sculptural climbing features, adult and kid-friendly seating, and more. Further details about this exciting new addition will be announced in the near future.

“The Florida Mall has proudly served the Orlando community, visitors and international tourists for 30 years. This renovation is a culmination of the substantial investments we have made in the center over the years, most recently with our premier Dining Pavilion,” said Brian Hanson, General Manager at The Florida Mall. “These enhancements are designed with families, retailers and our shoppers in mind, and we look forward to sharing this new and refined shopping experience with the community.”

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Construction activity is expected to be complete by spring 2017. The property and its retailers will remain open and operating throughout the project. The architects on this project are GH+A Design and Cuhaci & Peterson, and the General Contractor is VCC.

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Check Out The Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer #DoctorStrange

Marvel Doctor Strange

Witness the power of the Sorcerer Supreme in the first teaser for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, in theaters November 4! 

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange in the first full trailer for “Doctor Strange,” in theaters on November 4, 2016, and unlike some Marvel movies this one has a focus on mysticism.

The trailer gives us a glimpse into the backstory, world, and journey of Dr. Strange.

Marvel Doctor Strange

Even Dr. Strange doesn’t buy into the world of possibilities that the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) tells him about saying “I don’t believe in fairy tales about chakras or energy or the power of belief.” His story soon takes a dramatic turn as he see firsthand what the world could be.

Marvel Doctor Strange

To keep up with the latest on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, you can:

  • Like Doctor Strange on Facebook, 
  • FollowDoctor Strange on Twitter,
  • Follow Marvel on Instagram, and
  • Visit the officialDoctor Strange website here.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange opens in theatres everywhere on November 4th!

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Music of the Jungle Book

Jungle Book Soundtrack
Jungle Book Soundtrack

In honor of the new live action Jungle Book movie coming out next week, I thought I’d take a look back at the 1967 classic animated feature film and its music. This movie holds a place near and dear to many Disney fans’ hearts as one of the last films ever that Walt Disney personally had a hand in directly influencing it. The music from the Jungle Book stands out as some of the best from the Disney movies of the 1960s. The soundtrack was nominated for both an Oscar for Best Original Song for “The Bare Necessities,” and for a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonel Hathi's March
Colonel Hathi’s March

 

The Mellomen, who Disney fans may know as the voices of the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion among other things, including Thurl Ravenscroft and Bill Lee, helped provide the singing voices of the Dawn Patrol elephants in “Colonel Hathi’s March” and its reprise in the Jungle Book.

 

Mowgli and Baloo
Mowgli and Baloo

 

The Bare Necessities was written by Terry Gilkyson, but was deemed a bit too dark in its original incarnation. Van Dyke Parks, who is a famous arranger, composer and songwriter known for working with the Beach Boys, did a new and more upbeat arrangement for the song performed by Phil Harris as Baloo and Bruce Reitherman, who was the voice of Mowgli and the son of director Wolfgang Reitherman.

 

Baloo and King Louie
Baloo and King Louie

 

Phil Harris and Louis Prima who voiced Baloo and King Louie respectively. The men improvised all the scatting that they did in the Jungle Book during their song “I Wanna Be Like You.” Both were popular jazz singers and musicians in their day.

 

Kaa singing Trust In Me
Kaa singing Trust In Me

 

Richard and Robert Sherman were brought in to take over as songwriters and composers after Walt Disney found the original songs from Terry Gilkyson to be too dark, although more true to the tone of the Kipling version of the Jungle Book. The Sherman Brothers repurposed a song called “Land of Sand” they had written for Mary Poppins which was not used, and turned it into “Trust In Me.” Kaa was voiced by longtime Disney veteran Sterling Holloway.

 

Jungle Book
Jungle Book Vultures

 

Did you know that the singing Vultures in the Jungle Book were originally intended to be voiced by the Beatles? Supposedly John Lennon nixed the idea or there was a scheduling conflict, but the appearance and voices of the vultures still are clearly inspired by the Beatles. To make the vultures have a more timeless sound, the music was changed to a barbershop quartet to sing the song “That’s What Friends Are For.” One of the Mellomen, Bill Lee, provided the singing voice of Shere Khan for the song.

 

My Own Home
My Own Home

 

The instrumental version of the song “My Own Home” is woven throughout the score of the Jungle Book. Famous Disney composer George Bruns wrote the score, while the Sherman Brothers wrote all the songs with the exception of “The Bare Necessities,” which was the only surviving song from Terry Gilkyson.

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Disney Quotes #MotivationalMonday

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I thought that the best way to kick off the first Monday in April was to share some of my favorite Disney Quotes.
Happy first Monday of April!

Disney Quotes #MotivationalMonday

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The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work. –Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
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Don’t worry about anyone else. Just go out there and show them what you can do. –Sulley (Monsters University)
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You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work. –Gusteau (Ratatouille)
Disney Movie Quotes #MotivationalMonday
I never give up. I find a way. –Jessie (Toy Story of Terror)
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Through storm and rain and dark of night, never fail to do what’s right. –The Rescuers
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The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. –Jack Sparrow
Disney Movie Quotes #MotivationalMonday
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –Christopher Robin
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Go and chase your dreams, you won’t regret it. Anything can happen if you let it. –Mary Poppins
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The Jungle Book: New Featurettes and Clips #JungleBook

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book:

New Featurettes and Clips

I am really excited to share two new clips and a new featurette with never-before-seen interviews from the cast and filmmakers including Jon Favreau, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Sir Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson below from Disney’s upcoming live action The Jungle Book!

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

The Jungle Book King Louie

But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).

The Jungle Book Swimming with Baloo

Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.

The Jungle Book Trailer

“The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

Also right now there are some amazing Bloggers getting an inside look at The Jungle Book, so make sure you look for the #JungleBookEvent to keep up with their adventures!

 

“The Legacy” Featurette

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“Hibernation” Film Clip 

httpv://youtu.be/KpZIeo4oIoA

 

“Mowgli Leaves The Pack” Film Clip 

httpv://youtu.be/GgGOcEgRh7k

 

The Jungle Book opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D onApril 15th!

Like The Jungle Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, visit Walt Disney Pictures on Tumblr, and follow Walt Disney Pictures on YouTube.

Visit the official THE JUNGLE BOOK website here.

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Disney Jokes for Everyone

Disney Jokes for Everyone

Disney Jokes for Everyone

Happy April Fool’s Day!

We all have heard the best/worst Disney jokes while at Walt Disney World from cast members, and while they have me groaning at the punch line I can’t help myself and I have to share them!
I have to give a SUPER huge thanks to Stephanie (Check out her Tumblr, too) for helping me choose the ‘best’ jokes to share!
I hope that you enjoy them!!!
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why can’t you give Elsa a ballon?
Because she’d let it go.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why can’t Cinderella play soccer?
Because she always runs away from the ball.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Where does Captain Hook like to shop?
At the second hand store.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
How does Luke skywalker get around?
Ewoks.
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Why does Snow White treat all the dwarfs equally?
Because she’s the fairest of them all.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why did Kylo Ren cross the road?
To get to the dark side.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Why didn’t chef skinner trust linguini?
Because he smelled a rat.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
Who is Captain Hook’s favorite Star Wars character?
‘Hand’ Solo
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How does an avenger feel after a tough fight?
Thor
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Why did Dory check the supply closet for fish?
To see if she could find ‘n-e-mo’.
Disney Jokes for Everyone
What do you call a yard full of cows?
A Moo-lan
What’s your favorite Disney Joke from Walt Disney World?
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The Jungle Book Latest Clips And Cast Photos

The Jungle Book opens in theatres everywhere in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15th, and I am really excited to share with you the latest clip and cast photos with their characters. 

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Also make sure to check out the brand new immersive site for Disney’sThe Jungle Book that just launched. Created exclusively by Disney on Tumblr, where you can explore chapters like “Words to Live By: The bare necessities for a man cub to survive” and “In the Face of Danger: Learn about the Red Flower and Shere Khan.” New chapters will be revealed over the next two weeks featuring exclusive content from the film.

The Jungle Book

Finally, brand new special shoot images featuring the cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book are now available. Featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each image pairs the actor with their onscreen character, as well as quotes from the actors to share with your readers.

Scarlett Johansson / Kaa

The Jungle Book Scarlett Johansen

Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”

Idris Elba / Shere Khan

The Jungle Book Shere Kan Idris Elba

Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”

Sir Ben Kingsley / Bagheera

The Jungle Book Bagheera Ben Kingsley

Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it’s time for him to leave his jungle home. “Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”

Lupita Nyong’o / Raksha

The Jungle Book Lupita

Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant. “She is the protector, the  eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”

Christopher Walken / King Louie

The Jungle Book King Louie Christopher Walken

King Louie is a formidable ape who desperately wants the secret of Man’s deadly “red flower”–fire. He’s convinced Mowgli has the information he seeks. “King Louie is huge–12 feet tall,” says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.”

Giancarlo Esposito / Akela

The Jungle Book Akela

Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. “Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”

 

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