Interview with Scott Adsit the voice of Baymax

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During a recent press trip to Los Angeles with a fellow group of bloggers we had the unique opportunity to sit down with Scott Adsit, the voice of Baymax, from Disney’s BIG HERO 6. Baymax is a favorite in our house. The kids go around doing fist bumps and reciting  lines from the movie. We’ve seen […]

Disney’s Big Hero 6 available on Blu-ray and DVD

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This post contains affiliate links. Disney’s Big Hero 6 available on Blu-ray and DVD now. Big Hero 6 was a big winner at the Academy Awards this year, taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature! This movie is certified GOLD. From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), Disney’s “Big Hero 6” introduces you to a lovable robot […]

Learning about the Animation for TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

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While in Los Angles for a recent press trip for Disney and ABC I was fortunate enough to sit down and chat with Story Artist Ryan Green and Animation Supervisor Mike Greenholt  for TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. I simply adore all things TinkerBell, so you could imagine my excitement when I found […]

Director Steve Loter and Producer Michael Wigert talk about TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

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Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is the latest release from DisneyToon Studios, and I’m so excited to let you in on a few things, straight from the Director Steve Loter and Producer Michael Wigert, who where nice enough to sit down with me a few weeks ago while I was in Los Angeles. […]

Chatting with Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney from BIG HERO 6

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My kids and I loved Big Hero 6, so I was really excited to get the chance to meet with Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney, who lent their voices to the main two characters in Big Hero 6: brothers Hiro and Tadashi Hamada. As I mentioned before, Big Hero 6 is really unique because it […]

McFARLAND, USA interview: Carlos Pratts, Johnny Ortiz and more

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I had the best time sitting down with the actors of McFarland, USA a few weeks ago while in Los Angeles. I’ve never seen a panel of actors so connected before than when these guys were all sitting side-by-side. You’d think they have known each other their whole lives. The brotherhood you see on-screen between […]

McFARLAND USA film review with quotes from Director Niki Caro

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Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, CA, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team with the help of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school and community. Coach White and the McFarland […]

Disney’s Animated Short FEAST and the Director Patrick Osborne

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FEAST, a new animated short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for Paperman) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend, an adorable little Boston terrier named Winston. Revealed bite-by-bite through the meals Winston and his owner share, the […]

The real life inspiration behind McFarland USA

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The real story behind Disney’s McFarland, USA began with that improbable 1987 cross-country team that went on to win state. The team consisted of seven members, most of which were sons of migrant farm workers and went to work in the fields before school each day. While in Los Angeles for press with Disney, our group of […]

Marvel’s comic-book style, Disney’s classic filmmaking in BIG HERO 6

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Disney’s BIG HERO 6 is coming out on Blu-ray and DVD February 24th, so I wanted to share with you a bit about BIG HERO 6 from the Directors’ point of views. The story of how BIG HERO 6 even came to be produced as a Disney movie is very interesting, and definitely worth sharing. Marvel’s […]

Kevin Costner plays a cross country coach in Disney’s McFarland, USA

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Kevin Costner plays cross-country coach Jim White in Disney’s McFarland, USA directed by Niki Caro, which tells the true story of a coach inspiring a group of Latino boys from California’s Central Valley to form a cross-country team. Not only did Jim White (Kevin Costner) bond with the seven boys, he became an important part […]

BAD HAIR DAY is an action packed comedy with lots of heart and meaningful messages throughout

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Our family bonds over Disney Channel Original Movies. My children watch the previews on The Disney Channels for what seems like an eternity before the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) airs. The latest DCOM, Bad Hair Day, is airing tonight, and along with the kids I’m excited, mostly because I screened Bad Hair Day with […]

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition now available

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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition now available. I’m beyond trilled to add this Disney Classic to our Disney at home library. There is nothing I love more than to be able to share the movies I grew up watching with my own children. It’s always fun to watch someone discover a Disney Classic for the first time. […]