Who’s ready to rock? Barbie is starring in an all-new movie, Barbie Rock ‘n Royals! In this upbeat musical, Barbie stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when she switches places with Erika, a famous rock star. Two very different worlds collide when a mix-up sends Princess Courtney to Camp Pop and Erika to Camp Royalty. The Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals DVD will be available at retailers nationwide on 9/8 from Universal Home Entertainment. But that’s not all of the exciting Barbie news…..
Barbie fans in the Greater Los Angeles are invited to attend a LIVE concert on Saturday, September 26 at 12 p.m. at the Hollywood Palladium! The Barbie Rock ‘N Royals Concert Experience is going to be a rockin’ good time and Barbie fans will have the opportunity to “Raise Their Voice”! Enjoy a LIVE concert performance of songs from the movie including, “Raise Our Voices,” “What if I Shine,” and “Brand New Song” from surprise guests!
Guests in attendance will also get to:
Striking a pose on the Pink Carpet
Getting rock star ready in the Super Style Zone
Jamming out in the VH1 Rock Star Zone
Twisting and shaking in the Be Super Dance Zone
It’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss! For tickets to the Rock ‘N Royals Concert Experience, click here. All ticket sales will benefit VH1 Save The Music.
I’m also giving away a Barbie Rock ‘N Royals gift basket to one of my lucky readers! Look at what’s in it!
Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals: Courtney® doll
Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals: Erika™ doll
Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals DVD
Two tickets to the Barbie Rock ‘n Royals Concert Experience on Sept. 26, 2015 at 12 p.m.
If you’d like to enter to win this basket, do so below in the Rafflecopter. Don’t forget to read the directions carefully for each entry. Good luck everyone!
Have courage and be kind! That was my favorite line from Disney’s “Cinderella”! Oh I bawled my head off at the beginning of this film when I saw it in the theater! It was just so beautifully made and this timeless classic was brought to life with imagination and a whole lot of magic! If you haven’t already seen this latest version of “Cinderella”, here’s a synopsis: Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!
Here’s the trailer:
Cinderella will be released on Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere on September 15! You can order your own copy here.
The BONUS features on the Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA):
A Fairy Tale Comes to Life-Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life. Costume Test Fun- See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast. Staging The Ball- You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set. Ella’s Furry Friends- Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances. Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood- View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh. Frozen Fever-It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
The following are deleted scenes (with introduction by Kenneth Branagh) exclusive to the DMA:
The Mourning (4:24)
Getting to Know You (2:00)
The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
Dear Kit (2:57)
DVD exclusives include these BONUS features:
Ella’s Furry Friends
You can order your own copy of Cinderella by clicking here. (pre-orders taken prior to September 15). I’m also having a giveaway that you can enter to win a copy of Cinderella. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. Please read the instructions carefully. Good luck everyone!
I get so excited whenever I see anything Halloween! How adorable are those Mickey bats? I’m totally ready for Halloween like NOW!
Well, look what’s arriving soon, just in time for Halloween! It’s Mickey’s Monster Musical and it’s releasing on Disney DVD on September 8! Join Mickey and All His Friends in Their Favorite Fun and Spooky Adventure! The DVD Includes nearly 2 hours of adventure PLUS An Exclusive Trick-Or-Treat Mini Tote!
Here’s a synopsis of the DVD:
Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure. Visit the creaky castle of kindly “Count Mickula” and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history! Then, enjoy two more exciting episodes as you search for pirate treasure with Captain Mickey and don your dungarees for delightful fun down on the farm. Packed with singing, dancing, laughter and surprises, Mickey’s Monster Musical is a high-spirited treat that can’t be beat.
The DVD includes these episodes:
Mickey’s Monster Musical (Part 1 & 2)
Mickey’s Pirate Adventure (Part 1 &2)
Mickey’s Farm Fun Fair
So tell me, are YOU more excited for Halloween now? I know I am!
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the Mickey’s Monster Musical for my own review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
Disney’s “Descendants” is the latest Disney Channel Original Movie. The film is a way fun twist on the classic fairy tales we all know and love. We get to meet the kids of some of Disney’s most well-known villains. Mal (daughter of Maleficent), Evie (daughter of Evil Queen from “Snow White”), Carlos (son of Cruella de Vil), and Jay (son of Jafar), all happen to be modern day teens, around the same age! After living their entire first years banished to the Isle of the Lost (it’s where all of the Disney Villains are exiled to), with their parents, the teens get the chance to attend high school in the magical land of Auredon! This means they get to see what everyday life is like there, where everything isn’t about being evil. According to the film’s director Kenny Ortega, Disney’s Descendants takes us way past the “happily ever after” of what happens in the classic Disney stories we grew up with. You’ll have to watch it to get the film though, to get the entire story!
Take a peek at the extended trailer:
I can’t put my finger on just one reason why I’m so excited about Disney’s Descendants. I’ve gotten excited every time one of the previews has come on during all of the months preceding its release. I can even sing along with the songs on the trailer now. I think there are a lot of reasons why I feel this way about this latest Disney Channel Original Movie.
First of all, I’m what you’d call a true “Disney Channel Mom”, so I get excited about pretty much anything happening with Disney Channel. On any given day, depending on if I’m working or off for the summer, I might find myself watching anything from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to Jessie to Teen Beach 2 (the sing-a-long version) at my house. If you’re wondering…yes I sing AND dance along whenever it’s necessary, which is always. Not only do I enjoy watching these shows with my daughter, but I’ve also found myself with the shows on while doing other things, like dishes or blogging, when my daughter isn’t even in the room! Yep, I will totally claim being a Disney Channel mom! As soon as I read that Kenny Ortega had a major hand in this film (he’s the director), I squealed inside. In our house, we know Mr. Ortega as “THE High School Musical guy“. He’s responsible for High School Musical trilogy, which was one of the most fun Disney Channel series of dance movies in my opinion. High School Musical 3 was one of the first films that got my daughter and I dancing together in our living room. It’s the series that millennials still hold hope out for a fourth film, perhaps “College Years Musical”. (even though everyone knows it’ll never happen)
Mr. Ortega’s extensive list of works goes way back though to films like Dirty Dancing. I love that he can adapt a story and tie in the singing and dancing elements to it, making it something that the entire family can watch together. I get giddy when I see interviews with Mr. Ortega talking about Disney’s Descendants though. You can pretty much count on anything he’s working on to be genius and go gold!
Here’s a musical clip from the film. I love “Rotten to the Core“. It’s just super catchy! Tell me what you think?
When the first sneak peek of Descendants was on, my daughter pointed out how much she liked “Evie”, the daughter of Evil Queen, and a character that’s played by Colombian-American actress Sofia Carson. My daughter loves her costume and her hair for the movie and tells me every time we see a preview that Evie is her favorite. Then she made another connection…Sofia was on Austin & Ally, which is one of my daughter’s favorite shows on Disney Channel! (Yep, that means I watch it too!). Since then, she’s done more research on her own about Miss Carson and comes to me to share tidbits of information about her. “Mom, did you know that “Sofia” is a singer too?” “Sofia goes to UCLA, Mom AND she does acting.” I love that my daughter adores Sofia Carson mainly because I feel that she’s a great role model to the kids who are watching her and looking up to her. She’s showing them how important it is to pursue an academic career regardless of what path your acting career is taking you in. Disney Channel has done such a great job choosing Sofia Carson not only as an actress but as a role model as well.
As a mom of a pre-tween, I love that this film has a story that can speak directly to kids as young as my daughter’s age! (she’s 10) Once you get past how scary these kids’ parents are, you get to see their vulnerable side. You get to see that, they too, have many of the struggles “normal” kids do everyday. I love that the film conveys the message to its viewers that you get to choose who you’re going to be, despite who your parents are or what you were born into. As my daughter grows, I’m looking for deeper messages like this in what she watches on TV, as well as on the big screen. As a mom, I am content knowing that Disney is creating thoughtful, quality content like this for our kids to watch!
So, are YOU excited to watch Disney’s Descendants?
Disney Screen is coming to Cinemark Theatres! If you’ve never heard of Disney Screen, it’s an extra fun way to watch many of your favorite classic Disney films on the big screen! Starting Friday, July 31st, 6 select Cinemark Theatres across the U.S. will begin to feature 4 classic films each week. With a different theme for the movies each week, the theaters will run the films daily at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. for an entire week! So basically it’s Disney films all day, every day! Oh and did I mention that the films are also accompanied with a short film? I LOVE classic Disney movies AND short films! What a great thing to do in summer with your family!
Here’s a sneak peak of what Disney Screen is all about:
Take a look at all of the fun films they’ll be showing starting July 31st!
Disney Screen admission is offered to guests as 4 different pass options, each at a great price! Each pass offers unlimited viewing for that time period.
Here are the passes you can choose from:
Daily ($5) -When you purchase any Disney Screen showtime, you are granted full day access to see all four Disney Screen movies on that same day.
Weekly ($10) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 7 days.
Monthly ($20) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 1 month.
Quarterly ($40) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 3 months.
Please note: One pass admits one person.
Passes for Disney Screen can be purchased at the box office.
This summer, Disney Screen is offered at 6 theatres across the U.S., as it’s being tested out. The California Locations that are hosting the Disney Screen are Century Huntington Beach & XD and Century 25 Union City & XD. Here is a list of all 6 theatres.
I’m so excited to live so close by the one in Huntington Beach! I’m also excited to be able to give away 2 family 4-packs of passes to my readers!
Each prize pack will include 4 tickets and each ticket is valid for one free admission. The Disney passes are available in theatres which means you can just exchange it for a Disney Screen ticket when you arrive at the theatre! So cool, right? I’ll be picking two different winners to enjoy the passes with their families! All you have to do is enter my giveaway is leave a comment below telling me your favorite Disney movie AND your best email address in case you’re one of the winners! The contest will be open until Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. I will draw two (2) winners using the Random Number Generator and notify them by email. I will also be mailing the tickets to the winnners’ homes. Must be a U.S. resident to enter and 18 years of age or older. Good luck everyone!
This is not a sponsored post. Images property of Disney Films and Cinemark Theatres.
It’s no secret that I’m super excited about the PIXELS movie! I loved playing all of the video games in the 80’s and I was actually good at a lot of them! It’s fun to see my daughter developing an interest in a lot of the characters from some of my old favorites, too! We even dressed up like Mario and Luigi last Halloween!
Have you watched the official trailer for the PIXELS movie yet? It’s hitting theaters on July 24th and going to be such a fun experience!
In anticipation of the upcoming PIXELS movie, we decided to have some fun doing Pixels-inspired nail art. We first bought some fun, bright polishes, along with basic white, and a few nail tools. (You can usually purchase the tools in a pack together.)
The first thing you have to remember (if you’re not a pro) is that you’re doing this to have fun! My 10 year old got a bit frustrated when her first attempt didn’t turn out quite right. I was letting her try out her PIXELS nail art skills on me.
Start out by painting your nails with a coat of white polish. You may need to use 2 coats to get a good amount of coverage. Allow about 15 minutes to have it dry enough to put designs on top.
Next, pour some of the colored polish onto a plastic surface and allow it to sit for about a minute to get “tacky”. Use the tools of your choice and continue to dip into the color and apply to your nail. My daughter used the little flat brush to make the “pixels” on my nails. Tip: If you make a mistake, just keep some polish remover nearby and “fix it” or start over.
She did one color at a time, attempting to keep them in square shapes, and descending like stairs. In between colors, she rinsed the brush in polish remover. After she finished each nail, she sealed it with a nail art sealer. (or top coat).
As you can see, she ended up making a Pac-Man on one of my nails! I think they came out pretty cute, considering we’re not nail pros! What do YOU think?
It’s funny how movies can inspire fun ideas like these nails! Maybe YOU can try some of your own now! Don’t forget to catch the PIXELS movie in theaters everyone on July 24th!
When I first heard about PIXELS coming to theaters, my 80’s self was ecstatic! I can’t wait to see all of my old favorites on the big screen! I’m not talking about actors, I’m talking about all of my old favorite video game characters! They’re all going to come to life right in front of me! I don’t know if I’m most excited for Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede or Q Bert? And there’ll even be other ones in this movie! It’s going to be awesome!
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
Now take a peek at the official trailer!
So now aren’t you even more excited about Pixels? I cannot wait until July 24!
With the upcoming release of the new Minions movie, it’s no doubt that there’s Minion Mania going on during July at McDonald’s! Kevin, Stuart, and Bob have stolen the hearts of McFans everywhere!
In honor of Minion Mania, McDonald’s Southern California is encouraging you to show them how much you love these infectious Minion troublemakers! Beginning Monday, July 6, McDonald’s Southern California is launching their Southern California McDonald’s Minion Mania Photo Challenge!
For 10 days, snap a photo of yourself that fits into each prompt. Share your photo on Twitter using @McDonalds_SoCal and include #SoCalMcDMinionMania. They’ll be picking one SoCal McDonald’s fan to win a summer prize pack valued at $500. The prize pack will include McDonald’s swag, movie passes, and tickets to events across Los Angeles. Here’s my photo for July 6: Something that makes you feel cheerful! What do you think?
C’mon everyone, let’s take over everyone’s Twitter timeline with our fun photos!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Some images provided to me by McDonald’s. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Kaleido-Kids Carnival will be Monday, August 24, from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. will include inflatables, games, a juggler and stilt walker, face painting and a balloon artist. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for six, $10 for 15, and $2 for a “Spin to Win”. Guests who bring a new toy (no guns please) or new backpack to donate to Make-A-Wish will receive four game tickets and a “Spin to Win,” a chance to win prizes.
Also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout summer, Regal Theater at Kaleidoscope is hosting its annual Summer Movie Express, which features family movies (rated G or PG) for only $1 admission per person. The movies are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from June 23 to August 19th. For a complete movie schedule, please visit http://www.gokaleidoscope.com.