Friday, March 4, 2016

"Vampirina" & "Puppy Dog Tails" Series Coming Soon To #Disney Junior!


Second Seasons Ordered for Hit Animated Series
"The Lion Guard" and "Goldie & Bear"

Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series, "Vampirina," executive-produced by "Doc McStuffins" creator Chris Nee, and "Puppy Dog Tails," created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017.  Disney Junior, which includes a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel, #1 among all preschooler networks in Total Day, Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Women 18-49 for three consecutive years, has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series "The Lion Guard" and "Goldie & Bear." The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.

Kanter said, "Five years ago, we launched Disney Junior with the goal of providing inspired storytelling and aspirational characters that would resonate with our young audience and their parents and caregivers, while also introducing age appropriate social-emotional concepts and other key learnings relevant to kids age 2-7. Our programming has upheld these values and we are pleased to introduce two new series that are sure to do the same."

"Vampirina," inspired by Disney Publishing's popular children's book series "Vampirina Ballerina," tells the story of a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney Junior's Peabody Award-winning series "Doc McStuffins" are at the helm, including executive producer Chris Nee and co-executive producer Norton Virgien. Nicky Phelan ("Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty") is directing the series, and the Academy Award-nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films is producing in association with Disney Junior.

"Puppy Dog Tails," created by comedian and actor Harland Williams, centers on two fun-loving pug puppies, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on daily adventures around their neighborhood and beyond. Williams also serves as consulting producer with Sean Coyle ("The Awesomes," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse") as executive producer and Dean Batali ("That '70s Show") as story editor. The series is a production of Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.

Disney Junior's newest hit series "The Lion Guard," continues the epic storytelling of "The Lion King" and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands. The story of Kion and his friends was introduced in the animated television movie "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," which premiered on Disney Channel in November 2015 and became the #1 primetime cable TV telecast of 2015 among Kids 2-5.

"The Lion Guard" series premiered in January 2016 and, for the second consecutive month, ranked as the #1 series across preschooler networks in Total Viewers and key target preschoolers 2-5. In February 2016, the series placed among the month’s Top 10 series with Kids 2-5 across all cable TV networks for its airings on both Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Ford Riley ("Special Agent Oso") is executive producer and Howy Parkins ("Jake and the Never Land Pirates") is co-executive producer and supervising director. The Education and Science experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park serve as consultants and author and Swahili expert Sarah Mirza is the language and cultural advisor. "The Lion Guard" is a production of Disney Television Animation.

"Goldie & Bear," 2015's #1 series across preschool networks, chronicles the adventures of best friends Goldie and Bear following the story of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears." The series was developed for television and is co-executive produced by Jorge Aguirre ("Giants Beware!" graphic novel series); Chris Gilligan ("Frankenweenie") is executive producer and director. "Goldie & Bear" is a production of Titmouse in association with Disney Junior.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Disney's #Zootopia Movie Opens in Theaters Tomorrow, Friday, March 4th!

My Review:
Zootopia is amazing! It's funny, engaging, sweet, a few scary parts (my three children ages 8, 6 and 3 said this) but overall, it's awesome! Judy Hopps is a little bunny with big dreams. She follows her dreams despite everyone telling her, her whole life that she couldn't do it! She surprised them all by rising to the challenge. No one dies. No one's parents die! This is by far, my most favorite Disney movie of all time!

I love the main message of the movie. It's super relevant with what is going on in today's society. Who ever wrote this story, knows about racism, diversity and cultural differences. All of those issues need to be pushed aside in our hearts and minds and we need to embrace one another if we want things in our world to change. Otherwise, our world could be separated even more into predators and prey.

Go see Zootopia this weekend or next. Whether you see it in 3D or not, doesn't make too much of a difference. All movies are great in 3D, but to children, it doesn't matter.

Voice Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John DiMaggio
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Co-Director: Jared Bush
Producer: Clark Spencer
Composer: Michael Giacchino

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters tomorrow, Friday March 4, 2016.

Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NEW Disney's "Finding Dory" Movie Trailer! #FindingDory #HaveYouSeenHer

Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton
Director: Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Angus MacLane
Producer: Lindsey Collins

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

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FINDING DORY swims in theaters everywhere on June 17th, 2016!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 3/1!

Six O'Clock Scramble Cookbook (@10am CST) - All 50 U.S. States/CAN - Healthy Moms Magazine

I Will Follow Jesus Children’s Bible Storybook - All 50 U.S. States - Cotton Ridge Homeschool *RC

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Easter Bunny at Opry Mills in Nashville, Tennessee! #Nashville #OpryMills

Families can also visit the Caring Bunny – a unique event in a subdued environment tailored to children with special needs.

Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Opry Mills, offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events.

The Bunny Photo Experience begins this Friday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, March 26, in front of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near Entry 3 at Opry Mills. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.

The presenting sponsor for the 2016 Bunny Photo Experience is The Gymboree Corporation – including its Gymboree and Crazy 8 clothing brands.

“We love to hold family-friendly events, and we always look forward to watching children interact with the Bunny at Easter,” said Natalie Smailis, assistant director of marketing and business development at Opry Mills.

Opry Mills’ Caring Bunny™ event will offer families who have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by Simon and is guided by, a national online resource hub and special-needs community. Over 90 Simon® properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Promotional assistance for Caring Bunny has been provided by Autism Speaks.

On Sunday, March 13, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment will include:
· Turning off in-mall music.
· Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.
· Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.

Visit for all Easter Bunny photo hours.

About Opry Mills
Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, features a great collection of fashion-forward stores, such as Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach, Cole Haan, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, NIKE Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Lucky Brand Outlet and Bass Pro Shops, as well as the state’s first locations from The Limited Outlet and H&M. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Rainforest Cafe, Aquarium Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s, and Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 and IMAX. Opry Mills’ famous Entertainment Stage and Tennessee Treasures play area further enhance the family shopping experience.

Opry Mills is conveniently located 7 miles from downtown Nashville, in Opryland off Briley Parkway at exit 11, and is within walking distance of the Grand Ole Opry and the 2,800-room Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Opry Mills, please call (615) 514-1000 or visit

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 2/28!

Tribeca Shortlist - the premium subscription video on demand service for movie lovers (one grand prize with a one-year subscription, and four runner-ups with a three-month subscription each) (5 Winners total) (@10am CST) - All 50 U.S. States - zap2it *RC

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