Cars 3 Newest Trailer ~ It’s Not Over Until Lightening Strikes!

Cars 3 Newest Trailer Lightening Strikes

Buckle Up! Cars 3 opens June 16. This third movie in Disney Pixar’s Cars series features an aggressive newcomer to the race circuit who challenges veteran Lightning McQueen.

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is the old guy among a new generation of high-tech cars that are coming up on the racing circuit. Can Lightning hold his own and flash some of that old magic? From the looks of this trailer, it certainly looks like it. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win. New characters being introduced in Cars 3 will keep us on the edge of our seats – so buckle up for the ride! Cars 3 will feature the return of some of our favorites ~ Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone. The new characters include Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo).

I always say that every Pixar movie teaches a lesson and Cars 3 is no different. I think the main lesson will be learning to be happy with where you are in life. When you reach a certain age you may not be able to do all the things you once loved, but there are many other things in life to make you happy. Time will tell if I’m right.


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CARS 3 races into theaters everywhere on June 16th!

Beauty and the Beast Latest Teaser Trailer

Beauty Beast TeaserTrailer

On March 17, experience an adventure in the great wide somewhere. An adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. There is so much we all love about the original animated classic. It was one of the very first Disney movies my then 4 year old daughter (in 1991) fell in love with so it has a very special place in my heart. She would dance and spin and sing the songs for hours and now we will get to re-live that wonder with my granddaughter in a totally different way. Our copy of the animated film is well worn!

A Tale as Old as Time

There is a long history behind Beauty and the Beast that few people realize. Beauty and the Beast was more than 50 years in the making. It was one of the first fairy tales Walt Disney tried to adapt after the success of his first animated feature, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but his writers couldn’t get a handle on the story. Before the Disney release, the most famous film version of Beauty and the Beast was the 1946 live-action film by Jean Cocteau. From this classic French film, the Disney version would borrow the ideas of a rival suitor for Belle and household objects in the Beast’s castle coming to life. Long before Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast marked one of Disney’s first collaborations with Pixar, which lent its computer-animation software to the sequence where Belle and the Beast dance to the title ballad. Beauty and the Beast also became the first animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was also the last, until Disney~Pixar’s “Up” 18 years later.

Beauty Beast Teaser Trailer

The newest poster above shows all of the stars from Beauty and the Beast, with Belle (Emma Watson) and Beast (Dan Stevens) front and center.If you watched the Golden Globes last night you most likely saw this latest trailer. I keep watching it over and over again hoping for more of a glimpse of what is sure to be my new favorite movie! I am so excited waiting to see this version of Beauty and the Beast!


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. 

Directed by Bill Condon and written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky, Beauty and the Beast is a re-telling of the love story between the Beast, a human-prince-turned-monstrous-creature, and Belle, an intelligent young woman he imprisons in his castle. The film’s impressive cast consists of Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast/Prince, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Stanley Tucci as the new character Cadenza.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theaters everywhere on March 17th, 2017! #BeOurGuest #BeautyAndTheBeast


Get Ready for More Great Movies! Walt Disney Studios 2017 Movie Line-Up

2017 Disney Studios Movies

2016 was a great year for movies and it looks like the 2017 line-up from Walt Disney Studios is going to be just as great! Captain Jack, Beast, Belle and Lightening McQueen are just a few of our old favorites that will be entertaining us in 2017. The line-up isn’t very large – just 8 films, and includes a live-action fairy tale adaptation, a Disneynature documentary, Marvel and live-action Disney sequels, an animated sequel, a Marvel film, an animated film AND of course, “Star Wars” to close out the year. There will be a great movie for every member of the family.

Sit back, put your feet up and take a look at what you have to look forward to this year! I know I can’t wait to see all of them!

2017 Disney Studios Movie Line Up:

2017 Disney Studios Movies
March 17, 2017 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST #BeautyAndTheBeast #BeOurGuest

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

2017 Disney Studios MoviesApril 21, 2017 – BORN IN CHINA (Disneynature) #BornInChina

Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.

Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.  

2017 Disney Studios MoviesMay 5, 2017 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (Marvel Studios) #GotGVol2

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell. Kevin Feige is producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Jonathan Schwartz, Victoria Alonso, Nik Korda and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.

2017 Disney Studios MoviesMay 26, 2017 – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES #PiratesOfTheCaribbean #APiratesDeathForMe

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-newPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directingPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.

2017 Disney Studios MoviesJune 16, 2017 – CARS 3 (Disney/Pixar) #Cars3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

2017 Disney Studios MoviesNovember 3, 2017 – THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel Studios) #ThorRagnarok

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is byCraig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom, and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson. “Thor: Ragnarok” thunders into U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.

TRAILER: Coming Soon

2017 Disney Studios MoviesNovember 22, 2017 – COCO (Disney/Pixar) #Coco

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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2017 Disney Studios MoviesDecember 15, 2017 –  STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII (Lucasfilm) #StarWarsVIII

TRAILER: Coming Soon

Which film are you looking forward to?

Moana ~ “We Know the Way” Clip

Have you seen Moana yet? It is definitely right up at the top of my list of all time favorites. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m ready to see it again! The songs and music are quickly becoming a constant in my house. The Moana original motion picture soundtrack, the two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack are available wherever music is sold and streamed. 

Moana Clip

Moana is a true family film. The film offers positive messages of self-discovery and empowerment. Moana herself is a great role model, demonstrating perseverance, curiosity, and courage. All Disney films have a message and Moana is no different. The most important message – Girl Power! No prince! Moana is in complete control of her own future and destiny. Her own ability and leadership. Girl Power!

“We Know The Way” ~ written and performed by Opetaia Foa’i  and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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MOANA is now playing in theaters everywhere!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bringing Changes to WDW and New Featurette!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is bringing some big changes to Walt Disney World Resort including a new 7 hour Star Wars guided tour, new updates to Star Wars Launch Bay and the return of the nighttime show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16.

Rogue One Star Wars WDW

Spaceship Earth at Epcot transformed into a giant Star Wars Death Star during a special Disney Parks Blog meet-up that included updates on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story inspired additions coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a surprise visit from one of the stars of the upcoming film – Mads Mikkelsen.

Rogue One Star Wars WDW
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Star Wars fans and Disney Parks Blog readers experienced the once-in-a-lifetime transformation of Spaceship Earth at the park as well as online during the “Inside Disney Parks-LIVE” coverage of the event.

During the meet-up, Mads Mikkelsen – who plays Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – made a surprise visit and joined everyone for a quick question-and-answer session. Mads talked about the character he’s playing and shared what it was like to be part of a Star Wars film.

Among the night’s announcements, Disney shared that AWR Troopers from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios very soon. AWR (Advanced Weapons Research) Troopers are encased in specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam. They are the bodyguards and enforcers of Director Krennic, who holds a high status in the AWR division of the Empire. Guests will soon have a chance to spot these AWR Troopers in a new scene in the existing “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away daytime show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Rogue One Star Wars WDW
Photo via Disney Parks Blog

Star Wars Launch Bay will soon be updated with new props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, including items such as a Shoretrooper Blaster, Director Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle, a Death Star model, a U-wing gunship and more. Making-of footage will also be added to the the behind-the-scenes film in Launch Bay Theater. Similar updates can also be found at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland park in California.

 A new Star Wars Guided Tour is in the works for Star Wars fans.  This seven-hour guided tour will be led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide that will include: a journey on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue; an opportunity to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (for guests age 4-12); a guided exploration of Star Wars Launch Bay, dinner at a quick-service restaurant featuring Star Wars-themed items; the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party; fireworks viewing and more. 

The popular Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party will return. This includes Star Wars-themed cupcakes, cookies, brownies and a selection of savory snacks including cheese and flatbread and dip (as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages). The night ends with special VIP viewing for the night’s “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” 

Voyage changes are coming to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue starting in mid-December. The attraction will soon switch back to offer randomized beginnings (instead of starting each journey on the planet of Jakku) and final destinations.

Fan favorite nighttime show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 16 and will join “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” as a second nightly fireworks spectacular at the park through December 31. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016


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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!