Get Ready to Return to Arendelle – The Frozen 2 Trailer

I sat on this trailer for a day before attempting to put my thoughts here. I watched it over and over again and continued to find the trailer dark and grim. Not at all what I expected.

To be honest, I don’t know what I expected but I do know I didn’t expect Frozen 2 to be grim. Over time I think we have all come to think of Frozen as a happy story hugely because we know the ending and love the songs.

This initial trailer is not at all what was expected, but we all know that trailers can sometimes be deceiving, and we’ll certainly see more trailers with different tones and focal areas of the film before November.

This initial trailer feels a wee bit dark to me. It’s a wordless collection of scenes of the characters striving at various unclear tasks. 

And then there are the new characters! Who are they? How will they be brought into the film? The new girl looks a lot like Anna – is she a young Anna in a bit of a flashback? 

We have been told that Frozen 2 will again be a musical with original songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returning to write the songs.

Officially we have also been told that Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far into the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

The end of the trailer does show our favorite characters walking together and staring out over beautiful scenery and seems to imply they’re going someplace. 

Disney will certainly share more trailers as the release date gets closer, along with an official synopsis that will answer many of our questions. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this first trailer?

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2019.

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Aladdin Trailer – Will Smith as the Genie

If you watched the Grammy Awards, you’ve already seen it. If you didn’t – here it is – the first ever TV spot for Disney’s Aladdin.

Although many have not been fans of the live re-makes that Disney has been doing, I have to say that I have loved each one.

I’ll will admit, I did struggle just a wee little bit with this new Disney live-action remake. It wasn’t the film itself I was struggling with. It was the Genie I was struggling with. In my mind I felt that Robin Williams would always be the Genie and there was nothing anyone could do to change that.

Can you imagine Will Smith having to live up to the memory of Robin Williams as the Genie. Kudos to him for trying. Kudos to him for doing such a great job. I can’t wait to see the whole film.

Now I know they will do a great job with the film and it will be easy to see Will Smith in the role.

Well, I’ve always been willing to admit when I’m wrong and when it comes to Will Smith’s Genie – I was wrong. I was surprised by the negativity on Twitter following the release of this trailer. I don’t think many are giving it a chance.

Just this tiny little snippet made me smile. Reminded me of the goofy Will Smith and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It reminded me of the Will Smith that made me grin from ear to ear before he was the adventurous, action hero.

I honestly think Will Smith will do a great job – we shall see when the film opens May 24. 

Apart from the Genie, check out the beautiful and vibrant colors in the parade scene, it makes you want to jump right in and be there!

 

Official Synopsis

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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On May 24, 2019 hop on a magic carpet and go see “Aladdin” in theaters nationwide!




Here’s the Line-Up! The 2019 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate!

2018 was a great year for the movies and ended the year with everyone’s favorite and an outstanding holiday film – Mary Poppins Returns. I admit I have seen it three times already and to be honest, I’m ready to see it again!

If you think 2018 was a great year for the movies, wait until you see the line-up for 2019! I’m having a hard time deciding which 2019 movie I’m most excited about. If I had to rank which one I’m most looking forward to, I would have to say Dumbo (due out in March).

Below you will find information on the upcoming 2019 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It’s going to be an amazing year at the movies!

March 9, 2019 – CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios) – #CaptainMarvel

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens in March, 2019 in U.S. theaters.

 

March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios) – #Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose over-sized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

DUMBO flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

 

April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature) – #DisneynaturePenguins

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.

 

April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios) – #AvengersEndgame

AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.

 

May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios) – #Aladdin

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich (“Death Nate”) with Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hanson”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).

ALADDIN opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.

 

June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar) – #ToyStory4

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).

Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

 

July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios) – #TheLionKing

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer film-making techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

THE LION KING roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

 

August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios) – #ArtemisFowl

Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay.

Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.

 

November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – Hashtag Coming Soon

Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.

FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019. 

TRAILER: Coming Soon

December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm) – Hashtag Coming Soon

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX opens in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.

TRAILER: Coming Soon

Get the popcorn ready for a great year of movies!




Mary Poppins Returns Activity Packet – It’s Practically Perfect!

It’s a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Practically Perfect in Every Way kind of day!

Today’s the day! Mary Poppins Returns and hopefully you all will be able to take a break from your holiday preparation and head to the theater to see Mary Poppins Returns – I know I’ll be there!

This new activity packet is full of coloring pages and great projects that will help bring Mary Poppins Returns fun into your house during the holidays (just download and print)

If you can’t get there today, and have to wait until the weekend – here are my favorite clips from the movie to help you wait.

“Can You Imagine That?”

 

“Royal Doulton Bowl”

 

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS

is now playing in theaters everywhere!




It’s Time to Believe in Artemis Fowl

A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old. What can a Disney film do with that?

I’ll admit I’m intrigued.

I’ll also admit I have never read the series of books so had to do a bit of research when Disney dropped this trailer. I’ll definitely be reading them now!

Who is Artemis Fowl?

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

About the Movie

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive  producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.

The trailer gives us one or two brief glimpses of Armetis, focusing instead on the underground world.

About the Story

Artemis Fowl is part of a series of eight books by Irish author Eoin Colfer. The movie is based on the first book of the series.

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairy-folk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn’t foolish enough to believe in all that “gold at the end of the rainbow” nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive.

When the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn’t count on the appearance of the extra small, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit–and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.

Artemis matches wits with this hidden race of fairies since they may or may not be connected to his father’s disappearance.

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Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL releases in theaters everywhere on August 9, 2019!