‘Twas the day before vacation and all through the class
Each of the Kindergarteners were having a blast
The Gingerbread Houses were decorated with care
In hopes that Santa Claus soon would be there
When what should my wandering eyes should I see
The most life changing of emails addressed just to me
“You hereby invited to come on a most magical trip
To Skywalker Ranch…” –why I started to flip
The #StrangeMagicEvent is awaiting for you and
Besides Skywalker Ranch, we’re stopping at Pixar too”
From the mind of George Lucas, #StrangeMagic you’ll screen
And interview Gary Rystrom-I started to scream
Then we’ll whisk you away to Pixar Animation Studios
For a glimpse of #InsideOut and #Lava –I was coming unglued
Dashing to the computer I responded in a flash
“I’m honored to be there-so excited you asked”
‘Twas the night before vacation, I can’t contain my grin
I’m beside myself with excitement, I can’t wait to begin
Just follow along with the #StrangeMagicEvent and
#PixarInsideOut –both will be the most wondrous events.
If you hadn’t noticed I am just a little bit, teeny, tiny excited to announce that I will be joining 24 other bloggers from all around the country to travel to San Francisco next month to screen the new Lucasfilm and Touchtone Pictures film, Strange Magic, opening everywhere January 23.
“Strange Magic,” the new animated film from the mind of George Lucas, is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. And now here’s a look at “Strange Magic”
I’ll be interviewing the Director and 7 time Academy Award® winner Gary Rydstrom as well as Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “Red Tails,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) who voices who voices Sunny in the film. And did I happen to mention that the I’d be doing all of this from none other than SKYWALKER RANCH- yes-THE Skywalker Ranch!
And if this trip of a lifetime couldn’t possibly get any better, it can, it will and it does when we then travel across the Bay to Emeryville, to visit Pixar Animation Studios, home of such greats as Monster’s Inc. and Toy Story. While we’re here, we will be treated to a special sneak peek of Pixar’s upcoming summer release Inside Out, opening nationwide June 19, 2015.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
And the cherry on top of the sundae, a sneak peek of Pixar’s new animated short, Lava, Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years and that plays right before Inside Out.
Pinch me-I’m dreaming! So let’s review-a trip to Skywalker Ranch to tour the Ranch as well as interview director Gary Rydstrom and actor Elijah Kelley, a screening of “Strange Magic” and then a visit to Pixar Animation Studios for sneak peeks of “Inside Out” and “Lava”– best Christmas ever!
You can follow along right here on this once in a lifetime adventure starting in just a few short weeks. Just look for our special hashtags:
And of course by joining us right here as take you along for the #StrangeMagicEvent.
Special thanks to Disney for providing me with this all expense paid trip in exchange for my coverage of the #StrangeMagicEvent and #PixarInsideOut during. As always, opinions and experiences are my own.