Recent News From The Disney Cruise Line

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to the first Disney Parks Blog Cruise Meet-Up. Just in case you were curious about the announcement of the new surprises coming to Disney Cruises I taped it for you to view below. The video tells you all about the 3 new exciting sneak peeks coming to DCL. They include a Tangled – stage spectacular starting on the Magic in November. A Star Wars Day at Sea on the Fantasy starting in January and a fun Frozen Deck Party called “Freezing the Night Away”, along with a day of Frozen Fun and a royal tour. Some really awesome stuff is coming – Enjoy!

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A Rainbow of Colors Under a Blue Sky

It is amazing to me the details and the work that went into creating a lot of the designs at this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden festival. Being an avid gardener myself I would love one in my yard, just thought – that’s an interesting image. Walking out in your backyard and this giant life size Elsa, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Anna or even Goofy, Ah-mazing. Another dream of mine would be to work there and create my own character topiary. I get so excited when the festival comes around each year, one of the things I must remind myself is you can take more than one day to see them all. But I do like to ignore that and run around the park and see everything in one day feet killing me and all. I love how they have food to guide you along the way as your taking in all the sights. The Kale Salad was amazing and I wish I could get that recipe. Thinking of my favorite place to see blue sky and a rainbow of colors.

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MONKEY KINGDOM – Amazing Family Activity Packet & Educators Guide

Hope you will head and see this movie and support nature! The video clip is very cute and makes it seem like the whole movie will be too. Thanks and Enjoy.

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.

Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. #MonkeyKingdom

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MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theaters everywhere on April 17th!

ABOUT DISNEYNATURE:
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first five Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” and “Bears” are five of the top six highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynatures’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all five films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects across U.S. National Parks and protecting endangered species.

Print the educational and family packets below –

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CINDERELLA – Coloring Sheets!!!

With CINDERELLA now playing in theatres everywhere, I wanted to share a fun packet of 9 coloring sheets inspired by the new movie!!! Click and Print them the PDF’s below the pics.

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CINDERELLA is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Thanks and Enjoy!!

My Interview with Producer/Writer of Walt Before Mickey: Arthur L. Bernstein By: Chelsea Pulver

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Walt Before Mickey is a movie based on a book of the same name by Timothy S. Susanin. It’s the only movie approved by the Disney family and even has a forward by Walt’s daughter Diane Disney Miller! It tells the story of Walter (Walt) Elias Disney’s Early Years, 1919-1928, from his days in Kansas City, MO, at Laugh-O-Gram Studios to Los Angeles, CA, and Disney Brothers Studios, now known as Walt Disney Studios or the Walt Disney Company. The tentative release date is April 18 or 19, 2015. It’s rumored that it will show at the Tribeca Film Festival that weekend.

Walt Before Mickey is directed by Khoa Le, was produced and written by Armando Gutierrez and Arthur L. Bernstein, and has a pretty stellar cast for being a low-budget independent film. Some of the cast includes Thomas Ian Nicolas (American Pie) as Walt, John Heder (

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#StrangeMagic In Theaters Everywhere – Family Activity Sheets

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., 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. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.

Click to Print these activities sheets below

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