Family Film Disney’s McFarland, USA Now in Theatres ~ Trailer

A great activity for the whole family, McFARLAND, USA is now playing in theatres everywhere.  This PG rated movie is inspired by a 1987 true story, in which an unlikely band of inexperienced, under-equipped, young Latino runners with exceptional determination rise to become cross-country state champions under the leadership of their coach, Jim White (played by Kevin Costner). Family Film Disney's McFarland, USA ~ Synopsis & Trailer Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Spring at Magic Kingdom

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme:  Your March Calendar Shot! *o*     *o*     *o* Since I have never been to EPCOT's International Flower & Garden Festival (and officially found out today that I won't be seeing it this May 9-12th, either ... ahem!  But enough about that), I don't have many lovely topiary character pictures to dazzle you with, for a Disney Spring Calendar shot today. Although I was excited to see my first topiary, at the Magic Kingdom last month: And although it wasn't Spring yet when I took this next shot, the fact that you can see beautiful foliage like this in early February (a novel concept to a Midwesterner like myself) is one of the many reasons we love to go to Disney World in winter! Check out more great Springtime Disney shots this week by clicking the button below.  Thanks Deb, at Focused on the Magic, for hosting this fun weekly photo hop! … [Read more...]

Monsters University ~ Mike & Sully Return At Last!

Monsters, Inc being one of my family's all time favorites - we've dreamed of this sequel for a very long time.  My husband and I have often discussed how worthy this movie was to be expounded on.  How creative the story was - with amusing characters, portrayal of life in Monstropolis; and the ironic, clever angle of "dangerous" human kids.  Released while we were dating, Monsters Inc was the first movie we purchased our first child a few years later.  I had almost given up hope. So it is with a great sigh of relief/joy/inner peace and contentment (plus a little side Happy Dance) that I make this declaration:  Next June 2013, Disney will be releasing the long awaited sequel ~ Monsters University! Hitting U.S. theaters nearly 12 years after the “Monsters, Inc.” theatrical debut, I was happy to see it will include the original talents of Billy Crystal (as Mike) and John Goodman (as Sully). Doesn't sound like we'll see much of Boo, as this will be taking us on a jump back in … [Read more...]

What’s On Tap – Disney Films for 2012!

Here's what Walt Disney Pictures currently has on tap for us, scheduled for release during the upcoming year 2012! *o*     *o*     *o* January 13: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D, also in Disney Digital 3D *o*     *o*     *o* … [Read more...]