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Bring Home The Tale As Old As Time Today! #BeautyandtheBeast


Unless you have been under a rock for the last few months, you have undoubtedly heard about Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. You may have even seen it in the theater and if you didn’t get a chance, you can pick it up on Blu-ray combo pack at major retailers now.

Check out the trailer below:

 

Wow, it still makes me excited. It was such a wonderful movie! I thought everyone was cast perfectly and Gaston stole the show. Emma Watson was perfect for the role of Belle and we finally learn what happened to her mom. Anyone that grew up watching this movie will absolutely adore the live-action movie. The songs were fabulous especially the new song Evermove.

The Blu-ray release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.
Bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand Today!

Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
  • A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
  • The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
  • Making a Moment with Celine Dion – Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”
  • From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
    • “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
    • “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
    • “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
    • “Beauty and the Beast” — You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Introduction by Director Bill Condon — Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
    • Gaston Courts Belle — Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
    • Bread and Jam for Agathe — On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
    • Storming the Ice Gates — The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
    • Lumière Torches LeFou — As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
    • Monsieur Toilette — LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he’s startled by a castle resident.
    • Cogsworth Rescues Lumière — When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
    • Treacle the Lasses — Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
    • LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite — After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
  • Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
  • “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
  • Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
  • Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
    • “Belle”
    • “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
    • “Belle” (Reprise)
    • “Gaston”
    • “Be Our Guest”
    • “Days in the Sun”
    • “Something There”
    • “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
    • “Beauty and the Beast”
    • “Evermore”
    • “The Mob Sing”
    • “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)

DVD:

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video

We are going to load up our projector and show this movie outdoors and have an under the stars movie party at our house next month! So what did you think? Did you see it? I would love to know what you thought, leave them in the comments.

 

 



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Discover “The Explorers: The Door in the Alley” Book & #Giveaway

If you are looking for a great summer read for your 8-12 year old, check out this great book that arrived, hot off the presses, on April 25th! The Explorers: The Door In The Alley features a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat.

This book by Adrienne Kress is the first book in a new middle-grade series for fans of The Name of This Book Is Secret, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Series of Unfortunate Events. It doesn’t take more than a few pages to see why film rights have already been optioned by Disney!

The Explorers: The Door In The Alley is filled with adventure and danger. There are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, famous explorers, a risk-averse boy, and a girl on a mission. Not to mention secrets not meant for the faint of heart. But if you are feeling bold, or maybe even a little italic, and if you enjoy derring-dos (and doing dares), this just might be the story for you.

Adrienne Kress is a writer and an actress born and raised in Toronto. She is the daughter of two high school English teachers and credits them with her love of both writing and performing. She also has a cat named Atticus, who unfortunately despises teeny hats. Look for her online at AdrienneKress.com, and follow her on Twitter at @AdrienneKress.

This book is available on Amazon but you can enter to win a copy below.

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Disney Tangled Before Ever After is on DVD Now! #Giveaway

If you have kids that are fans of Disney’s Tangled, they will love this brand new adventure, Tangled Before Ever After  that arrived on DVD this week!  In this new tale,  Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time, with the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, TANGLED BEFORE EVER AFTER is a magical movie event!!

Includes the TV Movie, Plus Four Animated Shorts and a FREE Exclusive Rapunzel Replica Journal

 

Bonus: 4 Tangled Short Cuts

  • Checkmate
  • Prison Bake
  • Make Me Smile
  • Hare Peace

 Run Time:                    Approximately 65 minutes (including bonus)

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All New Chapter Book Based on Disney “Tangled”! #Giveaway

If you have a child who loves Disney and reading, there is an all new chapter book series based on Disney Tangled: The Series. Before Ever After by Stacia Deutsch and illustrated by RH Disney follows the long-locked Rapunzel as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.

Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey is the charming Eugene, the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; and the no-nonsense horse, Maximus. Fans of the 2010 film, Tangled, will love this series! Book features 8 pages of full-color images from the show and is perfect for children ages 8-12. You can purchase this on Amazon.

Tangled: The Series and Tangled Before Ever After are available on the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD platforms now.Following its U.S. debut, the Disney Channel Original Movie and series will roll out globally in 33 languages in 162 countries on Disney Channels worldwide.

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Have You Seen The Amazing Book of Disney Princess?

Do you have a Disney Princess fan in your house? If you do, they will love The Amazing Book of Disney Princess. Inside the book, there is so much to discover. This is reference book perfect for young readers with fold-out paper flaps and fold. The large pictures and short, simple sentences bring the characters to life for children aged 5 and up.

Favorite Disney Princess characters and their kingdoms are explored in a fun way, including Belle, Jasmine, Merida, Tiana, Mulan, Ariel and Rapunzel. The Amazing Book of Disney Princess also comes with a giant pull-out poster.

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Disney’s Pinocchio Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Today!

Today is a great day because Disney’s timeless tale Pinocchio, winner of two Academy Awards, joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection! This classic film is ready to delight a whole new generation of dreamers with its masterful animation, unforgettable characters and award-winning music. The movie which inspired the world to wish upon a star,is available TODAY on Blu-ray and DVD with hours of new and classic bonus features.

We received this recently and I could not wait to share it with my youngest children who had never seen it. How fun to watch through their eyes as they discovered this classic movie for the first time! You can view the trailer HERE.

 

 

The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes hours of classic bonus material and exclusive features including a reinvented rendition of “When You Wish Upon a Star” created and performed by music influencers from Disney’s Maker Studios; never-before-seen artwork from the film’s Pleasure Island sequence; archival recordings of Walt himself during “Pinocchio” production; and a recently restored and scored 1927 short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

“Pinocchio” tells the tale of wood-carver Geppetto’s beloved puppet who embarks on a thrilling quest – with faithful friend Jiminy Cricket – that tests his bravery, loyalty and honesty, all virtues he must learn to fulfill his heart’s desire: to become a real boy.

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE:

  • Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – The Pleasure Island scene in “Pinocchio” had much more development than what is seen in the film. Join Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman as they explore artwork recently discovered in Disney’s animation research library revealing some of the attractions, gags and games, which Disney animators created for this iconic location of the film, that never made it on screen.
  • In Walt’s Words – “Pinocchio” – Hear Walt himself discuss the making of “Pinocchio” through archival recordings and interviews.
  • The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Music influencers Alex G, Tanner Patrick and JR Aquino from Disney’s Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form videos, gather in a creative workspace to create their rendition of the film’s signature song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and produce a fresh new music video.
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Poor Papa” – This recently restored and scored 1927 short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who gets multiple visits from the stork and is forced to attempt various methods to help stop the onslaught of baby deliveries.
  • Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes, sing-alongs, storyboards and theatrical trailers.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

Feature Run Time:                         Approximately 88 minutes

Rating:                                                G in U.S. and Canada

 

I received this film on Blu-ray in order to facilitate my post. My words and views are 100% my own. 

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The Lion Guard is Available Now on DVD #Giveaway

If you haven’t heard, The Lion Guard is out now on DVD. Continuing with Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion and his Lion Guard team as they protect the Circle of Life.

Complete with a crew of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Follow the adventures of this heroic band as they use their unique abilities to protect the Pride Lands and maintain the Circle of Life. This series also features Simba, the spirit of Mufasa and the hilarious antics of Timon and Pumbaa.

Join Kion and His Friends on their Adventures in the Pride Lands as they Learn Lessons of Leadership, Teamwork and Trust! You are sure to go wild for all the ferocius fun! Whether the Lion Guard team is tracking a rogue leopard, foiling tricky jackals or facing stubborn crocodiles, Life in the Pride Lands is always hevi kabisa“-totally intense! 

This new DVD, features five new episodes of Disney’s The Lion Guard and is packed with laughs, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Life in the Pride Lands is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Five FREE Exclusive Silicone Bracelets! Bring home this heroic adventure on Disney DVD TODAY!

Episodes:

The Rise of Makuu (featuring guest star Blair Underwood as the voice of Makuu)
The Kaputana Celebration
Bunga and the King
Never Roar Again
The Imaginary Okapi

Bonus: Music Videos:
• A Trail to Hope
• Teke Ruka Teleza

“It’s UnBungalievable!” Shorts
• Who’s Quicker?
• Who’s Hungrier?
• Who Has Better Hair?
• Who’s Cuter?
• Who’s Louder?
• Who’s Mightier?

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Take a Trip to the Toy Hospital with Disney Doc McStuffins-#HolidayGiftGuide

Where are all the Doc McStuffins fans? They are going to love the new Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Set and the Toy Hospital DVD!

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See my unboxing of this Disney Store Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Set below:

You can watch the Bringing Home Baby Video Clip HERE! Click on the graphic below for downloadable Doc McStuffins Activity Sheets! 

Download Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Activities
We are adding Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Play Set and DVD to Mommy Ramblings’ 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a Toy Hospital DVD below.

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Proud To Be a PJ Masks Ambassador!

pj masks image headerLife has been hectic and I realized I forgot to share some exciting news with all of you. I was selected to be a PJ Masks Ambassador. Do your kids watch PJ Masks on Disney Jr.? If you never heard of PJ Masks, it revolves around three 6-year-olds who during the day lead relatively normal lives. At bedtime everything changes, when they activate their bracelets which are linked to their pajamas and turn into PJ Masks! These little super heroes go on all kinds of adventures to solve mysteries, stop crimes, squash bad guys and learn important lessons along the way. 

So what does this mean to you? It means, I will be bringing you the latest and greatest on all things PJ Masks. Find out about the newest products, episodes, events and so much more!

I have some super exciting things to share coming up this week! So be sure and keep us on your radar so you won’t miss a thing. In the meantime check out the official PJ Masks YouTube channel. You can also visit PJMasks.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

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Baking Up #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate Party Treats-Easy Tutorial

We were chosen to show our #DisneySide in the hosting of a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate Party. When the big box arrived, the kids were really excited to see what was inside! You can see our unboxing post and video HERE.

Next it was time to plan the snacks. We made Mickey Mouse Dipped OREO cookies and Devils Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow frosting that were decorated to look like Mickey.
#DisneyKidsMickey inspired cookies are a festive and fast to make. Just dip OREO Cookies in melted red candy wafers and then put white chocolate chips on them with the points cut off so they are a flat as possible. This is fast, easy and delicious.

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Bake cupcakes and frost, top with 2 mini OREO cookies to look like ears and then decorate with colored sugar, decors or sprinkles for a festive touch.

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They were a huge hit!!!

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We received a party package for our participation in hosting this event.


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