This special sneak peek of Mickey and the Roadster Racers in select movie theatres nationwide is happening on Saturday, January 14th! This one-day event includes a $5 offer to the Disney Store, a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways!
Free activities: Mickey and the Roadster Racers Printables
In this brand new series, Mickey and the gang run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world! When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.
Mickey’s Big Celebration is coming to a theater near you! Kids and parents can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun!
- Visit FathomEvents.com for participating theaters and ticket information.
- Date: Saturday, January 14
- Time: 10:00 a.m. (local time)
- Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (approximate)
Enter for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets (guaranteed seating) to the showing at Cobb Village 12 in Leesburg, VA! Giveaway ends Thursday January 12th at 8:00pm EST.
Entry is simple: Leave a comment below telling me which character is your favorite!
*This giveaway is sponsored by Disney Junior and Fathom Events. All opinions are my own. One winner will be chosen and emailed his or her tickets before the show.
Beauty and the Beast – March 17, 2017
This tale as old as time is almost here! As a big fan of the original I cannot wait to see this on the big screen. It looks absolutely stunning. But don’t take my word for it, just watch the trailer! You can read more about the movie and see some awesome images here.
Born in China – April 21, 2017
The newest Disneynature film is narrated by John Krasinski. Take an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
I’m excited about the snow leopard footage. Big cats are some of my most favorite animals and they aren’t kidding when they say this cat is elusive!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Did I mention Kurt Russell is in this one! Ah!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – May 26, 2017
Captain Jack is feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle and are bent on killing every pirate at sea. Including him. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with two unlikely mates. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Maybe now we will know why these two heavy weights were;t around picking sides in Civil War. Although I think they would both choose #TeamCap but I’m a little bias. Could this be where Planet Hulk gets introduced? I don’t know but I’m excited to see what happens!
Coco – November 22, 2017
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15, 2017
No details yet, not that I expected there to be any. I did read that Carrie Fisher had finished filming her parts for this movie. But with her passing they are meeting to decide how to proceed with the movies. I, like everyone else, was truly saddened by her death. She was an amazing woman and a role model for so many, including me. I only hope that our Princess, our General, is at peace.
Which one is on your must see list this year?
How Far I’ll Go
In this one you can spot Sven if you’re watching closely as Maui attempts to transform into a giant hawk.
We Know the Way
Did you catch Flounder in this one? Pause it right at 2:48 and he is there on the right side of the screen.
How Far I’ll Go -Alessia Cara
Download free Moana activities, coloring sheets, and more right here.
What is your favorite song from Moana? I think mine is How Far I’ll Go!
Are you ready to join the rebellion with Rogue One? I know I am. This is the story we have been looking for.
I remember watching the original trilogy and asking questions.
How did Princess Leia get the plans?
A tiny flaw? Really? No one caught that?
Who were the rebel spies? Rogue One has the answers you are looking for.
The answer is no.
Knowing that the rebels get the plans does not ruin the movie. I was on the edge of my seat, trying to keep from biting my nails, reminding myself that they do get the plans. Because seriously it really looked like it wasn’t going to happen!
The movie begins in a galaxy far, far away with a young Jyn Erso and her father, Galen Erso. We learn that Galen, once an employee of the empire is in hiding. But they catch up to him and drag him back. He must finish what he started, the Planet Killer. Or as you might know it by, the Death Star.
Years pass, and Jyn is rescued by the rebellion in order to help find her father. We learn that the empire is harvesting Kyber Crystals to fuel their new weapon. Those are the same crystals used in Jedi lightsabers. That can’t be good. They must be stopped of course but the rebels need some help. They believe Saw Gerrera (from the Clone Wars) will know the location of Galen but convincing him to help might not be so easy.
Jyn is reluctant, despite everything to join the cause. All it has brought her is pain, so why fight? But she is reminded by her new rebel friends, that they have all lost something or even everything. To stand by and let the empire win is to let evil reign.
Rogue One stays true to the Star Wars legacy, in that not only will the action draw you in but also the characters. You become attached to them and their fight. And if you are like me, have to refrain from cheering them on out loud. I guess I will have to wait for the blu-ray to do that.
With that connection comes the deep emotional reaction to the movie itself. The line from A New Hope of “Many Rebel spies died…” now hits home.
Rogue One shows the dark side of the time between Episodes 3 and 4. And just how fragile the rebellion was. Sometimes things aren’t so black and white, good or evil. The rebels, like ourselves, are not always 100% confident in their abilities. We can see ourselves in the flaws of these amazing characters.
I won’t lie. I was anxiously awaiting this moment. Darth Vader. Lord Vader, back on the big screen. Eek! Serious nerd moment. The smoke swirling around him, the ominous feeling that his presence brings. I almost couldn’t stay seated.
I might have a new favorite Darth Vader scene.
Star Wars Rebels
I’m throwing this part in for the all things Star Wars fans. This is where it gets interesting for the future. Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One are close to each other in the Star Wars timeline. Everything I have read points to Rebels season 4 being the one that brings Ezra and the gang into collision with Rogue One. This means Rogue One characters just might be showing up in the Rebel universe and I am so ready for that!
And in the end, what did they accomplish?
They were able to send hope. Hope that the empire will fall. Hope in ourselves and the power that comes from the few when they stand together for what is right.
Rogue One is in theaters now! Get your tickets today and may The Force be with you.
Journey to the Island of Motuni, and meet Moana, the daughter of Chief Tui. Ever since she was a young girl she has dreamed of the ocean and what lies beyond the reef. But she is expected to stay on land and become the future chief. Part of her wants to accept this role, and be who everyone wants her to be.
Inside though, her heart whispers of another path. Encouraged by her Grandmother and the ocean itself, she sets off to find the Demigod Maui and save her island and her people.
“There is no where you could go that I won’t be with you.
Moana doesn’t run away from a challenge, whether it is to convince a stubborn Maui to board her boat or facing down a huge fire monster, she is determined to do what is right and save the day.
Along the way they fight an ocean of monsters, including Tamatoa, the 50 foot crab who lives in Lalotai, the realm of monsters. After an epic journey across the ocean they reach the place where the Heart of Te Fiti must be returned. At the end of it all, Moana discovers the one thing she has always sought: her own identity.
Who am I?
Moana is the future leader of the Island of Motuni. In her heart though she feels a call to something more. Not only will Moana find who she really is but Maui and others will discover who they are on the inside. This lesson resonated with me deeply and inspires me to break boundaries and go for my dreams.
You aren’t who people think you should be. Nor what the world demands you to be. Who you truly are, is who you are in your heart.
I have to take a second to talk about the music. It was stuck in my head as soon as we saw the movie and I couldn’t wait to get the soundtrack. The kids and I have been singing the songs everyday! Lin-Manuel Miranda is uber talented. Combine his talents with Mark Mancina who worked on my all-time favorite The Lion King, and Opetaia Foa’i, the Moana soundtrack is a must!
The supporting cast of characters are incredibly endearing. Pua and HeiHei make for hilarious animal sidekicks. I want a Pua! Not only is the ocean a setting but it is a character. It has a mind of it’s own and likes to be mischievous. I’m not an expert or anything, but I would play nice with a huge body of water. Just saying!
Free Moana Printable Activities
This is the animated short that debuts prior to Moana. Think Inside Out but this time with your body organs, specifically the brain and heart. They don’t speak but it is fun to see how they interact and if our organs had emotions just what they would be!
Disney Easter Eggs
As with any Disney movie, there are several Easter Eggs to look out for.
- Maui is a shape-shifter, so watch him closely he accidentally changes into everyone’s favorite reindeer.
- Listen carefully to Tamatoa’s song “Shiny” he borrows a line from another Villain.
- Credit scroll- Wreck-It-Ralph
- Flounder is swimming around.
- And even Olaf makes a brief appearance.
End Credit Scene
I don’t want to give too much away, but definitely stay to the end of the credits. The scene is not only funny but it is also a Disney Easter Egg.