The orphan boy Pete has been living in the wild with his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. One day Pete meets Grace, a forest ranger who grew up hearing her father tell stories of a fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods.
How is this 10 year old surviving in the wild without any family? Why, he has Elliot of course.
As she listens to his descriptions of Elliot, she is reminded of the stories her father, Mr. Meacham. Join the adventure as Grace sets out to find where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Grab your Pete’s Dragon Family Activity Kit and get ready to use your imagination. Explore the world around you, learn more about Disney conservation efforts, and more with this free printable!
“Elliot takes flight” – This has to be my favorite clip so far. Of course I have always loved Dragons 🙂
“Is Elliot your imaginary friend?”
Pete’s Dragon flies into theatres everywhere on August 12th!
Look at that cutie Sven!
The first book, Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights is available now! Coming soon will be a collection of books featuring the familiar characters we know and love. Plus the readers will be introduced to a new protagonist named, Little Rock. The story will get the LEGO treatment with four animated shorts and a full compilation airing on Disney Channel this fall.
Not only will the shorts bring the super fun animation and laughs that we have come to adore about Lego adaptations but the original voice cast will be reprising their roles! I know my kids will be happy to see their favorites back on the screen with more adventures!
Watch this interview with the voice of Olaf, Josh Gad.
Read the first chapter of the new book at frozen.disney.com! Also this site will be updated with fun activities tied to the new story.
For more information on Disney Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights, visit Journey to the Lights.
Who is your favorite Frozen character?
Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille imagine and play in an enchanted neighborhood garden supervised by Aunt Miranda. Through their heartwarming and humorous adventures, the WellieWishers help a girl to learn how to “stand in another person’s wellies” to discover the skills of empathy, kindness, and compassion that will help her be a good friend.
The playhouse is the WellieWishers favorite spot for their make-believe adventures. The color and detail on this set is amazing. I wanted to stay at the store and play with it too! Carrot is their adorable Bunny friend they girls play with each time they make a trip to the garden. He is a soft, cuddly friend available in the set including the hutch.
The magic of the WellieWishers is brought to life not only in these 2 cute play sets, but also in books, outfits for your girl, a theater, additional outfits for your WellieWishers, and more! If you have an American Girl store near you I encourage you to take your daughter and go explore the world of the WellieWishers. There is a lot to see and do at the stores.
My daughter is an avid book reader. When she “The Riddle of the Robin” book she could not wait to get reading! She shares about the book in the video below.
The WellieWishers adventures are told in 3 fun new books, written by Valerie Tripp. She, just like Ashlyn, Willa, Kendall, Camille and Emerson, believes that every girl has her own special talents to nurture and to celebrate. Ms. Tripp has written other books for American Girl, for their BeForever dolls.
Enough from me, how about hearing from someone who was over the moon happy to get her very own Willa!
Unboxing Willa! She had no idea what was in the box. Our trip to the American Girl store happened before she opened this. So her hearts wish of getting her own WellieWisher came true!
Meet Willa! My girl shares all about her new friend, what she loves about her, and more details about the WellieWishers. We also take you on a hunt at our American Girl Store to see some of the new WellieWishers goodies!
Thank you to American Girl for sending us Willa to love. All opinions are my own.
Brave Sophie meets our Big Friendly Giant when he takes her from the orphanage she lives in. At first she wants to escape from him and leave Giant Country. But she soon realizes those other nasty Giants will eat her, because she is a tasty human bean. Sophie’s heart, and ours, breaks for how the mean Giants treat The BFG. She wants him to do something about it, but he is only a runt and what can he do? In the end, with the help of Her Majester the Queen and other nations the big giants are sent away where you and I will never go, and where they will not be able to eat anymore human beans.
For an avid fan of the book, I left the theater thinking wow. Roald Dahl is a very descriptive writer, he brings his world to life using beautiful imagery. Steven Spielberg and Disney worked hard to translate his world onto the big screen and I can tell you they did a wonderful job. The way The BFG moves and melts into his surroundings to his wonderful way of talking, I just loved every minute of this movie.
My favorite part was when Sophie and The BFG were catching dreams. It was stunning visually and really I do not have the words to explain it any more than that. I felt like I was a kid again, experiencing the wonders of where dreams come from.
“Trying to catch a Phizzwizard”
My son loved when The BFG shared his Frobscottle with the Queen and her attendants. Especially when the bubbles caused a lot of Whizzpoppers!
My daughter has read and loves the book as well. She said the whole movie was so cool. And if she had to pick a favorite that wasn’t already taken by her brother and I it would be when The BFG was mixing the dreams together. I agree, it was a truly magical moment.
Everyone has asked me: Is it scary? If you have read the book you know the Giants have a taste for Human Beans. It describes which Giant prefers which type of Bean. The movie does not go into a lot of detail of which kinds of humans the Giants eat. Leaving it at they only eat humans. Towards the end of the book, we learn how many humans are disappearing and just how these giants guzzle and snatch them. The movie again does not get into all of that in great detail which I think is for the best. Reading it is one thing. Seeing it can be quite another. The Queen has her dream about the Giants and she is reading a newspaper with the headline about missing children. Nothing is missing from the story, don’t worry!
The scariest part for my son was when Sophie first arrives in Giant country determined to escape. The BFG unbeknownst to her, creates a dream that shows her what will happen if she does. She will be swallowed by Bloodbottler. I made sure to lean over and whisper to him this was just a dream. He closed his eyes but relaxed after seeing Mommy knew what she was talking about.
All the little details that make the book so wonderful, were found in The BFG. From the labels on his dream bottles to just making him how I always imagined him to look and sound like. This movie is one for every man, woman, and child that has ever loved and wished they too could know and have an adventure with The Big Friendly Giant.
“The BFG visits Buckingham Palace”
I am right, not left. These free printable activities will make your chidlers very happy!
Giants are here! Chase your dreams with The BFG in theaters now!
Hat Attack Neutral Diamonds-Printed Sarong
This is the perfect beach accessory! I just adore the print, looking forward to wearing this on our upcoming cruise and in the meantime at the pool.
Sisters of Los Angeles Cheers Bottle Opener
I foresee this coming in handy for our girls’ nights!
Wild and Wolf Ridley’s Games Room “Who Am I?” Quiz
Team up and see who can guess the most celebrities. This game is small enough to take anywhere and guaranteed to break the ice with even the shy ones in your group.
NCLA Born On The 4th Nail Lacquer
Patriotic and cruelty-free! This polish was developed exclusively with PopSugar. It can be rocked alone or over another polish.
Knock Knock Are You Ready (For Your Close-Up?) Compact
This compact is durable enough to withstand the beach or your kids fighting over it. I’m just happy to finally have a compact for my purse. I know where have I been?!
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes
These wipes are aluminum free and vegan. With these wipes, you do not have an excuse for stinky pits!
Pressels Sriracha Chips
Thin and crispy, baked pretzel chips. These chips are non-gmo project verified with less fat and sodium than your typical chips. Not to mention, delicious! Throw them in your bag for a beach treat or to share if you’re nice like that.
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Thank you to PopSugar for sending over their PopSugar Must Have Box June 2016. All opinions are my own.