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OMG, it is the BFG!


Don’t you just ADORE Roald Dahl? Of course you do. He just “got” kids. He didn’t talk down to them or sugar coat anything and he never forgot the magic.

The BFG is just one of the funniest books ever…and I say that having read it for the first time as an adult. I love it, my kids love it. It works as an independent read or a read aloud. It is short enough for little readers’ attention spans and rich enough for clever kids.

Normally I am wary of film adaptations of classics but this looks awesome. Disney released the first trailer for the Spielberg-directed movie of “The BFG.” They definitely have the “dark” part down–will they be able to nail the humor? How will they fill in the world of “The BFG” while remaining true to the original? I know that I want to find out!

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Frozen Themed Guest Suite and Activity Cave at Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace

I haven’t seen Frozen, yet, because I let my parents have the privilege of taking the kids…but I hear it is stupendous and can’t wait to watch on DVD.

In what may be one of the most clever tie-ins to a movie (though I am waiting to hear that Disney World’s Blizzard Beach is getting a Frozen make-over), Disney announced a Frozen-inspired suite and activity cave at Quebec City’s Ice Hotel.

Frozen Ice Hotel Suite

Hit it, press release:

Today, Walt Disney Studios has unveiled the first images from the Frozen-inspired suite at Quebec City’s famed Hôtel de Glace, in celebration of Disney’s “FROZEN” Blu-ray & Digital HD release.

Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow and supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms. The collaboration will also include a “Frozen Activity Cave” bringing the wonder of Disney’s wintry tale to life like never before. The suite will be unveiled this weekend and remain open through March 23.

I love traveling and in the BC (before children) era I used to be pretty adventurous…but an ice hotel just is not on my bucket list. You sleep wrapped up in a super-warm thermal cocoon-like sleeping bag. Extreme temperatures just isn’t my thing. I would definitely be interested in visiting for a few hours, though, just to see it. How about you?

Disney Releases Cast for Live Action Into the Woods!

I’m a total theater geek. Heck, I MAJORED in Theater Studies in college. So, I am just incredibly excited about Disney’s production of Into the Woods!

My husband played one of the princes in his high school’s production so you KNOW there is going to be LOTS of fun singing going on in this house leading up to the release. For the record, my voice is no where near as good as my husband’s but that just means I will sing LOUDER! My kids are too young to care that mommy can’t carry a tune.

IN honor of this announcement, I broke out my mad photoshoppin’ skillz…which, to give you an idea of my vocal talent, are probably superior to my singing abilities.

Disney Has Cast Into the Woods

Anna Kendrick is going to rock this! What do you think–does Chris Pine have the chops? Will this be one of Johnny Depp’s brilliant roles or one of his embarrassing disasters? Meryl Streep is frickin’ Meryl Streep. Does the rest of the cast have what it takes?

Take it away, press release!

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