DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #52 w/ Special Guest THORA BIRCH (Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, American Beauty, Alaska, Ghost World, All I Want for Christmas) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #52 w/ Special Guest THORA BIRCH (Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, American Beauty, Alaska, All I Want for Christmas, Ghost World) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #52 w/ Special Guest THORA BIRCH (Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, American Beauty, Alaska, All I Want for Christmas, Ghost World) on DizRadio.com

 

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October 31, 2013 – Show #52

It’s time D-Heads! The Month Long Annual Not-So-Scary Celebration Finally Comes to a close! This week we celebrate Halloween with black flame candles, witches and more as THORA BIRCH stops in to the show! Thora is stopping in to discuss her longstanding career, upcoming projects and being part of such classics as Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, All I Want for Christmas, Ghost World, American Beauty, Alaska and more!

In addition we make it one big party this week for the holiday as we spin all kinds of spooky fun to carve pumpkins by or hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

We have the D-Team here as Erin stops back answering your questions in I Want to Know and Lexie, our D-Team member from down under brings you the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest this week Thora Birch. There is news from the D-Wire and all kinds of spooks, ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween.

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #51 w/ Special Guest DIEDRICH BADER (Napoleon Dynamite, Drew Carey Show, Spooky Buddies, Batman Brave and the Bold, Beverly Hillbillies) on DizRadio.com

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October 24, 2013 – Show #51

It’s time D-Heads! The Month Long Annual Not-So-Scary Celebration continues! This week let’s get spooky and funny as we welcome DIEDRICH BADER to the show! Diedrich is stopping in to discuss his career, voice acting and more from such films as Napoleon Dynamite, Spooky Buddies, The Beverly Hillbillies, Drew Carey Show, Country Bears, Batman The Brave and the Bold and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back with Erin dipping into the virtual mailbag and answering your questions in I Want To know. And we have Lexie coming back at you with the Hollywood Walk as she goes deeper into the career of our special guest this week.

There is news hot off the D-Wire, spooky tunes, Halloween fun and more!

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen” Lets Go With Dynamic Soundtrack

Disney's 'Frozen' Official Soundtrack

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Official Soundtrack

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen” hits a high note this week with details of its dynamic soundtrack featuring eight original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® Award-winning songwriter Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q,” “The Book of Mormon”), plus a phenomenal score by the composer of last year’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman,” Christophe Beck. The original motion picture soundtrack, which features the end-credit recording of “Let It Go” by Demi Lovato, is available for sale on Nov. 25, 2013. Directed by Chris Buck(“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay, and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”) “Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.

According to Del Vecho, the original music adds to both the emotional story and the humor within this high-action comedy adventure. “Jennifer, Chris and the team have created a film with an engaging setting full of compelling characters,” he said. “The music elevates and propels this storytelling. The songwriters Kristen and Bobby participated in the creation of the story. We met with them for two hours each day via video conference while we were building our plot—not necessarily about the songs, but about the characters: who they are, how they think, what they want. Each song enhances and expands the story in a way that fully engages the audience in this world.”

The Book of Lopez
Anderson-Lopez and Lopez contributed eight original songs to the film—each with the responsibility to propel the story in a specific way. The defining moment for the film’s music, said Lopez, was a song written early in the process called “Let It Go.” “That was our lynchpin,” he said. “We wanted to write the biggest, beltiest diva number we could channel because we knew we had Idina Menzel—who just knocks it out of the park—and we knew her character Elsa was experiencing something epic in her life.”

The song resonated with filmmakers—so well, in fact, that it made them rethink scenes leading up to the moment. “‘Let It Go’ was the first song that we all knew belonged in the film because it helped shape Elsa’s character,” said Lee. “It delivers such a poignant and powerful message about how she’s feeling that we needed to back up and earn that song—to show how she finds herself in that place at that time.”

Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato (“DEMI”) recorded a version of the song for end credits, which is available today on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/dls5). Her music video for “Let It Go” premieres on “Good Morning America” on Nov. 1, 2013. “It’s so relatable,” said Lovato of the song. “Elsa is finding her identity; she’s growing into who she is and she’s finally accepting her own strength and magical powers. Instead of hiding it, like she’s done all her life, she’s letting it go and embracing it.”

Lovato’s fans were the first to hear her version of the song by creating a Social Snowstorm yesterday. Lovato encouraged fans to post #FrozenDemi, and within 10 minutes, the hashtag trended worldwide. Two hours later, the hashtag was used more than 300,000 times, officially unlocking the single (Disney.com/DemiFrozen).

Lopez and Anderson-Lopez infused their signature sense of humor into the film’s other songs, including the character-shaping song for Anna, “For the First Time in Forever.” “This particular song was a tough nut to crack, because it had to do a lot of things,” said Anderson-Lopez. “It had to introduce Anna as an optimistic, active person, but also as someone with a need to be filled over the course of the movie.” The song ultimately illustrates Anna’s desire for connection, while showcasing just how far apart she is from big sister Elsa, who’s consumed by fear. Performed by Kristen Bell and Menzel, the song also introduces audiences to the kingdom of Arendelle.

Olaf gets his moment in the sun with the laugh-out-loud song “In Summer,” in which the affable snowman shares his dream of spending a day in his curiously favorite season. Josh Gad, who counts Lopez’ “The Book of Mormon” among his own credits, brings the song—and the snowman—to life.

Other songs include “Frozen Heart,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” “Love Is an Open Door,” “Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People” and “Fixer Upper.”

An Inspired Score
Composer Christophe Beck, whose diverse talents are evident by a resume that includes the Oscar®-winning “Paperman” and the “Hangover” trilogy, provided an epic score for “Frozen.” “The people at Disney really value music,” said Beck. “And in animation, versus live action, the music is really integral to the storytelling—it does some of the heavy lifting when it comes to communicating the emotion.”

Beck paid homage to the Norway-inspired setting, referencing regional instruments such as the haunting bukkehorn and vocal techniques like kulning, which is a traditional shepherd’s herding call.
“With ‘Frozen,'” he said, “we had the setting to draw from—these incredible icy snowy vistas, which are very evocative. The region provided us with lots of really cool and interesting sound to explore that I’d never heard—I don’t think many people outside of the region have either.”

Filmmakers recruited a Norwegian linguist to help with the lyrics for an Old Norse song written for Elsa’s coronation. And the team even travelled to Norway to record the all-female choir Cantus for a piece inspired by traditional Norwegian music. The score, which was recorded by a full 80-piece orchestra, features 32 vocalists—including native Norwegian Christine Hals, whose rural upbringing inspired her kulning skills.

Beck worked with Lopez and Anderson-Lopez on some of the songs’ arrangements and in incorporating their melodies in the score, often doing so in a unique, but recognizable context. According to Buck, the collaboration went even further for “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” “The song reflects Anna’s side of the story—which is sung by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn andKatie Lopez as Anna, and written by Bobby and Kristen—and Elsa’s side, which is represented by Christophe’s score. It is all woven together beautifully,” said the director. “And the melody returns at the end of the film in a really grand and moving way.”

“Our goal,” added Beck, “was to create a cohesive musical journey from beginning to end.”

Disney's Frozen Hits Theaters December 6

Disney’s Frozen Hits Theaters December 6

Cool Soundtrack
The “Frozen” soundtrack, set for release from Walt Disney Records on Nov. 25, 2013, is available for pre-order athttp://smarturl.it/fa1 and http://smarturl.it/fsAmazona1. The “Frozen” two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrackwhich are also available Nov. 25, 2013, feature 23 and 27 additional tracks respectively, including demos, outtakes and a “Let It Go” instrumental karaoke track.

The “Frozen” original motion picture soundtrack listing follows.

  1. “Frozen Heart” Performed by Cast
  2. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and Katie Lopez
  3. “For the First Time in Forever” Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
  4. “Love Is an Open Door” Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
  5. “Let It Go” Performed by Idina Menzel
  6. “Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People” Performed by Jonathan Groff
  7. “In Summer” Performed by Josh Gad
  8. “For the First Time in Forever” (Reprise) Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
  9. “Fixer Upper” Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast
  10. “Let It Go” (Demi Lovato Version) Performed by Demi Lovato
  11. Vuelie (Featuring Cantus) Score
  12. Elsa and Anna Score
  13. The Trolls Score
  14. Coronation Day Score
  15. Heimr Arnadalr Score
  16. Winter’s Waltz Score
  17. Sorcery Score
  18. Royal Pursuit Score
  19. Onward and Upward Score
  20. Wolves Score
  21. The North Mountain Score
  22. We Were So Close Score
  23. Marshmallow Attack! Score
  24. Conceal, Don’t Feel Score
  25. Only An Act of True Love Score
  26. Summit Siege Score
  27. Return to Arendelle Score
  28. Treason Score
  29. Some People Are Worth Melting For Score
  30. Whiteout Score
  31. The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) Score
  32. Epilogue Score

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” hits theaters in 3D onNov. 27, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyFrozen and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #50 w/ Special Guest DINA WATERS (Haunted Mansion, Freaky Friday, Six Feet Under) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #50 w/ Special Guest DINA WATERS (Haunted Mansion, Freaky Friday, Six Feet Under) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #50 w/ Special Guest DINA WATERS (Haunted Mansion, Freaky Friday, Six Feet Under) on DizRadio.com

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October 17, 2013 – Show #50

It’s time D-Heads! The Month Long Annual Not-So-Scary Celebration continues! This week we open the doors to the Haunted Mansion as we welcome DINA WATERS to the show! Dina is stopping in to talk about being part of such films as The Haunted Mansion, Freaky Friday, Just Like Heaven, and shows like Modern Family, Frasier, Greg the Bunny, and more!

In addition we have the D-Team here with Erin reaching into the virtual mailbag and answering your questions in I Want To Know. And Lexie, our D-Team member from down under is back with the Hollywood Walk as she goes deeper into the career of our guest Dina Waters.

We have a wide arrange of news hot off the D-Wire, and all kinds of spookiness, halloween memories, and more to celebrate the season!

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Happy 90th Anniversary to The Walt Disney Company

90 Years Ago today, The Disney Brothers found THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES!

 

A young Walt Disney on set.

A young Walt Disney on set.

Disney’s Gravity Falls ‘Six Strange Tales’ a Show with Wit and Charm

Gravity Falls "Six Strange Tales" on DVD

Gravity Falls “Six Strange Tales” on DVD

With Halloween near, pumpkins carved and all things spooky in the air, it seems fitting that we venture to our favorite destination in Oregon, Gravity Falls. Gravity Falls is Disney’s animated adventure for children that is full of mystery and excitement following the adventures of Dipper and Mabel, twin siblings spending summer with their Great Uncle. In the latest DVD release Gravity Falls – ‘Six Strange Tales’ we uncover all fun from the Mystery Shack as this tourist trap nabs customers’ money in the visiting.  This DVD, arriving on October 15th comes fully loaded with over 2 hours of shows and an awesome FREE Exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3.

To begin, the journal is a fantastic edition to this DVD release. The artwork found inside is wonderfully illustrated, and contains all the elements you uncover throughout this dark humor series that begins with the first episode “Tourist Trapped” when Dipper uncovers the mysterious journal complete with a map of Gravity Falls, Gnomes, Undead, Floating Eyeballs and to top it off, Gravity Falls postcards filled out by your favorite unforgettable characters.

This journal adds just the right touch to this package being printed on plus matte stock with areas for you to write in your own Gravity Falls experiences.

When it comes to the ‘Six Strange Tales’, this DVD is fully loaded. From a pristine DVD transfer, the animation looks beautiful. The hard edge lines and bright contract colors really pop and add to the story telling. In the first story, ‘Tourist Trapped’, we learn what exactly Gravity Falls is when Dipper (Jason Ritter) and Mabel (Kristen Schaal) go to live with their Great Uncle (Alex Hirsch). While there, spending the summer, Mabel’s new boyfriend seems unwittingly different and forces the twins to come to terms with learning this town has odd and strange secrets (including a rainbow puking gnome). This really sets the tone for the series. We learn just who the twins are, the Great Uncle’s agenda, and how Gravity Falls needs to be explored.

As you continue to watch the release, you cannot help but soak up all six strange tales in one sitting. The series is so great, and brilliant that after the first episode you are hooked. Continuing with ‘The Legend of the Gobblewonker’, where rumors are spread that a Lake Monster is living in the lake not too far from the Mystery Shack, to ‘Headhunters’ as Dipper and Mabel uncover a a secret door and a forgotten Wax Museum, to disc highlights such as ‘Dipper vs. Manliness’ where he learns about danger, being a man and encounters a talking bear, this series and collection of “Six Strange Tales” IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Gravity Falls ‘Six Strange Tales’ brings something unique to animation that has been missing from some time, WIT!

Gravity Falls ‘Six Strange Tales’ brings something unique to animation that has been missing from some time, WIT! The show is smart, witty and funny. It doesn’t take the normal route and treats its viewers as education children and adults who can follow the odd humor, jokes, puns, and most of all make you laugh along the way. Gravity Falls talks to you as a viewer, not down to you at anytime. And with characters like Great Uncle, you cannot help but laugh, shake your head, and also laugh along with him dim witted guidance. And let’s not forget the trippy, music from the show opener, and continues throughout the show. It sets the fun mood and feel of the show.

Shows like Gravity Falls happen once every so often, and this one hits the mark. The eccentric characters reel you in as the stories unfold into oddly strange tales leaving you wanting more.

Shows like Gravity Falls happen once every so often, and this one hits the mark. The eccentric characters reel you in as the stories unfold into oddly strange tales leaving you wanting more. You are often found at the end of your seat waiting for the next show to begin. If there was one thing you could ask for more in this disc, is when can you get your hands on more strange tales from the Mystery Shack!

This is a series to grab your hands on and really is a gem just in time for the Halloween season. So fire up the popcorn, dim the light, and get ready for the strange because Gravity Falls ‘Six Strange Tales’ is a Must-Have for any animation fan, those who look for the strange and odd, or just families looking for a smart, witty show to share together.

You can pick up your copy for only $14.99 on Amazon at: Amazon.com – Gravity Falls

Episodes:

  1. Tourist Trapped
  2. The Legend of the Gobblewonker
  3. Headhunters
  4. The Hand That Rocks the Mabel
  5. The Inconveniencing
  6. Dipper vs. Manliness

Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales
Packaging: 1-Disc DVD – Exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3
Run Time: Approx. 155-minutes
Rated: TV-Y7
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

Creator/Director
Executive Producer:
Alex Hirsch (Fish Hooks, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)


Starring:

Jason Ritter (TV’s “Parenthood,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “The Event“) as Dipper Pines, Kristen Schaal (TV’s “Flight of the Conchords,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “30 Rock“) as Mabel Pines & and “Gravity Falls” creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (“Fish Hooks“) as Great Uncle Stan a.k.a. “Grunkle Stan” and Soos. Executive Producer: Alex Hirsch (Fish Hooks, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)

Feld Entertainment And Marvel Entertainment Unveil Exclusive New Details On Marvel Universe LIVE! – The Ultimate Marvel Arena Spectacular

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Juliette Feld, executive vice president and producer with Feld Entertainment, unveiled the first sneak peek of next year’s groundbreaking arena spectacular: Marvel Universe LIVE!,produced by Feld Entertainment.  During Marvel’s signature “Cup O’ Joe” panel, Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesadaintroduced Ms. Feld for a surprise presentation about this highly anticipated Marvel live action arena event.  Ms. Feld premiered the show’s first teaser trailer, providing a tantalizing taste of the cavalcade of Super Heroes to be featured and insight into the original story, and then revealed the official Marvel Universe LIVE! logo.  In conjunction with the Comic-Con appearance, Feld Entertainment also introduced the creative team tasked with developing this monumental live entertainment Marvel experience.

“For Marvel Universe LIVE!, we have assembled an accomplished creative team to develop these characters in a truly authentic production for the millions of Marvel fans around the world,” said Juliette Feld.  “This touring event will be the most technically advanced live show to date, and will bring the Marvel Universe and its bigger-than-life Super Heroes and Super Villains to life before a live audience for the first time.”

Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada added, “Marvel Universe LIVE! is going to blow people’s minds.  I have personally been involved and collaborating with the unmatched talent and expertise of the Feld team.  The way in which they will be bringing the Marvel Universe to life is truly mesmerizing and there is no doubt in my mind it will be a can’t miss event for Marvel fans of all ages.  I am excited to have the opportunity to share the show’s vision first with our die-hard fans at New York Comic-Con.”

Producers Kenneth Feld and Juliette Feld have tapped an award-winning creative team for next year’s preeminent live event.  Two-time Emmy award-winner Shanda Sawyer (“Rock ‘N Reality Special,” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®will serve as director, and is joined by brother and sister writing duo Adam Wilson (“What’s Important is Feeling: Stories,” “Flatscreen: A novel”) and Melanie Wilson LaBracio.  Andy Armstrong, stunt coordinator for the 2011 blockbuster film “Marvel’s Thor,” functions as action and stunt coordinator, while television and live show veteran Joe Stewart (“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Magic of David Copperfield”) will lead set design.  The vision for the Marvel Universe LIVE! costume design will be guided by Cynthia Nordstrom, whose projects have included Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and several off-Broadway productions. Norm Schwab (Imagine Dragons ‘Night Moves’ Tour, Kid Rock ‘Best Night Ever’ Tour), lighting designer, and Bob Bonniol (Blue Man Group at Universal OrlandoElectric Zoo NYC), video content and system designer, round out the team.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring Marvel’s most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour 85 North American cities in its first two years.  Officially kicking off in July 2014, Marvel Universe LIVE! will redefine the live show experience by integrating a Marvel character driven story with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and countless other show elements.

Access embeddable videos of Feld Entertainment’s Marvel Universe LIVE! Comic-Con reveals and an image of the official show logo at www.MarvelUniverseLive.com.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #49 w/ Special Guest GREG PROOPS (Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars, Bob the Builder, Whose Line Is It Anyways) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #49 w/ Special Guest GREG PROOPS (Nightmare Before Christmas, Whose Line Is It Anyways, Bob the Builder, Star Wars)

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #49 w/ Special Guest GREG PROOPS (Nightmare Before Christmas, Whose Line Is It Anyways, Bob the Builder, Star Wars)

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October 10, 2013 – Show #49

It’s time D-Heads! The 2nd Annual Month Long Not-So-Scary Celebration has arrived! This week as we kick off Halloween at DizRadio we are welcoming GREG PROOPS to the show! Greg is stopping in and talking about his career, Nightmare Before Christmas, Bob the Builder, Star Wars, Whose Line Is It Anyways and more. Greg is going to uncover some gems, stories and memories from his career.

In addition we have the D-Team back as Erin is reaching into the virtual mailbag and answering your questions in I Want To Know. We have Paige returning with the Magical Music Review as she looks into the music of The Nightmare Before Christmas and we have some Halloween Memories to help kick off our month long festivities.

We have spooky tunes, scary fun and all kinds of trick or treating magic. There is a ton of news hot off the D-Wire from the parks, company, movies and more.

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Famed Disney Animator Floyd Norman To Visit the Wren’s Nest

As part of its 100th anniversary, the Wren’s Nest House Museum is hosting legendary Disney animator and storyteller Floyd Norman for two Atlanta events in October.

100th Anniversary of The Wren’s Nest House Museum

100th Anniversary of The Wren’s Nest House Museum

The Wren’s Nest, the former home of Joel Chandler Harris, was established as Atlanta’s first house museum a century ago funded with contributions from Teddy Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie and children from Atlanta Public Schools. Harris, a journalist and author, is most famous for recording the African American stories of Brer Rabbit and the other “critters,” as told by his character Uncle Remus. The Wren’s Nest continues to celebrate these tales today, as well as contemporary storytelling, both oral and written.

The Wren’s Nest is hosting Norman, the first African-American animator to work at Disney, with events open to the public Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. Norman’s work is seen in Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book and many other animated pieces. Named as a Disney Legend in 2007, Norman more recently published his book, “My Animated Life: A Lifetime of Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Stories from an Animation Legend.”

Norman shares with the Wren’s Nest a love of storytelling and the Brer Rabbit tales. In the 1980s, Norman created a story “A Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Christmas” using, as he put it, “the funny, clever, and outrageous characters from Song of the South.”

“Despite the fact that Song of the South remains a controversial topic, it is my sincere hope that a new generation will enjoy delightful characters including Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear,” Norman said. “They are wonderful stories and an important part of African-American folklore.”

Clips of the animated stories from Song of the South will be shown and discussed at both events. Norman describes these scenes as “some of the finest cartoon animation to ever come out of the Disney Studios.” In his appearance at the Auburn Avenue Research Library Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Norman will participate in a conversation with the audience led by Stephane Dunn, co-director of cinema, television and emerging media studies at Morehouse College. At the event co-hosted by the Department of Film and Media Studies at Emory University in 205 White Hall on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., the discussion will be moderated by Eddy Von Mueller. Norman will talk about his almost 50 years as an animation artist and storyteller beginning at a time when African Americans were rare in the field. He will also talk about the future of animation. Norman has said that this is the most exciting time this art form has ever seen.

“We hope that our 100th anniversary and the events featuring Mr. Norman will promote discussion about the timeless appeal of the Brer Rabbit stories and the possibility of Disney revisiting some of the stories compiled by Joel Chandler Harris,” said Sue Gilman, executive director of the Wren’s Nest. “The Wren’s Nest is committed to fostering and advancing storytelling in its many forms and we’re delighted to be able to present Mr. Norman, who is a consummate storyteller, to Atlanta. We’re also most fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Emory and Morehouse and the folks at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on this program.”

Little Girls Love Disney Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity – a Good Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Gift for Little Girls

Disney Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity

Disney Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holiday season is getting near. Lots of people are looking for gifts for their little ones, and Disney characters are a hit for kids all around the world. Disney Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity is a new product by Jakks Pacific. It is now recommended and featured at hottydeals.com/disney-sofia-the-first-royal-talking-enchanted-vanity-review/. Disney Black Friday deals can also be found at hottydeals website.

Dennis, spokesperson for hottydeals.com website, says, “This talking vanity play set brings joy to little girls. They can pamper themselves with the accessories that are already included in the set. It also gives princess lessons that will delight the kids.”

Choosing a good gift for little kids can be a challenge. Parents have to consider important details like the safety of a toy. Parents can also look for toys that can bring joy to their kids. Girls can have a good time with the play set. People can also wait for Disney Cyber Monday deals and discounts.

The talking mirror is made famous in the children’s show Snow White. The Disney Sofia The First Talking Vanity set includes accessories for pampering. It also features valuable lessons and is recommended for girls 3 years of age and older. This also requires AA batteries to operate.

This vanity stands about 3 feet tall. It can play 6 princess lessons and comes with 8 accessories. A jewelry box is also included, which can be revealed when pressing a heart-shaped button. Additional storage space is also provided with a drawer. The set includes:

  • a comb
  • lipstick
  • 2 perfume bottles
  • a mini tiara
  • necklace
  • a matching stool

Dennis added, “Girls can appreciate the Royal Talking Vanity. It is a perfect set for princesses to prepare and get ready for a royal gathering.”

Hottydeals website features and recommends the latest toys and different product for kids. The site gives information for people to have an informed decision when purchasing different items.

People interested can go to http://hottydeals.com/disney-sofia-the-first-royal-talking-enchanted-vanity-review/

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