Friday, October 9, 2015

Disney Animation Studios with Aladdin & Eric Goldberg #AladdinBloggers

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In addition to visiting Disneyland and chatting with a few of the Tomorrowland geniuses, I also had the awesome opportunity to meet Disney Animator, Eric Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg not only serves as Supervising Animator for Disney Animation Studios but was the creative talent behind the Genie in the movie Aladdin. 

Eric Goldberg, Disney Animator
While sitting in my seat, listening to him talk, I was captivated by his energy, his quick-wit and his obvious passion for animation. He told us the behind the scenes scoop on how the Genie, in Aladdin, came about and what it was like to work with actor, Robin Williams, who was the voice of the Genie. Mr. Goldberg was given an unusual assignment. He was to listen to Robin William's stand-up comedy routines and then animate the Genie using those routines. The actor was so impressed that he accepted the pitch and from then on Genie was Robin Williams! This was great since the script was written with the actor in mind although not yet cast for the part. Impressed by the actor's improv skills, Mr. Goldberg said, "He turned into a game show host, an evangelist and out came all the celebs ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Wayne and George C. Scott." I also found a quote from another interview where Mr. Goldberg said, "We could have just gotten somebody who was technically adept at impressions, but the warmth that Robin brought was something we tried very hard to convey. Sidekicks carry the comedy, yes, but you also have to believe that they care about the main character. You have to believe their sincerity. Without that, you would have a technical exercise, but no heart." Robin Williams was obviously the perfect choice for the role of the Genie.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finn & Jake are Back ~ Adventure Time: The Enchiridion on #DVD

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Finn and Jake are back in the highly anticipated DVD, Adventure Time: the Enchiridion. This new DVD features 16 episodes, including fan-favorite, Ancient Book for Heroes which is a fan favorite episode for Season One.

The Enchiridion is an ancient book with codes of conduct, guidelines and other helpful information for heroes. Watch our heroes Finn and Jake unlock the secrets in Adventure Time: The Enchiridion. This is the 10th volume release comes packed with 16 full length episodes from the hit series Adventure Time. My oldest son was super excited to receive this collection of Jake and Finn antics, as he's a big fan of these two. According to him, I'm the Best Mom Ever when I hand over the newest Adventure Time DVDs...Awesome!

Crabpot Lighted Christmas Trees!

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Are you ready for Christmas? It may seem far off, but reality is that it will be here before we know it! With that being said, I've started looking at holiday decor and have found something that is completely unique yet so beautiful...The Crab Pot Christmas Tree.

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are remarkable, perfectly shaped trees that are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from EVERY angle and are easily set up. What makes these holiday trees so unique and the MUST-HAVE of the season for home decor? Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from the very durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which withstands all that Mother Nature throws at it. Want to see these fold flat Crab Pot Christmas Trees? Check out the fold flat trees in the video below, because seeing is believing and this is how you can make the season sparkle with ease! 

Who could use a $250 Gift Card? #GiftCard #Giveaway

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$250 Gift Card Winners Choice Giveaway! 

Welcome to the $250 Winners Pick It Gift Card Giveaway! Once again, you have the opportunity to win the gift card of your choice. Wow! Spend it on whatever you want or need, just ENTER!

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Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and some of her favorite bloggers are celebrating, our readers with a Monthly Gift Card Giveaway! One SUPER Lucky Person will win a gift card of their choice valued up to $250! Yepie, perfect with the holidays coming up!

THE MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SHOW on @Netflix Oct 9‏th

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The dynamic duo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman are set to host their very own zany late-night comedy show with DreamWorks Animation's The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show!

Set in their NYC penthouse, the genius Mr. Peabody (he graduated Wag-na Cum Laude from Harvard at age 3!) and his boy Shermanb (also smart as a whip) host a thrilling high energy variety show each evening, broadcast in front of a live studio audience.

The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show is jam packed with both low and hi-jinks that will make family members of any age laugh and laugh! The show attracts an eclectic assortment of guests ~ before, during and after each broadcast ~ who stir up both trouble and excitement. Each episode presents a variety of special segments including musical guests, cooking with cavemen and, of course, Mr. Peabody and Sherman's most "improbable" Thrilling Time Travel Adventures, where kids will meet legends like Mozart, George Washington and Edgar Allen Poe! This series promises to be history in the making ~ or unmaking, depending on your definition of historical accuracy. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Disney's #MOANA Finds Her Voice!!!‏

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Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film's title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, age 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager name Moana who with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. All the details are available below include images and a video where Auli'i finds out that she got the part!

While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her spirits firmly on her sophomore year of high school. "I didn't think I would have a chance," she said. "When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana ~ representing my culture in that way."

Fortunately, the film's Hawaiian casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition, "Her audition was fantastic ~ she was such a raw talent," said producer Osnat Shurer, "Auli'i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank,"
MOANA sails into theaters on November 23rd 2016!

Power Rangers LIghtspeed Rescue: The Complete Series on #DVD

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Join the Power Rangers as they battle the evil Diabolico in the 5-DVD Box Set,
  Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: The Complete Series.

After five thousand years of incarceration, the evil Diabolico and his treacherous army of demons have escaped their imprisonment, and will stop at nothing to destroy the community of Mariner Bay and its innocent citizens. The new Power Rangers, empowered with top secret technology, are the planet's only home. Chosen for their expert skills, this unique team of five ~ a firefighter, an aquatics professional and a martial master, an accomplished aviator, an extreme sports enthusiast and a paramedic ~ is commissioned to defend Earth from the evil Diabolico and wage their battle from the safety of their high stake underwater compound and weapons laboratory, the Lightspeed Aquabase. The stakes are high!

Disney Dreamers and Visionaries don't just Dream...they Dream BIG! #TomorrowlandBloggers

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While at Disneyland a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a few of Disney's most talented "Dreamers", Charita Carter and Mike Goslin. These two individuals are a part of the team that makes things happen for all aspects of Disney. They see things that the average person can't see and not only see it but bring it to life. Without these visionaries, people from around the globe wouldn't be able to experience the wonder and excitement that Disney offers like in the movie Tomorrowland.

Cartoon Network’s Clarence: Dust Buddies #DVD #Giveaway @CartoonNetwork

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Cartoon Network's loveable Clarence is now available on DVD on the all new released, 
Clarence: Dust Buddies. 

This new release brings together 12 mischievous and hilarious episodes from the series' acclaimed first season, so you can follow Clarence as he embarks on a host of his typical everyday adventures involving lizards, dollar hunts, a money broom, turtle hats and more! This may sound like something out of the ordinary, but for Clarence and his pals, Sumo and Jeff, it's just another day! 

My son is a big fan of Clarence but seeing the Clarence Crate full of props included with our new DVD that we received for review, gave him inspiration to start cleaning! Wow! As a Mom, I have to give Clarence kudos for the feather duster because my son isn't one to pitch in and help out, but the "cool feather duster" was just what he needed to give him the boost! Awesome! He also enjoyed the candy and thought the coins were awesome. Everyone wants to be just lke Clarence!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

100% All Natural ~ Keeva Tea Tree Oil for Acne ~ #KeevaTeaTreeOil

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Acne is one of those annoying things that happen and for some it's not so easy to get rid of. One of my daughters has suffered from acne and blackheads for years. We've tried countless products, both over the counter and prescription and all have left her unsatisfied. 

A few months ago I received Keeva Tea Tree Oil for Acne for review and honestly, she wasn't very optimistic considering how many products she's used in the past. She began using it on a daily basis and within only a week she saw results. Now that shes been using it for a few months her skin is so much clearer, smoother and her confidence is back where it should be. She still gets the occasional break out but now she has a solution and doesn't let it get her down.