Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Our engines are revving for the release of Cars 2 this coming Friday! On Saturday, I finally get to take my son to see the film (which is absolutely briliant)!
You likely know that as attachment parents, our children sleep with us for a time. My son will turn 4 this week, and the time has come (as in many, many months ago) for him to sleep in his own bed. We'... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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"Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere."
— A.A. Milne
On July 15th, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release Winnie the Pooh, a film inspired by three stories written by author A.A. Milne. I watched an advanced ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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Every time we pass a Cars 2 billboard, my son asks me if it's time...time to see the movie. Apart from Toy Story 3, I don't think I've seen him this excited about a film. He's been a Cars fan for a long time and you'll typically find Lightning McQueen or Mater in his pocket.
This week, I'm in Los A... Read More »
Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Over the last few months, I've had the opportunity to share information about Disney's latest film and DVD releases. Next week, I am honored to attend what looks to be an amazing blogger event with Disney. The 5-day schedule will include a host of activities including a screening and press junket for Winnie the Pooh, a screening and Q&A with DreamWorks for The... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
About a year ago, I really started pursuing my passion for photography. I invested in an SLR camera (and some other equipment), read some books, and gleaned wisdom at conferences and informally through photographers I know and admire. And then I did what is probably the most important part of learning to do something...I practiced...a lot. In fact, I'm still pract... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
If you are a Disney fan, you may be interested in Totsy's latest sale on artwork from Disney and Dreamworks. Through tomorrow, you'll find artwork printed on canvas or paper using giclee or laser cut techniques from your favorite films including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Mickey Mouse.
The retail value of some of these pieces is upwards of $900. You'... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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One week ago, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD and Blu-ray. You might suspect that this is truly one of my favorite Disney films. I grew up reading and studying Shakespeare and Disney's take on the tragic love story is simply brilliant.
Si... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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Do you have a regular family game night? At present, we don't. But I'd love to set aside one night every week or so where we unplug and take time to interact and have fun playing board games.
My son, who's almost 4, is finally at an age where he can understand how to play simple board games. And those he's too young... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
My nearly four year old son is a tad bit attached to his cars. Not only does he carry at least one in his pocket on school days, you'll find one or two on his pillow at bedtime. Children, particularly little boys, are fascinated with cars. And not just play cars...my son frequently asks my husband if he can "drive" daddy's "big" car. He's a typical boy in this w... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
As a little girl growing up in LA, I have many fond memories of our family trips to Disneyland. I can remember the excitement of riding Space Mountain with my father, and the wonder as we sailed through the different countries on 'it's a small world.'
This year marks the 45th anniversary of 'it's a small world' at the Disneyland Resort and in celebration of this ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 15, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Disney is all about bringing the magic to life and it seemed natural to adapt P. L. Travers' children's books about a magical English nanny into a musical film. Even more brilliant was bringing the story to life on-stage. Mary Poppins, the stage musical, first performed on Broadway in 2006 and is still performing for sold out audiences today. But you don't ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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It's rare that I actually get to see a movie that isn't animated! During my visit to Hollywood earlier this year, Disney offered us an opportunity to screen I Am Number Four, an action-packed suspense thriller based on a science fiction novel with the same... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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One of our favorite Disney movies combines classic Shakespeare, comedy, the music of Elton John, and adorable garden gnomes, in a story that transcends time. Gnomeo & Juliet, which stars the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Patrick S... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Approximately one week ago, the Disney Store celebrated the grand opening of it's award-winning new concept store in Culver City. With the ambition of being "the best 30 minutes of a child's day," the store seeks to offer magical experiences such as a Disney Princess Castle With Magic Mirror, Translucent Magical Trees, Disney/Pixar Cars branded Ridemakerz custom c... Read More »
Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Today is National Train Day and we're celebrating in LA. Founded three years ago by Amtrak to help raise awareness about the advantages of rail travel, the day is now celebrated at Amtrak stations and railroad museums across the country. If you're in LA, head on down to Union Station from 11 am to 4 pm for the following free activities:
California Missions Exh... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 2, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
2011 is proving to be a phenomenal year for film releases from Walt Disney Pictures! On Friday, Disney Prom was released in theaters nationwide.
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Prom...I have mixed feelings about the pivotal event that unites a class of high schoole... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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Last month, I watched Bambi for the first time in years. There is something special about watching one of my childhood favorites with my son. The film, which was originally released in 1942, was digitally restored and available on Blu-ray. I encourage you to read my review if you haven't seen ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, March 27, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
When Playhouse Disney evolved to become Disney Junior, I was pleased that they continued to air my son's favorites including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Chuggington. Each show is unique and touches on a variety of topics including friendship and teamwork. Special Agent Oso, geared towards preschoolers, stars a teddy bear and special agent-in-tra... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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On March 29th, Walt Disney Studios' blockbuster animated feature, Tangled will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Disney's fresh and modern take on the ancient 19th century German fairy tale offers adventure, comedy, and of course, Disney magic. Tangled stars Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, a teenage girl seeki... Read More »
Published on Sunday, March 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Technology bridges magic in Disney's Mars Needs Moms, which opened over the weekend in theaters nationwide. The computer-animated sci-fi film follows the story of nine year old Milo, who goes on a space quest to find his mom who has been abducted by Martians. The film, which is based on a children's picture book by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Berkeley "Berk... Read More »