- mini ‘nilla waffers
- Hershy Kisses
- Mini chocolate chips
- peanut butter
Movie number 4 in our 2016 Resolution to watch all the Disney Animated Movies was “Dumbo.” This was one we have all seen several times. Last year, we even had a “Dumbo” birthday party so we had all the things we needed to pull off this movie night with ease!
Before we watched the movie, we had to get our snacks together. This time, we chose “Jumbo Jr. Pretzels.” Soft pretzels are always a favorite of ours at Walt Disney World, the circus, sporting events, and anywhere else they are sold! It was easy for us to tie this treat into the movie. We also had Circus animal crackers. We used these as party favors at our Dumbo birthday too! There are so many fun, creative snacks to go along with this movie. You can find some of them in my birthday party post or on my Pinterest page!
|Dumbo wore out our youngest!|
Dumbo was released on Halloween in 1941. Watching this movie gave us several opportunities to talk. We talked about how the other elephants treated or mistreated Dumbo and how Ms. Jumbo responded. The Stork brought up questions about “where baby animals come from.” My standard answer of “God wanted them to have a baby” didn’t work this time because Ms. Jumbo didn’t have a husband, according to C-man. I was able to dodge it a little while longer! Then, the song, “Pink Elephants on Parade” led to an interesting conversation too! This was the first time I was asked by the boys why Timothy and Dumbo were acting silly, what made them do this, and what are Pink Elephants. “Don’t drink, kids!”
This weekend we watched the third movie in our 2016 Movie Resolution, Fantasia. This Walt Disney movie was released on June 21, 1940. In 1940, this was a very bold move for Walt Disney to combine animation with western classical music. This movie originally was meant to be a short to boost Mickey Mouse’s career, since it had declined in popularity, but instead turned into a full length movie. The film has eight animated segments all set to classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
- The Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- The Nutcracker Suite: Chinese Dance
- The Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Reed Flutes
- The Nutcracker Suite: Arabian Dance
- Russian Dance
- Waltz of the Flowers
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Rite of Spring
- The Pastoral Symphony (The Sixth)
- Dance of the Hours
- A Night on Bald Mountain
- Ave Maria
Set to release in theaters Aug. 9, 2013, Disney’s Planes takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around, in a comedy packed with action and adventure starring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race despite his fear of heights. With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life.
Disney’s Planes’ product collection is available now, in whole or in part, at mass retailers nationwide, at Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com.
· Disney’s Planes Character Diecast Singles Assortment by Mattel (MSRP $5.99 each): With wide character variety and authentic styling, these 1:55 scale diecast planes are perfect for re-creating scenes from the movies. The planes feature rolling wheels and spinning propellers as well as a universal connector that works with all play sets.
· Disney’s Planes Runway Flyers by Mattel (MSRP $16.99): Snap the foam plane featuring favorite characters from the film into the runway launcher. When the trigger is pulled, the plane is released and can soar up to 25 feet in the air.
· Disney’s Planes Talking Action Figure Sets by Disney Store (MSRP $24.50 each): Dusty, El Chupacabra, Bravo and Echo have a lot to say for themselves. Sporting their unique color patterns, these Disney’s Planesaction figures speak a variety of phrases, feature LED lights and engine revving sounds. Available at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.
Disney’s Planes Twin Comforter by Jay Franco (MSRP $32.99): This comforter features the one and only Dusty. Featuring a combination of durable polyester and comfort cotton coupled with rich colors, the comforter will add aviation flair to any room. Disney sheet sets and blankets are sold separately.
Dusty Woven Shirt for Boys by Disney Store (MSRP $22.50): This military-style woven short sleeve shirt features embroidered Dusty patches, aviator glasses and insignia, a great fit for aviators in training. Available at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com
· Planes: Storybook Deluxe App (MSRP $6.99): The Disney “Planes: Storybook Deluxe” app takes readers to new heights as they relive the film through 41 story screens, read-along text and full narration that re-retells the story of the feature film. Created to immerse readers in the world of Disney’s Planes wherever and whenever, the app features “tilt-and-play” technology that gives little pilots a chance to fly as Dusty through the story, a “Race & Fly” game that allows readers to race as their favorite Disney’s Planes characters, tappable interactive animation and original music and video clips from the film. Disney “Planes: Storybook Deluxe” is available now in the Entertainment category of the Apple App Store.
· Planes Read-Along Storybook and CD (MSRP $6.99): This exciting read-along storybook and CD is a complete retelling of the Disney’s Planes theatrical film. Featuring music, sound effects and character voices from the film, kids can bring home the world of Disney’s Planes and continue their high-flying adventures. Additionally, those who purchase the Disney’s Planes Read-Along Storybook and CD Bundle – available exclusively at The Disney Store and Disney Parks – will receive the “Planes: Storybook Deluxe” app for free, including four exclusive Planes to fly as in the app’s “Race & Fly” game; a download code can be found inside the book cover and is redeemable on the iTunes App Store (a $6.99 value).
On May 7, 1950 Walt Disney ran the official first engine on the Carolwood Pacific Railroad – his backyard train at his Carolwood Drive home in Holmby Hills, California. The 2,615 feet of track includes a 46 foot long trestle and a 90 foot long tunnel under his wife Lillian’s flower bed! Walt controlled the track from a special barn that acts as a central headquarters for the railroad’s operations.
|image from The Seattle Times
Mark Eades/ McClatchy Newspapers
This week I’m sharing a Disney Trivia time sucker with you! This is an old web site, but one I’ve reacquainted with recently. Sporcle is an online timed trivia game. There are literally hundreds of games and topics to choose from. Obviously, my favorite is the Disney section! Here is a screen shot of the different Disney Trivia games you can play:
I read an interesting story last week about a personalized Auburn Tiger playing football drawn and autographed by Walt Disney. Supposedly, it was given to “Red” Sugg , son-in-law of Auburn legend Cliff Hare, in the 1950s. The article claims it’s located in the Lovelace Athletic Museum. But, last week when I was there we could not find this prized drawing. 🙁
Do any of my Auburn/ Disney fans know anything about this? I’d love to know more!!