24 Hour Contest: Win 4 Passes to an Advanced Screening of BRAVE! Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Houston, San Diego, San Antonio, San Jose & Phoenix!

As you know, I have been covering various posts on the movie BRAVE and the anticipation of waiting is almost over.  BRAVE will be in theaters THIS FRIDAY everywhere! But first, here's a little synopsis of the movie: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, … [Read more...]

#DisneyPixarEvent: The Secrets Behind BRAVE ~ Told By Director Mark Andrews

I can't believe it! BRAVE will be in theaters everywhere this FRIDAY!! I've waited months for this movie (I missed the screening :/) and now I can finally see it with my girls.   For me, this movie represents girl power and independence, for both little girls and women.   We can conquer anything we set our minds to and be damn good at it too! While in San Francisco, the bloggers were treated to several interviews with the amazing people behind the movie BRAVE.  Here's the inside scoop from … [Read more...]

Disney/Pixar BRAVE: Exclusive Interview with La Luna’s Director – Enrico Casarosa #DisneyPixarEvent

Before the movie BRAVE, there will be a short film, directed by Enrico Casarosa called La Luna. A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? … [Read more...]

So You Think You Can Bagpipe? #DisneyPixarEvent

This was one of the activities Disney/Pixar had planned for us while touring Pixar Studios.  We learned everything there is to know about bagpipes -- from the history, to the music and even the various songs you can play. Since we inhaled so much information in a short amount of time, I thought it would be a good idea to get my Flip Cam out and record it instead. I know the video is long (not too bad - 4-1/2 minutes) but it's well worth it. Enjoy! Disclosure: Disney provided me with an … [Read more...]

BRAVE Stories: Merida (video preview)

By now, I'm sure you have seen previews and posts about Pixar's newest movie, BRAVE.  The film takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.  It's going to be one of the hottest movies this Summer! Merida, who is the curly red-headed, passionate, tough girl who knows what she wants and when she wants it.  She lets no one get in her way, not even her parents. But of course, she'll encounter obstacles along the way. You just need to see … [Read more...]

From New York to San Francisco: Pixar Studios, Footage of BRAVE & LA LUNA! #DisneyPixarEvent

Last week, I attended the Disney/Pixar Press Event  in sunny San Francisco and it still feels like a dream.  As I look at all the photos I took, my mind is going a mile a minute from all that we did in just three short days. DAY ONE: Upon my arrival at SFO (San Francisco Airport), I met with other bloggers in a van to head straight to our "home" for the next few days, Hotel Palomar.  Once we got to the hotel, I couldn't wait to visit Pixar Studios but thank goodness we had about an hour to … [Read more...]

San Francisco, Here I Come! #DisneyPixarEvent

I don't even know where to begin.  I'm so thrilled to be attending a Disney and Pixar event in San Francisco with 24 other bloggers from around the country! I literally screamed when I saw the email in my inbox. My kids were like, "Um, Mom, why are you acting like a kid?"  I replied with, "I'm going to San Fransisco!" The looks on their faces were priceless! After that, my girls were asking if they could go. Sadly, they cannot. It's only for bloggers. YES!! lol  Shh, don't tell … [Read more...]