Disney Princess Elsa Freezes Imitators of “Frozen Land” –take that! Oh, and Merry Christmas!

You may have seen this DVD on sale at stores thinking Disney’s Frozen is out on DVD, but don’t be fooled. It’s not… take a closer look. Princess Elsa and Princess Anna aren’t there and Olaf is missing too!

imageI think it’s safe to say we were all thinking, “which came first?” well it seems that on Christmas Day– Disney had a present for the California-based film studio makers, Phase 4 Films, creators of Frozen Land….

Disney is filing a trademark lawsuit and is suing them for changing the name to copy Disney’s Frozen. Merry Christmas!

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Disney lawyers filed suit in California federal court against Phase 4 Films, because they first titled their animated film as The Legend of Sarila, but then with the knowledge of Frozen releasing in theaters and all over the world, they changed the title to the new Frozen Land and even changed the artwork that associated with the first title to copy Disney. The motive, Disney states they probably were hoping to benefit from the success of Disney’s Frozen.

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Fonts are almost identical! Disney usually creates their own fonts too… so we’ll just have to see what happens in court.

Movie titles are generally not trademarked, but everything that associates with the marketing behind the title is in which case means the marketing material and merchandise can be trademarked.

Last year, Warner Bros. sued the makers of a film The Age of Hobbits on similar terms because it was timed to be released alongside The Hobbit. Oh, the main point though is Warner Bros. won the lawsuit.

The moral of this story– Don’t mess with the mouse or you’ll get FROZEN!

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12 Disney Gifts of Giving: 2 Tickets to “Saving Mr. Banks”, Disney Gift Cards, Lots More and Help Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital!

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Generous Disney fan pages and individuals have donated prizes to give to 12 lucky winners, 1 winner will be chosen after each day! We hope that all Disney fans can come together in the spirit of giving and help us fundraise for the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was chosen for this year’s charity organization. The season is a time for rejoicing and we would like to be able to help bring a smile to these children with the efforts of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital we wish that children can be healthy and happy to celebrate Christmas.

12 Disney GIfts of Giving
Click the image above or go to www.gofundme.com/disneyfanshelpinghands

The prizes for each day starting December 13th to December 24th are:

1. 2 tickets to see Saving Mr. Banks (Fandango)
2. Autographed Discovering the Magic Kingdom
3. Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Disney Vinylmation from and a bling Minnie necklace
4. $20 Disney Gift Card
5. Disney Infinity Monster’s Inc. Randy figurine from Audra Day
6. $25 Disney Gift Card
7. A year subscription to WDW Magazine
8. $10 iTunes Gift Card
9.  An autographed Mickey Mouse, Mouse Pad signed by Mickey & Pluto (legit) with pic’s of them signing it..
10. A Disney Gift Set that includes Hot Chocolate and a Giant Minnie Mug w/a box of Mickey Chocolate covered pretzels.
11. Surprise Mystery Gift Basket valued at $50 (a Disney surprise!)
12. $50 Visa GC

Donations are optional and do not increase the chances of winning. This online event is created by Jenny Chan from My Disney Cloud. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and all their affiliates are not responsible. We are not affiliated with Facebook or Disney, we are simply Disney fans that want to help give to others in the spirit of the season. We hope you can join us in bringing some cheer and hope in the lives of others.

Disney’s Frozen Review *SPOILER ALERT*

ONE WORD: MAGICAL

My fiance took me to see Frozen 5 days before the release date (November 27, 2013) at the El Capitan Theater and VIP seating.

We waited in line and the building was just magnificently adorned and on the inside there was fake snow covering the concession stands. For the VIPs we were given a souvenir Frozen bucket filled with freshly popped popcorn and a drink.

We were ushered to our reserved seats and then it began…

El Capitan had a special feature of an organist playing and ice sculpture pros on stage.

Here’s Princess Anna and Elsa introducing the movie on the big screen:

The animated film, Frozen, portrays two Princesses born differently but love each other greatly. Princess Elsa has the magic powers to control ice and snow whereas Princess Anna has no magic– the two young Princesses were playing with snow and ice when by accident Princess Anna was struck in the head with ice by her sister. The King and Queen with Elsa rush Anna to some trolls and they warn the family about Elsa’s powers. Princess Elsa out of fear of hurting her sister shuts herself from Anna and isolates herself in her room and the two begin to slowly drift apart.

The day comes when Elsa is going to be coronated as Queen, and Anna can’t help but feel excited to finally have a place where there will be people. Anna daydreams about falling in love and like many of the fairytales she meets a handsome Prince, Prince Hans of the Southern Isles.

The Prince asks for Anna’s hand in marriage even if they had just met, and Anna tells her sister for her blessing, but Elsa will not allow their marriage. Anna pushes her sister until Elsa out of rage creates a blast of ice. Elsa runs off to escape but at the same time creates a terrible winter for the kingdom and Anna begins her quest to bring her sister back to help them stop the frost.

Anna meets Kristoff who sells ice for a living and meets his reindeer/friend named Sven, and they work together to get up the mountain to talk with Elsa. After escaping a pack of wolves they meet Olaf, a snowman who loves warm hugs and wants to experience summer. Olaf, the funny looking snowman, does a superb job in making the movie funny. There’s one part in the movie where Princess Anna asks Kristoff, a mountain man who sells ice for a living, if she looks bad and Kristoff says “no” but Olaf points out loud that he hesitated.

This is one of those movies where I can honestly recommend you to watch. There is a huge twist and lots of humor in it, which I applaud Disney for. The movie does have songs and they are beautifully orchestrated into the film and the movie even starts out with a song.

Frozen captures the beauty of ice and the perils that it can implicate much like the meaning of love. You’ll just have to watch the movie to see what I mean.

Frozen take a huge leap and gets 4 out of 5 Mickeys, I would have liked to see a stronger relationship between Anna and Christophe, but everything else was good. The magic of snow was beautifully captured in the computer graphics and the humor was spot on.

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Dueling Princesses in Disney’s Frozen (See the First Official Trailer)

I’m super excited and I haven’t been for a while…. Disney’s “Frozen” is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2013 but today Disney Animation just released the official trailer.

“Frozen” features two princesses– The younger sister is Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) she is spirited and funny but doesn’t have any magical abilities and her older sister, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) on the other hand does and she controls snow and ice, Elsa wants to make everything icy, and Anna must convince her to stop and save their kingdom of Arendelle from becoming well…Frozen.

Disney’s “Frozen” is based on the tale from “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. However, the Disney describes the film as follows:

“In Frozen, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Idina Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.”

The Comic Book industry site Bleeding Cool got their hands on an extended synopsis:

“When Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Anna’s only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous but thrilling journey across an icy and unforgiving landscape. Joined by a rugged, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, his one-antlered reindeer and a hapless snowman, Anna must race against time, conquer the elements and battle an army of menacing snowmen if she ever hopes to melt her frozen heart.”

The original “Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen is about a little girl who sets out on a journey to find her best friend Kai, after the boy is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Disney is just using Andersen’s story as its foundation, and creating a whole new magical story with additional characters like the comical snowman.

Anderson is still credited as a writer of “Frozen”. “Frozen” will be directed by Chris Buck, who directed “Tarzan”. Produced by Peter Del Vecho known for “The Princess and the Frog”.

This is one movie I’m definitely going to the theaters to see.

PRODUCT PREDICTION:  A plushy of the snowman Olaf… great for Christmas time!

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Despicable Me 2 vs. The Lone Ranger?

Two movies opened up on the same day The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2, one made from Disney and the other Universal Studios, two very opposing entertainment industries.

Minion from Despicable Me 2 (left) and Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger (right)

WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS FOR BOTH MOVIES

The Lone Ranger is a movie that tells the rising of John Reid, played by Armie Hammer, Reid is a stickler for the law coming to Texas to visit his older brother, Dan Reid.  John doesn’t know that the train is carrying an outlaw who is Butch Cavendish caught by Dan and also the Comanche spirit warrior, Tonto who is played by Johnny Depp.

Tonto and John Reid meet

The plot goes on as the railroad is being built but with little care for the Native Americans which are the Comanche, the mayor of the town who is orchestrating the production of the railroads has agreed to keep building the railroads on their side of the river and away from the Comanche land as long as they stay out of the towns and their production, however, the plot thickens when silver and gold minerals come into play—let’s leave it at that.

I went with my boyfriend to see the movie and we both agreed it was funny, but then we thought, no not just any funny, it’s definitely “Johnny Depp” funny. I guess his humor has to be put into a separate category. I hate to say it, but, I did see and hear a lot of Captain Jack Sparrow in Tonto. Let me take you to one of the beginning scenes, Tonto and John Reid were both handcuffed together and when they were fighting the bad guys on the train, pure luck something would happen to help them be able to fight off the bad guys. This is just like Captain Jack Sparrow when he fights or takes on the bad guys he doesn’t think about it, it sort of just happens.

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Another great actor or should I say animal actor that stood out was Silver the white spirit horse. The movie incorporated Silver into situations where you would least expect a horse to appear.

Silver does an amazing job, here’s a photo from one of my favorite scenes:

Silver and Tonto fighting over “Spirit Warrior”

I’ve given The Lone Ranger 3 out or 5 Mickeys, it’s a well made movie, and I did like it.

3 out of 5I was lucky enough to get to see Despicable Me 2 and I have to admit it was better than the first one.

The two movies are difficult to compare with each other. Despicable Me 2 is without a doubt a family movie, not saying The Lone Ranger isn’t, but when someone gets shot in the head while blood splatters around—you just don’t take your two year old there. Both movies had a love interest, but Despicable Me 2 was able to make it funny and entertaining while The Lone Ranger was serious and risky.

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In the end, I’m definitely a kid at heart and will have to say, I liked Despicable Me 2 over The Lone Ranger, sorry Disney!

Which one would you go see A or B?  Or if you saw both, which did you like better? Comment below! 🙂

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2013 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Info!

Friday, September 13 –  October 31, 2013 Disneyland will have Halloween Time. Mickey’s Halloween Party has been extended for 13 nights at the park.

Halloween Time will have Disney villains roaming around, along with Mickey and his friends dressed in their costumes, there’s also a Dia de Los Muertos Celebrations and special after hours Mickey’s Halloween Party. Many of our favorite Halloween overlays will return like Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain’s Ghost Galaxy.

Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion Ride

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets will be available on Disneyland.com/Halloween Here are some important dates:

  • July 8: Tickets go on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa members, and Disney Vacation Club members.
  • July 15: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2013 dates:
  1. Friday, September 27
  2. Tuesday, October 1
  3. Friday, October 4
  4. Tuesday, October 8
  5. Friday, October 11
  6. Tuesday, October 15
  7. Friday, October 18
  8. Monday, October 21
  9. Wednesday, October 23
  10. Friday, October 25
  11. Monday, October 28
  12. Wednesday, October 30
  13. Thursday, October 31

Disneyland Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

SIDE NOTE: There’s also a new “Monsters U Dance Party” at Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland.

FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD Go To: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/

Lone Ranger’s Tonto (Johnny Depp) kisses Jimmy Kimmel!

A new movie is coming out in theaters July 3, 2013 and it stars Johnny Depp.Johnny Depp kisses Jimmy Kimmel for saying he’s got a beautiful face and they talk a bit more about “The Lone Ranger”…

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Disney states:

“The Lone Ranger” is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films create a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” is a remake of the original 1950s TV show “The Lone Ranger” and his sidekick Tonto through the Wild West

On the left, Disney’s version of “The Lone Ranger”starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. On the right, the original Tonto and John Reid. Image by CBS/Peter Mountain/Disney

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE: The controversy over the casting of Depp as Tonto and concerns as to whether the film will present a positive accurate representation of the Comanche.

Watch the trailer below!