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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

John Lasseter's Hawaiian Shirt Collection: As Awesome As It Sounds

One of the coolest exhibit's at D23 Expo 2015 had to be John Lasseter's Hawaiian Shirt Collection. Leave it to one of the creative genius' behind the success of Disney Pixar Studios (and and many other Disney projects) to make wearing Hawaiian shirts trendy again! For those who know John Lasseter, they are well aware of his love for Hawaiian shirts. He says, "A Hawaiian shirt is like a toy you can wear."


The backstory: In 1999 designer Reyn Spooner created a custom Hawaiian shirt for John Lasseter featuring art and characters from the film, "Toy Story 2." John has made sure that a "wearable toy" be designed for him for nearly every Pixar Animation, Disneytoon Studios and Walt Disney Animation realease ever since. These unique and fashionable creations are not only a tradition, but now an expected and vibrant celebration of the films' characters and worlds.


We were filled with "Joy" to see these 20 colorful creations from films like Inside Out to Toy Story from The Incredibles to Frozen. The wearable art was on display for all to look at, it was like looking at paintings on the wall of an art gallery. You'd never think of a Hawaiian shirt as a masterpiece, but the way these are designed with Disney Animated Classics - is really extraordinary.

JOHN LASSETER'S HAWAIIAN SHIRTS:
The Studio Collection

Toy Story 2
1999

Monster's Inc.
2001

Finding Nemo
2003

The Incredibles
2004

Cars
2006

Ratatouille
2007

Wall-E
2008

Bolt
2008

Up
2009

The Princess and the Frog
2009

Toy Story 3
2010

Cars 2
2011

Brave
2012

Wreck-It Ralph
2012

Monster's University
2013

Planes
2013

Frozen
2013

Planes Fire and Rescue
2014

Big Hero 6
2014

Inside Out
2015

ALOHA!
Which is your favorite Hawaiian shirt from John Lasseter's Collection? 
Let us know in the comments below. Mahalo.


Disclosure: We attended D23 Expo as members of the media. - thanks D23. No other compensation was received. The opinions on this blog are 100% magical and 100% those of the Disney Sisters only. All photos belong to us unless stated otherwise. Thank you for reading our blog, you are magical!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Descendants: 3 Books That Will Put A Spell On You

If you enjoyed the Disney Channel original movie Descendants as much as us, then you will love what's new from Disney Publishing Worldwide. They've recently come out with these spellbinding books inspired by Disney Descendants that fans of the movie will love to read. In this collection of three books (sold separately) you will get a behind the scene look at life in Auradon in Mal's Diary. You will get to read through her secret spells in Mal's Spell Book and you will get the full story as portrayed in the movie in Descendants Junior Novel.


Descendants is the story of the children of some of Disney's most wicked villains and all about their drama-filled lives as teenagers: 
Mal daughter of Maleficent.
Evie daughter of Evil Queen
Carlos son of Cruella De Vil
Jay son of Jafar


WHAT IF
You and your friends were forced to leave the place where you grew up and sent to a Prep School where everyone hated your guts?

WHAT IF
Your mom was literally the most evil woman ever and expected you to destroy everybody there?

WHAT IF
You met someone kind of amazing... and it changed everything?

Life isn't always easy for Mal, but it's always exciting!
(Exerpt taken from the back cover of Mal's Diary)


Descendants: Junior Novel
When four offspring of classic Disney villains are offered a chance to leave the island where they have been imprisoned and go to prep school in an idyllic kingdom, they must choose whether or not to follow in their parents’ evil footsteps.


Descendants: Mal's Spell Book
For fans of Descendants, this spell book, which formerly belonged to Maleficent before she passed it on to Mal, is full of comments, notes, and inside jokes between Mal and the other villains’ kids. Laugh and cry along with Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos as they find their way in the world of Auradon Prep.




Descendants: Mal's Diary
For anyone who wants to know more about what Mal is really thinking, Mal's Diary gives readers a special glimpse inside her world with super-secret journal entries and Mal’s doodles and drawings. Plus bonus pages for the reader to write down her own thoughts and feelings!





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Disclosure: We received copies of the books listed above for review - thanks DPW. No other compensation was received. The opinions on this blog are 100% magical and 100% those of the Disney Sisters only. Thanks for reading our blog! Reading is awesome!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

D23 Expo Design Challenge Finalists and Winner

Did you know that this year's D23 Expo had a special contest encouraging artists and creatives alike. If you can dream it, you can do it. And if you can bring that vision to life, you could may have entered the D23 Expo Design Challenge. To celebrate Disneyland's 60th, this year's theme was to create art using the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle as inspiration in honor of Disneyland's Diamond Anniversary Celebration. Sketches of the entries were due in April 2015, and out of all the artwork only 23 designs were chosen as finalists. How the appointed Disney judges were able to choose one winner is beyond us, they are all so special and unique. We attended the Expo and loved seeing these imaginative displays of artwork on different mediums from Disney fans both young and young at heart! So many talented people worked very hard on their project that was obvious. It was incredible to see the beauty in the details up close and in person. (Scroll down to see the winning entry.)














(This image courtesy of artist, Robert Lisinsky)

(This image courtesy of artist, Kristin Mouri)

You can see the winner Nuri A. from Quartz Hill (who received the grand prize of $2,300) and read more about the judges, and the process at D23.com here:
D23 Expo Design Challenge Winner Announced.
Here is his winning design:
(Image courtesy of D23.com)

Of the designs we featured which is your favorite? Sorry we only got photos of these finalists. In the daze of the D23 Expo, we only saw these ones and didn't realize that there was another wall filled with the other half of the finalists. BOO! (If you are a finalist and have a photo of your piece that has not been included, we'd love to add it to this post. Plz email us disneysisters@gmail.com) Congrats to all of those who were chosen! And to those who had the courage to enter whether you ended up a finalist or not - EXCELLENT JOB. You are all winners in our eyes!


Disclosure: We attended D23 Expo as members of the media. - thanks D23. No other compensation was received. The opinions on this blog are 100% magical and 100% those of the Disney Sisters only. All photos belong to us unless stated otherwise. Thank you for reading our blog, you are magical!
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