Disney Sisters: November 2011

Disney's Prep and Landing

In case you haven't heard the two newest rising stars at DISNEY, aren't actually stars at all... They're Elves! Straight from Kringle Academy (they work for the big guy himself) and they're turning up everywhere!

In the house...

In the yard...

Hanging from the Christmas Tree...

No one does stealth like an elf!

If you haven't yet had the pleasure let us introduce you to Lanny and Wayne. two of Santa's finest. They make up an elite squad of special elves who ensure that homes around the world are properly prepared for their visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick. Truth is he could never do it without these guys.

Their new DVD comes out today including Prep and Landing & Operation: Secret Santa. You will enjoy watching these tiny little men on their big adventures on the night before Christmas. We've had it DVR'd all year long & are thrilled that we now have the DVD to watch. It has definitely been added to our list of Holiday Favorites.

Fans got to meet and greet some of the creators of Prep and Landing at the D23 Expo this summer. Director Kevin Deters,  Producer Dorothy McKim and Co-Director Stevie Wermers spoke to, shook hands and signed autographs for Disney lovers of all ages. They were busy promoting the upcoming special this December called Naughty vs. Nice which will premiere on Monday, December 5th and repeat on Thursday, December 22nd @ 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC.

During the holidays at the Disney California Adventure Park Lanny and Wayne even make a special appearance in the spectacular show World of Color. Not bad for a couple of guys who wear red and green tights, eh?

Can't get enough of Lanny and Wayne... Check out their webisodes HERE.
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FYI: No elves were harmed in the making of this post.

Minnie's Bow-Tique Week

There's no Business like Bow Business!

The Disney Channel's new short-form series, "Minnie's Bow-Toons," starring Minnie Mouse, premieres TODAY, November 14 on Disney Junior.

"Minnie's Bow-Toons," follows the adventures of Minnie Mouse and her good friend Daisy Duck as they run Minnie's Bow-Tique, a specialty shop stocked only with colorful bows and bowties.  The series premieres with a new episode airing at 8:55 a.m., ET/PT each day during Minnie's birthday week, NOVEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com.

Did you know Minnie Mouse's Birthday is coming up? 
Well, in honor of her birthday, Disney Junior will be airing a block-long marathon featuring the new shorts and Minnie-centric episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Minnie's actual birthday Friday, November 18 from 8:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT, as well as the following day Saturday, November 19  from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT.

You can also log on to DisneyJunior.com/Minnie to play Minnie-themed games and download new coloring pages, as well as see a special sneak-peek of the following day's episode before it premieres on air!

We've got  the official exclusive first look to share with all of you Minnie Fans! Enjoy!

Cars 2: The Fast and the Hilarious

We've been known to hang out with Lightning McQueen at parties.

He's let us touch his stickers once or twice.

Tow Mater calls us close personal friends of his.

We've even been known to hang out a Flo's V8 Cafe!

We are big Pixar fans, and have loved CARS since the first movie came out. Actually we have loved every movie they have made. (Ahem - Especially Wall-E & Up)
The new movie CARS 2 recently came out on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD. (Go get it!)
We think it would make the perfect gift for the Lightning McQueen fan in your house.
It's twice the action, twice the funny, and twice the Mater. 
Because really, everyone needs some more Mater in their life.

Coming soon to Disneyland is CARS LAND in the summer of 2012 and we couldn't be more excited!

You're Invited to a Muppets Event at the Disney Store

You're invited to an 




The DISNEY STORE is having another party this Saturday, November 12th from 10:30am-1:00pm and we're all invited. (yes even frogs, pigs & animals) The last EVENT we attended totally rocked! They are celebrating the premiere of Disney's new movie THE MUPPETS coming to theaters November 23rd.

There will be a most sensational Muppet craft activity. 
Your child can use their imagination to make a most inspirational, celebrational Muppet of their very own.

Hope to see you there!

For more information please visit:
Disney Store Facebook                   Disney Store Twitter

Pirates of the Caribbean and a Mermaid Obsession

Everyone's favorite Pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow returns - plus Mermaids! Still funny, still charming, still gorgeous to look at (Johnny Depp & the landscape) and still full of Adventure! This time there a few new characters, and they are on a quest to find the fountain of youth.

Now available on Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Packs!

One of the Disney Sisters has a slight obsession with Mermaids, and loves how they were incorporated in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Can you guess which one of us it is?

She loves Ariel, The Little Mermaid and all of her sisters. 
She wants to live in the Mermaid Lagoon. 
She thinks the mermaids in Peter Pan are just divine. 
She used to play mermaids with her friend as a little girl. 
She got really good at swimming in pools with her feet together. 
She even had a mermaid name too. 
They used to use their birth stone as their mermaid names, so her name was Diamond. 
Her best friend's name was Aqua Marine.

The mystery mermaid lover is... Jessica aka Diamond.

Here is some History & Myths about these Sirens of the Seas, provided by Disney:

These creatures dwell deep in the depths of the murky oceans. When surfaced above water, they look like beautiful women from the waist up, but below the surface, they’ve long, scale-covered tales.

Mermaids are generally considered vain creatures who spend their time combing their hair. 

 The siren voices of mermaids are so unearthly many believe they can drive men to madness. Often perched on rocky islands, Mermaids sing their alluring songs in haunting harmonies to lead sailors to treacherous waters – or drive them to their doom. 

 Some tell tales of mermaids saving sailors from drowning.

 In early accounts of the travel logs from the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard, his crews were ordered to steer away from “enchanted” waters, fearing mermaids or Merfolk.

Half fish, half human water spirits, or mermaid stories are found around the world – Each creature is different in appearance, but they have odd similarities:

o   Mami Wata – a powerful African water spirit, often portrayed as a mermaid.  She brings good luck and heals the sick, but she does have a temper and can cause confusion or will drown others who don’t obey her.

o   Lasirèn – This water spirit from the Caribbean Island caries a mirror and comb to groom and admire her long straight hair.  Her underwater world is called “the back of the mirror” as her mirror symbolized the boundary between the two worlds.

o   Sedna – a mermaid figure from the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, she is said to have been tossed overboard by her father into a stormy sea.  Half fish, half woman, she survived to create seals, walruses and whales – the animals that the Inuit people of this regions rely on for food and materials.

o   Yawkyawk – Australia’s Aboriginal mermaids, these young girls with fish tails were ancient spirits who made the islands and animals.  Their long hair resembles sea weed and it’s believed they can fly around like dragonflies and grow legs at night to walk on land.  They live in the sacred water holes of the land which are said to have the power to give life – so much so that going near a Yawkyawk’s sacred water hole can make a woman pregnant.  If angered, they can bring on storms.

o   The Lorelei – In Germany, she is a mermaid creature whose siren song warns sailors of the rocky depths of the most treacherous part of the legendary Rhine River.  The site of many shipwrecks along this main European waterway, her name is literally from the translation – murmuring rocks.

For a slideshow of some more Mermaid Concept Artwork from 
The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides CLICK HERE.

Full Disclosure: We were not paid for this post. We were given a DVD to help facilitate a review.
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