Disney Sisters: March 2012

Mirror Mirror Review - A Snow White Story

Reflections on "Mirror Mirror"

On an early Saturday morning a few weeks ago, my sisters and our families made our way through the typical So Cal traffic and not-so-typical pouring rain to the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to see the eagerly anticipated new Relativity Media film "Mirror Mirror".  Although it was an early call for a Saturday morning, we were up for the adventure! It was after all, our first time ever being invited to a Red Carpet Premiere and we weren’t going to let a little weather put a damper on things. The whole way there I kept wondering what happens to the Red Carpet when it rains. We came to find out, like everything else, it gets wet.  But, the plus side? When life gives you rain, you can also find some sunshine. For example, sharing your umbrella with those who forgot one, like let’s say, Gilles Marini’s family.  Yes, yes I did.

Speaking of silver linings, the day continued on with pretty princesses, child star introductions and an utterly fantastic party; all just jewels on the crown of the movie "Mirror Mirror". Of course, the entire event from beginning to end was an exceptional experience but even with all the glitz and glamour aside, the movie itself was extraordinary!

A fun, funny, and fantastical family film, "Mirror Mirror" was impeccably cast (I seriously have a huge crush on Lily Collins now and of course Julia Roberts was her ever-awesome self), cleverly written and beautifully filmed.  If the costumes aren’t enough to blow your mind (giving Marie Antoinette a run for her money) the landscapes will be. The panoramic shots of the castle were totally breathtaking.  Being a photographer, I am always impressed with rich visuals. "Mirror Mirror" was a true feast for the eyes! 

As for the story? Beyond the fairy tale theme which no matter what they say, never gets old, I loved the more modern messages woven throughout that suggest it’s time to rewrite the story. One of my favorite lines being the one that Snow White herself delivers, “I’ve heard so many stories where the prince saves the princess, it’s time we change that ending.”  I kid you not, the whole audience cheered. Being a mother of daughters…I loved that!

The Snow White in "Mirror Mirror" is beautiful and kind, sweet and enchanting but she also had a lot of fire in her.  She’s brave, bold, clever, cunning, smart, stubborn, tenacious and tough.  Oh, and she can sing and dance too. Do not leave before the credits roll or you’ll miss the charmingly infectious song and endearing video, I Believe in Love performed of course, by Lily Collins, Snow White herself. I doubt you’ll exit the theater without being smitten!

The Queen was wickedly funny and surprisingly endearing considering she’s, well, Evil. Of course, she horribly cruel and completely self-centered but the character was written and and delivered with such lighthearted sarcasm and wit, that you kind of can’t help but love her…in an “I hate her” kind of way.  Julia Roberts was perfect for this roll.

As a side-note, it happened to be Lily Collins' aka Snow White’s birthday the weekend of the premiere. Check out how surprised she is when they wheel her out a huge birthday cake in the shape of a giant red apple in the video we took below. 

"Mirror Mirror" is a perfect way to share some theater time with your family. With only a few more darker potentially scary parts (closer to the end, as to be expected) this movie is well-suited for almost all ages and from what I could gather from the energy that buzzed around the party that followed, the children and the grown-ups alike loved it! I know we did.
If you want to get into the Snow White spirit with your kids, check out these fun "Mirror Mirror" inspired crafts from Make and Takes. There’s a mirror and a crown craft you can do with your kids. 
Such clever ideas!

We’ll be eager to hear how you like the movie "Mirror Mirror". Leave your comments here and tell us your favorite parts!

Disney Store Celebrates 25 Years Of Magic

Happy 25th Anniversary Disney Store

All the Biggest Disney Store Fans 
lined up to join the celebration!

The crowd was growing and so was the excitement. The first 500 people in line were given
Limited Edition Silver Disney Store 25th Anniversary Mickey Ears.

First In Line....
Three generations of Disney Store Fans!
 Mary from West Covina, her daughter- Sophia, and her grand-daughter Lileanaz.

Disney Store Fans & Friends...
 Moms and Best Friends Sandy and Angie dropped off their kids at school and came straight to 
Disney Store to get their ears and have a "Girls Shopping Day".

Next time you're in the neighborhood, stop by the Westfield Mall in West Covina be sure to stop in and say hello to a few of our favorite Cast Members Mariana (seen in the video) and Karla (our cashier) and the best Store Manager Staci. Tell them Disney Sisters sent you!

Thank you Disney Store for bringing 
Disney Magic into our lives for 25 years!

Make sure to become a fan:

Disney Store 25th Anniversary Merchandise


Here is just a sample of the awesome 25th Anniversary merchandise that is available now at your local DISNEY STORE. Including Vinylmations, Picture Frames, T-Shirts, Pins, Pens, Plushes, Figurine's and much more! If you don't have a store near you, you can also get all of this exclusive 25th Anniversary Disney gear online at DisneyStore.com just search for the 25 Magical Years Collection.

Thank you for 25 Magical Years . . . Here's to 25 More!!!

Make sure to become a fan:

25th Anniversary Event at Disney Store


We're still celebrating Disney Store's 25th Anniversary week on Disney Sisters! We've been enjoying the special in-store Events every Saturday in March. If you have been attending, you already know how much fun they are! If not, today (Wed March 28th) is the BEST Event yet! It's Disney Store's 25th Anniversary today! HOORAY! (cue the confetti & streamers) The celebrations will continue all day long, and they will be passing out FREE Exclusive Silver Mickey Ears to the first 250 Guests at each store! (Call your local store for more info)

A few Saturdays ago Jessica's daughter and her buddies went together to share the magic and make their own 25th Anniversary hats. They had such a great time. They were even featured in the Disney Store Blog, Magical right? Disney Store is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your friends.

Also check out the great sales that are going on ALL DAY LONG in store and online! As their way of thanking you for 25 Magical Years, they're giving you 25% off today, March 28th ONLY! For more info check out the THE BUZZ.

Make sure to become a fan:

Disney Store 25th Anniversary Quest

It's Disney Store's 25th Anniversary and they've been throwing parties every Saturday in March to celebrate. Our favorite event so far was the Disney Store Quest, it was basically a big scavenger hunt inside the store.

When we arrived we were handed a paper with 6 characters and blank spaces next to each one. The directions were to find each character throughout the store. As you find each one, there will be a word attached. Write down the word next to the coordinating picture. Once you have found all of the characters and written down all of the words, there was a hidden message revealed.

At that point we took the paper with our special note to a cast member, who gave us a really neat gift. A puzzle with the 25th Anniversary commemorative graphic on it. It was a magical day and one of our very favorite Disney Store Events. Please check out this video of Jessica's daughter Kaia on her Magical Disney Store Quest!


Don't forget to check out the Event Schedule (all events are free) and hopefully we'll see you next Saturday where they will be giving our the exclusive Silver Mickey Ears Hats to the first 250 guests at each participating location!

Make sure to become a fan:

Newly-Designed Disney Store + Authentic Disney Experience

This week we'll be Celebrating 
Disney Store's 25th Anniversary 
We have lots of exciting 
things to share!!!

Have you seen this sign at your favorite Disney Store location?
Are you wondering what it all means?
See You Real Soon ... Disney Store is temporarily closing at West Covina Mall on or before February 15, 2012. We will reopen Spring 2012 | We're still just a mouse click away at DisneyStore.com
It most certainly is good news!!!

While you may have to shop online to buy your favorite Disney Store merchandise for a few months... It will be well worth the wait!
The new "Interactive Stores" are magical, there are "imagination explosions" around every corner.. See all the In-Store Special Events planned.
We have included the Press Release sent to us from Disney Store for more information:

Disney Store kick offs 25th Anniversary year with plans to open stores across 
China, Japan, Europe and North America
PASADENA, Calif., January 17, 2012 – Today, at the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” in New York City, Disney Store announced that its award-winning store design will be in 12 countries by the end of 2012. The store opening slate includes an inaugural location in Shanghai, China opening in the fall, making it the twelfth country to receive the interactive retail model. More guests than ever before in North America will experience the immersive shopping destination as 13 new and remodeled Disney Store locations are scheduled to open in 2012, and Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah, and Virginia will receive their first new concept store in the state. The city of Sendai recently held the grand opening of its first newly-designed location in Japan as thousands of guests shared in “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day,” and Disney Store in Milan, Italy will host the grand opening of its newly-designed store in February 2012.   Disney Store’s 25th anniversary year is off to an exciting start, building on its success as a leading global specialty retailer.

“We take great pride in bringing the magic of Disney to families around the world through Disney Store destinations,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide.  “As we reflect on 25 years of accomplishments, we also look forward to all of the new and exciting places Disney Store will go in the future and we’re excited to create ‘the best 30 minutes of a child’s day’ for the next generation.”

”We have laid a solid foundation and set a new standard for specialty retailer since launching our new store design in 2010,” said Paul Gainer, senior vice president of Disney Store North America. “Our momentum continues to grow,  and with the partnerships we have built with our landlords we have our best store opening slate to date, opening in premiere locations across the US and Canada.”
Disney Store Locations: US and Canada

Remodels and Relocations
·         Disney Store launched the entertainment retail model in 1987 by opening its first store at Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA featuring exclusive products inspired by Disney characters and stories.   In spring 2012, Disney Store’s Glendale Galleria store will relocate to a new location within the mall and open with the new design ready to deliver an authentic Disney experience for fans of all ages.
·         Disney Store in the beautiful Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii will relocate to a new location and open the first Disney Store in the state to feature the new interactive design
·         From spring 2012 through fall, Disney Store will remodel and relocate several locations to feature its new design aesthetic including stores at Tyson’s Corner Center in McLean, Virginia; Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware; South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California; Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York; West Field Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, California; and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia, California

New Locations
·         Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree will receive the first newly designed store in Colorado
·         City Creek Center in Salt Lake City  will get the first newly-design Disney Store in the state of Utah
·         Disney Store will also open its second newly-designed store in Orlando, Florida at the Mall at Millenia
·         Scarborough Town Centre in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada will open a new Disney Store in the summer of 2012
·         Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Connecticut will open the first newly-designed store in Connecticut in summer 2012
Disney Store Locations: Japan, China and Italy
·         Disney Store in Sendai, Japan was visited by thousands of excited guests when doors opened in December 2011
·         Milan, Italy will open a newly designed Disney Store location on Corso Vittorio Emanule II in February of 2012
·         Shanghai, China will open its first ever Disney Store in fall of 2012

To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates, become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyStore to stay connected to your favorite destination.

Disney Baby Spring Collection

This week we have been sharing all things 
So, by now we're sure you know DisneyBaby.com is the new online destination for parents to learn and share about life with baby through stories, photos, posting memories, and sharing milestones

But did you also know....
You can also, see the latest in
 Disney fashions for babybeddingbath products and more!

   In the Nursery - Turn baby's nursery into a sleeptime safari with the new Disney Baby The Lion King Nursery Collection. The collection furnishes parents with everything they need to outfit a nursery, including a 4-piece crib bedding set, modern canvas wall art, a musical mobile and an animal print window valance, among other wildly adorable items. 

   Bathtime - From splish splashing in the tub to swaddling a squeaky clean baby in a cuddly towel, bathtime is always a fun adventure. To make bathtime the best time, the new Finding Nemo Bath Collection includes a fun tub with engaging toy bar, a hooded towel, bath toys, and more.


         Mealtime - As one of the most important times of day for baby, Disney Baby offers parents products essential to baby's development specially designed for their gentle little mouths. Available in designs featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and The Lion King, products include bottles that allow baby to control the flow of milk and pacifiers that fit the natural shape of baby's palate and gums.

Whether it's Simba in the nursery, Finding Nemo in the tub, or Disney Baby gear by Graco the new collections offer an extensive selection of delightful products for every magical moment.

Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins on Disney Channel

Disney Junior Presents 
"Doc McStuffins" on Disney Channel
"Doc McStuffins" Premieres Today 
Friday, March 23 at 10am/9c on Disney Junior Channel

Doc is a young girl who is the "Doctor Doolittle" for toys. Doc's backyard playhouse becomes her clinic where she uses her special ability to communicate with toy friends to help them when they have physical or emotional bangs and bruises.

We got a sneak peek when we attended a media preview and watched a few "Doc McStuffins" episodes. This show is going to be a huge success for Disney Junior. There are so many important elements that this show touches on. Most importantly for us is having a girl as the lead character who is smart, a problem solver and playing a doctor.

Not only are we Disney Sisters, but we are all moms. Being mothers we know how many trips that we make to the Doctor's offices, especially with young kids. This show was created when Chris Nee Creator/Executive Producer, used her own experience as a mother whose son developed a severe asthma condition when he was two years old. She realized how intimidating and scary going to the Doctor can be for children. She felt that there were a number of shows that address the fears of children starting school, or going to a new school, but none that covered the fears about going to the Doctor.
We talked to Disney Channel Executives, the Creator of the show, and the voice cast.
What a lovely group of people!

Doc McStuffins games, coloring pages and more...

Photo Courtesy of Disney
Disney Channel star China Anne McClain
 (“A.N.T. Farm”sings the theme song to 
“Doc McStuffins” pictured with 
Kiara Muhammad (voice of "Doc McStuffins") 

Get to know the voice cast in our quick interview:
(spoiler alert: video is for moms and dads)
"Doc McStuffins" voice cast as introduced:
Robbie Rist as Stuffy, Jess Harnell as Chilly, 
Kimberly Brooks as Mom McStuffins, 
Kiara Muhammad as Doc McStuffins, 
Jaden Betts as Donny McStuffins 
and Lara Jill Miller as Lambie.  

Add Your Magical Moments on DisneyBaby.com

How to add your Magical Moments on DisneyBaby.com

Share your baby's story. . . One magical moment at a time.

A trip to Disneyland, bath time or their 1st Birthday party, every moment in your baby's life is Magical. Now you can share those moments with the world on Disney Baby. We just shared a magical moment of our own by uploading a photo and a description, now it's on the front page of the website. So exciting! (It was Jessica's daughter Kaia's first Halloween, and she dressed her up as Tigger.) There's only a few simple steps and in no time your child will be the newest Disney Baby Star! While you're there make sure to check out the adorable New Collection.

1.) Go To DisneyBaby.Com

2.) Sign up with your email or Facebook

3.) Confirm your email

4.) Log into DisneyBaby.com

5.) Click on "Magical Moments"

6.) Include a Photo, Title, Text or all Three

7.) Post your "Magical Moment"

8.) Enjoy your Baby on the home page of the Website

Announcing DisneyBaby.com

Announcing DisneyBaby.com
Experience the joy of sharing your own baby's story with
 "Magical Moments"

DisneyBaby.com the new online destination for parents to learn and share about life with baby through stories, photos, posting memories, and sharing milestones
You can also, see the latest in

Happy St. Partrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Disney Sisters

And Kermit The Frog

We've also got some craft ideas from Disney Family to share with you today.

Roshon Fegan joins the cast of Dancing With The Stars

Disney Channel Star Roshon Fegan joins the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 14!

Roshon Fegan will join the new season of Dancing with the Stars. ABC is referring to him as "Disney's Triple Threat" not a bad nickname for the young talent! He will be dancing with Chelsie Hightower, we think they make a cute dance couple. This is a great move (pun intended) for this Disney Channel star. If anything doing DWTS will help launch his career. He is already a fantastic dancer, you can see him showing off his fancy footwork daily on Shake It Up.

He will be joined by a whole new group of Celebrities including: 

 Last season Disney Sisters were on the set of DWTS when we
  interviewed David Arquette & Kym Johnson 

Here is a photo we took of Roshon goofing around with his Disney Channel Shake It Up Co-Stars at last years' D23 Expo. It looks like they have a lot of fun together! We're sure he's going to have a blast over on ABC too! Do you think Roshon will win? Who do you think will dance (again with the puns) away with the Crystal Ball Trophy this season?

"Dancing With the Stars" Season 14 premieres March 19 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Club Penguin Puffle Party

It's a Puffle Party!!!

March 15th -27th
Puffles are pets in Club Penguin 
that everyone can adopt from the pet shop.

During the Puffle Party there are 10 different party rooms, one for each Puffle color.

And, for the first time ever...
The Puffle Show is open to all players!!!

Every penguin (player) and their Puffle can get matching party hats for FREE!!!
To get your party hats just head into town and then into the ski lodge.

Paid Members get to transform into their Puffle!
Once inside the Puffle play zone you can crawl around in the play tubes, slide into the pool, 
take a swim or chill out in the relax a tron and finally see what it's like to be a Puffle.

Did you know that you can play on the go with Mobile Apps?
There is even a Lite version of the App you can play from FREE!

  Club Penguin has "launched" their first mobile app, Puffle Launch, which is based on the popular Puffle Launch game from the virtual world. Everything you loved about the game online is now apart of Disney Mobile, for Magic on the Go! It's now available for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch for $0.99. You can find it in the iTunes Store. And also for android devices as well. 

Disney Store Celebrates Platypus Day

National Platypus Day was March 3rd!

To celebrate we went to the Disney Store for their special event. Who doesn't love Perry the Platypus, the semi-aquatic pet of Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel? Guests were thrilled to create their very own Agent P (Perry's spy name) Hat. Thank you Cast Members Judy and Maria from the Sherman Oaks Store for helping us and posing for photographs. Don't forget about all of the other Disney Store Events happening this month!

"Mom. . . Disney Store is making cool platypus hats."

Mirror Mirror Advanced Screening Invitation

Mirror Mirror
The Snow White Legend Comes Alive

We are really excited to extend this invitation with our local L.A. readers:  
Relativity Cordially invites You and your family to see a 
complimentary advanced screening in of  Mirror Mirror tomorrow night!

Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 14
5:30 PM
ICM Screening Room – Theatre # 1
10250 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Parking off of Solar Way

Tell Corby you are a guest of Disney Sisters.
 Please RSVP to corby@differentdrummer.com  

"One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event, Mirror Mirror.  A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.  The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen."

MIRROR MIRROR on Social Media
Twitter: @AskMirrorMirror

AND speaking of social media... this youtube video is hilarious, you have to watch it!

(This is an unpaid post. We have been invited to the movie premiere)
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