Disney Sisters: August 2013

How to Draw Mike Wazowski from Monsters University

Ever since we saw this video on the Disney Channel this summer:

We've been inspired to draw. We've been spending more time with our kids whether it be coloring, painting or chalk drawing. Needless to say it's been a very artistic summer! Being that this summer's biggest hit was Monsters University, we thought it would be great to learn how to draw Mike Wazowski too! Our family had so much fun doing it that we made a little step-by-step version for you to follow.

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Everyone's favorite monsters are popping up all over again. Mike and Sulley have returned to the big screen to show us a little of their past and where their story began. These guys also have starring roles in the new video game 

Remember when we first told you about the big game reveal from Disney Interactive? Super awesome new game that features some of our favorite Disney characters of all time! (Including  Mike) Have you picked up your copy yet? What do you think? 
It's the perfect activity for 
for kids of all ages. (Kids at heart too!)

We're pretty addicted! The fact that you can create your own worlds and play together with characters from different Disney/Pixar movies is a Disney fan's dream come true! Right?
Click here to see
and find out how to get your free downloads.

Let us know if you try our Mike Wazowski drawing tutorial - We'd love to see your scare-tastic sketches!

10 Magical Reasons to Attend D23 Expo!

10 Magical Reasons to Attend D23 Expo!

It's finally here! The Disney happening so special, it only happens once every other year! With a name like the Ultimate Disney Fan Event how can you go wrong? We are excited this year to be bringing some newbies with us! Tracey and her girls along with our mom, all of whom have never been! We think this will be the best expo yet! Will we see you there?

1.) Magic
There's a whole lot of Disney Magic under one roof. You won't believe how much pixie dust is in store for all who attend this one-of-a-kind Expo.

2.) Music
We have two words for you - Richard Sherman. We have two more - Alan Menken.
Disney Music LEGENDS People!!!
Radio Disney Road Crew will also be on hand to keep the crowd pumped with music and introduce some Rockin' stars!

3.) Celebrities
Seriously we've never seen so many celebrities in so little time. Some of this year's celebs include Wayne Brady, Ross Lynch, Tim Gunn, Bridget Mendler, Joey Fatone, Tom Bergeron, Raini Rodriguez, Paige O'Hara, the cast of Teen Beach Movie just to name a few.

4.) Memories
The memories we made two years ago are still some of our very favorite Disney memories of all time. Disney is always better when you share it with someone, especially your sisters.

5.) Costume Contest

The à la Mode Costume Contest, named after The Incredibles’ couture genius Edna Mode, is the first competition of its kind to showcase fans’ creativity through costumes inspired by all things Disney, including Motion Pictures, Parks & Resorts; Consumer Products, Media Networks, and Interactive.

6.) Shows
Hooray for Broadway! Take a musical journey into Disney's history on Broadway and beyond. This one night only performance features an all-star lineup of artist who sing everyone's favorite Disney musicals. Some of the musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more!

7.) Legends
This year's Legends Ceremony is going to be well, legendary with honorees including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Ed Wynn, Steve Jobs, Glen Keane, Dick Clark and many more. The Disney Legends Awards program is a 26-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company. CEO Bob Iger said that "The Disney Legend Award is reserved for the extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the Disney magic." 

8.) Archives
As in, Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives where you can see many sights that few ever have. A wide array of iconic displays to behold, a real treat for the true Disney fan! This year includes  archives from Mary Poppins', Disney's Adventures in the Land of Oz, Once Upon A Time, Teen Beach Movie. Fan Art Contest entries celebrating Mary Poppins' 50th Anniversary! Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives presents a selection of memorable props and costumes from many timeless Disney productions.

9.) Experience
Just picture thousands of Disney Fanatics under one roof celebrating the pure joy of the Mouse! It's really something special to experience, in a way that only Disney can produce. This expo truly is the Ultimate Disney Fan Event!

10.) Shopping
From the Silent Auction to the Dream Store. D23 Expo has so many unique shopping experiences to behold. There's a special Disney Store with plenty of D23 Expo merchandise set-up and also many Disney Consumer Products Pop-Up Shops throughout the convention floor. You can be sure to get your fill of gadgets and gizmos galore. We'll save a spot for you in line!

Be sure to check out our post:
D23 Family Fun Guide

See Ya Real Soon!

Best Disney Games for Families To Play

What does Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue all have in common? These are all classic board games that have Disney counterparts. Scrabble has a Disney Theme Parks Edition, Monopoly transforms into Disney Villians Version and Clue becomes the mystery Tower of Terror. How about Candy Land, Operation, and Trivial Pursuit? Yep, they all have Disney Editions too! These are just a few of the Disney Games that we have included in our list of 25 Awesome Family Games for Disney Lovers! There is a Disney game choice right for every Disney fan in your life.

If you're more into video games like Disney Infinity, we've got those on the list too! Throwing a Birthday Party? Here's 10 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Gaming Party that your kids will love! So roll the dice, spin the wheel, grab the controller and get your game on - You'll be so glad you did!
Tell us, do you have any of these "Magical" versions?

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