When the second trailer for Aladdin dropped and we got the first “live” look at the genie, boy was the internet talking!! Everyone had something to say, as usual. In Entertainment Weekly’s first look, everyone was mad that Will Smith wasn’t blue. Then when we finally got to see him blue, the internet was BIG MAD. People complained that the CGI was horrible, that he looked creepy, and that he wouldn’t live up to Robin Williams’ genie.
I had no idea if I was going to be able to get into a showing of Captain Marvel this weekend. Ya’ll know I’m a procrastinator so I foolishly didn’t purchase any tickets in advance and left my marvel viewing up to fate. Luckily Jesus was on my side and my grandmother is amazing so she watched the babies last night while we went to an 8pm showing.
The controversy around Captain Marvel and Brie Larson was at a HIGH before opening weekend even started. Carol Danvers is the MCU’s first female to have a solo lead. “We” DESERVED. Some people didn’t feel the same. There has been controversy and bad reviews long before the movie hit theaters. Somehow, Captain Marvel got placed under the feminism umbrella, and I honestly don’t feel like it should have.
Captain Marvel isn’t just for women/girls.
If you follow me elsewhere, then you’ve seen me talk on social about the new show I cohost week called “The Brown Side of Disney”. We’re 3 shows in, going live on Facebook every Monday night at 9pm est. and it’s been one of the most fun projects I’ve had the opportunity of collaborating on. This past Monday our theme was all about following your dreams. We chatted about Ruth Carter and her amazing Oscars win, and a little bitabout Disney Dreamers Academy.
We also spoke about Dream Big Princess.
Dream Big Princess is an initiative that was started by Disney in 2016, that taps into the power of Disney Princesses to inspire kids. Through their initiative, Disney ran several photography and video campaigns. All of the proceeds raised went to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation supporting girls’ leadership and empowerment.
The latest video in the series explores the power of imagination. I was excited to see this video today, having just spoke about it on Monday. Also, I was happy to see Moana in the video! Disney’s official princess line up hasn’t been updated in a WHILE. Though Moana made her appearance in the princess scene of Ralph Breaks the Internet, I’m hoping she’s moving closer to official princess status.
Where will your imagination take you? To learn more about Dream Big Princess, check out the Disney Princess official website.
I was invited to a free art class with a guest hosted by Disney and The Art Studio NY, to celebrate the in-home release of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Over the weekend I was invited with a group of other bloggers to take a painting class in celebration of Ralph Breaks the Internet being released on Digital and DVD/Blu-ray. When I received the invitation I was excited. I’ve done paint and sips before and it’s a super fun experience. Date night it is!
The Art Studio NY is not your typical paint and sip y’all. It is a LEGIT art studio. They offer all kind of lessons, and not going to lie, I felt a little intimidated once I realized what was about to go down. I arrived and sat down in front of a BLANK CANVAS. *insert all kinds of panic*
A couple nights ago, the first screening for Captain Marvel took place and the reactions have been awesome! The lucky few took to Twitter (I love it) to share just how amazing the film is. My favorite part of all the reactions? The nod to the 90s. I’ve already talked about how 2019 is going to be such an amazing and nostalgic year for us millennial babies and I’m glad that Captain Marvel is bringing some of that feel to the big screen also. Check out some of my favorite reactions below.
Let’s get right to it friends, Dumbo is probably THE CUTEST movie that is coming out this year. And for this reason, it’s going to be the hardest for me to watch. I’m all for the live-action movie trend going on but look how freakin’ cute baby Dumbo is. The animated version of this movie is EMOTIONAL. So seeing Dumbo look SOO real, is hard. Check out the new sneak peek Disney shared with us a few days ago:
And I’m so excited that I actually said I was going to throw up during my reaction video. Y’all know how I feel about Aladdin, Ive been talking about this movie ever since they announced the live-action version was coming out. To get an ever closer look at it?!?! It was EVERYTHING I needed tonight.
Check out my reaction video:
In the year of our lord and savior 2019, I am all about coming together and uplifting people in the African American community. If you read my post highlighting the black mommy bloggers you should be following on Instagram, you already know where I’m going. I am a habitual uplifter, and now more than ever we are required to put ourselves out there, in front of everyone and show that we aren’t afraid to create our own spaces.
I, much like everyone have loved Disney since I was a little girl. My earliest Disney memory is at 2 years old when I saw my first (I’m assuming) Disney movie in theaters and the love has continued long and strong since then. When I joined the Disney Moms of Color community I was excited to connect with so many other women of color who aren’t afraid to share their love for all things Disney. I almost feel as if in the black community Disney was seen as unattainable for so long and it’s great to connect with people who aren’t afraid to spread the pixie dust!
From the best places to stay, to Disney on a Dime these families are showing off their Disney side and I’m loving every single second of it!
So yesterday was “the big game” and I honestly have zero interest in taking part in anything NFL related. Not that I ever knew what was happening before, but now more than ever they won’t get views and/or coins off of me. What I WAS excited for was all of the movie trailers that aired during the game. I didn’t have my tv on AT ALL, but I was tuned in via internet. Every time a trailer dropped I was ready and I ESPECIALLY was looking for the sneak peek of Toy Story 4.
If you’re like me and didn’t tune into the game or anything like that at all, no worries. I’m here to share with you friends, all 3 Disney spots that aired during “The Big Game”.
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens on March 8, 2019 in U.S. theaters.
Avengers: End Game
AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.
Toy Story 4
Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
Personally, I stayed up past my bedtime JUST so I could make sure I didn’t miss the Toy Story 4 trailer. I know I keep saying it but there’s just something about 2019 and nostalgia that I can’t help but be excited for. So which trailer did you enjoy the most?
Want to know what else Disney has in their line up this year? Check out the full list here.
I’m a millennial. I have all the big wanderlust dreams and I’d love nothing more than to drop everything at a moments notice and take flight. I can’t wait to give my children the travel experiences I never had and show them the world in a whole new way. That being said, we thankfully have some travel plans this year.
In a little over a week I’ll be headed to the Courage to Earn More Retreat in the Bay Area! I’m hype about it for so many reasons, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts real soon. We also made some plans for both of the boys birthdays later this year. RJ is turning 5 and I can’t believe it! That’s a whole separate emotional, time is going by so fast icantbelievethisismylife post. Of all the plans I hope to see this year I’m personally biased. I definitely have somewhere I’m looking forward to visiting the most.
Dino moms rejoice! Just when I thought RJ may be growing out of animated cartoons on Disney Junior, they surprise us again with Gigantosaurus! Gigantosaurus follows four dinosaur friends as they explore the world beyond their nests to tackle the master of the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all. Mazu, Tiny, Bill and Rocky are four friends who kids will feel an instant connection to. What preschooler you know doesn’t love dinosaurs?