Disney had an incredible year in 2012. Some of my favorite movies were released and now have been nominated for various awards. I thought it would be a good time to look back at all those movies and the fun I had helping promote each one.
Chimpanzee brought us the story of Oscar. I attended the fun Mommy Blogger Spring Break at the #DisneyGlobalEvent for the film. Not only did I meet the one and only Dr. Jane Goodall, but we interviewed The McClain Sisters and the Directors. Check out the posts to remember Chimpanzee:
- Wordless Wednesday #MeetOscar
- Chimpanzee Movie Review PLUS Help Save the Chimps and see the movie Opening Week!
- Chimpanzee Premiere in Pictures
- Sisterhood and Family Bind The McClain Sisters
- Interview with Chimpanzee Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
- Interview with the Incredible Dr. Jane Goodall
- Watch the video for “Rise” by the McClain Sisters from the Disneynature film “Chimpanzee”
Next up it was the movie that broke records AND is nominated for an Oscar for Visual Effects (which it’s a no brainer that it will win)….The Avengers. I had soooo much fun helping promote this film. From baking cooking in the early morning hours to flying to New York for #TheAvengersEventand attending the Tribecca Film Festival. There was also this time I fell and Loki caught me. You can read all about The Avengers here:
- 3 Bloggers and a PR Rep Baking and Decorating Avengers Cookies at 2am
- The Avengers Family Tree Infographic
- Attending the Tribeca Film Festival Closing Night Screening of Marvel’s The Avengers in NYC!!!
- The Avengers Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet in Pictures
- Pin It Friday: Avengers Assemble Fun
- The Avengers Movie Review
- Interview with Cobie Smulders who plays Shield Agent Maria Hill in The Avengers
- The Day I Fell For A Villain ..LITERALLY PLUS Interview with Tom Hiddleston
People Like Us was one of the most heartfelt movies of the year last year. It’s a DreamWorks film and we had the opportunity to interview the Director Alex Kurtzman. HE made us all tear up. Imagine 20+ Moms watching this after days of missing their kids.
- EXCLUSIVE People Like Us Clip
- People Like Us Not Your Typical Family Story Which Makes Me Love It Even More
- Director Alex Kurtzman Talks About Inspiration for People Like Us
- People Like Us Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack Review & GIVEAWAY
Next came BRAVE. A Pixar film like no other. You had Merida a strong willed young girl who didn’t want to be married off. She wanted her own destiny. BRAVE is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. I went up to the place where the magic happens…PIXAR! IT was such an amazing experience. Everyone loved their job and excited about the film. I learned quite a bit of how a film like this was made and even got to shoot a bow and arrow which was totally wicked. For the premiere it was a green grass Scottish fun filled event. Truly a magical time which I wrote about quite a bit:
- It’s A San Francisco Treat!
- The Pixar Experience: Inspired Beyond Belief
- Brave Shop is Now Open at Disney Store! Shop Now!
- Are you BRAVE Enough to Wear a Kilt?
- Want to get Excited for BRAVE Meet Director Mark Andrews
- Producer Katherine Sarafian gives us a few Fun Facts on Brave
- BRAVE: Merida’s Hair is a Character in Itself
- Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE Movie Review
- Kelly MacDonald Channels Her Inner Teenager in BRAVE
- Disney Pixar BRAVE World Premiere at the Dolby Theatre #BraveCarsLandEvent
- BRAVE Tartan Nail Design
- Wordless Wednesday Behind The Scenes Working on BRAVE
- BRAVE DVD Combo Pack Review PLUS Games & Activities Printables
I had seen bits and pieces of Timothy Green for a few months before I actually previewed the movie. I was skeptical of the film. A kid with leaves? Seriously? I can officially say I was 100% wrong and LOVED this film. I was a blubbering mess after watching it. It’s very inspiring:
- Inspired by Timothy Green to Write About our Family’s Magical Moment
- The Odd Life Of Timothy Green Movie Review
- The Odd Life Of Timothy Green Blu-ray Combo Pack Review PLUS Printable Arts & Crafts
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Viva La Fiesta Event in Pasadena this Friday #BHC3BloggerDay
- Wordless Wednesday Pictures from the Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Event #BHC3BloggerDay
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Director Lev L. Spiro Q&A
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Viva La Fiesta Blu-Ray DVD Combo Pack Review & Giveaway
Frankenweenie. The movie that brought back stop motion animation and black and white films. With Tim Burton head of this film it was full of creepy goodness. I interviewed some of the young men who were the voice talent and also walk down the white carpet where I photobombed Winona Ryder. Sooo much fun! All for a movie that has recently been playing over and over on repeat on the Blu-Ray. PLUS< Frankenweenie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature!!
- Are You a Tim Burton Fan? Then get ready for FRANKENWEENIE!
- The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit
- Creating Magical Memories at the #DisneyMoviesEvent
- White Carpet Premiere Of Disney’s Frankenweenie at the El Capitan
- It’s ALIVE! Frankenweenie Brings Stop Motion Animation Back To The Forefront
- Frankenweenie: Interview with voice actors
- Frankenweenie Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy Review
Another Oscar nominated film for Best Feature! Wreck-It-Ralph wrecked into our hearts and was my favorite animated film of 2012. I literally saw it 4 times in the theaters and could have easily watched it again. I went behind the scenes at Disney Animation Studios and had a fun day making my own candy car and doing a voiceover where my southern voice was actually just the bratty voice I needed. Check out the posts below:
- Wreck It Ralph Press Day Behind The Scenes: Sugar Rush Race Car Building The Twizzlernator
- Wreck It Ralph Press Day Behind The Scenes: Doing an ADR Voice Recording Session
- Wreck It Ralph Press Day Behind The Scenes: Daily Inspiration at the Disney Animation Building
- Wreck It Ralph Press Day Behind The Scenes: Learning More About The Idea Of The Movie With Director Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer
- Wreck It Ralph Review: The Ultimate Gamer Family Movie
- PLAY the three video games featured in Wreck-It Ralph
Tinker Bell movies are always adorable. We were able to screen this one and Mr. John Lasseter himself popped and said hi! It was a pinch myself moment. In this film Tinker Bell found out she has a sister. It was also on repeat for quite a bit after we received it int he mail.
- Tinker Bell and Periwinkle are SISTERS! Check out NEW Secret of The Wings Trailer
- Secret of the Wings The New Tinker Bell Movie
- Meet The Winter Fairies Print and Play
Last, but not least by any means was Lincoln. I was one of the first 100 people to screen this movie! It’s one of those that leaves you speechless. Daniel Day Lewis performance alone wisked you back in time. Every single actor in this film brought so much to their roles. Which is why it’s the MOST nominated film at the Oscars this year!! A booming 12 nominations! I have a feeling Mr. Spielberg will be sweeping up awards all season long.
- LINCOLN – New Interactive FREE iPad Book!
- I hear the Oscars Calling for Many in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln
- LINCOLN wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s my posts for all the re-releases in 3D and also Arriety & John Carter:
- Did you like Spirited Away or Ponyo? Then keep an eye out for Arriety
- Beauty and the Beast 3D Movie Review
- Monsters Inc. 3D Movie Review PLUS Printable Coloring Page
- Finding Nemo Blu-ray Combo Pack Review PLUS Printable Games and Coloring Pages
- JOHN CARTER – “John & Dejah” Featurette PLUS Pics from the Red Carpet!
- JOHN CARTER – See A 10 Minute Scene From the Film
2012 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store! What was your favorite movie of the year last year?