Oz The Great and Powerful Makeup and Costume: Behind The Scenes

I can’t wait to check out Oz The Great and Powerful when it hits theaters in a couple weeks! The breathtaking sets, and fabulous costumes have my attention already! I can’t wait to check out the story line. I’m sure it won’t disappoint!

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Here’s a quick peek behind the scenes at how they perfected the costumes and makeup for Oz The Great and Powerful. The the attention to detail is fabulous for each character in the movie!

Oz is directed by Sam Raimi, who paid particular attention to detail in everything about the movie. Robert Stromberg was the production designer, the same person who was behind the fabulous scenery in Avatar, and Alice in Wonderland. He won Academy Awards for both, so I’m sure Oz The Great and Powerful will have the same beautiful other-worldly wonder as his previous movies.

Oz The Great and Powerful will be hitting theaters on March 8th.

2013 Disney Movies

The 2013 Disney Movie lineup looks pretty impressive! There are movies coming from several of Disney’s major studios including, Pixar, Dream Works, Marvel, and another film collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Johnny Depp. There’s also going to be a re-release of one of Disney’s favorite classics, The Little Mermaid in 3D! I think it’s going to be another great year for Disney movies, I can’t wait to check most of these out!

Disney Movies 2013

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Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

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May 3: IRON MAN 3 (Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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June 21: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Disney/Pixar)

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike
and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with
action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into
a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.


September 13: THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Swimming into the hearts of a new generation—beautifully restored and this time in 3D—“The Little Mermaid” features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, who is enchanted with all
things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll), trading her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder (voice of Jason Marin), misguided seagull Scuttle (voice of Buddy Hackett) and the calypso-singing Caribbean crab
chaperone Sebastian (voice of Samuel E. Wright) at her side, Ariel must win the prince’s love and save her father’s kingdom – all in a heart-pounding race against time.

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October 4: DELIVERY MAN (DreamWorks Pictures)

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “Delivery Man”, the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made
twenty years earlier.

In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David
struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well.

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November 8: THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane
Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

November 27: FROZEN (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and this year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney
Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big
screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a
fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and
his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel),
the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing
and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and
Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction

December 20: SAVING MR. BANKS

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Jennifer Lee to Direct Walt Disney’s Frozen

Walt Disney Studios announce today, Jennifer Lee, who was the co-screenwriter of WRECK-IT RALPH, has joined Director Chris Buck to help direct Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature, FROZEN!

FROZEN features the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel and will be released in theaters everywhere on November 27, 2013!

“Frozen” is a cool new comedy-adventure ever hitting the big screen next fall. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

“Frozen” producer Peter Del Vecho says the match-up is perfect. “Jenn has a real connection to the film and creates dynamic and relatable characters. Her sense of comedy, adventure and story structure paired with Chris Buck’s vast experience and incredible instincts create an ideal situation for this film.”

Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” is being produced by Troika Pictures. She has an original screenplay in development with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and her original script “Lucid Dreams” was optioned by Wolfgang Peterson’s Radiant Productions. Lee holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.

Images courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Oz The Great and Powerful Latest Movie Trailer

Disney has a new twist on an old classic favorite. Oz The Great and Powerful will premiere in movie theaters everywhere on March 8th of 2013. This movie is a bit of a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and helps to explain how the mighty Wizard of Oz came to be.

Here’s the story line:

Oscar Diggs a small time circus musician from Kansas lands in the Land of Oz he meets 3 witches. Theodora, Evanora, and Glenda. The witches aren’t buying that he’s a great wizard, and Oscar’s not sure who he can trust. Who is a good witch and who is bad? He’s reluctant to get drawn into the drama, but he has no choice.

Oscar learns more about himself and how he can be a better person with a little bit of illusion, some ingenuity, and some genuine wizardry that surprises even him. I can’t wait to see more of the Wizard, the witches, and the Land of Oz. It sounds like a really cool movie for all those Wizard of Oz fans out there. This show promises to have beautiful scenery, and some great villians! I can’t wait to check it out when it hits the big screen this spring!

Until then check out the newest Oz The Great and Powerful movie trailer via itunes.

If you want more information on the movie and its characters you can find it at the official Disney movie website: Oz The Great and Powerful

Catch Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee and Save a Chimpanzee

Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee will premiere in theaters Earth Day, April 20th 2012. If you go to see the movie opening week Disney Nature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute. So you can see Chimpanzee and maybe save a chimpanzee.

Here’s a short Chimpanzee featurette with more details.

If you’re not familiar with this new film from Disney Nature, here’s what I know about it:

Oscar the Chimpanzee is born into a large loving family. He’s the normal curious playful chimp, but when he’s about 3 years old something goes terribly wrong, and he finds himself fending for himself, alone without his family. Another chimp finds him, adopts him and raises him as its own. Chimpanzee is a true story, and it’s the first time something like this has been documented on film.

Disney’s Secret World of Arrietty~ New Movie Clips!

Disney’s Secret World of Arrietty will be hitting theaters February 17th 2012. Today I have some new clips from the movie to share with you!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the movie yet here’s a quick summary!

The Clock family is a 4 inch tall family who secretly lives in the home of another family, until Arrietty is discovered. When 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler) one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If their new friendship is discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger!


“That Wasn’t So Hard”

“What Are Borrowers”

“What Do They call You?”

“Young Beans”

“Summertime” Music Video

I can’t wait to check this movie out when it hits theaters in a couple weeks! It sounds really cute!

Toy Story 3 Topped The Box Office In 2010

The top growing movie for 2010 was Toy Story 3 bringing in a whopping $415 million dollars here in the US and a staggering $1.06 billion worldwide, which also makes it one of the top 10 grossing movies of all time.

There were several other kids’s movies in the top 10 in 2010 including:

I can’t wait to see what kid’s movies reign supreme in 2011!

Image Credit: Toy Story 3 Poster Amazon

Chihuahua Reigns at the Box Office

The Beverly Hills Chihuahua may not be bow- wowing the critics, but it’s stomping the competition this weekend at the box office. I suspect however harsh the critics are, the movie will still find a spot in the hearts of children and dog lovers.

The movie is about a Chihuahua named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) from Beverly Hills (of course), who runs into trouble while she’s in Mexico.

I haven’t seen the film yet, but every time I see the movie trailer, I’m reminded of the talking Chihuahua on the Taco Bell commercial several years ago.

If you saw the movie feel free to sound off on whether it’s worth the watch. We may go see it next weekend.