On Saturday I will be jet setting out to Los Angeles once again for a crazy, intense, jam-packed few days. First, I wanted to share a story. A Story of a girl growing up who wasn’t quite like the other girls. I liked to read….a lot. Always have. It’s a gift from my mother who let me read pretty much whatever my heart desired including Stephen King books, but growing up that wasn’t the norm. Most of my friends liked big hair and makeup. It was the 80s after all. I also grew up watching movies. Disney movies were a big hit at my house even then. Then in 1991, I saw Beauty and the Beast at the theater. It was a princess story unlike all of the other princess stories. Belle was different from the other girls in town. She was labeled a “funny girl” who always had “Her nose stuck in a book” and I related to her….minus the Beast of course. Now that childhood memory and movie that I held so dear to my heart has a Live Action remake and I couldn’t be happier. I’m thrilled to be a part of the bloggers covering this film and hope that you follow along the next few days as I live out a childhood dream and meet the “new” Belle. Now on to all of our adventures:
About The Movie
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
On Sunday not only will we have a special music presentation with Alan Menken at the piano, but we will also interview Director Bill Condon, Alan Menken,Luke Evans (“Gaston”), Josh Gad (“Le Fou”), Audra McDonald (“Garderobe”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Plumette”), Emma Watson (“Belle”), & Dan Stevens (“The Beast / Prince Adam”). If you have any questions make sure you tweet them using the hashtag and I’ll ask!
#BeOurGuestEvent and #MyWilliamsSonoma
We will join Williams Sonoma for a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST themed blogger event where I will snack on Soup Du Jour, Meat Ragu, Cheese Soufflé, and more! PLUS, there will be a cooking demonstration, and I will learn how to make paper roses. This sounds like a fun little event and I can’t wait to see the soup bowl in person!
#ABCTVEvent and #TheCatch
About the Catch:
Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos) is LA’s top private investigator — and the one woman you don’t want to mess with. But when her fiancé (Peter Krause) cons her out of millions and disappears, Alice goes on a private mission for payback. No matter where it leads or the secrets she must keep along the way, Alice will stop at nothing to catch her man. From the producers of “Scandal,” “Greys Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Catch” is a one-hour drama starring Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost and Sonya Walger.
While last year I went on set of The Catch this year I will be viewing an upcoming episode and interviewing some of the cast! I love everything Shonda Rhimes so this will be fun!
About Baby Daddy:
Five adults who don’t know how to adult, a super cute baby and a whole lot of ridiculousness. Catch up before Season 6 starts March 13!
I’ll be attending a “Baby Daddy” Baby Shower lunch and then have a Q&A and photos with Chelsea Kane (“Riley Perrin”), Derek Theler (“Danny Wheeler”) and Tahj Mowry (“Tucker Dobbs”)!
TANGLED BEFORE EVER AFTER (premieres Friday, March 10th at 8/7c) and TANGLED: THE SERIES (debuting Friday, March 24th at 7:30/6:30c) – Disney Channel
Q&A and photos with Executive Producer/Supervising Director Chris Sonnenburg and Supervising Producer Ben Balistreri
Milo Murphy’s Law (previously titled Mikey Murphy’s Law) is an upcoming animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and will premiere this fall on Disney Channel and Disney XD.
The series revolves around the title character, Milo Murphy, who is the descendant of the Murphy from Murphy’s law, which states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
For this fun show we will be having a Q&A and photos with Creators and Executive Producers Dan Povenmire & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh
To celebrate the Blu Ray release we will be having a Polynesian-themed dinner and presentation for the MOANA Blu-ray release including a bonus features showcase and a Q+A with Director Ron Clements and Producer Osnat Shurer
About The Movie:
Venturing into the wilds of China. Born in China captures intimate moments between a Panda Bear and her cub.
We will be screening this film before it hits theaters Earth Day.
Andi’s life is about to be turned upside down when her older sister Bex returns home. Be sure to catch new Disney series coming 2017
We will Screen the first 2 episodes of “Andi Mack” and have a Q&A and photos with Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Andi Mack”), Lilian Bowden (“Bex”), Lauren Tom (“Cecilia”), Creator/Executive Producer Terri Minsky and Executive Producer Michelle Manning
#ABCTVEvent and #ImaginaryMary
Alice (Jenna Elfman) has her life turned upside-down when she falls for the love of her life Ben (Stephen Schneider)— an adorable, quick-witted divorced father with three kids. But when she ignores her fears of commitment and her ability to mother, Imaginary Mary, her childhood invention (voiced by Rachel Dratch), comes back to life to express Alice’s deepest fears and add more chaos to the situation. Imaginary Mary coming this March to ABC!
We will screen the pilot episode and have a Q&A and photos with Jenna Elfman (“Alice”), Stephen Schneider (“Ben”) and Executive Producers David Guarascio & Patrick Osborne
As you can see lots of hashtags, lots of events, and great experiences. Make sure you are following along via social media where I will post updates.
***Disclosure: I will be attending the #BeOurGuestEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***