New Frozen Fever Trailer

In case you haven’t gotten enough of Elsa, Ana, and Olaf, Frozen Fever is a new animated short coming to theaters with Disney’s newest live action film Cinderella starring Lily James and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, on March 13th. Check out the new trailer:

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

I was excited to go see Cinderella – the special effects alone look incredible – but now with Frozen Fever being played, I am certain I will have to take Midge with me. Sounds like the perfect girls movie night to me.

Maya The Bee Movie Buzzes Into Select Theaters

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill invite families and kids to discover the enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and join her on an exciting voyage of fantastical fun and self-discovery when “Maya the Bee Movie” debuts in select U.S. theaters for a limited engagement beginning March 8, 2015. Already a great box office success in much of the world, “Maya the Bee” Movie, based on the well-known children’s novel, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This feature-length movie delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, freedom and courage.


Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.

While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!

One of the best-known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Maya The Bee have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children’s novel by Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book, Maya The Bee is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now a major animated feature film.

Studio Movie Grill will be presenting “Maya The Bee Movie” at select theaters at 3 pm on Sunday, March 8th and Sunday, March 29th.  Check out for more details. 

Tomorrowland Super Bowl Trailer

If you were caught up watching the Super Bowl like we were last night, then you probably saw the awesome trailer for Tomorrowland, an upcoming Disney film coming to theaters this Summer. Now, I am not usually big on the “fantasy” genre for movies – but this looks terrific. And well.. let’s face it… I could watch George Clooney in black and white with subtitles.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Tomorrowland hits theaters May 2015.

New Pixar Movie – Inside Out Trailer #InsideOut

This week Pixar released the new trailer for their upcoming movie – Inside Out. I have watched it over and over again – laughing every time. This EXACT scene has played out almost verbatim in our dining room – and I am sure it has yours too. I can not WAIT to go see this movie, in theaters June 19th!

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.


Paddington Bear Teams Up With Chuck E. Cheese’s #ChuckEAndPaddington

Chuck E Cheese’s and Paddington Bear have teamed up for a great new promotional offer in celebration of the new upcoming movie Paddington coming to theaters this January.  Now through December 28th, kids can get a Paddington travel tag with the purchase of a meal or token package at any Chuck E. Cheese’s location in the US. Then, every time they return to Chuck E. Cheese’s in December, they will receive three more tokens!!


Last week, Mike and the girls and I headed to Chuck E Cheese’s for dinner and and afternoon of video games. It was a Monday afternoon so not many people were there – but Midge quickly made friends with some other little girls there and they scampered off to the skeeball alleys. The Teen spent most of her time on the H2 Overdrive – laughing at how much better she was at it after a semester of driver’s ed…

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