Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Must See: Disney's Tangled Hits Theaters Tomorrow!

When I first saw the previews for Disney’s 50th Animated Movie, Tangled, I knew immediately that I had to see it. Neither my husband nor my boys ages 6.5 & 9 were as excited as I was. A princess movie…. Ugh! So, when we were invited to a sneak preview of the film at AMC’s Downtown Disney, everyone went along wishing they were seeing a sneak peek of Disney’s Tron instead. That is until the film started. I can always tell if my boys love a film by the amount of talking during the movie that they do. If they ask me a bunch of random questions about the movie or the age old “Is it almost over?” I know they are not into it. Guess what? Not a word was said by either of them. Just lots of smiles and laughs.

What I really loved about the film was that it was the classic Rapunzel story with a twist. It was not too “princessey” and there was a character for everyone to love. Rapunzel’s spunk was adorable and she was so darn cute to look at. Disney did a great job creating the perfect side kick for Rapunzel too. Pascal the chameleon didn’t talk, but he didn’t need to, his actions spoke louder than words and he was really hilarious. Mother Gothel, Rapunzel’s evil “mother” was a great villain, not too scary, just the right amount of creepy. Flynn Rider is a classic “bad boy” but don’t you worry, Rapunzel straightens him out. Without running anything I will say that the “Snuggly Duckling” pub scene was my favorite part of the movie. I absolutely loved the pub thugs. And to top it off, wait till you meet Maximus the horse. Loved him too.

Honestly, I do think that this is one of best movies Disney has put out alone (in other words, not counting Pixar collaborations) over the past several years. The music is great, the characters are fantastic, and the story is uplifting without too much fluff. It’s a great watch for anyone, so gather the family and forget the Black Friday shopping. Go see Tangled instead!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate!

Just in time for the holidays, Disney on Ice is coming to Southern California and we've got a special discount for our readers! Just $48 for a family 4 pack on select showings of "Let's Celebrate."

"Let's Celebrate" is one colossal party on ice with all of your favorite Disney friends. Join Mickey and Minnie as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter, a royal Valentine's Day ball with the Disney Princesses, a Hawaiian Luau with Lilo and Stitch, a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz, a Halloween Haunt with the Disney villains, and much much more! Bring the whole family to enjoy holidays, celebrations, and festivals from around the world, Disney style!

All you have to do is use the special discount code "MOM." It's really that easy. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800745.3000.

Don't live in California? Visit the Disney on Ice site and find a show near you!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Coming Soon: Disney's Tangled

Who's excited for Disney's 50th animated film, Tangled? Debuting on November 24, 2010, my family can't wait! To celebrate, we've got a fun little giveaway for you. Visit the Tangled site and e-mail heather@swankymoms with the name of the character you're most excited to meet. I can't wait to meet Pascal the chameleon!

The 10th person will receive a prize package from Disney consisting on 3 Different Tangled t-shirts and some Tangled Silly Bands, fun!

For Tangled coloring sheets, activities and facts, click here.
Check out the movie's preview here.
Become a fan of Tangled on Facebook here.

RAPUNZEL may have lived her entire life locked inside a hidden tower, but Rapunzel is no damsel in distress. The girl with the 70 feet of golden hair is an energetic, inquisitive teenager who fills her days with art, books, and imagination. Rapunzel is full of curiosity about the outside world, and she can’t help but feel that her true destiny lies outside of the lonely tower walls. Rapunzel has always obeyed Mother Gothel by staying hidden away and keeping her magical hair a secret… but with her 18th birthday just a day away, she is fed up with her sheltered life and ready for adventure. When a charming thief seeks refuge in her tower, Rapunzel defies Gothel and seizes the opportunity to answer the call of the kingdom. With the unwilling Flynn Rider along for the journey, Rapunzel leaves the tower for the first time, and begins a hilarious, hair-raising journey that will untangle many secrets along the way.