Disney's Frozen Collector's Edition Review

Thursday, April 24, 2014




Since its release in theaters, Disney’s Frozen has become a world-wide phenomenon. Not only has the film continued to break records at the box office, but it finally brought home the Oscar for “Best Animated Feature Film” and “Best Original Song” for Let It Go.

After having seen it in theaters and participating in one of the sing-along versions, it is no surprise to most that I would be making Frozen part of my Disney collection. I received the Collector’s Edition that offered not only the Blu-ray, but the DVD and Digital Copy. The crisp, beautiful colors come through brilliantly on Blu-ray. It even includes four versions of the Pop version of Let It Go. Demi Lovato performs the version featured in the credits while the other four videos are performed by Martina Stoessel (Spanish & Italian) and Marsha Milan (Malaysian).



Demi Lovato, Martina Stossel, & Marsha Milan
The only negative thing I would say is that I wish there were more special features. I really love seeing what it took to make these films and history behind its origin. Some of the videos that had been leaked at the time of release and what I thought would be in the featurette just wasn't there.

However, Alice Davis (wife of the famous Marc Davis of Disney’s Nine Old Men) was featured in D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen. She shared some of Marc Davis’ drawings for an attraction created for Disneyland where the producers for Frozen took some inspiration from. It was something that really hit home for those who yearn to always have a connection with what Walt Disney had been involved in while he was alive to what the Walt Disney Company is doing with those ideas and entities.


Overall, Disney’s Frozen Collector’s’ Edition is ultimately the way to go. At least in a household that has multifunctional digital gadgets will definitely make a difference to have both of the DVD Blu-ray and digital copy.

Lou Mongello's 102 Ways To Save For And At Walt Disney World

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Here at Picturing Disney, we believe that the more prepared you are for your Walt Disney World vacation, the better off you will be once you get to the parks.

Lou Mangello is best known as the radio personality behind the WDW Radio Show and is often the go to “
Disney Expert” for Fox35 Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel, StarWars.com, and countless others. 
To say the least, Lou has a ton of knowledge about the Disney Parks. So much so that he decided to put together a guide on the most popular inquiry he has received.
"How do I save money for or at Walt Disney World?"

102 Ways To Save For And At Walt Disney World is not only informational, but straight to the point. Within 197 pages, the guide gives great tips from beginning to end. His tips are expanded to give simple and straight-forward explanations of each tip. For example, I have always heard about the options for Disney Dining, but I have never truly understood how it’s supposed to work. In this guide, he explains how each option works and gives suggestions on if the plan is right for your specific situation.


For this guide, there are both physical and digital copies offered. For this review, I used the digital copy. If you have a smart phone, you can download the Kindle App and read a page during a 15 minute break at work or while you wait in line at the grocery store. The beautiful bright colors add a nice touch to either version.

For this guide, there are both physical and digital copies offered. For this review, I used the digital copy. If you have a smart phone, you can download the Kindle App and read a page during a 15 minute break at work or while you wait in line at the grocery store. The beautiful bright colors add a nice touch to either version.

Not only does Lou believe that you will improve the value of your vacation experience for your dollar, but he guarantees that if you use even just a few of the tips in this book, that you will be able to save money for and during your next Walt Disney World vacation. If you don’t, let him know what you did and why it did not work, and he’ll gladly refund the purchase price of your book. If that is not a selling point for the guide, I don’t know what is!

If you would like more information on Lou, check out his website. You can also get more information on the guide and his radio show here.


Overall, I recommend this guide to anyone who would like a more direct guide to planning your Disney vacation. With the convenience of downloading the guide to your smart phone or iPad, it makes it a little easier to sit down anywhere and get some money saving ideas for your next trip to the world. 

Disney Nature's Bears Review

Sunday, April 20, 2014



As someone who doesn't often watch nature documentaries of any sort, you could say I was a bit skeptical about watching the newest release from Disney Nature.


Bears is a heartwarming tale of a small family of bears during their first year together. Even amongst all the ups and downs, this film opens the eyes of viewers to show the bond of a loving family. It's also a great film for young ones to see as it shows these majestic beasts in their own habitat. With the gentle and humorous narration of John C. Reilly (the voice actor for Ralph in Wreck It Ralph) what's not to love?


Check out this trailer and see for yourself how hard it is to resist these cute, little cubs.




How to Cure the "Case of the Mondays"

Monday, April 14, 2014


We’ve all felt like this at some point. Having a “Case of the Mondays” can be rough, but how do we combat this down trodden feeling?

I’m glad you asked.

One can start off by waking up and having a good breakfast. Put a bit of magic in your day by having some Disney Brand Coffee or by having your breakfast and morning drink served on Disney themed/inspired kitchen ware. Nothing says it a great morning more than when Captain Jack Sparrow is staring back at you.


Another great way to beat the Monday blues is to turn up your Disney Music in the morning. On the way to work, I have been known to blast the Frozen Soundtrack on a packed highway or two, singing “Let It Go” or “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” at the top of my lungs. The fun doesn't have to stop there. During work, I listen to different movie soundtracks or Disney Instrumental Music like Magical Moments from Tom Ameen (remember this…it may come in handy later).




Something else that may help is during your lunch break, take a moment and check in with your favorite Disney Blog!!!!!! Taking a mental break from whatever stresses you may be dealing with at work can actually refocus your mind and make you more prepared for the rest of your day.



What do you do to combat the “Case of the Mondays”? 

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