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We’re getting really excited about the Disney’s upcoming live-action film, Beauty and the Beast. Recently a sneak-peek of Emma Watson singing ‘Something There‘ was shared with the world and it’s a very charming rendition. Although you can hear that Emma Watson isn’t a classically trained singer and doesn’t have the same power behind the notes that Paige O’Hara produces, it sounds like she does a wonderful job of keeping the song sweet and almost gives it a “girl next door” vibe when she sings it. In the glimpse that we get into her rendition of the ‘Belle (Reprise)’ (newest TV spot below) it felt like there was a bit more
autofine-tuning but we can also tell that a great deal of care is being taken to not compromise the integrity of these classic songs. Check out the clips below:
Recently a new Belle doll went viral after a photographer in Colorado posted photos of the doll on his Flickr page. Clearly, the doll sold by JC Penney has some flaws that make it look more like Justin Bieber. We think that salvaging the product would require some adjustments to some facial features and the hairline but what do you think? Does it resemble Emma Watson? What would you change to lessen the “Beiber-ness” of the doll?
After Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing, there was a lot of speculation on whether Lucasfilm and Disney would digitally create General (Princess) Leia Organa to continue the storyline, however, an official statement on the matter was released by Lucasfilm that stated:
We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.
Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.
The post can be found here: http://www.starwars.com/news/a-statement-regarding-new-rumors
Disney MaxPass is coming in 2017
According to the Disney Parks blog, later this year we will see the adoption of the Disney Maxpass at the Disneyland Resort. The introductory (keyword here) rate for the new MaxPass is $10 a day per person and will allow guests to receive unlimited downloads of hi-res PhotoPass images and provide Disney FASTPASS return times to your favorite attractions for the day that the MaxPass is purchased. Not much more is available at this time but we’ll be sure to update was we get more info on the new MaxPass.
Beauty and the Beast movie meet-up and Belle FUNKO Giveaway
One comment we heard quite a bit regarding the movie meet-ups was that we were doing them to far after a movie was released so this time we’re planning on doing a movie meetup for Beauty and the Beast on opening weekend! More details will be coming soon along with a Facebook invite so stay tuned!
Also, we’re going to be giving away a Belle POP! Funko doll! Keep an eye out on our social media for details on how you can enter this giveaway!
OK first and foremost I love your podcast. I always look forward to seeing new episodes. Now it’s been a busy couple of weeks for me so I’ve only just now started listening to this years episodes. I’ve just finished Ep. 135 and I have to say it kind of sounds like you guys got the short end of the fastpass stick. I mean it sound like how you used to get fastpasses at WDW before they brought in the magic band technology.
You used to go up to this little kiosk in front of the ride and get a little paper that told you at what time to come back for the fastpass but once they started bring in the technology for the magic bands all that went away. Now you automatically get 3 fastpasses with your ticket that you can pick like I think it’s 30 days in advance of your trip and if your staying at one of the hotels it’s 6 fastpasses. That’s 3/6 fastpasses everyday by the way and the fastpass is good for a whole hour and you don’t need to be there at an exact time. You can only use them for one park a day though which is not that great if you get a park hopper ticket but still.
Mind you that’s 3/6 that you can pick in advanced but once you used them up you can go to a kiosk in the park and pick more it’s just that you have to do one fastpass at a time. The fastpass is still on a first come first serve basis but so long as it’s not sold out you can pick which hour you want to go on a ride and if the ride happens to be down for some reason during the time that you piked that’s no problem, they give you a fastpass that’s good for the whole day to use on any one ride. It basically replaces the one that you couldn’t use, so starting from the time of your fastpass until the park closes you can use it to either go on a different ride or you can wait and see if the ride reopens later and use it there.
Seriously you guys better hope they bring magic bands to Disneyland and California Adventure because it’s great in terms of the fastpass. I know one of you said that you don’t want to have anything extra on your wrist and that’s why you don’t like the magic bands but honestly the only people who get free automatic magic bands at WDW are either the people who are staying at a resort or have some kind of annual pass. Everyone else get a card that acts just like a magic band also look up magic band 2 images.
They’re making it so you don’t even have to wear it on your wrist anymore! Now all you have to do is take out the piece with the mickey head and put it in the magic keeper (the round thing that depending on which one you get is either round or shaped like mickey/minnie’s head), which you could put on a keychain or a lanyard. Now the magic keeper is separate but it’s like $10 and comes with a little screwdriver so you can swap between the band and the keeper.
They also make getting into the parks a lot easier. I mean look up images of the turnstiles at WDW all you have to do is hold up your card/band/keeper to the mickey head and press your thumb into the slot and boom, it turn green and in you go. It’s the same thing with fastpass only with out the thumb.
I’m also curious if you guys have ever used the my disney experience app for disneyland. I’ve used the app for WDW and it’s great. I mean since we have the magic band tech we can get fastpasses on our phones along with getting tickets, photopass, booking restaurants and looking to see how long the wait times are for rides. I’m very curious though on whether or not you’ve used it and if you have what’s different from the WDW app?