Interview with Moana Directors & Golden Globe Nominees John Musker and Ron Clements #MoanaEvent

I was excited for the full lineup of interviews with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s 56th Animated feature film Moana including legendary directors Ron Clements and John Musker. Their career at Walt Disney Animation spans 40 years and they have been at the helm of Disney’s most beloved movies including The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog and now Moana. New Technology The world of making an animated movies has changed since Ron and John first {Read More}

Interview with Nicole Scherzinger

I was excited for the full lineup of interviews with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s 56th Animated feature film Moana including Nicole Scherzinger who is the voice of “Sina,” Moana’s mother. Nicole feels like Moana is not a love story, but a story of discovery about who you really are. She felt like she HAD to be part of Moana because she is from Hawaii and feels like she has lived through Moana’s self discovery storyline first hand. Musical theater is her favorite {Read More}

Interview with Lucy Dahl – #TheBFGBlurray

Our blogger group had the opportunity to interview Lucy Dahl, daughter of author Ronald Dahl.  The interview took place at the beautiful and historic Culver hotel. We were treated to a fun brunch of fruit spears, waffles, mini quiche muffins, and fruit tarts. The tables were full of the BFG’s dream jars too! It was a pleasure hearing stories about her childhood and her beloved BFG. What parts of the book are not in the film that you would have liked {Read More}

Interview with Rising Star Auli’i Cravalho – #MoanaEvent

I was excited for the full lineup of interviews with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s 56th Animated feature film Moana including newcomer and rising star Auli’i Cravalho. She was our first interview of the day and she was a ray of sunshine as she entered the room. Landing the Role of Moana Auli’i was 14 years old when she auditioned for the role of Moana. It was her first time auditioning in front of people besides her mom. She received a {Read More}

Interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Disney Nerd and Musical Genius – #MoanaEvent

The sun continued to shine in Santa Monica as we started our interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda. I didn’t care about the weather, I was in the ROOM where it was about to happen. The Tweet. Read on to find out more. Working with Disney The interview started with a great question about what it was like to be part of the Disney family now. Lin-Manuel’s response was perfect – “It’s pretty dope.” He was informed that he go the job working {Read More}

Interview with a Demigod and the “Sexiest Man Alive” Dwayne Johnson- #MoanaEvent

I awoke to a beautiful day in Los Angeles and was excited for the full lineup of interviews with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s 56th Animated feature film Moana including Dwayne Johnson. We traveled to Santa Monica to a beautiful hotel by the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. It was the perfect setting for the Moana interviews. Dwayne Johnson entered the room full of 25 bloggers and was excited to start the interview with us. Had the distinct honor to sit and {Read More}

Introducing Piper – #FindingDoryEvent

I’d like to introduce you to Piper, isn’t she adorable? She stars in the new short from Pixar Animation Studios titled “Piper”.  This is the story is of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Director Alan Barillaro has been with Pixar Studios since 1997 and has worked on {Read More}

Dive Deeper into “Finding Dory” with the Filmmaker Interviews – #FindingDoryEvent

During my trip to Monterey I attended a Finding Dory filmmaker presentation with Director Andrew Stanton and Producer Lindsey Collins. Talking with them was such a joy because I was able to learn more about how and why Dory is making her leap back to the big screen. His kids were grown and off to college, but Andrew Stanton decided to watch his film Finding Nemo. It had been at least 7 years since he saw it last and the thought he remembered everything about the {Read More}

Interview with Zootopia Creators – #Zootopia

“In Zootopia, anyone can be anything.” While in Los Angels in December I visited the Walt Disney Animation Studios and attended a fun Q&A with Zootopia Directors Byron Howard , Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer. There are 50 different species in Zootopia and they spent 15 months studying animals starting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! At DAK there is a wide variety of Animals and some of the best animal experts in the world. They were able to get right up to the Animals {Read More}

The Bachelor Season 20 Interview with Chris Harrison – #TheBachelor #ABCTVEvent

While I was in Los Angeles in December I had to opportunity to sit down with Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, to chat about the upcoming Season 20 Premiere. I have watched The Bachelor since season one but it’s my mom that is a die hard fan. She watches the show and then talks with her friends about it the next day. When she heard that I was going to meet Chris Harrison as part of the ABC TV Event {Read More}