I’m headed to Los Angeles November 12-15th for the Moana Event with 24 other amazing bloggers! I will be covering this press event on behalf of 5 Minutes for Mom.
If you have any questions that you’d like me to ask the talent on this trip, just let me know. You can Tweet me, Facebook Message or send me an email to email@example.com and I will try an ask your question during the press events.
Releasing on November 23rd, Moana is the 56th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation and destined to be another hit for Disney.
While in Los Angeles we will be screening Moana at the Walt Disney Studios, one of my favorite places to visit. In addition to the the movie we will get the opportunity to interviewing the following talent from the movie:
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes, THAT guy)
- Auli’i Cravalho (voice of Moana)
- Directors Ron Clements & John Musker
- Dwayne Johnson (voice of “Maui”)
- Nicole Scherzinger (voice of “Sina”)
- Producer Osnat Shurer
- Opetaia Foa’i
To top off an already amazing Moana experience we will also be attended the red carpet and premiere party on Hollywood Blvd and get the chance to see the movie again!! Yay!! I will be doing Facebook Live at the event so be sure to follow along!
Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, is a demigod—half god, half mortal, all awesome. Charismatic and funny, he wields a magical fishhook that allows him to shapeshift into all kinds of animals and pull up islands from the sea.
During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.
Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
MOANA arrives on shore everywhere November 23rd!
Visit the official MOANA website
The short that will be released in front of “Moana” is called “Inner Workings.” While in LA we will have the opportunity to attend a presentation with Director Leo Matsuda and Producer Sean Lurie. “Inner Workings” blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
The BFG Blu-Ray Release
Our group will also be covering the Blu-Ray DVD release of “The BFG” and enjoy a miniature brunch feast, special photo opportunity and interview with Lucy Dahl, daughter of author Roald Dahl. The Blu-Ray DVD will be released on 11/29/16.
In addition to covering Moana we will also be given the opportunity to learn more about the Disney Channel Show “Stuck in the Middle” with a screening and Q&A with the cast.
The family comedy series follows Harley Diaz (Jenna Ortega) as she maneuvers her way through the bustle of being a middle child in a family with six other siblings. The heartfelt and comedic stories of a big family find Harley devising creative ways to cope with – and stand out – in her family’s busy suburban Massachusetts household. Her ingenuity often wins the day for the Diaz family, even with many different personalities living under one roof.
We will also get to have some behind-the-scenes experiences with ABC TV.
We will get to experience a set visit and a meet and greet with available cast members of ABC TV’s new comedy series “Speechless.”
“Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, a mom on a mission who will do anything for her family, especially her eldest son J.J. with cerebral palsy. Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and thankfully found just the right person in Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) to help give J.J. his “voice.”
Now in it’s second season, ABC TV comedy Dr. Ken stars Ken Jeong who continues to be the hilarious general practitioner we all know and love. He has a smart and beautiful wife, two decent kids and a loyal but sometimes irritating support staff in a job where he gets to help people on a daily basis, all the while using his unique sense of humor to get him through the day.
Disclaimer: Disney has invited 5 Minutes for Mom (and me) to Los Angeles to attend these wonderful events. All expenses have been paid by Disney, but all opinions are always 100% my own.