Disney+ and Pixar’s SOUL!

Disney+ and Pixar’s SOUL Now Available!

If you know me, you know that I have been off the grid lately. The bad news is I have missed chatting with everyone as much as I used to BUT the GOOD news it that we are HOME! Our family is finally back home. So, what is the first thing you think we did after unboxing a neverending stack of bins? We took a break and had a Disney+ family movie night! Personally, I have been waiting for Disney+ and Pixar’s all-new animated film, SOUL since I first heard about it. How could I resist a movie set on the streets of NYC and featuring Pixar’s first Black main character, Joe Gardner!?! The movie also is starring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Angela Bassett, and many more. It did not disappoint at all and honestly was just what our family needed. If you are looking for a great movie night choice, SOUL is a perfect choice!

Wondering what the movie, SOUL is all about? What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).

Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available)

ALSO, if you are a teacher or homeschooler you will definitely want to check out Young Minds Inspired for some amazing ideas and focused worksheets for your child/student aged Grade 3-5. As a former teacher I know I would have definitely enjoyed sharing the ideas with my class and with my own children when they were during the grade frame. You can access the site here: https://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/pixarsoul/

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Check out the awesome trailer of SOUL here!

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney+ partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent the views of the parent company represented within this post. Contact Diane for collabs across all social media at @3decades3kids and on TikTok as @DianeNYC In the meantime please go and watch SOUL on Disney+. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the movie!

Disney’s Godmothered Streaming Exclusively On Disney Plus This Holiday Season

Godmothered Streaming Exclusively On Disney Plus

This Holiday Season!

This holiday season is definitely going to be different than many others. It has been a long year filled with many firsts for all of us. This year we all need a little something extra, a little something magical. Last night our family gathered around to watch Disney’s Godmothered, currently streaming exclusively on Disney Plus. Honestly, I had not heard much about the movie and I was okay with that. I’m good with anything that has a little magic in it and throw in a Fairy Godmother and I am hitting utopia. By the way, if any Fairy Godmothers are reading this I could use a sprinkle of magic right about now! Godmothered is a comedy about a delightful energetic- Eleanor ( Julian Bell) who is a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training.

She is determined to help all fairy godmothers from turning into Tooth Fairies, so upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. After some time searching and searching she finds a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress. Eleanor can only think of one thing to do and decides to track down this adorable tween. To her surprise, she discovers that the girl, Mackenzie (Isla Fisher), is now a 40-year-old single mom working at a news station in Boston. As the story goes on we find out what has happened to her husband several years earlier.

 Sadly, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” including not being there for own daughters emotionally. Luckily for Mackenzie, Eleanor has her own plan which includes MANY ups and downs and laughs along the way. As for me, the eternal cry-er, I did need a few tissue pulls along the way. I’m a total sucker for watching others get their happiness. Elanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not. As if Mackenzie has a choice, she is no match against a sweet godmother and her magic wand. Check out more about Godmothered, a Disney+ Original movie here: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/godmothered

So, grab your kids, your friends, or just have a little alone time and catch up with Godmothered! You will not regret it. Just my own opinion but Godmothered is viewed best with some microwave popcorn, hot cocoa and a candy cane! I really hope you enjoy this movie. For our family, it was just what we needed. Wondering what your Happily Ever After looks like? Happy Holidays! Let me know what you think anywhere at @3decades3kids.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Disney Plus Partner Blog. Preview screener provided. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media and DianeNYC on TikTok! 

You Are Invited To The Virtual Screening of COME AWAY!

Come Away Virtual Screening Passes to COME AWAY You Are Invited To Join Us- Free Gofobo Code link

Please join us at the  virtual advance screening of COME AWAY

When? Wednesday- November 11th, 2020

Where? Anywhere in the virtual world. Find a comfy spot and your phone, computer or tablet.

Time? 7 pm Eastern Standard time. About one hour ahead of time you will receive your screening link.

How? Just click on the link to grab your passes and join us! It will be fun for sure and we can’t wait to see the movie either. It’s an advance screening and it’s free! Get your popcorn ready! At the bottom of this post there is a list of FAQ to help you out if there is a glitch.

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In this imaginative origin story of two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie), the kids’ make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the “Lost Boys.”

Directed By: Brenda Chapman

Written By: Marissa Kate Goodhill

Starring: David Oyelowo, Jordan Nash, Keira Chansa, Reece Yates, Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Angelina Jolie, with Derek Jacobi and Michael Caine

Produced By: Steve Richards, Andrea Keir, Leesa Kahn, James Spring, David Oyelowo

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Frequently Asked Questions
Are screenings still first come, first served?
Yes, online screenings are still overbooked like a theater screening to ensure a full turnout. Not
everyone that RSVPs will be available to view. Approximately one hour before the screening
starts, you will receive your link to view the screening. As soon as you click the link you reserve
your spot to view the screening, just like getting in line for a theater screening. The sooner you
click the link, the better chance you have at reserving your spot. Once your spot is reserved,
you can keep the browser window open, or if you close it, you can still rejoin with your spot
reserved with the same link in your email.
What happens if I lose connection with my computer?
If you lose connection or need to pause the video, you may be allotted a brief amount of time to
rejoin the screening. This allotment is typically 15-30 minutes, but depending on the security
features for certain movies, this is not guaranteed. If you pause for longer than this period, the
movie will automatically resume and pausing will no longer be available. If you are disconnected
for an extended period, you will not be able to rejoin.
Why is my name/email on the video?
You are watching a special screening of the film before its official release. For security reasons,
the watermark and other anti-piracy measures are in place.
What devices can I use to watch the screening?
Our online screenings are compatible with most computers, laptops, and mobile devices. We
recommend Chrome or Firefox (Safari and Edge are also supported). For the best experience,
we recommend watching on a large screen versus a mobile device.
How can I watch it on my TV?
If you connect a computer or laptop to your TV via HDMI, you would be able to view there. Due
to security and anti-piracy measures, certain cast options such as Airplay or Fire TV Stick are
restricted.
Can I pause the screening?
Typically yes, you may be allotted a brief amount of time should you need to pause. This
allotment is roughly 15-30 minutes – should you exceed this time, the movie will automatically
resume and pausing will no longer be available. Depending on the security features for certain
movies, this is not guaranteed.
Can I watch on multiple devices?
No, unfortunately you are only able to watch from a single device. Once you start viewing the
screening, you must continue with that device for the rest of the film.
Page says: Screening already started.
Screenings begin promptly at their start time, and unfortunately, once that time passes we
cannot admit anyone else to start viewing. Keep an eye out for future events to view another
screening soon!
– Page says: Link Already Used.
Each viewer for screenings will receive a unique link to view. This link is only valid for one user.
If you attempt to share the link with others, you will be removed from the screening.
– I am seeing buffering with the video.
Please ensure your device does not have any ongoing downloads or streams in the background
– for example downloading a video game or streaming a different video in another tab may affect
performance. In the video player, you can click the settings option to change quality (or set to
auto) to reduce buffering.
– The video isn’t playing.
Check your Internet connection to ensure you have a good network signal. After that, if you are
still having an issue, ensure you have the most updated version of your browser. You can also
try restarting your browser or computer/device. We recommend Chrome or Firefox (Safari and
Edge are also supported).

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Come Away Movie partner blog. All opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of the partner company. Contact me at diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids for collabs or more information. See you at the movies! Free passes provided via #ComeAwayMovie

NEW Star Wars The Mandalorian Trailer!!!

DISNEY+ DEBUTS NEW TRAILER FOR SEASON TWO OF 

“THE MANDALORIAN” FROM LUCASFILM

New Season Starts Streaming October 30 on Disney+

 

Who else is SO READY for Star Wars The Mandalorian! I know this family is ready!! October 30th can’t come soon enough.

Today, Disney+ shared the new trailer, key art and new images from the highly anticipated second season of Lucasfilm’s critically acclaimed series, “The Mandalorian.” The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

The new season premieres Friday, October 30, streaming only on Disney+.

Giveaway! Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons And Our Top Tips!

Giveaway! Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons- Our Top Ten Tips!

As you already know, we are family of gamers! From youngest to oldest, we game! I am personally obsessed with all things Nintendo! Recently our family checked out Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons and loved it! We were already Animal Crossing fans for years so we could not wait to see all the fun that we would encounter while playing Animal Crossing New Horizons! One of our favorite things we knew we would love would be visiting our friends’ islands via Dodo Airlines and be able to interact with them! Here are some of our Top Tips we have gathered up since playing the game. Hope you enjoy them and maybe they will help you out a little. If you have a tip that’s not here please drop it in the comments! We’d love to hear about it. You can enter our giveaway at the bottom of our tips! PS- Hope you enjoy our screenshots from the game! Here goes….

  1. You can water nearby flowers to grow new colors!
  2. Talk to Sable every day, and she’ll become more friendly. Once you’re her friend, she’ll give you cool patterns to customize items with!
  3. Every day, a bottle with a DIY recipe inside will wash up on one of your beaches. Be sure to check them all!
  4. You can trade your extra DIY recipes with your friends!
  5. Every island has different turnip prices, and they change at noon, so be sure to check your friends’ islands for good selling prices!
  6. If a villager gives you their photo, it means you’ve become best friends with them!
  7. Try talking to a friend’s villager if they’re moving out. You may find them moving onto your island soon!
  8. If you want to take a look at someone else’s island, but you’re too tired for a Dodo Airlines flight, no need to worry! Just lay down in a bed, and Luna can help you visit the island!
  9. Every Sunday until noon, Daisy Mae will be walking around your island selling turnips. They spoil the next Sunday, so try to sell them for a good price during the week!
  10. There are some songs, like “Animal City”, that K.K. Slider will not play unless you request them! He takes requests after 6PM, so make sure to stop by!

Bonus tip!!! You can sell your bugs to Flick and fish to C.J. for a higher price than you can at Nook’s Cranny!

GIVEAWAY: We have partnered with Nintendo so that one lucky 3decades3kids reader can have there own Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons game! We have ONE game code waiting for the lucky winner. Enter our giveaway on the rafflecopter below. Good luck! Giveaway ends August 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Prize delivery will be via email provided in the rafflecoptor. GAME ON!!!
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Disclosure: Both review game and prize code provided by Nintendo. Thanks Nintendo! All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this posting. As always, thank you for reading our blog. You can follow us across all social media at @3decades3kids or email us at 3decades3kids@gmail.com