January 30, 2017

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Pinocchio hits Disney Movies Anywhere on January 31st! #GotNoStrings #DMA #AD

Want to watch your favorite Disney Movies where ever you go?  With Disney Movies Anywhere you can watch your favorite Disney Movies on your  iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360.

You can easily connect Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and Fios by Verizon. DMA users can explore Disney’s library of over 450 digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, redeem Digital Movie codes found in eligible Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars product, and earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

I love that I can watch my Disney Movies Anywhere via my Kindle (Amazon Video), my Roku stick (VUDU) and my Apple iPad (iTunes and VUDU).   

Why will this make your life easier? It collects all your eligible Disney digital entitlements – whether you redeemed them from a Digital Copy code or purchased them in iTunes – so you can have access to them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, as well as on your personal computer (Mac and Windows machines).  Just think of it as 'no strings attached' as you can be free like Pinocchio to watch what you what, when you want and where ever you go!
This weekend, we planned on having a family movie night to watch Pinocchio, but then my daughter got the dreaded strep throat diagnosis and spent the weekend in her bedroom.  Since we have Disney Movies Anywhere, my little man was able to watch the movie where ever he saw fit.  He loved the convenience to watching his movie wherever he saw fit!

“Pinocchio” is considered one of the greatest animated films ever made, with two Academy Awards® -- for best original score and best original song "When You Wish Upon a Star" – and a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, it will delight a whole new generation of dreamers with its masterful animation, unforgettable characters and award-winning music. 
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In honor of this film being available for Digital download and through Disney Movies Anywhere for the first time, I decided to make some cupcakes inspired by the film!  

What you need to make these cupcakes:
  • Cake mix and ingredients
  • Yellow frosting (I used the Spring Funfetti frosting)
  • Red Silicone lines (these represent Pinocchio's pants)
  • Nilla Wafer cookies
  • Stick pretzels (I used butter braids)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Candy eyes
  • Red food coloring marker
  • Yellow Starburst Candy
  • Airhead Candy - Red and Blue
Since you have to use a knife for this project, I suggest that only adults make these treats.  
  1. Make the cupcakes following the directions on the box.  I used Funfetti cupcakes, so when you bite into them you see the red/pink and blue sprinkles.   Perfect for Pinocchio!
  2. Using a sharp knife, twist it into the cookie making a circle.  I then flip the cookie to the back side to make sure the hole is large enough and the pretzel can fit thru the cookie.
  3. Cut the pretzel to the length of Pinocchio's nose of your choice and place it inside the hole.
  4. Draw the mouth  onto the cookies using a red food coloring marker
  5. Place some of the red food coloring marker on your finger and dab it on the cookie to make the cheeks. 
  6. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Using  kitchen knife, smear the melted chocolate chips on the cookie to represent  Pinocchio’s hair 
  7. Use the melted chocolate to attach the candy eyes
  8. I had to melt the yellow Starburst in the microwave for a few seconds to make them soft.  I then cut them into triangles with the knife and formed them into hats
  9. Cut a small blue strip from the blue Airhead and attach to the hat.  Then cut a small feather from the red Airhead and attach to the hat.
  10. Frost the cupcake and then place the cookie face on top followed by the hat.
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We loved this movie.   It had been years since we watched it and it was amazing.  The lesson and the story are amazing.  Definitely different to watch with adult eyes!    I loved having the ability to pop in the Blu-ray at home or when we are out and about you have access to it when you are on the go.  Just like Pinocchio...got no strings or cords to tie us down.  

The Walt Disney Signature Collection presents a timeless story for a new generation. With his friend Jiminy Cricket by his side, Pinocchio embarks on fantastic adventures that test his bravery, loyalty and honesty in his quest to become a real boy.   This Disney Classic is will be available on Digital HD. HDX and SD on January 31st!  Why not make it a family movie night this weekend (order a pizza or two) or if you are traveling, take Pinocchio and the gang along with you thanks to Disney Movies Anywhere!

Head on over to Amazon and purchase the SD for $14.99 or the HD for $19.99.  This title will be available on January 31st!
You can also pre-order the HDX version on VUDU for $19.99

  • Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – The Pleasure Island scene in “Pinocchio” had much more development than what is seen in the film. Join Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman as they explore artwork recently discovered in Disney’s animation research library revealing some of the attractions, gags and games, which Disney animators created for this iconic location of the film, that never made it on screen.

  • In Walt’s Words – “Pinocchio” – Hear Walt himself discuss the making of “Pinocchio” through archival recordings and interviews.
  • The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Music influencers Alex G, Tanner Patrick and JR Aquino from Disney’s Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form videos, gather in a creative workspace to create their rendition of the film’s signature song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and produce a fresh new music video.
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Poor Papa” – This recently restored and scored 1927 short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who gets multiple visits from the stork and is forced to attempt various methods to help stop the onslaught of baby deliveries.
  • Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes, sing-alongs, storyboards and theatrical trailers.

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