Disney+ Marathon Day 20 | December 1

6:30am – Rise & shine! 🌞

8am – Work 🛍

2pm – Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon 🎄

. . . because I wasn’t busy enough. 😂

9:45pmAtlantis: The Lost Empire

Fun Fact: Deep Canvas, an animation technique used in my favorite Disney movie Tarzan, was used in Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The animation is beautiful! 😍

👂 Heard: Corey Burton as Gaetan “Mole” Molière | Mr. Burton has done extensive work for Disney so I’ll keep this short & sweet. All you need to know is that he voiced Professor Owl from the sing-along songs series. Now that’s a heavy dose of nostalgia! 😱

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42RQsvev3Js

👂 Heard: Cree Summer as Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh, Princess of Atlantis | You name it, Cree’s voiced a character from it. Seriously! Her distinct voice is everywhere. She’s been in other Disney projects such as 101 Dalmations: The Series, Dave the Barbarian, Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series, Ducktales (2017), Jungle Cubs, Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Pepper Ann, The Buzz on Maggie, & The Proud Family.

👂 Heard: David Ogden Stiers as Fenton Q. Harcourt | If his name doesn’t ring a bell, let’s give these names a try: Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Jumba Jookiba from Lilo & Stitch, Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas, Mr. Jolly from Teacher’s Pet, & the archdeacon from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

👂 Heard: Leonard Nimoy as Kashekim Nedakh, King of Atlantis | All you need to know is that he’s the original Spock. 💫

👂 Heard: Michael J. Fox as Milo James Thatch | He is a well-known actor so I need only mention that he is Marty McFly in Back to the Future.

Lloyd Bridges, the original voice for Preston B. Whitmore, unfortunately passed away before the movie was finished. His version was much different than that of his replacement John Mahoney who brought new life to the character & shaped his final form.

Jim Varney, the voice of Cookie, passed away, but he was able to complete his voiceover work. The film is dedicated to him. ♥️

Did anyone else collect the McDonald’s toys inspired by Atlantis?? I’m pretty sure I had Audrey & Mole & maybe Joshua.

Final thoughts for the day: Atlantis isn’t a favorite Disney film of mine, but it is a fun movie to watch. It reminds me of childhood days spent with friends in the pool pretending we lived in an underwater city. Those were the days! 🌊

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Disney+ Marathon Day 19 | November 30

10am – Rise & shine! 🌞

10:30am – Blogging + Meet the Robinsons 💻 

When Wilbur takes Lewis to the future, they fly over an amusement park called Todayland which looks an awful lot like Tomorrowland. 😉

👂 Heard: Tom Kenny as Mr. Willerstein | Aside from his very VERY long resume, Mr. Kenny is best known as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants. 🧽

👂 Heard: Adam West as Uncle Art | For older generations, he is Batman from the 1960s. For younger generations, he is Mayor Adam West from Family Guy. Since I previously mentioned Spongebob, it feels right to ackowledge Mr. West’s role as young Mermaid Man in the episode “Back to the Past.”

When Lewis doesn’t know what Mr. Robinson looks like, Wilbur tells him he looks like Tom Selleck. Tom Selleck is the voice of Mr. Robinson. 🗣️

I want to acknowledge & applaud the character Mildred. She runs the orphanage where Lewis was left as a baby. She stands by & believes in him no matter how many families walk away from adoption because they think he’s strange. What an angel! 😇 She is voiced by Angela Bassett. You might know her as Queen Ramonda from Black Panther. Wakanda forever! 👑

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We Keep Moving Forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  – Walt Disney

SPOILERS: This movie took me by surprise. I saw it in theaters when it first came out in 2007, but I can’t remember how emotional I was. When I say I sobbed, I mean I literally couldn’t stop crying for most of the movie. Lewis is abandoned as a baby on the front steps of an orphanage. All he wants growing up is a family. Unfortunately no one wants him because he likes to invent, & apparently that’s too weird for “normal” families. Through a series of events, he ends up in the future & falls in love with the Robinson family. Right when he’s found what he’s always wanted, they tell him he can’t stay. He still hasn’t met Mr. Robinson which is the key to the puzzle. He & Mr. Robinson are the same person! The Robinsons are his family, but in the future. He has to leave so that future doesn’t change. This story hits close to home for me. I appreciate that Disney touched on such a difficult subject because abandonment & orphanages aren’t as uncommon as you might think. 💔

12:15pm – Blogging + Treasure Planet

👂 Heard: Tony Jay as The Narrator | He is the voice of Judge Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, among other Disney projects such as Beauty and the Beast, House of Mouse, Recess: School’s Out, & Talespin.

Other cast members include David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Delbert Doppler, Emma Thompson as Captain Amelia, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins, Martin Short as B.E.N., & Roscoe Lee Browne as Mr. Arrow. Laurie Metcalf, the voice of Sarah Hawkins, is Lucille Krunklehorn in Meet the Robinsons.

I forgot how cool the concept of this movie is! It’s a sci-fi adaptation of the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Captain Amelia’s ship is a nod to the author; it’s called the RLS Legacy.

Fun Fact: Deep Canvas, an animation technique used in my favorite Disney movie Tarzan, was used in Treasure Planet.

When the song I’m Still Here started playing, I recognized the singing voice immediately but couldn’t place the name. My first instinct was the Goo Goo Dolls so I looked them up. I was right! The song was written & performed by their lead vocalist John Rzeznik. It’s actually a really good song. Give it a listen! 🎶

2:40pm – Getting Ready For Work + Wall-E 💄 

3:15pm – Driving To Work + Wall-E 🚗 

4pm – Work 🛍

7:40pm – Break + Wall-E ⏰ 

11pm – Driving Home + Wall-E 🚗 

Disney Plus on the go! This was actually my first time watching this movie. I thought the whole idea of earth becoming uninhabitable due to trash & humans getting lazy was interesting & thought-provoking. There were some adorable parts, but overall it was a bit boring. Sorry to Wall-E fans! I wanted to like it, but it just wasn’t my taste.

Final thoughts for the day: After a jam-packed day like today, would you believe I have to be up for work at 7am?? 😱 If Black Friday was bad, tonight was hell on earth. One of the worst shifts I’ve had in awhile! Praying that tomorrow morning flies by so I I can go home, climb back into bed, have a good cry, & reevaluate my life decisions. 😂 😭 I hate to end on a negative note so I’ll repeat the wise words of Walt Disney: Keep Moving Forward

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Disney+ Marathon Day 18 | November 29

4:30am – Rise & shine! 🌞

Need coffee! ☕️ Must. Survive. Black Friday. 😭

6am – Work 🛍

4:45pm – Dinner + Lizzie McGuire 🍕

S1E23 – Last Year’s Model

5:15pm – Bath + Monsters University 🛀 

Final thoughts for the day: To say I’m exhausted would be an understatement. I don’t have an ounce of energy left in my tank to say much more than I hope your Black Friday was better than mine. To my fellow retail employees, my condolences. 🖤 Here’s to wishing day 19 is MUCH better! 🥂

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Disney+ Marathon Day 17 | November 28

🍁 H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G !   🍂  

9am – Rise & shine! 🌞

9:30am – Editing + Lizzie McGuire 💻 

S1E20 – Educating Ethan

12:15pm – Making Green Bean Casserole + Lizzie McGuire 👩🏻‍🍳

S1E20 continued!

I have no idea why it took me THREE HOURS to finish one episode. 🙄

12:30pm – Editing + Lizzie McGuire 💻 

S1E21 – Lizzie Strikes Out

S1E22 – Untitled Stan Jansen Project

2pm – Thanksgiving Meal 🦃

5pm – Editing + Gotta Kick It Up 💻 

Sí, Se Puede!

Since Marshall Middle School is located in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood, I want to highlight a few of the lead actresses:

America Ferrera is Honduran 🇭🇳

Camille Guaty is Cuban & Puerto Rican 🇨🇺 🇵🇷

Sabrina Wiener is Peruvian 🇵🇪

👁 Spotted: Susan Egan | She is the voice of Megara from Hercules, one of my favorite Disney characters & one of my favorite Disney movies. She’s also the original Belle from Beauty and the Beast on Broadway.

7pm – Editing + Jump In 💻 

👁 Spotted: Corbin Bleu | Of course you know Mr. Bleu from the High School Musical trilogy, but you may also remember him as Coltrane from Phineas & Ferb or Johnny Collins from Hannah Montana. He also made the *GASP* crossover to Nickelodeon; he made an appearance on The Amanda Show & Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

👁 Spotted: Keke Palmer | Another Disney/Nickelodeon crossover actress! Keke cameoed in Degrassi: The Next Generation & Just Jordan and starred in True Jackson VP & Winx Club. For her Disney resume, it’s worth mentioning that she was Cinderella on Broadway; it was the Rodgers & Hammerstein version, but that doesn’t make her any less of a Disney princess. 👑

👁 Spotted: Shanica Knowles | You might recognize her as Amber Addison from Hannah Montana. She also cameoed on Unfabulous which completes the Disney/Nickelodeon crossover trio!

🎶 This song is still a J A M, & the entire soundtrack is still perfection. 🎶

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-JA49q-0o

Final thoughts for the day: Even though I had to work on the computer, it was still a nice, cozy day watching childhood favorites on Disney Plus & eating yummy food with my family. 🧡 I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I’m off to bed because I have an alarm set for 4:30am. Oh the joys of working in retail on Black Friday! 😭 Good night! 🌙

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Disney+ Marathon Day 16 | November 27

10am – Rise & shine! 🌞

10:15am – Blogging + Freaky Friday 💻 

I decided to keep my Lindsay Lohan marathon going. 👩‍🦰

Anna’s speech as Tess took me by surprise & put a tear or two in my eyes. I’ve seen this movie so many times & yet I don’t remember being so emotional. I love that sometimes the depth in Disney movies doesn’t hit you in the face but rather sneaks up on you. 🤧

🎶 My generation grew up with the best Disney jams. F A C T ! 🎶 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVfklRMr3Q

12pmConfessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

👁 Spotted: Ashley Leggat | She played Casey McDonald on Life With Derek.

🎶 Remember what I said before?? Still true. 🎶

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCdnm0mRhTY

5:15pm – Work 🛍

Final thoughts for the day: I truly miss Disney queen Lindsay Lohan. I hope she’s doing well these days & knows how much her 2000s tween audience loves her. ♥️ See you tomorrow for day 17! 👋

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Disney+ Marathon Day 15 | November 26

10am – Rise & shine! 🌞

10:45am – Filming + The Parent Trap (1961) 📷 

👁 Spotted: Hayley Mills | She starred in 5 other Disney films: In Search of the Castaways, Pollyanna, Summer Magic, The Moon-Spinners ( a favorite of mine!), & . . .

1pm – Blogging + That Darn Cat! 💻 

🎞 This is it! Hayley Mills’ 6th Disney movie 🎞

👁 Spotted: Dean Jones | His other Disney projects are Blackbeard’s Ghost, Monkeys Go Home!, Snowball Express, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Love Bug franchise, The Million Dollar Duck, The Shaggy D.A., & The Ugly Dachshund

👁 Spotted: Ed Wynn | His other Disney films are Alice in Wonderland, Babes in Toyland, Mary Poppins, Son of Flubber, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Gnome-Mobile, Those Calloways

This was my 1st time watching this movie, & it was really cute. Not a new favorite, but I would watch it again. 😊

3:45pm – Blogging + The Parent Trap (1998) 💻 

👁 Spotted: Lindsay Lohan | She is in 4 other Disney movies: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Freaky Friday, Herbie Fully Loaded, & . . .

Fun Fact: Joanna Barnes played the twins’ dad’s fiancé Vicky in the 1961 version. In the 1998 version, Joanna returned as the fiancé Meredith’s mother; she tells the twins to call her Aunt Vicky. Get it?? 😉

Another Fun Fact: In the 1961 version, the twins do a duet of Let’s Get Together. In the 1998 version, Hallie hums it while walking toward the hotel elevator. 🎶

7:20pm – Filming + Get a Clue 📷 

🎞 This is it! Lindsay Lohan’s 5th Disney movie. 🎞

👁 Spotted: Brenda Song | She’s cameoed & starred in several other Disney projects: American Dragon: Jake Long, Amphibia, College Road Trip, Miles From Tomorrowland, Phil of the Future, Phineas & Ferb, Stuck in the Suburbs, That’s So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life Movie, The Ultimate Christmas Present, & Wendy Wu; Homecoming Warrior.

Final thoughts for the day: If you asked me to pick my favorite version of The Parent Trap, I would have to unfriend you. I love both equally! I seriously can’t pick just one. 😭 It was fun spending the day with Hayley Mills & Lindsay Lohan. See you tomorrow for day 16! 👍

*Note: Yesterday was the end of week 2, but today is the true halfway point. 15 days down, 15 days to go! 📺

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Disney+ Marathon Day 14 | November 25

11am – Rise & shine! 🌞

11:20am – Laundry 🧺

11:45am – Shower 🚿

12:20pm – Blogging + Home on the Range 💻 

👂 Heard: Estelle Harris as Audrey the Chicken | She also played Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, Mrs. Turtle on Mickey Mouse Works & House of Mouse, Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Old Lady Bear in Brother Bear. She cameoed on Dave the Barbarian, Disney’s Hercules: The Animated Series, Kim Possible, Phil of the Future, Sonny With a ChanceThe Proud Family, and Timon & Pumbaa.

👂 Heard: Dame Judi Dench as Mrs. Caloway | I’m mentioning her just because she’s a QUEEN, but for the sake of Disney connection continuity, she cameoed in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

👂 Heard: Jennifer Tilly as Grace | She also voiced Celia Mae in Monsters, Inc.

👂 Heard: Patrick Warburton as Patrick | He also voiced Kronk in Emperor’s New Groove, Emperor’s New School, & Kronk’s New Groove

👂 Heard: Steve Buscemi as Wesley | He also voiced Randall Boggs in Monsters, Inc & Monsters University.

I can see why this movie divided critics. It’s definitely not Disney’s best product, & the animation isn’t perfect. However, the characters are endearing, & the animation looked nice for most of the movie, like a Little Golden Book come to life. I also liked the music & loved hearing so many familiar voices. At the very least, it was a pleasant trip down memory lane. 💕 Call me crazy, but I would watch a TV show that revisited Patch of Heaven with Grace, Maggie,  Mrs. Caloway, & the rest of their animal friends. 🐓 🐄 🐐 🐎 🐖

5:30pm – Work 🛍

Final thoughts for the day: Unfortunately I didn’t have a great day. I dreaded work all morning & afternoon. I was nauseous during my entire shift  & felt like I could throw up at any moment. 🤢 I feel a little better now, but I’m exhausted & not looking forward to my workload tomorrow. Hopefully I can sneak in more Disney+ to make myself feel better! 🥰

*Note: I was too tired to remember & acknowledge the end of week 2 so  here’s a reminder. We’re doing great! 🎉

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