Disney+ Marathon Day 25 | December 6

5:30am – Rise & shine! 🌞

7am – Work 🛍

2:45pm – Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon 🎄

8:45am – Bath + Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp 🛀 

Final thoughts for the day: Unfortunately I don’t have much to say tonight. Look at that wake-up time! I am EXHAUSTED. 😴 It was nice to relax in a nice, warm bath & enjoy a nostalgic adventure with some of my favorite ducks. I don’t think I ever watched this movie as a kid so it was cool to finally see it. More Ducktales is never a bad thing!

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Disney+ Marathon Day 24 | December 5

9am – Rise & shine! 🌞

9:15am – Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon 🎄

3:30pm – Editing a Video + The Cheetah Girls 2 💻 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_cPMAUGbr8

I actually got choked up talking about this movie on camera for my vlog. Middle school & high school were rough for me, extremely rough. When my friends & I would blast Cheetah Girls CDs & sing for hours, everything negative in my life would go away. They fueled my love for music. I didn’t care what I sounded like or what other people thought; I would sing at the top of my lungs because I loved to do it. I don’t feel ashamed to be 26 & still singing Cheetah Girls music at the top of my lungs. They got me through hard times, & that means the world to me. ♥️

9:30pm – Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon 🎄

Final thoughts for the day: I’ve already poured my heart out so here’s the only other thing you need to know: When my friends & I would pretend to be the Cheetah Girls, one of us had to take on 2 cheetahs because there were only 3 of us. If you’re curious, I was the one who pulled double duty with Chanel & Dorinda. Big shoes to fill, but I was honored to do it. 🎤

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Disney+ Marathon Day 22 | December 3

8:30am – Rise & shine! 🌞

10am – Work 🛍

3pm – Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon 🎄

11pm – Blogging + The Cheetah Girls 💻 

I didn’t see this movie when it premiered. I don’t even remember if I saw it before or after Cheetah Girls 2. The point is that I eventually discovered the Cheetah Girls, & my life was forever changed. I even read the books! Yes, there are books. Only true Cheetah Girls fans know that. 📚 Please hold for more discussion when I watch the sequel. It’s going to get emotional! 😭

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2svIyvmwFKc

Final thoughts for the day: I still know most of the lyrics to this soundtrack. I could perform Cinderella or Cheetah Sisters at the drop of a hat & not miss a beat. 🎤 I don’t suppose there’s a revival in the works with space for a 26-year-old cheetah?? 😉

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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 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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