“Big Hero 6 The Series” Premieres November 20th

After a solid year of previews, clips, and hints at what’s to come. However, we officially have a premiere date! Monday, November 20th at 8pm on Disney Channel and Disney XD will be the premiere of Big Hero 6 The Series: Baymax Returns.

The one-hour premiere will focus on Hiro’s recreation of Baymax using the chip he finds at the end of the film. (Sorry if that spoiled anything, but you’ve had 3 years to watch. I have no sympathy for you.)

Here’s the official description of the premiere from Disney:

“Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team – Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred – into trouble.”

Well, that sounds like a fun start! After the one hour premiere, we’ll have to wait a few months before actual episodes start premiering. Early 2018 will see weekly episodes released on Disney XD, but the Disney Now app will have two episodes premiere immediately following the one-hour episode.

All I know is that I’m excited. The clips we’ve seen are great and the intro song has been stuck in my head for months. Be sure to check out the premiere on November 20th!

Club Mickey Mouse Kicks It Old School & Inspirational

To quickly get the recap out of the way: I love Club Mickey Mouse arguably too much, their music is all I’ve listened to for weeks now, and they recently released two new songs!

“Generation M” is a 90s style R&B bop that I’ve been jamming to hard since it’s release. Regan gets her time to shine with a killer rap, then Brianna comes out and slays like chorus with some smooth riffs. The video, weirdly, doesn’t cover the entire song and I’m not entirely sure why, but it’s fun none the less. Those yellow overalls are my new aesthetic.

“Be Ok” was released this past Thursday to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a fun and inspirational pop tune about being there for each other when someone’s down. Ky gets his turn to solo (and does a great job!), along with Leanne, Regan, and Brianna. Check out the infectiously bubbly beach music video below.

I’ve seen mixed things across their social media, but this might be the final week of Club Mickey Mouse and I’m actually devastated. I hope this turns into something more, like a weekly variety show like the other incarnations. (Looking at you, Disney Channel) Here’s hoping, as these past 5 weeks have been great. Keep on Mousin’!

Club Mickey Mouse at Disney World: Marshal Freaks

As we know, I love Club Mickey Mouse. Like, to an obsessive degree. Seeing this crop of mouseketeers on Instagram and Facebook everyday has brought me so much joy. It brightens my day and makes me want to roll around in a mountain of plush Mickeys. I love it so much!

The music has been on repeat on my phone and in my head, I am adamantly trying to copy the mouseketeers aesthetics, and I’m trying to pitch Oh My Disney through social media to let me interview/meet/party with them. (Side Note: It hasn’t worked yet)

So, to my surprise, I ended up having a Disney day planned for the Magic Kingdom the same day the Mouseketeers would be at the parks. This past Saturday, September 30th, I made my way to the parks with one goal in mind: To see the Mouseketeers.

Now, I had seen on Instagram the night before that they’d be the Grand Marshals for the parade, but I wanted to see them just roaming around the park. I had Boomerangs planned if I had the opportunity to ask for a picture. I was NOT playing around.

I eventually saw that the Mouseketeers were at different parks and I was all kinds of bummed. I wanted to do the Mickey Mouse Club March choreo with them! I decided to suck it up and get a prime spot for the parade.

They came down the parade route in the Grand Marshal car as the Mickey Mouse Club March blasted down Main Street and I was STOKED. The pink banner leading the way (above) is something I’d gladly hang on my wall. Y’all don’t even know. I was singing and jamming and my friend was over it almost immediately. BUT IT’S SO GOOD!

As the Mouseketeers went by, they pointed and shouted at me as I was jamming. I was the only one along my area of the parade route showing ANY emotion, so they seemed to appreciate that. I was THRILLED to be their biggest stan.

So, I had an Instagram Story detailing the day’s events and my various freakouts over seeing them, but I went and accidentally deleted it and I am devastated. It went from an all-time high to an all-time low mighty quickly.

Overall, I freaked and loved seeing the Mouseketeers live, I cannot wait to see more music from them, and Oh My Disney, in the words of Meredith Grey…

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Club Mickey Mouse is Made for You & Me!

There’s been a large break between posts lately and I a very sorry for that. School and work have gotten in the way (Public Speaking will be the death of me), so I haven’t been able to keep updating the site at the pace I’d like to be.

However, during these long breaks I have become totally obsessed with Club Mickey Mouse. Like, really obsessed.

If you aren’t aware, the Mickey Mouse Club brand has returned this year with a social-media-only series entitled Club Mickey Mouse. Instead of a televised 30-minute program with skits and music performances, we just get one music video a week. The production quality is fantastic, so I’m totally fine with it.

While we wait for the release of the song and video, we are treated to a large social media presence, with consistent Instagram Stories and posts on their Instagram and Facebook pages. The whole “season” is lasting 7 weeks and is sponsored by HP, but it doesn’t feel totally forced.

We’ve been treated to 3 music videos thus far. “The Mickey Mouse Club March” was the first, ’cause obvi, and it really took the song and turned it into its own thing. It has a modern feel (with the pastel colors used in the video and the emphasis on dance), while the song itself was rearranged into a late 90s R&B sound that I really dig. The rap at the beginning was a fun touch and the riffs from Mouseketeer Brianna Mazzola are something you would find on TLC’s CrazySexyCool. SO SMOOTH. This has been on repeat for 2 weeks now. It’s so fun.

The second video was the original “Something to Fight For,” an original written and choreographed by the Mouseketeers (which is a reoccurring theme, that the actual teens are doing the choreography, all of it being fantastic). It had an inspirational message with a moody EDM tone that took me a few listens to really get into, as it was not expected, but I’m digging it.

This week, we were treated to a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. I hate Jackson 5. Everyone has a song they can’t stand, and for me, it’s anything the group has released. However, what the Club did to the track by making it a duet with some R&B and modern pop flair has made it an instant hit. Sean and Brianna do a fantastic job with the vocals and the video is super fun.

Apparently they are heading to the Disney World this week (Hey Oh My Disney, you need someone to interview them? ‘Cause I am here. I AM AVAILABLE!), so I’m excited to see their upcoming videos from that.

Also, their wardrobe across the board is goals. I’m loving the personal styles they all have and I want all their clothes.

Overall, if you’re not following this modern and fantastic reboot of the pop culture institution…get into it! I need a 2nd season, so I’m going to fully blame you if they don’t return next year, mkay?

 

Book Club: “A Wrinkle In Time” Update

So, here’s the dealio book clubbers (if any of you actually exist),

I still want the book club to continue, but weekly just doesn’t make sense like I initially thought it would. We’re still a new site, so expecting a book club to work on a weekly basis is impossible.

I still want to read the book, so a month from today, September 30th, I’ll come back here to discuss the entire book and we’ll chat from there.

Cool?

Cool.

See you then.

The Official Unofficial Disney Slang Dictionary

I have a problem where I start to say something ironically, but it ends up becoming my normal language. Like, totes. I’ve decided I need to bring some new slang words into my personal dictionary and what better way than to support phrases made famous by Disney. When you think about it, we have been introduced to numerous words and phrases that originated in Disney films and television, so why not make them part of the lexicon? Here’s an alphabetical list of Disney slang that you should add to your own personal vocabulary. Be sure to tweet @disneyBOP some entries for words we’ve missed and we’ll add them to our dictionary.

 

Bitch BabyScandal: Definition – Wimp; “Stop being such a little bitch baby and suck it up”

Cetus-Lupeedus/Zetus-LapetusZenon: Definition – A feeling of exclamation, similar to OMG; “Cetus-Lupeedus, I can’t believe that rocket ship launched!”

CoconutsJake and the Neverland Pirates: Definition – Bummer; “I dropped my books. Ah, coconuts!”

Dance It OutGrey’s Anatomy: Definition – Relax and refocus, to ignore surroundings and move with a sense of joy; “You seem down. We need to dance it out.”

GrooveThe Emperor’s New Groove: Definition – Mood, current headspace; “Stop talking about the homework due tomorrow, you’re throwing off my groove.”

Hakuna MatataThe Lion King: Definition – No worries; “I’m late to the movie, but Hakuna Matata.”

Inky Zenon: Definition – Gross, Bad; “Ugh, this fish is so inky.”

Later DaysThe Weekenders: Definition – See you later; “Okay, I have to go now. Later days!”

My Life is TrashPepper Ann: Definition – To convey that something is going through a struggle; “I got an F on this test. My life is trash.”

Noodle PB&J Otter: Definition – Brain; “Use your noodle to make a decision.”

OodelayPB&J Otter: Definition – A greeting, similar to Aloha; “See you soon! Oodelay!”

So Not the DramaKim Possible: Definition – No worries, no big deal; “You can’t come tonight? So not the drama, we can reschedule!”

Sweet NibletsHannah Montana: Definition – Exclamatory phrase like ‘good lord,’ can be positive or negative; “He ate the last brownie? Sweet Niblets!”

Tinsel Prep & Landing: Definition – Positive word, like great or awesome; “Oh my goodness, that’s so tinsel!”

To the Tenth Power SquaredZenon: Definition – to further accentuate importance;
“That movie was incredible to the tenth power squared.”

What’s the Sitch?Kim Possible: Definition – What’s happening, what’s the plan; “Hey Wade, what’s the sitch?”

WhompsRecess: Definition – Sucks; “We have homework over the weekend?! This whomps.”

Ya Nasty – That’s So Raven: Definition – Someone is insulting or rude; “Can you stop looking at me like that, ya nasty?!”

Book Club: “A Wrinkle In Time” Chapters 1-2

It’s finally here! The first episode of our Book Club podcast! Full disclosure: This is me rambling about the first two chapters of A Wrinkle In Time for about 15 minutes. I promise I’ll sound less idiotic as these continue, but I’m going to give myself a pass for first time jitters and confusion. Remember, feel free to join in the conversation using #WrinkleBOP on Twitter or right here in the comments.

Now, currently the podcast is only available here. We are currently working on getting it on iTunes, and once that happens, I will post the episode(s) there and let everyone know that is an option.

Our next section will be Chapters 3 & 4 and should be read by a week from today, August 30th. See you then and Happy Reading!

State Bags’ New Collection is from A Galaxy Far, Far Away

STATE Bags has recently unveiled their new Star Wars line and they are pretty flipping rad. They have 6 different designs ranging from the Dark Side to our favorite golden droid.

There are also various sizes available, with larger multi-pocketed Johnny bags to Mini-Lorimers, which would be a perfect size to bring the essentials on board Star Tours.

They are uber pricey, as the one I have my eye on is $185, but for every bag purchased, a bag filled with supplies is donated to an American child in need, which is pretty fantastic.

Be sure to check out STATE Bags to get our own galactic bag!

“Tangled: The Series” is Straight-Up Exceptional

While Ducktales is the current Disney Television Animation darling at the moment (and understandably so, as it’s 2-part premiere was fantastic), we all seem to be forgetting how utterly fantastic this year’s earlier entry Tangled: The Series is and continues to be every episode.

As I type this, I have just finished “Pascal’s Story,” the 11th episode of the series. The preview from last week already had me prepared for a lot of emotions, and boy did it deliver. We were finally treated to how Pascal and Rapunzel became friends.

SPOILER ALERT, BUT HONESTLY, READ ON ANYWAY WHETHER OR NOT YOU’VE SEEN THE EPISODE.

Baby Pascal, arguably the cutest thing to ever exist ever (Step aside, Pua!), was placed on a lily pad and sent down a river by his mother to protect him from a giant snake, therefore sacrificing herself for her child. So, at this point, I’m already a mess.

He makes it to the tower and the two become close as they only have each other and it’s a beautifully directed and constructed friendship montage. We move to present day and Rapunzel is so busy that Pascal feels like their friendship is over. (I get it, bud. She didn’t have time for you and that stunk on ice.) He decides to run away back to the tower.

Okay, so, the tower. Yeah. That tower. The detail and emotion in that scene was so spectacular that it gave me goosebumps. No one has been there since Flynn died, so it’s eerie to say the least. Her long brown locks still cover the floor, the knife used to stab Flynn lay by the window, weeds had grown throughout the room. It was a lot.

At the core, the story was about friendship, which quite moving. It was done so well, especially considering one of the two in the friendship can’t talk.

That is just one example of how this show is killing. The writing is truly top-notch in the comedy and drama departments. My current favorite line is Flynn talking to Punzie: “I’ve couldn’t stop thinking about two things all day. ‘What is chutney?’ and You.” I spit my water out the first time I heard it. Last week’s “One Angry Princess” episode was constructed like Law & Order, to which I gasped once I realized they were committing so hard to the joke.

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are obvs fantastic reprising their roles from the film, but the new cast adds a lot. Richard Kind is sensational as a local baker. Eden Espinosa plays Cassandra with hard outer shell, but a soft inner one that you have to dig to find. Jeremy Jordan and James Monroe Iglehart also bring great warmth and humor to the show with their respective additions.

The animation style is gorgeous and makes you wish that animated series could be nominated for Production Design Emmys. The theme song is also a big winner and consistently puts me in the greatest mood. I like to screlt (scream/belt) “WITH THE WIND IN MY HAIIIIIIRRRRR!” in locations that it’s not necessary just to see people’s reactions at this point. I have recently dyed my hair blonde and I believe that subconsciously, it was to become one with Rapunzel.

If you haven’t been watching, I highly suggest you check it out, especially the two most recent episodes as it has really found its groove. The messages are fantastic, but you’re never beaten over the head with them. AH, this show. It’s phenomenal.

Head on over to Watch Disney Channel or the app to catch-up on Tangled: The Series!

Disney Theatricals OOTD: Prince Eric DisneyBound

I took a trip under the sea recently (more like the Straz Center for the Performing Arts) to see the touring company of The Little Mermaid. Now, this is a licensed tour and not put on by Disney Theatricals themselves, but let me tell you that Diana Huey can SANGGGG.

She performs the role of Ariel on the tour and my goodness, she is fantastic. I hope to see her on the Great White Way soon, as she is wonderful.

ANYWAY, I decided to do a little DisneyBound for the occasion because I’m that person. I had a few moms point me out to their children as they grabbed their booster seats before heading into the theater, which made me smile.

This was a very easy Bound for me to put together, as I had everything already (sans one item). I wore my black Chelsea boots with a pair of skinny jeans I had. I can never tell (and Disney can’t seem to, either) if Eric’s pants are black or dark blue, so I just went with the darkest wash on denim I could find in my closet. I had the white button-up already, but I bought a very cheap red cloth belt on Amazon for $7.99 to complete the look.

I loved that I had basically everything ready to go for this one at home, so I’m looking forward to scouring my closet and drawers again soon for more easy DisneyBounds.