Thursday, October 29, 2015

Club Villain Coming to Hollywood Studios Next Year, Starring Dr. Facilier

At first, Theme Park Tourist hypothesized a new Disney villain-themed show would be coming to Hollywood Studios, based off a Disney auditions posting.

And with Halloween just days away, Disney finally gave us official details!

The hypothesis is indeed true: Dr. Facilier will be hosting your favorite Disney villains in a new dining experience coming to Hollywood Studios, starting January 16!

Image via Disney Parks Blog.

The event is called Club Villain, taking place in the new Sunset Showcase location. And as the event's official Walt Disney World page states:

This spellbinding evening features decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta.
Trick or treat yourself to fiendish cocktail concoctions—specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine—hilarious stage-show numbers and up-close encounters with Disney’s most dastardly doomsday divas. Mix and mingle with mysterious Maleficent, hilarious Queen of Hearts, the delirious Evil Queen and the always fur-fetched Cruella De Vil—and wicked jams from our house DJ!
Tickets to Club Villain can be purchased for $99 per person, tax and gratuity included. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 90 days in advance, either by booking online here or by calling (407) 939-3463.

And according to Disney Parks Blog, reservations started today!

Loving the logo!
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Sunset Showcase will host multiple themed events and experiences over time. The first event, Club Disney, will debut December 4. I'm assuming Club Villain replaces it, unless there's a Star Wars-themed event I'm forgetting.

See y'all real soon.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Get in the Mood for Halloween with a Villainous Jazz Medley

With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to start sharing some villain-themed Disney videos. And to start us off is this absolutely gorgeous medley, in a jazz style, sung by Jonathan Freeman, voice of Jafar and performing the same role on Broadway.

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I don't know about you, but I think this medley could have been a whole lot longer! Jonathan's voice is absolutely mesmerizing, and I adore the 1920s jazz feel to the music and even the setting. My suggestion? I would have loved to hear him sing "Be Prepared" or "Friends on the Other Side"!

What do you think of the medley? Listen to it on repeat to help you prepare for the villainous holiday right around the corner!

See y'all real soon.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Anniversary, Walt Disney Animation Studios!

There are multiple branches within the Walt Disney Company, but my favorite will always be the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Like I always say, if I could actually draw, I'd be an animator.

And on this day in 1923, the Walt Disney Animation Studios began, marking today as it's 92nd anniversary!

To celebrate, here's a simply beautiful tributes to 92 years of animation, unforgettable characters and magical moments.

Which moment was your favorite? I love all of them, but I do get pretty teary-eyed at Bambi's final scene.

I think the entire video really highlights the magic in the Disney movies and shorts we love -- magic that only the talented animators could bring to the screen!

Animators like Eric Goldberg, who created this lovely drawing to commemorate today's anniversary. The fact that Eric can just draw this off the top of his head blows my mind!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Update: Bette Midler in 'Hocus Pocus' Debut Show?

Not long ago, I shared a rumor Magic Kingdom Cast Members were spreading as true.

That rumor, my friends, has been officially...denied.

A very close friend of Winifred's reached out to me and told me the rumor is false. Bette Midler did not appear at the debut show of Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. It was indeed the one and only Winifred Sanderson.

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If it makes my fellow Disney fans feel better, we weren't the only ones fooled!

For more information, see Divine Deception on Facebook.

See y'all real soon!

DCP Update: Program Extension Application!

I know, I know. I haven't posted pretty much a darn thing about my Disney College Program, and here I am posting about a recent update... Basically, you want me to back up first, right?

Let me explain.

I'm still planning on blogging about my Disney College Program adventures thus far, but this update is too important not to share now, even if I'm skipping a bunch of chapters!

Because, my loverly friends, I need lots of pixie dust sent my way!

This is basically me, right now.
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A week ago, I applied to extend my program -- meaning that if I'm accepted, I'd be staying till May (instead of January). And I'd be switching roles.

Do I hope I get extended? Yes, and no. I'd love to continue working for Disney, but I'm also okay with moving to Kansas City to pursue theatre.

If I do stay with Disney, I'd like to switch roles. The experiences and opportunities I've had thus far are absolutely incredible, and I wouldn't trade them for the world. So I think the cool thing behind extending is that with a new role, I can have these same experiences and opportunities but with new eyes, new people, etc., if you understand what I'm saying.

Plus, I really have no interest in staying in food service. (Though, like I said in the vlog, I do make a killer stromboli, my friends.)

In the end, extending would be a great opportunity for me, so please send pixie dust -- this Disney fanatic wants to fly!

Extension application results are released Wednesday, October 21.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

'Kimbra's Wish' Masterfully and Beautifully Pays Homage to Classic Disney Song

I absolutely love featuring creative talent by my fellow Disney fans. Which is exactly why I got excited upon receiving this tweet:

Adam is a visual effects artist, who has even worked on Coraline (Tim Burton fans, get excited!). He sent me "Kimbra's Wish," a Disney tribute he made with New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra.

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What I absolutely love about this video is the rotoscoping. As a classic animation fan, rotoscoping is one of my favorite things. Keeping the original and beautiful animation from the film and combining it with a rotoscoped version of Kimbra results in a magical music video!

If you like music, you'll enjoy this. If you like animation, you'll enjoy this. So give it a watch below!

Kimbra's Wish (A Disney Tribute) from Adam C Sager on Vimeo.

Kimbra's take on the music is so unique, which is what makes this video stand out! It reminded me of "Wishery" by Pogo (who actually tweeted about "Kimbra's Wish"). Her voice and remix has a spellbinding and darker undertone, which took me a few listens before I could really appreciate it.

If you aren't super familiar with the original song from the classic film, here's a video for comparison. Many of Kimbra's facial expressions and gestures are exactly like Snow's!

And for even more magic, check out this behind-the-scenes video.

More behind-the-scenes footage can be found at Adam's Instagram.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Offer from Destinations in Florida!

Destinations in Florida has just released this great new way you can save on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

Click to book!

The Disney Freak's Blog is a proud affiliate of Destinations in Florida, an authorized Disney travel agency. Just tell them I sent you!

See y'all real soon.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

'Aladdin' Cast Reunited on GMA for Film's Diamond Edition Release!

With the recent release of Aladdin Diamond Edition, many cast and crew members of the movie appeared on Good Morning America to talk about how the film impacted their lives.

L-R back row: Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Alan Menken (composer), 
John Musker and Ron Clements (co-directors)
L-R front row: Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Linda Larkin (Jasmine),
Brad Kane (Aladdin, singing), and Lea Salonga (Jasmine, singing)
Image via Rotoscopers.

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During the show, Brad Kane and Lea Salonga performed "A Whole New World" live. In the film, Brad portrayed the singing voice of Aladdin; Lea, the singing voice of Jasmine. Accompanying them was Alan Menken, who wrote the music for the movie.

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Simply breathtaking, right? I absolutely love imagining that Aladdin and Jasmine are still singing this maybe a few decades after the film takes place, just based on how Brad and Lea's voices have matured.

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But perhaps the best part of the whole show was the brief glimpse of the outtakes from Robin Williams' voice recording sessions for the Genie. Robin's absence isn't overlooked, with people around the world still honoring one of comedy's funniest men after his suicide last year.

WATCH: Never-before-seen outtakes of Robin Williams as Genie revealed in Disney's Aladdin digital release: (Even a Star Wars reference!)
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The rest of the outtakes can be seen in the bonus features of the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, hitting stores this Tuesday. For now, it can be purchased on Disney Movies Anywhere.

What was your favorite part of the interview? Comment below!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rumor: Bette Midler Actually Performed in Debut 'Hocus Pocus' Show?!

Apparently, this is something Magic Kingdom Cast Members are gossiping about...and since I went to the first show, my friend knew she had to pass on the information.

If this "rumor" (and I use quotation marks because, apparently, it's a real thing) is true, that means I saw the incredible Bette Midler perform as Winifred in Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!

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I haven't heard any official word, from either Disney or Bette herself. But I'd honestly believe it, just because Winifred was so on point that night, it seemed as if Bette had been cloned!

Watch my video of the show again and tell me what you think:

See ya all real soon!