Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Walt Disney Records New CD Release -- ELENA OF AVALOR -- #Win It Now! #GIVEAWAY

Disclosure:  I was sent a promotional copy from the vendor as a thank you for hosting the giveaway.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.




My girls have a new favorite show on Disney Channel....Elena of Avalor.  Have you seen the new animated series yet?  If you haven't, then you will want to tune and catch this new series.  When I first heard about this new Disney character and how it would be of Latin decent, I was excited...not just because I love Disney shows and movies and new characters, but because it is hard to find a show that portrays Latinas in a positive light, or even has a Latina as the main character.  As you know, my girls are part Latina, as their Daddy is from El Salvador.  So, I am always looking for ways to share their ethnicity and Latin values with them. 

Thanks to the July 22nd premiere of Elena of Avalor, my girls have become instant fans of the show and its music.  And, when they saw the new Elena of Avalor soundtrack arrive on our doorstep, they couldn't wait to start listening to it.  :-)  It only took a couple listens for the girls to get all the songs down.  And, now whenever we go out to run errands or for weekend day trips, this CD is always playing in the car, and the girls are always singing along, to their new favorite Disney animated television series.

Here is more information about the show airing now on Disney Disney, as well as the new soundtrack release.  And, be sure to read through to the end, as I am offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the Elena of Avalor soundtrack for themselves, or to share with a special child in their life.  Good luck!!!


"Walt Disney Records recently announced the release of the Elena of Avalor soundtrack EP back on July 22.  The EP features 7 songs from the highly anticipated Disney Channel animated series “Elena of Avalor,” which also premiered on the CD release date of July 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT).  The theme song “Elena of Avalor” is performed by Gaby Moreno and Elena's anthem "My Time" is performed by Aimee Carrero, the voice of Princess Elena.

In addition to singing the theme song, Gaby Moreno will also voice a guest role in the series. Born in Guatemala, Moreno performs her music, which ranges from blues to jazz to soul to R&B, in both English and Spanish. In addition to winning the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2013, Moreno was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2010 for co-writing the theme song to "Parks and Recreation."

The music team for "Elena of Avalor" consists of series creator/executive producer Craig Gerber, songwriter/music director John Kavanaugh (who are also the Emmy Award-winning songwriting team behind Disney's "Sofia the First"), Emmy Award-nominated composer Tony Morales ("Hatfields & McCoys") and acclaimed touring musician and Latin music instructor Rene Camacho who serves as Latin music consultant. 

Elena of Avalor track listing:

  1. “Elena of Avalor”  
  2. “Ready to Rule”  
  3. “Festival of Love”  
  4. “Sister Time”  
  5. “The Magic Within You”
  6. “My Time” (Bonus Track)  
  7. “My Time” (Instrumental)
Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena's journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. 

Elena of Avalor soundtrack EP released on July 22nd and available at iTunes http://smarturl.it/eoast1, Amazon http://smarturl.it/eoastam1, streaming services http://smarturl.it/eoastws1 and wherever music is sold.  For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, like us on Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic."


Thanks to the kind folks at Walt Disney Records, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will have the chance to win a copy of this new CD release.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

Disclosure:  I was sent a promotional copy from the vendor as a thank you for hosting the giveaway.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces October 4th Release - Charlie Brown’s All Stars 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on DVD


OCTOBER 4, 2016

Release Will Include Bonus Content

"It’s the golden anniversary of Charlie Brown’s All Stars, the beloved Peanuts television special, which earned two Primetime Emmy® Award nominations. To mark the occasion, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release this delightful story in a deluxe, 50th anniversary edition, completely remastered in beautiful high definition on October 4, 2016Charlie Brown’s All Stars follows the bittersweet story of Charlie Brown, who won’t give up on trying to bring his baseball team to victory, in spite of facing great criticism from the team’s players. This release will be timed to the culmination of the World Series.  Charlie Brown’s All Stars 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.98 SRP.

In Charlie Brown’s All Stars, it’s summer and baseball season gets underway. Charlie Brown is put in charge of managing the Peanuts’ baseball team again, which in the past, has only suffered crushing defeat from its opponents. The disillusioned players blame Charlie Brown for the team’s past poor performance. When a sponsor offers Charlie Brown real baseball uniforms and a chance to be part of an actual league, he is thrilled. He believes the new uniforms and acceptance into a real league will motivate his players. His excitement however, soon turns into disappointment when he learns that if he accepts the offer, Snoopy, Lucy, Patty, Violet and Frieda will be kicked off the team because the league’s policy prevents girls and dogs from playing. Poor Charlie Brown, not only is he criticized by his teammates for being a bad manager, he’s now faced with a difficult moral dilemma. Should he accept the uniforms?

Charlie Brown’s All Stars is a classic. Viewers of all ages will enjoy this endearing story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “We’re pleased to celebrate 50 years of this heartwarming special with this new release. For any Peanuts fan, this newly remastered edition is a must-have for their collection.” 

Charlie Brown’s All Stars first aired in 1966 on CBS. It is the second animated prime-time Peanuts special to air on television after A Charlie Brown Christmas.Charlie Brown’s All Stars was nominated for two prime-time Emmy® Awards."
The Credits
About Peanuts Worldwide
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Stellar One-Day Screening: BARBIE™ STAR LIGHT ADVENTURE 7/30 -- Tickets On Sale Now!! #Barbie

Fathom Events

Fathom Events and Mattel are bringing Barbie™ to the big screen with Barbie™ Star Light Adventure in select theaters nationwide on Saturday, July 30! 

Whether it's for an upcoming summer birthday party or a fun day planned for the whole family, the super stellar adventure will surely be a hit for any fan of the Mattel Barbie™ franchise.

Barbie™ Star Light Adventure features cosmic princess Barbie in her first intergalactic mission! Alongside her adorable pet sidekick, Pupcorn, Barbie teams up with new friends to keep the twinkling stars from dimming out and slowing their dance in the sky. During her action-packed adventure, Barbie soon discovers she may be the leader the whole universe has been waiting for! 

The full Barbie screening experience will include an introduction from Barbie, an exclusive “Firefly” music video featuring Lindsey Stirling and sing-a-long lyrics to the “Shooting Star” music video. Barbie fans can visit FathomEvents.com to purchase tickets and find the nearest theater. 


Tickets for “Barbie™ Star Light Adventure” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).