Big Hero 6 in the Streets of San Fransokyo

Big Hero 6 in the Streets of San Fransokyo

By Erin

*I attended an early press day for this film as a guest of Disney for purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. All photos and videos are courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.*

In just a little over a month, Big Hero 6 is set to launch into hearts everywhere and onto the big screen.  Last month,  I introduced you all to a First Look at Who’s Who in Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ where we met the Big Hero 6 Gang: Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Go Go Tango, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, & Fred.

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Hiro & Baymax

Now, we’ll go into a little bit more detail about where all of the Big Hero 6 adventures are set to take place. The filmmakers decided to set the pace of this action-packed story into an all-new world that embraced the Japanese influences, but also provided a fresh take unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Director Don Hall thought about San Francisco originally, but then thought to mesh this city up with Tokyo to create the totally unique city of San Fransokyo. This created a much more playful and exotic tone to the setting of the film. It was something that could be created with endless visual possibilities between the two cities, which are pretty different aesthetically. By meshing these two unique cities together made for a really cool place to set the story.

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Filmmakers took trips to both San Francisco and Tokyo and observed the unique architecture of each city to give San Fransokyo its visually distinct look.

BIG HERO 6

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Disney’s Frozen: The Songs CD & Giveaway is Here! #DisneyMusic Ends 10/4 #ENMNetwork

Disney’s Frozen: The Songs CD & Giveaway is Here!

By Erin

*Many Thanks to Disney and Entertainment New Media Network for sponsoring this post. I received a copy of the Frozen CD as a member of Entertainment New Media Network for review purposes. All opinions are my own.*

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The movie Frozen, that stole America’s heart by storm; with its witty and charming characters as well as its catchy tunes, now has something more for us to love. Today, on September 30th, Walt Disney Records released Frozen: The Songs featuring all 10 songs from the Oscar ®-winning film, a vinyl edition and a Spanish language version Frozen Canciones de Una Aventura Congelada, PLUS the digital score album from composer Christophe Beck. The specially priced Songs CD also includes a fold-out poster and stickers. I was lucky enough to score a copy from Disney in order to bring you these pictures of what you can expect from your copy of the CD and to giveaway 2 copies of this much sought after CD to two lucky readers! If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I love love LOVE anything Disney! So read-on to see below how to enter for your chance to win one of these!

The Frozen soundtrack has frozen its competition as it is the top-selling album of 2014 and spent 33 consecutive weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum. Wow! That’s not an easy feat!

Now, what about the CD? Take a look! Beautiful artwork, with the characters we have come to know and love from this adorable film, and of course all of our favorite tunes from the hit film.

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What’s the best thing about the CD? Well, the SONGS of course! They’re witty, catchy and ultimately, utterly predictable.  You can sense each musical number building from a mile away.  This also makes it the perfect soundtrack for Karaoke, and LOOK! Wouldn’t you know it! They now have an App for that too! Frozen Karaoke! They really have thought of everything haven’t they?

Then you have Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. Those girls can sing! They are amazing with their sweet, angelic voices. I really hope when Frozen hits broadway, that these two get to reprise their respective roles in the theatrical version of Frozen. I’d be first in line to buy tickets for that! Elsa and Ana stole my heart on the big screen, I know they’d do the same on stage!

As a nice little surprise, Disney threw in these cute Frozen stickers with some of the song names on it. You will find these right inside the CD when you open it.

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Knott’s Scary Farm is #Infected!! @Knotts #ScaryFarm

Knott’s Scary Farm is Infected!!

By Erin

Disclosure: All opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.

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It’s HERE! Knott’s Scary Farm is here in full scare mode for the Halloween season. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm is stirring up unique and freakish experiences along with show-stopping entertainment, and the all new, not to be missed Special Ops: Infected, where guests fight zombies in an interactive six acre war, and the return of Elvira – Mistress of the Dark in an all-new stage show. Knott’s Scary Farm is Infected!

But first, I want to show you a little behind the scenes look as last week I was able to get a sneak peak at the monsters, zombies and all the rest at scare school, practicing getting their moves down just right to be the best they can be for all of us mortals.

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Knotts Scary Farm School

We also got a peek into where the monsters all go to for all of their haunt fittings.

A lot of hard work goes into bringing Scary Farm to us each year, which is why it just keeps getting better and better! Now, what’s new for this year you may ask? Lots of awesomely scary and interactive delights!

Hunt Zombies in an All-Out War in Infected!

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There is an infestation of zombies who threaten mankind’s existence in Infected. It is up to YOU to help save mankind! You will be armed with specially designed laser guns, as you travel along with a brave group of souls and embark on missions, led by  a Squad Leader – a loud mouthed, take-no-prisoners commander charged with turning guests into soldiers. You must work together to fend off zombies and complete various missions before time runs out. If zombies drag their bodies too close, the un-infected’s guns temporarily deactivate, compromising the safety of the entire team. Soldiers with the deadliest aim will be celebrated with a tally of the number of zombies killed on a display board for other survivors to see each night in base camp. Missions will take you through a variety of wilderness terrains, including the unpredictable barrel bridges across the rushing river, through the dark caverns, and through mysterious backwoods. Six acres of the beloved theme park is now home to mutinous, scream-inducing zombies, and the time has come for a harrowing Special Ops survival mission! Are you up for the challenge?

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