Fun Fact Friday! #183

It’s all about Zootopia! Oh boy, this was an instant favorite of mine. Perhaps that is because when I saw the film, I was in DISNEY SPRINGS!!! But seriously, this movie is awesome sauce and if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to check it out! My review for it will be up soon enough🙂

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I found an excellent collection of little fun facts about the making of the movie here, at Oh My Disney.

My favorite? 

While working on the film, director of cinematography-layout, Nathan Warner, got more than he bargained for when caretakers introduced filmmakers to a rescued, real-life cheetah during their research trip to Africa. The big cat seemingly wasn’t fond of the camera Warner carried, and leapt up to let him know. Note: Neither filmmaker nor cheetah were harmed during the encounter.

Maybe the cheetah was made because he knew he was being used as a reference for Clawhauser, and didn’t want to be represented as the chubby big kitty!

We love you Clawhauser <3

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#OrlandoStrong

 

 

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There are no words to describe the feelings of sadness and loss after Sunday mornings mass shooting in Orlando. I am confused that such a horrible, violent act could ever happen in the first place. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the 50 souls that were taken too soon. In memory of them, I will keep this post short. I hope that God was there with them that night, to welcome them Home and bring them peace. Now it is up to us to help heal those who are suffering a loss. Pray for them. #OrlandoStrong

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Back with a New Tat!

I’m excited to be back, blogging to my little hearts content! While I was gone, a few things changed. A lot, actually, to keep this diva busy! I sold my first home and moved in with my family, into an apartment in their house with my doggie. It’s been an adjustment but so much fun! I also enrolled in classes, and am excited to graduate in the Spring of 2017! I’ve also been working on creating my own baby Disney diva – the most exciting news of all! I have not been successful yet, but I know it’s going to happen and I just can’t wait!!! Oh my gosh I’m using so many exclamation points but it’s fine because I’m feeling greeeat!

Aside from moving, starting school, and becoming a mommy, I went ahead and got this gorgeous tattoo in honor of my Grandfather and also a nod to my dog, Anabelle. The relationship between Lilo and Stitch has always reminded me of how my shaky start with Anabelle began. There’s a lot of emotions for me with that movie in accordance with the challenges taken on with building a trusting and loving relationship with a different “species”. So, I always knew that I would get a Stitch tattoo.

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                                              The Original idea

After the passing of my Grandfather in July 2015, I decided to connect the two since they are great loves in my life. My Papa was also my piano teacher, and the notes that Stitch is playing on his little guitar are from the first song Papa taught me. It’s a beginners song called Red River Valley, but the verse I chose has some symbolism for my relationship with him.

“Just remember the Red River Valley

And the One who has loved you so true.”

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The Cast Of “The Jungle Book” Posed With Their Onscreen Animals…

……and it is AMAZING!

Check them out below. For the full article, click here.

Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, who cares for Mowgli like her own cub.

“She is the protector, the eternal mother,” Nyong’o said in a Disney press release. “The word ‘Raksha’ actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”

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Giancarlo Esposito voices Akela, the alpha-male wolf who accepts Mowgli but also fears he’ll endanger the pack.

“Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” said Esposito. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”

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Idris Elba voices Shere Khan, who was wronged by mankind and thinks Mowgli must be destroyed for the good of the jungle.

“Shere Khan reigns with fear,” said Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”

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Sir Ben Kingsley voices Bagheera, Mowgli’s teacher and protector.

“Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” said Kingsley. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military — he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”

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Scarlett Johansson voices the treacherous, hypnotic python Kaa.

“Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” Johansson said. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”

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And Christopher Walken voices King Louie, the ape desperate to learn the secret of how to make fire.

“King Louie is huge — 12 feet tall,” Walken said. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.”

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No word on Mowgli or Baloo. Guess we’ll have to wait for the movie! It comes out April 15 – yes, on tax day.