Disclosure: I am an invited guest of Disney Films for this trip. They have covered my travel, lodging, meals and activities. All opinions are my own.
Next week, I’m hitting the road, or rather the sky. Disney has invited me out to Los Angeles press junket for the new film, Maleficent! Along with 24 other bloggers, I will get to interview cast and filmmakers from the flick! How cool is that?
And, in case you’ve been under a rock or something, the film explores the untold story of the villain from the story, Sleeping Beauty. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Maleficent and Dakota Fanning’s sister Elle plays Aurora, the sleeping beauty. This seemingly dark film is for the entire family. It will be in theaters on May 30th, but I’m seeing an advance screening. I promise not to spoil it for you!
Also on the schedule? A press day for Planes: Fire & Rescue. This will happen at Disney Toon Studios. FYI: Disney has 3 places where they produce animated films–Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disney Toon Studios. I’ve already visited the first 2, so I’m sort of completing the circle. I’m ALL OVER THIS DISNEY THING! Ha! Anywho, this should be a fun event. I’ll get to meet one of the voiceover talents, as well as the filmmakers. I’ll also see a drawing demonstration and get to voice a character from the film in a recording studio. I did this once before for the Winnie the Pooh movie and it was AMAZING!
Finally, I’ll get a tour of the Disney Creative Campus in Glendale, California and learn about all the products that they have planned for these 2 films. You can follow the adventures of me and my fellow bloggers on Twitter by using both the #MelificentEvent and #FireandRescueEvent.