Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary On DVD

Mickey and Donald are bringing laughs and merriment to not one, but two holiday seasons! Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is on Disney DVD and you’ll want to catch their Halloween and Christmas hijinks!

When I watched these holiday episodes I couldn’t help but laugh. My favorite was Donald’s First Christmas. I had never thought of Donald as a duck that went south for the winter. After all, there are several Christmas episodes where Donald had to put up with his crazy nephews around the holidays. However, This was an interestingly new take on Donald’s first inevitable unfortunate events over the Christmas season.

This episode isn’t just about Donald’s first ever festivities, it is also about friends and family being together during the special time of year. Even Santa enters the picture to help our Disney friends learn what Christmas is about and where it can be celebrated.

Check out the clips below to get a sneak peek at the holiday episodes.



The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
For Halloween, Mickey has tricked out his house like a “tomb, sweet, tomb” and along with his pals Donald and Goofy, plans to tell hair-raising Halloween stories! However, his attempt at being scary falls flatter than a pancake. Can Mickey conjure up a truly terrifying tale before the stroke of midnight?

Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to migrate south for the winter! But Donald wants to stay put and celebrate his first Christmas with his friends. Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything to make Donald’s first Christmas great, but before you can catch a snowflake on your tongue, Donald has turned into a shivering, sneezing duck-cicle!

More about Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary
Voice Cast: Chris Diamantopoulus as Mickey Mouse/Vampire; Russi Taylor as Minnie/Huey/Dewey/Louie/The Witch; Bill Farmer as Goofy; Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; and Corey Burton as Professor Von Drake.

Executive Producer: Paul Rudish

Episodes: Includes two 22-minute holiday themed episodes (Halloween & Christmas)

  • The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
  • Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
  • Bonus Shorts: Five 3-minute shorts:

  • Ghoul Friend
  • The Boiler Room
  • Black & White
  • Entombed
  • Split Decision
  • Release Date: September 26, 2017
    Ratings: TV-G (US); G (CE/CF)
    Total Run Time: Approximately 59 minutes (including bonus shorts)
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
    Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
    Languages: English, French & Spanish
    Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

    Disney Family October 2017 Printable Calendar

    Photo from Disney Family

    Believe it or not, today is the first day of October. I really do believe I some how time traveled to the future because this year has been going by so fast. On the plus side, I time traveled to the best 3 months of the year, the first of them being…OCTOBER!



    Thanks to Disney Family, I will be sure to celebrate every special day in October, including: Taco Day, Mad Hatter Day, Dessert Day, Pasta Day, Pumpkin Day, and of course Halloween. Why do I thank them? Because they created a wonderful Disney Villian Calander with many the special days marked:

    It’s the season of Disney pumpkin carvings, adorably spooky Mickey crafts, and Disney Villains galore! Get in the Halloween spirit by downloading and printing our October 2017 calendar and be sure to follow our #DisneyWeekend photo challenge on Instagram! Disney Family

    On a side note: there are a few other oddball days I think are worth mentioning and celebrating that I will be writing on my spooky Disney Family October Calendar:

    October 5th: World Teacher Day
    October 7th: World Smile Day
    October 9th: Fire Prevention Day & Columbus Day
    October 16th: Dictionary Day & Boss’s Day

    To get a calendar simply click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then simply print and display.

    WILLY WONKA Live-to-Film Two-Night Epic Event


    Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic, “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™” starring Gene Wilder, will be brought to life this November for a special two-night cinematic event featuring John Stamos, Elle King, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovic alongside an all-star cast singing iconic songs throughout a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Accompanied by multi-instrumental band DeVotchKa, and featuring spectacular animation created by acclaimed painter and illustrator SHAG, this magical show will leave an everlasting impression!



    The singing cast includes John Stamos performing “Pure Imagination” as Willy Wonka, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” IT) as Charlie, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “Once Upon a Time”) singing the role of The Candy Man, and Richard Kind (“Gotham,” Inside Out) as Grandpa Joe, with musicians Elle King (“Ex’s & Oh’s”) singing Veruca Salt’s “I Want It Now,” Ingrid Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, and “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas. Check out the trailer below!

    The experience will also be presented in SMELL-O-RAMA with guests receiving exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets and will kick off with a costume contest hosted by original cast member Julie Dawn Cole, who memorably played Veruca Salt.

    The show will also showcase special guest artists such as violin soloist Sandy Cameron; 16-year old pianist Emily Bear performing the Oscar®-winning Tom and Jerry short THE CAT CONCERTO live-to-film; and Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow singing the perfect party song finale, “I WANT CANDY.”

    Doors will open at 6:30PM with costume contest to follow and the concert beginning at 8PM. To Purchase Tickets, Visit: http://bit.ly/wonkabowl

    As an added bonus, you can also join our Willy Wonka Challenges for a chance to meet the stars of the show by visiting indi.com/willywonkahollywoodbowl/challenges!

    Grab the Free poster by clicking the image below and get ready for the Two-Night event!

    Free Coloring Page featuring Blondie from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

    Rapunzel has an adorable pony in her palace pets collection. The Pony’s name is Blondie. Blondie is a yellow pony with blue eyes. She has a blond tail and a blond mane that is braide similar to that of Rapunzel’s hair before her it was cut by Eugene.

    Summer’s Story:
    Rapunzel met Blondie during a parade to celebrate the princess’ return. Blondie is a brave and trustworthy guard pony. She is also very sweet, and no one salutes as elegantly as she does.



    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Princess Palace Pet Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.

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    To download The Blondie Coloring Page:
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    Cinderella’s 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cookies

    Image from family.disney.com

    It’s Fall! You know what that means? It means golden trees, crisp winds, and fall foods…Especially pumpkins! I can now officially begin baking everything pumpkin: cookies, pies, cakes, breads and so much more. The pumpkin spice will be filling my home inviting the holidays.

    As I do around this time, I begin looking for new pumpkin recipes to try. I keep the old favorites passed down from my mom but I always want to add variety. This year, I was checking out what was new on the Disney Family website and I discovered these cute Cinderella Pumpkin Cookies, which if I think about it, it is kind of fitting. Cinderella did go to the ball in a pumpkin after all.



    The recipe is pretty simple to make. It uses a pre-made pie crust and the rest of the ingredients are simply whisked together. Then it is baked and served. No fuss and very little mess…unless it is my kitchen. Somehow it always looks like a tornado twisted through my kitchen. However, it is totally worth it for the yummy pumpkin treats.

    Use the recipe below to make your own Cinderella Pumpkin Cookies or go to family.disney.com and check the recipe out there. They also have other fun crafts and activities the kids are sure to enjoy.

    Cinderella’s 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cookies

    • Servings: 6
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Print


    • Store-bought or premade pie crust
    • 16-ounce can pumpkin puree
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
    • Cardstock
    • Scissors
    • Large, circular cookie cutter
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Pencil
    • Toothpicks

    Photo and recipe from Disney Family

    1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. Using the cookie cutter, cut out 6 circles and place them in a cupcake tin — pressing each down along the edges
    3. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl
    4. Fill the pumpkin mixture in each of your mini pie crusts.
    5. To create stencils, draw a shoe and pumpkin on the cardstock, then cut them out.
    6. Place the stencils on top of the remaining pie crust. Then using a toothpick, trace around the edges of the stencils to cut a total of 3 pumpkin shapes and 3 shoe shapes.
    7. Place your pumpkin and shoe pie crust cutouts on top of your mini pumpkin pies.
    8. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

    Voltron Will be at the New York Comic-Con

    Exciting news!!! DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 4 will be debut on Netflix October 13th with six all-new episodes! Shiro, Keith, Pidge, Lance, Hunk, and Allura will all return in this new season. However, even though the gang is back together, things are not the same; Paladins have changed lions, Allura is now a Paladin, and things may not be “ok” between Keith and Shiro. Not to mention we still have Lotor and his crazy plans starting to take shape as Allura and her team focus on building the Voltron Coalition.



    This new season will be just as epic as the previous seasons with many event-changing surprises. Check out the trailer for season 4 below.

    If you are heading to New York Comic-Con please see below for all Voltron related activities including panel and signing!

    Friday, October 6
    3:00PM – 4:00PM (location TBD)
    Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor)

    Saturday, October 7
    DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, A Netflix Original Series
    11:00AM – 12:00PM Main Stage 1-D
    With Shiro back at the Castleship, Keith makes a choice that causes a rift between him and Team Voltron. As Allura and team focus on building the Voltron Coalition, Prince Lotor’s plans start to take shape. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (voice of Prince Lotor) as they offer a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated fourth season of Voltron Legendary Defender. The panel will be moderated by Chancellor Agard of Entertainment Weekly and all attendees will receive a New York Comic Con exclusive poster created by Montgomery.

    Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember on DVD

    Elena is back with all-new adventures now on DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember! In this all inclusive holiday DVD edition, we get to join Elena and her friends and family as they celebrate holidays that honor the past, cherish the present and look forward towards a magical future! Some of the holidays Elena and her family celebrate are Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Navidad (Christmas), and Carnival.



    The Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart with four celebration themed episodes:
    1) A Day To Remember
    2) Navidad
    3) King Of The Carnaval
    4) My Fair Naomi

    and two bonus episodes:
    1) Crystal In The Rough
    2) Captain Turner Returns

    The DVD also includes a FREE Exclusive Elena Locket with a picture of Elena!

    After watching the dvd, I found the different ways Elena’s culture celebrates the holidays interesting. For example, in “A Day to Remember,” Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in the cemetery where her family is buried. Everyone comes together to share food and remember the loved ones they have lost. In America, cemeteries are usually haunted scary places only the brave enter on Halloween. Often they have zombies, Ghosts and ghouls.

    Another example is the “Navidad” episode, which is all about different traditions and the characters coming together for one large celebration.

    Along woth the wonderful traditions for the kids to learn about and enjoy, there is also a song for each episode. The songs are toe-tappingly fun that, if heard enough, become sing-a-longs…and trust me they will be heard again and again hahaha. Check out one of the songs from “Navidad” below.

    Elena of Avalor: The Way We Do Navidad

    I am sure all Elena of Avalor fans are going to love Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember. Those who are not fans, may just become one. I give this five stars!

    More about Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember:
    Synopsis: Light the candles, prepare the feasts and share the fun of Celebrations to Remember.
    Join Crown Princess Elena, along with her family and friends, as they honor the past, rejoice in the present and greet the future with music, laughter and love. Whether celebrating Navidad, Dia de los Muertos or Carnaval, new and older traditions alike play a part. And even though everyone doesn’t always agree on the best way to get the party started, one thing is perfectly clear: holidays aren’t about what you do; they’re about the special people you spend them with!

    Voice Cast: Aimee Carrero (Freeform’s “Young & Hungry”) as Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega (Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle”) as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell (“Sofia the First”) as Migs; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Luna; Carlos Alazraqui (Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”) as Skylar; Emiliano Díez ( “George Lopez”) as Francisco; Julia Vera (ABC’s “General Hospital”) as Luisa; Christian Lanz (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed (“Awkward”) as Naomi; Joseph Haro (“Awkward”) as Mateo; Jorge Diaz (“The 33”) as Gabe; Keith Ferguson (Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”) as Zuzo; Joe Nunez (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Armando and Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”) as Shuriki.

    Creator/Executive Producer: Craig Gerber (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”)

    Release Date: September 12, 2017
    Ratings: TVY (US); G (CE)
    Run Time: Approximately 132 minutes (including bonus)
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
    Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
    Languages: English, French & Spanish
    Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

    Spooky Ghost Jar Cozy Red Heart Crochet Pattern

    Photo by Red Heart

    The official Red Heart website has featured several new crochet patterns that are perfect for the Halloween Season!
    I love nearly all of them however, the Ghost Jar Cozy is certainly one of my favorites and a must share. I plan to crochet several of these to decorate my home. I want my Halloween theme to be Boo from Mario and I think these will be a great addition!



    Set the stage for Halloween fun with this ghoulish jar cozy! It’s easily crocheted and then given personality with simple embroidery stitches. DESIGNED BY Michele Wilcox Red Heart

    Items needed:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 316 Soft White A and 312 Black B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • To download the pattern click the image below. This will take you to the Red Heart site where you can save the pattern and learn more about the craft. You will also be able to order the supplies if those are needed as well.


    Disclosure: I did not receive money to share this pattern. I only share and recommend products or services I think will be a good fit for my readers. All the opinions are 100% my own. In exchange for referrals, some posts may contain affiliate links that I may receive commission for payment. (See more here)

    Free Downloadable Disney Menu Planners

    I have another great share from one of my favorite sites, Disney Familyy. This time Disney Family has featured several Menu planners inspired by some of our favorite Disney Characters. I absolutely love these planners, they are perfect to help include the kids in creating meal ideas. Simply pick their favorite character, write down their meal ideas, and create a shopping list. Be sure each meal has some yummy fruits and/or vegetables.

    Ready to start your week with a game plan? These printable meal planners make it easy for your family to prep the week’s menu and start grocery shopping.

    To get the whole family involved, have each member suggest a recipe they’d love to make. Whether it’s a tried and true favorite, or a fun new recipe to try together, having a Disney-themed meal plan gives kids something to look forward to every night of the week. Disney Family



    To download the Menu Planners click each image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then Print and fill out for the best week of meal. The characters include:

  • Olaf from Frozen
  • The Incredibles
  • Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King
  • Buzz and Woody from Toy Story
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Vanellope Von Schweetz and Ralph from Wreck it Ralph
  • Frozen Disney Menu Planner

    Incredibles Disney Menu Planner

    Lion King Disney Menu Planner

    Toy Story Disney Menu Planner

    Winnie the Pooh Disney Menu Planner

    Wreck it Ralph Disney Menu Planner

    Be sure to check out the Recipes on My site for some wonderful yummy ideas!

    Free Coloring Page featuring Summer from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

    Rapunzel has a large amount of palace pets, from an adorable pony to a cute little Kitten. In fact, the kitten she has is named Summer. She is a yellowish kitten with blond hair, green eyes, and a pink bow. Like Rapunzel, she wears flowers in her hair.

    Summer’s story is a little more dark than most Palace Pet stories. She was obviously a stray, alone and cold with disheveled fur and dirty from living on the streets. It’s sad to think she had been alone and hungry. When Rapunzel found her, she took the kitten in rescuing Summer and treating her to all the wonderful things life has to offer.

    Summer’s Story:
    When Rapunzel found this kitten, she looked matted and dirty, but she knew what she needed: a home and pampering time at the Royal Beauty Salon! Summer and Rapunzel love to walk together in the meadows.



    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Princess Palace Pet Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.

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    To download The Summer Coloring Page:
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    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.