Amanda Correia

Amanda is currently living in Los Angeles, finishing up her last semester as a Marketing student at Emerson College. She is proud to say that she is currently interning at the Jim Henson Company, which has been an absolute dream! Emerson has provided her with many great opportunities, such as being Editor-in-Chief of the college yearbook, playing Quidditch, and working as a tour guide. However, Amanda can't wait to graduate and pursue her immense passions for children's educational entertainment, marketing, travel, blogging, and pretending she's a Disney princess! Marketing for Children's Entertainment Blog: http://amandajcorreia.wordpress.com/

Designers Compete for O.P.I. Nailpolish on Disney Create

As part of the ongoing initiative to make “The Muppets” movie marketing the most fantastic campaign to ever exist, Disney.com/Create offers their fans a chance to get creative. In the new “Miss Piggy Red Carpet Contest”, users have the chance to submit their designs for Piggy’s… Read More »Designers Compete for O.P.I. Nailpolish on Disney Create

Muppets Facebook Fan-A-Thon

Maybe I should just expect perfection at this point from The Muppets advertising campaign. Yet, I can’t help but continuously be blown away by how truly wonderful it is.

Aside from their hilarious teaser trailers and viral videos, the folks at Disney have launched a brilliant Facebook campaign called the “Muppets Fan-A-Thon.” In a series of short videos (like the one below), a few of the most popular characters, like Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo, ask in their own quirky ways for users to help them get to a “BaZillion” Facebook likes. And in return? Users will get exclusive information about advance movie screenings and special deals.

Let’s just say I “Liked” it immediately.

The Muppet Facebook page is also just fun to poke around. Yesterday, they uploaded some new promotional posters for the movie. My personal favorite, of Statler and Waldorf, is pictured below the jump. They also uploaded a short video of the sarcastic pair, which is quite hilarious. I also appreciate the video of the Swedish Chef*, who happens to be my absolute favorite Muppet, preparing a pumpkin for Halloween.

So what are you waiting for? Get “Liking“, or see more after the jump!

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Preview of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at DCA

As an Orange County native, I am one of the few who is very attached to the beloved California Adventure theme park. I remember visiting Disneyland while it was under construction during my youth and wondering what was behind the temporary walls. I remember being… Read More »Preview of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at DCA

DVD Review: The Tempest

As someone who has never had the opportunity to read Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, “The Tempest“, I jumped at the chance to watch and review the modern retelling of it on Blu-Ray. Released this September by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, the film features many big… Read More »DVD Review: The Tempest

Disneyland Half Marathon: A Great “Running” Tradition!

The Disneyland Half Marathon crowd started arriving bright and early this morning, as 15,000 runners made their way to the park for the 6 AM start time. For it being so early, though, there clearly was no lack of energy! These dedicated athletes carried an… Read More »Disneyland Half Marathon: A Great “Running” Tradition!

Disney Princess Video Game Coming This Fall

If you have ever purchased a Disney Princess game, you already know they are typically made for very young audiences. This fall, the iconic ladies will be featured again in a video game called Disney Princesses: Enchanting Storybooks.

Created by THQ, the game will be available November 1 on the Wii (with the uDraw GameTablet) and Nintendo DS, and will essentially be exactly what the name suggests. Based off of interactive stylus-based activities, the game will include number-painting pages, painting games, and coloring pages that will narrate their respective stories aloud. Players will also meet a new fairy named Opal, who will play alongside classic characters, like Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. According to Martin Good, Executive Vice President of PlayTHQ, the company’s division for kids games,

“The Disney Princess characters are favorites of little girls everywhere, and our goal has been to make a game for them that takes advantage of the special capabilities of the uDraw GameTablet…Whether they venture under the sea or into the bayou, we’re excited that the uDraw will allow generations of fans to experience these classic Disney princesses.”

To me, it sounds like this is basically a glorified coloring book, which could be pretty fun for a young girl, especially when accompanied by the Disney Princesses. However, as a college student on a pretty tight budget, I could foresee having trouble justifying the price (Wii-$29.99, Nintendo- $19.99), especially because I have personally found the princess games to be fairly dull. Having said that, the game is worth considering for any young girl aspiring to be a Disney princess. If you are interested in more information, read the product press release or watch the game trailer below!

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Duncan YoYo Champions to Perform at Downtown Disney

I am excited to report that WDWMagic.com wrote a few days ago that Duncan YoYo Champs will be performing on the Waterfront Stage in Downtown Disney this week! Now, for those of you who have never seen competitive yoyo-ers doing their thing, this post probably seems quite… Read More »Duncan YoYo Champions to Perform at Downtown Disney