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Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Adventure is out there! And what better way to enjoy it then with some delicious Up inspired s’mores!

Because when you are traveling through South America you are gonna need some treats to keep your energy up. So why not something fluffy and sweet? We think s’more is a fantastic idea specially if they are in the form of “My Adventure Book” from UP! 


  • 12 large rectangular Graham crackers
  • 12 oz of chocolate bar or chocolate candy coating melted
  • 6 peanut butter candy melts
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp of vegetable oil (optional)
  • Your favorite homemade marshmallow recipe
  • Red fruit leather or fruit tape
  • 2 tbsp each of tan, yellow or orange and black icing
  • 1 tbsp each of purple, red, blue and white icing
  • 7 piping bags fitted with #1 or #2 tips for each of the colored icings
  • 1 piping bag fitted with #44 tip for the white icing
  • Toothpicks


Step 1: Make the covers of the Adventure Book using a serrated knife and cut 2 inches off the length of each graham cracker. The remaining cracker should be 2×3 inches

Step 2: Dip each cracker in melted chocolate. You can thin the chocolate with oil if you need

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Step 3: To create the book binding, cut out a 2×1/2 inch strip of the red fruit leather or fruit tape. Use a bit of melted chocolate to attach it on the left side of the book cover

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Step 4: Pour the marshmallow mix into a 9×13 inch pan heavily dusted with powdered sugar. Fill the pan evenly to a depth of 1/2 inch and allow to set

Step 5: Using a thin knife brushed with oil cut out 6 rectangles of marshmallow of 2×3 inches each

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Step 6: Use the tan colored icing to draw a square and circular borders on each “Adventure Book”

Step 7: Attach a peanut butter candy melt chip under the text area. Then use black icing and a toothpick to draw the shape of North and South America on it

Step 8: Write “My Adventure Book” with colored icing fitted into pipping bags. Then pipe a black icing ribbon tie on the red fruit leather binding. To finish, pipe a thick line of white icing on the top left side of the globe to simulate a piece of tape

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

Step 9: Place a cut marshmallow in between one book cover and one plain graham cracker to complete your UP inspired s’mores!

Delicious Up Inspired S’mores Recipe!

And done! Now it’s time to enjoy your Up inspired s’mores while exploring the wilderness or watching Up on Disney+! 

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Did You Know THIS School Has Cranked Out Dozens of Disney SUPERSTARS?

For many, working for Disney is a lifelong dream, and fans around the world look at the most successful Disney icons and wonder how they got their start!

Did You Know THIS School Has Cranked Out Dozens of Disney SUPERSTARS?

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You may be surprised to know that a trove of Disney directors, animators, and yes, even LEGENDS, all went to the same college! It’s no coincidence that California Institute of the Arts, or CalArts, happens to be an unofficial hotspot for Disney talent! Today we’re taking a peek at the place that started the careers of so many Disney superstars — and checking out some hidden Disney details.

Why are there so many successful CalArts alumni working at Disney?

CalArts, which is located in Valencia, California, was actually founded by Walt and Roy Disney back in 1961. Back then, it was a merger between two art schools in the area and became an official college in 1970. Walt’s vision was to create a school where emerging artists could hone their craft in a “community of the arts.” Walt wanted the school to be built around real-world experience as opposed to the traditional academic setting.

Did You Know THIS School Has Cranked Out Dozens of Disney SUPERSTARS?

From left to right: Donn Tatum, Card Walker, Harrison “Buzz” Price, John Kelsey, Thornton Ladd with Walt Disney © CalArts

Since the college opened, it has been a hotbed for producing talented artists across multiple disciplines. But many know CalArts to be one of the best ways to get a foot in the door at Disney. The school quickly became known as “Mickey Mouse U.” for its outpouring of Disney elites. Its close proximity to the Disney headquarters in Burbank and Glendale also helped!

You may have seen a nod to this influential school from its alumni in a HUGE number of projects — both Disney-related and not! Ever heard of the A113 easter egg? This tradition became popular among CalArts grads to hide the term A113 in television and film productions as a nod to the graphic design and animation classroom that all of these grads went through at CalArts.

Believe it or not, you can find mentions of A113 in movies ranging from The Princess and the Frog to Avengers: Endgame and beyond! It’s in hundreds of movies and TV shows! The room number is quite popular in Pixar films and is even hidden in Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! (Hint: it’s near Woody’s Lunch Box!)

Some of CalArt’s most notable alumni

While there are countless names on the list of CalArts alumni who have gone on to have successful careers with Disney (too many to include in just one post!), there are a select few who have truly stood out and become icons in the film industry at large. Some of these alumni have even gone on to become Disney legends!

Tim Burton

Many Disney fans know the work of Tim Burton very well! Although most of his work has been outside of Disney, his work as the producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas remains to this day a revolutionary feat in stop-motion animation! But his career with Disney spans much further than one film!

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Burton was scouted out by Disney when the animated short he worked on while at CalArts, Stalk of the Celery Monster, caught their attention. He was offered an apprenticeship at Disney where he worked on Fox and the Hound, TRON, and The Black Cauldron. This was followed up with a stop-motion animated short Vincent, which brought Burton’s unique style front and center.

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Screengrab from the animated short “Vincent”

His first full-length feature film with Disney, Frankenweenie (no, not the animated 2012 film he ALSO made with Disney — this was a different 1984 version!), actually resulted in him getting fired from the Company as the film was considered too dark and scary for children. Even when Burton returned to Disney to produce The Nightmare Before Christmas, it was produced under Disney-owned Touchstone Pictures due to its darker nature.

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Burton has continued to have a working relationship with Disney to this day, which has included that animated re-make of Frankenweenie in 2012!

Glen Keane

Glen Keane graduated from CalArts in 1974 and started working for Disney that same year. Since then, he has gone on to work on classic Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, and, more recently, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph. He was inaugurated as a Disney Legend at the 2013 D23 Expo.

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Fun fact — did you know Glen Keane has art in his blood?  His dad was Bil Keane — the creator of the Family Circus comic strip — which Glenn’s brother, Jeff, still creates. Glen’s daughter Claire also got involved in filmmaking. You know all those whimsical paintings and drawings Rapunzel creates in Tangled? Those were her artwork!

Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft joined Disney in 1980 and worked in their animation department for over a decade. He worked on films such as Oliver and Company, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. In 1991, Ranft was hired by Pixar as their head of story. He worked on every single film produced by Pixar until his untimely death in 2005.

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Joe Ranft © Disney

Like many other creative contributors at Pixar, he got involved in other elements of the films he helped create. In this case, Joe enjoyed contributing as a voice actor! You might recognize his voice as Wheezy in the Toy Story films or Heimlich in A Bug’s Life (“Oooh! A little butterfly!!”). He even voiced a character in another CalArt’s grad’s production — he was the voice of Igor in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Brad Bird

Brad Bird is a multi-talented filmmaker who was actually awarded a scholarship by Disney to attend CalArts. After graduating he began working for Disney, but he was ultimately fired for criticizing upper management for not taking enough risks.

Years later he was hired by Steve Jobs to work at Pixar. His biggest accomplishments include two Academy Awards for The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Did You Know THIS School Has Cranked Out Dozens of Disney SUPERSTARS?

Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof at the D23 Expo in 2013 © Disney

He also went on to create a couple of notable live-action films including one of the Mission: Impossible movies and the 2015 Disney film Tomorrowland. He also serves as part of the “Brain Trust” at Pixar of creatives who oversee all their films AND he’s lent his voice to a famous character you might not realize was him — Edna Mode from The Incredibles (“NO CAPES!”).

Danny Elfman

You may not know who this next guy is from looks alone but we guarantee you’ve heard him. He’s responsible for over 100 film and television scores including The Simpsons theme, the score for Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Batman, and so much more. He attended CalArts at the same time as Tim Burton…well, kind of.

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Danny Elfman © Disney

While Danny Elfman technically never officially enrolled as a student at CalArts, he started sitting in classes and befriended a number of students, including Tim Burton. Ever since, Burton has used him as the primary composer for most of his films, including The Nightmare Before Christmas. Elfman was also the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the film! He was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015.

Even MORE Successful CalArts Alumni

There are way too many alumni to list who have gone on to have successful careers with Disney. But this list should give you an idea of the long-standing reputation of CalArts to produce some of Disney’s best and brightest artists.

School of Art – Graphic Design

Amanda Lui (BFA 14), graphic designer, Walt Disney Imagineering

School of Film – Character Animation

Mark Andrews (BFA 93), animation writer-director (Brave) — Academy Award

Chris Buck (78), animation writer-director (Frozen) — Academy Award

Brenda Chapman (BFA 87), animation writer-director (Brave, The Prince of Egypt, The Lion King) — Academy Award

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Pete Docter (BFA 90), animation writer-director (Inside Out, Up, Monsters, Inc.), Pixar Brain Trust — 2 Academy Awards

Ralph Eggleston (86), animation writer-director (For the Birds), production designer (Inside Out, WALL·E) — Academy Award

Mike Giaimo (78), animation art director (Frozen, Pocahontas)

Jennifer Hager (BFA 05), animation supervisor (Zootopia)

Don Hall (BFA 95), animation director (Big Hero 6) — Academy Award

Minkyu Lee (BFA 09), visual development artist (Big Hero 6, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), writer-director (Adam and Dog)

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Rob Minkoff (83), animation and live-action director (The Lion King, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Forbidden Kingdom)

Rich Moore (BFA 87), animation director (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Futurama) — 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, Academy Award nomination

John Musker (77), animation writer-director (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) — Academy Award nomination

Shane Prigmore (99), character designer and visual development artist (The Lego Movie, The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon, Coraline), VP of Creative Affairs, Disney Television Animation

Alonso Ramirez Ramos (BFA 10), character designer, storyboard artist (Gravity Falls, Mickey Mouse) — 2 Primetime Emmy Awards

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Peter Sohn (BFA 99), story animation director (The Good Dinosaur), voice actor

Andrew Stanton (BFA 87), story animation and live-action writer-director (Finding Nemo, WALL·E, Finding Dory), Pixar Brain Trust — 2 Academy Awards

Genndy Tartakovsky (cer. 92), story animation writer-director (Hotel Transylvania), creator of Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars — 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Trousdale (82), story animation writer-director (Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Kirk Wise (cer. 85), story animation writer-director (Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

School of Film – Experimental Animation

Henry Selick (MFA 77), stop-motion animation director (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas) — Academy Award nomination

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Jack and Sally Meet and Greet

School of Theater – Performance

Michael Jung (MFA 94), director, VP of Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Paul Reubens (73), screen actor, creator of Pee-wee Herman and Pee-wee’s Playhouse — 3 Primetime Emmy nominations, also the voice of R3X on the original Star Tours and DJ R3X in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!)

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DJ R3X at his new home in Galaxy’s Edge!

When it comes to a career at Disney, there are MANY ways to get your foot in the door! The school was created specifically to produce well-rounded artists — just like what Disney is looking for in its hires! It’s clear that many of the students that make it through the programs at CalArts are primed to go on to careers with Disney. Saying you attended the school Walt Disney had a hand in creating certainly helps!

Are you a Disney history buff? How many of these CalArts alumni did you know about? Let us know in the comments!

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ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ to Continue with ‘Toy Story 3’

ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ to Continue with ‘Toy Story 3’

ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney‘ to Continue with ‘Toy Story 3‘. ABC and Disney have announced a surprise 5th week of The Wonderful World of Disney, this time featuring Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3!

“The Wonderful World of Disney” buzzes on with Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3,” WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-G) “Toy Story 3” welcomes Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the whole gang back as Andy prepares to depart for college, and his loyal toys find themselves in … daycare! Untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for a great escape get underway. A few new faces – some plastic, some plush – join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken (voice of Michael Keaton), a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants (voice of Timothy Dalton) and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (voice of Ned Beatty). “Toy Story 3” is a comical adventure directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (“Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”).

ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ to Continue with ‘Toy Story 3’

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ABC is your broadcast ticket to Disney magic moments at home this summer with the return of The Wonderful World of Disney  and presenting several iconic feature films. For four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beloved titles, currently available on Disney+, will be shown in prime time on ABC. Additional titles that were featured this summer included Disney’s Academy Award-nominated Moana, Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World, and Academy Award-winning films Up from Disney and Pixar and Disney’s Big Hero 6. As a bonus, ABC and Disney-Pixar will feature Toy Story 3 for a fifth week of The Wonderful World of Disney.

Looking for more Disney Magic? At, fans and families can find entertaining stories, videos and activities from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic that inspire imagination and discovery. These titles are currently available to stream via Disney+ with hundreds of other Disney titles at your finger tips. To sign up for Disney+ and get a one week free trial CLICK HERE.

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California Says Film Studios Can Resume Filming as of June 12th With Some Conditions

California Says Film Studios Can Resume Filming as of June 12th With Some Conditions

California Says Film Studios Can Resume Filming as of June 12th With Some Conditions. At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, filming for television and film ended on a moments notice and has just begun getting the all clear to resume around the world.

This week, the California Department of Public Health made a formal announcement stating: “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020, and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations,” the department shared. “To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers.”

According to the report from LA Times, “On Monday, a task force of studios and union officials submitted a 22-page white paper to governors in California and New York; its proposed health and safety guidelines aim to protect workers and performers as production resumes. The paper calls for dramatic changes to what had previously been routine practices in the film and TV industry, which was booming before the pandemic because of the demand for content by multiple streaming services. The shutdown drew focus to long-standing problems with hygiene and sanitation on film sets, including a lack of hand-washing stations.”

It should be noted, some of our favorite upcoming titles are currently or scheduled to be filmed in various locations around the U.S. and the world, so this would only affect titles currently scheduled to film in the State of California. No formal announcement has been made for nationwide filming to resume. We do know that films such as the Avatar Sequels have resumed filming in New Zealand and Prague recently re-opened to international filming and will be one of the filming locations for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming to Disney+.

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Adorable Dog With Cone Of Shame Wants To Work At Pixar

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Did Pixar get a new logo?

No, is just Kai! A cute puppy from the U.K that decided to see the bright side of wearing a cone of shame and become the next Luxo Jr. for Pixar!

The adorable dog became a sensation with a video recreating the famous intro for Pixar films getting over 20 millions views! Not bad Kai!

Posted this the other day…after 20 million views, here it is again  #pixarpup #pixarchallenge

A post shared by Kai (@lifeofkaix) on Jun 9, 2020 at 8:30am PDT

Did you know Luxo Jr. was created by John Lasseter in 1986? He used a Luxo lamp on his drawing table to experiment with the model, using it for motion studies. After using the animation for a festival in Brussels, he was asked to give it a backstory, so he decided to get some inspiration from the young son of another team member, Tom Porter, and that’s how Luxo Jr. was born. Interesting right?

Kai might also remind you to another character, Dug from UP! He wears a cone of shame during some part of the movie and is extremely adorable as well.

So do you think your puppy might want to join Kai and do the #PixarChallenge as well? Comment with your pictures!

And don’t forget to check out Pixar’s new short “Out” on Disney+ if you haven’t yet!

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