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App Alert: La Luna: The Story Project

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I was provided a download code to check out LA Luna: the Story Project app. Opinions of the app are 100% my own.

La Luna was one of the most beautiful short films from Pixar that I’ve ever seen. It is the story of three generations doing a job. The grandfather, father and son. It is the first time that the young son had ever gone to work in the family business. You see him in his wonderment as only a young boy has. He tried to find his place and his own identity while both his father and grandfather offer him their guidance and attempt to get him to work as they do. Eventually the young boy find his own way of doing the job. He even manages to bring his two elders closer together.

La Luna Storybook

The Story Project app shows the reader multiple ways of looking at the movie. There is the short film itself. Then there is an interactive video, a storybook and a behind the scenes section. I love finding out more about the things I watch and this was a perfect app for me to learn more about La Luna. It also provided me with another way to share the story with the kids. I could read the beautiful book, show them the movie or we could listen to the book together. Then we can explore what it took to make the sounds, the characters and overall design of the movie. I especially liked watching the progression reel with the storyboard and finished film side by side. It would have been better if you had the option of making it full screen with one half the storyboard and the other the finished film. Continue reading App Alert: La Luna: The Story Project

Sprinkle with Pixie Dust

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My Mom got Eva this beautiful book called The Hidden World of Fairies (Disney Fairies) (Aff Link). This is such a wonderful book too. Eva and I have read the entire thing together. It is written as if it is the journal of Wendy. The journal was given to her by Peter Pan and in it Wendy writes her observations of the fairies. There are things like fold out maps, a guide to animal languages and so many other fun thing. There are some jokes that grown ups will get and there is of course the beautiful Disney Art. This book is a primer for the book In the Realm of the Never Fairies: Secret World of Pixie Hollow, The (Disney Fairies) (Aff Link) which Allison and I bought on one of our Disney trips. We are so excited to be going back in September (but don’t tell Eva it is a surprise, plus if you tell her that we are going 3 months before we do then she’s gonna ask every single day till we go, and do you really want to do that to us?) Continue reading Sprinkle with Pixie Dust