*FIRST LOOK* Disney’s Queen of Katwe

*FIRST LOOK* Disney's Queen of Katwe - Disney Queen of Katwe Poster

Calling all Disney film lovers, mark your calendars for September 23, 2016. Their newest offering is “Queen of Katwe,” set in Uganda and based on a true story about a young girl following her dream.

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

You, lucky reader, get a first look at this film right here.

Directed by Mira Nair, the film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelo wo (“Selma”), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

I’m a total sucker for a heart-warming true story. A major draw regarding this film is that Lupita Nyong’o is in it. I loved her in “12 Years a Slave” and am very excited to see her in a new role.

Disney Queen of Katwe

Anytime my family hears that a new Disney movie is on the horizon we immediately have to check out the trailer. Of course, we’ve long been fans of classic animated Disney films such as “Bambi”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Cinderella” (my personal favorite), “The Lion King” (my daughter’s first choice every time she’s asked), “The Aristocats” (one the whole family loves), among countless others. But, we also love Disney live action flicks like “Old Yeller”, “The Princess Diaries”, and the one that made me cry, “Bridge to Terabithia”.

Disney’s reputation for producing unique, quality family entertainment makes them the gold standard in our house. We have shelves full of DVDs, and I’d venture to say that at least half of them are Disney films. And, no, I’m not ashamed. We are true fans!

I will be eagerly anticipating “Queen of Katwe”, Twizzlers in hand. How about you?

In the meantime, check out the movie’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.






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SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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