How to Watch Over 400 Disney Movies From Your Phone
Is there a grownup, digital version of reading your comic book during school by hiding it inside a textbook? If so, we might need to do that this afternoon. The Disney Movies Anywhere launches for iOS today, bringing over 400 streaming Disney movies to our iPhones, iPads and Apple TV.
All your favorite classics like Newsies and The Little Mermaid (!!) mingle with newbies like Frozen (out digitally today!) and Thor (hay, Chris Hemsworth). Even movies that are locked up in the vault like Cinderella are available to stream here.
This is the ultimate download for the Disney collector looking to expand their digital stash and cash in on exclusive bonus features with each flick. Link the app to your iTunes account and either download the movies directly to your phone or stream them from the cloud, which is likely Mickey Mouse-shaped. You can rack up your Disney Movies Rewards on the app, nabbing bonus points for certain downloads. Unfortunately there’s not an all-access, monthly subscription option but a lot of the movies here aren’t available anywhere else but your parents’ old VCR. Nope, they’re not even all streaming on Netflix.
Right now, you’ll get The Incredibles for free just for signing up and from there, you can relive your confusing Captain Jack Sparrow crush in all of the Pirates of the Caribbeans. Let the kiddies watch Cars in the car. Download Frozen way before you could buy it on Blu-Ray and do your best Idina Menzel until your neighbors bust out the broom.
Okay, time to get goofy — what’s your favorite Disney movie from then and now?
(Photos: Disney – thanks, Walt!)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!