If you’re a Kate Dicamillo fan, you’re more than likely all too familiar with her book, Flora & Ulysses. But did you know that in just a few short weeks it’s going to be streaming straight into your living room via Disney+?
Our family is pretty much obsessed with anything written by Kate Dicamillo so you know that we’re going to have front row seats in our home theater. (with a giant container of popcorn to boot!)
I love this storyline so much that when I was offered a chance to be a part of the Flora & Ulysses Global Press Conference, you know that I had to say yes!
Below you’ll find some super cool info pertaining to the upcoming release of this adorable and adventurous family movie. It’s rated PG for the younger kiddos and literally going to be so much fun to watch. (You should totally read the book beforehand as a family to prepare – there’s still plenty of time!)
Flora & Ulysses Global Press Conference Q&A
While we were able to hear answers directly about the movie, I’ve condensed them down into a few crucial questions and answers (in my own words) that I know families will want to know. We were able to sit down virtually with the producer of the film, several members of the cast, and even the writer of the book! Such an amazing experience!
Here are some quick questions that were answered by the cast that I think will bring a smile to your face and a hunger for this movie!
What is this movie like?
It’s literally a “laugh out loud” type of movie. It’s a comedy, an adventure, and stars a superhero squirrel. What more can you ask for?
How many suckers were consumed making this film?
No, this isn’t a joke…you’re just going to have to watch the movie to see what I’m talking about. (but the answer is 37!)
What are the changes from the book to the movie?
As we all know, books and movies are never the same. But some of the favorite changes from the book to the movie are:
- The craziness is more in the movie
- The heart is more in the movie
- The power of connection is more in the movie
See where they’re going with this? Books have an amazing way with words but when the cast is on screen together, big things can happen, too.
How was it working with a computer-generated squirrel?
That’s right – the squirrel isn’t “real” but he tends to have a life of his own, for sure!
The entire cast felt as though they did a great job of working together, even when the squirrel wasn’t actually there. They also had a creepy rat looking thing at times to help them visualize, which just had to add to the acting fun!
What are the best snacks to have on hand for this movie?
Trust me – this isn’t an odd question. There are a TON of snacks in this movie so you might as well prepare now so that you can be ahead of the game.
The cast’s favorite snacks varied from donuts to cheese puffs but in this film, you’re going to see not only those two snacks a lot but also lollipops and pop tarts as well.
All seem like appropriate movie snacks to have on hand to me!
CHECK OUT THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE!
Will there be a sequel?
That’s always the question to ponder. While we know that this movie will be a hit, we’ll just have to see if there are any more adventures up their sleeves in terms of producing another.
Make certain to catch the release of Flora & Ulysses coming out on February 19th! This is one movie that is certain to be a hit!