One of my favorite scenes in the Abominable movie is when Everest and the gang are relaxing under the beautiful weeping wisteria tree that starts to glow and twinkle. So I decided to make my own twinkling flowering tree for my daughter's room. They are super simple to make also!
Abominable is out on Digital now and Blu-ray December 17th!
The trick is to use twinkling icicle lights for the project, so it looks like the flashing of Everest's magic (or fireflies). The lights create a soft glow. If you make multiple stings you can place them all together to look more like a tree. We put our wisteria vine under my daughter's loft bed to hang down. She has a couch bed under it that she can lay underneath then like Yi, Peng, Jin, and Everest.
I have one more set of flowers to string to make to fill up the area. These would also make an adorable photo backdrop for a party or wedding. Some of the pictures I've seen, they add a bunch of greenery to hide all the wires.
Abominable Magical Flowering Tree
- Unwind your twinkling icicle lights and stretch them out as much as possible. Lay them out and gather your wisteria flowers.
- Pull the wisteria vines apart from the stems.
- Tape the longer wisteria flowers to the longer icicle light strings (4 to 5 lights per string)
- Tape the smaller pieces to the shorter string lights.
- Tape green leaves to the top line.
From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this heartwarming and humorous story follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home. Heartwarming and a visual masterpiece, “ABOMINABLE is a movie for all ages with laughter and life lessons and a little bit of wonder thrown in” (Allison Rose, Flick Direct).
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- SHOW AND TELL – Back home in the Himalayan Mountains, Everest puts on a magical show-and-tell for his fellow yetis after he receives a special care package from Yin, Jing and Peng.
- DELETED SCENES with Intros by Writer/Director Jill Culton and Co-Director Todd Wilderman
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- Chloe Bennet as Yi
- Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Jin
- Albert Tsai as Peng
- Tsai Chin as Nai Nai
- Joe Izzo as Everest
- YOUR YETI CARE GUIDE – Chloe, Albert, and Tenzing provide tips and tricks to caring for your newly adopted “Yeti”. In this case, YETI stands for pet – dog, kitten, and bird.
- COURAGE TO DREAM – This featurette explores the character Yi, the strong, independent and untraditional female lead at the center of Abominable. Actor Chloe Bennet and the filmmakers discuss what makes Yi special and why she is the ultimate role model for young girls and boys today!
- AN ABOMINABLE TOUR WITH CHLOE BENNET – Like her father before her, Yi dreams of traveling across China to see the many beautiful, natural and culturally significant locations featured in Abominable. Chloe Bennet, the voice of Yi, will take viewers on their own magical journey.
- EVEREST’S TALKBOX – Shooting on the DreamWorks Animation campus, we bring in some real kids to meet the man behind the voice of Everest, Joe Izzo, and the audio team from Abominable to learn about all the cool tech that went into Everest’s voice.
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- FEATURE COMMENTARY – Writer/Director Jill Culton, Co-Director Todd Wilderman, Producer Suzanne Buirgy, Producer Peilin Chou, Production Designer Max Boas, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Edwards, and Head of Character Animation John Hill