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STAR WARS: GAME OF THRONES Creators Hired For Another Trilogy

When Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrap up the final season they will begin working on a new trilogy of films set in the Star Wars universe. This brings the current tally of yet-to-be-seen Star Wars...

70s Rewind: Disney's THE RESCUERS, Fun for Kids, Diverting for Adults Too

The theatrical release of Pixar's Coco, distributed by Disney, prompted me to watch The Rescuers (1977), a hand-drawn animated artifact that, it turns out, holds up quite well. As many children of my generation did, I grew up in the...

Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Lovely, Long, Lyrical, Lesser

A tale as old as time is refurbished with new materials for reasons that are not readily apparent in Beauty and the Beast. It's the cinematic equivalent of someone blowing all the dust off a 25-year-old piece of furniture and...

Review: MOANA, Stereotypes Are Overturned, and Also Reinforced, on the High Seas

Spectacular beauty is on display throughout Moana, the 56th theatrical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Even better, the film's protagonist is an admirable young woman who is determined to come of age on her own terms, without any adolescent...

Classic Animated movie Review: Anastasia, a classic historical musical drama from 1997!

In the 1980s, a new legend in animated movies Don Bluth made his breakthrough with the 1984 classic "Secrets of Nimh" and finished the 80s with a bang with the 1989 classic "Land Before Time".  Don is also the man...

Review: PETE'S DRAGON Doesn't Drag On

Does anyone remember Pete’s Dragon? I’m talking about the original version, an old-school blending of live action and cell animation delivering the titular human kid and cartoon dragon. By all appearances, it was the exact kind of thing that Disney...

THE ROCKETEER to Become THE ROCKETEERS, With Big Changes in Store

Disney is developing a reboot of The Rocketeer, to be headlined by a young African-American woman. Based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, the 1991 film version starred Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord, a pilot who comes into possession...

Review: In FINDING DORY, Family Reigns Supreme

Floating gently across the big screen, filled with kindness and generosity and nothing at all that could be construed as threatening for anyone anywhere, the latest endeavor from Pixar is a chill pill for adults. Arriving 13 years after Finding...

Destroy All Monsters: Hey Disney, We Need To Talk About The Shitty Experience Your Release Strategy Is Giving Your Customers

What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me:...

Review: ZOOTOPIA, An Arresting Buddy Comedy

Expectations in regard to Disney's latest animated feature, Zootopia, are likely rooted in two things:   1. The fact that it is a Disney animated feature about talking animals. 2. Hilariously effective trailer which tells a single, well-executed joke involving...

New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poster

With the new trailer set to debut tomorrow (Monday) at halftime of a football game, the clever marketing folks at Disney have launched a weekend tease with this latest poster. It's a nice, Drew Struzan-y design with half dark, half...

THE GOOD DINOSAUR: Watch The Teaser For Pixar's Next Animated Adventure

As the world prepares to embrace Pixar's Inside Out in a couple weeks a teaser trailer for their next project, The Good Dinosaur, dropped today. It has dashes of humor, danger and thrills. "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the...

Cannes 2015 Review: INSIDE OUT, A New Pixar Classic

It's no small coincidence that as Pixar enters its cinematic adolescence, it showcases a film that deals with the challenges of growing up. After changing the world of animation with Toy Story, they rode a meteoric rise, crafting some of...

Destroy All Monsters: CINDERELLA And The Fairy Tale As Comfort Food

I was rather hoping for a bit more from Cinderella, I admit. It was not to be. Kenneth Branagh's live-action staging of the Disney cartoon of the Grimm fairy tale is perfectly competent, and marvelously dull. For those following the...

Review: Branagh's CINDERELLA Has Grace But Lacks Charm

Kindness doesn't cost... Love doesn't cost... Such are the paraphrased pronouncements at a key point of Kenneth Branagh's tempered and well measured take on the oft-told tale of "Cinderella". Perhaps more to the point, grace doesn't cost. And if the many...

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Set To Fly

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these...

Disney May Be Looking To Chris Pratt For INDIANA JONES Revival

While I fear we may be reaching a tipping point where we have too much Chris Pratt - with great popularity comes great number of role offers - there is no denying that something like this would be awesome and...

Disney To Release Lucas-inspired STRANGE MAGIC In January

With Big Hero 6 currently in cinemas, Disney is raking in the dough as usual, and more is expected when Into The Woods will be released in December. But what's the House with the Mouse planning after that? A surprise,...

Tokyo 2014 Review: BIG HERO 6, Sentimental Fun for Gamer Kids

As the opener of the Tokyo International Film Festival, the world premiere of Disney Animation Studio's adaptation of Marvel property Big Hero 6 couldn't be more fitting. Set in a world of technological innovation and a city directly inspired by this...

Marko Zaror To Play Colombian Superhero ZAMBO DENDE?

What next for Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror? It would appear a move into the world of superheroes with a role in Colombian superhero effort Zambo Dende, with director Riccardo Gabrielli R tweeting out yesterday "@markozaror maƱana nos vemos...