This week Disney names a female director for the live-action version of Mulan and I could not be happier. Daisy Ridley sports a new hairstyle that brings out more theories on who Rey’s parents could be. Plus, Disney raised and lowered ticket prices at their theme parks but that was overshadowed by protests over Bob Iger and Donald Trump. That and much, much more. For the week of Feb 20, 2017 this is Episode 120 of the Disney Movie Review. Check out these two articles to learn more about Mulan’s director, Niki Caro http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disneys-live-action-mulan-finds-director-975869 http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/15/14622646/mulan-niki-caro-female-director-disney Here is more information about Force Friday 2 https://theslanted.com/2017/02/25964/disney-plans-star-wars-force-friday-ii-ahead-of-new-film/ What really got people’s attention was Rey’s new hairstyle http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/news/a20743/daisy-ridley-hair-star-wars/ Plus, Lucasfilm updated the character synopsis for Rey and Kylo Ren. http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/news/a821239/star-wars-rey-and-kylo-ren-mysterious-connection/ Disney raised and lowered ticket prices. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-quietly-raises-theme-park-154211956.html Hear more of Luke Evans singing Gaston at 2:44 […]

Mulan’s Director and Rey’s Hair – The Disney Movie Review ...


This week Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean both got new trailers and some surprising results, Bob Iger says he would be open to staying as CEO even though Disney’s stock is falling, and we are pretty positive that theme park ticket prices will be going up soon so we get a jump on the conversation. That and much, much more. For the week of February 13, 2017, this is Episode 119 of The Disney Movie Review. Sorry that we went a little long this week.  Here is the Guardians trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLNiC-bKHQ Here is the Pirates trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3wJjLXjySg Here’s some more info on the social media impact of Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean. http://deadline.com/2017/02/fate-of-the-furious-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-pirates-of-the-caribbean-transformers-last-knight-1201904671/ Check out the Infinity war teaser https://youtu.be/sAOzrChqmd0 Bob Iger says he is open to staying. Does he have an […]

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This week Disney released the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast and a new version of the title song. Plus, A new study gave Disney an F on diversity in the director’s chair, and if that weren’t enough, they also settled a $100 million lawsuit with some animators. It was a rough week for Disney and we’ll try to find the bright spots. For the week of February 6, 2017, This is episode 118 of The Disney Movie Review. Here are the fast flicks! Beauty and the Beast trailer 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Nl_TCQXuw People liked that SO much that previous sales are pacing The avengers http://www.marketwatch.com/story/disneys-beauty-and-the-beast-ticket-presales-rival-superhero-films-2017-02-02 Here is the full version of the Ariana Grande / John Legend version https://youtu.be/vScUbKoE-qs Disney is the worst performing of the “big seven” Hollywood studios when it comes to hiring black directors, according to a […]

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This week, we talk to James Monroe Iglehart – the genie from Disney’s Broadway production of Aladdin. We learn how he got the role even though at first he couldn’t get an audition, the biggest obstacle he had to conquer on his way to his dream, and the relationship advice he has for all the husbands out there. That and much, much more. For the week of January 30, 2017 this is episode 117 of The Disney Movie Review. Follow James on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/jmiglehart/?hl=en   Follow James on Twitter @jamesmiglehart   Here is more information on Howard Ashman’s vision for Aladdin. http://lostmediawiki.com/Aladdin_(Howard_Ashman’s_Original_Treatment_of_Disney_Animated_Film;_1988)   http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedisneymoviereview/01_30_2017_Episode_117_James_Monroe_Iglehart.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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This week the Oscar nominations are out. What Disney films made it in and which ones got snubbed? Star Wars Episode 8 gets a title and for some reason it’s red. And we got a special request, so we’re talking about Black Panther. That and much, much more. For the week of January 30, 2017, this is Episode 116 of The Disney Movie Review. Information on the Disney Oscar nominations https://ohmy.disney.com/news/2017/01/24/the-2017-oscar-nominations-are-in/?cmp=smc%7C786836949 Here’s information about Miramax’s wins. https://www.statista.com/statistics/254669/film-studio-ranking-by-number-of-best-picture-academy-awards/ Here’s that new Star Wars book that is coming out. http://www.slashfilm.com/guardians-of-the-whills/   Here’s more information on the Black Panther cast http://collider.com/black-panther-cast-synopsis-filming/   Avengers Infinity War Begins Shooting http://movieweb.com/avengers-infinity-war-logo-set-photo-sean-gunn/   Marvel Cruises are expanding https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/content/disney-expands-marvel-cruise   Check out the Beauty and the Beast cast posters http://collider.com/beauty-and-the-beast-cast-posters/#synopsis Marvel Announces Avengers Video Game https://www.comicbookmovie.com/video_games/video-games-marvel-announces-the-avengers-project-from-square-enix-a148476 Is Disney Infinity coming back?!?! http://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-shutdown-disney-infinity-dev-reopens-to-make/1100-6447214/   Disney to release Korean Film http://variety.com/2017/film/asia/disney-picks-up-yes-family-for-korea-release-1201970198/   […]

The Oscars and The Last Jedi – The Disney Movie ...


This week, Celine Dion returns to Beauty and the Beast and we didn’t even have to write a petition, Lucasfilm won’t digitally recreate Princess Leia and Ed has an awesome theory about what they WILL do. And the Disney stock (and Bob Iger) are downgraded….or upgraded depending on who you believe. For the week of January 23, 2017, this is episode 115 of the Disney Movie Review. Emma Watson turned down the role of Cinderella http://movieweb.com/beauty-beast-why-emma-watson-chose-instead-cinderella/   Star Wars episode 8 Trailer to be released in April http://mstarsnews.musictimes.com/articles/119234/20170117/star-wars-episode-8-spoilers-first-trailer-gets-april-release.htm   Princess Leia will not be digitally recreated for Episode 9 http://www.starwars.com/news/a-statement-regarding-new-rumors Disney Stock Downgraded http://www.fool.com/investing/2017/01/18/a-rare-downgrade-for-disney-what-you-need-to-know.aspx Bob Iger’s Bonus was reduced http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/13/news/companies/disney-bob-iger-pay-cut/ Miles Morales will star in animated film AND wear the normal Spider-Man suit http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1614200/sony-previewed-its-animated-spider-man-and-something-about-the-suit-caught-our-eye   Pixar released a video showcasing the connection between all of their movies. http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2017-01-19/video-disney-pixar-reveals-many-connections-between-its-movies Disney released […]

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This week Disney released some more footage of Cars 3 and they are indeed hoping to change the tone of the franchise. Moana is taking a second lap in theaters as a sing-along but it is not Frozen. And Kristen defends Girl Meets World against some harsh criticism.  Here’s that interview with Jay Ward, Creative Director for Cars https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/videos/talking-cars-with-the-pixar-team-behind-cars-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cnet%2FNnTv+(CNET+River+RSS) Here’s the article about comparing Moana to Frozen http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/01/09/box-office-disneys-moana-is-no-frozen-but-its-still-a-big-hit/#11b941823542 George Lucas is sending a $1 Billion museum to LA http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-la-wins-lucas-museum-20170110-htmlstory.html Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars Episode 8 Details http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/01/08/2017-must-see-movie-preview-star-wars-beauty-and-the-beast/95949150/ Disney is debuting Galactic Nights at its parks http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-star-wars-hollywood-studios-20170111-story.html Here are a few new images of Beauty and the Beast http://www.gamesradar.com/exclusive-new-beauty-and-the-beast-images-hint-at-the-beasts-backstory/ THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! There are a lot of ways you can spend your time, but you chose to spend time with me and I am very […]

Moana Isn’t Frozen And Girl Meets World – The Disney ...


Disney sets an amazing record for movies in 2017, but did they deserve it? Plus Spider-Man gets a new suit, Belle sings an old song a new way, and we say goodbye to a princess and a fellow Disney podcaster. That and much much more. For the week of January 9, 2017, this is Episode 113 of The Disney Movie Review. Here is the GoFundMe account for Alan. https://www.gofundme.com/college-for-normnb8s-daughter?ssid=854682338&pos=1   Disney got a 4.0 last year http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2017/01/04/audiences-give-every-disney-movie-an-outstanding-a-grade-in-2016/#648a6d266645   Spider-Man got some suit upgrades from Iron Man http://m.ign.com/articles/2017/01/05/spider-man-homecoming-disney-reveals-most-important-upgrades-to-spideys-suit   We got some new Beauty and the Beast footage. http://time.com/4624245/new-beauty-and-the-beast-spot/   THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! There are a lot of ways you can spend your time, but you chose to spend time with me and I am very grateful for that. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it with […]

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