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This week we’re talking about character diversity (or lack thereof), a new writer for Dr. Strange and just what does “Rogue One” mean? That and much, much more. For the week of August 29, this is episode 97 of The Disney Movie Review. My dad is my special guest this week. He’s been diagnosed with early onset dementia and doesn’t talk much. I apologize for the echo. It was important to me to record an episode with him and I hope you enjoy it. We’ll be back to normal next week. Check out the Slash Film article I spoke about. http://www.slashfilm.com/spider-man-homecoming-mary-jane-casting/ Just what is going on with Dr. Strange? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/doctor-strange-enlists-dan-harmon-922236 What does Rogue One mean? http://www.empireonline.com/people/ben-mendelsohn/exclusive-rogue-one-gareth-edwards-explains-movie-title/ Check out this “First Look” at the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast. https://twitter.com/maconodom/status/768769243240402944/photo/1 The top 10 most anticipated movies of the fall http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/08/24/fantastic-beasts-leads-fandango-most-anticipated-fall-movies/89205544/ Tom is […]

Mary Jane and Not So Strange – The Disney Movie ...


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This week Magic Kingdom officially welcomes a new princess which could change everything for Disney royalty, Disney spends a billion dollars in an effort to fix its ESPN problem and no one seems to care. Now that the Olympics are over, we compare our favorite Olympians to Disney characters. For the week of August 22, this is episode 96 of the Disney Movie Review. Here is princess Elena’s “welcoming” ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zWRVy6PaCs Check out more information about Disney’s investment in BamTech http://www.cbsnews.com/news/disney-stock-could-get-some-zip-from-video-streaming/ Casting call for Avengers: Infinity Wars https://www.backstage.com/casting/128747/ Rumors that Iron Man may be in Dr. Strange. https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/doctor-strange-lego-set-contains-cool-iron-man-164950033.html No plans for a Guardians 3? http://www.ibtimes.com/guardians-galaxy-franchise-could-end-second-movie-director-james-gunn-says-2402822 More bad news for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 http://www.ibtimes.com.au/pirates-caribbean-5-fights-amber-heard-affected-johnny-depps-work-1525869 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 […]

Princess Elena and a Billion Dollar Purchase – The Disney ...


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This week Ed Buskirk joins the show once again for our spoiler review of Pete’s Dragon, Why you probably walked out feeling like you were in a time loop, even though this is nothing like the original. Why did Disney make a movie that they knew could probably lose money? Plus we talk about that new Rogue One trailer that debuted during the Olympics. That and much, much more. For the week of August 15, 2016, this is episode 95 of The Disney Movie Review. Check out the real book “Elliot Gets Lost” https://www.amazon.com/Petes-Dragon-Elliot-Gets-Lost/dp/1484750292/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471045847&sr=1-1&keywords=Elliot+Gets+Lost Here is the link to the cell phone game “Dragon Spotting.” https://www.dragonspotting.com Here’s some more information on the United States’ reforestation efforts http://education.seattlepi.com/rates-deforestation-reforestation-us-3804.html THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! There are a lot of ways you can spend your time, but you chose to spend time […]

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Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Latin-inspired Disney princess, receives a royal welcome on Aug. 11, 2016 during her arrival at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Princess Elena's arrival at Walt Disney World follows the debut of the new Disney Channel animated series, "Elena of Avalor." The adventurous princess appears daily in "The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena" stage show at Magic Kingdom. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World Resort)
Walt Disney World Resort will be the place where families can see Disney’s newest princess – the first inspired by diverse Latin cultures – Elena of Avalor. “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena” is a live performance that will be presented several times daily at Magic Kingdom Park. Its limited-engagement begins August 12. In the special welcoming ceremony on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, Cinderella and Prince Charming will host their newest royal friend and invite her to share her amazing story with park guests. As part of the show, Elena will recount her magical adventures and triumphant return to Avalor through the song, “My Time.” While Elena’s music makes the new show shimmer and sparkle, so does the new princess’ vibrant royal gown and glittering crown. Rich in color and detail, the gown reflects Elena’s special qualities and cultural origins. The one-of-a-kind gown […]

Walt Disney World Resort Welcomes a New Princess


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This week, we catch up on some of the Disney news we missed including some of the domestic  and foreign challenges to Disney’s entertainment crown and we’ll break down some rumours that have been circulating including: Why Captain Jack Sparrow may not be in Pirates 5 How Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is changing the Marvel Universe What will make Moana a “different” Disney princess movie A special tribute to the olympics All that and much, much more. For the week of August 8, this is episode 94 of The Disney Movie Review. Learn more about Wanda’s new purchase http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2016/07/27/wandas-shopping-spree-continues-with-350-million-purchase-of-movie-website-mtime/#3c5754d38291 Rumours for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 http://www.parentherald.com/articles/58800/20160803/pirates-of-the-caribbean-5-dead-men-tell-no-tales-cast-spoilers-last-sail-for-jack-sparrow-new-cast-revealed.htm Moana won’t have a love interest http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/21/comic-con-moana-panel?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter Get a picture of the U-wing from Rogue One http://christiantimes.com/article/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-reveals-a-new-ship-the-u-wing/60229.htm Disney filed for patent to track customer’s feet. http://fortune.com/2016/08/01/disney-obtains-a-patent-to-start-tracking-theme-park-guests-through-their-feet/ THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! […]

Is Disney Losing Its Audience? – The Disney Movie Review ...


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This week, what makes a Disney Hero or Villain? We examine that in-depth and give you the seven definitive questions to ask yourself to find out which one you are. That and much, much more for the week of July 25, 2016, this is episode 93 of The Disney Movie Review. * Remember! We’ll be off next week! * 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 your friends on your preferred social media site. You can support The Disney Movie Review by buying a t-shirt at distshirts.com or better yet, submit a design on the site and we will split the profit with you 50/50. It’s the […]

Are You A Disney Hero Or Villain? – The Disney ...



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The Jim Henson Company announced today the development of a feature film based on the great literary legacy of the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s “THE WEE FREE MEN,” part of the wildly popular Discworld series. The long-awaited film adaption will be written by his daughter Rhianna Pratchett, an award-winning scriptwriter for videogames, comics, film and TV. Her work includes the 2013 smash hit reboot of Tomb Raider, the BAFTA nominated Heavenly Sword and the Writers’ Guild winning Overload and Rise of the Tomb Rider. Pratchett, co-director of independent production company Narrativia, has regularly been named one of the top 100 most influential women in the games industry and won the Women in Games Hall of Fame award in 2013. “THE WEE FREE MEN,” is the first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching. A nightmarish […]

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My daughter threw up in our bed. Technically, she peed in our bed and then threw up on our comforter. Ideally, I would have changed the bedding that instant, but we didn’t have time before we left for a family vacation. This meant that when we returned Sunday night, as I laid my head down on my ergonomic pillow, I suddenly remembered the sheets needed to changed. So, while my wife prepared everything for Monday’s daycare drop off, I dragged the sheets off the bed, put them in the laundry basket and placed new ones on. It was not fun. And I know fun. I’m a millennial. As I flung the top sheet in the air, the memory of the “parachute game” flashed in my head. That’s the one where your class tosses up a large piece of fabric and everyone runs underneath. […]

Why Millennials Need Mary Poppins


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This week, if Walt Disney didn’t like sequels, why did the Disney company start making them? We found a new-to-me clip that could explain some of this. Plus we look at the two crucial things that happened in 1990 and changed Disney’s film business forever. And even though they are the original animation powerhouse, Pixar has a lot more to do with Disney sequels than many people realize. Finally, we take some time to look at the best and worst Disney sequels. That and much, much more for the week of July 18, 2016, this is episode 92 of The Disney Movie Review. Episode 47…talked about 3 original titles in five years of movies http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/disney-movie-release-dates-announced/   Let’s get one thing clear. Walt Disney did not like Sequels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFTpQIwKjqY&feature=youtu.be   Here is the LA Times review of The Rescuers Down Under […]

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