This week we took a look at Disney’s slate of live-action remakes. Ever since Alice in Wonderland raked in more than $1 billion worldwide, it seems like the Disney live-action remake machine has gone into overdrive. With the recent success of Beauty and the Beast, we can expect even more. This week we look at the current slate and evaluate the good and the bad, and we have a healthy discussion about The Song of the South. Plus we recommend a few movies that Disney should consider remaking and which ones they should never, ever touch. That and much, much more. For the week of April 24, 2017, this is Episode 128 of The Disney Movie Review. Listen to the full podcast here: DISNEY’S SCHEDULED LIVE-ACTION REMAKES Here is the current list of remakes that we know of: Dumbo, Mulan, The […]

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Rey Standing by Shore in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This week, Lucasfilm Releases the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Marvel released the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and Disney Nature got in on the fun to release their Dolphins Trailer. We ask whether Disney Animation is paying enough attention to boys, Plus a lot of people are upset about a lingerie inspired by Disney Princesses. That and much, much more. For the week of April 17, 2017 episode 127 WARNING: While we don’t mention anything explicit, we do talk about lingerie in this episode. Star Wars: The Last Jedi This week Lucasfilm released the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which you can see here). Ed, Cameron and Kristin felt like this was a pretty good look at the movie while I was the odd man out on this discussion. I think my expectations were a […]

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It’s a light news week so we switch up the format a bit. We ask the seven questions facing each of the studios this week…plus one for Disney Parks. Plus we give our thoughts on who should be included as a Disney Legend and who shouldn’t be. Check out the questions and articles below. Edit: I forgot to ask the Disney Animation Studios question so we have to catch up on that one next week. Disney Pictures: Should the live action Mulan be a musical? http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/03/20/live-action-mulan-may-not-be-a-musical Disney Animation (This is the question I forgot to ask) Disneys next Animated Feature is Ralph Breaks the Internet:  Wreck-It Ralph 2. Is Disney doing enough to cater to you young boys with their animated feature films? Disney Nature New clip of Born in China https://youtu.be/7Wc9rTSiiu0 Why has Disney taken a decidedly younger tone […]

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This week Sony releases a new trailer for Spider-Man and thinks they’re ready to go solo. Disney has a mysterious live-action movie set to release in three months that no one knows about, and we debate which country should be the next addition to EPCOT. For the week of April 3, 2017, this is Episode 125. Check out Ed’s site www.disneymoviedatabase.com Visit Disney with Kristin www.facebook.com/kristingoofygetaways  Spider-Man Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiTECkLZ8HM Here is more on Sony’s plan for Spidey and his friends. http://variety.com/2017/film/box-office/venom-girl-in-the-spiders-web-1202010562/ Here’s more on that live action fairytale http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-live-action-fairy-tale-release-dates/ Disney movies through 2019 http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/disney-movie-release-dates-announced/ Rey has started training http://www.mobipicker.com/star-wars-episode-8-last-jedi-footage-shown-cinemacon/ What will the new EPCOT pavilion be? http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/03/28/new-spain-and-brazil-pavilions-rumored-for-epcot Reactions to PoC 5 http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/reactions-pirates-caribbean-cinemacon-46438975 Henry Turner! http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/film/pirates-caribbean-five-theory-confirmed/1844292/ Wreck it Ralph Sequel http://www.chipandco.com/wreck-ralph-sequel-title-release-date-story-announced-263425/ THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! There are a lot of ways you can spend your time, but you chose […]

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This week, Disney is being sued over claims that it stole the idea, characters and dialogue for Zootopia. Also, a new streaming content competitor has popped up and it’s led by a former Disney executive. Plus, Beauty and the Beast makes $500 million in 7 days, making it the sixth biggest seven-day movie opening of all time. That said, movie theaters are facing new pressure from studios to shorten the length between box office release and home video. And, oh yeah, Bob Iger’s contract got extended through 2019. That and much, much more. For the week of March 27, 2017 this is episode 124 of The Disney Movie Review. Support Funding for the Arts  PeopleForTheArts.org Disney is being sued for copyright infringement on Zootopia http://fortune.com/2017/03/21/disney-zootopia-lawsuit/ Disney wasn’t able to get the case thrown out here http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/7/ Disney settled the Frozen […]

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This week, it’s our spoiler review of Beauty and the Beast. We talk about the lead actors, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Autotune. Plus Gay LeFou made his debut but did it really matter in the grand scheme of things? And how does this compare to the original? That and much much more. For the week of March 18, 2017, this is episode 123 of the Disney Movie Review. NOTE: This week we go long. Way long. But it’s Beauty and the Beast. It deserves it. Hope you enjoy it!   Here’s the thing with Quasimodo’s lips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuIb7aUVOfM 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 […]

Beauty and the Beast Spoiler Review



This week, Fans are mad that Thor: Ragnarok is going to be funny, but Director Taika Waititi is making it clear that he doesn’t really care. Someone thought it was a good idea to make a music video for Beauty and the Beast, but they were very wrong. Plus, Bob Iger quoted the musical Hamilton during the annual Shareholders meeting, so we made him a musical. That and much, much more. For the week of March 13, 2017 this is episode 122 of the Disney Movie Review. Loki told Fandango that Thor Ragnarok is going to be the funniest Thor yet. https://twitter.com/ErikDavis/status/833360198551085056 This caused fans to go crazy, but the Director didn’t really care. https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/02/thor-ragnarok-director-responds-to-concerns-over-the-films-comedic-tone/ Team Thor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPNBKT6JLSU Beauty and the Beast Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axySrE0Kg6k We now know what Luke says to Rey (SPOILER!!!) https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/09/star-wars-the-last-jedi-first-footage-disney-daisy-ridley-hamill-skywalker More information on the Shareholder […]

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This week is a jam-packed show as we try to catch up on two weeks of news! Does a gay LeFou really make sense for Beauty and the Beast? Disney marketing kicked into overdrive this week by releasing new trailers and footage for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Cars 3. Plus we found out that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is plural and a new article details how Disney is making fans of the Expanded Universe (a.k.a. Legends) happy. That and much much more. For the week of March 6, 2017, this is episode 121 of The Disney Movie Review. LeFou is Gay https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/movies/beauty-and-the-beast-director-talks-of-exclusively-gay-moment.html Disney aired its First Gay Kiss http://nypost.com/2017/03/01/disney-has-its-first-gay-kiss/ Here are the Beauty and the Beast clips (Belle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1VQkTTT7M (Dinner Invitation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKyp9Tx-NPY (Gaston) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JG6f5_37tg New Guardians Trailer […]

Gay LeFou and Lucasfilm’s Legends – The Disney Movie Review ...