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This week we celebrate our 100th episode. We talk about the Maui costume controversy, the return of the Disneyland Annual Pass for Southern California residents, and why there won’t be any hairy chests in the new, live-action Beauty and the Beast.  Plus, we have a special episode within an episode. And we reminisce on 100 episodes of Disney movie magic. That and much more. For the week of September 26, 2016, this is Episode 100 of The Disney Movie Review. Here’s more information on why Disney decided to pull the costume for Maui. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/moana-disney-pulls-movie-costume-931980 Disneyland is bringing back its annual pass for Southern Californians http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disney-passes-20160922-snap-story.html Is Every last inch of Gaston covered with hair? The world may never know. http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/713612/Beauty-and-the-Beast-Luke-Evans-Gaston-chest-Disney-banned-Emma-Watson-Dan-Stevens If you’ve never heard Kristin’s show, “Mouseflicks,” you’re going to want to take a listen to this. https://mouseflicks.wordpress.com/ THANK YOU! […]

Moana Costumes and Annual Passes – The Disney Movie Review ...


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This week, Moana gets an official trailer and we are definitely smelling what Maui is cooking. Disney makes a deal with Turner for the TV Rights of Star Wars, but did they get enough money? The Dr. Strange “whitewashing” controversy enters a new chapter and did Disney just make a hire that could lead to the next CEO? I think so. Plus, what the heck happened to the show last week? That and much, much more. For the week of September 19, 2016, this is Episode 99 of The Disney Movie Review. If you happen to struggle with depression, check out this link. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/dealing-with-depression.htm Moana Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKFuXETZUsI Turner Networks will be the exclusive home of Star Wars on cable in a $200 million deal. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/09/14/turner-makes-major-star-wars-movie-rights-deal.html New Dr.  Strange clip https://youtu.be/Yfv1VnqC3Bo Dr. Strange Director Scott Derekson is commenting on the Tilda Swinton […]

Moana Trailer and Star Wars Turner – The Disney Movie ...


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Summer is officially over. We take a look at Disney’s box-office and why some think next year will be pretty bad. Disney also gets accused of wiping all of the Christian out of Queen of Katwe. And why ESPN cares what their audience thinks, but Disney World doesn’t. For the week of Sept. 5, 2016, this is episode 98 of the Disney Movie Review. Is Queen of Katwe Christian Enough? http://deadline.com/2016/08/queen-of-katwe-faith-based-marketing-disney-plan-1201810960/ Does Disney care too much about what their audience thinks? Skip Bayless thinks so. http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-skip-bayless-fox-shannon-sharpe-20160829-snap-story.html Beauty and the Beast comes out September 6th. Check out some bonus feature clips. http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/01/beauty-and-the-beast-25th-anniversary-exclusive-clip Check out the video of Thor and Daryll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_v76eV55B8 The Rogue One toy line is hitting shelves Sept 30. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rogue-one-a-star-wars-924515 If you have a spare $80, check out this Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-stormtrooper-helmet-sale-924818 Here’s the song we closed […]

No Christian in Katwe? – The Disney Movie Review 098



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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 […]

“Pete’s Dragon” Fails To Impress – The Disney Movie Review ...



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! […]

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