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 […]

Zootopia’s Lawsuit and Beauty’s $500M Record – The Disney Movie ...


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 […]

Thor is Funny and Iger is Musical – The Disney ...



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 ...


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 […]

Two Trailers and a Bob – The Disney Movie Review ...



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 […]

A Beautiful Trailer and Beastly Song – The Disney Movie ...


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

A Conversation with Broadway’s Genie, James Monroe Iglehart – The ...