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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 […]

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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 […]

The Jim Henson Company to Develop “WEE FREE MEN” as ...


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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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This week it’s our delayed review of THE BFG. Where the movie went right and where it went wrong. We talk about the one part that possibly redeems the entire movie. Plus the Disney World ride that could get a BFG overlay. That and Much Much more. For the week of July 11, 2016, this is episode 91 of the Disney Movie Review. Here is an article about Roald Dahl’s daughter. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/british-author-roald-dahl-daughter-lucy-bfg-rough-drafts-bedtime-stories/   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 […]

The BFG Spoiler Review – The Disney Movie Review 091


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This week we interview Benjamin Lancaster, the mastermind behind “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head.” It’s a movie Lancaster made. We talk about why he made it and how he got a Disney World legend to star in the movie. Then we talk about how he feels about copyright protection in the 21st century. That and much much more. For the week of July 4, 2016, this is episode 90 of The Disney Movie Review.   Check out Benjamin’s Twitter @WaltsFrzenHead Here is the kickstarter to help with post production https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1001125519/the-further-adventures-of-walts-frozen-head-post-p 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 […]

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This Week, Disney CEO Bob Iger lets a lot go in a new interview, including what he thinks about the Rogue One reshoots, Comcast buying Dreamworks, and what the heck is going on in China. Then we move on to talk about a new deal that will put Sony Animation Disney Channel. And we get a new trailer for Queen of Katwe and I was very disappointed. Dr. Strange and The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 get synopsis’ and Kristin and I disagree about which one is best. That and much, much more for the week of June 27, this is Episode 89 of the DMR.   $20 for this new shirt http://www.distshirts.com/   Here is the interview with Bob Iger http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/bob-iger-interview-star-wars-905320 Here is the comparison of Wanda parks to Shanghai Disneyland http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-08/disney-vs-wanda-how-the-two-theme-parks-stack-up Here is the article about sequels http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/definition-of-sequel-has-changed.html […]

Disney vs. AMC and Deals with Sony – The Disney ...


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Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation, today announced that they have licensed the global broadcast and on-demand rights for the new animated series, Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series to Disney Channels Worldwide. The series, based on the blockbuster film franchise from Sony Pictures Animation, which has already grossed more than $820M in theaters globally, is slated to air on Disney Channel in the U.S., Europe (excluding Germany), Latin America, Australia/New Zealand,Africa, the Middle East and Asia in 2017. In Canada, the series will roll out across Corus Entertainment’s Disney Channel platforms. Produced at the Nelvana Studio in Toronto, Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father […]

Sony Teams Up With Disney Channel For Hotel Transylvania: The ...


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This week, it’s our spoiler review of ‘Finding Dory.’ Cameron and Kristin stop by and we are joined by my sister and brother-in-law, Tiana and Chiwahn Walden. We talk about why the animation may have overshadowed the story, work to figure out how old Dory is,  and rate where this stands in Pixar Sequels. Plus. just how cute was baby Dory?!?! That and much more. For the week of June 20, this is episode 88 of the Disney Movie Review.   Listen to “The Orlando Episode” of The Dis Unplugged here. http://www.disunplugged.com/2016/06/14/dis-unplugged-podcast-061416-disney-world-show/ Here is the ‘Casting’ video for Moana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pylCYlsjEK0 Check out this interview with composer Thomas Newman http://variety.com/2016/artisans/production/finding-dory-composer-thomas-newman-1201785340/   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 […]

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