Tag: Aladdin

Review: Disney ALADDIN Is Out Today on 4K/Blu-ray/Digital!

Posted: September 10, 2019 at 9:34 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Bring home one of the biggest films of 2019 today! One of the most beloved Disney animated classics, Aladdin, received the live-action treatment earlier this year. The film grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide, and became an instant favorite for fans young and old. Read our review here. You can now bring home the magic of […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Posted: May 24, 2019 at 8:16 am   /   Local

One jump ahead of disaster. It’s no secret: I’m a huge fan of Disney. I’m intrigued by their live-action remakes and have absolutely loved several of them: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Junglebook. However, when I saw the marketing materials for Aladdin – the remake of one of my all-time favorite Disney animated features – […]

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Interview: Jonathan Weir Talks Playing Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN National Tour, Nov. 7-25 at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Local

See Aladdin at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 7 – 25, 2018! The show is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), with new music by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies). Jonathan Weir plays the evil villain, Jafar, in the show. He and the cast of […]

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Review: “Something Rotten!” Offers Fresh Take on Shakespeare, and Lots of Laughs

Posted: February 8, 2017 at 9:29 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

The name Shakespeare isn’t generally synonymous with a laugh riot. Star crossed lovers, taking their own lives at the thought of living without one another. A prince whose father is murdered by his own uncle. A murderous king consumed by paranoia and power. These are only a few examples of his most famous tragedies, for which “The Bard” is […]

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DVD Review – “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

Posted: December 9, 2010 at 9:46 am   /   Film, Local

I briefly talked about Waking Sleeping Beauty last week in my “DVD Picks of the Week” so I don’t want to reiterate everything I said before.  But the main point is that I love Disney musicals, and as soon as I saw the trailer I was dying to see it.  After getting a chance to […]

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Tangled

Posted: November 23, 2010 at 11:37 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

The Disney Core Four.  At least, that’s what I like to call them.  The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King are films that I could watch over and over because of both the gorgeous animation and the wonderful musical numbers.  I have been waiting for Disney to return to form, […]

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Wayback Wednesday – “The Lion King”

Posted: March 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Wayback might be a bit of a misnomer in this case. I mean only to refer to films that I loved when I was child, which to be honest wasn’t all that long ago. I watch certain films these days, and wonder how kids could like them. Then I look back on my past, and […]

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Disney’s ‘The Princess and The Frog’ animators Bruce Smith and Randy Haycock Interview

Posted: December 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm   /   Interviews, Local

A couple weeks ago Disney sent out some of their animators on a press tour to promote Disney’s return to traditional 2D hand drawn animation. St. Louis members of the press and I were lucky enough to interview two of the animators who worked on the film. Both seemed very enthusiastic about Disney’s return to […]

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First Five Minutes of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Posted: October 6, 2009 at 9:54 am   /   Local, Movie News

Well here you go folks, the first five minutes of the return to traditional animation by Disney. There is some unfinished animation, but this clip has really piqued my interest in the project. As much as I love the detail, and substantial look of CG animation, it has become wholly overused. I still remember being […]

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