Tag: Disney

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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Movie Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 8:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is a gorgeous adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet (itself adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann). Unfortunately, it never manages to craft a compelling story or characters to match the breathtaking visuals. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young girl who, along with […]

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New Releases: ‘Coco’ and ‘Lady and the Tramp’ out on Blu-ray and Digital today!

Posted: February 27, 2018 at 1:33 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Coco Remember Me? Who could forget?! The first of two big releases on home video today is Disney-Pixar’s Coco.  Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Animated Motion Picture, the film tells the story of an aspiring musician who crosses over into the land of the dead to find his ancestors. It’s the closest Pixar has […]

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Film Review: Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 9:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

Since 1995, Pixar Animations studios has been the frontrunner when it comes to quality animated films. Whether it be toys, fish, or even the emotions of a young girl as she’s growing up – Pixar, without a doubt, knows how to give life to their characters and tell a wonderful story as they embark on […]

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Review: ‘Newsies’ Gives Perfect Ending to The Muny’s 99th Season

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

I grew up watching Disney’s 1992 film, Newsies, starring a young Christian Bale. The movie was entertaining, but nothing revolutionary from a filmmaking perspective. It grossed just under $3 million dollars on a $15 million dollar budget. Yet, I always found the story, and particularly the songs, quite intriguing. And that came as no surprise, […]

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Review: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Turns The Muny Into Underwater Kingdom

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 10:08 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The Little Mermaid will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in theaters, back in 1989, and my love of Disney has only grown since then. Getting a chance to see one of the classics brought to life is always exciting, especially when it’s a show full […]

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Review: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 9:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

Every year since 2014’s Maleficent, Disney has released a live action re-imagining of one of their famous animated features. In 2015 it was director Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, and 2016 gave us Jon Favreau’s take on The Jungle Book. Now here we are in March of 2017, welcoming one of the most anticipated films of the […]

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Review: Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

I have a confession to make. I didn’t really watch Disney films as a child. Okay, that isn’t completely accurate. Dumbo was one of my favorite movies growing up, and when I was 9, my sister dragged me to the theaters to watch The Lion King for her birthday. Beyond that, though, I never watched […]

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12 New Disney ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Character Posters

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 9:49 am   /   Coming Soon, Film, Movie Posters

As March 17 quickly approaches, we are getting more and more Beauty and the Beast video and images to hold us over. This morning, 12 brand new character posters were released for the live-action reimagining of the classic Disney film:   Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic […]

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Disney NEWSIES Delivers at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis (January 19-31)

Posted: January 23, 2016 at 9:50 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! It has been probably twenty years since I watched the 1992 film Newsies, starring a 17-year-old Christian Bale as Jack Kelly – the leader of what would become known as the “Newsboys Strike of 1899.” Aside from starring the future Oscar-winning actor, and being directed by Kenny Ortega, there […]

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