Tag: Disney

Movie Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 8:56 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Toy Story franchise is truly something special. When Disney/Pixar released the original Toy Story in 1995, filmgoers were introduced to Woody and Buzz and stunned by the truly groundbreaking animation in which their stories were told. In a way, it marked the end of the 2D animation style we’d all grown accustomed to from […]

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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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Movie Review: Disneynature’s PENGUINS

Posted: April 17, 2019 at 9:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

Nearly every April since 2011, Disneynature has released a documentary in which we follow a certain species of animal in celebration of Earth Day. There’s been African Cats, Chimpanzee, Bears, and pandas in Born in China, but this year we’re following Steve, an adorable Adélie Penguin in Disneynature’s Penguins. Penguins is directed by Alastair Fothergill […]

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Movie Review: Tim Burton’s DUMBO Never Truly Takes Flight

Posted: March 29, 2019 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Disney live-action remake initiative has been an interesting project that’s sparked many debates amongst me and my peers.  While many have made somewhat fair arguments that these remakes are nothing more than cash grabs and nothing else, I’ve argued that advancements in technology over the years at least allows for more creative direction with […]

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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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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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