Tag: Disney

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Last (five) week(s) in pop culture: Cynthia Erivo in “Pinocchio” and more

One of the most talented actresses of recent times, Cynthia Erivo, is set to portray the Blue Fairy in Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio”, The Wrap reports. Additionally, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth will voice the title character of Pinocchio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will voice Jiminy Cricket, Keegan-Michael Key will voice Honest John and Lorraine Bracco will voice a new… Continue reading

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Cruella arrives in a crazy trailer

Disney has released the trailer for “Cruella”. It’s another one of these live-action versions of the evil corporation’s animated features. But instead of a shot-by-shot remake, we’ll get more of a villain origin story in the vein of “Maleficent”. The film will be directed by “I, Tonya’s” Craig Gillespie and it looks like Disney gave… Continue reading

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Onward – a step backward?

Onward – a step backwards? Disney Pixar has been riding a rocky road lately. Other than the cash cow that is Frozen 2, there haven’t really been any memorable films lately that have grabbed our attention since Toy Story 4 last year. So when I first saw the trailer for Onward I had high hopes…. Continue reading

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Pixar’s Coco Review

Coco is a new animated movie by Disney’s Pixar, the same people that brought us Toy Story released on Thanksgiving. It has received an excellent reception from viewers.  The main character is a boy named Miguel with the dream to play music in a family that has forbidden. Whereas most of the time there is… Continue reading

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Two new Disney books that glitter are gold

Dear Disney Publishing, Thank You for Being a Friend!* You’ve opened A Whole New World!** No April fool’s gold here: “Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World – The Road to Broadway and Beyond” and “Art of Coloring The Golden Girls” are book equivalents of bling! As follow up to its 2016 retail bonanza, Disney Publishing… Continue reading

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A Disney gift for every geek!

Santa’s erudite elves, particularly those working the Disney beat, have outdone themselves this year! The current Disney literary (a.k.a. Disney Publishing Worldwide or Disney Book Group) offerings – from Disney Editions, Disney Press, Hyperion, Marvel Kids, and others of their ilk – are an impressive bunch. The 2016 Disney reading list ranges from splashy coffee… Continue reading

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Zootopia (Zootropolis) movie review

Zootopia, known as Zootropolis in the UK (why?) has finally landed. Yes the much-anticipated movie from Disney has launched for the Easter holidays has drawn fans to the cinema in herds – see what I did there? Disney’s last outing saw Inside Out meet overwhelmingly positive feedback but was not enough to knock Frozen off… Continue reading