Showing posts with label Disney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Disney. Show all posts

Monday, November 10, 2014

Big Hero 6 - Movie Review

Big Hero 6 is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios and was co directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The movie features the voice talents of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, and Maya Rudolph.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frozen - Movie Review

Disney continues a long tradition of family friendly animated features with Frozen which tells a tale of two sisters who must overcome the icy walls that have been put up between them. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee also co-wrote the story alongside Shane Morris and voice acting is provided by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, and Josh Gad.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Planes - Movie Review

Disneytoon Studios steps to the forefront of theatrical animation with Planes, which is set in the world of Pixar's famous Cars universe. What started on the ground as a potential direct to video release was upgraded to first class and is set to take flight in theaters around the world. Dane Cook, Brad Garrett, Priyanka Chopra, and Teri Hatcher lend their voices to characters in a movie directed by Klay Hall.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Star Wars News at Disney's D23 Expo

This year, Disney Studios had a great opportunity to give its most hardcore fan base at least a small glimpse at what is being planned for the upcoming Star Wars movie releases. What is already publicly known is that JJ Abrams will direct what is being currently referred to as Episode VII and the movie will be released during the summer of 2015.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - Movie Review

Oz the Great and Powerful is a return to that magical land of fairy tale characters that generations of fans have adored for decades. With Sam Raimi at the helm delivering his signature style and a cast featuring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz, Disney Studios hopes to have audiences amazed at the spectacle that unfolds before their eyes.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thor - Movie Review

For Marvel Studios, Thor is a very important movie and a critical piece of a puzzle that, when fully assembled, will culminate with The Avengers joining forces on screen in what could be the biggest super hero movie of all time. To help stack the deck, they have brought in a load of top notch talent including Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, and Stellan Skarsgård along with rising star Chris Hemsworth who is tasked with bringing the God of Thunder to life.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Toy Story 3 Meets Star Wars!

Star Wars Episode VII now has a connection with two Oscar winning movies including Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine. The official Star Wars blog has announced that award winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film.

This is exciting news as it adds an immediate level of quality to a production that will come with extremely high expectations.

What do you think about this announcement? Are you excited for more Star Wars movies? What type of stories would you like to see from Disney and Lucasfilm as they continue to expand the universe that George Lucas created back in the late 70's.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph - Movie Review

Disney's animation department has seen its share of ups and downs over the years with Pixar taking the spotlight away from what was once considered the gold standard and basically the only game in town. Now you also have Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox raising the level of competition to even greater heights to the point where Walt Disney Animation Studios has lost some of its former luster, but hopes to regain that former glory with an all new hero in Wreck-It Ralph.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Movie Review

If you know Disney at all, you understand how the movies they produce tend to be heart warming stories which have at least a little magic in them. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" follows this path in a very literal fashion as a couple who thought they may never have a child of their own is given the opportunity to meet a very special boy that will change their lives forever.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Winnie the Pooh - Movie Review

The return to the big screen of one of the most cherished animated characters of all time was a welcome addition to the year's crop of family friendly movies. Watching the honey loving bear and his friends in a an all new adventure is always a special treat to be shared by children and those that still remember what it was like.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Toy Story 3 - Movie Review

Ever since the first Toy Story came out, I just knew these characters would have an endearing way of taking me back to those fond childhood memories of playing with my collection of assorted action figures, hot wheels, and other various pieces of my childhood. Little did I know that, by the time the third movie came out, these iconic and imaginary heroes would define that experience for anyone who has ever had a bunch of toys scattered around their bedroom.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tangled - Movie Review

Sometimes you go in to a movie hopeful that it will be a good effort especially when it is coming from Disney Animation who, over the years, has given us classic films ranging from Snow White to Beauty and the Beast, but even with that history behind it, you are skeptical of what you are about to watch.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Muppets - Movie Review

After purchasing the rights to the Muppets a few years ago, Disney has been slowly incorporating these lovable characters in to their overall strategy. The Muppets is the first major motion picture to feature Kermit, Piggy, Fozzy, and the rest of the gang in what looks to be a new era of Muppet mania.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Lion King 3D - Movie Review

3D Technology has certainly been the story of the year so far in the world of cinema. The release of James Cameron's Avatar set off a virtual wildebeast stampede as movie studios set out to turn as many feature films in to 3D blockbusters as quickly as possible. The result of this obvious cash grab was met with mixed results as films like Clash of the Titans and The Last Airbender were so poorly converted to 3D that it actually made the image quality worse.

It was soon discovered that the preferred methods of making a 3D movie were to either film it with 3D cameras like the visually breathtaking and box office record smashing Avatar or spend as much time as possible and make every effort to make sure the conversion process is done right. Disney was at the forefront of this "quality over quantity" idea and they also had an edge with animated features being ideal candidates to present in this emerging format.

Movies like Toy Story 3 and Tangled were huge successes with the latter being a major surprise hit and only partly due to the 3D format. The studio remembered that story is more important than anything else when it comes to making a movie people will truly enjoy and want to see again and again. They were in fact the same folks that brought us The Lion King in the first place and the only question now was if they would make the conversion of this all time classic to 3D just as magical as the rest of the film.

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