Mulan revisited

(Revisiting the Renaissance is a bi-weekly series in which Josh Spiegel looks back at the history and making of the 13 films of the Disney Renaissance, released between 1986 and 1999. In today’s column, he discusses the 1998 film Mulan.) Walt Disney Animation Studios had come a long way in just over a decade. In the middle

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Steve Jobs Thought Iron Man 2 Sucked

Another day, another interesting tidbit coming out of Disney CEO Bob Iger‘s recently released book, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. So far, we’ve heard about Iger’s meeting with Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, and George Lucas in which the Star Wars creator

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the wave review

Gille Klabin‘s The Wave starts off seeming like the most annoying bro comedy in recent memory – but don’t be deterred. After that bumpy start, The Wave rolls into something far more engaging, even charming: a fairly clever, trippy saga with its heart in the right place. It’s ultimately a story about coming to terms with your

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Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd Promoted at SNL

Even though much of the focus on the new season of Saturday Night Live has been about their unfortunate featured player hiring and firing of comedian Shane Gillis, thankfully the late night sketch series is moving on with some much better news. When the opening credits roll on the 45th season premiere this weekend, there

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First Love review

Eventually, everyone has a first love. No matter where you find it or with whom, there is a chaotic and exciting rush that attaches itself to that particular feeling. With over one hundred films under his belt, director Takashi Miike is an expert at juggling all of the beauty and brutality that encompasses the emotional

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cruella cast

From Killing Eve to Why Women Kill and even her recurring role on The Good Place, Kirby Howell-Baptiste seems to have a lot of death on her resume. But hopefully she won’t be killing anything in her new role in Cruella, Disney’s live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians starring Emma Stone as the fur-obsessed villain. Howell-Baptiste has signed on to join the Cruella

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Illuminations Reflections of Earth Epcot

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: You’ve only got a few more days to enjoy IllumiNations at Epcot. Disneyland is getting some more entertainment. And more! If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting the Walt Disney World area as September 2019 wraps up, do yourself a favor and head over to Epcot. Why’s that?

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paramount animation logo

Pixar has Luxo Jr. DreamWorks has the boy on the moon casting out his fishing line. Disney has increasingly fancy variations of Cinderella’s castle. Now Paramount Animation joins the crowd of making a memorable logo that signals a family-friendly catalogue of movies. The studio has unveiled a new Paramount Animation logo along with a brand-new mascot

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Super7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures

NECA has been crushing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure game in the past couple years. Not only have they released incredibly detailed figures that accurately recreate the look of the characters in the original movie from 1990, but they’ve also given the animated series version of the heroes in a half-shell the perfect

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