REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING
Jul11

REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING

We’ll start this off with a caveat: THE LION KING was not my favorite when it came out in 1994. I liked it enough, but I was more into BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN as a kid. I didn’t expect Jon Favreau‘s photorealistic CGI remake to really change that. I enjoyed watching THE LION KING on VHS and DVD over and over again through the years, and it was nice enough to sit through it again for this review. I was...

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Behind the Giggles with TOY STORY 4 breakout voice, Ally Maki
Jun24

Behind the Giggles with TOY STORY 4 breakout voice, Ally Maki

Disney/Pixar newcomer Ally Maki (Wrecked) makes a memorable impression in the long-awaited TOY STORY 4 as the tiny Giggle McDimples, a no-nonsense LEO whose loyalty to Bo Peep makes her the shepherd’s perfect confidant. RELATED POST WHY DOES THIS EXIST?? A spoiler-free review of Disney-Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 We got the chance to sit down with Ally to talk about her whirlwind journey to cartoon stardom. Ally has the presence of a...

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true
May22

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Live action ALADDIN is a wish come true

Instead of burying the lede after some analysis of Disney’s live action remake trend, I’m going to start with the good news: ALADDIN is great. It’s joyful, transporting, beautiful, and filled with pitch perfect performances. It’s big escapist fun. Director Guy Ritchie is known for his frenetic action style and inventive camera tricks, but this film represents two firsts for him: a family film, and a musical....

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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Marvel’s grand crescendo ENDGAME is a singular achievement
Apr23

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: Marvel’s grand crescendo ENDGAME is a singular achievement

It’s nearly impossible to write this review and not speak about AVENGERS: ENDGAME in and of itself. To do so would spoil things, even small things, and no one should rob you of that experience. Is ENDGAME worthy? Yes. Is it what I expected? Yes, and no. I think most fans will be pleasantly surprised by much of what comes to fruition in Marvel’s 22nd film. Trailers reveal a glimpse of who is suiting up to go after Thanos...

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CONFIRMED: Mickey & Minnie steer new ‘Runaway Railway’ ride to Disneyland in 2022
Apr19

CONFIRMED: Mickey & Minnie steer new ‘Runaway Railway’ ride to Disneyland in 2022

Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro teased this morning the official announcement of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Mickey’s Toon Town! The same attraction is already set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in spring 2020 but will now also be coming to Disneyland in 2022. The ride will be identical to its Florida cousin, except for its entrance facade which will be...

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Avengers, they’re just like us! Cast and Crew give sneak peek into AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Apr11

Avengers, they’re just like us! Cast and Crew give sneak peek into AVENGERS: ENDGAME

On Sunday, MouseInfo was in the room for the global press conference to launch AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Traditionally the press is shown the movie before the junket, but secrecy is paramount for ENDGAME so we haven’t seen the movie yet – and neither has the cast. Anthony and Joe Russo, the film’s co-directors, even let us know that they’re still working on the film’s final cut. We’re on pins and needles...

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Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Mar11

Bathtub Gin, Fol-de-rol, and Bicycle Spokes: An Interview with Lyricist Scott Wittman from MARY POPPINS RETURNS

MARY POPPINS RETURNS flies into homes on Digital HD this week, and to celebrate we had the opportunity to interview the movie’s co-lyricist, Scott Wittman! Alongside his longtime songwriting partner Marc Shaiman (who handles the music and co-writes the lyrics), Wittman has crafted songs for HAIRSPRAY, NBC’s SMASH, and the Broadway adaptations of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. He and Shaiman were...

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to open at Universal Orlando June 13
Feb21

JUST ANNOUNCED: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to open at Universal Orlando June 13

After Universal’s Dragon Challenge coaster closed at the Wizarding World, it became clear that a new attraction was in the works and while construction has been going for several months now, “mum” has been the word on details for the new coaster. We now have a name and theme for the new attraction: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! Plus, we now have a June 13 opening set for the new attraction!...

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CONCEPT ART: EPCOT’s new entrance, Wonders of Life pavilion, and more coming soon!
Feb21

CONCEPT ART: EPCOT’s new entrance, Wonders of Life pavilion, and more coming soon!

Big changes are on the way to Epcot as Disney confirmed several new changes coming to the beloved park. From a new entrance to a returning pavilion and more there’s a lot to get excited about in 2021! New Entrance! Perhaps most exciting for classic fans of the park are changes coming to the Epcot main entrance. The newly reworked plaza promises to welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined...

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PICTORIAL: LUNAR NEW YEAR kicks off with a bang at Universal Studios Hollywood for #YearOfThePig
Feb06

PICTORIAL: LUNAR NEW YEAR kicks off with a bang at Universal Studios Hollywood for #YearOfThePig

Our friends at Universal Studios Hollywood are celebrating the Year of the Pig with a bigger-than-ever Lunar New Year party! Now through February 18, park guests can enjoy cultural activities, gorgeous decorations, character experiences, and flashy new Instagram-ready treats. The fun is centered on Universal Plaza in the park’s upper lot, so head there first to start exploring. Characters and Entertainment Perennial favorite...

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