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Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters
1 week ago

Why Chris Pratt’s Christmas Message Matters

One of the great unsung traditions of Disneyland (and Walt Disney World) is the Christmas Candlelight Processional.

The origins of this Yuletide celebration go back to the original park’s first …
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Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Flop: Woman, Thou Art Lost
4 weeks ago

Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Flop: Woman, Thou Art Lost

“The Nutcracker and The Four Realms” is one of Disney’s bigger misfires.

While the movie itself is a beautiful work of art with its special effects, colorful costumes and magical …
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How Motherhood Inspired Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’
1 month ago

How Motherhood Inspired Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

Ashleigh Powell knows the pressure of writing a Christmas movie firsthand.

Stick the yuletide landing and you’ve made a film families will watch together for years, even decades, says Powell, …
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How ‘Christopher Robin’ Avoids the Nostalgia Trap
4 months ago

How ‘Christopher Robin’ Avoids the Nostalgia Trap

Nostalgia has a powerful hold on the human psyche.

While there are several reports on the matter, Dwight from “The Office,” said it best:

“People underestimate the power …
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Disney: Woke Is In, ‘Wrinkle’s’ Christianity? Not So Much
9 months ago

Disney: Woke Is In, ‘Wrinkle’s’ Christianity? Not So Much

Disney is oh, so cautious with its blockbuster franchises. And for very good reason.

The mega studio gobbled up George Lucas’s “Star Wars” saga for a cool $4 billion back …
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VidAngel’s Legal Fight to Clean Up Hollywood
2 years ago

VidAngel’s Legal Fight to Clean Up Hollywood

VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon loves movies. You can see the proof all over his humble work space.

Massive movie posters dot the walls of his company’s Utah headquarters. You can’t …
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Social Justice Warriors Rail Against Disney’s ‘Moana’
2 years ago

Social Justice Warriors Rail Against Disney’s ‘Moana’

They worked tirelessly to understand, appreciate and share Polynesian culture with audiences the world over. Years of intense research impacted the screenwriting as well as the finished animation.

This reporter …
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‘Moana’ Is Your Family’s New Favorite Disney Film
2 years ago

‘Moana’ Is Your Family’s New Favorite Disney Film

The buoyant songs. The scene-stealing sidekick. The hero’s journey filled with adventure and redemption. And animation so lush you wish you could jump into the screen to bask in it.


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‘Moana’ Animator: Polynesian Culture Has Been Abused
2 years ago

‘Moana’ Animator: Polynesian Culture Has Been Abused

David G. Derrick, Jr. didn’t set out to make animated movies like “Megamind” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Derrick wanted to be a fine artist until he realized what …
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How Disney Channels Its Inner Three Stooges
3 years ago

How Disney Channels Its Inner Three Stooges

Lehtomaki, an animation supervisor with Disney, says her colleagues analyze every gesture their characters make. If that means studying Buster Keaton or The Three Stooges, so be it. Sometimes Lehtomaki …
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