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DuckTales: Woo-oo!  Season 1, Ep 1

This is the DuckTales reboot, hotly anticipated since that viral video featuring its all-star cast singing the main theme. The first episodes is a gripping, whirlwind, hour-long introduction into the major players within the DuckTales mythos and the intricate network of politics, loyalty, lies, and love underpinning the sprawling city of Duckburg. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 15, 2017 - 24 comments

Movie: Dangal

Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 24, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: Moana

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Nov 24, 2016 - 49 comments

Movie: Queen of Katwe

In Queen of Katwe, a Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Oct 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: The Jungle Book

The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 5, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Zootopia

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Mar 3, 2016 - 50 comments

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead. Normally inanimate objects talk, sing and dance as the bookish Belle falls in love with her hairy, hunch-backed captor, spurning her beau and his incredibly thick neck. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 18, 2016 - 36 comments

Movie: The Black Hole

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Jan 8, 2016 - 29 comments

Movie: The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (Wikipedia) is the story of Arlo the Apatosaurus, who goes on an epic adventure with an unlikely sidekick, in the latest Disney•Pixar feature-length animated film [Official US Trailer #1, 2:26 | Official US Trailer #2, 2:38] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 29, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man, is only the first in Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015) [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 12, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Frankenweenie

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 25, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Bolt

The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 15. Step Away

‘Step-‘, as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word ‘wicked’ that we need new terminology? Lore’s Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around ‘step-‘. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Saving Mr. Banks

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 3, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Aladdin

A princess, Jasmin, and a genie, Genie, both wish for more freedom than the constraints of their roles in the world allow. Jafar, grand vizer to the princess's father, has already reduced the sultan to a puppet, and now sets his sites on becoming the princess's and the genie's new -- and likely less-than-benevolent -- master. To escape his clutches, Jasmin and Genie pin their hopes of freedom on the genie's current master and a wanna-be suitor to the princess, a relatively humane street-urchin-turned-prince named Aladdin. Will Jasmin and Genie succeed in avoiding Jafar's machinations? Will they ever be free? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jan 19, 2015 - 14 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Into The Woods and Movie Franchises

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Glen Weldon and Bob Mondello discuss Disney's film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods. Then they'll discuss movie franchises--why do some take off while others never fail to leave the ground? All that, plus What's Making Us Happy.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 14, 2015 - 5 comments

Galavant: Pilot/Joust Friends  Season 1, Ep 1

A fairytale musical comedy from the writer of Tangled, Dan Fogelman, with songs by more Disney veterans, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, Galavant tells the story of the dashing namesake hero on a quest to win back his former lover Madalena, who left him for the evil King Richard. Bawdy jokes and anachronistic references follow.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 6, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: The Straight Story

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - 73 Year old Alvin Straight has heard his brother is dying and goes on a cross-country trip on his riding mower/tractor to pay his respects. But in true Lynchian fashion, there is more going on.... [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Big Hero 6

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (From IMDB)
posted by jdherg on Nov 6, 2014 - 40 comments

Star Wars Rebels: Breaking Ranks  Season 1, Ep 5

Welcome to the Imperial Academy, where children become soldiers! Amongst these children this week is none other than Ezra Bridger, undercover and on a mission to retrieve a tool to reveal the location of a dangerous Imperial cargo shipment. Whilst undercover, his and another recruit's natural aptitude at defeating the challenges placed before the recruits attracts the attention of their teachers who in turn notify those who have an interest in young men and women who appear gifted. Also, our favorite foul mouthed astromech droid gets a temporary paint job. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Nov 5, 2014 - 5 comments

Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Old Masters  Season 1, Ep 4

Ezra begins his Jedi training under the critical eye of Kanan with less than stellar results, when an illegal broadcast by a rebellious member of the Imperial Senate cues everyone to the presence of a captured Jedi Master being held in a remote and nigh impenetrable Imperial prison. The crew of the Ghost immediately formulate a rescue plan which ends with a terrifying discovery. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 28, 2014 - 10 comments

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion  Season 1, Ep 1

Star Wars returns to the small screen since the cancellation of Clone Wars with the first Disney produced Star Wars franchise, Rebels! Set only five years before two droids crash land on Tatooine and into the life of Luke Skywalker, Spark of Rebellion begins our story on a rural planet in the Outer Rim with Ezra Bridger, a force sensitive orphan, with a habit of stealing, conning, and causing trouble with Imperial forces. This leads to his run in with the crew of the Ghost, a nascent band of rebels, in the midst of stealing weapons from the Empire. Caught up with the crew, Ezra finds himself traveling from an Imperial star destroyer to the spice mines of Kessel and ultimately, a new adventure in life. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Sep 28, 2014 - 35 comments

Movie: Escape From Tomorrow

In this black comedy, Jim is an unsatisfied middle aged man on vacation with his family at Disney World. While his family frolics through the park and is enthralled with the sights and sounds of Disney, Jim finds himself inexplicably obsessed with two French teenage girls. The park environment soon turns to something more sinister as Jim uncovers its secrets. Jim must protect his adventurous kids, placate his suspicious wife and defend himself against the happiest place on Earth. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Sep 27, 2014 - 5 comments

Movie: Robin Hood

Because of this FPP and because it's on Netflix SPOILER HE ROBS FROM THE RICH TO GIVE TO THE POOR
posted by Greg Nog on Sep 21, 2014 - 32 comments

Movie: Maleficent

A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.
posted by mathowie on May 30, 2014 - 21 comments

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