Tag Archive | Disney

Life, Animated

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Like quite a few Oscar-nominated releases I’ve experienced of late, this documentary is a wonderful and interesting story, that nevertheless suffers from a few issues in its execution. However, “Life, Animated” does have a ringer, in the fascinating centerpiece personage of Owen Suskind. The […]

The Jungle Book

It’s something that I didn’t find myself saying after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, or even the more recent “Captain America: Civil War”. But I’ll proclaim it here: I was stunned by the visual effects for Disney’s wonderfully entertaining family film, “The Jungle Book”. Quite simply–with apologies to the marketing campaign for 1978’s “Superman”–you’ll believe […]

Zootopia

It’s been a few days now, and I’m still not really sure what to say and feel about “Zootopia”. Always aiming for complete honesty, I plan on telling the national radio audience the exact same thing, when I review it this coming Sunday, on “America Weekend with Ed Kalegi & Christina Stoffo”. I mean the […]

When Marnie Was There

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 88th Annual Academy Awards You know, when you set the bar so high…   I don’t want to knock Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s “When Marnie Was There”, because it is actually quite good. It’s beautifully animated, as just about everything out of Studio Ghibli tends to be. And it is emotionally […]

“Inside Out” has incredible buzz!

Are there little beings inside each of us, controlling our emotions via a complex operational “headquarters”? That’s the story being told in Pixar Animation Studios latest release, “Inside Out”, coming up soon from Oscar-winning animation maestro, Pete Docter (“Up”). The buzz has been building steadily for a few weeks now, and the film has received […]

“Tomorrowland” from Brad Bird

If track record proves anything…we may be in for a real treat come Memorial Day weekend. “Tomorrowland” from Disney, starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson, is rumoured to be somewhat based on the futuristic-themed section found at the various Disney parks. But that’s not the information that should be getting you excited…the identity […]

“Interstellar” falls to “Big Hero 6”!

Logic tells you that it should have been predictable, but it still came as a bit of a shock. Christopher Nolan and “Interstellar” were not #1 at the domestic box office this weekend–the first time that’s happened since “Insomnia” in 2002. Now, being that 3 of the 5 films Mr. Nolan released in those twelve years […]