This week we dive into the infamous tweet that asked Disney to make a princess that’s had an abortion. Plus Bob Iger speaks about the legacy of Walt Disney and why he is actively trying to move past it. Mark Hammill (Luke Skywalker) had a lot to say about Star Wars this week. That and much, much more. For the week of April 2, this is episode 179 of The Disney Movie Review.
*Note for parents: While we don't say anything explicit, we do discuss abortion in this episode.
News was light this week, so we cover a few topics then dive into whether Walt Disney's vision for the Disney company is alive or dead.
That and more! Plus, don't forget to enter our contest to win The Best of Cars!! Just write a review on iTunes and post the screenshot on Twitter or at The Disney Movie Database Facebook Page.
It's easy to complain about price increases and parking fees. It's harder to put yourself in the boardroom when Bob Iger is looking for new revenue streams. In this bonus episode, we talk about the things we think Disney should actually be charging for to increase revenue. This conversation was taken directly from Episode 177. You can find more information on www.TheDisneyMovieReview.com.
This week Avengers: Infinity War got an amazing final trailer and tickets are already hard to find. Then we talk about the weekend box office for Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time, which made history last weekend. Also, analysts are thinking Disney could spend up to $30 billion annually on its streaming service. Finally, we dive into the new Parking Fees at Disney World and what they can tell us about Disney’s search for a new CEO.
This week it’s two for the price of one as we have too much news to just do one show. We talk about the new trailers for Mary Poppins Returns and Christopher Robin (which I mistakenly call "Winnie the Pooh"). Then we break down plagiarism allegations against Solo: A Star Wars Story. Finally, we have a discussion about why 52 percent of Disney shareholders think Bob Iger makes too much money.
This week we look at why in the world Marvel would move up the debut of Avengers: Infinity War. Disney pushes the live-action Mulan back to 2020 and made several other changes to its larger slate. And the amount of movies on Netflix is down 20 percent but they still have lots of pancakes. That and much more for the week of March 5, 2018, this is Episode 174 of The Disney Movie Review. Click the player below to listen to the episode.
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This week we interview someone who went to the Black Panther premiere. She sat between Christopher Priest -- who helped create Black Panther -- and Ta-Nehisi Coastes -- who is writing the new Black Panther comics. What did she think? Take a listen and find out.
This week we recap Disney’s Super Bowl commercials and decide whether or not the company wasted its money. Plus we finally got new details on what fans can expect from Disney’s new streaming service, including how much the ESPN service will cost. And with ANOTHER new trilogy announced, we debated whether there is too much Star Wars. Finally, the first quarter results are in and the Disney parks are carrying the company for now. For the week of Feb. 12, this is episode 170 of The Disney Movie Review.
This week Ant-Man and the Wasp get a trailer and it looks anything but small. Black Panther is zooming towards a $150 million opening but some people on Facebook want to take it down. Plus, the Disney Studios will work to impress investors with first quarter numbers. For the week of February 5, this is episode 169 of The Disney Movie Review.
*Disclaimer: This was recorded prior to the super bowl. We will discuss those trailers next week.
The Oscar nominations came out this week and Cars 3 isn’t on the list. Black Panther is just three weeks away and we talk about what it could make and what it means for black women. In a quarterly earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says they aren’t afraid of Disney’s new streaming service. For the week of January 29, this is Episode 168 of The Disney Movie Review.
It was quite the eventful week as Disney admitted to darkening the skin of extras in the live action version of Aladdin. In addition, Disney began charging wealthy guests for extra fast passes, a sharp change in direction from the current free system. Plus there was a new Star Wars comic that could fix most of the problems with The Last Jedi. That and much, much more. For the week of January 15, this is episode 166 of The Disney Movie Review.
This week it was light on the news but heavy on the language so we dive into Disney’s attempt to reach out to young black males. Plus the mouse house dominated the box office for the second year in a row. Will they be able to save theaters? And Christian Bale was almost in Han Solo. That and much, much more. For the week of January 8, 2018 this is episode 165 of The Disney Movie Review.
I'm like Bob Iger. I keep saying there won't be an episode and then, Poof! Here it is! But when Ed, Kim, Cameron, Chiwahn, and I all get together at a diner in Texas, you have to break out the recorder. Sorry for the sound quality, but we hope you enjoy this one!