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The Disney Movie Review is your source for news and reviews on Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies. If you love all-things Disney, you've found the place to geek out over Disney movies. Connect with us online on Facebook, follows us on Twitter @DSNYMovieReview, and at our website www.TheDisneyMovieReview.com.

Jul 6, 2015

This week we talk with Sound Effects Wrangler Steve Lee about the Wilhelm Scream, a sound effect that has been around for more than 50 years in Hollywood and has connected all of the Disney properties even before they were purchased by Disney.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Steve Lee became a Sound Effects Wrangler in Hollywood

  • The History of the Wilhelm Scream and how it gets into movies.

  • The movies he placed it in and the times he was overruled

  • Will the Willhelm Scream ever die?

  • What has changed in Hollywood that he wishes hadn’t

  • What you need to know about being a Sound Effects Wrangler

Visit Steve Lee on his website:

http://www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/

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Jul 6, 2015

This week on episode 23 of The Disney Movie Review we talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A new Stormtrooper toy is giving keys to the plot of the film. Disney settled a copyright infringement lawsuit on the Frozen teaser trailer. In the parks, Disney bans selfie sticks, stops selling poop-shaped snacks and announces closures for Disney Quest  in Orlando’s Downtown Disney and The Magic of Disney Animation attraction in Hollywood Studios. That and much, much more.

Here's what we discuss:

 

  • A new stormtrooper toy is giving keys to the plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Screencrush.com has some of the first images.
  • Disney settled its copyright infringement lawsuit on the Frozen teaser trailer.
  • Apple users can get an Inside Out GIF Keyboard. Android users can stew in Anger over the lack of fairness.
  • In honor of season two of Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm has announced a Star Wars Fan Art Contest:

That and much more!

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Jun 29, 2015

This week on episode 22 of The Disney Movie Review, we talk about Inside Out. This weekend it was slated to bring in $50 million, but is it really the best Pixar film? We take it to the record boks to find out. Universal Studios has had a lot of movies that have over performed, propelling Universal past Disney at the box-office to control market share. Here's how Jurassic World could affect Disney World. Ant-Man opened up its set to reporters. SlashFilm.com provided a list of things for fans to know. We provide the top 7. That and much much more.

Find the show notes on http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/22

Topics for this week include:

  • What makes a top Pixar movie?
  • Will Disney be able to regain the #1 Position at the box office?
  • 7 things you need to know about Ant-Man
  • In Fast Flicks
    • Marvel casts a new Spider-Man
    • Disney is making a movie about Charles Darwin
    • Auction for Cinderella Dress
  • All that and much more!
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Jun 22, 2015

This week on The Disney Movie Review podcast we do a complete review of Disney/Pixar's Inside Out with Andy Herndon of The D-Cast. Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, which was released to theaters June 19, tells the story of five emotions—Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness. They live inside a girl named Riley and help her navigate changes in her world. At one point, Joy and Sadness get accidentally lost inside the memories of Riley's brain and have to find their way back before Riley experiences grave consequences. In this episode we discuss the following:

  • The short Lava that preceded the movie
  • Whether Inside Out is too similar to Finding Nemo.
  • Is Inside Out sexist?
  • What makes this film unique compared to other movies
  • Disney tie-ins
  • Final ratings of the film

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www.TheDisneyMovieReview.com/21

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Jun 18, 2015

We got a sneak peek at Pixar's Inside Out and provide a review of the film that is 100% spoiler free..

Pixar's Inside Out, which comes to theaters June 19, tells the story of five emotions—Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness. They live inside a girl named Riley and help her navigate changes in her world. At one point, Joy and Sadness get accidentally lost inside the memories of Riley's brain. (See Trailer below).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HFv47QHWJU

 

To learn more about Inside Out read our preview article here.

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/pixar-knows-emotions-inside-out/

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As always, the latest Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movie news is available weekly in our latest podcast and on www.TheDisneyMovieReview.com. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes for our weekly wrap up of Disney movie news. My name is Ken and I hope you have a magical day!

Jun 15, 2015

Angelique Reisch is a technical lighting director at Pixar and has worked on such Disney/Pixar classics as Up, Ratatouille, Monster’s University and many more. Her latest challenge? Make Inside Out's heroine Joy appear to be a lightbulb throughout the entire film. We talk about it this week.

In this episode we discuss the following:
  • What was so difficult about lighting Joy and what made her stick with it?
  • What film posed the biggest challenge for her, prior to Inside Out
  • What helped her succeed in the animation industry
  • Her perspective on diversity in Hollywood
  • What she hopes we notice in Inside Out
  • The one thing she wishes you knew about her job

 SHOW NOTES:

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/19

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Jun 15, 2015

Pixar changes the entire case for The Good DinosaurZootopia gets its first Teaser Trailer and it’s amazing. Disney’s marketing can't seem to figure out one thing. Marvel Skips Comic Con to go to D23.

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In this episode we discuss the following:
  • The new cast for 'The Good Dinosaur'
  • Zootopia's Teaser Trailer
  • The one thing Disney's marketing department can't figure out
  • Marvel skips comic con and goes to D23. Will they ever be back?
  • Rupert Murdoch retires from Fox
  • Much, much more...
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Jun 8, 2015

 

This Week we talk with Bill Desowitz, the former editor of Animation Magazine. We geek out on the past 20 years of computer animation, talk about the current state of computer graphics, and chat about where he thinks Disney and Pixar are heading in the future.

 

Here is a link to Bill's blog, Immersed in Movies

http://billdesowitz.com/

 

Here is Bill's article on how Pixar lit Joy for Inside Out

http://billdesowitz.com/pixar-lights-joy-from-inside-out/

 

This is Bill's article on the history of Toy Story

http://billdesowitz.com/20-years-of-toy-story-at-fmx-2015/

 

Here is where you can find Bill's book, James Bond Unmasked

http://www.jamesbondunmasked.com/

 

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Jun 8, 2015

Pixar finally releases the Good Dinosaur Teaser Trailer, We learned Han Solo has a wife, and Tangled is getting a Disney Channel TV-Series...or is it? That and Much Much more. For the week of June 8, this is Episode 16 of the Disney Movie Review.

Show notes can be found at www.TheDisneymovieReview.com/16

Here’s the Teaser Trailer for The Good Dinosaur

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/good-dinosaur-teaser-trailer-breaks-the-mold/

The Pixar Publicity Chief is Leaving

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/pixars-publicity-head-leaves-for-dreamworks/

Tomorrowland behind the scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csrG9Fzthw

'Ant-Man' TV Spots - This one has great music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XggTiK8hmHc

Ant-Man Avengers TV-Spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIi4we5EIak

John Williams begins scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/force-awakens-music-and-star-wars-scientific-credibility/

Inside Out Tsum Tsum

http://www.disneystore.com/inside-out-tsum-tsum-mini-plush-collection/mp/1378024/1000267/

The Princess of North Sudan is Disney’s new controversial film

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/disneys-plan-for-a-white-african-princess-is-genius/

Sister Act and Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain are coming to the big screen.

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/sister-act-remake-and-fantasia-based-live-action-film-in-the-works/

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Jun 1, 2015

We speak to the real life Danny Diaz, the inspiration for the character in McFarland USA. Meanwhile, Pixar releases new clips of Inside Out and Tomorrowland probably, most likely killed Tron 3. Plus where to find cheap Disney music.  That and much more on episode 15 of the Disney Movie Review.

Danny Diaz is the inspiration for the character Danny Diaz in the movie McFarland USA. In this interview we discuss the following:

  • How McFarland USA became a movie
  • The best race he's ever run
  • What's changed in McFarland since 1987
  • The one thing he wants audience members to know

Other News - 40:35

Here is where you can see Inside Out early and tour Pixar

http://www.fathomevents.com/event/insider-access-to-disney-pixars-inside-out

New Video of Inside Out

International Trailer featuring Bing Bong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLOYXKmIkw

 

Inside Out clip featuring Fear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBCC7y4uck

 

The explanation of the core memories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXGhfYVAOKE

 

Inside Out will be part of Disney Infinity 3.0

https://infinity.disney.com/order?cmp=SMC|DINF|InfinityConsole|fbpost|InsideOut||52815|||COARgi

 

FAST FLICKS - 50:40

McFarland USA Runner's Challenge

http://challenges.runkeeper.com/runmcfarland/

Ant-Man Micro Tech Challenge

http://www.ant-manchallenge.com/index.php

Disney Movie Music on sale

https://play.google.com/store/music/collection/promotion_albums_2000bbe_thc_disney_childrens

Marvel pulls a gender switch on Dr. Strange

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/marvel-plans-gender-swap-in-doctor-strange/

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spell-Tacular"

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/05/new-show-at-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-will-cast-a-spell-on-you/

Walt Before Mickey DVD

http://www.waltbeforemickey.com/

The best things the internet has done with Avengers: Age of Ultron

http://whatculture.com/film/15-best-things-the-internet-has-done-with-avengers-age-of-ultron.php

Tokyo Disney Finding Nemo ride

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/05/new-attraction-coming-to-tokyo-disneysea-in-2017/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DisneyParks+%28Disney+Parks+Blog%29

New Ant-Man poster released

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/new-ant-man-poster-shows-hero-dodging-bullets/

"Disneyland Forever" fireworks show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmkZ-JENQzU

 

Happy Birthday to Goofy, who turned 83! Here was his debut performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozfBAn_R0DE

 

Couple paid $50,000 on Disney Themed Birthday Party for their three-year-old and got the Mickey and Minnie below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3098442/Parents-splash-50-000-lavish-Disney-themed-party-daughter-s-birthday.html

 

Who is Andy's monster?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WzDfGeBYIQ

 

Here's another Disney movie website and podcast to check out.

http://thedcast.com/

 

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May 25, 2015

Tomorrowland opens to questionable reviews. What Director Brad Bird says is the most important thing about making films. One new animated film will have Disney’s first nude scene! We’ll talk about it in our Fast Flicks segment.

 

For the week of May 25, it’s episode 14 of the Disney Movie Review

 

‘What is Tomorrowland’ featurette

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBX5xgrE_vk

 

Disney’s International Trailer shows the differences between Frank and Casey’s pins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KqjGOHEtH4

 

Will Disney hit $3 Billion in revenue?

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/11

 

The Largest Disney Store in the World Opened in China

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/disney-store-in-china-as-big-as-white-house/

 

Lewis Black gave a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about silencing your cell phone during a movie and it is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bzO2NcylwI

 

Star Wars Characters will be in Disney infinity 3.0. Check out the trailers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWnA-yXUmJI

 

Show your #DisneySide and you could win a trip to Disney World and a night in the Cinderella suite!

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/05/enter-the-coolest-summer-disney-side-contest-for-a-chance-to-win-a-sleepover-in-the-cinderella-castle-suite/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DisneyParks+%28Disney+Parks+Blog%29

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May 24, 2015

Tomorrowland opened to some negative reviews and other positive reviews. I think this is a great movie that has a message that needs to be heard. This week we look at the movie with no spoilers in 10-minutes or less.

 

Director: Brad Bird. He won Oscar’s for Ratatouille and The Incredibles.

Screenwriter: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant) and Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, Lost (TV Show))

 

Plot

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank and optimistic teen scientist Casey embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

 

Characters

Frank Walker (George Clooney) 

As a kid, Frank Walker encounters Tommorowland at the 1964 World’s Fair. Walt debuted the “It’s a Small World” attraction at the event and while riding on the happiest cruise that ever sailed, Walker is selected to venture into Tomorrowland by a special pin. (See Trailer Below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhuuVhJrHRQ

Somehow, Walker is returned to our world and become disillusioned about the future. When he encounters Casey Newton, he is thrust back into the fight for tomorrow. Walker is played by two-time Academy Award winning actor and director George Clooney. He is known for his roles as Danny Ocean in Ocean’s 11 and Matt Kowalski in Gravity.

 

Casey Newton (Britt Robertson)

As an inquisitive teen with a knack for fixing things, Casey Walker is obsessed with fixing the future. When she encounters a strange pin that takes her to another dimension, her curiosity is piqued. She sets out on a journey to find anyone and everyone who knows anything about the pin. View her featurette below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCfAjYBz3eA

Newton is played by Britt Robertson. The 25-year-old actress is known for her roles as Aubrey Miller in The First Time and Cara in Dan in Real Life.

 

 

Athena (Raffey Cassidy)

If you blinked, you’d probably miss Athena in the trailers. Aside from the featurette below, you probably wouldn’t even know she exists. However, Athena is the reason Newton and Walker both encounter Tomorrowland. She apparently has a limited number of pins to give out and is looking for someone who can save the future. She is also well-trained in combat and will participate in action scenes, as seen below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkF56CyYGE

Athena is played by Raffey Cassidy. She played the young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman and Young Angelique in Dark Shadows.

 

David Nix (Hugh Laurie)

While he is presented as a villain, my gut is telling me the David Nix character will be a little more complex than a standard villain. The Tomorrowland website describes him as an individual who prefers concrete science and data to dreamers.

Nix is played by Hugh Laurie, who is known for roles as Mr. Frederick Little in Stuart Little and Dr. Gregory House on the television show “House M.D.”

 

Movie Clips 

Glad you asked. Brad Bird has kept a tight lid on details for the movie, but little clips of the film have been released.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp-qsp_oX0M

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9kmqchy8BE

 

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May 18, 2015

We get an updated synopsis for The Good Dinosaur, why Marvel movies will never take a dark turn and Disney comes under fire for a new idea for a princess movie called The Princess of North Sudan. Plus we tell you where you can get a free Tomorrowland pin. That and much much more. For the week of May 18 this is episode 12 of The Disney Movie Review.

SHOW NOTES

You can get a Tomorrowland Pin for free at participating Regal Cinema Theaters.

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/how-to-get-a-tomorrowland-pin-for-free/

 

Here is more information on the updated synopsis for The Good Dinosaur

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/synopsis-for-the-good-dinosaur-surfaces/

 

Disney wants to make a movie about a white American father who claimed land in Northern Sudan so his daughter could be a princess. The movie will apparently be called The Princess of North Sudan.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-under-fire-for-fairytale-film-based-on-true-story-of-american-dad-who-claimed-african-land-to-make-daughter-a-princess-10249088.html

 

Here is the collection of Disney-inspired wedding gowns to make you feel like a princess on your very special day.

https://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/Disney-Fairy-Tale-Bridal

 

Just because you aren’t at Disney World, it doesn’t mean you can’t give your loved one a Disney experience. Here is where you can ship a Tiara.

http://disneyworld.disneyfloralandgifts.com/category/celebrateathome.do?utm_source=DWDFGLandingpage&utm_medium=DWDFGLandingpage&utm_campaign=DWDFGLandingpageshiptohome

 

Indiana Jones is getting his own restaurant in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney).

http://disneyparks.Disney.Go.Com/blog/2015/05/jock-lindseys-hangar-bar-to-open-this-fall-at-downtown-disney-at-walt-disney-worldresort/

 

Here is the commercial for the Muppets’ new TV show debuting on ABC on Tuesdays

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJkusicBa4

 

We all know Disney reuses animation and this YouTube clip puts a lot of the proof back-to-back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbjVjZrrE3w

 

Age of ultron breaks records in China despite bad translation

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/ultron-gains-record-opening-and-bizarre-translation-in-china/

 

Josh Gad (LeFou) and Luke Evans (Gaston) recording for the live-action Beauty and the Beast.

https://twitter.com/TheRealLukevans/status/595566997469028353

 

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May 11, 2015

Disney’s Studio division crosses the $1 billion revenue mark. Disney is creating new demands on theaters that will almost certainly send ticket prices higher. Why are fans staying away from Avengers: Age of Ultron? A special true or false edition of Fast Flicks - where we tackle all of the week's Disney movie news. That and much more. For the week of May 11, it’s Episode 11 of the Disney movie review!

Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin cast in 'Zootopia'

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/jason-bateman-and-gennifer-goodwin-added-to-zootopia-cast/

Scarlett Johansson Mocks Marvel's Lack of Females

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_5KgpN38hM

Screening of The Parent Trap with early access to Mickey's of Glendora

https://d23.com/d23-events/lets-get-together-with-the-parent-trap/

Will Disney pass $3 billion in revenue?

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/could-disney-studios-eclipse-3-billion/

Disney's plan to conquer Asia

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/how-disney-plans-to-conquer-asia/

Production begins on Captain America: Civil War

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/production-begins-on-captain-america-civil-war/

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