Disney is no stranger to hit animated releases. From The Lion King to Alladin, Disney has produced some of the top-grossing animated films of all time.
It can be really tough to get into a Broadway play. Socio-economic implications aside, popular performances are often relegated to raffles, barring a large number of people from actually seeing these walled-garden works of art. Disney+’s impeccably-edited Hamilton release might blow the doors off that notion. To be perfectly clear, this is not a dramatization … Read more
Young adult adaptations are extremely risky: I honestly don’t know why so many production companies even try to get most of these franchises off of the ground. If you’re a Hunger Games hit, you’re just a hit for a short while as you scramble to pay the rising costs of the cast and try … Read more
Onward is set in a fantasy world wherein magic has essentially faded away thanks to the convenience of technology. Think Dungeons and Dragons by way of Zootopia. Our heroes are two elves, the introverted Ian (Tom Holland) and his brash-but-goofy older brother Barley (Chris Pratt). On Ian’s 16th birthday, he receives a wizard staff and … Read more
Do we have enough dog sled movies? I’d be willing to say there’s a lot of “yes-es” out there from the audience. But the thing is, all of them in some form or another hearken back to the real events pertaining to the Alaskan serum run of 1925, immortalized in cartoon (and Phil Collins) form … Read more
For some, Lady and the Tramp is not as “classic” a film as a lot of the other iconic franchises Disney has already made a billion at the box office with. A story of two dogs unexpectedly discovering romance in a quaint city was never going to soar to Avengers-like monetary heights compared to the sprawling epics of Lion King’s Hamlet re-telling or Aladdin’s intriguing One Thousand and One Nights source material. It makes perfect sense then that Disney would move Lady and the Tramp to Disney+, but that doesn’t mean it’s “lesser.”
Angelina Jolie killed it in the original Maleficent (which almost had no business being as entertaining as it was), a film early into the “live action-verse” Disney has been going full throttle on recently.