During the Critics’ Choice Awards weekend, Solzy at the Movies visited Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers Studios for studio tours. To say that my weekend in LA was magical would certainly not be an understatement. Walking along the hallways that Walt Disney once roamed is also very inspiring. You can’t help but get a magical feeling in knowing just how much magic went down within the building. Yes, I did take a…"Studio Tours: Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros."
The Rocketeer is the type of film that should certainly benefit from being able to gain a new life that that it’s available on Disney+. Stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) happens to come across a rocket-powered jet pack after crashing his Gee Bee racer. The discovery was made alongside mechanic A. “Peevy” Peabody (Alan Arkin). Little do the two of them know just how much trouble this rocket will get them in. The rocket…"The Rocketeer Gets A New Life On Disney+"
Frozen 2 takes us into the unknown while continuing the adventure and diving into the history of Arrendale and why Elsa has magical powers. Following the cold open, the film cuts to present day where Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) is hearing things. We eventually learn that it’s the spirits calling her. Strange things begin to happen when Air, Fire, Water, and Earth force the citizens of Arrendale to evacuate their kingdom. One thing leads to…"Frozen 2 Goes Into the Unknown"
With today’s launch of Disney+ and Disney unleashing their film vault, it marks the real start of the streaming war with the likes of Netflix and Apple TV+. The key difference between Disney+ and Apple TV+ is that Disney has more options available. It’s that simple. They have an entire film vault unopened and then some. Nobody is really subscribing to Disney+ because they want to watch some of the new things. Well, they might. …"Disney+: The Streaming Wars Are Here"
If there’s a movie that says that Disney ought to stop adapting classic animation films into live-action, it’s got to be Lady and the Tramp. The basics of the film mostly remain the same until the film botches the ending. I’ll have more on the ending in the moment. A quick refresher: Jim Dear (Thomas Mann) gives Darling (Kiersey Clemon) a cocker spaniel named Lady (Tessa Thompson). One day, Lady meets Tramp (Justin Theroux) and…"Lady and the Tramp in Live-Action is A Miss"
Jon Favreau’s photo-realistic adaptation of The Lion King is now available for fans to bring home on physical media, including 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. PRE-SELL BONUS Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.” From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that…"The Lion King (2019) Is Now On Home Video"
101 Dalmatians becomes the 12th Walt Disney Animation Studios classic to officially join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In 1961, 101 Dalmatians became the 17th animated feature and a box office hit for the studio. The film would also become one of the few iconic Disney films to receive a live-action adaptation well before they became the norm for Disney. My full review of the animated classic is forthcoming but in the meantime, here are…"101 Dalmatians: Walt Disney Signature Collection"
Sleeping Beauty becomes the 11th Walt Disney Animation Studios title to officially join to the Walt Disney Signature Collection. This film is the last fairy tale that Walt Disney would produce during his lifetime. I’ll have a full review forthcoming but for the meantime, here is what you can expect on the Blu-ray or Digital release. The Signature Collection edition comes ahead of the Disney+ launch in November in addition to the live-action Maleficent sequel. …"Sleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Signature Collection"
The live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin, already available through Movies Anywhere, is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. When the film first came out in May, I was probably a bit more harsh towards Will Smith’s take on the Genie. Yes, he makes it his own character but when you grow up watching Robin Williams, it’s very hard seeing someone else in the role! It’s probably too late now but…"Aladdin comes home on 4K, Blu-ray"
Disney’s Aladdin arrives today on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray as the newest animated film to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. With its home release today, the film becomes the tenth installment of the Walt Disney Signature Collection, joining both The Little Mermaid and Cinderella this year. The collection, which started in February 2016, replaces the previous Diamond and Platinum Editions. The films were either created or inspired by the legacy of Walt Disney. …"Aladdin joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection"