The Lion King: A Beloved Disney Animated Classic

With a photo-realistic adaptation on the way, beloved Disney animated classic The Lion King celebrated 25 years last month. Once upon a time, filmmakers John Musker and Ron Clements passed on doing The Lion King.  Their loss is Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s gain.  While the duo went on to give us Aladdin, they felt that nobody wanted to see a movie about lions in the jungle.  How did this work out?  Not only would…

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Cracked Up: The Darker Side of Darrell Hammond

While Darrell Hammond grew his fame from appearing on Saturday Night Live, Cracked Up shows a darker side of the comedian. Darrell Hammond grew up with some sense of being surrounded by evil.  He was a victim of child abuse.  No child should go through what Hammond experienced.  By opening up in the documentary, maybe Hammond will inspire others with similar experience to do the same. To those who decide to watch the documentary thinking…

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

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D23: Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Oprah among 11 new Disney Legend honorees

The Walt Disney Company inducted eleven new members into the Disney Legends club.  Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted the Disney Legends Award ceremony in Hall D23 on Friday. Carrie Fisher (Film), Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi (Animation), Whoopi Goldberg (Film & Television), Manuel Gonzales (Publishing), Mark Hamill (Film), Wayne Jackson (Imagineering), Jack Kirby (Publishing), Stan Lee (Film & Publishing), Garry Marshall (Film & Television), Julie Taymor (Theatrical) and Oprah Winfrey (Film & Television) were officially presented…

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