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‘Dumbo’ flies higher than expected, but not by much

‘Dumbo’ flies higher than expected, but not by much

Will Smith, Bill Hader, Chris Pine and Casey Affleck were all considered for the main role. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Dumbo” is the first of four planned live-action remakes to classic Disney animated films that are slated for release in 2019. If “Dumbo” is any indication to how

‘The Jungle Book’ is the king of Disney animated movies

The animation of “The Jungle Book” was done by xerography. (Photo courtesy of Buena Vista Distribution) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Disney’s “The Jungle Book” has literally every single element that constitutes a great children’s film: excellent voice acting, beautiful animation and a barbershop quartet of vultures. Almost every bit and piece of this film is

‘The Jungle Book’ lacks the bare necessities of storytelling

Owen Johnson Connector Editor “The Jungle Book” from 1967 is hailed as not only one of the most popular Disney animated films of the pre-Disney-Renaissance period, but also as one of the all-time classic animated films. Does it deserve these honors? Not by a long shot. When the tiger Shere Khan (George Sanders) returns to

A heartfelt defense of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee makes a nonspeaking posthumous cameo in the movie. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Beneath the sometimes pandering and relentless references to the Internet of today and the lingering feeling that this film will be almost embarrassingly dated within six months of its release, “Ralph

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and the franchise

Imagine Dragons performed the lead single “Zero” for the soundtrack. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is less “Wreck-it Ralph,” and more “The Emoji Movie.” In other words, yikes. After Ralph’s (John C. Reilly) hijinks in the Sugar Rush arcade game cause the game’s steering wheel

‘The Last Jedi:’ Funny, it was not

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is nominated for four Academy Awards, including best original score. (Photo courtesy of Disney) Patrick Connell Connector Staff A couple of years ago, the world was excited for the new release of a “Star Wars” film for the first time in a decade. This was said to be a continuation

The problem in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is not Ragnarok

“Thor: Ragnarok” was originally planned to be released on July 27, 2017. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Thor: Ragnarok” is the seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is easily the most middle of the road and generic Marvel film of them all. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself stranded on an

‘Rogue One’: A story not worth telling

“Rogue One” is the eighth “Star Wars” film and was released on Dec. 10, 2016. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first film in a lineup of standalone movies set in the Star Wars universe. As the entire premise of having stand alone movies in this

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