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Movie Review – Finding Dory

Director :   Andrew Stanton Year Of Release :   2016 Principal Cast :  Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brookes, Ed O’Neil, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kailtin Olson, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Andrew Stanton, Sigourney Weaver. Approx Running Time :   103 Minutes Synopsis:   Marlin and Nemo must embark on a search for the amnesiac Dory after she goes off in search of her long-lost parents. ******* It still staggers me to think that Finding Nemo was only Pixar’s fifth theatrical release. The in-its-infancy studio was delivering instant…

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Movie Review – Zootopia

Director :   Byron Howard + Rich Moore Year Of Release :  2016 Principal Cast :  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, JK Simmons, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Nate Torrence, Shakira, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tom Lister Jr, Maurice LaMarche, Raymond S Persi, Kristen Bell. Approx Running Time :  108 Minutes Synopsis:   In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. ***** Listen to “Try Everything” performed by Shakira, from the Zootopia Original…

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Movie Review – Cinderella (1950)

Director :  Clyde Geronomi + Hamilton Luske + Wilfred Jackson Year Of Release :  1950 Principal Cast : Voices of Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Luis van Rooten, Jimmy MacDonald, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss, June Foray. Approx Running Time :   75 Minutes Synopsis:   A young girl falls for a handsome Prince and hopes to marry in spite of her mean step-sisters and awful ste-mother. ****** Feminism alert! Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece, Cinderella, is exactly the kind of film that drives the hardcore feminist movement crazy. Based on…

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Movie Review – Good Dinosaur, The

Director :   Peter Sohn Year Of Release :  2015 Principal Cast :  Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliot, Anna Paquin, AJ Buckley, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, Maleah Padilla, Steve Zahn, Mandy Freund, Dave Boat, Jack McGraw. Approx Running Time :  93 Minutes Synopsis:  In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. ******** 2015 marked a rare year for Pixar, the studio behind films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. For the first time, the studio delivered…

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Movie Review – Little Mermaid, The

– Summary – Director :  Ron Clements + John Musker Year Of Release :   1989 Principal Cast :  Voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, Ben Wright, Paddi Edwards, Edie McClurg. Approx Running Time :   82 Minutes Synopsis:   A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. What we think :  Hugely familiar Disney film remains enjoyable for all the right reasons, and slightly icky for all the…

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Movie Review – Fantasia

– Summary – Director :  Various Year Of Release :  1940 Principal Cast :  Deems Taylor (Live action) Approx Running Time :   126 Minutes Synopsis:   A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. What we think :  An early example of what you’d call an “experimental film”, or perhaps a “concept album” for Disney, Fantasia holds up even today, in spite of its amorphous anthology aspects, with thunderous music accompanying some of the studio’s most beautiful animation. Controversy around racism aside, the film remains a beautiful…

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Movie Review – Inside Out

– Summary – Director :   Pete Docter Year Of Release :   2015 Principal Cast :  Voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind, Diane Lane, Kyle McLachlan, Paula Poundstone, Frank Oz, Dave Golez, John Ratzenberger. Approx Running Time :  94 Minutes Synopsis:  After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. What we think : …

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Movie Review – Lion King, The

– Summary – Director :  Roger Allers + Rob Minkoff Year Of Release :   1994 Principal Cast : Voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings. Approx Running Time :  85 Minutes Synopsis:  Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his father, a lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future king. What we think : All-round crowd-pleaser that marked the zenith…

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Movie Review – Incredibles, The

– Summary – Director :   Brad Bird Year Of Release :   2004 Principal Cast :   Voices of Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Jason Lee, Samuel L Jackson, Elizabeth Pena, Brad Bird, Bud Luckey, Wallace Shawn, Dominique Louis, Jean Sincere. Approx Running Time :   115 Minutes Synopsis:   A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. What we think :  Dynamite action flick from Brad Bird and Pixar delivers family drama and sci-fi action with…

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Movie Review – Finding Nemo

– Summary – Director :  Andrew Stanton Year Of Release :   2003 Principal Cast : Voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Defoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush, John Ratzenberger, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bruce Spence, Erik Per Sullivan, Bill Hunter, Elizabeth Perkins, Rove McManus. Approx Running Time :  100 Minutes Synopsis:  After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to…

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