May 232016
 

alicethroughthelookingglass

Alice Through the Looking Glass picks up three years after the events in Alice in Wonderland. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the last 3 years on the high seas, exploring the world in the same way her father did before her. She returns to London to find her mother in a financial bind, and her standing in society very much changed. Just when she is about to lose hope, she spots the blue butterfly Absolem (Alan Rickman) who leads her to a magical mirror back to Wonderland.
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Apr 202016
 

junglebook

Almost 50 years after Disney brought us the animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century stories The Jungle Book is back, this time as live-action-CGI fantasy adventure. Darker than its largely comedic [and musical] predecessor, this version is a journey of discovery for our young hero, who has not only a formidable enemy to overcome, but also issues of identity and family to grapple with. The Jungle Book is reviewed after the jump.

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Mar 172016
 

zootopia

A rookie cop (that happens to be a bunny) and a con artist (that happens to be a fox) make unlikely partners in an investigation which goes to the heart of Zootopia, a sprawling metropolis inhabited by anthropomorphic animals of every shape, size and colour.  Disney’s latest film is part crime procedural and part life lesson about how to get along in this melting pot of a world. Zootopia is reviewed after the jump.

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May 222015
 

tomorrowland

A section of Disneyland since 1955, Tomorrowland represents the possibility and optimism in post-war America. Brought to life by director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), the Tomorrowland of this film represents both possibility and failure. Greed and complacency has almost driven the world to a point of no return. Could Tomorrowland be the beacon of hope so desperately needed? Tomorrowland is reviewed after the jump.

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Jul 212014
 


 
Well this looks fun. Set in a fictional city which is San Fran meets Tokyo, a super intelligent boy named Hiro Hamada and he robot he built (Baymax) stumble across a criminal plot and pull together a team of inexperienced crime-fighters to bring down the baddies.

I wasn’t surprised to learn it’s based on a Marvel superhero team of the same name, if anything, I’m surprised that it’s taken this long for Disney to include Marvel characters in an original animated film.

My only question – why couldn’t the super nerdy science genius be a girl? Just saying….

The film is set for a release in Australia on Boxing Day, the same spot Frozen opened in last year and Wreck it Ralph the year before.

Sep 182013
 

Disney revisits the Cars world, but this time the stars are the planes. Dusty Crophopper is a cropduster with big dreams. He wants to compete in a round-the-world race and explore the skies beyond the fields. The problem? Apart from being a cropduster (and not a racer), Dusty has a crippling fear of heights. My review of Planes is after the jump.

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