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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *So. Many. Princesses.*

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

The film will also include a team up of all the Disney Princesses including Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid). 

Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia), and produced by Clark Spencer, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21.
*TEXT from Coming Soon

Wreck It Ralph 2 Poster

Movie Review: Moana (2016) *Lovely and Likable, But Not a Classic”

Moana

Moana is the 56th Disney animated film, and the latest from a studio that has seriously revived itself from near obsolescence at the hands of Pixar.  It has the creative teams behind Aladdin and Hamilton behind it, and the first Pacific Islander princess (well, daughter of a chieftan).  Does Moana stand in the company of Disney’s latest string of classics?  No, but despite some serious flaws, it still manages to be kind of impossible to dislike. Continue reading Movie Review: Moana (2016) *Lovely and Likable, But Not a Classic”

Trailer Time: Moana Trailer #2 (2016) *It’s Maui Time?*

I honestly don’t know what to make of Moana after two trailers, it seems kind of a thin concept and a lot of the humor falls flat, but after six or seven solid outings in a row I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt for now.  It certainly looks gorgeous.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Directed by animation vets Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid), Moana will be released in theaters on November 23, 2016.
Moana

Trailer Time: Moana Teaser #1 (2016) *Can Disney Continue Their Animation Domination?*

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Directed by animation vets Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid), Moana will be released in theaters on November 23, 2016.
Moana

My Favorite Scene: Walt Disney’s Frozen (2013) “Let it Go”

This is a first for me, as I’ve never done a “My Favorite Scene” piece on a film that’s still in theaters, let alone #1 at the box office.  Largely that’s because it’s tough to get clips on movies while they’re still in their theatrical run, but as Disney saw fit to release the best bit of the film as an ad for Frozen, why wait?  “Let it Go” written Christophe Beck and performed by Idina Menzel is probably the best song from any Disney film in nearly twenty years.  Frozen is, as I said in my review, a return to classic Disney form and “Let it Go” is the moment when you realize just how good a film this is.  The music and the fantastic animation of Elsa constructing her ice palace is captivating.  In years to come, when Disney shows their montages of classic “Disney” moments, this will be there right alongside Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc.  If you haven’t seen it, for Pete’s sake, it’s freaking freezing outside anyway, go embrace it!
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