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Movie Issues: Cinderella

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Movie Issues: Cinderella

Disney has made a career of taking fairy tales from around the world and turning them into giant buckets of money. Well, get ready Disney fans because they are about to do it once more with the release of their live-action film, Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the 1950 animated masterpiece, Disney’s Cinderella. Which, of course, is based on the many versions of the story that have been told since 1634. Each version of the story changes for every new generation it touches, and like so many other versions of this classic story, this new adaptation will go down as being just as beautiful as its animated predecessor.

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Comic Issues #212 – Disney and Marvel and Half The Known World

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Comic Issues #212 – Disney and Marvel and Half The Known World

Anthony and Ashley continue the Epic Move To The Awesome Apartment this week, so Elizabeth’s our host again, along with guest star Leland from Movie Issues! Listen in as we talk Disney and Marvel, and geek out over our favorite artists.

We discuss Rocket Raccoon #8 and Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #3, then get into She Hulk, Gambit, and Afterlife with Archie, before wrapping up with All New X-Men #36 and Uncanny X-Men #30. Along the way we mention that if you’re going to go to Disneyland, you need to bring Leland with you.

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Movie Issues: Big Hero 6

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Movie Issues: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is the 54th Disney animated feature film and the first to be inspired by a Marvel Comic of the same title. The film is wonderfully directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and features an amazing voice cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damian Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, T.J. Miller, and Maya Rudolph. It’s fun, has amazing animation, and is all around one of the best Marvel/Disney collaborations. This is definitely a movie to see.

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Movie Issues: Maleficent

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Movie Issues: Maleficent

Maleficent, directed by first time director Robert Stromberg and starring Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie, re-tells the Sleeping Beauty story from the villain’s point of view. The how’s and why’s are now being answered as to why Maleficent would become so evil she would curse a child. Set against a stunning backdrop of special effects and dark fantasy, Disney brings to life this unknown story of their most popular villain.

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

In a news post on the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm has announced that the Expanded Universe – the books, comics and video games that have been produced in the past 35 years – are no longer part of the official Star Wars canon.

While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU.

Now it’s official: The six films have been set as the canon, with upcoming films to further expand on the story’s universe.

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Comic Issues #152 – Star Wars NOW!

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Comic Issues #152 – Star Wars NOW!

The day we knew was coming is finally here, after the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney it was only a matter of time until every aspect of the company would be controlled by the mouse; including the comic rights.  Announced just this past Friday, beginning in 2015 Marvel Comics will be the sole publisher of Star Wars comics thus ending a 23 year relationship with indie darling, Dark Horse Comics.

The news stirs up mixed feelings with Anthony and Elizabeth as they’re joined by J. Bear in Andrew’s absence due to the plague.  Although Disney has the right to do with what they please with their toys the crew can’t help but feel jaded about Dark Horse’s loss.  Let us know what you think about the move in the comment section below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

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Movie Issues: Saving Mr. Banks

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Movie Issues: Saving Mr. Banks

In the new movie Saving Mr. Banks, director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) tells the tale of how Hollywood mastermind Walt Disney finally convinced Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers to sign over the rights to make the Mary Poppins movie, which is still considered one of the greatest films to date. What is presented is an earnest, whimsical film, which makes for a sweet and sugary movie, but not a terribly interesting tale.

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Movie Issues: Frozen

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Movie Issues: Frozen

It could be argued that most Disney Animated Features could be Broadway musicals, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen one like Frozen, where you can see the show that it’s destined to be. With massive female empowerment for mothers and daughters, Disney smartly packaged this to hit all the right marks it’s supposed to. For fans of Disney movies or not, Frozen is one beautiful movie that will go down as one of the best new animated films Disney has to offer.

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