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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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Preview: Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

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Preview: Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Brandon Seifert and Karl Moline! Inspired by Disney’s legendary but never constructed Museum of the Weird addition to the Haunted Mansion – and created in conjunction with the world-famous Disney Imagineers — Seekers of the Weird is an all-new, five-issue adventure no Disney fan or Marvel fan can miss!

When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s strangest – and most treacherous — museum! With the aid of their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle, it’s up to the young heroes to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society!

This January, enter the fabled Museum of the Weird for the start of an action-packed adventure in Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1!

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Movie Issues: Monsters University

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Movie Issues: Monsters University

It’s been a decade since Monsters, Inc. and it’s two top scarers Mike and Sulley first proved that things that go bump in the night could be fluffy and just as cute. Pixar is returning once more to fright factory with Monsters University. The prequel follows the monsters from the first film during their formative years in college, where they learn how to become the great frights we see in the original film.

Billy Crystal and John Goodman return to voice our heroes Mike and Sulley, along with wonderful performances from Helen Mirren, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Charlie Day, Nathan Fillion and Steve Buscemi. The result is one enjoyable family movie.

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