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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Review: "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" - Big, Shaggy, and Charming

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2015
A prophecy is an interesting storytelling tool in a fantasy setting. It is a convenient way to inject exposition quickly and set a ticking time-bomb clock, injecting information as in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous advice on mastering cinematic tension. A prophecy also provides an excellent vehicle to communicate character traits, since the way characters will react […]
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Building a Better NeverBeast with "Tinker Bell" Director Steve Loter and Producer Michael Wigert

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2015
In an elegant proof that phobias are learned and not inherited, Steve Loter learned that his longstanding fear of large dogs was not shared by his young daughter, who would greet all the giant canines in the neighborhood with a giant hug. When he asked her about this, she told him, “all animals are my […]

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Background Noise - Examining "Big Hero 6"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2015
Welcome to Background Noise, where we get totally obsessive about stuff and reveal things you might have missed in your favorite animated entertainment. This entry will take a look at Disney’s Big Hero 6, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and via iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere, and other digital services. These are the kinds of observations I’d have hoped […]


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Review: "Big Hero 6" Blu-ray - I Am Very Satisfied With My Care

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2015
Superheroes continue to be big business at the box office, even as the stories are beginning to get repetitive and threadbare. Disney’s Big Hero 6 is the first animated feature based on a Marvel Comics property, although admittedly an obscure one. If it is somewhat lacking in originality, it more than compensates with an enormous […]
Sofia the First The Curse of Princess Ivy

New Clips Released from "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released new clips from Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy, which is available now on DVD. SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY Arrives on Disney DVD February 24th, 2015 Features a Full-Length Adventure with Special Appearance by Rapunzel! Plus Three Additional Episodes and a FREE Exclusive […]