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This winter, audiences will be able to experience the worldwide phenomenon that is Frozen in a completely new way when Frozen: The Broadway Musical opens in New York City. Disney twenty-three spoke exclusively with the company bringing this magnificent musical to the stage, including the Tony® Award-winning creative team of Michael Grandage, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Rob Ashford, and Christopher Oram and […]

Art of Rogue Signing at Galler...

Jondee here at Alhambra, This was a big event for Gallery Nucleus, tickets for the panel and signing went on sale from the website on December 27th. I picked up the VIP ticket for January 7th. I usually go to the gallery and there are stacks of the art books, nope!, they sold out! I […]

Disney in 2016!

Jondee here at Zootopia, Yes, Disney is at the tops of the box office, currently at $7 billion dollars at #1. Previously, box office champ, $2.4 billion, Universal is at #4 with $1.2 billion. The question is why and what is the ramifications. Last year Universal dominated the box office with the top twenty movies,#2 […]

Once Upon a Time, “Changelin...

Jondee here at Mr. Gold’s Shop, A woman runs into Gold, he clouds her into ropes, and the Evil Queen wants to know his interest in fairies. Gold wants the queen to take care of her sister. He pours a powder over the fairly that turns her into an old woman. The Mother Superior sees […]

Moana Review!

Jondee here at Motunui, New Zealand, ALOHA Kakou! Disney had the modern Hawai’i in Lilo & Stitch (2002), but this film is going full Polynesian. It is okay as an animated film, a bit long as a musical, but still fun with some incredible visuals. Directed by the Disney team of Ron Clements and John […]

Profile on Mickey Mouse!

Jondee here at the Mouse House, Mickey Mouse, almost everyone has grown up with him, but it was also strange while knowing the Mickey Mouse Club there wasn’t any Mickey cartoons. It got to the point where I took Mickey for granted as a kid. I even passed up Mickey’s Christmas Carol in 1983. Still, […]

Mickey’s Birthday on GMA!

Jondee here at the party, Mickey’s birthday is on November 18 and there are many exciting events, go to your nearest Disney Store or Disney park to celebrate! His birthday is November 18, 1928, I hope when I’m 88 I will be just like Mickey Mouse! Here’s the press release on Mickey’s GMA appearance and […]

Once Upon a Time, “I’ll Be...

Jondee here at the World Behind the Mirror, This episode was directed by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David Lynch and director of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Boxing Helena (1993). The title is from The Velvet Underground song. The Evil Queen has Snow White and Charming under a Sleeping Charm. David is under […]

Once Upon a Time, “Heartless...

Jondee here at Longbourne, Mary Margaret and David are asleep, she wakes and finds herself in the forest to see the Evil Queen. She still wants Snow White’s heart. Mary Margaret tells her about Regina’s protection spell, the Evil Queen says that her enemy will give up her heart, she gives Mary Margaret in a […]

Once Upon a Time, “Street Ra...

Jondee here at Agrabah, A hill, “Capital of Agrabah”, pan into the city, it’s a flashback. Guards bully some prisoners as Jafar tells about the no-thief policy while Aladdin takes money purses. Jafar transforms three prisoners into mice. Aladdin is stopped by a robed woman who wants to hire him. She reveals herself, it’s Princess […]

Once Upon a Time, “Strange C...

Jondee here at Storybrooke High School, The episode title is the beginning of the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Mr. Gold is examining a watch under a magnifying glass. He cuts off his hair and this impresses the Evil Queen. Hyde walks in and wants his cameo necklace. Gold has him on his knees choking […]

Live Action Mulan Movie!

Jondee here at the Southern Dynasty, The live action Disney film of Mulan is set for November 2, 2018. There was a previous live action Mulan that was focused more on the legendary Mulan from the Ballad of Mulan, Mulan: Rise of Warrior (2009), it was simply Mulan before. It stars Wei Zhao, whom I […]

Live Action Aladdin Movie!

Jondee here at Agrabah, There actually is already a live action Aladdin movie, it’s called Thief of Bagdad (1940). Note that this film was remade many times (there is a 1924 Douglas Fairbanks film), but it is the Alexander Korda produced film that is a classic. The film covers the adventures of a thief (played […]

Once Upon a Time, “The Other...

Jondee here at the Ball, Regina, David, and Mary Margaret enter the prison, Regina gets a tray, she has her lasagna “fit for a king.” Hyde is there finishing off a lasagna enjoying the hospitality of his cell. Granny’s, Henry enters with a recording all of the newcomers to Emma and Hook. Ashley (Jessy Schram) […]

Star Wars: Rebels, “The Anti...

Jondee here at Skystrike Academy, The episode is written by Gary Whitta who worked on Rogue One. The Rebel fleet emerges into normal space for a supply mission, but an Imperial cruiser appears. The A-Wing fighters engage and the TIE interceptors shred the transport, but it is destroyed! Back at the base, the Rebels discuss […]

Live Action Lion King Film!

Jondee here at the Pride Lands, Director Jon Favreau announced that he will be working on the live action Lion King film on Instagram, “Excited for my next project.” There is no release date for the film yet. Favreau of course is well known for adapting The Jungle Book this year. So this leaves the […]

Queen of Katwe Review!

Jondee here in Uganda, Queen of Katwe is sublime. It is a cinematic experience to lift you up with hope. You will love this film if you are a human being. This film gives a true picture of Africa, not it’s conflict, or tribal people, all real, but this story reveals the spirit of Africa. […]

Once Upon a Time, “The Savio...

Jondee back here in Storybrooke, It begins with a recap special, “Evil Reigns Once More”, Once is a complicated story so it is great that specials can bring new viewers up to date. The evil Hyde has come from the Land of Untold Stories last season. The opening, “Many years ago…” which goes to the […]

Improving Beauty & The Beast

Jondee here at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17th, next year. This is another in the line of Disney live action films with Jungle Book and Cinderella (2015), both excellent movies.  Then, Maleficent (2014), and Alice in Wonderland (2010) and it’s sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, what […]

Pete’s Dragon Review!

Jondee here at Millhaven, The original Pete’s Dragon took place in the early part of the 20th century in Passamaquoddy, somewhere in the northeast of the country. The recent Pete’s Dragon discards the setting, the characters; Lena, Lampie, and Dr. Terminus, the songs, basically everything except Pete and his dragon. The heart of the story […]

Who Won Comic Con? (Part II &#...

Jondee here at Wakanda, Black Panther, best part of Captain America: Civil War, a fulfillment having the character on screen, the cast is a who’s who of talent especially the additions of Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Ryan Coogler really seems like a fan, and it looks like the film is the […]

Elena of Avalor, “First Day ...

Jondee here at Avalor, Elena of Avalor debuted on the Disney Channel.  The storybook opens to the narration of Elena (Aimee Carrero) telling about her story, she is given a magical amulet that will protect her, then a sorceress, Shuriki, works to take over Avalor. The royal wizard, Alakazar, places Elena’s sister and grandparents into […]

Elena of Avalor Premiere!

Jondee here at the Paley Center, The Disney Channel animated series is set to debut this Friday and a Los Angeles premiere was held with cast at the Paley Center on July 16th. They included the creator and executive producer of the show, Craig Gerber, the princess herself, Elena, played by Aimee Carrero, Jillian Rose […]

Screening Event of Elena of Av...

Jondee here at NYC, Actor, Jaime Camil, of Jane the Virgin, attended last night’s screening of Elena of Avalor with his daughter, Elena in New York. He is one of the performers on the soundtrack of the show. Also at the event was Aimee Carrero (voice of Elena) and Jenna Ortega (voice of Elena’s sister […]

Hulu to Exclusively Stream Dis...

Jondee here at Gravity Falls, Hulu is set to stream the animated and live action programming from the Disney Channel. Here’s the press release: SANTA MONICA, CA (June 16, 2016) – Hulu today announced an expansive new content licensing agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group that will make full prior seasons of top rated kids […]

Finding Dory Review!

Jondee here at Morro Bay, California, The short at the beginning of Finding Dory, “Piper”, was directed by Alan Barillaro. It has the shore with the fun, piper birds waddling out and in to catch clams before the waves roll in. Piper is the baby piper whose mother wants her to go out and find […]

Disney Rides Made into Movies ...

Jondee here at the Magic Kingdom, Here we go with the top three Disney Rides into Movies. 3 Tower of Terror (1997). This was an early attempt at making a film of a ride, made for television, it starred Steve Guttenberg which took away interest in this film, but he works here. It gives the […]

Disney Rides Made into Movies ...

Jondee here at the Happiest Place on Earth, Unfortunately, it is early in the game to see other studios and parks making the cross over, but I could see Universal Studios seeing possibilities. I would like to see the Jurassic Park river ride find its way into a Jurassic World sequel. There have been mixed […]

Elena of Avalor Debuts July 22...

Jondee here on Disney Channel, The Disney showcase is on its Latin princess, Elena, who will be be on Disney Channel. Here’s the press release: Princess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one hour premiere event FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT) […]

Geek Guide to the 90’s M...

Jondee here in The Matrix, The early 90’s gave us potential in computer graphics to fulfill the wildest science fiction visions and soon every super power. Disney hit its heights in the early 90’s, but will stumble here, until finishing in the 2000s for computer animated films. 1995 gave us Waterworld which was a terrific […]