Author: Ryan K. (NDD#137)

It’s that time again!  With a year behind us in 2011, it’s time to look forward to see what Disney has planned for 2012.  If you listen to the D...

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Disney’s 2012 Movie Slate

Years ago, when I was in college, I liked nothing better than gathering my friends up on a weekday evening and heading off to the movies.  We didn’...

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The Santa Clause

I love the Muppets.  No, I mean, I really love the Muppets.  I have seen the original Muppet Movie more times than I care to count.  The Muppet Chr...

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The Muppets

When my son had a particularly hard time with his homework last weekend, I offered him a chance to celebrate when he was finished.  Whatever we could...

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

There’s just something about The Lion King, isn’t there?  Disney’s re-release of the film has broken through everyone’s wildest expectations,...

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The Lion King

In all my time watching Disney films, I had never seen So Dear To My Heart before.  For that and other reasons I sat down to watch it with great inte...

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So Dear To My Heart

In 1986, Disney was still very much a company in turmoil. Their last animated feature, The Black Cauldron, had been very expensive and had not returne...

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The Great Mouse Detective

In 1941, the Walt Disney Studios were not the juggernaut they are today.  With a series of troubles hitting the studio – including the box offi...

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Dumbo

Hey guys, I know I’m usually the movie guy, but here at DDL we like Disney’s TV networks as well.  I’m usually an ESPN fan, but her...

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Body of Proof DVD Giveaway

There was trouble in the making of The Fox and the Hound almost from the beginning.  It was a movie that saw Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men – a g...

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The Fox and the Hound

The conceit behind The Parent Trap is so simple that it is almost crazy no one thought of it before Erich Kastner’s novel that inspired the film.  ...

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The Parent Trap

Fundamentally, much of the Walt Disney Company’s business relies on the idea of wish fulfillment.  From the ideas of the princess films to the attr...

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The Princess Diaries

There are times in my movie going experience where I go into the theater with great excitement and still others where I go in not sure what to expect ...

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Cars 2

Winnie the Pooh had to go up against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 when it was released.  This is unfair.  I have to get that out of t...

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WINNIE THE POOH

I love to go to the movies, almost as much as going to Disney theme parks.  It’s my way to escape reality for a little while.  A good movie takes ...

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CAPTAIN AMERICA

20 years ago, The Walt Disney Studios was a very different place than it is today.  Only 7 years into the Michael Eisner and Frank Wells era, Jeffrey...

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THE ROCKETEER

When Cars arrived in theaters back in 2006, it seemed as though it was tailor made for me.  I’m a big fan of the car culture of the late 50s and ea...

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CARS

  To get one thing out of the way quickly, yes, Thor is not technically a Disney movie.  It is, however, produced by Marvel Studios, which is a ...

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THOR

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