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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King: The Circle Of Life Edition
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The Lion King
The Circle Of Life Edition
Blu-ray | Digital
Walt Disney Signature Collection
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Screenwriter: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
Cast:
Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Video
Release Date: August 29, 2017

Like a lot of Walt Disney animated films, The Lion King has stood the test of time in its own way. The celebrated piece is a powerful film that has beautiful animation, resonating themes, catchy songs, and plenty of charm to boot. It’s no wonder that it is among our favorite films. Now, The Lion King gets, yet another, re-release in “The Circle Of Life” edition as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Like many of these re-releases, this one is chock full of bonus extras that will have fans fall in love once more and introduce this lovely film to a new generation who may have never seen it before. Check out our review here below.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Diamond Edition
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The Lion King
4–Disc Blu–ray/3D/DVD/Digital Combo
2-Disc Blu–ray/DVD Combo
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Starring: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Madge Sinclair, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, Jim Cummings, Niketa Calame
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date: October 4, 2011

You can’t really review The Lion King. It’s one of the crown jewels of Disney’s line of timeless hand–drawn animated classics, and my own personal favorite of the bunch.

It’s jam–packed with a great cast of voice actors, gorgeous and vibrant environments, settings, and colors, and some of the most unforgettable songs any movie has ever had. Not to mention the wonderful story of a young lion cub who’s tricked into leaving the lands he was to one day become king of after an incident involving his stoic father–king and his deviously evil uncle.

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Check Out These Images from Relativity Media’s ‘Untitled Snow White’
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Relativity Media is jumping on the sudden tide of fairy tale-inspired films and television series so wonderfully started by the “classics” Beastly and Red Riding Hood with their upcoming film Untitled Snow White. Yes, you read that correctly, the film is called Untitled Snow White. Let’s hope the powers that be change that before the film releases, but for now that’s the title in the press release.

This reimagining of the classic story features Julia Roberts, Lily Collins (The Blind Side), Arnie Hammer (The Social Network), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), and Nathan Lane (The Bird Cage).

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New Poster & Title Banner For ‘The Nutcracker In 3D’ Released
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A brand new poster and title banner for The Nutcracker in 3D has been released by Cinemarket Films. The movie will be released during the holiday season on November 24, 2010, and tells the story of a young girl who whose uncle gives her a nutcracker as a gift that comes to life one night and takes her on a fantastical adventure.

The movie is directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and stars Elle Fanning (Somewhere, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), John Turturro (Transformers, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) Nathan Lane (The Producers, The Birdcage), and Charlie Rowe (Never Let Me Go, The Golden Compass).

You can see the title banner above, and e sure to click on over to the other side to see the new poster for The Nutcracker in 3D!

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Movie Review: Astro Boy
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Astro Boy
Directed by David Bowers
Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Freddie Highmore
Written by David Bowers and Timothy Harris
Release Date: October 23, 2009

I learned several things Saturday morning when I watched Astro Boy. For one thing, when watching a cartoon movie, one should expect a sea of crying, whispering, and gurgling children no matter what time the movie starts. Another thing I learned, and this one is pretty important for me, is that no matter how old I get, it is nice to know that I still can be affected by a cartoon that has heart.

Astro Boy, based on the popular Japanese anime Mighty Atom, tells the tale of Tobie Tenama (Freddie Highmore). Tobie is caught in a middle of dangerous science experiment conducted by his father Dr. Bill Tenama (Nicolas Cage) and is killed instantly. Dr. Tenama is devastated and in his sorrow, he creates an exact robotic copy of his boy. Thus, Astro Boy is born.

Now a fair warning to those who are familiar with the anime: I had no prior knowledge of the anime before I stepped into the movie. After watching the movie though, I did Google it and discovered that, despite some tweaks to the characters involved and some additional supporting characters, the story is a pretty faithful retelling of the Japanese Anime.

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