Category Archives: Animation

A TANGLED Song

We’re now able to hear one of the Alan Menken/Glenn Slater songs from Disney’s Tangled Rapunzel project: I’m not really sure what to make of it. It’s a sweet song, but I don’t get the stylistic link between the song … Continue reading

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Top Ten Movie Musicals: 2010 Edition

What are your Top 10 Movie Musicals – right now at this exact point in time. These are mine – off the top of my head and places in alphabetical order. The links will take you to Amazon.com should you … Continue reading

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Arthur Laurents Interview in OUT

OUT Magazine has published an interview with Arthur Laurents. Entitled “Arthur Laurents Will Not Go Quietly”, the article deals somewhat with personal life and his relationship with Tom Hatcher, but also allows him to offer his trademark frank assessments of … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations…

This past year, the musical was represented on screen by the adaptation of Nine and Disney’s first traditionally animated film musical in a long time, The Princess and the Frog. Both have picked up a couple of nominations for the … Continue reading

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Review: Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Disney returns to its roots with this release of The Princess and the Frog, the first of its kind since Home on the Range in 2004. For too long, the studio proper has languished in the domain of CGI features … Continue reading

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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

The Princess and the Frog represents Disney’s return to their filmmaking roots – the animated musical. We’ve already had a teaser trailer: A trailer: And a sneak peak: And I think all look very promising indeed. It’s obviously not a … Continue reading

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Disney’s RAPUNZEL: Thanksgiving 2010

When last we heard about Disney’s Rapunzel, Kristen Chenoweth was going to be the voice of Rapunzel with Dan Fogler as the Prince; Glen Keane was at the helm; and some initial character designs had been released. Things have changed. … Continue reading

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ASSASSINS on film?

Having been rather ill this week, I’ve had some time to think about the idea of a film version of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, which I discussed a lot with my favourite guy, Eric, in the many hours I couldn’t sleep … Continue reading

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101 DALMATIANS II

101 Dalmatians II is one of the better Disney DTV sequels. While it’s not in the same league as the original, it’s also nowhere near as abysmal as some of the sequels have been. The team behind this film at … Continue reading

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THE FLINTSTONES: A Yabba Dabba Musical?

Jeff Marx, the man responsible for the Tony-winning score of Avenue Q, and Jake Anthony are in negotiations with Marco Pennette, who currently works on the popular sitcom Samantha Who?, with the aim of collaborating on a stage musical adaptation … Continue reading

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