8 items from 2014
Hey, here's something that will make you feel old! The Lion King is turning 20 on Sunday. The Disney masterpiece roared (shh, let us have that one) into theaters on June 15, 1994, where it would "Hakuna Matata" its way to becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year, earning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and two Grammys in the process. Although The Lion King is now seen as a centerpiece of Disney's so-called Renaissance period, it had modest origins, and even those involved on the project believed it would be a tough sell. "The pitch for the story was a lion »
- Jelisa Castrodale
Disney Television Animation has begun production on The Lion Guard, an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film The Lion King. Geared towards kids age 2-7 and their families, The Lion Guard television movie will premiere in Fall 2015, and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.
The wildlife education experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park will serve as consultants on The Lion Guard stories, which will incorporate themes of conservation, family and community while also highlighting problem-solving, creative thinking and diversity. Author and Swahili expert Sarah Mirza is the language and cultural advisor.
"The story of The Lion King has deeply touched families around the world since its original theatrical release 20 years ago. »
With the announcement of a new Lion King TV movie and series, we can't help but think of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who voiced young Simba in the original movie. Meanwhile, May 25 marked 15 years since the Home Improvement series finale aired, and we're still mourning the loss of Jtt as a TV series regular. He first hit the Hollywood scene in the early '90s, and he quickly became the king of pinups as one of the most popular teen heartthrobs. In Disney movies like Man of the House and Tom and Huck, Jtt showed off his sweet charm, and he later had fans swooning with appearances on Smallville and 8 Simple Rules. To celebrate Jtt fandom in all its pinup glory, take a look at reasons why he was - and always will be - the best of the best teen heartthrobs! »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Miss The Wonder Years? Us too! Happily, former cast member Danica McKellar shared this reunion photo on Instagram of the castmates back together, and everyone, like Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, and Jason Hervey, looks so cute. They're not the only '90s castmates who have resurfaced recently. Nostalgia for the '90s is all the rage, and former costars from our favorite TV series and movies have been getting back together and showing us pictures of their reunions. It's so fun seeing how everyone looks a couple of decades later - and seeing which cast members are still friends. Check out the pictures below to see the best recent reunions of casts from shows and movies like Home Improvement and The Sandlot. Source: Instagram user danicamckellar That '70s Show Topher Grace tweeted this cute reunion picture of Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama. Source: Twitter »
- Shannon Vestal
Your '90s girl crush Tori Amos is still looking really, really good. The singer-songwriter, who turned 50 last August, made a stop by BBC Breakfast studios in Manchester, England, on Monday, where she signed autographs for fans. She is currently on a press tour to promote her newest album, Unrepentant Geraldines, which will be released on Tuesday. We welcome the return of Tori and also hope that this means that more '90s stars will be making big returns to the limelight in the coming year. Check out our shortlist for '90s star comebacks we want to see, including Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, and Lisa Bonet! »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Director: Isao Takahata
Running Time: 119 minutes
Pom Poko has the distinction of being my least favourite Studio Ghibli film by a large margin. That is to say, I really don’t like it at all. It’s the story of a group of tanuki (mistakenly or simply named raccoons in the dub) who fight off humans from taken over their land. A very simple set-up for sure, but what follows is an awkward and confused film which mixes adorable animation with darker elements and a message as subtle as a kick to the groin.
The main objection to the film is that it mixes so many tones that it is hard to know how to take the film. The comedy is broad and slapstick, but never actually funny. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The '90s brought us new boy bands, Friends, and celebrity-filled "Got Milk?" ads that we used to collage our notebooks and bulletin boards. It's been over 20 years since the iconic "Got Milk?" ad campaign first launched, but those days are about to end thanks to the start of the new "Milk Life" campaign. Feeling nostalgic for those early "Got Milk" moments, we're looking back on some of the most memorable ads from the '90s and early 2000s. Then-teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas smoldered in his ad, while Britney Spears struck a silly pose alongside her childhood self. Meanwhile, Kate Moss and David Beckham both stripped down to model their milk mustaches, and the Backstreet Boys bundled up in leather to drink milk in an alley. Take a trip down memory lane with these vintage "Got Milk?" ads! View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
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8 items from 2014
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