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Animator/Artist Philo Barnhart at the Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis July 8th

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for almost 30 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun now takes place nine times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 120 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 220 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5!

The next Toyman Show is this Sunday, July 8th from 9:00a to 3:00p and artist and animator Philo Barnhart, best known for known for his work on The Little Mermaid (1989), The Secret of Nimh(1982) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990) will be there!

Also, Comic Book Creator, Artist & Actor Charles D. Moisant will be on hand as well.

And I’ll be there handing out Free movie Swag!
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40 big movies to watch in 2018

Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Kirsten Howard Mar 6, 2018

Infinity War! Venom! Aquaman! Deadpool 2! And those are just the comic book films. There's loads more ahead in 2018...

If 2017 was something of a bumper year for film, then there’s plenty to suggest that 2018 will also be something rather special. So much so, in fact, that we’ve expanded our preview list to 40, and still couldn’t fit everything in.

See related Luke Cage: making a star of a lesser-known character Jessica Jones season 2: episode titles and fantastic pulp covers released Iron Fist season 2: Alice Eve joins the cast Daredevil season 3: Vincent D’Onofrio teases Fisk's evolution The Punisher season 2 adds Supergirl's Floriana Lima

Here, though, is a slice of what lies ahead…

40. Venom

Sony is finally launching its spin-off collection of Spider-Man movies in 2018, with three films currently planned at the time of writing. The first of those is Venom,
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‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!

‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!
Twenty-five years ago -- November 25, 1992, to be exact -- in the city of Agrabah, a street rat, an outspoken princess and an eager-to-please genie were at the center of another groundbreaking animated musical from Walt Disney Pictures.

Telling the story of a young man who falls in love with a princess and befriends a genie as he aspires for something more in his life, Aladdin quickly became a touchstone in Disney’s canon of animated films. Following the romance-driven The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, the 1992 movie boasted a bigger sense of humor -- largely thanks to Robin Williams’ performance as Genie -- and more action.

Earning universal praise, Aladdin earned $217 million at the U.S. box office and maintains a 94 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But like its predecessors, the soundtrack, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, propelled it to awards success, winning it two Academy
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Animator/Artist Philo Barnhart at the Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis July 9th

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for over 25 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun takes place seven times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 120 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 220 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5!

The next Toyman Show is March 12th from 9:00a to 3:00p and artist and animator Philo Barnhart, best known for known for his work on The Little Mermaid (1989), The Secret of Nimh(1982) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990) will be there!

Also, Comic Book Creator, Artist & Actor Charles D. Moisant will be on hand as well.

And I’ll be there handing out Free movie Swag!

Come to
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Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Waltz to More Than $200 Million Globally

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Waltz to More Than $200 Million Globally
Beauty and the Beast” will waltz its way into audiences’ hearts this weekend. It’s a tale as old as time, set to the music of clinging and clanging cash registers.

A combination of nostalgia for the original Disney animated classic and the recent popularity of live-action fairy tales is translating into massive ticket sales. Nearly every person of speaking age on the planet is aware of the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” both from the French fairy tale and the 1991 animated smash. The new, Bill Condon-directed version has been praised by critics for honoring the sense of romance and magic that made the cartoon so beloved, while updating it for a new generation of moviegoers.

“It’s going to pull from a lot of different audience segments over the weekend,” said Eric Handler, an analyst with Mkm Partners. “Disney has sold millions of copies of the first film on home entertainment.
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‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch

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‘The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney’ Highlights ‘Snow White,’ ‘Moana’ and Everything in Between — Watch
Disney has its fair share of detractors, but few of them would point to the animation studio’s craft when criticizing the occasional sameness of its fairy tales and princess stories. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has put together a six-minute video highlighting some of the best shots from more than 40 animated Disney offerings, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way to last year’s “Moana.” Both the video and a list of the featured movies are below. (via Film School Rejects)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)

“Pinocchio” (1940)

“Fantasia” (1940)

“Dumbo” (1941)

“Bambi” (1942)

“Cinderella” (1950)

Alice in Wonderland” (1951)

“Peter Pan” (1953)

Lady and the Tramp” (1955)

Sleeping Beauty” (1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)

The Sword in the Stone” (1963)

The Jungle Book” (1967)

“The Aristocats” (1970)

“Robin Hood
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Bernard Fox, Who Played Dr. Bombay on ‘Bewitched,’ Dies at 89

Bernard Fox, Who Played Dr. Bombay on ‘Bewitched,’ Dies at 89
Bernard Fox, the character actor best known for his role as Dr. Bombay on the sitcom “Bewitched,” died of heart failure on Wednesday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif. He was 89.

Fox was born Bernard Lawson in Port Talbot, Wales, in 1927 to stage actors Queenie and Gerald Lawson.

He began his film career at a mere 18 months old, and worked as an assistant manager of a theater by 14. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II and resumed his acting career afterward, eventually landing 30 film credits from 1956 to 2004. In that time period, Fox was featured in two films revolving around the sinking of the Titanic — the 1958 movie “A Night to Remember” and James Cameron’s 1997 version, “Titanic.” His other film roles include the voice of the Chairmouse in the Disney animated features “The Rescuers” and “The Rescuers Down Under,” as well as his role as Winston Havelock in “The Mummy.
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Disney’s Hercules, and the challenge of casting

Simon Brew Nov 23, 2016

Jack Nicholson was originally in line for Disney’s Hercules – but 1989’s Batman movie scuppered it…

If you believe the rhetoric, then between The Lion King and the current resurgence for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney didn’t release an animated movie of any merit. I’ve long been one of those calling bobbins on this. Between The Lion King and, say, Tangled, we had The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Meet The Robinsons and The Princess & The Frog, for example. I’d argue there’s a mix of underappreciated and flat-out excellent movies in that lot.

And we also had Hercules.

1997’s Hercules wasn’t a raging box office success, and it was the first Walt Disney Animation Studios project to fall shy of $100m at the American box office since The Rescuers Down Under in 1990. Granted,
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Blu-ray Review – The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur, 2015.

Directed by Peter Sohn.

Featuring the voice talents of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Steve Zahn, Mandy Freund, Steven Clay Hunter, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott.

Synopsis:

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

For years, Disney has been mining the road movie for kids. From Pinocchio to Finding Nemo, Disney characters have gone through the wringer looking for their way back home, and the Disney/Pixar animated film The Good Dinosaur has a gangly Apatosaurus named Arlo severely dislocated from his patch of the world and family, but he embarks on the adventure of his young life as he makes his way back to the beginning, and redeeming himself in the process.

The Good Dinosaur hinges on a gimmick: What if the cataclysm (an asteroid) that wiped the dinosaurs out never happened?
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Here’s What’s Coming And Going From Netflix in January

The new year is upon us, and it’s time to clean up Netflix once again. Don’t fear too much though, as much as we hate to see some of our favorites leave Netflix, they do a pretty good job at adding some great new content. We lose Almost Famous, A Clockwork Orange, American Psycho, The Graduate, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and all the Rocky movies – and we get Intolerable Cruelty, Training Day, The Rundown and a new Netflix Original for Degrassi: The Next Class.

All Title Dates are Subject to Change

Netflix U.S. Release Dates Only

Available 1/1/16

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Along Came Polly (2004)

American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success (2015)

Angry Birds Toons: Season 1

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)

Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)

Catwoman (2004)

The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills: Season 1

Constantine (2005)

Forensic Files: Collection 2

Friday Night Tykes: Season 1-2

The Good Road
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What's Leaving Netflix in January 2016

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Your holidays are probably already packed, but if you want to rewatch "Gladiator," the original "Conan the Barbarian," "Mission: Impossible," or any "Bourne," "Rocky," or "Rambo" films, get that action fix before New Year's Eve: These favorites are leaving Netflix streaming in January.

Holiday films "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" are also being yanked, as are several Disney classics, including "Dumbo" (1941), "The Aristocats (1970)," "The Fox and the Hound (1981)", "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986) and "Pocahontas" (1995).

Also say goodbye to classics "A Clockwork Orange: (1971)," "The Graduate" (1967), "Rosemary's Baby" (1968), "Serpico" (1973) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962).

What's Leaving Netflix in January 2016

Leaving Jan 1, 2016

"A Clockwork Orange" (1971)

"Almost Famous" (2000)

"American Psycho" (2000)

"American Psycho 2" (2002)

"The Bourne Identity" (2002)

"The Bourne Supremacy" (2004)

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005)

"Coach Carter" (2005)

"Conan the Barbarian" (1982)

"Corpse Bride" (2005)

"Coyote Ugly" (2000)

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior": Season 1

"Four Brothers" (2005)

"Gladiator" (2000)

"The Graduate" (1967)

"Grandma's Boy" (2006)

"Harriet the Spy
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Netflix Is About to Retire All These Movies and TV Shows in January

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It's that time again! You know, when all those shows that you said you would watch on Netflix eventually slowly start to disappear from your queue. While there will be plenty of new movies and shows to binge-watch come January, there's a lot leaving as well. Don't worry, there are still plenty of new December titles to watch. Take a look at the list below, and make sure you catch them before they're gone! Expiring Jan. 1 A Clockwork Orange Almost Famous American Psycho American Psycho 2 The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Coach Carter Conan the Barbarian Corpse Bride Coyote Ugly Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1 Four Brothers Gladiator The Graduate Grandma's Boy Harriet the Spy Heartbreakers The Hours The Italian Job Jackass: The Movie Jerry Maguire Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Lawrence of Arabia: Restored
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25 years ago today: ‘Home Alone’ opened in theaters

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25 years ago today: ‘Home Alone’ opened in theaters
25 years ago today, audiences first saw the beloved Christmas comedy movie “Home Alone.” Here’s to a quarter century of kids collecting clever tips on how to outwit would-be burglars, getting spooked by evil furnaces, quoting fictional gangster movies, and (maybe) learning that family is the best gift of all. Directed by Chris Columbus — who would go on to helm the first two “Harry Potter” films — and produced by John Hughes, “Home Alone” became the highest-grossing live action comedy in the U.S. and worldwide after its release in 1990, and it held that record until it was overtaken by “The Hangover: Part II” in 2011. A favorite holiday movie of many, “Home Alone” has secured its place in pop culture with plenty of parodies, with this frightening personalized holiday card, a reference on “Family Guy,” four (mostly ill-advised) sequels, and a John Williams-penned song that’s become a staple of school Christmas concerts.
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10 Best Animated Sequels, Ranked

Simply put, most animated sequels are turgid. As the series go on longer and longer and animators and voice artists start to phone it in, you are often left wondering what it was that made you like the original in the first place. But, as Hotel Transylvania 2 surprisingly revealed over the weekend, sometimes animated series can actually hit their stride with their follow-ups. Sure, it.s a rarity. But when it does happen it.s a pleasant revelation. But which animated sequels are deemed the finest? Well, here to help are the 10 best animated sequels in history. Take a look and, possibly, disagree below. 10. The Rescuers Down Under Released 13 years after the original Rescuers film, it was a genuine surprise that The Rescuers Down Under managed to recapture some of the glory of its predecessor when it hit cinemas in 1990, while it even managed to have more impressive action scenes.
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That Time the Pope Looked Like Frank From The Rescuers Down Under

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That Time the Pope Looked Like Frank From The Rescuers Down Under
Things were a bit windy when Pope Francis spoke at Philadelphia's Independence Hall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and he just so happened to resemble a certain Disney character. Remember Frank from 1990's The Rescuers Down Under? Yep, the lizard. Well, the pope was giving off some serious Frank vibes when the wind hit him over the weekend. Take a look at more pictures from Pope Francis's visit to the U.S., and to keep the Disney comparisons coming, see the Disney princesses' real-life royal counterparts!
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Disney Collects Their Last 15 Years of Short films into One Blu-Ray

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Disney is bringing their treasure trove of their short films from the last deacde and a half to blu-ray/DVD for you and your family to enjoy together in one complete set. Come inside to learn more about the shorts being collected!

With each new release, Disney continues their tradition of having a short animated film play before their movies, and now they're brining all of their latest (including this year's Frozen Fever) together in one collection on Blu-Ray/DVD...and it's available Now!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection features contemporary shorts starring classic characters, including the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!, holiday treats like Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast.
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Wreck-It Ralph 2 confirmed by John C Reilly

John C Reilly has confirmed that he's signed up to make Wreck-It Ralph 2...

It's been rumoured for some time, but it looks as if the cat is now firmly out of the bag: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is on the way.

Walt Disney Animation Studios was said to be considering the film following the success of director Rich Moore's original film. It hadn't made a sequel before though, outside of The Rescuers Down Under and Fantasia 2000. But last year, Frozen 2 was announced, and there's believed to be a Big Hero 6 sequel in development too.

Rich Moore meanwhile has been working on co-directing Zootopia for Disney, which arrives next March. When he's done with that, though, it looks like Wreck-It Ralph 2 may be next.

Not that it's him who's confirmed the project. Instead, the news was broken by John C Reilly, at Ireland's Galway Film Fleadh. He confirmed at the
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How many have you seen? 12 of Disney's worst straight-to-video sequels

How many have you seen? 12 of Disney's worst straight-to-video sequels
Sequels and spinoffs are all the rage on the big screen these days, but the news that Disney is moving forward with a Frozen 2 still comes as something of a surprise considering the studio has been reticent to pump out theatrically-released follow-ups to its biggest hits - only The Three Caballeros, The Rescuers Down Under, Fantasia 2000 and Winnie the Pooh are part of the Disney Animated Canon.

However, throughout the '90s and '00s Disney had a lucrative side-business in direct-to-video sequels that were turned around quickly and cheaply and made the studio a fast buck. Many execs felt that these cheapened the originals and John Lasseter put the brakes on them, although the recent Tinker Bell films (branching out from Peter Pan) have their roots in this release model.

Digital Spy revisits 13 of Disney's most unnecessary straight-to-video sequels below:

Aladdin: The Return of Jafar (1994)

The very first
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Frozen 2 is 100% official, confirmed by Disney

It's definitely happening: Disney is pressing ahead with plans for Frozen 2...

Walt Disney Animation Studios hasn't made a sequel to one of its 'classic' animated films - at least not a proper one (we don't count the mainly straight to video/DVD shovelware) - since 1990's The Rescuers Down Under (unless you count Fantasia 2000). But that's about to change.

Surprising not many people, Disney has formally confirmed that Frozen 2 is happening. This does come a few days after directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck downplayed talk of a follow-up, although they didn't outright deny it. Now we know why.

The original Frozen took $1.27bn at the global box office, and is by distance the biggest animated film of all time in cinemas. There are already plans for a Broadway show - that Jennifer Lee is writing the book for - and a short film, Frozen Fever, is to play
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11 Forgotten Disney Characters Who Should Totally Be Your Favorites

11 Forgotten Disney Characters Who Should Totally Be Your Favorites
Aladdin and Cinderella and all those Disney heroes and heroines are great. But what about the fans that lose it for Jake from The Rescuers Down Under?! There are so many Disney films that some underrated or forgotten characters can get lost in the shuffle. Let's take a moment to honor the ones that need a little more love. 1. Hades from Hercules (1997): Only James Woods can voice a villain so evil, yet so dry and sarcastic. He switches from angry to hilarious at the drop of a hat. This forgotten Disney baddie deserves some major respect! 2. Jake from The Rescuers Down Under (1990): Jake is a tough Australian kangaroo mouse who certainly makes the lady mice swoon. He's basically a tiny...
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