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Disney Movie Stars Film Festival 2016: The Lion King (1994)

Review by CJ

The Lion King

Director:
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Starring:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane

Other notable appearances:
Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Robert Guillaume

Running time:
89 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Mulan

 

When lion cub Simba sees his father killed at the hands of his uncle, he is led to believe it was his fault and flees his home. He joins up with meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa who are also outcasts and lives a worry free life with them.

Simba’s uncle Scar has taken over the pride telling the members that both Simba and his father are dead. He brings in his hyena henchmen and ravages the pride lands until there is no food or water left. Simba’s childhood friend and betrothed, Nala, stumbles across Simba and tells him what has happened since he left. Will Simba be able to stop Scar and take his place in the great circle of life?

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Starring:
Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury

Other notable appearances:
Richard White, Rex Everhart, Bradley Pierce

Running time:
84 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Aladdin, Tangled, The Little Mermaid  

 

Belle is a sweet and imaginative girl tired of her life in a ‘poor, provincial town’. Beast is a self-centred prince whose castle has been enchanted until he can overcome his selfish ways. To break the spell Beast must learn to love another and earn their love in return. When Belle agrees to stay in the castle so her father will be freed, Beast attempts to win her affections with the help of his servants. Can she learn to love a beast?

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Review by CJ

Snow White

Director:
William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen

Starring:
Adriana Caselotti

Other notable appearances:
Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell

Running time:
83 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio 

 

The wicked Queen, infuriated that she is no longer the fairest in the land, sends the huntsman to kill Snow White and return with her heart. Unable to go through with the act, the huntsman sends Snow White running into the woods where she comes across a house belonging to seven dwarves. When the wicked Queen discovers that Snow White still lives, she takes matters into her own hands.

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Review by CJ

The Little Mermaid

Director:
Ron Clements, John Musker

Starring:
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars

Other notable appearances:
Buddy Hackett, Rene Auberjonois

Running time:
83 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin

 

Princess Ariel is a mermaid and the youngest daughter of King Triton. When Ariel falls in love with the human Prince Eric, her father’s forbidding sends her into the clutches of sea-witch Ursula. Ariel becomes human and has three days to share true love’s kiss with Eric to stay that way. The catch is that Ursula’s price is Ariel’s voice. When Ursula and her minions start to play dirty, Ariel needs a little help from her friends to get to her happily ever after.

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Pocahontas (1995)

Review by CJ

Pocahontas

Director:
Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg

Starring:
Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale

Other notable appearances:
Billy Connolly, Linda Hunt, Frank Welker, John Kassir

Running time:
81 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan

 

When the English land in the ‘new world’ they are searching for gold and glory. What Englishman John Smith doesn’t expect is that he will find love with native Pocahontas. They must overcome prejudice on both sides before their love can blossom.

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Clyde Geronimi

Starring:
Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Verna Felton

Other notable appearances:
The most adorable owl in the history of Disney woodland critters

Running time:
75 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid

 

After years of hoping, King Stefan and Queen Leah finally have a child, Princess Aurora. However, when they present their daughter to the world they do not invite the evil fairy Maleficent and invoke her wrath. The wrath comes in the form of a curse that their baby girl will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die before the sun sets on her 16th birthday.

Good fairy Merryweather is the only fairy left who can bless the princess, but even she cannot remove the curse. Instead she changes it so that Aurora will not die, but will fall into a slumber only to be awakened by true love’s first kiss.

Merryweather and her fellow good fairies, Flora and Fauna, whisk Princess Aurora off to a cabin in the forest to raise her as a peasant in the hopes that Maleficent will never find her there. When the curse comes true, it is up to the dashing Prince Phillip to escape Maleficent’s clutches and rescue the princess for her happily ever after.

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