Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 3 – Interview with Jim Zub

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This episode we welcome Jim Zub to the show, talk about his work in comic books, and focus on his role as author of the ‘Figment’ miniseries for Marvel’s Disney Kingdoms imprint. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 2 – Courage and Kindness

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This episode, we welcome Matt Blum, GeekDad’s own editor-in-chief, as Third Host! We discuss the new ‘Cinderella’ movie, the ‘Frozen Fever’ short, the meager information we have about ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ and the mistakenly announced rebranding of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 1 – Introductions

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I’m thrilled to announce the latest addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network: The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. In the ridiculously crowded field of Disney-related podcasts, we are happily launching another volley into the fray. (Did I just mix my metaphors?) Continue reading

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Cinderella’ (and ‘Frozen Fever’)

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Disney’s new live-action ‘Cinderella’ is out. You know the story – now find out about the movie. And also that animated short you might possibly have heard about… Continue reading

Exclusive Clip: ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ Feature

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In this GeekDad Exclusive clip, ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’ director, Steven Loter, gets a little bit of help from his daughter to prepare for the newest chapter in the Disney Fairies franchise. Continue reading

Are Your Kids Ready to Run a 5K?

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When I first told people that I had signed up my 5-year-old daughter for a 5K, they thought I was crazy. Those with kids around that age were especially incredulous. No one could believe that a 5-year-old would be able to run 3.1 miles. Continue reading

Hot Toy Short List Review

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Needless to say, as a GeekDad we get lots of toys to review during the year, so I matched up a few that we have been using in my own household to the hot list. Here is the few that I can tell you about… Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty Battle Royale

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In just a few short days (11/04), the alternate version of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, will be released on home video. It has been a long time since a movie has been so polarizing with an audience as Maleficent is to Sleeping Beauty. If you have not seen this new telling, then I urge you to go ahead and get ready by picking up a copy of the original Disney classic first. Continue reading

Alexander and the Pretty Good Movie

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Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has been transformed into a new film from Disney, and the adaptation actually works pretty well. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of Alexander

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The cast and producers of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day assembled at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills last week to discuss their film. Director Miguel Arteta, Producers Dan Levine and Lisa Henson, Writer Rob Lieber and actors Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould and Bella Thorne answered questions about their work on the film. Continue reading

The Technology of Big Hero 6

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 is set in an alternate reality that differs from our world in two major ways: the culture is a melding of American and Japanese influences, and the technological development is slightly more advanced than ours. Let’s take a look at some of that technology. Continue reading

Big Hero 6 Challenge Asks Kids What Big Problem They Want to Solve

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In anticipation of the release of Big Hero 6, Disney has teamed with partners XPRIZE, LittleBits, FIRST LEGO League, and the USPTO to create a contest for kids. Continue reading

Disney Recreates DuckTales Title Sequence With Real Ducks

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If you remember Disney Afternoon of the ’90s, you’ll love this. Disney has redone the title sequence to the great show that was DuckTales, only using actual ducks instead of cartoons. If you need a smile, this is just about guaranteed to provide one. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes With Big Hero 6

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Continuing the streak that began with Tangled, Disney Animation’s next feature is also their first animated adaptation of a Marvel property, Big Hero 6. Not long ago, I was invited to spend a day at the studio with the artists behind this new film. We met the producer, directors, designers and artists, many of whom also worked on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled. We saw storyboards, concept art and several extended sequences of the heroes in action and spoke with the animators who put it all together. Continue reading

Donald Duck Announced for Disney Infinity 2.0 Originals

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Following up the recent announcement of Aladdin characters for Disney Infinity, the number of Disney Originals has further been bolstered today by Donald Duck. So far though these are all Toy Box characters, fingers crossed for a playset still. Continue reading

Disney Demonstrates Its Fear of Kermit-ment: What’s to Become of the Muppets?

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It’s been more than 24 years since Jim Henson’s untimely death. It’s been more than ten years since The Walt Disney Company acquired the Muppets. This year’s Muppets Most Wanted was a mostly-mediocre movie and didn’t do so hot at the box office. Following that relative failure, it looks like Disney is losing interest in investing much more time and money in the franchise. Continue reading