Reviews Archive

The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review

Disney has been slow to release the Muppets’ films to Blu-ray, but as you will read in our The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray review, the wait has been worth it, as Disney delivers a Blu-ray release for The Muppet Christmas Carol‘s 20th anniversary that is more than just a cleaned up version of the last

Pete’s Dragon Blu-ray Review

Pete’s Dragon was just released on Blu-ray, and many people are likely to purchase the Blu-ray due to childhood nostalgia for the film. Before doing so, if you’re one of these people, I’d strongly recommend you to rent it first and give it another viewing. It’s not as good as your memory may recollect. In

The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray Review

The Basil of Baker Street Blu-ra…err…The Great Mouse Detective Blu-ray‘s release has intrigued me for a while, as I’ve been wanting to watch this 1986 animated feature since first seeing the excellent Waking Sleeping Beauty, which examined the Walt Disney Animation Studios from its darkest years in 1984 until it was revitalized in 1989 with the release of The

Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

If you have even marginally followed Disney Blu-ray and DVD releases for the past several years, you probably know that this review of the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray is superfluous. I can’t even recall the last time Disney released a Diamond (Blu-ray) or Platinum (DVD) edition title that wasn’t stellar in just about every regard.

D23 Magic & Merriment Review

We attended D23’s Magic & Merriment in December 2010 at Walt Disney World. The three day event was held in early December, and overall, was a fun time. In 2012, Magic & Merriment will be two separate 2-day events. This review is of the 2010 Magic & Merriment. UPDATE: We attended again in 2011 and

The Aristocats Blu-ray Review

The Aristocats Blu-ray is the latest 2-Disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack from Disney. As you will read in our Aristocats Blu-ray review, Disney has done well with The Aristocats, giving it true “Special Edition” treatment with a new enhanced digital restoration. More on that later. Given that The Aristocats was originally released in 1970,

Poster Art of the Disney Parks Review

Poster Art of the Disney Parks by Daniel Handke and Vanessa Hunt is the latest beautifully crafted over-sized coffee table book from Walt Disney Imagineering that lifts the curtain on an aspect of the creative group responsible for the development and design (among other things) of the Disney theme parks. Rather than creating another title as broad in

Treasure Planet Blu-ray Review

Treasure Planet was a flop at the box office, making less than $40 million in the United States despite a budget of over $140 million. Worldwide, it didn’t recoup that budget, let alone its marketing budget. Despite this, many claimed that it was a good film. It hasn’t developed anything close to a cult following,