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Disney

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Lion King comes through Fresno next week and will be performing at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno from November 28-December 9. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Nick Cordileone, who plays Timon.

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by Terrance McArthur



Look out, Jacques Cousteau! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is back in the Valley, this time in CenterStage Clovis’ production at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre through August 4.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Disney’s The Little Mermaid is currently on stage at the Selma Arts Center through May 26. If you are a fan of the movie, or even if you have never been “Under the Sea”, you shouldn’t miss this production!

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by Destiney Warren



Everyone loves Lion King. I mean it has everything: romance, adventure, plots against kings, and even a little family drama, all while being a cute Disney movie the whole family can enjoy. Children’s Musical Theaterworks takes Disney’s Lion King Jr and presents a musical that everyone can enjoy as well—whether you have a kid in the cast or not. My boyfriend and I didn’t know anyone in the show, and we still had a great night.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytales–it teaches the moral that real beauty is on the inside. I have seen it performed on stage many times, most recently this past weekend presented by CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre. And who hasn’t seen the Disney movie.

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The Good Dinosaur: Movie Review

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Good Dinosaur is the newest Disney/Pixar film. It is about an Apatosaurus dinosaur named Arlo who is afraid of everything and he wants to make his mark on the world like his brother and sister have. However, he finds it difficult to overcome his fears.

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Inside Out: Movie Review

IN THE June 29 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Inside Out is an animated Disney/Pixar film about a young girl, Riley, and how she and her family had to move from Minnesota because her dad got a job in San Francisco. Riley is a happy girl who loved her life in Minnesota but the move changes that because she misses her old home and friends.

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Tomorrowland: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Tomorrowland begins in 1964 with a child named Frank who brings his new invention, a jet pack, to show off at the World’s Fair. Unfortunately for Frank, the judge, David Nix (Hugh Laurie from House), is not at all impressed with the invention. However, a young girl named Athena finds interest in Frank and gives him a pin. She whispers to him to follow her and the judge on It’s a Small World, where the pin takes him through a secret passage that leads to another world, Tomorrowland. This changes Frank’s life forever.

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Big Hero 6: Movie Review

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Big Hero Six is an animated film by Disney about Hiro and his friends. It starts out with 14-year-old robotics prodigy, Hiro, at the robot fights with his small robot. He is a genius boy who spends his time obsessed with the fights. However, his big brother, Tadashi convinces him to give up the robot fights and begin college.

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by Sheryl Wall



Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a Disney film based on the Children’s book by Judith Viorist. It is about an 11-year-old boy, Alexander, and his family, and about how Alexander is tired of being the only one in his family that has such horrible days when his family seems to always have such perfect days with nothing to complain about. The Morning of his twelfth Birthday he wished on a candle in the sundae he made himself before the rest of the family was up. He wished that they would know what it felt like to have a Terrible, Horrible no good, very bad day.

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Planes: Fire and Rescue: Movie Review

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Planes: Fire and Rescue is a sequel to Disney’s first Planes movie. The first movie focused on the dust cropper plane, Dusty, who wanted to be a racer. This story is similar to the first movie but instead of a racer, he wants to fight fires.

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Maleficent: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Maleficent is a Disney movie about her life and how she became known as an evil fairy. It’s a new take on the story of Sleeping Beauty. The movie starts out with Maleficent as a young yet powerful fairy in the peaceful Magical Moors that borders the human land and how she met a human boy and fell in love with him. Stefan, the young boy, grows up and doesn’t come back for many years.

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