Tag: Disney

The wonder hours: TV for tweens is there for the taking

The wonder hours: TV for tweens is there for the taking

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to keep many of us at home, parents of preteen kids may be anxious to discover TV programming likely to entertain 9- to 12-year-olds. Following, in alphabetical order, are some brief reviews of tween-oriented shows available on major streaming services.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — A-III (PG-13)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A long time ago, in a world that now seems far, far away — to wit, Earth in spring 1977 — George Lucas wowed audiences with the original “Star Wars” film.

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Frozen II — A-II (PG)

Frozen II — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in “Frozen II” (Disney). They deliver an exuberant animated musical adventure that’s suitable for a wide demographic.

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Child’s wish to feed homeless leads to robust outreach, national award

Child’s wish to feed homeless leads to robust outreach, national award

| Brenda N. Riojas | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

It started with a child’s concern for a homeless man she saw outside a grocery store.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — A-II (PG)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.

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Aladdin — A-II (PG)

Aladdin — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it’s probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: the 1992 animated film with Robin Williams and the Broadway musical derived from it, which continues a run that began in 2014.

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Dumbo — A-II (PG)

Dumbo — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sight of a cuddly baby elephant taking to the skies is clearly meant to send spirits soaring in “Dumbo,” director Tim Burton’s live-action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic.

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The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mergers and consolidations marked 2018 in the media world.

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Disney animator credits Catholic schools with foundation for his success

Disney animator credits Catholic schools with foundation for his success

| Joanne Fox | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ron Clements is a renowned animator, screenwriter and producer-director of award-winning Disney films, including the 2017 blockbuster “Moana.”

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

| John Mulderig | December 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” feeling shortchanged.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

| Joe Ruff | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, Matthew and Melissa, and sister, 4-year-old Ella, during a regularly scheduled morning Mass and special rosary.

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