All Together Now photos

Since her breakout role as the voice behind Disney’s Moana, actress Auli’i Cravalho has popped up in several short-lived TV shows, but now she’s getting her own Netflix movie. Cravalho stars in All Together Now, a forthcoming drama from Hearts Beat Loud director Brett Haley that was formerly titled Sorta Like a Rock Star. Check out the first batch of photos and get the details about the film below. Read More »

Little Women Movies Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a video essay comparing Greta Gerwig‘s new adaptation of Little Women to the previous three feature film versions from 1933, 1949 and 1994 to see what the latest version brings to the table. Plus, take a retrospective look back at the Marvel animated series X-Men: Evolution from the early 2000s, and listen to Moana star Auli’i Cravalho read a Disney story. Read More »

disney family singalong

We’re all in this together — from at least six feet apart. Disney has enlisted Disney Channel and Disney movie stars in a star-studded Disney Family Singalong set to air this week on ABC. The socially-distanced singalong event will reunite High School Musical stars Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens, along with other cast members of the beloved Disney Channel movie to perform “We’re All in This Together,” while mega-stars like Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, Disney legends like Moana star Auli’i Cravalho and Alan Menken join in for a medley of Disney classics.

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the power series cast

Following her live TV musical debut as in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!Auli’i Cravalho will show you just how far she’ll go as a bonafide TV star. The Moana star has been cast in Amazon’s new thriller series The Power opposite Leslie Mann, in Cravalho’s first major role in a scripted series since the short-lived 2018 NBC series Rise.

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the little mermaid live

The next live musical set to make a splash on ABC is The Little Mermaid. Hot off the heels of the announcement of a newly diverse lead for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, ABC is making an inspired casting choice for Ariel in this version, which was postponed from its original air date in October 2017. Moana star Auli’i Cravalho will lead the live musical event special, while Queen Latifah will play Ursula, and Grammy-winning musician Shaggy will play Sebastian. So now we finally know, how far she’ll go.

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oscars winners and losers

Predicting the Oscars is like predicting the weather. You can look at the charts and determine the general course of the storm, but it’s impossible to tell if the wind is going to knock a tree through your living room window. Last night’s ceremony was peak Oscars. Everything went exactly how it was supposed to go before finding time to also uproot the oak in your front yard and cave-in one of walls with it.

So let’s talk about the winners and losers of this year’s Academy Awards. Not the actual winners, the people who went home with potentially life-changing statuettes, but the people who walked away from that ceremony looking like a million bucks and those who…didn’t. And while we’re talking about winners, we have also have the results from our /Film Oscar prediction contest!

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Moana Deleted Scene

In Disney’s hit animated adventure Moana, our title character sets out to sea with little to no experience sailing. Eventually, she learns some tips and tricks thanks to the help of the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). But in an earlier draft of Moana, the character was actually a little more proficient at sailing, even outdoing her six brothers.

That’s right, in an earlier edition of Moana, our hero actually had six older brothers. When Moana hits home video very soon, there will be a deleted scene featuring the siblings together in a little sailing race just off the coast of their island. It shows Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) had no trouble keeping up with (and even surpassing) her brothers on the sea, despite the fact that they were older. That scene has made its away online, and you can watch it after the jump. Read More »

Moana Review

With several decades of animated movies in its history, it’s a wonder that Walt Disney Animation can still churn out movies that feel as refreshing and satisfying as their latest computer animated delight, Moana. By meshing their traditional magic and narrative tropes with a stunning change of scenery and rich, exotic culture that has never been featured so prominently or respectfully in family film, Disney has crafted a dazzling adventure that the whole family can enjoy.

Read our full Moana review after the jump. Read More »

Moana clips

Disney Animation’s Moana has shown us quite a bit of Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and Moana herself (Auli’i Cravalho) at this point, but the latest marketing materials shine a light on two of the supporting players. One is Gramma Tala (Rachel House), one of the few in the village who encourages Moana’s dreams of exploration. The other is Tamatoa (Jemaine Clement), a gigantic crab who loves shiny things. Think Smaug, but, you know, as a goofy crab instead of a terrifying dragon. Watch two Moana clips below.  Read More »

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Moana

We’re under a month away from getting a new Disney adventure in the form of Moana, complete with a bunch of new original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina. We’re already heard one of the songs from the upcoming soundtrack featuring Dwayne Johnson singing “You’re Welcome,” and now we have one more song from the movie.

It’s a tradition with Disney soundtracks that a famous singer records a cover of one of the signature songs from an animated movie, mostly for radio play. This time it’s Canadian chart-topping singer Alessia Cara who has recorded a version of the song “How Far I’ll Go,” which will be sung by young Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the movie.

You can listen to the full Moana song after the jump. Read More »