Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer Easter Eggs

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, check out nearly five dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Plus, learn how to make the homemade eggnog from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for your next holiday party, and watch Weezer‘s music video for their cover of the Frozen 2 soundtrack song “Lost in the Woods.” Read More »

Frozen Animation Evolution

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, see how animation evolved between the release of Frozen in 2013 and this year’s sequel Frozen 2. Plus, see how a professional dancer and choreographer reviews dance scenes from movies like Save the Last Dance, Chicago, Silver Linings Playbook and others. And finally, listen as Jamie Lee Curtis breaks down her career from Halloween through Knives Out and plenty in between. Read More »

into the unknown scene

It’s time to let go of “Let It Go”. There’s a new Frozen earworm in town, and it’s called “Into the Unknown”. The song is the big number from Frozen II, and if you’re in the mood to have it stuck in your head, you can now watch the full scene featuring the song below. So crank up the volume and listen to Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel belt out those notes.

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frozen 2 early buzz

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: why do modern Disney movie villains stink?)

Early in the new Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen II, our main quintet of characters plays a friendly game of charades. Queen Elsa of Arendelle, her goofy sister Princess Anna, their living-snowman pal Olaf, the ice-salesman himbo Kristoff and his reindeer Sven are just relaxing in the castle, with Anna trying to get the others to guess a challenging clue. Though they’re able to narrow it down based on her gestures to the long-gone Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, they don’t get the actual clue: “villain”. 

That charade is a fitting word to see the characters struggle to guess, as it exemplifies a fascinating creative direction for Disney Animation over the past decade. Though many of the studio’s films have become bigger and bigger hits, they’ve become less defined by their antagonists, for both good and ill.

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Frozen Crosswalk: The Musical

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 as James Corden rounds up the cast of Frozen 2 for a new edition of his recurring Crosswalk: The Musical segment, bringing the original Frozen to the streets of Los Angeles. Plus, find out how the classic holiday movie It’s A Wonderful Life compares to the short story on which it’s based, and listen as Al Pacino breaks down four of his most famous film roles. Read More »

Frozen II Bruni and Elsa

“Some things never change,” or so go the lyrics in one of the songs in the highly anticipated Disney sequel Frozen II. This follow-up arrives six years after the worldwide phenomenon of Frozen took hold of popular culture, with its songs becoming so unavoidable and ubiquitous almost overnight. Frozen II attempts to carve out a place for itself while delivering the charm, catchy music, and core emotional underpinnings that so inflamed people’s imaginations in 2013. With its eye-popping animation, world-building, and character exploration, Frozen II is nominally a slight improvement on its predecessor. But it’s still limited by the burden of expectations.

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The Mandalorian Easter Eggs

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, see all The Mandalorian Easter eggs and references to the rest of the Star Wars universe you might have missed in the first episode. Plus, Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon sing through the history of Disney songs on The Tonight Show, and go behind the scenes of the fourth season premiere of Rick and Morty. Read More »

frozen 2 early buzz

Disney heads into the unknown with Frozen II, its first theatrical sequel to one of its biggest hits. Before Frozen II, most of the beloved Disney animated movies would receive at least one direct-to-video sequel or maybe a TV spin-off. But the incredible success of 2013’s Frozen almost necessitated a sequel that could once again tap into Elsa-mania with the help of brand new songs by Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and the return of Idina Menzel‘s soaring vocals. And, according to critics who got the chance to see the highly anticipated sequel early, that’s exactly where Frozen II succeeds.

Critics praised the dazzling visuals and the undeniably catchy songs of the new film, but questioned whether Frozen II needs to exist at all — aside from being a surefire box office hit. See what critics are saying in the Frozen 2 early buzz below.

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frozen 2 footage reaction

Frozen 2 arrives in theaters in just under three weeks, but a piece of the sequel’s new soundtrack has just become available online. Walt Disney Animation has already previewed one of the catchy new songs that will be featured in the movie, and now the cover from punk pop band Panic! At the Disco has debuted in full. This will likely be playing when the credits roll on Frozen 2, and it’s actually quite an energizing ditty that could easily be part of an epic rock opera. Listen below. Read More »

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Frozen 2 Trailer

Back in 2013, Disney surprised everyone with Frozen, an original animated musical that became a giant hit, both as movie and a chart-topping soundtrack that you couldn’t get out of your head. Six years later, they’re going to try it all over again with Frozen 2. The soundtrack appears to be on the right path to being another earworm, and a new trailer promises an epic adventure that will test the strength of Elsa’s powers and appears to reveal exactly where they came from. Watch the new Frozen 2 trailer below. Read More »