My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast 1991 Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Quick synopsis... In this modern-day Disney animated classic set in 18th-century France, young Belle yearns to escape her ordinary existence -- and her village's boorish suitors -- until she becomes imprisoned in the mansion of a hideous, coldhearted beast. Can Belle help the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

My Favorite Movies #14 – The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music 1965 Directed by Robert Wise Quick synopsis... Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical inspired this story of the governess who won the heart of the Von Trapp family and whose courage led them across the Alps in their 1938 flight to freedom. Let's start at the very beginning.It's a very good place to … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #14 – The Sound of Music

A to Z Challenge – Tangled

Tangled 2010 Directed by Nathan Greno Quick synopsis... When the kingdom's most wanted bandit is taken hostage by Rapunzel--a teen with 70 feet of golden hair who's looking to escape the tower where she's been locked away for years--the unlikely duo sets off on a hair-raising escapade. I love this movie. I know... being on this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Tangled

A to Z Challenge – Oliver & Company

Oliver & Company 1988 Directed by George Scribner Quick synopsis... Oliver, a feisty young cat, explores New York in this animated classic featuring unforgettable songs performed by Billy Joel, Huey Lewis, and Bette Midler. Joined by hilarious characters, Oliver knows he's found lifelong friends and a real home. Once upon a time in New York … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Oliver & Company

A to Z Challenge – Newsies

Newsies 1992 Directed by Kenny Ortega Quick synopsis... In 1899, a courageous group of New York City newsboys became unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. I'm a little surprised that I've never seen this before. I love musicals. I love Disney. I'm basically a '90s kid. How have I … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Newsies

A to Z Challenge – Moana

Moana 2016 Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker Quick synopsis... Moana sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people. Along the way, she meets the mighty demigod Maui--together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action packed voyage. Did you notice that this was directed by the same guys that did yesterday's movie? … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Moana

A to Z Challenge – The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid 1989 Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker Quick synopsis... Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she strikes a bargain with a devious sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for legs. But can … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Little Mermaid

My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie

Annie 1982 Directed by John Huston Quick synopsis... Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks's heart with her optimism -- and dodges the treacherous orphanage matron. Who's singing along? Anyone else? Come on, it can't just be me. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie

My Favorite Movies #33 – The Lion King

The Lion King 1994 Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff Quick synopsis... The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century follows a young lion cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who can't wait to be king. But his uncle (Jeremy Irons) craves the title for himself and will stop at … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #33 – The Lion King

My Favorite Movies #36 – Les Miserables

Les Miserables 2012 Directed by Tom Hooper Quick synopsis... The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption. Don't let the fact that … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #36 – Les Miserables