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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Toy Story 4

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios present a G rated 100 minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy with a touch of Romance film, directed by Josh Cooley, original story by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton with a theater release date of June 21, 2019.

Disney’s Ultimate Fairytale Returns For A Whole New Generation

 

Cinderella: Anniversary Edition”, the newest release in the Walt Disney Signature Collection

On Digital and Movies Anywhere June 18 and on Blu-ray™ June 25

Fall in love with the magical story, enchanting characters and exquisite artistry

of “Cinderella,” complete with two all-new extras and classic bonus material

BURBANK, Calif. (May 21, 2019) — In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.

Recently added to the prestigious National Film Registry, the animated classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can't stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.

“Cinderella” is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid.”

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DIGITAL: *

NEW BONUS

  • Try This Trivia on for Size –Join Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel's Sydney to the Max and put your knowledge of Cinderella to the test.
  • In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition – Watch the movie and gain some insight into its production with storyboards, archival photos, sketches and transcripts.
  • Diane Disney Miller “Cinderella” Film Intro- In this introduction to the animated classic, Diane Disney Miller describes how Cinderella helped launch a studio renaissance.

CLASSIC BONUS

  • The Real Fairy Godmother – Learn about the real-life inspiration for the Fairy Godmother: Mary Alice O’Connor, wife of Disney layout artist Ken O’Connor.
  • Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess FairylandDiscover how Imagineers created a Fantasyland at Walt Disney World featuring each of the Disney Princesses.
  • The Magic of the Glass Slipper- World-famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin creates a very exclusive “Glass Slipper” in honor of a beloved Disney classic.

THE ART OF CINDERELLA

  • Concept Art- View a gallery of concept art from the feature's production.
  • Character Model Sheets- View a gallery of character model sheets from the feature's production.
  • Story Sketches- View a gallery of story sketches from the feature's production.
  • Live-Action Reference-View a gallery of photos taken from live-action footage shot as a reference for the animated feature.
  • Pencil Animation-View a gallery of pencil animation from the feature's production.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Stills-View a gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the feature's production.
  • Feature Stills-View a gallery of stills from the feature.

MUSIC AND MORE

  • “Cinderella” Title Song
  • "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
  • "Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale"
  • "The Work Song"
  • "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
  • "So This Is Love"

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs:                  Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital HD/SD

Feature Run Time:                       Approximately 75 minutes

Rating:                                                                  G in US and Canada

Aspect Ratio:                                            16x9 1.33:1

Audio:                              Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA; Spanish & French Dolby Digital 5.1; and English 1.0 Dolby Digital

DVD: English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital

HD Digital: English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles:       BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French

Digital Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French

Digital & DVD Captions: English

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook:                                                             Facebook.com/Cinderella

Website:                                                   Movies.Disney.com/Cinderella-1950

Instagram:                                                            Instagram.com/DisneyAnimation

YouTube:                                                  YouTube.com/user/DisneyMovies

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:

The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience. To date, the collection includes “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and The Tramp,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid.”

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

ABOUT WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winning “Frozen,” the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are “Pinocchio,"“Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Big Hero 6” and “Zootopia.” 

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE:

Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are iTunes. Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices; and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.

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©2019 Disney

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network and Universal Animation Studios present a PG, 86 minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val and characters by Brian Lynch with a theater release date of June 7, 2019.

 

On behalf of the Universal Pictures release of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, we want you to share the secret life of your pet by uploading a photo and adding a funny message about your pet’s ‘secret life.’

https://www.thesecretlifeofmypet.com/#/

Can’t wait to see your pets “secret lives” along with #TheSecretLifeofPets2

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 opens nationwide on Friday, June 7.

 

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Mad Hatter Entertainment present a PG, 104 minute, Animation, Action, Adventure film directed by Dean DeBlois, written by DeBlois and based on the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series by Cressida Cowell with a theatre release date of February 22, 2019.

Puppies at Play, Saving the Day!

PUPPY DOG PALS:
PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS

 

Bring Home on Disney DVD January 22nd!

Includes Bonus Episodes and 8 Shorts

 

Synopsis:                      Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back! Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! Then, meet their brand-new puppy pal Keia in two exciting bonus episodes! Packed with action, music and a ton of silly fun, these playtime adventures will leave you howling with laughter!

Voice Cast:                         Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy;and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.

Creator/

Consulting Producer:     Harland Williams

Executive Producer:       Sean Coyle

Episodes:                            The Great Pug-scape / Luck of The Pug-ish

                                                Scuba-Doggies / Walking the Bob

                                                Captain Rolly / The Coolest Dogs in Town

                                                The Legend of Ol’ Snapper / Adventures in Puppy-Sitting

                                                Bob’s Boomerang / Fetch That Fish

Bonus:                                  Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2:

                                                A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-icorn

                                                Keia’s New Doghouse / The Fang Fairy

                                                8 “Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals” shorts

Release Date:                    January 22, 2019

Ratings:                                TV-G (US); G (CE/CF)

Run Time:                           110 minutes (not including bonus)

Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)

Audio:                                  English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                            English SDH, French & Spanish

Closed Captions:              English

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© 2018 Disney

Movie review written by Lexi Lapp with 3 out of 4 paws
 
Ralph Breaks the Internet
 
Disney Pictures
Releases November 21st, 2018
 

Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Smallfoot

Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Animation Group, Warner Bros. Animation and Zaftig Films present a PG, 96 minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig, screenplay by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera with a theatre release date on September 28, 2018.

Join Elena as She Travels to the
Magical Land of the Jaquins!

ELENA OF AVALOR: REALM OF THE JAQUINS

 

Bring Home on Disney DVD August 7th

Includes 10 Bonus Shorts!

 

Synopsis:                      Join Crown Princess Elena as she soars through a hidden gateway into Vallestrella, the mysterious, dazzling domain of the jaquins. On the way there, she accidentally releases a mythical forest sprite that could endanger Avalor! Now Elena must find the jaquins’ magical, legendary Sunbird Oracle to save the kingdom!

Voice Cast:                   Aimee Carrero as Elena; Jane Fonda as Shuriki; Lou Diamond Phillips as Victor Delgado; Cheech Marin as Quita Moz; Noël Wells as Marimonda; Carlos Alazraqui as Skylar; Yvette Nicole Brown as Luna; and Chris Parnell as Migs

Creator/

Executive Producer:       Craig Gerber

Co-Executive Producer/

Story Editor:                       Silvia Olivas

Episodes:                            Realm of the Jaquins (44-minute episode)

Three Jaquins and a Princess

Shapeshifters

Bonus Features:               10 Bonus Shorts-             

                                                Adventures in Vallestrella – Flight of the Butterfrog

Adventures in Vallestrella – Sleeping Sunbird

Adventures in Vallestrella – Fast Food

Adventures in Vallestrella – Peabunny Boogie

Adventures in Vallestrella – Human Nature

Scepter Training with Zuzo – The Heist

Scepter Training with Zuzo – Royal Treasury Escape

Scepter Training with Zuzo – Nothing But Blaze

Scepter Training with Zuzo – Stoway

Scepter Training with Zuzo – Don’t Be Our Guest             

Release Date:                    August 7, 2018

Ratings:                                TV-Y (US)

Run Time:                           Approx. 90 minutes (not including bonus)

Aspect Ratio:                     1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)

Audio:                                  English 2.0 Dolby, French 2.0 Dolby & Latin Spanish 2.0 Dolby

Subtitles:                            English Line 21, English SDH, French S & Latin Spanish

Closed Captions:              English

© 2018 Disney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“A timeless classic that brings out the kid in all of us.”

                                                -Carol Jones, AllMommyWants.com

Experience the Magic of Disney’s Beloved Flight of Fantasy:

“Peter Pan” Soars Into the Walt Disney Signature Collection

on Digital May 29 and on Blu-ray™ June 5

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the timeless classic and enjoy new and original bonus features!

BURBANK, Calif. (April 23, 2018) — In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney’s beloved flight of fantasy, “Peter Pan,” joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29 and on Blu-ray June 5. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of “Peter Pan” invites adventures of all ages to believe in magic once again and experience a timeless treasure from Disney’s golden age of animation that has stirred the hearts and imaginations of moviegoers worldwide since its original 1953 release. The Signature Collection edition offers over two hours of classic bonus features plus never-before-seen extras, including the latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office,” which explores Walt’s love of flying and the company planes; a nostalgic reunion between Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John); and new “Oke” renditions of the classic song “You Can Fly” and deleted song “Never Smile at a Crocodile” accompanied by on-screen lyrics and the film’s unforgettable animated characters.

In “Peter Pan,” fantastic adventures await the Darling children—Wendy, John and Michael—when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land.  After flying with Peter and the delightfully impish Tinker Bell past the “second star to the right and straight on till morning,” they explore the enchanted island and Peter’s secret hideout with the Lost Boys, and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous villain Captain Hook.

“Peter Pan” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL*:

New Signature Collection Bonus

  • Stories from Walt’s Office: Walt & Flight – “Think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings”. One thing you’ll notice inside Walt Disney’s office are all of the models and pictures of airplanes. Walt loved planes and was an aficionado of flying. As a continuation of the “Stories from Walt’s Office” series, we’ll soar into the world of one of Walt’s favorite pastimes and look at the history behind the company airplane he used to scout Central Florida looking for the perfect place to build his second theme park.
  • A “Darling” Conversation with Wendy & John: Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins – Join Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John) as they reunite for the first time in many years to reminisce and discuss their experiences working on Peter Pan, meeting Walt Disney and learning to fly … literally.
  • You Can Fly” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the classic Disney song, “You Can Fly,” with fun lyrics on screen and lots of your favorite “Peter Pan” characters.
  • “Never Smile at a Crocodile”A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the deleted song, “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, with fun lyrics on screen and highlighting the relationship between Captain Hook and Tick- Tock the Crocodile.
  • DisneyView
  • Sing-along Version of the film: Sing along with your favorite songs from the movie.
  • Growing Up with Nine Old Men – “Peter Pan is both a story of living with a child’s sense of openness to the world and an acknowledgement that the path to adulthood most often leads away from those qualities. A parallel of sorts to that duality can be found in Walt Disney and his core group of animators, the Nine Old Men, in their lives and in their work. Our short film will look at who they were and the parts they played in one of the most remarkable team of artists that ever worked together.
  • Deleted Song: “The Pirate’s Song” – Original demo recording of the song played over concept art.
  • Deleted Song: “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – With music played over static concept art of the crocodile from Pater Pan.
  • Deleted Song: “The Boatswain Song” – With music played over static concept art of Captain Hook and his crew.
  • Deleted Scene: “The Journey Home” – A proposed alternate ending where Peter asks the Lost Boys to return home with Wendy and the other children.
  • Deleted Scene: “Alternate Arrival” – A deleted scene where Wendy and the children are initially attacked by the Lost Boys because Tinker Bell tells them that Wendy is holding Peter captive. We also see in this version of the story that Nana the dog travels to Never Land with Wendy and the children.
  • Disney Song Select – Simply play the clip from the movie with subtitles underneath it.
    • “The Second Star to the Right
    • “You Can Fly”
    • “A Pirate’s Life”
    • “Following the Leader”
    • “Your Mother and Mine”
  • Audio Commentary Hosted by Roy Disney – Audio commentary hosted by Roy Disney, but carried on by several other people.
    • Music and More
      • ”Never Land”: The Lost Song – A bonus piece that sets up the backstory of where this lost song was found and how Richard Sherman recomposed it.
      • Music Video: “Never Land” – Music Performed by Paige O’Hara – A music video of the song “Never Land”
      • Music Video: “The Second Star to the Right” – Music Performed by T-Squad – A music video of the song “The Second Star to the Right” performed by T-Squad.
      • Backstage Disney
        • You Can Fly: The Making of ‘Peter Pan’ – A making-of video of the 1953 Disney classic, “Peter Pan.”
        • In Walt’s Words: “Why I Made ‘Peter Pan’” – Based upon an article written by Walt Disney retold as a dramatic recreation.
        • Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale – An introspective video on the creation, history and personality of the one and only “Tink.”
        • The Peter Pan That Almost Was – Hosted by Ron Clements and John Musker, we take a look at the storyboards and early concepts of a version of the “Peter Pan” film that never saw the light of day.
        • The “Peter Pan” Story – An original featurette for the film created in 1952.

Legacy/Classic Bonus

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs:                              Multi-screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), Digital HD/SD, DVD

Feature Run Time:                                      Approximately 77 minutes

Rating:                                                                                           G in U.S. and Canada; Bonus Material not rated

Aspect Ratio:                                                                1.33:1

Audio:                                           Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, 1.0 English Original Theatrical Mix

DVD: English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, 1.0 English Original Theatrical Mix

Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:English SDH, French & Spanish

Closed Captions:                                                          English (DVD & Digital)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook:                                                                      Facebook.com/PeterPan, Facebook.com/TinkerBell

Website:                                                                       Movies.Disney.com/Peter-Pan

Instagram:                                                                    Instagram.com/DisneyAnimation

YouTube:                                                                       YouTube.com/user/DisneyMovies

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:

The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience. To date, the collection includes “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi”, “The Lion King,” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

 

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE:

Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.

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©2018 Disney

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