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Blu-ray Review: Disney Returns to Nature with Hit ‘Chimpanzee’


CHICAGO – “Chimpanzee” is a good-natured, fun movie for the entire family, especially the young ones interested in primates. Every year on Earth Day for the last four years, the DisneyNature brand of the Mouse House has been releasing a G-rated documentary, starting with the most-successful “Earth” in 2009.

Blu-Ray Review: Disney Nature’s ‘Oceans,’ ‘The Crimson Wing’


CHICAGO – Nature films used to be much more common in the days before basic cable. Believe it or not young ones, there was a time before the interwebs and Discover Health when you couldn’t see nature at work outside of museums or a trip to the Antarctic. Rebooting the genre has been a remarkably profitable endeavor for Disney Nature as 2009’s “Earth” made $107 million worldwide and 2010’s “Oceans,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD followed with $68 million.

2010 Walt Disney Pictures Preview: ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Prince of Persia’

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CHICAGO – Walt Disney Pictures has released a slate of images from their 2010 films including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Prince of Persia,” “Toy Story 3,” “The Last Song,” “Tron: Legacy,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Oceans,” “When in Rome,” and “Step Up 3D”.

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  • Merry Widow, The

    CHICAGO – Standing up at the Lyric Opera house in Chicago is unusual before a show. But in this case, it was the night after a tragedy, and the operetta “The Merry Widow” – set in Paris, France, in 1905 – was about to unfold. The orchestra struck up La Marseillaise, a reminder that we’ll always have Paris.

  • Black White Love Play

    CHICAGO – The love story of a prominent Chicago celebrity couple becomes the basis for a metaphoric and tuneful celebration about courage and coming together. “The Black White Love Play: The Story of Chaz & Roger Ebert” – written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater’s Jackie Taylor – portrays the film critic and the civil rights lawyer in their time, but also creates an atmosphere of emotion through song, sorrow and jubilation.


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