Mufasa and Simba in 'The Lion King'. Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Why are lions the king of the Serengeti, like in ‘The Lion King’?

Jul 21st, 2019 Animation, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Lion King is a story about the succession of royalty in the Pridelands, an African savanna that is inhabited completely by animals. The lions are clearly the rulers of this idyllic paradise, so the battle to be the next king of the Pridelands is purely between the lions. But oddly, none of the other animals ever seem to object to the lions ruling over…

Toy Story 4. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How come none of these classic toys have appeared in a ‘Toy Story’ film yet?

Jun 23rd, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 13 min read

One of the joys of watching a Toy Story film is to see how your favourite toy would behave if it came to life. Everyone has owned at least one of the toys that have appeared in the Toy Story film franchise before, be it a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Potato Head figure or even a colourful slinky. It’s always a thrill to see a new…

Some not-so-secret voices of pets like those in ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

May 30th, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Andre Teh 14 min read

If you’re a pet owner, have you ever wondered what would it be like to understand your animal companion’s barks, purrs or chirps? Well, thanks to the magic of animation and voice acting, the critters in Illumination Entertainment’s new movie perfectly intelligible! Our favourite house pets in The Secret Life Of Pets 2 get up to some big adventures to boot in this sequel to the 2016 film….

Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Your ultimate guide to asking for wishes from Aladdin’s Genie

May 23rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

Aladdin is literally the greatest wish fulfilment story in the world. After all, who hasn’t had a wish that they wanted to come true? In the film, Aladdin doesn’t just get one wish – he gets three of them. While it’s clear that Aladdin hasn’t quite thought through how to maximise his wishes (and for that matter, neither does the villainous Jafar) and get the…

Get to know these famous elephants in movies, from ‘Dumbo’ to ‘Pop Aye’

Mar 28th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Child-friendly Gwen Ng 7 min read

We’re taking the time to honour pop culture’s prominent pachyderms, just as Disney’s Dumbo is flying back onto the big screens in a live action remake. Elephant lovers, no need to wait till September 22, which is National Elephant Appreciation Day. In Dumbo (2019), struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant…

Eve Hewson as Maid Marian and Taron Edgerton as Robin Hood in Robin Hood. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Everything you need to know about Robin Hood in 10 minutes

Dec 2nd, 2018 Action, Adventure Marcus Goh 10 min read

Everyone’s heard of Robin Hood in some form, whether it be the comedy musical film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood (wonder when we’ll get to see a live-action version of that?), or this year’s Robin Hood (starring Taron Edgerton and Jamie Foxx). But how much do you know of the original legend of Robin Hood? The legend of…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…

Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 upcoming live action Disney fairy tales that we all want to catch

Mar 14th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a fan of “Once Upon A Time”, a drama where they keep including more and more Disney fairy tales into the story, then you’ll be happy to know that the television success of those fairy tales has indirectly paved the way for the return of some beloved Disney classics on the silver screen. That’s right – all those animated features that we loved…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…