The title character of Coco, the new Disney/Pixar CGI masterpiece, is the great-grandmother of Miguel, a young boy and the main protagonist. Initially, it seems odd that the movie would be named after Miguel's oldest living relative, who is depicted mostly sitting, barely moving and only somewhat aware of what's going on around her. As the film progresses, we learn about the … [Read more...] about COCO New Movie Review
In Bill Condon's live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated musical Beauty and the Beast, the story is mostly the same and all the expected ingredients are in place. Yet, everyone seems to be trying too hard to make up for the big gap at the film's center. This may be the first version of this story I've ever seen where I didn't care about either Beauty or the … [Read more...] about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST New Movie Review
At last, the Disney movie with Hawaiian ties, themes and characters has arrived. Despite the intentions to be progressive in character development and authentic in its depiction of Polynesian culture, history and mythology, it's still definitely a Disney creation. Like The Princess and the Frog, the efforts to be different sport mixed results. The story concerns Moana, the … [Read more...] about MOANA New Movie Review
The first ever comic book convention (or “comic con”) of note took place in California. The year was 1970 and those present said it was like a church bake sale, with burly dudes sitting around card tables, selling stacks of comic books, while a few notable artists were present. It took a few decades but the event would eventually become the annual San Diego Comic Con that it is … [Read more...] about Talking story with Steve Leialoha, Trina Robbins and James Silvani about the first ever Maui Comic Con
1. On Oct. 15, Hawaiian Airlines announced a major cross-promotional marketing deal with Disney to advertise the upcoming animated movie Moana on the fuselages of its aircraft. According to the airline’s news release, how many planes will carry the Moana imagery? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5 2. Someone egged the house of a Maui woman who has posted Donald Trump for … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaiian Airlines new cross-marketing deal with Disney?