Tangled

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Tangled is not only Walt Disney Animation’s 50th feature-length release, but it’s also the most expensive animated film made (to date).  Early on in the studio’s history, Walt Disney was keen on adapting classic fairy tales into new stories.  The story of Rapunzel was in development at the studio since the 1940s, but it was not until this past year that it finally made it to the big screen.  Tangled starts out with some back story.  Gothel (voiced by Donna …

Bolt

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Disney Animation’s latest non-Pixar foray into the world of computer animated entertainment is the entertaining road-trip movie Bolt.   Rescued as a puppy, Bolt (John Travolta) has been “modified” to have superhero powers, with a mission to keep his master Penny (Miley Cyrus) safe from the evil Dr. Calico (Malcolm McDowell), who has captured her father.  When Penny herself is captured, though, Bolt tries to rescue her – and ends up being shipped to New York City.  He then begins a …