Disney http://tpr.org en Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology http://tpr.org/post/songwriters-behind-frozen-let-go-princess-mythology If you have young children, you may know by heart the songs from the Disney animated musical <em>Frozen</em>, including its massively ubiquitous "Let It Go." The songwriting team behind the Oscar-winning hit is Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, a married couple with two children who each sing on the soundtrack.<p>Robert Lopez co-wrote the satirical Broadway musicals <em>Avenue Q</em> and <em>The Book of Mormon</em>, which is now touring. He is now an EGOT, the acronym for the select few who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 editor 29853 at http://tpr.org Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology "Fantasia" Video Game Mixes Bruno Mars And Mussorgsky http://tpr.org/post/fantasia-video-game-mixes-bruno-mars-and-mussorgsky <p></p><p>Here at KPAC, we’re excited about discovering new music, and we’ve found that video games, like cartoons and movies before them, are a great way to introduce kids to classical music. Disney is taking the lead this year with a new game for Xbox based on their classic animated film “Fantasia,” called “Fantasia: Music Evolved.” In the game, players <em>"enter the magical realm of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid, to hone their musical and magical prowess as his new apprentice."</em></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Nathan Cone 28797 at http://tpr.org "Fantasia" Video Game Mixes Bruno Mars And Mussorgsky Die-Hard Disney Fans Band Together At The Happiest Place On Earth http://tpr.org/post/die-hard-disney-fans-band-together-happiest-place-earth The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder <em></em>Carlos Watson joins <em>All Things Considered </em>regularly to tell us about the site's latest feature stories.<p>This week, Watson talks with host Arun Rath about a phenomenon emerging at the Disneyland. Packs of Disney fans have started meeting up at Disneyland with matching gear and group names — like The Neverlanders and Walt's Misfits. Disney gangs? Not quite. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:51:00 +0000 NPR Staff 27927 at http://tpr.org Die-Hard Disney Fans Band Together At The Happiest Place On Earth Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants http://tpr.org/post/boy-scouts-ban-gay-leaders-leads-disney-end-grants This news that broke locally in Florida last week is starting to grab headlines and attention across the nation:<p>"Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy." (<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=284926488" target="_blank">The Associated Press</a>)<p>Here's how <em>The Orlando Sentinel</em>, one of the first outlets to report the news, <a href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-02-28/news/os-boy-scouts-anti-gay-disney-20140228_1_boy-scouts-gay-ban-walt-disney-world-national-bsa" target="_blank">frames the story</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The Boy Scouts of Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27617 at http://tpr.org Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants 'Let It Go': A Global Hit In Any Language http://tpr.org/post/let-it-go-global-hit-any-language <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKtOVe6zAqU</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:33:28 +0000 editor 27271 at http://tpr.org 'Let It Go': A Global Hit In Any Language A Big 'Frozen' Ballad Speaks To Tweens http://tpr.org/post/big-frozen-ballad-speaks-tweens <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHue-HaXXzg</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:23:18 +0000 editor 24979 at http://tpr.org A Big 'Frozen' Ballad Speaks To Tweens Not-So-Cheery Disposition: Emma Thompson On Poppins' Cranky Creator http://tpr.org/post/not-so-cheery-disposition-emma-thompson-poppins-cranky-creator Emma Thompson grew up in London, the daughter of two actors. She went to Cambridge University, then began performing in sketch comedy on stage and television before getting into dramatic roles.<p>Today, she's an accomplished actress; she won a Best Actress Oscar when she was just 33 for the film <em>Howards End</em>, and has made many memorable films since, including <em>The Remains Of The Day</em>, <em>In The Name Of The Father</em>, <em>Sense And Sensibility</em>, <em>Primary Colors, Love Actually</em> and three of the Harry Potter movies. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:26:00 +0000 editor 24826 at http://tpr.org Not-So-Cheery Disposition: Emma Thompson On Poppins' Cranky Creator Walt Disney's Growing Empire http://tpr.org/post/walt-disneys-growing-empire The Walt Disney Company continues to add to its treasure chest with its recent agreement with Paramount to control production of all future &#8220;Indiana Jones&#8221; films.<p>Disney now owns Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm and the Muppets.<p>As the Atlantic&#8217;s business editor<strong> Derek Thompson</strong> tells <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Jeremy Hobson, Disney not only makes money from movies, a lot of its earnings come from television channels, such as ESPN, the Disney Channel, and ABC.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http:// Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:56:00 +0000 editor 24159 at http://tpr.org Walt Disney's Growing Empire Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson On The Magic Of Disney http://tpr.org/post/tom-hanks-and-emma-thompson-magic-disney Before the movie <em>Mary Poppins</em>, there were the beloved books about the nanny who swept in on an east wind to care for the Banks children at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London.<p>As dreamed up by author P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins arrived with the umbrella, carpetbag and starched white apron familiar to many more millions from the Disney film that would come later — but she was <em>not</em> the bright, cheery Julie Andrews of the movie. And therein lies the story behind <em>Saving Mr. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:26:24 +0000 NPR Staff 23499 at http://tpr.org Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson On The Magic Of Disney Making 'Mary Poppins,' With More Than A Spoonful Of Sugar http://tpr.org/post/making-mary-poppins-more-spoonful-sugar "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."<p>That endlessly quoted line from Joan Didion's <em>The White Album</em> echoes with more than the usual resonance for the two adversaries duking it out for control over the movie adaptation of <em>Mary Poppins</em> in <em>Saving Mr. Banks</em>.<p>For 20 years Walt Disney, reportedly on his young daughters' say-so, had tried to wrestle a green light from P. L. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:54:57 +0000 Ella Taylor 23471 at http://tpr.org Making 'Mary Poppins,' With More Than A Spoonful Of Sugar