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Disney Magic Hour Episode #134 - Disney/Universal News and Your Questions

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Thanos, Mulan, Groot, Choose Your Own Adventure Novels and Hooch.  What do they all have in common?  They are all part of this week's episode of Disney/Universal news updates AND we take YOUR questions from the Disney Magic Hour Facebook Page! 

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Mandatory Marvel - What to Watch for Infinity War

With Infinity War coming up fast there may be a lot for some folks to catch up on to enjoy the spectacle.  With 18 total films leading up to the first part of the grand finale for the current MCU, what films MUST you see in order to be up to date for what you are about to see.  Not everyone has the time to complete the entire set, so what films should you invest the time into?  

For me, this question does not get answered by knowing what the infinity stones are.  It does state it in the films, to lesser and greater degrees, what stone does what but not extremely well.  Some folks, as followers of the books, are able to connect what is what but I cannot imagine Infinity War does not goes full exposition for a scene and spell out what does which.  

For me, caring about the players matters more than knowing that the Tesseract is.   Knowing that more than likely it's with Loki does not matter ½ as much as knowing WHO Loki is and the relationship with his brother Thor.  Same towards the relationships between Widow and Hawkeye, Bucky and Cap, and Cap and Stark.  

So with that in mind, here are my Mandatory Marvel films in order of release.  

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IRON MAN - It all started here and so should you.  You need to understand Tony to be invested in what follows for the character.  The post-credit scene here started a wave that has been going ever since.  It’s massive.  It’s mandatory.  

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THOR - To know Thor is to know Loki and you need that.  You also get introduced to the "magic as science" idea in the MCU which is important.  Really though, you need to learn of Thor and Loki because their relationship possibly impacts the MCU greater than any other.  

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CAPTAIN AMERICA : THE FIRST AVENGER - Cap is the heart of the MCU and you need to recognize the line “I can do this all day”.  It encapsulates Captain America.  You also meet two others who are quite important.  One being the woman who affects Cap more than any other and his best friend Bucky who is a major player in later films.  We also get our first infinity stone.  

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MARVELS THE AVENGER - The first team up is the best and it has a lot of important players introduced that make a larger impact further down the line.  We meet future threats, present conflicts of personality and show how the Avengers can fail AND succeed as a team.  

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CAPTAIN AMERICA : THE WINTER SOLDIER - This is the best film in the MCU and therefore is a must.  Again, Cap is the heart of the series and this continues his path.  It does not have larger implications for Infinity stones and all the better for it.  It also sets the table for Civil War which is massive going forward due to what it does to the team of The Avengers.  

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - We see another Infinity Stone here and are introduced to what will undoubtedly be large figures in the Infinity film.  From The Collector and what he shares in a bit of exposition to the team of the Guardians itself, this is a must see.  

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AVENGERS : AGE OF ULTRON - It’s a messy film that spreads itself too thin and has a toothless villain but we see the cracks in the Avengers team widen.  We also meet Vision who is vital going forward if the trailer is to be believed.  James Spader is great as Ultron but they really make him inneffective.  

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CAPTAIN AMERICA : CIVIL WAR - The full explosion of differing beliefs and the introduction of Black Panther is more than enough to explain why this is a must see.  It does great work on character relationships and leaves us wondering where we go from here.  

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DOCTOR STRANGE - Actual magic is introduced into the MCU.  Not "science we do not understand", actual magic.  We meet a major cog in the future of the MCU in the good Doctor and are introduced to the Time Gem.  Also, Wong.  Wong is awesome.  

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THOR : RAGNAROK - You need to understand Thor and Loki.  It also leads up to the (possible) opening scene of Infinity War.  Jeff Goldblum is in this.  So, see it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The obvious missing piece of the puzzle here is the upcoming BLACK PANTHER.  I will update this after its release.  We are still missing one gem...

As a closing thought, you may wonder why no THOR : THE DARK WORLD since it also introduces an Infinity Gem.  I just do not feel it's needed.  Trust me, we will get full exposition on what gem affects what as Thanos makes the rounds.  Their power will be displayed individually to inform a larger audience what the hell is going on.  

Disney Magic Hour Episode #124 - Mandatory Marvel and The Rescuers Review

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With Marvel's Infinity War coming up this summer some people may find themselves with a lot to catch up on in order to feel informed enough to enjoy the summer spectacle.  Well this week we will list for you the MUST see Marvel releases to get you prepped for the big event.  Followinf that we review the 1977 animated feature The Rescuers! This marks a big moment in Disney history as this is the last film to feature any of the legendary Nine Old Men. 

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #120 - 2018 Disney Movie Preview

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Following a year in which Disney brought in over 6 billion at the box office, what does 2018 have to offer?  Quite a bit it turns out including The Avengers, The Incredibles, A Wrinkle in Time, Wreck-It-Ralph 2 and the return of Mary Poppins.  Something of note, not a single film on the marquee this year is an original IP.  There are all sequels, franchise films and based upon previous works.  You can argue that Nutcracker and the Four Realms falls into "new" IP but that is a stretch.  Does that concern you?  Should it concern the studio?  If they make money does it matter?  Lots to discuss from small screen to big, lets go, it's showtime! 

Support us by becoming a DMH Crew Member at our Patreon page HERE!

Visit Disney artist Kevin-John's website HERE and follow him on Facebook HERE!!

Follow Ryan on Twitter @mainstgazette on Instagram HERE and visit his site at MainStGazette.com

Subscribe to the Disney Magic Hour Podcast!

Follow us on our NEW Twitter @DisMagicHourPod 

Join our Disney Magic Hour Facebook page HERE!

Head over to YouTube and check out POGO's page HERE to view all his music videos.  You can also reach Pogo on Twitter @NickBertke and at pogomix.net. This week's track was THERE YOU ARE!!

Disney Magic Hour Episode #116 - PIXAR Bracket Tournament and AVENGERS INFINITY WAR Reaction

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PIXAR has been a seal of excellence since it introduced the world to Woody and Buzz back in 1995.  Since then there has been a run of quality as few other studios in history have ever known.  True, some have not clicked, but the overall quality of PIXAR cannot be denied.  What about up against each other though?  Does TOY STORY stand tall against THE INCREDIBLES?  Did FINDING DORY hit the mark more than FINDING NEMO?  How does newcomer, COCO, fare against the old guard?  Why does CARS 2 exist?  The only way to properly tackle this is with a bunch of friends and a big ol' bracket tourney! 19 films.  1 winner.  

We also delve into what we thought about the trailer for AVENGERS INFINITY WAR! Lots to do! Lets go! It's showtime!

Support us by becoming a DMH Crew Member at our Patreon page HERE!

Visit Disney artist Kevin-John's website HERE and follow him on Facebook HERE!!

Follow Ryan on Twitter @mainstgazette on Instagram HERE and visit his site at MainStGazette.com

Subscribe to the Disney Magic Hour Podcast!

Follow us on our NEW Twitter @DisMagicHourPod 

Join our Disney Magic Hour Facebook page HERE!

Head over to YouTube and check out POGO's page HERE to view all his music videos.  You can also reach Pogo on Twitter @NickBertke and at pogomix.net. This week's track was THERE YOU ARE!!