Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is a 2007 American direct-to-video animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Disneytoon Studios. It was the first film in a planned Disney Princess Enchanted Tales series of direct-to-video films, each featuring new stories about the Disney Princesses, it was released on September 2007 by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The film features new stories about Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Princess Jasmine from Aladdin; this film was intended to be the first of a series of spinoffs "in which short stories about the various princesses from the Disney canon were paired according to some thematic overlap". The first film in the series, was to be titled A Kingdom of Kindness and feature a different Aurora story as well as a story about Belle of Beauty and the Beast rather than Jasmine. Trailers were released for this installment on various Disney DVDs; the second film in the series, referred to as Disney Princess Enchanted Tales in previews on various Disney Princess related DVDs, was scheduled for a 2008 release.
It was to have a new Cinderella story as well as a new Mulan story. It too was never released, due to poor sales of Follow Your Dreams; the fan blog Antagony & Ecstasy speculates that this specific project was the catalyst for newly appointed Chief Creative Officer for Disney animated projects John Lasseter shutting down and halting all DisneyToon Studios sequel projects that weren't too far into production. Keys to the Kingdom features characters from Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. King Stefan, Queen Leah, King Hubert, Prince Phillip have left the kingdom for two days for a Royal Conference, leaving Princess Aurora to reign over it in their absence; the three good fairies, Flora and Merryweather, offer to help her, but Aurora declines their offer, because she believes she can do it alone. Merryweather gives Aurora her wand in case she needs any assistance and warns her to be careful with it, her tasks include planning banquets, dealing with peasants, organizing servants who look after the kitchens and the gardens.
Aurora believes she can do her job without the use of the wand, but at night before bed, Aurora can't help but play with it and uses magic to make herself a big yellow ballgown. After a long day dealing with complaints, Aurora gives in and uses the wand to help a local farmer in need of new chickens and pigs, her magical inexperience leads to unusual consequences, including massive chickens, green pigs, transforming the farmer into a duck. After she realizes that using the wand was a mistake, she promptly comes up with ideas to solve the problems on her own. More Than a Peacock Princess features characters from Walt Disney's Aladdin. Princess Jasmine is bored of her usual princess duties, she is no longer satisfied with overseeing shop openings and assisting in the sale of a camel at the local market place. While having her portrait painted as a "Peacock Princess," Jasmine loses patience and says she wants more responsibility; the Sultan gives her the job of "Royal Assistant Educator" at the Royal Academy.
Jasmine is thrilled. They misbehave, draw on the walls, pillow fight, throw books, she calls her pet tiger Rajah to scare the children into behaving, but they ignore him first and chase Jasmine and Rajah into the mud and up a tree. Jasmine gives up; that night, her lady-in-waiting tells her that she needs patience and perseverance and that with these tools, she can do anything she wants. The next day, the stable boy, seeks Jasmine's help; the Sultan's prized horse, Sahara, is missing from the Stables and if he isn't located, Hakeem will lose his job. Jasmine takes it upon herself, with Carpet and Iago's help, to find Sahara and return him to the Palace. Keys To The Kingdom - Lyrics and Music by Amy Powers and Russ DeSalvo, Performed by Cassidy Ladden Peacock Princess - Lyrics and Music by Amy Powers and Russ DeSalvo, Performed by Lea Salonga and Gilbert Gottfried I've Got My Eyes On You - Lyrics and Music by Amy Powers and Russ DeSalvo, Performed by Lea Salonga Common Sense Media assessed that the film had "perseverance lessons for princess fans ages 3-6" and gave it a rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
It noted the prevalent themes of "follow your dreams and never give up", the "plucky and determined" role model nature of the princess protagonists, the notion that "as a Disney property, this film works as brand reinforcement for the Disney Princess line of products." CineMagazine gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 stars, noting: "It is unfortunate that the two stories have such varying quality. If it had been a little more balanced become a great movie. Now it remains weak due to the Sleeping Beauty segment being mediocre and worthy of Disney", it concluded that this project was focused on turning a profit than upholding artistic integrity". Antagony & Ecstasy described it as "the first in an aborted attempt to create a new series of cheap-even-by-the-standards-of-cheapquels videos", concluded "I cannot hate this dreadful little cast-off. It's too short. AnimatedReviews said "This is Disney Product with a capital P" and "I thought Disney had turned a corner in getting away from this low-level quality, but this is just poor, poor".
It added "Personally, I’d like to
Trinity (U.S. TV series)
Trinity is an American family drama series created by Matthew Carnahan that aired on the broadcast network NBC from October 16, 1998 to February 28, 1999. Only eight of the first season's 10 episodes were aired before the series was cancelled by NBC in March 1999. Among the main cast was Louis Ferreira, Jill Clayburgh, Tate Donovan, Sam Trammell. Set in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, a detective from a working-class Irish Catholic family looks after his family members. Louis Ferreira as Bobby McCallister Jill Clayburgh as Eileen McCallister John Spencer as Simon McCallister Tate Donovan as Kevin McCallister Sam Trammell as Liam McCallister Kim Raver as Clarissa McCallister Bonnie Root as Amanda McCallister Charlotte Ross as Fiona McCallister Trinity on IMDb Trinity at TV.com Trinity at TV Guide Trinity at epguides.com
Ferris Bueller (TV series)
Ferris Bueller is an American sitcom based on the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The show stars Charlie Schlatter in the title role; the series debuted on August 23, 1990, on NBC and was cancelled within its first season, a few months after its debut. The show was produced by Paramount Television. Hughes was not involved in the show's production. Though based on the film, the series was not a canon continuation, rather it was set up to portray itself as being the "real life" situations upon which the film was loosely based. In the pilot episode, Ferris refers to the film and expresses his displeasure at Matthew Broderick portraying him going as far as destroying a life-size cardboard cutout of Broderick with a chainsaw; however no further references to the film within the series' continuity would be made after this. As in the film, the series focused on Ferris Bueller and his high school experiences at Ocean Park High, including dealing with his best friend Cameron, love interest Sloan, sister Jeannie.
Although the film was set in Chicago, the series was set in Santa Monica. Like the film, Ferris is liked by everyone as the "cool guy on campus." He is popular, quick witted and a master of ceremonies who breaks the fourth wall. Cameron is still a depressive neurotic. Sloan is portrayed different in that she is not wrapped around Ferris' finger and has to be won over at times. Ed Rooney is the primary antagonist and always out to get Ferris but ends up foiled or humiliated, his secretary, Grace, is not a wise-cracking sarcastic, but a passive pushover with an unreciprocated crush on Ed. Jeannie is at odds with Ferris and his being favored by all. Though she can be antagonistic, she has proven albeit begrudgingly. In the film, Mr. and Mrs. Bueller's names are Katie and Tom but in the series they are Barbara and Bob, as well as Ferris being a junior and Jeannie being a senior as opposed to the other way around in the movie. Charlie Schlatter as Ferris Bueller Richard Riehle as Principal Ed Rooney Sam Freed as Bill Bueller Jennifer Aniston as Jeannie Bueller Ami Dolenz as Sloan Peterson Brandon Douglas as Cameron Frye Judith Kahan as Grace Cristine Rose as Barbara Bueller Jeff Maynard as Arthur Petrelli Jerry Tullos as Mr. Rickets David Glasser as Dork Brandon Rane as Wimp Chris Claridge as Student #2/Surfer/Tim Bojesse Christopher as Greaser Jim DeMarse as Mr. Prescott/Mr.
Tenser Tai Thai as Noi Compared to the film, the show received negative reviews from critics. It suffered from comparisons to not only the'80s film, but another series, Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Ratings for Ferris were strong at first, but declined in episodes; the series was cancelled due to poor viewership and low ratings after one season airing a total of thirteen episodes. Ferris Bueller on IMDb Ferris Bueller at TV.com Ferris Bueller at epguides.com Ferris Bueller in Jump The Shark at the Wayback Machine
Hercules and the Arabian Night
"Hercules and the Arabian Night" is a crossover episode of Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series. It aired on February 10, 1999, featuring characters from Disney's Aladdin franchise including, Princess Jasmine and Abu; as Hades goes through his usual job of bringing fresh souls in, Pain and Panic tell him that one of the souls is not cooperating. The soul in question, approaches Hades and demands to be sent back. Hades is at first unconcerned, but they find a common ground: Jafar tried to overtake Agrabah, Hades is trying to overtake Mount Olympus, they both have been defeated by "upstart boys", they make a bet that they can defeat each other's respective nemesis, Hades gives Jafar a new snake staff, which turns him into a mortal as long as it remains in his possession. He orders Jafar to attack Hercules while he's training on Philoctetes's island. At said island, Phil is trying to teach Hercules not to use just his strength, but his brains from time to time. Jafar summons several monsters to go after Hercules.
Jafar gains the upper hand until Hercules picks up Phil's "statue head" house, bashes the beasts and proceeds to smash it on Jafar, who gets knocked back to the Underworld. Hades decides to send Pain and Panic to Agrabah to take Aladdin out; when the minions arrive in the Arabian city, they first mistake Abu for Aladdin, but the real Aladdin, along with his wife Jasmine, arrives on Carpet. After a scuffle and Panic are about to finish Aladdin off, but Aladdin convinces them to look into his lamp, Genie's hand punches them all the way back into the Underworld. With this humiliating double defeat, Jafar offers the idea of getting Hercules and Aladdin into fighting and killing each other. Hades likes the idea and puts the plan into motion by kidnapping Abu from Agrabah and Icarus from Prometheus Academy; when Hercules can't find Icarus, an old man fools him by telling him that a "young rogue named Aladdin" kidnapped him. In Agrabah and Jasmine are led to believe by Pain and Panic that Hercules kidnapped Abu.
When Hercules and Pegasus arrive in Agrabah, Aladdin and Carpet engage them. Aladdin gets Hercules to chase him through the alleyways of Agrabah to an old abandoned building and to punch enough holes in the walls to bring most of the house down on top of Hercules. While Hercules holds it up, Aladdin demands to know; this leads Aladdin to realize they have been tricked, but before they can work it out, the building collapses on both of them. While Jafar and Hades believe that the heroes have been destroyed, Hercules gets himself and Aladdin out of the rubble, they piece together that they were set up and that Hades and Jafar are holding Icarus and Abu in the Underworld. Aladdin wants to charge in to rescue them; as Hades tells Jafar of his plans for Olympian domination and Panic yell alert them to Hercules and Aladdin's impending arrival. Jafar is sent to stop them. Jafar is unable to stop Aladdin from nabbing the snake staff and tossing it to Hercules, who snaps it in half; this effect pull him down into the River Styx for good.
Icarus and Abu have in the meantime escaped and begin punching Hades, until he threatens to make them "permanent residents". Hercules and Aladdin congratulate each other before Aladdin takes Jasmine and Carpet back to Agrabah, telling Hercules that he'll make a great hero someday. Icarus, having bonded with Abu, asks Hercules. Tate Donovan as Hercules, a hero-in-training, learning to not just barrel through, but use his head, he first encounters Jafar. Jafar, in disguise, frames Aladdin, who Hercules pursues to Agrabah, being defeated due to unfamiliar surroundings and Aladdin's agility, his overuse of strength. Once the two realize that both their friends have been captured, they deduce that Hades and Jafar have teamed up. Hercules teams up with Aladdin to rescue Icarus and Abu by disguising himself as Aladdin, while he does as opposed to head-on assault. At the end of the episode, Aladdin tells Hercules. Scott Weinger as Aladdin, a street rat turned hero and heir to the throne of Agrabah, first encountered by Pain and Panic after they mistake Abu for him.
He defeats them by having them look into his lamp. After realizing Aladdin is tricky, Hades has Jafar capture Abu and Pain and Panic frame Hercules for it. Confronting a newly arrived Hercules, Aladdin leads him around the city, dodging his blows but discovering that he is too strong to face head on. After collapsing a building on Hercules, the pair realize that Jafar and Hades have teamed up and set them both up, they go to the Underworld disguised as each other to defeat the villains and rescue their friends. Aladdin tells Hercules. James Woods as Hades, Lord of the Dead and Hercules's archenemy, irked by Hercules getting in the way. After encountering a reluctantly dead Jafar, he makes him alive again so long as he holds his serpent staff, bets that he cannot defeat Hercules. However, when Hades sends Pain and Panic after Aladdin, he proves too tricky as well. Jafar proposes that the pair have a "misunderstanding" involving their f
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (1998 film)
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is an American 1998 screwball comedy film written and directed by Kenneth Schapiro, with singer-songwriter Deborah Gibson as the top-billed star. It was filmed on Long Island. Gay soap actor Cliff is about to marry an unsuspecting girl for the sake of his image, to the chagrin of his boyfriend Wes. However, a prowling reporter has some interesting photographs which could cause general consternation; the main romance is between the maid of honor's uncoordinated date Jake. Singer-songwriter Deborah Gibson sang the theme tune. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend on IMDb
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti