‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

‘High School Musical’ Cast Reunites for 10-Year Anniversary

The "High School Musical" reunion airs Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
(Photo courtesy of Disney)
Here is something to make you feel old: Disney’s High School Musical is ten years old. To celebrate, Disney Channel will hold a special 10 year reunion on the network Wednesday, January 21 that will not only feature a re-airing of the original musical movie, but also the stars from the film (sans Zac Efron) will reminisce about the glory days.

Recently, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman—the stars of High School Musical taped special segments in a Los Angeles high school gymnasium to be shown during commercial breaks of the movie. Noticeably absent will Zac Efron but he did provide a pre-taped message to his HSM fans to be shown as well.


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