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The Lion King - Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff Cover Art

The Lion King

The Lion King

Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great "Circle of Life." You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award–winning music (1994: Best original score; best song, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"), and timeless story.

© 1994 Walt Disney Pictures

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Frozen - Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Cover Art

Frozen

Frozen

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

© 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Saturday Night Fever - John Badham Cover Art

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Experience the film that catapulted John Travolta to superstardom, garnered him an Oscar® nomination and captivated audiences the world over. Plus, get the Director's Cut, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film in iTunes Extras! Travolta commands the screen as Tony Manero, a restless Brooklyn rebel who escapes problems at home and an uncertain future every Saturday night when he shines as king of the disco dance floor. Both the sensational dancing and moving story are driven by the timeless music soundtrack that will forever define its era.

© TM & Copyright 1977 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. TM, and Copyright 2006 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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South Pacific (1958) - Joshua Logan Cover Art

South Pacific (1958)

South Pacific (1958)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Academy Award®-winning "South Pacific" is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French Plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written: "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime" and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musicals.

© 1958 South Pacific Enterprises, Inc. Renewed 1986 Dorothy F. Rodgers, Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Dorothy B. Hammerstein, William Hammerstein and Philip Zimet.

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Tangled - Nathan Greno & Byron Howard Cover Art

Tangled

Tangled

Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement of this magical motion picture. When the kingdoms most wanted and most charming bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower 70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense. Let your hair down and get ready to cheer for Tangled.

© 2010 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Dreamgirls (Director’s Extended Edition) - Bill Condon Cover Art

Dreamgirls (Director’s Extended Edition)

Dreamgirls (Director’s Extended Edition)

Director Bill Condon brings his creative vision to life in this Director’s Extended Edition! Experience the big screen adaptation of Tom Eyen’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as “the Dreams,” the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out of the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with the big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.

© 2006 DreamWorks LLC and Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Princess and the Frog - John Musker & Ron Clements Cover Art

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. This is a modern twist on a classic tale featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.

© 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Dumbo - Ben Sharpsteen Cover Art

Dumbo

Dumbo

For the first time ever, in celebration of this landmark film’s 70th anniversary, experience the daring adventures of the world’s only flying elephant with a dazzling all-new digital restoration. The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame with the help of his clever best friend Timothy Q. Mouse, will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. And now, the award-winning music and empowering messages about friendship and belief in yourself reach new heights in this must-have presentation of Walt Disney’s animated classic Dumbo!

© 1941 Disney

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Grease - Randal Kleiser Cover Art

Grease

Grease

John Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.

© 2005 Paramount Pictures

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Peter Pan (1953) - Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske Cover Art

Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (1953)

Bid your cares goodbye as Wendy and her brothers embark on fantastic adventures with the hero of their bedtime stories…Peter Pan! With faith, trust and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Peter teaches them how to fly and leads them to the “second star to the right” and beyond…to Never Land!

© 1953 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Mary Poppins - Robert Stevenson Cover Art

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Join the "practically perfect" Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) for a "Jolly Holiday" as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you'll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the multitalented chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke). You won't need a "Spoonful Of Sugar" to love every moment of this timeless Disney classic!

© 1964 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Sound of Music - Robert Wise Cover Art

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Rodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

© 1965 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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La La Land - Damien Chazelle Cover Art

La La Land

La La Land

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer-director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® awards, La La Land is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

© 2016 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Beauty and the Beast - Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise Cover Art

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest at the enchanted 25th Anniversary celebration of Beauty and the Beast, universally acclaimed as one of Disney’s finest animated features and now honored in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Join brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast. Enjoy this timeless tale overflowing with unforgettable characters and Academy Award®–winning music (Best Song, Best Score, 1991)!

© 1991 Disney

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The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming Cover Art

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

"There's no place like home..." Entirely remastered, the colorful characters and unforgettable songs of Oz come alive as never before. This magical cinematic event finds Kansas farm girl Judy Garland ("A Star is Born," "Meet Me in St. Louis") caught in a tornado and magically transported to the Land of Oz. Needing help to return home, she is told to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the powerful Wizard (Frank Morgan). On her perilous journey, she is befriended by the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and her flying monkeys. Based on the classic book by Frank L. Baum, "The Wizard of Oz" is a dazzling motion picture achievement, featuring unforgettable songs (including Oscar-winner "Over the Rainbow"), scenery, and costumes. The film had 5 Academy Award nominations, and Garland was awarded a special Oscar for her outstanding performance.

© 1939 THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of Turner Entertainment Co.

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves - Tad Stones Cover Art

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

A rousing opening song-and-dance kicks off the "Party in Agrabah," and invites you to join the festivities surrounding the marriage of the millennium! The long-awaited wedding of Aladdin and Jasmine is being coordinated by the Big Blue Guy himself. Preparations are made in Genie's own inimitable fashion as he hosts a laughter-filled, celebrity take-off called "Lifestyles of the Rich and Magical." Before the young couple can say "I do," pandemonium disrupts the ceremony in the form of a deafening stampede of raging elephants, which is actually a diversion for a raid by none other than the legendary 40 Thieves!

© 1996 Disney Enterprise, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mel Stuart Cover Art

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder ("Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein") stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize -- if they can resist temptation. The delightful musical score includes the hit song "The Candyman." From Roald Dahl's classic novel, produced by David L. Wolper ("Roots," "The Thorn Birds") and nominated for an Academy Award.

© 1971 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Mulan - Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft Cover Art

Mulan

Mulan

Based on an ancient Chinese poem, the legend of Mulan beautifully unfolds in Disney’s 36th animated classic! Full of daring adventure, hilarious characters and inspiring music, this new edition celebrates honour, courage and a young girl’s quest to be true to her own heart. Beautiful and clever Mulan proves her worth outside of her tradition-bound society when, disguised as “Ping,” she bravely takes her father’s place in the Imperial Army. Helped by her outrageously funny guardian dragon Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-Kee, Mulan strives to earn the respect of her fellow warriors and their handsome Captain Shang. A climactic battle atop the Imperial Palace is where her family’s honour and the fate of the Emperor and all of China rest in her hands!

© Disney

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - Ol Parker Cover Art

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Join the celebration, sing and dance, and discover how it all began! Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie premiered, you’re invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in this musical sequel based on the songs of ABBA. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is now pregnant, and like her mother Donna (Meryl Streep), she’ll need to take risks. The film’s original cast returns, with new additions including Lily James as a young Donna, Andy Garcia and Oscar® winner Cher.

© 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year - Kenny Ortega Cover Art

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

It's time to celebrate as Disney's phenomenal High School Musical hits new heights in High School Musical 3: Senior Year! Fresh from the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers non-stop entertainment from start to finish! It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has them thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. Will their final show break them apart or bring them together for the greatest moment in Wildcat history?

© 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Enchanted - Kevin Lima Cover Art

Enchanted

Enchanted

A fairy tale comes to life in this thoroughly original, new Disney Classic. Drawing inspiration from its classic heritage, Disney creates an inspired story unlike any you've experienced before. Filled with excitement, fun, and incredible music from the legendary Alan Menken, ENCHANTED is the ultimate fish-out-of-water adventure. For princess-to-be Giselle, life is a fairy tale -- until she's banished from the animated land of Andalasia and thrust into the very unmagical, live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. When a cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer comes to her aid, little does he realize that this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him. ENCHANTED -- the musical comedy that will have your entire family under its spell.

© Disney

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Les Misérables (2012) - Tom Hooper Cover Art

Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012)

Hugh Jackman, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically-acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and “an unforgettable experience” (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com).

© 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Jim Sharman Cover Art

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Part campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality and cannibalism. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation! Join Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and rock star Meat Loaf in the most popular cult classic of all time.

© 1975 Houtsnede Maatschappi N.V.

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Hannah Montana: The Movie - Peter Chelsom Cover Art

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Get ready to be dazzled by Disney's big-screen smash hit - Hannah Montana: The Movie - filled with laughs, adventure, family fun and fabulous music! Come along for the ride and see Hannah like never before as she returns to her roots and faces the most important decision of her life! When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet niblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for some ol' blue jeans on the family farm in Tennessee, and question if she can be both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana. With a little help from her friends-and awesome guest stars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Vanessa Williams, and Tyra Banks-will she figure out whether to choose Hannah or Miley? Hannah Montana The Movie is a heartfelt major motion picture perfect for the entire family.

© 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Into the Woods (2014) - Rob Marshall Cover Art

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics.

© 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Aladdin: The Return of Jafar - Toby Shelton, Tad Stones & Alan Zaslove Cover Art

Aladdin: The Return of Jafar

Aladdin: The Return of Jafar

Jafar's wish to become the most powerful genie of all imprisons himself in a lamp, until he is summoned by Abis Mal, the Chief of Thieves. Once released, Jafar seeks revenge against Aladdin and it's up to Aladdin and his friends to defend Agrahbah from Jafar's malice.

© 1994 Disney

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Moulin Rouge! - Baz Luhrmann Cover Art

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

OSCAR® Winner Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent and John Lequizamo head an internationally renowned cast in this musical extravaganza. Baz Luhrmann’s sensual reinvention of the movie musical was nominated for 8 ACADEMY AWARDS® including Best Picture. Set in a Paris nightclub that caters to society’s decadent elite, the exhilarating Moulin Rouge follows the story of the ill-fated love affair between a stunning courtesan (Kidman) and a struggling young writer (McGregor).

© 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Annie - John Huston Cover Art

Annie

Annie

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Annie's hit debut on Broadway, we present the classic movie version of the beloved musical, now digitally remastered and featuring the original theatrical trailer. "Annie" is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan's zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed? Enjoy all theunforgettable songs, including "It's A Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow."

© 1981 Rastar Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Pocahontas - Mike Gabriel & Eric Goldberg Cover Art

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

Disney heroine Pocahontas sparkles with all the "Colors Of The Wind" in this captivating classic inspired by a real-life American legend. Fun and excitement are “Just Around The Riverbend” as the free-spirited Pocahontas and her woodland pals, Meeko and Flit, discover the first English settlers on the shores of their village. With the guidance and wisdom of her beloved Grandmother Willow and the friendship of the courageous Captain John Smith, Pocahontas must find a way to bridge the divide between the two vastly different cultures. With rich animation and Academy Award®-winning music, Disney’s Pocahontas is a fun-filled tale of adventure, friendship and courage that your family will cherish forever.

© 1995 Disney

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Mamma Mia! The Movie - Phyllida Lloyd Cover Art

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth - as well as up-andcomers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.

© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Singin' In the Rain - Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly Cover Art

Singin' In the Rain

Singin' In the Rain

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice.

© (c) 1952 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas - Henry Selick Cover Art

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder -- where every holiday has its own special land... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together. This critically acclaimed movie milestone captured the heart and imagination of audiences everywhere with its Academy Award-nominated stop-motion effects, engaging Grammy-nominated music, and the genius of Tim Burton (Batman, Planet of the Apes). The Nightmare Before Christmas -- a delightful treat the whole family will enjoy!

© 1993 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Newsies: The Broadway Musical - Jeff Calhoun & Brett Sullivan Cover Art

Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Set in New York City at the turn of the last century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, leader of a ragged band of teenage “newsies” who dream only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when two publishing titans raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for. Filmed live at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this high-energy, not-to-be-missed version of the hit Broadway show fills the stage with more “newsies” and dancing than ever before!

© 2016 Disney Enterprises Inc.

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Hercules - John Musker & Ron Clements Cover Art

Hercules

Hercules

An outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy, and adventure unfolds in the hilarious hit film Hercules. Taken from the gods as a newborn, adopted on earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. Trying to fit in, he discovers his dad is Zeus and home is Mount Olympus -- if he can move from "zero" to true hero! Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil -- a feisty personal trainer -- for the mission. But it's no easy task as he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades. With the help of Pain and Panic, Hades plans to rule the Universe with only Hercules standing in his way! With a bold animation style, colossal voice cast, and spectacular music, Hercules is unmatched in strength -- delivering something for everyone.

© 1997 Disney Enterprises, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

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Distant Voices, Still Lives - Terence Davies Cover Art

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, Terence Davies' feature debut heralded one of Britain's finest filmmaking talents. Loosely based on the director's own family and upbringing, Distant Voices, Still Lives presents an evocative account of working-class life in Liverpool, England during the 1940s and 50s. Births, marriages and deaths - and an expressive use of music - provide the underpinning for a film that is beautiful, heartbreaking, resonant but never sentimental. Now regarded as a masterpiece of British cinema, and boasting a startling performance from Pete Postlethwaite (Romeo + Juliet, Inception) as the head of the family.

© 2018 Arrow Films

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Newsies - Kenny Ortega Cover Art

Newsies

Newsies

Newsies is the true story of a courageous group of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. Determined to make their dreams come true, they find the courage to challenge the powerful from coast to coast.

© 1992 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Chicago - Bill Condon & Martin Richards Cover Art

Chicago

Chicago

At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (ZetaJones) and spotlight seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there's only room for one legend!

© 2011 Miramax

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Oklahoma! (1955) - Fred Zinnemann Cover Art

Oklahoma! (1955)

Oklahoma! (1955)

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award® winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

© 1955 Rodgers and Hammerstein Pictures, Inc. Renewed 1983 and assigned to Estate of Richard Rodgers and Estate of Oscar Hammerstein II. All rights reserved.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004) - Joel Schumacher Cover Art

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

From director Joel Schumacher ("Phone Booth," "A Time to Kill") comes this big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit stage musical! The Phantom, a disfigured musical genius, haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. He takes an interest in a young singer and, through tutelage and terror, helps her rise to stardom, only to see her fall in love with a handsome young man. The Phantom vows revenge and kidnaps her to be his eternal bride, but ultimately is transformed by the compassion of the young woman, and the love she feels for her young man, making the ultimate sacrifice in order that she may live and be happy. Starring Gerard Butler ("300," "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"), Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "Mystic River"), Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson ("The Hours," "Sleepy Hollow"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Wilson ("Hard Candy," TV's "Angels in America"), Simon Callow ("Shakespeare in Love") and Ciarán Hinds ("Road to Perdition," "The Sum of All Fears"). Nominated for three Academy Awards!

© 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Grease 2 - Patricia Birch Cover Art

Grease 2

Grease 2

Given the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of the T-Birds, their affiliated male gang. However, when a Zorro-like masked avenger on a motorcycle rescues Stephanie from a gang of ill-mannered toughs, she's eager to get to know the hero with the cool wheels. Any guesses as to who he might be? Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and Dody Goodman return from the first film as members of the Rydell High faculty, while actual '50s teen icons Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens are on board as new members of the staff; Didi Conn as Frenchy is the only one of the students to appear in both movies. Patricia Birch, who served as choreographer on Grease, made her debut as a director on Grease 2.

© 1982 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Rent - Chris Columbus Cover Art

Rent

Rent

Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.

© 2005 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Rock of Ages - Adam Shankman Cover Art

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

In 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood's legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.

© 2012 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.

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The Birdcage - Mike Nichols Cover Art

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

In this contemporary American adaptation of the 1978 outrageous French farce La Cage Aux Folles, the story centers on the life of a middle-aged, flamboyant gay couple...Armand and Albert...in the eclectic community of South Beach, Florida, who have raised a straight son. The son announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing U.S. senator, and wants to bring his fiancee and her ultraconservative parents home to meet his family for the first time. What choice is there but to accept his decision with love! So Armand and Albert must pretend to be very straight by attempting to play out the roles of your typical heterosexual "husband" and "wife"! Easier said than done...

© 1996 UNITED ARTISTS PICTURES INC.

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The Prince of Egypt - Simon Wells, Stephen Hickner & Brenda Chapman Cover Art

The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

An epic adventure that captivated movie audiences the world over in this familiar tale of two brothers- one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. As one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other the chosen leader of his people, their final confrontation will forever change the world. With Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Patrick Stewart, and Helen Mirren.

© 1998 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

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Hairspray (2007) - Adam Shankman Cover Art

Hairspray (2007)

Hairspray (2007)

It's 1962, and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can the trendsetting Tracy win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in, despite the program's scheming stage manager? All she needs is her best friend Penny, a toe- tappin' beat - and a little HAIRSPRAY!

© TM and MMVII New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The Music Man - Morton Dacosta Cover Art

The Music Man

The Music Man

Robert Preston encores his Broadway triumph as Professor Harold Hill; Academy Award winner Shirley Jones stars as Marian the Librarian; and all the wonderful music, color and small-town charm of River City, Iowa, in 1912 come to life in this charming romance of a con man who falls in love and stays when he should take the money and get out of town. But just as Hill is expecting the townspeople to realize they have been duped, he witnesses a musical miracle ... which he leads as The Music Man.

© 1962 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Bride & Prejudice - Gurinder Chadha Cover Art

Bride & Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice

A clash of cultures in the spirit of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this modern musical retelling of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice is a hilariously entertaining tale of one girl's unlikely search for love! Sparks immediately fly as a love/hate relationship ignites between a small-town beauty (International star Aishwarya Rai) and a wealthy American (Martin Henderson - The Ring, Torque) who's visiting her modest Indian village! In a swirl of music, dance and comic misunderstandings, these opposites continue to attract and repel one another in a riotous romance that spans three continents! Featuring Naveen Andrews (TV's Lost, The English Patient) and a memorable performance from top recording artist Ashanti - love will eventually conquer all in this acclaimed treat from the director of Bend It Like Beckham!

© 2005 Miramax.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch - John Cameron Mitchell Cover Art

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

After falling in love with a U.S. Army sergeant, an East Berlin boy named Hansel undergoes a sex-change operation so that he can legally marry his beloved. But the operation is botched, leaving the boy less than a man, but not quite a woman. Deserted in a Kansas trailer park, the boy/girl, now named Hedwig, reinvents himself/herself as a rock star.

© 2001 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Funny Girl - William Wyler Cover Art

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

One of the most popular movie musicals ever made! FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries NickArnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."

© 1968, renewed 1996 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Happy Feet - George Miller Cover Art

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (Elijah Wood), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap dancing. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria (Brittany Murphy), happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins - the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (Robin Williams), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru (also voiced by Robin Williams), a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.

© 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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