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Disneynature's all-new feature film "Penguins" is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind "Bears" and "Chimpanzee," Disneynature's "Penguins" opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019. Photo © 2018 Disney.

Fans react to DisneyNature “Penguins” trailer

A loveable penguin named Steve is coming to the big screens in 2019. DisneyNature has released its first glimpse into its 2019 EarthDay offering: an Antarctic adventure following the life and antics of a penguin they call "Steve." The movie trailer for Penguins (see the link below) suggests that the movie will be lighthearted, educational, packed with beautiful scenery and fascinating animals, and will have only a few cameos by the Avengers. Uncle Walt's Insider reached out to its devoted fans for their ... Read more
Dumbo the Flying Elephant, visiting Shanghai. Photo by Jeremy Thompson [CC BY 2.0] via Flikr.

TSA updates ‘No-Fly List’ policy for Dumbo ride

Pint-sized terror suspects no longer have to worry about being denied boarding. WASHINGTON, DC -- As Uncle Walt's Insider readers know, the Homeland Security Department's "no-fly list" kept a toddler off of the Dumbo ride in December. New rules issued by the Transportation Security Administration this week may avoid that issue in the future. As reported here, the Cooper family of Athens, Ohio, including both parents, one grandmother, and three children, were denied boarding on Magic Kingdom’s iconic Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride, ... Read more
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Graphic by Christianlorenz97 [CC BY-SA 4.0] viaWikimedia Commons.

Avengers: Infinity War tanks at the box office

"I Feel Pretty" surges to claim the #1 spot. In spite of fan anticipation, marketing hype, and tens years of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe building up to its release, Avengers: Infinity War opened nationwide yesterday in a disappointing fifth place, behind I Feel Pretty, Selfie Dad, I Can Only Imagine, and Tyler Perry's Acrimony. Uncle Walt's Insider reached out to moviegoers and self-described Marvel fans to see why the movie opened so low in the rankings. Here is a sampling of the responses: "Oh, was ... Read more
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Graphic by Christianlorenz97 [CC BY-SA 4.0] viaWikimedia Commons.

Uncle Walt’s exclusive: Infinity War review

No spoilers* here! First look at Avengers: Infinity War! MARVEL STUDIOS, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider recently had an exclusive opportunity to see a preview of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, in advance of its release next week. The staff of Uncle Walt's takes journalistic integrity and the moviegoing experience seriously, so this article will not contain any spoilers.* Petrifying plot! You know what's going to happen here -- the previews gave it away already. The Avengers, plus Spiderman, Miss Piggy, Olaf, and the Guardians ... Read more
Walt Disney as depicted in the Partners Statue, vaguely gesturing with multiple fingers. Photo by David [CC BY 2.0] via Flikr.

Photos reveal Walt Disney actually pointed with three fingers

New evidence suggests more than just cigarettes were airbrushed from photos of Walt! Many guests at Disney parks worldwide are aware that Disney cast members are not allowed to point with just one finger. Instead, they must either gesture with the whole hand or use the famous "two-finger point." Officially, the reason is to avoid insulting guests from cultures that find pointing offensive, such as China, Indonesia, and Milwaukee. The origin of the two-finger point is a bit hazy, but most Disney fans, ... Read more