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Disney charms, outlandish story make 'Kingdom Hearts' absurd yet lovable

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Kingdom Hearts is ridiculous, yet I can’t help but love it.

The game series, which combines characters from Disney’s stable and major players from the Final Fantasy games in an original story, is eight games deep and filled with enough twists and turns to make a soap opera seem mundane. It can, frankly, be difficult to follow.

Yet the insane, endearing charm of Kingdom Hearts has never been on display as transparently as it is in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, a compilation that reflects the series at its best and worst.

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'Big Hero 6' meets 'The Departed' in totally unnecessary censored trailer

Baymax’s low-battery sequence is one of the funniest sequences in Disney’s latest animated hit, Big Hero 6. Scott Adsit essentially plays the lovable robot as a drunken android, and now fans can see how the scene would play out if Baymax were actually inebriated.

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We ranked every song in 'The Little Mermaid'

How was The Little Mermaid—which opened in theaters 25 years ago todayable to revitalize Disney’s animated feature game nearly single finned-ly? Thank its spunky, modern mermaid princess protagonist—and, just as importantly, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s indelible slate of songs, which is pretty much the definition of “all killer, no filler.”

But as much as EW loves (nearly) every one of the soundtrack’s tunes, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to argue about which one is the best of the best. After much debate, here’s what Esther Zuckerman, Marc Snetiker, and Hillary Busis agreed upon: READ FULL STORY

'The Little Mermaid' at 25: Ariel was the birth of the spunky Disney princess

The Little Mermaid, which opened 25 years ago today, ushered in the Disney Renaissance that would last through the 1990s. Part of what made the film revolutionary? The Little Mermaid herself. Ariel, for better or for worse, created an entire breed of “spunky” Disney princesses.  READ FULL STORY

11 things Robert Downey Jr. revealed during his Tony Stark-like Reddit AMA

Robert Downey Jr. took to Reddit for an AMA on Tuesday in anticipation of The Judge, which the actor called “the closest thing to a perfect film I’ve ever been part of” in response to a Reddit user.

In his AMA, the actor covered everything from his time as Iron Man, to upcoming film projects, to his favorite late-night snack. Here are the 11 most interesting answers, with full Downey Jr. charm intact.

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'Lion King' musical has the top box office in entertainment

No waiting necessary—The Lion King musical is the king. Disney’s Julie Taymor-directed stage adaptation of the 1994 film has accumulated $6.2 billion worldwide, meaning it now has the “most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history,” the Associated Press reportedREAD FULL STORY

'Disney Infinity 2.0': Anything your heart, or imagination, desires

Disney Infinity 2.0 made me feel eight years old. And I mean that in the best way possible.

There’s a certain magic to playing with toys when you’re young. Action figures spring to life in your imagination, and pieces of furniture transform into the sites of epic battles. A hallway can become a racetrack, a chair a mountaintop, and all it takes is a couple plastic figures to create a spark of inspiration.

Infinity 2.0 lets players create whatever they can imagine, and the spark this time around is bringing together the Mouse House’s vast catalogue of franchises and some of the most famous superheroes in the world, Marvel’s Avengers. By creating a cohesive art style and setting players loose in the game’s Toy Box mode, Infinity 2.0 is a brilliant package for kids looking for a creative outlook—and it can satisfy an older crowd, too.

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The 'Frozen' ride is finally coming to Disney World

Hold onto your clogs because for the first time in forever, a Frozen ride is coming to Disney World!

After months of speculations and wishes among fans, Disney Parks confirmed Friday that a new attraction based on the hit animated film will replace the Maelstrom ride, in the Norway section of Epcot’s World Showcase. Construction is beginning now, and though no exact timeline has been given, you can bet it will take longer than building a snowman. READ FULL STORY

Robert Downey Jr. says 'Guardians' is the best Marvel movie

According to Tony Stark, Tony Stark needs to step up his game.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, actor Robert Downey, Jr.—Iron Man himself—told the paper that Guardians of the Galaxy, “in some ways, is the best Marvel movie ever.” Surprised? Given the similarities between his portrayal of Tony Stark and his actual public persona, he doesn’t blame you. “It’s odd for someone with—on occasion—an ego the size of mine to actually say that,” said Downey. READ FULL STORY

Audience of Broadway's 'Aladdin' salutes Robin Williams with a singalong

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Broadway lights will dim on Aug. 13 in memory of Robin Williams—who tread the boards multiple times during his illustrious career—but one show in particular owed much more to the late comic icon.

Disney’s Aladdin has been entertaining audiences on Broadway since February, but the Aug. 12 performance ended on a slightly different note when the entire audience joined in a singalong of “Friend Like Me,” the showstopping number sung by the Genie, Williams’ beloved role in the 1992 film.

Led by James Monroe Iglehart (who earned a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Genie), the Broadway company of Aladdin encouraged the audience to pay tribute to Williams by joyously singing to the rafters. It was a surprisingly touching moment, and certainly a gleeful way to honor Williams’ Aladdin legacy. Watch it below:

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