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The Red Car Trolly transports guests up to Buena Vista Street at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Tips that you should know before visiting the Downtown Disney District

Minjeong Kim February 16, 2021

To kick off 2021, consider checking out what the “Happiest Place on Earth” has to offer. Even though the main amusement parks with rides remain closed to the public, Disney Resorts began a phased...

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Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ revs up students’ emotions, past heartbreaks

Hanna Jung February 9, 2021

For most teens, having a license comes with the freedom to drive around with friends and make great high school memories. For 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, it turned out to be much more.  Actress and...

Dance Production [DP] member junior David Burns teaches a Sept. 19 9:30-10 a.m. dance class for special needs children ages 8-12. Burns teaches dance classes for fellow DP member senior Elliana Kim’s brainchild The Always Dancing Project.

Senior’s efforts featured on ABC7’s Eyewitness News offers an opportunity for special needs children to ‘Always Dance’

Hope Li December 20, 2020

It’s called the Always Dancing Project. But for the 150 kids with such disabilities as cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism, they are learning to do much more than that. For two sisters in the...

Actress Liu Yifei plays Mulan, whose family has her dressed up to impress the local Chinese village matchmaker in the live-action movie based more on the original Chinese story than the 1998 original animation.

Live-action ‘Mulan’ tanks for fans of Disney’s animated classic hoping for a closer adaptation

Hanna Jung October 8, 2020

“Loyal, brave, true.”  In the 2020 live-action movie adaptation of “Mulan,” this phrase either appears or is repeated quite a few times to represent the title character’s beliefs and family...

Liu Yifei, as Mulan, fights her own inner conflicts and physical battles in the new live action

Is live-action adaptation of ‘Mulan’ worth $29.99?

Accolade Staff September 3, 2020

Disney fans, it’s finally here. Not another Star Wars movie. Or a Marvel Universe flick. But the latest live-action Disney princess film adapted from 1998’s “Mulan.” After the rapid...

Actor Jin Ha plays Augie (left), who joins Anna Kendrick's character, Darby, in a karaoke room as she looks for true love in HBO Max's new comedy romance series, “Love Life.” Set to debut on May 27, HBO Max is among the last few new streaming services to hit the market this year in hopes of pulling away subscribers from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. Image posted with permission from WarnerMedia.

Those missing ‘Friends’ episodes need only to wait until May 27 when HBO Max debuts

Alice Shin May 17, 2020

It’s like the race between the turtle and the hare. While new streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ entered the market last November to compete against mainstays like Netflix, Amazon Prime...

Disneyland in Anaheim, known for its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Grad Nite in May. This was the last traditional senior activity that has been axed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state-issued stay-at-home and social distancing orders. Accolade File Photo

Final traditional senior event at Disneyland nixed because of coronavirus concerns; PTSA to issue Grad Nite ticket refunds

Edmund Lee May 4, 2020

It was the final nail in the coffin for Sunny Hills’ Class of 2020. The PTSA’s Grad Nite committee held out as long as it could in hopes that seniors would at least have one traditional event they...

Get ready to sing along with Disney Plus’ latest movie adaptation of the young adult novel, ‘Stargirl’

Hope Li March 22, 2020

In a March 13 interview with USA Today, Grace VanderWaal said she wrote her song, “Today and Tomorrow,” on the set of her debut film, “Stargirl,” without any intention of including it in the...

Tom Holland of Marvel's Spider-man voices Ian Lightfoot (left), who chants a visitation spell and uses a Phoenix Gem and a wizard's staff to bring back his father while his older brother Barley watches. This incites the brothers' fantastical quest to find another magical gem to complete their task to resurrect their dead father. Image used with permission from Disney Studios.

Despite cliche elements, Pixar’s first fantasy production, ‘Onward,’ moves with dramatic flair

Hope Li March 15, 2020

Although Disney/Pixar’s “Onward” has a predictable redemptive plot, the wholesome film impressively crafts a time-conscious story containing multiple layers within 102-minutes. Blue-skinned elf...

The final installment of the Star Wars saga, which was released Dec. 20, includes some spectacular lightsaber duels like this one in which Rey (left) played by Daisy Ridley fends off the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who tries to persuade Rey into joining the Dark Side of the force. Their fight eventually destroys the remains of the Darth Vader helmet. Image posted with permission from Walt Disney Studios.

Not much of a rise in creative storytelling for final installment of Star Wars saga

Andrew Park December 24, 2019

A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away … As much as this symbolic opening comes to fans with nostalgia, most audiences have grown tired of the repetitive space adventure movie. Despite...

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Sunny Hills’ hype cold toward ‘Frozen II’

Casey Seon November 15, 2019

Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door! Who hasn’t heard of Disney’s “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel from “Frozen,” which...

Among the many original video content that Disney+ will make available Nov. 12 is a 10-episode spin-off starring Bonnie’s toy spork from “Toy Story 4,” which was released over the summer. Image posted with permission from Disney.

Disney aims to keep its magic going with new streaming content come November

Hope Li September 17, 2019

Disney will release its own streaming service, Disney+, on Nov. 12 that will feature original content from Disney, National Geographic, Marvel and Star Wars.  Companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft,...

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