ENCANTO/THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES – Review by Martha K Baker

Animation so often suggests a movie for “the children,” but two entries require a bit of consideration. Both Encanto and The Mitchells vs. the Machine follow the pattern established by “Sesame Street,” that is, something for almost everyone. Each film appeals to children, although not wee ones, as well as to grown-ups. They are both loud and colorful. They both have messages about family, and they both have music.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Amazon reboots A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – Brandy McDonnell reports

Amazon has tossed out a series order for its reboot of A League of Their Own months after wrapping production on the pilot. Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Will Graham (The Onion News Network) created the series, which is billed as a reinterpretation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 feature film starring Geena Davis

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