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Your Childhood on the Silver Screen

Jimmy’s Daily Planet keeps up with new movie trailers. I also have lots of young nieces and nephews.

Featuring a brand new trailer from Disney, today’s blog post is for them.

And Disney’s Christopher Robin is for anybody with an active, playful imagination.

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The Boys of Summer (Minus 1) Are Back

A lot of sand is nothing to write home about. However, THE Sandlot is an entirely different (and thoroughly entertaining) story. Aside from the fact it’s been a quarter-century since The Sandlot premiered in movie theaters, this film is timeless and will always be 25 kinds of awesome.

What’s more trying: Avoiding the famed pitfalls of Friday the 13th or attempting to recover a baseball signed by Babe Ruth (or Baby Ruth, for true Sandlot fans) hit over a neighbor’s fence and into a backyard guarded a monstrous dog?

Well, you’ll only want to relive one on repeat.

Winnie: The New Story

When you hear the name Winnie, what comes to mind? The Wonder Years? Hocus Pocus? Tuck Everlasting?

Actually, the most popular answer is unquestionably Winnie-the-Pooh.

Jimmy’s Daily Planet covers a myriad of topics and subjects, one of which being the latest movie trailers for films that appear to have a special “it” factor.

Enter Disney’s current project.

Considering the eternal connection between captivating books and Hollywood filmmakers, it should be no surprise that literary favorites from childhood for several generations–like Winnie-the-Pooh–receive its due in the form of silver screen treatments. Last year, the Fox Searchlight major motion picture Goodbye Christopher Robin hit theaters and received positive reviews. This year, Disney is preparing its take on the popular heartwarming character and accompanying story with the more succinct title Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor as the lead character.

We’ll never say goodbye to Christopher Robin or Winnie-the-Pooh as they continue to renew our childlike wonder and imagination.

P.S. I’m sensing a nieces-and-nephews day at the theater later this year…

Cinema’s Neighborly Friend

It seems like a match made in heaven a shoe with its laces.

Mia Galuppo of The Hollywood Reporter has reported that America’s favorite everyman Tom Hanks is set to portray America’s favorite next door neighbor of yesteryear:

Mr. Rogers.

The film will be a biopic titled You Are My Friend. Interestingly, Tom Hanks played another affable American icon back in 2013 as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks co-starring the quick-witted Emma Thompson. Given Mr. Rogers’ sunny disposition that never appeared to set, what was he like beyond his polite TV persona?

Here’s a quick flashback, calming as always in front of the camera.

Where’s my sweater vest…?