The narrative in Raya evokes certain progressive themes, with intersectional, female-led solidarity triumphing over occult forces and structures of division and oppression.
With Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney can now throw another princess of color into its toy and book collections. Merchandising mission accomplished.
Raya begins narration with “Okay, so here’s the sitch…”
There was a point where the Walt Disney company nearly went bankrupt thanks to “The Black Cauldron.”, but this sly animated classic showed the Mouse House could still bring the wonder.
This is an especially problematic development when using children’s stories and fairytales, which traditionally show good and evil in stark contrast in order to teach morality and by which young generations are incredibly heavily influenced.
It was not too long ago that the public actually had a pretty good knowledge of traditional classical music. Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” were even aired in weekend prime time on CBS during the…
Designed to alienate black music culture from its gospel roots, Pixar’s Soul goes all out for secular existentialism.
The familiar tale of “Snow White” explores themes of vanity, jealousy, kindness, fear, diligence, nature, the clear juxtaposition of good and evil, and the idea that good will be rewarded and evil punished.
The man you marry should be your Prince Charming, in all the ways the fairy tale Prince Charming is. It’s just that his Prince Charming-ness isn’t going to manifest the way it does in a…