Category: Disney

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REVIEW: Molto Bene, “Luca” Is an Italian Treat

Pixar strikes the right note for this post-pandemic summer.

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REVIEW: “Cruella” Redefines Hollywood Decadence

Disney turns one of its legendary villains into a poor, misunderstood fashion genius in a shameless act of pandering.

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REVIEW: “Cruella” Reveals Disney’s Feminist Psychosis

The corporation’s revised morality is anti-style and anti-human.

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REVIEW: Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” Banishes Romance and Villainy

The narrative in Raya evokes certain progressive themes, with intersectional, female-led solidarity triumphing over occult forces and structures of division and oppression.

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REVIEW: Disney’s Droopy Dragon Tale Puts Inclusivity above Story

With Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney can now throw another princess of color into its toy and book collections. Merchandising mission accomplished.

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REVIEW: Why Paint-By-Numbers Storytelling Hurts ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Raya begins narration with “Okay, so here’s the sitch…”

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REVIEW: Why 1986’s “The Great Mouse Detective” Saved Disney

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.

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Why Does Disney Insist On Redeeming Their Villains?

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.

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What Happened to the ‘Chestnuts’ of Classical Music?

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…

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Pixar’s “Soul” Hijacks Gospel & Soul Music In The Name Of Secular Existentialism

Designed to alienate black music culture from its gospel roots, Pixar’s Soul goes all out for secular existentialism.

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REVIEW: ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

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.

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The Man You Marry Should Be Prince Charming — Your Prince Charming

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…