(Reviews) DisneyFest: Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, The Emperor’s New Groove

Between classes, my day job and the crushing despair of the election, I haven't had a lot of energy to write. I've been wanting to step back into the writing projects that have kept me anchored when the rest of my life is flying apart, and that starts with this blog. There is an awful … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, The Emperor’s New Groove

(Movie Reviews) A Hunchback, a Demigod and an Only Child Walk Into a Bar…

Ryan and I are coming up on the back half of the Disney Renaissance, which reminds me a lot of the risks the animation studio took during the "Dark Ages" of the 70s and early 80s. The storytellers in place at the time were concerned with telling different kinds of stories that were a little … Continue reading (Movie Reviews) A Hunchback, a Demigod and an Only Child Walk Into a Bar…

(Reviews) The Circle of Life, The Colors of the Wind, The Virtue of Playing Nice

Ryan and I are holding a weekly film festival where we watch the entire Disney animated canon in chronological order, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all the way to Zootopia. Currently, we're up to the latter half of the studio's first Renaissance. Here are my reviews of the latest batch of movies! The … Continue reading (Reviews) The Circle of Life, The Colors of the Wind, The Virtue of Playing Nice

(Movie Review) Mice in Australia, A Bookworm and Her Monster, and a Djinn with ADD

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Remember that hot second in the 90s when Australia was the coolest thing ever? It was a strange moment in pop culture -- all of a sudden, Paul Hogan was awesome again, and boomerangs were a fad, and Yahoo Serious was unleashed on the world. I'm still not sure why … Continue reading (Movie Review) Mice in Australia, A Bookworm and Her Monster, and a Djinn with ADD

My Last Three Movies: Oliver and Company, Man of the Year, The Giver

Oliver and Company (1988) Ryan and I are making our way through the library of Disney animated film, and we've made our way up to this re-imagining of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The action is transplanted from Victorian London to modern-day New York, and Oliver is an orphaned orange cat that no one wanted. … Continue reading My Last Three Movies: Oliver and Company, Man of the Year, The Giver