(Reviews) DisneyFest: Zootopia, Finding Dory, Moana

2016 was the best year for Disney animation in a very long time, and it pleases me to no end that I'm able to say that. Walt Disney Animation began the year giving furries their new generation-defining obsession in Zootopia, which was also an all-around excellent film; in June, Pixar Animation rebounded with their best … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: Zootopia, Finding Dory, Moana

(Reviews) DisneyFest: Big Hero 6, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur

2014 was a bit light for Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Studios. Between the two of them, they released only Big Hero 6, which turned out to be enough -- it was that year's highest-grossing animated film and won the Best Animated Feature Oscar. It also just so happened to be an excellent movie. Pixar … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: Big Hero 6, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur

(Reviews) DisneyFest: Wreck-It Ralph, Monsters University, Frozen

Remember five years ago? It was 2012 back then and we all thought we were going to die in some really weird global cataclysm because the Mayans had deemed it so. Woody Harrelson would go down outside his camper van at Yellowstone, and the only people who would survive are John Cusack and his plucky … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: Wreck-It Ralph, Monsters University, Frozen

(Reviews) DisneyFest: Cars 2, Winnie the Pooh, Brave

By 2011, the fortunes of Disney and Pixar were reversing; while the former had finally scored a critical and commercial success with Tangled, the latter was navigating the second phase of its career after moving past its original stories with the final installment of the Toy Story trilogy. Disney released one movie that year -- … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: Cars 2, Winnie the Pooh, Brave

(Reviews) DisneyFest: The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3, Tangled

Disney Animation delivered a genuine surprise near Christmas of 2009 with The Princess and The Frog, a return to traditional animation that celebrated the culture of New Orleans in an adaptation of The Frog Prince. In the summer of 2010, Lee Unkrich completed Pixar's first trilogy to near-universal praise with Toy Story 3, closing the … Continue reading (Reviews) DisneyFest: The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3, Tangled