Ralph Mirrors My Past

You know, I'll be brutally honest here... There are days where I question my love for Disney. Now don't be alarmed, I'll always love Walt Disney's work - from the majority of his animated features to his television show to his best live-action movies to Disneyland itself - and it'll always be a pivotal part … Continue reading Ralph Mirrors My Past

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Follow-Up: ‘The Lion King’ and The Future of Animation

Back in September 2016, I wrote about how Walt Disney Pictures' redo of The Jungle Book raised a lot of questions for animation's future. Then I updated said article after Disney officially announced that they were going to remake The Lion King, but now that its teaser is here and there's a plethora of other information out there... … Continue reading Follow-Up: ‘The Lion King’ and The Future of Animation

Modern Mouse: Contemporary Ideas and Disney Animation…

It appears that the latest Walt Disney Animation Studios film is starting a lot of conversations... Opening next week, Ralph Breaks The Internet, the sequel to the studio's video game-centric hit, happens to be a somewhat rare contemporary Disney animated feature. Since the trailers and marketing materials have highlighted lots of pop cultural references, memes, and … Continue reading Modern Mouse: Contemporary Ideas and Disney Animation…

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – An Animation Thesis

Quite timely... My fifth pick for my "Animation Thesis" review series is a film that's unique in that it can be both a Halloween movie and a Christmas movie... The motion picture is none other than The Nightmare Before Christmas. Released in the autumn of 1993 from Walt Disney Pictures through their "adult" Touchstone Pictures label, The … Continue reading ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – An Animation Thesis

I Can’t Get Angry About Live-Action Remakes Anymore…

Recently, a particular quote from an incredibly divisive entry in a massive franchise has been on my mind... "Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love..." A film released by Walt Disney Pictures no less, the same studio specializing in live-action/CG remakes of their animated features. Those who know me well will know that … Continue reading I Can’t Get Angry About Live-Action Remakes Anymore…