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Gurgi, no!

I’ve been carried a little too far afield in my talk of classic Japanese arthouse cinema and contemporary American literature, so let’s change the topic to something a little more germane to the blog: something bad that Disney animation studios … Continue reading

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Getting the story straight

And now it’s time to write about a notable movie released by Disney, a movie directed by a man who had a shot at greatness in the Star Wars franchise.

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Everything is canon now

So I found myself returning to the original Kingdom Hearts for the first time since it was relatively new. Perhaps it was the need for a palette cleanser after the excellent but admittedly very harrowing NieR: Automata. Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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Entry no. 56

It’s fair to say that, even if it isn’t completely successful, Moana feels like Disney doing what it should be doing. Which is to say that it’s a beautifully animated musical which pillages some piece of folklore/fairy tale in the … Continue reading

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Foxy

I’d never seen Disney’s 1973 animated film Robin Hood before. Theoretically it could have been playing in the background at some point during my childhood, but I don’t have any memories of it that can’t be explained by way of … Continue reading

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Theses on Zootopia

lol furries Zootopia is a decent, mid-tier Pixar film made by Disney Animation Studios. You can do worse when it comes to animated stuff, but it doesn’t deserve the 98% at Rotten Tomatoes.

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…but what would Yen Sid think?

On the one hand, Fantasia 2000 invites unfavorable comparison with its predecessor, which was one of the greatest movies ever made. On the other hand, it reminds me that there was indeed a period in my lifetime where Disney, in … Continue reading

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Now Rann, the Kite, brings home the night…

I just discovered that we’re to be given a double helping of Jungle Book adaptations over the next couple of years. In 2016 Disney will release their fourth(!) attempt at filming Rudyard Kipling’s famous collection of children’s stories and poetry, … Continue reading

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Ears only a mother could love

Comparisons can be odious. Dumbo is flanked on either side by Fantasia and Bambi, films which represented earnest attempts by Disney to push the limits of what could be done in animation. The studio’s fourth feature film has the more … Continue reading

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A single mom

Don Bluth’s career has a rather tragic trajectory. Upon realizing that Disney, after its founder’s death, was a chicken running around without its head, the animator left the studio to found his own – Don Bluth Productions. And for much … Continue reading

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