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Advance Perspective: Disney’s Frozen Defies Expectations

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October 26, 2013
Advance Perspective: Disney’s Frozen Defies Expectations

I had the opportunity to see an early screening of Disney’s upcoming animated movie, slated for a Thanksgiving release. “Frozen” is the first Disney animated feature directed by a woman — Jennifer Lee. Despite this fact, I was a little nervous about seeing this movie, because the speculative articles I had read weren’t encouraging....
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Oz the Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer: Two Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test — and yet…

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March 14, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer: Two Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test — and yet…

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the movies “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Jack the Giant Slayer.” The Bechdel Test was named for artist Alison Bechdel, who popularized a simple rule in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. The test consists of three simple questions: 1) Does any given movie contain more than...
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Pop Culture Library: Disney’s Song Of The South, Star Trek Unauthorized, Doctor Who Memories

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February 3, 2013
Pop Culture Library: Disney’s Song Of The South, Star Trek Unauthorized, Doctor Who Memories

Who’s Afraid Of The Song Of The South? (And Other Forbidden Disney Stories) by Jim Korkis (Theme Park Press, 2012) This new book by  Jim Korkis (a sequel of sorts to his essential The Vault Of Walt) is a welcome in-depth look at Walt Disney’s first predominantly live-action feature – considering the convoluted path...
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Coming Soon: Winnie The Pooh.

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March 2, 2011
Coming Soon: Winnie The Pooh.

Later this year, Disney is releasing a new Winnie The Pooh theatrical feature, and the more I see leading up to it, the more excited I am.  A new poster was released last week, and like the first two (and the preview), it hits all the right notes…  And unlike earlier Disney attempts to...
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