Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Best & Worst of Disney – Part III: The Silver Age

The war’s over, Walt Disney Studios has built up some income from the long streak of package films, and now it’s time to release films that Uncle Walt would be proud of. The films’ plots were all taken from children’s … Continue reading

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From The Archives: You Say Evil Like It’s A Bad Thing

Last year I wrote a fairly well-received piece defending the Disney Princesses from a feminist perspective, “You Say Princess Like It’s A Bad Thing.” It was always my plan to write a sequel/companion piece to it. I like Belle and Ariel, but … Continue reading

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The Best & Worst of Disney – Part IV: The Dark Age

Uncle Walt’s dead. Everyone at Walt Disney Studios goes, “Oh shit, now what do we do?!” Most of the Nine Old Men will retire in this era, and usher in a new generation of animators from their CalArts Animation School … Continue reading

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The Best & Worst Of Disney – Part VI: The Second Dark Age

Whoo boy was there a lot of crap released during this era. I’ve always found the situation inexplicable. Disney was doing so well with the Renaissance films. Some people would place the beginning of the second “Dark Age” at just … Continue reading

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The Best & Worst Of Disney – Part II: The Wartime Films

For the most part, only huge Disney buffs bother to see the films produced and released during WWII. They are not what people think of when they think of the Disney feature film; rather than one cohesive narrative, these films … Continue reading

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The Best & Worst Of Disney – Part I: The Golden Age

  These were the first five feature films released by Walt Disney Studios. The 5 films are collectively considered masterpieces (they are certainly fascinating in their ambitious artistic endeavours). They each have a certain artistry and care taken in their … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Black Cauldron

I have a philosophy that life is too short to sit through bad movies. And yet, out of sheer morbid curiosity, I sat through The Black Cauldron, a film in the Disney animated canon that they have tried desperately to … Continue reading

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