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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part XII.V: Live Action Remakes/Retellings

  When people say Hollywood have run out of ideas, this is the kind of thing they’re talking about. It’s hard not to be cynical about all of these live action remakes, especially since Disney has announced so many of … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part IX.V: The Disney Fairies Series

These films get their own section because there are a whole lot of ‘em. After John Lasseter shut down production on the many direct-to-video sequels, satellite studio DisneyToons was tasked with creating films for the Planes series (a spinoff of … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part VII: The Second Renaissance

Also referred to as “The Disney Revival,” the Second Renaissance is the era we’re currently in for the next foreseeable future. This era is where Disney would abandon trying to court the teenage male audience (they solved that problem by … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney Part XII – The Dreaded Top Ten Lists

PART XII: THE DREADED TOP TEN LISTS So here’s where I summarize my thoughts on the Disney Official Animated Canon. Originally these lists could include non-Canon, Pixar and sequels, but after some tweaking I’ve reordered these lists to just stick … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part X: Pixar

As the Renaissance Era slowly dragged to a close, a “new” animation studio arose from the ashes to steal Disney’s thunder and make better movies than they were making. Pixar had been making CG short subject films since the 80s, … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney Part VIII: Animated Features (But Not Part of the Canon)

  For reasons that can only make sense to Disney executives, there are a bunch of movies released under the Disney banner that don’t count as part of the official Canon. Reasons range from “Not animated by Walt Disney Studios” … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part IX: Sequelitis & Direct To Video Hell

  Starting with The Return of Jafar in 1994 and finishing (for now) with The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning in 2008, Disney released an absolute shitload of direct-to-video sequels to many of the films in its canon. Unlike The Rescuers Down Under and Fantasia 2000, … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney – Part XII: Live Action-Animation Hybrids

  These films span 65 years, and have vastly differing styles, moods, target audiences, etc, so the Live Action-Animation hybrid films are grouped together merely because of this one trait they have in common. Ever the experimenter with technology, Uncle … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Disney Part V: The Renaissance

I’m a Millennial. Guess what my favourite era of Disney film is! The Dark Age is over, thank goodness, and Disney suddenly went on a streak of hit, after hit, after hit, and almost all of the Renaissance films are considered … Continue reading

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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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