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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 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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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 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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