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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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From The Archives: Why I Love Adventure Time

Published October 18, 2012 Warning: Spoilers up to the end of Season 3 Adventure Time is a Cartoon Network animated series that combines surrealistic comedy, fantasy and science-fiction. Based on a 2008 short by Pendleton Ward that went viral, it … Continue reading

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From The Archives: Miyazaki Month – Howl’s Moving Castle

Published May 17, 2013 The next film featured in my “Miyazaki Month” retrospective is Howl’s Moving Castle. It was the successor to Spirited Away, which was supposed to be Miyazaki’s Swan Song, but then again so was Princess Mononoke. Dude’s … Continue reading

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From The Archives: Miyazaki Month – Spirited Away

Published May 10, 2013 Spirited Away has a deserved reputation as Hayao Miyazaki’s Magnum Opus, and even managed to outgross Princess Mononoke at the Japanese box office. It’s also, to this date, the only traditionally animated non-Western animated feature to … Continue reading

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From The Archives: Miyazaki Month – Princess Mononoke

Published May 3, 2013 You will find few well-known directors as overtly feminist as Hayao Miyazaki. Of the 10 films he has directed, only two, The Castle of Cagliostro & Porco Rosso, have male protagonists. The others have dual male … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published January 3, 2013  Spoiler warning. People have been asking me for a long time to cover this series, and it’s easy to tell why. A genre-blending young adult animated series, it is by far one of the most inclusive … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Last Unicorn Is The Anti-Disney Fairy Tale

Published November 15, 2012 Warning: Spoilers ahead I was probably 6 or 7 years old the first time I saw The Last Unicorn. And while I thought it was pretty, I found it incredibly boring. It wasn’t until much later … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Reception Of Corpse Bride

Published September 13, 2012 Corpse Bride is that odd film that is both original and derivative at the same time. Based on a Yiddish folk tale, it is a stop-motion animated film directed by bizarre auteur Tim Burton, and featuring … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Feminism of Sailor Moon

Published July 11, 2012 This has been a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I’m an absolutely die-hard fan of Sailor Moon, and part of that is because it served as my childhood introduction to feminism. … Continue reading

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

Published December 7, 2011 If you’re an internet and animation addict like I am, you’ve probably come across several sets of images, like the one above, that point out the sexist flaws present in Disney films. While I wholeheartedly believe in … Continue reading

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