Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a film that I have always been reluctant to say I enjoy. Does that have to do with the film itself? Absolutely not. It does, however, have to do with the culture surrounding the film. I’ve noticed a trend. Those that love The Nightmare Before Christmas really LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas and it seems to become nearly their entire personality. The diehard … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Revisiting Disney: The Rescuers (1977)

The Rescuers is definitely one of the Disney animated films that deserves more love and to be pushed more into the mainstream.  For those unfamiliar with the film, The Rescuers is the tale of two mice of the Rescue Aid Society who search for Penny, a little girl who was kidnapped by treasure hunters trying to find the world’s largest diamond. The film features the voices … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Rescuers (1977)

Revisiting Disney: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire was one of the first films to come out after the Disney Renaissance Period ended, with only Dinosaur and The Emperor’s New Groove preceding it. It followed along with Disney’s new approach of a non-musical film. It was the first animated science-fiction film that the studio tackled. And, upon a rewatch, the film does hold up, for the most part.  Atlantis … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Revisiting Disney: Aladdin (1992)

Starting in 1989, the Walt Disney Company began a rather large undertaking: they were going to put out one animated film per year, over the course of ten years. Aladdin was third on their release schedule, and it was a hit in 1992 and continues to have a strong following today.  One of my favorite aspects of this film is the varying color palette. The … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: Aladdin (1992)

Frozen II Review: Into the Unknown

Rarely will you hear me say that a sequel was better than the original. So, mark this day down. Frozen II is better than Frozen. Frozen covered ground that Disney’s animated princess films had not really covered before. Romance was not the central focus, which was huge. With Frozen II, they had to top their original story. They, quite literally, had to go “Into the … Continue reading Frozen II Review: Into the Unknown

Revisiting Disney: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

The Sword in the Stone is one of the last films that Walt Disney himself worked on with the Walt Disney Company before he passed. The film feels forgotten, and yet, still has a strong fan base. The set up of the film is similar to most that came before it, beginning with the storybook opening. Although, Sword in the Stone is beautiful, visually, there … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Revisiting Disney: Pinocchio (1940)

Does everybody remember Disney’s animated Pinocchio? No? Allow me to refresh your memory: We have a woodworker named Geppetto, who seems to be lonely, despite his weirdly human pet cat and fish. One night, he wished he had a child. And then, the Blue Fairy (not to be mistaken for the Green Fairy) kind of, sort of grants him that wish. She turns the wooden … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: Pinocchio (1940)

Walt Disney Studios and Remakes: Has Their Creative Team Given Up?

It was announced yesterday that Disney would be remaking some 20th Century Fox properties for it’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The lucky 4 (or unlucky, depending) properties that are to be revamped are: Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This news comes shortly after the news that Disney is stopping all film development at Fox … Continue reading Walt Disney Studios and Remakes: Has Their Creative Team Given Up?