Prologue Many folks in my age group consider the Disney Renaissance to be the finest era of Disney filmmaking in its long history. Many people in that age group would further say that this next movie in the Disney Odyssey is one of the greatest Disney movies ever made. Though the current young generation of… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #30 – How To Win True Love By Being More Interested in Books Than Dating
This is it, folks. The moment we've all been waiting for... well, most of us, anyway. The first Disney princess movie in thirty years (since Sleeping Beauty). The first movie of the Disney Renaissance, heralding the utopian years of the 1990s when every film was a musical, every film was made of gold, and the… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #28 – Every Single Bubble In This Movie Was Drawn By Hand
Do you love naps? Do you have bumbling color-coordinated best friends/spinster aunts? What about helpful animal neighbors? Do you find that if someone tells you not to touch something you absolutely frickin' have to touch it?! Is your name Aurora and/or some combination of "Briar" and "Rose"? Because this movie might be about you. The other night,… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #16 – What Part of “Don’t Touch That Sharp Thing” Did You Not Understand?
Glory be! We finally made it to Cinderella! It's been an appropriately long time since I watched this one, and I'm glad we got through the odd and inconsistent 1940s package films to reach the golden, dreamy 1950s. Cinderella is in many ways the 'number one' Disney Princess, although Snow White is the first. If you… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #12 – If the Shoe Fits, Marry Her Immediately
I love Disney. I have always loved Disney, and I have never grown out of it. I love the films, I love the history, I love visiting the theme parks. It's an industry reflective of our culture as Americans, and a massive empire of consumerism, certainly, but I love it all the same. The other… Continue reading Disney Odyssey #1 – “Someday my prince will come…”