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DisneyWar: An Eisner exposé

Here’s a quick look at a book I just found out about and have yet to read called DisneyWar. The Wikipedia page describes it as “an exposé of Michael Eisner‘s 20-year tenure as Chairman and CEO at The Walt Disney … Continue reading

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If the executives won…

Uhhh… yeah… so glad this 80’s cheesy love ballad trash never wound its way into The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Doesn’t even bare thinking about… *shivers*

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[Enter Disney film]: The Series

Nothing says “we’re gong to milk this critically acclaimed and financially successful film for every penny she’s worth” than an animated TV series. Ohh yes, my friends.  We’ve talked a bit about sequels. We’ve spoken about hit singles. We’ve even … Continue reading

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Can You Feel The Draft Tonight?

As we all know, when creating any work, bits come and bits go. It can be a painful process, and as you fumble along, you can never really say for sure if any or your decisions are right or wrong. … Continue reading

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We Know Better

We Know Better is a deleted song from the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen. An incredible film in my humble opinion which creates incredible characters, has a weaving intricate plot, has wonderful songs (and carries musical motifs brilliantly), and also … Continue reading

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Disney and homosexuality: A step in the right direction?

http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/disney-channel-introduces-networks-first-gay-couple-1201074574/ Wow Disney. Amazing gesture. For so many people, homosexuality is something that is tolerated but never fully accepted. something that is fine so long as you don’t have to see it or acknowledge it exists but rather view it … Continue reading

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The Lion King: Release me from these re-releases…

If there is one thing Disney is good at, it’s butchering the re-releases of its movies. And ohh yes, I’m looking at you Star Wars! Oh that CGI is so in place, and clearly does not come across as an … Continue reading

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One hell of a “Twisted” musical

Starkid strikes again! This musical – which does to Jafar as Wicked did to the Wicked Witch of the West – is a fantastic satire of Aladdin, the common tropes of Disney films in general, and the behind-the-scenes shenanigans from … Continue reading

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Disney Pop Songs; or How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (After Already Trying And Succeeding)

The release of Demi Lovato’s new single – a cover of Frozen’s Let It Go – inspired me to talk about this most wondrous of franchise offshoots. One that I, perhaps against my better judgement – absolutely love, despite their … Continue reading

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Disney performances at the Oscars

How is it that Disney’s performances at the Oscars always seemed to get it so right? While Disneyland seemed to move into the complete opposite direction of light fluffy out-of-context disneyfication, these performances were inspiring, amazing, creative, expertly choreographed and … Continue reading

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