In the 1960s, Disney changed its animation style. They moved away from the elegant style of the 1950s and moved to a cheaper, Xerox style in the 1960s. This was done as a necessity due to “Sleeping Beauty” losing money at the box office. Two films were released in this style before the passing of […]

Disney moves fully away from the musicals of the Renaissance and jumps right into its Experimental Age of Animation with the 2000 film, “Dinosaur.” The film follows Aladar, an Iguanodon who is taken from his home as an egg and ends up being raised by lemurs. When a meteor destroys their home, Aladar and his […]

The Walt Disney company reimagines one of Walt’s greatest visions 60 years after the original with new music and new animation in “Fantasia 2000.” This version features eight animated shorts set to classical music. The only piece that is the same as the original “Fantasia” is “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” This time instead of being introduced […]

It’s time once again for another Disney+ battle. This week we are comparing a film from Disney’s Experimental Age that underperformed at the box office but has a decent reputation among fans and one of, if not, the most popular musicals from Disney’s Revival. Let’s compare “Frozen” and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.” 1. PROTAGONIST The […]

“Let’s get down to business.” And with that edict, Disney’s rendition of a Chinese legend gives us one of the best stories of female empowerment from the 1990s with “Mulan.” The film tells the tale of Fa Mulan, a girl who is thought to be bringing shame on her family because she doesn’t seem to […]

The son of Zeus is turned into a human and must find a way to be a hero so that he can once again become immortal and return home to Mount Olympus in “Hercules.” Hercules is raised by a couple in ancient Greece, finds Philoctetes to learn how to be a hero, fights Hades and […]

We’re back with another Disney+ battle. This week, it’s a very fast-paced film from Disney’s Experimental Age of Animation taking on the only Marvel movie released by the Walt Disney Animation Studios. We are comparing “Meet the Robinsons” and “Big Hero 6.” Let’s take a look and see which one is “better.” 1. PROTAGONIST The […]

A brand new Disney+ Original Series makes its debut, the latest series from Marvel heads to Pakistan, and some ESPN documentary series look at an important law in American history and an athlete who was on top of the world before it all came crashing down. Let’s take a look at what to watch on […]

We are back with another Disney+ battle. This week we will be comparing two popular films from Disney’s Post-Renaissance Era of Animation. It’s sometimes called the Experimental Age, because of Disney moved away from the tried and true formula of the Renaissance and “experimented” more in their films. It’s also been called the Dark Age, […]

Predators and prey live in harmony, but don’t and someone is trying to drive the wedge between them even further in the 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “Zootopia.” In the outskirts of the world, prey tends to fear predators, but in Zootopia they are treated somewhat similarly. But when several predators start going “savage,” […]

In the 1950s, the Walt Disney Animation Studios returned to feature length narratives for its animated movies after producing packages films during much of the 1940s. There were some bona fide hits, some box office duds that found success later and some wild experimentation in storytelling. The studio released 5 animated films between 1950 and […]

It’s time for another Disney+ battle. In this article, I will be comparing and contrasting two popular films from the Disney Renaissance. Both give family friendly takes on other cultures. One focuses on Greece while the other focuses on France. And neither of them really convey those cultures properly. But, we aren’t here to judge […]

“It’s the circle of life and it moves of all,” as Disney takes on the story of Hamlet while also teaching about wilds of Africa in what may be the pinnacle of Disney animation “The Lion King.” Simba is a lion cub who will one day be kind of the Pride Lands. But when his […]

It’s time, once again, for a Disney+ battle. This week, I will be comparing and contrasting two popular films from the Disney Renaissance. Let’s see which film is better between “The Little Mermaid” and “Pocahontas.” 1. PROTAGONIST The main character of “The Little Mermaid” is Ariel, a 16-year-old mermaid, who has fallen in love with […]

We are back with another Disney+ battle. This week appears to be a lopsided battle. We are comparing one of the most iconic films from the Disney Renaissance and one of the lesser known films from Disney’s Experimental Age of Animation. Let’s see who wins between “Beauty and the Beast” and “Home on the Range.” […]