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Cinderella (2015): My Favorite Disney Nostalgia Bait Movie

This isn’t exactly the most controversial choice for the best of Disney’s recent (and seemingly unending) line of remakes and updates of old material. I believe it was one of the better received ones. But it’s not a totally safe … Continue reading

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Aladdin (2019): My Second Favorite Disney Nostalgia Bait Movie

OK, I’ll cut to the chase. I find Will Smith’s Genie funnier than Robin Williams’s Genie. Note I said funnier, not more fun if I can make that distinction. Robin Williams’s Genie is probably more fun, but the only funny … Continue reading

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A Mild Defense of Disney’s Recent Line of Nostalgia Bait

It’s no secret that the Walt Disney company has been relying on remakes of their more popular older movies a lot lately. 2019 saw not one, not two, but four of them! (Aladdin, The Lion King, Dumbo and Lady and … Continue reading

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Mending Maleficent Part 2

6. Give Stefan a Reason for Entrusting his Daughter to the Pixies After the fateful christening, Stefan gives Aurora to Knotgrass, Flittel and Thistlewit to guard from spindles and spinning wheels until the sun has set on her sixteenth birthday … Continue reading

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Mending Maleficent Part 1

Fauna: Well, perhaps if we reasoned with her-Flora: Reason?Merryweather: With Maleficent?Fauna: Well, she can’t be all bad.Flora: Oh, yes, she can! I have a love-hate relationship with the 2014 movie, Maleficent. Well, more like a like-dislike relationship, but it’s a … Continue reading

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The Storyteller and his Sources

The tale is not beautiful if nothing is added to it.-Italo Calvino, folklorist Jim Henson’s The Storyteller only ran for nine episodes, which doesn’t really surprise me since its a very niche show. (I like to think it would have … Continue reading

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