A Decade of Disney: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Munir: Welcome to another “A Decade Of…” article, where we are currently reviewing the Disney Renaissance. Today, we’re going to take a look at 1996’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After the tepid success of Pocahontas, the filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios returned to adapting well-known works of literature. However, in this case, they… Continue reading A Decade of Disney: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

A Decade of Disney: Pocahontas (1995)

Virginia: Hello and welcome back to A Decade of Disney, in which we’re reviewing all the films of the studio’s Renaissance period. Today we’ll be talking about 1995’s Pocahontas, which was poised to become the animation giant’s biggest hit yet and ushered in an era of diverse lead characters. At the time of its production,… Continue reading A Decade of Disney: Pocahontas (1995)

Awesome Cheese: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

I’ve always loved genre mashups. While my favorites are more akin to something like Blade Runner, it’s exciting when a creator is playing with two disparate genres to create something off the wall. The modern master of the mashup, at least in novel form, is without a doubt, Seth Grahame Smith. I’ve been following him… Continue reading Awesome Cheese: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)