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)

A Decade of Disney: The Renaissance (1989-1999)

Munir: Hello and welcome to another “A Decade Of” series. This time, we are going back in time to see one of the most popular and prosperous eras in Walt Disney Animation Studios: the Renaissance. Don’t worry; we’ll also do another series featuring the most recent decade once Frozen II opens in November. While the Renaissance… Continue reading A Decade of Disney: The Renaissance (1989-1999)

So This is Love: Ranking Disney’s Fairy Tale Romances

If there are three things the general public associates with Disney animation, it’s princesses, musicals, and romance. I’d like to take a look at some famous Disney couples/pairings, starting with those involving Disney Princesses. This is an interesting topic for me because I often find the romance to be the worst part of a film,… Continue reading So This is Love: Ranking Disney’s Fairy Tale Romances

REVIEW: Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

Disney’s Pocahontas was one of my favorite movies as a kid, but it’s one of those films that doesn’t hold up well at all over time. As I got older, I started recognizing patterns in movies I liked, as opposed to those I didn’t care much for, and got interested in critiquing them. Suffice it… Continue reading REVIEW: Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

The Top 5 Remakes Disney Should Actually Make

Remakes as a concept are unfairly maligned (the same can be said for spin-offs). There have been plenty of stinkers made in practice, but a remake doesn’t have to be a bad idea. In fact, they can be on par with or, on occasion, even better than the original. For years now Disney has been… Continue reading The Top 5 Remakes Disney Should Actually Make

REVIEW: Pocahontas (1995)

Following a period of financial prosperity and critical adoration, Disney released Pocahontas to disappointing box office and critical reception. Artists and storytellers at Disney expected their biggest hit yet, but it wasn’t to be.   Pocahontas tells the fictionalized account of the Powhatan chief’s daughter Matoaka and her brush with the English Jamestown settlers. One… Continue reading REVIEW: Pocahontas (1995)