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Should I Watch..? "The Great Mouse Detective"

Coming towards the end of Disney's so-called dark period, was this the film that sparked the company's renaissance in the late Eighties or another costly flop? Benjamin Cox is on the case.

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Why Older Disney Cartoons Are Harder to Find

While problematic Looney Tunes are still readily available, Disney's older pantheon is not.

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"Disney/Pixar's Luca": Pixar's Coming-of-Age Experience

"Luca" is a 2021 Pixar coming-of-age fantasy film directed by Enrico Casarosa. At first glance, the story sounds derivative. But, in Pixar's hands, it is executed with vibrant animation, thought-provoking theming of childhood and friendship, and a cast of memorable characters with a sense of wonder.

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Top 10 Strongest Superheroes in "The Incredibles"

Explore the ten most powerful supers throughout the Pixar Incredibles movies!

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"An Extremely Goofy Movie": A Not-So-Extreme Yet Enjoyable Direct-to-Video Sequel

"An Extremely Goofy Movie" is a 2000 direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 film "A Goofy Movie." At first, the movie has noticeable downgrades with heavy emphasis on extreme sports. After a while, it still maintains both the emotional and humorous charm of the first film and Goofy himself.

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"A Goofy Movie": A Goofy Yet Fun Road Trip Worth Remembering

"A Goofy Movie" is a 1995 animated comedy film based on the Disney Afternoon television series "Goof Troop." Though the story is basic & cliched, the movie became a cult classic as a humble continuation of the series full of hip humor and heart that carries on the classic Disney character's legacy.

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"Raya & the Last Dragon": Disney's Action-Packed & Adventurous Animated Fantasy

"Raya & the Last Dragon" is a 2021 Disney action-adventure and fantasy animated feature. With heavy influence from Southeastern Asian culture, it is an instant classic that is full of heart with creative worldbuilding, detailed animation, and stand-out characters.

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Should I Watch..? 'Lady and the Tramp' (1955)

Disney's first dog-based animation has become one of cinema's most beloved romance stories. But does it stand up to today's competition or is it a bit of a dog's dinner? Benjamin Cox is unleashed...

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Five Disney Films for the Socially Aware

These five socially aware Disney films are much more meaningful than the cash grabs normally seen in ads.

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Is Raya and the Last Dragon Controversial?

With the newest Disney Princess set to debut on Disney+ in a matter of weeks, will the racial past of the company follow Raya into dark territory?

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The Problem With Disney Moms

With Disney being an icon in the animation industry and a household staple in America, the negative image it has on older women is distressing.

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Disney/Pixar's "Soul": The Must-See and Feel-Good Animated 2020 Film

"Soul" is a 2020 Disney/Pixar animated drama-comedy directed by Pete Docter that is exclusively streaming on Disney+. This highly-anticipated and delayed film ends 2020 with a bang. Its thought-provoking concept, creative visuals, and unforgettable characters breathe new life into animation.

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Movie Review: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” starring Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell, and more!

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Movie Review: “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

This is a non-spoiler review of “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” starring Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O’Malley, and more!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 4”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 4” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, and more!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 3”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 3” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and more!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story 2”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 2” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and more!

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Movie Review: “Toy Story”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story” starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, and more!

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Movie Review: "Moana"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Moana" starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, and more!

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How Do Disney Princesses Mimic the Expectations for Women?

Join me as we delve into the history of women in America, their shifting gender roles, and whether the role of a women has really changed all that much since 1923, all through the lens of our favorite Disney princesses.

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"Frozen 2" Review: The Risks of a Sequel

Frozen 2 is an exciting adventure into the unknown and along for the ride are some of the fandom's lingering questions slowly resolving themselves through a number of daring risks Disney has navigated without restraint.

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'Onward' (2020) A Magical Movie Review

Pixar has been knocking it out of the park since 1995 with their debut picture, 'Toy Story'. Can the legendary studio do it again with their latest flick 'Onward'? Why are we even asking? Let's just find out! BE WARNED: I talk about something sad in my life. And yes, there is context.

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Should I Watch..? 'Robin Hood' (1973)

With the launch Disney's much-anticipated streaming service in the UK, now is the time for families to come together and escape with some classic pieces of cinema. And for Benjamin Cox, a chance to get reacquainted with an old favourite of his...

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Scar's Surprising Backstory in "Lion King"

Explore how Scar's new backstory makes him a much more sympathetic character!

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Should I Watch..? 'Finding Nemo'

If you find yourselves stuck indoors with your children during these troubled times, now is as good a time as ever to catch up on all those classic family favourites you've somehow missed. And for Benjamin Cox, that means Pixar...

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"Onward" Movie Review

After two straight sequels, Pixar is back to offering up fresh material for the first time since 2017’s Coco. Onward, a magic-steeped bit of fun set in a world of elves, fairies, and the occasional centaur-stepdad-policeman, may not offer up Pixar’s usual level of instant-classic-ness, but it ...

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"Tangled Adventure": A Sequel Show Worth Watching?

Disney's Tangled was one of the best movies to come out in the 2010s. Having established a refreshing version of the classic tale of a girl trapped in a tower, not many expected the story to expand so much but here we are!

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"Short Circuit: Experimental Films" Review

The origins of the Disney empire can be traced all the way back to Uncle Walt’s very first animated short film, 1921’s “Cleaning Up”. (“Steamboat Willie” wouldn’t arrive for another seven years.) In the century since, full-length feature films have clearly evolved to become the backbone of ...

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“Finding Nemo” (2004): Retrospective Realizations

Remembering "Finding Nemo" sixteen years later.

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“Big Hero 6” (2014): The Value of Love and Compassion

This is a story that teaches the value and strength behind love, forgiveness, and compassion.

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“Toy Story 4” (2019): A Second Look

My second (and more forgiving) opinion of the fourth film in the "Toy Story" franchise.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Good Dinosaur'

Pixar's first film to flop at the box office, "The Good Dinosaur" should have been a winner on paper. So what went wrong? Benjamin Cox digs through some bones to see what happened.

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Movie Review: "Frozen II"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Frozen II" starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and more!

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Movie Review: "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" starring Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, and more!

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'Frozen II' (2019) A Wondrous Winter Movie Review

'Frozen' (2013) was a massive wave that blew away the world with its heartfelt story and catchy songs. Six years later we now have a sequel to unfairly hold up to such high standards set by the original. Can it measure up?

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"Frozen II" Movie Review

It’s been six long years since Elsa belted out (and belted us with) “Let It Go”, the show-stopping power ballad from Disney’s Frozen. At the time, I called the film “an exciting, charming, and downright exceptional movie that may just be Disney Animation’s finest effort since Beauty ...

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Movie Review: "The Fox and the Hound"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Fox and the Hound" starring Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailery, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Up'

How do you follow a genuine piece of artwork like "WALL-E"? For Pixar, the only way was literally up! Benjamin Cox takes time out to enjoy a bright and emotionally draining adventure that had a tough act to follow...

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'Toy Story 4': Is It Worth Your Time?

Is 'Toy Story 4' a necessary film after the perfect conclusion of 'Toy Story 3'?

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Should I Watch..? 'Fantasia' (1940)

Back when his company was still in its relative infancy, Walt Disney produced one of the most ground-breaking, experimental and enthralling animations the world had ever seen. Benjamin Cox finds the traditional Disney magic strong here.

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Why the Incredibles Is My Favourite Pixar Movie

Pixar has developed a well earned reputation of producing top notch animations for the past two decades. From their 21 feature films, I thought I would highlight my personal favourite, 2004's The Incredibles and detail the reasons why it is for me the best from the animation studio.

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Do Disney Princesses Send the Wrong Messages?

Why did one word go from meaning "daughter of an autocratic hereditary ruler" to being something like a merit badge and a beauty contest award?

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Top 12 Scariest Disney Animated Villains of All Time

Regardless of your age, you can't help but love and cherish beloved Disney films. Many iconic characters were introduced in these animated movies, including some seriously memorable and show-stealing villains. Let's take a look at the top 12 scariest Disney animated villains of all time.

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24 Fabulous Facts About Your Favorite Disney Renaissance Films

The Disney Renaissance is the decade from 1989 to 1999 in which there was a resurgence of Disney animated films that brought both critical and financial success. The era is highly coveted and introduced many beloved Disney characters and movies.

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"Mulan" (1998): Be True to Your Heart

That is the movie's true message.

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"Tarzan" (1999): The Last Disney Renaissance Film

Tarzan is the last Disney masterpiece.

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Should I Watch..? 'Aladdin' (1992)

With a live-action remake just around the corner, what better time to go back to Disney's animated version which was made as the company was just coming back into form again. Benjamin Cox gets all nostalgic...

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Take a Risk, Disney—Remake 'The Black Cauldron'

All of the animated classics in the Disney studio vault are being remade into live action films. Why not The Black Cauldron?