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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?

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Should I Watch..? 'Bambi'

"But surely this doesn't need reviewing!" You might think so but fewer people than you might expect have actually seen this early Disney animation. Better late than never, Benjamin Cox sits down and tries not to cry...

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The Voices Behind Your Favorite Disney Heroines

Disney has no shortage of exciting and inspiring leading ladies. Since the debut of the first princess in 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney continues to create likable and endearing heroines that grab the attention of audiences. Here is a list of the voices behind these characters.

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Should I Watch..? 'Big Hero 6'

With Marvel now part of the ever-expanding Disney empire, this film was the first to be discovered in their back catalogue and adapted for the screen by the House Of Mouse. But is it any good? Benjamin Cox isn't so sure.

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Unseen Evil: The Rift Between Man and Nature in Walt Disney's "Bambi"

Disney's "Bambi" uses visual absence to convey the extent of Man's separation from Nature.

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Top 10 Cutest and Hottest Male Disney Characters

A countdown of the top ten most attractive and handsome human male characters in Disney's animated movies.

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36 Magical Facts About Your Favorite Disney Films

Whether you're young or old or somewhere in between, Disney films will always have a special place in the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. They provide an escape from the stressful reality of every day life, and truly make you feel like a kid again. Here is a list of 36 magical facts about Disney.

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Should I Watch..? 'Zootopia'

Maybe because it's Christmas but Benjamin Cox isn't afraid to indulge his childish side with a good Disney movie. And as luck would have it, this is a very good Disney movie...

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Top 10 Disney Movie Villains

Countdown the ten most malicious baddies ever seen in Disney's animated films!

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The Way "Lion King" Came Up With Its Story

The biggest moment in Lion King gives the entire film its energy, reason to take on a psychotic uncle, and change a young cub into an adult.

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Disney Princes Are Mostly Awful

Disney princes are mostly awful, but no one ever talks about it.

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A Bug's Life and Colonialism

A Bug's Life is a colonial allegory.