'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?
Disney made The Hunchback of Notre Dame from Victor Hugo's novel. I did some research and found out that there were lots of things that Disney left out to make the movie kid friendly...
When Walt Disney first released Snow White in 1937, a full length featured animation had never been done before. It was the beginning of a new tradition that would continue for generations.
Here's a Top 10 List of the Worst Disney Villains to date. They tried their hardest, but failed to reach their evil potential.
The Mickey Mouse shorts today have Mickey Mouse travel to foreign lands. Here are some shorts where Mickey was from those foreign lands. And can speak the language.
Animated jewels that have been left behind, from "Pocahontas" to "Atlantis: The Lost Empire," and everything in between.
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 ...
Being the daughter of a Pacific Island chief, young Moana is technically a princess, and halfway through her namesake Disney movie, she’s in fact told, “if you wear a dress and have an animal ...
An educational look at Hua Mulan, the woman who pretended to be a man so that she could serve in the military instead of her father, and who inspired the 1998 Disney film, Mulan.
This is a non-spoiler review of "Frozen II" starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and more!
Benjamin Cox revisits a film by his favourite studio set in his favourite country on Earth - Scotland, his late wife's homeland. And he enjoys this underrated but uneven effort quite a lot.
Facing the prospect of closing the animation studios down, Disney sought to cut costs on his next project. Benjamin Cox thinks that, sadly, you can't help but notice.
The Parr family tries to readjust to being "illegal" again when Hellen Parr is offered a job by Winston Deavor, which she accepts. Just as everything is starting to turn around for supers, the Screen Slaver appears to start mind-controlling people. Is this sequel worth your time? Let's find out!
Disney's latest Princess movie is receiving a lot of praise and adoration. There are a lot of reasons why it does not deserve any of that, but here's a storyteller's standpoint on some of the issues.
A ground-breaking movie in every sense of the word, Pixar became the new masters of family film-making overnight. Benjamin Cox looks back on a film that continues to define an entire genre.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" starring Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, and more!
Disney has had an enormous influence on cinema with its huge amount of movies, merchandise, and theme parks. But what bad life lessons and plain lies did Disney tell us in our childhood favourites?
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.
All of the animated classics in the Disney studio vault are being remade into live action films. Why not The Black Cauldron?
With winter fast approaching and the hype still not dying down, Benjamin Cox jumps in to look at the most successful Disney film in a generation. And despite reservations, finds himself thawing to it.
Reading the books where Disney based their movies from gave me an idea to show you what Disney blissfully left out of their kid movie version of Tarzan.
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.
This is a non-spoiler review of "The Fox and the Hound" starring Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailery, and more!
Donald Duck's birthday is actually March 13, but his birthday is always celebrated on June 9 because he made his first debut in films on June 9, 1934.
After a seemingly interminable Frozen short (“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”), complete with pointless songs and a vapid story, the curtain finally rises on Pixar’s nineteenth feature film, the lavish ...
When The Incredibles hit theaters almost fourteen years ago, George W. Bush had just won re-election, gas was $1.75 per gallon, and the brand new sitcom Arrested Development had just won the Emmy. At the cineplex, we watched as The Underminer...
"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...
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.
Pixar's sublime sci-fi picture propelled the studio into a class above all other contenders. Benjamin Cox talks lovingly about one of his favourite movies of all time.
Many of the fairytales that the Disney company brought to life have very different details and endings.
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...
Disney has brought us some fantastic songs over the years. Here are the top five coolest and most awesome songs sung by villains.
Main character Disney girls who did not have a boyfriend or husband at the end of their movie, but found an alternative happily ever after.
With a profound script, a heartfelt message, well defined characters, and vigorously stunning visuals, Coco is the reason why Pixar dominates in animation. I do believe some Oscar nods are in order.
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.
The Disney Renaissance has captured generations of viewers and admirers. Notably, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," but, why do we connect, as an audience, to the film? And, what does it teach us?
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 ...
In 1958, Disney created a Christmas special for ABC using classic shorts with new bridging animation. This same special has gone on to be a well beloved Christmas tradition in Nordic countries.
From the modern, feminist perspective of a Disney fan, I review the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The toys are back in town with this riotous sequel full of fun and frivolity. Benjamin Cox goes back to look at a film that might even be better than its iconic predecessor.
From the modern perspective of a Disney fan, I review Disney's second animated princess film, Cinderella.
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...
The ultimate list of the funniest and best villains in animated Disney productions, along with great lines from the movies.
Despite the craze of children worldwide for the newest edition of Disney Princess movies, Frozen falls short in comparison to the Disney movies of past generations-- and highly overrated.
From the perspective of a modern, feminist Disney fan, I review Disney's third princess movie: Sleeping Beauty.
Watching it again on catch-up after so long, Benjamin Cox is reminded of the most fun he's ever had in a cinema - watching this classic Pixar effort with a big bag of sweets. It also makes him wonder why they left a sequel so long.
Many Disney movies are remembered for their music. Most Disney songs have been translated into many different languages. Let's compare a few of the classics to their English versions.
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.
The 7 most beautiful non-human female characters in the animated Disney movies. Which one is your favourite?
Disney has produced some of the most well-loved characters in children's film. But who are the best role models for our children?
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!
Hidden images and "Easter Eggs" are everywhere in movies; And Disney is no stranger to adding in hidden images to their films. The classic: The Little Mermaid" is no different.
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 ...
The Official Disney Princess Lineup. The animated princess franchise is one of the Disney Corporation’s most profitable markets, raking in roughly $4 billion dollars annually. The films almost act as textbooks for little girls across the...
A countdown of the top ten most attractive and handsome human male characters in Disney's animated movies.
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...
I'm developing a new frame of mind that one can view Disney Princess films as a completely valid representation of a specific population of women. I began to think about what circumstances would have to exist in order to make Disney films accurate, and I think our best evaluation lies in human flaw.
Some characters in Disney Theme Parks only come out once a year and some have never made an appearance or rarely ever see the light of day.
After such a long gap between films, had the characters grown up with us? Pixar gives us a very different 'Toy Story' from the others although Benjamin Cox thinks this might be his favourite.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
Although many Disney heroes are orphans, a lot have parents and in particular, sweet and cute fathers. Here are the cutest dads in Disney's animated classics.
Thirteen creepy and upsetting moments in Disney's animated classics that make you wonder how they made it into kids' movies.
Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich helms this Pixar masterpiece, delivering outstanding animation, memorable music and a story that could move anyone to tears, making it one of the best films of 2017.
Regarded by many as Pixar's most commercial feature yet, Benjamin Cox reckons that there's a bit more under the bonnet than simply selling toys.
We've all heard about the penis in the Little Mermaid cover and the word "sex" in The Lion King, but here are some other things to look for the next time you are watching your favorite Disney movie.
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.
Although the Toy Story films' target audience is children, the films themselves are actually about adult professionals dealing with adult problems.
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...