While it’s common knowledge that Disney has owned Pixar for many years as well as ABC, they have also bought MCU, Star Wars, and as of 2019, Fox. You will find movies from those brands on Disney Plus. But like many, I feel that Disney has bought too many companies. There is even a pictureContinue reading “How I Feel About Disney Owning Fox”
Every good character has some bad traits in him or her. The same goes for the villains or unlikable characters – they have a bit of good in them. Just like any audience should become impatient with a hero or kind character, since he or she should make mistakes or bad choices at times, theContinue reading “My Favorite TV Villains and Lovable Jerks”
Disney is known for its family-friendly entertainment, from movies to TV and on-demand shows, and online videos. In fact, throughout the 20th century, it produced mostly movies that were rated G. However, just because most of Disney’s entertainment was geared toward all ages, that didn’t make “Disney” equate to meaning “clean,” or “child-friendly.” Even whenContinue reading “Why Saying “It’s a Disney Movie” Never Meant Anything”
In the film industry, there are 5 ratings: G – all ages admitted, PG – parental guidance suggested, PG-13 – Parents strongly cautioned for children under 13, R – Restricted and anyone under 17 needs to be accompanied by an adult, and lastly, NC-17, where no one under 18 is admitted, whatsoever. Back in theContinue reading “Lights…Camera…Action…and Ratings”
Although I was born at the end of the 20th century, I still watched a lot of old movies growing up. I noticed that many of them were musicals. Those included “The Wizard of Oz,” “Singing in the Rain,” “The Sound of Music,” and many, many more. Then there were the Disney classics, like “Cinderella” andContinue reading “Why Were Musical Movies Big in the 20th Century?”
When people watch a movie, they not only expect a good story, but also a lot of conflict. Because every fictional work, visual or written, needs problems and obstacles, many audiences expect satisfying endings, where the protagonists achieve their goals. If they don’t, then it’s either because they realized those goals weren’t what they wanted all along or they weren’t the right kinds.
As children in different stages of our youth (early childhood, grade school age, and adolescence) we all had different tastes in different pop culture and entertainment. When we were babies and small children, about ages 3 – 5*, we loved pretty much the same movies and TV shows, such as “Barney and Friends”, “Sesame Street”, Teletubbies” and “Blue’s Clues”. And as we got older, by around 6, our tastes split up as we discovered our personalities and differences.
There are three types of animation: hand-drawn or 2D, CG, and stop-motion. Stop-motion is when an object is moved very slightly and then photographed. Several photos are done until each object moves believably.
Who grew up with 2D animation? I certainly did. Not just TV shows, but also movies. I watched certain Disney classics in 2D, such as “Aladdin” and “Cinderella”. One of my earliest, very faint memories is me seeing “Hercules” in the movie theater when I was 3. I also saw “Tarzan” in the cinema when I was 5.
“The books are always better than the movies,” said everyone, but me. Of course, if I have neither read the book nor seen the movie, I would not have a say. But at least with, “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Flies”, “Aladdin”, and “The Little Mermaid”, I like the movies a lot more.