Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Another hidden gem from the past, The Secret of NIMH is a non-Disney, Don Bluth animated film that is aimed for an all-ages audience despite starring talking animals. The Looking at the DVD cover, one would never know how dark … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2013)

(Photo credit: Someone with a much more complete and organized Disney collection than me.) It has been said that Walt Disney had issues with his mother. It has been said that writers could not adequately animate adult women. It has … Continue reading

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What’s With Fictional Name Rules?

All over our lives, we are met with names. We have names for places, things, concepts, pets, and of course, people. For a person, a name is something that is usually thought out and researched. There are hundreds of baby … Continue reading

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Hook (1991)

This movie is fantastic – but not when you are six years old. While it is a continued story of Peter Pan and features the wonderful talents of the late Robin Williams, much of its themes go over the head … Continue reading

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