Mickey Rooney at Disney: “There’s Always Magic at the Movies”

“I think the family pictures are what people really want to see – and musicals, of course.” Mickey Rooney’s boyishly ebullient spirit could have been custom made for a lifelong Disney career. His outlook about what movies could do for the public runs parallel to Walt Disney’s vision for his young […]

Reading FROZEN (2013) as a Feminist

FROZEN (2013) is a great example of how Disney can unfold non-traditional plot lines without antagonizing traditionalists. The story is loosely, and I do mean loosely, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” (1845). The seven stories of “The Snow Queen” constitute Andersen’s longest fairy tale about a boy and […]