Disney

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

The Little Mermaid: Has Disney sanitised our expectations from fairytales?

Thanks to 2023's The Little Mermaid, Black and brown girls can finally see themselves as princesses in a film where the protagonist's skin colour is not as instrumental to the story as the princesses' heritage was in Aladdin, Mulan, and The Princess and the Frog.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Anyone can be a hero: Why I love ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’

From mental health struggles to characters with different racial and LGBTQ+ backgrounds, the series shines a light on people—and heroes—of diverse identities.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Two upcoming Pinocchio films—why does he still resonate?

Zemeckis' version will likely be a comforting trip into nostalgia and sentiment, an ode to the power of the human heart to do the right thing despite life's many temptations. At the same time, del Toro's will be a dark fairytale with troubling implications, examining how we puppets can learn to think for ourselves.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Where is the MCU going with Phase 4?

How does it all come together?

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

14 Middle Eastern, Asian countries won't play Pixar's "Lightyear" over "same-sex kiss"

Walt Disney Co has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie "Lightyear" in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world's largest movie market.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Why the backlash over the Percy Jackson reboot casting is unnecessary

As a long-time fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan, there could be no better news than Disney+ announcing that they will be rebooting the fan-favourite series with a new, talented cast. As expected, everyone was hyped about the reboot and fans started coming out of the woodwork with their years of Greek mythology knowledge. But then, all hell broke loose in the fandom when Riordan announced that 12-year-old Leah Sava Jeffries would be joining the cast as the character of Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Goddess Athena.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

‘Doctor Strange 2’ crosses $550 million globally

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” crossed $550 million across the globe in nine days, Disney announced recently.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

How many streaming services are too many?

These services are trying hard to distinguish themselves.

February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022

Exploring generational trauma and familial expectations in Disney’s Encanto

At its core, Encanto is a story of a family trying to support each other.

June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021

Cruella: Enough Originality to Entertain Everyone

From a mischievous orphan to a diabolical fashionista - this is Cruella's story.