Author Archive: Jerry Roberts

Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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A Study in Disney: ‘The Lion King’ (1994)

A Study in Disney: ‘The Lion King’ (1994)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 14, 2022
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The Disney Renaissance, Part II | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast

The Disney Renaissance, Part II | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast

As my ‘Study in Disney” moves into The Disney Renaissance, here is an episode of my podcast in which myself and my co-host Doug Heller tackled ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Lion King’ and (unfortunately) Pocahontas.

| January 12, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Aladdin’ (1992)

A Study in Disney: ‘Aladdin’ (1992)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 12, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991)

A Study in Disney: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 10, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ (1990)

A Study in Disney: ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ (1990)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 8, 2022
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The Disney Renaissance, Part I | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast

The Disney Renaissance, Part I | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast

As my ‘Study in Disney” moves into The Disney Renaissance, here is an episode of my podcast in which myself and my co-host Doug Hellar tackled The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under and Beauty and the Beast.

| January 7, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989)

A Study in Disney: ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 6, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Oliver & Company’ (1988)

A Study in Disney: ‘Oliver & Company’ (1988)

Disney is as much a part of our lives as love and death.  It’s wrapped around us, and not just in our childhood.  There are thousands and thousands of Disney movies by this point but the one that really shape the company and the culture are the animated features.  Disney busted out of the gate […]

| January 4, 2022
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