The Persistence of Disney

A Study in Disney: ‘Dinosaur’ (2000)

A Study in Disney: ‘Dinosaur’ (2000)

Disney has been with us for almost a century now, and so it is safe to say that there might only be a finite number of people left whose childhood wasn’t touched by one of Walt’s confections.  They’re part of our culture, part of our collective imagination.  Over the next several months, I am going […]

| January 28, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Fantasia 2000’ (1999)

A Study in Disney: ‘Fantasia 2000’ (1999)

Disney has been with us for almost a century now, and so it is safe to say that there might only be a finite number of people left whose childhood wasn’t touched by one of Walt’s confections.  They’re part of our culture, part of our collective imagination.  Over the next several months, I am going […]

| January 26, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Tarzan’ (1999)

A Study in Disney: ‘Tarzan’ (1999)

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 24, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Mulan’ (1998)

A Study in Disney: ‘Mulan’ (1998)

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 22, 2022
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The Disney Renaissance | The Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast

The Disney Renaissance | 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 Hercules, Mulan and Tarzan.

| January 20, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Hercules’ (1997)

A Study in Disney: ‘Hercules’ (1997)

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 20, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1996)

A Study in Disney: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1996)

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 18, 2022
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A Study in Disney: ‘Pocahontas’ (1995)

A Study in Disney: ‘Pocahontas’ (1995)

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 16, 2022
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