Welcome to Disney Channel’s The Descendants, the show where everything is poorly written fanfiction and the story doesn’t matter. That’s right, the story is like Disney’s 17 straight-to-DVD Tinker Bell movies. They don’t really matter and no one pays attention to them anyway.
Onto the movie! For those who don’t know, The Descendants is a movie Disney Channel has been advertising for a while as a story where all the children of iconic Disney villains go to school with the children of Disney heroes.
Sounds ridiculous? Oh, just you wait Henry Higgins. Read More…
I swear, I really do like this character. A lot.
But just because you like something doesn’t mean you can’t recognize its issues, especially when it has as much influence as a Disney character does.
So buckle in. We’re going in for Round Two of the Honey Lemon Debate.
“Love is a song that never ends.”
Well, except when —
Sorry, should have said spoilers. Moving right along. Read More…
There are a lot of Disney movies, especially in recent past, that, though they’re wonderful movies, get a lot more hype than they really deserve.
Then there are these movies. Stellar little gems that are unfortunately overlooked and under-appreciated. I don’t just like these movies — I am passionately obsessed and if you disagree with any on this list, I will meet you with pistols at dawn.
Or balloon swords. Yeah, balloon swords are better.
We all knew this was coming, guys. But I don’t know if any of us were quite prepared.
— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) March 12, 2015
And I think this pretty much summarizes the Disnerd reaction:
Yeah, Disney is returning to the sequel game. And, although they’ve regained my trust in a lot of ways, they have not yet earned back the sequels rights. So, the following are the only acceptable plots that would make me actively look forward to Frozen 2: The Quest for More Merchandise. Read More…
Guys. It’s no secret. I’m a capital F Feminist.
Friendly reminder that feminism means economic, social, and political equality of the sexes and doesn’t involve humorless man-haters who think males should be kept underground and used only for breeding purposes like Time Magazine would have you believe. But I digress.
I also love Disney. That one should also be obvious. I mean, I have a blog about it.
So when I watch the original princess movies, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc, I get a little angsty at the anti-feminist messages the movies portray. As I’ve grown older, though, I’ve come to appreciate the benefits and occasional positive lessons to be learned from these movies as long as they’re given the proper context by the parents who introduce them. I’ve even come to genuinely like Snow White.
But there is one princess who defies salvation. Nothing can pardon her egregious sins against the cause for true equality of the sexes. Dat bitch? Read More…
Well, since I’ve gotten in the habit of pointing out flaws in practically perfect things, why stop now?
Today we’re talkin’ Mary Poppins.
Sorry, MPopp, but you did a few things that were kinda sketch. Read More…
I decided to grab a fellow Disnerd to discuss racial representation in Disney’s 90’s “Renaissance” films. We filmed an hour and a half long conversation…so I edited it down to the highlights. Less than ten minutes, I promise!
There’s also a transcript below the fold.