Posts Tagged ‘disney’

The Most Disturbing Thing About Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

July 21, 2014

headlineWho doesn’t love “The Little Mermaid”? It’s the movie credited with kicking off the Disney animation renaissance of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. Its songs ranging from “Under the Sea” to “Kiss the Girl” totally rock. And, it made it socially acceptable for Disney princesses to wear two pieces (well, technically a one-piece and a tail…either way, it paved the way for Princess Jasmine’s ensemble which I am thankful for).

But, there’s always been one thing that has bothered me.

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Disney Owning ‘Star Wars’ Is Probably a Good Thing

October 31, 2012

Yesterday’s big announcement that Disney was acquiring LucasFilm has thrown all of nerddom into a bit of a tizzy. Personally, I can take or leave “Star Wars.” I enjoy the movies and culture for what they are, but have never bought into the hysteria that follows when they stamp the franchise’s logo onto a new random product.

However, some of my friends are still super huge hardcore fans. These people love “Star Wars” to the point that they have children named Luke, Leia, and Dengar. Now, child-abuse aside, some of them have greeted yesterday’s announcement with enthusiasm, while others have shown some apprehension. I thought I’d do my best to put those concerned fanboys and girls at ease with my take on why this acquisition is a good thing…

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