Tag: Moana

A Decade of Disney Animation: From Tangled to Frozen 2 (2010-2019)

Munir: Welcome to another A Decade Of, where we review animated films from certain time periods. This time, we are discussing the most current decade of Disney Animation to coincide with the release of Frozen II. As always, we’ll begin with an overview of the decade before we delve into specif...

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Genre Tropes Vs. Homage Vs. Plagiarism

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The films of 2018, and various debates surrounding them, have been increasingly making me wonder about the difference between genre tropes, homage, and just uninspired laziness. I definitely think there’s a defined difference, and I think this past year, in particular, we’ve gotten a lot of the ...

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Is Disney Bad?

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Lately, something has been annoying me a lot. When you hear kids talk about Disney, it’s probably about characters or productions that they like. With adults, it can be that, or it can be talking about how evil and greedy corporate Disney is, or what bad messages/role models they put in their ...

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REVIEW: Moana (2016)

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“You are the future of our people, Moana. They are not out there; they are right here. It’s time to be who they need you to be.” 2016 was the first time since 2002 that Disney animation released two features in one year. I distinctly remember watching Zootopia and thinking, “Wow, there&#...

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