Silly Old Bear: The Many Adventures of WInnie the Pooh

            Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl and Christopher Robin have been my friends since…well, before I can remember. I grew up watching Pooh search for honey and listening to Tigger’s silly laugh. I dare you to watch any episode of film of Winnie the Pooh and not laugh when [...]


Dandelion Seeds: Beauty and the Beast

            Beauty and the Beast is up there with Lion King, Little Mermaid and Aladdin in my childhood favorite movies list. I watched it all the time; heck, I wanted to be Belle. Who wouldn’t? She’s a wonderful heroine. She sacrifices her dreams, her life, in order to save her father. Her actions are led [...]

Disney Myths Dispelled

I'll start by explaining my absence and then make it up to you by dispelling some popular Disney myths. I've been a little MIA lately because, quite frankly, the sun came back out. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be significant. While the sun does often shine in Alaska during the [...]

Animal Tails: Robin Hood

            I’ve seen a lot of ‘Robin Hood’ adaptations, and this one has always been my favorite. You shouldn’t be surprised; I love animation, so why wouldn’t the animated version be my favorite? A fox as Robin Hood is quite clever, after all. Overall, the film is just darling. It isn’t necessarily a technological achievement, [...]

Whole New World: Aladdin

            I’ve loved Aladdin for as long as I can remember. The jokes, the characters, the animation, the actors—all are terrific. Robin Williams? A pet tiger? Yes, please! I’ve even dressed up as Jasmine for two Halloween costumes of my life (once as a child and once as an adult). Beginning [...]

Cat-tacular: The Aristocats

Growing up, I loved The Aristocats. It’s spectacular! I mean, cat-acular, of course. I really can’t put my finger on why I enjoy it so, since neither the animation nor music are extra-special. Mr. O’Malley the alley cat is my favorite, and his first song is also my favorite (where he sings his terrifically long [...]