When You Wish Upon a Star: Dumbo

While being self-quarantined, we are all looking for different ways to occupy ourselves. I have decided to watch all the theatrically released Disney animated films offered to me on Disney+, in order. Of course I can’t just let that be it, so I will be writing a little something about each of them

I went to the circus once as a child. What I remember most was this fiber optic flashlight thing I got. I think I looked at that more than anything that was going on in any of the the three rings. I was informed by my mother later in life that I was hopped full of cough medicine. My parents were not the type to let a little head cold stop a trip to the circus. What I’m getting at is I never understood the appeal of the circus, and Disney’s Dumbo is not doing anything to change my mind. Continue reading “When You Wish Upon a Star: Dumbo”

When You Wish Upon A Star: Pinocchio

While being self-quarantined, we are all looking for different ways to occupy ourselves. I have decided to watch all the theatrically released Disney animated films offered to me on Disney+, in order. Of course I can’t just let that be it, so I will be writing a little something about each of them

I have always been annoyed with the number of “C”s in Pinocchio’s name. There’s no reason to have more than one. I blame Geppetto. That old ass, Italian woodworker has way too may extra letters. What I’m trying to say is last night I watched Disney’s Pinocchio and here’s what else I have to say about it. Also, Jiminy Cricket calls him Pinoke at one point and I turned on the subtitles to see how they spelled Pinoke. It made sense and I was not disappointed. Continue reading “When You Wish Upon A Star: Pinocchio”

When You Wish Upon a Star: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

While being self-quarantined, we are all looking for different ways to occupy ourselves. I have decided to watch all the theatrically released Disney animated films offered to me on Disney+, in order. Of course I can’t just let that be it, so I will be writing a little something about each of them. 

First up in my Disney animated quest was the first animated full length film released in America, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film really set up Walt Disney and his animation studio. It started a long tradition of animated classics and revolutionized the film industry. These are well and good but let’s get down to some of the real issues with this movie. Continue reading “When You Wish Upon a Star: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Ocean Man

I once listened to an interview with Loren Bouchard, creator of “Bob’s Burgers” and like half a dozen other cartoons that feature H. Jon Benjamin. Loren told a story about working with Jon and how he’ll hold the writers to a high standard. Jon will question and argue with the writers if he feels there is a line the character wouldn’t say. If he felt it didn’t fit the character or if the line was just completely unnecessary to the scene. Even going so far as adding, “Why would I say that,” to the recording if he was still forced to record a line he didn’t fully agree with. I bring this up because I found myself using the phrase, “Why would I say that,” often while watching the new DCEU movie “Aquaman.” Continue reading “Ocean Man”

Kids and Heroes

 

I was once asked by a friend of mine who is a semi-professional question asker, especially when it comes to one’s chosen career, why I have opted to go the route of special education rather than general education. Because I’m awkward and bad at answering questions, even more so when it’s a non-wrestling query while we were watching wrestling, I fumbled through some vague answer ultimately resulting in, “I’m not sure.”

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