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: 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”

Pontiac Blues

White on Green

Here in Colorado there are a variety of license plate options. Maybe too many, but that’s not my place to say. There are the two standard ones of green-mountain peaks against a white sky, or white-mountain peaks against a green sky. Then there are ones for charity supporting a cause like breast cancer or adopt a greyhound, noble causes even if those little horses are ugly, ugly dogs. When I see any of these, and most of the other ones I don’t think twice. But there are few that always bring up the same thoughts when I see them. These are those thoughts.

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