Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin (1992) Disney has seemingly always lumbered along plundering fairy and folk tales, sometimes egregiously and other times in a more transformative, artistic manner, and they’ve been a giant in the animation world for probably more than 70 years* now. Ups and downs coloured that dominance of course and Aladdin landed during one of thoseContinue reading “Aladdin (1992)”

Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia (1997) Anastasia could be called an animated musical or an alternate history, a fantasy perhaps, and any of those labels seem pretty fitting to me, but I’d argue it’s a drama before the others – though there is somewhat Disney-like magic here as well. And while I definitely don’t have much knowledge of GrandContinue reading “Anastasia (1997)”

The Pagemaster (1994)

The Pagemaster (1994) This was a fascinating look back at something I was certain I’d seen as a kid but when I watched it recently, I realised I had very few memories of it whatsoever. While The Pagemaster is definitely an animated film it does have some live-action bookending, and while there’s obviously a purposeContinue reading “The Pagemaster (1994)”