So closely do Disney’s animators assimilate the sensibility of French design that on occasion their source material appears almost more Disney than Disney itself.
Despite its laugh tracks and various winks and nods, the Marvel superhero series is lacking in its homage to iconic television.
Warm depictions of Black life and music-making aside, Soul ultimately shortchanges itself with what feels like a lack of confidence in its core character.
Here are some entertaining movies about the afterlife to watch.
Though produced in collaboration with creatives from around the globe, there’s an unmistakable feeling that the film is meant more for Black Americans than the wider African diaspora.
Known for his songs for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, Ashman deserves a documentary passionate enough to match his legacy.
The 1958 nature documentary White Wilderness is one of several films the House of Mouse is less than proud of.
Cover albums reveal something about the evolution of shared taste and cultural memory.
Wong spent 30 years in the film industry, though racial attitudes of the time kept his contributions unacknowledged until the 21st century.
When 90 years’ worth of original drawings and sketches from Walt Disney Animation Studios traveled internationally for the first time this summer, they were accompanied by a newfangled protective device: an optoelectronic “nose.”
Even if illustrator-cum-post-modern-artist Norman Rockwell initially titled his iconic work about Thanksgiving, “Freedom From Want“ and never mind that it was published in March 1943, the painting has come to exemplify the picture-perfect American Thanksgiving according to the dominant narrative of American culture.
Many of the individuals in Rockwell’s scene were real-life Vermonters who lived in Rockwell’s town, but what’s more inspiring about this work is the mocking, funny, sweet, and corny parodies it has inspired — many of which I have collected for you.