The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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The Reluctant Dragon was Disney’s fourth feature film, flanked by Fantasia and Dumbo, and the first to extensively use a combination of animation and live action.  It was also a box office flop. … Continue reading

Jumbo Jr. (1941)

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  Dumbo for Radicals Dumbo is clearly an allegory for overcoming the oppression that “The Man” (or bourgeoisie, if you want to go old skool) puts upon the people. We decided to entitle… Continue reading

Pinocchio (1940)

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Life as a Wooden Boy For most of the movie, Pinocchio is a wooden boy; this unique condition coming with its own peculiarities and hazards.  What we want to know is: does Pinocchio… Continue reading

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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A woman, overcome with vanity, sends out a man to murder her step-daughter and bring back her heart in a box. At the last minute he finds he has some moral objection to… Continue reading