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Category Archives: that’s messed up

Daffy & Lebeau (sing it)


The big movie release of this past weekend, if I can believe the hype I’ve seen and the strong crowds I experienced, was the live action adaptation of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. The 1991 animated musical production is one of the most beloved in the Disney canon, winning Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and becoming the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. The affection and nostalgia still attached to the animated film have made this year’s adaptation perhaps the most hotly anticipated live action Disney film of the past decade.

Join Lebeau and me as we discuss our own histories with the story and our reactions to the new film. There are mild spoilers here, but if you’ve seen the previous Disney film, the general story shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
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Disney Songs Poll Results! #10 – “Hellfire”


ummm…Wow. Almost 20 years later and “Hellfire” from Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is still stunning in a way Disney pretty much never is. Of course finding it so high on this list is pretty stunning in and of itself. Judge Frollo is one of the more sadistic and twisted villains in any Disney film, much less the animated ones. This got a “G” rating? The themes of forbidden lust, guilt, sexual possession, capital punishment, and damnation are indicative of the film’s greatest strengths and weaknesses, as Disney appears to be pulling against itself in opposite directions.
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That’s Messed Up: Beauty and the Beast


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite movies.  When pressed, I will frequently pick it as my favorite Disney animated feature of all times.  I love Beauty and the Beast unconditionally.  I love it enough to turn it into a prince.  And yet, when you stop and think about it, Beauty and the Beast is messed up. Read the rest of this entry

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