Category Archives: that’s messed up
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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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