It’s National Adoption month/International Adoption Awareness month and the Disney vault is full of adoptees (media in general has so many adoptees). Fellow adoptee and guest Lauren joins me in deeply analyzing and discussing Disney movies Tangled and Lilo & Stitch and the spectrum of adoption tropes in Disney. Episode now available on Apple podcast,... Continue Reading →
How Many Cinderella Movies do we REALLY Need?
Listen as I break down the many different Cinderella stories and movies we've been exposed to throughout the decades with a deep dive into the Disney Cinderella movies (1950, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in 1997, and 2015). Do we need all these Cinderella movies that are all essentially the same with minor changes? Additionally, I... Continue Reading →
Is Cruella a Redeemable Character?
Check out the latest episode of the podcast as I do a deep dive on all the versions of Cruella de Vil since her creation in the 1950s. Do you find Cruella to be a redeemable character like the new Cruella movie pushed her to be? Let me know! You can find the podcast on... Continue Reading →
Disney’s Cruella Adoption Narrative
Cruella de Vil is my guilty pleasure Disney villain. I love that she's a strong and confident feminist and was not afraid to express her opinions in the 1960s. I hate that she's an animal killer and wants to kill puppies. So naturally when Disney's Cruella premiered I had to watch it ASAP. And wow,... Continue Reading →
Disney Villain Podcast Episodes to Listen to
A bit of a misleading title but while I was on hiatus (which I do realize I forgot to mention before leaving) I was a guest on two podcasts, Higher Education and The Game of Nerds, talking about Disney villains. While you're waiting for new episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast check... Continue Reading →
Stop AAPI Hate
The newest episode of the podcast is dedicated to the Asian characters in the Disney vault. I have extensive notes and sources in the podcast episode description so please check it out. You can find the podcast, The Wonderful World of Disney Villains, on Apple podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. The episode takes... Continue Reading →
Episode 6: Female Representation in Disney Princess Films
Episode 6 is now available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Podbean! In this episode I chatted with the cohost of The Bechdel Cast podcast, Caitlin Durante, about everything DISNEY and FEMALE. Some of the topics we discussed include: How many Cinderella movies does society REALLY need?The hero's journey for womenWhy Maui is... Continue Reading →
Episode 5 Inside Out: Talking Emotions, Moving States, and No Villain?
The 5th episode of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. In this episode I talk to guest, Ryan, host of the Soundtrack Your Life podcast about the Pixar movie Inside Out. I was genuinely surprised to hear how closely this movie resembles... Continue Reading →
Episode 4 Disney Princess Dating Culture
Episode 4 of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. In this episode I talk about Disney princess dating culture with the podcast’s first guests, Lauren and Chloe. Lauren and Chloe are the hosts of the Damsels in the DM podcast, your go-to... Continue Reading →
The Wonderful World of Disney Villains Episode 2
Episode 2 of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up! Episode 2 is all about why Disney villains are relatable (with research to back it up). Check it out on Podbean, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Apple Podcasts!
Are Prince Phillip and Prince Eric the Same Person?
Prince Phillip is raised by a single father and has a horse as a sidekick / pet(?). Prince Eric is raised by a male caretaker and has a dog as a sidekick / pet. Prince Phillip falls in love with a woman’s voice before meeting her. Prince Eric falls in love with a woman’s voice... Continue Reading →
First Episode Up
First episode of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is up on Podbean, Spotify, and Google podcast! Join me as I talk about Disney villain stereotypes, representation in media, the Disney hero story and lack of the villain story, and why diverse representation matters for those who are often represented in media. http://www.podbean.com/ei/pb-sn43n-f53385 https://open.spotify.com/show/587Oo0kiQGZYeFXGnpPTeT... Continue Reading →
Favorite Disney Villain(s)
**Opinion Post** I have quite a few Disney villains that I love for different reasons. After doing Disney villain professional development workshops, presentations on Disney villains, and a Disney villain blog you think someone would have asked me which villain is my favorite. Here's a list of some of my all time favorite Disney villains... Continue Reading →
The Shift of Power, Privilege, and Authority in Disney Heroes and Villains
In growing up and watching all the classic Disney animated movies (not including Pixar) I was and still am an absolute fan girl of Disney characters, particularly Princess Jasmine and the magic carpet from Aladdin. [**Side note: I just watched the new Aladdin movie and am blown away with the strong female leadership and empowerment... Continue Reading →