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 →
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 →
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 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 3 of The Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is now up on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Podbean. Did you know Aladdin faced other villains after Jafar? Listen to Episode 3: Aladdin's Rogues Gallery to hear about my memory of the Aladdin TV Show and the villains Aladdin faced throughout.
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!
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 →
**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 →
With all the recent Disney remakes it's like the 1980s and 1990s movies we all grew up with are coming back again as live action remakes. Growing up as a 90s kid I was the biggest Disney Princess (and Aladdin) fan girl. I was so infatuated with Princess Jasmine as the first princess of color... Continue Reading →
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 →
This is part 2 of a 2 part blog post. In part 1 I looked at the definition of media stereotypes and examined media stereotypes in relation to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I want to have some fun and take a look at what it would be like if the Disney heroes we... Continue Reading →
This is part 1 of a two part blog post. In this post I'll be exploring the definition of media stereotypes and how they relate to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I'll change up the audience perspective by looking at what Disney heroes would be like as villains and what Disney villains would be... Continue Reading →
This is something I've asked in every single Disney themed diversity workshop I've facilitated. What separates a villain like the Joker or Voldemort from a Disney villain like Captain Hook, Ursula, or Mother Gothel? This usually stumps people but slowly answers and ideas start to pop up around the room. "They wear lots of black""They... Continue Reading →
Thank you for joining me! My name is Kaytie and I am an avid Disney fan. I grew up watching Disney movies and the Disney channel TV shows and to be honest I could never watch the Disney hit movie Aladdin quite enough times. In 2017 I decided to pursue my masters degree in cultural... Continue Reading →