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 →
The podcast is back for another season of Disney discussions! Episode 1 is now up. Come listen as my guest Ashley and I discuss makeup trends in Disney animated movies and the natural vs trashy makeup looks that princesses vs villains tend to have. You can find the podcast on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify,... 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 3: Aladdin’s Rogues Gallery
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.
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!
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 →
Disney Princesses: Role Models or Anti-Models?
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 →
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 →
It’s All About Perspective Part 2: What if Disney Heroes were actually Disney Villains in Disguise?
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 →
It’s All About Perspective Part 1: Disney Villain Stereotypes
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 →
What Defines a Disney Villain from your Average Villain?
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 →