Tag Archives: Disney

Liu Yifei stuns in new “Mulan” promo shots

Disney’s Mulan is headed in the right direction finally, at least with casting its main star. Say hello to our Mulan–Liu Yifei, star of international films The Forbidden Kingdom, Outcast, and The Chinese Widow. Liu, otherwise known as Crystal Liu in the States, has gotten the royal treatment from Disney, including a Mulan-themed photo shoot to celebrate the casting news. …

What Mexican and American critics are saying about Disney/Pixar’s groundbreaking film “Coco”

Coco has premiered to great fanfare at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico, and so far, the buzz is positive! Hearing about good buzz is different than actually reading it, so here are seven reviews from both American and Mexican critics, all of which have something positive to say about the film that finally breaks …

Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” trailer is here, and some are already comparing it to “The Book of Life”?

Disney/Pixar’s Coco is a film many of us have been waiting on for a while, and the trailer is finally out! Check it out for yourself. Now that you’ve seen the trailer, let’s get into some discussion. First, this film is making Disney/Pixar history as being the first film the joint companies have made about Mexican culture. …

“Beauty and the Beast”: Let’s talk about LeFou – positive representation or token gay stereotype?

The big news coming out about Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is that the Gaston’s sidekick character is gay. Not “coded as gay“–he’s actually, up and down, openly gay. We’re finally in the future, everyone! Or are we? The character being officially out is something we have been hoping a mainstream family project would actually do. Also, …

“Rogue One:” A satisfying, sad chapter in the “Star Wars” franchise [SPOILERS]

SPOILERS ABOUND! Synopsis (Lucasfilm): From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This …

Free e-book “What Disney Doesn’t Understand” demands more inclusiveness from the Mouse House

We all love Disney, but Disney has got some explaining to do when it comes to major oversights such as: No black animated prince A Eurocentric focus on what constitutes a “princess” No LGBT visibility Hardly any major Pixar characters of color etc., etc, etc. My new e-book, What Disney Doesn’t Understand, however, does go into some …