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Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Sometimes it’s hard to find fathers in anime who aren’t total jackwagons. (It can be hard to find non-jackwagon fathers in any sort of show, but we discussed that already.) In some of my favorite anime, the fathers are either [...]

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Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

I arrived late to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I finally got around to watching the series last summer when I started watching its sequel series, Legend of Korra.  It didn’t take too long for me to fall in love [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith I will admit - I've attempted to sing the African chant that is sung at the beginning of The Lion King's "Circle of Life" many times.  Also I have looked up the English translation of [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith One main reason I like "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid is because I think it’s so relatable.  Anyone who has been on a date has felt the urge to kiss that person, but [...]

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Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

When it comes to children characters in Disney films, I’ve always had mixed feelings about them. Personally, I felt that some were too obnoxious or lacking in character. Also, if they had any siblings, their relationship with them seemed unrealistic [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith The main reason that I love "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame so much is because it approaches a subject matter that isn't child-friendly: a man who is lusting over a woman. In the song, [...]

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Cast Into Flames

Cast Into Flames

Walt Disney’s films are built upon a moral center. That sometimes means seeking adventure at the cost of danger, or leaving something behind when it only serves to hold you back. Ultimately, the success of the hero parallels the proper [...]

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