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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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REVIEW: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

REVIEW: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a science fiction retelling of the Cinderella tale and the first of four installments in the Lunar Chronicles. It follows Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who gets tangled with New Beijing’s Prince, the plague without a [...]

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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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