Dumbo “Pink Elephants on Parade” (1941)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. “Pink Elephants on Parade” might possibly be one of the most psychedelic and mind-twisting pieces of animation that early Disney ever produced. The song comes after Dumbo has been forced […]

Dumbo “Look Out For Mr. Stork” (1941)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. The original Dumbo film was released in 1941 and followed the adventures of the titular baby elephant, who for some reason was born with enormous ears. The story begins the […]

Dumbo “When I See an Elephant Fly” (1941)

In keeping with the unofficial theme this week of covering Disney’s non-politically correct moments, it wouldn’t do to forget the crows in Dumbo. But first, a quick recap as to how Dumbo meets these characters: Things have been going badly for our baby elephant: first his mother his locked away in chains; then a stunt […]

Dumbo “Song of the Roustabouts” (1941)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Forgive the pun but I decided it’s time to clear another elephant out of the room. Unfortunately, for everything good that Disney has contributed to film and animation, there are […]

Disturbing Disney #4: Dumbo loses his mother (1941)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. When I was compiling a list of ‘disturbing’ moments in Disney films, a particular scene in Dumbo (1941) immediately jumped up to almost the top of the list. The film […]

Frozen “Frozen Heart” (2013)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Of all the ways I thought Frozen would begin, I didn’t expect it to be with a group of ice harvesters hauling up huge blocks of ice. However, in retrospect, […]

Disturbing Disney #20: Quasimodo is crowned ‘King of Fools’ (1996)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. It’s a trope that’s almost guaranteed to appear in any Disney film: the young hero/heroine is admonished by an authority figure NOT to do something; they do it anyway and […]

The Great Mouse Detective “Let me be good to you” (1986)

One of my favorite Disney animated films is the underrated The Great Mouse Detective (1986) which should be held in high esteem because it paved the way for the Disney Renaissance to begin with The Little Mermaid. The story features several memorable songs, my childhood favorite being “Let Me Be Good to You.” The Great […]

Disturbing Disney #19: Cinderella’s dress is destroyed (1950)

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. There’s no denying that Cinderella goes through some pretty awful things before her happily ever after. Her father dies; she’s treated like a servant in her own home; Lady Tremaine […]

Disturbing Disney #18: The Queen’s assignment for her Huntsman

*the links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. In the time leading up to its release, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was derided as “Disney’s Folly.” It seemed ludicrous that anyone would be willing to sit through […]