Peter Pan “You Can Fly!” (1953)

*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. One of my favorite moments in Peter Pan is when Peter teaches the Darling children how to fly and they set off for Neverland. As a little kid, I loved […]

Peter Pan “The Elegant Captain Hook” (1953)

At its core, “The Elegant Captain Hook” is nothing more than an elaborate sales pitch designed to get the Lost Boys (and the Darling children) to join Captain Hook’s crew. I imagine Hook views this as one last opportunity to stick it to his longtime nemesis Peter Pan before he’s blown to pieces by a […]

My Thoughts on: Peter Pan (1953)

Prior to getting a copy of Peter Pan for Christmas this year, it had been a number of years since I’d seen the film, so it was nice to sit down and revisit one of my favorite Disney films. Very loosely based on J.M. Barrie’s novel, Peter Pan follows the Darling children: Wendy (Kathryn Beaumont), […]

Peter Pan “Following the Leader” (1953)

*note, this song refers to Native Americans as Indians and “Injuns” which is politically incorrect now, but was considered okay then. Now that Wendy and her brothers have safely arrived in Neverland and met the Lost Boys, it’s time to set off on the adventures Peter promised them. While Peter takes Wendy to meet the […]

Peter Pan “What Made the Red Man Red?” (1953)

*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. Before I get started with talking about this song, let’s get the elephant out of the room shall we? Yes, “What Made the Red Man red?” is a highly racist, […]

Pinocchio “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)

Pinocchio “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940) As Disney’s second animated feature film, Pinocchio is responsible for creating one of the company’s most memorable songs. Since its release, “When You Wish Upon a Star” has become the official anthem for the Walt Disney Company (a snippet plays right before the start of every Disney […]

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Pocahontas “Steady as the Beating Drum” (1995)

*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. As the battered English ship continues on its way, the action zooms ahead to the tranquil shores of the New World, where life continues on, oblivious to the fact that […]

Alice in Wonderland (1951) takes us down the rabbit hole

*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. On July 26th, 1951, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland was released in theaters. The 13th Disney Animated Feature was based on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice (Kathryn […]

The Little Mermaid “Poor Unfortunate Souls” (1989)

*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. Disney villains have come in many different varieties over the years. Some have been downright scary (The Horned King from The Black Cauldron (1985) comes to mind), some have been […]