Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Other Passenger On The Peoplemover

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Last week, I took a trip to Disney World for a few days. One thing I enjoy doing there is riding the Peoplemover at night.

I had a similar experience about a year ago when I was fortunate enough to ride in a train all by myself. As I took the nighttime aerial tour of the land of tomorrow, I started thinking to myself.

What if I wasn't really riding by myself. What if someone else was riding in the same train as I was. What if...

That experience inspired the following short story, which has been written in the style of a creepypasta, or on-line horror story. Really hope you enjoy. Just make sure you're not reading this at night without the lights on!

(Also, if this story interests you, I'd highly recommend taking a look at other Disney-inspired creepypasta, including "Abandoned by Disney" and "Grad Night in the Haunted Mansion.")

To learn what happened to me on the Peoplemover, click READ MORE:


Monday, February 26, 2018

Disney Dudebro Reviews: Black Panther

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Black Panther is a difficult movie to talk about for two reasons. The first is that it's yet another superhero movie by Marvel, which has proven itself to be a reliable source for great comic book movies for the past decade.

Even when their movies aren't great, they're good; and even when they're not good, they're okay; and even when they're not okay, at least they're better than Batman Vs. Superman. The "worst" Marvel movie will always be better than the worst DC movie. Always!

The second reason is that it's hard to find a way to praise this movie for any reason other than the obvious fact that it's the first black-led superhero movie to be part of a culturally-relevant mainstream movie franchise.

Yes, yes, I know. I can already hear detractors in the comments geeksplaining how this isn't really the first black superhero movie. But let's be honest here: who's really remembers Meteor Man or Blank Man? Nobody. Because those movies weren't good!

And I know Marvel previously released a movie franchise based upon the black comic book character, Blade; but honestly, does a vampire hunter really count as a "superhero"? Not really. No.

The fact is that people, especially African-Americans, are excited about this particular movie for the sheer fact that it's part of a mainstream movie franchise that, as I mentioned before, has proven itself to reliably and consistently release exceptional movies. That alone will allow this movie to become and remain more culturally relevant than any previous movie before it.

So aside from the fact that it's yet another Marvel movie and that it's such a cultural milestone, is there anything else good to say about this movie? Well, I wouldn't be writing this review if that weren't the case!

So let's protract our claws and dig into why Black Panther is yet another great Marvel flick.

To learn why Black Panther is Marvel's blackest movie yet, click READ MORE:


Friday, February 23, 2018

Fan Art Friday: Going Wild For Zootopia


Zootopia premiered two years ago. While the movie wasn't as great as Frozen, it certainly ranks as the second best Disney movie created during this era. Not to mention it's proven to be one of the most relevant movies with its themes of government corruption and systemic oppression. So what better way to commemorate this great movie than to showcase some of its fan art for this week's Fan Art Friday?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Disney World 1994 Commercial

Just got back from a Disney vacation, so I don't have anything real substantial this week. Since I'm still in a Disney Park mood, here's an old Disney World commercial from 1994:



Am I the only one who feels old when the boy mentions Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? Remember when that ride was still at the park? Before it became Winnie The Pooh? Also, really have to chuckle at the boy telling his little brother about how "Goofy can beat up dad!" Just LOL!

Anyway, it's a cute commercial that really encapsulates the anticipation of sharing memories with loved ones and anticipating the big Disney trip, to the point where you're counting down the weeks.

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Defense of Marvel's SJW Agenda

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In Defense Of Marvel’s SJW Agenda (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Gender/Race-Swapped Heroes)


Black Panther was released over the weekend, and to no one’s surprise, it did as exceptionally well as other Marvel movies—if not better!

Even before its release, the movie was already being praise as a cultural milestone, what with it being the first black-led comic book superhero movie within a mainstream movie franchise.

Unfortunately, with every action, there’s always an equal and opposite reaction, with the “opposite reaction” arriving through on-line backlash from a vocal minority consisting of two factions.

One faction were embittered DC fans upset that their comic book movies are not as well received as Marvel’s. (These people are known as sore losers.)

The other faction were embittered trolls upset that a popular Hollywood blockbuster predominantly featured actors who were not straight white men like themselves. (These people are known as racists.)

With both factions united in an unholy alliance, they attempted to "sabotage" the movie through a Rotten Tomatoes review bomb—and they would have gotten away with it, too, had it not been for that meddling Facebook shutting down their group!

Honestly, this sad, pathetic attempt to give Black Panther bad ratings wouldn’t be as newsworthy if it were merely an isolated incident; but alas, like every other example of internet drama, these incidents are rarely, if ever, isolated.

This backlash against Black Panther reflects a similar backlash that Marvel Comics has been facing overall as a company, with it being accused of pushing a nefarious "feminist SJW agenda" to ruin the comic book industry by—creating comic book characters who aren’t straight white men.

To learn more about Marvel's "SJW agenda" and why we have nothing to fear from it, click READ MORE:


Friday, February 16, 2018

Fan Art Friday: Wakanda Forever!


Black Panther hits theaters this weekend. To say that the hype behind this movie is huge would be quite the understatement. No other Marvel movie has received this much hype prior to its release other than The Avengers. Of course, that's to be expected when you're the first mainstream superhero movie to feature a predominately black lead and cast, especially when you're released during Black History Month. So let's add to the already big hype by showcasing some fan art of Wakanda's fearless leader and warrior!

For this week's Fan Art Friday, click READ MORE:


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday: DTV Romancin

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Yesterday was Valentine's Day, so it only makes sense for this Throwback Thursday to highlight something Valentine's Day-related. So here's the 1986 NBC Valentine's Day special, DTV Romancin':


I don't have much to say about this, since my schedule has been too full to write a proper post. If you want more information about DTV and this special, I'd recommend reading this Disney Wiki article.

Suffice to say, it's a collection of musical videos that combine Disney animation with classic rock songs, with this special in particular focusing on love songs, of course! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Top 6 Platonic Relationships In Disney Movies

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February 14 is upon us. For most people with a "special someone" to spend that day with, it's affectionately known as "Valentines Day." For everyone else, it's "Singles Awareness Day."

While Valentines Day may not be the best day for anyone who's currently single and may or may not be willing to mingle, most other days aren't any better, what with most of our culture, especially the media, hyper focusing on romantic relationships--mostly of the heterosexual variety!

This is especially true with Disney, whose modus operandi for its animated features have been for its female characters (mostly princesses) to meet up with a male character (mostly a prince), fall in love at first sight, get married the next day, and live happily ever after--or until Disney needs more cash and decides to make a sequel.

While Disney has recently started to flesh out its romantic pairings to be more than simply "love at first sight", it's also been focusing on adding some variety with more platonic male and female relationships.

So for this Valentines Day (or Single Awareness Day), I want to highlight male and female characters who are perfectly content with being "just friends" with each other. Here's the best examples of platonic relationships in Disney films.

For this list, I will only be focusing on non-romantic relationships between male and female characters who are not related with each other. I'll also be focusing mostly on theatrical movies, so no other media like television shows. That's rather disappointing, since I really wanted to include SVTFOE's Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz. *shots fired*

Also, as far as theatrical movies are concerned, I'll only be focusing on authentic Disney movies and not merely movies that are released by Disney, which means no Marvel or Star Wars. That's also disappointing, because I also wanted to include Star Wars' Rey and Finn. *shots also fired*

Anyway, onto the list of Disney characters who are "just friends." To view this list, click READ MORE:


Monday, February 12, 2018

Dateline Disney (02/12/2018)


Seems like there's a lot of good news and bad news this week. Good news? Disney announced that it will be creating a live-action Kim Possible movie. The bad new? Disney World is increasing its ticket prices. Good news? Kingdom Hearts 3 will include a Monster's Inc world. Bad news? Black Panther received its first bad review. So rather mixed bag this week.

All this and more in this week's headlines. Check them out by clicking READ MORE:

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fan Art Friday: Love Is In The Air


February 14 is right around the corner. Whether you consider it "Valentines Day" or "Singles Awareness Day", it's always a good time to reminiscence about true love--that is, unless you actually consider it "Singles Awareness Day", in which case you probably don't!

Either way, what would be a better way for a Disney fan to commemorate a day about love than to focus on our favorite love stories? For this Fan Art Friday, let's check out some fan art of our favorite Disney couples.

For this week's Fan Art Friday showcase, click READ MORE:

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Disney Channel Quackertown

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Last week, we showcased a classic Disney Channel show about Donald Duck. This week, we’re showcasing yet more Disney Channel nostalgia concerning Donald Duck. How original, right?!

During the early 1990s, aside from appearing in his own show, Quack Attack, Donald Duck also appeared on the Disney Channel in-between shows in a series of unique bumpers that were a world in and of themselves—a world run entirely by the duck himself.

And yes, it’s as quackin’ crazy as it sounds!

To take a look inside Donald Duck’s world, click READ MORE:


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dateline Disney (02/07/2018)


A lot of things seem to be going down in the world of Disney these past few weeks. A Disneyland ride was shut down when an animatronic lost its head. The planned Main Street Theater in Disney World is down after allegedly being canceled. And a Facebook page run by a lot of angry sore losers who wanted to review bomb Black Panther with bad reviews and ratings was taken down by Facebook.

On that note, if you claim to be a DC fan who doesn't like the Marvel movies? That's fine. But if you're going to take your anger out on the newest Marvel movie starring mostly black people, when you could have just as easily taken your anger out on the Thor movie that was playing at the same time as Justice Leauge? Well, perhaps then you should be honest about why you're really angry!

All this and more in this week's headlines. Check them out by clicking READ MORE:


Monday, February 5, 2018

Most And Least Anticipated Disney Movies Of 2018

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Originally, I wasn't going to create this list. If I were to rank the Disney movies, I would do so at the end of the year after watching all of them and forming an opinion after the fact.

However, with Moviebob having created his own list of most and least anticipated movies of the year, I've decided to do likewise and create a list of my own predictions for this year's Disney movies.

So here are my initial thoughts on the upcoming films as I rank them from least to most anticipated, along with a few honorable and dishonorable mentions. And of course, we'll check and see later this year how they all rank up to original expectations.

To view my least to most anticipated Disney movies for this year, click READ MORE:


Friday, February 2, 2018

Fan Art Friday: Representation Matters


This month will see the release of Black Panther, the very first superhero movie to feature a predominately African-American cast. Only appropriate, then, that the movie is premiering during Black History Month. With movie studios, including Disney, making such strides in diversity and representation, let's celebrate this diversity with a fan art showcase of POC Disney characters.

For this week's Fan Art Friday, click READ MORE:


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Donald's Quack Attack

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Does anyone else remember when the Disney Channel actually aired anything that was, well, Disney-related? Seems like these days the network has as much to do with Disney as MTV has to do with music or the History Channel has to do with history.

It may be hard to remember, but back in the day, the network actually lived up to its own name by airing Disney programming such as classic Disney movies, television shows, and even animated shorts.

Yes, there once was a time when you could turn on the Disney Channel and watch an actual Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck cartoon. One of the programs that showcased such cartoons was Donald’s Quack Attack.

To learn more about this blast from the past, click READ MORE: