Tag Archives: The Little Mermaid


Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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“I want to do something for her… but what?” asks the Beast.  Cogsworth responds, “Well, there’s the usual things: flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep, …” Walt Disney Pictures experienced an animation renaissance with 1989’s The Little Mermaid, … Continue reading


Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo & The Wind Rises

(For Miyazaki’s first eight films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso, and Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away) Hayao Miyazaki … Continue reading


Frozen (2013)

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“So, uh, tell me.  What made the Queen go all ice crazy?” asks Kristoff.  Anna responds, “Oh well, it was all my fault.  I got engaged, but then she freaked out because I’d only just met him, you know, that … Continue reading


South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)

“Let’s start by building a big statue of me, right over there where that fat kid is standing,” says Saddam Hussein.  Eric Cartman responds, “Hey! Don’t call me fat, buttfucker!” It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since … Continue reading


‘Tarzan’ & ‘Surf’s Up’ & ‘Frozen’

Chris Buck is an animator, writer, and director who studied character animation at CalArts and later went to work at Disney.  He worked as an animator on several films, including The Fox and the Hound, Oliver and Company, The Little … Continue reading


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‘Jetsons: The Movie’ & ‘The Simpsons Movie’

It’s not that often that an animated TV series gets an animated full-length feature film (and even less often when it gets a theatrical release).  The Jetsons originally aired from 1962 to 1963, then again from 1985 to 1987 as … Continue reading