Impressions: Iron Will

Iron Will is a 1994 movie from Disney following the story of Will and a real-life 1917 dogsled race from Winnipeg to Saint Paul (although most of the rest of the details of the story are fictional). It featured a pretty stellar cast, including Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, and August Schellenberg, who was pretty popular at the time. It, like many Disney movies, featured … Continue reading Impressions: Iron Will

Impressions: The Great Mouse Detective and The Bronze Age of Disney

The Great Mouse Detective is the best Disney movie you’ve never seen. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate, it’s a bit rough at times to call it “the best”, and at least some of you have seen it. It is, however, certainly one of the most underrated Disney flicks. The movie is based on the Basil of Baker Street books, which follows a genius mouse detective … Continue reading Impressions: The Great Mouse Detective and The Bronze Age of Disney

Impressions: In Defense of The Little Mermaid

Recently someone asked for kid’s movies with terrible messages. I have a problem with these questions overall because they often involve interpretations that kids are simply not naturally going to come to. However, I concede there is value in reading children’s media critically to make sure we counter messages that we don’t mean to give to our children. These discussions always bring up two Disney … Continue reading Impressions: In Defense of The Little Mermaid