The Cheap, Attention Grabbing End to Legend of Korra

Mar 9th, 2015 Movies

Kella (my 3 year old daughter) and I finished The Legend of Korra this weekend. Both Kella and Finley resisted watching the cartoon every time I wanted to turn it on, demanding Stampy or some other nonsense, but would sit enraptured for hours, requesting episode after episode once the show began. Finley missed out on the last few episodes, preferring to sleep in (oh the…

What Disney Teaches My Kids – Bolt

Jan 9th, 2015 Movies

Remember when Disney Animation was in the Lost Age of “Home on the Range” and “Chicken Little”? That was a dark time, when finding good entertainment to shut the kids up was harder to find. Then came John Lasseter, ushering in “Meet the Robinsons” and “Bolt,” giving Disney Animation a Most Improved award to add to their wall. It’s been a while since I saw…

What Disney Teaches My Kids – The Jungle Book

Dec 1st, 2014 Movies

(If you’re looking for the 2016 Live Action version, click here) I remember reading a post from a well renown author talking about how difficult it was to get back into the habit of writing after even a short break. Well, Thanksgiving is over, the family has (mostly) gone home, and I’m in that writing rut. What better way to pull myself out than writing…

What Disney Teaches My Kids – The Book of Life

Nov 20th, 2014 Movies

I know, not Disney. But “What Executive Producer Guillermo Del Toro Teaches My Kids” just didn’t have the same ring to it. The Book of Life came out about a month ago to reviews leaning towards the positive side. Overall, I thought it was great. Maybe not ‘instant classic’ great, and maybe not even ‘buy and put on the Plex Server‘ great, but it was…

What Disney Teaches My Kids – Big Hero 6

Nov 13th, 2014 Movies

We saw Big Hero 6 last Saturday at the now world famous Century 16.  I like going there from time to time, both because it’s cheap, and because I see it as a bit of a middle finger to the d-bag who made the place famous. They have cops working the place full time now, which makes me feel a bit more secure. As for the…

Disney’s Peter Pan Racism

Apr 4th, 2014 Movies

(Note: this was originally on my tax blog CreativelyAccounting.com, but I moved it over here, since it is not tax related) When we were at the library the other day, I saw the Disney Peter Pan movie available for checkout. Remembering how much I liked the movie when I was a kid, I decided to give it a chance before purchasing it from that super-secret…