The Little Prince – What Movies Teach My Kids

Aug 26th, 2016 Movies

Turns out I hate myself. Or at least I’m a wanton for emotional punishment. Maybe the two are one in the same. Earlier this year, I found The Little Prince next to our computer and decided to read it to my kids. I knew it was a classic in the Mark Twain sense of being a book much praised but never read (well, at least by…

What Disney Teaches My Kids – The Jungle Book (2016 Version)

Apr 20th, 2016 Movies

As the throwback book closed on the movie just like in the original cartoon, I couldn’t help but think that Rudyard Kipling would have liked Disney’s latest version of The Jungle Book. I remember reading a while ago (and confirmed today on Wikipedia, so it must be true) that Walt Disney wasn’t happy with the first draft of The Jungle Book. The screenwriters had stuck too closely…

What Disney (Pixar) Teaches My Kids – The Good Dinosaur

Mar 18th, 2016 Movies

Since I originally watched The Good Dinosaur before resuming this blog in earnest, I hadn’t considered writing a treatise on the moral implications it has on the behaviors of the young (please submit the exhibit to left as evidence to my lack of humor). We saw it while my wife was off gallivanting with her friends, so she didn’t see it until much later when it came to the local…

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…