The True Story of the Newsies Strike of 1899

There were no child labor laws in New York in 1899. No rules identifying what an acceptable work day for a child, or the conditions in which that work should take place. As you can imagine, it was messy and hard, and if you were unfortunate enough to be an orphan or a runaway, well […]

Disney News Round Up

There has been a lot of Disney news circulating the last few weeks, from a new live action musical for ABC, to Disney Park news and fashion, there’s lots to catch up on. So let’s dive right in! Is Ellen’s Universe of Energy making way for a new Guardians of the Galaxy Ride? Walt Disney world […]

Enchanting Vintage Photos of Disney Parks

As summer comes into full swing, your social media feeds fill up with all of your friends and family taking well earned vacations. It’s both inspiring and envy creating. It’s funny to think that 15-20 years ago you had to show physical copies of pictures to express the good time had by all. My parents […]

C.S. Lewis and the World of Boxen

You probably know that C. S. Lewis wrote the much adored Chronicles of Narnia, which included the classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What you might not know, is that C. S. Lewis had been a writer all his life. Even as a child he strove to let his imagination take form and […]

Lefou & The Many Shades of LGBTQ Disney

By now you’ve probably heard that Lefou, in the new live action Beauty and the Beast film, is the first confirmed gay character in a Disney film. If you’re like me, when you first heard this news you were a little worried. The first confirmed LGBT character, and he’s a villain’s henchman? This could be […]

Jungle Emperor and The Lion King

In Episode 20 of the podcast, we discuss the Lion King and some controversies. The one we hosts were most surprised by was that the movie has a lot of similarities to the 1965 Japanese movie, Jungle Emperor. In this article I discuss more in depth the similarities of these movies.

Disney and Conservation

During our research for our latest episode on The Lion King, both Ashley and I became interested in delving further into the work that Disney puts forward to help conservation efforts throughout their properties and the world. As you may recall, with the release of  The Lion King film in 1994, Simba, Timon and Pumba […]

Disney News Roundup 1

This holiday season has been jam packed with Disney news and articles. We’ve compiled them all here for your viewing pleasure.