Tag Archives: Jane Porter

A Pixar movie inspired by prison films

“Toy Story 3” stands as a testament to Pixar’s remarkable ability to infuse complexity into seemingly lighthearted narratives, all the while tapping into unexpected cinematic genres to expand their storytelling capabilities. From the outset, the “Toy Story” franchise has continuously pushed creative boundaries, balancing innovative animation techniques with rich, emotionally resonant storytelling. Among the many […]

Pixar could surpass Frozen 2’s $1.4 billion record with an unconfirmed sequel

Pixar has the potential to exceed Frozen 2’s box office record with an unconfirmed sequel, even as Disney maintains the highest-grossing animated film title with Frozen 2. Despite recent challenges at the box office, Pixar remains a notable studio, with successes like Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2 standing out. While some recent releases have […]

10 Non-Horror Halloween Movies for Those Who Don’t Like Scary Films

If you’re not a fan of horror movies but still want to enjoy the Halloween season, there are plenty of films that offer a mix of spooky, funny, and family-friendly themes. Here’s a list of 10 Halloween movies that are perfect for those who prefer a lighter, less terrifying cinematic experience: Hocus Pocus (1993) – […]

“Despite “Elemental” earning $490 million in box office sales, future Pixar movies still encounter a significant issue

Despite the astonishing $490 million box office recovery of the film “Elemental,” Pixar finds itself grappling with a host of uncertainties surrounding its upcoming projects. The studio’s recent struggles with underperforming movies have caused concerns about its ability to consistently deliver successful and resonant narratives. Amid Pixar’s enduring legacy of producing beloved classics that seamlessly […]

“Megamind” and the Antihero’s Journey

So, you want me to write for this Heroes B-Side. I can’t say I blame you. After all, there’s no one better to write about being a hero than one who started out as an incredibly handsome criminal genius and master of all villainy. Let me make one thing clear right away: I am still […]

Keys to Success for Kung Fu Panda 4

“How Kung Fu Panda 4 Can Elevate the Beloved Franchise” The highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s Kung Fu Panda 3 has been long-awaited by fans of the iconic series. Here’s how the upcoming installment can further elevate the already beloved franchise. Since its debut in 2008, Kung Fu Panda has become an iconic part of […]

Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Set to Suffer $100 Million Box Office Loss

“Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Disappoints at Box Office During Thanksgiving Weekend” Disney’s animated feature “Strange World” had a lackluster debut at the box office during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, falling significantly short of expectations. The film, directed by Don Hall, generated only $11.9 million from 4,174 theaters in North America over the weekend and $18.6 million […]

Ralph Breaks the Internet: A Fun Movie with Clever Messages

Movie critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse provides insights on three films hitting Canadian cinemas this weekend: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Creed II,” and “Green Book.” RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: 3 ½ STARS If we were to focus on the underlying message, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” could easily be titled “Ralph Wants You to […]

Disney Unveils 30 Real-World Locations Inspiring Beloved Films in 100 Years

To mark its 100th anniversary, The Walt Disney Company has shared a list of 30 locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa that have served as inspiration and settings for its films and theme parks over the past century. These locations and their Disney adaptations are showcased through paired photographs, allowing fans to compare […]

8 Interesting Facts About Disney’s ‘Frozen’

A Modern Twist on a Classic Tale: “Frozen” is a modern adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1844 fairy tale, “The Snow Queen.” Disney reimagined the story, infusing it with their trademark magic and memorable characters. Elsa’s Transformation: Elsa, the Snow Queen herself, underwent significant character development. Originally conceived as a straightforward villain, Disney decided to […]