The House of Mouse Project / 08.05.2020

The one that ruled them all. After the tremendous critical and commercial successes of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, both critics and audiences were awaiting Disney's next move with bated breath. In the pipeline were two wildly different animated projects currently in production; The Lion King, a coming-of-age tale centred on a young lion cub, and Pocahontas, a sweeping romance based of the life of a Native American icon. Studio executives and animators were enormously excited by one of these projects, with predictions it would be...

Reviews / 18.07.2019

How do you remake a film that's genuinely flawless? More importantly, why should you even bother? This is the inherent problem facing any Disney "live-action" remake seeking to capture the spirit and essence of a golden animated predecessor. We know the why, of course. Nostalgia brings in the box office dollars and Disney is intent on pillaging its vault of classics for huge financial gain. And they're showing no signs of slowing down. Arriving less than two months (!) after another remake of a 90s Disney treasure is edging...