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    Robin Williams: A Man of a Million Voices

    Yesterday we ran a story on some of Robin Williams’ most under appreciated performances. But as the remembrances keep rolling in and as new, gruesome details about his suicide become apparent, it became clear that Williams didn’t just have depth in his filmography; he was an actor and performer who displayed worlds of expression and moved so […] More

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    Robin Williams passes away at 63

    In a heartbreaking turn of events, iconic actor of both TV and film Robin Williams has passed away today at the age of 63. The Hollywood Reporter states that the shocking death may have unfortunately been a result of suicide. Variety quotes his wife Susan Schneider’s statement, “I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s […] More

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    ‘Fantasia 2000,’ and Why It Should Be Considered Part of the Disney Renaissance

    “I think we’re all glad that they changed the name to Fantasia,” states Steve Martin dryly during his introduction of Fantasia 2000 regarding the film’s predecessor, which was originally called The Concert Feature. (Fantasia may be a slightly cooler-sounding title, but it’s not much more inviting to the average audience member than The Concert Feature.) […] More

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    ‘The Jungle Book’ and Racism in Disney’s Animated Features

    The release of The Jungle Book on Blu-ray today has become, as when Saving Mr. Banks was unveiled a couple months ago, an unplanned forum on a most thorny issue for the Disney uber-fan: was Walt Disney a racist/sexist/anti-Semite, and if so, was he a super-racist/sexist/anti-Semite, or just your average, garden-variety racist/sexist/anti-Semite? Even though the […] More