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    From Screen to Park: Storytelling Possibilities from Franchise-Based Theme Parks

    The next step that franchises may choose to follow is to turn their stories into a theme park. Ed Farley breaks down how franchises are turned into theme parks and how we as visitors enjoy them....
  • Why LGBTQ+ Characters Should Be Included in Children’s TV

    After 18 years of production and years of petitions calling for a change to the heteronormative family narrative of the children's show Peppa Pig, its creators have finally introduced a same-sex couple. Many people have celebrated this as a landmark moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ+ education for children,...
  • The Mouse With Many Hats: Exploring The Duality Of Disney+

    Ed Farley It was an evening at home when I decided to watch Disney+’s new offering, Pam and Tommy. Upon watching, I mused to myself “I’m watching this on the same site I can watch Snow White or Monsters Inc….”.  It’s an interesting concept that Ed Farley discusses further....
  • Does Everything Need A Sequel?

    It’s hard to deny remakes are the current trend, to the point that many of us are starting to question if Hollywood has finally run out of ideas. My same Google search threw up a lot of opinions that weren’t positive, with list after list of reboots that the...
  • Disney’s Age Of Self-Discovery

    Cora-Laine Moynihan For decades past, girls were brought up with princesses, endless and endless numbers of beautiful, animated girls in crowns, while boys were raised idolising heroes like Spiderman and Hercules. This defined what a girl was from a boy. Pretty. Elegant. In need of rescuing. Rather than strong...
  • The Success Of Encanto’s ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’: Disney’s Latest Number One Hit Song

    Disney fan’s latest obsession, Encanto, a film about the valuing of the familial bond over individual talents, has taken the world by storm with its catchy soundtrack living rent-free in our heads. Olivia Mayne discusses the reasons why the renowned song We Don’t Talk About Bruno has seen such...
  • The Year Of Lin Manuel Miranda

    Orla Newstead 2021 was an incredible year for Lin Manuel Miranda, having five films hit our screens to entertain us. Last year, he was on a creative rollercoaster with Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, followed by In the Heights, then Vivo, then Tick,...