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The Politics of Toy Guns

The Politics of Toy Guns

March 8, 2021

In 2015, Disney theme parks bumped up their security and stopped selling toy guns, and while political debate has continued to revolve around toy guns, it's honestly about time we start asking more important questions in hopes for a solution to America's problem with gun violence. 

The Bureaucracy of Educational Puppets

The Bureaucracy of Educational Puppets

January 25, 2021

Maybe you've seen Saturday Morning cartoons disappear? Sesame Street moved to HBO! The government oversight of Children's TV has become overwhelming, as has the oversight of the US education system, doing more harm than good. So how do we fix it? 

The Misogyny of Disney Animation

The Misogyny of Disney Animation

June 1, 2020

Thanks to the #MeToo movement we've seen Hollywood get its fair share of comeupance but misogyny still exists everywhere including the world of animation. It isn't hard to think back nearly a century ago and think about how women were treated differently than women, but what are we doing now to create equality? Are we doing enough? 

The Psychology of Adolescent Fame

The Psychology of Adolescent Fame

July 15, 2019

Child actors seem to go through hard times more often than not and that includes Disney tv and film stars dating all the way back to the 1940s and its happening in a totally different way in the age of social media, but how can we help?

The Economics of Popcorn Buckets

The Economics of Popcorn Buckets

April 17, 2019

Disney theme park popcorn buckets, like many collectibles, have become a commodity of an online black market, run on sites like Ebay and social media. 

The Mythology of Walt Disney

The Mythology of Walt Disney

April 3, 2019

Lots of stories circulate about Walt Disney, but why do we tell them and better yet, why do we believe them? What does it say about Walt Disney and what does it say about us?

Modern Mouse Season 1 Teaser

Modern Mouse Season 1 Teaser

March 26, 2019

Starting on April 3, 2019 join me, Josh Taylor, as we explore the less magical side of life through the most magical lens I know. We'll use stories about Disney to tell stories about ourselves, and hopefully we are better off for it. 

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