Luca & The Misunderstood Child
As a culture, we tend to be more sympathetic to the Giulias and the Lucas than the Albertos.
Encanto: The Miracle is You
Going beyond community expectations or individual-based achievement enables us to see differently, from a lens of merit to a lens of love. Love pierces through the veil of what we are for who we are.
Soul: Doing What You Love Won't Save You
We must fit our passions under another overarching narrative that can bear the weight of our deepest desires. The artwork cannot stand alone; it needs a frame.
Hercules: Finding Your Place
In a globalized, lonely world, we are all like Hercules. We all want to know where we belong. But is home in a place or a person?
WALL-E: Looking Past Appearances
Herein are two approaches to life: technology as an end or technology as a means to the end.
Masks & The Mandalorian
What was once a symbol of power, control, and fear, is now a reminder of this man’s powerlessness, his lack of control, and his fearfulness of death.
Aladdin: What's a Street Rat Worth?
What's a street rat worth, and what makes his life worthwhile?
Ratatouille: Devoted to Delight
What is often called snobbery is potentially an ardent devotion to what is good, if only we have the will to see.
Mulan: Love Across Cultures
Some 20 years after Disney's animated Mulan release, my thoughts on the movie have changed.