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Finding Dory sees everyone’s favorite fish back in the long awaited sequel to one of Disney Pixar’s greatest search and rescue stories, Finding Nemo. It’s time for another journey to find lost loved ones, and this time it’s on Dory’s (Ellen DeGeneres) side of the reef. Accompanied by her old partner in travel Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his titular son from the first installment, Nemo, Dory sets off to find her parents, whom she remembers briefly for the first time. Worried she may forget them as quickly as they popped into her head, Dory and her two clown fish sidekicks are off on another adventure faster than a 150-year-old sea turtle. Finding Dory does an excellent job of bringing the classic film to a new generation. First-film favorites Mr. Ray and the dentist’s tank crew make appearances, but aren’t the center of attention. That spot is reserved for the blue…

Zootopia is a pretty ironic name. A portmanteau of “zoo” and “utopia”, it refers to a world that will never exist—even in an imaginary animal world. The movie delivers a powerful political message. Judy, a rabbit who dreams of being a police officer, bears discrimination based on her race. “Bunnies can’t be police”, she is told from birth. When she eventually achieves her dream, she goes to the city, Zootopia, where it is known that “everything is possible.” However, even the police chief can’t get rid of the bias and stereotype surrounding a bunny police officer. Not everything is possible, even in Zootopia. It indicates the difficulties of achieving equality desired by both the imaginary and real world. After a series of struggles, Judy finally solves a case and proves that racism is nonsense; it seems that it’s time to finish with a happy ending. In a press conference, Judy…

Tom Catt looks different during the day, but at night, when he slips on his size 13 women’s heels, corset and a dress, he becomes royalty. He becomes a drag queen. If you see him during the day as regular ol’ Tom, he’s an above average size, fit male. He has dark hair, sometimes with a beard and sometimes with chest hair sticking out. Butat night, he transforms. His face is a canvas that he begins to transform with foundation, blush, eye shadows, lipstick and mascara, which he can paint on with ease. But don’t ask him to glue on his false lashes in a split second because that’s his least favorite part of the mask. “I haven’t mastered the application, and they do make me look better. But until I master the technique, they’re the biggest pain in the ass,” he laughed. But what women go through every day–sometimes…

She smiles as she walks around the mall in her sparkly, fitted gown. Her white braid falls down to her navel, and she adjusts the silver-sequined snowflakes pinned into her wig. She’s sweating but she’s smiling as people stop to look at her. “Look mommy! It’s Elsa!” a little girl of about four screams. “Do you want to build a snowman?” she asks the child. The little girl looks up at the ice queen in amazement as her parents snap pictures on their cell phones in the middle of Smithaven Mall in Lake Grove, New York. Dina Dolan is 35 and has been a princess since she was 15. Her signature look was always Ariel, the Little Mermaid, and she was always told that she had the typical princess look. She has wide eyes; fair, clear skin and a white smile that holds straight teeth. She is an artist, a…

As a former Disney Cast Member, I have been forced to do everything in the “Happiest Place on Earth” (sarcasm intended). Using the “Disney Point,” a habit of pointing with two fingers instead of one, working until midnight only to have another shift nine hours later and forcing a smile when a disgruntled mother screamed about our slow service during Star Wars Weekend is just some of the fun. The magic dies after you get sick of the same maddeningly soft soundtrack playing on the streets of Hollywood Studios every day, and when the umpteenth guest asks you about the ride in the “Chinese Theater,” an exact replica of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater seen from the entrance of the park. The magic is a downright distant memory by the time a guest calls the theater “Mulan’s Castle” and you sit there, a Chinese American, discussing orientalism with an International College…

Going through the past few years, the Disney-Pixar dream team of animated filmmaking surprisingly lacks. While none of their last few films are flat-out horrible, there’s been an absence of that certain charm that truly woos over the audience. Brave, for example, was only a serviceable popcorn flick with little to write home about. Their reliance on sequels hasn’t been successful either, what with Monsters University as a weak nostalgia play and a continuation  of the Cars franchise that everyone wants to forget about already. But even with these lackluster movies, can we really say that Disney/Pixar’s best years are behind it? Fortunately, Pete Docter’s Inside Out has something to say about that. Everyone has those little voices inside their heads that tell them what to think, what to do and perhaps most importantly, how to feel (good sentence, maybe a good lede?). Inside Out presents the story of those…

If you’ve just gotten over Idina Menzel’s newest literal break-out song being played on repeat just about everywhere you go (seriously, I’ve heard it being sung on Japanese television and played twice in a mall in the Philippines), you’d better not let it go just yet. Disney has announced earlier this month that a sequel to everyone’s favorite 2013 smash hit Frozen is in the works. The cold and magical Elsa, the spunky and tenacious Anna and many of Arendelle’s familiar faces are sure to make a comeback in a brand new magical adventure. Who knows what’s in store for them in this new and upcoming installment? No one, really. Least of all me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few ideas of how a second movie might play out. Here are five possible sequel ideas for Frozen based on a bit of logic and a whole lot…