Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Disney does superheroes, sort of. That's basically what Big Hero 6 is, but it's worth taking a moment to clarify what it isn't. It is not a Marvel animated movie, nor is it a Pixar movie. Approaching it expecting either of those things will likely end in disappointment. Generally Big Hero 6 follows a traditional Disney story arc. It executes it well and uses the trappings of superhero stories effectively but you can see its origins in The Lion King and other Disney classics.

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Comic Book Review: Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm comic book fans have been waiting for Star Wars to return to home.  The very first licensed Star Wars comics were produced by Marvel so there is a nice symmetry to this, though we shouldn't dismiss the fine work done by Dark Horse with the franchise over the years. So how does the new Star Wars #1 stack up against previous comics. Is this a must buy, or just another cheap cash in?

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Minion Captain Jack Sparrow Artwork

I love a good mashup and this is a good mashup. What do you get when you cross Despicable Me with the Pirates of the Caribbean. Well naturally you get a Captain Jack Sparrow. This rather excellent drawing was done by AtomiccircuS using markers and color pencils. I think he's done a great job of capturing the look of Captain Jack while still making this a suitably miniony minion. Source: DeviantArt - Minion Captain Jack Sparrow. Continue reading...

Disney Fan Art - Elsa Drawn On Let It Go Sheet Music

You might think that people would be starting to run out of ways to riff on Disney's Frozen and the song Let It Go. But, apparently, not yet. Andrew Place drew this sketch of Elsa from Frozen using colored pencils  and sharpie directly onto the sheet music for the song Let It Go. Admittedly the result does technically make the sheet music unusable but it's very nice never the less and a cute conceit I think given how closely that song is associated with that character. The man's talents span well beyond Disney fan art mind you and if you enjoy geek culture images, his… Continue reading...

The Little Mermaid Hand Carved Crystal Vase

Viczan is a professional glass engraver who does work for Disney Resorts. This hand carved and engraved crystal vase featuring The Little Mermaid is (he says) one of his best pieces. It's certainly quite stunning. The work was done during his time at the Tokyo Disney Resort but it sounds as though he is moving/has moved to Hong Kong Disneyland Source: DeviantArt - The Little Mermaid. Continue reading...