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FROM MAGIC TO MEDIOCRITY

The iconic studio Disney strives to extend
the enchantment of
beloved stories, but
there’s an unfortunate
pattern of creative
missteps.

The real reason Disney keeps producing terrible sequels

The entertainment company’s push for profits has left countless fans with abhorrent content and many of its employees with little control over the stories they’ve created.
By Daimler Koch, Online Editor-in-Chief Jun 9, 2023
The entertainment company’s push for profits has left countless fans with abhorrent content and many of its employees with little control over the stories they’ve created.
Disneys original plan for Tomorrowland was to create a blueprint of the future circa 1986. Today, however, the land has strayed far from that goal, with it becoming an amalgamation of Star Wars, the 80s, and Jules-Verne-esque architecture.

Disneyland’s Tomorrowland is stuck in yesterday

Victorian steampunk. The ‘80s. The Space Age. What do these have in common? Disney’s failure to live up to the promise of the future, of course.
By Daimler Koch and Docette Danialypour May 8, 2023
Victorian steampunk. The ‘80s. The Space Age. What do these have in common? Disney’s failure to live up to the promise of the future, of course.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been in a feud with Disney World over the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Disney World versus DeSantis: the Battle for Magic Kingdom

Ron DeSantis’s fight over power with Disney World is going to harm the his chances at being elected into office in the future
By Daimler Koch and Docette Danialypour Apr 17, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s fight over power with Disney World is going to harm the his chances at being elected into office in the future
From left to right: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and CEO of Pixar; Edwin Catmull, computer scientist and one of the original animators at Pixar; and George Lucas, creator of Star Wars and original owner of Pixar. All three played pivotal roles in the creation of the animation company and its most influential product, RenderMan.

The geek, the Jedi, and the animator

The fascinating alliance that changed the film industry
By Daimler Koch, Online Editor-in-Chief Feb 27, 2023
The fascinating alliance that changed the film industry
There is a certain quiet nostalgia to every single image in the films, which only ages better over time.

Wasting Recess | Episode 7: To grow in the world of Pixar and Ghibli

Csarina discusses the nostalgia and growing impact of Pixar and Ghibli films
By Csarina Jarencio, Podcast/Social Media Editor Sep 22, 2021
Wasting Recess is back again exploring the cultural effect of Disney movies
The friendly neighborhood Spiderman (Tom Holland) is once again set to return for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Back into the Spider-Verse

After a dispute between Sony and Marvel/Disney left the fate of Spiderman, played by Tom Holland, in jeopardy, it has been recently announced that Spiderman is coming back for another movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
By Kasey Kim, A&E Editor Oct 7, 2019
Tom Holland is set to return as Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spiderman, for another sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Simpsons Prediction

Gobbling Up The Industry

Could Disney Be Gobbling Its Way Towards a Monopoly?
By Lucas Shim Mar 9, 2019
From theme parks to streaming services, there is a possibility that Disney will own almost everything in the entertainment industry.

Shining, Shimmering and Splendid

Disney debuts the teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of “Aladdin”
By Jessica Eusebio, Entertainment Editor Oct 16, 2018
Embark on a magic carpet ride. Aladdin arrives in theaters on May 24, 2019.

Wreck the Internet

Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz explore the internet.
By Kaitlyn Jung, Features Editor Oct 4, 2018
Disney's highly anticipated sequel to their 2012 success "Wreck-It-Ralph," “Ralph Breaks the Internet” break into theaters Nov 21.

A Christmas Tale Retold

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” takes a dark turn.
By Kaitlyn Jung, Features Editor Sep 8, 2018
Based on the classic tale by E.T.A Hoffmann, the Disney fantasy and adventure film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” will premiere on Nov. 2.
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