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The largely famous corporation Disney continues to soar with its success; meanwhile, long standing animation studio Blue Sky Studios closes its doors.

Shutting down Blue Sky Studios shows Disney’s influence

Shiphrah Moses, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

After 34 years, Disney is pulling the plug on Blue Sky Studios. The studio that brought us iconic films such as “Ice Age” and “Rio” will now close its doors in April. The studio’s closure...

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is not as mediocre as the average Disney film

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Almost like a manifestation, Disney released on March 5 a new Southeast Asian themed movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, preaching the importance of unity during these times of great division within...

Despite introducing its first Southeast Asian princess in Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney fails to realize through the films representation that not all people of Asian descent are entirely the same.

‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ raises questions over authenticity and representation

Michelle Nguyen , Features Editor March 12, 2021

Disney has always done an iffy job when it comes to legitimate representation, and their latest film, “Raya and The Last Dragon”, is no exception. Despite the film’s nod to many Southeast Asian...

WandaVision released its first few episodes on Disney+ on Jan 15.

There’s a new age in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor February 3, 2021

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), 2021 is going to be a year to remember forever. After “Spider-Man: Far From Home” wrapped up Phase 3 in the MCU, a phase that began in 2016 with...

The quest for more representation meets a new roadblock, and that is transforming people of color for the majority of their films.

Representation without transformation

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor December 16, 2020

Representation matters, but after watching the trailer of Pixar’s new movie “Soul,” scheduled for  release on Christmas day, people were left irritated. While it is the first-ever Pixar movie...

Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Isaac Oronsky, Co Managing Editor August 31, 2020

“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” had a unique dilemma going into production. It had to pander to both the teenagers for whom the original show was a huge part of their...

Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Managing Editor May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home”...

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Ananya Nag, News Editor May 2, 2019

Disney recently merged with 21st Century Fox, placing it at the forefront of the battle of the movie studios, and allowing Disney to own what could be almost half of the Hollywood films released into theaters.  The...

Disney, Target, and an intergalactic AAA

Cameron Harris, News Lite Editor December 7, 2015

Ever since I watched the “Star Wars” movies, I have loved them. The acting may not be perfect, but the action and plot make up for it. I remember how every time my family would go on roadtrips I...

Cheerleaders take on Disney World

Cheerleaders take on Disney World

Faith Desaboya, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

“Give it up for California High School!” the announcer yelled before we took the floor. Our hearts were pounding, the adrenaline was flowing through our bodies as we ran onto the stage jumping and...

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