Pixar re-imagines the “Disney princess”… or does the Disney princess get a dash of Pixar? It doesn’t matter, says Steve Stav, who predicts that gingers, archery, and tartan will reach peaks of popularity this summer. He tosses a few more cabers in his review of Brave.
An A-dorable robot attempts to save Earth and win his lady love. Julie Haverkate is surprised by WALL E’s order of priorities, and she thinks you will be too.
On the one Mickey Mouse hand, Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows & Movies is the first real successor in interest to Leonard Maltin’s great study of the first 75 years of American animated cartoons, Of Mice And Magic. On the other, it calls The Simpsons “inarguably the finest prime-time animated series ever made.” Ben Varkentine gets animated.
Monsters, Inc.: Original Soundtrack (Disney). Review by Joe Frietze.
Recently on Ink 19...
Carl F. Gauze reviews this comprehensive look at the early works of Muppets creator Jim Henson by Craig Shemin.
Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.