This first episode of EVEN MORE EYES’ retrospective series ‘Nostalgia Hits Differently‘ has two very opinionated critics, James and Imo, learn that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.
In this debut, they dig up the hell-scape from their childhood that is Classic Disney: a place where ‘dreams’ are now nightmares in the harsh light of 2021. (Hell, they were pretty nightmarish in 1959!)
How ‘Snow White’ (1937) established a pretty problematic model for Princesses (and Princes) to come...
...when ‘Cinderella’ (1950) put more agency into the rodents than its titular star…
..and why iconic villain Maleficent reigns supreme in the otherwise snore-inducing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (1959).
This is the first of four episodes that will chart a journey with the Disney Princesses from the Classic Era (mid-20th Century) through the Renaissance (late 20th Century to early 21st) and into the Revival (early 2010s onward).