Tag Archives: dr. seuss

The Grinch Is Back

I guess it’s not too late to do a Halloween-related review, is it? Even if it is, I’m doing one anyway, because I kept meaning to watch the 1977 cartoon Halloween Is Grinch Night. I guess this is technically a … Continue reading

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Hey Baba, Humbaba

One advantage to being an epic hero is that, if you feel like killing someone, you can just paint them as a villain. Sometimes the giants and dragons slain by heroes have committed evil actions that need to be stopped, … Continue reading

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Fantasian Studies

Disney’s third full-length animated feature is a departure from the two full-length fairy tale adaptations that preceded it. Fantasia is, as I’m sure you all know, a series of cartoons set to classical music, played by an in-house orchestra. The … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hostel

Havenly Dreams Beneath Oz, by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone – This book focuses on two goblins from the underground Goblin Grotto who have problems with their home lives. At first the focus is on a female goblin named … Continue reading

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Who Put the Thwomp in the Thwomp-Ba-Domp-Ba-Domp?

Moving on down the list of Mario enemies (well, figuratively speaking, anyway; I’m not actually working from a list, and I’m not sure how many more I’ll write posts about), we come to the Thwomps, giant stone blocks with faces … Continue reading

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