children’s films

Americanising Moana: The Accent Problem in Children’s Films

What do the children’s films Kung Fu Panda, Moana, and How To Train Your Dragon have in common? If you guessed that they’re all fantastic films, then you’d be right. However, there is also another weird similarity. Have you noticed anything strange about the accents of the characters? I’ve noticed …

Steven Universe and The Death of the Dead Mother Myth

The road to the perfect cartoon family is paved with dead mothers. From Disney classics like Bambi, The Little Mermaid and Brother Bear, to Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Up, to television cartoons such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Gravity Falls, the absent role of a mother, or mother figure, …