Coco: A Somewhat Touching, but Problematic View on Dia de los Muertos [BlackGirlNerds]

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This review was published on Black Girl Nerds on December 29, 2017.  While there were a few enjoyable moments in the movie, the erasure of Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous people and the Land of the Dead reflecting the real world white supremacist racial hierarchies in Latin America, ultimately created a very empty movie that is invested in mestizaje.  Please read the review on Black Girl Nerds.

 

“Zootopia”: A Fascinating Insight to Systemic Social Injustice with Humor [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on March 28, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This review focused on the how well the movie was able to discuss several socio-political issues in an anthropomorphic world.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

“Song of the Sea” Review: Why Animation Is An Important Medium For Oral Tradition [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 8, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was an analytical movie review about Song of the Sea and why the film was an example of why animation is a beautiful way for old and new oral traditional stories to be told.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.