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The Right, The Arts, and Control

Scene 1: Intro Hey guys, and welcome back to Quoth the Raven. Sorry that it’s been so long, I’ve been juggling a lot of stuff lately, like a few personal issues and also a whole entire Honours thesis… but today I have a bit of a story. Well, it’s a thing that happened to me […]

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Why I Won’t See the New Lion King | QTR

Hey, welcome back to Quoth the Raven. Today’s topic, as you can probably guess, is that I’m not too pumped for the new Lion King “”live action”” remake. With an all star cast including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and [Beyoncé??] and animation so refined it looks real, you might wonder why I don’t want to […]

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Disney’s Orientalism (Aladdin II) | QTR

In my last video, I talked about Orientalism – the objectification of the Middle East, India, and other parts of Asia in art – and how this relates to Disney’s 1992 classic Aladdin. Spoilers, the movie was racist. But I also mentioned that I’d discuss the live action remake released this year, which came out […]

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Disney’s Orientalism (Aladdin I) | QTR

I love Disney – or more accurately – I love Disney films, the company can be messed up, but I was raised on those movies. The animation is beautiful, and a lot of the earlier stuff was well ahead of its time. The characters are endearing and the songs are catchy as hell. But, Disney […]