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Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

We talked last week about the greatness that is Disney's villain songs, and this week for Tuesday Tunes we're going to look at Disney's first feature film joint venture with Tim Burton, a man with a hand for dark fantastical film.  Tim Burton was actually working as an animator in 1982 when The Nightmare Before Christmas… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

Disney is known for a lot of things.  You know, Mickey Mouse, theme parks, Walt Disney's frozen head... lots of things.  But, for the most part, Disney is all about that family magic, producing characters and stories that children and adults love. But not everything Disney makes is rainbows and sunshine--they're Disney villains, and we love… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

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Tuesday Tunes #13: The Music That (Sort of) Saved Twilight

If you were apart of the initial boom when Twilight was released in 2005, you will remember the craze.  Say what you will about Stephenie Myers's writing (and, I know, there's a lot to pick at), but she hit a sweet spot that skyrocketed the novel to number five on New York Time's bestseller list within… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #13: The Music That (Sort of) Saved Twilight

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Tuesday Tunes #12: Twenty and Music Across Cultures

While some films have the ability to transcend over several cultures--fantasy films are especially good for this--others are only culturally significant in their place of origin.  Especially when you're watching a coming-of-age film that focuses on the challenges of adolescence to adulthood, so much of that involves our cultural expectations that it can be hard… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #12: Twenty and Music Across Cultures

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Tuesday Tunes #11: Anime Music Videos

Considering that anime music videos are, like, the ultimate mash-up of two things people love to get nerdy about--anime and music--it felt like something I should talk about.  Anime music videos, or AMVs, are video compositions by fans, who synchronize video clips taken from anime films or shows with music.  The editing can be anywhere… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #11: Anime Music Videos

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Tuesday Tunes #10: 3 Reasons Why I Love the Star Wars Prequels

When it comes to the Star Wars prequels--The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith--I don't think there's ever been a set of films hated so much. Still, all that disgust doesn't negate the trilogy's box office success.  The Phantom Menace was the highest grossing Star Wars film until The Force Awakens… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #10: 3 Reasons Why I Love the Star Wars Prequels

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Tuesday Tunes #8: Castle in the Sky

As with any great storytelling, music plays a huge role in a lot of the appeal of Japanese animated features.  More than anyone, I think that Hayao Miyazaki's understands the power of a good musical score. The man who Miyazaki trusts with that job is Joe Hisaishi, who has done the composition work for all… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #8: Castle in the Sky

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Tuesday Tunes #7: Demon Pies

Today we're walking a whole new branch of nerdiness--musicals.  We've all been raised on musicals to a certain degree thanks to musical films, especially Walt Disney Classics.  But then there's musical theatre, another side to the mixture of story and the emotional context that music can provide. So, when they make a movie of a theatre… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #7: Demon Pies

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Tuesday Tunes #6: I Have to Protect You

There are literally hundreds of reasons (seriously) that you should be watching Steven Universe, if you aren't already.  This includes the production value, storytelling, characterization, voice acting... basically there's a reason its been nominated for three Emmy Awards. I'll most likely come back to Steven Universe for a Watch Wednesday, but for today we're going to focus… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #6: I Have to Protect You