My favorite Disney film has always been (and probably still is) Beauty and the Beast.
Flush from seeing the film and falling in love with it, I talked my parents into making a rare sojourn into the movie theater to see it. After coming out of the theater, I asked them what they thought of it. My mom pursed her lips and shook her head. “I don’t see,” she said, “why Gaston had to die.” Her response frustrated me both because it was and is natural for one to want others to like the things we like and share our enthusiasms and also because, deep down, I knew she was right. Continue reading “Up (Docter, 2009)”