Kachow To The Void: Reflections of Joseph Campbell in the Cars Franchise

by Jake Levine From darkness and meaninglessness, the words of Lightning McQueen breath life and action into Disney’s illustrious and enduring Cars franchise (sans Cars 2). The words “speed/I am speed” act as an affirmation of the centrality of McQueen’s role in the films as the protagonist, and more importantly, hero. Throughout the Cars franchise, we follow the arc of McQueen, namely, his transformation from … Continue reading Kachow To The Void: Reflections of Joseph Campbell in the Cars Franchise

New Disney reboot offers queer “representation”

Oh, Disney, you’ve done it again. Not only did you give us a character who is both too gay and not gay enough at the same time, but you called it ‘representation’ and named him ‘The Fool’. In the midst of all the excitement for the live-action remake of The Beauty and the Beast, the news fell like a bomb: LeFou, Gaston’s loyal comic relief, … Continue reading New Disney reboot offers queer “representation”