Alyssa Griffin, Molloy College
‘Encanto’ and ‘Turning Red’ depict the realistic struggles many multi-generation families face. Both movies also show how family members can come to understand each other through loving acceptance.
Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
Disney’s newest animated movie is a heartwarming story and a breath of fresh air compared to some of their older works.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
Rather than comparing this release to other Pixar films, viewers need to embrace this distinctive time in the studio’s history and accept the movie for its heartfelt themes.
Study Breaks Staff
With another less than exciting live-action release, is Disney’s reboot era reaching a saturation point?
Mai Khou Vang, Michigan State University
While the Disney movie captures the cultures of the region beautifully, it lacks an actual majority Southeast Asian cast — and it also isn’t available to stream in much of the region.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The brand-new trailer takes us into an enchanted forest!
Annie Farrell, James Madison University
Although today’s children may never experience the same kind of movies we did, they’re being introduced to something far more important—the real world.
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