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Senior Violet Van Buren stands in her room in front of a wall of drawings and designs for her animated series, Gnome Homes, she did for an animation company, Channel 101.

Senior animates shorts titled ‘Gnome Homes’

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor November 16, 2023
Co-Life and Culture Editor Molly Fitzsimons spoke with Van Buren about “Gnome Homes,” the process of creating episodes and how the visuals and other elements come together.

‘Deja View’ – “Ratatouille” (2007)

October 17, 2023
In Episode 5 of their animation series, host junior Therese Kinirons is joined by guest Sena Namkung to talk about the Pixar film "Ratatouille" (2007). Join them as they discuss delicious food, Pixar at large, and potential health code violations.

‘Deja View’ – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)

October 3, 2023
In Episode 4 of their animation review series, host Therese Kinirons and guest Hailey Howgate join to talk about the first American feature length animated film (a title which they will repeat many times), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Tune in to hear about all of the songs the pair forgot about and how much they adore them.
Deja View - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)

‘Deja View’ – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (2023)

September 19, 2023
In episode three of the animation series of 'Deja View,' Host Therese Kinirons, with guest Nathan Zakim, explores the 2023 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem." Tune in to hear the pair discuss Seth Rogen and the resurgence and reinvention of comic book movies.
Deja View - The Spider-Verse Franchise

‘Deja View’ – The “Spider-Verse” Franchise

September 15, 2023
On this very special double feature episode of Deja View, host Therese Kinirons talks with guest Chess Cabrera about the cultural phenomenon that is "Into the Spider-Verse" (2018) and "Across the Spider-Verse" (2023). Join them as they discuss the multitude of Spider-Men and representation in the media.
Deja View – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

‘Deja View’ – “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (2022)

September 5, 2023
Join host Therese Kinirons in their return to The Ithacan Podcasts with the first episode of the new season of 'Deja View'. Kinirons with guest Jackson Gruenke discuss what they loved about the Puss in Boots sequel and how it reflects on the medium of storytelling that is animation.
The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some of the hit films released during the summer 2022 movie season.

Review: Summer 2022 movie releases

By Evan Miller, Matt Minton, and Sydney Brumfield August 23, 2022
Jordan Peele, Carey Williams and Dean Fleischer-Camp are among the many directors who released new projects during the summer 2022 movie season.
The Ithacan Life & Culture staff highlighted some films and music released between late 2021 and early 2022.

Mini movie reviews for December 2021-January 2022

Avery Alexander, Senior Writer   “Sing 2” 5/5 Stars  “Sing” was one of the most pleasant surprises from Illumination Studios since “Despicable Me.” Fortunately, “Sing 2” proves...

Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
After the recent release of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” there has been speculation among fans as to whether or not the titular character will become the company’s next Disney Princess.
While the triumph of “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not dismiss Disney’s deep, dirty history of racial inequity, it is a massive step in the right direction. Looking to the future, there is new hope that Disney will dedicate itself to not just creating other enchanting and entirely original ideas but also to continuing to right the many wrongs of its past.

Review: Disney’s latest princess film is empowering and inclusive

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
While the triumph of “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not dismiss Disney’s deep, dirty history of racial inequity, it is a massive step in the right direction.
Tom and Jerry have returned to the big screen with their famous hijinks. “Tom and Jerry,” directed by Tim Story, tells the tale of the classic cartoon cat and mouse with a modern twist.

Review: Tom and Jerry brings fun for the whole family

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer March 11, 2021
Tom and Jerry have returned to the big screen with their famous hijinks. “Tom and Jerry,” directed by Tim Story, tells the tale of the classic cartoon cat and mouse with a modern twist.
A live-action remake of its 1998 classic, Disneys Mulan contains vibrant scenery, but this does not make up for the new films dull plot and script.

Review: Disney produces another dull remake

By Sarah Diggins, Staff Writer September 14, 2020
A live-action remake of its 1998 classic, Disney's "Mulan" contains vibrant scenery, but this does not make up for the new film's dull plot.
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