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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #65: “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” / “Xena: Warrior Princess”

Small-Screen 66: #65: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys / Xena: Warrior Princess (Syndicated, 1995-99 / 1995-2001) In my “Film Favorites” countdown, I mentioned that 1998’s Merlin introduced me to the live-action fantasy genre. In retrospect, that’s not entirely true. Today I’ll be addressing a pair of twin series which predated Merlin by several years, and which…

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Animation Evaluation: Disney 1989-1999

The Little Mermaid (1989) Kevin: Frozen is largely credited for creatively twisting Disney princess tropes, but for me, The Little Mermaid did it better. Although it returned to the animation Disney was known for in the golden days, The Little Mermaid should be known for innovating the Disney fairytale formula. Eric and Ariel fall in…