I think if I had known about a female race car driver, I could’ve probably been the 1st African-American chick to blaze NASCAR!!! Naw, not really, but in Disney/Pixar’s latest in the Car franchise – Cars 3, there is some serious female empowerment going on! ​ ​ In this installment, our favorite hero Lightning McQueen…


Like many kids and teens of my generation, I have a soft spot for Smurfs.  I was particularly excited that there was a female Smurf – Smurfette!  Smurfs were the “Minions” of their time and ridiculously popular.  So popular, that Kings Productions even produced a show for their theme parks – “The Smurfs Are Here….


Love and stories about love never go out of style.  These types of stories make us sentimental,  long for a lost love or a love that was never to be realized.  Disney’s Beauty and Beast stays true to form with this latest incarnation of  “a tale as old as time”! This beautiful version has been…

FLOYD NORMAN:  An Animated Life

What do Soul Train, Sleeping Beauty, Fat Albert, Sesame Street, Pixar and Disney Animation have in common?  Classic and Ground-Breaking Animator – Floyd Norman.  There isn’t a cartoon or animation project you have seen within the last twenty years that has not had the touch of Floyd Norman added to it. Growing up in Santa…

One Piece Film: Gold

The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.

The Curvy Critic’s Best of 2016 – Flicks, Docs and Animated

Wow…I don’t know about you, but this year literally didn’t pick up film wise for me until a few months ago.  Hidden Figures and Loving taught us several history lessons about how racist the State of Virginia could be, unlawful interracial love and groundbreaking women at NASA. Women kicked serious butt in 2016 and diversity…


Being a Buddhist, I love how the Japanese culture of prayer is honored in this piece. It very earnestly demonstrates the results of an honest prayer versus a prayer that is blatantly insincere. It is this lesson that resonates with Kubo the most and will literally bring tears to your eyes.