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Brent M. Parker
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My Bio

Current Residence: Santa Maria, CA

Favourite genre of music: Obscure B'way musicals/Rock and Roll

Favourite style of art: Mine

Skin of choice: Does anyone answer this question with anything but a joke?

Favourite Movies
Fantasia, Babe: The Gallant Pig
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Beatles, Queen, Squirrel Nut Zippers, West
Favourite Writers
Richard Adams, Tim O'Brien, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling
Tools of the Trade
The 3 "P's" - pencil, pad, Photoshop
Other Interests
Art, literature, film, theatre
This was a reply to a thread on another site about the supposed "dying"/"death" of Disney and this video about it: The video is more interesting than I expected. Disney has almost "died" multiple times throughout its history and it always seems to bounce back. During World War II, the studio was literally taken over by the U.S. Army and also struggled due to the closure of foreign markets. Things were so bad that by the time "Cinderella" (1950) was in production, Walt told his animators, "Boys, if 'Cinderella' doesn't make it, we're through." And "Cinderella" was a huge hit. In 1984, there was an attempted hostile takeover by corporate raiders who wanted to split up the company and sell off the parts. This led Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney to usher in Michael Eisner and Frank Wells as the new heads of the company. Shortly after they took over, Disney released "The Black Cauldron" (1985), which was such a flop, they almost considered shutting down the
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Sometimes I think about how certain cartoons primarily aimed at children do storylines better than major Hollywood movies/TV series aimed at adults. For example, I thought that an episode of the "Babar" cartoon from the 1990s did a better "robot goes rogue due to creator's hubris" story than "Age of Ultron." So, now I think the "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" episode "To Where and Back Again" did a better "invasion by shape-shifters" story than the recent Marvel Disney+ series "Secret Invasion." For one thing, the main character of the episode, reformed villainess Starlight Glimmer, has clearer reasons to feel awkward and unsure of herself when the story begins, because of things we actually saw her do on the show, unlike "Secret Invasion's" Nick Fury, who is awkward and unsure because of things that are exposited about and retconned in. For another thing, the MLP episode takes more advantage of the premise. The ponies at least take some precautions in case they're replaced with
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In my previous journal, I excitedly mentioned that the "Nostalgia Critic" episode on "Kids WB!" had acknowledged the existence of "Road Rovers" -- Now, I finally saw all of the hour-long episode and I have some further thoughts. First of all, the final cartoon mentioned is "Krypto the Superdog." I think it's funny that two of my fan art favorites wound up in this same video. Now I just need the show to mention "Dinosaucers." Second, I can't stand the humor in this episode. To me, "Nostalgia Critic" is funniest when the material they're reviewing provides something to make fun of. Even good movies/shows can provide some fodder for witty insult humor. Here, they're mostly praising the material, so the humor comes instead from the interactions between the various reviewers' personas. I've almost never found it funny when comedy review shows do this, but here, the review portions are so laid-back and pleasant, it's an extra weird contrast when the
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Thanks for the watch.

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