About the Author

Satiricalifragilistic grew up during the Disney Renaissance, and The Little Mermaid was the first movie she ever saw in theaters at age 3. Her mother flatly refused to let her leave the theater when Ursula got huge and terrifying, and maybe that explains her troubled psyche.

While she'll admit to being an inveterate nitpicker, she firmly believes in loving a piece of art even while criticizing it, and in the importance of engaging critically with what she loves. She has special contempt for anyone who tries to claim the politics in Disney films don't matter because "they're just movies," because she knows exactly how much the Disney Canon influenced her little gradeschool self—for good and for ill!

She loves art, design, music, dancing, movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, and British comedy...expect a lot of these to turn up in her reviews and mashups!

Zootopia Packs An Impressive Punch of Moral Ambiguity

Judy Hops offers her officers a fist bump

Wow, I can hardly say how impressed I am with Zootopia! As someone who blogs about feminism and politics in Disney films, rather in spite of myself I've followed Wesley's advice and gotten used to disappointment. It's easy to feel a certain amount of thoughtless traditionalism is simply baked in, and our decades of criticisms about Disney will never quite fix it. Watching Zooptopia, on the other hand, I felt like....

I guess that means Disney's next move will be whatever the social justice equivalent of shouting "COME ON, DOVER! MOVE YOUR BLOOMIN' ARSE!!!" at Ascot is ... I can't wait: