The Washburn Review

Topeka Civic Theatre’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ excites, enchants

Ali Dade

July 21, 2016

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is the current musical running at Topeka Civic Theatre. It is based upon the Disney Motion Picture, “The Little Mermaid” that was originally released November, 1989. The plot foll...

Nostalgia and character drive ‘The Jungle Book’

Andrew Shermoen

April 22, 2016

Disney’s animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” was one of my favorite movies as a kid. This level of nostalgia drives the enjoyment to be had for older viewers when watching Disney’s live-action ...

“Zootopia” hides commentary on race in a terrific action, mystery

Andrew Shermoen

March 11, 2016

“Zootopia” will go down as one of Disney’s finest. Disney is at its best when their kid-friendly films are able to seamlessly include satiric commentary that resonate with adult audiences. This doesn’t mean that chi...

Just keep swimming

Kenzie Mccoy

November 21, 2015

The lovable, but very forgetful Dory, a blue tang fish that made her first appearance in Pixar’s 2003 children’s movie, “Finding Nemo,” returns for second time in the much anticipated sequel, “Finding Dory.” ...