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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Ariel (Halle Bailey)  sings about wishing to explore life above the ocean in Part of That World.

‘The Little Mermaid’s’ perfect casting blows audiences out of the water

Jiya Singh May 30, 2023
Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic fairytale adds depth to the timeless classic despite tacky CGI
Official Poster for “Turning Red,” released exclusively on Disney+ on March 11.

Disney’s “Turning Red” puts an Asian spin on the coming of age experience

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang March 16, 2022

“My whole life I’ve been perfect little Mei Mei. But maybe I like this new me.” Chinese Canadian teenager Meilin Lee transforms into a giant red panda whenever she feels strong emotions in Disney’s...

The Book of Boba Fett features a number of familiar characters from other Star Wars media. Poster | Disney+

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ fails to carve out an unique identity

Justin E Kim February 14, 2022
The Star Wars series struggles to define the titular character amid an incoherent plot
The Encanto movie poster features the Madrigal family, with Mirabel Madrigal as the focus of the picture

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is the embodiment of accurate representation

Aashi Venkat January 29, 2022
Analyzing the impact of the representation within “Encanto”
ILLUSTRATION | GAURI MANOJ

Tokenism and Tropes

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

Hollywood is not only the biggest entertainment industry, it is also home to one of the most diverse audiences, which is exactly why it has fallen under fire for its lack of inclusivity. Though the industry...

The Bad Batch with Omega. Photo | Disney

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ proves a captivating spinoff to ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’

Justin E Kim May 7, 2021
The 70 minute premiere revamps what could have been its predecessor’s eighth season
An offical movie poster for the Disney live-action version of Mulan.

Live action ‘Mulan’ is visually stunning and historically accurate, but lacks charm and focus

Vivian Jiang September 25, 2020
A fair stab at retelling the historical legend, but fails to meet expectations on-screen and sufficient Asian representation off-screen
The movie banner for the newest film, The Rise of Skywalker.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ elicits mixed reviews

Anjali Singh January 19, 2020
MVHS students and faculty share their opinions on last film of an iconic series
Disney stirs controversy over older content on its new streaming service

Disney stirs controversy over older content on its new streaming service

Ishaani Dayal December 20, 2019

ince Netflix’s release in 1997, the market for streaming services has grown rapidly, introducing competitors like Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now and Hulu. Nov. 12 marked the release of the most recent addition:...

Drawn Dead: The live-action Disney Renaissance

Drawn Dead: The live-action Disney Renaissance

Ayah Ali-Ahmad September 27, 2019
The possible death of 2D animation
To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, The Incredibles 2

To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2”

Aditi Gnanasekar December 12, 2017
Reflections on “The Incredibles 2” and other overdue sequels
More students start to binge watch over the summer

More students start to binge watch over the summer

Sophia Tao August 22, 2013
For students, summer is the best time to binge watch television shows and movies.
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