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What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
Why we're drawn to illustrated icons
"...their top-line characters as celebrities separate to their roles. Mickey Mouse, McGowan notes, would do tell-all interviews with fan..."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

This Old Mouse
Facing accusations of market saturation, cultural homogenization, and unethical labor practices, Disney keeps manufacturing the magic … but for how long?
"...of physics. We watched the Disney Channel or played Mickey Mousecapades on his Nintendo while sitting on his Winnie..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Mouse Hunt
"...Run Disney” Katzenberg) has at its center an evil mouse -- evil mice never having been Disney's forte (in..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Free the Mouse!
Constitutional lawyer Lawrence Lessig spoke at SXSW Interactive Saturday about the need to keep big corporations from indefinitely extending copyrights so that we can create a "creative commons."
"...As sayeth the Constitution, no copyright lasts forever, and Mickey Mouse™ himself was due to enter the public domain..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

A Grouse With the Mouse
How Disney made a lesser duck out of Howard
"...kingdom, be it Daffy vs. Bugs or Donald vs. Mickey. The duck will tell you the same story every..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Ken Lieck

Mickey to Donald: Girrrrrrl, It's On!
Mickey, do you take Donald to be your lawfully wedded husduck? Donald, do you take Mickey...
"...and other progressive policies. Perhaps the house of the mouse will take on a Vegas-like nuptial notoriety during the..."

April 6, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Meet the Robinsons
While Disney’s latest animated feature might not be a sign of the apocalypse, it’s at least a sign that Disney needs to find some decent writers.
"...find some decent writers. The film opens with the Mickey Mouse short "Boat Builders" from 1938. Sure, the hand-drawn..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

A Goofy Movie
"...rhythm amounting to mental torture. As a sidekick to Mickey and Donald, he was fine, though I dreaded the..."

April 7, 1995 Movie Review by Louis Black

Watson Proposes 'Naming Rights' for Cap Metro
Names of rail line, stations could be up for corporate bid
"...Metro’s critics have long branded that organization as a Mickey Mouse transit agency – but could it now officially..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Flaming Ears
" Pürrer), who is on roller skates and wears Mickey Mouse-like pyramids atop her head, engaging in drugged sex..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Works by Chris Scroger: Mickey Mouse for the Next Millennium
"...had just seen a slice of futuristic animation, a Mickey Mouse for the next millennium...."

July 11, 1997 Arts Review

There's No Escape From Tomorrow
Director Randy Moore on fair use and Disney princess culture
" commentary on the power of the House of Mouse. But for director Randy Moore, it's been a personal..."

Sept. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Marriage American Catholic Style
American Catholic church celebrates marriage equality
"...told, 'If you want to be part of the Mickey Mouse Club, you have to sing the Mickey Mouse..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Plays Well With Others
How Creative Commons is redefining copyright law and what it means for artistic collaboration across the Internet.
"...fought the toughest battle of his career: man vs. mouse. And lost...."

Feb. 28, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael May

A Gift for Every Gamer
Put yourself in the shoes of your gaming giftee and answer the following questions on your path to the perfect purchase.
"...Yes, I do Yes, I do No No No Mickey Mouse is too mainstream for me Mickey Mouse is..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Head Over Heels
" Because the whole affair is all so damn Mickey Mouse Club I half expected Annette Funicello to prance..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bukowski: Born Into This
Every young writer goes through a Bukowski phase, but only the skid row author himself was "born into it."
"...icon of truth and beauty masquerading as one of Mickey Spillane’s tough-guy ne’er-do-wells in the Eighties. Like Kerouac, Burroughs,..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pages And Pages of Free Comics
Flicking through this year's Free Comic Book Day comics
"...Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (Fantagraphics): In his 45 years of drawing the..."

May 5, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

McMetro Line Stops Here?
Cap Metro facilities may soon don corporate names, logos
"...Metro's critics have long branded the organization as a Mickey Mouse transit agency – but could it now officially..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Page Two: That Was Then
The case for improving the quality of strategic political fictions
"...creatures that once inhabited this planet. It is a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Now..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Escape From Tomorrow
Shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World, this surreal drama about a man's mental disintegration at "the happiest place on Earth" lands a spitball in the Mouse's eye.
"...résistance goes far beyond flipping the bird to the mouse that roars...."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hatin' It! Or… Your Kind of Place?
The AFA is boycotting McDonalds? Throw some cheese on those bitches.
"...Like Mickey Mouse, Mickey D's should hold tough. Tell Ronald to..."

July 7, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Babe: Pig in the City
"...George Miller. Starring: Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Mary Stein, Mickey Rooney, E.g. Daily, Danny Mann, Glenne Headly, Steven Wright,..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angel Dust
"...find him, Angel Dust is that rare avis, a cat-and-mouse thriller that lives up to -- and surpasses --..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Another Disney live-action remake, but this one has a little magic
"...Burton, back at work-whistling alongside Mickey Mouse, and screenwriter Ehren Kruger have stripped the original..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Carol
In this season of giving, who is the best Scrooge?
"...Scrooge McDuck: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)..."

Dec. 24, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Life, Animated
The magic of Disney unlocks a boy's mind
"...her gift of a homemade necklace festooned with a Mickey Mouse charm is the fastest path to his heart...."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Jungle Book
"Forget about your worries and your strife …"
"...tradition of walking and talking animals, which began with Mickey Mouse. The studio’s 1967 version of Kipling’s classic tales..."

April 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this story about how Walt Disney convinced the prickly author of Mary Poppins to sell her creation to Hollywood.
"...a walking wet blanket who disdains California sunshine and Mickey Mouse, a misanthrope in the Happiest Place on Earth...."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...Mickey Rooney claims Mickey Mouse was named after him. He..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

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