Author Archives: jonathondsvendsen

About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website NarniaFans.com. Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.

Till We Find Our Place: Celebrating The Lion King #1: Simba

There is a very good reason why the period of the late 1980s to the mid 1990s are best referred to in the world of cinema as the Disney Renaissance. Like the age itself, it marked a new birth of … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019!

Well, here we are dear readers, a New Year is upon us. As usual I’d like to thank you, my dear readers for hanging with me.

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Coming Soon to this Blog

From Jonathon D. Svendsen, the mind behind  Countdown to Avengers, Road to Rises, An Unexpected Blog Series, The Saga Continues, These are the Voyages, Good Grief, I’ll Be Right Here, Life Finds a Way,  and What’s This? Comes an exciting … Continue reading

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Prince of Egypt 20th Anniversary Retrospective

Nowadays, Dreamworks Animation is best known for their films like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon. With the exception of Dragon, these films often tend to be animated comedies with a generous helping of adult … Continue reading

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What’s This? Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #4: Sandy Claws

For a movie called “The Nightmare Before Christmas” the story spends very little time developing Christmas town and the jolly old elf in the red suit. Santa first appears as merely a shadow when he opened the door of his … Continue reading

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I Still Believe That a Man Can Fly: A 40th Anniversary Retrospect of Superman: The Movie

It has been said that we are living in the Golden Age of comic book films. What was once seen as a geeks domain has proven to become a box office juggernaut as icons like Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Wolverine … Continue reading

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What’s This?: Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #3: Sally

Like  everything else in the Nightmare Before Christmas, Burton and Selick’s take on the classic Frankenstein myth has its own twist. The creature is not a big lumbering hulk, but rather a lithe female, leading her not to look like … Continue reading

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