What’s a Disney Villains Scholar?

There is no set definition of a Disney scholar or Disney Villains Scholar (as far as I’m aware). To me, being a Disney Villains Scholar means I like to look and analyze Disney Villains from an academic, theory, media studies, and cultural studies lens. I like to get into the nitty gritty of why they are represented the ways they are, where the patterns are between the different characters throughout the generations, and more.

If you were to search Disney Villains or Disney Villains scholar you’ll see I’m not the only one doing this work. There are academic and research heavy books about villains, about Disney villains. The research really intrigues me and I have a stack of books I’m working to read about it. In the future I plan to break it down to encourage others to read these books and think about Disney villains and why / how they were created and designed in different lights.

In the meantime, you can check out my Disney villain specific blog, podcast, and Instagram below.

Instagram handle: @wofdisvillains

Blog: http://www.wonderfulworldofdisneyvillains.com

Aladdin on Broadway w/Special Guest Jonathan Freeman The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Hello everyone! Today’s episode is with special guest Jonathan Freeman aka the voice of Jafar from the 1992 animated Aladdin movie (as well as the Return of Jafar movie, Aladdin video games, etc.).  This is part 2 of 2 with Jonathan talking about the animated Aladdin movie (part 1) and the Aladdin Broadway musical (this episode!).  Follow Jonathan Freeman on Instagram @thejonathanfreeman Get your own personalized video from Jonathan on Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/jonathanfreeman    Time Stamps: 00:00 – 00:55 Intro 00:55 – 04:58 Most challenging part about playing Jafar on Broadway 04:58 – 13:47 The magic tricks in Aladdin Broadway musical History of creating the Aladdin Broadway musical 13:47 – 17:06 Advice on what to do when you lose your voice 17:06 – 27:47 Memorable broadway performance nights First night previews / opening night in New York Stage accidents Moments with Don Darryl Rivera (DDR) 27:47 – 34:49 Broadway princess party tour, Broadway party concerts and off Broadway productions 34:49 – 43:36 Jafar is a demanding character that requires Jonathan’s full attention 43:36 – 47:19 Plans for the future, reminiscing about broadway experience 47:19 – 51:54 Other fond memories with Don Darryl Rivera (DDR) while performing Aladdin on Broadway  51:54 – 01:03:50 Working collaboratively with Broadway creators, craftspeople, and professionals 01:03:50 – 01:09:52 Advice on pursuing acting Jonathan shares moments from his personal life 01:09:52 Ending End music: The Future Bass by Music_Unlimited from Pixabay   You can find the podcast online: Website: http://www.wonderfulworldofdisneyvillains.com  Instagram: @wwofdisvillains Kaytie’s Instagram: @disvillainsscholar
  1. Aladdin on Broadway w/Special Guest Jonathan Freeman
  2. Halloween with Jonathan Freeman
  3. The Future of this Podcast
  4. Adoption Representation in Film
  5. Tangled and Lilo & Stitch Adoption Narratives

Published by Kaytie

Disney scholar, mom, educator, and Disney villain fan.

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