You may have thought we abandoned our Disney films project, but we are back with a new review and excited to share it here!
All in Disney
I have to admit that I've been worried I would be too sad about Robin Williams when I watched Aladdin for this project, and while I am still very saddened by his death, it felt great to see the Genie again!
I've been so excited to reach this point in our our Disney Films Project because this is one of my very favorite films! I grew up with blonde Disney princesses like Cinderella and Aurora and I used to ask my mom why there weren't any brown haired, brown-eyed leading ladies in Disney movies?
I saw The Little Mermaid in the theater when I was 21 years old. I was on a date (with a guy I dated briefly in college) and I vividly remember worrying about if he would think I was a bit silly for enjoying the movie so very much.
Oliver and Company is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens Oliver Twist story set in modern day New York and using animals as the main characters. It's an average feature for the Disney studio with nothing too notable about it other than having Billy Joel star as Dodger and provide one of the soundtrack songs.
This is an underappreciated film that often gets overlooked because it came out at a time when Disney was not producing it's finest work
When you review a big body of work like our Disney Films Project, you have to bear through some of the less than stellar offerings. It's a good exercise to watch both the good and the bad and boy, was this one bad!
I've been looking forward to The Rescuers coming up on our list as it is one of my childhood favorites. I was about 8 years old when it was released in theaters and it just captured my imagination.
The whole thing began with Walt seeking after stories, as he so often did. The idea of some old wood and a group of stuffed animals interested him more than many would believe, and he cottoned to taking the whole thing home.
In 2010, Tim Burton got it in his head to take his mental stylings to an old English tale, that of Alice in Wonderland. Disney had tried and failed first time round, as had many others, but that never stopped anyone before.
Moving along in our Disney Films Project list, we hit upon one of the bigger splits in our opinions. Most of the time, we are pretty close on our viewpoints, but this one definitely left us divided.
I secretly wanted a brass bed with removable knobs, and I certainly wanted to be able to control my own armor army! Although, in retrospect, I'm a little surprised that didn't scare me as a kid