Disneytoons Review: The Tigger Movie

Disneytoons 12th film.

Disneytoons 12th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that they actually put effort for once in a Winnie the Pooh film. I like how they changed the focus to another character, and actually made it dramatic for once. It is nice to see some conflict in the film.

Production

This film was made in Japan, which was pretty rare with the canon. Apparently the original voice actor Paul Winchell (who was in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)  was supposed to be in the film, but his voice was too old, so he was replaced by Jim Cummings.

Story

The film starts with the narrator explaining about Christopher Robin (Tom Attenborough) and his best friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), only for Tigger (Jim Cummings) to cut him off, sick of every story being about Pooh, and not himself.

So entering the story, Tigger is hopping around the Hundred Acre Woods, going through all of their houses, only to wreck some of their stuff. He somehow eventually accidentally causes a huge rock to fall on Eeyore (Peter Cullen) ‘s house, and he continues to ruin things all around the town. Rabbit (Ken Sansom) snaps on him, and they all are sadly tired of Tingger’s tigger antics, and he realizes that he is different from them.

Tigger wanders off from everyone, and sings about how lonely and sad he is, which is weird to see him like this. Roo (Nikita Hopkins) cheers him up, and tells him that there has to be another Tigger, since he has his mother Kanga (Kath Soucie), causing Tigger to wonder about his family. I like the twist they are going with this film.

Tigger wanders off from everyone, and sings about how lonely and sad he is, which is weird to see him like this. Roo (Nikita Hopkins) cheers him up, and tells him that there has to be another Tigger, since he has his mother Kanga (Kath Soucie), causing Tigger to wonder about his family. I like the twist they are going with this film.

The two of them decide to pay a visit to Owl (Andre Stojka) to ask about family trees, and after knocking some pictures, he puts them back as Owl rants about his own family tree. Tigger decides to look profusely for his family of Tiggers (with Roo)’s help, but to no avail.

Tigger continues to sing, and we soon learn that he is…. actually…. building….. a….. tree; a….. literal…. family… tree. They find a heart shaped locket, expecting it for it to be a family heirloom, but when they eventually open it up, there is no picture, which saddens Tigger. Roo suggests that Tigger writes a letter to contact them. The others are looking for Tigger and his family, but confuses a bunch of animals with stripes for him, like bees and frogs.

It soon becomes winter, and Roo returns home, trying to hop, so he can be like Tigger. His mother shows up and tucks him into bed, saying that Tigger is already their family, and he always will be, since Roo is confusing family with only being biological.

It soon becomes winter, and Roo returns home, trying to hop, so he can be like Tigger. His mother shows up and tucks him into bed, saying that Tigger is already their family, and he always will be, since Roo is confusing family with only being biological.

The next morning, Tigger gets a letter (which Owl, Kanga and Roo forged) from his family, saying that they are coming to visit tomorrow (which he read between the lines), causing him to sing a musical number about all of his Tigger family in the world. Now they all have to plan a party, and Roo wants to tell Tigger the truth about the letter, as he is planning a place for his family to stay, and is doing the most for preparations for their visit. The entire crew decides to dress up like Tiggers, so he will believe in the schtick.

This is........ pretty damn sad..........

This is…….. pretty damn sad………. Tigger hugs Piglet so hard, until he falls out of his costume. It falls perfectly onto him anyways.  After Roo tries to jump, Tigger finds out that it is him, and that everyone is impersonating a Tigger, which  causes him to grow sad, and leaves to find his family.

Everyone of course goes out to look for him, while Tigger goes after his locket through the snow, and accidentally finds his “family tree”, which he of course soon realizes is false, and starts to cry. The others find him sitting sadly on the tree, and Rabbit tells him to forget about finding his family, which annoys Tigger. An avalanche soon appears, an he saves them all, only to be caught in it himself.

Roo somehow ends up saving Tigger, and Christopher Robin conveniently shows up, and they all recite the letter that Tigger lost, causing the latter to find out that they are his family and everything was false. They go to Tigger’s home (I believe), and he gives his BFF Roo the locket, and they all take a family picture.

I have to say that I am imressed with this film. Though Tigger does learn something that he was pretty muchsure of, as to who his family was, it was good to see a different side of him, and to have mroe focus on Roo and even Kangas. It was a different and fresh dynamic that pulled off. Still utterly predictable and kind of pointless though.

I have to say that I am imressed with this film. Though Tigger does learn something that he was pretty much sure of, as to who his family was, it was good to see a different side of him, and to have more focus on Roo and even Kangas It was a different and fresh dynamic that pulled off. Still utterly predictable and kind of pointless though.

Characters

I have not put any pictures for the Winnie the Pooh franchise in this section of any review, and I am not going to do it now. Kanga and Roo are given more focus, and keep on re-establishing what family is to the audience, and Tigger is given a lot more dimension, and we saw some insecurity of him in this film. All of the others are the exact same, but that is not a bad thing.

Animation

The animation in the film is a lot better than it was in the other films, partially because it was because this film is a theatrical release. Everything is very clear, and the color is bold without being over the top. It looks like Winnie the Pooh animation, but better.

Music

When it comes to the music, it is the exact same music as all of the other films. I know I am repeating what I have been saying between all of these Winnie the Pooh films, but do you blame me? You can only say so much about a franchise where little to no change in any aspect takes place.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 11th, 2000,  it made $45,554,533 domestically, and $50,605,267 overseas, making a total amount of  $96,159,800 .

With the awards, it was nominated for a bunch of awards, but it did not win any. The film did get mixed reviews though.

Reception Today

From what I have been noticing, people see this film as one of the better films in the canon, but it is not one of the best. It is one of the more memorable films in the franchise.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 7/10

29.5/40 = 74%

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Review: Review: March 30th, 2015

Review: Review: March 30th, 2015

 

Disneytoons Review: Seasons of Giving

Disneytoons 11th film.

Disneytoons 11th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after the film is that it is one of the better Winnie the Pooh films, but I am still overly bored of the film. This is the first one in the franchise that is not a package film, so that is interesting…………not really. It might as well be a package film.

Production

No info available.

Story

So the film starts off with a horribly animated CGI segment that is Christopher Robin (Brady Bluhm)’s room. We are taken to One Hundred Acres, with Tigger (Jim Cummings) preparing to swim, but Pooh (Jim Cummings) and Piglet (John Fiedler and Steve Schatzberg) tell him that there is no snow. He then goes over to Rabbit (Ken Sansom)’s home to ask him what day it is, and Rabbit tells Tigger that it is February 2nd, still saying that it is still winter. This causes everyone to think that they missed December and January. They look for a groundhog, but cannot find one, so they tell Piglet to dress up as a groundhog, and since he could not see his shadow, he thought that it was spring.

Rabbit finds out that it is November 13th instead of Groundhog days, and he yells at Piglet. Soon after, he feels bad, and goes to apologize to Piglet, though he realizes that he left to find a groundhog.

Rabbit finds out that it is November 13th instead of Groundhog days, and he yells at Piglet. Soon after, he feels bad, and goes to apologize to Piglet, though he realizes that he left to find a groundhog to tell him what.

Rabbit goes off to look for Piglet all out in the snow, but he thinks that a snowman is Piglet, taking him back to home to panic. I cannot believe how stupid this scene is. Tigger throws hot water on the snowman to “save Piglet”, but the real Piglet returns home. Rabbit tells all of them that it is November, so they all relax and prepare for Thanksgiving.

Own (Andre Stojka) was cooking, as Tigger and Eeyore (Gregg Berger) are looking for berries, with Winnie and Piglet showing up. They eventually return, and a bunch of foolishness took place, and it kind of ruins the holiday. Everything is soon forgiven, and they all sing about Thanksgiving.

We then skip to Christmas, where everyone is having some fun. I take back what I said, since this is organized as another  segment. Rabbit is pissed off when Pooh lets the bird named Kessie (Laura Mooney) he was watching let loose and go crazy, only to be caught. Rabbit decides to look out for the bird himself, tending to it like it is his own baby.

Pooh went on to bathe Kessie in the sink, but Kessie accidentally causes the soap to fall in the sink, and gets the soapy bubbles all over the house.

Pooh went on to bathe Kessie in the sink, but Kessie accidentally causes the soap to fall in the sink, and gets the soapy bubbles all over the house. As Rabbit is planting some things, Kessie floats out of the house in a bubble.

The bubble pops, and Kessie ends up back to Rabbit, who is forced to promise to never go as high as that again. We skip to the point where the snow is melted, and Kessie continues to practice to fly behind his back (though the others know about it). He is with Tigger, and Kessie ends up falling from a broken tree, with Rabbit hears his scream, and running to the tree that Tigger and Kessie are about to fall from, but when Rabbit holds Kessie, the bird falls, only to be saved by Owl, who tries to tell him he needs to learn how to fly. The same thing happens when Pooh tries to teach him how to fly, but Rabbit catches him and Tigger, stating that they should not teach him how to fly.

Rabbit falls down a cliff, but is saved by a flying Kessie. The both of them get home, and Rabbit expects him to leave, since he can fly, and the bird does not need him anymore, having an emotional goodbye. Everyone but Rabbit are preparing for Kessie to leave, and he tells Owl to tell Rabbit goodbye, but he flies of right when Rabbit shows up, only for the bird to fly back to say goodbye to Rabbit.

There was some heart in this film, but there was some things that were disjointed, and I did not get the point of a lot of plots. I am growing to get more and more bored with this entire franchise.

There was some heart in this film, but there was some things that were disjointed, and I did not get the point of a lot of plots. I am growing to get more and more bored with this entire franchise.

 

Characters

I do not have time to go through every character, so I will say this. The characters are exactly the damn same, and Kessie is an emotional person who wants to grow up. Nothing else.

Animation

The animation in this film is a lot less impressive than most of the Disneytoons and all of the other films in the Winnie the Pooh franchise. The quality in the animation is very poor, and the movements are very rigid. Not pretty to look at.

Music

The music in the film is the typical music in any Winnie the Pooh film.

Reception at Release

No info available.

Reception Today

The reception today is that it is one of the annoying sequels that this franchise has.

Final Score

Story: 6.5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 5.5/10

Music: 7/10

25/40 = 63%

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Review: March 23rd, 2015

Review: March 23rd, 2015

DisneyToons Review: Mickeys Once Upon a Christmas

Disneytoons 10th film.

Disneytoons 10th film.

 

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion on the film is that it is UTTERLY BORING. For a film that it is a bit less than an hour, it felt like 4 hours. It was hard to watch this film, because it was the typical, boring Christmas crap that was only made to get some revenue in the later months of the year.

Production

There is no information about the production of this film.

Story

Donald Duck Stuck On Christmas

Donald Duck Stuck On Christmas

So the first short is spent with the Ducks, consisting of Hewey, Duey, and Louie (Russi Taylor) waking up on Christmas morning to open their presents, and when Donald (Tony Anselmo) sees them open up their presents, he loses it for a moment, since the family are supposed to open up the gifts together. He reveals that he also got them sleighs. The family comes over, but the boys instantly go out for a sleigh. Daisy (Tress MacNellie) cooks them food, and they all eat. As the trio end up going to sleep, they wish that it was Christmas every single day. Their wish comes true, and the day after, it is Christmas, and the same stuff keeps on happening, as Christmas is revealed. While getting new presents is nice, they are getting sick and tired of the repetitiveness of Christmas being every day. To avoid the boredom, they try to switch it up by doing a lot of pranks, and stuff, but things are still boring. They finally read the card that Donald gave them, and realized that Christmas is not about the gifts, but spending time with your loved ones. This short was……. alright, but overly predictable, and boring. I think they could have done the message a bit better than reading a letter though.

A Very Goofy Christmas

A Very Goofy Christmas

The second short of the film consists of Goofy (Bill Farmer) and his son Max (Shawn Fleming) preparing to send a letter to Santa Claus, but the mailing truck drives off, so the two ride to the mall to try to reach it, but obviously fail. Their neighbor Pete (Jim Cummings) tells Max that Santa Claus is not real, which causes Max to wonder about it. I totally did the same thing to my little cousins last year, and my mother got so mad at me; it was hilarious. Max arrives home, and Goofy wonders why he is so gloomy, only for Max to tell him that Santa Claus does not exist. Goofy decides to disguise himself as Santa Claus that evening, so his son can believe, but Max soon realizes that it is his father, which only annoys him more. Now that the both of them are saddened, Max decides to do what his father did to cheer him up, to disguise as Santa Claus. What an idiotic idea on both of their parts. The real Santa ends up showing up anyways, so forget all of what happened in the film. I am not impressed with this one, and I feel like it is idiotic too.

Mickey and Minnie’s The Gift of the Magi

The last short of the film consists of Mickey (Wayne Allwine) and Minnie (Russi Taylor) wanting to get one another a Christmas present, but they do not have enough money, so the both of them work really hard, so Mickey can buy her a necklace to match her watch, and so Minnie can buy something with her special bonus from work. Mickey ruins a Christmas tree deal for Pete (Jim Cummings), so Mickey is fired. The bonus that Minnie earned ends up being a fruitcake, instead of money. They both end up getting gifts for one another (Mickey giving her a chain for her necklace, and her giving him a case for his harmonica), but he sold his harmonica to get her gift, and vice versa for Minnie. The lesson is the effort that is put in the gift, and I have to say that this is the best short in the film.

This is probably the review that I put the least effort in, but if you watched the film, you would understand. BLECH, BLECH, BLECH.

This is probably the review that I put the least effort in, but if you watched the film, you would understand. BLECH, BLECH, BLECH.

Characters

The characters in the film did not really learn much, or develop at all. They were just the same old same old, so that part was kind of boring, and they were just……. the same. Nothing special at all.

Animation

The animation is pretty decent….. for TV animation. It is absolutely nothing special at all.

Music

The music is the typical Christmas music. It as nothing memorable to me at all, but it was not horrid. *shrug* Decent to listen to, so…. yeah.

Reception at Release

From the research that I seek after, I do not know what happened when this film was released in December 7th, 1999, critically, accolade-wise, or financially.

Reception Today

From what I have heard, no one really remembers this film, so I cannot talk about its reception today.

Final Score

Story: 5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 6.5/10

Music: 7/10

24.5/40 = 61%

Next time…

Review: March 16th, 2015

Review: March 16th, 2015

50 Shades of Disney: My opinion

This picture signifies the theme of what I will be speaking about.

This picture signifies the theme of what I will be speaking about.

HEAVY DISCLAIMER: This article will contain some expletive, sexual, and mature content, and is not something for children to discuss (though I do not control who sees my content, and my extensive cursing over the past 2 years clearly show that this blog has never been for little children). If you do not like discussing anything squeamish or sexual, than please clock off this blog post.

So I was surfing on YouTube and stuff, and a video accidentally popped up, showing these extremely revealing pictures of 9 Disney Princess couples (all but Snow and Prince, and Rapunzel and Flynn), containing quotes from the 50 Shades of Grey book to give more insight on each sexual picture. This all started when a DeviantArt user posted this on their account, and somehow ended up in contact with Cosmopolitian to post the pictures on their next magazine.

Well they ended up on the internet and stuff, and this blog post of theirs contains everything. I will not post the pictures here, and yall can look for yourselves. The controversy of it pissed off many people (young and old), since it contains characters from “children’s films” (though they are really family films), and I do understand their point. By a click, stuff like this is exposed for anyone to see, even if you were not looking for it.

While I do get their side, I get the other side that this stuff is out there, and there is a lot worse and more revealing pictures containing these characters in a sexual manner than this. You can say that it is art, and people who do this type of art is expressing themselves; just like everyone else does. The bigger issue that people have with stuff like this is the constant sexualization of every single thing in our world, which IS disturbing to see all of the time.

At the same time, as parents, you should be moderating what your children should and should not be seeing, and there are ways to prevent little children to see this, so to some, this argument is weakened. It is disturbing to see these women in these subservient, submissive, and weakening positions in these pictures, while the men are aggressive, domineering, and controlling…………… which are still often complaints about Disney as well.

So overall, I am kind of mixed on the entire ordeal. I know this happened a few weeks ago, but it was something I saw today, and just wanted to share my opinion on the thought. I guess that it does tie into the common complaints that Disney in general receives, especially with their Disney Princesses being overly sexualized, weak, so on and so on. We do have a choice to click on certain things and all, but….. overall, I see both sides, and I do agree that we need to stop sexualizing every single thing in our world. Ever since that movie came out, controversy after controversy has came out, and now it is affecting stuff that involves Disney? At least it gave me an opinion piece to blog about. Comment on how you feel about the article, the sexualization of Disney, and gender roles overall.

 

DisneyToons Review: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride

Disneytoons 9th film.

Disneytoons 9th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after the film is that it is pretty darn good. Sure, there are some contrivances that I do have an issue with, and it is one of the most cheesy Disney film that I have ever seen, but there is a lot of effort that was put into this film, and I have to give props where props is due.

Production

Apparently this film was being planned before The Lion King was released (just like they did with the Aladdin series), and the plans for the sequel was revealed in January 1995, and it was supposed to be released in late 1995 but got pushed back years and years until its 1998 release. Scar’s son and Simba’s daughter were supposed to hook up, and the kids ended up being Kovu and Kiara, but their relationship was changed because of the familial connection (though that is how Lions run things biologically).

Story

The film starts off with the animals of the Pridelands gathering for the birth of Kiara (Neve Campbell), and while this is happening, we hear the song He Lives in You, which I personally feel is the only song in this film that can hold to The Lion King. A few years later, we see Simba (Matthew Broderick) become very overprotective of his daughter, and has Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella) go after her when she goes for a walk. They bump into Kiara, and then they start to ramble on and on about eating bugs, which causes Kiara to walk away. I know I said in my other review that I am not really  fan of Timon and Pumbaa, and my  opinion most certainly has not changed from this film.

So Kiara ends up in the Outlands, and bumps into another lion her age named Kovu (Jason Marsden), who taunts her for being a daddy's girl. Soon enough, they end up playing around, and both Simba, Nala (Moira Kelly) and his mother Zira (Suzanne Pleshette) shows up to stop that.

So Kiara ends up in the Outlands, and bumps into another lion her age named Kovu (Jason Marsden), who taunts her for being a daddy’s girl. Soon enough, they end up playing around, and both Simba, Nala (Moira Kelly) and his mother Zira (Suzanne Pleshette) shows up to stop that. We soon learn that Zira is a woman that was on Scar’s side during the battle, and that Simba banished an entire crew of Scar’s followers to the outlands. I honestly think this is a contrived plot point to have a plot for this film, since EVERY lion was unimpressed with Scar, and if there were lions who supported Scar in the final battle, they would have fought WITH the hyenas, and not AGAINST them.

Simba then talks to her about the Circle of Life stuff, and we learn that she does not want to be a queen, but he tells her that it is in her blood. We get another song called We are One, which is self explanatory by the title of the song.

We are taken to the outlands, where we see Kovu’s siblings Vitani (Jennifer Lien) and Nuka (Andy Dick) talk about how he left Kovu to wander by himself. Zira shows up with Kovu, and yells at her other children (who are also Scar’s children) for not watching over Kovu. She then yells at Kovu, who she is coercing to be the one to kill Simba and take over the pridelands. After what happened, she wants him to befriend Kiara to get closer to Simba. So after Zira sings about her golden child Kovu, we age a few years to see a teenage Kovu, prepared, trained, and ready to kill Simba.

So we see a teenage Kiara, who is about to go on her first hunt all on her own, which is a big deal. Simba again tells Timon and Pumbaa to go after her. The outlanders have a plan to trap Kiara in a fire, so Kovu can save her, which Simba will be forced to repay him by being nice to him. Kovu lies and tells them that he is a roue, and he does this, so he can be a part of the tribe. Everything goes closer to plan, and after Kovu tells Kiara that she would not last on her own, she tells him to train her to be a hunter. Simba has a bad dream about Kovu, and sees him as Scar, who throws him overboard to his death, like Scar did to Mufasa in the last film.

So we see a teenage Kiara, who is about to go on her first hunt all on her own, which is a big deal. Simba again tells Timon and Pumbaa to go after her. The outlanders have a plan to trap Kiara in a fire, so Kovu can save her, which Simba will be forced to repay him by being nice to him. Kovu lies and tells them that he is a roue, and he does this, so he can be a part of the tribe. Everything goes closer to plan, and after Kovu tells Kiara that she would not last on her own, she tells him to train her to be a hunter. Simba has a bad dream about Kovu, and sees him as Scar, who throws him overboard to his death, like Scar did to Mufasa in the last film.

While Kovu and Kiara go on their hunt, Timon and Pumbaa soon bump into them, and they confuse Kovu for Scar. Soon enough, they all start having fun as they run from Rhinos, and start to hide in a compressed space, which is to set up the romantic chemistry between the two of them. They are looking at the stars, and Kovu is scared, since he is falling in love with the daughter of the man he is to kill. Rafiki (Robert Guillaume) shows up, and sings “Upendi”, which means love in Swahili I believe, and the two spend more time falling in love with one another.

The next morning, Kovu wants to tell Kiara the truth about Zira’s plan, and his love for her, but Simba wants to speak to Kovu. So they go on a walk, and he tells Kovu about Scar (who never saw that Scar let the power destroy him), but Zira and crew show up.

Zira is proud of her son (who did not set this up), and sends all of her animals to attack an Kill Simba. Simba is freaking out because he is in the area where Mufasa was killed, and does not want a repeat of that with him and Kovu. Nuka tries to kill Simba, but fails as a log falls on him and kills him.

Zira is proud of her son (who did not set this up), and sends all of her animals to attack an Kill Simba. Simba is freaking out because he is in the area where Mufasa was killed, and does not want a repeat of that with him and Kovu. Nuka tries to kill Simba, but fails as a log falls on him and kills him. Zira slaps Kovu for Nuka’s death, and gives him a similar scar that Scar had. Kovu is sick of being compared to Scar, especially because he is not his father.

Timon and Pumbaa carry Simba back to their land, and he tells his daughter that Kovu is the reason why he is like this. After Kovu gets banished by his mother, he gets banished from the Pridelands as well. Kiara does not want him to go, and refuses to believe that Kovu had any part of this, even after Simba tells her that he used her to get closer to and to kill her father. He tells her that she is not going anywhere without his permission. Because she is a horny girl in love, she gets mad at her father, and tells him that he will never be Mufasa, right before running off. There is no reason for her to not believe this when all of the facts say otherwise.

So it is the night, and she runs off to find Kovu. They both have a little song, and after a moment, he asks her to run away, so they can start their own pride (the way it was said in the movie was so weird), but Kiara tells him that they need to go back, to unite the two prides. Simba goes to Timon and Pumbaa, who are arguing about losing Kiara again. Zira’s pride approaches Simba’s pride for the final climax, and the young couple arrive to see the both of them attack one another. After Kiara and Kovu tells everyone to stop, mostly everyone agrees with them but Zira, who is still on her vengeance trip. Right as she is about to attack Simba (for Scar), Kiara jumps in, and they both fall down a cliff, and when Kiara tries to save Zira from falling down into the river, Zira refuses, and drowns to her death. All of them become one, and they all join the Pride Lands to be happy.

I do not really have anything horrible to say about this film, and it insulted my intelligence the least. I do feel like the Zira/Kovu/Vitani/Nuka connection to Scar could have been written a lot better, and I am still confused as to who the protagonist is, but it is overall a good film.

I do not really have anything horrible to say about this film, and it insulted my intelligence the least. I do feel like the Zira/Kovu/Vitani/Nuka connection to Scar could have been written a lot better, and I am still confused as to who the protagonist is, but it is overall a good film.

Characters

If any of you know me, than you know that I have never really been impressed with any of the characters in this franchise, and in this film, it is not really any different. I do not care enough to give Timon and Pumbaa their own section.

Simba

SImba is a bit more interesting in this film I guess. He is trying really hard to be his father, but his wife often tells him that he is a hypocrite. I do like what they were trying to do in this film with him.

 

Nala

Nala is just the supportive wife, though she is a bit more reasonable and understanding with her daughter and what is going on around them.

 

I understand her, but all she is is the daughter who wants more freedom, wants peace, and wants her father to loosen up. I am confused if she is supposed to be the protagonist or not.

I understand her, but all she is is the daughter who wants more freedom, wants peace, and wants her father to loosen up. I am confused if she is supposed to be the protagonist or not.

He was groomed by his mother to be the successor of Scar (who is not his father) to kill Simba. He falls in love with Kiara, and everything changes. He never seemed interested in being a leader anyways.

He was groomed by his mother to be the successor of Scar (who is not his father) to kill Simba. He falls in love with Kiara, and everything changes. He never seemed interested in being a leader anyways.

Zira is definitely the one that impressed me the most in this movie, thoughs he is pretty much defined as a scorned lover. If we learned a but more about her relationship with Scar, and how she dealt with the events of the first film, she would have been even better. She is impressive though.

Zira is definitely the one that impressed me the most in this movie, thoughs he is pretty much defined as a scorned lover. If we learned a but more about her relationship with Scar, and how she dealt with the events of the first film, she would have been even better. She is impressive though.

He is the child that wants to be remembered by his mother, and not be tossed aside, since he is the oldest.

He is the child that wants to be remembered by his mother, and not be tossed aside, since he is the oldest.

The only thing I remember about her is that she is snarky with her brother.

The only thing I remember about her is that she is snarky with her brother.

Animation

The animation is actually pretty good, and it almost looks like it was something from the WDAS canon. The designs and backgrounds were consistent from the first movie, and the color was very vibrant. You can tell that the animation was not just thrown together like most of the other films in this canon.

Music

The music is good enough, but something about it is just a bit off to me. It sounds much more broadway than the african themed music of the first film, It does the job good enough I guess. The only memorable song is the introduction song in the beginning of the film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on October 27th, 1998, it received a lot of negative reviews, and received the same complaint that the other Disney sequels got. Many stated that it is better than the other Disneytoon films though.

Reception Today

It has the same reputation today that it had when it came out, though I found from the online blogs that a lot of people are seeing it as being overrated. It is still known by many to be THE best film in this canon.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 6.5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 7/10

28.5/40 = 71%

Next time…

Review: March 9th, 2015

Review: March 9th, 2015

My opinion on the 2015 Oscar win for Best Animated Feature

Oscars

So, I was to burnt out yesterday to write my opinion about the win of Big Hero 6 at the Academy Awards this year, but I am doing it now.

Overall……………….. not impressed. I should have expected it in hindsight, but …. I just cannot get behind the idea that this film is the best animated film of 2014, especially over How To Train Your Dragon 2 (and some of the other films who either were not nominated, or did not get the award). I like Big Hero 6, but……. I just do not see how the film is that creative, innovative, or anything out of the normal for animated films or superhero films. I just thought that the latter had a lot more depth, interesting twists, a fuller story, and a more developed cast. Big Hero 6 would have been my second choice behind Dragon 2.

I guess what is bothering me, and what has bothered me with the wins of Frozen and Big Hero 6 with their Oscars is that I feel like WDAS is just being handed awards now, especially with the rumored decline of Pixar, and the complaints for over a decade that the studio has not had an award for Best Animated Feature at that point in time, but films like Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph gets snubbed. It is just a bit disappointing to me that the wrong films (in my opinion) are getting the glory, especially with all of the controversies with animation in the Academy Awards.

It just seems like as of late, Disney is getting awards because of their names, and because Pixar is seen as lesser now, the flops DreamWorks has been having, and the other companies not being international. It is even worse when the voters did not watch any, or did not watch a majority of the films. The Academy Awards needs to start taking animation more seriously, and they need to have voters and judges who are actually knowledgeable in the animation field.

For years, the Academy Awards always gives the awards to the “most sophisticated” instead of the best quality films in the categories, which is also who some complained about Wreck-it Ralph not winning 2 years ago, and The Lego Movie not even being nominated. It just seems like they go for the “classiest”, the “most sophisticated”, and the “best known” instead of taking the time to watch, and analyze the films before casting a vote or a proper critique for it.

Well, this is my opinion, and I do not mean to offend anyone. If anyone is interested in discussing this with me, comment below.

DisneyToons Review: Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World

Disneytoons 8th film.

Disneytoons 8th film.

http://putlocker.is/watch-pocahontas-2-journey-to-a-new-world-online-free-putlocker.html

My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the Pocahontas sequel is that it is not that bad, but it is not that good either. I do feel like there is a lot that is contrived in the movie, and certain plot elements that are shoehorned in there, but the animation is really nice, it has somewhat of a full plot, the characters are decently handled, and it is just a decent at best movie.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts with Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stiers) and a bunch of soldiers break into John Smith (Donal Gibson)’s house, since they have a warrant for his arrest. Apparently, they have a warrant for his arrest for being a traitor, and avoiding the punishment of the crimes he committed. Apparently, the King of England (Jim Cummings) believed Ratcliffe’s side.

I am going to stop right here. How in the HELL  did Ratcliffe get off free? I get it that he lied t the King, but how did he believe him? Ratcliffe was bound and tied by chains on the boat to England, and there were COUNTLESS witnesses that went back to England (the other sailors in Pocahontas) that can prove that Ratcliffe is guilty, an John did nothing wrong This was a complete and contrived stretch to get Ratcliffe off, and for him to have power again (though he said in the last film that no one takes him seriously). After a long chase on the rooftops, John Smith is holding onto the roof by his fingers and falls after Ratcliffe kicks off his fingers, leaving us to believe that John Smith died. The King loses it at Ratcliffe, since he wanted him alive. I immediately realize that this king is an idiot.

A few months later, Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) is still saddened over John Smith’s death, and Nakoma (Michelle St. John) tells her that she needs to move on. She sings Where Do I Go From Here, and it is a very good song, explaining her indecisive behavior, insecurities, and not knowing what to do with her life, which is something we all go through one way or another.

A boat arrives to Jamestown, revealing our new protagonist John Rolfe (Billy Zane). He is there to pick our Pocahontas, and to bring her over to Britain to try to make piece, and to give her opinion on the Radcliffe mess in the last film. A war between the whites and natives almost breaks out thanks to Rolfe's horse, and when he helps her out, she is annoyed with him, since the people of Jamestown needs to learn that they can count on the natives.

A boat arrives to Jamestown, revealing our new protagonist John Rolfe (Billy Zane). He is there to pick our Pocahontas, and to bring her over to Britain to try to make piece, and to give her opinion on the Radcliffe mess in the last film. A war between the whites and natives almost breaks out thanks to Rolfe’s horse, and when he helps her out, she is annoyed with him, since the people of Jamestown needs to learn that they can count on the natives.

He arrives to their tribe, and gives the horse to Pocahontas as a peace offering from England, and tells them that the King wants Pocahontas to go to England. The natives continues to think this is ridiculous, and Rolfe is shocked and a bit disgusted when it is revealed that Pocahontas is a female, which Chief Powhatan (Russel Means) points out. She decides to go to England, and tells her animals to stay (though they of course come for some pathetic comic relief), and has a tear-filled goodbye with her people, right as she sails on the ship to England.

The boat finally makes it to England, and Pocahontas is completely astounded. You can totally tell that they are trying to establish chemistry between Rolfe and Pocahontas, but it is not really done well, since they have like nothing in common, and it is more awkward than something you 100% root for. A horrible song titled What a Day in London, which shows Pocahontas completely overwhelmed by the city, and the civilians randomly singing. Ugh.

So the pompous Ratcliffe shows up in his pompous carriage to tell Pocahontas and Rolfe that the King will not meet up with her, and that they are setting their boats to declare war to get their gold, and to reclaim Jamestown. WHAT? They already HAVE Jamestown. The USA did not exist yet, and the civilization of settlers are still there. And about the gold part, the COUNTLESS PEOPLE who came back to England from the first film KNOWS that there is no gold. Ratcliffe has too much power.

So the pompous Ratcliffe shows up in his pompous carriage to tell Pocahontas and Rolfe that the King will not meet up with her, and that they are setting their boats to declare war to get their gold, and to reclaim Jamestown. WHAT? They already HAVE Jamestown. The USA did not exist yet, and the civilization of settlers are still there. And about the gold part, the COUNTLESS PEOPLE who came back to England from the first film KNOWS that there is no gold. Ratcliffe has too much power.

John Rolfe takes her to his house, and his maid Mrs. Jenkins (Jean Stapleton) gets Pocahontas settled, since he has to go to the King to clear up this understanding, and so far, Pocahontas is not pleased with the King. He goes to the King, who is displeased that the native representative is a woman. Ratcliffe and Queen Anne (Finola Hughes) are sitting right beside him, and Ratcliffe manages to coerce the King to invite Pocahontas to the ball, to prove that she is civilized, and only then he will meet up with her.

We get the typical montage segment of Rolfe and Jenkins teaching Pocahontas the English way of etiquette, class, dress code, etc, and Rolfe starts to fall in love with her, and vice versa. Nice to know that he starts to like her when she is adjusting to the English lifestyle.

While I as not a fan of Pocahontas and John Smith's relationship, at least there was some basis, and they did have chemistry. I just cannot support these two. Anyways, they escort one another to the ball, and while Pocahontas mildly struggles with the English etiquette, she does well enough to impress the King and Queen.

While I as not a fan of Pocahontas and John Smith’s relationship, at least there was some basis, and they did have chemistry. I just cannot support these two. Anyways, they escort one another to the ball, and while Pocahontas mildly struggles with the English etiquette, she does well enough to impress the King and Queen.

Ratcliffe then sets a bear baiting performance (knowing she would act out), and when she demands to let the bear go, she is…….. arrested……. She is arrested for that? I guess we will go with it for now.

So word about Pocahontas’ arrest makes it back to the local pubs, and a hooded figure instantly leaves when he hears the news. It is so clear that this is John Smith. He goes to Rolfe’s home, and the two then set up a plan to help Pocahontas escape the prison, which goes well enough at first, but then the drama with John Smith takes over, since they are fighting over Pocahontas’ fate; Smith not wanting her to die for her people, and Rolfe saying she should.

Was this supposed to be a surprise? Some people say that Smith was overly arrogant in this film, and that John Rolfe sucks, but I disagree on both counts. I will get into all of the drama later.

Was this supposed to be a surprise? Some people say that Smith was overly arrogant in this film, and that John Rolfe sucks, but I disagree on both counts. I will get into all of the drama later.

Pocahontas runs off, and has a moment, via Where Do I Go From Here reprise, and Nakoma telling her to never forget her land, which is why she reverts back to her native self. Actually, I disagree with what I said about Rolfe, right after seeing the next scene, with Smith calling her crazy, since they will not listen to her, or her culture, also saying that she will die for something foolish. This does not sound like the Smith from the last film. It is just another contrived way to get Rolfe and Pocahontas to be better.

She goes to the palace, and manages to convince the King that Ratcliffe was wrong, and that there was no gold, and when John Smith (who was supposedly be dead) shows up, they realize that Ratcliffe is full of shit, but he already left. Since I am too tired to recap all of this, I will just say that they defeat him, and Ratcliffe is arrested.

Before the ship sails off, John Smith tells her that they can travel the world together, now that the king gave him a ship, and got like some sort of promotion, but Pocahontas tells him that their paths do not follow one another anymore, but wishes him well. Hold on; I recall int he last film that he liked Virginia because he never had a home, and felt more like home over there. Now he wants to travel all over the world, and all of that is forgotten? Her and Rolfe then go on a boat that will take them to Jamestown and her people. Why does Rolfe want to settle over there when his home, his career, and so much more is over at London, and he fell in love with her when she was a London woman? He has NEVER shown ANY interest in her people or culture. There is speculation about Pocahontas dying right after the film takes place.

This is actually very sad, since the movie was a lot better than I thought it was. The plot is a pretty clever idea, and you can tell that there was some effort put into the movie, but Rolfe and Pocahontas' relationship is just too contrived, and the consistency issues between the last film and this film are just a bit too bothersome to ignore. Still one of the better films in the canon thus far.

This is actually very sad, since the movie was a lot better than I thought it was. The plot is a pretty clever idea, and you can tell that there was some effort put into the movie, but Rolfe and Pocahontas’ relationship is just too contrived, and the consistency issues between the last film and this film are just a bit too bothersome to ignore. Still one of the better films in the canon thus far.

Characters

The characters were not atrocious, but nothing special.

She did not really change at all in this film, though she was consistent to her character, which is not  common for these DisneyToon films. She is the same Pocahontas.

She did not really change at all in this film, though she was consistent to her character, which is not common for these DisneyToon films. She is the same Pocahontas.

Ugh, he is even worse  in this film. The writers made it seem like his crimes were easily brushed off, though it was taken seriously at the end of that film. He is an even worse villain in this film. Just treacherous.

Ugh, he is even worse in this film. The writers made it seem like his crimes were easily brushed off, though it was taken seriously at the end of that film. He is an even worse villain in this film. Just treacherous.

John Rolfe is a pretty cool guy. He is pretty gentlemanly, and has etiquette, I do not see how he is a match for Pocahontas. He is a strong enough and a good enough character though.

John Rolfe is a pretty cool guy. He is pretty gentlemanly, and has etiquette, I do not see how he is a match for Pocahontas. He is a strong enough and a good enough character though.

It is like they intentionally made him more unlikable in this film to make John Rolfe look bad. He was not really supportive of Pocahontas, and I feel like everything in the last film was tossed aside when it comes to him.

It is like they intentionally made him more unlikable in this film to make John Rolfe look bad. He was not really supportive of Pocahontas, and I feel like everything in the last film was tossed aside when it comes to him.

Animation

The animation is actually pretty good. It ALMOST looks like it would look good for a theatrical feature. Most of the designs are the same as the designs in the first film, and the backgrounds were very detailed. There is just something that makes it very obvious that it is a television direct-to-dvd piece of animation; the best of that type of animation though.

Music

The music is….. pretty decent. I really like Where Do I Go From Here, but the other songs are pretty ridiculous and extremely silly. It does have some of the native and european feel to it when it comes to the music, and the score is pretty decent. I cannot say anything else about it.

Reception at Release

When it was released on August 4th, 1998, it received negative reviews.

Reception Today

People still really loathe this film (mostly for pairing up Rolfe with Pocahontas instead of Smith), and think it is one of the worst Disneytoons films.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 5.5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 7/10

25.5/40 = 64%

Next time…

Review: March 2nd, 2015

Review: March 2nd, 2015

DisneyToons Review: Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World

Disneytoon's 7th film.

Disneytoon’s 7th film.

http://putlocker.is/watch-belles-magical-world-online-free-putlocker.html

My opinion right after watching movie

My overall opinion right after watching the film is that I did not like it. The storylines made no sense,  I felt some anger towards it, and it is clear that there is little to no effort put into this film. It is one of the worst things I have ever seen in a long time.

Production

The only info I found about this film is that there was supposed to be a Beauty and the Beast TV series, but when that was scrapped, they put 4 segments together to create this film.

Story

The Perfect Word

Belle's Magical World

The first short feature starts with everyone in the castle planning for Belle (Paige O’Hara) and the Beast (Robby Benson)’s dinner together, but Belle decides to take the dictionary Webster (Jim Cummings) to the dinner. Belle is telling the Beast about the Cinderella story, and Beast is really nervous. Because of this, he asks Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers) to open the window, which causes everyone to get cold. Belle tells him that everyone is getting cold, and he tells them that they should leave, since he does not care and because it is his castle. Belle calls him rude, and the dictionary tells him synonyms for her insults, and the Beast slams Webster and the entire table over in a tantrum. Why in the HELL are they arguing over something so small? If they argue about things like this, than they must argue over everything. And he gets really violent. I am getting more and more discouraged by their relationship.

The others tries to get them to apologize to one another, and Belle tells them that she will apologize only after he apologizes, but when Lumiere (Jerry Orbach) and Cogsworth tells the Beast that, he lashes out (which causes them to fly out of the room), yelling that he will never apologize. Webster decides to forge a letter that is Beast apologizing to Belle, which Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury) overhears. She gets the letter, and runs to apologize to the Beast, which makes things settled between the two.

So everything is revealed when Belle and the Beast are hanging out, and Cogsworth mentions the letter he sent. Beast says that he never sent a letter, which astounds Belle, and it is found out that Webster forged a letter, which causes the Beast to throw him out of the castle, and to demand everyone to never speak to them. Belle goes after them, and the Beast eventually apologizes for his behavior, and Belle apologizes for not apologizing earlier.

Fifi’s Folly

Belle's Magical World

I really, really dislike this short. So Fifi (Kimmy Robertson) tells Belle castle that it is her and Lumiere’s 5th anniversary of their first date tomorrow. Lumiere is told about this by Belle, and is nervous, since he did not remember, and now has to plan a big event in one day. He is so nervous that he starts a fire in the library, only for Belle to enter the library, and dim the fire.

Lumiere is saddened that he cannot be able to express his feelings to Babette, since she is nervous. Babette walks past the room that they are in, and takes their conversation the wrong way, causing her to think…… that…… Belle… and… Lumiere… is… having… an… affair. Wait, WHAT? Are you FUCKING SERIOUS? HOW in the HELL can a CANDLE have a relationship with a human? This is LITERALLY the DUMBEST idea that I have ever seen in a film in….. forever? She continues to spy on them, and takes all of their conversations the wrong way, thinking that the date they are planning for is for him and Belle.

After flirting with Cogsworth fails the next day, Babette grabs her stuff to leave the castle, only for Belle to stop her. Babette calls her all types of names as she leaves, only for Lumiere to block her, to take Babette on her date. They have a good time, but they end up in danger, and is saved by the entire castle. What makes this even worse is that Babette DOES NOT EVEN APOLOGIZE to Belle for her actions. Ugh.

Mrs. Potts’ Party

Belle's Magical World

Because of the bad weather, Mrs. Potts is not feeling well (it runs in her family that the weather affects her behavior), but she continues on with her work, and when she pours a glass in Belle’s cup, she forgets the tea in her. She decides to get some rest, which inspires Belle and the others to throw a party for her, since she is always there to support them, and is the heart of the castle.

So as they start with the planning, Mrs. Potts gets up, and when she sees them with flowers, they have to lie to her, and say that they are for the Beast (who has been sleeping because he has been up from fixing a leak in the roof), so they put all of the flowers in his room. Cogsworth and Lumiere’s rivalry gets in the way, and causes all of them to start fighting about what the party should be like, and what food they should bring.

The two end up sabotaging one another, and when Mrs. Potts finds out about the party, she says that it only made her feel worse, since it started all of the fighting in the castle, which Belle agrees with. They all realize that they should work together and learn the lesson of cooperation to make this party happen, and to help Mrs. Potts feel better. All goes well and successful, as well as the weather growing more sunny and light.

The Broken Wing

Belle's Magical World

So Belle and Beast are going to share lunch together, but when a bird crashes into the castle, it sprains a wing, and Belle knows that she has to help repair its wing. The bird is put in Armoire the Wardrobe (Jo Anne Worley) right as Bast enters, and demands that Belle will join lunch for him, which he refuses. He then politely asks her, and only then Belle accepts. She misses the lunch date to fix the wing, which pisses off the Beast (he was waiting for a while for her to show up).

Beast finds out about the bird, and demands that it leaves the castle, since it does not make him Belle’s priority. WHY are they arguing about something SO DAMN SMALL AND STUPID? The bird runs away from the Beast and down the stairs, and of course Beast follows it and falls down the stairs. He hears the noise of the bird, and all of a sudden wants to keep it all for himself, since he likes the sound of the chirping bird.

The bird is now licked up in the cage in Beast’s room, and the beast is demanding and yelling that it sings to him. Belle enters to see this, and they get into another huge argument about it, with the Beast being appalled that she is speaking to him like that. Beast overhears her voice in his head, which causes him to release the bird, and somehow, him and Cogsworth fall off the cliff, only for them to eventually save themselves.

This is supposed to take place after Enchanted Christmas, and one of the biggest issues I have with all three of these films is that MOST OF THE EVENTS TAKES PLACE WHEN MAURICE IS IN THE FOREST. The stories in this film were grating, stupid, or both all at the same time. Flanderization with the characters, Belle and Beast's relationship looking more abusive and damaging than it is supposed to be, and there is clearly no effort in this film. Off with this franchise.

This is supposed to take place after Enchanted Christmas, and one of the biggest issues I have with all three of these films is that MOST OF THE EVENTS TAKES PLACE WHEN MAURICE IS IN THE FOREST. The stories in this film were grating, stupid, or both all at the same time. Flanderization with the characters, Belle and Beast’s relationship looking more abusive and damaging than it is supposed to be, and there is clearly no effort in this film. Off with this franchise.

Characters

Since this is a package film, I will not go in depth about separate characters under the pictures in this section of the review. Belle seems a bit more like herself in this film, but she has a “holier than thou” and “perfect” attitude that is annoying. Beast is a bigger baby and an out of control freak, and it is for stupid, small things in this film unlike the first film. The others are the same I guess, and the new characters are not impressive.

Animation

The animation is atrocious. There are a lot of derp faces, the quality is cheaper than the normal Disneytoons film, and the movements of the foreground and the backgrounds are really off and unsettling. The character designs are not appealing, and the coloring is not strong either. Not impressed at all.

Music

There were not any songs in the film (or at least from what I remember), and the score is not memorable. You will not be able to remember anything about the music in this film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 17th, 1998, the film received negative reviews, with some critics legitimately calling it a piece of trash and disheartening. Many felt like Disney slapped something together, since the TV series they did not go well.

Reception Today

So today, it is known as the worst Beauty and the Beast film, and one of the worst films in the Disneytoon canon.

Final Score

Story: 4/10

Characters: 5.5/10

Animation: 4/10

Music: 6/10

19.5/40 = 49%

Next time…

Review: February 23rd, 2015

Review: February 23rd, 2015

DisneyToons Review: Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Disneytoons 6th film.

Disneytoons 6th film.

http://disneymovie4u.blogspot.ca/2014/07/watch-beauty-and-beast-enchanted.html

My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after the film is that while the music is nice, I do not like that it almost completely distorts the continuity of Beauty and the Beast, and it makes both of the main characters worse without even intending to do it. There is a great concept somewhere, but the poor execution held it back.

Production

After seeing how much revenue The Return of Jafar, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and the TV series was bringing, the studio decided to milk off of Beauty and the Beast next. This film was made in Vancouver, only for the studio to be closed down 5 years after this film’s release.

This film was supposed to be a sequel with Gaston’s brother being a villain (so a rehash of the first film), but since no one cares to see human beast and the human ornaments, they changed the story to what we know it is now.

Story

The film starts off with people entering the castle, and I can tell that they got most of the outer and inner exterior of the castle incorrectly. It is Christmas evening, and the workers Lumiere (Jerry Orbach), and Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers) are arguing about saving Christmas the year prior, and Chip (Haley Joel Osment) wants to hear the story, which causes Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury) to recap it.

So this is apparently supposed to take place after the wolf incident in the predecessor, and during the Something There segment (which was only really a day or 2) *eye roll*.

Belle (Paige O’Hara) goes outside to skate, and the Beast (Robby Benson) falls when he sees her. Belle is overly nice and is trying to get the Beast to skate with her. Wait; wasn’t she still a bit annoyed with the Beast, and it was HIM reaching out to her at around this time?

So an organ named Forte (Tim Curry) gets news from his assistant Fife (Paul Reubens) that Beast and Belle are getting close, and because Beast likes Forte's gloomy music (now that he is a beast) he wants Fife to break up Belle and Beast, so they do not become human.

So an organ named Forte (Tim Curry) gets news from his assistant Fife (Paul Reubens) that Beast and Belle are getting close, and because Beast likes Forte’s gloomy music (now that he is a beast) he wants Fife to break up Belle and Beast, so they do not become human.

Belle and Chip are talking about Beast’s grumpy attitude, and then she speaks to Chip about Christmas, and the concept that everyone gets presents. She soon comes up with the idea of creating a book for the Beast for Christmas, and sings a song called “Stories”m which is actually a nice song, and connects the Belle in the movie from its predecessor. So she wants to kill his demons, and so he can get away from the troubles of his life. The animation in this song is really nice too. It is really bothersome that Belle left the castle in her first day in the castle, and like…..a day or two later, she wants to get to know him.

Cogsworth is not pleased with Belle’s plan to revitalize Christmas, since it was Christmas when he was cursed and turned into a beast. Cogsworth eventually gives up, and tells them to plan Christmas quietly, so the Beast will not find out and complain.

Belle and Lumiere go to the attic to get some Christmas decorations, and we are introduced to the former castle director, and current angel Angelique (Bernadette Peters), who does not want to help prepare for Christmas, since there is no hopes, and is sure Beast will shut it down, crushing her spirit again.

Belle and Lumiere go to the attic to get some Christmas decorations, and we are introduced to the former castle director, and current angel Angelique (Bernadette Peters), who does not want to help prepare for Christmas, since there is no hopes, and is sure Beast will shut it down, crushing her spirit again.

Belle gets everyone to sing As Long as There’s Christmas, which will get their spirits about capitalism and Corporate America up, and even I have to admit that this is another good song. The entire castle is decorated now, and soon enough, Beast finds out. I am assuming that Fife told Forte, who told him.

We get a badly animated scene, that actually showed how the Beast turned into a beast. So the brat with no parents and no sort of monarch opened the door, and snubs the old hag, causing him to turn into a beast. At least they established that he was a preteen or a teenager.

The Beast storms into the wood room, and lashes out at Belle for planning Christmas behind his back, and that her stupid wishing logs won’t work, since he is sure last year, she did not wish to be here. He tells her that there will be no Christmas, and she runs off, saying that she will never give up.

Beast enters his room, and sees that there is a present on his table, but Lumiere tells him that he cannot open it, since it is not Christmas yet. Lumiere convinces Beast to do Christmas, because he tells the Beast that Belle is giving him a present because she cares for him. It is annoying that Beast only says she is beautiful.

Beast enters his room, and sees that there is a present on his table, but Lumiere tells him that he cannot open it, since it is not Christmas yet. Lumiere convinces Beast to do Christmas, because he tells the Beast that Belle is giving him a present because she cares for him. It is annoying that Beast only says she is beautiful. He demands Forte to make a song for Belle, which pisses him off, since it is making Beast happy, which Forte hates.

As Belle and Chip are out cutting trees, Forte plays a solemn song, and Fife plays a whistle, which gets the dog to enter their room. She meets them, introduces herself to Forte, and they talk about her plans. He convinces her to go to the Dark Forest, which she has doubts about, since she is not supposed to leave the castle, but Forte tells her that the beast loves big trees, and tells her that he will not tell Beast that she left.

So the Beast set up a date for Belle, and is waiting for hours. Eventually, he snaps, and asks Mrs. Potts where Belle is, but she refuses to answer the question, but eventually tells him that they cannot find her. He looks in the mirror to see her not in the palace, and loses it. Forte tells him that Belle affected him, and that love is a bad thing.

So we have the rehash of the wolf scene in the last movie, where Belle is falling in the water, cracking under the ice, and needs to be saved by the beast. Looks like she did not get her tree. Anyways, she is back in the prison because he thinks she broke her word, and for that, she will rot in the cell forever. This movie is really not making their relationship look better.

So we have the rehash of the wolf scene in the last movie, where Belle is falling in the water, cracking under the ice, and needs to be saved by the beast. Looks like she did not get her tree.
Anyways, she is back in the prison because he thinks she broke her word, and for that, she will rot in the cell forever. This movie is really not making their relationship look better.

So all of the tools enter her cell, and Angelique sings a rehash of the Christmas song to cheer Belle up. Forte is trying to keep Beast in a crappy mood, but the Beast suddenly changes his mood when he sees the present that Belle got him. He opens it, and reads the book that she created for him, which gives him hope, and he leaves. Beast enters her cell, apologizes, and asks for her forgiveness, which she gives him, and they all want to give Belle the Christmas she wants. *eye roll*

So Forte loses his shit, and plays so the entire castle can break, and everyone can die. Fife tries to stop him, but when his solo (which Forte used on Fife to get him to do his dirty work), Fife cries, and Beast enters the room to lose his shit. We have this over the top climax, and the Beast does something to the keyboards to have Forte self-destruct.  I am going to make a list of murderers of the Disney Princes.

  • Prince Phillip
  • Prince Eric
  • Beast
  • John Smith
  • Shang (I am sure he killed some military people during the war)

We fast forward a year, where the human Beast and Belle come to the ballroom to celebrate Christmas with everyone.

My biggest issue with the film is hwo it flanderizes Belle and Beast, and literally makes Belle a Mary Sue. I think there is some inconsistencies with the timeline, and a lot of the characters (specifically the new ones) added nothing to the film. The story was not bad, and there was effort put into it, but the execution makes it suffer. Belle and Beasts relationship does not look good in this film.

My biggest issue with the film is how it flanderizes Belle and Beast, and literally makes Belle a Mary Sue. I think there is some inconsistencies with the timeline, and a lot of the characters (specifically the new ones) added nothing to the film. The story was not bad, and there was effort put into it, but the execution makes it suffer. Belle and Beasts relationship does not look good in this film.

Characters

Not impressed with the characters in the film. Flanderization, pointless characters, so on and so on.

While I had some concerns about her in the first film, she is legit a Mary Sue in this film. She is executed like the perfect person, she does no wrong, and it is about what she wants. And the way she ponders to Beast was completely pathetic and so not like Belle in the first film. Not pleased.

While I had some concerns about her in the first film, she is legit a Mary Sue in this film. She is executed like the perfect person, she does no wrong, and it is about what she wants. And the way she ponders to Beast was completely pathetic and so not like Belle in the first film. Not pleased.

He is the same in the first film. He loses it a lot, and then he might feel bad. Why do I feel like he is worse in this film? He was most likely flanderized as well.

He is the same in the first film. He loses it a lot, and then he might feel bad. Why do I feel like he is worse in this film? He was most likely flanderized as well.

This villain is creative. He is receiving attention now because the Beast is nothing but gloomy, and being human would take that power his music has over the Beast. Creative, but he cannot do much when he is stuck in one place.

This villain is creative. He is receiving attention now because the Beast is nothing but gloomy, and being human would take that power his music has over the Beast. Creative, but he cannot do much when he is stuck in one place.

He is the typical villain sidekick that because he is timid, shy, and a somewhat nice guy, gets away with everything. He does all of this so he can get a.......solo from Forte......Okay then.

He is the typical villain sidekick that because he is timid, shy, and a somewhat nice guy, gets away with everything. He does all of this so he can get a…….solo from Forte……Okay then.

He is the exact same, but not as memorable.

He is the exact same, but not as memorable.

He is the exact same, but not as memorable.

He is the exact same, but not as memorable.

She is the exact same, but not as memorable.

She is the exact same, but not as memorable.

She offers nothing to the story. Maybe if she had more importance and saw more of her, than there would be something for me to really say about her.

She offers nothing to the story. Maybe if she had more importance and saw more of her, than there would be something for me to really say about her.

Animation

The animation is not pleasing to the eye. The character designs are horrid, the continuity is a bit off, and it just looks……weird. The coloring is not as sharp as it needs to do, and the blend between the foreground and the background is not that good.

Music

The music is honestly not even really bad. The songs are pretty good, and have some clever lyrics, and while some of the songs are pointless, it does sound like something that would come from the world of Beauty and the beast. Probably one of the better things about the film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on November 17th, 1997, it became the fourth highest grossing direct-to-video feature, right behind King of Thieves. This film made $186 million dollars.

From what I have seen around the internet, this film has received negative reception for derailing the characters, having little to no effort put into it.

It actually won 2 WAC awards for being the best direct-to-video film, so it has that going for it.

Reception Today

So………. people hate this film 18 years later, and I think the hate grew instead of diminished for this film.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 4.5/10

Animation: 6/10

Music: 7/10

23.5/40 = 59%

Next time…

Review: February 16th, 2015

Review: February 16th, 2015

DisneyToons Review: Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

DisneyToons 5th film.

DisneyToons 5th film.

http://disneymovie4u.blogspot.ca/2014/05/watch-poohs-grand-adventure-search-for.html

My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after the film is…………… holy shit Winnie the Pooh ripped off this film, and The Animation Commendation is correct. I personally think this film did that plot a bit better though. It was a bit boring and it was too dark for a Winnie the Pooh film, but I could not care less about this film either way.

Production

There is literally no information on the production on this film.

Story

So the story stars on the last day of summer, where Christopher Robin (Brady Bluhm) approaches Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) about some sad news, but Pooh does not want them to speak about anything sad. They sing the song Forever and Ever, which is a sweet song about their good times that should last forever, and Winnie never wanting Christopher to tell him anything negative. So the bad news is that Christopher is starting his first day of school tomorrow, but he does not know how to tell Pooh that.

It is the next morning, Winnie leaves his home, and sees a honey pot with a note on it (which he can’t read from all of the honey residue). He sees Piglet (John Fiedler) on a tree, who eventually falls thanks to Tigger (Jim Cummings) trying to save him. Pooh asks them about Christopher Robin, but neither knew where he is. Pooh than goes to Rabbit (Ken Sansom) to ask the same thing, but he does not know where he is, though he does show Pooh the note on his honey pot.

They then go to Owl (Andre Skotja)’s home, since he is the bookaholic, but not even he can interpret the note properly, telling them that Christopher was taken to a place called Skulls, and was taken by a monster called Skullasaurus.

Holy crap This really was ripped off by Winnie the Pooh, but in that film, Chris was "taken" by the Backsons. I cannot fault this film, since it is 14 years older than the WDAS sequel, but it makes me lose some integroty for the Winnie the Pooh franchise, and a huge sense of disappointment comes over me.

Holy crap This really was ripped off by Winnie the Pooh, but in that film, Chris was “taken” by the Backsons. I cannot fault this film, since it is 14 years older than the WDAS sequel, but it makes me lose some integroty for the Winnie the Pooh franchise, and a huge sense of disappointment comes over me.

Owl is singing a sing about them capturing the Skullasauros, and ho they will take part in a huge adventure, where they can save Christopher Robin, and he hands them the map, so they can go to the Great Unknown of The Hundred Acre Woods (though Owl is no way in hell joining them). I notice that there is absolutely no Kanga and Roo in this film.

The crew go on their adventure, and when they hear a sound, they think that it was the Skullasaurus. Rabbit tries to be the leader of the group, and as they follow the map, the crew becomes more and more panic. There is a lot of creepy and scary (at least for children) imagery, and I do not know if they would like it. They are in the depths of the creepy woods, and ends up running out of the forest, and we get some filer with them enjoying a bunch of butterflies.

The crew continues to follow the map, and the narrator explains that Rabbit does not know that the map does not know where it is going. Rabbit ends up singing about how they should follow the maps, and how they are good……….zzzzzzzzzzzz……….

The film becomes extremely slow around this point, and I am trying hard to become engaged of the film. So half of the map is ripped, and they all decide to chase after it.

The film becomes extremely slow around this point, and I am trying hard to become engaged of the film. So half of the map is ripped, and they all decide to chase after it.

After Tigger tries (and fails) to get the map, Tigger falls off a gorge, and holds onto a tree that is about to fall. Everyone else is about to save him, but they all end up falling, though Eeyore (Peter Cullen) is holding them all by a small branch which he lets go, causing all of them to fall into the river. Rabbit finds the second half of the map, which he cheers about, and when another sound is heard, they run, thinking it is the Skullasaurus.

After they are dried up and left the river, Rabbit is still guiding them with the map, and Pooh asks him if he knows what he is doing, and where he is going, but Rabbit is in denial about not knowing what he is doing, before he outright admits it, and cries in defeat. Pooh tries to cheer him up with Christopher’s advice, but does not know the proper words.

They sleep in a cave for the night, but Winnie the Pooh is still up, and climbs on a tree to sing to the moon, hoping that Christopher Robin comes to find him, since he is lost without the little boy. Piglet wakes up, and screams frantically at something, which wakes them all up, causing him to tell them that Christopher Robin is deep in the cave…..wait; weren’t they sleeping in that same cave a few hours beforehand?

So the next 10 minutes or so consists of them all entering the cave getting scared from a bunch of scary imagery, falling, and not getting anything accomplished, since they are not finding Christopher Robin.

So the next 10 minutes or so consists of them all entering the cave getting scared from a bunch of scary imagery, falling, and not getting anything accomplished, since they are not finding Christopher Robin.

Pooh finally remembers what Christopher said, which is that he (referring to Christopher Robin) will always be with him (Pooh), which is the typical metaphorical saying, causing Pooh to think that this entire adventure was a entire misunderstanding, and it is nice that he finally realized the message.

They think a monster is approaching them, based off of the shadow, only for it to be revealed that Christopher Robin found them all, since he was looking for them, and they tell Chris what they supposedly learned (which is what happens to me the only characteristics that these characters have). Christopher Robin reveals that the message says that he went off to school, and that he will be back in the afternoon, but to enjoy the honey. Pooh joins them, and they all reunite happily, only to realize that the cave seemed bigger than it was, since they were all scared.

So....... this film was pretty much pointless. Winnie the Pooh is one of those franchises that has a bunch of pointlessness, and nothing is really gained or learned from it. The plot ended up being pointless, and all under a big misunderstanding. I guess the message was that Chris will always be with them? Clearly, I am not impressed with this film.

So……. this film was pretty much pointless. Winnie the Pooh is one of those franchises that has a bunch of pointlessness, and nothing is really gained or learned from it. The plot ended up being pointless, and all under a big misunderstanding. I guess the message was that Chris will always be with them? Clearly, I am not impressed with this film.

Characters

Honestly, I am too lazy to even add pictures for this section. None of the characters have changed whatsoever, and there is barely anything to say about any of the characters. Pooh is the same, Christopher is always absent for most of the story that is somehow revolved around him, Tigger is Tigger, Rabbit is Rabbit, Piglett is Piglett (except that he was a bit braver), Eeyore is Eeyore, Owl is too scared to join them on the adventure and never leaves his home, as usual, and Kanga and Roo are completely absent.

Animation

I have to say that the animation is almost exactly the same as the animation in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, though there is a bit more dullness (but I mean barely). There is a lot more dark imagery, and it is not as colorful, because they are constantly trying to scare the audience.

Music

The score is pretty good, and if there are songs, I honestly no not really remember them. The music is probably the last thing I am thinking about when it comes to the movie.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 5th, 1997, it garnered negative reviews, with most people criticism it for being too dark for children, and feeling as it is meaningless.

Reception Today

People today seem to either not remember it, or think it is boring and a bad film. No one really talks about this film much.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 6.5/10

Animation: 6.5/10

Music: 7/10

25.5/40 = 64%

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Review: February 9th, 2015

Review: February 9th, 2015