Disneytoons review: Return to Never Land

Disneytoons 16th film.

Disneytoons 16th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film was that while I like what they did with the main character, there is not much……… plot for her journey to take place. It is very mediocre, and nothing much that has really stood out to me.

Production

There is no info on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts in the 1910s, where World War 1 is taking place, and a grown up Wendy (Kath Soucie) is raising her children by herself, since her husband Edward (Roger Ress) went off to war. London became a place of fear, since bombs became more rampant, so the government made a law that all children had to go to the countryside for safety. Her 12 year old daughter Jane (Harriet Owen) is affected by this, since all of her attitude is overly serious, does not believe in childish nonsense, and spends her time looking up military strategies. Whens he reaches home, her mother is reading her brother Danny (Andrew McDonough) stories about Peter Pan (it is clear that her adventures with Peter pan in the last film only got her more invested to tell her children his stories).

Wendy goes to the door to be told by a government official that her children are booked to attend the train to the countryside tomorrow morning, and Wendy forgot to tell her children earlier. She tells Jane the news, which reasonably upsets her daughter. Wendy tells her that she needs to watch out for her brother, and tell him the Peter Pan stories, since they both need it, but Jane yells at her (and her brother) about Peter Pan being fake, and the world they live currently is nothing like the fairytale world in the books. You know, what I always found brilliant with the Peter Pan films is that they always have good beginnings. I really like the character arc they have with Jane.

Wendy goes to the door to be told by a government official that her children are booked to attend the train to the countryside tomorrow morning, and Wendy forgot to tell her children earlier. She tells Jane the news, which reasonably upsets her daughter. Wendy tells her that she needs to watch out for her brother, and tell him the Peter Pan stories, since they both need it, but Jane yells at her (and her brother) about Peter Pan being fake, and the world they live currently is nothing like the fairytale world in the books.
You know, what I always found brilliant with the Peter Pan films is that they always have good beginnings. I really like the character arc they have with Jane.

As soon as Jane is asleep, Captain Hook (Corey Burton) and his crew members kidnap her (thinking that she is Wendy). I have to call bullshit on this. How in the hell did Hook find out where Wendy lived? And how did no one in London notice the loud and huge ship hovering a few feet above their town?

So Jane is taken to Never Land, and almost instantly, Peter Pan (Blayne Weaver) shows up, and engages in another fight with Hook, only for Hook to think than Pan was eaten by an Octopus (he replaced the Crocodile from the last film). Peter Pan flies an astounded Jane around, which of course gets Tinkerbell extremely jealous. So after they make it to the Lost Boys living quarters, Peter Pan tells them that Jane is there to be their mother, which makes them all excited, but Jane refuses, since she needs to go home. We also get some more pathetic filler with Smee (Jeff Bennett) and Hook, with the latter running from the Octopus *eye roll*.

Jane tries to make a raft to go home almost instantly, and Peter Pan is watching her in interest; which once again saddens Tinkerbell. I am glad that the dynamic with Peter and Jane is not the same as the dynamic with Peter and Wendy.

Jane tries to make a raft to go home almost instantly, and Peter Pan is watching her in interest; which once again saddens Tinkerbell. I am glad that the dynamic with Peter and Jane is not the same as the dynamic with Peter and Wendy.

Of course the raft fails, and Peer Pan brings her back to their home. Tinkerbell throws a bunch of pixie dust to send her ass out of Never Land, and Jane struggles with flying with the pixie dust. Hook and Smee oversees this, and decides to make a deal with Jane, using her need to go home as leverage for their ulterior plans. Peter Pan and the lost Boys tries to take her list, which pisses her off, and causes her to lash out at them, and when Tinkerbell tries to pull her hair, Jane yells at her, saying that she does not believe in fairies. Peter Pan says good riddance to her, as she walks off, and makes a fire, since it is getting cold, and she will need some warmth before she goes to sleep.

Return to Neverland

Tinkerbell’s light is dimming out, which causes Peter to devise a plan to force Jane to join them, which angers the Lost Boys, since they do not want a girl to be a part of their group. I see what the story is trying to do with Jane, but half of the time, she is not half wrong, so it is a it hard for me to support the story 100%.

Jane sees Captain Hook dramatically crying, and she grabs his knife to approach him, where he tells her a sob story, which gets her to assist in getting his treasure back, for her to be returned home by his troop members. Jane tells Captain that she will only do it if she promises him to not harm Peter, which Hook agrees to, saying that he will not harm a single hair on his head.

Peter Pan and his crew are looking for Jane the next day, but Jane approaches them, as they all make amends. She gets them to go on a treasure hunt, but she is told to act like a Lost Boy. Somehow, Jane ends up conveniently having fun with all of them, which is honestly kind of contrived. Hook and his crew hijack Peter Pan, his Lost Boys, and specifically the treasure. Hook tells Jane that he thanks her help, though she did not try to set Peter Pan up. So we are dealing with the misunderstanding plot. Grr.

I am sure you all can guess what happens next. Jane goes to see Tinkerbell dimmed out, she cries since it is her fault, and because she finally believes in fairies, Tinkerbell is revived. They go over to the ship, rescue Peter and the other boys, and Hook is defeated, and the octopus goes after him. Jane is returned home (I do not know how flying in space did not kill her) to her mother and brother, and her father comes home from the war, with the family reunited for the first time on a long while. I forgot to mention that Peter Pan and Wendy see one another briefly at the end of the film.

I like that the plot involved a child who grew up way to quickly, but my main issue with the film is that the eecution is a lot more basic and halfassed than it is supposed to be. The Peter Pan plot is repetitive, and the middle of the film kind of dragged for me.

I like that the plot involved a child who grew up way to quickly, but my main issue with the film is that the eecution is a lot more basic and halfassed than it is supposed to be. The Peter Pan plot is repetitive, and the middle of the film kind of dragged for me.

 

Characters

The characters are not horrendous or outstanding.

She is a pretty good main character, and she has had to grow up really quickly because of the war. It was nice to see her recapture her child like traits, though it was very rushed.

She is a pretty good main character, and she has had to grow up really quickly because of the war. It was nice to see her recapture her child like traits, though it was very rushed.

He is not as arrogant and insufferable to deal with throughout this film that he was in the last film. Peter is still a bit annoying though.

He is not as arrogant and insufferable to deal with throughout this film that he was in the last film. Peter is still a bit annoying though.

Captain Hook is the exact same in this film then he was in the predecessor. It is not bad, but it is not great either.

Captain Hook is the exact same in this film then he was in the predecessor. It is not bad, but it is not great either.

She is like 20 years older than she was in the predecessor, but she still maintains her child-likie behavior, though exhibiting that in her motherhood. It would have been nice to see her more in the film.

She is like 20 years older than she was in the predecessor, but she still maintains her child-like behavior, though exhibiting that in her motherhood. It would have been nice to see her more in the film.

Animation

The animation is very impressive for a Disneytoons film. The characters look like they are the characters from the last film, and they look pretty realistic. The color is nice, and the backgrounds look nice. It is just decent.

Music

The few songs that there was in this film are not in any way related to the songs in Peter Pan, and I do feel like some continuity is extremely important. What I heard are a bunch of cheesy, and generic music throughout the movie.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 10th, 2002,  it made $48,423,368 domestically, and $61,432,424 overseas, with a total and international amount of $109,862,682. It got some mixed reviews, but more so mixed-negative than mixed-positive

Reception Today

The reception today is that many people do not like it, that it takes the integrity of the Peter Pan film away, and that it is just a fool, but it is still one of the better films in the DisneyToon canon.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 7/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 6/10

26.5/40 = 66%

Next time…

Review: April 27th, 2015.

Review: May 11th, 2015.

Hiatus

I am sad to say that I have to go on a hiatus from the blog. It is not because I am not interested anymore, but the internet in my house has been gone for a week, and there is no confirmation for a set date for it to come back. I only get internet when I am in school, which is not nearly enough. I will be back sooner than later though.

Disneytoons review: Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure

Disneytoons 15th film.

Disneytoons 15th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion on the film is that it does have a lot of the same flaws that The Little Mermaid 2 has. It suffers from the kid learning the exact same thing the parents did, and the parents being overly uptight. I do not like how the dog point of view was completely taken away in this film, but there is some heart in this film, though it does not override the flaws the film has.

Production

Once again, there is no info on the production of this film.

Story

So it is 1911, and a few days before Independence Day, which is where the film starts, also a bunch of people singing Welcome. The family is strolling through their town, and when they reach home, we soon realize that Lady (Jodi Benson) and Tramp (Jeff Bennett)’s daughters Annette, Danielle, and Collette (Kath Soucie) are pretty much identical, but their son Scamp (Scott Wolf) is a spoiled rebel, who wants to be his “own dog” and to fly like the Colors of the Wind, blah, blah, blah.

So Jim Dear and his face (Nick Jameson) grabs Scamp and ties him to the outhouse, saying that it is the only way to learn. It is 5 minutes in the film, and I already know where this film is going *eye roll*

So Jim Dear and his face (Nick Jameson) grabs Scamp and ties him to the outhouse, saying that it is the only way to learn. It is 5 minutes in the film, and I already know where this film is going *eye roll*

Lady and Tramp watch this happen, and she sees that Tramp does not feel bad for his son, since he was a bad boy himself. Tramp goes outside to speak to his son, who constantly tells him that he wants to be a real dog, and he wants to be adventurous, so on and so on and so on. Tramp yells at him, saying that there will be no wild dogs in his house, and…… GOSH Scamp is annoying.

The next morning, Scamp sees a bunch of dogs attack the dog shelter through the hole of the fence, and he is impressed by a female dog named Angel (Alyssa Milano). Scamp sings a song about him wanting to be a wild dog, not caring about his family, and wanting to experience a world without fences, and by the end of the song, the chain got broken, which gets him to finally leave the house and into the real world.

He meets up with Angel, who takes him to the junkyard to the team the Junkyard Dogs, but the leader Buster (Chazz Palminteri) is standoffish, since Scamp is a house dog.

He meets up with Angel, who takes him to the junkyard to the team the Junkyard Dogs, but the leader Buster (Chazz Palminteri) is standoffish, since Scamp is a house dog. They all decide to sing another song…… Oh no. Apparently, Scamp needs a bunch of training before they can add him to the group.

Anyways, Lady realizes that her son is missing, and rushes to her husband and everyone in the house to tell them. A search party is immediately held to find him, which is not that successful, which is why Tramp decides to go look for his son by himself.

Scamp’s training consists of stealing a can from a sleeping dog, which he almost pulls off, but makes a bunch of noise, causing the dog to want to bite his ass. Him and Angel run from the dog, only for the dog shelter to drive after them, which manages to catch Angel, only for Scamp to save her. Everyone is in awe, and she thanks him for saving her life, since no one else would have done it.

Somehow, the conversation ends up about Tramp teaching Busto everything about being a street dog back in the day, and everyone was idolizing him. Busto tells him that Tramp was nothing more than a sellout, since he is pissed that Tramp fell in love with Lady, and that he forced Tramp to choose, but he chose Lady. Why do I NOT remember Busto from the first film? Anyways, Scamp is ocmpletely shocked from all of this, and questions why his father would give up all of this...... You think Scamp would be grateful for this, otherwise, he would not exist.

Somehow, the conversation ends up about Tramp teaching Busto everything about being a street dog back in the day, and everyone was idolizing him. Busto tells him that Tramp was nothing more than a sellout, since he is pissed that Tramp fell in love with Lady, and that he forced Tramp to choose, but he chose Lady. Why do I NOT remember Busto from the first film? Anyways, Scamp is completely shocked from all of this, and questions why his father would give up all of this…… You think Scamp would be grateful for this, otherwise, he would not exist.

Scamp walks off by himself, talking to himself about all of this, only for Angel to follow him, and asks him why does he not want to go back to his family. He says that it does not matter, since he is sick of being told what to do. You know not once has he said that he misses his family. So they almost get ran over by a train, and this somehow leads to a love montage song between the two of them. They walk past all of the places that his parents went through on their date in the first film; even to the same restaurant. When he sees his owner and parents, he forces them to hide, and Tramp almost finds him.

The two then look through the window of his house, and sees his entire family sad, only for him to say that he did not expect them to miss him that much. Angel pretty much calls him ungrateful, since she wishes she had a family like he does, but he still thinks he needs to be a junkyard dog, and that they were so horrible in that house.

The two then look through the window of his house, and sees his entire family sad, only for him to say that he did not expect them to miss him that much. Angel pretty much calls him ungrateful, since she wishes she had a family like he does, but he still thinks he needs to be a junkyard dog, and that they were so horrible in that house.

It is Independence Day, and the family is a bit too sad to enjoy the festivities, while Aunt Sarah (Tress MacNellie) blows off Scamp’s disappearance. Busto sees Tramp, and demands Scamp to steal chicken form them for his final task, which he does after being called a house dog. The entire picnic is ruined, and Tramp goes up to him to speak to his son, with Scamp saying that it is awesome being a junkyard dog, but his father would know all about that. Busto shows up to lash out at Tramp, and Tramp says that he is jealous that he fell in love with Lady…… pretty much.

The brat chooses Busto, and Tramp says that he needs to learn all on his own, before he walks off. Scamp becomes a junkyard dog, and his chain is removed, which they all celebrate… but Angel. She tells him that he is better than this, and he throws her under the bus to the crew, saying she wants a family. So she is removed of, and Scamp looks for her, ashamed of what he did. So the dog only feels bad when it affects Angel…….. I am….. astounded. Busto gets him taken by the Dog Shelter, and now he realizes that Busto is absolute scum.

Angel sees him being carried to the dog shelter, and runs to his home to tell Lady and Tramp that their son is in the shelter. They get him out of there, and they have a reunion. In the morning, the owners, his sister, and their baby is excited to see him, and Angel walks off, only for Darling to tell Jim Dear to adopt Angel, which of course happens.

The movie is extremely short; it is literally an hour long. It would have been nice to see more of the returning characters, and the family, since I felt like they were very one sided. Scamp is overly obnoxious, and I felt like the main plot is EXTREMELY redundant. It does not really continue the story of Lady and the Tramp that well, and it reminds me of The Little Mermaid 2. Well, the movie looks nice..........

The movie is extremely short; it is literally an hour long. It would have been nice to see more of the returning characters, and the family, since I felt like they were very one sided. Scamp is overly obnoxious, and I felt like the main plot is EXTREMELY redundant. It does not really continue the story of Lady and the Tramp that well, and it reminds me of The Little Mermaid 2. Well, the movie looks nice……….

Characters

The characters are not……. that good in the film. They are not horrible, but that does not mean that they are good.

Scamp

Ugh, as you can tell from the movie, I do not like him at all. He is the most ungrateful, unlikable child I have ever seen in Disney; yes, even worse than Ariel and her daughter. He has NO regard for anyone, and is just an entitled brat who thinks he knows everything, and the way they execute his story makes him extremely unlikable. His development is extremely rushed and contrived….. almost non existent.

 

Angel

She is probably the only character that I really liked in this film. Angel was only with the Junkyard Dogs since she needed some sort of home, which was the closest thing she can get. Angel was not the typical love interest, but she is still….. only a love interest.

 

Buster

Apparently, he was bud buds with Tramp (was not in the first film), and….. I just looked at Wikipedia to realize that his name is Buster… not Busto (I have been watching too much Big Brother 6….). He is bitter about Tramp going with Lady, and is the leader of the Junkyard crew. Everyone ditches him at the end of the film to go find a family. I guess he was a decent villain.

 

Tramp

Tramp gets some focus, but he is kind of like Ariel in the sequel, but not as annoying and hypocritical. He wants his son to follow the rules, and is saddened when his past comes up to him. Otherwise, he barely got focus in the film, but not much.

 

Lady

She was barely present in the film, and was extremely subdued. All she really did was miss her son, and tend to Tramp’s saddening mood and ego. Not impressed.

Animation

The animation in this film is pretty damn good, I have to admit it. While it is disturbing to see the faces of the humans, and some of the backgrounds are a bit too generic, the colors, designs, and the contrasts between colors, foregrounds, and backgrounds are nice.

Music

There is absolutely no similarity between the music of this film and its predecessor, though I should not have expected any differently, since this is a cheapquel, and the original is from the mid 1950s, with a jazz component. Overall, the score and songs in this film are extremely generic, and I only somewhat like the Welcome song.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 27th, 2001, and received mixed reviews, so it was sen as better than a majority of the DisneyToons films. It was nominated for some awards when it came to being a direct-to-DVD film. *shrug*.

Reception Today

It seems like the reception of this film has gotten worse over the years than what it was during its release. Many people hate it today, and it is considered one of the worst in the entire canon.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 5.5/10

Animation: 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

25/40 = 63%

Next time…

Review: April 20th, 2015

Review: April 20th, 2015

Disneytoons review: The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

DisneyToons 14th film

DisneyToons 14th film

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that, ….. it is very underwhelming, and there is not much creativity put into it. I watched this film more as a child than I did The Little Mermaid, but I now realize how pathetically lazy this film is.

Production

There is no info on the production of this film.

Story

The story starts with Ariel (Jodi Benson) singing to her newborn daughter Melody (Tara Strong), as her and Eric (Rob Paulsen) prepare to celebrate her birth on a ship…… Why in the hell would you have a party for a baby on a boat? So everyone from the sea soon come to the boat to see Melody. Everyone is singing about their excitement, and King Triton (Kenneth Mars) shows up to give his granddaughter his locket, to remind her that she is a part of the sea.

Apparently Ursula had a sister that popped out of nowhere, named Morgana (Pat Carroll), who takes Melody, and interrupts the party. Sigh, they could not have come up with a more original and better villain? So Eric takes the baby back, and Morgana amkes a threat, causing Triton to demand everyone to find her.

Apparently Ursula had a sister that popped out of nowhere, named Morgana (Pat Carroll), who takes Melody, and interrupts the party. Sigh, they could not have come up with a more original and better villain? So Eric takes the baby back, and Morgana makes a threat, causing Triton to demand everyone to find her.

Since Ariel is not the rebellious brat she was in the last film, she tells Triton that Melody needs to be away from Morgana; thereby keeping her away from the sea.

We then skip 12 years, and it is Melody’s birthday, but she was in the sea, and is too careless to care about her responsibilities. *Eye roll* Are you fucking kidding me? Are we REALLY going to repeat this character arc again? It was annoying with Ariel, and it is annoying with Melody. During the process, Morgana is trying to make a bunch of potions, but she is struggling, since potion making was Ursula’s doing. We learn that Morgana has sister issues with Ursula. She also starts spying on Melody, like Ursula did with Ariel.

So Melody rushes to change into her dress, without even bathing off the smelly ocean residue, which her parents do not notice. I question their parenting. They seem very absent.

So Melody rushes to change into her dress, without even bathing off the smelly ocean residue, which her parents do not notice. I question their parenting. They seem very absent.

Melody is not in the mood to celebrate her birthday with the rest of the palace kids, since they think she is weird. Ariel says she relates, since she felt the same way at her age. FYI Ariel, bring disobedient is different than being a fish out of water and an outcast. She is brought to the ballroom, and as she dances with a young chap, Sebastian (who was tied to her bow) accidentally pinches the boy, which causes everyone to look at her weirdly. Everyone laughs at her for talking to a crab, and Melody runs to cry in her room.

Ariel consoles her daughter in her room, and after she takes the locket she found in the room, Ariel loses her crap, telling her that she should not go to the ocean, and is pissed that she deliberately pissed her off. Melody says that Ariel has never been in the sea, and runs to cry off *eye roll*. Why did they not tell her the truth to begin with? She would have most likely understood why she was not allowed to go into the sea.

We even have the scene where the heroine goes to the villain to make a deal with the devil *groan*. Melody asks Morgana why in the hell the necklace has her name on it, and Morgana tells her tha it is so she can be a mermaid.  Melody decides she wants to be a mermaid forever. Are you FUCKING kidding me? Anyways, Eric decides he needs to stay and search for her on land, though........ he knows that she is in the water......... How sensible. Ariel reunites with her father, and is turned into a mermaid to find her.

We even have the scene where the heroine goes to the villain to make a deal with the devil *groan*. Melody asks Morgana why in the hell the necklace has her name on it, and Morgana tells her tha it is so she can be a mermaid. Melody decides she wants to be a mermaid forever. Are you FUCKING kidding me? Anyways, Eric decides he needs to stay and search for her on land, though…….. he knows that she is in the water……… How sensible. Ariel reunites with her father, and is turned into a mermaid to find her.

Melody is singing about being a mermaid (I forgot to mention that Morgana needs her to take back her trident from a grumpy old man, so she can turn her into a mermaid forever), and Ariel is singing about returning to the sea, and looking for her daughter.

She sees a walrus named Dash (Stephen Furst), and a penguin named Tip (Max Casella), and asks them to help her return a trident to a friend, or else she will turn back into a human, which they of course help. I do not like these two sidekicks. These sidekicks get a song that I do not care to go over.

Ariel finds Flounder (Cam Clarke), and they reunite, with him having a bunch of kids. Eh...

Ariel finds Flounder (Cam Clarke), and they reunite, with him having a bunch of kids. Eh…

Melody and co. make it to King Triton’s palace, and he is extremely sad, but angered that his granddaughter is not found, not noticing that she is even there. So she has the trident, and they go to her palace to see why she is doing this, and they go to Morgana’s liar to give her the trident. Ariel shows up to the trident, demanding that she gives the trident to her, since Morgana is the liar, but Melody refuses to, and hands it to Morgana. Both Ariel and Melody are idiots. Morgana soon turns on her, and stirs shit up, telling her that she stole from her grandfather, before locking Melody and Flounder by ice in a crevice.

Eric and his boating crew see Morgana holding Ariel, and he goes up to there to get Morgana. She turns her small shark into a huge one, and she drags Eric under water. Melody is losing air, as she is starting to turn into a human. The sidekicks causes the shark to follow them, until they break the ice that Melody is in, right as she starts to drown. They of course save her, and long story short, she ends up getting to Morgana, causing her to stab her tentacle with the trident.

Melody throws the trident to Triton, who turns Morgana into ice, who drowns to her death. Ice does not drown….. Anyways, he destroys the wall between the palace and water, and everyone from the 2 worlds are singing and dancing about finally being united.

I am not impressed with the film. Melody is just like her mother, it is hard to take Ariel seriously, Eric is even more generic, and I feel like we did not learn anything new. Everything was copied and pasted from the last film, but instead of it being Land over Water, it was Water over land. I am not stressing out in hatred for this film, but more so out of the sheer laziness in the film.

I am not impressed with the film. Melody is just like her mother, it is hard to take Ariel seriously, Eric is even more generic, and I feel like we did not learn anything new. Everything was copied and pasted from the last film, but instead of it being Land over Water, it was Water over land. I am not stressing out in hatred for this film, but more so out of the sheer laziness in the film. Pathetic.

Characters

The characters in this film are…….. not impressive in the slightest. Most of them involve repeated arcs from the franchise, have no originality to them, and are extremely irksome. I honestly could not care less for any of the characters in this film.

Melody

She is like her mother, and if anyone knows what I think of her mother, it is not good. I get it that you like certain things that are seen as weird, but it does not mean you get to disobey your parents because you are not getting your way, and want to be a part of something that you do not comprehend. Irritation runs in the family.

 

Morgana

Morgana is the exact same as her older sister, even with the same voice actress, but she has sister and mother issues. She has the same motivation as her sister, the same tactics as her sister, and……. it is just sad how little creativity was put into her.

 

Ariel

Yeah, I still do not like her in this film. I get it that you want to protect your daughter, but you could at least tell her WHY you are doing what you are doing, but you spent 12 years not doing that. It is also hard to feel bad for her because she was worse to her father, as she abandoned her family and cut contact with them to be a human and to be with Eric.

 

Eric

Prince Eric is even more invisible and dull in this film than he was in the last film. Sure, he has his few moments of super stardom, but it is clear that he has less power when it comes to the family dynamics. Eric has shown to be nothing more than a satellite character.

 

Triton

King Triton is exactly the same as he was in the last film, but a bit less controlling.

 

Animation

The animation is…… decent when it comes to the colors and the backgrounds, but the character designs are awful. Many of them are inconsistent, unbalanced, and the mouth animation is not the best. There was some stiff animation, and it just looked half assed and sloppy.

Music

Some of the songs are decent, but others are not memorable enough to mention. The score is pretty similar to the one in its predecessor, which means it is not bad, but not as memorable.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on September 19th, 2000, it received mixed to negative reviews, being panned for sucking in all aspects, and having no originality. I can only assume that it still made some money for the company.

Reception Today

People still hate it today, and consider it the worst The Little Mermaid film, and one of the worst DisneyToons films. It is seen as one of the biggest jokes out of the entirety of Disney, and has an even worse reputation now than it did during its release.

Final Score

Story: 4.5/10

Characters: 4.5/10

Animation: 6/10

Music: 7/10

22/40 = 55%

Next time…

Review: April 13th, 2015

Review: April 13th, 2015

Disneytoons Review: An Extremely Goofy Movie

Disneytoons' 13th film.

Disneytoons’ 13th film.

http://freedisneycartoon.blogspot.ca/2013/10/an-extremely-goofy-movie-2000.html

My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that while I somewhat enjoyed it, there are a lot of cliches in the film, and the characters are extremely repetitive. There was definitely some effort put into it, but certain things are just too corny to ignore.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts with Max (Jason Marsden) preparing to leave to go to college with his friends PJ (Rob Paulsen) and Bobby (Pauly Shore), wanting to join a skateboard club. Goofy (Bill Farmer) is saddened about all of this, while Pete (Jim Cummings) cannot wait to get rid of his son. After Max rushed out of the house, Goofy goes to his job at the factory, too distracted by his empty nest syndrome to perform well. He screws up profusely, ruins stuff in the factory, and is ultimately fired.

So Max and his crew are skateboarding all throughout the college, acting like they are a bunch of cool people. They are approached to join the Gamma fraternity, but upon closer examination, they only want Max, who refuses, since he is a package deal; the package being his friends.

So Max and his crew are skateboarding all throughout the college, acting like they are a bunch of cool people. They are approached to join the Gamma fraternity, but upon closer examination, the leader named Bradley (Jeff Bennett) only want Max, who refuses, since he is a package deal; the package being his friends.

This of course pisses off the Gamma, who storms out of the cafe that they are in, and causes them to prepare for the Skating Games. Goofy goes to an employment agency, and they tell him that the only way they can help him get a job is if he goes back to college.

Max is completely shocked when Goofy shows up into his class, especially with him wearing clothes from the 1970s. He is hugging up on Max and stuff, but it is embarrassing for him to wander with Goofy in campus, learning that he is there for a year, since he was fired and can’t get a job. We get a montage song of Nowhere to Run of Goofy embarrassing his son, and trying to spend as much time with him as possible.

Goofy is taken tot he libraty by Max (who later abandons him), but it does not matter, since he bonds with the librarian Sylvia (Bebe Neuwirth), and after they reminisce on nostalgia, they decide to go out on a date with one another. They go to a club, dress in 70's clothing, and they decide to boogie oogie. I forgot to mention that Goofy is a part of Bradley's Gamma group, which Max is happy, so his father will be out of his hair.

Goofy is taken to the library by Max (who later abandons him), but it does not matter, since he bonds with the librarian Sylvia (Bebe Neuwirth), and after they reminisce on nostalgia, they decide to go out on a date with one another. They go to a club, dress in 70’s clothing, and they decide to boogie oogie. I forgot to mention that Goofy is a part of Bradley’s Gamma group, which Max is happy, so his father will be out of his hair. Things get real groovy and romantic between Goofy and Sylvia.

So Goofy becomes a full fledged member of the sorority, and it is time for the first round of the Gamma Games. Bradley decides to cheat in the round, which helps Goofy do extremely well (though Goofy is really clumsy), and caused Max to screw up immensely. When everyone cheers Goofy on, Max snaps at him, and tells him to get his own life. This causes Goofy to screw up and fail his test (he did not write one thing), since he was having a nightmare about his strained relationship with Max.

Max’s dramatic ass wants to drop out of the school, and transferring, since he hates that he is not getting any attention. Max is not a good son, and has always been selfish, so this is nothing new. Sylvia is pissed off at Goofy, since she set up a congratulations dinner for him, and he did not show up at all. Goofy apologizes, saying that he failed his test, and was too focused on Max, telling her that she means a lot to him, which of course causes her to forgive him.

An Extremely Goofy Movie

Since the gamma games ruined his relationship with max, Goofy tells them that he gives up, and wants out of their sorority, but because Bradley’s ego is too huge, he kicks Goofy out after he already left. When Goofy enters the house again to give them back their pin, he overhears them discussing how they will cheat to win. When the tournament day arrives, he tries to tell Max this, but his son refuses to listen.

So we are at the climax, where the two teams face off. Bradley tells Max that his father was cut from the team. They start, and of course one of Max’s members are sabotaged, with their team facing possible disqualification. Max begs Goofy to be the final member of the team (how unexpected), and of course he joins. After some more attempted sabotage (like a fire), Max’s team wins. Goofy graduates, and jokes to Max about getting a job at the school, but he realizes that he needs his own life. Goofy drives off with his new girlfriend.

I do not treally have anything bad to say about this film, but it is nothing spectaular either. There are a to of cliches and stuff, but it is just a decent film. Nothing more and less.

I do not really have anything bad to say about this film, but it is nothing spectacular either. There are a to of cliches and stuff, but it is just a decent film. Nothing more and less.

Characters

The characters are really nothing special. The returning ones are the same old, same old, the minor characters are too unimportant for me to elaborate on in this section, and the new characters are decent enough….. Eh.

He was pretty much the exact same as he was in the previous film, but it was nice to see him have a love life and to learn to give his son independence.

He was pretty much the exact same as he was in the previous film, but it was nice to see him have a love life and to learn to give his son independence.

He is the exact same as he was in the last film, and is still ungrateful. I hate how teens are so stereotyped in films, and he does not help this.

He is the exact same as he was in the last film, and is still ungrateful. I hate how teens are so stereotyped in films, and he does not help this.

He is the leader of the most popular fraternity, and cheats so he can keep the reputation. I do not know how he got access to all of the stuff, and he was honestly just a bratty kid with an ego. Nothing special.

He is the leader of the most popular fraternity, and cheats so he can keep the reputation. I do not know how he got access to all of the stuff, and he was honestly just a bratty kid with an ego. Nothing special.

Sylvia is Goofy's love interest and the school librarian, who clearly has a lot of nostalgia and a bit of a wilder side. She has a bit more to her than the typical satellite interest.

Sylvia is Goofy’s love interest and the school librarian, who clearly has a lot of nostalgia and a bit of a wilder side. She has a bit more to her than the typical satellite interest.

Animation

The animation is actually pretty nice. While the style is nothing special, the characters, backgrounds, etc definitely have some detail and the right coloring and lining. A lot better than the others in this canon, but nothing special.

Music

When it comes to the music, it is the typical 80s and 90s music, and it was not really memorable when they sang. I guess it did its job fine, but I barely remember the score or the songs.

Reception at Release

So this film was released on February 29th, 2000, it was not as hated as the other sequels, though there are man that did not care for it. It did win the award for Best Animated Home Video Film at the Annie awards. It received mixed reviews when it came to the critical reception.

Reception Today

The reception this film has today is that absolutely no one talks about it, so…. it must not be good if no one is speaking about the film.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 6.5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 6/10

27.5/40 = 69%

Next time…

Review: April 6th, 2015.

Review: April 6th, 2015.

Disneytoons Review: The Tigger Movie

Disneytoons 12th film.

Disneytoons 12th film.

http://disneymovie4u.blogspot.ca/2014/07/watch-tigger-movie-2000-movie-full.html

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%

Next time…

Review: Review: March 30th, 2015

Review: Review: March 30th, 2015

 

Disneytoons Review: Seasons of Giving

Disneytoons 11th film.

Disneytoons 11th film.

http://putlocker.is/watch-winnie-the-pooh-seasons-of-giving-online-free-putlocker.html

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%

Next time…

Review: March 23rd, 2015

Review: March 23rd, 2015

DisneyToons Review: Mickeys Once Upon a Christmas

Disneytoons 10th film.

Disneytoons 10th film.

 

http://putlocker.is/watch-mickeys-once-upon-a-christmas-online-free-putlocker.html

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.

http://putlocker.is/watch-the-lion-king-2-simbas-pride-online-free-putlocker.html

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%

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Review: March 9th, 2015

Review: March 9th, 2015