DisneyToons review: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

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Disneytoon’s 18th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that there is too little substance for this film to continue The Hunchback of Notre Dame franchise well. The beauty is in the inside” message is so obnoxious in this film, the way they handle the characters in the film is not good, and the plot execution could have been a lot better.

Production

There is no information of the production of the film.

Story

The film starts with Paris preparing for another festival, and from the introductory song, I can already tell that the scale is extremely small, since there is like only 30 people in Paris. We soon learn that Esmeralda (Demi Moore) and Phoebus (Kevin Kline) have a young child named Zephyr (Haley Joel Osment), and after watching the couple, Quasimodo is a bit sad, since he thinks that he will never receive love, because of his appearance.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

A bunch of circus folks show up, and this is where we are introduced to Sarousch (Michael McKean), and his assistant Madellaine (Jennifer Love Hewwit), and he is pissed off at her for ruining the performance. He sends her to steal the bell (the one shown above), so he can sell it, and profit from it, which causes her to go to Notre Dame to meet Quasimodo (Tom Hulce). They talk for a bit, and it is clear they are trying to build chemistry between the two, especially when she sees the Gargoyles, and eases her about them. As soon as she sees his face, she runs off…….. Shows how shallow she is, but of course they are going to convince us otherwise. I say she is shallow because Esmeralda nor Phoebus looked at him when they first met him. We then get a love song that I do not care about, and is a clear replica of the much better song Out There.

The Gargoyles push him to go to the circus, and he is dressed up, so he can impress Madellaine. Zephyr is stuck to Quasimodo, which makes Phoebus nervous when his son runs off, since he does not trust the circus people, which Esmeralda does not like.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

Sarousche is obsessed with looking at himself, and uses the fact that Madellaine stole from him when she was 6 to manipulate her into doing what she wants. They go out to perform their circus act, which is really a ploy to distract their crew from stealing the possessions of the audience.

Madellaine is told to work on Quasimodo, and after seeing him tend to Zephyr, she tells him that he is good with kids. They soon compliment one another, and wander around the town together, as they tell one another about their dreams, and then they somehow end up back at Notre Dame. He then goes on to show her the bell (which is the one she is to report to Sarousche, so he can steal it), but of course the bell is use to symbolize that the inside is what matters. If they did not make her run from his ugliness at first, then maybe I would be more invested in this.

The day after, Esmeralda is paid a visit, as Quasimodo explains his giddy, “sick” feeling, which she diagnoses as love. She tells him to tell her how he feels, and almost immediately, Phoebus and his son enter the tent to tell them that those circus people are the culprits to the robberies that have been taken place. No one believes him, but Phoebus warns him that Madellaine could be using him to get the bell. Of course Quasimodo takes this the wrong way, and thinks that Phoebus said that because it is impossible for Madellaine to like an ugly man like himself.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

In the film, Phoebus’ hatred for the circus people is treated like it is racism (kind of like Frollo’s prejudice against gypsies), and I am personally offended that the writers even decided to make the comparison. People who have the same career path and are thieves is nothing like a group of people being racially prosecuted.

Phoebus pays a visit to Saroushe to start his investigation, but the latter reveals everything, but pins the stealing all on Madellaine. He later continues on his heist, and steals the bell, as Madellaine takes Quasimodo away from his home while this happens. Everyone finds out about the bell being stolen, and we get the liar’s revealed arc, as Madellaine is arrested for aiding and abetting. Saroucsche goes underwater to escape town, and Zephyr goes with him to try to stop the crime, which concerns Esmeralda and Phoebus. So we get out climax, Quasi saves the kid and the bell, Sarousche is defeated, and the two couples shout I LOVE YOU during the festival, having a happily ever after.

Like I get what they were trying to do, but the plot is so hollow, shallow, and thin that the payoff is not as liberating ass it is supposed to be. The film is less than 50 minutes, so that also adds as to why this is such a weak film.

Like I get what they were trying to do, but the plot is so hollow, shallow, and thin that the payoff is not as liberating ass it is supposed to be. The film is less than 50 minutes, so that also adds as to why this is such a weak film.

Characters

To be very honest, none of the characters in this film are anything special, and I am a bit confused as to where the character development happened with them.

Quasimodo

The only arc he has is the love arc, and I guess it is handled fine, but I wish there was….. more to him in this film. He was nothing special in this film, and did not really do anything memorable.

Esmeralda

Esmeralda’s part in the film was very subsued, and she barely did anything in the film, other than get mad a Phoebus’ dislike of the circus folk, and tell Quasi that he is in love. I wish she did more in the film.

Phoebus

Phoebus did have an important role in the film, as he was discovering the town thievery that was taking place, and he is the Captain of the guards. He was probably my favorite in this film, but that is not saying much at all. I wanted to see him and Esmeralda parent a bit more, since their interactions were stale.

Sarousch

Personally, I found him to be a lackluster villain. His motivation was a bit ridiculous, and his characterization was so pathetic. His extreme vanity and self love of himself is supposed to be humorous, but it is not in actuality. He is just eh in general.

Madellaine

Madellaine is very bland to me. I get it that she likes the tightrope, and likes Quasimodo (which I think is a bit contrived). She was pretty much raised by Sarousch because he did not report her to jail when she stole from him when she was 6, and is often manipulated because of this.

Zephyr

When he does appear, his scenes are with Quasimodo, and not with his parents Esmeralda and Phoebus, which I think they should have shown more of. All we know about him is that he is loud, and is good friends with Quasimodo.

Animation

The animation in this film is probably the ugliest animation I have ever seen from the canon so far. Many of the characters had disproportionate character designs, the scale of the film is small, and many of the backgrounds are cheap and have no texture to it.

Music

I am not impressed with the music in this film, and  most of them were overly corny. The score was decent (but not memorable) enough, but the songs are supposed to add something to the film, which it did not with this film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on March 19, 2002, it received a ton of negative reviews, for being cheap, half assed, irritating, so on and so on.

Reception Today

Today, this is seen as one of the worst Disney Toon films to ever surface, and is seen as one of the cheapest outputs as well.

Final Score

Story: 4.5/10

Characters: 5/10

Animation: 5.5/10

Music: 6/10

21/40 = 53%

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Winnie_the_Pooh-_A_Very_Merry_Pooh_Year

Home review

2015's 2nd feature film.

2015’s 2nd feature film.

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My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after watching this film is that they had a good concept on paper, but the execution threw off everything that they were trying to get across. There was some plot elements that I was confused by, and there were some things that needed to be further expanded upon. It was somewhat difficult to get into the characters and the world they were presenting in the film.

Production

DreamWorks bought the rights to the book in 2008, and decided to make an adaption of it in 2011. The title of the film was initially Happy Smekday!, but it was changed to Home in 2013. The film was supposed to be released in October 2014, but it switched dates with Penguins of Madagascar earlier last year.

Story

The film starts with these alien Boov people finding Earth, as they are running away from their enemy the Gorg, completely trying to take over Earth from people, relocating them to some other place. Our main character Oh (Jim Parsons) is a loner from his people, and after he tries to invite them over to his party, no one shows up. A preteen girl named Tip (Rihanna) is looking for her mother, and is wandering all throughout town to find her. Oh sent invitations to everyone (in the galaxy) including Gorg, which causes them to want to arrest him. This causes him to bump into Tip.

And here we get the suupposedly humoroous greet between the two main characters, who start off disliking one another, and.... you all know where this is going. I REALLY am not impressed with the humor of this film. Anyways, Tip holds a lot of resentment of them for taking her mother away. It is weird that she is not creeped out or shocked by the appearance of a Boo.

And here we get the suupposedly humoroous greet between the two main characters, who start off disliking one another, and…. you all know where this is going. I REALLY am not impressed with the humor of this film. Anyways, Tip holds a lot of resentment of them for taking her mother away. It is weird that she is not creeped out or shocked by the appearance of a Boo.

I am a bit confused. They give us a flashback of Tip and her mother, and she looks a lot younger when her mother (Jennifer Lopez) was abducted, though it was an extremely recent action. She lets him out to fix her car, but he makes it into some weird device that they have to drive. They end up going on a road trip, as he is going to help her look for her mother, while the other Boos are continuing to look for him, since they need his password to shut down the invite. Oh is explaining Tip the story about the Boos and their issue with Gorg, which is why they are always running away.

As Tip goes to the washroom, Oh tries to drive off with the car and ditch her, but she comes out furiously, and yells at him for breaking his promise. He turns green every single time he lies, and as they both enter the car, they drive past the Boo, who needs his password. We get some more filler of Tip and Oh enjoying dancing (to Rihanna singing of course), and all of that. They end up falling out, and Tip yells at him for ruining everything for her, since she was just starting to fit in the area, before her mom left. I am assuming she is an immigrant, just like Rihanna with that statement.

We learn that Boos do not have mothers (how are they created? We will never know), and they continue to run because Grog is a taker, and yada, yada, yada. I wish they elaborated on detail a lot more in the film.

We learn that Boos do not have mothers (how are they created? We will never know), and they continue to run because Grog is a taker, and yada, yada, yada. I wish they elaborated on detail a lot more in the film.

The two main characters tell jokes to one another, which is clearly supposed to establish their friendship. Oh is disguised, since he will be easily recognized by any Boo, since there is a search warrant against him, which will hinder their plans. They end up going to some place, and he sees that there is literally less than 2 minutes before the Gorg gets the email. Within a second left, Oh types the password. Tip tells him to look for her mother, telling him her name, and they know that she is in Australia.

The other Boos show up, and they are still determined to erase him, despite fixing his mistake, since he has been a screw up so many times, and will most likely continue to be a screw up. Tip sabotages the gravity, so they will let Oh go, and head towards Australia.

Home

The Gorg somehow ends up chasing after them, and the car they are in gets crashed. Oh tells her that they need to run off to avoid danger, but she still wants to find her mother. They argue because of this, and this forces the angry separation part that the main characters go through in many films. After finally arriving in Australia, and seeing all of the other Boos being sucked up to their machines, he drags her along, but she still wants to go after her mother.

On the ship, he tells the Boos that humans are not like how they think, and we get all of those cliches mashed into one. She fails at finding he mother, and he i sad with being with the Boos, so he goes back, and helps her find her mother. Long story short, the Gorg only wanted the rock that was always on a staff that the Boos had -_-, and it was a starfish in a robotic suit. Boo ends up living with Tip and her mother in a happily ever after.

This is not the worst film to ensue from DreamWorks, but it is far from the best. There are a lot of cliches in the film, the jokes and the execution of certain and important events throw you off at times. We know a bit about the characters, but I want to learn a bit more than the typical stuff. It is one of those eh at best films.

This is not the worst film to ensue from DreamWorks, but it is far from the best. There are a lot of cliches in the film, the jokes and the execution of certain and important events throw you off at times. We know a bit about the characters, but I want to learn a bit more than the typical stuff. It is one of those eh at best films.

Characters

There are only 2 characters that really need focus on this film, but just in general, the characters are nothing special at all in this film. The side characters are not memorable whatsoever, and the mains are kind of generic.

Oh is very, very boring to me, and is not a strong main character. He is an outcast, but very clumsy. Nothing new, and there is no depth with him whatsoever.

Oh is very, very boring to me, and is not a strong main character. He is an outcast, but very clumsy. Nothing new, and there is no depth with him whatsoever.

We learn that Tip is an immigrant who stands out from the others, but there is still not a lot of character to her, other than her goal to find her mother.

We learn that Tip is an immigrant who stands out from the others, but there is still not a lot of character to her, other than her goal to find her mother.

Animation

The animation is very nice. While the human designs are a bit too boxy for my liking the colors, textures, and designs of the alien characters are very desirable. While the background animation is not something you will instantly remember, it looks nice enough.

Music

Most of the music consisted of Rihanna singing a bunch of songs that I did not remember much, but I knew it had something to do with the film. I know that they of course had to cash off of her, but it is a big distraction to hear her voice in every single song, as it does kind of take you out of the atmosphere in the film, and into real life.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on March 27th, 2015, it (as of right now) made $158.3 million domestically, and $168.1 million elsewhere, which adds up a total amount of $326.4 million, which can be seen as an issue, since its production and prints/advertising cost is worth about  135 million each.

Critically, it received extremely mixed reviews, with the common complaints being that it is passable, lacking tension and depth, and that it is not engaging for the entire family, while positives consist of the colorful animation, the fast pace, and the jokes being somewhat decent.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 7/10

= 25.5/40 = 64%

DisneyToons review: Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True

Disneytoons 17th film.

Disneytoons 17th film.

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My opinion right after watching movie

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is overly cheesy, redundant, and unnecessary. You cal tell that this was a random project that was put together. This film is the result of a complete story getting a sequel, and the sequel adding nothing to the world of the franchise when it comes to characters, setting, conflicts, etc.

Production

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

Story

The film starts with Gus (Corey Burton) and Jaq (Rob Paulsen) warming through the palace to meet up with the Fairy Godmother (Sussane Blackslee) , who decided to make a visit. They missed her reading the only Cinderella book there is, and they all decide to make another book that Cinderella can read…. whatever.

Aim to Please

Cinderella 2

This leads us to our first short, where Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) and Prince Charming (Christopher Daniel Barnes) arrive home from their honeymoon, only for his father (whom I cannot find the credit to on Wikipedia for some reason) to tell him that they have to leave to handle other issues. All I see is another excuse for the writers, directors, etc have an excuse to not develop Prince Charming into………… an actual character.

Anyways, Cinderella has to plan the next Royal Ball, and receives the help of a snobbish adviser named Prudence (Holland Taylor), and the ladies in waiting Beatrice and Daphne (Russi Taylor). Here is where things get really repetitive; Cinderella can’t cook her own breakfast, dress how she wants, sit wherever she wants, open the curtains, invite commoners to the ball, so on and so on, since it simply isn’t done, which Prudence makes very clear over and over again. Cinderella does not get why things have to be this way, but tries to conform anyways. Cinderella then decides to do things her own way, and when it is time for the Ball, the King loves everything *eye roll*. This short is aggravatingly repetitive.

Tall Tail

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So this short starts off with Jaq and Gus gathering flowers fir Cinderella, only to show up, seeing her look at a bouquet already in front of her. He tries to help Cinderella out by bringing her list to her, but screws up with that too. She asks him to make it to the stable with her which makes him excited, but when she is there, Cinderella cannot see him, and proceeds. Jaq complains about being too small to be seen or of use in the castle, and the Fairy Godmother shows up to tend to him.

He wishes to turn into a human, which the Fairy Godmother questions, but grants his wish anyways. He is glad and getting used to his human appearance, and we get a bad song that is going with him prancing around as a human. One of the palace cats are chasing after him because she saw Jaq turn into a human, which means he is a really large mouse *shrug*.  Jaq soon becomes one of Cinderella’s best helpers, and is dealing with his fear of cats. Some random woman is interested in Jaq, and when they go to the carnival, he screws stuff up, and an elephant goes rampant. He turns into a mouse to stop the elephant, and since he was not happy as a human anyways, he is proud to be a mouse. Typical story. It is not bad, but it is not endearing either.

An Uncommon Romance

Cinderella 2

So this short consists of Anastasia (Tress MacNellie) going to a baker shop, and grows a crush on the baker (Rob Paulsen), but when Lady Tremaine (Susanne Blakeslee) enters, she tells her daughter to get out of the store, since it is all low class, and inferior, which she sadly obliges to. Cinderella sees all of this, and orchestrates with her mice and bird friends to have the both of them meet up again, by taking her hat, and the baker’s bread. Anastasia gets all messed up, and runs off crying. Cinderella consoles her, and tells her not to give up. I get it that Cinderella is the all nice one and stuff, but to go out of her way to help someone that does not care for her, and made her life a living hell is a bit much…. at least to me.

Somehow, the mice play matchmaker for Lucifer and a royal cat, and it does not work out. With the Anastasia storyline, you can predict what will happen right off the bat. They sneak off, Lady Tremaine finds out and disapproves, and Anastasia stands up to her mom for love. Whatever.

This entire film is unnecessary. Painful cliche after painful cliche, little joy in the film, and no effort put into it at all. It is a cheap production, with a cheap creation, and a cheap payoff.

This entire film is unnecessary. Painful cliche after painful cliche, little joy in the film, and no effort put into it at all. It is a cheap production, with a cheap creation, and a cheap payoff.

Characters

Not inpressed with the characters in this film. Cinderella comes off like she is perfect, Lady Tremaine is still the awesome witch she always is, Anastasia was eh, the mice were annoying as always, the Prince Charming is absent as usual, and there is no development or natural progress of the characters.

Animation

The animation in this film is no horrible or displeasing to look at….. it is a bit……, but overall, it is just very cheap. The backgrounds have little to no effort put into it, the movements are very cheap, and you can tell that the designs are very plain on the characters. You can tell that it reeks of that cheap feeling.

Music

The music has this cheap, contemporary pop feeling to it, which is very grating to listen to. I do not remember any of the songs, though the score is decent but unmemorable.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 26th, 2002, the film sold out on DVD really well, making about $120 million, proving it to be a huge success. Critically, it was extremely panned for being a lazy, effortless package film that ads nothing to the franchise, and only makes

Disney look worse.

Reception Today

The reception today is worse than it was during its release. It is seen as one of the worst DisneyToons films to ever be made, and many loathe what it did to the world and the characters of Cinderella.

Final Score

Story: 5/10

Characters: 5/10

Animation: 5/10

Music: 6/10

21/40 = 53%

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Review: May 4th, 2015

Review: May 18th, 2015

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%

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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

http://freedisneycartoon.blogspot.ca/2013/07/little-mermaid-2-2000-watch-online.html

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%

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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