Norm of the North review

2016's 1st film.

2016’s 1st film.

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My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is a piece of shit. I have been trying to hold back with the profanity, but I cannot. What the hell did I just watch? This is the stupidest shit I have ever seen. This is an abomination and an insult to animation.

Production

There is no information on the production on this page. I went on the Wikipedia page, and it is pretty much empty. There was no fucks given to complete the page of that trashy film. Oh my goodness. This film does not even deserve a proper review.

Story

The main story starts with a polar bear named Norm (Rob Schneider), who is struggling with hunting, but ends up interacting with tourists, who expects him to eat the seal he has in his hand. Apparently when he was 13, a little girl was running towards him, and he learned that he had the capability to understand, and talk to humans. It is stupid that he is somehow the only bear who understands humans for no reason, but I know that this story will get even stupider.

After going to see a fancy house in the arctic, and exploring it, he decides to leave the North Pole to go to civilization, so he will be able to use his skills to save the Arctic. Let's see how this goes down.

After going to see a fancy house in the arctic, and exploring it, he decides to leave the North Pole to go to civilization, so he will be able to use his skills to save the Arctic. Let’s see how this goes down.

A woman named Vera Brightey (Heather Graham) is a single mother, who is putting all of her time in work, so she an provide for her daughter Olympia (Maya Kay), who does not like the idea of what her mother is working for. Vera follows and finds Norm, which she uses to film a commercial for her real estate company. The video gets sent to CEO Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong), and he loves it, since he needs the permit permission from the Polar Council (which is stupid, the concept of a Polar Council), before he can build homes in the arctic (which he is doing either way).

Norm goes to the human world, where he is represented as a mascot. After a bunch of pee jokes, and cheesy dancing, he gets the job by Mr. Greene.

It took him 5 minutes to realize that he is a REAL polar bear, and lashes out at his employees/hit men for no ridding of him, and Vera STILL doesn't realize it is a real polar bear. ANYONE with a brain knows the difference between a mascot and an animal. I cannot believe they are using this crap to feed an environmental message.

It took him 5 minutes to realize that he is a REAL polar bear, and lashes out at his employees/hit men for no ridding of him, and Vera STILL doesn’t realize it is a real polar bear. ANYONE with a brain knows the difference between a mascot and an animal. I cannot believe they are using this crap to feed an environmental message.

Greene attempts to shoot Norm, but he misses, and this is turned into a news broadcast of how Norm is a hero and an icon, which helps their business. Norm is trying to find out the full details of Green’s project, but there is surveillance everywhere in the building. He ends up meeting Vera’s daughter Olympia, who is the only one who has sense. She knows he is a bear, and wants to help him save the Arctic, while he helps her save her home, which means that she wants her mother home. After he is forced to do interviews, the film uses this as a crappy excuse to add in pop culture songs and dances, as he gets more frustrated with the company.

He recorded a slogan, which was altered in a way that says that he supports homes in the arctic. Olympia tells her mothers about her studies, which involves the harm her project is doing to the Arctic, though her mother counters it by saying that this will bring awareness to the Arctic. Greene calls Vera to tell her that the council ended up approving somehow, and as they move to the Arctic, he orders for Norm to be killed. Of course there is a chase to the Arctic, a battle happens, and he saves the Arctic. Greene is defeated and removed of everything he earned, the mother and daughter finally spend quality time together, and Norman is deemed the King of his land, before gaining a family.

I have legit never seen a film has traumatically scarring as this film, and I have been subjected to a lot of horrid films. The story is stupid, corny, and cringeworthy, the characters, music, and animation are as well. I have never had my integrity and intelligence questioned so much from a film. Bad start to the year.

I have legit never seen a film has traumatically scarring as this film, and I have been subjected to a lot of horrid films. The story is stupid, corny, and cringeworthy, the characters, music, and animation are as well. I have never had my integrity and intelligence questioned so much from a film. Bad start to the year.

Characters

The characters….. can I even call them that? There is nothing to really analyze, but I will be as basic as they are when it comes to looking at them.

Basic protagonist, but also a pop culture tool.

Basic protagonist, but also a pop culture tool.

Typical, annoying corporate villain.

Typical, annoying corporate villain.

Extremely and unintentionally stupid and lacking common sense.

Extremely and unintentionally stupid and lacking common sense.

Typical brainiac, and... that is it.

Typical brainiac, and… that is it.

Animation

The animation is not the worst, but that does not mean that it is pleasing to look at. It is really the horrible textures that makes the film hard to look at from an animation standpoint.

Music

When they are not playing cheesy pop music, there was nothing memorable regarding the music.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on January 15th of this year, it flopped, with a $25.4 million international gross. It was also ripped to shreds critically for the overall trash that this film is.

Final Score

Story: 4/10

Characters: 3/10

Animation: 4/10

Music: 4.5/10

= 15.5/40 =39%

Disneytoons review: Secret of the Wings

Disneytoon's 43rd film.

Disneytoon’s 43rd film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching this film is that it is alright. It is interesting how they explain the relations between the two characters, though I am confused that there are Winter fairies, but the other seasons do not have designated fairies. I also wish that there is more development with the characters.

Production

There is no new information on the production of this film.

Story

The story starts with all the fairies of Pixie Hollow preparing for Winter, with the Tinker fairies preparing to send baskets to the Winter Woods…….. I do not get why there is a separate land, and separate fairies to specifically handle Winter. We have not seen separate fairies and lands for Spring, Summer, and Fall, so I do not get this at all. Probably for more marketing than anything. Tinkerbell (Maw Whitman) helps Fawn (Angela Bartys) train some of the animals to hibernate, before they help the animals cross over to the Winter Woods. We learn from Fawn that they do not cross to the Winter Woods since it is way too cold for them, and vice versa for the Winter fairies.

Tinkerbell of course refuses to listen to Fawn, so she crosses over, only to be literally reeled back via ropes by Fawn, who sees that her wings are freezing. She takes Tinkerbell to the doctor, who deems her as fine. This causes her to go to the library to find a book on Wingology.

Tinkerbell of course refuses to listen to Fawn, so she crosses over, only to be literally reeled back via ropes by Fawn, who sees that her wings are freezing. She takes Tinkerbell to the doctor, who deems her as fine. This causes her to go to the library to find a book on Wingology.

She soon reads it, and sees that a page is bitten. After talking to another fairy from the library, she is told that the author lives in the Winter Woods, so she plots and plans to go there. This is accomplished by sneaking into one of the baskets that the Owls take from the Tinkers to the Winter Woods. She sneaks to the library in the woods to overhear another fairy named Periwinkle (Lucy Hale) freak out about her sparkling wings, which starts to appear the closer Tinkerbell and her get. The author Dewey (Jeff Bennett) show a visual aid of how they are sisters, meaning that they were born from the same baby laugh, but ended up in different worlds of Pixie Hollow. This seems logical, since I had worries of how they were going to explain this one.

Lord Milori (Timothy Dalton) of the Winter Woods shows up while the two fairies are hiding, and talks to Dewey about the Wingology book that was found. He tells him that if a warm fairy shows up, that they have to be sent back, since it is too cold, and the safety of fairies is a priority. After he leaves, Dewey tells them to be careful, and the sisters spend time together.

The sisters bond with one another, do a bunch of activities with one another, and meet Periwinkle's friends. They come to the conclusion that if they make it warmer in the winter land, than Tinkerbell can make it colder in her land so they can travel with one another. Tinkerbell grow weak, and Dewey tells her that she has to go home.

The sisters bond with one another, do a bunch of activities with one another, and meet Periwinkle’s friends. They come to the conclusion that if they make it warmer in the winter land, than Tinkerbell can make it colder in her land so they can travel with one another. Tinkerbell grow weak, and Dewey tells her that she has to go home. They plan to meet at the borders tomorrow, so Periwinkle can come to her land.

She goes back to her house, and tells Clank (Jeff Bennett) and Bobble (Rob Paulsen) about her plan to get her sister to come over. The next morning, they make an ice shredder, and ring it to the border, so Periwinkle can travel abroad fine. They get the other fairies, and they are told the story, but Vidia (Pamela Adlon) thinks it is a bad idea, though is constantly scolded by Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth). The ice fairies bring the block of ice to make their plan carry through, and Periwinkle enjoys her day with Tinkerbell and her friends.  The ice starts to run out, and Periwinkle overheats, which causes them to send her back to the border. Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) and Lord Milori show up to the border, and sadly tell the sisters that they cannot see one another ever again. The sisters have a heartbreaking moment to say goodbye, and Milori takes his owl to fly the tinker machine into the river, which will eventually cause a snowstorm.

Queen Clarion tells Tinkerbell of the story of two fairies that fell in love, and would meet up at the border every night, though it became clear that they had to separate. Lord Milori tells Periwinkle the same story, and it is clear that the two lovers are the rulers of each land. It is clear that there is a lot of anguish both have.

Queen Clarion tells Tinkerbell of the story of two fairies that fell in love, and would meet up at the border every night, though it became clear that they had to separate. Lord Milori tells Periwinkle the same story, and it is clear that the two lovers are the rulers of each land. It is clear that there is a lot of anguish both have.

Everyone realizes that something is wrong, as the entirety of Pixie Hollow is getting colder. Tinkerbell has a flower that was covered in frost, but is still alive. She meets up with Periwinkle and her friends to ask for their help, and it is explained that the frost keeps the warmth inside, protecting it from the cold. Since it is cold enough for the winter fairies to cross the border, they fly over to cover the warm lands before the snowstorm hits it. The other winter fairies show up, since they know something is wrong, and easily covers the area with frost.

The warm fairies are instructed to go in the pixie tree, while the winter fairies stand outside, as the snowstorm finally covers the area. The snowstorm passes, but the weather is somehow nice enough for both fairies to fly around peacefully, but Tinkerbell’s wing is ripped. Both sisters’ wings start to glow and connect together, which repairs her wing, and the old couple decide to rekindle their romance. I am assuming that their connection made their lands accommodate for one another, though the light fairies still have to wear coats to cross to the winter lands. Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks) becomes friendly with Dewey, Rosetta hooks up with one of Periwinkle’s friends named Sled (Matt Lanter), and all of them are friends.

I have to say that this is probably my favourite out of all the others thus far. I had some issues with the last two films that held it back quite a bit for me, and it is always nice to see a different atmosphere. This stands out to me because it expanded a bit on the side characters, introduced a new world, and tied it to the main setting in a clever way. While Tinkerbell herself is never really developing or growing as a character (this stopped at the second film), the world is expanding, and I am liking where things are going. Hopefully the last two movies do not crush my soul.

I have to say that this is probably my favourite out of all the others thus far. I had some issues with the last two films that held it back quite a bit for me, and it is always nice to see a different atmosphere. This stands out to me because it expanded a bit on the side characters, introduced a new world, and tied it to the main setting in a clever way. While Tinkerbell herself is never really developing or growing as a character (this stopped at the second film), the world is expanding, and I am liking where things are going. Hopefully the last two movies do not crush my soul.

Characters

Now that I am thinking about it, the characters are not really strong at all. Sure, they do their job fine enough, but as a franchise, a lot of them are getting weaker and weaker, though the supporting cast is only good at best.

We learn that she has a sister, but nothing about her really changes. I guess she is not as selfish in this film, but that is it. She is getting duller and duller as the films go on.

We learn that she has a sister, but nothing about her really changes. I guess she is not as selfish in this film, but that is it. She is getting duller and duller as the films go on.

She is literally a copy of Tinkerbell, but has no anger issues, nor is she really selfish. Even still, we don't know a lot about her.

She is literally a copy of Tinkerbell, but has no anger issues, nor is she really selfish. Even still, we don’t know a lot about her.

I like that he is very strict, but it does not come from a place of needing control for his ego, but for the genuine safety of his people. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that him and Queen Clarion had a dalliance, but it is nice enough.

I like that he is very strict, but it does not come from a place of needing control for his ego, but for the genuine safety of his people. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that him and Queen Clarion had a dalliance, but it is nice enough.

He is the lovable, older goofball who ends up being a librarian of some sorts. He is kind of the moral tie of the film, and is sued to connect the message, and the two lands together a lot.

He is the lovable, older goofball who ends up being a librarian of some sorts. He is kind of the moral tie of the film, and is sued to connect the message, and the two lands together a lot.

I honestly never thought we would learn anything about her. Who knew she had enough spunk to break the rules, and to have a romantic and scandalous relationship. This definitely adds a lot to her character, and makes her much stronger than I initially thought.

I honestly never thought we would learn anything about her. Who knew she had enough spunk to break the rules, and to have a romantic and scandalous relationship. This definitely adds a lot to her character, and makes her much stronger than I initially thought.

I am only adding her because she is the only one that gained something out of the others in the film........ which is a man from the Winter forest. Should I have expected anything different or less/more?

I am only adding her because she is the only one that gained something out of the others in the film…….. which is a man from the Winter forest. Should I have expected anything different or less/more?

Animation

With the winter features being added to the film, there is a refreshing look to the animation, and it is clear that DisneyToons was feeling more comfortable with CGI by this point.

Music

I cannot really say much about the music in the film. It is not really noteworthy, but there is nothing really wrong with it, if that makes sense.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 31, 2012 for a limited schedule in the United States, though being released in October 23rd,, 2012, it made $67 million. Critically, it seems to have made mixed reviews.

Reception Today

From what I call, not a lot of people speak about this film, but it seems to be one of the more favoured ones in the franchise.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 6.5/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 7/10

28.5/40 = 71%

Next time

Review: May 22nd, 2016.

Review: May 22nd, 2016.

Disneytoons review: Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Disney's 42nd film.

Disney’s 42nd film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that I found it to be better than its immediate predecessor. I like that the supporting cast has a lot more to do, and Vidia received a lot more focus as well. It was endearing to see the interactions between humans and fairies, especially at a time where Science was evolving.

Production

There is no new information on the production of this film.

Story

The story starts with a narrator explaining of the one time that fairies and humans interacted, while the fairies are travelling to the mainland for the summer season.  Since this is the first summer that Tinker fairies are on the mainland, there is not much for them to do, or fix. Vidia (Pamela Adlon) thinks that Tinker fairies should not be in the main land, since they get obsessed with human products, and becomes to drawn to their world. Iridessa (Raven Symone) tries to hide the fact that there are humans nearby, but Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman) does not care to listen to their warnings.

She comes across a british family who is living in the cottage for the summer, but Dr. Griffiths (Michael Sheen) is too busy focused on his biology studies on butterflies to pay much attention to his daughter Lizzy (Lauren Mote), who is obsessed with fairies. I have a question. Tinkerbell is born in the Spring, and they state that this is her first summer. Why was this film released after the last film? Wouldn't it have made sense that this was the second film to be released?

She comes across a british family who is living in the cottage for the summer, but Dr. Griffiths (Michael Sheen) is too busy focused on his biology studies on butterflies to pay much attention to his daughter Lizzy (Lauren Mote), who is obsessed with fairies.
I have a question. Tinkerbell is born in the Spring, and they state that this is her first summer. Why was this film released after the last film? Wouldn’t it have made sense that this was the second film to be released?

Vidia tells Tinkerbell that they need to go back to their fairy haven, but they end up at a fairy-sized house that Lizzy set as a trap. Tinkerbell goes in, which Vidia tries to object, and long story short, Lizzy takes Tinkerbell into her cottage, which panics Vidia. I do not feel bad for Tinkerbell at all. There is eagerness, and then there is sheer stupidity.

Tinkerbell is now scared for her life, and is put into a cage by Lizzy, after her cat tries to eat her. She refuses to speak to the human, but any chance of her going home is crushed when it starts to rain (since the droplets dampen their wings, which is why Vidia and Tinkerbell were forced to walk earlier).

It's nice to see you all for more than 2 minutes again. You all were missed from the last film, but it is great that yall are back, and actually have relevance to this film. In the picture, Vidia tells them about Tinkerbell being trapped, and they need to follow her to get Tinkerbell back. Issue is, it is raining.

It’s nice to see you all for more than 2 minutes again. You all were missed from the last film, but it is great that yall are back, and actually have relevance to this film.
In the picture, Vidia tells them about Tinkerbell being trapped, and they need to follow her to get Tinkerbell back. Issue is, it is raining.

No worry; the Tinker fairies Bobble (Rob Paulsen) and Clank (Jeff Bennet) make a boat for them to travel across. Vidia feels a way when Iridessa, Silvermist (Lucy Liu), Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth), and Fawn (Angela Bartys) put their hands together for teamwork. Tinkerbell eases up on her when she realizes the little girl has fairy drawings everywhere, and has fun in the little fairy house. Lizzy’s father enters the room, and gives her a bunch of books on his fieldwork, and gets annoyed when she constantly brings up fairies, since they are not real.

Once Lizzy starts talking about her beliefs on fairies, Tinkerbell ends up correcting her through body language and colors (since she cannot talk) that she is wrong, and teaches Lizzy all she needs to know about fairies through a conveniently timed montage song. While this is happening, her friends are sailing a small boat to get through the wet waters, which gets destroyed when they fall off a tiny cliff. Lizzy wants to show her father her field journal about fairies, but he refuses to look at them, since he has to go to a conference tomorrow night about butterflies….. So you go on vacation, only to go and leave your daughter for a seminar the day after.

Tinkerbell sees a butterfly that the animal fairies were working on caught in one of Dr. Griffiths cages, so she has him released, and he gets mad at his daughter for..... messing with his livelihood. They are really dragging out this conflict of fairytales vs reality, but that is how things were in those days.

Tinkerbell sees a butterfly that the animal fairies were working on caught in one of Dr. Griffiths cages, so she has him released, and he gets mad at his daughter for….. messing with his livelihood. They are really dragging out this conflict of fairytales vs reality, but that is how things were in those days. Tinkerbell soon teaches her how to fly with pixie dust, and he storms into the room, astounded that she tore apart her room. This causes him to rip all of her fairy drawings…… harsh. She is a 9 year old girl. If she was an almost grown woman, than that is another thing, but this? Too much.

While that is happening, the fairies are having fun chatting about anything, mocking Tinkerbell, and still confused about how this ended up happening. Vidia is feeling a certain way because she feels isolated, alone, and guilty. She confesses that she is partially the reason why Tinkerbell got kidnapped, as the door got accidentally stuck (Tinkerbell still refused to listen, and would have been kidnapped anyways). They forgive her, and are glad that she is helping, which says a lot compared to her behavior in the first film.

They make it into the house, and this is right when Tinkerbell reveals herself to the father to curse him off. He then realizes that his daughter is telling the truth, and is about to trap Tinkerbell in a jar, Vidia pushes her out of the way, and is trapped instead. He rushes to the conference, and tells his daughter to stay in the house. Of course this does not happen, as they give her pixie dust, so they can all travel to London to save Vidia. Of course they manage to change his mind, his livelihood is unknown, and the fairies hang out with the father and daughter reading her fairy book outside in the countryside.

I am shocked with the themes this film took on. It took on reality vs fantasy, and how they handled the development of Vidia. It seems like more happens in this film that the past two films. While the chronology is a bit weird, and I do feel like with this franchise, a lot of it involves playing it safe, there was a decent amount in this film.

I am shocked with the themes this film took on. It took on reality vs fantasy, and how they handled the development of Vidia. It seems like more happens in this film that the past two films. While the chronology is a bit weird, and I do feel like with this franchise, a lot of it involves playing it safe, there was a decent amount in this film.

Characters

The characters were actually pretty decent this time around, and I like the return of the more dynamic group. Regarding the human characters, they went through more growth than the fairies, though were not nearly as interesting.

Tinkerbell

She did not change whatsoever in this film. She is still as stubborn, and careless as she was before, and is sued to tell the Anti-Sciene/Pro-Believing Fantasy message between the father and daughter.

Vidia

I remember first watching Tinkerbell in 2008, and remembering that she looked like a Disney character. At the time, I did not watch Hercules, or even know Megara’s name, but I knew they look alike. After watching this film, they are alike in personality as well. Vidia is caught in a situation where she needs to help Tinkerbell, and feels isolated and alone when she is with the other fairies. She learns it is okay to trust. I am not mad about this change, as she still has a snarky personality.

Lizzy

Lizzy is a little girl who is being ignored by her father regarding quality time, and her belief on fairies. As a character, she is not the most bland, nor annoying. Just eh.

Dr. Griffiths

Lizzy’s father is a biology scientist, specifically studying butterflies. He spends their vacation ignoring his daughter to focus on a seminar the next evening, and when his butterfly is released, he decides to take Vidia instead. I get the message they were going with, and while he is not a douche or completely unlikable, I feel like they went too far at times.

Clank and Bobble

They are the reason why the other fairies were able to get to Tink by building a boat. They were a lot less obnoxious in this film.

Fawn

She is pretty much the same. Fawn ended up doing a lot of the rough and dirty work regarding the boat, and getting Tinkerbell.

Iridessa

Iridessa is even more of a worryrat than she was in the first film. She tried her best to hide the fact that humans were near, and had no faith in anyone in the film.

Rosetta

Rosetta is a garden fairy……. but was complaining and whining about the mud…… She is probably the funniest one out of them all, but the most ridiculous. She was really not helpful to the others, and only provided them laughs.

Silvermist

Silvermist ended up being the moral compass for Vidia in the film, which has been her role through all of the films thus far.

Animation

There was really nothing special about this animation in this film. I know this is tiring, but this is the same old animation. Decent enough.

Music

I can, and am saying the same thing about the music. Even though it is in the human world, and did not reflect the time of the setting, the songs and score are soothing, though not really memorable.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 10th, 2010 in Europe, and September 21, 2010 in North America, it made $1o million, and received positive reception.

Reception Today

People do not really mention this film much, since this was the point that people were starting to see the Tinkerbell franchise as a bit redundant.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 7/10

Music: 7/10

28.5/40 = 71%

Next time

Review: May 15th, 2016.

Review: May 15th, 2016.

Deleted Songs Analysis: Snuff Out the Light

I know that I have not posted a deleted songs post in 2-3 weeks, and honestly, I have absolutely no excuse for it. It just did not come up in my head, I was too tired to do it, and the time just passed by. This week, I am going to look at the song called Snuff Out the Light, which is a deleted song from The Emperor’s New Groove.

This film was in the earlier script of Kingdom of the Sun, but was completely tossed away, as well as most of the songs in the film due to the changes in the story. It just did not fit in with the current theme of the story, since it was no longer a musical. I wish that this song was someway and somehow included in the film, especially since Yzma’s age is always picked on, and this song explains the internal struggle that she goes through.

Now to look at the lyrics, the song starts with “When a woman acquires a certain age, and the men who adored you no longer swoon. It pays to avoid the sunlit days, and live by the light of the kindly moon.” It is clear that the moon is somehow associated to bitterness, shame, and a depressive representation, and how society generally views women, especially older women. It is so realistic because how many times have we heard that young and older men only want younger women? Yzma then sings about her father, “When I was a girl at my daddy’s side, Papa, the royal mortician.Revealed to me in secret signs, the mark of the magician.” She then goes on to sing about how much she studied well to learn the trade, and using every ray of sunshine that “robbed her of her youth”.

Later on the song, it seems like Yzma gets more ruthless to get what she wants, “I could squeeze myself with glee, the promises you made to me. I’ve really stopped at nothing; Murder, treachery and lying. Whatever it takes to keep my looks you really can’t blame a girl for trying.” The lyrics are kind of self-explanatory, and it is all about a bitter, aging woman who sees happiness with vain things such as beauty, and wanting revenge.

The main thing I like about the song is that it actually has Incan roots in the score, which is not found in ANY of the songs in the final version of the film. I always like it when songs reflect on the setting/culture the films take place in, and this opportunity was missed in this movie. I feel like in Emperor’s, we see Kronk, and Kuzco ripping on her looks and age in the entire film, but we never got the other side of it; hers. This song is the other side of that scenario, but it was deleted, so now it is just them ripping on an older woman, which society does enough.

I see why this is deleted, and I get it. It is just a shame that such a brilliant song was removed, just so the movie could be as mediocre as it is. Hopefully I can get a song done in schedule, but you all know the pattern by now. Thank you all.

DisneyToons review: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Disney's 41st film.

Disney’s 41st film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that I am liking how they are sticking to Tinkerbell’s character, while not making her as hateable. It is interesting that it focused on her relationship with Terrance rather than the other Disney Fairies, though there is a predictability factor to this one as well.

Production

There is no new information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts with Pixie Hollow preparing for the season of Fall, as most of the fairies are in the mainland, while Terrance (Jesse McCartney) and Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman) are in Pixie Hollow. It is instantly clear that the film will be more about their relationship, as his Dust fairy workers tease him about Tinkerbell. They work together to help with an invention called the Pixie Express, which fails, and she gets annoyed.

Queen Clarion (Anjelica Houston), Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks), and the leader of Fall Redleaf (John DiMaggio) call her over to tell her about the mystical moonstone, which is presented every 8 years to collect blue pixie dust to strengthen the normal pixie dust tree.

Queen Clarion (Anjelica Houston), Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks), and the leader of Fall Redleaf (John DiMaggio) call her over to tell her about the mystical moonstone, which is presented every 8 years to collect blue pixie dust to strengthen the normal pixie dust tree.

She returns to Terrance to tell him the good news, and since he knows so much about it (since it does involve and affects the Dust fairies), it is only common sense that her best friend will help her with making the staff for the moonstone. They get along at first and are thrilled, but he thinks she is getting a bit clumsy, and she is slowly growing more and more annoyed with his constant paranoia and supervision. We all know where this goes. It comes to a point where she argues about him bringing back something that is not helpful, and she knocks it over, which of course breaks the staff and moonstone. Tinkerbell kicks him out for screwing up, and we start to see her b****y side a lot more. Aren’t you all proud that I am trying to avoid profanity?

The only female friend of Tinkerbells that has any sort of relevance in this film is Silvermist (Lucy Liu), who is more than accustomed to Tinkerbell’s temper, tells him to give her time for her to come to her senses before they speak again. She decides to go to theater night after Bobble (Rob Paulsen) and Clank (Jeff Bennet) come to visit her, and ask about the scepter and moonstone.

Tinkerbell and Lost Treasure

Being the big theater fan she is, Fairy Mary is there, and asks Tinkerbell about the moonstone, only to get worried. As Tinkerbell gets bored with the story, Fawn (Angela Bartys) blocks her exit by sitting beside her. She onyl pays attention after Mary tells her the story about pirates kidnapping a fairy, and making her give access to them about one more wish on a far away land. Tinkerbell then comes up with a plan to leave for a few days (since she has like 3 more days before the moonstone ceremony).

Tinkerbell asks everyone for more pixie dust, from the Dust sector, to Iridessa (Raven Symone), Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth), and Silvermist, but they all say no, since they are still in the process of bringing Fall to the mainland. Silvermist tells her to go to Terrance in hope that they make up, but the see you next tuesday Tinkerbell asks him for more dust without apologizing, and when he asks her why, she gets mad, claiming that a real friend would not ask why. Hell yes they do Tinkerbell, especially if it is against the rules, and you were dead ass wrong anyways.

Forced to stick with the dust she already has, she makes a cotton balloon to sprinkle pixie dust to go to the far off island that I do not care to remember identifying. A firefly named Blaze (Eliza Pollack Zebert) eats up all of her food, but after trying to kick him out, he flashes to the map, and she uses him to realize that they went the wrong way. After things done get screwed up with the balloon, and ends up stranded, she ends up dreaming about Terrance. A bunch of random things happen, and Tinkerbell is out of her luck. A bunch of bugs Blaze spoke to helped them to get to where she needs to go.

Terrance decides to check up out of her, and sees that it was not just the staff that was broken, but the moonstone as well. He also sees drafts of where she was going, and what she took, which of course points him to go find her.

Terrance decides to check up out of her, and sees that it was not just the staff that was broken, but the moonstone as well. He also sees drafts of where she was going, and what she took, which of course points him to go find her.

Tinkerbell ends up finding the mirror, but as she starts to repeat her mistake with Terrance onto Blaze, she tells him she wishes he would shut up for a minute, which the mirror grants. Realizing that she blew it, she cries, having no hope in any of this, and feels bad for everything she did, since it is her fault. She sees Terrance in the mirror, and thinks that she is delusional until he touches her shoulder. They make up, he ends up finding her balloon, and he tells her he stole some dust to find her. They end up finding a solution to the moonstone, and they barely make it to the ceremony on time. Once they see that they used metals and strings to hold up the broken pieces with the reflective diamond in the middle, everyone is horrified. Turns out, the moon hits them nicely, and they produced more dust than they have in centuries. The ceremony proceeds as usual, and the ceremony proceeds as usual, with the narrator reminding us that friendship is the most important treasure there is.

Like the first film, this film is utterly predictable, but there is a lot of charm that makes it tolerable and stand out. The characterization of TInkerbell is stronger, and closer to Peter Pan. Terrance is a bit generic, but everyone is very friendly, and he has good character. Their friendship holds a lot of weight, and if you cannot get into their friendship, it will be hard to like this film, since this cast is not as versatile as the last film.

Like the first film, this film is utterly predictable, but there is a lot of charm that makes it tolerable and stand out. The characterization of TInkerbell is stronger, and closer to Peter Pan. Terrance is a bit generic, but everyone is very friendly, and he has good character. Their friendship holds a lot of weight, and if you cannot get into their friendship, it will be hard to like this film, since this cast is not as versatile as the last film.

Characters

The characters are definitely not as good in this film as they were in the first film, and I am going to keep it real. A lot of it is because only two characters received screentime for the most part, and the stellar side cast was missing.

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell was definitely more unlikable and intolerable in this film, and I found her to be closer to her original incarnation. She did learn her lesson in the end, but she is a trip and a piece of work.

Terrence

We saw him and Tinkerbell interact briefly in the first film, but he is the deuteragonist in the film. He is kind of a satellite character in the fact that he is nothing but the nice friend for Tinkerbell, who has a slight crush on her. He is not a bad character, but he is kind of an extension. I felt bad for him, so I guess that is good.

Blaze

He is comic relief that did not irritate me.

Silvermist

She was barely in the film, but was in it a lot more than her comrades. Silvermist was the moral code to connect Terrence and Tinkerbell together, but that is it.

Fairy Mary

Fairy Mary had a decent part in the first film, but I put here here, since there is not as many characters in this one. I like her stern, blunt, but motherly behavior in regards to Tinkerbell.

Queen Clarion

Queen Clarion is very angelic, and warming. She could easily be very strict, but she sees all of the fairies as her children, who needs to be tended to.

Animation

I like how the setting accommodated and captured the atmosphere of Autumn, but otherwise, the animation is still as nice and sophisticated as it was in the first film.

Music

The music is the exact same. I forgot that this was the time where Disney would have their live action actors/actresses to cover songs all throughout the company as a cheap marketing ploy.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on October 27th, 2009, it made about 8 million in theaters I believe, and made about $50 million.

Reception Today

People do not really talk about this film, other than it is a sequel to Tinkerbell. I have not heard any complaints about it, so that is good I guess.

Final Score

Story: 6.5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 7/10

27/40 = 68%

Next time

Review: May 8th, 2016.

Review: May 8th, 2016.

DisneyToons review: Tinkerbell

DisneyToons 40th film.

DisneyToons 40th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that while its storyline is kind of predictable, there was a lot of effort put into this film, and a lot of heart in it. I remember watching it when it came out (since they always showed it in TV) and liking it fine, and not much has really changed. It is nice to see Tinkerbell talk.

Production

This film was supposed to be released in the fall of 2007, but production issues pushed it back a year. Apparently they had to rewrite the script 24 times, and went through multiple directors. The head of DisneyToons since 1994 Sharon Morrill left the company because of issues with the film, and the overly large budget for this film. Eve though the agreement involving Lasseter did not cover DisneyToons, he became very influential in the company ever since.

Story

So the film starts with the laugh of a baby, which causes a wisk of a dandelion to blow into the air, and into Pixie Hollow, which is a part of Neverland. We soon learn this dandelion to be Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman), as she grows into a fairy. She is told to pick a talent by the head fairies, which eventually leads to her becoming a tinker fairy. I like the introduction of this movie. It lets us know that it is going to be different form Peter Pan, and explains the world they are in, though keeping some of the connections. She is soon recruited by two other tinker fairies named Bobble (Raul Paulson) and Clank (Jeff Bennet). While she is out sending the products to the other fairies, we seen meet animal fairy Fawn (America Ferrera), water fairy Silvermist (Lucy Liu), light fairy Iridessa (Raven Symone), and a garden fairy Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth). She soon develops a conflict with wind fairy Vidia (Pamela Adlon).

She becomes close to obsessed about going to the mainland, and we see how she naturally likes fixing things. She soon gets turned down by the main fairy Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) that tinker fairies do not go to the mainland. She starts to really hate her job after this.

She becomes close to obsessed about going to the mainland, and we see how she naturally likes fixing things. She soon gets turned down by the main fairy Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) that tinker fairies do not go to the mainland. She starts to really hate her job after this.

She goes back to her work area, where she is overheard complaining to Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks). Tinkerbell flies to her friends (who are shocked that she got out of bed), and decides that they will train her to be a fairy with one of their skills. Silvermist tries to teach her how to create water droplets on webs, which fails, Iridessa tries to get light from sunrise to put on fireflies, which fails as well. Dawn tries to teach Tinkerbell how to teach birds how to flu, which fails as well. Rosetta outright refuses to help Tinkerbell, since it is hopeless, and is not destined for this.

Her friends observe Tinberbell fix a music box, and tells her that this is her destiny. She angrily refuses, and this leads to her going to Vidia for help. Vidia is supposed to help Tinkerbell capture springing thistles to prove she can be a garden fairy, but as we see in this picture, Vidia is sabotaging her by letting them go, and making them go faster than usual. The thistles disturb all the progress towards Spring, and the higher ups tells everyone that Tinkerbell ruined Spring, and it is delayed for months.

Her friends observe Tinberbell fix a music box, and tells her that this is her destiny. She angrily refuses, and this leads to her going to Vidia for help. Vidia is supposed to help Tinkerbell capture springing thistles to prove she can be a garden fairy, but as we see in this picture, Vidia is sabotaging her by letting them go, and making them go faster than usual. The thistles disturb all the progress towards Spring, and the higher ups tells everyone that Tinkerbell ruined Spring, and it is delayed for months.

After being tricked to self believe by the pixie fairy Terrance (Jesse McCartney), she comes to realize that there is a way to fix all of this mess. She creates a bunch of trinkets that will help make everyone’s’ job quick enough to send Spring to the mainland in the morning. Tinkerbell brings her idea to Queen Clarion but is interrupted by Vidia, who yells at her for being a screw up The two go back and forth, and the wind fairy reveals to everyone that she sabotaged Vidia, which she is punished for. The Tinkers make the products to get to the others, and everything is restored for the winter.

She is allowed to go to the mainland to deliver the music box, and it ends up being Wendy Darling’s box. The other Tinkers are allowed as well, and the film ends with Spring coming to life, and the other fairies having fun.

I will say this; the film's plot is extremely predictable from beginning to end. Here is where the difference is made, you can tel that there's a lot of effort put into defining the setting and world the film takes place, and it carries the message of the film well.

I will say this; the film’s plot is extremely predictable from beginning to end. Here is where the difference is made, you can tel that there’s a lot of effort put into defining the setting and world the film takes place, and it carries the message of the film well. As a movie, it is decent-good, but it is a great way to start a franchise. Let’s see if I get sick of the franchise sooner than later.

Characters

It is refreshing to have characters that are not bland pieces of pixel, but they are not obnoxious and overwhelming as well. They are not deep characters, but they are likable enough for the film.

Yes, I am using the same image. You all should know how cheap I am regarding space on this blog. I found her to be a lot more likable in this film, though she is still as whiny and stubborn as we remember her as.

Yes, I am using the same image. You all should know how cheap I am regarding space on this blog. I found her to be a lot more likable in this film, though she is still as whiny and stubborn as we remember her as.

Clank and Bobble

These two are just the geeky tinkers. They are nice enough to help Tinkerell through her freshman moments.

Fawn

Fawn is the down-to-earth, tomboyish animal fairy. She seems to be the one who is down to do anything.

Iridessa

Iridessa is the more logical and practical fairy of them all (though she doesn’t overdo it), and she controls light. It is refreshing to have a black character that is not a stereotype.

Rosetta

Rosetta is the sassy, southern-inspired garden fairy. She has more charisma than everyone in the film, though I am sure it has more to do with her voice actress than anything else.

Silvermist

Silvermist is the least interesting of the fairies, but she is very welcoming, and more subdued. She is the water fairy.

Vidia

Vidia is the villain in this film, and it is clear that there are some undertones to her, that seem to be developed a bit more in the subsequent films. Jealousy is one evil sin.

Animation

DisneyToons was receiving help from WDAS/Pixar animators at this point, so the CGI animation is pretty up-to-par. The transition to CGI did not change Tinkerbell’s designs, and all of the other fairies share the same dignified style. I was not really astounded with the animation, but it does the job well.

Music

Honestly, the songs and score in this film are extremely subdued and toned down, which was clearly intentional. There are no belting, musical songs, and the singer sings in a soft tone to narrate the scenarios in the film. The score has a majestic feeling to it, with emphasis on the flute I believe.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on September 18th, 2008, it sold over 3 million DVD records making $53 million, and during its brief release in theaters, it made about $9 million.

Critically, It was actually extremely well-received.

Reception Today

Today, it is seen as some of the best DisneyToons films, and is the franchise that saved the franchise. A lot of people do not consider it in the same calibre as the other DisneyToons films due to the increase in quality.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 8.5/10

31/40 = 78%

Next time

Review: May 1st, 2016.

Review: May 1st, 2016.

DisneyToons review: The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

DisneyToons 39th film.

DisneyToons 39th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that while I understand what they were trying to do, there was something about the film that made it hard for me to care about it, or do anything but groan at it.

Production

This was around the time where John Lasseter cancelled all of the sequels, but this one got pushed back, so they can focus on Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time. The studios were forced to make only Tinkerbell l films, so the company can build the Disney Fairies franchise.

Story

The film starts with a prologue scene of King Triton (Jim Cummings) and Queen Athena (Lorelei Hill Butters) celebrating their life with their kingdom and 7 daughters. He gave her a gift, which is a music box of the two of them dancing to music. Things take a turn for the worst when they are all hanging out above the sea, and sailors appear, as they are trying to grab fish, and end up crashing into Athena, who was about to fetch for the gift.

The only thing that this scene verify to me is that Triton was justified in his fear and dislike of humans and their world, and Ariel is even more of an intolerable twat than I ever could have thought of. They killed your mother. They hunt your people. You are still...... Nevermidn. I am not gonna go that deep with this.

The only thing that this scene verifies to me is that Triton was justified in his fear and dislike of humans and their world, and Ariel is even more of an intolerable twat than I ever could have thought of. They killed your mother. They hunt your people. You are still…… Nevermind. I am not gonna go that deep with this. Triton throws the music box away, and we skip 10 years.

We are soon introduced to the daughters, and the governess Marina (Sally Field) was them up. I instantly hate Marina, and it is clear that she is a shell of Ursula, and even Morgana, but cornier, and more pathetic. It is soon found out that she hates Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) for being better at her in their jobs, and sees them as competition. Triton takes them all on a walk, and Ariel (Jodi Benson) tickles her sister Adella (Tara Strong), which disturbs their pattern, and causes Triton to punish Ariel.

Sally sings about her hatred for the girls and Sebastian, also wanting more power. YAWN. You are not funny. Give it up. Ariel ends up meeting Flounder (Parker Goris) who was playing music, which has him scared. She likes it, but they are caught by Sebastian, who attempts to take him to the cells, but he soon changes his mind because he is full of crap. Triton visits the girls to say goodnight, but Ariel has an attitude. After he leaves, Attina (Kari Walhgren) attempts to talk some sense into Ariel, which is impossible, since the latter has none.

Ariel follows Flounder, and ends up in an underground club, which Sebastian is a part of. They are shocked when they see one another, but when they all flee, and she starts singing about not going back to a life without humans, they all reappear, and have a good time. Her reasoning for some of her antics make some sense in this film.

Ariel follows Flounder, and ends up in an underground club, which Sebastian is a part of. They are shocked when they see one another, but when they all flee, and she starts singing about not going back to a life without humans, they all reappear, and have a good time. Her reasoning for some of her antics make some sense in this film.

Her sisters call her out about humming, and finding a maraca under her bed. She tells them the truth, and that it was amazing, since it reminded them about when their mother was around. She takes all of her sisters to the underground club, and they end up having fun, though some are a bit scared. In order to have conflict, Marina oversees them, and reports it to Triton, who shows up at the club. He locks them all up (including Sebastian), and Marina is given the crab’s job. Ariel confronts Triton about how her mother would not approve of this, and decides to run away. Attina tells her that she does not know when to quit, which is true, but the movie is going to make sure that Ariel is always right, even when she blatantly is not.

While Triton is sombering over his late wife, and what she would want, Ariel breaks out the others from jail, and they all run away. This gives them an excuse to sing a bunch of unfunny and terrible songs. Triton gives not give a crap about anything Marina is saying, because he is thinking, and when Attina mentions that Ariel ran away he blows Marina off, and demands everyone to look for her.

To add a bunch of unnecessary conflict, since the natural conflict is not enough, Marina sends dangerous, ferocious eels on Sebastian and Ariel to kill them.

To add a bunch of unnecessary conflict, since the natural conflict is not enough, Marina sends dangerous, ferocious eels on Sebastian and Ariel to kill them.

Ariel soon finds the music box that Triton threw away, and Sebastian narrates the story behind it. She is determined to bring it back to him, but Marina conveniently shows up, to send the eels to kill them. How did she get there before Triton, when him and the guards left before she did? They all conveniently defeat the eels, and Ariel saves Sebastian from being killed by Marina. Triton joins them as soon as Ariel is injured, and sees the music box roll from her possession. She of course recovers, and he restores music. Marina is also put to jail.

Many people consider this to be the end of the DisneyToon cheapquels, but there is still the entire Tinkerbell and Planes franchise to cover. This film has a lot of potential, but the thing that ruined it for me is that it was too gimmicky. Marina is solely a gimmick, the songs are a gimmick, and even a lot of the script is gimmicky. It just ruined it for me. We learn that while Ariel may have the right intention, she runs away and complains when she does not get what she wants.

Many people consider this to be the end of the DisneyToon cheapquels, but there is still the entire Tinkerbell and Planes franchise to cover.
This film has a lot of potential, but the thing that ruined it for me is that it was too gimmicky. Marina is solely a gimmick, the songs are a gimmick, and even a lot of the script is gimmicky. It just ruined it for me. We learn that while Ariel may have the right intention, she runs away and complains when she does not get what she wants.

Characters

The new characters are crap, and while I like that they put a bit of focus on the sisters, there is still a lot to fulfill there. Otherwise, the characters are pretty decent though.

Ariel

Ariel is still unlikable to me, but the reason for her actions make a bit more sense, and she is not as intolerable as she has always been.

Triton

King Triton is suffering from grief, and it is handled well. He has a lot of issues that need to be handled.

Sebastiam

He is the same, though the antagonist mostly hates him.

Ariel Sisters

Only two of them received any focus, and even that was mild. From what little we see of them, they interact as sisters.

Marina

Marina is pathetic. She is unfunny, and you cannot take he seriously in any way. She is only a distraction in the film, and was in for the belief that there needs to be an instant villain.

Animation

The animation is pretty nice. I have to note that the characters are a bit rounder, but something tells me that it has more to do with the lining they use in the film more than anything else. The colors are bold and bright, backgrounds are pretty decent to look at, and the characters are consistently designed.

Music

I hate the music in this film. The song that Ariel sings is decent, but the rest just piss me off, since most of them involve Marina. The lyrics did not pull me in, but often turn me off, and felt very gimmicky. Regarding the score, it was pretty nice. Still a lot to be desired in this aspect.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 26th, 2008, it sold almost a million copies within a week. It received mixed reviews, since many felt like it a creative improvement over the films in this canon, but others criticized the villain and the songs.

Reception Today

A lot of people see this as the last true DisneyToons film, since the films after this generally have a better quality than the typical Disney sequel.

Final Score

Story: 6/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 7/10

Music: 5.5/10

24.5/40 = 61%

Next time

Review: April 24th, 2016.

Review: April 24th, 2016.

Deleted Songs Analysis: Keep Em Guessing

This week’s song is titled Keep Em Guessing, which is a deleted song from Mulan. The song takes place when Mushu first interacts with Mulan, and is supposed to be his grand entrance in the film, kind of like the Genie’s song A Friend Like Me. I am going to outright say that I do not like this song whatsoever, and am thrilled that this song was deleted from the film.

Lyrically, the song starts with these first two sentences, “You’re headin’ for disaster, but I’m your one best chance. Though, miss, you are miscast, I’ll show you how to show, who wears the pants.” I think this easily conveys my issue with the song. Too cocky, too over the top, too urban, and it sounds like one of those songs where the character is trying to be cool. In the middle of the song, he sings, “You think that you don’t need me, but doll, you’re in a jam. I’ll train you to mislead, to walk the walk, we’ll both pull off this scam.” Like, I just cannot with the corniness and the oddly jazzy lyrics. Mushu just goes on and on using some similes and metaphors to sing that he is going to be a good coach, and how they will pull of the scam. Anything that is identified or commonly known as cool was someway implicated in the song. This is Ancient China…. why is there a jazz song, and an annoying one that just drags things along? At least with the Genie, it makes sense because genies always rambles on and on to get people to wish on their lamp.

Now it is time to focus on why the song was deleted. Despite the directors wanting a big song to establish who Mushu was as a large personality, Eddie Murphy could do that with a few words, and that is fair enough. This song was probably included when the script was supposed to be a bit more….. light and poppy, like Hercules, so this might have been taken out due to the more serious tone in the film. If you compare it with the three other songs in the film, it does not fit whatsoever. It is a filler song that takes up unneeded time, there is no Chinese score or any meaning behind it.

So you all get the picture that I hardly like anything about the song; from the score to the lyrics, and the overdramatics. I think it is my least favourite of the ones I reviewed yet. So, that is another deleted song out of the way. If you want to reccomend a deleted song to me, put it in the comments, and I will try to get it done by next week. Worst come to shove, I will just choose a deleted song if I have no reccomendations.

DisneyToons review: Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

DisneyToon's 38th film.

DisneyToon’s 38th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is very generic. The songs are very cookie-cutter, and the stories are decent at best. It is obvious that they were trying to heavily capitalize on the ever growing Disney Princess lineup, but this was during the end of DisneyToons as we knew it.

Production

There is actually a decent amount of information regarding the production of the film for once. This was supposed to be a series of Disney Princess package films, and the first one to be released was supposed to be another Aurora story, with the Belle story taking over Jasmine’s. Like I briefly mentioned earlier, this was around the time where John Lasseter was taking over the studios, and wanted all the DisneyToons films to be halted, which could be why there were no more editions.

Story

Keys to the Kingdom

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The story starts off with King Stefan (Corey Burton), Queen Leah (Barbara Dirikson), King Hubert (Jeff Bennett), and Phillip (Roger Craig Smith) telling Aurora (Erin Torphey) that they will be leaving for a royal conference for a few days, and reassuring her that she will be fine handling the kingdom on her own. She starts to sign a few of the large stacks of papers she needs to sign, but she wants to read them all first before signing, which is actually smart. The issue is that it will take too long to do that. The three fairies Flora (Barbara Dirikson), Fauna (Russi Taylor), and Merryweather (Tress MacNeille) check up one to ask her if she needs any help, which Aurora rejects. She sees King Hubert’s speech, and recruits the fairies to shop it off to him. Merryweather leaves her wand to Aurora just in case, before they leave.

Finishing the long stack of paperwork, Aurora plays with the wand for a bit before going to bed. The next day, she needs to deal with the problems of the peasants. Things soon get out of control, and she ends up using the wand to help her out. This works for a while, but things soon turn into a mess. After giving him the speech, the fairies go back, and find out that Merryweather gave Aurora her wand. Everyone makes it back to the castle, only to see that Aurora had to problem solve to clean up the mess she made. That is nice, but something about how they told the story was pretty messy. I am sure a part of the reason I had trouble getting into this short is because of the timespan between the film and this short. The voices are really modern, and it did not really seem timeless, especially when they would sing.

More Than a Peacock Princess

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Jasmine (Linda Larkin) is continuing on her duties with selling camels at the marketplace, and overseeing shop openings. Apparently Aladdin and the Genie are away for a few days, which leads me to question and think…….. WHY are they away? Aladdin has no duties or responsibility as royalty, and what in the world could Genie be doing? Are they visiting Hercules in Greece? There is no reason as to why they are gone, and why Iago (Gilbert Gottfried) is back. Anyways, she loses it after she is having a peacock portrait, and sings about how she is more than a peacock princess………. After speaking to her father (Jeff Bennett), he gives her a job of being a teacher.

She goes there the next day, and it is a mess, and the kids run all over her, causing her to give up. The day after, the stable boy Aladdin’s long lost brother named Hakeem (Zack Shada) tells Jasmine that her father’s horse Sahara is missing, and he will get fired if the horse is not found. The crew go out to look for the horse (turns out Abu (Frank Welker) let him go when trying to get a piece of food), and when they find the horse at the oasis, it is crazy, and wild. Jasmine does everything she can to tame it, before bringing it back to her father, who is getting tired of being distracted all day. Jasmine eventually goes back to the school to conquer those kids.

 

Characters

Honestly, there is barely anything to go over when it comes to the characters. Aurora learns not to take the easy way out all the time, and Jasmine learned to be determined, though we have seen her do that countless times. The side characters are literally the same, and the new characters are decent, but not worth going over in detail.

Animation

Compared to the two Aladdin sequels, I am impressed with how nice it was to see Agrabah receive nice animation once again. Even in the Sleeping Beauty world, it was fairly accurate, though it was never going to receive the same amount of detail. There was a slight difference that were noticeable with the Sleeping Beauty characters, but otherwise, there is nothing to really complain about.

Music

Regarding the music, I like how they somewhat tried to keep the scores similar to the ones in their perspective films, but there was still an undertone of pop underneath, that I cold not really get over.

Reception at Release

When this film was released on September 4th, 2007, it underperformed in sales, which is one of the reasons why there were not any more editions. Many people, including Mary Costa (Aurora’s voice in 1959) were not impressed with the film, and called it one of the cheapest products Disney has ever created.

Reception Today

From what I have seen today, no one really gives this film a thought, outside of it being a cheap attempt to market off the franchise.

Final Score

Story: 4.5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 7.5/10

Music: 5.5/10

23.5/40 = 59%

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Review: April 17th, 2016.

Review: April 17th, 2016.

DisneyToons review: Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time

DisneyToon's 27th film.

DisneyToon’s 37th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that I enjoyed it just as much as I did when it came out. While there are some questionable aspects to the magical element in the film, but I like how self-aware the film is about the franchise.

Production

This film was produced around the time where John Lasseter got promoted in his position at Disney, so they were slowly shutting down many of the DisneyToon studios. Disney Australia was closed down and auctioned off after production completed in the summer of 2006. Many of the studios DisneyToons used were starting to close down.

Story

The story starts with Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) and Prince Charming (Christopher Daniel Barnes) having their one-year anniversary, while Lady Tremaine (Susan Blakeslee), Drizella (Russi Taylor), and Anastasia (Tress MacNeille) are miserable in their current state.

So while The Fairy Godmother () is trying to make their anniversary a special moment, she loses her wand, and it ends up in the hands of Anastacia, who accidentally turns the Godmother to stone. After finding out the magical words, Lady Tremaine comes up with an evil plan to turn their fate around. She rewinds time to the moment where they knock down her house for the shoe. My issue with this is that if they rewinded an entire year, they should not remember all that they do about a year that they erased from history. It's convenient for the plot I guess.

So while The Fairy Godmother (Russi Taylor) is trying to make their anniversary a special moment, she loses her wand, and it ends up in the hands of Anastacia, who accidentally turns the Godmother to stone. After finding out the magical words, Lady Tremaine comes up with an evil plan to turn their fate around. She rewinds time to the moment where they knock down her house for the shoe. My issue with this is that if they did rewind an entire year, they should not remember all that they do about a year that they erased from history. It’s convenient for the plot I guess.

She makes the shoe fit when the Duke (Rob Paulsen) tries to put it on her huge foot. Cinderella breaks out after the shoe fits her stepsister, and Lady Tremaine handles it like a boss. She knocks the slipper she had to the floor, and threatens Cinderella to back the hell back, while holding her cane to Cinderella’s chin. Cinderella sings about how her happiness was taken from her, and she is going to fight for it. I guess that’s good.

Back at the palace, Prince Charming is dueling his father (Andre Stojka), and is lovestruck about the events of last night. His father tells him that he knows when true love has approached him when you touch the other’s hand. We learn a bit about The King’s deceased wife throughout the film, which gives them more character.

Prince Charming is told that his soon-to-be-wife has arrived, and is happy until he sees Anastacia. He instantly knows that she is not the one, and politely tries to escort them out of the room. As he is about to leave Lady TYremaine puts a spell on him to think Anastacia is the girl. The wedding is set for that night. While this is happening, Cinderella sneaks into the castle by pretending to be a mouse catcher -_-. They could not come up with anything better?

Prince Charming is told that his soon-to-be-wife has arrived, and is happy until he sees Anastasia. He instantly knows that she is not the one, and politely tries to escort them out of the room. As he is about to leave Lady Tremaine puts a spell on him to think Anastasia is the girl. The wedding is set for that night. While this is happening, Cinderella sneaks into the castle by pretending to be a mouse catcher -_-. They could not come up with anything better?

The rats Gus (Corey Burton) and Jaq (Rob Paulsen) soon tell Cinderella through acting that Lady Tremaine has access of the wand, and cast a spell to have Prince Charming love Anastasia and to forget about her. The Tremaines are shown the bakery for the wedding, and are asked by The Duke to try it out, but the sisters end up fighting, and ruin the bakery.

Charming and Anastasia start to dance, and she screws it up. After he touches her hand, Charming starts to realize that she is not the girl.

the King takes Anastasia up to his wife's dedication room to talk about how she reminds him of his dead wife by looks, and her horrible dancing. He gives her a shell that signifies his relatoinship with his wife, and that everyone deserves true love. It is nice to get this background on them, though it shows that the King really took a turn for the worse. He was so volatile in the original, and had no care about his son's well-being, other than getting a wife.

the King takes Anastasia up to his wife’s dedication room to talk about how she reminds him of his dead wife by looks, and her horrible dancing. He gives her a shell that signifies his relationship with his wife, and that everyone deserves true love. It is nice to get this background on them, though it shows that the King really took a turn for the worse. He was so volatile in the original, and had no care about his son’s well-being, other than getting a wife.

Cinderella looks through a peephole to see where Lady Tremaine put the key (the peephole is really small, and she can see the entire room), and to get the key, she disguises as a maid to clean the room. Lady Tremaine instantly knows it is her and exposes her, before calling the guards to arrest and banish Cinderella for thievery. I do not see how the Tremaines would have that much power yet to have all the guards go after this one woman. Anyways, the mouse help her run with the wand, but she is caught right after touching Charming’s hand, and Lady Tremaine retrieves the wand.

With Cinderella gone, the mice (and birds) force Charming into the room, so the former animals can explain to him (through acting again) that he was cursed, and that Cinderella was really the girl. His memories and heart are too powerful for Lady Tremaine’s spell, and he goes to the boat to retrieve Cinderella. After explaining everything to his father upon returning, the King orders the guards to arrest the Tremaines, but they are ahead of him, and disappear via magic.

While Cinderella is preparing for her wedding, Lady Tremaine, and Anastasia (disguised as Cinderella) go through with their plan, and magically puts Cinderella in another pumpkin, which is driven by a human Lucifer. With the help of her mice, she manages to escape, and makes it to the wedding right after Anastasia says she cannot marry him. Lady Tremaine appears at the wedding, and goes off on her for being an ungrateful brat. The King calls the guards to seize her, but she casts a bunch of spells, and is about to turn both Cinderella and Anastasia into frogs, only for Charming to block it with his sword, and hits Drizella and herself instead.

Long story short, Anastasia fixes everything by reforming the Fairy Godmother, reforming herself in her normal appearance, and giving back the wand. The Godmother is ashamed that she let this all happened, and asks the couple if they want to restore their old loves, but they don’t care, so things are left the same. Cinderella and Charming finally marry, and the two Tremaines end up as maids. Having them as maids is horrible, because I am sure they will try to poison and kill Cinderella. Kind of a weak punishment, but eh.

I did notice quite a bit of plotholes, and despite it being a movie that really did not need to exist, it told a strong enough story. We saw a lot more of Charming, both him and Cinderella have to fight for their happily ever after, the King and Anastasia are more humanized, and Lady Tremaine is at her very best here. There is something that you will like about the film. It is guaranteed.

I did notice quite a bit of plotholes, and despite it being a movie that really did not need to exist, it told a strong enough story. We saw a lot more of Charming, both him and Cinderella have to fight for their happily ever after, the King and Anastasia are more humanized, and Lady Tremaine is at her very best here. There is something that you will like about the film. It is guaranteed.

Characters

The characters in the film are for the most part improved from the counterparts in the first film. Not too much change, but small improvements made it easier to invest in the film.

Cinderella

Honestly, Cinderella is pretty much the same character, but she actually has to fight for her happy ending. Some may see this as a bad thing, but there was not much to her character in the first film that made her do much of substance. The focus was on her instead of the mice for most of the film.

Lady Tremaine

Lady Tremaine is a bad mother f*****. I cannot get enough of her. Seeing her without magic was good enough, but to see how she handled everything in the film is perfect, and puts her at the higher-end of the Villains in Disney, which is rightfully deserved.

Charming

He reminds me a lot of Prince Eric, which makes sense, since they are voiced by the same man. We see Charming take up some activities, obsessed with finding the one girl, and given something to do. He is not the most interesting, but had some humor and it was nice for him to do something.

Stepsisters

Drizella is a bit more snarky, but that is all I can say about her. We all know about Anastasia having a redemption arc, and it is nice. She wants to be loved for herself, and wants to live her own life. Many young people have to go through this.

King

I am SO GLAD that he was not a raging lunatic in this film, and was given some depth as to why he was so adamant about his son getting married. He was a lot more tolerable and more like a human in this film.

Animation

I like that they toned down a bit of the CGI that was very prevalent in the immediate predecessors of the canon. I did notice that there were some character design changes in regard to some of the characters. The colors were very bright and bold, and the shapes used in the film is wonderful to create atmosphere.

Music

There is no specific theme to the soundtrack that I could really pinpoint. I guess they wanted fancy music to focus on the royalty aspect, but the music was just in general really weak and generic at best. I cannot remember a score or a song in the film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on February 6th, 2007, it seemed to have received mixed reviews (which is a step up).

Reception Today

Many people see this as one of the best (if not the best) film of the canon. There are still many people who do not care for it, or dislike the film still.

Final Score

Story: 6.5/10

Characters: 8/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 7/10

29.5/40 = 74%

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Review: April 10th, 2016.

Review: April 10th, 2016.