Deleted Songs Analysis: In A Place of Miracles

Since it is a new year, and I want to add some new things to the blog, and because I have been watching a lot of deleted songs, this idea popped out. I just want to differentiate from what Swanpride is brilliantly doing with discussing songs and analyzing the lyrics and message. This will be more so discussing how it could have added more depth to the characters in the song, how it could or could not have fit into the plot, and how it would have changed things regarding the movie.

The focus of this post is the deleted song called In A Place of Miracles, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It is a song where Phoebus and Esmeralda sing about their love for one another, right after she saves him and Quasimodo from being hung by Clopin. So, the main factor to discuss is why it was not included in the film. The directors stated that the song took too much focus from Quasimodo in the film, which is fair enough. If any of you read my review of the film, I stated that the film naturally gravitates towards Esmeralda, and that I think she should have been a protagonist, or the story should have been a bit more altered to suit Quasimodo.

This was included in the Broadway version released a year or two ago, so it does hold some importance. The first few lyrics involve Phoebus and Esmeralda stating that they are confused as to why their heart is beating so fast, and that they are from two different worlds, which is true. Both of them keep on emphasizing “The solider and the gypsy”, and in the state of Paris France at the time, it is signifying the different classes,and the conflict/standards between the both of them. This kind of fits in with the movie, with the theme of “monster vs man”, and you can also interpret that into “gypsy/lower class vs parisian/higher class”. The song is kind of establishing that there is a middle ground, and what I like about it is that there are no promises between the two, and they are talking about the state of infatuation, with the bewilderment of it hitting them in the face. They are remembering that they are strangers who still barely know one another.

What I found interesting about the song is that it discusses both of them putting on a facade, or a face, quoting Phoebus, “Like this place, safe and secret; I have hidden my heart away; ‘Til tonight; It was known to only me.” Esmeralda also says something similar, quoting, “See my face; Always laughing; That’s just part of the part I play; That’s just part of this masquerade if only me,” which we actually do see of the both of them during the film.

Quasimodo is included in the song by the couple thanking him because if it was not for him, they would not be together. Clopin includes him, telling him to have a drink for love. What is interesting is that he states love, the other three characters tie it into Friendship as well. The song further talks about hidden identities which are used as misunderstandings, and how a place of miracles is where you can feel safe, and have no reason to hide. This also refers to the gypsies, and gives them another side to them that I felt the final version of the film had missing.

People stated that the song is not really good for a few reasons. One so that it makes Quasimodo feel worse about himself, and how it kind of rubs their romance in his face. I cannot really disagree completely with that, but I do think the message of the film is not fully realized on some people. The song is not really about a romantic love (though it is a part of it); it is about feeling a need to not be hidden, and a place where they can be understood and have their identity appreciated in all levels.

Another reason why people are not a fan of this song is because many do not think Phoebus and Esmeralda are the ones to sing about their feelings, or to get romantic. Most of their scenes contain playful banter, and a more mature but light-hearted tone that makes then different from most other couples. To go from that to singing about their relationship kind of takes a backseat to that, and I can see why people do not like it.

So my overall opinion on this song is that I think it could have fit into the movie to give the gypsies a different side to them, make the romance get a bit more focus, and to reestablish the message of the film through a few examples, but I see why it was taken out.

If any of you want me to discuss another deleted Disney or DreamWorks song, you can recommend it to me, and I will do it.

Disneytoons review: Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

DisneyToon's 27th film.

DisneyToon’s 27th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is a forgettable, but tame package film. It did not frustrate me in any way, neither did it really entertain me. It was a decent watch, but nothing more or less to really comment on.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

“Belles on Ice”

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

The first short consists of Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) and Daisy Duck (Tress MacNellie) competing against one another in an ice skating show Minnie goes first, and the audience eats it up, which makes Daisy increasingly jealous. To steal the show, she decides to cut off Minnie and to outshine her. Minnie gets frustrated, and their egos are insulted when one tries to outdo the other. It gets to a point where the two are literally fighting on the rink. Neither one gives up, and after performing many stunts, tricks and performances, Minnie almost injures herself by accidentally skating on a bell. Daisy is worried, the two make up, and end the performance together. Decent enough, showing a different side to the girls, though it was very simple, and predictable.

“Christmas: Impossible”

 

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

The second short consists of Hewey, Duey, and Lewey (Russi Taylor) continually acting selfish and being inconsiderate a few days before Christmas. After Uncle Scrooge (Alan Young)`s cookies were eaten by them without any regard, he tells them that he does not want them to make the mistakes  he made, because it will never get them on the good list of Santa. The trio decide to go to the North Pole to make sure they are on the good list. Trying to find a list, they cause a lot of chaos in the North Pole, which forces them to help and clean up. When they finally get the chance to get the key to get to the North Pole, they feel bad, so they fix everything and instead add Uncle Scrooge`s name to the list. This causes them to be added to the good list as well, receiving their presents from Santa. The short has the charm of the trio, and was a nice lesson that was taught to fix your mistakes and to be selfless.

“Christmas Maximus”

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Goofy (Bill Farmer)`s son Max (Jason Marsden) is coming home for the holidays from college, and is bringing his girlfriend Mona to meet him. Max wants his father to tone down his personality, so he won`t embarrass Mona, who is looking forward to meet Goofy. Goofy ends up accidentally blowing their suitcases, shows her his baby picture, interrupts their kiss by wiping Max`s mouth with a napkin, which embarrasses Max. He leaves the house for a bit, and after noting the sentimental scarf his father made him, he joins his father and girlfriend in making popcorn. She ends up being as goofy as they are, and even sharing the same teeth as them. This is probably the most fun short out of the bunch.

“Donald’s Gift”

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Donald (Tony Anselmo) had a miserable shopping day, which turns even worse when he misses the bus, and everyone is singing `We Wish You a Merry Christmas` everywhere he goes. He even hears it on the radio when he is home. That shit is pretty annoying, I am not going to lie. Daisy, Hewey, Dewey, and Lewey obnoxiously barge into the house, and then demand to go out as soon as he gets comfortable in the house. He refuses, and ends up into an argument with Daisy, which he loses, since he ends up going anyways. After hearing the song again in a store, he ends up breaking and vandalizing everything in it, and when it was revealed, everyone is embarrassed. His nephews do not want to claim him, and Daisy tells him that this is a new low for him. Donald has an epiphany, and wrongs his rights, gaining a bunch of Christmas spirit, and sings the song. This is easily the most emotional short out of the entire film.

“Mickey’s Dog-Gone Christmas”

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

The final, and easily the longest short consists of Mickey (Wayne Allwine) arriving home to tell Pluto (Bill Farmer) about the decorations he bought, so they can prepare for the Christmas bash. He tells Pluto to wait to put up the star, but he does not listen, and almost causes Mickey to fall off the ladder. Minnie calls, and hopes Mickey is not overdoing it, but while he is on the phone, Pluto disobeys Mickey and tries to put the star on, ruining all of the decorations, and blowing almost all the electricity with it.Mickey tells him to go to the dog house and to stay out, while he goes shopping. Pluto runs away and leaves his dog tag behind, feeling bad about what happened. Mickey returns home, and tries to make things better with Pluto, only to come to the realization that he ran away. Posting a bunch of posters about his missing dog, he finally finds Pluto at the North Pole. Don`t bother asking. Pluto feels homesick, helps out after a while, and with the help of the reindeers, he returns home. When the return, the entire crew tell them that they were looking all over to help find Pluto, and they all end up going to the house to celebrate a simple Christmas at Mickey`s.

I was expecting this to be a lot worse and a lot tedious than it really was. It was nice to see everyone with tier own families, and to see how they separately celebrated Christmas, only to come together at the end. Everyone got their focus, and it was a sweet film to watch. It is not a big film, but sometimes, that is a good thing.

I was expecting this to be a lot worse and a lot tedious than it really was. It was nice to see everyone with tier own families, and to see how they separately celebrated Christmas, only to come together at the end. Everyone got their focus, and it was a sweet film to watch. It is not a big film, but sometimes, that is a good thing.

Characters

I was shocked with the amount of dimensions and emotions the characters experienced. Mickey is seen as an overachiever, and someone who has somewhat of a temper, Donald is the typical Donald, but has a lot of remorse, Minnie and Daisy being seen as a bit catty and egotistic, but have hearts of gold, Goofy remained Goofy, and everyone offered something to the film. Max`s girlfriend is the only real exception, since all she did was giggle. The characters are a lot better in this film.

Animation

Regarding the animation, it is obvious that it is cheap, but despite that, it was not bad to look at. The CGI was not as dated and blocky as I thought it would, though it seemed like there was a glossy look over it. I was expecting a lot worse.

Music

The music is the typical Christmas music. It is fine. There is literally nothing else to say about it.

Reception at Release

The film was released on November 9th, 2004. There is no other information regarding the reception at release.

Reception Today

The reception that the film has is that it  is one of the more forgettable films in the canon. I did not even know it existed until I looked at the DisneyToons list to see which film is next.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 8/10

Animation 6.5/10

Music: 7/10

29/40 = 73%

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Review: January 31st, 2016.

Review: January 31st, 2016.

Disneytoons review: Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers

DisneyToon's 26th film.

DisneyToon’s 26th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it was better than I thought it was. It is still a pretty generic film, but at least there are some redeeming factors in the film compared to a lot of the others in this canon. It is one of the better films, though it is a bit too short.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts off with some turtle (don’t know his name to credit him) narrating the story of the three musketeers, which consists of Mickey (Wayne Allwine), Donald (Tony Anselmo), and Goofy (Bill Farmer). They are street urchins, who were robbed, but are saved by the royal musketeers. The three of them aspire to be them one day, after receiving one of their hats, and as they are cleaning a part of the castle, it is clear that they are the clumsiest, and some of the most incompetent creatures in existence. Pete (Jim Cummings) is bathing upstairs, and hears all of the ruckus, so he goes downstairs and tells them to stop with the crap.

Minnie Mouse () is a princess, and Daisy () is her right hand woman. Diasy thinks Minnie's constant rants about true love is ridiculous, and they anrrowly escape getting crushed by a cault being dropped on them by robbers.

Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) is a princess, and Daisy (Tress MacNellie) is her right hand woman. Daisy thinks Minnie’s constant rants about true love is ridiculous, and they narrowly escape getting crushed by a safe being dropped on them by robbers. Pete’s assistants failed to kill Minnie, which pisses him off, and tells the janitors that they are now Musketeers. We also get the typical crap about Minnie being forced into marrying royalty instead of marrying for love.

Pete brings them into the throne area, and obviously Mickey and Minnie instantly fall in love with one another. Goofy gets scared of the knight costumes, and ends up attacking it. Thinking that Daisy was about to kill Minnie, they attack Daisy. This was extremely painful and disturbing to watch. I get it that they needed humor, but seeing Daisy getting jumped by 3 men is something I do not support, and think it was a horrible scene. I have to say that it is refreshing to see a much sassier Minnie Mouse.

Pete tells the Beagle Boy robbers (Jeff Bennett and Maurice LaMarche) to handle Minnie before the Opera show, which the crew are on their way to. As they are riding through the woods, the Beagle Boys remove the Musketeers from the situation, and kidnap Minnie and Daisy. They go to the tower to save Minnie and Daisy, but they easily fail to free them from the cage they are locked into, and are defeated in a sword battle.

The only reason why Daisy and Minnie are saved is because of the clumsiness of the Musketeers. After that, Minnie and Mickey have a romance segment, and she then talks to Daisy about her love for Mickey, and how it is destined because they are both mice. Daisy does not care, because that would mean she has to be with Donald. Pete realizes that the Musketeers are bigger threats than he imagined, so he has his sidekicks go to separate and kill them off.

The only reason why Daisy and Minnie are saved is because of the clumsiness of the Musketeers. After that, Minnie and Mickey have a romance segment, and she then talks to Daisy about her love for Mickey, and how it is destined because they are both mice. Daisy does not care, because that would mean she has to be with Donald. Pete realizes that the Musketeers are bigger threats than he imagined, so he has his sidekicks go to separate and kill them off.

Pete walks Mickey to his chamber, where he will eventually drown, and tells him that he is on his own, Donald abandoned them, and how Goofy is killed. Peter leaves, and the water starts coming in, which causes Mickey to panic. Pete sent his ally Clarabelle Cow (April Winchelle) to have Goofy drown in the river, but he ends up unknowingly seducing her, and she decides to spare his life to hook up with him. Clarabelle spills all of the beans to Goofy, and he runs to find and to tell Donald to come save Mickey with him. Donald had some resistance, which was his fear, but he gets over it.

They end up saving Mickey right as he is drowning to his death, and Mickey gets out of his unconsciousness with them hovering over him. Pete goes to the Opera show, and bags Daisy and Minnie to lock them in a treasure chest. The Musketeers end up finding them, and Pete sees them. This ends up being some sort of a tug of war, and it ends up being Mickey vs Pete; the former beating the latter with the help of his Musketeers.

The plot of the film was not really bad, and it did not frustrate me. It was kind of typical, and a bit simple, but if it his handled decently, than there is not a whole lot to say. I can see the film being memorable, and it did not irk me like a majority of the others, but it is still a simple, generic, short movie.

The plot of the film was not really bad, and it did not frustrate me. It was kind of typical, and a bit simple, but if it his handled decently, than there is not a whole lot to say. I can see the film being memorable, and it did not irk me like a majority of the others, but it is still a simple, generic, short movie.

Characters

I do not feel like uploading a bunch of pictures for characters that are in a bunch of random movies, so I will talk about them here. Mickey was the typical generic bore he is, but he was not annoying with it, and was pretty close to me liking him in the film. Donald and Goofy did not really stand out, but were toned down versions of themselves. Daisy was a lot snarkier than she usually is, and Minnie refreshed me. I have never seen her have such a big voice, sass, and strength in herself. Pete is Pete I guess.

Animation

The animation was pleasing enough to look at. It was very colorful, and the characters were consistently animated. I do not know what else needs to be said regarding this. Everything was decent.

Music

The music had some classical European themes that were implicated in it, but it was clear that it was because they needed any type of music, and not because they spent a lot of time in the score and songs of the film.

Reception at Release

There is not that much reception regarding the film, but from the few things that I saw, it was mostly negative. The film was released on August 17th, 2004.

Reception Today

There is little to no reception regarding the film, so it is largely forgotten.

Final Score

Story: 6.5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

26/40 = 65%

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Review: January 24th, 2016

Review: January 24th, 2016

DisneyToons review: Springtime with Roo

Disneytoon's 25th film.

Disneytoon’s 25th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is not as insufferable or as bad as the many other Winnie the Pooh films that I was forced to endure. There is some sentiment and emotion in the film, that was used as a focal point. Ultimately, the film is too short to really have much substance, or be anything better than decent.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

Roo (Jimmy Bennett) is thrilled about going to Rabbit (Ken Sansom)’s house for Easter with everyone else, but when they get there, Rabbit forces them to clean, creating his own holiday that resembles spring cleaning. He was avoiding Easter like the plague, and left to tend to his garden as everyone else was supposed to clean the house. Let’s just say that they mess up the house even more, and  they mess it up by decorating Rabbit’s house with Easter decor, paintings, and decorations. This is literally dragging on so much. We are 20 minutes in the film, and this is all I typed. When Rabbit returns, he is pissed off, and kicks everyone out, because that was not what he told them to do, and is traumatized by Easter for some reason. Roo takes it really hard, since he was looking forward to the season.

After a conversation with Roo, Tigger (Jim Cummings) ends up going to speak to Rabbit about reconsidering cancelling Easter. Somehow, Rabbit is almost convinced to celebrate Easter for Roo, but things do not work as much as how they think.

After a conversation with Roo, Tigger (Jim Cummings) ends up going to speak to Rabbit about reconsidering cancelling Easter. Somehow, Rabbit is almost convinced to celebrate Easter for Roo, but things do not work as much as how they think.

Rabbit said that he was traumatized by Roo’s first Easter, which was last year. Rabbit liked controlling the Easter, but Tigger ended up ruining it for him. I love how the main character is Roo, but his mother Kanga (Kath Soucie) is barely in the film. The flashback consists of Tigger comes up with the idea to host Easter, and manages to get Rabbit to help. This ends up turning into a hot mess thanks to Tigger’s disorganization and insolence causing chaos. Okay……….. This film is only continuing to get me to hate the Winnie the Pooh franchise, but I get how that would take Rabbit out of his favourite holiday.

Back to the present day, all of the others are deciding to look for Easter rocks. So Tigger returns and tells Roo that Rabbit is not coming to Easter with them. Rabbit ends up coming up with an epiphany, and decides to celebrate Easter with everyone else, but when he sees them, he gets sad that they really took it upon themselves to celebrate it without him.Rabbit decides to make things right, and turns Easter around by his support.

I have never had a Story section in a review that is as short as this. The film is 58 minutes, and it just felt like the long short. I like how they used Easter as something emotional and a way to bring people together, which they emphasized. While I was not really frustrated with this film, there is a lack of effort in it that I cannot support.

I have never had a Story section in a review that is as short as this. The film is 58 minutes, and it just felt like the long short. I like how they used Easter as something emotional and a way to bring people together, which they emphasized. While I was not really frustrated with this film, there is a lack of effort in it that I cannot support.

Characters

I am so sick of talking about these characters, and having these films being treated like they should be anything but package films. I refuse to give any of them their own sections because they are the exact same, and they do little to nothing. The only thing I can note of from this specific film is that Rabbit had to remember that it is not the organizing that is important, but enjoying time with others that is important. Roo is seen as a main character in the film but he was only seen in my eyes being used as an emotional ploy to connect Rabbit to the main theme of the film.

Animation

What I can say about the animation is that it looks relatively  the same as all of the other straight-to-video Winnie the Pooh films, but this film uses a lot more vibrant colors and shapes.

Music

The music in this film was not memorable at all, which is a shocker, since even the worst Winnie the Pooh films contain memorable music. It was still good enough, and did its job, but nothing stood up. To be fair, the film was too short to really have songs.

Reception at Release

There is no information on the reception of this film at the time of release, regarding the critical reception or the financial earnings it made. It was released on March 9th, 2004.

Reception Today

From what I have looked around, there is not a lot of talk about this film, so I assume many do not know it exists, or do not care about this film at all to talk about it.

Final Score

Story: 4.5/10

Characters: 4.5/10

Animation 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

22.5/40 = 56%

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Review: January 17th, 2016.

Review: January 17th, 2016.

DisneyToons review: The Lion King 1 1/2

Disneytoon's 24th film.

Disneytoon’s 24th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film was that it is not as bad as I thought it would be…… in the beginning. In the middle, they just started shitting on the quality and integrity of The Lion King with its poor attempts to shove Timon and Pumba in every single scenario. If they took this as an opportunity to dig in deeper with Timon and Pumba, with keeping some of the humor the two have, than this film could have been better.

Production

Apparently they had plans making The Lion King 3 all the way back in 2000 for a 2001 release, but clearly things changed through production. The film became The Lion King 1 1/2 sometime in 2002 or 2003.

Story

The frame story of The Lion King is started from Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella) watching the film in the theater, rewinding from The Circle of Life to their introduction in Hakuna Matata.They decide to tell them the story from the beginning, and that they were at the events of The Lion King form the very beginning.

We get a backstory of Timon’s life before meeting everyone in the film, where he was the clumsy, misunderstood careless, and lazy meerkat, who screwed things up for his meerkat society. Literally all of the meerkats are carbon copies of Timon’s designs, with a minor tweak in color. His mother Ma (Julie Kavner) and uncle Max (Jerry Stiller) are introduced, and the former is trying to encourage her son softly, telling him that he needs to step up. Timon hates his life because they have to hide and hide (isn’t that a main component of Hakuna Matata? To hide from their problems, and have no care about anything?)

It is ncie that they decided to show abackstory of Timon. If you are oging to make the side characters a main character of another film, you might as well give them something that we did not know before. They give him a job to look after the hyenas for the tribe to prove himself, and what does he decide to do? He decides to sing about how bad everyone else is, how he is looking out for himself, and how he wants to enjoy everything, and kicking back. He completely ignores his job to sing about his desperate ego to notice the hyenas, and almost sacrifices their lives to the hyenas. They tell Timon that he has to leave. I can't even feel bad for him, since this was deliberate on his end. It was not like he fell, and the hyenas came. He deliberately decided to blow off his job to sing about how he hates his life, and about how he needs to tend to his ego.

It is nice that they decided to show a backstory of Timon. If you are going to make the side characters a main character of another film, you might as well give them something that we did not know before.
They give him a job to look after the hyenas for the tribe to prove himself, and what does he decide to do? He decides to sing about how bad everyone else is, how he is looking out for himself, and how he wants to enjoy everything, and kicking back. He completely ignores his job to sing about his desperate ego to notice the hyenas, and almost sacrifices their lives to the hyenas. They snub Timon, who ends up leaving to be on his own. I can’t even feel bad for him, since this was deliberate on his end. It was not like he fell, and the hyenas came. He deliberately decided to blow off his job to sing about how he hates his life, and about how he needs to tend to his ego.

Timon is on his way, and ends up bumping into Rafiki (Robert Guillaume) after balling his eyes about. Rafiki tells him to find Hakuna Matata by looking ahead, which he instantly sees as Pride Rock. Timon hears a growl, and runs away from the animal approaching him, who ends up being Pumbaa. Timon thought he was going to eat him, but Pumbaa reassures him that he only followed him because he saw him crying. It is weird that they gave Timon a backstory, but refuse to give Pumbaa one. All we know is that people run from him because of his smell and habits (we already knew this in the first film, so nothing new is being added).

They start to walk together, and it just so happens to be the same day Simba (Matthew Broderick) is born (Circle of Life), and Pumbaa smells a bowel movement/gas start to rumble. When it finally comes out, it causes some of the animals to knock over and pass out, or to bend their noses instead of the respect of Mufasa and Sarabi.

Excuse my language, but hell no to this shit. This moment COMPLETELY shits on the classic moment from The Lion King, and turns it into a tasteless, disrespectful scene. The film then makes the I Just Can't Wait to be King look like it was a day after, when Timon and Pumbaa wake up to hear all of the rumbling above them. The duo find their way to the graveyards to find another place to stay, and they even manage to make their way to the stampede that killed Mufasa. I cannot take this shit seriously. It only makes Timon and Pumbaa more annoying, and makes you see the original in a completely different (meaning a more distasteful) manner.

Excuse my language, but hell no to this shit. This moment COMPLETELY shits on the classic moment from The Lion King, and turns it into a tasteless, disrespectful scene. The film then makes the I Just Can’t Wait to be King look like it was a day after, when Timon and Pumbaa wake up to hear all of the rumbling above them.
The duo find their way to the graveyards to find another place to stay, and they even manage to make their way to the stampede that killed Mufasa. I cannot take this shit seriously. It only makes Timon and Pumbaa more annoying, and makes you see the original in a completely different (meaning a more distasteful) manner.

So Timon and Pumbaa continue to bond, because both are outcasts and alone, which is nice enough. The scene they used to show them bonding was pretty tasteful. Ma ends up finding her way to Rafiki, asking for her son. When he told her that he told Timon to follow the metaphor of Hakuna Matata, she loses it, knowing her son takes metaphors literally, and thinks he is starving.

We get some supposedly fun moments of Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa hang out with one another, which ended up including a bug slurping scene between Timon and Simba -_-. Simba starts growing up, and they end up hanging out, until Nala (Moira Kelly) reappears in his life, and Timon continues whining. I dislike him more in this film than I did in the first film.

Because Timon is a hating, selfish, jealous, lonely, irresponsible mofo, he decides to sabotage Nala with anything he comeds up with, and having Pumbaa helping him out. This is crapping on the scene of Can You Feel the Love Tonight, and I just cannot support it.

Because Timon is a hating, selfish, jealous, lonely, irresponsible mofo, he decides to sabotage Nala with anything he comeds up with, and having Pumbaa helping him out. This is crapping on the scene of Can You Feel the Love Tonight, and I just cannot support it. They see Simba and Nala argue, which he cheers at.

Soon after, they find out that Simba left to return home, and Nala tells them that he needs them to support him take on Scar. Pumbaa follows, and tells Timon that Hakuna Matata is nothing without Simba, since it is about who you are with. The continue arguing, and Pumbaa left, only for Timon to follow a few minutes later, knowing they are right.

During the climax of The Lion King, Timon only ends up calling his meerkat tribe for support when the hyenas are after them. I do not like how they concluded the plot with the meerkats and Timon, since it is very unsatisfying. I do not know why they would start the film with a side-plot, and there is little to no payoff at the end.

Ugh, I have many mixed feelings on the show. What was added new was pretty good, but it was muddled in the attempt to completely shit on the first film, and made it completely tasteless. It kind of made me hate the side characters even more, and was completely pointless. There is a reason why it is almost never a good thing for side characters to be protagonists; it adds nothing and makes things worse. In the beginning, I thought people were overreacting, but by the end of the hour and ten minutes, I am ashamed.

Ugh, I have many mixed feelings on the show. What was added new was pretty good, but it was muddled in the attempt to completely shit on the first film, and made it completely tasteless. It kind of made me hate the side characters even more, and was completely pointless. There is a reason why it is almost never a good thing for side characters to be protagonists; it adds nothing and makes things worse. In the beginning, I thought people were overreacting, but by the end of the hour and ten minutes, I am ashamed.

Characters

I am not impressed with the characters in the film. The main ones were mostly grating, the new characters were eh at best, and the side characters are pretty much irrelevant.

I was indifferent, close to disliking him in the first film, did not acre about him in the second film, but I loathe him in the third film. He takes responsibility for nothing, becomes an even bigger arrogant asshole, and when he does something wrong or ignorant, it is completely blown away. Not impressed.

I was indifferent, close to disliking him in the first film, did not acre about him in the second film, but I loathe him in the third film. He takes responsibility for nothing, becomes an even bigger arrogant asshole, and when he does something wrong or ignorant, it is completely blown away. Not impressed.

Pumba was decent enough in the film, but I do not know why we got no backstory on him, but all of the focus is on Timon. Wasn't the film supposed to be about the both of them, and their part in things? He was a supporting character at best.

Pumba was decent enough in the film, but I do not know why we got no backstory on him, but all of the focus is on Timon. Wasn’t the film supposed to be about the both of them, and their part in things? He was a supporting character at best.

She wanted the best for her son, but at the same time she could not defend his actions. I felt like she was kind of given the crap end of the stick with how she was treated, and not even acknowledged.

She wanted the best for her son, but at the same time she could not defend his actions. I felt like she was kind of given the crap end of the stick with how she was treated, and not even acknowledged.

While Ma may have been a bit too supportive, Max was too unsupportive. An uncle is not supposed ot cheer so much when their nephew leaves, and has no faith or confidence in him. It was like he kind of wanted him to fail.

While Ma may have been a bit too supportive, Max was too unsupportive. An uncle is not supposed ot cheer so much when their nephew leaves, and has no faith or confidence in him. It was like he kind of wanted him to fail.

Animation

The animation is pretty decent. There are some times where I was confused whether some footage was from the original film, or reanimated for this film with the Disneytoons budget. Either way, my eyes were quite pleased at the visuals when looking at the film.

Music

Well, I cannot really bash the music, since they honestly repeated shortened versions of the music in The Lion King. They just rearranged a lot of compositions, and tweaked it to make it into something humorous is what I can, and will critique. A lot of the music in the film was devalued because of the random changes.

Reception at Release

The film was released on February 10th, 2004, and there are no reports on the financial profits gained from the film.

According to Wikipedia and Rotten Tomatoes, the reception was quite positive, at least compared to the other DisneyToon films. People liked the fact that it took an interesting spin on the story of the first film, and the dialogue was pretty nice.

Reception Today

From what I have heard, people do not hold it of high regard today, but some still say it is one of the better DisneyToon films. There is a lot of mixed reception regarding this film.

 

Final Score

Story: 4.5/10

Characters: 5.5/10

Animation 7/10

Music: 6.5/10

23.5/40 = 59%

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Review: January 10th, 2016

Animatedkid’s Best and Worst Animated Film list of 2015

The Best and Worst animated films list of 2015 will be posted soon.

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The Peanuts Movie review

 

2015's 7th animated film.

2015’s 7th animated film.

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My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it was a sweet, simple, but strong film. I do not think it is one of the greater films I have watched, but there is something about the simplicity of it that makes the film better. I was not that familiar with the Peanuts franchise, but still found a lot that was enjoyable about it.

Production

In 2006, Craig Schulz (the son of the creator of the Peanuts franchise) wanted to keep his father’s legacy alive, and had an idea for a film. He pitched it to Blue Sky sometime in the early 2010s, and the company announced the film in late 2012. They did not want to add many newcomers because Schulz felt like the legacy of Peanuts would have been ruined, so it maintained important that he was in control over the production of the film.

Story

So the story begins with the children preparing to go to school, and react to Charlie (Noah Schnapp) attempting to fly a kite in the middle of the winter, and to a new family moving in. They end up seeing that the neighbor ends up being a girl they call the Little Red-Haired Girl (Francesca Angelucci Capaldi), who enters the class, and catches anyone’s attention. Charlie ends up having this huge crush on her, and stumbles over his tests, and ends up writing his name on the wrong test to her. He ends up being embarrassed, since he could not catch her attention.

There ends up being a sub-plot point of the dog Snoopy (Bill Melendez) trying to enter the school, and everyone yells at him because dogs are not allowed. I am assuming this is a gimmick or a previous plot point for a short or a comic.

There ends up being a sub-plot point of the dog Snoopy (Bill Melendez) trying to enter the school, and everyone yells at him because dogs are not allowed. I am assuming this is a gimmick or a previous plot point for a short or a comic.

Snoopy ends up having another sub-plot, where he is having a dream about chasing a female dog named Fifi (Kristen Chenoweth). I guess that this is supposed to be a parallel of Charlie chasing after the Red-Haired Girl, but it is filler, since we get the point the film is trying to make, and the time could have been used in a better way. In another day, the Red-Haired Girl attempts to sit beside Charlie, but he crawls under the seats of the bus to get away from her. I get nervousness, but this is too over the top, and just makes me roll his my eyes. This continues when he rings her doorbell, but instantly hides in a tree when she opens the door.

Charlie ends up going to Lucy (Hadley Belle Miller) for advice when it comes to the opposite sex, and she tells him that he needs to be more confident in himself, which would be hard to do, since she sees Charlie as a failure. After seeing his sister Sally (Mariel Sheets) practice in her room for the talent show, Charlie decides to sign up for the talent show. He decides not to perform, since he sees everyone laughing at his sister, so he makes a fool of himself, to make his sister thrive in the talent show. I have to say that it is very nice of him to do that.

Charlie ends up preparing and studying a ballroom dance routine for the school dance that is approaching, and is really putting his best forth. He starts to impress everyone, but right at the end of the dance, there is a spill, which he falls on. His shoe ends up hitting the sprinklers, so the dance is now soaked, and everyone leaves. The Red-Haired girl ends up going back east to take care of her mother for a week, and it is time for the book report. Charlie is luckily paired up with her.

Charlie ends up preparing and studying a ballroom dance routine for the school dance that is approaching, and is really putting his best forth. He starts to impress everyone, but right at the end of the dance, there is a spill, which he falls on. His shoe ends up hitting the sprinklers, so the dance is now soaked, and everyone leaves.
The Red-Haired girl ends up going back east to take care of her mother for a week, and it is time for the book report. Charlie is luckily paired up with her.

He decides that getting the golden star for the Best Report will start their relationship. The test results are soon posted, and he ends up being the first person to score a perfect score. This causes the school to treat him like a genius and a celebrity. Charlie ends up choosing her favorite book to create the book report on, and ends up doing all to it by himself, so she won’t worry when she comes back.

It is the time where he gets an award for getting a perfect on the test. Right when he is on the stage to make a speech, he sees his test, and recognizes that it is not his, so he decides to be honest, and tells everyone that it is a misunderstanding.

So Charlie shows his paper to his friend Linus (Alex Garfin) the book report, who ends up liking it. The Little Red Haired Girl approaches them, not knowing that they had a book report to do. She is thankful that he did the entire thing on his own, but it is soon shattered by a red toy helicopter, causing both of them to fail the assignment. He loses all hope.

So Charlie shows his paper to his friend Linus (Alex Garfin) the book report, who ends up liking it. The Little Red Haired Girl approaches them, not knowing that they had a book report to do. She is thankful that he did the entire thing on his own, but it is soon shattered by a red toy helicopter, causing both of them to fail the assignment. He loses all hope.

There is a bunch of filler with the dog (that lasts about 10 minutes), and we skip to the last day of school, where they are choosing pen pals. No one wants to be Charlie`s partner but the Little Red Haired Girl, which shocks him and everyone else. He cannot get it out of his mind as to why she chose him. Deciding to follow Linus`s advice to talk to her, he goes to her house, only for her mother to tell him that she is on her way to summer camp. He rushes to the bus stop before she gets on, and asks her why she chose him. She tells him that he is a good, compassionate, brave, honorable man, and that he is not the failure he sees himself as. The bus finally drives off, and people celebrate to Charlie.

You know, it has been less than a decade since I was a legit child (alright, maybe a decade), and this film brought me back to that time. Those little scenarios that were seen as so big in those days were carried all throughout the film, and used to tie into the plot point of Charlie`s courage, and impressing the Little Red Haired Girl. While I would have appreciated if there were less filler with the dog. The plot was very simple, but it was executed pretty well. The characters that needed focus on were great, and I am proud to have watched this film. It is nice to have a film bring you back to your innocent years, and make you more appreciative of your childhood.

You know, it has been less than a decade since I was a legit child (alright, maybe a decade), and this film brought me back to that time. Those little scenarios that were seen as so big in those days were carried all throughout the film, and used to tie into the plot point of Charlie`s courage, and impressing the Little Red Haired Girl. While I would have appreciated if there were less filler with the dog. The plot was very simple, but it was executed pretty well. The characters that needed focus on were great, and I am proud to have watched this film. It is nice to have a film bring you back to your innocent years, and make you more appreciative of your childhood.

Characters

I am not going to go through all of the characters, since there are only 2 characters that receive important focus, but I will say that as a whole (including the minor characters), they are very likable.

Charlie is a very strong character. He is very unlucky, clumsy, and kind of a coward, but he has to work through it to show all of his good traits, and finally have the courage to talk to the Red Haired Girl. A pretty strong protagonist, and it was easy to root for him, despite some of his cowardice annoying me slightly.

Charlie is a very strong character. He is very unlucky, clumsy, and kind of a coward, but he has to work through it to show all of his good traits, and finally have the courage to talk to the Red Haired Girl. A pretty strong protagonist, and it was easy to root for him, despite some of his cowardice annoying me slightly.

He is a reason why most of the filler in the film exists, so I was slightly annoyed with him. He was a supportive friend, I guess.

He is a reason why most of the filler in the film exists, so I was slightly annoyed with him. He was a supportive friend, I guess.

Honestly, she has no real character, and is more of a plot device. I know that it works in this film, but I will always appreciate a character who shows some personality.

Honestly, she has no real character, and is more of a plot device. I know that it works in this film, but I will always appreciate a character who shows some personality.

To put it nicely, she is the same bossy, but not totally unlikable character in the comics and shows in here.

To put it nicely, she is the same bossy, but not totally unlikable character in the comics and shows in here.

He is kind of the moral compass and the advisor to his friend Charlie. That is pretty much it.

He is kind of the moral compass and the advisor to his friend Charlie. That is pretty much it.

Animation

Honestly, I am really impressed with the animation. The CGI animation was made to look flatter (like in traditionally animated films) to keep the tone of the specials and shows. I felt like the textures were very unique, and made the world look a lot better. Some people may not have liked the choices that were made regarding the animation, but I found it floundering.

Music

The music was pretty much the same that was used in the previous installments. It is by no way a bad thing, but it was expected. There is a lot of piano and classic music that was used in the show. They might have tweaked a few things here and there, but it was very similar.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on November 6th, 2015, it domestically made $126,600, 000, and made 44,600,000 internationally, which became a world amount of $172,000,000 as of December 27th, 2015. It opened at #2, but it seems like it has dropped considerably in the weeks since.

It receives positive critical reception, and seen as the highest-rated Blue Sky film. A lot of people liked it for nostalgic reasons, and had a lot of heart, while the few criticisms it had involved it being unambitious and simplistic.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 9/10

Music: 8/10

= 31.5/40 =79%

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The Best and Worst animated films list of 2015 will be posted soon.

The Best and Worst animated films list of 2015 will be posted soon.

The Good Dinosaur review

2015's final animated film.

2015’s final animated film.

http://www.watchfree.to/watch-2a4937-The-Good-Dinosaur-movie-online-free-putlocker.html

My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after watching the film is that it is a pretty good Pixar film, and I liked the emotions that were carried through in the film. While the film does get boring at points, there is a lot to like about it. Not one of my favorites, but I have no hate for it whatsoever. I am not even going to go into the comparisons with it and Inside Out.

Production

The film started production in 2009, and the first release date was initially November of 2013. The public became aware of this film when it was announced in the 2011 D23 Expo. A change in the release date caused the film to then be postponed to June of 2014, and 9 months before the film was to premiere, the story was completely changed, the director and producer were removed from the project due to issues with the story. This was the reason why Pixar had no film last year. Finding Dory was pushed back, because this film took the date of the former, which we will see next year. A majority of the cast was revised as well.

Story

So the film starts off with the meteor that was to have hit the Earth to wipe out the dinosaurs completely skip over the Earth. Over 60 million years later, we see a farmer dinosaur couple named Henry (Jeffrey Wright) and Ida (Frances McDormand) give birth to three eggs, which soon become Libby (Maleah Padilla), Buck (Marcus Scribner) and Arlo (Raymond Ochoa). It is clear form the very beginning that Arlo is different, and not as good of a farmer as the rest of his family, and a lot of this has to do with him being easily feared.

There is a tradition in the family, where they would put their mud imprint on this food holder when they showed strength and bravery. As you can see all of the family members but Arlo have their imprint. His brother makes fun of him for it, but his father gives him a duty to capture the "animal-like" human, who keeps on stealing their food. Long story short, Arlo fails at this.

There is a tradition in the family, where they would put their mud imprint on this food holder when they showed strength and bravery. As you can see all of the family members but Arlo have their imprint. His brother makes fun of him for it, but his father gives him a duty to capture the “animal-like” human, who keeps on stealing their food. Long story short, Arlo fails at this.

His father is disappointed by his son’s cowardice, and decides to take him out to the ravine to follow and kill the caveboy.  Seeing his son fall, and whine about not being good enough, Henry changes his mind. The water of the ravine fastly approaches, and Arlo manages to be spared, but Henry dies right after saving Arlo; him being taken away with the water. It is clear with that they are trying to do with this deceased father arc.

Arlo sees his mother Ida struggle, and she tells him that he needs to do more to keep their farm running, since his father passed away. the little caveman we come to know as Spot (Jake Bright) is eating their food again, which causes Arlo to chose him off, and they fall in the ravine to be stranded some lengths away from home.

The film starts getting a bit boring around ehre, because it is what everyone expects. Arlo and Spot disagree, and argue, but then they suddenly warm up to one another. Alro blames Spot for his father's death, and for him getting lost. It is not until Spot brings him food and shows him berries that things get better with the two of them. Afterwards, Spot saves him from a vicious snake, and is named Spot by Arlo when he finally responds to him when he mentions the name.

The film starts getting a bit boring around here, because it is what everyone expects. Arlo and Spot disagree, and argue, but then they suddenly warm up to one another. Alro blames Spot for his father’s death, and for him getting lost. It is not until Spot brings him food and shows him berries that things get better with the two of them. Afterwards, Spot saves him from a vicious snake, and is named Spot by Arlo when he finally responds to him when he mentions the name.

It is the night time, and Arlo teaches Spot what a family is by using sticks and drawing a circle in the sand around the sticks. After that, they run from a storm, only to bump into some Pterodactyls that tell Arlo that they will help take him home, but they only intend on eating him. A pair of Tyrannosaurus’ named Nash (A.J. Buckley) and Ramsey (Anna Paquin) scare off the Pterodactyls, and had to convince their father Butch (Sam Elliot) to let Arlo and Spot join them, since the other dinos are trying to find a herd that they lost. Arlo shows his bravery when he helps some of the T-Rex’s to fight some Velociraptors, and bonds even more with them. Arlo soon learns that you cannot beat fear altogether, but you can get through it, which is a pretty strong message.

They make it to the river, but before they get home, the same Pterodactyls get them, and manage to capture Spot. Arlo luckily ends up falling off a cliff into a bunch of ropes.

We get a Lion King scene that is reflected of Mufasa returning in an illusion to Simba to tell him a message. His father tells him that Arlo is him and more, and that he is beocming a hero, so he needs to save Spot.

We get a Lion King scene that is reflected of Mufasa returning in an illusion to Simba to tell him a message. His father tells him that Arlo is him and more, and that he is beocming a hero, so he needs to save Spot.

So he ends up finding Spud in the ravine, where they are in the same predicament that his father died in. Arlo goes in the water, and saves Spot right before they fall down the waterfall. When Spot wakes up again, they finally make it to their destination, but he hears a howl of another human, which is soon revealed as a family. It is never explicitly stated if it was Spot’s family, or a random family, but either way, he joins them after having an emotional goodbye with Arlo. Not long after, Arlo reunites with his mother, sister and brother, and soon gets his mud imprint on the wall, beside his mother and father’s.

I do think that they should have focused on the overall Pixar "what if"question of the film, which was "What if the meteor skipped Earth?" It only touches on it very lightly. The plot is definitely not the strongest, and it can drag a lot, but it is the heart and emotion that carries the film through. It is one of the better films of the year. I just hope the film makes the money that it needs, to, and I hope that it does not flop.

I do think that they should have focused on the overall Pixar “what if”question of the film, which was “What if the meteor skipped Earth?” It only touches on it very lightly. The plot is definitely not the strongest, and it can drag a lot, but it is the heart and emotion that carries the film through. It is one of the better films of the year. I just hope the film makes the money that it needs, to, and I hope that it does not flop.

Characters

To be honest, there are only 2 characters that gets more than the minimum amount of focus in the film, so I am only going to focus on them. They are not the strongest characters, but good enough for the relationship between the two characters in the film, since the film was more about their relationship than anything else.

Arlo is the typical coward underdog, who has to prove himself to be a strong person. I do not know if it was the voice acting or something else, but I was very invested in him. Maybe it was because he was given an established trait that he had to overcome. I do not know.

Arlo is the typical coward underdog, who has to prove himself to be a strong person. I do not know if it was the voice acting or something else, but I was very invested in him. Maybe it was because he was given an established trait that he had to overcome. I do not know.

Spot is an overly excited and resourceful caveman I guess. There is not much to say, but I think a lot of his character comes from his cute design.

Spot is an overly excited and resourceful caveman I guess. There is not much to say, but I think a lot of his character comes from his cute design.

Animation

I know that people have often complained about the overly cartoony animation in this film. but I did not mind it. I am kind of glad that they deviated away from the overly detailed designs that dinosaurs usually get. I was very impressed with the texture of the backgrounds and the setting of the film more than anything.

Music

The score in the movie is good enough. It has the typical adventure and dinosaur-themed music that is often used for these type of films. Nothing particularly stands out though.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on November 25th, 2015, it made $101 million domestically, and $93 million, with a total of $194.7 million as of December 22nd, 2015. Many are predicting that this will be Pixar’s first financial flop, since it has a budget of $200 million, and really high marketing prices.

Critically, it received positive reviews (what a shock). People liked the story, animation, and all of that, but many kept comparing it to past Pixar films, stating that it is not as good as many of the other films.

Final Score

Story: 7.5/10

Characters: 7/10

Animation: 8.5/10

Music: 7.5/10

= 30.5/40 = 76%

DisneyToons review: Atlantis: Milo`s Return

Disneytoon`s 23rd film.

Disneytoon`s 23rd film.

https:/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XfIvvqDNGs

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that I disliked the first film, and in comparison, I have no strong feeling for it one way or another. I do not like or really dislike it, though it is a cheap and contrived effort of creating something for a franchise that clearly needed to die.

Production

All I know about the production of this film is that it was supposed to be a TV show, but after it got cancelled after the poor reception of Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and since they already made footage, they collaborated it into this film.

Story

The film starts with Kida (Cree Summer) narrating that they are using the crystal to restore their culture, uncovered mysteries, and thriving off of knowledge. She is somehow married to Milo Thatch (James Arnold Taylor), which I am confused by, since they barely had a relationship in the first film. A bunch of  “intruders” (really the crew from the last film) arrive (I thought that they forever blocked the real world to Atlantis.

Here is where it gets shitty. Apparently they are there to get Milo to help them find a mysterious creature named Kraken, who is wrecking havoc on the ships and on land. I guess this is a pathetic copout to get Milo and Kida to leave Atlantis.

My reaction to watching a sequel to a film that was crap anyways.

My reaction to watching a sequel to a film that was crap anyways.

Kida is learning a lot more about the human world, which is exciting for her. So they continue look more into this Kraken thing, believing that it had some connection to some Atlantean war. Long story short, they end up going to the sea after some robot woman tells them more about the monster, and they end up defeating Kraken, who was a master, and was a lot deeper than they thought, whatever. Yaaaayyy. Sorry if this review is extremely half assed, and lackluster, but I cannot muster the energy to write a lot about this film. Why does this exist?

Apparently they go to the Southwest, and realize that some coyote spirits are affecting the area. They go to some ancient building, and seeing that it was too clean (like no dust anywhere), meaning that these coyote spirits were at the area. Kida does not understand why certain antiques were protected by the glass (the point of museums), and she sees an antique that reminds her of Atlantis, which she makes. The shop owner Ashton (Thomas F. Wilson) rubs them the wrong way, and they see a bunch of random figures and spirits, which causes a car crash.

So the same figure kidnaps a majority of the crew, and

So the same figure kidnaps the crew, and it is the same man who got them earlier. They end up escaping, defeating the man, and they meet up with some native man Chakashi (Floyd Red Crow Westerman) tells them that the people of Atlantis and his people are very similar, so he will let them go on their way with their knowledge of the people without killing them pretty much.

So they go home, only for Whitmore (John Mahoney) to tell them that a sphere was stolen form him, and accuses the Norse vikings of stealing it. This was somehow in a book Milo had, which explains that the Norse vikings wanted the sphere to use it to bring back doomsday and end the world in Ragnarock. Kida compares this to her father hiding the crystal in Atlantis, but Milo tells her that the Norse God is not protecting anyone, while her father was protecting everyone. They go to Norway, where Kida is kidnapped because it is easy to tell that she is the daughter of Atlantis (and initially thought that she was his daughter). She ends up stealing the sphere, defeats the god, and decides to combine it with the crystal to lift Atlantis, finally realizing that her father was wrong to hide the crystal from the others. This was decent growth for Kida I guess.

What I can say about this film is that it would have been a great TV show. Add some hcharacter development, some ties to their backgrounds, and relevant adventures would have made this better than the other TV series. It is clear that this was supposed to be a parted pilot, which I can respect, but the predecessor flopped. Honestly, what they did with Kida is the only reason why this film was not horrible. It is about on par with the original film.

What I can say about this film is that it would have been a great TV show. Add some character development, some ties to their backgrounds, and relevant adventures would have made this better than the other TV series. It is clear that this was supposed to be a parted pilot, which I can respect, but the predecessor flopped. Honestly, what they did with Kida is the only reason why this film was not horrible. It is about on par with the original film.

Characters

The characters are worse and less memorable than they were in the first film, so….. they were not good whatsoever. All of the side characters were either not memorable, or even more one-note than before.

Honestly, I cannot even call him the protagonist of the film. He was even more boring than he was in the film, and made me tune out more than I already did.

Honestly, I cannot even call him the protagonist of the film. He was even more boring than he was in the film, and made me tune out more than I already did.

Honestly, I have to say that Kida improved in this bootleg sequel. She learned a lot about th ehuman world, how they function, and realized that while her father was wrong for what he did in the original, but she understood where she came from. I can honestly say that she was the redeeming part of this film.

Honestly, I have to say that Kida improved in this bootleg sequel. She learned a lot about th ehuman world, how they function, and realized that while her father was wrong for what he did in the original, but she understood where she came from. I can honestly say that she was the redeeming part of this film.

Animation

It is TV animation, and it looks like it was made during the Aladdin sequels time, which was about 10 years prior to this. So, it is pretty poor quality.

Music

The score for this film is pretty decent. It is very familiar to the first film, so I do not really have any issue with it. It keeps the wild, adventure-like theme to it.

Reception at Release

The film came out at May 2oth, 2003, and it was only released because it was a scrapped TV show. I ma sure many did not even know enough about the first film for this film to even have much of a reception.

Reception Today

Its reception today is that it is a terrible pilot for a TV show, and a waste of a direct-to-dvd sequel. Otherwise, no oen remembers or cares for it.

Final Score

Story: 3.5/10

Characters: 4.5/10

Animation 5.5/10

Music: 6/10

19.5/40 = 49%

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Hotel Transylvannia review

WordPresshas been very laggy for me this past week. For 2 days, it would not give me access to the site, and then it would work again for a day. It made this review take a lot longer to complete. 2 more films after this one.

http://www.spacemov.com/hotel-transylvania-2-full-movie-online-2015-hdfree922/

My opinion right after watching film

My opinion right after the film is that I suffered through a lot worse this year. Not to say that the film is good whatsoever, since there are notable flaws. The plot is pretty thin, the characters are one-dimensional, and the music is grating. What I can say is that when they evoke emotion, it is decent.

Production

The only information I could find on the production of the film is that they announced the sequel in November 2012; 2 months after the first film was released.

Story

I never watched the first film, but I do know enough about it. So the movie starts off with Mavis (Selena Gomez) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) getting married, with humans and monsters having no issues with interactions. Apparently Mavis is not processing why her grandfather Vlad (Mel Brooks) would not be okay with the wedding, and if only he met her husband. Wasn’t she raised knowing her grandfather is like this? Why is this even a thought? Some time later, the couple try to tell Dracula (Adam Sandler) that they are expecting a baby.

Their child named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) is born, and as we get  a short montage of birthdays and moments, we learn that he is not growing his fangs, and he may not get fangs. Apparently the latest a vampire gets their fangs is on their 5th birthday. Mostly everyone is doubting he is a vampire, but Dracula is more than determined (obsessively determined) to get his grandson’s fangs out.

So here is where the main plot kicks in. Most of it involves Dracula putting the kid through all of these heinous acts to make sure his fangs come, since his 5th birthday is quickly approaching.

So here is where the main plot kicks in. Most of it involves Dracula putting the kid through all of these heinous acts to make sure his fangs come, since his 5th birthday is quickly approaching. Dennis becomes to react to these situations more to how a human would than a vampire would, and Drac refuses to accept that there is a good chance that he is human. This is the ONLY plot that matters, and it is dragged out for too long. It is like a painfully long Looney Tunes short. We ALL know how this will end, especially because Sony is all about gimmicks, and producing anything to warrant sequels.

Mavis tells her father that the atmosphere of the hotel is too dangerous for Dennis, since he is very different. He is going to pre-school, so they he cannot do a lot of the same activities that the other monsters do for a living. Dracula is trying to force Dennis’ fangs to come out, and I am already sick of this plot.

We get some filler of Mavis and Dracula going to the party, where she has too much fun, and forgets how dangerous it is. She tells her father that her and Johnny have been discussing moving Dennis to where Johnny grew up, so he can be safer (which Johnny ironically does not want, since he likes the castle). The married couple decides to go back to where he lives to see if she will like it before making the final decision, which leaves Dracula babysitting Dennis.

It takes like 20-25 minutes to see Mavis adjust to the human world, and Dracula (as well as his crew) take Dennis to vampire training to scare his fangs to approach.

So during the training, he thoinks the instructor is not doing well enough, so he throws Dennis off a tall tower, where he almost falls to his death. After Dracula saves him, the video is recorded and put on Youtube, and the instructor tells him that he needs to call Child Services. Mavis eventually sees this, and rushes to the hotel right after Dracula's crew rush home. She tells her father that she is disappointed that he is a danger to her son, and that they are moving right after his 5th birthday party.

So during the training, he thinks the instructor is not doing well enough, so he throws Dennis off a tall tower, where he almost falls to his death. After Dracula saves him, the video is recorded and put on Youtube, and the instructor tells him that he needs to call Child Services. Mavis eventually sees this, and rushes to the hotel right after Dracula’s crew rush home. She tells her father that she is disappointed that he is a danger to her son, and that they are moving right after his 5th birthday party.

It is clear that no one but Mavis is looking forward to the move (though Johnny’s family does not really care). There are a lot of jokes and gimmicks that take up a majority of the plot. I am not that familiar with the original movie to compare it to that, so I am mostly focusing on it as a sole film. Mavis thought it was a good idea to invite her human-bigoted grandfather Vlad to the party, since they never met. What good did she expect of this, if  s he refused to show up to her wedding, and has these very strong opinions of it.

Grandpa Vlad shows up, and Dracula has all the humans pretend to be a vampire, while hiding Dennis from him. Long story short, everyone is arguing (even though it is pretty much everyone vs Mavis), and no one notices that Dennis runs off with some wolf named Winnie (Sadie Sandler). Vlad’s assistant Bela (Rob Riggle) becomes the last-ditch effort villain, and attacks the two because Dennis is not the monster. When Bela attacks Winnie, guess what? DENNIS’S FANGS GROW. I think we ALL saw this coming for a few reasons. 1, it gives them an excuse for another movie. 2, the movie is painting Mavis as the opinion that is wrong, and 3, it is a copout to get out of the main conflict and theme of the film. Everyone defeats Bela, Vlad accepts the fact that humans and monsters do not hate one another, and Dennis, Johnny, and Mavis stay at the move, cancelling the move.

While this is not the worst movie that I have ever seen, everything in this film is very........ simplistic, not that strong, and too much of a joke. They could have added in a lot mroe depth, and a lot more plot to make it a basic at best film. I did not really find the jokes funny, and the characters left much to be desired.

While this is not the worst movie that I have ever seen, everything in this film is very…….. simplistic, not that strong, and too much of a joke. They could have added in a lot more depth, and a lot more plot to make it a basic at best film. I did not really find the jokes funny, and the characters left much to be desired.

Characters

The characters were not impressive whatsoever. They were extremely flat, gave the most basic development, and were very one-dimensional. It was very hard to enjoy any of the characters in the film.

Dracula is supposed to be one of the biggest sources of comic relief of the film, but it does not really work, especially with the plot they were trying to go with him. He is obsessed with turning his grandson into a vampire to the point where it makes him really unlikable and a pain in the ass. Him making a turnaround in the end does not really revive all that he did earlier in the film.

Dracula is supposed to be one of the biggest sources of comic relief of the film, but it does not really work, especially with the plot they were trying to go with him. He is obsessed with turning his grandson into a vampire to the point where it makes him really unlikable and a pain in the ass. Him making a turnaround in the end does not really revive all that he did earlier in the film.

I do not know how she was in the first film to compare how she was, but in this film, she was sent away, because she was not a part of the main plot, outside of being written as "wrong" for wanting to move her son to the human world. She does not have much charisma, or a strong personality to make her stand out. It was hard to not tune out whenever she spoke.

I do not know how she was in the first film to compare how she was, but in this film, she was sent away, because she was not a part of the main plot, outside of being written as “wrong” for wanting to move her son to the human world. She does not have much charisma, or a strong personality to make her stand out. It was hard to not tune out whenever she spoke.

I heard that he had a big part int he first film, and was either really funny, or really grating. From what I saw in this film, he was forgotten about, and was just there, which might be even worse than grating or funny.

I heard that he had a big part int he first film, and was either really funny, or really grating. From what I saw in this film, he was forgotten about, and was just there, which might be even worse than grating or funny.

What I can say about Dennis is that he is cute. Children in animated films are either really annoying, or really bland. I won't be as harsh on him, because it is hard to make a 5 year old a complex character. It is clear that they used his cuteness for viewers to lighten up on the film though.

What I can say about Dennis is that he is cute. Children in animated films are either really annoying, or really bland. I won’t be as harsh on him, because it is hard to make a 5 year old a complex character. It is clear that they used his cuteness for viewers to lighten up on the film though.

Vlad was the villain that we expected, but then he suddenly had a turnaround, so his assistant could be the villain. I did not have much of an impression from him either.

Vlad was the villain that we expected, but then he suddenly had a turnaround, so his assistant could be the villain. I did not have much of an impression from him either.

Animation

I get it that the animation is supposed to be cartoony, and I expect nothing less, but it is just not my taste. Everything was decently done I guess.

Music

The songs and score are horrible. Mostly the songs are. I do not need to hear incessant pop songs in a film for absolutely no reason other than to fit in with the trend. I was expecting more dramatic or vampire-themed music, but not even that was in the film. I was disappointed.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on September 25th, 2015, the film grossed about $167 million in North America, and grossed $269 million overseas, with a total amount of $437.1 million as of December 3rd, 2015. Sony announced a few weeks ago that there is going to be another sequel released in September 2018, after the success of this film.

The critical reception for the film is mixed, with many saying that it is better than the original film, though others saying that it is not a god sequel to the first. Most do not care for it for repeating the same issues that Sony tends to have in every film.

Final Score

Story: 5/10

Characters: 3.5/10

Animation: 6.5/10

Music: 4/10

= 19/40 =48%