Since boyfriend knew he was going to fall asleep during this anyway, Indigo and I watched it together. :)
I have to admit I’m looking forward to only having one more segment movie to go… While I love the Mickey and the Beanstalk part of this movie, it’s still moves so slow compared to movies now a days! The bears slapping each other to show their love in the Bongo segment isn’t something that would go over very well now a days either.
Fun fact: This was the last time that Walt Disney voiced Mickey.
Another segment movie. I never realized how many of these Disney made! This one at least had some segments that kept us interested.
This one is my favorite. I had totally forgotten about it! So glad that this goal reintroduced me to it. :)
Attempting this goal with boyfriend was one of the worst ideas ever. He fell asleep yet again… I don’t really blame him. I’m not a fan of this movie either.
The Three Cabelleros is another movie that was made during wartime. It’s very similar to Saludos Amigos. It’s a bunch of small stories with a similar theme, but not really a movie like we think of today.
Interesting thing that I noticed is the person who is the voice of the narrator for the “The Cold-Blooded Penguin” segment is the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Kaa from the Jungle Book. One learns something new everyday! lol
I didn’t really enjoy this one, minus the nostalgia of Pedro segment. To be fair though this one was created during World War II and during a labor strike so it isn’t Disney at its best to begin with. I actually found reading up on the history behind this movie more interesting than the film itself.
The footage is from a goodwill trip commissioned by the US. Walt Disney was chosen as a goodwill ambassador because the characters (Mickey, Donald, Goofy) were popular and they thought it would help to counteract Latin American government ties with Nazi Germany.
Back to going in order.
This movie makes me feel like an a-hole. No, I’ve never been hunting or burned down a forest, but it still makes me feel like a jerk. :(
The men behind the voices of Bambi and Thumper actually met for the first time in March! I’ve only been able to find a partial video from The View interview. Go figure all the good parts are left out. lol Here’s an article that explains them though. :)
Tangled just came out on DVD today!! And since boyfriend and I already saw it in theaters together, I decided to re-watch it today with Indigo instead! Yes, it’s out of order, but that’s boyfriend’s rule and he’s too slow. lol
I love this movie. I really enjoyed it the first time around, but this second time I could not stop laughing. Not to mention Rapunzel is one kick-ass princess.
This was actually the movie that inspired me to add this goal because they showed the very end of this video (the Steamboat Willy part) beforehand and it seemed like an awesome goal for a Disney fanatic like me to add. :)
I don’t really have any random facts about this movie. :( The beginning was supposed to be different. It was supposed to have a traditional storybook beginning instead of the more humorous one narrated by Flynn. I’m glad they went with the one they chose.
I guess I’ll end with Rapunzel and Flynn discovering what an iPad is. ;)
I finally finished this on my own. Boyfriend kept falling asleep (It’s only 60 minutes long, dude!!).
I love Dumbo. I just want to pick him up and squeeze him. And even though my mom and I aren’t all that close the scene with him and his mom always makes me want to go hug her.
Since I seem to have taken to giving random Disney facts related to each movie, here’s another one: Dumbo the Flying Elephant is getting a revamp during the Disney World Fantasyland expansion . I’m rather excited to see how it will turn out. They’re giving a lot of the rides interactive queues (Haunted Mansion just got one and Space Mountain got one in 2009).
Back to the movie, the pink elephants on parade still freak me out. I wonder if that’s where my hatred of pink stems from. lol
I do take issue with the crows in Dumbo. Let’s face it. Disney is far from perfect when it comes to representing ethnic backgrounds. I’m reminded of a line from Drowsy Chaperone: “Mature contemporary audiences are too sophisticated to enjoy broad racial stereotypes on the stage, so we’ve banished them to Disney. Let the children sort it out.” While I don’t think it’s entirely true that modern audiences are above racial stereotypes, the line strikes a cord of truth.
While I can appreciate the idea behind this movie much more than the last time I saw it in 5th grade… I still don’t like it at all. I love the sorcerer Mickey part and the Nutcracker Suite, but during the rest I tend to space. We sat down to watch this about five or six times before we forced ourselves to finish it tonight. I just find it rather boring. :X
I do really like the Fantasia Mini-Golf at Disney World FL. It was loads of fun. It’s a bit of a pain to get to using their transportation, but with the Magic Your Way vacation package (aka staying on property) you get a voucher for one free game. /end travel agent sounding speech lol
Also an interesting fact, there really was a fifteen minute intermission when the movie was originally shown in theaters. I wish they did that now a days. I hate having to use the restroom in the middle of a movie!
Oh, I don’t think I mentioned that my sister and her boyfriend have also adopted this goal (not in the order of release date though and not on 43T). They’ve already watched seven movies. I’m slacking! They also added to their goal that they want to finish watching them before we go to Disney World in August. Crazy kids.
BF decided that he wants to watch them in the order they were released so we’re taking a step back from Pinocchio to Snow White, the movie that started it all!
I honestly cannot stand Snow White’s singing voice. It drives me up a wall. :X Little known fact: Walt Disney claimed the rights to her voice so this is the only things that she starred in. Apparently he didn’t want the illusion of Snow White ruined by her voice becoming over exposed.
I’m very sad that Disney World is doing away with “Snow White’s Scary Adventure.” Another thing to add to the forgotten Disney blogs. Even worse they’re taking it out to put in a meet and greet with the Disney Princesses that aren’t getting their own space in the Fantasyland expansion. I think an entire section dedicated to the Princesses is enough, leave the classic Disney rides alone. Sorry, I’m a little bitter. lol /rant
It’s crazy to think of all the things that came from this movie. It was the first of its kind. Also, you can tell that Amy Adams watched this film a lot while prepping for Enchanted. A lot of her movements are exactly like Snow White’s.
PS- Thanks to Alexis Catherine for letting me borrow her copy of the movie! :)
So after the first “failed” attempt when we watched a Pixar movie, BF and I sat down three days ago to start watching this one and just finished it tonight. Boy, this goal is going to take FOREVER with him being in on it. lol
I love Disney movies, but I have a real issue with how Natives are portrayed in their movies. The split second that Natives are shown in this are as big red guys, tossing cigarettes. It made me cringe. I loved the rest of the movie though. I want Figaro the cat. He’s so cute!
I don’t think you can get much more classic Disney than “When You Wish Upon a Star!” While the original version of the song is obviously the best, this one comes in a close second for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxCpPSaPa0